Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:32:59 Research Advances in Superconducting Nanomaterials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-3A-00-00 Superconductivity is a unique property that allows electrons flow to without resistance beyond a specific temperature due to the increases in motion of paired electrons. . At present the temperature of superconductors is about half way to absolute zero. This makes it difficult to scale the superconducting nanomaterials on a large scale. Therefore, research is focused on raising the superconducting temperature to room temperature. Once this is achieved, the materials can have immense potential in applications such as electronics, computing, and energy storage. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Superconductors, nanowires, magnetic properties, photon detectors Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Self-healing Materials for Healthcare Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-45-00-00 Global healthcare sector has always focused on developing innovative materials that can address the evolving needs of patients and caregivers. Self-healing materials due to its biodegrability and healing attributes are gaining importance in healthcare market especially in implants and drug delivery processes. Rising ageing population and increase in occurrence of chronic diseases are driving use of medical implants, which in turn increases the demand for self-healing materials including self-healing hydrogels. Researchers are more focused in the direction of providing cost-effective materials that can provide value added features. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing, medical implants, biodegradable, supramolecular polymer, hydrogels, drug delivery, shape memory, liquid crystalline network Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Applications of Polyurethane-based Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-45-00-00 Polyurethane (PU) coatings are widely used across all industries as they have the ability to impart properties such as high durability, toughness, high gloss, and so on. These coatings contain PU resins that are usually formed by the reaction of a polyalcohol with an organic di-isocyanate. However, solvent-based polyurethane coatings are harmful for the environment as they release toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs). For this reason, water-based polyurethane as well as 100% solids polyurethane coatings are being developed. Stakeholders are also trying to eliminate the use of isocyanates in the production process without sacrificing the key properties of polyurethane coatings. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Polyurethane, coatings, water, solvent, isocyanate, alcohol Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Plant-based Alternatives for Animal Protein http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-45-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in plant-based meat substitutes. There is growing awareness amongst population for a healthy lifestyle and people are shifting to healthier vegetarian or vegan diet options. This has led to the development of meat alternatives including plant-based products that resemble the fibrous structure, bite, and flavor of meat. The TOE edition also focusses on various technology innovations in soy- and gluten-free plant-based meat substitutes. It provides insights on the technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Meat substitutes, protein, peas, plant-based beef patty Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Western European Fall Protection Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA5-01-00-00-00 The Western European fall protection market generated revenue of 343.5 million in 2016, and is expected to reach 412.2 million in 2021. Wind energy, transportation, and utilities are expected to experience high market growth due to adoption of sophisticated products and growing penetration. On the other hand, construction and general industrial are expected to offer high potential for growth due to existing low compliance in these verticals coupled with stringent enforcement of regulations. The fall protection market is expected to offer high growth when compared to other PPE product segments. This is because of growing awareness and stringent enforcement of safety regulations across Western Europe. Fall protection installed systems and fall protection services are expected to offer high growth opportunities as their penetration in utilities, telecom, and transportation industries is expected to increase. Dearth for industry specific innovation in access systems and monorails and guardrails segments is expected to restrain market revenues. Britain s exit from the European Union has temporarily resulted in higher product prices, however, this is not expected to restrain adoption as fall protection is considered highly essential with increasing customer and end-user awareness. With uptake of automation in many industry verticals, the need for fall protection is expected to deter during the long term of the forecast period. Research Scope Market trends and strategic recommendations (soft goods, hard goods, installed systems, access systems, rescue equipment, fall protection services) Regional trends (Germany, France, UK & Ireland, Iberia, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, Alpine) Industry verticals trends (construction, general industrial, utilities, oil and gas, wind energy, transportation, mining, telecom) Analysis by segment, region and industry vertical has been provided with revenue forecast for the period of 2013 2021. Major industry drivers, restraints, market trends, material and technology trends, and regulatory outlook impacting the Western European fall protection market are also discussed in the study. Growth opportunities across various segments have also been provided. Market share analysis has been provided and the total level and at the segment level. Competitive factors and assessment have been discussed at the total level. Key market participants are Honeywell, 3M (Capital Safety), MSA (Latchways Inc), Kee Safety, Skylotec, Tractel S.A.S, Petzl, and Spanset. The base year for the study is 2016, with forecasts up to 2021. Key Questions this Study will Answer Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? How do the dynamics of the industry and regional diversities affect the fall protection market? What are the core end-user sectors for this market and what are the growth areas? How will the structure of the market change with time? Are the products and services offered currently meeting customer needs, or is there additional development needed? Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Barrier Films for Personal Care Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-44-00-00 Barrier films are being extensively used for packaging personal care products to improve their shelf-life, contain breakages, and preserve the active ingredients present in the products without the use of any added preservatives. Material manufacturers across the globe are developing high barrier films that provide oxygen barrier, moisture barrier, and aroma retention properties to contained products. There is high potential for adoption smart materials and bio-based materials as barrier films for packaging over the next 3 years. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Barrier films, packaging materials, personal care, cosmetics, active ingredients, oxygen barrier Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics and Composites for the Healthcare Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-10-00-00 Plastics are used widely in the healthcare industry, from packaging and components to the devices. Key attributes such as better barrier properties for packaging, environmental protection, cost savings, radiation stability, fewer infections, transparency, biocompatibility, increased comfort and safety are driving the growth of plastics in this industry. Plastic resins are established as a vital component in an extensive range of medical designs, facilitating the development of next generation of implants, single-use devices, packaging technology, and many others. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. The Health & Wellness cluster tracks developments in a myriad of areas including genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, drug discovery and development, nanomedicine, nutrition, cosmetic procedures, pain and disease management and therapies, drug delivery, personalized medicine, and smart healthcare. Keywords: Plastic, polymers, medical, healthcare, medicine, pharmaceutical, medical devices, implants, 3D printers, packaging, thermoplastic, silicon, polydimethylsiloxane, polypropylene, polylactic-co-glycolic acid, polystyrene, copolyester, polyvinyl chloride Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanoscale Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detection in Homeland Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-39-00-00 Due to threats of terrorist attacks around the world in recent times, the demand for homeland security technologies is growing at a rapid pace. Airport security--that includes explosives and narcotics trace detection (ETD)--is a key aspect of homeland security; developing technologies and products that can mitigate the risk has been a key focus of R&D efforts, especially in the US and Western Europe. It is expected that nanotechnology will increasingly impact ETD by improving the sensing capabilities and portability of explosives and narcotics detectors. This Nanotech TOE highlights recent improvements and innovations in nanoscale explosives and narcotics trace detection technologies in homeland security. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Explosives detection, narcotics trace detection, nanotransistor, carbon nanotubes, plasmonic nanoresonator Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Trends and Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-43-00-00 The chemicals and materials industries are driven by the demand for application specific and environmentally friendly products. Rapid growth in industrialization and evolving end-user requirements generate the need for a dynamic innovation ecosystem where government agencies, companies, and research institutes work together to provide novel chemicals and materials. Emerging opportunities in the chemicals and materials industries on which stakeholders are expected to focus on in the future include high performance materials, bio-based products, and the establishment of large-scale and cost effective manufacturing methods. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Advanced materials, biofuels, plastic additives, graphene, composites, bio-based chemicals Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Water-borne Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-43-00-00 Waterborne coatings are extensively used in interior and exterior paints in various industries including construction, automotive, industrial wood, and marine. Strict government regulations for decreasing volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by solvent-based coatings are driving adoption of these coatings. Also, their high resistance to heat and abrasion, and capability to provide excellent adhesion to surfaces enhance their use across applications. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Water-borne coatings, low volatile organic compounds, refinish coating, water-based coating, corrosion resistance, self-cleaning Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Eco-friendly Disinfectants http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-43-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in producing eco-friendly disinfectants that are completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-hazardous. The TOE edition focuses on various technology innovations that are using natural resources to kill infectious pathogens. The TOE also provides information on use of renewable ingredients in the manufacturing of disinfectants that pose less danger to human health and ecology. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Disinfectants, sanitizers, non-carcinogenic, antiviral, antibacterial Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations for the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0E-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles developments and opportunities in innovative automotive materials and key processes and applications for them, such as renewable polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, carbon fiber wheels, cellulosic nanomaterials, 3D printing epoxy resin, heat resistant circuit board material, selective laser melting to create metal lattice structures, and processing ceramic-metal composites. