Increasing awareness among parents about baby nutrition, hygiene and safety is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Rising female participation in the workforce has increased the spending capability, which is expected to drive the baby product market. The manufacturers of baby products are focusing on producing ready to use with premium quality in order to increase the number of customers buying baby products.
Agrochemicals are essential components of the agriculture industry. They are used as crop protection chemicals and plant growth regulators that help in increasing yield. Due to the growing population, there is an added pressure on farmers and agricultural organizations to meet food demand in a limited span of time. use Fertilizers gain increasing importance in such situations. Water and land scarcity have resulted in the discovery of new products, such as adjuvants and plant growth regulators, which help in increasing yield.
Plasma-rich platelet (PRP) treatment is being highly touted as one of the most successful procedures for management of orthopedic diseases and sports injuries. Adoption of this therapy is now gaining momentum as it is becoming the preferred choice of treatment for reducing wrinkles, scars, or even dark circles, owing to the treatment’s benefits.
Fluoropolymer film is a high-performance polymer containing fluorine, carbon molecules and is extensively used in high temperature applications and extreme chemical conditions. The key application industries include packaging, construction, automotive, electronics, electrical, and aerospace.
Marine grease is used to provide high performance for rotating equipment operating in a challenging marine environment. Raw materials used in the production includes base oil (mineral, synthetic, bio-based), thickener and additives. The purpose of this grease is to provide seamless working of vessels during in water transit. The performance of marine grease is determined by National Lubricating Grade Institute (NLGI).
Organic trace minerals are added to animal feed in order to improve its quality. They are made by connecting minerals to organic molecules such as polysaccharides and amino acids. Organic trace minerals are also referred to as chelates. A large number of raw material suppliers are present in the market. Korea Zinc Group, Nyrstar, Codelco, and BHP Billiton Ltd. supply raw materials, such as zinc, copper, iron, and manganese, to this industry. The market is driven by the growing demand for animal feed.
CRM solutions enable customer interaction analysis and customer lifecycle data management. They foster customer retention by analyzing a customer’s buying behavior; thereby, aiding organizations in developing enhanced customer services. The growing need for exploring untapped customer bases is expected to drive the market growth.These solutions can be applied across multiple business channels such as supply chain, production, distribution, and marketing and implemented at different points-of-contacts such as company websites, direct mail, live chat, and social media.
Biomarkers are substances or enzymes present in the body that indicate presence or occurrence of a certain disease. Cancer biomarkers can be a molecule expressed by the body as a response to tumor presence. The biomarkers are majorly genetic, proteomic, epigenetic or phenotypic in nature. Most of the cancer biomarkers can be assayed in noninvasive fluids such as blood & serum and are easily detectable without causing much pain.
Active calcium silicate is special chemical coated calcium silicate used in various application segments. It is extensively used owing to its technical properties such as sound absorption and high-temperature resistance. It is widely available in the form of blocks, powder, and boards. The key application segments include ceramics, fire protection, cement, paints & coatings, and insulation
Metal plated plastics have achieved widespread popularity these days. Rapid progressions in polymer chemistry coupled with developing production technologies have replaced metals by plastics. Application areas of POP are numerous, such as automotive, electronics, utilities and other consumer goods.
Glucaric acid is an organic product manufactured from glucose and nitric acid. Due to growing concerns regarding the environment, phosphates have been banned in detergents in developed countries in North America and Europe, which is expected to provide an opportunity to this product to grow over the next eight years
Cartilage is a flexible and semi-rigid avascular connective tissue that performs supporting function and prevents friction between the bones due to its shock absorbing nature. There are three types of cartilage such as elastic (yellow), hyaline, and fibrocartilage. Damage to the cartilage obstructs the normal movement of knee, hip, shoulder, finger, elbow, foot and ankle, and can cause pain. If left untreated, the joints may get damaged.
Snacks is an important part of diet which helps to gain essential nutrients and maintain energy levels in a human body. Healthy snacks are emerging as alternative for traditional snacks. Healthy snacks have various advantages which include resistance to weight gain, curb the craving for additional food, boosting brain power, and improving health. Healthy snacks also provide an effective alternative to fit the much-needed essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fibres, and proteins in the diet.
Medical electrodes function by transferring the ionic current energy of the body into electrical current that can be amplified and examined for diagnosis of various cardiac, ocular, nervous, and muscular diseases. Medical electrodes play a vital role in providing ideal electrical contact between the patient and apparatus/device used to record or measure activity. Medical electrodes contain lead, metal, and electrode-conducting paste or gel.
An oil spill is a byproduct of human activity in which petroleum hydrocarbon is released into the environment, which results in pollution. Oil spill can occur onshore as well as offshore. The oil spill is mainly due to the release of crude oil during exploration & production or transportation from pipelines, tankers, drilling rigs & wells, offshore platforms as well as a spill of other petroleum products, for instance, diesel & gasoline.
The fiber optic connector has witnessed significant deployment in the high bandwidth communication technology, and other associated network broadcast & telecom technologies that drive modern day media & connectivity segment. The demand for fiber optic connectors is a subsequent result of growing adoption of fiber optic technology. Furthermore, emerging technologies in healthcare sector are anticipated to fuel the fiber optic technology market along with the fiber optic connectors market.
Vanillin is a key aromatic compound extensively used to enhance the aroma and flavor of the various end-use products. Vanilla beans constitutes pleasant smell, that occurs naturally in vanilla beans. It is extensively used as flavoring agent in food products and aromatic additives for incense, perfumes, medicines, candles, and air fresheners. In addition, vanillin is used as an intermediate or as an inactive excipient during manufacturing of drugs, medicines.
The rapid aging of the population in Asia is a major concern for the governments of the region, most notably in economies such as Japan, India, China, Singapore, and South Korea. Several research studies conducted in recent years project the elderly population of the region to reach nearly 1 billion by 2050
Histology and cytology are studies of chemical composition, microscopic structure, &functioning of tissues and cells respectively through advanced medical devices. Different types of microscopes can be used to study the structure of cells and tissues to determine the cause or nature of a disease. Recent developments in diagnostic testing and healthcare system are expected to improve the pathology landscape across the globe.
Xylitol is a sugar polyol which is widely used as low calorie sugar alternative. Xylitol has significant contribution in improving preventing health concerns including high blood sugar, obesity, and tooth decay. Low glycemic index and low calorific value of the sugar alternative enable it to act as an ideal low calorie sweetener for people with diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic syndromes
Biochar is a charcoal which is rich in carbon and is formed through thermal decomposition of organic waste in a low oxygen environment. Pyrolysis is a widely used technique to produce it in abundant quantity. Raw materials used for biochar production are easily available and are low in cost, they include plant waste, agricultural residue, wood (wood pellets), and animal manure.
Tourniquets are mechanical devices that are used during surgeries for temporary control of blood circulation. Multiple research studies have revealed that commercially available tourniquet systems can be effective in the management of uncontrolled, life-threatening extremity hemorrhage
The automotive industry has been experiencing a significant change over the years, and there is an increasing trend towards reduction of automobile weight to improve fuel efficiency. The major raw materials used for plastic production include natural gas, crude oil, coal, cellulose, and salt.
Saffron is obtained from the stigmas of crocus sativus flowers. It has various applications including food, medical, and cosmetics. It is being preferentially used as a natural colouring and flavouring ingredients over artificial ingredients. The different types of cuisines use saffron for various recipes preparation across the globe.
The global RFID market is stimulated by the growing need for inventory control. These products reduce process cycle time and increase distribution efficiency. Products such as tags, readers, and scanning devices, are used in different application areas such as retail, healthcare, financial services, government, industrial, and transport.
The smart cards market is mainly driven by the growing trend of adoption of IoT devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, that contribute toward digital services including e-banking and mobile payment facilities. The usage of these products is instrumental in reducing handling and operational costs as well as providing efficient storage of user data.
The modern day concept of coiled tubing technology was developed in the early 1950s under the U.S. patent 2,567,009. The patent was named “Equipment for Inserting Small Flexible Tubing into High Pressure Wells”. Coiled tubing is an electrically welded tube, which is manufactured with one longitudinal seam. The seam is formed by high-frequency induction welding without the addition of filler metal.
The IPD market is expected to witness a surge in demand, owing to the increased adoption of these devices in consumer electronics, such as mobile phones, and medical applications such as implantable devices. IPD enable miniaturization of devices by combining various functional blocks, including harmonic filters, couplers, baluns, and impedance matching devices, and integrating them into one silicon wafer; thereby, saving chip space and enhancing device performance
The increasing number of vegans and vegetarians across the globe has prompted various substitutes for animal-based products such as gelatin in the food industry. Gelatin, once highly popular and a crucial ingredient for baked goods, desserts, confectionaries and similar items, is now considered by many as “non-vegetarian” since it is derived from animal sources.
Taking into account the growing need for drastic improvements in current disease treatment, there is a paradigm shift in disease management towards the nanotechnology-based solutions. This shift is mainly due to the versatility of products offered by this technology as they have potential applications into various aspects of disease prevention and treatment such as drug delivery systems, imaging techniques, and diagnostic tests
Rare earth elements (REE) or rare earth metals comprise a set of seventeen elements that show similar properties and belong to the lanthanide and actinide series. They consist of 15 lanthanide elements along with Yttrium and Scandium. They have a wide range of applications in high-end technology products such as computers, TVs, tablets, advanced military technology, super conductors, medical devices etc. Other applications include catalysts in automotive and petroleum refining and as a pigment in glass and ceramics.
The global rare earth metal market is displaying immense enthusiasm amongst the industry players owing to the rapid increase in production facilities worldwide. The market is expected to rise at CAGR of 14% over 2016 to 2024. The increasing use of rare earth metals in NiMH batteries and renewable energy segment are the primary growth drivers for this sector. Rising national interest to secure and leverage these unique elements is also growing the market demand for this limited natural resources.
Respiratory disease includes all aliments related to upper respiratory tract that plays an important role in exchange of gases. These diseases also include range of infectious diseases such as pneumonia, Tuberculosis (TB), asthma, pulmonary embolism, lung cancer, etc. Production of hazardous gases & lung irritants due to rapid industrialization resulting in growing air pollution is contributing to rising prevalence of respiratory diseases
C-arms are imaging scanner intensifiers possessing radiographic capabilities. These devices are primarily used during surgical, orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurological, and emergency care. Technological advancements pertaining to C-arms are expected to improve the product’s capabilities, hence, resulting in novel clinical applications
The escalating bearings demand across railway & aerospace applications offer significant avenues for market growth. The rise in the number of commuters using public transportation is expected to be a key market driver. Further, the availability of improved ways to assist local as well as worldwide transportation systems also provide opportunities for market growth.
PMMA is commonly known as acrylic and sold under various brand names such as Plexiglas, Lucite and Perspex. Polymerization of methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer leads to the formation of this material. The most common method of production is mass polymerization, wherein extruded sheets are often manufactured from polymerized pellets.
The millimeter wave technology is a wireless technology, mostly used across the telecommunication applications for transmitting data over distances. The technology is also used widely across imaging & scanning systems and radar & satellite communication systems. Millimeter waves are the radio frequency waves with frequencies ranging from 30 GHz to 300 GHz, also known as Extremely High-Frequency (EHF) range. The wavelength of these radio waves ranges from 1 mm to 10 mm
Health benefits and nutritional content of protein ingredients, with its essential functional properties make it a vital constituent of the human body. They assist in maintaining muscles, losing fat and promote proper healing of body. The human body requires 13 essential amino acids that form the building blocks of proteins. However, the human body is unable to produce nine of these amino acids and thereby they must be obtained through other food sources, essentially called protein supplements.
Switching electronic circuits are used to regulate the flow of energy and are known as power electronic devices. They enable conversion of electric power, alike semiconductor devices such as diodes, thyristors, and transistors and possess optimum forwarding, reverse backing, simplified circuitry, and compact designing capabilities. The devices are useful in connecting power grids to renewable energy resources and are used in electric trains, lightings, and motor drives.
The microscopes market has been witnessing considerable demand due to rise in funding in emerging applications such as nanotechnology. A major driver for this market includes research and development in the field of nanotechnology in order to commercialize it, since nanotechnology has a variety of niche applications. Additionally, microscopes are used in semiconductors, life sciences and material sciences. Drivers for the market include research and development for advanced microscopes used in life sciences and the growing semiconductor market in the Asian and Latin American regions.
An Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improves the performance of a transportation network, enables multimodal transport, optimizes fuel consumption and helps reducing risk of road accidents. It achieves this by integrating the transportation network with ICT (Information and Communications Technology). ITS can also be extended for rail, water and air transport and navigation systems. Real-time data is collected through sensors, video surveillance devices, navigation systems and vehicle probes and it is further analyzed and communicated to the user via internet, dynamic sign boards, mobile telephony, etc. These systems are used for boosting the overall safety as well as increasing the efficiency of the operation of public transit systems. Application areas include traffic management, parking management, automotive telematics, road user charging, road safety and security, freight management (commercial) and environment protection.
With electric utilities transitioning toward grid modernization, their business model has shifted from being confined to fulfilling energy requirement to playing a larger and more proactive role in the integration of distributed energy resources, managing energy demand, and optimizing electricity generation.
Aging population is driving the overall healthcare segment across the globe. Moreover, increasing focus on the quality of life of this cohort is further boosting the health care market. Cardiac disorders are highly common and people are aware of the consequences and readily seeking treatments for the same.
Tannin extracts are characterized as a bitter-tasting, brown colored organic substance. It has high oxidation properties and is thus employed in the manufacturing of wines. Tannins act as structural components and are utilized to retain the color of wine. These extracts help the wines to age better, ferment properly and gain a distinct aroma. Tannin thus improves the taste and aroma of wines.
Krill oil is one of the major products that are projected as a direct replacement for fish oil owing to the high content of fatty acids such as the eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid. The fatty acids of fish oil are attached to triglycerides which can also have the adverse effect on the health but krill oil contains choline-containing phospholipids and a phosphatidylcholine which is more beneficial and easily absorbed by the body.
The increasing women population of age 35 to 65 years across the globe engenders a greater demand for anti-aging cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. Owing to the distinctive viscoelastic and moisturizing properties coupled with lower toxicity levels offered by hyaluronic acid-based products, the demand for this polymer in dermal fillers is expected to grow. In addition, its application in the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux is anticipated to grow due to the minimally invasive nature of the involved procedures.
The heating equipment market is observing constant growth in the U.S. owing to its essential usage in the industrial, commercial, and residential sector. The development of systems and solution that are energy efficient and can operate on renewable source is projected to augment demand for heating equipment in the U.S.
The sports medicine market is inclusive of numerous medical equipment that are routinely utilized to address mild to severe injuries caused due to sports and other physical activity. Chronic diseases and lifestyle-related habits contribute to approximately 75.0% of the health costs.
Mycoplasmas are bacteria that infect cell culture leading to contamination. Cell culture contamination subsequently affects the laboratory workers along with their research work. Mycoplasma contamination poses huge threat to the academic laboratories as well as the biopharmaceutical production facilities. It can alter the cells to a large extent, thereby, leading to destruction of the research work. On contamination, the morphological changes occurring to the affected cells often become unapparent.
The brain cells are active all the time and they communicate through electrical impulses. EEG is an electrophysiological and noninvasive monitoring technique that is used to record electrical activity of the brain. EEG records the spontaneous electrical activity of the brain by using multiple, small, flat metal discs (electrodes) that are placed on the scalp.
Orthopedic & related disorders are usually seen amongst the young and geriatric population. Orthopedic diseases related to musculoskeletal system are increasingly contributing to the growth of orthopedic braces and supports market. Incidence of musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, is rising.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease affecting people of nearly all age groups. Type 1 diabetes, indicating insulin deficiency, is generally found amongst pediatric population and young adults. As per the estimates of the American Diabetes Association, only 5% of the overall diabetic population have type 1 diabetes. On the other hand, type 2 diabetes indicates insulin resistance and is the most common type of diabetes occurring amongst people.
Electronic data capture (EDC) systems market is predicted to witness lucrative growth in coming years owing to the rising demand for computer-aided software solutions. The attached benefits with its use are the key contributing factors for the increasing demand for EDC systems. These systems improve the information management and analysis, accelerate the timeline for clinical trial approval, and make faster decisions pertaining to product approval procedures.
Bone densitometer is a medical device designed to accurately measure bone density. It is primarily use in the detection of metabolic bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, which are characterized by low bone mineral density and high risk of fractures. Osteoporosis is also characterized by gradual loss in calcium and bone structural changes.
The food can market is expected to witness substantial growth owing to increased recycling of used cans. The growing awareness regarding the optimum utilization of natural resources has driven the demand for recycling of metals which can be reused. Metal recycling has garnered great support from governmental agencies such as the European Commission and the U.S. government who mandated the exchange of used cans for monetary benefits.
Alternative medicine includes a number of traditional medicinal and faith healing treatments where a disease is treated with organic products, natural methods, and faith healing. These are generally used in the treatment of chronic ailments and pains. Most prominent forms of these therapies in usage include application of ayurvedic medicine and naturopathic treatment, acupuncture, mind/body healing, yoga and magnetic intervention.
The market for virtual reality (VR) in the gaming industry is poised for robust growth during the forecast period. The technology has received an overwhelming response from gamers. Most of the sophisticated VR input devices and wearables are not launched globally yet; only limited supply is currently available.
Connected enterprise utilizes Internet-of-Things (IoT) IoT to integrate Information Technology (IT) and physical processes. It is a unified integration of Operational Technology (OT) and IT, which employs smart processes that utilize the potential of data analytics to enhance the effectiveness of their operations.
Fragrance & flavor fixatives are widely used in different sectors such as cosmetics, skincare, haircare and homecare products. Fixatives restrict the volatility of fragrance components and help prolong the longevity of the aroma in perfumes, which is a crucial factor determining the product’s success in an increasingly competitive world.
Chromium plating process involves different steps including stripping, polishing, cleaning, plating and buffing. The automotive chromium is widely used in applications such as decorative and functional plating. The decorative chromium is preferred in exterior automotive components or vehicle parts such as door handles, exterior trims, wheel covers, mirror covers, logos & emblems, and others.
Kidney function tests are urine and blood tests used in detection and monitoring of kidney disease. Kidney function panel includes tests to measure the levels of various components: phosphorus, potassium, sodium, carbon dioxide, albumin, creatinine, calcium, chloride, and glucose. These predominantly include Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), end-stage kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, kidney failure, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Genomics is a branch of molecular biology that deals with the study of genes, chromosomes and their functions. It concerns with analysis and sequencing of individual’s genome for performing genetic mapping for disease diagnosis and treatment. Genomics involves the study of intragenomic processes such as heterosis, pleiotropy, epistasis and the interactions between loci and alleles within the genome.
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a technique used to identify certain antigens in tissue sections with labeled antibodies that rely on antigen-antibody interactions. The immunohistochemistry method is used to locate cell or tissue antigens that range from amino acids & proteins to infectious agents & exact cellular populations. IHC is used in clinical diagnosis as a routine diagnostic approach in several clinical activities.
The cell culture protein surface coating is a method in which the cell cultureware surfaces are coated with extracellular matrix components or proteins to improve the adhesion, differentiation, and proliferation of the cells in vitro. Cell culture protein surface coating facilitates the growth of different types of cells including epithelial, endothelial, fibroblasts, myoblasts, leukocytes, muscle cells, and Chinese hamster ovary cell lines.
Technological advancements and increasing awareness about cochlear implants and hearing aids on a global level are likely to drive the industry over the coming years. Furthermore, availability of reimbursements in major developed countries further boost the demand for these devices. According to the WHO, about 360,000,000 people in the world suffer from hearing loss and 37,000,000 people could benefit from cochlear implants to treat severe-to-profound hearing loss.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) is usually performed to restore blood flow to the heart, in case of blocked coronary arteries. CABG is also called as heart bypass surgery, bypass surgery, colloquially heart bypass, and coronary artery bypass surgery. Various approaches and surgical procedures are used to perform this procedure.
North America calcium carbonate market is anticipated to witness a robust growth on account of its increasing use in several applications such as paper, plastic, and concrete. Along with increasing usage in construction, paper, plastic industry, calcium carbonate is also used as a dietary supplement, additive for thermoplastics and in various metalloid mineral applications.
Molecular weight marker is also known as a DNA ladder, RNA ladder, or protein ladder. There are various types of markers including DNA, RNA, and protein markers with predetermined concentrations and fragment sizes available commercially. These markers are used to monitor the progress of an electrophoretic run and to calculate molecular weights of a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule run on a gel during electrophoresis.
Corrosion is the deterioration of metal pipe caused by a reaction between metallic material with the surrounding environment. In order to avoid this, a wide range of corrosion protection products are used in oil & gas industry components such as pipelines, vessels, tanks, and others. The products mainly include coatings, paints, inhibitors, and cathodic protection.
The rising need for laser processing in the industrial solar module is expected to drive the market growth. The upsurge in demand from the industrial sector is expected to spur the growth of high-power lasers. High-power lasers that are used in hard facing or laser cladding act as alternatives to methods such as oxy-fuel gas welding, arc welding, and thermal spraying.
Globally, recent introductions & expected launch of the urate-lowering agents in the market, rising incidence of gout due to changing lifestyle, and increasing adoption of the newer agents, during the forecast period are likely to drive the market over the coming years. Presently, gout affects about 1% of the world’s population and 5% of arthritis sufferers across the globe. Several studies estimated that in 2012, prevalence of gout in the U.K. was 2.49% of total population, which had increased by approximately 63.9% as compared to 1997.
Dietary fibers, found in plants, are an essential component of the human diet. These are one of the essential nutrients to the human body. Their major benefits include normalizing the bowel movements and maintaining bowel health, thus decreasing chances of constipation. Besides, soluble fibers found in oats, beans, and oat bran help in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Air ambulance services are termed as “Medevac or Aeromedical Evacuation.” Various organizations that offer these services include governments and fee-for-service organizations. They are also run on donations by businessmen and on public donations. Air ambulance is a specially designed helicopter or aircraft intended for the transportation of patients.
Point of Care (POC) diagnostics are tests that are designed to be used near the patient site which do not require a dedicated permanent area and are conducted outside clinical spaces. The major drivers of this market include increased aging population, immediate test results and rising market penetration of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems). Additionally, shortage of skilled staff at the diagnostics facilities is expected to aid POC market penetration and positioning. Out-care patient model which is an initiative taken by the governments to reduce stay in the hospitals along with homecare and other health care facilities are expected to help in promoting POC diagnostics. POC diagnostics have initiated a decentralized trend in the healthcare industry which facilitates patients to be catered at remote locations, get early diagnostics and reduce costs.
Western blotting is considered as a useful analytical testing tool in the field of molecular biology and immunogenetics for detection of proteins in the patient’s blood. This testing method helps in the detection of HIV through human serum sample and is proved to be highly effective as compared to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests. Healthcare professionals commonly prefer western blotting even after conducting ELISA tests for more accurate results.
Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) is an incredibly strong and lightweight fiber reinforced plastic. These composites are costly to produce and are used wherever high rigidity and strength to weight ratio is needed. The product is used in different applications such as automotive, aerospace, civil engineering, sports and numerous other technical and consumer applications.
Structural steel is the most commonly used metal in the construction industry, generally added to improvise the quality of steel. It is an inherently non-combustible material and possesses excellent durability, toughness, weldability strength and ductility. Structural steel has a wide application scope in commercial and industrial construction projects since it offers prefabrication and erection of components, shorter processing time, ease of cladding/fixing and close dimensional tolerances.
Prior to clinical studies for any new molecule, well-established preclinical studies must be performed to allow the FDA to provide the Investigational New Drug (IND) approval. This growing attention toward preclinical analysis is expected to support growth of rat model market.
Flow chemistry market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of increasing focus towards manufacturing in healthcare and chemical sector. Flow chemistry is being increasingly utilized in diversified applications including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, petrochemicals, academia & research, and others.
The medical foods market is segmented on the basis of route of administration, product type, application area, and region. The growing awareness about the importance of medical foods in disease treatment and patient recovery is rapidly boosting its usage. The medical foods market valuation in 2015 was in excess of 12.3 billion and is set to almost double by 2025.
The chlor-alkali industry will probably witness a remarkable growth from 2016 to 2024 owing to increasing demand in the application industries such as inorganic and organic chemicals is expected to boost the chlor-alkali market over the forecast period. Another significant factor promoting this expansion is the high production capacities for chlor-alkali derivatives and products.
