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Published Date: 2014-04-16

Growing demand from fertigation application supported by increasing adoption of micro irrigation systems is expected to fuel the global demand for water soluble fertilizers. Additionally increasing demand for better yield owing to rising world population, decreasing arable land, and high demand of biofuels is expected to further fuel the demand for water soluble fertilizers.

Published Date: 2014-04-16

The demand for mining chemicals is mainly prompted by decreasing ore grades globally and the growing stringent environment and legislative regulations on toxic discharge. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for mining chemicals. This report by Transparency Market Research analyses estimates and forecasts the mining chemicals demand on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2013 to 2019, both in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million).

Published Date: 2014-04-16

Continuous basalt fibers are fibers manufactured by melting basalt rocks at high temperatures and processing them according to the needs of the end user industry. Abundantly available basalt rock is the only raw material required for the production of these fibers. Continuous basalt fibers have similar physical characteristics as glass fibers; however, these possess higher strength and are chemically inert to acids, alkalis and salts.

Published Date: 2014-04-11

The report covers forecast and analysis for the paints and coatings market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD billion). The study includes drivers and restraints for the paints and coatings market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the paints and coatings market on a global and regional level. 

Published Date: 2014-04-11

The report covers the forecast and analysis for the melamine formaldehyde market on a global and regional level. The report provides historical data of 2012 and forecast from 2013 to 2019. Growing construction and furniture industry coupled with increasing demand in China from industries such as automotive, textile, paper, secondary processed products, paints and coatings, among others is expected to drive the global melamine formaldehyde market from 2013 to 2019. 

Published Date: 2014-04-10

The global market for disposable gloves is primarily driven by the growing healthcare industry and increasing awareness of hygiene among patients as well as healthcare providers. Disposable gloves have served the medical sector effectively in terms of safety, hygiene and cost-effectiveness.

Published Date: 2014-04-09

Chelating agents are high performance chemical substances which are used to prevent the deleterious effects of metal ions by forming metal-ion complexes. They are used in a wide array of applications including household & industrial cleaning, pulp & paper, chemical processing and agrochemicals among others. APCAs, gluconates and organophosphonates are certain majorly used chelating agents across various industries.

Published Date: 2014-03-31

The report covers forecast and analysis for the nanocoatings market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the nanocoatings market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-03-31

1, 3-propanediol (PDO) is a high value specialty chemical used as a monomer in the synthesis of polyesters, polyurethanes and polyethers. Increasing demand for polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) coupled with growing consumer awareness about bio-based products is expected to drive the global PDO market from 2013 to 2019.

Published Date: 2014-03-28

Calcium carbonate is an inorganic mineral that is used as commercial and industrial filler in paper and plastic industries among others. It is expected to witness significant growth in the future. Calcium carbonate fillers allow paper to be smooth and bright, with good printing properties. 

Published Date: 2014-03-17

The report analyses the optical coatings market. For an insightful understanding, analysis and forecast have been provided for the time period ranging from 2013 to 2019. The forecasts are on the basis of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for both global and regional levels. In-depth analysis of the various factors driving and restraining growth of the optical coatings industry has been included.

Published Date: 2014-03-14

Growing demand from key end-use applications such as signs and displays, electronics and automotive industries is expected to boost the global demand for PMMA. These industrial sectors are witnessing rapid growth in Asia Pacific, Europe and other regions, thus fuelling the demand for PMMA. 

Published Date: 2014-03-13

The report covers forecast and analysis for the abrasives market on a global and regional level. The demand forecast is done based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2013 to 2019. The study includes the drivers and restraints for the abrasives market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-03-11

Plant growth regulators, also known as plant hormones are chemicals occurring in low concentrations, which promote plant growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the plant. Various plant growth regulators such as cytokinins, auxins, and mepiquat chloride are used in certain agriculture and pharmaceutical applications.

Published Date: 2014-03-10

The report covers forecast and analysis for thecolored PU foamsmarket on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the colored PU foamsmarket along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-03-05

The demand for construction paints and coatings is mainly prompted by growing infrastructure activities globally and the growing demand for water borne paints and coatings. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for construction paints and coatings. This report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts the construction paints and coatings demand on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2013 to 2019, both in terms of volume and revenue. 

Published Date: 2014-02-26

The growing demand from end-use industries coupled with technological development is expected to drive polypropylene market during the forecast period. In addition, capacity additions in the Middle East and China are expected to boost the market growth.

Published Date: 2014-02-24

The demand for radiation cured products (RCP) is mainly prompted by growing demand for environment friendly applications and the growing wood coatings market. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for radiation cured products. This report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts the radiation cured products demand on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2013 to 2019, both in terms of volume and revenue.

Published Date: 2014-02-24

Flexible packaging includes bags, pouches, films and envelopes which take the shape of the product. Flexible packaging is made of a variety of materials such as paper, plastics, aluminum foil and cellulose. It is widely is packaging of foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products among others. 

Published Date: 2014-02-17

Permanent magnets are materials that posses the ability of retaining its magnetic properties even in the absence of an external electric field. Permanent magnets are used in a wide range of applications including household equipment, electronic and medical devices, electricity generation and automobiles among others.

Published Date: 2014-02-11

Growing demand from key end-use applications in glyphosate tolerant GM crops and conventional crops is expected to boost the global demand for glyphosate. The agriculture sector is witnessing rapid growth in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other regions, thus fuelling the demand for glyphosate. 

Published Date: 2014-02-04

The report covers forecast and analysis for the building & construction plastics market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). 

Published Date: 2014-01-30

Biofertilizers are substances containing living microorganisms which promote plant growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant. Various biofertilizers such as rhizobium, azotobacter, and azospirillium are used for soil and seed treatments. 

Published Date: 2014-01-29

The report covers forecast and analysis for the methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)market on a global and regional level. The demand forecast is done based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2013 to 2019. The study includes the drivers and restraints for the MEK market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-01-27

The report covers forecast and analysis for the nonwoven materials and productsmarket on a global and regional level. The demand forecast is done based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2013 to 2019.

Published Date: 2014-01-23

The demand for caprolactam is mainly prompted by growing demand from engineering applications and electronics industry. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for caprolactam. This report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts the caprolactam demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2013 to 2019, both in terms of volume and revenue.

Published Date: 2014-01-22

The report covers forecast and analysis for the unsaturated polyester resin market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2011 and 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). 

Published Date: 2014-01-21

Growing demand from construction and building industry forwater proofing systems and cement is expected to boost the demand for adhesives and sealants in the Latin America. These industrial sectors are witnessing rapid growth in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and other regions, thus fuelling the demand for adhesives and sealants. 

Published Date: 2014-01-13

The green building materialsmarket report by Transparency Market Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global green building materialsindustry. The report segments the market on the basis of applications, end-users andregionsand also provides forecasts and estimates for each segment.

Published Date: 2014-01-10

Plastics that can be molded into different shapes and sizes are classified as molded plastics. Pigments can be added to these polymers during their manufacture, or externally, depending on the application of these parts. These finished products are used in a wide range of applications such as automobiles, industrial machinery, construction and packaging.

Published Date: 2013-12-30

The report covers forecast and analysis for the amines market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2011 and 2012 along with a forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the amines market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2013-12-23

The demand for polyacrylamide is mainly prompted by growing demand from water treatment and petroleum industry. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for polyacrylamide The Polyacrylamide report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts polyacrylamide demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2013 to 2019, in terms of volume and revenue. 

Published Date: 2013-12-17

Independent lubricant manufacturers primarily do not have their own refineries. They purchase base oils from major oil suppliers and then blend these oils with additives to make lubricants for industrial manufacturing customers and automobile makers. These lubricant manufacturers generally purchase raw materials from the open market (the chemical and oleo-chemical industry).

Published Date: 2013-12-11

The report covers forecast and analysis for the fermentation chemicals market on a global and regional level. The demand forecast is done based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2013 to 2019. The study includes the drivers and restraints for the fermentation chemicals market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2013-12-05

The industrial protective clothing market report by Transparency Market Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global industrial protective clothing industry. The report segments the market on the basis of region and application and also provides forecasts and estimates for each segment. 

Published Date: 2013-12-02

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which are used in foundation, rocks and soil to increase stability and decrease erosion caused due to wind and soil. They are generally made up of synthetic or natural fibers and can be woven, nonwoven or knitted, depending on the application for which they are used.

Published Date: 2013-11-14

The demand for emulsion polymer is mainly triggered by growing demand from paint and coatings industry and adhesives market. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for emulsion polymer. The emulsion polymer report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts emulsion polymer demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2013 to 2019, in terms of revenue and volume.

Published Date: 2013-11-12

The demand for Bisphenol A is mainly triggered by growing demand from electrical and electronic and automotive industries. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for Bisphenol A. The Bisphenol A report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts Bisphenol A demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2013 to 2019, in terms of volume and revenue. 

Published Date: 2013-10-29

Increasing constructional activities mainly in emerging economies of China, India and Brazil has been acting as one of primary factor driving the demand for ceramic tiles. In addition, industry’s shift owing to consumer preference towards replacing paints, metal slabs and marble floor is also expected to boost the market for ceramic tiles over the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2013-10-25

Biocides with huge application in water treatment at industries as well as in households are expected to experience substantial growth in future. The growing population and treated water demand are expected to influence the biocide market. Other growing applications such as paints and coatings are also expected to fuel the biocide market growth.

Published Date: 2013-10-18

Phthalate plasticizer was the largest application segment for the PA market and accounted for largest share of the global PA consumption in 2012. The other growing applications of PA include herbicides and insecticides, dyes and pigments, saccharin, detergents, polyester resin cross-linking agents and fire retardants.  The report covers forecast and analysis for the Phthalic Anhydride (PA) market on a global and regional level.

Published Date: 2013-10-11

Growing population compounded with increasing food demand has put pressure on agricultural productivity, as there is shrinkage in arable land globally. Agricultural films aids in increasing the agricultural productivity and improves crop quality. China is the largest consumer and producer of agricultural films. However, adverse impact of plastic films on environment is expected to hinder the market growth in the coming years.

Published Date: 2013-10-04

Advantages over conventional dryer equipments such as higher protection parameters of physical state, greater aroma preservation and better preservation of chemical properties are expected to enhance the demand for freeze drying equipment in their various application segments.

Published Date: 2013-10-04

Metal cans are made up of steel or aluminum, with aluminum being most used. While steel is cheap to produce, stronger, easier to heat, whereas aluminum cans offer greater strength-to-weight ratio, making it less expensive to transport. Vegetables, fruits, pet foods and aerosol cans are mainly packaged in steel cans due to their high durability and ease of heating which reduces the risk of distortion of food. Beverages are mainly packaged in aluminum cans due to their light weight and ease of graphical printing.

Published Date: 2013-10-03

The study provides a comprehensive view of the acetic acid industry, by segmenting the global market by applications as well as geography. Each of its applications have been analyzed and market data has been provided for the period from 2010 to 2018, both, in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million).The report also analyzes each application of acetic acid with their potential of becoming an attractive market by using the market attractiveness analysis tool.

Published Date: 2013-09-30

The global maleic anhydride market has witnessed high growth in capacity expansions over the last few years. Europe and Asia Pacific dominated the global maleic anhydride market with over 70% share in total consumption. The maleic anhydride market report by Transparency Market Research provides comprehensive analysis of the maleic anhydride industry in the context of the global market as well as regional market. 

Published Date: 2013-09-26

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxyl acid, found naturally in the bark of the willow tree. Commercially, salicylic acid is produced by the Kolbe–Schmitt reaction involving phenol and sulphuric acid. It is used as a pain killer and in the treatment of fever, cough, cold and skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne and dandruff.

Published Date: 2013-09-25

Packaging of food, beverages and chemicals in glass bottles and jars is classified as glass packaging. Glasses provide excellent barrier properties, do not react with other chemicals, have high sterility and are reusable. 

Published Date: 2013-09-20

Growing demand from key end-use applications such as construction and automotive industries is expected to boost the demand in Latin America. These industrial sectors are witnessing rapid growth in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia and other regions, thus fuelling the demand for adhesives and sealants.

Published Date: 2013-09-20

Synthetic and bio-based lubricants are the major emerging lubricant products. This study highlights and explores key technology trends of synthetic, bio-based and mineral lubricants across a wide range of applications including turbine oil, compressor oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, heat transfer fluids and bearing oil lubricants.

Published Date: 2013-09-18

The demand for solvents is primarily driven by the growth of construction industry in the developing countries of the Asia-pacific region. The growing demand for residential and infrastructure development, has manifested into increased demand for solvents. Growth in other end-use applications such as adhesives and sealants, pharmaceuticals, and printing inks is also driving this market. 

Published Date: 2013-09-11

Coated fabrics are specialized in nature and are used in many applications. Coated fabrics can be segmented into three product types namely polymer coated fabrics, rubber coated fabrics and fabric backed wall covering. Out of the entire coated fabrics market, polymer coated fabrics are the largest in terms of market size and penetration, and followed by rubber coated fabrics and fabric backed wall coverings.

Published Date: 2013-09-10

Specialty pulp and paper chemicals are used in the manufacture of specialty paper. Specialty papers are papers which are not used in common printing and publishing shops. They are used for customized jobs and are often used by companies for high value product packaging and filtration media. Specialty chemicals can be divided into four product segments, viz., bleaching chemicals, process chemicals, functional chemicals and basic chemicals.

Published Date: 2013-09-05

Stringent regulations by government and environment regulatory bodies are expected to primarily drive the global market of specialty fuel additives. Increasing consumption of biodiesel and ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) are projected to boost fuel additives demand, especially for cold flow improvers, lubricity improvers and cetane improvers.

Published Date: 2013-09-04

High production costs associated with petroleum based succinic acid is a key challenge for industry participants leading to enhanced focus on the development and commercialization of bio-based succinic acid.

Published Date: 2013-09-03

Corrosion inhibitors are made of various organic and inorganic chemicals such as molybdates, phosphonates, silicates and triazoles among others. Corrosion inhibitors form a layer over the metallic substrate and protect the metal from corrosion thereby, enhancing the life of the metal.

