Frost.com - Chemicals and Materials Research http://www.frost.com/c/10138/home.do - Chemicals and Materials Research Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:58:16 Innovations in 3D Printing, Micromachining, Sensors, High-tech Materials, and Diagnostics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-9A-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with 3D printing and micromachining enabling miniaturized devices. It also focuses on innovations in sensors, high-tech materials, liver testing, and diagnostics. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver function testing, high strength lightweight material, biomaterial Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations in Healthcare, Electronics, and Aviation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-73-00-00 This issue of the Nanotechnology TOE covers the latest innovations in in healthcare, energy, flexible electronics, and aviation. Innovations profiled include graphene micro-transistors for low frequency brain mapping, graphene-silica-based battery that offers fast charging capabilities, and graphene composite-based leading edge for Airbus A350. Graphene-based conductive ink for printing low cost IoT devices and lightweight super strong energy storage devices are also in focus in the TOE. 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: Graphene, micro-transistors, brain mapping, graphene-silica, battery, graphene composite, conductive ink, IoT devices, storage devices Fri, 4 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Sulfur http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88F-01-00-00-00 Sulfur is an abundantly available chemical element that is often derived as a byproduct from desulphurization activities in chemical industries and petroleum refineries. Elemental sulfur has conventionally been used for the production of hydrosulfuric acid and fertilizers. The shift towards a circular economy where byproducts are to be used in recyclable materials has driven the need for identifying new value-added applications of sulfur. This research service titled, Emerging Opportunities for Sulfur analyzes emerging opportunities for elemental sulfur in large volume applications that have the potential for commercialization in the next 10 years. The applications covered include polymers, building and construction, flame retardants, and energy storage. The research service includes a holistic analysis of the different opportunities available in an application area, the benefits derived from using elemental sulfur for developing materials, and the key stakeholder activities involved in technology development. The path ahead for sulfur in emerging application areas is also explored to give an analysis on the expected time to market for commercial products made using sulfur. In brief, the research study discusses the following: Overview of elemental sulfur s properties and its global production scenario Assessment of emerging market opportunities for elemental sulfur Overview of different products that can be developed using elemental sulfur Key stakeholder developments and their significance to sulfur usage Insights into the road ahead for sulfur opportunities Analysis of the opportunities present and the future outlook dictating sulfur usage. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Advances in Functional Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A4-00-00 In this issue of High-Tech Materials TOE, innovative technology developers and market forces shaping the functional materials industry have been identified. Material development has progressed significantly in the past 5 years enabled by new possibilities in achieving structural changes at the atomic structure level, which has helped scientists incorporate functional capabilities on traditional materials that can transform a wide range of industries. Innovative approaches to engineer these high value functionalities have unlocked opportunities for building material companies, aerospace component manufacturers, solar photovoltaic producers, and healthcare providers. 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. Key words: Shape changing, auxetic, metamaterials, cementitious composite, construction, military, plasmonic absorber, liquid crystal elastomer, semiconducting polymer Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Polyurethane, Surface Protection, Release Profile, Edible Film, and Technical Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A4-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations on two-coat systems for steel structures made using polyaspartic technology, surface protection coatings for concrete sewage pipes, release coatings for porous substrates such as paper, biodegradable edible film coatings with antimicrobial properties for preserving seafood, and technical coatings for improving surface roughness and porosity of additive manufactured parts. 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: Anticorrosion, polyaspartic, turbine coatings, surface protection coatings, sewage pipe protection, release coatings, biodegradable edible film, antimicrobial food coatings, technical coatings, additive manufacturing Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D867-01-00-00-00 The increasing demand for high performance and cost-effective materials in various industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, and others is boosting the growth and enhancing the adoption potential of conductive polymers. Moreover, the dimensional stability, structural strength, flexibility, and chemical resistance characteristics are also making conductive polymers as a possible alternative of metals in the automotive and aerospace sectors. This research service titled, Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers, provides an understanding of various types of electronically conductive polymers (ECPs), including intrinsically conductive polymers (ICPs) and filled conductive polymers (FCPs) that can potentially replace traditional materials including metals, in applications such as electronics, sensors, and transportation. This research service describes the technology capabilities, manufacturing processes, and future prospects in development of conductive polymers. Additionally, it also captures the various factors that influence adoption and the application prospects in various industries. This research service also highlights the emerging innovations that will enable the use of electronically conductive polymers to meet the needs of various applications. Briefly, this research service provides: A snapshot of emerging technologies in electronically conductive polymers and their advantages and disadvantages pertaining to usage in various applications Key trends and factors impacting adoption and regional adoption scenario Key properties, major innovations, and research and development (R&D) of commonly used ECPs Patent activity related to materials and material processing Detailed market segmentation with the innovation ecosystem definition Application scope across various industries Implementation in the industries- use cases and best practice examples An opportunity evaluation analysis that can help identification of the emerging application areas Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Global Silicone Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME35-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the global silicone market. The main segments covered by product form are elastomers, fluids, resins, and gels & other products. In terms of end-user applications the market has been fragmented into transportation, construction, electronics, medical, personal care & consumer goods, special systems, energy, and industrial process. In terms of applications, the market has been segmented into rubber, coatings, emulsions, and sealants. The global market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and RoW (Rest of World). Major market drivers and restraints, regional demand outlooks, application growth trends, and product trends are also discussed. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided for each segment from 2014 to 2024. Competitive structure and market share data have also been provided at the individual as well as the overall level. The competitive environment has been covered for each segment. The base year is 2017 and the forecast period is from 2018 to 2024. Megatrends: Urbanization is, by far, the most important factor for the growth of the silicone market. Rapid urbanization and rising purchasing power in Asia, particularly China, India and Southeast Asia, has resulted in a booming demand for automobile, consumer goods, personal care products, and infrastructure development. The primary reason for the high growth in Asia is urbanization and the development of the region as a global manufacturing hub. Sustainability is the key word that has a strong impact on the global silicone market, particularly in the personal care industry. Although volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from silicone are within acceptable limits, for most end-use applications, Cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Cyclopentasiloxane (D5) are the two components which are known to cause harm to human body and the environment. Functionality and performance are the key determinants of the silicone used in end-user industries. The hydrophobic nature of the material encourages application in the construction sector. Its stability in high-temperature applications is a key factor for its usage in electronics, energy, and automotive industries. Owing to its superior performance characteristics, silicone is also gradually replacing other polymers. Influencing Factors: The increasing focus on light-weighting by automotive OEMs has triggered new opportunities for silicone. The average plastic content of a vehicle has increased considerably over the years, and silicone is an important additive used to improve plastic s performance. Moreover, miniaturization of automotive components has led to higher demand for silicone products in under-the-hood applications. Growing consumption of silicone per vehicle, coupled with the high growth in vehicle production itself, is an encouraging prospect for the silicone market. Growing demand for renewable energy, particularly solar and wind, is another major influencing factor for the silicones market in spite of their comparatively low demand share. Regional Trends: APAC is by far the largest consumer of silicone and presents the most lucrative opportunity for future growth. The North American market is witnessing an economic revival along with a significant improvement in production. Since most end-user applications such as automotive, construction, and industrial processes are related to the economic wellbeing and growth of an economy, the market is expected to grow at a moderate pace. The Western European market will likely post a slower growth rate than the North American market over the short term due to sluggish economic growth seen in the region. However, the absolute demand growth in the European market is likely to surpass the North American market. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Plastics and Polymers Used in the Global Consumer Goods Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME2C-01-00-00-00 The term consumer goods encompasses a gamut of products, ranging from housewares to footwear to electrical appliances. Manufacturing of such a wide range of products developed on the basis of varying consumer needs across the globe entails the use of numerous materials, including a variety of plastics and polymers. Growing demand for consumer goods underpinned by rapid urbanization, increasing discretionary spending, and proliferation of e-commerce coupled with the ever-increasing focus on ensuring sustainability across the value chain is likely to engender a dynamic period for the industry, especially on the materials front. Accordingly, a study on various plastics and polymers for consumer goods applications becomes all the more important. Asia Pacific, by far, is the market leader owing to its dominant share in global consumer goods output. Favorable macroeconomic outlook coupled with changing consumer preferences is expected to help achieve a moderate-high growth in consumption of the considered materials for consumer goods applications in the region. Whereas, in Latin America, the recovery following a period of economic downturn in most countries is expected to augur well for market growth over the forecast period. The global market is characterized by presence of several large participants and a host of small- and mid-sized companies operating globally and/or regionally. Amidst a period of lackluster organic growth, major incumbents have increasingly been focusing on mergers & acquisitions in order to unlock stakeholder value and strengthen their position in an ever-competitive market. Further, there has been an increasing focus on developing specific grades for specialty, high-end applications including appliances and housewares as against commoditized offerings. Stringent regulations and policies coupled with increasing sense of responsibility towards the environment have prompted the incumbents to channelize efforts towards adopting greener alternatives and, in certain cases, non-plastic ones.--BEGIN PROMO--

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The intent of this study is to quantify the consumption of various plastics and polymers across a considered set of applications and to indicate the corresponding dollar values for the same over 2017-2024. The material groups considered in the study include commodity polymers (polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene), engineering polymers (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polyamides, polycarbonate and polyoxymethylene), thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), and polyurethanes. Further, application groups considered in this study include appliances & equipment, furniture, footwear, housewares, and toys, sporting goods & leisure.