Maintenance of body temperature within a normal range is a vital for survival of human life. Fluctuation in body temperature is the preliminary symptom of various infectious and metabolic disorders.
Based on the report published by the CNN International Edition in October 2015, a rapidly growing number of women visiting fertility clinics is creating a void between demand and supply of sperms. The increasing need of sperms for managing infertility is one of the crucial factors expected to boost the market over the forecast period.
Many countries have favorable policies to help its residents take care of their health through various healthcare acts and policies. However, there are not many policies aiding funeral costs even in developed regions such as North America and Europe. However, there are government programs to compensate for funeral costs of war veterans and for those who cannot afford funeral costs for the dear ones (if they qualify for it).
Pyrogen is a thermostable bacterial toxin, produced by various bacteria, viruses, molds, and yeasts. It induces immunogenic response when administered parenterally. It causes fever in a human or animal when administered parenterally. The bacterial pyrogens comprises of endotoxins and exotoxins, though many of them are endogenous to the host.
Polydextrose, is particularly a newer type of soluble fiber is a synthetic polymer derived from glucose. Fiber intake serves many benefits for our body. There are two types of fibers, soluble fiber which is generally used as a bulking agent and helps with constipation, other is insoluble fiber that acts like a broom to sweep our digestive track.
The colorants in the consumer products such as textiles, food & beverages, and plastic products are of high importance, as they reflect upon the freshness, attractiveness, and taste of finished products. Synthetic inorganic ingredients are observed to have toxic effect on consumer’s health, and to avoid this, natural colorants are more extensively utilized in various end-use industries.
The cell isolation involves the separation of two or more cells by using different techniques including centrifugation, surface marker, and filtration. Different types of cells such as human differentiated cells, human stem cells, and animal cells can be isolated by this method for various applications. The major applications of cell isolation are biomolecule isolation, stem cell research, cancer research, therapeutics, tissue regeneration, and in vitro diagnostics.
Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is an acrylic glass made from transparent thermoplastics most commonly known by its trade names Plexiglas, Perspex or Lucite. The product is widely used as an alternative to conventional glass in applications that may compromise consumer safety in case of breakage.
Feed additives are the common ingredients of diets in animals. The importance of feed additives has been realized and recognized over the past few years only. These products help in achieving greater efficiency and higher production.
Phenolic resins, manufactured from phenols and formaldehyde, are lightweight resins that serve a vast range of applications in the automotive, construction and electronics industries. The recent shift in trend towards sustainable solutions has encouraged product demand since its highly insulative properties allow for better building & energy efficiency in the global market.
Patients with complicated congenital heart defects are primarily subjected to various open-heart surgeries, which come with huge morbidity rate and incremental risks. The growing demand for less invasive heart valve replacement surgeries is one of the pivotal factors that is driving more investment and technological advancement in this market.
Globally, recent commercialization & expected launch of the targeted-therapy agents in the market, rising incidence of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) due to increasing pollution, and growing adoption of newer agents during the forecast period are likely to drive the market over the coming years.
Skin care diseases are growing to a large extent throughout the world with rise in pollution and ultraviolet rays. Psoriasis and eczema are considered as one of the major concerns pertaining to skin diseases. Acne is also another skin related problem, which disturbs the esthetic appeal of people, especially women. In order to combat such skin disorders, major companies are engaging into the manufacturing of technologically advanced products through phototherapy treatment.
Although pregnancy was rife with many risks during earlier times, it has evolved to become a less-complicated procedure due to the advent of modern medicines & technological equipment. Developing countries are overcoming problems such as illiteracy, inadequate infrastructure, and inefficient transport system to reduce the existing high maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality rates.
Palm oil is a widely consumed product in Iran, being majorly imported from Malaysia. The Iranian economy is currently recovering from the impact of Western sanctions, which had negatively influenced the supply & import of several essentials into the region.
Increasing geriatric population, changing lifestyle, and an increase in patients suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) are some of the major drivers of the atherectomy devices market. Continuous clinical trials to introduce and identify optimal interventions for treating PAD is another factor that can be attributed to the growth over the coming years.
The wafer and IC shipping & handling market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of the increasing demand for integrated circuit (IC) chips in communication systems and automotive & consumer electronics. In addition, the rising demand for ICs is expected to augment the demand for silicon wafers, which in turn is likely to drive the shipping & handling products market.
Reflective materials are made up of tiny glass beads embedded on the surface. Each bead is a rounded mirror that shines back directly to its source irrespective of the angle which the light shines. These materials are made up of a vast number of optically qualified glass beads which are about the three-fourth size of a human hair, encapsulated lenses or micro prisms.
Antibodies, also known as immunoglobulins, are Y-shaped proteins that are produced by plasma cells to protect the body from pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. There are two main types of antibodies namely polyclonal and monoclonal; and five classes of antibodies including IgG, IgM, IgD, IgA, and IgE.
“Biologics” refer to a wide range of medicinal products such as blood or blood components, tissue, somatic cells, vaccines, recombinant therapeutic proteins, gene therapy manufactured from/comprising of living cells that are used as therapeutics to treat diseases. While chemical drugs are produced through chemical synthesis and mostly taken orally (as small molecules are easily absorbed in the body), biologics are made through complex biological processes and are mostly injected because proteins, which are large molecule substances, degrade in the stomach if administered orally.
Research data suggests that medical imaging technologies will play a key role in the future of medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Especially, developing economies are expected to lead the demand for medical imaging technologies for efficient treatment and diagnostics of diseases.
The demand for craft beer is expected to witness substantial growth on account of the growing consumer preference for craft beer over the mainstream beer. A wide range of flavors coupled with low ABV is expected to be the key factors for the aforementioned shift in the consumer tastes & preferences.
Growing demand for flavors & fragrances for use in food & beverages and rising demand for natural personal care products possessing various aroma compounds and essential oils are expected to foster the market growth.
Algae are grown in aquatic environments which include marine, fresh, or brackish water and they are a form of microscopic plants. Algae oil obtained from the cultivation and harvesting of algae is used as intermediate for various applications which include biofuel, food & beverage, dietary supplement, and animal feed.
Some of the most common applications of flow cytometry include immunophenotyping, cell sorting, cell proliferation assays, and intracellular calcium flux. The associated advantages with its usage such as user friendliness, specialized research & clinical applications, and fluorescence capabilities are anticipated to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
The prime reason for rising overweight and obese population is sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity, and rapid growth of fast food industry. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 50.0% of the global population was obese in 2014 and the number is expected to rise.
Utilizing local agents to achieve hemostasis represents traditional methods of surgery. However, the development of new materials in chemical hemostasis with new chemical properties, mechanisms of action, and applications has replaced traditional surgical procedures.
“Healthy livelihood” has emerged as a key societal trend not only in the U.S. but also worldwide. This has changed the consumer perception towards the natural, healthy, and side effect-free substances across a wide range of end-use products, ranging from food & beverage, personal care & cosmetics, homecare, paints & coatings, pharmaceutical or any other industrial processed products.
Clinical chemical analyzers include increasing use of devices and reagents for the measurement of varying levels of sugars, proteins, and other components in the blood. Clinical chemistry testing is carried out to detect disease and its stage of progression. In addition, they help accurately determine condition and state of clinical functions, such as liver function, kidney function, nutrition levels, and others.
Antipsychotic drugs are widely used for treatment of psychotic disorders and other mental illnesses. Psychotic disorders involve conditions such as schizophrenia; different types of bipolar disorders, such as anxiety or mania; major unipolar disorder; dementia; and other mental diseases.
1,4 butanediol (BDO), also termed as 1,4-butylene glycol or butane-1,4-diol, is an organic compound that is primarily utilized in the production of plastics, fibers, and solvents. It is a versatile chemical intermediate that possesses excellent durability, strength and thermal stability.
Oligopolistic nature of most medical device markets coupled with increasing buyer awareness levels has forced manufacturers to adhere to business strategies involving constant R&D investments and new product innovations. These endeavors significantly increase expenditure levels and medical device OEMs are therefore, rapidly adhering to subcontracting as an effective cost curbing tool.
Orthopedic navigation system finds application in the spine, hip, and knee surgeries. Spine surgery navigation system is used for placing implants in spinal fusion procedure to treat defects caused by deformity, degenerative disc diseases, fractures, spondylolisthesis, and spinal stenosis.
The octadecanedioic acid (ODDA) market has been observing constant growth across the world owing to its extensive use in the fabrication of polyester polyols, cosmetics, powder coatings, and lubricating oils sector. The preference for organic and ecological products as a strategy to reduce reliance on petrochemical derivatives has played a substantial role in encouraging ODDA market growth.
Disorders related to the skin and hair are a matter of great concern for some people. Skin care treatments help improve appearance. These days, people are extremely conscious about their esthetic appeal, especially women. Hence, they adopt a large number of esthetic procedures including body shaping, acne removal, fat removal, and related procedures.
Escalating advancements in information technology have encouraged the adoption and implementation of IT systems and generated distributed information systems in industries and organizations. This is creating the demand for integration of distributed systems. The main drivers of the systems integration market are the high investments in distributed IT systems.
Halal certifications were limited to food & beverages, but have steadily extended to personal care products and cosmetics. Rising awareness among consumers regarding these certifications have compelled major beauty & personal care companies to shift their focus to this niche market segment.
The waste generated from medical devices manufacturing, expired medicines and other hospitals-clinics materials is categorized into different segments. The infectious material including human or animal tissues, blood soaked bandages, cotton, discarded blades, scalpels, surgical gloves, cultures, stocks, other substances may spread infection, if not handled with care.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or heartburn, is a long term gastrointestinal disorder that affects huge number of adults across the globe. The risk factors responsible for causing heartburn include aging, obesity, certain medicines, and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption.
While there is high demand for measures to minimize the complications in surgeries, including bleeding and unintended tissue cuts, and decrease post-surgery healing time, electrosurgery has proven to efficiently satisfy almost all these needs.
Pectin is a soluble fiber which is derived from various fruits such as plums, guavas, quince, strawberries, cherries, apples, carrots, apricots, oranges and citrus peels. Plant extracts are also often employed for the production of pectin. It is usually utilized as a stabilizer in desert fillings, medicines, and sweets.
The 3PL market has continuously evolved as end-use industries have embraced outsourcing services to ensure better, faster and reliable delivery. 3PL services greatly reduce the costs of shipping, especially, for companies that engage in bulk shipments, on a regular basis. With increasing freight rates, shippers are in need of opportunities, to pull out costs from the supply chain.
Pharmaceutical analytical testing outsourcing services market is driven by innovation in pharmaceutical industry, increasing focus on regulatory, safety & quality, end-user volume, and pricing. Various categories of tests which are outsourced include bioanalytical tests, method development & validation, and stability testing.
Airway management are medical procedures performed as preventive measures for airway obstruction, which are accomplished through certain devices. Airway obstruction can be consequence of foreign objects, bloated airway tissues, and body fluids such as cough.
Increasing efforts by governments and healthcare agencies to limit the spread of infectious diseases through awareness programs and routine checkup camps. These efforts are resulting in relatively reduced spread of infections. However, usage of NAAT is rapidly increasing with these awareness programs and routine checkup camps.
The fat replacer market is projected to witness considerable growth across the world owing to its high demand in the food and beverage processing industry. Encouragement from health groups and government agencies have further catalyzed the awareness of nutritional and balanced diet.
The market for anti-counterfeit packaging is expected to be driven by the increasing efforts of the manufacturers across application industries towards ensuring the authenticity of their products. Increasing demand for such packaging to monitor and secure the products through the supply chain is expected to drive the industry growth.
Global algae biofuels market is anticipated to foresee a significant growth over the projected period owing to the rising demand for bio-derived fuel products. Rising GHG policies and increasing environmental concerns to regulate the usage of fossil fuels resources are expected to be the primary factor driving the demand for renewable fuel resources over the forecast period.
Welding products are consumables such as flux and fillers used in the welding process. The filler material is melted to join metal strongly and flux is widely used to generate gas protection around the weld pool to prevent hot metals from oxidation. These products join materials, such as metals or thermoplastics by fusion, unlike joining techniques such as brazing and soldering.
Growing awareness regarding the usage of renewables along with rising usage of the wind as a possible form of energy is driving the demand for turbines, which in turn, is expected to stimulate wind turbine casting market over the upcoming years. These turbines have various components out of which the primary casted parts include the rotor hubs, axle pins, and main carriers.
