Frost.com - Environment and Building Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do - Environment and Building Technologies Research Mon, 1 May 2017 7:15:12 The Middle East Fire Protection Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P984-01-00-00-00 Rising fire accidents, government mandates, and stringent implementation are leading to increased installation of fire protection systems in the Middle East. This, coupled with increasing fire protection expenditure by institutions and enterprises and technological innovations, is driving the overall market. Technology advancement driving adoption and smart integration is the way forward for the industry to scale new heights. Active fire protection systems dominate the market but passive systems are expected to gain greater traction in the forecast period. As of 2015, 95% of the market used active systems. Fire management systems, comprising sprinklers and extinguishers held the largest market share in 2015 and are expected to dominate the market till 2021. Fire detection and response systems comprising of smoke/fire/gas detectors and alarm systems work in tandem with fire management systems. The market for fire analysis software is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, as the need for proper analysis of past fire accidents can help resolve future fire accidents for they help understand the environmental conditions and surrounding dynamics that led to fire accidents in the past. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East for the fire protection market, as the government has commenced numerous infrastructure projects and the country also is the largest in the oil and gas sector. To address the issue of increasing population burden on existing resources, this government has taken up numerous construction and infrastructure projects, which are expected to push demand for fire protection systems. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains the largest commercial and residential market in the region. As authorities mandate the implementation of stringent fire protection norms in buildings, the demand for fire protection products is expected to rise. Oman and Qatar are largely oil-dependent economies and also strong users of fire protection products. Some of the key market trends include the rise of smart fire detectors and suppressants, the rise of public private partnership (PPP) arrangements for investments, enforcement of building codes, and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the integration of systems. The dominance of international participants Tyco, UTC, and Honeywell over the years in the market shows that they are the most preferred by end users. As they maintain consistency in product quality, performance, and high global standards, they are expected to continue to lead in future as well. NAFFCO is emerging as a leading domestic brand, with more than 12 manufacturing plants in the region. It is one of the largest suppliers for fire protection products to the commercial and residential segments, and is now focusing on expanding its offerings in the oil and gas sector. Saudi s SFFECO is also a growing local participant; both NAFFCO and SFFECO are the largest exporters in the region. The market is flooded with numerous agents and traders dealing in the supply of fire protection products, resulting in sub-standard products threatening to do more damage in the area of installation. The study covers fire protection market analysis from 2014 till 2021, using primary and secondary inputs and assessment of the derived data. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Healthcare and Wastewater Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-43-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare and wastewater treatment. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of medical implants, eye diseases treatment, and cancer research. 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: Healthcare, medical implants, eye diseases, cancer research, wastewater treatment, glaucoma prevention, cancer research Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Membrane Technologies Market in Water and Wastewater (WWW) Treatment in Southeast Asia, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P91C-01-00-00-00 The Southeast Asia (SE Asia) Membrane Technologies market, comprising Microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration (NF), and Reverse Osmosis (RO), is growing steadily thanks to the region-wide focus on cleaner water and wastewater. The market is forecasted to grow at a double digit Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.9% from 2016 to 2021, propelled by consumer demand for cleaner water, stricter effluent regulations, and the need for space-efficient and resource-efficient decentralized treatment systems. In addition to the analysis of market growth factors, this study offers insights into the broader trends influencing the membrane market and its participants. Privatization and decentralization of water resource management have become a major drivers of change in the Southeast Asian water sector. Strong investment is also expected in the sector due to a shift in the investment focus from China and India toward emerging markets. This environment of innovation and change has proved beneficial to the membrane technologies market, with the pace of project implementation in the region increasing and a leapfrogging in technology adoption of membrane-based systems. The nascent membrane technologies market in Southeast Asia is still highly fragmented, but membrane market leaders from Japan and Europe have already begun capitalizing on the largely under-developed SE Asian membrane market. Key companies in the region include GE Water (Suez), Toray Membranes, Hyflux, Veolia Water, and Evoqua. While Singapore and Malaysia are currently the markets with the highest revenue, frontier markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam will offer the highest growth potential. In terms of market segment performance, the market share of microfiltration membranes will gradually be eroded by advanced membrane technologies due to the need for higher quality treated effluent. Research Scope: This study covers only the membrane filtration elements that are used in the construction of membrane systems, and excludes the costs associated with the design, integration, and operation and maintenance of these systems. The market trends are analyzed for the study period 2012 to 2021, with the base year being 2016. The market is segmented by the key technologies in the market MF, UF, NF, and RO. Though Forward Osmosis (FO), an upcoming membrane technology, it is excluded from the scope of this study. In addition to the drivers and restraints in the market, this study also highlights key market trends and enablers in the study regions. The scope of this study is limited to the market pertaining to membrane technologies used in industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment applications. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Plastic Recycling, Solar Cells, Healthcare, Nanocoatings, and Artificial Neurons http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-41-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in plastic recycling, solar cells, and healthcare. This TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of nanocoatings and artificial neurons. 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: Healthcare, solar cells, plastic recycling, nanocoatings, dental implants, artificial neurons Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Total Membrane Systems Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC61-01-00-00-00 This study provides an in-depth insight on the European membrane systems market in 2016 covering membrane systems like microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and nanofiltration that are used for treating water and wastewater for both municipal and industrial segments, as well as the membrane bioreactor system (MBR) market for both industrial and municipal segment across various regions in Europe. Segmentation and Scope: Application Segment o Municipal Water o Municipal Wastewater o Industrial Water o Industrial Wastewater Membrane Type o Low Pressure Membranes 1. Ultrafiltration 2. Microfiltration o High Pressure Membranes 1. Nanofiltration 2. Reverse Osmosis o Membrane Bioreactor Systems (MBR) Membrane Material o Organic/Polymer o Inorganic/Ceramic Apart from providing market trends for the type of membranes, it provides data about trends of membrane material, i.e., polymeric and ceramic membranes as well. The market size for 2016 is $1.33 billion and is calculated based on the installed base of membranes in the municipal and industrial segments. The study also provides a 5-year forecast of revenue and cumulative installed base with 2016 as the base year. It also includes the latest trends influencing the market and future opportunities for different membranes in the municipal and industrial segments in Europe. The highlight of the study is the information on the cumulative installed base of membranes for water and wastewater treatment industrial and municipal segments. The cumulative installed base will indicate the addressed and addressable markets in regions like UK, Germany, France, Iberia, Italy, Scandinavia, Alpine, and Benelux. Key Question this Study will Answer: Is the market growing and how long will it continue to grow? What are the major factors that drive the growth of the membrane systems market in Europe? What are the growth opportunities for different application and end-user segments? What is the competitive landscape of the markets covered in the study? Will the companies/products/services continue to exist or will they be acquired by other companies? What are the key growth strategies for long-term sustainability of the companies? What are the Mega Trends in the membrane systems market? Client Benefit: The study provides an in-depth insight on the cumulative installed base of membranes in water and wastewater treatment. The cumulative installed base will be a great indicator in identifying addressed markets and addressable market. As the revenue forecast from 2016 to 2021 is based on the cumulative installed base, growth in municipal segment will be sporadic while exhibiting steady growth in the industrial segment. Key Companies Covered in this Study GE Water and Process Technologies Pentair Microdyn-Nadir Inge-BASF Hydranautics Cembrane Nanostone Water PCI Membranes Kubota Corporation (Europe) Italprogetti Toray Membrane Nalco Company Dow Water & Process Solutions Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in the UK Facility Management Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD6-01-00-00-00 The facility management (FM) market in the United Kingdom is going through a transformation driven by technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings. The UK FM market is one of the most developed and mature in the world with a highly competitive international supply base. FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find so companies need to innovate if they are to keep growing and remain profitable. The industry will continue to move towards service integration and sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity and M&A activity will continue apace. This study takes a deep look at the growth opportunities in the UK FM market in the wake of these transformations. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and a mapping of the most attractive opportunities for growth to 2025. The crucial questions answered by this strategic and dynamic study include: Which are the fastest growing service delivery models? How will the market evolve to 2025? What with the competitive landscape look like by 2025? Which are the fastest growing customer segments? What types of services will see growth and which will be the most challenged by the maturation of the market? How will suppliers react to the need for dynamic new value propositions? What impact will technology and new business models have on the future of FM in the UK in the future? What are the 5 most attractive growth opportunities for FM in the UK? This study also looks at opportunities in adjacent and converging markets such as energy management, sustainability, and workplace change management. All of these will have a transforming effect on FM in the UK over the coming years. The pace of change in the market is faster than suppliers have ever seen and collaboration is key to avoid being left behind. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Mobile Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K17A-01-00-00-00 The North American market for mobile water and wastewater treatment systems serves a critical purpose in keeping facilities running and responding to fluctuating capacity needs for numerous industries. Critical industries including power, petrochemical, and chemical rely on mobile treatment services to ensure smooth operations and regulatory compliance. An understanding of key market and technology trends, customer and regional demand, and revenue forecasts are needed to devise an intelligent growth strategy. While the market is led by core participants, there is scope for growth at all levels to secure growth. The market traditionally focuses on industrial applications rather than municipal. Industrial verticals are more likely to address sudden or seasonal capacity need fluctuations, unlike municipal facilities that look at long-term investment strategies for major infrastructure components. Some recent developments, however, have seen growth opportunities in providing potable water for small communities. Customers are buying a range of technology solutions including resin and membrane solutions for potable and process water treatment, while wastewater needs are being met with physiochemical and membrane solutions. Fluctuations at the customer level, however, do not carry over to the competitor landscape, which is characterized by a core group of leading participants and numerous regional and niche competitors. Market leaders benefit from their extensive network of mobile units and geographic coverage. All companies seek a competitive edge on pricing, response time, and technology portfolio. This study analyzes the North American mobile water and wastewater treatment systems market from 2013 to 2021. The research scope includes: Municipal and industrial customers Water treatment (membrane technologies, resin systems, and other systems) and wastewater treatment technologies Breakdowns by country (Canada and the United States) Market drivers and restraints for the 2017 2021 forecast period A competitive landscape analysis Key questions this study will address: How is the market performing, and what are its prospects? What is driving and restraining the market, and what are the key challenges for the market going forward? What is the market structure with respect to technology, end user, and type of service? In what ways is the market evolving? How does the market differ by country and regionally? What is the competitive environment? Who are the main participants, and how have they achieved their positions? Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into each of these eight industries presents key findings, trends, and forecasts that will shape market revenues and opportunities in 2017. Key predictions in 2017 include slow recovery in oil and gas sector, slowdown in coal power, double-digit growth in distributed energy, robust grid investments, healthy growth rates in data center infrastructure solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) markets, and optimistic opportunities in the buildings sector and water treatment space. Key geographies mentioned in this study includes China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia (predominantly ASEAN), and Australia. Some key highlights include: China to dominate in global petrochemical market and focus on nuclear power Suspension of building new coal-fired power plants in India to tackle overcapacity and reduce reliance on coal imports Japan to dominate virtual power plant model in Asia-Pacific Grid investments in Southeast Asia to cross $12.8 billion Australia to be key hotspot in microgrid market Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the eight industries? What are the key trends influencing the development of the industries? What is the forecast in price, revenue, or expenditure in these industries? What are some of the key initiatives undertaken by governments? What are the key growth opportunities for the market participants? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Australian Facilities Management Market, Forecasts to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P976-01-00-00-00 The Facilities Management (FM) market in Australia has relatively high outsourcing rate due to the number of mature end-user sectors. However, due to its market nature and cost pressure, the split between in-house and outsourced FM is unlikely to change during the forecast period. During the forecast period, the market is expected to be fueled by demand from healthcare and education sectors, largely attributed to the expected increase in FM expenditure in these sectors. The shift in focus onto other sectors has cushioned the negative impact contributed by the mining sector s slowdown to the FM market in Australia. In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces for the FM market. The growing needs among certain end-user sectors, cost controlling measure from established service providers, and continued outsourcing by public sector drive market demand for the maturing FM market in Australia. However, the declining demand from mining sector, challenges among service providers to stay up-to-date, and budget limitation and cost pressure are the deterring factors for market development. Market consolidation trend at the global and regional scale is observed in the domestic market as well. Key market participants are on the look out to acquire smaller specialized firms to expand presence and strengthen service offerings. The constant high outsourcing from public sector, together with public-private partnership trend in the sector, has sparked interest of established service providers due to the lucrative nature and long contract terms. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2014 to 2023, with the base year being 2016. FM is the key focus area in this study. FM customer segmentation includes the healthcare, energy & resources, defense, government, education, leisure, sport, and entertainment, retail, general industry, transportation and infrastructure, and commercial office buildings sectors. Companies mentioned in the FM market's competitive landscape include Spotless Group Holdings Limited, ISS Facility Services Australia Limited, Broadspectrum Limited, Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, Serco Group Pty Limited, and Jones Lang LaSalle Australia Pty Limited. Individual vertical segment market revenues are also analyzed in this study. Key Questions this Study will Answer Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market ripe for acquisitions? Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? Are the vendors in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level? What are the trends affecting industry decision making in outsourcing and what are the competitors strategies in meeting these trends? Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 European Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA8-01-00-00-00 Europe has traditionally been the major market for Waste to Energy technologies. It has always seen a strong and steady growth of Waste to Energy treatment capacities for the last ten years. Circular Economy and EU legislation are the two major factors that have been triggering the market. Although the European Waste To Energy market is set to grow, the speed of the growth is expected to slow down in the upcoming years. Especially, after 2017, the European market is expected to take a break from the rapid growth. This study provides an in-depth insight of Waste to Energy plant market in European countries specifically Scandinavia, Benelux, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Alpine. These countries employ different instruments for implementing the Waste to Energy solution. It then looks at the Waste to Energy aspect of Municipal Solid waste management and covers the technologies used. Types of Incineration technologies such as Grate, Gasification and fluidized bed are analysed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant technology in the market. The grate technology accounts for the largest share, as it incinerates large volumes of waste. The study also offers regional analysis of the market, WTE applications and its positive impacts. Furthermore, the study describes the critical factors that are influential and also predicts the future of waste to energy plant market. Key Points addressed by the study: What are the key factors influencing the market? Mapping of countries in terms of the intensity of drivers. Waste to Energy market outlook specifically Scandinavia, Benelux, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Alpine. WTE applications Waste to Energy incineration technology analysis. Key market players. Client Benefit: The study will provide an in-depth insight of the waste to energy market in specific European countries. It will give an overview of the market, the number of plants present and the volume of MSW treated using Waste to Energy plants in each region. This will help clients identify the addressed and addressable markets. Companies in each region can gather key insights to help member states, who completely rely on incineration. Furthermore, a slight delve into the Waste to Energy by-products and applications can provide a way to capitalize on the product recovery.Additional insights on growth opportunities, will aid in understanding the tapped and untapped areas of the waste to energy market. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Water and Wastewater Networks Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NFC9-01-00-00-00 The North American water and wastewater networks market will see strong growth through 2021, primarily driven because of aging infrastructure and replacement needs, compounded by its extensive size. The market is divided into 7 main segments: pumps, automation and ICT, analytics and software, meters, pipes and allied, pipe network services, and design and engineering services. This study analyzes the municipal water distribution and wastewater collection network market trends between 2013 and 2021. Revenue shares and growth are split between the 7 segments and broken down by country. A wide range of equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and industry stakeholders contributed to this research. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000