Frost.com - Chemicals and Materials Research http://www.frost.com/c/10138/home.do - Chemicals and Materials Research Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:10:36 Innovations in Healthcare, Coatings, and Bioprinting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-8F-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts trends in a series of developments associated with cancer therapy and treatment for spinal cord injuries. It also focuses on innovations in coatings and bioink. 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: Cancer, spinal cord, porous polymer coatings, composite coatings, bioink, bio-printing Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Coatings and Surface Treatment for the Energy, Marine, Mining, and Packaging Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-9A-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE features a sustainable coating made from soybean oil dedicated for cardboard packaging, and a biocide-free antifouling coating for marine applications. A ceramic lining for extreme wear resistance for mining sector applications and a novel method for thin film processing based on bismuth sulphide have also been highlighted in this issue. Some additional developments in the field of super hydrophobic coatings for electricity generation that can constitute a novel concept for power sources for microfluidic devices are also profiled in this issue. 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: Plant-based coatings, soybean oil coatings, super hydrophobic surface, wear resistance ceramic, antifouling coatings, thin film preparation, bismuth sulphide, 2D materials Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Synthetic Retinas, Self-healing Glass, Graphene, and Sustainable Textile Fibers http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-99-00-00 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. This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of self-healing glass, grapheme, and sustainable textile fibers. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as aerospace, automotive, building & construction, transportation, and telecom. This issue also covers an innovation based on the development of a synthetic retina from hydrogels. Additionally, it includes an innovation focused on the development of wooden poles for the telecom industry from a natural composite in just seven days. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing, glass, graphene, textile, fibers, wood, composite, retina, aerospace, automotive, building & construction, transportation, telecom Fri, 5 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Anti-corrosion Coatings, Fabric Coatings, and Quick Drying Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-99-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE features some of the key anti-corrosion coatings used across a wide range of industries. A heat activated ceramic composite coating with the capability to protect a surface from CUI (corrosion under insulation) has been featured. Another anti-corrosion coating, which can save engine components from friction and save energy, has been highlighted in this issue. Some additional developments in the field of super-hydrophobic coatings for water repellant fabrics have been highlighted, and finally a quick drying paint, which can convert any substrate into a projectable and writable one has been included in this issue. 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: Diamond coatings, superhydrophobic fabrics, corrosion under insulation (CUI), UV resistant coatings Fri, 5 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Self-healing Coatings: Opportunity Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D865-01-00-00-00 The research service titled, Self-healing Coatings: Opportunity Analysis provides an overview of self-healing coatings, its need, different mechanisms for achieving self-healing action as well as the key differentiating factors compared to other protective coatings. It also covers the key drivers and challenges of the sector as well as the megatrends it can impact. The research service also includes IP analysis, research paper meta-analysis, funding trends, key innovations across the different application segments and the key companies to watch out for. It also covers a section on the application landscape of self-healing coatings where the requirements for each application industry that would facilitate the adoption of self-healing coatings are captured as well as a section where the self-healing coatings opportunity in each application industry is analyzed. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Opportunities for Materials Derived from Crude Oil in a Decarbonized and Circular World http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D876-01-00-00-00 Population growth and rising demand for energy creates an increasing pressure on industries reliant on material resources to find effective means to extend the lifetime of finite resources in the value chain and thereby reduce their use in single-use products. In 2017, the global primary energy consumption grew by 2.2% as compared to 2016 which was the highest growth since 2013. Six different resources are considered as primary energy sources which include crude oil, coal, hydroelectricity, nuclear energy, natural gas and renewables. Of these, crude oil accounts for nearly 37% while coal takes the 2nd spot with ~30% and natural gas has the 3rd largest share at 25%. While renewables are the fastest growing closely followed by natural gas, utilization of crude oil as a primary energy source is declining primarily due to volatility in benchmark prices driven by geopolitical instability and supply disruptions. Following the 2015 downturn, the oil industry has been pushed to re-look at their growth strategies and align their businesses to benefit from emerging trends such as circular economy, lightweighting, electrification and miniaturization. In this quest, crude oil producers are looking to identify new opportunities for materials derived from crude oil in the context of circularity objectives set by different industries. One of the major opportunities is to utilize hydrocarbon as a source in production of advanced carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene and to recycle waste from by-products of crude oil to produce high value materials. This research service titled Emerging Opportunities for Materials derived from Crude Oil in a Decarbonized and Circular World details trends in the oil and gas industry which are creating a sense of uncertainty regarding the future growth in demand for crude oil and how the investment in shale plays is taking shape in different regions. From a material development perspective, we discuss the importance of circular economy and what are the goals material developers aim to achieve in enabling the transition to circular economy. In specific, we discuss about two types of carbon materials which have been through the peak of hype cycle namely carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene. Considering that these materials posses unique properties and are increasingly being adopted for product development across industries, we look at different synthesis methods, innovation ecosystem, product development focus areas and market potential forecast to 2025. We briefly discuss some processes which utilize innovative methods to re-use waste plastic and rubbers as carbon source to synthesize CNTs and graphene. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Fire Resistant and Fire Retardant Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-98-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations in fire retardant and resistant coatings. The innovations are focused on coatings that could provide fire retardancy or resistance to different kinds of substrates such as steel, wood. Moreover, this issue covers an innovation on a coating that has the ability to make cotton fire retardant and water proof. This issue also covers an innovation on fire retardant coatings produced without the use of halogens. 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: Fire, resistant, retardant, coating, halogens Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in the Global Aerospace Adhesives and Coatings Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDED-01-00-00-00 Aerospace is one of the key industries of leading economies and supplies to markets such as commercial aviation, defense aviation, and general aviation. Aircraft and related components and products that are in operation or are being manufactured require a variety of highly specific and durable adhesives and coatings for various applications on parts such exterior surfaces, structural parts, and cabin components. Such products are collectively referred to as aerospace adhesives and coatings in this study. The aerospace adhesives and coatings market in this study is analyzed for end-industries including commercial aviation, defense, and general aviation. The major end-user types are original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Major chemistries involved in the formulation of coatings are polyurethane (PU) and epoxy along with fluoropolymers and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); the chemistries found commonly in adhesives are epoxy, cyanoacrylate, acrylics, and PU. Adhesives are selected for an application based on a variety of requirements such as elasticity, toughness, corrosion resistance, conductivity, adhesion to various substrate types, resistance to fuels and other chemicals, stability under various temperature ranges and pressure conditions, and resistance to humidity. The requirements vary depending on the end application. Coatings formulations are required to be UV resistant with durable color retention for exterior applications, and greatly corrosion and chemical resistant for structural applications. North America is the largest market for the aerospace sector with huge manufacturing and maintenance bases of leading OEMs such as The Boeing Company, Airbus, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. Asia-Pacific (APAC) is the fastest growing market owing to the increasing demand for air travel by a large and growing urban population in the developing countries with increasing disposable incomes. The market for aerospace adhesives and coatings is greatly impacted by mega trends such as robust growth of aircraft production due to increasing demand from commercial and defense aviation segments of the developing countries such as China, India, and those in Southeast Asia and Middle East. However, market growth may be restrained by a slowdown in new investments in commercial freight aircraft due to an expected decline in international trade in the coming few years. The aerospace adhesives and coatings market is highly competitive among large and global manufacturers who are primarily established in the developed markets of North America and Europe. The competitive environment in the market is highly skewed towards the larger market participants who increasingly engage in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures among themselves and also smaller companies to acquire new products, technologies, and market shares due to which the market points towards further consolidation in the coming few years. Aerospace adhesives and coatings face regulatory pressures from organizations such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and REACH that mandate the use of products with lower VOC emissions and eliminate the use of heavy metals. There is an increasing trend of customers moving to higher solids aerospace adhesives instead of solvent borne products for want of lower volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, better specifications, and durability. Manufacturers are increasingly investing in product development to enhance environmental sustainability and product efficiency. Customers are increasingly looking for products that are easier to apply, lighter in weight, and regulatory compliant. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations for Healthcare, Energy, Automotive, and Electronics Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-6F-00-00 This issue of the Nanotechnology TOE covers innovations in healthcare, energy, automotive, and electronic applications. Innovations profiled a yeast-based biosensor for measurement of radiation exposure level, stretchable electronics for applications in robotics, sustainable light-emitting Particles for LED displays, a simple method for controlling properties of carbon nanotubes, and controlled release of microRNA for healthcare applications. In addition, novel wear-resistance ceramics, a ceramic-coating with self-healing properties, and a 3D graphene aerogel that can be used in energy and aerospace applications are 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 and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: 3D printing, graphene, core-shell light-emitting particles, wear-resistant ceramics, self-healing materials, stretchable electronics, artificial skin, biosensor, carbon nanotubes, single crystal particles, nano inks, tissue healing process Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Pre-commercialized Materials for Biomedical Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-97-00-00 This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE highlights some of the key material innovations in the biomedical industry that are still in their pre-commercialization stage. A micro-needle mimicking the blood drawing concept of mosquitos has been developed to painlessly administer fluids within patients. Another innovation talks about a 3D bioprinted material, which can be used treat wound care and prevent infections. A polymer film stamping method for cytogenetics has also been highlighted in this issue. 