The collision avoidance systems market has been witnessing a surge in the demand in recent times owing to many factors that have been instrumental in the adoption of these systems in the automotive industry. An increasing usage in high-end automobiles has seen the genesis of collision avoidance systems and since then, the systems have been incorporated in most of the road transport automotive.
The demand for floating solar power plants is expected to witness significant growth owing to the rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves which is used for electricity generation and other applications. According to BP, the fossil fuel reserves were over 1,000,000 tons in 1994 which went down to around 890,000 in 2014.
The automotive aftermarket has witnessed significant advancements in the exhaust technology, safety technology, and other component fabrication technologies that enhance vehicular performance.
The anti-reflective coatings market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of rising focus towards improving the efficiency of optical devices. The penetration of anti-reflective coatings is expected to grow significantly in the solar application on account of increasing demand for improving the efficiency of solar panels.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scanning technique that uses strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of internal structure of body. These images are displayed on a computer screen using various software. To obtain better images, contrast agent (Gadolinium) is given intravenously to obtain better resolution image after scanning in some cases.
Depression is the leading cause of disabilities worldwide as it impacts normal day-to-day activities of an individual. These disorders need to be treated at an early stage to avert the development of suicidal conditions in mentally depressed individuals.With surging incidence of depressive disorders, the market witnesses growth due to increasing prescription rates.
Scars commonly develop in almost every individual’s body. These form naturally as a part of healing process of any wound. Scars commonly occur in the form of acne; however, there are other types of scars experienced by people. These include surgical scars, injury scars, burns or contracture scars, hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, and stretch marks.
Over a decade, human population has been exposed to new forms of viral infections. Infectious diseases such as H1N1, Ebola, Marburg viruses, SARS-, and MERS-Corona are some of them infecting more than thousands of people in various regions. The outbreaks occur usually in developing countries, but are estimated to spread over the globe through transportation facilities.
Palm oil is the most efficient seed crop in the world. India’s market is expected to be driven by the increasing demand for sustainable palm oil in edible & non-edible applications and rising hostility towards GMO based oils.
The polysilicon market is witnessing constant growth across the world owing to its high demand in the fabrication of electronic semiconductors and solar cells. Initially, polysilicon was majorly used in integrated circuits and other application in the electronic industry. With increasing installation of solar projects, the market trend has now reversed.
Essential oils have been used by many primitive cultures over thousands of years for various medicinal and health purposes. They are natural ingredients which are readily available in nature and can be extracted from flowers, barks, roots, leaf, fruits or fruit juices, vegetable or vegetable juices, herbs, spices etc.
Oleochemicals have numerous commercial applications in textiles, paint & inks, industrial, consumer goods, polymers, lubricant, personal care, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages and many more, owing to its growing demand for sustainable and biodegradable products in order to reduce reliance on petrochemicals.
Probiotics ingredients are recommended for individuals with digestive distress, high blood glucose level and various other illnesses. Probiotics ingredients consist of beneficial microorganisms which help in maintaining the balance between good and bad bacteria in human beings and animals.
Disposable blood pressure (BP) cuffs are used in the blood pressure monitoring and are segmented on the basis of call points. On the basis of its call points, it is classified into surgeons, physicians, and clinicians. The market is expected to witness the fastest growth owing to the presence of factors such as rising concern towards patient safety and growing awareness levels amongst the end users.
Ultrasound image analysis software is increasingly used in the present scenario owing to high demand for 3D&4D medical imaging in the developed as well as developing economies. A significant rise in government funding and investments across a wide array of healthcare services is anticipated to present the market with potential growth opportunities.
The escalating investments in industrial and infrastructural developments in the Asia Pacific and North American regions are expected to fuel the distribution automation systems demand over the forecast period. The mounting electricity demand has led to the development and enlargement of power infrastructures, which necessitates the installation of these systems.
The number of people aged 60 and above has been substantially increasing in the recent years in most of the regions and is expected to keep growing over the coming years. The geriatric population is more prone to the development of pressure ulcers. The pressure relief devices market is grouped into low-tech devices and high-tech devices, based on device type.
Patient warming systems assist the healthcare professional prevent unintentional hypothermia and related complications. There are various types of patient warming systems, including in-line intravascular warming systems, surface warming systems, and cabinet systems. The intravascular warming systems are used for acute care and perioperative care in operating rooms, ICUs, emergency rooms, recovery rooms, and preoperative care units. In many cases, anesthesia provided to patients before surgery makes their body temperature low.
The automotive V2X market is in its nascent stageand offers immense scope for growth. The rising need for lesser traffic congestion, lower fuel wastage, and safer roads, has led to the need for an intelligent transportation system, where vehicles can continuously interact with each other and road-side infrastructure, facilitating the flow of reliable information about the present traffic conditions across the entire network.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancer and has surpassed breast cancer, moving from the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. to the third position. According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in 2016, it was estimated that in the coming years, 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 41,780 will die from the disease. While the overall cancer-related deaths are decreasing, mortality rates associated with pancreatic cancer are constantly increasing.
Mostly, women and men have similar healthcare needs and challenges. Nevertheless, women need special attention during pregnancy and prenatal stages as they face comparatively more problems than men. The women’s health issues are mainly increasing in emerging countries and need to be addressed by attention from caregivers. Thus, rehabilitation is essential for women to live a healthier life.
Rising awareness toward reducing greenhouse emissions in the manufacturing sector is expected to play a crucial role in shrinking the market for synthetic-based chemicals. As a result, manufacturing units operating in the automotive, construction, packaging, and electronics sectors are expected to promote the usage of biopolymers including bio-based PET over the forecast period.
Global natural and organic personal care market is expected to witness significant growth over the next seven years. Natural and organic products are derived from the ingredients made in nature. Majority of these products are composed of the plant-derived ingredients such as roots, essential oils, herbs and flowers. Few of them are also composed of the animal-derived ingredients such as minerals and beeswax. After the extraction, they are combined with several naturally occurring carrier agents, preservatives, humectants, emulsifiers and surfactants. These natural and organic products specifically do not use synthetic chemicals for manufacturing so as to preserve the natural content of the products.
Carbon dioxide is an odorless and colorless gas. The gas is a naturally occurring chemical which is usually released by the actions of nature including hot geysers & springs, and volcanoes. Carbon dioxide is soluble in water and is also present in various water bodies including groundwater, ice caps, lakes, seawater and glaciers and rivers.
Globally, around 5.5. billions of gallons of glycols are produced every year and are growing at the rate of approximately 200 million gallons per year. North America consumes a fifth of the total production. Increasing demand from end-use industries, mainly for manufacturing polyester fabric and plastic bottles is boosting production of diols in the world.
Fatty methyl ester sulfonate (FMES) is the older kind of surfactant known from 1930s, and the production and application study was started in early 50s to the late 80s and early 90s. Fatty Methyl ester sulfonate is formulated from the starting material of vegetable oils or palm oil i.e. transesterification of oil to form fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) and subsequent sulfonation to form methyl ester sulfonate.
Medical equipment sterilization is one of the most significant procedures in hospitals, laboratories, and other medical institutions. Hospitals are quite prone to various microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that can cause serious health complications to patients. With usage of non-sterilized instruments, there is a very high chance of transmission of a disease from one patient to another, leading to various hospital-acquired infections.
Dialysis has been used since the late 1800s to help patients recycle the waste produced, thereby prolonging their lives. Since then, it has witnessed rapid advancements in technologies. However, it has been observed that there is higher market share for hemodialysis over peritoneal dialysis constantly.
Breathable antimicrobial coatings are special coatings which are treated with antimicrobial technology either during the manufacturing or after the production of the coatings. These not only provide protection against microorganisms but also provide high-level water resistance.
In vitro diagnostics (IVD) is a type of medical test to help detect and diagnose diseases or infections and determine a course of treatment, under a controlled environment such as a laboratory. The global IVD market is expected to grow owing to increase in demand for non-invasive medical procedures and high prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. The speed of results generated also play a significant role in selecting a diagnostic tool/technique. Rapid diagnostic tests such as cartridge based molecular technology helps deliver TB diagnosis results in less than two hours and thereby help in early detection, better control and limit the prevalence of a disease in a region or country.
Construction films are versatile & economical plastic films, widely used for protection and storage of materials, personnel and construction equipment. These films are increasingly being utilized in roofing, waterproofing, flooring & insulation, cladding and reinforcement.
Paraffin wax is a colorless or white soft solid derived from petroleum, coal, and oil shale. These products find use in candle making, packaging, cosmetics, hot melt adhesives, rubber, board sizing, children’s crayons, and toys. Rising living standards coupled with the need for maintenance of home hygiene are expected to drive the demand for fragrance products such as candles, which in turn will fuel industry growth over the next nine years.
Tighter healthcare budgets and continuous patient monitoring increases unnecessary costs. This can be tackled by spot-checking using a portable pulse oximeter. Readmission is a major problem faced by patients suffering chronic diseases such as COPD and is estimated to cost around USD 25 billion annually. This creates a high demand for oximeters that can monitor the patient’s condition and remotely send the data to doctor.
Digital therapeutics comes in the form of a digital systems like mobile applications, software applications or devices. The target group for the medical applications are chronically ill people, health & fitness conscious people, physicians, hospitals, and health insurance companies. The creators of digital therapeutic applications are exploring a niche market and are currently concentrating on making their offerings exclusive and innovative compared to their rivals. According to research data & statistics, approximately 57% of new app developers are struggling to make an impact on the market.
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) is used to reduce the morbidity during operative manipulations. It detects changes in the spine, brain, & peripheral nerves, which can be avoided before the damage is irreversible. It is also used for localizing anatomical structures aiding the dissection. Surgeons are trained to incorporate IONM in their procedures. Technologists also assist neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons during the surgeries.
Rising hospital-acquired infection is the major reason for mortality and morbidity in the developed nations. It was observed that the incidence of patient-to-patient cross-contamination is greater via use of 12-lead systems due to outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteria in patients after cardiac surgery. The use of disposable lead wires (LWs) has a direct impact on the cost reduction associated with cross-contamination as compared to reusable LWs.
The tracking systems can be used for tracking medical devices, surgical instruments, and other surgical tools to ensure patient safety and inventory management. The number of retained surgical instrument cases is growing worldwide. There are different instruments such as needles, safety pins, knife blades, scalpels, scissors, and forceps that are left behind in a patient’s body during a surgery.
Behavioral illness can be diagnosed by monitoring thoughts (abnormal), behavior, or feelings for a specific amount of time, which result in distress or other types of emotional and physical impairment. Depression and anxiety disorders are few of the leading causes of mental illness globally, hence, increasing the need for development of innovative therapies and medications in the near future.
Healthcare mobility solutions help in simplifying complex business processes & workflow management in hospitals and boost operational efficiency of the company. The aforementioned benefits with its usage are anticipated to drive the industry growth over the forecast period. Moreover, increasing usage of social media in healthcare is anticipated to fuel demand in the coming years.
Development and commercialization of advanced blood collection & separation products that are more specific and reliable are expected to propel the blood collection market growth. In addition, rising incidence of infectious and noninfectious diseases is likely to boost the market growth over the forecast period from 2016 to 2025. For instance, in the U.S., around 44,073 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in 2014.
The word “catheter” originates from a Greek word and it means to “to let or send down”. Urinary catheters have been in use since 3000 B.C. to relieve pain from urinary retention. Urinary catheters have wide application in cases where a patient is unable to empty the bladder and the functioning of the bladder is impaired.
There are some basic body requirements about nutrition that are not fulfilled by the staple meal. Dietary supplements are used to offset these deficiencies. Dietary supplements are an effective and safe alternative in fulfilling the nutritional requirements required for a healthy body.
The automotive silicones is one of the major upcoming material markets around the world. The demand for products with enhanced properties and lightweight has placed a high importance on materials like automotive silicones. The ability of these materials to exhibit high resistance to chemicals, UV rays, and corrosion is expected to play a major role in the rising demand for these materials.
Major raw materials for plastic compound production include polymers, resins, additives, fillers and other materials utilized to strengthen and enhance product properties while processing the final product. The production of plastics undergo many important process steps to generate homogeneous plastic compound from different number of raw materials such as conveying, plasticizing, melting, mixing, homogenizing, blending, dispersing, devolatizing, heating/cooling, and pressurizing.
