Frost.com - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research http://www.frost.com/c/10057/home.do - Chemicals, Materials, Food and PPE Research Mon, 21 Aug 2017 3:38:14 Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery and Energy Harvesting Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-5F-00-00 The thermoelectric generation (TEG) sector is undergoing a transition phase, with new stakeholders adopting new materials and developing power output modules. This is further supported by a number of ongoing research initiatives led by research labs and universities focused on organic and hybrid materials for low-temperature and low-power TEG modules. This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE focuses on the recent developments in the thermoelectric materials with focus on both high- and low-temperature applications. It focuses on industrial TEG modules based on manganese silicide, silicon germanium, calcium cobalt oxide, and also on doped tetrathiotetracene that can be used for low-temperature energy harvesting. This issue also covers drivers and challenges for the TEG market along with the recent funding and acquisitions to gain a better understanding of the TEG market. 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: Thermoelectric generation, energy harvesting, hybrid TEG materials, organic TEG materials, cobalt oxide, silicon germanium, manganese silicide Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Coating Technologies for Dual-modal Imaging, Microbial Fuel Cells, Medical Catheters, Antimicrobial Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-5F-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technologies TOE profiles recent advances in dual-modal Imaging, ceramic coatings, microbial fuel cells, medical catheters, and antimicrobial coatings. Extensive use for coatings has been observed in medical sector, wherein in one of the cases, nano-contrast coating agents have been developed for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as optical imaging of cancer cells. Further, technologies pertaining to development of antimicrobial coatings on hospital devices using bioelectric effect, use of hydrogel coatings on synthetic medical components have emerged as innovations benefitting the health system. Also, an innovation on ceramic coating for various substrates using kinetic energy has paved way for brittle and intermetallic compounds has been highlighted. In another innovation, researchers have successfully used polymer coated bacteria to generate current in microbial fuel cells. 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: Silica coated nanorods, ceramic coating, microbial fuel cells, antimicrobial coatings Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biofuel and Biochemical Production, Bio-based Packaging, and Bioplastics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-5F-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE profiles trends and innovations in biofuel and biochemical production. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in bio-based packaging, soy-based microbeads for personal care products, and biodegradable and biocompatible plastic. 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: Bio-based flexible packaging, soy-based microbeads, co-culture system, microbial biomass, polycarbonate plastic, sugar-based plastic, compostable single-serve coffee pod Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Nanotechnology for Coatings, Additives, Healthcare, and Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-54-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles recent advances in construction, food, and healthcare industries. Nanotechnology has found extensive applications in the construction, food, and healthcare industries. It has been applied for the most complex cases in cancer treatment and detection. For instance, an innovation of using nanocolloids to detect metastases at an early stage of cervical cancer is profiled in this TOE. Another innovation is about the applications of nanoadditives in the food packaging industry. The key focus of such innovations is to enhance the shelf life of agricultural produce and maintain durability. In the construction as well as industrial segments, nanomaterials have been formulated into additives and composites and used to prevent corrosion and produce flexible lightweight panels. 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: Self-extinguishing nanopolymer, nanoceramic coatings, silver nanoadditives, antimicrobial surfaces Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Plastics for Antimicrobials, Photo-responsive Films, Heat Dissipation, Bonding 3D Element Layers, and Hydrogen Sulfide Removal http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-16-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE profiles an antibacterial plastic developed using zinc, using a bio-based polymer as an effluent treatment additive, and a polymer that can dissipate heat. The issue also highlights the use of microwave irradiation to fuse 3D printed elements, a method to enable photoresponsive movement, a method to remove H2S from waste gas streams using polymeric catalyst. It also highlights how sulfur (VI) fluoride exchange click reaction can be used to produce polysulfates. 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: Antibacterial plastics, zinc, bio-based polymers, 3D printed elements, photoresponsive movement, polysulfates, hydrogen sulfide Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Advances in Flexible Substrate Films, Natural Fiber Fabrics, Rust-free Stirrups, Hydrogen Sulfide Splitting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-5E-00-00 The issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles advances in hydrogen sulfide splitting process using renewable energy and photo anodes. The issue also highlights innovations related to flexible substrate films for electronics, bio-based fiber for developing biocomposites, and graphene-coated stirrups for the building and construction industry. 