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Automotive materials, polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, 3D printing, epoxy resin, selective laser melting, metal lattice structures, ceramic-metal composites Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Western European Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC7B-01-00-00-00 This study focuses on the major trends, growth opportunities, drivers, and restraints of the Western European firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market. The study analyzes the changing firefighter PPE landscape as end users look for ergonomic, light weight, carcinogen-protective equipment. The following segments are covered: fire helmets, self-contained breathing apparatus, turnout gear, firefighter gloves, and firefighter boots. Major market, product, and technology trends in each of these segments have been analyzed. Additionally, estimates of the market size for the forecast period have been provided. Growth opportunities in the firefighter PPE landscape have been studied, including insights into current collaborative partnerships and new business models. Regional revenue breakdown has been provided for countries in Western Europe including Germany, France, Sweden, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg), Italy, Portugal, and Spain. An analysis of the revenue forecasts has been provided for each of product segment and region. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Alternatives to Polymeric Microbeads Developed Using Sustainable Sources http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-42-00-00 Currently, microbeads used in cosmetics and other personal care products such as skin cleansers, shower gels, and creams are made of plastics such as polyethylene, polystyrene, and polypropylene. However, plastic microbeads are harmful for the environment as they are non-biodegradable. They also affect marine animals. Countries such as the US have banned the usage of plastic microbeads as per the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. Stakeholders are replacing plastic microbeads with sustainable materials that are biodegradable. The different materials used are fruits pits, nut shells, and polymers of natural origin such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Microbeads, plastic, sustainable, biodegradable Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Coating Technologies for Corrosion Protection http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-42-00-00 Anti-corrosion coatings provide protection of metal surfaces and act as effective barriers to inhibit the contact between the substrates and chemical and corrosive compounds. Most coatings available commercially also provide added protection such as abrasion resistance, anti-fouling and anti-stick properties. These coatings are being researched to provide enhanced functionality and improved performance of the substrates. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Anti-corrosion, coating, corrosion protection, corroded surfaces Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Coffee Production Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-42-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in coffee production technology. The TOE edition focuses on various technology innovations and provides important information to improve coffee quality and yield. It also provides intelligence on technologies producing the best-in-class instant and regular coffee and developing disease and environment resistant coffee. The TOE focuses on coffee plantation software to improve coffee production efficiency. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Coffee production, infrared-based dehydration, oxidation proof coffee, Coffee Arabica, coffee plantation management software Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K186-01-00-00-00 Economies across the Americas are undergoing intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual survey of CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 offers insights into how business leaders are dealing with this volatility and future-proofing their growth. About 75% of survey respondents cite revenue growth as their top growth objective over the next five years. They are adopting a variety of strategies to drive this agenda, even as they grapple with a volatile economic environment characterized by rapid and widespread technological transformation. The digital transformation of their business ecosystems highlights the need for new alliances and partnerships. While more than 40% of CEOs believe that they will rely on strategic partnerships to drive their organizations growth in the next three years, more than half acknowledge that they lag behind in effectively implementing such strategies. Rapidly changing customer behavior and demand, the growing importance of global connectivity and Big Data/intelligent data analytics, and the increasing relevance of new business models are also themes that have been discussed by CEOs in the survey. What are the ways in which organizations are responding to this environment? What are the complementary strategies they are adopting? Which best practices are fostering growth? Who are the disruptive innovators that are embracing and creating new opportunities? Today, disruptive innovators have transformed almost all industries across the global business landscape. Companies that do not embrace this disruption and fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next five years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top 10 growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have driven maximum growth for organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technologies, Mega Trends, and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15B-01-00-00-00 Asian economies are in the midst of intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape, and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 is an in-depth survey of business leaders from a wide cross-section of industries, with the overarching themes of growth, innovation, and leadership. It offers insights into