Immune system performs the crucial role of protecting the body from diseases and infections arising due to the entry of foreign particles in the human body. The immune system produces antibodies specific to these antigens and destroys them before they cause a disorder. However, in case of some individuals, the immune system attacks its own healthy cells by mistake further leading to the occurrence of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type 1, and Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Animal health management includes prevention, control, and possible eradication of highgly prevalent diseases. Wide array of measures have been taken in order to ensure high-quality veterinary care. In addition, establishment of various government as well as private organizations to improve animal care facilities and eradicate diseases is one of the key serving factors of this market.
Polyurethane (PU) manufacturers in recent years have been compelled to strive for higher sustainability via environment-friendly practices, products as well as technologies. Additionally, systems such as the Polyurethane Innovation Award in 2016 have only served to reinforce this trend by promoting companies that comply with sustainability criterion.
Plastic compounds have recently gained high attention in the expanding end-use sectors of Malaysia owing to their inherent lightweight and durable characteristics. The development of innovative plastics with bio-based ingredients and the integration of smart electronics into plastic films, sheets and compounds have attracted high interest from multinational plastic firms.
Precision Agriculture is defined as an information and technology based farm management system to identify, analyze and manage variability within fields by doing all practices of crop production in right place at right time and in right way for optimum profitability, sustainability and protection of the land resource.
Chopsticks are pairs of equal length sticks used for eating and cooking purposes, across the globe. They are majorly used in the Asian countries and form a significant part of the day-to-day eating routines of Koreans, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, and other Asians.
The discovery of novel technologies that provide the ability to easily edit genomic acids is the key that has unlocked a new era in therapeutic design. While a number of important questions remain, we believe the potential for enormous improvements in the treatment of many diseases is indisputable and exciting. Molecular scissors technology has the potential to take precision medicine to the next level.
Osteoporosis drugs are incorporated in the treatment of bone disease, resulting in bone density loss and abnormal tissue structure. In majority of females, menopause increases in the likelihood of acquiring osteoporosis thus heightening the demand for the overall market. Biophosphonates, hormones therapy and rank ligand inhibitors are commonly prescribed medications for the efficient treatment of osteoporosis.
Diabetic Food is the diet which is recommended for individuals with high blood glucose or diabetes mellitus. It usually consists of edible products which are rich in refined carbohydrates and have low sugar content. Different individuals living with diabetes are recommended different types of diet based on their condition.
The increasing adoption of various spectroscopic techniques in a variety of industrial applications, including chemicals, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, and food and agriculture, is expected to propel the overall market growth.
Population growth, developing living standards and growing consumer awareness regarding health disorders is expected to drive the demand for nutritional products, and dietary supplements. The abovementioned factors are expected to drive the application of digestive enzyme supplements over the upcoming years.
Drug discovery and development is an integral sustainability strategy adopted by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Growing prevalence of chronic and long-term diseases has heightened the need for new drug development via extensive R&D investments.
Population growth, developing living standards and growing consumer awareness regarding health disorders is expected to drive the demand for nutritional products, and dietary supplements. The abovementioned factors are expected to drive the application of digestive enzyme supplements over the upcoming years. In addition, increasing number of sports events, such as La Liga, Big Bash League, English Premier League, Indian Premier League and tennis tournaments, are likely to promote digestive enzyme supplements market growth.
Predictive genetic testing and consumer genomics have taken an ever-increasing role in clinical practice and translational research for disease prediction over the last two decades. Presymptomatic as well as predispositional tests are anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period.
Legionella is found in fresh water environments, but can pose a severe threat when it grows in human-made water systems, such as hot water tanks, showers, hot tubs, and large plumbing systems. Legionella causes serious respiratory disorders, such as Legionellosis (a form of pneumonia). The Legionella testing market is grouped into water testing and IVD testing, based on applications.
The cold chain market is driven by the stringent government regulations imposed on production and supply chains, owing to the increasing number of food safety and pharma counterfeit incidents. Governments, across the globe, have stated various regulations and guidelines for storage and transportation of refrigerated products. For instance, in November 2013, the European Union passed guidelines on good distribution practices for medical products used on humans.
Enzymes are utilized as one of the key additives in the animal feed industry with applications ranging from poultry to equine. The utilization of these additives plays a vital role in improving not just the quality of the fodder but also in enhancing the livestock production. These products contribute towards optimizing digestion, metabolism, and growth in animals.
The global printed electronics market size is estimated to reach USD 19.15 billion by 2025, as per a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The gushing acceptance of the printed electronics technology by various industrial applications, such as screen printing, display, lighting, and other medical & media device segments, is anticipated to spur the market growth. Furthermore, the increasing applications of the technology, owing to the increasing demand for conductive inks, is consequently instigating the overall growth.
The application of drone technology in business processes has been typically noticeable in countries having high-quality technical education and a long history of radio-controlled model airplane societies together with the supportive regulatory framework in the region. The aviation industry is witnessing increasing acceptance of drone solutions, owing to emerging opportunities in the industry due to similar knowledge requirement, risks, and functions.
Lead acid batteries are used in various applications including automobiles, uninterrupted power supply systems, telecommunication, electric bikes, transport vehicles, and marine. Growing demand for these applications in emerging countries including China, Mexico, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and South Africa on account of rapid economic growth and increasing population is anticipated to stimulate industry growth.
Collaborative robots or cobots are the one of a kind robots programmed to work less autonomously. They are so designed to assist human beings as a guide by interacting physically in a particularly shared workplace. The intense R&D in the robotic technology by various robot manufacturers and related promotional organizations has led to the evolution of a new robotic technology of collaborative robots.
UV tapes are used in semiconductors in order to prevent electronic components from moving during processes such as back grinding and wafer dicing. These tapes are used to save cost and at the same time, improve the quality of the semiconductor processing. Besides, UV tapes are also used to protect the surface of the wafer of the semiconductor from damage.
Rapid urbanization, growing population, and improving the standard of living along with technological breakthroughs including the introduction of electric, and hybrid vehicles are expected to drive the demand for automobiles. These factors are likely to fuel the usage of automotive coatings over the upcoming years, which are used in various interior as well as exterior parts.
The intelligent vending machines market is anticipated to grow swiftly over the forecast period, owing to the accelerated penetration of Internet of Things (IoT) and development of advanced assistive technologies that offer effectiveness along with an appeal to these systems.
The enterprise wearable technology has become one of the major industries with an ever-broadening potential to expand over the forecast period. A large spectrum of wearable devices, such as smart glasses & watches, clothes, skin patches, and various health-monitoring gadgets, are making a significant mark in the consumer electronics market.
Emergence of personalized medicine, drug device combination, artificial intelligence, wearables and increased focus on real-time patient monitoring resulted in complex medical devices ecosystem. Real-time patient monitoring, remote patient monitoring, and continuous patient monitoring are the focal areas of interest when it comes to chronic disease management, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Absorption of moisture in medicines such as tablets, powder, capsules due to moist environment causes decomposition that can generate salicylic acid and acetic acid, and give off stinking odor.
Connected technology is reshaping the retail landscape to produce data that can be leveraged to improve operations. The adoption of smart devices is expected to reduce the shopping time of customers. Retailers are slowly evolving to explore advanced ways to connect with smart devices for enhancing the in-store experience. In consumer electronics and home improvement sectors, retailers are driving the sales of connected devices and extending their operations for creating new revenue streams.
The global contact lenses market size is estimated to reach USD 14.72 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The surging acceptance of cosmetic contact lens by media and entertainment industry is expected to boost the market growth. Furthermore, cosmetic lens reception by the general populace is on rise on account of increasing preference being delivered to aesthetic appearances in the imminent era. The contact lenses can be categorized on the basis of usage types into cosmetic, prosthetic, therapeutic, corrective, and lifestyle-oriented lens.
Currently, the IoT industry has multiple operating standards and competing alliances to be formed between major companies, to push their preferred solutions into the industry. For instance, Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is an alliance, formed to develop interconnection standards for IoT devices.
Marijuana belongs to a family of plants named cannabaceae. It is mainly categorized on the basis of its shape, height, smell, and color. In the ancient Chinese tradition, marijuana was used for the management of malaria, reproductive system disorders, constipation, rheumatic pain, etc. Over 70 psychoactive compounds with the chemical structure of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have been identified.
With advances in the technology, there has been growing integration of information technology (IT) with the healthcare sector. There has been a wide acceptance of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) due to promising government policies and initiatives across the globe along with growing focus on patient safety and minimizing of medical costs.
Emulsifiers are utilized as key additives in various food processing applications including bakery, dairy, meat, convenience products, and beverages. These products have contributed to a significant consumption of emulsifying agents since the past few years.
Orthobiologics includes products that are made of substances that are naturally developed in out body. These are incorporated by orthopedic surgeons for bone and tissue repair. These are increasingly being utilized to treat broken bones and injured ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Ranging from lab coats and full-body coveralls to metalled shoe and boot covers, sleeves, and smocks, protective clothing and equipment are available in a wide range. The industry has evolved from wool and leather to new synthetic fibers in fire protection application over the recent past. Fire protection equipment (including clothing) is majorly based on six synthetic fibers named as meta-aramide, para-aramide, polybenzimidazole, melamine, polyphenylene benzobisoxazole, and polyimide.
Bioresorbable polymers are groundbreaking technological materials that don’t require mechanical removals, such as chlorhexidine chip or sutures. Bioresorbable materials have applications in a wide range of medical indications, such as drug delivery coatings, tissue fixation screws, coronary & peripheral vascular scaffolds, bone pins & anchors, as well as surgical and microspheres matrices and meshes.
In the food & beverages industry, air contamination is viewed as a key point of concern. A minor handling error or production leakage may result in disastrous end product. Air is also a key ingredient in the processed food industry, and can carry up to 1500 bacteria per cubic meter. Industrial air filters are used to eliminate these harmful bacteria keeping the food & beverages production environment clean.
Next generation sequencing (NGS), in the last few years, has been recognized as one of the most significant technological advancements in biological research with crucial applications in medical diagnostics. Emergence of this technology along with its plummeting costs has enabled high throughput sequencing in yielding greater productive efficiency and expediting diagnostic outcomes.
Silicone elastomers are rubber materials, found in various formations due to its ease of manufacturing and shaping. They possess good chemical stability, are biocompatible, and non- reactive to environmental temperature changes. These properties allow them to be used in various applications including electrical & electronics, construction, textiles, food storage products, automotive & transportation, medical & healthcare, consumer goods, and industrial sectors.
Increasing demand for chitosan in various end-use industries including wastewater treatment, agrochemicals, textiles, cosmetics, food & beverage and pharmaceuticals is expected to drive industry growth over the next eight years.
In industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, and power generation, the machinery, equipment, and components are subject to high operating temperatures. Thus, there is a growing requirement in these industries for efficient coating solutions that offer effective protection of the components and equipment.
The demand for aerosol products is expected to be driven by the rising consumption of personal care products such as deodorants, hair sprays, hair mousses and shaving foams.
There are a growing number of surgical procedures being conducted throughout the world. According to OMICS International Conferences, 2015, approximately 234 million surgical procedures are performed annually. Patient warming and cooling systems are widely used in pre-, post-, and perioperative surgeries. On receiving an anesthesia before surgery, the body temperature of a patient lowers and, hence, there arises a huge need for controlling core body temperature.
Industrial fasteners are hardware devices that join two or more objects together while providing structural strength and rigidity. These devices find application in automobiles, aircraft, furniture, industrial machinery, and textile machinery among others. The growing population and rising disposable income in emerging economies of Asia Pacific coupled with increasing construction activities are expected to drive the industrial fasteners market.
In recent years, roofing materials industry has witnessed an intensified interest in products that promote energy efficiency and sustainability. The industry today is marked with manufacturers, distributors and contractors who focus on offering products that are environmentally friendly and quality services that ensure long-term relationships enhancing customer loyalty.
The global savory snacks market has evolved a lot since the 1990s when the industry was represented by few brands such as Doritos and Cheese balls and there were few other regional brands. The demand increased rapidly after 2000 when PepsiCo brought Lays and Cheetos to the market. Since then, many global and regional companies have entered into the industry with diverse offerings.
In current scenario, contract manufacturing services for small as well as large-molecule drug product is popular and is an ever increasing trend within pharmaceutical sector. Insufficient internal resources to cope with increasing therapeutic demand is driving this vertical.