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: Flexible substrate films, electronics, bio-based fiber, biocomposites, graphene, stirrups, hydrogen sulfide Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Trends in Coatings for Packaging Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-5E-00-00 Increasing requirements among consumers from various industries such as F&B, pharmaceutical, and FMCG, for convenience, smaller package sizes, and minimally processed foods have led to the necessity of developing highly functional and smart coatings for packaging. Also, the trend of reducing the total weight of packaging has enhanced the penetration of high-barrier coatings across industries, This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE highlights key technology development and adoption trends of functional coatings with specific emphasis on barrier coatings. The issue also provides key trends in patent filing across the globe to give a holistic perspective on technology trends in coatings for packaging 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: F&B industry, pharmaceutical industry, FMCG, packaging solutions, functional coatings Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Medicine, Flexible Electronics, and Solar Power Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-53-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles development of a new method for cancer diagnosis based on nanoparticles, using silicon nanoparticles to fight against bacteria, and carbon nanostructures that can increase absorption in solar power systems. The issue also profiles production methods of flexible sensors made from graphene, and carbon nanostructure-based hybrids for solar power systems. 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 Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Nanotechnology, cancer detection, nanoparticles, graphene, flexible sensor, silicon nanoparticles, peptides, antibacterial, sun protection, melanin-imitating nanoparticles, carbon nanostructures, solar power Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 What s the next sweetener on the horizon? http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297783078 A centre stage for food manufacturers to showcase their innovations in sugar reduction has been set by Public Health England (PHE) with its new guidelines to reduce sugar in food. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Advances Facilitating a Bio-based Economy http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-5D-00-00 The issue of High Tech Materials TOE is focused on material advances facilitating a bio-based economy, and research advances in hydrogen sulfide removal. It also profiles research initiatives that can result in the manufacture of biofuel from fermentation waste, a biodiesel additive, and a process to manufacture bio-based aliphatic polycarbonates. 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: Hydrogen sulfide, biofuel, fermentation waste, biodiesel, aliphatic polycarbonates Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations in Solar Energy, Heavy Metals, Construction, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-5D-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating innovations for heavy industry applications and oil & gas pipelines. It also outlines the extension of a slippery coating's application to manufacturing industry, and summarizes a nanocoating for solar cells and an anti-graffiti coating. 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: Slippery coating, nanocoating, solar cells, anti-graffiti coating, corrosion-resistant coating, epoxy thermosetting coatings Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for 3D Printing, Anti-cancer Therapy, Patterning of Electronic Devices, and Catalysis of Nitroarene Hydrogenation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-52-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE describes advancements and innovations in nanomaterials. The innovations are related to 3D printing in water, a novel catalyst for more cost-efficient synthesis of common chemicals, an anti-cancer therapy, and supercapacitors. In addition, the issue describes a novel method of building nanomaterials into electronic devices. 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 Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: 3D printing, nanoparticles, anti-cancer therapy, supercapacitors, nanocatalysis Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Automotive Electronic Materials Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD09-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on different product segments of the global automotive electronic materials market, such as circuit board protection materials and thermal management materials. Circuit board protection materials have been sub-segmented into products such as low pressure molding compounds, encapsulants, conformal coatings, potting compounds, and gaskets & sealants. Thermal management materials have been sub-segmented into various products such as thermal adhesives, thermal tapes, thermal grease, gap fillers, and phase change materials. Each of the sub-products are further segmented by their chemical compositions in terms of unit shipment. The market is also segmented by different applications of each product type. Applications of automotive electronic materials include interiors, sensors, powertrain, thermal systems, and hybrid vehicles. The study also encompasses in-depth regional demand and competitive analysis. The timeframe covered by the research is 2013 to 2023, with 2016 being the base year. The market is forecast from 2017 to 2023. Megatrends: The global automotive electronic materials market has experienced strong growth in the recent past, owing to the burgeoning electronic applications in vehicles. The vast majority of technical innovations in a modern vehicle revolve around electronics and its efficient usage to improve vehicle safety, convenience, and