how Asia's business leaders are tackling this volatility and future-proofing their growth. Revenue growth is the number 1 growth objective for CEOs over the next five years. Organizations, however, cite growth strategy implementation as a critical challenge. The CEO survey reveals the areas in which CEOs and business leaders need to improve their performance to steer a course of growth amidst increasing competitive pressures. Digital transformation is highlighted as a dominant growth, innovation and leadership catalyst over the next five years. However, the CEO survey indicates that the speed of technology change represents a real and immediate challenge, while also revealing the strategies CEOs are employing to drive maximum gains from digital disruption. Growth, competition, technology advances and changing stakeholder demands are germinating new business models. However, respondents indicate difficulties in integrating and strategically executing new business models. The CEO survey details some of the key emerging business models and evaluates whether companies have been able to effectively integrate these new business models into their organizations to drive growth. Disruptive innovators have transformed virtually every industry across the global business landscape. Organizations that do not embrace this disruption, fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Frost & Sullivan's CEO s Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 provides vital insights into the ways organizations are strategically responding to this environment. It spotlights emerging technologies, Mega Trends, and business models that are creating unparalleled opportunities for sustained growth, disruptive innovation, and visionary leadership. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next 5 years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top ten growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have delivered the most growth to organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technology, Mega Trends and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Petroleum Industry Supply Chain in South Africa, 2015 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC99-01-00-00-00 The petroleum value chain in South Africa is quite complex and is made up of many capital-intensive processes that often require costly infrastructure. Strategic management and appropriate infrastructure is vital to ensure an optimal flow throughout the petroleum supply chain. The challenge for petroleum companies is to maintain a balance between the stock of scarce products and production output in way that minimises costs and puts lesser risk on the security of supply. The South African petroleum industry, although well-defined, is gradually moving towards growing inefficiencies in its supply chain. The study focuses on the South African petroleum supply chain and evaluates its current and potential challenges. The aim of the study is to analyse the supply chain efficiency on a national level, assessing infrastructure from the transport system to refineries, as well as profiling major oil companies in South Africa that focus on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Reinforced and Smart Concrete http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-41-00-00 Smart and reinforced concrete materials can provide various functional benefits for buildings and construction. These concrete structures help the construction and building structures achieve a maximum service life without the need of frequent maintenance and rehabilitation activities. Smart and reinforced concrete is emerging as a one-stop solution that can contribute effectively in extending the service life of construction and even infrastructure applications. There are extensive research activities to develop various types of reinforced concrete to reduce cost and enhanced durability. Attributes such as self-crack healing, self-monitoring, thermal conductivity, and providing mechanical strength to structures are the key factors for adoption of reinforced concrete across the globe. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Construction, smart concrete, reinforced cement, self-sensing nanocomposites, self-healing, carbon nanotubes, carbon fiber, asphalt, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Anti-reflective Coatings and Surfaces http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-41-00-00 Anti-reflective coatings play an important role in a wide range of applications including vision lenses, flat panel display screens, plastic lenses, and building facades among others. The primary benefit offered by these coatings and surfaces is to improve vision clarity and overall aesthetics in places where they are installed. By principle, they reduce or eliminate reflection from the surface on which they are applied. Depending on the application, these coatings have to be tuned to offer anti-reflection over a broad-spectrum of wavelength. Stakeholders in end-use industries such as semiconductors, eye-wear, automotive, and solar cell manufacturers are driving material companies to develop new coatings and surface technologies that offer desired anti-reflection performance at minimum thickness and be applied using a simple application process. In this issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE, recent advancements in research projects that have aimed at developing new approaches to anti-reflective surfaces have been profiled. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Anti-reflective coatings, solar cells, semiconductor, hard mask, windshields, eye-wear, nanostructures, moth-eye Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biological Solutions for Extraction of Metals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-41-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for extraction of metal. Interest in biological solutions is catalyzed by the growing emphasis on environmental friendly processes and also declining grades of ore in mines. This TOE edition focusses on various technology innovations in biomining and provides insights on technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomining, bioleaching, metal extraction, mines, ore, e-waste, gold extraction, copper extraction Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Nanodiamonds http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-36-00-00 Nanodiamonds have dimensions from 2 nm to 50 nm depending on the specific application. They are synthesized most commonly by detonation methods or impact events such as an explosion or meteoritic impact. The hardness and high fracture toughness of nanodiamonds enable their application across several industries including composites, polymers, and lubricants. Recently, initiatives focusing on altering the surface chemistry of nanodiamonds to explore their supeior mechanical and optical properties, high surface areas, and tunable surface structures are gaining prominence. Increasing number of such initiatives can help in increasing adoption of nanodiamonds, which is still in a very nascent stage. