Frost.com - Chemicals and Materials Research http://www.frost.com/c/10138/home.do - Chemicals and Materials Research Sat, 24 Jun 2017 4:26:43 Plastics for the Automotive, Aerospace, Building and Construction, and Packaging Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-14-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE profiles innovations in plastics for the automotive, aerospace, building and construction, and packaging industries. The innovations include a dual container packaging solution, an inverted stand-up pouch that can be retrofitted in existing manufacturing line, bricks made from recycled plastics for constructions, carbon fibers produced from lignin, and sustainable rubber and plastics. 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: Dual container packaging solution, inverted stand-up pouch, bricks, recycled plastics, carbon fibers, lignin Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanomaterials for 3D Printing of Electronics, Water Filtration, and Healthcare http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-4B-00-00 The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to applications on nanomaterials in electronics, water filtration, and healthcare. Innovations profiled include oxidation-resistant copper nanoparticles for 3D printing, nanoparticle impregnated wood membranes for water filtration, nanoparticles for water and oil separation, and recyclable water-based filters for selective filtration. 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: Copper nanoparticles, 3D printing, water filtration, silicon nanoparticles Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Materials for Industrial Robotics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-56-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles materials used for industrial robotics. The TOE covers carbon fibers for industrial robotics, self-healing graphene for developing sub-nanosensors, a process for steel beam assembly in robotic workshops, and an alloy to develop wear-resistant robotic components. 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: Carbon fibers, industrial robotics, self-healing graphene, sub-nanosensors, steel beam assembly, alloy Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Conformal Coatings for Printed Circuit Boards http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-56-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE presents recent innovations in conformal coatings for printed circuit boards, which include silicone conformal coatings, parylene-like hydrophobic coating, black conformal coating, and multi-cure conformal coating. Conformal coatings have been gaining increasing attention and acceptance in the industries due to the demand for reliable electronic components that can withstand exposure to harsh environment. It can be seen that the market trend has started to move toward a solvent-free or 100% solid-based coating materials due to the environmentally conscious trend. However, the limitations of current coating materials prevent manufacturers from widely adopting them. This TOE provides insights on conformal coatings. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Conformal coating, printed circuit board, solvent-free coating, hydrophobic coating, silicone coating Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Energy, Aerospace and Defence, and Heathcare Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-55-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coatings for energy, aerospace, and healthcare applications. Specifically, it profiles antireflective coatings for efficiency improvement in triple junction solar cells, bio-based epoxy coatings for the food industry, silicone additive for improved water repellency and durability of sustainable coatings, PEDOT-based fabrics with self-charging property, and sustainable antifouling coatings for the marine industry. 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: Antireflective coatings, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxytiophene), triple junction solar cells, bio-based epoxy coatings, water repellent coatings, antifouling coatings Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Phase Change Materials for Battery Thermal Management System http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-55-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles material innovations that improve battery thermal management system by using phase change material. Conventional lithium-ion batteries release high amounts of heat during charge-discharge cycle. However, this battery has very small safe operation temperature windows, which means that beyond this temperature, thermal runaway might happen and lead to explosion in the battery. Innovations profiled in this issue try to address this problem by utilizing phase change material as a heat absorbent and a cheaper yet simple passive thermal management system. 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: Battery energy management system, phase change material, paraffin, latent heat Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Nanofiber Fabrication Methods http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-4A-00-00 This Nanotech TOE presents recent advancements in nanofiber production methods including a proprietary rotary jet spinning technology, a needleless electrospinning technique, a nanofiber solution, and a portable nanofiber fabrication device. Nanofibers have been gaining increasing attention from industrial as well as academic participants due to their unique physicochemical properties and wide application potential. However, the limitations of current nanofiber fabrication methods are preventing investors to fund nanofiber technology research, development and commercialization. Hence, the current issue profiles innovative fabrication methods for nanofibers, which could potentially overcome the challenges in this domain. The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles a graphene-based material that can be used to remove toxins, hafnium oxide nanoparticles for radiotherapy, and nanotechnology-based biomarkers for diagnostic applications. A nanowire-based implant for effective retinal treatment and a nanolaminate technology for smart glasses are also profiled. 