infotainment. The growth in automotive electronic materials is directly proportional to the growth in electronic applications in vehicles. Influencing Factors: Some of the factors influencing the automotive electronic materials market include the robust growth in passenger vehicle demand from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, growth in semiconductor content in vehicles around the world, and customer preference for better driver safety and in-vehicle convenience. Moreover, with miniaturization of electronic components, demand for high performance materials is expected to increase. However, the market operates under considerable cost pressure. The growth opportunity of the market lies in the rapidly developing market for electric and hybrid vehicles, particularly in Europe, the US, and China. Considerably higher amount of electronic materials will be required in these modern vehicles. Moreover, autonomous vehicles are expected to come into the picture in the near future, boosting the demand for automotive electronics even further. Regional Trends: Traditionally, the automotive electronic materials market has been dominated by Europe, owing to the region s leadership in luxury and premium vehicle production with high electronic functionalities. Although the APAC region is mainly dominated by economy vehicles, the sheer growth in vehicle manufacturing, coupled with improving electronic content in vehicles, is expected to push the APAC region to the leadership position over the forecast period. The APAC region is experiencing a massive technology overhaul in vehicles in terms of electronic architecture. As electronic applications in the region continue to go up, thermal management material demand is expected to grow proportionally, driving revenue in the region. China and Japan are the main countries in the region that will facilitate revenue growth in the region. Key questions this study will answer: At what stage is the market life cycle, and how is it expected to grow during the forecast period? What are the growth opportunities in the thermal management and circuit board protection segments? How is the current shift towards autonomous vehicles expected to shape the market for automotive electronic materials? What are the key technological developments observed in end-use markets? What are the competitive factors impacting the market and which companies are expected to lead in the future? Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Emerging Global Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CD-01-00-00-00 Increased focus to maximize the return from investments in R&D is driving increased participation in the IP marketplace across the value chain. This research service provides an overview of the IP markets value chain and dynamics of the global IP marketplace. The study analyzes existing and emerging business models employed by market participants. The study also covers key issues concerning IP markets and recent developments in this space across the globe. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Research Advances in Materials for Batteries, Composites, Superconductivity, Sulfur Reduction, and Supercapacitors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-5C-00-00 The issue of High Tech Materials TOE profiles research advances in materials for developing batteries with enhanced efficiency, superconductors and supercapacitors. The issue also profiles biomimetic composite material with high stiffness and a method to reuse construction waste. 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: Sodium-ion, batteries, silicon, gallium, nickel oxide, sulfur dioxide, biomimetic composite material Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Anti-bacterial, Anti-fouling, Sun Protection, Glare-resistant, and Fire-resistant Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-5C-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles an antifouling coating that is intended for marine applications, a DNA-based coating for cosmetics, a glare resistant film, and water proof coating for mobile and electronic devices. It also focusses on research for development of a self-cleaning, fire-retardant coating. 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: Antifouling coatings, DNA-based coating, cosmetics, glare resistant film, water proof coating, self-cleaning coatings, fire-retardant coatings Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Microalgae, Antibiotics, Aquaculture, and Food Preservation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-5C-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in microalgae, antibiotics, aquaculture, and food preservation. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations on biofuel, protein production, and wastewater management. 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: Aquaculture, antibiotics, bioreactors, protein production, microalgae Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Novel Biomaterials for Medical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D9-01-00-00-00 This Research Service (RS) offers a strategic perspective on the global emerging industry of biomaterial technologies for various medical applications. This research service is segmented into three chapters, with the first two focusing on analysis of the top trends from both technology and industry perspectives. The third chapter brings out the synergies for partnership initiative within the industry, reviewing the roles and strategies of both existing and emerging participants. Key Questions Answered by this RS: 1. What is the role played by NPD (new product development) and R&D (research and development) initiatives in improving the overall adoption of biomaterials technologies across medical applications? 2. What are the ongoing shifts in the healthcare needs which are largely driving research and development of biomaterials? 3. What are the potential technology-enabled business opportunities that could be explored by existing competitors, and new players entering into the global industry for the biomaterials? 