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: Polymer film stamping, 3D bioprinting, micro-needles, myeloperoxidase Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Graphene-based Coatings and Omniphobic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-97-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations in graphene-based coatings and omniphobic coatings. The TOE includes a Hybrid re-bar graphene with improved fracture toughness, a biomimetic hierarchical smart coating with graphene oxide, and a graphene nanoribbon-based composite coating for de-icing. A graphene coating that exhibits ability to control water evaporation, a short-chain polymer-based omniphobic coating for fabrics are also profiled. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Graphene-based coatings, omniphobic coatings, hybrid re-bar graphene, biomimetic hierarchical smart coating, graphene oxide, graphene nanoribbon, composite coating, de-icing Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Trends in Fire Resistant and Fire Retardant Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-2F-00-00 This edition of Future Tech TOE focuses on fire retardant and fire resistant materials. It gives an overview of the requirements for fire retardancy and resistance as well as different approaches of achieving fire retardancy and resistance. It also covers the different application areas of fire retardant and resistant materials. The TOE also lists the key materials that are used to achieve fire retardancy and resistance and it also includes the trends in different regions such as Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. This issue also includes IP trends analysis as well as 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: Fire, resistant, retardant, materials Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Cancer Detection, Wearable Smart Bandages, Artificial Intelligence, and Superhydrophobic Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-8B-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts recent developments associated with cancer detection, wearable smart bandages. It also focuses on innovations in artificial intelligence, fast image processing, and superhydrophobic coatings. 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: Cancer detection, AI, superhydrophobic coatings, smart bandages, optical computer Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Analyst Perspective on Reduction of Thermoplastics for Structural Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-96-00-00 Extruded plastic pipes are the largest volume of plastics used in the building and construction industry, and have widely replaced previously used concrete, steel, and iron-based pipes. The flexible, lightweight, durable, non-corrosive, fouling resistant, and versatile nature of thermoplastics make them advantageous for use in construction products over traditional pipe materials. This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE explores the different structural applications thermoplastics are being used predominantly in, the different approaches being used to impart lightweighting in thermoplastics, and what are the material properties in demand. 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: Thermoplastic, lightweight, building and construction, reinforced composites, additives, high density polyethylene Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Slime Busting Coatings, Passivation Coatings, Corrosion Protection Coatings, Bioactive Coatings, and Phosphate Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-96-00-00 Significant breakthroughs in coating technologies with applications spanning slime busting coatings, passivation coatings, corrosion protection coatings, bioactive coatings, phosphate coatings are seen to be driving the advanced coatings and surface technologies business. The slime busting coatings control slime and prevent them from adhering to the surface of marine vessels and thus improve their performance. Passivation coatings that are hydrophobic and increase the corrosion resistance of manganese substrates have also gained immense interest. While modified silica coating enabled with electrodeposition process is a growing area of interest to coat and protect carbon steel from corrosion. The immense focus on corrosion protection by researchers has also resulted in development of a new phosphating coating that protects graphite. The diversity of coating application is also seen in medical implants, wherein bioactive coatings are developed for improved osseointegration between titanium implants and bones. The innovations profiled in this issue of the Advanced Coating and Surface Technology TOE are recent research innovations in advanced coatings and surface technologies that are focused toward sustainability by reducing corrosion and increasing performance and life of components. 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: Slime busting coatings, passivation coatings, implant coatings, bioactive coatings, graphite protection, carbon steel protection, corrosion protection coatings Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Natural Refrigerants, Plant Breeding Techniques, Biofuels Production, and Metabolism Regulations http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-96-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in natural refrigerants, plant breeding techniques for plant cultivation with enhanced starch yield, and data-driven framework based on machine learning to control metabolism regulations. The TOE also focuses on alternative approach to improve biofuel production, such as nanocatalysts for continuous flow conversion of biowaste to biofuel, and a novel technique for manipulating small cell structures to work as nanoreactors to convert sugar into fuel. 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. Keywords: Organic refrigerants, nanocatalysts, gamma-valerolactone, gene editing, nano-reactors, bacterial microcompartments, metabolism regulation Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Rechargeable Battery Materials, Plastic Waste Recycling, Carbon Fiber Recycling, Graphene Laminated Pipes, and Antibacterial Hydrogels http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-95-00-00 This issue of the High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations in solid polymer electrolyte ions for developing rechargeable batteries, solvent-based physical processes for recycling plastic waste, commercial carbon fiber recovery production line for reclaiming carbon fibers from manufacturing waste, graphene laminated pipes for providing corrosion protection during fluid transportation in the oil and gas industry, and hydrogel composite materials that can be used as wound dressing for treating skin damage. 