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: Rotary jet spinning technology, needleless electrospinning technique, nanofiber solution, portable nanofiber device Fri, 9 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Personal Care Active Ingredients Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K187-01-00-00-00 High awareness among consumers, a growing middle class in the developing nations of Asia-Pacific, an aging population in the West, and new markets such as men s grooming, Halal Beauty, and bio-based skin care have created a wide range of opportunities for personal care active ingredient manufacturers. Industry participants are strongly focusing on innovation with respect to active ingredients and technologies associated with extraction, formulation, and preservation to differentiate themselves. Some of the established players are partnering with universities and independent labs to widen their product portfolios. North America and Europe are mature markets and are expected to record stagnant growth compared to Asia-Pacific. The latter is dominated by growth in China, South Korea, and India as well as in other emerging economies such as Indonesia and Malaysia. With a high purchasing power, the Middle East is witnessing increasing consumer awareness and proliferation of Halal Beauty products. The region is no longer being ignored by the industry. Major growth opportunities in this market include, but are not limited to: Increasing end consumer awareness A strong need to look young among consumers has led to a robust demand for personal care products. High awareness on the harmful effects of sun exposure has mooted the sales of sun care products and is expected to continue to do so till 2023. Consumer awareness is further reshaping market dynamics. These trends have created a ripple effect, leading to consumers being skeptical toward marketing claims and demanding full transparency on the raw materials used, their sourcing methods, and sustainability practices. Increasing demand for natural ingredients Today, natural ingredients are being demanded by the highly aware consumers. They hold strong opinions against personal care products with synthetic ingredients, as they want to avoid exposure to harsh chemicals. The current share of natural active ingredients in the total market is 25 30%, which is expected to double to 50 55% going forward. The sheer market potential of natural active ingredients is the reason for most active ingredient manufacturers to focus on innovation and technology in order to handle the instability of natural ingredients with other ingredients in the formulation. This research service identifies the major market drivers and restraints and regulatory, product, market, customer, and technology trends in the global personal care active ingredients market. The study focuses on different end-application segments such as skin care, sun care, hair care, oral care, and fragrances. The ingredient types considered in the study include moisturizing, anti-aging, exfoliating, UV filters, antimicrobials, and others such as purifying and soothing agents. The study also includes an in-depth regional demand and competitive analysis for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Anti-corrosion Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K18E-01-00-00-00 According to a study by NACE International the worldwide corrosion authority, the global annual expenditure to mitigate corrosion is in the range of $2.5 trillion, roughly equal to 3.4% of the world s GDP. Protecting assets from corrosion is, hence, a critical requirement for all industries. Various protective, marine, and industrial coatings formulated to protect substrates such as metals and concrete from damage due to corrosion are broadly termed anti-corrosion coatings. In this study, the global anti-corrosion coating market is analyzed for the end-user industries of oil and gas, manufacturing, water and wastewater, commercial architecture, infrastructure, marine, and power generation. The base year is 2016. The major chemistries involved in the formulation of these coatings are epoxy, polyurethane, polysiloxane, acrylic, and alkyds. The corrosion protection requirement of a coating varies based on the corrosion environment to which a substrate is expected to be exposed. Corrosive environments are rated from C1 to C5 according to ISO 12944-2 classification. Coatings used for protecting substrates in environments C1 and C2 are categorized as low-range coatings, C3 are categorized as medium-range coatings, and C4, C5I, and C5M are categorized as higher-end protective coatings in this study. The anti-corrosion coatings market is highly competitive among manufacturers of lower-range products used mostly in manufacturing, infrastructure, and commercial architecture. Additionally, the presence of a significant number of large and regional market participants offering such products compels manufacturers to maintain low prices due to the high price sensitivity of customers, especially in the developing countries of Asia-Pacific. On the other hand, manufacturers of higher-range protective coatings used to protect substrates in harsh marine, off-shore, and chemical exposure conditions experience less competition and price sensitivity, as customers seek specialized and efficient products for such applications even at higher prices. Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for anti-corrosion coatings, with high growth potential driven by the growing end-user industries such as infrastructure, manufacturing, and water and wastewater. The market in North America is expected to witness significant growth from the manufacturing sector, while a recovery in crude oil prices is expected to propel revenue growth in the region from the oil and gas sector. Anti-corrosion coatings face regulatory pressure from organizations such as US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and REACH, which mandate the use of products with low VOC emissions and eliminate the use of heavy metals. There is an increasing trend of customers moving to waterborne and higher solids anti-corrosion coatings instead of solvent-borne ones for want of lower VOC emissions, better aesthetics, and durability. Manufacturers are increasingly investing in product development to enhance environmental sustainability and product efficiency. Customers are looking for products that are easier to apply, with quicker drying times and longevity. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Material Developments in Aerospace, Sustainable Packaging, and Healthcare Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-54-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations in materials including a bio-based co-polyamide with improved casting yields for packaging, a nano-scale thin film material with high electrical conductivity, and a infrared detector prototype from metamaterials for leak detection and medical diagnostics. 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: Co-polyamide, infrared detector, metamaterials, microfibrillar films, ceramic cores Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Research Developments in Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-54-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coatings for corrosion protection and resistance, food processing equipment, and monitoring cracks in large structures. Also profiled is a highly transparent, UV-curable coating with increased adhesion characteristics. 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: Corrosion protection, food processing, cracks, UV-curable coating Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biopaint, Textile Manufacturing, Algae Bioprocessing, and Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-53-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features innovations in algae bioprocessing, biofuels and renewable oxygenate gasoline additives. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in textile manufacturing, agriculture, and bio-based paints. 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: Agriculture, biopaints, bio-textiles, algae bioprocessing, algal biofuel, renewable gasoline additive, crop protection Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Offshore, Textiles, and Industrial Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-53-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles advances in coatings for offshore, textiles, and industrial applications. Innovations in focus include flexible coating for corrosion protection of complex surfaces, a two-layer nanocoating system for metallic substrates, and and fluorine-free oleophobic coatings for the textile industry. 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: Coatings, offshore, textile, nanocoating, splash zone Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Skincare, Batteries, Electronics, and Catalysts http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-48-00-00 The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles layered-structure nanomaterials for fast charging of car batteries, a flexible acoustic transducer using a nanogenerator, research advances in the fabrication process of carbon nanobelts, applying nanoengineering for improving the oxygen storage capacity of ceria. 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. Keywords: Hyaluronic acid, nanomaterials, nanogenerator, oleophobic Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Materials for Batteries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-52-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles material innovations that can enhance the charge cycle and the longevity of batteries, including lithium-ion batteries, for various 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: Solid state electrolyte, Li-ion batteries, current collector, charge cycle Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Coatings for Lithium-ion Batteries and for Medical and Automotive Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-52-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles advances in coatings for lithium-ion batteries and for medical and automotive Industries. Innovations include a lubricious coating that increases the durability of medical devices, UV-resistant coatings that can increase durability of automotive windows, a next-generation coating with high cure rate even at low temperatures, and a coating for increasing performance of lithium-ion batteries. 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: Lubricious coating, medical devices, UV-resistant coating, automotive windows, lithium-ion batteries Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Bioadhesives, Cancer Therapy, and Water Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-52-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in bio-adhesives, biofoams, and bio-emulsifiers production. The TOE also focuses on various advancements in membrane structures for desalination and nanoparticles for cancer treatment. 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: Medical implants, food packaging, food processing, biofoams, bioemulsifiers, bioadhesives, cancer therapeutics, desalination Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Nanocatalysts, Graphene, Nanosilver, and Nanoprocessing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-47-00-00 This Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to nanocatalysts for use in manufacture of biodiesel, graphene for manufacture of electrochemical cells, nanosilver antimicrobial, nano silcon carbide with tunable characteristics, and a nano-deposition process that can be an alternative to CVD. 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: Nanocatalyst, graphene, nanosilver, nano silcon carbide, nano-deposition, chemical vapor deposition Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Plastics for the Healthcare, Automotive, Aerospace, Building and Construction, and Packaging Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D825-00-13-00-00 This edition of the Plastics Advisor TOE profiles innovations in plastics for the healthcare, automotive, aerospace, building and construction, and packaging industries. The innovations include an eco-friendly plastic composite as alternative to steel in high-strength applications, fire retardant plastic for aircraft interiors, recycled plastic for road construction, and a packaging tray developed from recycled ocean plastics. 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: Plastic composite, fire retardant plastic, aircraft interiors, ocean plastics Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovation in Materials for the Personal Care, Electronics, and Thermoelectric Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-51-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations in personal care, electronics, and thermoelectric industries. In particular, it profiles biodegradable microbeads for personal care, a multifunctional gelling agent developed from plant sources, a polycrystalline thermoelectric material with high performance, a nano-scale thin film material that has high conductivity, and a damage-resistant biomimetic material that can also repell water. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Microbeads, gel, thermoelectric material, thin films, biomimetic material Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Advances in Coatings for Nonwovens http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-51-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles advances in coatings for nonwovens. Nonwovens are fabric-like materials that are made from fibers bound together by chemical, mechanical, or specialized treatment methods using solvents. Generally, nonwovens are densified to improve strength. Also, new functional possibilities using coatings and surface treatments are driving adoption of nonwovens as industrial textiles, geotextiles, and other commercial applications. Depending on the type of coating or surface treatment, functionalities such as electrical conductivity, electromagnetic interference shielding, hydrophobicity and antimicrobial resistance can be infused in the fibers of nonwoven fabrics. 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: Antimicrobial polymer coating, nonwovens, extrusion coating, silver coating, nickel coating, metalized coating, polypropylene fiber, conductive fiber Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Food Packaging, Food Color, Gold Processing, and Coffee Supply Chain http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-51-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in sustainable food packaging and natural food colors. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in gold processing, and efficient coffee supply chain solutions. 