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Published Date: 2014-10-30

3D printing materials are raw materials used in the manufacture of objects through 3D printers. Digital files used for 3D printing are converted into tangible objects with the help of 3D materials. These materials possess enhanced properties such as durability, flexibility, stability and high sensitivity. 3D materials can be classified into plastics, ceramics, metals and others.

Published Date: 2014-10-29

Specialty pulp & paper chemicals are used in the manufacture of specialty paper. Specialty papers are papers not used in common printing and publishing shops, but instead for customized jobs. These papers are often used by companies for high value product packaging and filtration media. 

Published Date: 2014-10-28

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for textile chemicals on the global and regional level. Market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global textile chemicals market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for textile chemicals during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-10-28

Growth in the construction industry is expected to boost the demand for wood products. This would lead to growth in demand for wood adhesives and binders, especially for structural bonding applications.

Published Date: 2014-10-22

The report provides analysis and forecast for the marine coatings market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2013 along with forecast from 2014 to 2020 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). It includes drivers and restraints for the marine coatings market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-10-20

Flame resistant fabrics are used in various applications, including work wear, firefighting uniforms, law enforcement services, transport and residential & commercial furnishings, in order to minimize fire hazards. Flame resistant fabrics are being used increasingly in various application sectors due to improvement in technologies and implementation of stringent regulations.

Published Date: 2014-10-15

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for flexographic printing inks on the global and regional level. Market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global flexographic printing inks market.

Published Date: 2014-10-09

Industrial sludge is generated during the wastewater treatment process. Wastewater released by different industries contains a large amount of water, microorganisms, and chemical constituents. Sludge requires further treatment to reduce its volume and render it stable and safe for disposal. The main purpose of this treatment is to reduce the volume of water and pathogen content to facilitate safe disposal and possible use as fertilizer.

Published Date: 2014-10-09

The medical polymers market comprises resins and fibers, elastomers and biodegradable plastics that are used in various healthcare applications such as equipment and devices, packaging and tissue engineering. Polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polystyrene and polyethylene are the commonly used fibers and resins in the medical industry. 

Published Date: 2014-09-26

Superconducting materials are elements that exhibit the property of superconductivity. These materials can be classified into ceramics, organic materials, and metals that lose their resistance due to the flow of electrical current below a certain temperature known as critical temperature. 

Published Date: 2014-09-26

This report covers the forecast and analysis of the chitosan market on global and regional levels. The study provides historic data of 2013 along with the forecast from 2014 to 2020, based on both volume (Tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints of the chitosan market, along with their impact on demand and production during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-09-19

The report provides analysis and forecast for the high-performance ceramic coatings market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2013 along with forecast from 2014 to 2020 based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). 

Published Date: 2014-09-19

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is known to be the most versatile of all basic chemicals. The property of calcium chloride to depress the freezing point of water makes it useful in a number of applications. Applications of calcium chloride range from natural production in the environment to uses in de-icing, oil and gas, construction, medications, and food.

Published Date: 2014-09-19

The printing industry is a medium for dissemination of information. Several industries ranging from packaging, labeling, branding and advertisement to entertainment, sports and education use printing technology to add value to their products and services.

Published Date: 2014-09-16

Sodium silicate, also known as water glass or liquid glass, is a colorless compound made from oxides of sodium and silica with varying ratios of SiO2 to Na2O, solids contents, and viscosity. Sodium silicate possesses excellent binding, adhesive, bleaching and sizing properties.

Published Date: 2014-09-12

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for carbon fiber on the global and regional level. Demand has been forecast based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints for the carbon fiber market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2014-09-10

Clear brine fluids are industrial fluids used for various operations in the oil & gas industry such as completion, workover, and drilling. Other end-users of clear brine fluids include paper, food, and de-icing industries. 

Published Date: 2014-09-09

Bitumen is a dark, highly viscous and sticky substance derived from crude oil through fractional distillation. It is primarily used as a binder in road construction. Bitumen is also known as “asphalt” in North America. 

Published Date: 2014-09-09

Growth in the construction industry in BRICS countries coupled with rising government initiatives to boost the utilization of environment friendly products is expected to drive the global construction chemicals market between 2014 and 2020. Construction chemicals include asphalt additives, concrete admixtures, protective coatings, adhesives and sealants.

Published Date: 2014-09-09

The global welding products industry has been experiencing strong growth from various end-user industries, primarily from the building and construction industry. Other key end-user industries include electronics, mining and energy.

Published Date: 2014-09-09

The demand for concrete floor coatings is primarily led by growing awareness about floor coatings and increasing construction activities across the globe. North America dominates the global market for concrete floor coatings. 

Published Date: 2014-09-02

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic polymer, synthesized by polymerization of styrene monomer. Raw materials for styrene synthesis include ethylbenzene and benzene. Polystyrene melts when heated above its melting temperature and becomes rigid when allowed to cool.

Published Date: 2014-08-28

Growing demand from electronics and automotive applications supported by increasing pressure from regulatory bodies for better processes with reduction in carbon footprint is expected to fuel the global demand for medical adhesives and sealants.

Published Date: 2014-08-28

Synthetic paper exhibits characteristics of both plastic and paper. Synthetic papers are substrates that retain plastic characteristics such as chemical resistance, tear resistance, good printability, and in certain cases heat sealability as well.  Additionally, these products also provide the benefits of normal paper such as printability, appearance, feel, whiteness, and opacity. 

Published Date: 2014-08-28

Growing demand from key end-use applications in construction such as water proofing systems and cement 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: 2014-08-27

Electronic chemicals are chemicals employed in the production of electronic components and equipment. Electronic chemicals include chemicals in solid, liquid and gaseous forms. Some of the raw materials used in the production of electronic chemicals include silicon, fluorine and bisphenol among others.

Published Date: 2014-08-26

The demand for portland cement is mainly prompted by growing construction activities across the globe. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for portland cement. This report by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts the portland cement demand on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2014 to 2020, both in terms of volume and revenue.

Published Date: 2014-08-26

Sodium acetate, also known as sodium ethanoate, can be synthesized by reacting acetic acid with sodium carbonate or sodium hydroxide. Sodium acetate trihydrate is a granular, crystalline powder with acetic odor, while sodium acetate anhydrous is a granular, hygroscopic powder.

Published Date: 2014-08-26

This report covers the forecast and analysis of the natural oil polyol market on global and regional levels. The study provides historic data of 2013 along with the forecast from 2014 to 2020, based on both volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million).

Published Date: 2014-08-19

The report covers forecast and analysis for the vinyl acetate monomer market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2013 along with forecast for 2014 to 2020 based on volumes (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the vinyl acetate monomer market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-08-18

Microencapsulation is the process of enclosing active ingredients such as drugs, pigments, agrochemicals and others inside protective coverings called shells. These shells allow controlled and sustained release of active ingredients. Microencapsulation technology has several advantages, prominent among them being targeted delivery of active ingredients, and sustained release and protection of active ingredients from the external environment. 

Published Date: 2014-08-12

Monochloroacetic acid (MCA) is a halogenated derivative of acetic acid. It is used in the production of a variety of compounds and intermediates. MCA is majorly used in the production of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), thioglycolic acid (TGA) and agrochemicals. These derivatives of MCA are used widely in applications such as plastic stabilizers, pharmaceuticals, herbicides, food thickeners, surfactants and drilling fluids. 

Published Date: 2014-08-08

Increasing demand for nylon fibers from the carpets and textiles industry is expected to boost the growth of the adipic acid and caprolactam market. This, in turn, is anticipated to drive the muconic acid market. Muconic acid forms an intermediate in the production of adipic acid, caprolactam, terephthalic acid (TPA), etc. However, muconic acid is currently not preferred in the production of its derivatives on a large scale due to its low yield and subsequent high price.

Published Date: 2014-08-06

Demand for alcohol-based disinfectants is primarily ascribed to increasing awareness about hand hygiene globally and rising demand for disinfectants for hand sanitizing. North America dominates the global market for alcohol-based disinfectants. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts the alcohol-based disinfectants market on a global and regional level for a six year period from 2014 to 2020, both in terms of volume and revenue.

Published Date: 2014-08-01

Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) were first produced in the U.S. and Japan in 1970. These polymers were used in the manufacture of baby diapers and adult incontinence products due to their high water absorbing and retaining capacity. Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) help keep the skin dry, thereby preventing the spread of infections in diaper users. 

Published Date: 2014-07-31

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for dyestuff (black color) for textile fibers on the global and regional level. Demand has been forecast based on volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints for the dyestuff (black color) market for textile fibers along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-07-25

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for dyestuff (black color) for nylon textile fibers on the global and regional level. Demand has been forecast based on volumes (tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints for the dyestuff (black color) market for nylon textile fibers along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2014-07-25

Titanium dioxide is a white-colored, solid, inorganic material with high thermal stability and poor solubility. Major raw materials used in the production of titanium dioxide include mineral sources such as ilmenite and rutile. Major processes used in the manufacturing of titanium dioxide include sulfate process and chloride process.

Published Date: 2014-07-24

This report covers forecast and analysis for the tire cord and tire fabrics market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2013 along with forecast from 2014 to 2020 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the tire cord and tire fabrics market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-07-24

The global lightweight materials industry has been experiencing strong growth from various end-use industries, especially from the transportation sector. The transportation sector includes aviation, automobile and railways. Other key end-use industries include medical, energy, defense, consumer goods, building & construction and electronics. 

Published Date: 2014-07-21

Epoxy resins are thermosetting polymers that contain epoxides of the basic functional group. Basic raw materials required for the production of epoxy resins include bisphenol A (BPA), epichlorohydrin, phenols, aromatic amines and aliphatic alcohols. This report comprises an executive summary, which includes a market snapshot that provides overall information of the various application segments. It also analyzes the global epoxy resins market with respect to regions and application segments.

Published Date: 2014-07-16

Smart and interactive textiles are advanced fabric products incorporated with electronic components such as sensors for various applications such as health monitoring, heat management, actuation and response, and communication. Major end-users of smart and interactive textiles include transportation, military and defense, consumer applications such as sports and fitness, and medical.

Published Date: 2014-07-10

The report provides forecast and analysis of the micronutrients market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data of 2013 along with forecast from 2014 to 2020 based on volumes (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). The report includes drivers and restraints for the micronutrients market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the report comprises an analysis of opportunities available in the micronutrients market on the global and regional level. 

Published Date: 2014-07-10

Increasing demand for sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth ether sulfate (SLES) and linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) from detergents & cleaners and personal care industries is expected to drive the global SLS, SLES & LAS market in the next five years. However, the adverse effect of SLS and SLES on human skin coupled with fluctuation in prices of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate is anticipated to hamper market growth.

Published Date: 2014-07-08

Antimicrobial plastics are molded polymers infused with antimicrobials to inhibit the growth of various harmful microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Antimicrobial plastics are used in various industries such as healthcare, automotives, building & construction, electronics, packaging and consumer goods. Additionally, they are used in niche applications such as pipes, plastic water storage containers, waste bins and lids. 

Published Date: 2014-07-01

Carbon black is a finely divided black colored powder produced by thermal decomposition or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons such as natural gas, coal gas and petroleum oil. It is produced as black-colored colloidal particles through processes such as furnace black process, channel process and acetylene process. Carbon black is primarily used as a dyeing agent in the textile industry. 

Published Date: 2014-06-30

Polyoxymethylene (POM) is an engineering thermoplastic that is used in commercial as well as industrial applications. It is majorly employed in precision parts that require low friction, high stiffness and significant dimensional stability. Polyoxymethylene (POM) is widely used in automotive, electrical and electronic and consumer goods industries, among others. The polyoxymethylene (POM) market is anticipated to expand significantly in the near future due to its growing applications, especially in automotive and electrical industries. 

Published Date: 2014-06-26

Growth in construction and automobile industries coupled with the implementation of stringent environmental regulations in developed countries is expected to drive the global wood-plastic composites market from 2013 to 2019. Wood-plastic composites are sub-sets of a larger category of natural fiber plastic composites (NFPCs). Wood-plastic composites are manufactured from wood flour and thermoplastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride. 