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory. Keywords: Nanocrystals, detonation, laser treatment, fracture strength Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Mining Explosives Market in South Africa for Coal, Iron Ore, Gold and PGMs, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9C-01-00-00-00 The South African mining explosives market for coal, iron ore, PGMs, and gold was worth $530.7 million in 2015 and its growth will be limited (CAGR of 1.2%) over the next five years. This is due to the global oversupply of metals and minerals and low commodity prices that are hindering the growth of explosives in the local mining sector. Mining of major commodities is expected to gradually regain momentum, as global demand and prices slowly recover, although this falls outside the current forecast period. Worth $223.8 million in 2015, the bulk emulsion explosives segment is expected to reach $238.6 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.3%. In comparison, the packaged explosives segment is expected to grow from $149.3 million in 2015 to $158.2 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.2%, while initiating systems will expand from $157.5 million in 2015 to $167.6 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.2%. The South African mining explosives market is a very competitive and price-sensitive market. Weak global demand for commodities, combined with low commodity prices, has forced mining companies to take a closer look at reducing variable costs to ensure the viability of mining operations. The top three market participants (AEL Mining Services, BME South Africa, and Sasol Explosives) had a combined revenue market share of over 82.0% in 2015. Major contract gains or losses periodically shift the market shares between the top three competitors, but ultimately these competitors dominate the market. With slow, stagnant growth in mining production and in both green and brownfield projects, competitor growth is dependent on the status of these contracts. Geographic scope: South Africa Product scope: Bulk emulsion explosives, packaged explosives, initiating systems Application scope: Coal, iron ore, gold, and platinum group metals Study period: 2013 to 2020 Key questions answered include: At what rate is the South African mining explosives market growing or declining and are growth changes expected during the forecast period? What product and technology trends are evident in the local mining explosives market and how does it affect surface and underground mining activities? How does underground and surface mining impact the use of explosives? Which product segments (bulk explosives, cartridges, and initiating systems/devices) and major commodities (coal, iron ore, gold, and PGMs) contribute the most to the mining explosives market? Is this likely to change during the forecast period (2016 to 2020)? What does the mining explosives market s competitive landscape look like? Who are the important market competitors and what products or services do they offer? Considering weak global commodity prices and their impact on the local mining industry, what are the ramifications for the South African mining explosives market in terms of volumes sold and competitive strategies employed? Are there growth opportunities? Key target audience: Current market participants Potential new entrants Commodity traders Potential investors Financial institutions Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Plastics for the Building and Construction Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-0F-00-00 Plastics are used in all forms in the building and construction industry for many purposes such as insulation, construction liners, roofing systems, and many more application. Attributes such as high mechanical strength, lightweight, ease of installation, and energy efficiency are driving the use of plastics in the construction industry. The rising research activities focused on cost effectiveness and enhancing durability and performance can also help in boosting adoption, especially in growing economies. Polypropylene, polystyrene, polyurethane, polycarbonate, and polyvinyl chloride are some of the key polymers that are gaining importance in the building and construction industry due to their superior properties. Plastics Advisor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights of various plastics and composites and also analyses their impact across various industries. The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and their impact and applications across industries. Keywords: Buildings, construction, plastics, reinforced plastics, polypropylene, polycarbonate, roof insulation, construction liners Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in 3D Printing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-40-00-00 Three-dimensional (3D) printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a layering process by which solid, 3D objects are created. The technology is gaining widespread interest in the aerospace, automotive, electrical, medical, and dental industries. This creates a need for developing a range of materials for use in the 3D printing process. Some of the 3D printing materials available in the market include metals, plastics, and ceramics. Biomaterials are slowly gaining prominence as 3D printing materials in the healthcare industry for synthesizing artificial organs. Demand for lightweight and high strength materials is predicted to drive the development of reinforced composite filaments for use as 3D printing materials. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: 3D printing material, filament, bioprinting, additive manufacturing Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Anti-fouling Coatings for Offshore Structures http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-40-00-00 Growth of algae on offshore structures causes fouling, which inhibits efficient operation, and damages the body of marine vessels. To prevent this, research has been focused toward offshore platform coatings, which are antifouling biocide coatings. On application of the coatings, biocides are released, which prevent the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the offshore platform. However, such biocides can negatively impact the natural aquatic ecosystem causing death of marine life. To address this issue, newly developed solutions release the bare minimum quantity (only around 5% to 10% of existing formulations) of biocides, which will cause negligible damage to marine surroundings. More materials are being studied in this space across the globe with sufficient funding provided by regional governments. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biofouling, anti-fouling systems, anti-cavitation, protective coatings Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biopaints http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-40-00-00 This issue of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE focuses on innovations in biopaints. It emphasizes on key market trends as well as drivers and restraints for biopaints market. It also depicts trends across non-allergenic and non-toxic biopaint products, VOC-free biopaints, and eco-friendly paints. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted, along with the industry interaction. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biopaints, volatile organic compounds, wood finish, ecological coating Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Processed Food and Beverage Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K14D-01-00-00-00 The global processed food and beverage market will undergo significant transformation over the next year due to the direct impact of key Mega Trends including the emergence of new business models that will transform food retail, the impact of changing socioeconomics, connected eating in the cognitive era, and the continued rise of freedom food. Valued at $4.601 trillion in 2016, revenues are expected to reach $4.675 trillion by 2017 given a year-on-year growth of 1.6%, although revenue trajectory varies widely by product segment and geography. Research Scope This research study focuses on the global processed food and beverage market and includes the following product categories (and subcategories): Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks, hot drinks) Canned, Frozen, and Perishable Groceries (CFPG) (baby food; dressings, sauces, and condiments; meal replacement; oils/fats; ready- to-eat meals; soups; other CFPG) Carbohydrates (carbs) (baked goods; biscuits; breakfast cereals; noodles; pasta; rice) Confectionery (chocolate candy, gum, sugar candy) Dairy & Ice Cream Pet Food (dog food and treats; cat food and treats) Snacks (chips, nuts, and sweet snacks; snack bars) The market size for 2016 is provided for each category and subcategory and forecasted for 2017. This study also highlights industry trends and growth drivers that are expected in 2017. Forecasts by geography (Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe, and the Rest of World) are also provided for each product category and subcategory. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What will the future of the processed food and beverage market look like and what key challenges will impact its ability to feed the world in 2017 and beyond? How do macroeconomic, social, technological, and political factors determine the demand for processed food and beverage products among final consumers? Which processed food and beverage products will witness the greatest growth opportunities and what are the underlying Mega Trends that support this growth? What are the primary consumer factors that will contribute to the overall growth and growth mix in the processed food and beverage market? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? Robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with the leading participants in the value chain of the food and beverage industry with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. Long experience researching and tracking food and beverage markets generating reliable information: Frost & Sullivan has published studies year on year on this industry for 15+ years and employs analysts with previous experience working for food and beverage processors and formulators as well as ingredient suppliers, generating data you can trust. Breadth and depth of market coverage: Our multidisciplinary team is able to deliver a solid 360-degree perspective of the insights from the agriculture and nutrition sectors. Specifically, Frost & Sullivan s Global Agriculture & Nutrition Team has extensively worked in the areas of food ingredients, fermentation technologies, identifying opportunities for co-products and nutrition for decades. In addition, our experts are accomplished economic and business experts with over 10 academic publications in respectable journals and over 100 strategic insights and market analyses published with Frost & Sullivan. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Global Omega-3 EPA+DHA Ingredients Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K123-01-00-00-00 This research service identifies the major market drivers and restraints and regulatory, product, market, and technology trends in the global Omega-3 ingredient market. The study focuses on different end-application segments such as dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, infant formula, pet food, and others that include clinical nutrition and personal care. The product types considered in the study include Omega-3 ingredients derived from fish (different concentrates), krill, and microalgae sources. The study also encompasses in-depth regional demand and competitive analyses. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Research Advances in Self-healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3F-00-00 Need for materials with increased lifespan and durability has resulted in increasing research and developmental efforts related to self-healing materials. While these materials are limited to high-end and niche applications at present, mainstream adoption across industries including automotive building and construction, paints and coatings is expected by 2020. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing materials, stimuli, durability, healing mechanism, responsive materials Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Dehydrated Food Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3F-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across dehydrated food products. The TOE focuses on important technology innovations in dehydration food process, energy efficient dehydration technologies, and global funding scenario. The corresponding patent scenario is depicted along with the industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Food processing, infrared dehydration, protein coating, food dehydration Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American and European Architectural Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC9D-01-00-00-00 Scope of the Study This research study includes the following segments: Scope: Architectural coatings. Segmented by chemistry (acrylics, alkyds, polyurethanes, others) and segmented by technology (waterborne, solvent-borne) Geographic scope: North America and Europe End-user scope: Architectural coating manufacturers, coating manufacturers, professional contractors, DIY (Do-it-yourself) customers Unit Shipment and revenue analysis and forecasts, drivers and restraints, and segment-wise analysis have also been provided for the North American and European architectural coatings market. What makes Frost & Sullivan's deliverables unique? Frost & Sullivan provides one of the longest market segmentation chains in this industry. A detailed market positioning, product positioning, and competitive positioning has been conducted. Entry strategies, gaps, and opportunities are identified for all the stakeholders. Comprehensive market analysis is done for the following sectors: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, semiconductor and electronics, energy and power supplies, food and beverages, chemicals, advanced materials, industrial automation, and telecom, and IT. Retailers and super-retailers, technology partners, and research and development (R&D) companies have also been analyzed. Key Questions Answered What stage is the market lifecycle at, and how is it expected to grow during the forecast period? What are the growth opportunities among solvent-and water-borne technology segments? How is the current construction activity and stringent regulatory scenario expected to shape the market for architectural coatings? What are the key technological developments observed across major segments? What are the competitive factors impacting the market and which companies are expected to lead in the future? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Solar Paint - Advanced Coatings & Surface Technology TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-3E-00-00 Solar paint is a flexible liquid that can be spray-coated onto surfaces to form thin film photovoltaic systems that serve as an alternative to heavy solar panels. Solar paints are mostly composed of metal alloys or nanoparticles in a liquid matrix, providing the technology potentially high conversion efficiency. However, currently available solar paints are yet to meet the conversion efficiency of commercial solar panels, thereby creating a need for more focus on research and development of the technology. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Solar paint, nanomaterial, quantum dots, thin film photovoltaic cell, solar additive Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Smart Textiles - High-Tech Materials TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-3E-00-00 Smart textiles are fabrics that have been developed by integrating intelligent, value-added properties, such as energy conduction, sensing functionality, and stimuli responsiveness. These materials find high demand in the sports and fitness, medical devices, and consumer electronics industries. While the wide-scale technology adoption is currently hindered by the lack of clearly defined standards and regulations, higher consumer awareness on the advantageous properties of smart textiles would help drive regulatory bodies to set product directives and standards in future to propel market growth. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Smart textiles, power textile system, nanomaterials, intelligent materials Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Biomass Pyrolysis - Industrial Bioprocessing TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-3E-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE depicts trends across biomass pyrolysis. This issue features some of the technology innovations in pyrolysis, including overall regional trends in the adoption and development of pyrolysis technologies; drivers and restraints for the adoption of these technologies; patent trends; and selected significant patents with respect to pyrolysis. The corresponding industry interactions are depicted. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Biomass pyrolysis, bio-oil, feedstocks conversion, carbon dioxide capture, low oxygen bio oil, low water biomass Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nanocoatings - Nanotech TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-33-00-00 Thin nano-films, nano-scale coating systems, and nano-structured surfaces have proven to deliver desired multi-functionalities such as corrosion protection, hydrophobicity, self cleaning, heat resistance, and thermal management. Significant long-term cost benefits offered by these coatings in niche applications, such as in the aerospace, defense, marine, and oil industries, have driven manufacturers to incorporate multi-functional coatings in their premium products and services. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Nanocoating, nanoscale. nanospray, nanotechnology Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72A-01-00-00-00 Exponential increase in the global population and the astronomical decrease in the fertile agricultural lands have compelled everyone to focus on emerging technologies which lays emphasis on weather tracking, satellite imaging, vertical farming, precision agriculture, crop sensors and water conservation technologies. The research study discusses several emerging technologies along with the respective drivers and challenges for each in detail and also provides a spotlight for various industrial stakeholders and academic participants who have strived hard to improve the quality of futuristic technologies which shall impact the future of the agricultural sector. The research study also provides useful insights which can be helpful in enhancing the agricultural efficiency and also provides sustainable approaches that can make this world a better place to live in. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Advances in Material Technologies for Personal Care http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D74E-01-00-00-00 The market for materials in personal care products and cosmetics, including skin, hair, and oral care and makeup products, has seen tremendous growth in last 3 5 years. The key trends focusing toward biocompatibility and naturality of ingredients in personal care products are driving the adoption of new and innovative materials and ingredients. This trend is induced by increased consumers awareness of toxicity and negative impact of synthetic materials such as parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), or aluminum salts to name a few. This research service titled Advances in Material Technologies for Personal Care provides an overview of personal care materials, showcases the major material technologies, advantages and disadvantages. Also, it does itemize the key market trends and factors that are impacting the success of personal care materials along with new innovative products. This research service also includes a detailed analysis of opportunities for the most promising material technologies in the particular industry. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Adhesives for Microfluidics- Technology Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72D-01-00-00-00 With the boom of the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) industry in the last 3 to 5 years, wafer bonding and packaging have become a significant area of interest for the fabrication of the different types of MEMS devices. Among various fabrication techniques, wafer bonding with intermediate adhesives is an important technique as in comparison to other fabrication techniques, adhesive bonding is cost effective, robust, and simple. In adhesive wafer bonding, the adhesive is capable to hold both wafer surfaces together. Adhesive wafer bonding is preferred over other methods because of technical attributes such as insensitivity to surface topography, low bonding temperatures, compatibility with standard integrated circuit wafer processing, and ability to join different types of wafers. This research service provides:a snapshot of various adhesives and capabilities for MEMS wafer fabrication, impact analysis and assessment of recent innovations, a detailed analysis of technology and business accelerators and challenges in adhesives for microfluidic devices, an assessment of technology adoption focusing on the global hotspots and an evaluation of emerging opportunities and adoption roadmap that helps identify the year of impact of various adhesives Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Overview of the Adhesives Market in India, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P908-01-00-00-00 The study aims to analyse the adhesives market in India for 2015 and the trends until 2020. Research Scope Global market overview India market analysis and end-user outlook Classification of adhesives and new emerging applications Growth drivers and restraints for the market Impact of Mega Trends on the adhesives market in India The research service provides an overview of the global and Indian adhesives market for 2015. Countries such as China, India, and Brazil are expected to drive the demand for adhesives; application-wise, construction, automotive, and packaging industries will drive the global market. Indian adhesives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6%, mainly driven by technological advancements and infrastructure growth. Macroeconomic factors such as low per capita consumption and increasing disposable income will act as catalysts for the growth of the adhesives market in India. The study also provides a brief profile of the major competitors in the Indian market. Pidilite is the market leader in the domestic market, followed by Henkel, Sika, and other multinational companies such as 3M, Huntsman, HB Fuller, and Bostik. Packaging is the largest market for adhesives, followed by applications in building and construction and automotive. Consumer/Do-it-Yourself segment that includes applications such as decorative films, hobby supplies, and stationery products also has a considerable market in India. In terms of adhesive type, water-based adhesives will continue to dominate the market and will have the highest growth rate until 2020. The research service also discusses innovative technologies that will find use in new emerging applications. It also discusses present and future trends in end-user industries and provides the Mega Trends and their impact on the adhesives market. The study also provides strategic imperatives and critical success factors for industry players and investors targeting the adhesives market in India. Growth opportunities in India such as infrastructure growth, growth in packaging industry driven by food and beverage market, and new emerging application segments such as aerospace and electronics have also been discussed. Macroeconomic growth levers and government initiatives such as Make in India, Smart Cities project, and Digital India have also been mentioned as playing an important role in driving the adhesives market in India. The base year for the study is 2015, with the forecast period being 2016 to 2020. Key Questions this Study will Answer 1. What was the total market size for adhesives in India in 2015? 2. What are the major drivers and restraints for the market in India? 3. Who are the major players in the adhesives market in India and what is their market share? 4. What is the impact of macroeconomic factors and Mega Trends on the market? Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000