Published Date: 2013-08-29

Antibacterial glass is developed in order to impart bactericidal and fungicidal properties on its surface. Technological advancements and the ready acceptance of health-improving devices are expected to be the key contributors for increasing demand for antimicrobial coatings. Additionally, the healthcare industry is a highly lucrative end-use industry for antimicrobial coatings.

Published Date: 2013-08-28

This pharmaceutical packaging market has been recording rapid expansion, with advances in manufacturing processes and technology innovation in recent times. Pre-filled syringe is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments based on the introduction of new bio-engineered medicines and the performance advantages in drug delivery system.

Published Date: 2013-08-27

Medical Polymers market comprise of resins and fibers, elastomer and biodegradable plastics used in various healthcare applications such as equipment and devices, packaging and tissue engineering among others. PVC, PP, PS and PE are the commonly used fibers and resins in the medical industry. Thermoplastic elastomers and rubber latex make up the elastomers segment of the medical polymers market. Biodegradable plastics such as PLA and PEEK are increasingly being used owing to stringent regulation by authorities such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Published Date: 2013-08-23

Conveyors reduce the production time, which increases the production capacity of manufacturing plants, thereby assisting the plants to achieve their operation efficiency. Growing industrial production and technological developments facilitate production of customized conveying equipment. 

Published Date: 2013-08-22

Micro injection molding is majorly done using polymers such as thermoplastics, thermosets and some elastomers. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and Polyoxymethylene (POM) are some of the commonly used thermoplastics to develop several micro parts utilized by different end-use industries. Thermoplastic micro parts find huge application in mechanical parts, optical fibers, packaging, medicines, and other. 

Published Date: 2013-08-20

The global activated carbon demand was driven by strong demand from U.S. and Asia Pacific. Strict federal regulations for mercury removal at industrial plants including coal power plants are one of the key driving factors. However, tight raw material supply expected to limit the growth of activated carbon market.

Published Date: 2013-08-19

Pentaerythritol finds its application in various industries such as automobiles, construction, paints, etc. The growing automobile and construction industry, especially in developing countries is expected to lead to a significant growth for pentaerythritol. In addition, a key growth driver for pentaerythritol will be its environmentally friendly property. 

Published Date: 2013-08-13

The glycolic acid market has witnessed substantial growth over the past few years owing to its increased adoption in personal care products. Glycolic acid has exfoliating and moisturizing properties which makes it an ideal ingredient in skin care and hair care products such as face creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners.

Published Date: 2013-08-08

High demand for steel manufacturing and steel processing along with recycling has been driving the market for silicon carbide (SiC) in the past few years. Silicon carbide is a key component of the semiconductor devices and growth in the electronics and semiconductor market is also a driving factor governing SiC market growth. The high precision required for manufacturing components and the low level of tolerances in the end-user market have been restraining the market at the same time.

Published Date: 2013-08-07


Depleting natural resources and the need for energy consumption have resulted in an enhanced role for phase change materials in the application market. These materials are used in a variety of applications such as building and construction, refrigeration, thermal energy storage and electronics among others.

Published Date: 2013-08-06

The global adhesive and sealants market is primarily driven by consistent growth in its major end-use industry such as construction, automotive and packaging. Owing to the environmental hazards related with synthetic form of adhesives and sealants, industry is now focusing on development of bio-based products. 

Published Date: 2013-07-31

Rising construction and maintenance activities worldwide is one of the primary reasons driving the growth of fasteners market. Fasteners are devices made from metals or plastics that are used to join two or more objects together. Fasteners are typically used in applications such as automobiles, construction, industrial machineries and durable goods. 

Published Date: 2013-07-30

LAB (Linear Alkyl Benzene) is a colorless organic compound majorly produced as an intermediate chemical during the production of certain surfactants. Kerosene is mainly employed as a feedstock material in the production of LAB. This report provides in-depth analysis of the LAB market and also estimates the global demand for LAB in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2010 to 2018

Published Date: 2013-07-29

Specialty and high performance films are thin films made from various polymers, such as polyester, fluoropolymer and polycarbonate. These films are different from conventional films as they exhibit excellent barrier properties, high tensile strength, chemical stability and resistance to heat and impact.

Published Date: 2013-07-25

Acrylic acid is a colorless organic compound derived by the oxidation of propylene. It is the simplest carboxylic acid that exists in a polymerized form and has a pungent odor and corrosive properties. 

Published Date: 2013-07-24

The demand for formaldehyde is expected to be driven by strong growth prospects in the end-use industries. The global demand for formaldehyde is dominated by Asia Pacific. The formaldehyde report by transparency market research analyzes estimates and forecast the formaldehyde demand on global as well as regional basis for a period of six years from 2012 to 2018, in terms of revenue and volume.

Published Date: 2013-07-23

Aerospace plastics are better alternatives than conventional materials such as aluminum and steel owing to the unique benefits they offer. Key products in the market include CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic), GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) and ARP (Aramid Reinforced Plastic). Presently, aerospace plastics make up 50% of the primary structures of Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 commercial aircrafts and its usage is likely to increase in near future.

Published Date: 2013-07-23

Excipients are inactive substances which are used as carriers for active ingredients of medications. These substances help in mainting the purity of active ingredients and prevent them from getting denatured. Excipients are used in applications in the medical, agriculture, food and cosmetics sectors. 

Published Date: 2013-07-22

The study includes a comprehensive view of the industry by segmenting and analyzing key applications of cellulose fibers, namely, spun yarn, fabrics, and clothing among others. The demand for each cellulose fiber type mentioned above is analyzed on the basis of application and geography namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Published Date: 2013-07-18

Increase in consumption of aerosol propellants in paints and coatings, medical and household applications are fueling the demand for aerosol propellants. Steady and consistent demand from the aerosol industry is expected to be a major growth engine for the global aerosol propellants market. 

Published Date: 2013-07-17

Ever-increasing drilling activities coupled with a shift towards developing deep sea reserves across the world is expected to drive the global market for drilling fluids. Nanotechnology holds the future of drilling fluids as investment continues to grow in developing drilling fluids using nanotechnology.  

Published Date: 2013-07-17

Increased importance for vehicle safety and weight reduction has been the major driving factor for the nanocomposite market globally. A significant increase in the application of nanocomposites in building & construction has also been one of the major factors contributing to growth of the nanocomposites market.

Published Date: 2013-07-15

The demand for polyurethane dispersions is mainly triggered by growing demand from the coatings and adhesive industry. In the coming years, the new regulations that limit the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) allowed in paints, adhesives, coatings and other such products, is expected to provide potential opportunities for the market to flourish.

Published Date: 2013-07-10

Petrochemical is one of the fastest growing segments in the chemical industry, registering double digit growth rate over the coming five years. There is a huge surge in the demand for petrochemicals across the globe. The demand for petrochemicals has grown multifold in China in the past decade. The chemicals which are covered in this report are Ethylene, Propylene, Benzene, Xylene and others.

Published Date: 2013-07-09

The Oilfield equipment market is vast, mainly providing services in the form of replacement parts, brakes rims and drums, rods and pipes, wear plates, and valves to name a few. Since the demand for oil is inelastic in nature, the oilfield equipment market continues to have a positive growth. Majority of the market is occupied by the Middle Eastern region which enjoys the largest share in terms of oil availability, followed by Europe which has invested heavily in imports. 

Published Date: 2013-07-08

Filters are porous, fibrous equipments used for purifying any gas or liquid passing through it. Implementation of stringent environmental regulations such as Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and EURO 5 and 6 standards, applicable to industrial and manufacturing units, automotives and commercial and domestic purposes, is expected to drive the growth of the filters market.

Published Date: 2013-07-02

Gelatin is a rich source of protein derived from collagen present in animals such as bovine, pig, sheep and fish. Edible gelatin is the most common form available that does not contain any other additives or preservatives. Non-edible gelatins are used mostly in cosmetics and photography (nail polish, glue, and photographic films & papers).

Published Date: 2013-07-01

The demand for non-halogenated flame retardants is expected to be majorly driven by growing environmental concerns regarding halogenated flame retardants. Non-halogenated flame retardants are environment friendly and certain non-halogenated flame retardants are as efficient as halogenated flame retardants.

Published Date: 2013-06-26

Organic personal care products market is growing at rapid pace across the world. Rising concerns for health safety, increasing green consciousness and growing consumer’s awareness about the hazards in synthetic chemicals have fueled the demand for organic personal care products. The study provides a strategic analysis of the global market for organic personal care products, and growth forecast for the period from 2012 to 2018

Published Date: 2013-06-25

The U.S. natural polymer market has been mainly driven by the increase in the demand for non petroleum based and eco-friendly products. Natural polymer market is gaining popularity due to its growing demand for pharmaceutical applications such as excipients, binder and filler in directly compressed drugs, wound dressing, and the treatment of arthritic-afflicted joints, etc.

Published Date: 2013-06-24

Innovations and product development, enhanced product properties such as strength and durability, growth and advancement of the global automotive industry are the major factors that have been driving the market for technical textiles. The major drawbacks faced by the market are higher cost of finished products affecting end user industry pricing characteristics and huge fragmentation of the existing market.

Published Date: 2013-06-19

The global bitumen market is expected to grow in the coming years due to the rising demand in paving and roofing applications. Paving products are supported by infrastructure construction in growing economies with demand for emulsified asphalt growing. Major uses of bitumen are road surfacing, paints and enamels, electrical products, roofing, water-proofing, joint sealants, pipe coating, adhesives, automotive applications, and others. Due to the increasing use of bitumen in numerous applications, the bitumen market is expected to witness tremendous growth in the near future.

Published Date: 2013-05-22

Growing focus of the seed industry on crop protection is leading to development of different seed treatment methods. The growing seed market is the key driver for seed treatment. In addition, higher prices of seeds and technological development in seed treatment methods are also leading to significant growth in demand for seed treatment.

Published Date: 2013-05-16

The demand for polyurethane is mainly triggered by growing demand from furniture & interiors and the construction industry. The global market for polyurethane is dominated by Asia Pacific. The polyurethane and polyols report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts polyurethane and polyols demand on a global and regional level for the six year period from 2012 to 2018, in terms of revenue and volume. 

Published Date: 2013-05-15

Rise in population and industrialization in BRICS nation will drive the major growth of the industrial gases market. Growth in associated industries such as transportation, food and beverages, metal fabrication and chemical manufacturing are some of the other drivers for the global industrial gases market. However, high costs of transportation and storage of industrial gases is expected to be a key challenge for market participants.

Published Date: 2013-05-14

This market research report comprises a detailed description on the forecast and analysis of the powder coatings market on a global as well as regional level. The forecasted demand is based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for a time period ranging from 2012 to 2018. 

Published Date: 2013-05-13

The global demand for thermic fluid is primarily being driven by growth of the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry. Increasing applications of thermic fluids coupled with FDA approval for their usage is also expected to have a positive impact on demand over the next five years.

Published Date: 2013-05-13

The global fluorochemicals demand has been growing steadily over the last two years on account of increasing application scope, technological innovation, and growing demand in Asia-Pacific. Fluoropolymers have been found to have host of applications in large number of industries due to their versatile properties.

Published Date: 2013-05-08

This report analyzes the market trends to estimate and forecast the U.S. and global demand for insulation materials in terms of volume (million sq. meters) and revenue (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The report examines the drivers and restraints of the market along with their expected impact over the forecast period (2012 to 2018).

Published Date: 2013-04-30

Increasing global trade and spurt in the shipping industry is expected to drive marine lubricant demand over the next five years. The growing popularity and increasing utilization of group III and IV base oils and increasing substitution of base I oil, which is a major source of marine lubricants has emerged as a critical issue for industry participants. 

Published Date: 2013-04-25

The report forecasts and analyzes the geotextiles market on a global and regional level. The forecast demand is based on volume (million square meters) and revenue (USD million) for a period ranging from 2012 to 2018. The study also explores in detail, the drivers and restraints for the market along with the impact they are expected to have on the overall market over the said forecast period. 

Published Date: 2013-04-17

Lysine is an essential amino acid required by both humans and animals but is not produced naturally by them. Growing meat consumption around the world is one of the major factors driving the demand for lysine. However, the tight feedstock supply is expected to impact profitability for market participants. 

Published Date: 2013-04-16

The North America UV light stabilizers market for wood coatings is mainly driven by increasing demand for wood coating for UV protection. Moreover, UV protective wood coatings are gaining in popularity due to their eco-friendly characteristics such as low VOC emission, high solid content, etc. In addition, increasing usage of wood for decking applications has triggered demand for UV protective wood coatings, which in turn has reflected in the rising demand for UV light stabilizers.

Published Date: 2013-04-09

Polyvinyl alcohol is popularly known for its film forming, adhesive, and emulsifying properties. It is resistant to solvents, grease, and oil. PVA films are primarily used as water soluble packaging materials for a broad variety of product types. PVA films facilitate water soluble packaging for products such as laundry detergents, industrial batch chemicals, water treatment chemicals, disinfectants, auto dish detergents, toilet blocks, and many more. 

Published Date: 2013-04-04

This market research report on Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) analyzes and estimates the global demand for S-SBR over a period of six years from 2012 to 2018, in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The report identifies and analyzes key drivers and inhibitors affecting the market demand along with the opportunities present and available over the next few years.

Published Date: 2013-03-28

This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes the automotive plastics market from a global perspective and endeavors to portray a detailed and comprehensive collection of data and its analysis on the basis of various market parameters. The report also strives to compile together a macro-view of the complete demand and supply characteristics of automotive plastics by providing historical data from 2009 and a forecast of market segmentation until 2018 along with detailed analyses of revenues and volumes.

Published Date: 2013-03-19

The rare earth metals market report by Transparency Market Research provides comprehensive analysis of the rare earth metals industry in the context of the global market. This study analyzes and interprets key market dynamics for rare earth metals including drivers, restraints, and opportunities. This report segments the market on regional, product and application level as well as provides the estimates and forecasts for each sub segment. 

Published Date: 2013-03-13

The growth of the global biodiesel industry in recent years has created a somewhat over supply of glycerol in the global market. Glycerol is majorly obtained as a byproduct of biodiesel production via transesterification process. Earlier, glycerol was produced mainly using synthetic processes but with the evolution of biodiesel industry, synthetic processes were replaced by transesterification process (production of glycerol via biodiesel) which resulted in 66.2% of the total glycerol being obtained from the biodiesel industry in 2011. 