Published Date: 2014-06-26

Magnetic materials are objects that naturally possess magnetic properties or can be magnetized. Based on their properties and end-use, these materials can be classified as permanent or temporary. Different types of magnetic materials such as soft, hard and semi-hard are used in the magnetic materials industry. Soft magnetic materials are further bifurcated into soft ferrite and electrical steel, while hard (permanent) magnetic materials are segmented into hard ferrite, NdFeB, SmCo, and alnico. 

Published Date: 2014-06-26

NBR powder is one of the key components used in frictional compounds and PVC modifications. Increasing demand from these sectors is expected to boost the NBR powder market in the near future. NBR powder imparts flexibility and impact resistance to finished products. The automotive application is likely to boost the global demand for NBR powder during the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.

Published Date: 2014-06-25

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), when used in the form of fibers and filaments, is known as polyester. Polyester fibers are used in a wide range of applications such as carpets, rugs, fiberfill, and nonwoven fabrics. Polyester fibers are also used in industrial applications, home textiles and apparel. Other applications of polyester fibers include industrial, home textiles and apparels. 

Published Date: 2014-06-23

Hydraulic fluid connectors are conveyance equipment used in the fluid power industry for power transmission and other purposes. Various equipment such as hoses, tubing, fittings, manifolds and their assemblies are used in a wide range of hydraulic applications in industries including aerospace, agriculture equipment, construction equipment, marine, mining, and material handling. 

Published Date: 2014-06-20

Growing demand from electronics and automotive applications supported by increasing pressure from regulatory bodies for better processes with reduction in carbon footprint is expected to fuel the global demand for pressure sensitive adhesives. Additionally, increasing demand from labeling and packaging applications attributed to improved inventory management and low cost flexible packaging materials, respectively, are expected to further fuel the demand for pressure sensitive adhesives

Published Date: 2014-06-18

Polycarbonate, a thermoplastic polymer, is produced from rigid monomers. BPA (Bisphenol A) and phosgene are among the major raw materials employed in the production of polycarbonate. High tensile strength and superior thermal stability as compared to other engineering plastics such as acrylic are some of the foremost USPs (Unique Selling Propositions) of polycarbonate.

Published Date: 2014-06-18

This report analyzes, estimates and forecasts the Asia Pacific and Middle East demand for nonwoven materials and products in terms of volumes (kilo tons) and revenues (USD million) from 2012 to 2019. The report analyzes various factors driving and restraining the demand and the impact of these factors over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-06-16

Polyisobutylene (PIB) is a commercial polymer that finds a number of applications in various industries on account of its thermal stability, good flexibility and impermeability to gases. In addition, it has high resistance to acids, alkalis and salts. PIB, a synthetic rubber is used in the manufacture of inner tubes of tires, adhesives, agricultural chemicals, caulks, sealants, paper & pulp and chewing gum among others.

Published Date: 2014-06-13

This report covers forecast and analysis for the automotive wire and cable materials market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2012 along with forecast from 2013 to 2019 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the automotive wire and cable materials market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2014-06-11

This report analyzes the phytosterols market along with its 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 volume and revenue forecast for each region.

Published Date: 2014-06-11

Demand for ceramic tiles is primarily led by an increase in construction activities globally and rising demand for new residential houses in buildings. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for ceramic tiles. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts demand for ceramic tiles on the global and regional level for a six-year period from 2013 to 2019 in terms of volume and revenue. 

Published Date: 2014-06-06

Microbial-derived surfactants or microbial biosurfactants are surface-active compounds produced by a variety of microbes from renewable feedstock. These surfactants replace their synthetic counterparts as they are derived from renewable feedstock with better quality or efficiency. Major microbial biosurfactants used in the industry include rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, surfactin and emulsan.

Published Date: 2014-06-03

The report covers forecast and analysis for the carboxymethyl cellulose market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2012 along with forecast for 2013 to 2019 based on volumes (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the carboxymethyl cellulose market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-05-27

Reinforced plastics are a derived class of materials that combine plastic and fibers and complement each other for improved structural and physical properties. Plastics have temperature limitations and low modulus properties, whereas fibers have high modulus. Plastics reinforced with fibers have high modulus, temperature resistance and other improved properties. 

Published Date: 2014-05-21

The report covers forecast and analysis for the metal matrix composites (MMC) market on a global and regional level. Demand has been forecast based on volumes (tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2013 to 2019. The study includes drivers and restraints for the MMC market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2014-05-16

Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is a vacuum coating process that is used to coat surfaces of various products such as microelectronics, cutting tools, storage devices, medical equipment and solar products. Growth in end-use industries such as microelectronics and medical equipment is primarily expected to drive the global market for physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings. 

Published Date: 2014-05-12

Propionic acid is a naturally occurring carboxylic acid. In its pure state, it is a clear, colorless liquid with pungent odor. It is miscible in water. Calcium and sodium propionates, cellulose acetate propionate and herbicides are expected to drive the global propionic acid market due to a wide range of applications such as feed and grain preservatives for animals and food preservatives for humans.

Published Date: 2014-05-07

Growing demand from water treatment application supported by increasing pressure from regulatory bodies for wastewater treatment is expected to fuel the global demand for water soluble polymers. Additionally increasing demand from petroleum applications attributed to rising shale oil drilling activities is expected to further fuel the demand for water soluble polymers. 

Published Date: 2014-05-06

The report covers forecast and analysis for the marine composites 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 marine composites market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-05-06

Packaging made from papers and boards are classified as paper packaging. Various materials such as Kraft paper, cardboards, cartridge paper and recycled paper are used in the manufacture of packaging. Tetra packs, corrugated boxes, cartons and folding boxes are some of the different types of products used in the food & beverages, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. 

Published Date: 2014-05-05

Ceiling tiles are building materials used in the ceiling area of a building or a structure used for serving different purposes such as sound absorption, heat insulation and fire insulation. Different materials such as mineral wool, metal, gypsum, wood and plastic are used in manufacturing ceiling tiles which are used in a variety of applications including offices, schools, hotels, residential buildings, and hospitals among others.

Published Date: 2014-05-02

This report comprises in-depth analysis and forecast of the spray polyurethane foam market on a global as well as regional level. The report includes forecast for the period from 2013 to 2019 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD Million) for the regional and global markets. Quantitative data has been derived through extensive secondary research of the global spray polyurethane foam market.

Published Date: 2014-04-23

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: 2014-04-23

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: 2014-04-23

The report analyses the phenolic resins 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 level. In-depth analysis of the various factors driving and restraining growth of the phenolic resins industry has been included.

Published Date: 2014-04-18

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.

Published Date: 2014-04-18

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. For this research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. 

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: 2014-04-10

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. However, volatile raw material prices and currency fluctuations may hamper the market growth. 

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

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

Published Date: 2014-03-17

Optical coatings are thin layers of film on optical devices to enhance their transmission, reflection and other optical properties. Typically, optical coatings contain multiple layers of various dielectric and metallic materials such as silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, aluminum, etc. piled together depending on the end-user application.

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 polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). These industrial sectors are witnessing rapid growth in Asia Pacific, Europe and other regions, thus fuelling the demand for polymethyl methacrylate (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 the colored PU foams 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 colored PU foams  market 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.Thisreport by Transparency Market Research analyses, estimates and forecasts the construction paints and coatings demand on a global and regional level for asix year period from 2013 to 2019, both in terms of volume and revenue. 

Published Date: 2014-02-26

The growing demand of polypropylene from end-use industries such as construction, automobile and packaging coupled with technological development in the manufacturing process is expected to drive polypropylene market during the forecast period between 2013 and 2019. In addition, capacity additions in China and Middle East 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 used in packaging of foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products among others. 

Published Date: 2014-02-17

Permanent magnets are materials that possess the ability of retaining their 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. Permanent magnets are manufactured from a magnetized material that creates its own persistent magnetic field. 

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. However, unfavorable factors such as emergence of glyphosate resistant weeds and stringent environmental regulations over use of agrochemicals, especially in Europe, are expected to hinder market growth. 

Published Date: 2014-02-04

The report covers forecast and analysis for the building & construction plasticsmarket 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 building & construction plasticsmarket along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. 

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 products 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 nonwoven materials and products market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. 

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). The study includes drivers and restraints for the unsaturated polyester resin market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2014-01-21

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. However, growing environmental concerns and volatile raw material prices of crude oil are expected to hinder the market growth.

Published Date: 2014-01-13

The green building materials market report by Transparency Market Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global green building materials industry. The report segments the market on the basis of applications, end-users and regions and also provides forecasts and estimates for each segment. The report also analyses the demand and supply characteristics of the market by providing a detailed forecast and analysis of volume and revenue for the period 2013 to 2019.

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 chemical industry has been growing at healthy growth rates and hazardous environment in these industries has emphasized the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as protective clothing. This is expected to help the chemical defending garment segment to grow at healthy growth rates in the near future. 

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

Bisphenol A is an organic, colorless solid that is soluble in organic solvent. It is usually employed in the manufacture of polycarbonate and epoxy resins. The demand for Bisphenol A is mainly triggered by growing demand from electrical and electronic and automotive industries. 

Published Date: 2013-10-25

Biocides, with their wide-ranging water treatment applications in industries as well as households, are expected to experience substantial growth in the future. The growing population and demand for treated water is expected to influence the biocide market. Other growing applications such as paints and coatings are also likely to fuel the growth of biocides market between 2012 and 2018. 

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. 

Published Date: 2013-10-11

Growing demand for food coupled with depleting arable land is expected to drive the global agricultural films market between 2014 and 2020. Protective films that are positioned over soil, covered over greenhouses or wrapped around the fodder are known as agricultural films.

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

Acetic acid (Ethanoic acid) belongs to the family of carboxylic acids and is a colorless liquid which possesses a distinctive pungent smell and sour taste. It is classified as a weak acid although its concentrated form is corrosive in nature.

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 in terms of 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. Glass bottles and jars are available in various shapes, sizes and colors.

Published Date: 2013-09-25

Refinery Market - Customization

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. 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 expected to drive the global solvents market between 2012 and 2018.

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. The key advantage of coated fabrics is their elasticity, water resistance, and ability to drape.

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 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. However, with the advent of bio-derived succinic acid, the cost of production is expected to decline which is expected to further fuel the demand for succinic acid globally.

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. The effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors depends on flow regime, quantity of liquid and fluid composition.

Published Date: 2013-08-29

Antibacterial glass is developed in order to impart bactericidal and fungicidal properties on its surface. The glass is designed in a manner such that it prevents the spread of fungi as well as eliminates majority of the bacteria that form on its surface. 

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: 2013-08-23

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 report provides a detailed analysis and forecast of the activated carbon market on a global as well as regional level. The demand forecast is given for the period ranging from 2013 to 2019, based on volume (kilo tons) as well as revenue (USD million).

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. 

Published Date: 2013-08-07

Advanced phase change materials (APCMs) are capable of storing and releasing high amounts of energy, whenever these materials change their state. Phase change materials can be segmented into organic, non-organic and bio-based.

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. Growing packaging industry for food and non-food products is expected to be one of the key factors driving the growth of specialty and high performance films market.

Published Date: 2013-07-25

The report analyses the acrylic acid market. For an insightful understanding, analysis and forecast have been provided for the time period ranging from 2012 to 2018. The forecasts are on the basis of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for both global and regional level. 

Published Date: 2013-07-24

The report analyses the formaldehyde market. For an insightful understanding, analysis and forecast have been provided for the time period ranging from 2012 to 2018. The forecasts are on the basis of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for both global and regional level.

Published Date: 2013-07-23

This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes the aerospace 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.

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

Shift towards replacing petrochemical fibers with cellulose fibers from major end-use industries has been one of the major factors propelling the demand for cellulose fibers from the textile industry. 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.

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

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: 2013-07-08

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: 2013-07-01

This study covers the global non-halogenated flame retardant market for polymers. Flame retardants are used as additives in polymers to increase fire resistance in case of ignition or fire accidents. Owing to the high risk of fire accidents related with high usage of polymers in end-use industries such as construction, electrical and transportation, non-halogenated flame retardants are expected to have high demand in the near future. 