Thus study analyzes the current market size in terms of volumes and revenues based on the weighted average prices of products in the marketplace. It also presents a seven-year growth forecast (CAGR) for the regional markets and segments under consideration.

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Nanotechnology Innovations for Healthcare, Energy, Flexible Electronics, and Aviation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-72-00-00 This issue of the Nanotechnology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of nanocoatings for solar panels, graphene for batteries production, and carbon nanotubes-based coatings to prevent ice build-up on aircraft. These innovations can be used in various applications such as energy and industrial processing, and healthcare. Additionally, this TOE includes an innovation focused on simple production of nanosensors and nanoarrays to detect cancer cells, silk-based nanostructures for flexible electronics, tunable metamaterials for healthcare applications, and auxetic material for body armor. A novel nanotribological 3D printing technology for additive manufacturing of nanostructures, and a microstructure layered material for improved efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells are also presented in the TOE. 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: Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, self-cleaning coating, nanosensor, CMOS production, graphene, graphene lithium batteries, cancer detection, carbon nanotubes, CNT, silk-based materials, auxetic material, metamaterial, nanotribological printing, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, AM Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Super-hydrophobic, Protective, and Anti-Fouling Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A3-00-00 This issue of Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE showcases a unique nanoscale glass coating, which could be applied on mobile touchscreens to eliminate the transmission of mobile touch borne diseases. A roof coating, which can eliminate the risk of water permeation in roofs to maintain durable buildings for years, is also discussed. Also highlighted is an adhesion promoter, which when applied between coatings can eliminate the need of sanding. Finally, a copper-free coating additive, which acts as a bio-repellent for marine coatings to prevent bio-fouling from algae and barnacles is also discussed. 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 hydrophobic, self-cleaning, protective coatings, adhesion promoters Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Cathode Materials, Composite Materials, and Macroporous Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A3-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in cathode materials, composite materials, and macroporous materials are seen to be driving the high-tech materials business. Sodium (Na), which is resource-abundant, inexpensive, and whose chemical properties are close to those of lithium, is receiving significant attention as a promising alternative for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as a cathode material. Also, development of new hydrothermal methods for developing materials fopr large scale energy storage is being viewed as a promising solution due to the method s ability to produce materials with relatively high energy density and at a lower cost. Further, the current growing demand is toward developing portable electronic devices, such as hybrid electric vehicles, cell phones, and laptops. This development of appropriate new generation energy storage devices is driven by significant interest toward composite materials. An increased interest is also observed for developing new macroporous functional materials that are developed using intrinsically conducting polymers (ICPs). This is due to the growing demand for the development of electrorheological fluids, organic lightweight batteries, and conductive packaging. With regard to development of battery materials, the focus has been on materials that enable a high surface area, are extremely lightweight and have high charging capability. These materials enable development of high performing futuristic battery solutions and are thus gaining high interest. Overall, researchers are working toward incremental developments in synthesizing new materials and developing new methods for synthesis to enable new industrial and commercial benefits. The innovations profiled in this issue of the High-Tech Materials TOE are recent research innovations focused towards energy storage solutions and their synthesis methods that suit the new consumer and environmental needs of the day. 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: Nanocomposites, combustion synthesis, macroporous materials, chemical oxidative polymerization, supercapacitors, composite materials, lithium-ion battery, hydrothermal method, cathode material, combustion synthesis Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Global Rigid Plastic Packaging Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2ED-01-00-00-00 A rigid plastic material is defined as a material that exhibits no elastic deformation and perfect plastic deformation. Thus, the rigid plastics cannot be easily squeezed and are generally self-supporting and free-standing. Rigid plastics are well suited for packaging as these are lightweight, break- and shatter-proof, and easy on pocket. Rigid plastics including caps, closures, cups, and bottles are used for various packaging related applications. From caps and closures for cosmetic products, simple tubs and trays for yogurt to plastic bottles used in pharmaceuticals, the application of rigid plastics are wide and extensive. The production process for the manufacturing of rigid plastic products is equally wide and is different for each product type, ranging from extrusion and blow molding to injection