Published Date: 2013-03-12

This report titled ‘Pigments (Organic, Inorganic & Specialty) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2012 – 2018’, provides in depth analysis, market size estimates, market shares and forecast for the period 2013 – 2018 for the pigments market across the globe. The report analyzes regional markets for various segments of the pigments market based on product type, end-user industry and geography.

Published Date: 2013-03-05

SBCs are high performance materials with superior physical and chemical properties which make them suitable for use in various end use industries including the medical industry. Growing trend of replacing PVC with environment-friendly compounds has resulted in a surge in SBC demand for medical and healthcare applications.

Published Date: 2013-02-28

The report comprises of forecast and analysis for the Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) market on a global and regional level. The demand forecast is done based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period ranging from 2011 to 2018. The study includes the drivers and restraints for the ABS market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2013-02-26

This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes the catalysts market for petroleum refineries, chemical synthesis, polymer and environmental applications on a global scale and aims to present a comprehensive collection of data and analyses of various market parameters.

Published Date: 2013-02-18

This market research study analyzes the global market for sorbitol, estimating and forecasting the market from the consumption point of view, while segmentation has been carried out on various levels including products (liquid/syrup and crystal/powder), end users, applications, as well as on geographical basis to provide a holistic picture of the market.

Published Date: 2013-02-12

Toners, inks, specialty substrate and chemicals are the most common form of printing consumables, used in offices and for commercial purpose. Due to their extensive use in business activity, the condition of economy has a large impact on their consumption. The improving economy of the region would directly result in increased demand for these products resulting in higher revenues from the market.

Published Date: 2013-02-11

This market research study analyzes the global market for Group IV & V lubricants, which are also referred to as “synthetic lubricants.” The market for these lubricants has been estimated from the demand point of view, while segmentation has been carried out on various levels including products (PAO, PAG, and esters), applications, as well as on geographical basis to provide a holistic picture of the market.

Published Date: 2013-01-30

Styrene Butadiene Rubber is the most commonly used synthetic rubber and accounts for over 45% of the global consumption. Tire manufacturing is the single largest application segment for SBR and consumes over 75% of the SBR produced globally. The growth in the SBR market is primarily driven by the increasing demand from the tire manufacturing industry, which is the largest consumer of SBR. However, the volatility in the raw material prices, specially butadiene prices, have been a major inhibitor for the market.

Published Date: 2013-01-29

This study provides a comprehensive view of the thermoplastic elastomers industry, by segmenting and analyzing key thermoplastic elastomers, namely styrenic block copolymers (SBC), thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and copolyester elastomers (COPE). Each of these segments has been analyzed and market data has been provided for the period from 2010 to 2018, both in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million).

Published Date: 2013-01-23

Simply defined, a lubricant is a substance which reduced friction between two moving surfaces. This property is defined as lubricity. Critical properties that every lubricant must possess include high boiling point, low freezing point, high viscosity index, thermal stability, corrosion prevention, and high resistance to oxidation.

Published Date: 2013-01-14

This report by Transparency Market Research aims to evaluate competitiveness of the antimicrobial coatings market in a global scenario. The report segments the market on the basis of product types, applications and geography, estimating and forecasting market volumes and revenues for the period from 2012 to 2018. The report strives to effectively portray the demand and supply characteristics of antimicrobial coatings by providing historical data from 2010 and a forecast of market numbers until 2018 along with accurate analysis of revenues and volumes.

Published Date: 2013-01-03

This report segments, estimates and forecasts the MDI market in CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region along with its regional demand for Russia, Ukraine and other CIS nations. The report focuses on MDI consumption level along with the major drivers and restraints prevailing in the CIS market. The research report estimates and forecast the MDI consumption in CIS with respect to volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2010 to 2018. The report also includes raw material and pricing analysis for MDI in the CIS region for better understanding of the market. This report also analyzes the value chain for MDI to understand the market from both the supply and the demand side. 

Published Date: 2013-01-01

This report segments, estimates and forecasts the global market for butanes along with its regional demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and others. The report provides in-depth analysis for each application segment along with market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018 in terms of volumes and revenues. This report measures the market from supply and demand side and covers value chain analysis and porter’s five forces analysis of butanes market. This report also analyzes the market attractiveness of various applications of butanes. In order to provide our clients with the best competitive analysis, this report also covers the market share analysis along with the company profiles of leading companies operating in the butanes market, globally.

Published Date: 2012-12-17

The global magnesium oxide nanopowder report by Transparency Market Research analyzes the global market for Magnesium Oxide nanopowders. The study segments product demand by applications and regions in terms of both volumes and revenues from 2010 to 2018. Applications analyzed and reported in this study include refractory uses such as furnace linings, construction & ceramics and precision industries such as aerospace, advanced electronics and others.

Published Date: 2012-12-12

This study analyzes, segments, estimates and forecasts the demand for biolubricants. Only biolubricants processed from complete bio-based raw materials such as vegetable oils and animal oils have been considered. The market for bio-based lubricants has been further broken down by application, product types, end user industries and geography. Applications covered in this stiudy include automotive, hydraulic, process, demolding, grease, chainsaw, compressor, turbine, industrial gear, and metal working oils, estimates and forecasts from 2010 to 2018 for volumes and revenues have been reported.

Published Date: 2012-12-10

Globally, the companies are again in an investment mode with several world class product launches in different geographies. Apart from the convention product based strategies followed by the manufacturers in this industry, the R&D activities have now started to account for a significant share of investments by a company. With the advancement of the technology leading to the introduction of highly efficient machines, the competition in this market has reached to altogether a different mode and level. To cope with this paradigm shift in the market dynamics globally, the industry is witnessed to move towards a further degree of consolidation through a number of mergers and acquisitions.

Published Date: 2012-12-10

The report titled” Triethylene Glycol (TEG) Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012 – 2018” is an effort to determine the demand and supply of triethylene glycol (TEG) at global scenario. The application market of TEG in the report is segmented as natural gas dehydration, plasticizers, solvents, polyurethanes, polyester resins and humectants, and determine the market for each of the segment in terms of volumes and revenues along with their market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018. 

Published Date: 2012-12-05

The global in-line process viscometer (ILPV) by Transparency Market Research analyzes and evaluates demand for in-line process viscometers. This report provides detailed segmentation of ILPV market on the basis of major applications, types, technology and geography. Key applications covered in this report are chemicals, petroleum, pharmaceuticals and food & beverages. Demand for ILPV from each end application market is given in USD million. 

Published Date: 2012-11-21

This report is an attempt to identify the performance of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) in the overall market. This report on the TPU market is subdivided by application, end user industries and also by geographical analysis in terms of both volume and revenue from 2010 till 2018.

Published Date: 2012-11-20

Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) commonly known as Buna-N is usually produced for hydrocarbon service. NBR commonly finds its application in petroleum and natural gas industries. Buna-N is a kind of synthetic rubber, a copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene. One of the important characteristic of Buna-N is that it can withstand a wide temperature range of 40 degree Celsius to 110 degree Celsius. Grommets, seals and hoses are completed using Buna-N in many fields especially in aeronautical applications. The ability of Buna-N to withstand extreme temperatures makes it ideal material for aeronautical applications.

Published Date: 2012-11-12

The global market for biofuel enzymes is projected to reach USD 900 million by 2017. Some important reasons for the growth of this market are increase in biofuel production capacities and investment in new technology for addressing government quotas. Governments around the world are endorsing legislations for production of biofuels owing to the growing environmental concerns. Research is been made to develop new enzymes that would make production of biofuels more cost effective. Development in biofuel enzymes technology, particularly in production of cellulosic ethanol, is contributing greatly to the rapid growth of the biofuel industry.

Published Date: 2012-11-07

The role of Excipients in the drug delivery process has attained significance in recent times with the impetus of pharmaceutical companies on better and quick delivery of API’s. The developed countries such as U.S., European nations along with Japan have witnessed a steady growth in the Excipients market in the range of 5% - 7% by volume during the past few years. These countries consume about 75 – 80% of the total Excipients produce globally.

Published Date: 2012-10-31

This report analyzes the phytosterols market along with the demand volumes in various applications and regions. The report also presents an analysis of the market requirement based on various product types. The regional market is segregated into North America, Europe and Asia Pacific along with volumes and revenue forecasts for each region.

Published Date: 2012-10-24

This report is designed for measuring the performance of global oleochemicals market. The report provides an in depth analysis of oleochemicals market in geographies like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World with market volumes and revenues for each geography which are estimated from 2010 and forecasted till 2018. 

Published Date: 2012-10-17

This report covers the global market for butanediol (1,4 butanediol and 2,3 butanediol) along with its demand in regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The report provides in-depth analysis for each application segment along with market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018 in terms of volumes and revenues.

Published Date: 2012-10-08

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the injection molded plastics market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. 

Published Date: 2012-09-26

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the water treatment chemicals market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure.

Published Date: 2012-09-25

Adipic Acid, the most widely used dicarboxylic acid from the industrial perspective, finds applications as a raw material in the production of nylon 6,6, paints & coatings, low-temperature lubricants, plastic additives, polyurethane resins, food additives and production of other synthetic fibers. 

Published Date: 2012-09-18

The global market of textile chemical industry was USD 15 billion in 2007 and reached at USD 17.5 billion in 2011 at an average growth rate of 5% annually. Among all the regions China, USA and Western Europe possess the maximum potential as they accounted for more than 35% of the total textile chemical industry in 2011. Textile market is expected to grow at USD 22 billion by 2017 at an expected CAGR of 4% during 2011-2017.

Published Date: 2012-09-12

the year 2011 and is expected to cross $40,000 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of over 6% from 2013 to 2018. Asia pacific and North America dominate the ethylene oxide market, accounting for over 60% of the total demand in 2011. However, strong growth is expected from Asia-Pacific, Eastern and Central Europe, Middle East and South America in the coming few years.

Published Date: 2012-08-30

This report is an effort to identify factors that will be the driving force behind the PET value chain market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the PET and ethylene industry in terms of application and geography. 

Published Date: 2012-08-22

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the crop protection chemicals market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the crop protection chemicals industry in terms of product and geography.

Published Date: 2012-08-14

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the synthetic & bio-based biodegradable market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the synthetic and bio-based biodegradable industry in terms of types, application and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends.

Published Date: 2012-07-20

This research report is especially designed to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the biosurfactants market and sub-markets over the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the biosurfactants industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges, for a better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the biosurfactants industry in terms of its product types, end-use segments and geography.

Published Date: 2012-07-10

This research report is especially designed to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the specialty surfactant market and sub-markets over the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the surfactant industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges, for a better understanding of the surfactant market structure. 

Published Date: 2012-06-28

This report helps to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the plastic additives market and sub-markets in the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the plastic additives industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges, for a better understanding of the plastic additives market structure.

Published Date: 2012-05-10

Global crop protection chemicals market continues to grow and discover new growth opportunities in emerging economies. However, market maturity attained by some of the most widely used crop protection chemicals.

Published Date: 2012-04-24

Pesticides are essentially chemicals that control and eliminate the growth of herbs, insects, fungi and other organisms that are harmful for crops and result in reduced crop yield per hectare. Thus, based on kind of Pest control the pesticides market is segmented into herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other pesticides that include nematicides, fumigants and other miscellaneous conventional pesticides, and other chemicals used as pesticides such as sulfur, oil, and sulfuric acid.

Published Date: 2012-04-23

In the recent years PU (polyurethanes) market has witnessed double digit growth rate due to its broad range of applications such as rigid and flexible foams, paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants among many others. Polyurethane is mainly used as a substitute for metal, rubber, paint, cotton and other plastics. Key drivers of the polyurethane market include its environmental sustainability characteristics and healthy growth in the automotive industry. The key restraint in the polyurethane market is elevated pricing of raw materials such as crude oil, benzene and toluene.

Published Date: 2012-03-15

TDI (Toluenediisocyanate) is mostly used to manufacture flexible polyurethane foams which are primarily used as cushioning material in furniture and transportation applications. It is mainly used in beds and car seats and to some extent in manufacturing rigid foams, coatings, adhesives &sealants, and elastomers. 

Published Date: 2012-03-14

MDI is mostly used to manufacture rigid polyurethane foams which are widely used as insulators in construction, consumer appliances, industrial applications, packaging and other applications. It is also used in non-foam applications such as Elastomers, paints & coating, and adhesives & sealants. 

Published Date: 2012-02-19

Non-Halogenated Flame Retardants (Aluminum Hydroxide, Phosphorus and Others) Market for Polymers (Polyolefin, Epoxy Resin, PVC, ETP, UPE, Rubber, Styrenics and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 – 2018

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Films play a significant role in packaging industry. Polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyester and EVOH are usually used as film materials in the packaging industry. Films are usually manufactured by extrusion process and are  in various forms depending upon their end use. Cast films, blown films, shrink films, oriented films and co-extruded films are some of the most important variations of films. 

 

Surface and fire protection coatings are particularly industrial coatings which include a wide range of substrate solutions for the purpose of protection from fire or corrosion. Materials such as moisture-cure-urethane, epoxy and polyurethane are some of the commonly used polymers utilized in manufacturing these coatings.

 

Alpha olefins are organic compounds comprising of alkenes or olefins, which are commonly manufactured by the oligomerization of ethylene. These compounds offer a range of industrially important products such as 1-decene, 1-octene, 1-hexene, and 1-butene, 1-dodecene, 1-tetradecene, 1-hexadecene & 1-octadecene.

 

Concrete floors represent a major investment for any industry. In spite of this, it is the most neglected part of the structure. Apart from the mechanical wear and tear, spillages of numerous kinds of chemicals also occur, deteriorating the concrete and reinforcement surface. Moreover, the occurrence of cracks and surface porosity allows oils to soak in, resulting in unpleasant patches.

 

Metal injection molding (MIM) and ceramic injection molding (CIM) are advanced net shape processing technologies used for the manufacture of complex, high-volume components. Together, these molding technologies are known as powder injection molding (PIM). The technology is gaining importance as new components are being designed that require high mechanical strength while being small in size. 