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: 2013-05-22

Growing focus of the seed industry on crop protection is leading to development of different seed treatment methods. Seed treatment refers to application of chemical or biological active ingredients to the seeds, which is done before seed packaging. Seed treatment is an emerging method of crop protection, which protects the crops from different insect attacks and diseases. 

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

Fluorochemicals are derivatives of fluorine, an element abundantly found in the earth’s crust. Fluorochemicals find number of industrial applications such as blowing agents, refrigerators, ir-conditioners, fire extinguishers and other electronic products. It is also used in automotives, pharmaceuticals, industrial coatings, etc. 

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 analyzes, estimates and forecasts geotextiles demand 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

UV light stabilizers prevent degradation of lignin when exposed to UV rays and impart UV resistance properties to the wood coatings. 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.

Published Date: 2013-04-09

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) films are manufactured from PVA resins along with vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) which is increasingly finding use in various water soluble applications such as detergents and agrochemical packaging. PVA films are also used for polarizer applications in LCD panels, sunglasses and optical filters.

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).

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.

Published Date: 2013-03-13

Glycerol is also known as glycerin when commercial material contains more than 95% of glycerol. Glycerol is a colorless polyol with a sweet taste and is highly soluble in water. Earlier glycerol was obtained as a by-product from the manufacturing of soaps or fatty acids by saponification of fats. These days it is mostly obtained as a by-product of biodiesel. Glycerol has wide industrial applications. Some of the areas of application include food industry, pharmaceuticals, personal care, storage, healthcare, etc. 

Published Date: 2013-03-12

Pigments are one of the components of the colorant industry, chiefly categorized as organic pigments, inorganic pigments and specialty pigments. These pigment types are further sub segmented according to their chemical name, color and a number. Nevertheless, all these three types of pigments have to compete with each other and with the dyes market.

Published Date: 2013-03-05

Styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) are high-performance thermoplastic elastomers engineered to enhance the performance capabilities of a wide spectrum of end products and applications. 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. 

Published Date: 2013-02-28

Acrylonitrile btadiene styrene (ABS) is a well established engineering thermoplastic which offers excellent properties such as chemical and impact resistance, superlative balance of heat and processing versatility.

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

Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol also known as glucitol or D- glucitol that is found in nature which gets metabolized slowly as compared to other dietary sugars. The rising diabetic and dietetic population, growing awareness in context to health concerns and better sugar alternatives are some of the primary driving forces boosting the market growth of sorbitol.

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. SBR is produced by the polymerization of butadiene with styrene in an approximate ratio of 3:1.

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. 

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 report covers forecast and analysis for the magnesium oxide nanopowder market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2009 along with forecast for 2010 to 2018 based on volumes (Metric Tons) and revenue (USD Million).

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

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. 

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

Thermoplastic polyurethane, commonly referred as TPU is a class of elastomers which is fully thermoplastic i.e. elastic and melt-processable in nature. Thermoplastic polyurethane is widely used in many industries owing to its properties of elasticity, oil resistance and transparency.

Published Date: 2012-11-20

This report is an effort to measure the performance of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) in a global scenario. The report segments the application market of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) as hose belting and cable, medical and industrial gloves, O-rings and seals, adhesives and sealants, molded and extruded products, and others in terms of volume and revenue along with their market estimates and forecast from 2010 to 2018.

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: 2012-10-24

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

Injection molded plastics are materials which are manufactured by injecting the material into a mold. These plastics are made with a host of materials, including metals, glasses, elastomers, confections, and most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Injection molded plastics are used in a wide range of applications such as automotive and transportation, packaging, consumables and electronics and building and construction among others. 

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 is the most widely used dicarboxylic acid from the industrial perpective. Adipic acid is mainly used for the production of nylon which finds its application in composite materials which are used in manufacturing automobile components. Other applications of adipic acid include paints & coatings, plastic additives, polyurethane resins, food additives, synthetic fiber and low temperature lubricants.

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

Increasing number of farm weed species, nematodes, and other harmful bugs affecting the natural growth of crops is expected to fuel the global demand for crop protection chemicals. Additionally, increasing demand from grain type and oilseeds type crops attributed to improved nutritional value due to effective pesticide treatment is expected to further fuel the demand for crop protection chemicals. 

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. 

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Sodium silicate, also known as liquid glass or water glass, available in solid form and aqueous solution, is a compound used in cements, passive fire protection, refractories, textile and lumber processing. Sodium silicate is a white solid that is soluble in water, producing an alkaline solution. Sodium silicate is available in various forms including sodium metasilicate, sodium orthosilicate, sodium polysilicate and sodium pyrosilicate among others.

 

Polishing powders are materials that help eliminate etch marks and light wear patterns giving smooth finish to the application product. They create honed finishes, set up stone for polishing and shining, help in eliminating deep scratches. They are non-acidic in nature. They have wide applications in precision optics, metallographic sections, electro-optical crystals, silicone wafers, ferrite components, gem stones and acrylic lenses.

 

Polycyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate (PCT) is typically a thermoplastic polyester produced from the polycondensation of cyclohexylene-dimethanol and terephthalic acid. The chemical structure of polycyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate (PCT) is quite similar to that of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

 

Sulfone polymers are a class of thermoplastic polymers, which exhibits high temperature resistance. Sulfone polymers are unique and different from the other thermoplastic materials due to its high hydrolytic stability and ability to achieve transparency. Sulfone polymers are also approved by the FDA for food contact owing to its low toxicity.

 

Silicone sealants are viscous materials which have little to no flow characteristics staying where they are in order to allow it to enter the substrate by the means of capillary action. These sealants are different from adhesives in terms of strength and elongation. When sealants are applied between substrates which have different elongation under stress or thermal coefficients of expansion, they require adequate elongation and flexibility.

 

Automotive coating products are those, which enhance the appearance and the durability of a vehicle and protect it from harsh weather and other external conditions such as extreme temperatures, UV radiations, foreign particles such as stone and other debris. The major end users of this product include collision repair centers and automotive body shops.

 

2-Octyl cyanoacrylate adhesives are super strong adhesives which are categorized as wound glue or tissue glue. Cyanoacrylate is the generic name of a family of super strong glues that are capable of joining any type of surfaces instantly. Cyanoacrylate based adhesives are extensively used in many applications including industrial, medical and domestic applications. 2-Octyl cyanoacrylate however is mainly used in medical, veterinary and first aid applications.

 

A sealant is a viscous material which penetrates by capillary action into a substrate where it is applied and provides a barrier to air, dust, liquids and others, from passing from one substrate to another. Sealants are corrosion resistant, insoluble in most media and have adhesion. The adhesion of sealants is slightly lower compared to adhesives.

 

Coating resins are highly viscous resins which are used to build tough, polished and corrosion resistant surfaces. They provide protective features such as weather, humidity and heat resistance along with providing excellent finish to the surfaces they are applied to. They can be used on a variety of surfaces to impart protective features to them.

 

Chemical pulp is a man-made fiber of cellulose which is acquired from plant material and is further processed predominantly in the paper industry, white pulp being used to produce printing and writing paper and brown pulp being used to produce paperboard and packing paper. 

 

Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) is formed when polypropylene films are stretched and extruded in both directions, i.e., across machine direction (AMD) and machine direction (MD). This process of creating biaxial formation increased clarity and strength of the polymer. 

 

Some of the key applications of thiochemicals constitute the animal nutrition industry and the oil and gas industry. Thiochemicals constitute a very niche market in the global chemical market. Sulphur is the key raw material that is utilized in the thionation process, which on further processing gives methyl mercaptan and other mercaptans. 

 

Bleaching Chemicals refer to those chemicals that are primarily used in chemical action associated with removing color from the base material on which they are applied or used. They are primarily the oxidizing agents used to remove the colored properties of the substrate and make them bright and colorless.

 

Monoethylene glycol is a colorless, odorless and barely viscous liquid which is miscible in water, aldehydes and alcohols and many other organic compounds. It is an organic compound used primarily as a raw material in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate resins (PET) that are used in bottling and polyester fibers used in the fabric industry.

 

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer of ethylene made by process of free radical polymerization at high pressure. It has density in the range of 0.910g/cc to 0.940g/cc which results in low tensile strength but high ductility. LDPE offers high electrical & chemical resistance and transparency which makes it ideal to use in end industries such as flexible packaging, automotive, construction, green house, tunnels, insulation coax and others.

 

Chemical blowing agents are commonly used additives in polymeric foam industry as a part of production process to impart particular properties to the polymeric foam. They help in inducing a cellular structure to polymeric foams. The cellular structure in matrix reduces density, increases thermal and acoustic insulation while increasing the relative toughness of the original material.

 

Disperse dyes are basically water insoluble type of dyes. Disperse dyes are usually finely ground and are made available in the form of paste or a powder. When this paste or powder is dispersed in water, disperse dyes can be used to dye textile fibers. The disperse dyes in the form of particles dissolve in the textile fibers and then impart color to them.

 

Antimony trioxide is the one of the major compounds of antimony. Antimony oxide is mainly produced by two ways either by oxidation of antimony or by the process of re-volatilizing of crude antimony trioxide. The method of production is mainly dependent on the composition of ores. Antimony trioxide has the ability to react both as acid as well as base making it suitable in various end user applications.

 

Antiknock agent is a gasoline additive that works to reduce the engine knocking tendency while trying to accelerate the octane rating of the fuel. Mixture of gas and air in a conventional car engine has a problem with igniting too early and when this happens, it creates a knocking noise. 

 

Gold potassium cyanide or potassium gold cyanide is a water soluble white powder. Gold potassium cyanide is obtained by the anodic dissolution of gold in an aqueous solution of the compound potassium cyanide, followed by crystallization of the entire mixture. In addition, the gold potassium cyanide mixture contains approximately 68% fine gold which appears to be a fine powder that is readily soluble in water. 

 

Nanoscience is a discipline that uses basic principles of chemistry, physics and other fields to understand the mechanism of systems when they are shrunk to the scale of a nanometer. Nanotechnology principles can be applied in areas such as microelectronics fabrications, solar cells, fibrous devices for filtration and separations and biological sensors.

 

In manufacturing textiles, finishing is the major process, which refers to the conversion of woven into a usable material. It can also be defined as process performed to improve the performance and look of the finished textile. Some techniques used for finishing include dyeing and bleaching that are applied before the knitted cloth whereas; the others are applied on grey cloth after it is knitted. 

 

Coil coating is the process of coating coil structures, predominantly metal coils. Metal has to be cleaned and treated for processing and before being employed in the production of end user applications including building & construction, automotive and electronics among others. Cleaned and treated surface of metal is prone to rust and is easily reactive with acids that degrade the quality of the metal surface.

 

Anti-static agents, also called anti-stats are incorporated into the polymer to reduce the build-up of static charges. The role of an antistatic agent is to make the material conductive, either by absorbing moisture from the air or by being conductive itself. By using an antistatic agent, problems such as dust pick up, handling difficulties and electrical discharge will be reduced or eliminated.

 

Asphalt additives are substances that are added to the asphalt binder in order to alter the characteristics of the final blend of the concrete. Asphalt additives are composite materials that are commonly used in parking lots, airports and road surfaces. Asphalt additive offer a wide range of benefits which help in reducing a variety of construction related issues such as stripping, cracking, pavement thickness, raveling, permanent deformation and life cycle costs.

 

Anti-corrosion refers to the protection of metals surfaces from corroding in highly corrosive environments. Metallic materials react with the air or water surfaces once they are put to corrosive environments. The corrosive effect is clearly visible on the metal surfaces. Hence, any metal material that lack preventive measures may rust from outside as well as inside based on the surrounding atmospheric conditions.

 

Monolithic ceramics is one of the major product types in advanced and technical ceramics industry. Ceramics which offer attributes such as fabrication and polycrystalline microstructure without reinforcement are considered as monolithic ceramics. On the basis of these attributes, ceramics such as silicon nitride and zirconium oxide are considered as monolithic ceramics. 

