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27 Dec 2017  |  Global
Gaining Importance of Methane Derived From Unconventional Sources as a Potential Feedstock for Chemicals Synthesis
Transitioning towards new feedstocks for development of chemicals involves more than just changing raw materials; it includes developing new techniques, infrastructure, chemical pathways, and processing technologies, requiring major financial and intellectual investments. Hence, the resources needed to achieve this transformation involves long last...
27 Dec 2017  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Commoditization of CaCO3 in the Paper, Paints, and Construction Industries has led to Increased Price Sensitivity
Calcium carbonate has historically been one of the preferred fillers for the paper industry. In recent years, it has also become a preferred filler for the paint industry, heavily substituting kaolin in this application. While the primary reason has been the unavailability of high-quality kaolin, customers are also shifting due to the better opacit...
19 Dec 2017  |  Global
Increasing Number of Vehicles in Operation and Growing Urban Population in Asia-Pacific and Latin America Drive Demand
Automotive coatings is one of the key industries of leading economies that supplies to end-use segments such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and refinishing body shops. Cars once sold by OEMs to individual customers may require refinishing services due to paint damages caused by accidents / collisions or to give the car body an entirely ...
11 Dec 2017  |  Asia Pacific
Amidst Strong Regional Economic Growth and Shift Towards Renewable Energy, XLPE Insulation and CPE Jacketing Threaten PVC’s Traditional Hegemony
This research service focuses on power cable non-conducting materials including insulation materials and jacketing materials in the Asia Pacific region. The timeframe covered by the research is 2013 to 2023, the base year being 2016. The market is forecast from 2017 to 2023.
13 Nov 2017  |  Asia Pacific
Focus Products—Lubricity Improvers and Cold Flow Additives for Diesel
The Chinese diesel market is set to grow at a robust pace over the next 5 to 7 seven years as production of diesel vehicles increases and the introduction of China V specifications takes center stage. The implementation of China V regulations is key to the consumption of diesel, and in turn, lubricity improvers (LI) and cold flow (CF) additives. Lu...
13 Nov 2017  |  Global
Low VOC Coatings to Fulfill the Sustainability Requirements of Applications
Over the last few years environmental regulations have created a huge demand for low- and zero-VOC coating products especially in architectural paint industry. As the growing awareness of consumers toward health and environmental impact of the use of chemical substances, low- VOC coating application has become an important trend across various indu...
10 Nov 2017  |  Asia Pacific
Focus on Two-Wheelers in the Malaysian, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese Aftermarkets
The aerosol spray paint market is expected to grow for all of the four selected Southeast Asian countries, with Indonesia leading the group in terms of volume and value. Growth in the aerosol spray paint market is closely associated with the population of two wheelers and the number of repainting jobs. On an average, a two wheeler gets repainted ev...
10 Nov 2017  |  Global
This issue of Nanotech TOE covers innovations in the textile industry. The profiled innovations include an anti-microbial textile, eco-friendly fabrics using bamboo-based nanoparticles, self-healing fabrics for clothing line, and thermally conductive textile with cooling effect. The competitive landscape for nanomaterials in the textile industry is...
10 Nov 2017  |  Global
Advancements in Corrosion Protection, Antireflective, Sputter, Fire-resistant, and Superhydrophobic Coatings
This issue of Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TOE focuses on recent innovations in corrosion protection coatings for galvanized steel surfaces, biomimetic coatings with antireflective properties, sputter coating devices for electron microscopy application, fire-resistance coatings with low application costs, and superhydrophobic coatings for ...
10 Nov 2017  |  Global
Materials for Biometric Identification, Lightweighting, Battery Catalyst, Self-healing, and Additive Manufacturing
This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles materials for biometric identification, lightweighting, battery catalyst, self-healing, and additive manufacturing. Innovations profiles include a new perovskite material for the energy industry, a photo-curable self-healing coating system, 3D printing of composites based on polymers and non-woven textiles...