 

Roofing and insulation has many advantages such as exhibiting excellent barrier properties for the direct radiant heat from the sun, preserving energy and for achieving more comfort at less cost. Roofing and insulations have several benefits which ultimately help to lower the total energy consumption cost and provide greater comfort level along with the reduced use of HVAC equipment requirements.

 

Fiberglass, which is also known as glass reinforced plastics, is manufactured by reinforcing the plastic matrix using fine fibers of glass. Fiberglass being light weight, robust material and extremely strong are used extensively for manufacturing a wide range of products. The raw material required to manufacture fiber glass is easily available at low cost, thus, making it favorable than carbon fibers for various applications.

 

Powder Metallurgy (PM) is a method of mixing fine powdered metals or alloy materials and compressing them into a desired form or shape and then heating it in a controlled environment to bond the compressed material. The process generally involves four steps, viz., powder manufacturing, blending, compacting and sintering. 

 

Mica is a shiny silicate mineral material having a layered structure. It occurs in the form of infinitesimal in rocks, granite or as crystals. The most salient characteristic of mica is that it has close basal cleavage. This property can be explained by its atomic arrangement in hexagonal sheet form. Mica is extensively distributed and occurs in metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous and regimes. 

 

Cubic boron nitride (CBN) is the chemical compound present in crystalline forms. CBN films exhibit certain properties such as high thermal conductivity, electrical resistance and low thermal expansion. CBN is being increasingly used as a substitute for diamonds as it is the second hardest compound. This has resulted in its use as an abrasive in machining and cutting applications.

 

Smart textiles are fabrics that have electronic and digital components embedded in them. There is a seamless integration of textiles with electronic elements such as sensors, actuators and micro-controllers. Smart textiles can be classified into two categories viz., passive smart textiles and active smart textiles. Passive smart textiles include textiles which provide additional features irrespective of the change in environment.

 

Composites are the materials in which a homogeneous ‘matrix’ component is ‘reinforced’ by a stiffer and stronger element that is generally fibrous but may have a particulate or other shape. Fiber Reinforced Composites (FRC) consist of three parts, viz., fibers as dispersed phase; matrix as continuous and interphase region as interface. Fiber reinforced polymer (FRPs) are the most common form of FRCs wherein the matrix is a polymer. 

 

Bioactive materials react with body tissue for adherence and are used with the purpose of tissue repair and remodeling. Bioactive materials are used in dental care, medical care, pharmaceuticals, cosmeticsand antibacterial products. Bioactive materials bind with tissue through various types of attachment namely, mechanical interlocks, biological fixation, bioactive fixation and replacement with tissues. 

 

Lightweight materials and designs have been a crucial element for product designs across several industries which mostly include aviation and automotive industry. Moreover, global trends towards CO2 reduction and resource efficiency have gradually led to an increased demand for light weight materials in the market to manufacture lightweight and fuel efficient vehicles.

 

Magnetic materials are materials that either naturally possess magnetic properties or can be induced artificially with magnetic properties. Magnetic properties can be permanent or temporarily induced as per the end use. On the basis of product type, magnetic materials can be segmented in to five major categories namely neodymium (NdFeB) magnet, samarium-cobalt (SmCo) magnet, ferrite, alnico magnet and others.

 

Advanced polymer composites (APCs) are high performance materials which are manufactured from continuous fibers using various processes such as resin infusion, pultrusion and filament winding. The fibers used in production of APCs are aramid, carbon fibers, S2-glass and E-glass. In addition to these fibers, four types of resins are used as a matrix in quantity; epoxy, vinylester, phenolic and polyester. 

 

Advanced structural carbon products are materials which are manufactured from different allotropes of carbon such as amorphous carbon and graphite. Certain products such as carbon-reinforced carbon composites, monolithic structural graphite, carbon fibers, and carbon foams are produced in the industry. These products are used in an extensive range of applications such as industrial, automotives, aerospace & defense, and energy. 

 

Portland cement is a cementitious building material which is a mixture of clay and limestone. The most common use of this cement is the production of concrete. Portland cement is widely used in construction industry due to its excellent strength, dimensional stability, abrasion resistance, durability and low cost.

 

Titration is a laboratory method for determining and analyzing chemical composition of any substance, product, liquid or solutions by the use of automatic or manual titrators. The products / instrumentsare widely utilized in the research, quality control of drugs, excipients and other chemicals, chemical analysis, moisture analysis, across multitude of laboratories and industries across the globe. 

 

Carboxymethyl cellulose is a derivative of cellulose and it holds a major share in all cellulose and cellulose derivatives market. The major industrial method of producing carboxymethyl cellulose is by interacting alkali cellulose and monochloroacetic acid in the presence of caustic soda. 

 

Bio-inspired structures have been the subject of extreme scientific study. Scientists have attempted to replicate the physics and chemistry of these structures. This has lead to the design of artificial nano-engineered surfaces (NES) which has a multitude of commercial applications. Nano-engineered surfaces improve many industrial processes as well as a variety of consumer products. 

 

Cellulose acetate is an eco-friendly thermoplastic polymer attained by acetylating cellulose. It is a transparent, glossy, non-flammable and tough polymer with good dimensional solidity and high resistance against heat and chemicals. Cellulose acetate is obtained in flake form from wood pulp with the help of acetic anhydride. It is available in granular, powder and fiber form.

 

Fluorspar is the commercial name for the mineral fluorite (calcium fluoride CaF2). Commercially fluorspar is graded according to quality and attributes into acid grade, ceramic grade and metallurgical grade. It generally develops well formed cubic crystals exhibiting a wide range of colors.

 

Refrigerant is a substance used in refrigeration equipments. Over the period the use of Halons such as CFC and HCFC has become obsolete due to their adverse effects on environment. This has lead to emergence of newer refrigerant products. The major global suppliers have responded towards this market trend with a move to provide wide range of alternative refrigerants.

 

Bentonite also called as montmorillonite is a clay which has ability to produce electrical charge upon being hydrated. Bentonite is recognized for its capability to soak up and eradicate toxins, impurities, heavy meats and chemicals. Bentonite is used in variety of foods such as yogurts and candy.

 

Polyoxymethylene is also known as polyacetal and it is a thermoplastic synthetic. Owing to its high rigidness and good dimensional stability, it finds application in engineering, especially for precision part manufacturing. Polyoxymethylene (POM) provides resistance to wear, creep and impact, extensive fatigue life, and good resistance to moisture and solvents.

 

Companies in railroad equipment manufacturing industry manufacture freight and passenger rail cars, locomotives, brakes and other parts and equipment used in railroad operations. The transportation equipments manufacturing industry has become central to economical development. 

 

Polyisobutylene (PIB) is a linear polymer of isobutylene with varying average molecular weights and is present in various forms such as tough elastomeric solids, viscous liquid and soft solids. It is available in various forms such as conventional PIB, Highly Reactive PIB (HR-PIB) and enhanced PIB. 

 

Orthopedic biomaterials are organic or synthetic materials of biologic composition used for internal fixation of fracture. Biomaterial devices which are manufactured for large number of orthopedic applications are commonly termed as ‘Implants’. These biomaterials help in re-establishing the structural integrity of the damaged bone due to trauma or diseased conditions. 

 

Propionic acid is a three-carbon carboxylic acid manufactured by the hydrocarboxylation of ethylene with the inclusion of a nickel carbonyl catalyst. It prevents the growth of some bacteria and mold due to which it is widely used as preservatives for food for human consumption and animal feed.

 

Nonylphenol is a viscous liquid, soluble in oil and organic solvents and insoluble in water. Nonylphenol is used mainly for the production of non-ionic surfactants. It is also used in production of phenolic resins and epoxy.

 

Antiseptics and Disinfectants are broadly classified under the class of Anti-infective agents or germicides. Antiseptics are chemical compounds or antimicrobial agent that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganism when applied to a living tissue such as skin.

 

Asphalt is the refined residue from the distillation process of specific crude oils. It is primarily used in road construction as a glue or binder and is mixed with aggregate particles for creating asphalt concrete. The other main applications of asphalt include production of roofing felt, bituminous waterproofing products and sealing flat roofs among others. 

 

Hydrogen Peroxide is the simplest and versatile peroxide formed due to a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. It is a liquid, which is more viscous than water and is colorless in the diluted form. It is generally used as a chemical disinfectant.

 

Marine biotechnology is a growing field comprising marine bio-medicine including pharmaceuticals discovery, materials technology, bio remediation, marine biomedical model organism, genomics, bioinformatics and molecular genetics.

 

Dimethyl Ether is clean, liquefied, colourless gas produced by dehydration of methanol. Dimethyl Ether is also called as wood ether or methyl ether. It exhibit properties similar to liquid petroleum gas (LPG) or natural gas (NG), and hence can be used as an alternative for fire and transportation fuel.

 

Biomaterials are referred to as natural or synthetic materials intended to use in several applications such as prosthetics, therapeutic, diagnostic and storage applications. These materials come in contact with various elements of biological systems such as biological fluids and various tissues.

 

Benzene is a colorless chemical having a sweet odor and a boiling point of 80 degree Celsius. It is mainly used as an industrial solvent and a gasoline additive. Xylene is also sweet smelling, flammable and colorless in nature. It is used as a solvent in printing, leather and rubber industries.

 

Isopropyl-benzene is commonly called as Cumene which is an organic compound generally based on aromatic hydrocarbons with aliphatic substitution. Cumene is a colorless, flammable liquid and having boiling point of 152°C is a constituent of refined fuels and crude oil. Cumene is stable material but shows little instability forming peroxides while storage when comes in contact of air. 

 

Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, is a white crystalline organic compound which is volatile in nature. It is an important industrial commodity as its derivatives are key ingredients in making a wide range of industry products. Phenol and its derivatives are mostly used to make polycarbonates, epoxy resins, Bakelite, nylon, phenolic resins, detergents, herbicides, and pharmaceutical drugs.

 

Microspheres are small spherical microparticles of a size ranging from 1µm to 1000 µm, and can be produced naturally as well as synthetically. These are innovative raw materials with superior functionality that help improve the quality of the final product at a reduced cost. Growth of the oil, gas, and medical industry is a major driver for the microsphere market.

 

Phosphoric fertilizers are manufactured by adding acid to ground or pulverized phosphate rock. Phosphate (SSP) is produced by employing sulfuric acid to chemically extract phosphate from phosphate rock.

 

Polymeric composites used for manufacturing parts of aquatic vessels like ships, recreational boats, racing boats, power-boats, jet-boards, and sub-marines are called marine composites. It helps to reduce vessel weight and cost of production, improve fuel efficiency, impact resistance, and longevity of the vessel.

 

The industrial rubber products market include products developed from various types of rubber such as natural rubber, synthetic rubber, elastomers (EPM/EPDM), silicone rubber, butyl rubber (IIR Isobutylene-Isoprene rubber), ethylene-propylene, liquid silicone rubbers (LSR). The industrial rubber products market is extremely competitive with the top ten companies accounting for less than one-third of the total sales. 

 

Insulation refers to a process wherein a non-conducting material is used to isolate something from its surroundings, and sustain its normal state of being. It can be used for different purposes like sound, heat, and electricity insulation. However, the insulation market is heavily influenced by the high-growth building-insulation market. 

 

Dyes and pigments are coloring materials, which are water insoluble. Key end-user industries of pigments include wood-coloring, stone, textiles, paints & coatings, food and metals. Pigment are usually manufactured as dry colorants and grounded into fine powder. As pigments are water insoluble it requires some special techniques for dyeing and printing.

 

Chlor alkali refers to an industrial process used for producing caustic soda, chlorine, and other chlorine and sodium based products or derivatives like hydrochloric acid, chlorinated paraffin, sodium hypochlorite, bleaching powder, and hydrogen gas. The process involves the electrolysis of brine (sodium chloride) solution resulting in the formation of the above-mentioned products. The main products of the chlor alkali market are chlorine gas, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide), and soda ash (sodium carbonate).

 

Cyclohexanone is obtained during the manufacturing of nylon intermediaries like adipic acid or caprolactam. Major companies captively consume cyclohexanone and a very small portion of the demand is from sectors other than nylon. Over three fourth of the production of cyclohexanone is based on cyclohexane and the remaining is based on phenol. The major use of the compound except in the nylon industry is as a solvent in the paint and dye industry.

 

Surfactants is a term derived by combining the term “surface active agents”. Surfactants are anphipatic molecules that help lowering the surface tension of liquid. Surfactants usually act as  wetting agents, detergents, emulsifiers or as foaming agents. Detergency, substantivity and conditioning are important properties of surfactants owing to which surfactants are widely used in different industries.

 

Non-polyolefin commodity resins are produced from Elastomers. The products thus manufactured can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh operating environments. Non-polyolefin resins have high tensile strength and its products are beneficial in insulating or protecting delicate materials in different industries. 

 

Carbon black is produced by incomplete combustion of heavy petroleum. Traditionally, it was produced by charring wood or bone. It appears black and reflects very little light. Its major application is in the manufacture of automobile tires since it reflects the heat away from the treads and the belt area of the tire, thereby increasing the lifespan of tires

 

Plastics play a major role in our lives today and are found abundantly in our everyday lives. They find applications across a host of industries including medicines, construction, appliances, automotives, and in other industries. However, repeated use of plastics over a substantial period is raising a concern over their hygiene. Overuse of plastic bottles to store water results in leaking of chemicals into the water.

 

VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are substances such as formaldehyde which are used in paints to allow them to dry faster. These are highly toxic to humans and high levels of VOC in paints results in the release of toxic VOC fumes for a long period of time. Low VOC paints use water as a solvent instead of petroleum-based materials. 

 

Companies in coated paper market manufacture products that include coated and laminated paper, uncoated paper sacks and bags, laminated and coated packaging paper, laminated foil, plastic foil, surface-coated paperboard and coated paper bags. In this industry the raw materials are paper and paperboard and these are processed with plastic, latex, clay and metal to create products. Coated wood-free paper is the most popular product. 

 

A solvent is generally any liquid (could be solid or gas also), which has the capacity to dissolve a substance (solute) in it resulting in the formation of a solution. The solvent market has seen a rise in the last few years, which has caused high levels of toxic emission in the atmosphere. Traditional solvents emit VOC (volatile organic compounds) and are being increasingly used in paints, aerosol, and in other similar industries.