4. Investments in hybrid biomaterials are expected to increase. What are the strategic priorities of existing and new participants in developing the global market? Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Post Li-ion Battery R&D Trends http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B8-01-00-00-00 Specific energy density, safety and cost. These are three main issues that post lithium ion to address. Post lithium ion batteries theoretically have at least double specific density compared to lithium ion battery. In term of safety, the post lithium ion battery theoretically should have better safety due to less reactivity of elements. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Materials for Paints, Packaging, Oil & Gas, and Biomedical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-5B-00-00 The issue of High Tech Materials profiles advances in material technologies and resultant products. The issue highlights an organoclay additive that can be used instead of biocides in paints, a biocompatible polyurethane resin, a sustainable microsphere for delivery of active ingredients and also 3D metal nanostrands for use in high strength applications. The issue also highlights a propellant-free, continuous dispensing technology for use in packaging solutions. 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: Organoclay additive, biocides, polyurethane resin, microsphere, 3D metal nanostrands, propellant Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Opportunities for Anti-reflection Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-1F-00-00 Anti-reflective (AR) coatings are protective coatings applied to a substrate to reduce reflection; the decrease in reflection improves the contrast of the image by mitigation of scattering light. The basic principle behind the working of anti-reflective coatings relies on the waves that are reflected from different optical interfaces, which tend to cancel each other by destructive interference. With a global adoption potential, AR coatings are in use across industries including optical, automotive, electronics, and many more. While North America and Europe are considered stable markets, countries in the APAC region are seen as areas of high growth potential. For example, China, India, Australia, and Japan are inclined toward embracing non-fluorinated AR coatings to meet requirements of rapidly developing photovoltaic (PV) industry with the need to protect the environment through sustainable coatings. This issue of Futuretech TOE provides an overview of AR coatings, its characteristics and applications. Innovations related to the coatings are also highlighted with an IP trend analysis and a technology adoption roadmap. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. 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, protective coatings, photovoltaic, sustainable coatings, non-fluorinated AR coatings Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Coating Materials for Machinery, Plastic, Steel, Packaged Goods, and Medical Devices http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-5B-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles the recent coating innovations and commercialization activities in the machinery, plastic, steel, food, and medical industries. The profiled innovations include nanodiamond EN-PTFE coatings, thermoformable abrasion resistant coating for polycarbonate, aliphatic polyaspartic fast cure topcoats, ultra-high barrier coating PET films, and dual-functional coating membrane with sensing and anti-bacterial properties. 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: Nanodiamond, EN-PTFE coatings, thermoformable, abrasion resistant, polycarbonate, aliphatic polyaspartic fast cure topcoats, ultra-high barrier coatings, PET films, dual-functional coatings Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Bioplastics and Biofuel http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-5B-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in bioplastics and biodiesel production. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations for methane production and energy efficient conversion of food waste to biofuel. 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: Bioplastic, biodiesel, food waste, methane, zeolite crystals Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Portable Electronics, Dermocosmetics, Process Control Tools, and Optoelectronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-50-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles development of a new software for nanoscale control of production processes and a holographic mobile phone. The issue also profiles production methods for nanocapsules containing active ingredients for cosmetics, flexible electrodes, and nano-enhanced light sources. 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: Nanotechnology, holographic mobile phone, production process control, metrology system, nanoencapsulation, dermocosmetics, flexible electronics, flexible battery, flexible electrode, nanolaser, anapole laser Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies for Consumer Goods http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BC-01-00-00-00 With technological advancements transforming the consumer goods market, additive manufacturing is set to create high impact in the near future. Additive manufacturing has garnered increased interest from industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing in the past few years for prototyping and production applications. The technology has advanced multi-fold in terms of functionalities, design, equipment, and materials to serve the rapidly changing demands of end-users in multiple industries. In North America, material development and manufacturing processes are driving development trends. The European market is geared towards addressing the material requirement (biodegradable material) and market expansion activities. The Asia-Pacific market is supporting lean and green manufacturing technologies and R&D activities are supported through government grants. Mass customization, lean manufacturing, increasing customer demands, and digitization trends drive the need for advanced technologies in consumer goods market. Addressing post processing needs, achieving economies of scales can hamper mass adoption of 3DP. By 2022, Frost & Sullivan believes that 3DP technologies can have wide-scale adoption in consumer goods market delivering increased value at low price points. The technology and innovation report captures the impact of 3D printing on consumer goods manufacturing industry. Impact is assessed for application sectors such as food and beverages, consumer electronics, apparels, entertainment, and accessories (jewelry). Key Questions answered in the study 1. What is the significance of 3DP in manufacturing consumer goods? 