molding. There are various factors that have promoted the use of rigid plastic packaging products among the consumers. Increasing demand from end-use industries such food & beverage and pharmaceuticals, changing consumer preferences for convenient packaging, and new product and technology innovations have supported the market growth. The food and beverage manufacturers have focused on efficient packaging systems that would ensure safe food supply and long-term storage, thus extending a product s shelf life. This makes the food & beverages industry as one of the biggest users of rigid plastic packaging. In addition, rigid plastic products such as vials also find application in pharmaceutical industry. The products used to store pharmaceutical products should fulfill the necessary functional requirements such as chemical compatibility, hygiene, and sustainability. As the rigid plastic products such as fitments or vials are chemically unreactive, they do not react with the drugs contained in them and, hence, preserve the formulation of the drug. Moreover, with the population turning more conscious and aware about the ingredients they consume in their food, innovative trends such as smart packaging seems to further uplift the rigid plastics packaging market. Smart packaging includes the incorporation of microchips in food packages to provide accurate information about packaged product. Furthermore, intelligent packaging, which involves the use of temperature indicators to provide information about the history of package and quality of food, further expands the innovation standards of the rigid plastic packaging market. Although plastics, with its ever-expanding application areas, have delivered many benefits to the society, the environmental impact associated with its production and disposal has raised serious concerns. Moreover, the emergence and preference of flexible packaging is restraining the market for rigid packaging. This is primarily due to the fact that flexible packaging uses fewer resources and their process of manufacturing also consumes less energy compared to that by rigid plastics. The market of rigid plastics packaging is fragmented with numerous global as well as local participants. Acquisition and mergers to expand the customer base and strengthen the market position has been a significant strategy adopted by the participants in the market. For instance, in November 2016, Amcor acquired the North American rigid plastics blow molding operations of Sonoco Products Company. As a part of the acquisition, Amcor gained control over six production sites in the US and one in Canada, which significantly enhanced Amcor s product offerings. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Industrial and Commercial Applications of Graphene http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-32-00-00 This edition of Future Tech TOE covers industrial and commercial applications of graphene. It gives an overview of the different ways to synthesize graphene and the different forms and properties of graphene. It also covers the different application areas of graphene, innovations, and requirements for the key application sectors. The TOE also includes trends in different regions such as Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. This issue also includes IP trends analysis and a technology roadmap. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profiles 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: Graphene, batteries, sensors, electronics, filtration, biomedical, composites, energy, coatings Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Microbiome Research, Sentiment Analysis, Self-healing Coatings, Superhydrophobic Coatings, and Nanomaterials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-97-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with microbiome research and an intelligent system for movie recommendations. It also focuses on innovations in self-healing coatings, superhydrophobic coatings, and nanomaterials. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Microbiome, micelles-based coatings, superhydrophobic coatings, nanomaterials, self-healing coatings Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Analyst Perspectives on Emerging Opportunities for Graphene Oxide http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A2-00-00 This issue of High Tech Materials TOE presents analyst perspectives on emerging opportunities for graphene oxide. The TOE is focused on various applications such as filtration, membranes, sensors, lubricants, aerogels, and composites. It also covers IP trends analysis and key applications of graphene oxide. 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: Graphene oxide, membranes, filtration, lubricants, aerogels, composites, sensors Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Thin Film Nanocoatings, Synthesis of ZnO Coatings, Carbon-free Nanocoatings, and Titania Nanocoatings on Silica Nanoparticles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A2-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in thin film nanocoatings, synthesis of ZnO coatings, carbon-free nanocoatings, and titania nanocoatings for applications as anti-corrosion coatings, energy storage, food and beverages, and as architectural coatings are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. It is observed that coatings are gaining high interest when they incorporate multifunctional properties such as hydrophobicity and self-healing. Also, new methods have been developed to produce coatings wherein the heat treatment temperature is of 300 degrees C, which is much lower than that of traditional solid-state annealing methods; this breakthrough has enabled solutions to overcome drawbacks of lithium-based storage devices pertaining to ageing and robustness. Today, nanocoatings are playing a vital role in increasing the efficiency and performance in industries by enabling advantages such as high temperature resistance. Further, fabricating of coatings with photocatalytic activity that is higher than that of commercial TiO2 for building exteriors and development of the coatings that have transparency, which is close to transmittance of bare glass has been obtained by using ZnO are a key area of interest. Researchers are working toward incremental developments to enable new industrial and commercial benefits of nanocoatings, the innovations profiled in this issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward high performance of advanced coatings and surface technologies. 