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 batteries, rechargeable batteries, plastic recycling, carbon fiber recycling, flexible food packaging, graphene laminated pipes, barrier packaging, self-healing hydrogel Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Coatings and Surface Treatment for Applications in Aerospace, Textiles, and Healthcare Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-95-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations in aerospace, textile, and healthcare applications. The TOE includes a carbon reinforced ceramic coating that can be applied at elevated temperatures, smart textiles that change color with the aid of mobile phone, and a coating that facilitates the process of swallowing capsules and tablets by patients. A surface treatment for enhancing bonding properties and an ice-repelling coating for aerospace applications are also profiled. The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Ceramic materials, ceramic coating, ice-repelling coating, smart textiles, graphene coating, plasma surface treatment Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Cell Encapsulation, Microbiome Science for Cosmetics and Therapy, and Plant-based Milk Alternative http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-95-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in cell encapsulation as well as microbiome science for cosmetics and therapy. The TOE also focuses on a plant-based milk alternative, diabetes management, and gastrointestinal disease 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. Keywords: Microbiota, neuro disorders, diabetes management, gastrointestinal diseases Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Antifouling Coatings, Deposition Techniques, and Anti-fog Coatings http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-94-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE covers innovations in antifouling coatings, deposition techniques, and anti-fog coatings. The coatings can be used in a variety of applications such as medical, textiles, building & construction, food & beverages, marine, and automotive. One of the coatings profiled in the TOE is for applying on windows for effective air conditioning. 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: Deposition, antifouling, anti-fog, coatings, medical, textiles, building & construction, food & beverages, marine, automotive Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Innovations in Fire Resistant Materials, Heat Resistant Materials, and Fire Retardant Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-94-00-00 This issue of the High-Tech Materials TOE covers innovations in fire resistant materials, heat resistant materials, and fire retardant materials. The materials can be used in a variety of applications such as building & construction, textiles, electronics, aerospace, and spacecraft. One of the innovations profiled in the TOE is based on a material that can render substances such as wood or paper fire resistant, hydrophobic, as well as develop antimicrobial property. 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: Fire resistant, fire retardant, building & construction, textiles, electronics, aerospace, spacecraft Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biocatalysts, Bioplastics, Seawater Fermentation, and Enzymes Utilization http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-94-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in production of bioplastic for packaging applications and seawater fermentation process enabling to reduce water footprint in bioethanol production. The TOE also focuses on an alternative approach to utilize enzymes for designing novel tailored semisynthetic biocatalysts for hydrogen processing. It also profiles an innovation focusing on potential of nanobots to neutralize biochemical attacks. 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. Keywords: Metalloenzymes, DNA-based biocatalyst, hydrogenase, seawater fermentation, nanobots, bio-copolyester, bioplastic Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Transparent Polymer Materials, 3D Printing, Electrode Materials, Terpene Synthesis, and Leachable Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D737-00-93-00-00 3D printing of highly viscous materials, electrode materials, complex terpene synthesis, and leachable materials is seen to be driving the hi-tech materials business. Materials developed using chitosan for treatment of post trauma damage recovery are gaining high interest due to their compatibility with the host. Developing materials that will increase efficiency and performance of turbine blades and enable high precision and quality, synthesis methods for complex terepenes that are environmentally friendly and mimic nature, polymeric encapsulation of mineral pellets that enable self-healing in cement during construction are key research areas that have gained high interest amongst researchers. This High-Tech Materials TOE profiles recent research innovations that are focused toward sustainability in hi-tech materials. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Materials for turbine engine, highly viscous materials, leachable materials, polymeric materials, terpene synthesis, self-healing materials Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Coating Advances in Steel, Packaging, Construction, Machinery, and Paper Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D749-00-93-00-00 This issue of the Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE presents the recent innovations in anti-corrosive, packaging, and machinery industries. The current issue includes two bio-based coating ideas, which can be used for food packaging applications. The increasingly environmental awareness has continually attracted the development on bio-based, renewable, and biodegradable coating materials. Besides, the current issue has also profiled anti-corrosive coating technology using conductive polymers, a new solid lubricant coating product that can be applied for high temperature applications and a new hyperdispersant that can work effectively in waterborne coating formulations. 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-corrosive coating, oxygen barrier packaging, hyperdispersant, anti-friction coating, bio-based coating Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100