2016 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Chemicals, Materials and Coatings Technologies Poised to have the Highest Impact in 2016

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The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials, chemicals and coatings technologies that are expected to have the highest impact across industries and applications. Each technology is analyzed in terms of its market potential, application segmentation, innovation landscape and IP landscape. Key funding deals and the innovation ecosystem along with the technology development and adoption scenario are also highlighted.

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1. Executive Summary1.1 Key Findings1.1 Key Findings (Continued)1.1 Key Findings (Continued)2. Trend Analysis2.1 Need for Multifunctional and Smart Materials is Expected to Dominate Through 20162.2 Selection Methodology2.3 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials3. Top Technologies - Deep DiveAnti-corrosive Coatings3.1 Coatings considered as “first-line defense” to prolong lifespan of components3.2 China seen as an emerging player in IP and Funding3.3 High impact across industrial and transportation segments3.4 North America leads in terms of R&D advances followed by China3.5 Growing demand from heavy industries encourage innovations in anti-corrosion coating technologies3.6 Key questions about anti-corrosion coatings4. Anti-microbial Coatings4.1 Silver based anti-microbial coatings still has the highest market adoption across the globe4.2 Mix of private and government funding and steady increase in IP suggests sustained R&D efforts4.3 Antimicrobial coatings have the highest potential in the bio-medical industry as it eliminates risk of infections in patients4.4 Natural antimicrobials such as polysaccharide based gaining research interest4.5 Antimicrobial coatings in textiles with anti-odor and de-staining properties will witness increased adoption4.6 Key questions about anti-microbial coatings5. Bio-based Materials5.1 Emergence of Bio-based Economy Aiding Development of High Performance Renewable Materials5.2 Private and Public Funding Boost Commercialization Efforts in Consumer Goods, Building, and Construction Industries5.3 Diverse Portfolio of Innovative Materials Impact a Wide Array of Industries 5.4 R&D Focus toward Scalability Facilitate Wide Scale Commercialization 5.5 North America and Europe Considered Lucrative Markets for Bioplastics and Biocomposites5.6 Key Questions about bio-based materials6. Carbon Fibers6.1 High strength and possible cost-benefit advantages sustains interest6.2 US dominates in patent filings and government funding initiatives6.3 Carbon fiber composites find applications in a wide range of sectors due to its lightweighting characteristics6.4 Significant efforts by fiber manufacturers and OEMs can accelerate global adoption6.5 Lowering costs and development of large-scale manufacturing processes are expected to drive adoption6.6 Key Questions about carbon fibers7. Graphene7.1 Scalability and commercialization initiatives boosting market adoption7.2 Mix of government and private funding seen across the world with China emerging as research hotspot7.3 Diverse forms and tunable properties makes graphene a popular material in various industries7.4 United States and China lead the way as largest graphene producers7.5 Electronics is the most lucrative industry for the next 3 years 7.6 Key questions about graphene8. Lightweight Materials8.1 Lightweighting trend creating demand for advanced materials with high strength8.2 North America leads in IP activity while significant R&D funding exists globally8.3 Expansive list of industries will facilitate high adoption of lightweight materials in the next 3 years8.4 Global adoption rate accelerated by demand for emissions reduction and high performance materials8.5 Electronics and the building & construction industries are gaining traction8.6 Key Questions about lightweight materials9. Micro- and Nano-encapsulation9.1 Drug delivery and construction industries drive adoption9.2 Food & beverage and personal care industries will be highly impacted in mid to long term9.3 China and Europe are emerging as research hotspots9.4 The United States is leading in terms of technology adoption, while countries like Germany, UK, and China are not far behind9.5 North America is leading in terms of market revenues and is also the most lucrative market for investment9.6 Key questions about micro-and nano-encapsulation10. Nanocoatings 10.1 Building & construction and medical devices emerging as high growth markets10.2 Multi-substrate compatibility of coatings driving adoption10.3 Extensive funding activities to improve coating efficacy and safety10.4 United States leads in technology adoption while China is seen attractive for coating developers10.5 Consumer perception about safety concerns can reduce impact in short term10.6 Key questions about nanocoatings11. Self-healing Materials11.1 Need for materials with increased lifespan and durability11.2 Mix of private and public funding with improving performance and durability as key focus areas11.3 Paints & coatings and construction markets to be highly impacted in the next 5 years 11.4 United States leading in technology adoption while UK and China are accelerating R&D efforts11.5 Highly disruptive technology with wide application potential11.6 Key questions about self-healing materials12. Smart Packaging12.1 Food & beverage, personal care and pharma industries rank high in adoption12.2 The United States and Western Europe dominate in funding initiatives with US having the highest IP filing12.3 Indication and detection remain as primary functionalities12.4 Asia-Pacific region emerging as a high growth market for healthcare and pharma applications12.5 Smart packaging to replace traditional systems creating newer business models12.6 Key questions about smart packaging12.7 Legal Disclaimer13. 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