 

Lignin is a complex polymer abundantly found in plant tissues. In other words, lignin is the fibrous part of the plant. It stores large quantities of solar energy and is responsible for water transportation within the plant. Commercially, lignin is used in a wide range of low volume, niche applications. 

 

Cement is a key building material which is used as a binder. Clay and limestone are key raw materials used in the manufacture of cement. Cement can also be used in mixture as a concrete and mortar. Mortar is formed by mixing cement with sand whereas concrete is formed by mixing cement, sand, fine aggregate and coarse aggregate. Mortar is used to bind blocks, stone and bricks into walls.

 

Decorative coatings or architectural coatings are the finishes and paints that are applied on commercial and residential buildings. They are mainly used to add colors to the room and make them attractive and fresh and to serve as protection from moisture, corrosion, bacteria and UV radiation. The decorative coatings have various applications such as interior and exterior house paints, primers, sealers, varnishes and stains.

 

Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape is a tape having backing material applied with pressure sensitive adhesive material. The adhesive activates quickly when it is kept on substrate and pressure is applied. These types of adhesive do not require any kind of solvent, heat or water to for activation. In order to protect adhesive on tape before end use; sometimes a removable layer is also provided.

 

Reinforced plastics are a type of composite material which incorporates additional substances in the form of fillers that aim to improve the structural and physical properties of a base plastic material. These fillers are generally in the form of fibers and are made of materials such as glass, aramid, carbon, cellulosic derivatives, asbestos, and in some cases even metal fibers. 

 

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring vitamin-like substance present in plants, animals, and humans. It plays an important role in the production of cellular energy and in the basic functioning of cells. In the human body, it is found in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas. Coenzyme Q10 is industrially manufactured largely by yeast fermentation and on a smaller scale by bacterial fermentation.

 

Polymer resins, which on undergoing a chemical reaction (process of curing), form three-dimensional cross-linked structures, are generally known as thermoset resins. On account of their rigid cross-linked structure after the curing process, thermosetting resins exhibit better physical properties than thermoplastic resins.

 

Phosphate is an inorganic salt of phosphoric acid usually derived by mining activity. Phosphates are used as fertilizers on a large scale. In addition, they are also used in animal nutrition, detergents and food and beverages among others. Monocalcium phosphates, dicalcium phosphates, and tricalcium phosphates are the three types of phosphates widely used as fertilizers and can be water soluble or insoluble. 

 


Potassium chloride is a colorless or white, cubic, crystalline compound that closely resembles common salt (sodium chloride). It is soluble in water, alcohol, and alkalis. Potassium chloride occurs pure in nature in form of the mineral sylvite and is found combined in many minerals and in brines and ocean water. 

 

Phosphate is a naturally occurring element in the form of phosphorous found in many phosphate minerals. Most of the phosphate is used in fertilizer production hence increasing the demand for phosphate production. It is also used in animal feed, food industry and other industrial usage. 

 

There is a shift in the manufacturing processes in the aircraft and automotive industry as heavy materials are replaced by plastics, leading to a growth in the adhesive market. The switch from traditional materials to plastics helps in the reduction of vibration damping and weight, and improves the surface appearance, which further boosts the growth of specialty adhesives. 

 

Dispensing systems are devices which dispense chemicals, inks, or other solvents. The solvents dispensed can be in a quantity desired by the consumer or in a pre-defined quantity. Dispensing systems play an important role in the day-to-day life of consumers. 

 

Harmonic filters are widely used in host of applications in electrical industry. Key applications of the harmonic filters include backup power generation systems such as uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), welding, variable speed drivers (VSD) and motors and furnaces. Harmonic filters are also used in steel, petrochemicals, paper and textile manufacturing plants. 

 

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound which is insoluble in water. Zinc oxide is widely used as an additive for pigments, glass, ceramics, plastic, paints, lubricants, adhesives & sealants, foods, etc. Zinc oxide pigments usually appear in two forms including powder and dust. Zinc oxide pigments have large number of applications in host of industries such as paint, pharmaceutical, electronic, agricultural, rubber industry, brick kilns, ceramic and glass compositions, chemical and metallurgical industries. 

 

Plastic materials are required to sustain specified service conditions at their application base. Usually, if a plastic is capable of sustaining the service temperature above 150°C; it is industrially termed as high temperature plastic. These materials are dimensionally stable and show excellent mechanical properties over wide range of temperature.

 

Melamine is an organic, heterocyclic compound containing nitrogen as a major constituent in its structure. Melamine products are highly flame retardant due to their high nitrogen content. Melamine is produced industrially on a large scale by either catalyzed gas phase or high pressure liquid phase reactions. In some cases, molten urea is passed over fluidized bed to carry out reaction with the help of catalysts.

 

Plastic materials having greater set of mechanical and thermal properties than that of commodity plastic materials are generally known as engineering plastics. These materials exhibit special properties such as higher impact strength, high abrasion, wear and fatigue resistance, chemical resistance and wide service temperature range based on the material. 

 

Plastic dielectric films are mainly used in capacitors, where the capacitor usually consists of two oppositely charged metal plates separated by an insulating material such as the plastic film which acts as a dielectric. Capacitors are mainly used in manufacturing electronic circuits. On a small scale, plastic dielectric films are used for power electronic converters and inverters. 

 

Flame resistant fabrics are materials which have special anti flammable properties. Flame resistant fabrics can be classified as inherent, hybrid and flame resistant treated fabrics. The key applications of flame resistant fabrics include firefighter apparel, military clothing, police uniforms, industrial work wear and motor racing apparel.

 

Polyethylene or polythene is the most common plastic available on the earth. Polyethylene is also the most common polymer which is used on a daily basis and is chemically synthesized from ethylene. As polyethylene can be melted into a liquid state and easily remolded, it is used in a variety of products like plastic bags, plastic films, plastic containers etc. 

 

Polystyrene is a petroleum based plastic made from the monomer styrene. Polystyrene is an inexpensive lightweight material and finds its application in a variety of products from cups that hold our hot and cold beverages to packaging of electronic applications. The demand for polystyrene is subject to various factors like government regulations, and the trends in the demand for various by-products made from polystyrene.

 

Water soluble polymers (WSP) are water loving polymeric materials. On contact with water, these materials get dispersed, swollen or dissolved, resulting in formation of gel, thick liquid or emulsion. These materials generally contain oxygen and nitrogen atoms in their structure; hence have complex properties in solution form. 

 

Fireproof ceramics are materials that shed their outer layer in case of fire, thus changing themselves from a polymer to a more fire-resistant ceramic. This ceramic is more stable and less susceptible to high fluctuations in temperature, thus it does not break or crack easily. Fireproof ceramics are used in making fireproof ceramic walls, floor tiles, ceramic paper, and multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC’s) and medical grade ceramics

 

Composite materials made up of thermoplastic resins and having wood as reinforcement materials are globally known as wood-plastic composites. If we neglect additives which are added to modify its properties (added in very small quantity) the major constituent are wood and resin. 

 

Pesticides are the chemicals which are used for preventing, mitigating or destroying pests. These pesticides are used to kill or dampen the growth of pests. Specialty pesticides are used to improve the quality of health. Insecticides help prevent the destruction of crops from insects resulting in proper growth of the crops.

 

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is widely used commodity plastic and a member of polyolefin group. HDPE is nothing but the polyethylene material having high strength to density ratio. HDPE backbone chain has little side branches, which imparts greater intermolecular forces resulting in higher mechanical properties than that of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). HDPE is opaque material.

 

The automotive industry is committed creating a generation of vehicles that offers superior fuel efficiency without compromising safety, performance, or comfort. Aluminum offers automakers the opportunity to design and manufacture safe, high-performance, energy-efficient, corrosion resistance and environmentally friendly vehicles that are much lighter in weight.

 

Nano-fiber cell scaffolds are artificial structures used in tissue engineering which provides mechanical, chemical and biological support in tissue formation. Tissue engineering involves the process of growing organs by implantation of engineered tissue from the recipient and thereby preventing immunological rejection which usually occurs in case of organ transplantation. 

 

Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) is a colorless organic compound naturally occurring in grapes, orange, and vinegar. MIBK can dissolve in water, alcohol, ether and benzene. There are two main methods of producing MIBK. One is through acetone condensation, which gives diacetone alcohol that dehydrates to give mesityl oxide, which is then hydrogenated to MIBK. MIBK is also produced from isopropanol, with diisobutyl ketone (DIBK) and acetone as co-products.

 

Ammonia, also known as azane, is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen. It is a colorless gas with a pungent odor. Ammonia is an essential source for many downstream nitrogen based products. It acts as a nutritional supplement in foods and fertilizers. It also has various applications in pharmaceutical industries and in cleansing products. 

 


A heat exchanger is an integral part of petrochemical and chemical industries. It is used in various applications such as HVAC, steel production, power generation, pharmaceuticals, and in chemical industries. The chemical industry is the major end user of the heat exchanger. The global heat exchanger market is driven by factors such as the growing investments in end-user industries, and the increasing number of new construction projects. 

 

Heat transfer is a branch of thermal engineering that deals with the use, exchange, generation, and conversion of thermal energy and heat, especially for physical systems. Heat transfer is classified into thermal convection, thermal conduction, thermal radiation, and energy transfer as a result of phase change. Heat transfer fluid is a substance that avoids overheating of any device or is used for storing thermal energy.

 

Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide or lye, is a non-flammable, odorless white solid. It is highly corrosive and is available in different forms like granules, pellets, and flakes. The process which is used to form chlorine, caustic soda, and soda ash is known as chlor-alkali. Caustic soda being a co-product of chlorine, the supply of caustic soda in the market depends significantly on the production of chlorine.

 

Phosgene is a colorless chemical compound produced by reacting chlorine and carbon monoxide. It has a suffocating odor and a small amount of phosgene is released in nature from volcanoes. It is mainly produced artificially and is extremely toxic and due to this, it was even used as a chemical weapon during wars. Phosgene is used for deriving a number of chemical compounds used in various industrial sectors.

 

Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber had first found wide commercial use in the roofing industry in North America and Europe in the early 1970s. Then onwards EPDM has found major applications in the automotive, building and construction, wires and cables, plastic modification, lubricant additives and in other such industries. EPDM consists of ethylene (usually 45% to 75% by weight, depending on the application), propylene and a diene (generally between 2.5% and 12%).

 

Enzymes are biological molecules which are responsible for sustenance of life. They are catalysts that carry out metabolic functions within the body from digestion of food to synthesis of DNA. Bio enzymes can be termed as enzymes extracted from plants which are used by the body to replenish any deficiency. There are various types of enzyme technology used in the food industry to improve the quality of the product.

 

Fatty alcohols are oleochemicals which are colorless waxy solids primarily derived from natural fats and oils. In addition, fatty alcohols can be manufactured synthetically from petrochemicals such as olefins and paraffin. Fatty alcohols are mainly used in manufacture of detergents and surfactants. Moreover, they are used in various other applications such personal care products, textiles and leather, agriculture, polymer processing and printing.

 

Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) is a vital part of petrochemical industry. VCM is mainly used for producing poly vinyl chloride (PVC) which is mostly used in the construction and piping industry. It is also used in electrical, agricultural, and heath care sectors. Other minor uses of VCM include manufacture of ethylene diamine for the production of resins and manufacture of chlorinated solvents.

 

Synthetic paper is manufactured by using synthetic resins which are derived from petroleum products. It has characteristics similar to regular paper made from wood pulp but in appearance it looks like plastic films. Mostly, it is in opaque or white color which has printing and processing capabilities. Usually, synthetic paper is made up of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and few amounts of polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). 

 

Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are high-performance elastomers having special characteristics of vulcanized rubber as well as of thermoplastics. TPV typically comprises of 60% to 70% of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and 30% to 40% of impact polypropylene. TPVs have superior strength, high-temperature mechanical properties, and a better compression set than partially cured material. The major application of TPVs is in the automobile industry. 

 

Drilling chemicals are used in metal and mineral extraction, oil and gas exploration, coal seam gas drilling, and for borewell drilling. Drilling chemicals can be broadly classified into offshore and onshore chemicals depending on the applications of these chemicals. The main functions of these chemicals include maintaining the pressure, cooling and lubrication of the drilling equipment, removing cuttings from bore wells, and to support and stabilize the borewell area. 

 

Epichlorohydrin (ECH) is an organochlorine compound and an epoxide. It contains an organic compound having at least one chlorine covalent bond and cyclic ether rings. This is the compound mainly used for the production of epoxy resins which are used in coating, adhesives, and plastics. However, it is also used in manufacturing commercial pesticides. There are several other applications of epichlorohydrin as well.

 

Rigid transparent plastics are nothing but thermoplastics like acrylic, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate, polysulfones, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), acrylic-styrene copolymers (SMMA), nylon and cellulosic resins. They are used in aquariums, lighting fittings, aircrafts and more. Acrylic, also known as poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA), is a transparent thermoplastic that is lightweight and shatter resistant. 

 


Polypropylene resin, which is also known as PP resin, is utilized in manufacturing various products. Polypropylene along with other materials that were earlier considered to be scrap or waste are combined together to produce some useful products. Since their evolution, polypropylene resins are effectively utilized nowadays in manufacturing the upholstery of cars and in producing loudspeaker covers.

 

Lactic acid is a chemical compound which is used in various biochemical processes, and is also known as milk acid. Polylactic acid, commonly referred to as PLA, is renewable thermoplastic polyester derived from corn starch, sugarcane, and tapioca roots in various parts of the world. Polylactic acid (PLA) represents the largest application segment for lactic acid. Traditionally, lactic acids were being used in the food and beverages industry, which accounted for the maximum lactic acid produced globally.

 

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of generating fractures in a rock solid surface using pressurized fracture fluids, and proppants keep this fracture open while drilling for oil. This process is crucial in the extraction of liquids and gas, which cannot be easily extracted through normal drilling methods. The extraction is usually conducted in low permeable reservoirs of oil and natural gas.