 


A membrane filter is primarily a selective barrier that allows the quick passage of constituents present in a liquid. The liquid that flows through the membrane is called as the permeate while the influent of the membrane is called as the feed-stream and the constituents that are retained in the membrane is either known as a retentate or a concentrate.   

 

Zeolite is a group of natural and synthetic hydrated aluminosilicate minerals which contain alkaline and alkali metals. Zeolite structure has a framework that consists of enclosed interconnected activities that are occupied by water molecules and metal cations that are ion exchangeable. Zeolite is available in the natural and synthetic forms. Although natural zeolite occurs abundantly they offer only limited range of atomic structures and properties.

 

Biotechnology is a technological application that uses living organisms, biological systems or derivatives to produce or modify products or processes for specific use. Biotechnology encompasses a wide range of procedures required for modifying living organisms to fulfill various demands for domestic as well as industrial applications. 

 

Precipitated silica is silica produced by reaction of acid such as sulfuric acid with alkaline silicate at elevated temperature. Sodium silicate is the most dominant alkaline silicate employed in the production of precipitated silica. The silica is produced by precipitation, in presence of reactants by stirring the solution. 

 

Inkjet paper is a special paper which is classified by its weight, brightness, smoothness and opacity designed for inkjet printers. It is manufactured from high quality deinked pulp or chemical pulp and possesses good dimensional stability. Additionally, inkjet papers and films possess good surface strength and excellent surface smoothness.

 

Polyurethanes are used in a wide range of industrial applications due to their chemical versatility, high performance and low cost. They find use in building and construction, consumer products, furniture and fixtures, transportation and in industrial applications. Polyurethane is traditionally a downstream derivative of crude oil, rendering it susceptible to the crude oil market fluctuations. 

 

Aluminum oxide, a chemical compound of oxygen and alluminum is a commonly occurring oxide. It is known by its chemical formula as Al2O3 and identified as aluminium (III) oxide. Depending on applications and particular forms, they are also known as alumina, aloxite, aloxide and alundum. It occurs in its crystalline polymorphic form comprising mineral corundum by which various precious gems such as sapphire and ruby are formed.

 

High performance thermoplastics mainly comprise engineering plastics with high performance standards. Some of the major product types for high performance engineering plastics include polycarbonate, polyamide, nylon 66 and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) among others.

 

The chemicals that are used in exploration and various processing stages of gas and oil field are called as oil field chemicals. The oil field chemicals demand is mainly affected by the exploration pace and advances in drilling in recent years. The major industry which guides the demand for oil field chemicals is the end-user oil and gas industry.

 

Ultraviolet curing (UV curing) is a photochemical process wherein high intensity UV light is used to cure or dry inks, adhesives or coatings. UV curable inks speed up the printing process by reducing the drying time while facilitating superior bonding. UV curable inks do not employ the use of environmentally harmful solvents, additionally; they do not cause loss of coating thickness and volume loss in final prints. 

 

Inorganic corrosion inhibitors are corrosion retarding compounds composed of inorganic chemical moieties. Calcium phosphate, calcium boro silicate, zinc phosphate, strontium phosphosilicate and inorganic compounds with corrosion retarding properties are classified as inorganic corrosion inhibitors. These inhibitors act as a barrier between a metal surface and an electrolyte in order to control corrosion.

 

Photoresist materials are organic compounds whose chemical properties change when exposed to UV light due to breaking of chemical bonds. Photoresist are known to be light sensitive material that is used in the manufacture of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and microelectrochemical systems (MEMS). Photoengraving and Photoresist form a patterned coating in the photoresist film. 

 

Solvent based inks are inks that have solvents as a base constituent and pigments are dissolved in it. Solvent based inks can be used on a variety of pigments and substrates. It offers, long lasting and durable prints that are also resistant to scratching and rubbing. Pigment are dissolved in solvent and dried to evaporate the solvent. This drying process can be done at room temperature or with the help of heat. 

 

Hydrazine is a colorless liquid with ammonia like odor and is highly toxic and unstable. Hydrazine is primarily used in water treatment, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymerization and blowing agents and various other chemical applications. Commercially hydrazine is produced by Raschig process, Olin-Raschig process, Ketazine process, UREA process, Fisons process and Peroxide process.

 

Waxes are solid material that melt and convert into liquid state at a slightly higher temperature. Sources of wax can be segregated into three segments: oil, mineral and plants & animals. Crude oil is the most dominant source of waxes moreover owing to higher demand for crude oil in other application segments, mineral waxes have been gaining acceptance and demand for mineral waxes has been surging across the globe. 

 

Tartaric acid is naturally available in many plants and fruits such as grapes, oranges, bananas and most importantly in tamarinds. Tartaric acids are mixed with baking soda so as to act as a leavening agent in different culinary recipes. Apart from natural sources tartaric acid is manufactured on an industrial scale for various applications.

 

Geomembranes are very low permeability synthetic membrane liners or barriers used with any geotechnical engineering. Geomembranes are made from the impregnation of geotextiles with asphalt, elastomers or multilayered bitumen geocomposites. Major materials used for manufacturing geomembranes are EPDM, PP, HDPE, LDPE and PVC. Geosynthetic membranes are typically used for reinforcement.

 

Nanocellulose a versatile material derived from wood fiber. Owing to some unique properties, nanocellulose has applications in various sectors. Nanocellulose is renewable, biodegradable, and non toxic material. Various forms of nanocellulose are manufactured and have different applications, Major forms include Nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC), Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), Bacterial cellulose (BC). 

 

Triple superphosphate is a rich source of phosphorous. It is an important compound for the process of photosynthesis. It is water soluble hence it becomes rapidly available for plant uptake. Triple superphosphate is a low cost source of phosphorous. Additionally, it is used in horticultural blends with high phosphorous content.

 

Cyclamate, discovered in 1937 is an artificial sweetener that is approximately 30 times as sweet as sugar. It was discovered by a graduate student at the University of Illinois who accidently perceived its sweet taste. It readily dissolves in both hot and cold liquids and has longer shelf life. Cyclamate is approved in more than 100 countries worldwide for use in beverages and food. 

 

Alkyl polyglucosides are bio surfactants produced by reacting of sugar with fat. Alkyl polyglucosides are non ionic surfactants and are among the recently developed high efficiency bio surfactants. Production process involves one step or two step process; butanol is used to produce butyl glucoside which is then reacted with fatty alcohol in the two step process. 

 

Sodium hydrosulfite, also known as sodium dithionite, occurs as a white crystalline powder and exhibits a weak sulphurous odor. Sodium hydrosulfite is a sodium salt of dithionous acid. The compound decomposes in hot water and in acidic solutions.  Sodium hydrosulfite spontaneously heats up when it encounters air and moisture. 

 

Sulfur has atomic number 16 and is represented with symbol “S”. Elemental sulphur is available as a crystalline bright yellow solid at room temperature. As sulfur is 0.0384% of the Earth’s crust, it is said to be the seventeenth abundant element. It has the ability to react either as a reducing agent or as an oxidant.

 

Sodium chlorite is a white colored, odorless powder which is used in the production of chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide is used in bleaching papers, textiles, pulps and it finds use in purification of water. Sodium chlorite is water soluble and slightly soluble in methanol and ethanol. The water purification systems in industries, hospitals, city municipal bodies make extensive use of sodium chlorite.

 

Polyvinyl alcohols are colorless, synthetically manufactured resins or polymers. It is synthesized by dissolving polyvinyl acetate polymer in an alcohol to replace acetate group by hydroxyl group. Properties and applications of polyvinyl alcohols depend upon molecular weight and degree of hydrolysis present in the resulting polymer.

 

Natural fatty acids and their various derivatives are predominantly used in a wide range of industries such as personal and household care, plastics, rubber and detergents among others. Stearic acid, fractionated fatty acids, distilled fatty acids, polyunsaturated acids such as tall oil fatty acids and oleic acids are various types of natural fatty acids used across the globe

 

Peracetic acid (PAA) is derivative of acetic acid and also known as peroxy acetic acid. It is a colorless, highly corrosive liquid. It is manufactured using mixture of hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid. Peracetic acid is usually used in various products with 5%-35 % of concentration. It is excellent an oxidizing agent that is easily soluble in water and does not form environmentally hazardous byproducts.

 

Silicone elastomers are in general referred as silicone-based polymers that are vulcanized. Silicone elastomers are majorly available in different forms, such as closed cell sponges, solids, thermally conductive and open cell foams. Silicone elastomers with their unique ability to retain mechanical properties over a wide temperature range make them suitable in several industrial sectors like construction, mould making in furniture, automotive applications and electronics division.

 

Potassium permanganate is an inorganic chemical compound that dissolves in water to give intensely pink or purple solutions. It is also known as permanganate of potash or Condy’s crystals. Potassium permanganate is produced industrially from manganese dioxide, which also occurs as the mineral pyrolusite. MnO2 is fused with potassium hydroxide and heated in air or with a source of oxygen, like potassium nitrate or chlorate.

 

In the last two decades, concern and awareness on the use of products derived from petroleum and their adverse impact on the environment have created an opportunity to produce environmental friendly lubricants. The advantages of environmentally acceptable products include minimal health and safety risks and less pollution.

 

Styrene-butadiene latexes are stable emulsions which come from the families of synthetic rubbers derived from styrene and butadiene. SB latex and SBR latex exhibits good aging stability and abrasion resistance when protected by additives. SB latex and SBR latex are high-solids latexes which are segmented based on their styrene content. 

 

Potassium chlorate is a versatile chemical compound which has extensive industrial applications. Potassium chlorate generally occurs as a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid. It is the most common chlorate in commercial use. Potassium chlorate is used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of fireworks, explosives, matches, disinfectants and bleaches.

 

Resorcinol is a six carbon phenol derived hydrocarbon compound. The chemical is white in color with a crystal structure. It is soluble in water, alcohol, ether and benzene. It has a very mild odor and a bitter sweet taste. It is also known as m-benzenediol, m-hydroxyquinone, and resorcin. Resorcinol can be manufactured commercially through two processes.

 

Inorganic pigments are obtained from mixed metal oxides and are produced by a high temperature calcinations process. These pigments are not affected y strong acids, base and oxidizing agents. Also inorganic pigments are non-migratory, do not bleed and are non-warping. Most inorganic pigments can withstand various temperatures and bad climatic conditions; they are heat resistant, have resistance to other chemicals and are easy to disperse.

 

Polyether polyols is a type of polyols which contains ether chain and has two or more hydroxyl group attached to the terminal groups. Polyether polyols are manufactured through catalytic addition reaction of cyclic ethers or epoxides. Cyclic ethers such as ethene oxides, propene oxides and butene oxides are preferred in the manufacturing of polyether polyols.

 

Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) films & sheets are coatings which are made from specialty resin PVB. The resins are majorly used as raw materials for glass sheets, which is manufactured by few companies who are also involved the polyvinyl butyral sheets and films. PVB is prepared from polyvinyl alcohol by reaction with butyraldehyde with major applications in automobile windshields.

 

Rayon fiber is one of the oldest man-made fibers. Rayon fibers are derived from cellulose of wood pulp or cotton and then chemically treated to produce filaments, resulting into synthetic fibers. Rayon fibers have several properties of natural polymers such as low cost and high comfort.

 

Perborates are used in application products such as detergents, cleaning products, laundry detergents and laundry bleaches. Perborates are also used in tooth bleaching applications. The growing demand for perborates from the detergents and the bleaching industry is expected to drive the global perborates market in the years to come. 

 

Trimethylopropane (TMP), is an organic compound which contains three hydroxyl functional groups. It is a white crystal in its solid state and when melted it is a transparent liquid. TMP is a hygroscopic compound and should be stored carefully in order to avoid moisture absorption. This compound is readily soluble in water, alcohol and in acetone. 

 

Nitrochlorobenzene is an organic compound which is used as a precursor and intermediate for variety of chemicals and products. Nitrochlorobenzene is a common precursor in the production of industrially useful compounds, including common antioxidants found in rubber. In addition, nitrochlorobenzene is an important intermediate in the preparation of dyes, pharmaceutics, and pesticides. 