The demand for intumescent coatings is expected to be driven by the rising consumption by the rapidly developing construction industry. The demand is also expected to be driven by the stringent regulations pertaining to fire safety, mandated by the regulatory bodies across the globe.
Battery Management System (BMS) finds increased applications in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems as they provide high power density and enhanced life expectancy. A UPS system is an electrical equipment that supplies power when the main power or input power sources fail.
The demand for polypropylene nonwoven fabric has been growing rapidly in recent times owing to its superior quality as compared to the nonwoven fabric, especially for manufacturing hygiene products. PP (polypropylene) is a key raw material used for manufacturing nonwoven fabric globally.
Studies on medical radiography systems have revealed that radiation doses can be brought down, which can decrease their destructive impacts without endangering their diagnostic efficacy and adequacy. Even though imaging technologies are high costs, their efficiency in treating modern day disorders, they pose high threat of cancer risk. CT scan, nuclear medicine, and angiography are commonly used diagnostic procedures involving high radiation exposure.
Digital Cameras in medical application has become an essential tool with Medical devices, labs, operating rooms are increasingly outfitted with cameras. These products provide Medical and Life Sciences with several advantages. Digital Images can be instantly checked, and recaptured if necessary. Furthermore, they allow macro photography - enabling image capture from long distances, easy editing and processing using image editing software.
Nanocapsules are a characteristic class of nanoparticles comprising core materials encapsulated by a protective matrix. The matrix encompasses the therapeutic substance and facilitates enhanced delivery of bio-active molecules. Nanocapsules have a broad range of life science applications and possess extremely high reproducibility properties.
Digital technology has been extensively adopted in medicine & healthcare. This revolution has witnessed the acceptance of PAC Systems; i.e., ‘Picture Archiving & Communication Systems.’ PACSs offer electronic storage, distribution, presentation, & picture-retrieval. The global medical digital imaging systems market is anticipated over USD 38 billion by 2024.
Increasing emphasis of manufacturers towards ensuring safe & healthy working conditions in factories and warehouses is a chief reason spurring materials handling equipment market. Further, increasing demand for automated solutions owing to upsurge in technological developments in this domain may augment product sales.
Globally, increasing number of coronary and peripheral interventions coupled with the rising adoption of newer products is likely to boost the angioplasty balloons market during the forecast period.
Botulinum toxin (BNT) is a widely used neurotoxin used for the enhancement of aesthetic appearance. It works by paralyzing muscles in a controlled fashion. Hence, it involves minimal risks compared to other facial injectable. It is commonly used for treating frown lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet line.
A brain tumor is a mass of tissue that is formed by a growth or accumulation of abnormal cells within or closer to the brain. According to the WHO, there are 120 different types of brain tumors depending on the site of occurrence.
The collision avoidance sensors market has been witnessing a surge in the demand in recent times owing to many factors that have been instrumental in the adoption of these sensors in the automotive industry. An increasing usage in high-end automobiles has seen the genesis of collision avoidance systems and since then, the systems have been incorporated in most of the road transport automotive.
Wax melts are used as fragrance products and available in various fragrances, shapes, sizes, and colors. Increasing consumer demand for these products on account of rising income levels and growing requirement for air quality enhancement at homes is expected to stimulate growth over the next nine years.
The global underwater concrete market is expected to be driven by the growing hydropower generation capacity expansions. Hydropower has emerged as one of the fastest growing non-renewable energy sources over the past five years, primarily in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Janssen Products, LP received the U.S. FDA approval in 1995 for Doxil, a liposomal doxorubicin formulation to treat Kaposi’s sarcoma, multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancer. The distribution and marketing of Doxil was done by a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson (J&J), Janssen Products, LP, and was manufactured by Ben Venue Laboratories. However, there was limited availability of Doxil due to the production problems with third-party manufacturer in 2011.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging utilizing low dose x-rays for early detection of the breast cancer. A mammography exam also known as a mammogram plays a vital role in the diagnosis of breast diseases in women as it detects changes in the breast upto two years prior to the realization of the physician or the patient.
Sepsis is a bloodstream & infectious disease that occurs as a result of presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the number of patients suffering from sepsis rose from 200,535 in 2007 to 279,530 in 2013.
The demand for natural food colors is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period as natural food colors are replacing synthetic food colors owing to the growing pressure from consumers. Synthetic food colors have several health hazards related to it including tumors, kidney damages, and different types of allergies.
The demand for diatomite in filtration and aggregates application is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. The growing demand for premium quality craft beer in the U.S. is expected to drive the market as diatomite improves the filtration efficiency of the filters that improves the taste and clarity of the beer and with low haze.
Microencapsulation is a technology by which solid, gas and liquid particles are enclosed in microscopic particles. The technology is used for releasing active ingredients, preventing chemical odors and targeted drug delivery & release in pharmaceutical, food & beverage, paints & coatings, and agrochemical applications.
Structural biology combines biochemistry, molecular biology, and biochemistry, to analyze the molecular structure of macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins, to reveal functional aspects of individual macromolecules that influence biological interactions.
The rising disposable income, urbanization, and changing lifestyle in developing economies, including China, India, and Mexico, are expected to increase the demand for branded clothing products. Furthermore, new product launches including Levi's 505 jeans in developed markets, such as the U.S., are expected to remain as one of the favorable factors for the textiles industry over the forecast period.
Certain benefits of treating patient at home includes improved patient outcomes, cost efficiency, and patient preferred setting. These benefits give home healthcare edge over treating patients in traditional settings.
Smart label is used as an identification tool which has advanced features and properties as compared to its conventional counterpart barcode. Ease of use, fast performance, and quick data access have helped smart label to gain consumer preference. Smart label consists of an electronic responsive device which shares the accurate data in consistent digital format.
Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are companies which sell mobile services under the name of licensed mobile operators. They partner up with telecom service providers or mobile network operators (MNOs) and sell services based on their brand. MVNOs rely on the brand of its partner company to sell its services.
The proliferation of portable smart devices and the increasing social media penetration have significantly resulted in the generation of large chunks of data over the recent past and the trend is expected to continue in the near future.
Rise in geriatric population and increasing incidence of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), and glaucoma across the globe are anticipated to boost the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, advancements in fundus cameras and commercialization of products are likely to drive the market in the coming years. In December 2016, Epipole Ltd. launched epiCam C, a color hand-held fundus camera, in UK.
Accurate measurement and monitoring of Intracranial Pressure (ICP) is essential for neurological patients in order to prevent ischemic and mechanical injury to the nervous system. Approximately, two-third of the population with severe head injury suffers from intracranial hypertension. In addition, men had higher death rates due to traumatic brain injury as compared to women.
Rising demand for reduction in hospital stay has led to the development of technology to perform infusion therapy at home or in alternate healthcare settings, thereby boosting the growth of this market in the near future. Home infusion is gradually being considered as an excellent alternative for the patients suffering from chronic diseases as compared to an extended hospital stay or admission in a nursing home.
Glossy effect is a thing of the past. Gone are the days when people used to like things that are shiny. Matting agents are benefitting from this scenario. These additives provide excellent sheen and gloss control without affecting the mechanical and optical properties of the coating.
North America personal care specialty ingredient industry is highly competitive owing to the presence of most of the leading global industry players. However, there is a great difference in the industry competitiveness in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Thermal paper finds use majorly in POS terminals as they provide excellent high-temperature stability, barcode scan ability, and moisture resistance. The POS terminals use thermal paper for transactions in retail, hospital, and warehouse on account of offering superior property of exhibiting high time span as compared to ordinary conventional printed paper.
The Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) market has been in existence since 2001 when the first device was introduced in August by Medtronic Plc.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) are individual components or mixture of components that are used as a part of a finished pharmaceutical drug or medical product and are responsible for pharmacological activity of that drug. APIs are produced by processes such as chemical synthesis, biotechnological synthesis, and extraction from natural sources.
Textile manufacturing includes extensive process stages of chemical and nonchemical treatments. The finishing technique includes usage of different types of chemicals during pretreatment & preparation, dyeing, printing and modification of fabrics. More than 60% of the various textile chemical product classes are utilized in fabric pretreatment, yarn formation, textile laminating, coatings, textile finishing, and other miscellaneous application.
Long chain dicarboxylic acid has properties which provide them with great flexibility and strength, and they also possess an ability to bend which reduces breakage & number of links in polymer. These properties make the long chain dicarboxylic acid useful as precursor for manufacturing of various applications including nylon & other polyamide, powder coatings, lubricants, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, and corrosion inhibitors.
Flavonoids are plant chemicals that are found in almost all vegetables and fruits. They are also known as phytonutrients and are responsible for imparting colors to vegetables and fruits. Besides, flavonoids have anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties, which have increased their importance in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Marketing as an activity rests on communicating messages to target groups. Signage, commonly used in this field involves the application of symbols and signs for conveying information. Digital signage on the other hand comprises streaming media, videos, and digital images. The display of such content calls for the application of technologies such as LED (Light emitting diode) and LCD (Liquid-crystal display).
CRM (customer relationship management) is at the core of every industry, including healthcare. New payment & care methods have encouraged medical services to take healthcare CRMs more seriously.
Compressed air is increasingly becoming intolerant to air contamination in numerous applications that require clean air, and is a key factor expected to drive the oil free air compressor market growth over the forecast period.
Automation is quickly replacing labor in intensive sectors that require accuracy. One such automated machine is ‘automated guided vehicle’ (AGV). AGVs are automatic mobile robots used for varied industrial applications.
The 21st century is a fascinating era of inventions. Latest electronic devices have features which let us find answers to our queries through the internet. Isn’t it wonderful that these devices even allow food from our favorite places to be delivered at our doorstep? Our excessive reliance on electronic services has led to the wastage of resources. But what if there existed a solution which salvaged the trash from our dustbins and converted it into energy. It does and it’s called ‘waste to energy.’
The household cooking appliances market is poised for a steady growth in the coming years. Technological advancements in devices, such as IoT-enabled appliances, sensors for pre-defined cook time, and digital menu enabled devices, have played a pivotal role in shaping the market growth.
Increasing consumption of folic acid in promising applications in various verticals of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals sectors coupled with strict regulations is expected to propel the global market demand. Raising its utilization in food and beverage industry to increase the folic acid food fortification particularly in developed economies such as North and Europe is also predicted to impact the global folic acid market positively.
Fiberglass is a strong, lightweight material and used in vinyl flooring products including luxury vinyl tiles, vinyl composite tiles, and vinyl sheets. Fiberglass exhibits superior properties to felt backing including longer lifespan and non-allergen and this is anticipated to increase its usage tremendously over the forecast period.
Clinical laboratory tests form an integral part of the healthcare industry, as approximately 80% of diagnoses by healthcare professionals are laboratory-based. The shortened length-of-stay at hospitals and reduced contact between a patient and the concerned physician has increased the demand of clinical laboratories.
The rising incidences of injuries to workers, personnel deaths, and environmental contamination in the form of oil spills, water pollution, and air pollution have driven governments across the globe to take stringent measures towards ensuring ecological and worker safety in core industries such as manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, power, transportation, and mining, among others.
Thermal insulation helps to cut down energy consumption in buildings by eliminating heat gain or loss through the building envelope. They are widely used as construction materials and are known to have low thermal conductivity, often lower than 0.1W/mK.
The digital content evolution across different industries, including entertainment, finance, healthcare, and education, has resulted in an increasing competition within the market and has prompted companies in modernizing communication processes and systems.
Pumping systems are found globally in various industrial facilities. Rising infrastructural development in Asia Pacific countries including India and China couple with growth of various end-use industries including oil & gas, power and food & beverages is expected to fuel market growth over the next nine years.
We generally do not discuss in public or avoid the issues associated with female hygiene products. However, nowadays, it is considered as one of the most vital issues among the increasing population. Skin is the largest organ of a body, and they are highly permeable to all the potential toxins that directly contact with skin surfaces.
Cardiac pacemaker is a medical device, which controls the functioning of the heart using electrical impulses that artificially contract the heart muscles. A block in the heart’s electrical conduction system may result in failure of the natural pacemaker in the heart.