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: Edible food packaging, natural food colors, gold processing, coffee production, food shelf life, indicators Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Antimicrobials, Coatings, Sensors, Lightweighting, and Data Storage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-45-00-00 The issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the use of nanosilver-based antimicrobials for wound dressings, FET nanowire sensors for the healthcare industry, nanoyarns for lightweighting, nanoceramic coatings for use in marine applications, and CNTs for data storage 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. Keywords: FET nanowire sensors, nanoyarns, nanoceramic coatings, carbon nanotubes Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Wood, Engineered & Consumer Products, and the Automotive and Metal Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-50-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles a waterborne dispersion, a protective coating for cookware, a thermal diffusion coating, and a hybrid epoxy coating intended for automotive coil springs. 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: Waterborne dispersion, protective coatings, thermal diffusion coatings, hybrid epoxy coatings, wood coatings Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Semiconductor Nanofibres, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Adhesives, and Conductive Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-50-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations related to the development of semiconductor nanofibers, thermoplastic materials for 3D printing, fast curing adhesives, and materials for flexible devices. 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: Semiconductors, nanofibers, thermoplastic materials, 3D printing, fast curing adhesives, flexible devices Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in the Phytochemicals Market in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCFA-01-00-00-00 The phytochemicals market for personal care in sub-Saharan Africa was worth $300 million in 2016 and will see a relatively fast growth (CAGR of 5.5%) over the next five years. This study is designed to provide a road-map for translating strategy into specific, meaningful tactics; which are based on insights that have been collected through on-the-ground research. The study outlines the skills, resources and technologies required to take advantage of a booming personal care market in Sub-Saharan market. Furthermore, manufacturers of phytochemicals and personal care are provided with competitive insights which will allow them to effectively position their product segments in this relatively unknown but high potential market. Only active chemicals are covered in the scope of this study, inactive chemicals such as surfactants are excluded from the scope of the research. The increasing pace of urbanization has led to improved living standards and a growth in consumer expenditure. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sub-Saharan Africa is considered to be the second-fastest-growing region in the world after Asia-Pacific and presents one of the last growth frontiers. Geographic Scope: Sub-Saharan Africa Product Scope: Phytochemicals active ingredients in personal care Application Scope: Oral care, hair care and skin care Study Period: 2016 to 2021 Key Questions Answered: At what rate is the sub-Saharan Africa market for personal care ingredients growing or declining, and are growth changes expected in the forecast period? What Mega Trends are driving this trend? What product and technology trends are evident in the personal care market? How can companies tailor their products to meet the demands of a more discerning and fast changing market? What does the phytochemicals market competitive landscape look like? Who are the important market competitors and what products/services do they offer? What skills, resources and technologies will give market participants competitive advantage in this increasingly competitive market? Outside of traditional markets such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, which emerging markets should market participants focus on to maximize their growth? Key Target Audience: Current market participants Potential new entrants Potential investors Research and development institutions Government bodies Financial institutions Research in bio-based products has reached a tipping point in the chemical industry s attempts to seek newer growth opportunities through geographic expansion, innovation in greener products and processes. Phytochemicals are every naturally occurring chemical present in plants and algae; these include monomers, polymers, plastics, formulated products or chemicals derived from renewable biomass. Sub-Saharan Africa has between 40, 000 and 60,000 plant species of which approximately 35,000 are only found in the region. The region is home to more than 900 million consumers and the number is expected to increase to 2.35 billion by 2050. Furthermore, 70% of the population is below the age of 30. The increasing pace of urbanization has led to improved living standards and a growth in consumer expenditure. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sub-Saharan Africa is considered to be the second-fastest-growing region in the world after Asia-Pacific and presents one of the last growth frontiers. Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Innovations for Oil and Gas, Biomedical, Wood and Metal Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-4F-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles coating developments related to providing corrosion protection for industries including oil and gas. It also profiles research advances related to tuning of superhydrophobic surfaces and UV stabilizers developed for coatings. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: anti-corrosion, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biofuels, Agriculture, Packaging, and Textile Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4F-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in food and agriculture. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations in renewable fuel production, organic plastic, and textile manufacturing, which use waste from the food industry as a feedstock. 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: Biofuel, crop protection, edible food packaging, organic plastic, vitamin-enriched textile, fibrous casing, waste management Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations in Ceramic Fibers, Smart Bandages, Diagnostics, Encapsulation, and Quantum Dots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-44-00-00 This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles innovations related to the development of ceramic nanofillers for composite manufacturing, nanosensors for smart bandages, portable pathogen detection devices, and an encapsulation process. 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. Keywords: Ceramic nanofillers, composite manufacturing, nanosensors, smart bandages, pathogen detection, encapsulation Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100