 

Ketene, commonly known as ethonone is organic compound. Ketenes are colorless, unsaturated ketones and are highly reactive in nature. Ketene polymerizes readily and hence are not stored or shipped in gaseous state. Most of the ketene manufactures use ketene for captive consumption as it cannot be isolated and stored. Ketene is majorly consumed in manufacturing of acetic anhydride and diketene.

 

Polyethylene napthalate also abbreviated as PEN is a type of polyester exhibiting excellent barrier properties. Polyethylene napthalate is chemically similar to polyethylene terepthalate (PET), however it’s more temperature resistant and acts as a better barrier compared to PET. Polyethylene napthalate films exhibit several desirable characteristics such as excellent dielectric strength, superior hydrolysis resistance, excellent dimensional stability, good thermal conductivity, high mechanical strength and low thermal shrinkage. 

 

Cellulose plastics are bioplastics manufactured using cellulose or derivatives of cellulose. Cellulose plastics are manufactured using softwood trees as the basic raw material. Barks of the tree are separated and can be used as an energy source in the production. To segregate cellulose fiber from the tree, the tree is cooked or heated in a digester. Resins and lignins are produced as a byproduct in the digester.

 

Furan resins are heterocyclic organic compound polymers manufactured from furfuryl alcohol. It has applications in solvents, foundry, plastics, wetting agents, adhesives, automotive and in gas hardening processes. The raw material furfuryl alcohol is obtained from sugarcane bagasse and corn cobs, wheat bran, oats and others. It has application in rocketry as a hypergolic fuel which ignites readily in presence of fuming nitric acid and red fuming nitric acid.

 

Inorganic functional materials are predominantly used in the electrical and electronic industries.  Inorganic functional materials typically comprise boron compound, aluminum compound, copper compound, indium compound, gallium compound, manganese compound, lithium compound, titanium compound, silicon compound and zinc compound among others. 

 

Cyanoacrylates are very often referred as super glue and is the most used and famous family of glues and adhesives that has applications in medical, industrial and household sector. These adhesives have a short shelf life, i.e. if the adhesive is opened it can last only for a month however, if unopened it can last for a year. Cyanoacrylate is the generic name for 2- octyl- Cyanoacrylate and ethyl-2- Cyanoacrylate.

 

Inkjet technology is a printing technology used in large-format printers for engineering and graphics arts applications, desktops, fax machines, workgroup printers and several other industrial applications. Besides printing on paper, inkjet technology can be used for printing on metals, glass, plastics, fabrics, wall coverings and ceramics. The ink used in inkjet colorant contains resin, colorant, solvent and additives. Resin is the material that carries the dye or colorant. 

 

Natural resins are oil based resins typically used in the paints and coatings industry. Natural resins are used in paints and coatings for a wide range of applications such as paints, varnishes and lacquers. Copal, damar and mastic are the various types of natural resins used in a diverse range of paints and coatings applications. The growing demand for natural resin paints from different end-user industries, especially wood coatings industry, is projected to drive the global natural resin paints market in the coming years. 

 

Liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) are an exclusive group of linear polymers which can line up themselves parallel to one another to structure a liquid crystal phase. This alignment of the group of linear polymers is self-reinforcing and it eventually results in exceptional mechanical properties typically associated with a high degree of orientation. Liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) showcase high flow and very low viscosity which results in complete filling of small and intricate molds. 

 

Tar is produced from a variety of natural materials through destructive distillation. Tar can be extracted from petroleum, coal, peat and wood. Tar is a mixture of free carbons and hydrocarbons. Products bearing a resemblance to tar can be extracted from hydrocarbons. Coal tar is produced during the process of coke production as a byproduct from coal. Tar is generally used in carbon black and deep processing. Tar sand deposits contain mixtures of heavy crude and mixture of sand.

 

Inorganic acids are described as acids derived from inorganic compounds or mineral compounds. The most common types of inorganic acids are hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and nitric acid. Apart from these, boric acid, hydrofluoric acid, perchloric acid and phosphoric acid are some of the most used inorganic acids. Inorganic acids have different strengths ranging from very high strength sulfuric acid to weak boric acid.

 

Nematicides are type of pesticides used to kill plant parasites such as nematodes. Based on types nematicides can be segmented as organo-phosphates, carbamates, bio-nematicides and fumigants. Nematicides are available in two delivery forms that include contact application and fumigant. Recently seed treatment form is being developed and available in the market. The applications of nematicides include agrochemicals, industrial and others. 

 

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), when used in the form of fibers and filaments, is known as polyester. Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) are the primary raw materials used in the manufacture of polyester fiber. Polyesters are made by polymerization of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG). The polymer thus obtained is melt spun to form tow which is a bundle of continuous filaments

 

Minerals containing phosphorus or phosphorus compounds in high quantity are classified as phosphorous ore. Phosphorus content in the ore differs on the basis of various factors such as geological conditions, processing behavior, etc. Phosphorus ores occur in diverse forms including magmatic deposits, metasomatic deposits, sedimentary rocks, etc. Sedimentary rocks are the most preferred source of phosphorus mainly owing to low energy requirement in processing the rocks.

 

Ketones usually simple are compounds that contain a carbonyl group, and due to exclusion of reactive groups such as –Cl or –OH, ketones are considered simple in nature. Industrial solvent acetone and sugar (ketoses) are some of the commonly used ketones. Various methods are implemented for the production of ketones in academic laboratories on an industrial scale, and are also produced in certain ways by organisms.

 

Bituminous paints are paints containing high quantity of bitumen, a highly viscous, sticky and black colored liquid compound. Bitumen contains high quantity of hydrocarbons and is a petroleum product with tar like appearance. Bitumen is produced by fractional distillation of crude oil or crude oil based products. Crude oil is processed at a temperature generally between 300 to degree Celsius to 350 degree Celsius.

 

Polyester coatings are also called as oil-free alkyds coatings and used can be used as substitute for alkyd resins. These are most widely used coatings due to low cost, high acceptance and versatility. Polyester coatings can be tailored with additives for specific end-use applications. These offers high flexibility, hardness, chemical resistance and high strength.

 

Superconducting magnets are magnets made from superconducting wire coils. Superconducting magnets provide promising and attractive analytic and economic advantages over electromagnets. Due to their superconductivity, the superconducting magnets can carry large amounts of magnetic currents without major energy losses. Superconducting magnets allow users to produce extremely high magnetic fields without kilowatts or megawatts of power supplies which are needed for electromagnets.

 

Compound semiconductor materials are comprised of elements from more than two different groups in the periodic table. Compound semiconductors materials can be in binary form, ternary form and quaternary form among others. Depending upon the form types, compound semiconductor materials are available in a wide product range. On the basis of form type the compound semiconductor materials are classified as III-Vs, II-VIs and IV-IVs and sapphire among others.

 

Animal glue is an adhesive that is created by prolonged boiling of adhesive connective tissue for various domestic applications. Adhesive refers to a binding substance applied to the surface of materials to avoid separation. It is a natural form of adhesive used for various domestic applications. These applications include restoring objects, paintings, illuminated parchment manuscripts and other artifacts.

 

Adhesives are generally, the materials that are used for holding or joining two surfaces together. The raw materials used for the manufacturing of adhesives include both natural and synthetic materials. The natural materials majorly includes of starch and dextrin. The major constituent in these materials is polysaccharide that generates long chain glucose units on hydrolysis. These long chains of glucose may vary according to the materials that is been used.

 

Polyphenylene sulfide is a polymer that is organic in nature and mainly consists of the aromatic rings which are linked with sulfides. The synthetic fibers manufactured from polyphenylene sulfide are known to offer high resistance to the thermal and chemical attacks. Polyphenylene sulfide is a crystallized thermoplastic polymer that exhibits characteristics such as excellent chemical resistance, high heat deflection temperature, flame retardance and outstanding dimensional stability.

 

Bifenthrin is a chemical compound used as an insecticide. Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid insecticide largely used against red imported fire ants. In addition, bifenthrin is effective against insects such as worms, aphids, ants, moths, gnats, grasshoppers, beetles, midges, mites, ticks, spiders, maggots, yellow jackets, caterpillars, thrips, flies and fleas. Bifenthrin is typically used in nurseries, orchards and homes. 

 

In chemistry, a base is a substance that, in aqueous solution, is slippery to the touch, tastes bitter, changes the color of indicators (e.g., turns red litmus paper blue), reacts with acids to form salts, and promotes certain chemical reactions (base catalysis). Inorganic bases are described as bases derived from inorganic compounds or mineral compounds. 

 

Esters are chemical compounds containing carbonyl group adjacent to ether linkage. These are usually synthesized from organic or inorganic acids by dehydration with alcohol. Naturally occurring esters include fats, oils and triglycerides. Major types of esters include fatty acid esters of glycerol, nitrate esters, polyesters and others depending on alkyl or aromatic group it contains. The applications of esters include lubricants, cosmetics, plastics, resins, explosives, bio-fuel, surfactants and synthesis of various industrial chemicals.

 

Nanoceramics are the latest development in the ceramics market and are more advanced compared to the traditional ceramics. Over the past decade a lot of research activities have been undertaken and nanoceramics have received attention owing to theirsuperior properties compared to bulk ceramics. Nanoceramics are defined as ceramic material comprising of particles with diameter equal to or lesser than 100 nanometers. The properties of nanoceramics can be distinguished from traditional ceramics.

 

Ilmenite is a heavy mineral mainly used as a source of titanium. Ilmenite is iron black metallic oxide comprising titanium dioxide and iron. Ilmenite occurs as igneous rocks and is present into layers as a result of magmatic segregation. Heavy opaque crystal of ilmenite deposit on bottom of magma chambers and ilmenite is collected in layers. Ilmenite is also a constituent of sand and is commonly accompanied by small amounts of magnetite, rutile and zircon among others. Other sources of ilmenite include pegmatites, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.

 

Waterborne adhesive are manufactured from natural polymers and soluble synthetic polymers. Natural polymers include starch, dextrins, casein, proteins, bones and hides. Soluble synthetic polymers include cellulose ethers, methyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinylpyrrolidone and carboxy methylcellulose. These adhesives are supplied as formulated dry powders or as solution that are mixed with water just prior to application. The strength is attained when water is either evaporated or absorbed by substrate.

 

Sulfur dyes are high molecular weight compounds that are obtained from the reaction of sulfur or sulfides with phenols and amines. There are many colorants available in the market that contain sulfur however, only those dyes that are soluble in water after reacting with sodium sulphide in alkaline conditions are known to be sulfur dyes. The exact chemical structure of sulfur dyes are not known as the molecules of sulfur dyes are highly complex in nature. 

 

Biomaterials are one of the most vital materials used in healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. They are natural or synthetic materials used for the development of synthetic organs, prosthetics, therapeutics and storage applications. They can be obtained from nature or synthesized in the laboratory with the aid of various chemical synthesis procedures. 

 

Rutile is a mineral mainly used as a source of titanium. Rutile occurs as transparent or opaque crystals and is available in various colors including black, yellow, golden or reddish brown depending on the source. Rutile has tetragonal crystal structure with two four sided prisms. Rutile is commonly found as an inclusion with other minerals such as quartz and is present as needle or parallel fibers in the minerals. 

 

Acrylic adhesives are adhesives manufactured using methacrylate and acrylate monomers as a major feedstock. Polymer mixtures are dissolved in methacrylate or acrylate monomer and the adhesive is produced as two different components. One component contains oxidizing agents mainly peroxide compounds such as benzoyl peroxide and the other component contains metal salts or amines as reducing agent.

 

Growing consumer electronics industry is expected to drive the market for adhesive films. Electrically insulating adhesive films are indispensable part of the consumer electronics as they are primarily used for components, substrates, heat sink attach, lid sealing and packaging applications. Changing lifestyle and rising disposable income in developing countries such as China, India and Brazil is driving consumer electronics industry.

 

Sodium thiosulphate is a colorless crystalline chemical compound used in several applications such as iodometry, photographic processing, medical applications and gold extraction among others. The growing demand from these applications across the world is expected to drive the global sodium thiosulphate market in the years to come. 