2. What are the key applications impacted by 3DP? 3. What are the key factors that influence development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators and how are they driving innovation? 5. What is the role of patents in driving R&D activities? 6. What is the influence of different stakeholders on innovation ecosystem? 7. What is the impact of 3DP across different applications? 8. What is the prospect for technology in 2022? 9. What strategies companies should embrace to remain competitive? Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Plastics for the Packaging, Photonics, Aerospace, Infrastructure, and Food Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-15-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE profiles some of the key innovations in plastics and composites for various industries. Developmental efforts pertaining to polymeric additive for use in injection molded polypropylene, adhesive for biophotonics, and a processing technique for plastics have been highlighted, The issue also highlights the use of lightweight composites for constructing a lighthouse and coating for protecting aircraft against lightning strikes, and an epoxy resin for solvent-borne coatings. 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: Plastics, composites, polymeric additive, injection molding, polypropylene, adhesives, biophotonics, aircraft, EMI shielding, resin, solvent-borne coatings Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Advances for Adhesives, Electronics, Nuclear Power, and Batteries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-5A-00-00 The issue of High Tech Materials profiles research advances in material technologies for various industries. The issue highlights the development of a biocompatible adhesive for healthcare, a high-energy density cathode for sodium-ion batteries, and a reflective silicon material. Research efforts that has led to the development of a self-healing hydrogel, a microporous material to remove radioactive iodine from water have also been captured. 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: Adhesives, cathode, sodium-ion batteries, reflective silicon material, hydrogel, microporous material, iodine Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Textiles, Solar Panels, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Steel Substrates, and Aircraft http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-5A-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles research advances in coating technologies. The issue details the development of a non-fluorinated stain resistant coating for the textile industry, a protective coating for solar glass panels, an anti-corrosion coating with superhydrophobic properties for steel, and a non-chromate based primer for aircraft landing gear. 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: Stain resistant coating, solar glass panels, anti-corrosion coating, superhydrophobic, steel, chromate Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Meat Production, Probiotic Beer, Healthy Chocolate, and Plastic Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-5A-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in meat production, probiotic beer, and healthy chocolate production. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations on plastic production from mushroom waste as well as the wine industry. 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: Probiotic beer, plastic manufacturing, waste management, wine production, healthy chocolates Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for Applications in Wastewater Treatment, Biomedical Separation, Sepsis Treatment, and Fuel Cells http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-4F-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE focuses on using nanoparticles for sepsis and pulmonary arterial hypertension. In addition, a graphene-based membrane for biomedical applications, a novel method for wastewater treatment, a graphene-based Membrane for dialysis, and cost-efficient catalysts for fuel cells are described. 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. 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: Nanotechnology, wastewater management, catalyst, graphene, water filtration, anti-cancer therapy, fuel cells, dialysis, membrane Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Paper and Corrugated Packaging http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-59-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE is focused on paper and corrugated packaging innovations. The issue highlights eco-friendly and sustainable packaging developments for industries including confectionaries, perishables, and others. The innovations highlighted can meet the packaging industry's need for sustainable, cost-effective solutions with high performance characteristics. 