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: ZnO nanocoatings, zinc acetate, polymeric thin film nanocoatings, sol-gel method, functionalized ZnO coatings, ultra-fine core-shell nanoparticles, titania nanocoatings Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Graphene and Graphene Oxide http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A1-00-00 This issue of High Tech Materials TOE showcases some of the major developments in graphene and graphene-based composites across the globe. A few manufacturing processes that would enable improved yield of high quality graphene have been showcased. A graphene oxide-based membrane that is suitable for water remediation has been discussed. The TOE also highlights a sensor synthesized with graphene, which could disrupt the agricultural segments by monitoring the water movement from roots to leaves in crops. Finally, non allergenic fabrics infused with graphene, which could provide not just comfort, but also modulate the body temperature of the user are also showcased. 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: Polycrystalline copper foils, anti-microbial fabrics, graphene oxide sensors, polysulfone Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Coatings for Improving Hard-wearing, Biocompatible, Light Capture, Heat-rejection, and Non-stick Properties http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A1-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers chemical vapor deposition (CVD) tungsten carbide-based coatings that are used to provide weather resistance properties to subsea drilling tools, hydrophilic coatings for upconverting nanoparticles that are used in medical imaging applications, windows coatings for harnessing energy from the sun, heat-rejecting coatings for keeping buildings cool, and silicone coatings for imparting non-stick and slippage properties to surfaces. 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: Chemical vapor deposition, CVD, subsea tools, upconverting nanoparticles, bioimaging, solar coatings, smart windows, silicone coatings, non-stick Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Nanomaterials for Optics, Functional Metalenses, and Multifunctional Composites http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-A0-00-00 The innovations profiled in this High-tech Materials TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward new nanomaterials to suit the consumer and environmental need of the day in high-tech materials. Significant breakthroughs in nanomaterials for applications in optics and extraction of radioactive ions, and 2D materials for constructing functional metalenses, self-monitoring anocomposite materials are some of the key trends driving the high-tech materials business. In the water treatment industry, nanomaterials are being widely used to prevent hazardous materials in effluents from being disposed in the environment. Development of extremely lightweight 2D materials with large surface area and high charging capability is also gaining high interest as these materials enable developing high performing optical solutions that can be used in diverse wavelengths. Currently, nanomaterials are also playing a vital role in increasing the water repellency of mortar by enabling advantages such as increasing life of the structure, and providing high stability. 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: Cerium oxide and cadmium oxide nanomaterials, silane enriched nanomaterials, magnetic iron oxide/carbon nanomaterials, 2D materials, functional metalenses, self-monitoring nanocomposite materials Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Functional Coatings and Surfaces http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-A0-00-00 In this issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE, TechVision has identified innovative technology developers and market forces shaping the functional coatings industry. Coating technology development has progressed significantly in the past 5 years enabled by new possibilities in achieving patterns, textures, and functionalities in nanoscale dimensions on a wide variety of substrates. Innovative approaches to engineer these high value functionalities have unlocked opportunities for plant operators, product developers, and OEMs across different industries to offer differentiated products and services that enhance customer experience. Industry stakeholders in aerospace, oil and gas, chemical processing, and construction are exposed to huge economic risks if the functional integrity of their machinery and equipment are compromised due to corrosion. Therefore, self-cleaning, omniphobic, and anti-corrosive functionalities have become a must-have for components exposed to constant abrasive forces in applications such as fluid treatment, purification, separation, and fluid transport pipelines. In medical device segment, a new wave of coating innovation aims to combine the benefits of lubricious and anti-fouling surfaces with tunable binding characteristics to improve human diagnostics experience and implant success rates. 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: Omniphobic, glove coatings, nanofiber arrays, tunable functionality, medical implant, filtration, sensing Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000