 

Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) is a cellulose derivative which possesses both water solubility as well as organic solubility. It is primarily used as a lubricant and topical ophthalmic protectant.  Hydroxypropyl cellulose is a type of cellulose ether and is manufactured by the chemical modification of cellulose.  Cellulose ethers are mainly used as thickeners, stabilizers and viscosity agents in several industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, personal care, construction, oil field chemicals, textiles, adhesives and paper.

 

Isocyanates are highly reactive chemicals containing functional group isocyanate.  On the basis of number of isocyanate group, isocyanates are classified as diisocyanate and polyisocyanate. Diisocyanate are chemical compounds with two isocyanate group such as methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, toluene diisocyanate and naphthalene diisocyanate. 

 

Nanoclays are naturally occurring or chemically synthesized inorganic minerals. They are clay minerals optimized to be used as nanocomposites. Nanoclays are used as adhesives for polymers to improve its thermal, mechanical, flame resistance and barrier properties. End user industries of nanoclays include aerospace & aviation, flame retardant, automotive, cosmetics & toiletries, biomaterials, medical, packaging, dyes and pigments and paints & coatings among others. 

 

Sulfur dioxide is a chemical compound having formula SO2. At standard atmosphere, sulfur dioxide is a toxic gas and has a pungent, irritating and rotten odor. Sulfur dioxide is released naturally in the atmosphere by volcanic activity. Sulfur dioxide is primarily manufactured for producing sulfuric acid. 

 

UV adhesives are adhesives cured or dried with high-intensity ultraviolet light. UV adhesives offer properties such as scratch resistance, solvent resistance and superior bonding. UV adhesives have lower rejection rates and higher production speeds as compared to other techniques. Based on the product types the UV adhesives market can be classified as, UV epoxy, UV acrylic, UV silicone, UV anaerobic and UV cyanoacrylate among others. 

 

Sodium dichromate is the most important chromium compound that is used industrially, Sodium dichromate is the beginning material for any chromium compounds in manufactured synthetically. The compound, either directly or indirectly acts as an intermediate step for these chromium compounds used industrially.

 

Zinc citrate is a stable, odorless, light colored crystalline powder with low solubility. Zinc citrate is primarily used as a source of zinc for various medical and dental applications. Zinc citrate is produced by neutralization reaction of citric acid with pure zinc followed by precipitation and dehydration. 

 

Dimethoate is organophosphate insecticide used to eliminate insects by affecting its central nervous system. It has systemic and contact activity against wide range of piercing, chewing and sucking insects. Dimethoate is specifically used to control aphids, thrips, mites, whiteflies and other pests.

 

Ethyl ether is also known as diethyl ether, is a highly flammable, volatile organic compound. It is synthesized from vapor phase dehydration of ethanol. It is used in fuels, anesthetic agents, laboratory solvents, recreation drugs and pharmaceutical applications. Its main application is in reaction and extraction medium of fragrances, chemicals and pharmaceuticals due to its inertness. Ethyl ether is claimed to excellent solvent for resins, waxes and gums.

 

Calcium hypochlorite is one of the most widely used bleaching, sanitation and disinfecting agent in the world. It is an integral component of bleaching powder which also includes calcium chloride and slaked lime. Calcium hypochlorite is the second most used chemical type in the hypochlorite market, sodium hypochlorite being the most used type. However calcium hypochlorite has more available chlorine and is relatively more stable than liquid bleach.

 

Acetylene gas is a highly flammable colorless gas with a triple bond structure. Acetylene gas possesses garlic like odor and has a high flame temperature. The gas is produced by reaction of calcium carbide and water. The reaction produces acetylene gas and calcium carbonate slurry or hydrated lime as a byproduct. Acetylene gas is also produced from hydrocarbon sources such as naphtha, crude oil and coal among others.

 

Propionaldehyde, also known as propanol, is a colorless liquid with a fruity odor. Propionaldehyde is an organic compound and is an isomer of acetone. Propionaldehyde is mainly used in the production of cosmetics, personal care products and basic chemicals. The application products of propionaldehyde are used in several end-user industries such as chemicals, home and personal care and pharmaceuticals. In the chemicals industry, propionaldehyde is used for manufacturing basic chemicals, organic chemicals, agricultural chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers.

 

Styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) resin is a copolymer consisting of acrylonitrile and styrene. The SAN copolymer is generally made of 70 to 80% styrene and 20 to 30% acrylonitrile. Styrene acrylonitrile resins are produced by suspension, emulsion and continuous mass polymerization. Some of its features include good chemical resistance, high clarity, high rigidity, good dimensional stability, good flow, good processability and high heat resistance among others. Styrene acrylonitrile resin is similar in use to polystyrene.

 

Sulphur is found naturally as an element in pure state and as sulfate or sulfide minerals. Sulphur crystals are easily differentiated by mineral collectors for their unique and bright colored polyhedron shapes. Earlier sulfur was extracted majorly from salt domes where it occurs in pure form but now this method has been obsolete owing to the new technologies. 

 

Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) is water soluble, nonionic derivative of cellulose ether. It is synthesized by etherification of alkali cellulose and ethylene oxide. HEC used as cement extender, binder, and protective colloid, shape retention enhancer, coating polymer, lubricity and workability enhancer and suspension & stabilization agent. 

 

Stearyl alcohol is an organic compound derived from fatty acids and is used as moisturizer in personal care products and cosmetic products. It is classified as fatty alcohol and has a melting point of 60 °C and boiling point of 210 °C. Stearyl alcohol takes the form of white granules or flakes and is insoluble in water. 

 

Nylon 66 is a derivative of nylon synthesized by polycondensation of hexamethyelenediamine and adipic acid. It has superior mechanical properties and high heat resistance as compared to nylon 6. Nylon 66 can be reinforced with fillers, impact modifiers, fibers and internal lubricants to improve its physical properties such as strength, stiffness, ductility, friction properties and wear resistance. Nylon 66 is used for electro-insulating material, various machine parts, ball bearing cages, pipes, airbags, tires, ropes, conveyor belts, carpets fibers and apparel.

 

Aramid fibers are high performance synthetic fibers with rigid polymer chains. The fibers were discovered at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company under the trade name Kevlar. aramid fibers are manufactured by condensation reaction of terephthaloyl chloride and paraphenylene diamine. Aromatic ring structures of aramid fibers lead to high thermal stability and rigid molecule structure lead to high tensile strength for aramid fibers. Para aramid fibers belong to the class of liquid crystalline polymers. 

 

N,N-methylene bisacrylamide is a molecule that is used as a crosslinking agent in chemical reactions during the formation of polymers. Acrylamide is one of the most common polymers that use N,N-methylene bisacrylamide during polymerization reactions. The bisacrylamide part of the molecule polymerizes with acrylamide and creates a crosslinked structure as opposed to a linear structure. This crosslinking imparts higher strength and toughness to the polymer in its end-use applications.

 

Printing inks finds applications in print media, packaging, textiles and catalogs and brochures among others. Depending upon the requirement of the applications, special additives are added to printing inks in order enhance its performance and add new features to it. Printing ink additives help to maintain various characteristics such as pH, viscosity, softening point and cloud point among others.

 

Phosphoric acid is an inorganic acid and is the largest produced and consumed acid in terms of value and second-largest in terms of volume after sulfuric acid. Phosphoric acid is used in the production of phosphate chemicals that typically find use in water treatment, detergent builders and fire control chemicals among others. Moreover, phosphoric acid is used in applications such as metal surface treatments, beverage acidulation and animal feed production.

 

Stearic acid is a waxy solid saturated fatty acid occurring in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, in the milk of several mammals and in other animal fats. Commercial stearic acid is a mixture of approximately equal amounts of stearic and palmitic acids and small amounts of oleic acid. It is mainly used in the manufacturing of detergents, cosmetics including shampoos and shaving products and soaps.

 

Nitrogen helps in fast growth and provides better texture and color to plants and thus increases agricultural productivity. The Haber Bosch process is the most commonly used process for the production of nitrogenous fertilizers. Natural gas is among the major raw materials employed in Haber Bosch process. Other raw material sources include animal manure and compost, among others.

 

Propanol is a colorless chemical found mostly in two forms, viz., n-propanol and iso propanol. Propanol is manufactured by hydration of propylene and acetone hydrogenation. Iso-propanol is an isomer of propanol and mainly used in pharmaceutical applications as a solvent and for manufacturing of different chemicals. n-propanol is used widely in coating, printing, and ink industry and as a direct solvent. 

 

Antimicrobial powder coating is used to protect a surface or material from being attacked by bacteria or fungi. Antimicrobial powder coating is typically applied as dry powder over a surface. High strength, durability, aesthetics, corrosion resistance and easy application are among the desired characteristics of antimicrobial powder coatings.

 

2,5 dichloroaniline, also known as m-Dichloroaniline and 3,5-Dichlorobenzenamine is a brown to white solid which has melting point 50oC to 53oC and boiling point 261oC. It is soluble in most organic solvents but insoluble in water. It is an amine which is used as an intermediate in the production of many products that include azo dyes, agricultural chemicals, pigments and pharmaceuticals among others. Aromatic amines are weaker bases than aliphatic. 

 

Methylal, also known as dimethoxymethane is a transparent liquid, which is used in a wide range of applications. The compound has favorable physical and chemical properties such as good solubility in water and other solvents, and low boiling point. The compound is often used as a plasticizing agent for resins, and as fast evaporating solvents. 

 

Cadmium pigments are a class of pigments containing the heavy metal cadmium as one of the chemical components. Pigments are the second largest application of cadmium after its use in batteries. Cadmium based pigments are used in plastics, glasses, ceramics, enamels and painting colors. Apart from these cadmium pigments are used to protect metals such as iron steel, aluminum, and titanium from corrosion. 

 

Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon extracted from crude oil. Major derivatives of benzene include cumene, ethylbenzene, alkylbenzene, nitrobenzene, cyclohaxane, chlorobenzene, phenol, aniline and toluene. Benzene & its derivatives are widely used as a feedstock in manufacturing of various chemicals.

 

N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical compound is colorless to slightly yellow liquid that is miscible in water and some of the solvents that include chloroform, ethyl acetate, and benzene among others. It is also known as N-methylpyrrolidone, 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and N-methylpyrrolidinone under the brand name Pharmasolve.

 

Barite also known as barite or barium sulfate is among the abundantly available minerals. The mineral is available in various colors and is available as transparent or opaque and is crystalline in nature. Barite deposits can be bifurcated into three major types namely vein & cavity fillings, residual and bedded.

 

Isobutene or 2-methylpropene is a colorless and volatile liquid and a downstream derivative of crude oil. It is produced during the fractionation process of refinery gasses and by means of catalytic cracking of methyl-t-butyl ether. Isobutene is an important chemical and is used in a variety of applications ranging from fuel additives and polymers to pharmaceuticals and agriculture industries.

 

Filter coatings are special type of optical coatings that are applied to optical filters used in several types of optical instruments. Optical coatings usually comprise single or multiple layers of dielectric, metallic and other such materials piled together depending on the end-user application.

 

Radiation cured adhesives are manufactured by the process of radiation curing that uses UV light or electrons to induce polymerization. This process of curing requires less time as compared to heat cured adhesives and thus reduces the overall production cost. Radiation cure adhesives offer high transparency, adhesion and flexibility in designing products.

 

Novolac resins are among the most dominant types of phenolic resins. Novlac resins are produced by the reaction of phenol and formaldehyde in the presence of an acidic catalyst. Phenols employed in the production process typically include resorcinol, cresol or bio-based products such as nutshell of cashew.

 

Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) is the dimer of cyclopentadiene (CPD) produced by a Dies-Alder reaction. DCPD is a waxy, colorless, flammable liquid or solid, with an odor similar to camphor. DCPD products are originated from high temperature cracking of petroleum fractions and are best characterized as highly reactive intermediates used for a wide variety of resins such as unsaturated polyesters, epoxies, aromatic hydrocarbons and phenolics.