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: Paper, corrugated packaging, 3D paper packaging solution, biodegradable paper Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Advancements for Microelectronics, Medical Devices, Oil and Water Pipelines http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-59-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles developments in coatings that can be used in water purification industry and implants. The issue also highlights a coating process that can be used to deposit nanocoatings onto microelectronic components and unique coating that is incorporated with quorum sensing. 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: Nanocoatings, microelectronic components, passive coating, methane chlorate, iron hydroxide coatings, polymeric coating Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Plastic Recycling, Textile Industries, Bio-based Materials and Chemicals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-59-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in plastic recycling, textile industries, bio-based materials and chemicals. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in bio-based viscose fibers, polymers, and acids aimed to replace petroleum-based materials and chemicals. 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: Viscose fibers, polyethylenefuranoate, biopolyester, biopolymer, superabsorbent, biodegradation, plastic recycling, bio-succinic acid Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Tribology, Energy Storage, Smart Textiles, Radiation Protection, and Wastewater Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-4E-00-00 The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to a new tribology measurement platform, method for synthesizing nanomaterials for battery's anode, water purification systems, radiation control systems, and smart textiles. 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: Nanotechnology, tribology, wafer polishing, metal oxide nanosheets, lithium-ion battery, anode, warming textile, nanothermal control, smart textiles, radiation control, electrospun carbon nanofiber, wastewater management Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Western European Protective Footwear Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD0D-01-00-00-00 The Western European protective footwear market generated revenue of 1,245.4 million in 2016 and is expected to reach 1,446.0 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021. Food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and utilities are expected to experience high market growth due to the available potential for the penetration of footwear in these industries. On the other hand, the manufacturing, transportation, and oil gas industries are expected to offer high potential for growth due to the increasing adoption of premium products in line with changing customer expectations. Research Scope: Market trends and strategic recommendations (safety shoes, safety boots, safety wellingtons) Regional trends (Germany, France, UK & Ireland, Iberia, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, Alpine) End-user industry trends (construction, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas, chemical processing, transportation, mining, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food processing) Analysis by product segment, region, and end-user industry with revenue forecast for the period 2013 2021 Estimated pricing trends The main industry drivers, restraints, market trends, material and technology trends, and regulatory outlook affecting the Western European protective footwear market are discussed in this study. Growth opportunities across various segments have also been provided. Market shares have been analysed at the total market level as well as by segment. Competitive factors and assessments are discussed for the total market. Key market drivers include robust growth in end-user industries after the economic downturn in 2012; increasing customer preference for enhanced comfort, light weight, and aesthetics; and growing safety consciousness in all industry verticals in Western Europe. However, the increasing impact of private-label products and industry trends such as Industry 4.0 and automation could be restraints for the protective footwear market during the forecast period. Some of the main market participants covered are U group, Cofra srl, and Honeywell. The base year for the study is 2016, with the forecast period being from 2017 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 market? What are the core end-user industries for this market and what are the growth opportunities in these areas? How will the structure of the market change with time? Are the products and services offered currently meeting customer needs, or is additional development needed? Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Thu, 6 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Crop Protection Chemicals Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1BF-01-00-00-00 This research service identifies the major industry drivers and restraints as well as the regulatory, product, market, and technology trends in the crop protection chemicals market. Growth in the crop protection chemicals market is expected to be predominantly driven by increased adoption rates for biopesticides owing to increased demand for organic food, lower developmental costs, less strict regulatory approval procedures, and a stringent regulatory environment, which increases the focus of agrochemical companies on biopesticides as they are a solution to overcome pest resistance to chemical pesticides. Factors that stimulate the overall unit shipment and revenue growth of this market are increasing population and higher food demand, decreasing arable land, increasing herbicide resistance (which necessitates the use on different chemistries), increased demand for biofuels, and in addition, manufacturers contributing to the market with new product innovations, which claim to be safer for the environment with higher efficiency. Technological innovations by manufacturers (such as nanopesticides that offer controlled pesticide release), exploration of epigenetics to develop promising new fungicide molecules, and the advent of digital farming tools with precise data from farms that can optimize the volume consumption of various crop protection chemicals are some market trends expected to aid in achieving superior quality products and improved application techniques. For instance, SIMPAS by AMVAC and Bayer CropScience is conducting R&D to develop software to aid precision in agriculture by optimizing application volumes of crop protection chemicals. Key questions this study will answer: Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? What technology, product, and regulatory trends are seen in the market? How are the major mergers and acquisitions (M&A) impacting the crop protection market? Are the products meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? What are the key drivers for crop protection chemicals market growth? Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Innovations for Supercapacitors, Healthcare, and Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-58-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles research advances in materials for supercapacitors, and shape memory polymer for rigid structures. The issue also highlights an artificial iris that has been developed using a liquid crystal elastomer and rechargeable zinc batteries for wearables. 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: Supercapacitors, shape memory alloys, batteries, wearables, elastomers Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biogas and Biodiesel http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-58-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biogas and biodiesel sectors. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations based on efficiency improvement and sustainability practices in the clean fuel sector. 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: Biogas, biodiesel, anaerobic digestion, genetically modified sugarcane Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for Flexible Electronics, Heavy Water Filtration, Clean Energy Production, and Anti-cancer Therapy http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-4D-00-00 The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to applications of nanomaterials in flexible electronics, energy storage, clean energy production, separation industries, and biomedical applications. Innovations profiled include nanomaterials for photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction, graphene-based membranes for energy-efficient heavy water production in nuclear plants, robust graphene aerogels for flexible electronics, low toxicity nanoparticles for anti-cancer therapy, and 3D printed graphene foams for 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: Anti-cancer therapy, graphene, membranes, 3D materials, 3D printing Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Advancements for Mobile Devices, Adhesives, Electronics, Aviation, and Manufacturing Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-58-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles an anti-reflective coating for mobile devices and advancements related to anti-corrosion coatings for aviation and electronics industries. The issue also highlights a dual coating technique that can find applications across industries along with a two-step black oxide coating system. 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, electronics, biomimetics, anti-reflective, coatings Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Climate Change Technologies for the Oil & Gas Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79A-01-00-00-00 The issue on climate change is tremendously gaining global attention as its impacts have resulted in alarming scenarios. Globally, governments and research organizations have constantly coordinated with many industries with emphasis on the oil and gas sector as it is one of the primary sources of emission. Understanding this transition scenario, oil and gas companies are actively engaging themselves towards adapting measures and technologies that significantly reduce emissions in their process and operations. This research service primarily discusses on the key emission mitigation technologies and its developments that would enhance the pace of the oil and gas sector towards contributing significantly to the issue of climate change. This research service also briefs about current scenario of the emission reduction developments, its drivers and challenges that the industry needs to address for establishing a low carbon future. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Silicon Photonics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BB-01-00-00-00 The silicon photonics (SiP) is an emerging industry with a high level of collaboration between key stakeholders. SiP technology integrates complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), three-dimensional (3D) integration, and fiber optic communication technologies. The objective of the SiP technology is to leverage CMOS manufacturing capabilities to fabricate and manufacture photonic devices. The key to enable this is by using silicon as the medium. The innovations in SiP technology have evolved to address the needs of the data transmission market. High bandwidth requirement and high data rate for transmission are two key technical requirements that has driven the advancements in silicon photonics. Key factors that are decreasing the potential for silicon photonics are the inability of the manufacturing process to meet the cost performance demand. Constraints in development in this sector are mainly due to lack of standardized tools and specifications, testing schemes, integration, and packaging techniques. The industry participants are seeking technology development either through investment in research and development (R&D) or through acquisition strategies. Vertical integration is expected to drive the manufacturing and automation activities of large tier participants in the SiP industry. Major participants are expected to wield dominance across the SiP value chain through acquisitions. Optoelectronic product development is expected to be the major area to witness high level of research activities. Key questions answered in the report: 1. What is the current trend in silicon photonics? 