 

Ethyl benzene is a colorless liquid with a gasoline like odor and high inflammability. It is widely used in the petrochemical industry in the manufacturing of styrene. It is also used as an intermediate material in the production of plastic products and is utilized as one of the basic raw materials in the production of various chemicals.

 

Construction chemicals are the chemicals that are added in specific formulations with the cement or concrete during construction to meet the functional, aesthetic, or design requirements of any infrastructure. Green chemicals are the chemicals that do not contain the components that are harmful to human health or environment. 

 

Adhesives and sealants which are used for transdermal drug delivery system, first aid bandages and dental restoration are known as medical adhesives and sealants. The market for global medical adhesives and sealants in now recovering and is expected to be on a fast track from here on. 

 

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a process which is performed in high vacuum at a very high temperature that is around 200 to 500 degree Celsius. PVD is commonly used for coating processes and also to enhance the properties of components and materials in order to improve their performance and behavior. Nano technologies and material science are some of the new technologies that are important for thin film coatings.

 

Friction is the resistive force between two contacts that stop the objects from sliding. Friction occurs between all three forms of materials such as solid objects, gases and liquids. Fluid friction is the friction between liquids.   Friction materials are used to enhance the performance of vehicles, their efficiency and appearance. Major application areas of friction products and materials are light trucks, aircrafts, railways, passenger cars, commercial vehicles in addition to other industrial applications. 

 

Since the last decade, the demand for organic acids produced from renewable raw materials is growing at a steady pace owing to the impact of conventional organic acids on the environment.  In order to cater to this growing demand, more and more organic acid is being produced from renewable sources such as feedstock.

 

Technical and advanced structural ceramics comprise of material that exhibits excellent physical properties under a demanding environment. The high melting point coupled with excellent chemical resistance adds to the application areas for the market. These ceramics find applications in a variety of products ranging from bioceramics to military. 

 

Synthetic rubber is produced by the polymerization of petroleum-derived monomers. Most synthetic rubbers are made up of two or more monomers and hence have the desired superior properties. There are over 200 varieties of synthetic rubber available. The most consumed forms of synthetic rubber include butadiene rubber (BR), acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). 

 

The growth of accidents and the loss of assets caused due to fire on a global scale is one of the major factors driving the demand for passive fire protection materials. The global market for passive fire protection material is witnessing tremendous growth since the last decade. Some of the basic types of passive fire protection material used by the construction industry to prevent fire in buildings include fire doors, fire resisting cables, fire linings, fire resisting partitions, fire resisting glass, fire screens etc. 

 

Thermoformed plastics are plastics used in the process of thermoforming where a plastic sheet is heated to a bendable form so that the plastic can be molded into a desired shape which is then cooled to form a finished usable product. There are different types of processes available for thermoforming plastics, the common ones being plug assist forming, vacuum snapback and thick and thin gauge thermoforming. 

 

The sol-gel method is a cost-effective and convenient way to prepare mono and multicomponent glasses and ceramics, some of which would not be possible to be used by conventional processes. This is because of the use of homogeneous liquid solutions and the ability to form gels at room temperature. Sol-gel processing refers to the low temperature method using chemical precursors which in turn leads to ceramics and glass with higher purity and better homogeneity than high temperature conventional processes.

 

Bitumen Market (Paving, Oxidized, Cutback and PMB) For Roadways, Roofing, Adhesives and Insulation - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018

 

The carbon nanomaterials market can be categorized based on product types into – carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibres, graphene, fullerenes, and POSS (polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane). The nanomaterials market has gained importance with technological development and their wide applicability. However, due to the Eurozone crisis, the carbon nanomaterials market experienced slow growth in the past year.

 

Ribbed smoke sheet is a natural rubber in a form of sheet which is used in various industries owing to its properties like tear strength and cleanliness. The main reason to smoke the rubber sheet is to improve its tensile strength. Ribbed smoke sheet market suffered a setback during 2008 – 2009 when the global economy was under pressure, but since then the global ribbed smoke market is growing at a healthy pace. 

 

Metamaterials are artificially modified materials which possess the properties that are not found in nature. They are assembled together from various conventional materials such as metals and plastics and fashioned in a manner which helps them to exhibit superior characteristics over conventional materials.

 

A biomaterial is any substance, natural or synthetic, that is similar to whole or part of a living system or a biomedical device that treats or replaces any organ, tissue or function of the body, especially, a material appropriate for use as prosthesis. Brazil is considered as one of the most promising economies of the world due to the growing number of middle - income consumers.

 

Styrenic polymers represent a family of thermoplastic materials with a wide range of applications ranging from packaging and construction to consumer goods, automotive and electronics.  Styrenic polymers use styrene as the building block which undergoes copolymerization with other polymers to form various other polymers.

 

The global market for carboxylic acid is expected to grow at a steady pace over the next six years. Some of the major factors driving this market include the growth of the global food and beverage industry and the growing demand for carboxylic acid in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Agricultural farming depends on the climate and the soil. Soil, if not suitable for farming, is made suitable by the addition of chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers etc. Addition of these chemicals is done through various techniques like ploughing etc. Agricultural chemicals are used for improving the quality of soil and to increase the yield of the crop. They have to be carefully used and should be added in appropriate quantities since their overuse can sometimes be harmful to farmers as well as to the soil. 

 

The global market for methionine is expected to grow with growing meat consumption around the world. One of the major factors which are driving the global market for methionine is increasing meat consumption, primarily by the increasing population of developing countries such as China, India, and Brazil etc. Developed economies such as the U.S. and Western Europe are considered to be mature markets and are expected to grow at a lower rate compared to developing countries.  Methionine is an amino acid that acts as a building block to form proteins. 

 

D-amino acid oxidase is a peroxisomal enzyme containing flavin adenine dinucleotide as a cofactor that is expressed in wide range of living species such as humans, yeasts etc. In bacteria and plants, they show a varied form as D-amino acids dehydrogenase, which oxidizes to produce ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. D-amino acids are compounds made from amine and carboxylic acid functional groups. Amino acids contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. 

 

Increasing competition in the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs, increasing demand for genetically modified crops and animals, and dropping prices of genomic procedures are some of the major growth drivers for the market. Synthetic biology uses the concepts of genomics as an enabling technology to study the gene sequences of organisms and plants and further research initiatives are taken to invent synthetic cells and DNAs with novel applications. 

 

Welding is a fabrication process particularly used in metal processing and has a wide range of applications from small to large industries. Compared to all other metal joining methods, this method is found to be the most economical and effective as well. This is the only method that can be used in space and in underwater and air.

 

Photonic crystals are elements that impact the motion of photons. These crystals usually have optical nanostructures. Similar to the periodicity of semiconductor crystals that impact the flow of electrons, photonic crystals impact the flow of photons. They are found naturally and aggressive research has been carried out in order to acquire the varied benefits of the properties it possesses.

 

Electronic chemicals are highly pure chemicals like strippers, gases, acids, photo resists and so on, which are useful in electronic applications like printed circuits boards (PCB), integrated circuits (IC), flat screens, and semiconductor chips. For this reason, the electronic chemical market follows the growth pattern of the electronic market and allied industries like semiconductors. 

 

Indium tin oxide (ITO) is a solution of indium oxide and tin oxide which is found in a solid state. Typically, indium tin oxide has 90% of indium oxide and 10% of tin oxide by weight.  When in thin layer it is colorless and transparent, while it forms a yellowish grey color when in bulk.  Indium tin oxide is a member of transparent conducting oxide and is a widely used transparent conduction oxide owing to its excellent physical properties. 

 

The global value of the acetaldehyde market in terms of production is estimated to reach 1.33 million tons towards the end of 2012. Asia Pacific is the global leader for the acetaldehyde market with China holding the world’s largest manufacturer’s tag. The Asia Pacific region is followed by the European and the North American regions. Acetaldehyde market growth is on a downward slope for the North American and the European regions, however, the Asia Pacific region is experiencing an indolent growth.

 

Bioplastics are a type of plastic manufactured from biomass sources such as vegetable oils and certain starches and are also called biobased plastic or biodegradable plastic. They are commonly used for insulation, as a packaging material, and in crockery and food packaging. Since bioplastics are plant based products, the consumption of petroleum for the production of plastic is expected to decrease by 10-15 percent by 2018.

 

Wood is an essential building material and has several indoor and outdoor applications. Any attack by insects, fungus or bacteria can spoil the condition of the wood. Thus, wood preservation chemicals are used to ensure long lasting life and sustainability of woods in the face of the changing environment and bacterial or fungal attacks. There are several treatments and chemicals used for such preservation.

 

Polymers which break down, degrade and dispose easily without affecting the environment are called biodegradable plastics. They can be used in medical devices which can be used to operate human bodies and can be left inside the body to degrade. The major driving force behind the growing market of biodegradable polymers is the environmental hazards caused by the usage of non-degradable polymers (petroleum based polymers).

 

Ethylene is a hydrocarbon which is widely used in the chemical industry and as a natural plant hormone. It is used in many industrial reactions such as in polymerization, halogenations and hydrogenation, alkylation, hydration, oligomerization, and hydroformylation. A large amount of ethylene which is produced goes into the manufacturing of ethylene oxide, ethylbenzene, ethylene dichloride, and polyethylene. 

 

The global defoamers market is mainly driven by the growing demand from industries like petroleum, paint and coating and many more. Some other factors which are driving the global defoamers market include: government regulations regarding the use of VOC and eco friendly products dioxin free defoamers market is expected to grow. A chemical additive which helps in reducing the foam formation in liquids used for industrial application is known as defoamer.

 

The global market for nanomagnetics (materials and devices) is largely driven by the demand from the data storage sector. The data storage media is the largest end use segment, followed by diagnostics and biotechnology. Continuous new developments in the field of nanotechnology are expected to fuel the growth of the nonmagnetic market. 

 

Ethanolamines (ETA) are a group of compounds such as carbinoxamine, clemastine, dimenhydrinate, diphenhydramine, and doxylamine that act both as primary amines as well as primary alcohols since they comprise of a hydroxyl group in their chemical structure. ETA are corrosive, colorless, flammable, viscous, and toxic liquids used in solutions and dispersions to scrub acids, as feedstock material in the manufacture of detergents, emulsification agents, varnishes & polishes, and as other chemical intermediaries.

 

Linoleic acid is utilized in the manufacturing of quick dry paints owing to increasing demand for such paints. It is beneficial for the skin and hence used in the production of many beauty products that help in maintaining the moisture content of the skin and reduce acne. Rising health concerns and an adherence to healthy dietary measures are boosting the market growth. Thus, the demand for linoleic acid is increasing due to the growing global market for beauty products.

 

An ion exchange resin is a kind of insoluble type matrix that is very small in size. Ion exchange resins are developed from the organic polymer’s substrate. The surface of ion exchange resins comprises of pores which helps in releasing or capturing ions easily. There are different types of ion exchange resins that are developed according to different characteristics of different type of ions. Ion exchange resins are very useful in water purification, separation processes, and decontamination processes.

 

A composite material with at least two parts one being metal and other compound may be ceramic, organic material or another metal is called a metal matrix composite. Metal matrix composites can be manufactured by three main types: solid, liquid and gaseous. Metal matrix composites are widely used in ground transportation, electronics, aerospace, industrial use, construction and in consumer products. 

 

Biotechnology reagents are the substances or chemical compound that is added to a system to detect, examine or synthesize other substances. Biotechnology industry mainly combines cellular and molecular biotechnology, human immunology and genetics, focusing mainly upon research and innovations in recombinant DNA technology or genetic engineering.

 

According to geographic segmentation of this market, Europe continues to lead as an established market while Asia Pacific follows as a growing market for geogrids consumption. Countries such as Switzerland and Singapore have exhibited remarkable growth in the infrastructure sector in the past year. The U.S. economy and the North American region lag behind as does the rest of the world.

 

The invention of plastic created a new revolution across the globe satisfying many needs and proving a crucial element in packaging and many such applications in varied fields. However the increasing complications related to its decomposition and recyclability led the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake aggressive decisions. The implementation of these policies resulted into the innovation of polymer plastics complying with the standards as set by the EPA and governmental agencies regulating the emission of pollutant contents.

 

Polymers exhibiting change in their size and shape in the presence of an electric field are referred to as electroactive polymers. They are most commonly used in sensors and actuators, as they can withstand large force. Conductive plastics emerged as the leading type of electroactive polymer which accounted for approximately 84.2% of the total electroactive market revenue in 2011. 

 

Furfural is an organic compound made from a variety of  agricultural products such as sugarcane bagasse, corncobs, oat, wheat bran, and sawdust and used in the synthesis of furan as a solvent for refining lubricating oil, and as a fungicide and weed killer. It is an important renewable building block from which plastic and other industrial and household chemicals can be synthesized. 

 

Diammonium hydrogen phosphate (DAP) is a type of water-soluble chemical salt that releases ammonia and phosphoric acid and thus acts as a source of nitrogen and phosphates. This ammonia and phosphate released on reaction with water can temporarily increase the pH and make the solution alkaline.  Due to this property and the release of nitrogen and phosphates, DAP finds utility in the fertilizers industry. These released chemicals are also the additives that provide necessary nutrients to yeast for its sustained fermentation.

 

An alkyl amine is a compound that has an alkyl group attached to the nitrogen atom of an amine. Alkyl amines arise when one of the three hydrogen atoms in ammonia is replaced by an alkyl. These amines are classified on the basis of the number of alkyl groups present in it by replacing one, two or all three hydrogen atoms in ammonia. 

 

Bio seeds are the inventions of biotechnology, and are used in order to incorporate desired qualities into seeds. They are formed by the laboratory infusion of quality genes into the host body. This is a supervised and improved form of the existing variety in terms of some new introduced genes. It is a process of continuous research, development, and coordination between various levels.

 

Rapid industrialization in developing economies the world over is one of the major boosting factors for the thermosets market. Thermosets are classified into polyester resins, epoxy resins, vinyl ester resins, and phenolic, polyurethane, and other high temperature resins such as cyanate esters. The demand for lightweight and high performance materials from various end-use industries such as automotive, water tanks, and chemical tanks is expected to expand the global market for thermosets over the next six years. 