 

Fluorosilicic acid is an organic liquid produced as by product of hydrogen fluoride and phosphoric acid production. It is generally used for fluoridation of water to maintain fluoride level in water by municipal corporations and in toothpastes. Maintaining fluoride levels helps in preventing tooth decay. Being a liquid, fluorosilicic acid is easy to handle and plant operators does not have to handle the fine powder which may create occupational hazards.

 

Ammonium acetate is a white solid, derived from the reaction of acetic acid and ammonia. It is commercially available compound which is manufactured either by neutralizing acetic acid with ammonium carbonate or by the saturation of glacial acetic acid with dry ammonia gas. As the salt of a weak acid and base, ammonium acetate exhibits a number of distinctive properties.

 

Polyether ether ketone, a thermoplastic polymer possessing high strength and chemical resistance compared to other traditional substitutes such as polyethylene. Polyether ether ketone belongs to the family of polyaryletherketone and is obtained by polymerization of bisphinolate salts. Polyether ether ketone is often mixed with carbon, glass or is supplied as unfilled polyether ether ketone as per the end user applications.

 

Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic salt which occurs naturally in volcanic fumaroles as a rare mineral, mascagnite. It is prepared by the treatment of ammonia, often as a by-product from coke-ovens with sulfuric acid. Ammonium sulfate is also produced by gypsum which is treated with ammonium carbonate solution to give the precipitate of calcium carbonate leaving ammonium sulfate in the solution.

 

Acetic anhydride is manufactured by carbonylation of acetate. It is also manufactured by reaction of ketene with acetic acid. Acetic anhydride is also manufactured via recovered acetic acid from processes related to cellulose acetate. Acetic anhydride is colorless and has a pungent odor similar to acetic acid. Acetic anhydride is majorly consumed in cellulose acetates

 

Surfactants are compounds that are used to reduce the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants usually act as detergents, foaming agents, emulsifiers, wetting agents and dispersants among others. Surfactants are the organic compounds that usually exhibit amphiphilic nature. 

 

Calcium is one of the most abundantly available elements and is commonly in sedimentary rocks such as gypsum, dolomite and calcite. Calcium can also occur in igneous and metamorphic rocks, especially in silicate minerals including garnets, plagioclases, pyroxenes, and amphiboles. Calcium is an essential metal for various physiological processes in humans as well as in other organisms. 

 

Flocculation is a process wherein colloids come out of suspension in the form of flake masses due to the addition of clarifying agents. Flocculants are substances which promote the clumping of particles used in treating of waste water, which is useful in separating solid harmful particles from water. These agents promote flocculation by causing colloids and other suspended particles to aggregate in liquid.

 

Coated abrasives are the abrasive products manufactured by gluing synthetic and natural abrasive grains such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia alumina, emery and garnet. These abrasive grains are supported by materials such as paper, cloth, fiber and polyester film. 

 

Rigid colored PU (polyurethane) foams are polyurethanes with closed cell structures. PU foams are manufactured by reacting isocyanates such as methylene diisocyanate (MDI) with polyols in presence of surfactants, blowing agents and several other chemicals such as amines acting as catalysts. The PU foam thus produced is treated with pigments and other coloring agents in order to produce rigid colored PU foams.

 

Gibberellin is a plant hormone, which is commercially available and administered in plants to accelerate their growth and induce flowering. Along with auxins and cytokinins, gibberellins are the principal growth-promoting hormones found in plants. Gibberellins are the most aggressive growth promoting hormone in plants as they increase the inter-node spacing and promote flowering.

 

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitors measures partial pressure or gas concentration with the use of two configurations namely, sidestream and mainstream. Mainstream CO2 monitors measure the respiratory gas directly from airway. Whereas, sidestream devices measure the respiratory gas through nasal or oral cannula. The global carbon dioxide monitors market is witnessing a significant growth owing to increasing requirements in patient monitoring and emerging new application areas.

 

Chromium is a lustrous steel-colored brittle but hard chemical. It exhibits high gloss, high melting point, excellent resistance to corrosion and is highly resistant to tarnishing. Chromium can combine with other metals to form a number of metal compounds. For instance, ferrochromium and chromium metal are produced by the aluminothermic or silicothermic reactions. Chromium is used in a wide range of applications including metallurgy, dye and pigment, wood preservation, tanning, refractory material, catalysts and magnets among others.

 

Metallic pigments are the pigments used in coatings and paints to provide a luster and high quality finishes. Certain applications in the industry require metallic effect which can be brought by using aluminum, gold bronze and pearlescent pigments among others. The rising popularity of unique printing output and wider acceptance of aluminum pigments is predicted to drive the global metallic pigments market in the future.

 

Pectin is a structural heteropolysaccharide which is usually found in the primary cell wall of terrestrial plants. It is commercially manufactured as a brown powder, majorly extracted from citrus fruits. Pectin is primarily used as a gelling agent in food products such as jellies and jams. It is also consumed in sweets, medicines and fillings, as well as a stabilizer in milk drink and fruit juices, and as a primary source of dietary fiber. 

 

Marine grease is employed as lubricants in the shipping industry. Animal oil, vegetable oil or crude oil and several other chemicals are used as raw materials for the production of marine grease. Marine grease helps in reducing friction between mechanical components of a ship thus improving the overall efficiency of the ship. Increasing globalization of companies leading to increase in demand for shipping has been a major driver for marine grease market growth.

 

Polyethyleneimines also known as polyziridine is a polymer containing an amine group. Linear polyethyleneimines adopt solid form at room temperature, while branched polyethyleneimines are liquids across molecular weights. Linear polyethyleneimines are soluble in hot water, methanol, ethanol as well as chloroform. Polyethyleneimines are industrially manufactured and find applications which are mainly derived from its polycatonic chemical character.

 

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is primarily used is packaging applications of food and beverages. It is used to package water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and food among others. The demand for PET has been surging at a robust growth rate of more than 9%, with its estimated global annual demand of more than 50 million tons per year.

 

Ferromanganese is a ferroalloy that has high content of manganese; it is manufactured by heating mixture of oxides Fe2O3 and MnO2 along with carbon, which is usually coke and coal in an electric arc furnace or blast furnace. In the furnace, the oxides go through carbothermal reduction, hence, producing ferromanganese which is used as deoxidizer for steel.

 

Calcium nitrate, a crystalline, odorless salt, has high moisture absorption and is commonly found as tetrahydrate. Calcium nitrate is produced by reaction of calcium carbonate and nitric acid lime stone is the commonly used source of carbonate. The compound is also produced as a byproduct during the production of calcium phosphate. 

 

Environmental, Health, and Safety guidelines (EHS) are used by companies which believe in having safe working environments for their employees. EHS consist of Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Regulations (including Air, Water, and Waste management), and Community Health & Safety. 

 

Mineral oil is a mixture of different alkanes obtained from petroleum distillation process. It is a colorless, transparent liquid and formed as a byproduct during petroleum distillation to manufacture petroleum based products. Mineral oil has applications in biomedicine, cosmetics, mechanical & industrial use as thermic fluid, food preparation and others. 

 

Fluorotelomers are telomers or oligomers based on fluorocarbons, having few monomer units. Certain fluorotelomers and their compounds serve as raw materials to environmentally persistent perfluorinated carboxylic acids such as perfluorononanoate (PFNA) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

 

Butanol consists of a longer hydrocarbon chain which helps it to exhibit non-polar properties to some extent. Butanol offers similar characteristics to that of gasoline than that compared to the ethanol. Butanol is mainly used as an internal combustion for engines. Butanol is a four link hydrocarbon chain that is produced from biomass as bio-butanol or from the fossil fuel as petrobutanol. Bio-butanol and petrobutanol are known to have same chemical properties.

 

Needle Coke is a premium grade high value petroleum coke utilized for the manufacturing of the graphite electrodes. Production of needle coke demands specific feedstock, calcinations conditions and coking conditions. The hardware used is similar to that of a conventional delayed coker unit. The optimum set of the process conditions are decided by the characteristics of the feedstock.

 

Platinum group metals (PGMs) is a family of metals which includes platinum, rhodium, osmium, ruthenium, palladium and iridium. Properties such as high melting point make them high temperature resistant and corrosion resistant. End use industrial applications of platinum group metals include their use in the catalysis of petroleum processing, production of nitric acid, flat panel monitors, manufacturing of medical tools such as pacemakers and stain for DNA fingerprints, automobiles, glass fiber, hard drives, nylon razors and others.

 

Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) is biodegradable linear polyesters produced naturally by the chemical reaction of bacterial fermentation on lipids or sugar. PHAs can be combined with a wide array of monomers which results in the formation of different types of materials exhibiting a variety of properties.

 

Materials including surfactants, adhesives, polymers, lubricants, food additives, industrial gases, cleaning materials, elastomers and agrichemicals among others are classified as specialty chemicals. Specialty chemicals are materials which as classified under this category based on their performance or function. 

 

Propylene glycol or 1, 2-propane-diol is one of the universal product that is used in modern life and is practically everywhere. It is derived industrially by processing petroleum products and has a very high demand due to which the global consumption of petroleum has increased by thousand metric tons per year. Propylene Glycol (PG) is used in a broad range of products; it can be found in fiberglass resins, antifreezes, foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

 

Paperboard is a thick paper based material which is much thicker than paper. Paperboard can be single or multi-ply. It is light in weight and can be easily cut and formed. Cardboard is the generic name for paperboard. It is used for packaging and graphic printing such as book, postcards and magazine covers among others. 

 

Ethanol is a volatile, colorless and flammable alcohol. Major industrial applications of ethanol include pharmaceutical, alcoholic beverages, chemical feedstock, fuel and others. Ethanol is produced from petrochemical derivatives by distillation and from carbon rich raw material through fermentation process. Ethanol is also used as psychoactive and recreational drug across the world. 

 

Iron is one of the most abundant elements on the earth and the widely used metal across various applications. It is commonly found in oxide form in its ores. Some of the ores of iron are magnetite, hematite, goethite, limonite and siderite. Hematite and magnetite are the iron rich ores (greater than 60% iron) and are used for extracting iron commercially. Iron can be classified, based on the carbon content, into three types, viz., pig iron, wrought iron and cast iron.

 

Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid majorly used as fuel component. MTBE is manufactured by catalytic reaction of isobutylene with methanol. MTBE is used as an octane buster in engines. It is also used as oxygenate to increase oxygen in gasoline. MTBE offers good blending properties and reduces the content of formaldehyde and benzene in gasoline.

 

Styrene, also known by the names of “phenylethene”, “vinyl benzene” or “ethenylbenzene”, is a colorless oily organic compound and a derivative of benzene. Styrene evaporates easily and serves as a precursor to polystyrene and several other copolymers. It occurs naturally in small quantities in different foods and plants and is also found in coal tar. 

 

Ethylene is a colorless flammable gas with a musky odor. It is the simplest alkene and unsaturated hydrocarbon after acetylene. It is extensively used in the chemical industry. In addition, it is used in agriculture as a plant hormone to ripen fruits. Ethylene is used to produce ethylene dichloride, ethyl benzene, polyethylene and ethylene oxide among others.

 

Anthocyanin is a water soluble flavonoid pigment with red, blue or purple appearance depending on its pH. Anthocyanin is flavorless and odorless. It is found in fruits and vegetables such as berries, cabbage, purple grapes and beets among others. Anthocyanin acts as an antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and microcirculation improvement.

 

Gravure or rotogravure is a printing process which involves engraving of an image over the carrier. Similar to off-set printing and flexography, the image is engraved on a cylinder in gravure printing, and it uses a rotary printing press. Earlier gravure printing was used to print newspapers. It is still used in the commercial production of magazines, product packaging and postcards. Gravure inks are of two types, viz., water based and solvent based.

 

Paper or films used for developing photographs have to be treated with several chemicals known as photographic chemicals. There are several photographic chemicals such as acetic acid, cadmium bromide, silver bromide, sodium sulfide, selenium dioxide and others. Photographic chemicals are primarily employed in two major markets: business and consumer.

 

Paraffin is a colorless, soft solid substance derived from petroleum that consists of various hydrocarbons. It is manufactured by the process of refining crude oil to gasoline. Paraffin is available in three forms which include scale, semi-refined and fully refined. The applications of paraffin include packaging, candles, cosmetics, building materials, inks, PVC, polishes, rubber and tires.