2. What is the influence of mega trends? 3. What are the factors driving adoption and development? 4. What are the needs in the market that drive innovation? 5. What are the key R&D focus areas? 6. What is the patent and funding trend and how does it foster innovation? 7. Who are the key innovators? 8. Who are the key competitors and what is the intensity of competition? 9. What are key attractive markets for silicon photonics and where should we invest? 10. What is the impact of key innovations? 11. What is the road ahead for technology development? 12. What are the opportunities for growth? 13. What are the key questions for strategy planning? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Breakthrough Technologies Enabling Food Safety in Dairy Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A5-01-00-00-00 The dairy industry is intrinsically complex and multi functional. Dairy production contributes to sustainable agricultural development and food security across the globe. As a distinctive aspect in comparison with other food products, milk processing has a long tradition in several regions. There is a large variety of typical regionally-branded cheeses produced in different areas all over the world, which are deeply appreciated by all demographics. Consumer demand and current market conditions are dramatically promoting the re-shaping of the industry in order to deliver improved product quality and safety for customers. Simultaneously, the advent of novel technologies in the fields of life sciences, micro/nanotechnology, advanced materials, electronics, engineering, and information and communication, constitute a unique opportunity for companies to embrace new food safety solutions. This research service profiles emerging technologies that will enable the dairy sector to meet future needs, as well as open up new possibilities for the sector to impact and converge with other sectors. Control measures in the dairy value chain are associated with the environment, crop production, and harvesting, feed manufacturing, animal husbandry/milk production, processing/manufacturing, transport and distribution, retail, and consumer. The research has established that the ultimate goal of the dairy industry, is ensuring food safety. The research also emphasizes that: For food safety and risk management to be effective, well-established control measures (proactive and reactive) must be implemented as an integral part of management along the food chain. Control measures that apply to all outcome specifications at different levels of the food chain must ensure that potential gaps in the continuum are effectively dealt with. To realize these objectives, the dairy industry employs a wide range of safety technologies such as intervention technologies, packaging technologies, electronic traceability, pathogen testing, and automated food and processing, among others. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Innovations for Welding, Pharma, Bioeconomy, and Lightweighting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-57-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles materials used for welding, pharma, bioeconomy, and lightweighting. Innovations profiled include nanoparticles for increasing reliability and efficiency of welding processes, aluminum surfaces for improving aesthetic and functional properties of component parts, pulsed gas metal arc method for optimized welding of alloys, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymers for pharmaceutical applications. 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: Nanoparticles, welding, aluminum, pulsed gas metal arc, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymers Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Energy, Marine, and Defense Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-57-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE presents recent innovations in energy, marine, and defense applications. Innovations profiled include a photocatalytic paint for hydrogen generation, waterproofing and antifouling nanoparticles for marine coatings, a MOF-based coating for degradation of chemical warfare agent simulant in defense applications, and nanoparticle-based antimicrobial coatings for industrial 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: Super-oleophobic coatings, photocatalytic paint, hydrogen generation, waterproofing, antifouling, marine coatings, MOF, nanoparticles, antimicrobial coatings Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Agriculture, Sugar Production, Food Preservation and Packaging, and Bacterial Fermentation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-57-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in agriculture, sugar production, food preservation and packaging. The TOE also focuses on technological innovations in natural and zero calorie sweeteners. 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: Agricultural robots, food preservation, packaging, sweetener, bacterial fermentation Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in the Coatings, Electronics, and Separation Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-4C-00-00 The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology in the coatings, electronics, and separation industries. Innovations profiled include nanoceramic-based hybrid coating with hydrophobic and oleophobic features, waterproof nanocoating for electronics that eliminates the need for masking, mesoporous rhodium nanoparticles to reduce vehicle pollution, and thin electrically conducting 2D nanosheets for microelectronic devices. 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: Bioactive nanomaterials, bone regeneration. nanoceramics, hybrid coating, nanocoating, mesoporous rhodium nanoparticles 2D nanosheets Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100