 

An aerogel is a synthetic porous material derived from gel whose liquid component is replaced with gas and which results into a very low density thermal conductor. It is used for thermal insulation purposes and also acts as a trap for space and star dust. Silica aerogel is highly toxic and can be an irritant to the eyes, skin, and to the repository and digestive system.

 

A solvent is a substance which when dissolved with a solute forms a solution. Usually, solvents are liquids but they can also be in the form of solids and gases. They are used for various purposes such as in dry cleaning, nail enamels, paint thinners, detergents, and perfumes among other applications. Industrial solvents are mainly used in pharmaceuticals and in the paints and coating industry. 

 

Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) are produced by reacting fatty acids and methanol. They are also present in biodiesels and are similar to those in conventional diesel but expel lower concentrations of toxic emissions and thus, are non-toxic and biodegradable. They are produced from vegetable oils and animal fats by the process of transesterification. Rapeseed, soybean, UCO, palm oils, sunflower and animal fat are used as raw materials for the production of FAME.

 

Wax consists of compounds that are malleable at ambient temperature and melt above 45 degree Celsius to give non-viscous liquids. Waxes can be natural or synthetic, depending on the source of the raw material used in them. Natural waxes are generally plant or animal based. All waxes are organic compounds irrespective of their nature. The most important source of wax is petroleum but due to the uncertainty concerning crude oil supply, natural and synthetic wax has gained importance over the last few years.

 

QD technology plays a crucial role in the healthcare industry. The global QD market has shown remarkable growth in the recent years and is also showing promising market potential for future. 

 

Renewable chemicals are used for enhancing the use of renewable resources rather than fossil fuels. Renewable chemicals include all the chemicals which are produced from renewable feedstock such as microorganisms, biomass (plant, animal, and marine), and agricultural raw materials. Strict government regulations, environmental concerns and awareness among people are enhancing the use of bio-based products produced from biomass sources, which in turn is expanding the market for renewable chemicals.

 

Paint additives are formulations which are antifungal, antibacterial, adhesive, flow enhancing, and have odor modifying properties, which paint might otherwise lack. They are generally added in small amounts yet have a significant effect on the paint. The automotive paint additives market can be segmented into rheology modifiers, catalysts, preservatives, driers, and foam control agents surfactants. 

 

Flame retardant chemicals are halogen, nitrogen and phosphorous containing compounds which are added to plastics and rubber in order to reduce the magnitude of burning and inhibit flames. They are increasingly being used in construction of buildings, textiles, and automobile and electronic parts manufacturing. 

 

Toluene is a colorless, water insoluble, volatile, inflammable liquid with odor that resembles paint thinner. It is primarily obtained from petroleum and coal tar. Toluene is commonly used as industrial feedstock and as solvent. It is used in paints, inks, adhesives, disinfectants etc. It is also used as a raw material to manufacture benzene, xylene, TNT, production of pharmaceuticals, dyes and cosmetic nail products. 

 

Moldable semi-synthetic or synthetic organic solids are known as plastics. Plastic packaging revolutionized the packaging market by reducing the overall cost of packaging. Plastics are insoluble in water and chemically inert, due to which they are less toxic in nature. The traditional methods of packaging involved wood, paper etc. which incurred huge costs that was coupled with razing of forests.

 

Silicones are synthetic compounds which are used most widely in applications such as sealants, adhesives, insulation, medical applications and lubricants owing to their excellent heat resistance and rubber like quality. Silicones are basically polymers that contain silicon along with carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. 

 

Marine coatings are applied in military and commercial ships in offshore oil rigs, yachts, and in boats. It is expected that the marine coatings market will witness a double digit growth rate in the next six years owing to higher demand for reducing fuel consumption of ships and the eco-friendly nature of coatings. A specific area of marine yachts and vessels requires specialty marine coatings to prevent fouling above and below the waterline areas. 

 

Thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) contains some fraction of polypropylene, polyethylene, rubber and filler (fiberglass, carbon fiber, and metal oxysulfate). The properties of a thermoplastic polyolefin’s depend greatly on the size and distribution of the microstructure. Thermoplastic polyolefins come under thermoplastic elastomers which are polymers and are processed like a thermoplastic material. 

 

Cement additives are chemical formulations added to cement or concrete in small quantities to meet the design requirement and functional and aesthetic aspects of civil structures. These additives are used in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. The major advantages of using additives include improved strength, color, chemical resistance, enhancement of cement properties and reduction in the use of other chemicals and water.

 

Industrial sludge treatment chemicals are the formulations used for treating waters which are polluted by harmful industrial chemicals or by commercial activities, prior to the waters’ re-use or release into the environment. The end-users of these chemicals are all the industries that produce harmful sludge such as mining processing chemicals, iron and steel industries, mines and quarries, food industries, complex organic chemicals industries, nuclear industries and water treatment industries.

 

Since the last decade, the demand for bio-based organic acids is growing at a steady pace owing to the impact of conventional organic acids on the environment.  In order to cater to this growing demand, more and more organic acid is being produced from renewable sources such as feedstock.

 

Automotive paint plays an important role in the protection of automotives against acid rains, UVrays, oxidization and corrosion. It is one of the primary features that a customer sees and is attracted towards. Most people judge the performance and durability of the respective vehicle by the quality and durability of its paint. Automotive paints have low VOC & high solid content. 

 

Specialty pigments are a class of color additives that are used for enhancing product value and product performance in their application segments. The metallic and special color-shifting effect of specialty pigments has made them popular among consumers. They are primarily used for high-end products and attractive packaging. The application areas of specialty pigments include paints and coatings, plastics, printing inks, cosmetics, and toiletries. 

 

Bio-succinic acid is derived from plant and animal tissue and acts as a substitute for petroleum based succinic acid. It can also be a substitute for maleic anhydride used in the production of several commodity chemicals such as 1, 4-butanediol (BDO). The application areas of Bio-succinic acid include bio-plastics, resins, surfactants, coatings, lycra fiber, bio-polymers and pharmaceuticals.

 

The global market for tire reinforcement materials, amidst growing safety concerns and rising demand from automotive industry, is witnessing a growing trend. New technologies developed in the industry are attracting the attention of automotive industry leaders, who aim to impart safe and comfortable driving experiences to their customers. 

 

Graphene, also known as “magic material” by various research labs, is composed of pure carbon placed in a hexagonal pattern. Graphene can be used in a variety of applications owing to its superior performance. The material is said to offer extraordinary properties in all its applications. Graphene is useful in high-end technologies like RFID, sensors and super capacitors among others. 

 

Amino acids are organic compounds made from the amine and carboxylic acid functional groups. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. Structurally they can be segmented as alpha, delta, beta and gamma. Because of their biological significance, amino acids are commonly used in nutritional supplements, food technology and fertilizers. In industrial applications they are used for the production of biodegradable plastics, chiral catalysts, and drugs.

 

Soil treatment processes are used for improving the biological and physical content of the soil which is degrading due to growing industrialization. The pollution caused by industries are mixing in the soil content which makes the soil infertile and further impacts the growth of crops negatively. 

 

Metal finishing refers to any process of deposition of a metallic or a non metallic coating on a substrate. Substrates are metal parts and the coating could be metallic or non metallic based on the desired properties. Metal finishing is done on most metal parts in order to enhance its properties, obtain specific characteristics or to enhance the appearance in order to make it more marketable. Most metal manufacturers use the coating process on the manufactured parts so as to obtain the desired results. Metal finishing process has wide spread applications and is used in all areas of metallurgy.

 

Cellulose ethers are high weight molecular substances produced by alkalization of cellulose. Due to a variety of important properties like organic and water solubility, pH stability, surface activity, water retention, binding, emulsification, thermal gelation and others, the use of cellulose ethers in various industries has increased over the last few decades. These properties of cellulose ethers changes with the type of cellulose used in production. Owing to the increasing commercial applications of cellulose ethers, the global market for cellulose ethers observed a significant growth rate in the last five years and is expected to grow in future.

 

Battery is an electric cell which produces electricity from chemical reactions. Batteries are used in laptops, cars, portable devices and household devices. Owing to growing industrial applications the global market for battery raw materials is expected to grow significantly through 2018. The global market for battery raw materials observed rapid growth in the past several years and is expected to grow at a considerable rate in the future. North America is the leading regional market in the global battery raw materials market and Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market.

 

The world market for 1,3 butadiene is largely driven by demand for elastomers due to their extensive use in manufacture of tires. The global market for 1,3 butadiene was estimated at USD 22 billion for the year 2011, and is estimated to rise by 45.6% in the next 5 years and reach a market size of approximately 32 billion by year 2018. The demand for elastomers is expected to rise at a CAGR of 5.8% during 2012 – 2018, which in turn will drive the 1.3 butadiene market growth, growing at 6.5% during the same period. The market for butadiene, segmented on the basis of applications includes sub segments such as – synthetic elastomers, polymers and resins, and other chemicals and uses.

 

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are tube shaped materials, made of carbon, having a diameter close to nanometers. Due to its extraordinary properties and variety of applications, carbon nanotubes have gained the attention of various industries including electronics, nanotechnology, optics, and other structural materials. Based on structures, carbon nanotubes are categorized into single-wall nanotubes, multi-wall nanotubes, and double-wall nanotubes. Based on applications, carbon nanotubes are segmented into electronics and semiconductors, chemicals and polymers, batteries and capacitors, medical applications, energy, composite, aerospace and defense, and others.

 

Plasticizers are additives that increase the plasticity and fluidity of a material. They are known for their effectiveness in producing flexible plastics for applications in many industries such as automotives, medical and consumer goods. Plasticizers are one of the best selling chemicals worldwide. The global plasticizers market has shown remarkable growth in recent years. The global plasticizers market has registered revenue of USD 26 billion in 2009 and is expected to reach USD 36.7 billion by 2015. The global annual demand for the plasticizers market is projected to exceed more than 13.2 million tonnes per year till 2018.

 

Membrane bioreactor is a combination of various components which are used for waste water treatment. Membrane bioreactor incorporates two processes to treat water. The first step is a bioreactor, in which bacteria consumes organic material with the help of dissolved oxygen in the water, and the second step is a membrane module in which relatively pure water separates itself from organic matter and bacteria. These two units run step by step - firstly liquid flows through the bioreactor and then through the membrane separation process. Membrane bioreactors serve the municipal and industrial sector.

 

Products such as neodymium-based performance butadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) and solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) are chief ingredients of high performance rubber. These products represent the family of synthetic rubbers derived from styrene and butadiene. Nd-PBR is chiefly used in manufacturing the treads and side walls of "Green Tires" whereas S-SBR is used as the chief tread compound of "Green Tires". Addition of these products makes tires safe, lessens rolling resistance, improves grip on wet road and increases fuel efficiency, provides high resistance to abrasion and thus makes them more durable. Increasing popularity of high performance rubber in the market is enabling market players such as Germany's LANXESS to develop new production capacities and targets.

 

In the past decade the global personal care chemicals and ingredients market has demonstrated rapid growth. It is further expected that this growth will not slacken in the next decade as well. Several factors contribute to this rapid pace of the market; however certain challenges of the past will still persist. The major driver of this market is the growth in demand for cosmetics and similar items. With the growth in the purchasing power of the people especially the middle class, the demand for products like anti ageing formulas and hair removal items has grown.

 

Synthetic coating refers to the use of synthetic compounds in the coating of an automobile. Bio based coating involves the use of biodegradable and organic compounds for the process of coating. The synthetic and bio based coating market can be classified based on the composition of the coating and the technology used in the coating process. Automotive coating can either comprise of synthetic material or bio-based material. Also the coating process involves different technologies for the electrocoat, primer surface and top coat. Apart from the above classification, coating can be done on the interior as well as the exterior of the automotive. Synthetic coating is used for the internal surface of automotives due to its superior luster and appearance.

 

An enzyme is a protein molecule that is a biological catalyst with three characteristics - firstly, to increase the rate of a reaction, secondly to act specifically with only one reactant (called a substrate) to produce products and the third and the most remarkable characteristic is that enzymes are regulated from a state of low activity to high activity and vice versa. Being specific in nature, enzymes are required to operate under certain substrate concentrations, chemical environment and temperatures. The global market for enzymes will reach $8.5 billion in 2015. Moreover, the emerging economies of North America and Western Europe will achieve gains; while rapid growth will continue from emerging economies of Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin-America, and Eastern Europe.

 

Continuous developments in the automobile, machine, and transportation industries are driving the lubricating oil market extensively. Driven by relative industries, the lubricating oil industry is emerging as one of the top petroleum and chemical industries all over the globe. Lubricating oil find numerous applications in various industries. Changing lifestyles and the growing need of comfort in each and every aspect of life is giving rise to the invention of various machines, thus indirectly driving the market for lubricating oil. The automobile industry is a major contributor towards the growth of this market. Production and demand for lubricating oil is expected to rise in the coming years due to growth in relative industries.

 

The global fuel ethanol market is experiencing tremendous growth due to the increasing use of ethanol in the end-use market. Its usage is being encouraged due to the ban on gasoline in most of the countries. It is replacing other vehicular fuels and also being used as an additive along with petroleum products. Incredible hike in crude oil prices, and increased green house gas emissions are encouraging governments to promote consumption of ethanol.

 

Demand for hard surface flooring is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years as a result of the rebound in housing completions, residential improvements, and repair expenditures. The hard surface flooring market is benefiting from the recovery after recession in flooring remodeling and advancements in building construction spending. The residential market driven by the revolution in housing industry is one of the major factors driving this market.

 

Polyetetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is the one of the largest selling fluoropolymers globally. It is used in number of industrial applications due to its intrinsic features like high chemical resistance, low friction, high insulation, longer life, non-stickiness, inflammability, and availability in a wide degree of temperature ranges. 

 

The economic downturn in the past few years has drastically affected petrochemical demand. The increasing fuel prices and reduced petrochemical production have made it necessary to look for alternative fuel sources to satisfy the increasing energy requirements. Owing to these factors the feedstock market is set to witness double digit growth rate in the coming future. Petrochemical industries are finding ways to optimize production and reduce cost.

 

Carbon emissions were traded at minor levels over the past few years. However, the involvement of governments in stabilizing the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases has resulted in tremendous growth in the carbon emissions market. The successful implementation of the carbon emissions schemes depends on climate policy enforcement, climate change, and domestic politics.