 

Ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid which withstands chemical corrosion and is made from kaolinite and alumina. Ceramic paper is thermally efficient and light in weight. It is made of refractory fibrous material which is generally 1 or 2 mm thick sheet. It provides good resistance to tearing, high flexibility and resistance to thermal shock. Thus, it is used in a range of applications.

 

Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), also known as povidone or polyvidone is a water soluble polymer which is produced from the monomer N-vinylpyrrolidone. PVP has a wide application scope in numerous industries, primarily due to its bonding abilities. It is extensively used in the medical industry as a blood plasma expander and also in medicines as safe binding agents.

 

Chemical sensors are devices that transform chemical information or data into analytical signals. Commonly chemical signals are in the form of concentration of a sample, component fractions and others. These signals may originate from a reaction or from the physical property of the material to be analyzed.

 

Aroma chemicals are compounds which consist of smell and odor. They are also known as aroma, fragrance and odorant among others. Any chemical compound is said to have odor or smell only if it is sufficiently volatile to reach the olfactory system in the upper part of the nose. The molecules that inhibit this property have molecular weight of <300. Both the sense of taste and smell are affected by flavors whereas fragrance affects only smell.

 

Architectural paint is employed in various infrastructure applications such as tanks, storage, wall, windows and roof among others. On the basis of application, architectural paints can be divided into two major segments namely, interior and exterior applications. 

 

Helium is a colorless, non-toxic, inert, mono-atomic gas. It is colorless and odorless in nature. Its melting points and boiling points are the lowest among all other elements. It exists in the gaseous state in extreme conditions. It is one of the lightest elements and most abundant elements found in nature. 

 

Hydrocracking process is used in the refinery for the conversion of heavy oil feedstock into high quality lighter fuel products such as gasoline, naptha, kerosene and diesel. It is a two step process. In the first step, polyaromatic compounds such as sulphur and organic nitrogen are converted to hydrogen sulphide and ammonia. The organic nitrogen present in the feedstock would otherwise hinder the activity of cracking catalyst. 

 

Sedimentation is a tendency for the particles in a suspension to settle down when there is stirring. Centrifugation is the process of increasing the level of sedimentation by using a centrifuge. Centrifuge is a device that is used for separating particles from a solution according to their shape, size, viscosity and density of the medium.

 

Plastic films and sheets are manufactured from different materials which include HDPE, BOPP, CPP, and BOPET, polystyrene, polyamide, polycarbonate, PLA, EVOH, LDPE, LLDPE and others. The major raw material used for producing these materials is polyethylene, however recently polypropylene is gaining the demand. The plastic films and sheets have applications in the packaging and non-packaging sector. 

 

Synthetic fibers are chemically processed artificial fibers manufactured by spinneret extrusion. They are synthesized polymers. The raw materials for the manufacture of synthetic fibers include petrochemicals among others. There are various types of synthetic fibers such as para aramids, meta aramids, carbon fiber, UHMW polyethylene and glass fiber. 

 

Flow chemistry is process of running a chemical reaction in a constantly flowing stream instead of batch production. It consists of pumps that move fluid within tubes. When two reactive fluids come in contact with each other, a reaction takes place. Flow chemistry is an industrially established technique, utilized for large scale manufacturing quantities. 

 

Argon is an odorless, colorless, non-toxic and inflammable inert gas found abundantly in the earth’s atmosphere. Naturally, argon is formed due to the decay of potassium-40, which is present in the Earth’s crust. Due to its inertness, argon rarely undergoes any chemical reaction with other metals, elements or gases. Commercially, argon is produced by frictional distillation of liquid air. 

 

Humic acid is a complex mixture of acid manufactured by biodegradation of dead organic matter. Generally, humic acid functionally acts as a dibasic acid but sometimes is tribasic in nature. It is generally used as soil supplement in agriculture sector. Humic acid with lower molecular weights are known as fulvic acid. 

 

Fracking chemicals and fluids are a range of chemicals and solutions which are used in the hydraulic fracturing of rock by a pressurized fluid. They are classified on the basis of horizontal and vertical products. Various types of fluids are used in the process such as water-based, foam-based, and gelled oil based products. 

 

Acrylic resins are thermoplastic materials derived from certain compounds such as acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and others. Acrylic resins are employed in various application segments including lighting fixtures, automotive, textile, paints & coatings and adhesives among others. Methacrylate represents the largest product segment for acrylic resin. 

 

Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) is an oxidized furan derivative of carboxylic acid. It is a very stable compound with a huge potential for various applications. It is a bio-based substitute for carboxylic acid and other petroleum based products for synthesis of a wide variety of plastics.

 

Protective clothing are specifically designed for safeguarding personals against hazardous effects caused due to dangerous working conditions and extreme changes in physical environment. Protective clothing are used in various industry verticals including fire fighting and law enforcement, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, oil and gas, military and mining.

 

Oligosaccharides are formed when monosaccharide such as glucose, fructose and galactose are linked together. Most oligosaccharides are composed of three to ten monosaccharide units. Oligosaccharides are usually not digestible by human enzymes and often provide health benefits as they help to feed gut friendly bacteria. Therefore, oligosaccharides are also often referred to as prebiotics.

 

UV curing refers to a way of radiation curing by which various materials are cured which includes inks, coatings and adhesives among others. UV curing technology is a technology which enables instant drying or curing in fraction of seconds when ultraviolet light is applied on various products such as coatings, inks and adhesives among others to cause photopolymerisation.

 

Polycarbonate resins are thermoplastics with high transmission properties. The resins possess higher tensile strength & temperature resistance than the conventional glass and are comparatively lighter in weight. Hence, polycarbonate resins are increasingly substituting glass in several applications such as roofing, medical equipment, electronics and automotives among others.

 

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer which can be readily formed by catalytic polymerization of propylene. In foam form it is used for various applications such as packaging, automobile, construction, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. The polypropylene foam has witnessed an enormous growth in the past few decades and this trend is expected grow over the next few years. 

 

Superplasticizers are the polymers used as dispersants to improve the flow efficiency of the suspensions by reducing the aggregation of the particles. These are mostly used as admixtures to concretes which improves the strength of the concrete in its’ applications. 

 

Piezoelectricity is a reversible property possessed by materials that do not have center of symmetry. When dimensional change is imposed on the dielectric, a voltage is created which is known as direct effect. In addition, the application of an electric field to a dielectric results in a dimensional change which is called inverse effect. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

The report on the cement market is a comprehensive overview of the cement market worldwide. It is a result of close monitoring and analysis of industry trends in the region, and includes insightful data on market size, shares - of the overall industry from a macro level to specific data related with categories on the micro level.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

The dependence of many Asian countries on agriculture has led to increased fertilizer production. This, in turn, has resulted in rising demand for phosphate, aiding the growth of the global phosphates market. The Asia-Pacific region has emerged as a strong contender in the overall industry, together with Latin America and the Middle East. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Uranium is mostly used in nuclear power plants to generate electricity. The rising demand for electricity and the capacity of nuclear reactors is driving the uranium market. The global uranium market is expected to witness significant growth in next six years. Nearly 75% of uranium supply is through mining activity and it is expected to grow further in the coming years. 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

The market research report on enzymes studies the global enzyme market based on product type, application, and geographical market. This research report analyzes the worldwide enzymes market to provide vital market data and growth indicators. We provide both qualitative and quantitative analyses of growth drivers and restraints.

 

This research report on the global fuel ethanol market helps create a strategically important market characteristic study by studying market trends on both regional and global scales. It offers its readers a broad range of market data analyses, which allows the creation of tactics for the market that can be changed with the help of recent trend evaluations. 

 

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.

 

Sodium Silicate Market - Europe Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

 

High Pressure Grinding Rollers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2014 – 2020

 

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.

 

The report on the carbon emissions market analyzes opportunities that will arise over the better part of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. The research report studies the carbon emissions market across key segments and major geographical regions. The report details and analyzes current trends, growth impellers, and barriers in the market.

 

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. 

 

Offshore Lubricants Market Customization

 

A growing pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and beverage industry in India has led to the development of the crystalware and glassware market in the region. The research report analyses the global market for glassware and crystalware, with special emphasis on the Indian market scenario.

 

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.

 

The research report on the global propane market analyzes the market by application for residential, commercial, internal combustion engine, and agriculture market. The report investigates the market drivers, market restraints, market challenges, and market opportunities which shape the dynamics of the propane industry.

 

The scope of the research report on U.S. and global farm tire market includes market segmentation based on types of products, geography, and the industry size. The report also includes the growth drivers of the U.S. and global farm tire market, the restraints, changes in the regulatory mandates, and competition amongst players. The market report further assesses the condition and status of the farm tire market with SWOT analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis.

 

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.

 

The research report on chiral technology market investigates the global scenario of this market with a detailed overview and market figures. The report articulates on the industry capacity, industry growth rate, and industry structure. Key factors which drive and restrain the growth of the market are also analyzed in the report.

 

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%. 

 

The research report on China ethylene glycol market provides accurate analysis of the industry capacity, supply and demand side, industry growth rate, and the industry structure. China is the largest consumer of ethylene glycol in the world and the import dependence degree is around seventy percent. 

 

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 research report provides insights into the global and China biofuels market with detailed overview and statistical data. The growing demand for alternative fuel has motivated the Asia-Pacific biofuels market. China and India in this region are emerging as the fastest growing market sector for bio-based energy. 

 

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.

 

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The specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market report offers incisive insights to supplement the decision-making capabilities of companies in this industry. The report studies both surfactants and bio-surfactants based on facets such as type, application, and geography. The market research report also features a comprehensive analysis of growth drivers and restraints in the global specialty surfactants market and biosurfactants market. 

 

The global fluoropolymer market study offers a complete package of trends, forecasts and analysis of this industry. Fluoropolymers render water resistance, electrical insulation, and ease of mechanical manipulation - all of which are desired characteristics in a variety of applications. The report drills down into the global fluoropolymer market with meticulous analyses of each product and application type. 

 

The global and China construction chemicals market research report marks out the growth prospects, defining trends, and statistical highlights of this market. A number of factors are projected to impel the global and China construction chemicals market, and all of these factors are well documented and analyzed in this comprehensive market research report. 

 

The finished lubricants industry analysis for key African markets focuses on key trends, technological developments, and forecasts for this market. The report delves on factors that will either drive or hamper the growth of the finished lubricants market in African countries. This done by analyzing the current and projected market volumes and shares, derived via extensive secondary and primary research efforts.

 

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.

 

The global polyolefin resin market research report is an authoritative source for business intelligence, data and statistics on these widely-used polymers. Polyolefin resins can be categorized as polymers that are derived from hydrocarbon molecules and comprise one or more olefinic groups. This study of the global polyolefin resin market discusses several facets of this industry to arrive at accurate market value and volume estimations, compounded annual growth rate, and projections for future growth.

 

The report on the specialty oilfield chemical market gives an in-depth understanding on the size, growth, and forecast of the market in question. It analyzes the industrial growth rate, its present capacity, and potential expansion in the coming years, along with a complete structural overview. The report further analyzes the historical data, and projects the specialty market production, size, market drivers, and inhibitors.

 

The market research report on the global nanomaterials market offers comprehensive data with regard to the size, growth, and forecast of this market. Nanomaterials refer to miniscule substances in which at least a single dimension is less than 100 nanometers. Nanomaterials possess certain unique physical, optical, thermal, electrical and magnetic properties which make them suitable for a variety of industrial and research applications. 

 

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.

 

HCFC, HFC and Fluoropolymers, Applications and Potential - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends &  Forecast, 2012 – 2018

 

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The chemical industry is one of the oldest industries in the country which contributes significantly to the economic growth of a nation. The chemical industry is one of the fastest growing segments in manufacturing industry. Chemicals broadly include bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, minerals, polymers, other derivatives, etc.

The industry has been undergoing important structural changes in the recent years, such as new developing markets, change in manufacturing locations, superior technologies, and rising raw material cost.

The key challenges for the industry are government regulations, carbon-emission policies, and economies of scale.

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