Natural fibers are widely used in textile industries since ages. Wool, hemp, and flax derived from vegetable & plants are the oldest fibers used in textile. Initially, these fibers were discovered in South East Asia and Egypt. With improved communication and transportation, skills related to textile manufacturing spread across the globe and were adapted according to the capabilities and needs of the various nations.
Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are altered polymers whose chemical and physical properties have been modified to provide active shape “memory” characteristic. SMP can display a radical change by using thermal or other such stimuli to convert into an elastic state from a rigid polymer.
NMP is a polar aprotic solvent with good solvency with a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds. NMP has high chemical and thermal stability and is miscible in water at all temperatures.
The Field Programmable Gate Array is an Integrated Circuit (IC) which can be configured to a device after its manufacturing. The unique feature of FPGAs to be reprogrammed post manufacturing for fulfilling a specific task makes them beneficial for users. Over the past few years, usage of FPGAs has increased from high-end devices to mid-end and low-end design needs across industries.
The extensive use of Si photonics leverages the feature of the high-resolution lithography toolset in the CMOS industry. The use of these devices helps to provide high resolution, low power consumption, and fast switching speeds.
The rise of IoT era has instigated demand for innovative products, which has placed pressure on foundries to deliver highly optimized components.
Over the past few years, there has been a growth in the number of armed conflicts around the globe. Indo-Pak conflict over Kashmir, the Syrian civil war, ISIS conflict, and the Lebanon conflict are a few examples. Ballistic protection market has witnessed significant technological innovations, which offers armor wear developed from new advanced materials for law-enforcement professionals. Companies have achieved important improvements with the development of various materials that are used for the production of ballistic protection materials.
The U.S. has been witnessing the results of a steady economy in the recent years and is expected to remain so in the coming years. The growing infrastructure industry and the rising number of real estate projects in the country are acting as conducive factors for the increasing investments in the fencing market.
The IC sockets are used in the devices containing the integrated circuits and are used as a placeholder for IC chips. The sockets are used for insertion and safely removal of IC chips which may get damaged from heat from soldering.
Carotenoids are organic compounds that are found in plants, fungi, algae, and bacteria. Carotenoids market is expected to show high growth owing to increasing usage in dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Rising product demand as they serve as antioxidants and protect the body against chronic diseases, effects of aging, vision disorder, and cellular damage will fuel growth.
Insulating glass is commonly referred as single glazing, double glazing or triple glazed glass. It belongs to the category of value addition products which not only improve the aesthetics but also play a major role in reducing the energy consumption inside the building.
Stainless steel is preferred in the automotive industry due to its favorable properties such as high strength, corrosion resistance, and ability to perform under extreme temperatures and pressures. Iron ore, nickel, chromium, silicon, scrap iron, zinc, and coking coal are the major raw materials used in the manufacturing of automotive stainless steel tubes.
Cognitive computing is a technology platform based on the scientific premises of signal processing and artificial intelligence. The necessity for the major industries to analyze a large volume of data optimally on a real-time basis has led to the pervasive growth of the market over the forecast period.
Solar tracker is a product that aids in directing payloads towards the direction of sunlight. The payloads that are majorly used are parabolic troughs and solar panels. They improve the energy efficiency by aligning the payload in an angle incident to the sun’s direction.
Graphene is a thin layer of the purest form of carbon. It is a material stronger than steel and can be used in various industries such as electronics, energy, and composites among others. Production of high-quality graphene was initially a constraint to the commercial use of this material. However, with growing R&D and new technologies, this problem has been solved.
The financial and retail institutions outsource the coin and currency operations to third-party service providers to reduce the risk and focus on core competencies. The carriers are offering state-of-the-art facilities dedicated for currency processing, owing to the increased demand for the market and the growing return on investment.
Biotechnology could be the answer to daily problems in bio agriculture, bio industrial, biopharmaceuticals, and bioservices. It is raising the bar on effectiveness while being economical; opening new avenues for market players to dabble with.
Passive optical network is a telecommunication technology used for implementing a point-to-multipoint architecture. The network system also uses unpowered fiber optic splitters and combiners to enable a single optical fiber for serving multiple end-users without having individual fibers between the customer and hub.
As Google Inc. and Amazon Inc. consider drones for applications ranging from providing high-speed Internet to package delivery, military planners and regulators across the world are concerned with the fact that inexpensive drones, which are extensively available in the market, could pose a serious threat to the vital aviation infrastructure, aerospace, and even national security.
Energy conservation takes the center stage in a globalized world, characterized by dwindling resources and ever-increasing demand for energy. In simple terms, energy management aims at controlling and reducing energy usage. Energy management system (EMS) refers to a framework comprising computer-based tools that are used by electric grid operators.
LiDAR or LADAR stands for ’Light Imaging, Detection, And Ranging’ or ’Light Detection And Ranging’. It is a surveying technique that calculates the distance to targeted objects by illuminating them using laser light. LiDAR is commonly used for making high-resolution maps and has several applications in geomatics, geodesy, archaeology, geology, and geography.
Rising forms of oral diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, thrush and cavities are noticeably prevalent among the general public. Gum diseases are painful and hamper overall appearance of any person. The increasing awareness on gum diseases and its harmful effects has caused people to take early precautionary measures to maintain their oral health and avoid any future grievances.
Air core drilling is a method wherein hardened steels or blades are used to bore a hole in an unconsolidated formation. Air core drilling can reach a depth of 300 meters which is great for mineral mining. The air core drill bit has three blades which cut the soft rock formations thereby removing the drill cuttings by the help of injecting air into the hole through the annular area between the drill rod and inner tube.
Carbon capture & storage (CCS) is the method of capturing CO2 (carbon dioxide) from large point sources; for instance, fossil fuel plants. The captured carbon dioxide is then transferred to a storage space & usually deposited in an underground geological formation, from where it won’t enter the environment.
Exposure to high level of radiations can be fatal and requires monitoring. Hospital workers, nuclear facilities engineers, and workers associated with industrial facilities housing radioactive materials share the need for protection from the harmful effects of radiation.
The complete value chain of the cold-end exhaust systems market is a constricted industry segment-related chain with an interconnection between several players coupled with a flow of value in the form of services and goods. The entire value chain for the exhaust system industry, when classified into industry segments, comprises two major streams, namely the core industry and supporting industry segments.
Drugs are the first line therapy for almost every small or major illness. We have succeeded in developing different routes of administration in order to get the optimized desired response. The current market for these drug delivery systems has achieved a level of competition where every market player is investing significantly in developing novel drug delivery systems in order to remain competent in the market. Development in drug delivery systems is aimed at factors such as increasing patient convenience and reducing the amount of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) per dose.
Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system consists of automatic ticket vending, ticket checking, & gate machines. It is a smartcard-based contactless back-to-back solution for payments and fare collection. Demand for efficient transportation services propels AFC growth. AFC is a high-tech solution & exclusively designed for transport operations. Such applications require integrated & stable platforms to maintain easy flow of travelers at peak hours and gather data & transmit it to the center.
The introduction of smart connected washing machines is attracting consumers and has managed to influence a section of the customer-base to replace their old washing machines with their smart connected counterparts. The increase in the demand for energy-efficient and fully automatic appliances is expected to boost the washing machine industry over the forecast period.
Everyone has experienced the moment described ahead. Your favorite movie is playing and you wish to enter its fantasy world! Escape from reality has been a part & parcel of the human experience since time immemorial.
Drones provide information with crucial details; like crops’ height, nutrition, diseases, weed indication, fruits, and soil’s moisture content. These devices aid in crop scouting and alerting users in making the right decisions about pesticides & fertilizers. This can help farmers increase their agricultural yield without any eco harm or wastage.
A flight simulator is a system that lets the user experience what it is like to pilot a particular type of airplane. Flight simulators are mainly used for pilot training. They replicate the equations that make an airplane fly and the aircraft’s response to flight control applications & external factors.
Liquefied petroleum gas or LPG is also known as Auto Gas, BBQ Gas, LPG Gas, LP Gas, Propane, or Camping gas. It is a mixture of flammable hydrocarbon gases, such as butane or propane. Interestingly, there are countries where LPG is only made of either butane or propane. In many cases, it could also be a combination of the two.
IoT (Internet of Things) is a network of interconnected devices. These interlinked devices are embedded with sensors, network connectivity, software, & other electronics that allow them collect & exchange data, making them communicable & responsive. The thing, in IoT, could be anything from a biochip transponder in a livestock, to a heart monitor implant in a person, or even a ‘built-in’ sensor in a tire (alerting the driver of tire pressure).
Anti-reflective coatings or AR coatings are applied to the surfaces of lenses to improve vision and reduce reflection. These coatings comprise thin films layered alternately with contrasting RIs. They reduce reflections or glint from the sun’s rays and allow clear vision. AR coatings are used extensively on large TV & computer screens to minimize glare.
Mobile wallets are the digital equivalents of their traditional counterparts. They store information on debit & credit cards. This information helps access products, services, or places. It can be in the form of loyalty cards, driving licenses, personal identity cards, health cards, etc. The information can be accessed through an app using a PIN (Personal Identification Number) and password/fingerprint.
Quantum dots (QDs) are nano-crystals or tiny particles of a semiconducting material. They are roughly one ten-thousandth the width of a human hair, thus justifying their name.
Imagine a couple planning a ‘much-needed’ holiday in the Caribbean. They select a resort and visit it to check its insides. Appears normal, doesn’t it? However, what’s different is that they do the same while one partner is in Canada and the other in Dubai. This is just one of the amazing things that can be achieved through Augmented Reality (AR).
Mondays have always been perceived as mundane and unavoidable. But navigating through Monday traffic is more boring than the office hours we put in. If only technology could provide an answer to solve this conundrum. It has actually, in self-driving cars, also termed as ‘smart cars.’ Let’s look at the scope and future these cars bring.
Did you know that wearable devices or wearables were accessories & clothing comprising innovative & computer electronic technologies? They normally display pragmatic features & functions.
These devices are no longer confined to human beings but also used by pets and domestic animals! Pet wearables are estimated to observe growth owing to ‘tracking & identification’ and ‘distance & behavior monitoring’ of pets.
Coma is a state of total unconsciousness & caused by strokes, severe head injuries, water intoxication, tumors, or some other factors. It is extremely difficult to treat. Common signs of coma include depressed brainstem reflexes; for e.g., eyes unresponsive to light and body unaffected by sound/painful stimuli.
Global air and missile defense (AMDR) market size was estimated to be USD 7 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of over 6.5% making it a lucrative market in sophisticated and advanced technology industry. Increased threats in the Middle East, Asia pacific and Europe lead to higher demand of these radars.
Ever wondered why milk and juice taste so fresh even days after manufacturing? Their extended shelf-life, sterility, and uncompromised flavor can be attributed to aseptic packaging!
Data center strategies were focused on the maintenance of safe & durable applications. Long-term strategies were generally developed in combination with aging ‘data center’ assets & the need for extra floor space to bring in more cooling & power.
Akin to other industries, healthcare too is going digital. Actually; data analytics, software-based technology, cloud computing, and IoT (Internet of Things) are set to transform ‘life sciences’ like never before
Antimicrobial packaging kills pathogens that contaminate foods & beverages. This application involves the ‘controlled release’ of antimicrobial agents in packaging materials.
IVAs can answer the queries of users regarding internet access. They also put on reminders for important events and help access your phone’s vital files with voice commands.
Green or sustainable constructions typically adopt green building materials. These materials are popular due to their customer & eco-friendly properties. They have lesser operating & maintenance costs
Biosimilars are medical biologics that are identical to original products. They are basically ‘complex’ and ‘large-molecular-weight’ molecules made in living cells via genetic engineering. The global biosimilars market is predicted to experience noticeable expansion over the next few years.
The phase of wireless charging is almost here, with car makers, airports, and restaurant chains setting up charging stations. You can merely place your phone on the table to renew the battery, instead of having to carry a charger and plug it in
Big data consists of ungrouped data; showcasing patterns, trends, & associations of consumers. This large ‘data’ volume, when successfully compiled, is valuable to a business‘s day-to-day operations.
3D cameras in smartphones are promising. They offer superior picture & video quality to consumers. Presently, smart phones are incorporated with 3D sensors. These sensors feel movements and facilitate smartphone cameras to catch accurate ‘surrounding & object’ dimensions.
In a recent survey, about two-thirds of all enterprises claimed most of their purchasing, marketing, and supply chain functions to be cloud-based. Over half of them predicted cloud computing to boost their top-line revenues within three years of adoption. In fact, most companies are foreseen to depend on cloud technology in the coming years.