 

Some of the major factors driving HTI market are the increasing demand of energy and power from industries, growing awareness about the environment and depletion of traditional sources of energy. The major benefits offered by HTI products are sustainability at high temperatures and high compressive strength. High temperature insulation products are widely used in industrial applications, fire protection and emission control applications. Some of the industries where HTI products are used widely are petrochemicals, refractory, metallurgy, glass, cement, aluminum and others.

 

Base oils-lubes market is growing due to the increasing need for more sophisticated lubricants in the automotive industry. With the advancement in lubrication technology, base oils and lubricants market is expected to witness a rise in demand in the near future. Base oil quality and supply vary depending on the region and hence it is an important product in global trading. Growing economies are making huge investments in base oils-lubes market for developing higher grade base oils and lubricants to fulfill the growing demands from the industrial and automotive markets.

 

Medical device coatings are widely used to augment product surface function and to improve performance. Coatings help in reducing friction between devices and tissues, and provide excellent surface coverage, wetting, uniform adhesion, wear-resistance and coating homogeneity. Many medical devices require non-stick coatings over moulded, electrical insulation, biocompatible, or other finishes. The global medical device coatings market will increase from $4.7 billion in 2009 to $7.5 billion in 2014, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9%.

 

Ethyl acetate is used as a solvent in oil based enamels, inks, adhesives and various chemical processes. Some of the major factors why ethyl acetate is preferred in numerous industrial applications are low toxicity, low cost, agreeable odor among others. Some of the major areas of application include laboratories, occurrence in wines, entomological killing agent and as an activator or hardener in paints. 

 

This research report analyzes the Crystal Glassware market on the basis of its segments and four major geographies. This is a comprehensive study which includes trend analysis, market numbers, industry growth drivers and restraints along with future market projections and CAGRs for the coming 5 years.

 

Two or more fertilizers are mixed in some proportion to produce two or three major elements such as Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) and Potassium oxide (K2O) which helps in the effective growth of soil and food. The fertilizer mixtures shipped in 2008 were USD 2.7 billion which was approximately the same as in 2002 due to the fact that single nutrient fertilizers have dominated the fertilizers market during the past 30 years. 

 

Agrochemicals (agriculture chemicals) are those chemicals which are used to improve the productivity of crops by improving fertility of soil and protecting them against pests. Primarily agrochemicals are classified as Fertilizers & Pesticides. Fertilizers such as synthetic fertilizers, hormones, chemical growth agents, raw animal manure and Pesticides such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides form the agrochemicals market.

 

Oil prices have shown a rapid growth from 2001 to 2008, driving the propane prices above the expectations and reducing propane’s effectiveness in many competitive markets. Oil prices in the world are also likely to continue with high volatility in the market. The propane industry had to take advantage to solidify existing markets with relatively low world oil prices. Consequently, the propane market has to deal with the consequences of higher prices to develop new markets.

 

Advancements in artificial implant technology are driving the need of ceramic material in medical industry globally. Biocompatibility and resistance to wear have made ceramic materials ideal for medical implant applications. The global Medical Ceramics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5 % over the period 2012-2018.

 

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Increasing consumption of energy in buildings for various electrical appliances and peripherals has developed the idea of using energy efficient materials in building construction. Energy efficient materials are largely used for thermal insulation of buildings as a result of which, demand for these materials is on the rise. Thermal insulation is the most efficient and effective way to improve the energy utilization and efficiency in the building. This method will preserve the indoor heat during winter while keeping the building cool from inside in summers thus improving comfort and saving energy. Some important factors which are necessary for energy saving potential include thermal insulation, efficient lighting system, insulation of windows etc.

 

Demand for power lawn and garden equipment is rising considerably mainly because of improvements in housing activities like new construction and single family home sales. Currently, the residential market dominates the power lawn and garden equipment market owing to increasing concerns of people towards gardens. Also, this market is gaining momentum in the commercial sector, particularly golf courses. Government funding and positive response from private firms for development of landscapes is expected to double the growth rate of this market.

 

Chiral technology is widely spread in human life for instance, drugs for treating diseases, hair sprays, clothes and other several materials are composed of chiral molecules. The global market of chiral technology was USD 4.75 billion by 2010 and expected to reach at USD 5.83 billion by 2017 at an estimated CAGR of 3.05% between 2010 and 2017. 

 

With the growing population and ever increasing need of power generation to satisfy the needs of this population, it has become extremely important to look out for alternative sources of energy. BIPV roofing is emerging as the best alternative energy source and hence, the future of this market seems to be extremely bright. Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) makes up an important part of photovoltaic market. Global BPIV market is expected to undergo annual growth rate of about 56% and reach the capacity of 11,392 megawatts over the year 2015. Building integrated photovoltaic roofing is the fastest growing segment of this market and it is expected to reach the capacity of 3197 megawatts over the year 2015 with the compounded annual growth rate of 51% during the forecasted period.

 

The advanced materials and devices for renewable energy market is projected to reach $31.8 billion by the 2016 with the compounded annual growth rate of 7.4%. This significant growth is expected as a result of depleting energy resources and increasing demand from growing population for satisfying energy related needs. Developed economies like Europe and America are the biggest consumers of this market as a result of upsurge advancements in technology and higher standard of living. European market is expected to reach $14.4 billion by the year 2016 with the compounded annual growth rate of 11.7%.

 

Considering the shift or change in the utilization of Internet technology, the growth rate as recorded happens to be USD 1900 million in 2011 and considering the current utilization and the shift towards fiber optics, the expected market is around USD 2900 million in 2017 with a CAGR of 9.5%. 

 

Ethylene Glycol is an organic compound used as automotive antifreeze; it is an odorless and colorless liquid in its pure form. Ethylene Glycol is used as a raw material on the production of polyester fibers such as PET among others. It is used as a medium for convective heat transfer in automobiles and liquid cooled computers. It has got huge importance and has multiple applications due to its availability and price.

 

Palm methyl ester is a base used for producing biodiesel. It is produced from palm oil in a chemical process is known as transesterification. Methanol acts as a catalyst to convert palm oil to methyl ester. Palm oil cannot be directly used as engine oil due to higher viscosity than that of petroleum products. It is first converted to smaller molecules of methyl ester before being used as a diesel fuel. Palm methyl ester is a ready substitute for diesel. It is successfully tested and used as fuel for power stations and passenger cars. Increasing use of this substitute fuel is driving the palm methyl ester market. It is expected to witness significant growth in the coming years.

 

Concrete Admixtures are added to the concrete in the form of fluids or powder, to enhance its strength, durability, chemical resistance and other properties, thus making it more suitable to satisfy the need of modern civil structures. Some of the major factors driving this market are the growing urbanization across the world, increasing demand of infrastructure in developing economies and improving quality of construction. The market for concrete admixtures is on a rise in developing countries. Increasing support from governments and global economic recovery will drive the market for concrete admixtures.

 

The global agricultural biotechnology market is expected to grow at a faster pace as there is a need to enhance agricultural productivity and crop protection at low production cost due to increasing global population. Biotechnology is the most promising technology capable of solving the issues related to global food scarcity, environmental issues, and many more. 

 

With the growing concern regarding the development of alternative and clean fuel, the Biofuels market is witnessing a wide array of R&D in the fields followed by hefty amount of investments globally. In order to keep a pace with the ever increasing energy demand the companies are investing for production of biomass as a reserve for generating the Biofuels. The growing demand for the Biofuels has also triggered the high growth in its base market i.e. biomass.

 

Epoxy resin is a malleable resin used for a number of applications. The most common application of these resins includes uses in laminates, insulators, jewelry, and others. Epoxy resins are popularly known for their electrical, mechanical, and heat resistant properties, due to which they are best suited in insulation applications. They are also available in a wide range of curing agent variants. There is a growing market for epoxy resins in developed economies such as North America and Europe owing to their increasing use in coating processes, wind blades in wind mill turbines, electronic applications, construction work, and adhesives among others. Paints and coatings are primary applications in terms of use of epoxy resins.

 

pH meters are required to detect the alkali content in water and verify its purity. These meters are most commonly required at water purification plants to check water purity and determine whether it is suitable for drinking or not. The rising population has led to the growing demand for portable pH meters for home use. Water contamination incidences and water-related diseases have prompted people to use pH meters in their homes to confirm water purity before its usage. The pH meters market is expected to witness stupendous growth in the near future due to the rising concerns of people regarding personal health.

 

Gases which are sold for general purpose to industries, mainly based on air gases and other related gases are known as industrial gases. Gases which are critical components for industries such as chemicals, materials processing, foods, semiconductors, medical, biotechnology, and environmental are known as specialty gases. The global market for industrial and specialty gases is expected to reach 10.15 trillion cubic feet by 2015.In 2009, the market for industrial and specialty gas experienced a fall due to worldwide economic slowdown. The U.S. is the market leader followed by Europe and Asia Pacific in terms of potential.

 

SBS (Styrene - Butadiene-Styrene) copolymer block is a homopolymer formed by a styrene and butadiene link. It can be used as a substitute to traditional vulcanized rubber, owing to its high elasticity and viscosity nature. SBS block copolymer is used as an adhesive, because of its tenacious abilities. The Styrene - Butadiene-Styrene block copolymer market could be segmented into two major categories: on the basis of types into: thermoplastic elastomers, polybutadiene rubber, styrene butadiene rubber, styrene butadiene styrene rubber and others, and on the basis of end users into: automobile parts industry, medical devices industry, electric devices industry, adhesives industry, waterproofing materials industry, office automation industry, liquid sealing industry, roofing industry, polymer alteration and others.

 

Nepheline Syenite is a type of igneous rock which is formed out of molten magma in the absence of silica. It is similar to granite and constitutes three types of minerals which are the microcline form of feldspar, the albite form of feldspar and nepheline. Their percentage varies - microline constitutes 24.2%, nepheline 21.8% and albite 54% respectively. Owing to the increase in demand from major markets such as filters, glass, adhesives and ceramics, the feldspar and nepheline syenite market is estimated to reach 14.1 million tons in 2017. The feldspar market leaders in 2011 - Italy and Turkey produced a noticeable 10.3 million tons.

 

Improving sanitation levels, low energy, and labor costs are driving the market for sanitary ware products. Also, changing consumer preferences is boosting the development of new luxury sanitary wares like private spas, shower systems, saunas, and larger baths among others. Asia Pacific leads in the production of ceramic sanitary wares due to low cost manufacturing and presence of large number of small and medium players in these regions. Asia Pacific region holds the maximum market share followed by Europe, South America and North America.

 

The strong demand for titanium dioxide Nanoparticle materials in various applications is driving this market. The major application areas of TiO2 Nanoparticles are paints and pigments, sunscreens, plastics, paper, ceramics, skin care, cosmetics, catalysts, printing inks, and glass. 

 

The global surfactants market, which was estimated to be over 15 million tons in 2011, has been undergoing a tumultuous phase with increasing raw material prices, tightening regulatory scenario and increasing calls for sustainability. The market is expected to grow at a meager rate of 2-3% in the next decade.

 

Fluoropolymer is a fluorocarbon based polymer and is characterized by high resistance to solvents, bases and acids. It is a polymer with multiple strong carbon-fluorine bonds. There is a surge in the demand for Fluoropolymers, due to the increasing need for high performance materials in industrial applications along with the advancements in its application markets, such as wires, cables, motor vehicles, coatings and others.

 

Construction chemicals are widely used for Waterproofing Repairs, Crack and Expansion Joint Fillers, Bonding Agents, Tile Adhesives, Plasticizers, Retarders, Air Entraining Compounds Accelerators and others. With the growth in infrastructure sector globally the construction chemicals set to achive new heights in the coming 5 Years.

 

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Seed Treatment Market (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 - Customized

 

Biopesticides are essential for controlling the effect of agricultural pests, insects, and bacterial and fungal growth on food and field crops. Use of biopesticides can avoid the hazards caused by the use of chemical pesticides on the environment. Growing environmental concerns and stringent regulation from governments of many countries is opening up new growth opportunities for less toxic biopesticides. Increasing health awareness is giving rise to the new trend of organic food consumption, thus boosting the demand for biopesticides. Moreover, increasing awareness towards organic benefits and encouragement from governments for the use of organic products is contributing to the growth of this industry.

 

Polyolefin Resins are polymers that possess one or more olefinic groups and are derived from hydrocarbon molecules. Polyolefin is a term applied to polymers, which are derived from propylene, ethylene and other alpha-olefins. These are less expensive and adaptable to different fabrication techniques. The major applications of polyolefin resins are in housewares, molded articles, films and coatings. Due to its wide usage and low price the demand for these polymers are increasing globally.

 

Due to its varied applicability in different industry verticals such as automotive, wind energy, aerospace and other industrial applications, market for carbon fibers is on a rise. The factors contributing to its growth are increasing demand for fuel efficient vehicles, emergence of new applications and the rising demand from developing economies. Asia Pacific is leading the market closely followed by North America.

 

The global specialty chemicals market is estimated to reach USD 1080.1 billion in 2017 with an increase of 58% from 2010.

 

Products such as board, paper, textile among others, made by ceramic fiber consume less energy and reduce production cost. These products can also withstand very high temperatures and corrosive environments. Thus the demand for ceramic fiber is on a constant rise in industries such as petrochemicals, iron, steel, aluminum and others. 

 

Nanomaterials market is witnessing a healthy growth rate due to its electrical, physical and thermal properties. Nanomaterials are great conductor of electricity, have high tensile strength and can bear high working temperatures. All these qualities and features make it very useful in various industry verticals such as medical, defense, aerospace, automotive among others. The current focus of all leading players is on making huge advances in nanotechnology, thus driving the overall market of Nanomaterials.

 

Worldwide market for food preservatives is expected to grow at the compounded annual growth rate of 2.5% in next five years and reach the market value of $2.55 billion. This growth is mainly driven by increasing demand for natural food preservatives in developed markets and continued demand for processed food in emerging markets. The growing trend of using natural preservatives originated with the need for European countries to market clean label food products that are free from additives. Changing lifestyle and flourishing food and beverage industry are giving boost to the demand for natural preservatives. Preservation techniques for preventing food spoilage have been practiced since ages.

 

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