The management of chronic ailments has become extremely convenient with telehealth facilities. Fixed & mobile ‘home units’ monitor temperature, blood pressure, etc. These parameters can be reviewed from a long distance.
There has been a steep rise in thefts, robberies, internet hackings, and security breaches across the globe. Biometric and facial recognition technologies were developed to combat the same & ease the burden of companies.
With a generation obsessed with beauty & perfection, a gorgeous smile and sparkling teeth are the keys to holding people’s attention. Cosmetic dentistry has fulfilled this dream !
Increasing requirements for lightweight & high strength materials across various end-use industries, primarily automotive and aerospace, is expected to be the key driving factor forcing the market growth over the forecast period. Rising need for fuel-efficient vehicles to meet the stringent pollution control norms is expected to trigger the product demand. The global carbon fiber market exceeded USD 2 billion in 2015 and is supposed to grow at an estimated CAGR of over 10% from 2016 to 2024.
The global emulsion polymer market is projected to witness growth at a CAGR of over 5.0 % over the next eight years. Increased demand from various end-use industries is likely to fuel the market growth over the forecast period. Its key applications include paper & paperboard coatings, adhesives, and paints & coatings. Demand for acrylics has been increasing over the past few years which in turn will boost its need in the paints & coatings industry over the forecast period.
Global monochloroacetic acid demand is expected to witness a steady growth mainly on account of increasing pesticide manufacturing in countries including China, Germany, Netherlands, and India. Expanding application base in the end use industries which include petrochemicals, healthcare, personal care, and textile provide lucrative is expected to further growth opportunities in near future.
The global textile chemical market exceeded 9.5 million tons in 2015. Textile chemicals are used to improve the appearance of the cloth or enhance certain specifically desired properties as required in manufacturing flameproof furniture fabrics, airbags, etc. Increasing urban population and lifestyle of consumers, mainly in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America is likely to drive the market growth of the textile industry.
The global agricultural films market is anticipated to witness rapid growth over the forecast period primarily on account of increasing food demand from an ever-expanding population. Agricultural films are high-quality polymer films used for various agricultural applications including greenhouses, silos, mulching, fumigation, and underlays to protect, preserve and enhance the quality and productivity of farm produce.
Carbon black market size is expected to rise at a CAGR of above 3% over the forecast period due to demand from plastics, rubber goods, and tires production. The primary market will be its application in tires as it plays a significant role in increasing rolling resistance and tread wear.
Global bottled water market is expected to witness brisk growth over the forecast period owing to rising health concerns and shortage in healthy drinking water. Shift in consumer preferences due to additional health benefits can be attributed to the growth in the recent years. Due to a shift in consumer preference towards healthy eating and drinking habits, the demand for this product is presumed to witness robust growth over the forecast period. Innovation in packaging coupled with efficient supply chain has resulted rapid growth in the recent past.
The global automotive electronics industry is projected to witness a significant growth owing to technological advancements and increasing concern about safety and comfort. Emergency call systems, alcohol ignition interlocks, and accident data recorder systems are an example of technologies, which are expected to boost the vehicle growth. Moreover, an increase in standard of living and increase in disposable incomes is driving the demand for these systems. Increasing customer demand for multimedia enabled vehicles, safer and fuel-efficient vehicles enabling manufacturers to make their cars smart than ever before.
Embedded systems are a combination of software as well as hardware which is either programmable or fixed in capabilities. These systems are designed for a particular function. Automobiles, medical equipment, cameras, industrial machines, household appliances, airplanes, vending machines, toys, cellular phones and PDA (personal digital assistant) are among the myriad of possible hosts of the system. Embedded systems are the key enablers of smart devices which represent one of the technological marvels of the 21st century.
An increasing number of fire accidents and security issues has made the fire alarm equipment market saturated over the years and at a global level. However, constant innovations in technology and government initiatives in developing economies are supporting the market growth. There are varieties of fire safety equipment available in the market, such as heat detectors, flame detectors, and smoke detectors, used in sectors such as residential, industrial, and commercial zones.
High performance alloys are expected to grow at a CAGR of above 4% over the next eight years. It is mainly influenced by the increase in population, consumer awareness, changing consumer preference and development in the economy. Technology improvements in high performance alloys have led to its application in numerous industries and reduced production cost. Growing GDP in countries such as China, India and Brazil is expected to drive the demand for high performance alloys.
Nanosilver, also known as colloidal silver, are minute silver particles with dimensions less than 100nm. These nanoparticles usually possess different chemical and physical properties than those of larger particles of the same material. Silver exists in various forms including silver oxides, silver nanoparticles, and silver salts which have been widely used in medical and consumer applications owing to their chemical properties such as surface-to-volume ratio and solubility.
Increasing world population and surging needs for food across the globe is expected to augment the phosphate fertilizers market demand. Phosphate fertilizers are commonly employed in the agriculture sector as they are used for enhancing the growth of the plants by providing nutrients present in them. Phosphate fertilizers also enhance the soil effectiveness by modifying its water retention and aeration. They are prepared on a commercial scale from phosphate rocks. Phosphate is a crucial element required for the growth of different kinds of crops due to its ability to develop seeds & roots and maturing of plants and commercial crops.
The global market for plastics is expected to grow significantly on account of its usage in building and construction application. The unique properties possessed by plastics such as active however lightweight, easy transportation, durable, scratch resistant, non-corrosive, removable & recyclable and the price stability it provides, makes plastics the most suitable substance for usage in the construction & building industry. The conventional plastics used in the construction segment consist of acrylic, composites, expanded polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polypropylene and polyvinyl chloride.
Epoxy resins are accepted to be thermosetting polymers. These thermosetting polymers are utilized as high-performance coatings, adhesives, and encapsulating materials. Epoxies have a huge quantity of compensation over other objects; the most significant is their adaptability coupled with their flexibility. Their main application industry comprises coatings & paintings, electrical and electronics appliances, and compound, amongst many others.
Global polyacrylamide market is anticipated to witness a significant growth over the upcoming years on account of the rising awareness of the waste water management. Polyacrylamide is a water soluble polymer. Thus, these water soluble polymers are used for separation of proteins and water treatment. Polyacrylamides are produced in liquid form or granular form and are available as anionic, non-ionic, cationic and other polymers which include homopolymers and copolymers.
Global sulfuric acid demand is expected to witness a steady growth mainly on account of its broad applications, especially in the phosphate fertilizers manufacturing. Sulfuric acid is a mineral acid having a molecular formula of H2SO4 and is soluble in water at all concentrations. The product is an odorless and colorless viscous liquid. However, it is sometimes dyed brown so that it is easily visible. In ancient period, this acid was named as oil of vitriol.
High performance anti-corrosion coatings refer to advanced materials which are used on concrete and metal components in several manufacturing plants which are unprotected from severe corrosive environments, including acid rain. The key segments of the products of the global high performance anti-corrosion coatings market include acrylic coatings, urethane coatings, and epoxy coatings. These coatings are majorly used up in vital industries. The main end-use segments of the high performance anti-corrosion coatings market consist of tanks & pipes, marine, oil & gas, power generation, and construction.
Global construction chemicals market is expected to experience brisk growth over the forecast period due to increase in urbanization trend across the world. The rise in demand from various end-use industries such as residential and non-residential & infrastructure is estimated to contribute to the construction chemicals market growth over the next eight year period. Chemicals that are used in materials such as concrete and mortar to enhance the compatibility with protecting, performance and building structures are known as the construction chemicals.
Global printing ink market was valued at over USD 16 billion in 2015. The increasing popularity of environment-friendly ink for commercial, publication and packaging printing applications is expected to drive the global market. 3D printing technology is anticipated to possess enormous potential in all key industries including healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
High scale innovation and advancements made in microbolometer technology have led to an increase in the commercialization of the IR cameras. The global IR cameras market is expected to reach USD 5.10 Billion by 2022. Decreasing prices due to technological proliferations is anticipated to drive the IR camera market over the forecast period. On account of the increased utilization in the commercial and industrial application, the technology is expected to witness substantial adoption in security & surveillance applications.
Growing environmental concerns, increasing awareness of the economic & ecological viability of using biodegradable plastics coupled with favorable government initiatives have led to the growth of the global biodegradable plastics market. The key drivers expected to boost the biodegradable plastics market are the utilization of bio-based raw material, the shift in consumer preference for eco-friendly packaging, and increased government initiatives & activities to promote the use of biodegradable plastics.
3D imaging technology with its boundless possibilities in upcoming products is altering processes and methods across industries and enhancing lives. The technology's influence spans from mobile phone apps to effective surgeries to high-tech military and space imaging. Coupled with the rapid adoption is the commercialization of the technology with companies achieving cost effective developments and manufacturing of stereo devices.
Over the last decade, the IoT MCU market has experienced a gradual transformation from 8-bit MCUs to 32-bit MCUs. Internet of Things (IoT) appears to have significantly influenced microcontroller technology. In a recent market research report examining the global IoT Microcontroller (MCU) market, Grand View Research states that the market size is expected to reach USD 3,561.7 million by 2022. Increased pressure on systems designers to design innovative products and provide breakthrough solutions consistently, provides avenues for future growth.
Global armored vehicle market is expected to witness significant growth over the next seven years on account of its rapid demand primarily in developing countries, viable conflicts in global scenario, preeminent importance for homeland securities and growing conflicts within several nations.
Automated teller machine (ATM) market is poised to grow on account of technological advancements in wireless communicating device integration. Rising integration of wireless communication services with ATM in order to reduce transaction frauds is a major factor driving demand over the forecast period. Furthermore, advancements in ATM’s such as solar ATM’s, smart ATMs is expected to fuel industry growth.
Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells that have ability to differentiate into a range of cell types. Stem cells with high proliferation capacity posses low risk of tumor formation and viral contamination. Thus, stem cells is rapidly becoming choice of treatment for the patients suffering from life threatening conditions such as cancer and blood, metabolic and immune system disorders.
Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal, is a porous form of carbon which is made by processing with oxygen. Activated carbon is in a non graphite carbon form which is produced from any carbonaceous material such as coconut shell, paddy husk, wood, lignite, coir pith, coal, etc. It is used in refining and bleaching of chemical solutions and vegetable oils, recovery of solvents and other vapors, water purification, recovery of gold, in filters to protect against gases and in gas masks. Activated carbon is manufactured using chemical activation and steam activation which is a two-step process. The first step includes carbonizing raw material such as coal, peat, coconut shell or any other material; the second step involves activating with the help of oxygen or chemical treatment to develop pores. Products manufactured from lignite, bituminous and anthracite, sub-bituminous, coconut shell charcoal and wood are the key activated carbon products that are used globally. Carbons manufactured from coal or coconut shells are used in water filters. Prices of coal differ from country to country; the U.S. and China are deemed most important.
Natural gas is one of the most rapidly growing forms of energy and has made its presence felt significantly in the global energy basket. It has been rapidly catching up with crude oil as a fuel alternative because of its cleaner existence. Natural gas has been able to successfully penetrate the transportation and domestic application markets, thus helping it evolve as the primary global fuel. However, there has been an increased emphasis on the usage of unconventional gas sources such as shale gas, tight gas and CBM owing to the depletion of conventional natural gas reserves. Drilling cost is the major contributor to the overall production cost of CBM. Electricity cost, machine maintenance cost and operational costs also contribute to the total cost of production. The leading application area of CBM is power generation.
Fuel cells are devices which convert the fuel’s chemical energy into electricity via a chemical reaction in the presence of an oxidizing agent. Fuel cells use hydrogen or other hydrocarbon fuels which are available in abundance. This makes them one of the fastest growing alternate backup power options as the reserves of fossil fuels used during conventional electricity generation methods have been depleting. Additionally, they are eco friendly as their by-product only comprises nitrous oxide. They generate lower noise levels as compared to other incumbent technologies due to lack of moving parts and an efficient combustion process. They have a broad range of operation times and can be integrated into a variety of devices such as refrigerators. Portable fuel cell applications include consumer products such as laptops and mobile phones, personal electronics, Accelerated Processing Units, portable products and consumer products such as laptops and mobile phones. Stationary fuel cell applications include Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), residential power and Combined Heat Power (CHP). Transportation applications include auxiliary power units and fuel cell electric vehicles.
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