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Grand View Research has significant capabilities in the chemical industry, covering a wide range of products, technologies and application markets. We also track the chemical R&D space; focusing on new platforms and provide market potential and feasibility studies. Grand View also supplier and vendor landscaping studies, for specific regions. Our research reports also identify growth opportunities and Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for the market, enabling senior management to make more informed strategic decisions. Additionally, we also provide research partnership and consulting services for key focus markets which include,

  • Plastics, Polymers & resins
  • Petrochemicals and downstream derivatives
  • Construction & utilities
  • Agrochemicals & fertilizers
  • Water & industrial sludge treatment
  • Personal care & cosmetics
  • Paints, coatings and printing inks

 

Research Reports in Bulk Chemicals

Linear Alkyl Benzene Market Analysis By Application (Heavy Duty Laundry Liquids, Laundry Powders, Light Duty Dish Washing Liquids, Industrial Cleaners, Household Cleaners) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Linear alkyl benzene (LAB) is a colourless organic compounds formed from oligomerized ethylene. Kerosene is generally used as a raw material for the production of LAB. LAB is obtained as a co-product during the process of dehydrogenation of kerosene.One of the most important characteristics of LAB is biodegradability. LAB is primarily used to manufacture linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS). LAS is used as a base material for manufacturing various detergents. Significant portion of LAB is consumed for the preparation of LAS. LAB can also be used in its original form for manufacturing detergents. LAB possesses high light yield, optimum...

Aerospace Plastics Market By Application (Airframe & Fuselage, Wings & Rotor Blades, Empennage, Flight Deck & Cockpit, Cabin Areas), By End User (Commercial & Freighter Aircrafts, Military Aircrafts, Rotary Aircrafts, General Aviation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Aerospace plastic falls in the category of advanced composite materials that can be processed to exhibit required specifications and characteristics. Aerospace plastics display heat/ flame resistance and high strength properties. Owing to its high modulus of elasticity, they are extensively used for production of various aircrafts’ components such as cabins, decks, cockpits, empennages, wings, rotor blades, airframes, etc. These provide lightweight yet high performance alternatives to metals such as steel and aluminum, leading to lowered production costs. These features have enabled use of aerospace plastics in commercial, military,...

Formaldehyde Market Analysis By Application (UF Resins, PF Resins, MF Resins, Polyacetal Resins, Pentaerythritol, Methylenebis, 1,4-butanediol), By End User (Construction, Automotive, Furniture) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Formaldehyde is a colorless gaseous substance with a pungent smell. Formaldehyde is an important feedstock component for production of many chemicals and materials. The major use of this substance is for production of urea-alkyd resins. The resins provide wide applications in industry, mainly for the output of binding materials for medium density plywood and particle boards. Other resins are used for laminated flooring boards, constructions industry, aircraft construction and automobile industry as well. In the European markets, a major part of formaldehyde is used for domestic purposes. Accordingly, its prices are set for every quarter...

Phthalic Anhydride Market Analysis, By Application (Phthalate Plasticizers, Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Alkyd Resins) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Phthalic anhydride is an organic compound formed by the oxidation process of naphthalene or orthoxylene. Phthalic anhydride has higher vapor pressure and thus possesses tendency to volatilize from compound resulting in stiffer product. Phthalic anhydride is colorless solid and serves as vital industrial chemical for large scale production of plasticizers for plastics. Fundamental application of phthalic anhydride includes production of phthalate plasticizers for making polyvinyl chloride (PVC), unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, dyes, insect repellents and polyester polyols for polyurethanes. Phthalic anhydride is predominantly...

Home Insecticides Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Insecticides are known to be widely used to control, deter or kill insects in agriculture and related field activity. These insect destroying agents can be synthetic as well as organic in nature or a combination of both. Their home segment counterparts also acquire a prominent market share with growing demand to eliminate insect presence in households. Various insects such as mosquitoes, flies, bugs, termites, ants, etc. are found to create inconvenience and severe health related problems for humans. Some categories of spiders, ants and wasps are dangerous enough to pose life threats. However, humans have gained knowledge to develop ways to tackle the outspread of these insects. Increased awareness of leading a safe, healthy and risk free has prompted the...

Emulsion Polymer Market Analysis By Product (Acrylics, Styrene- Butadiene Latex, And Vinyl Acetate Polymers), By Application (Painting & Coating, Adhesives, Paper & Paper Board Coatings) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Increasing environmental concerns and stringent regulations, various restrictions are being imposed on the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These restrictions have obligated the coating manufacturers to articulate coatings with zero or very low VOCs content. It led to initiation of emulsion polymerization into the global market and made its presence over a wide area. Emulsion polymerization technique produces high molecular weight polymers with little viscosity. However polymers can also be tailor made according to the usage, to display the desired morphology and composition. Increasing awareness in end users regarding side...

Maleic Anhydride Market Analysis By Application (Unsaturated Polyster Resins, BDO, Additives, Copolymers) and Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Maleic Anhydride is a colorless, organic and crystalline compound and has an acrid odor. It is an acid anhydride manufactured from oxidation of benzene and other aromatic compounds. However, some manufacturing plants prefer to produce maleic anhydride through vapor oxidation of n-butane. Maleic anhydride’s manufacturing process is achieved by integration of four unit processes namely: Catalyst Packed Bed Packer, Absorption Tower, Maleic Acid Reactor and Distillation Column. Key application areas of maleic anhydride include production of unsaturated polyester resin, 1,4 Butanediol, additives such as oil, lubricants, copolymers and...

Pressure Sensitive Tapes Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Pressure sensitive tapes, also known as adhesive tapes are adhesive tapes which require only application pressure for bonding, without any need of special purpose solvent, heat or any other activist.  It is generally used for various applications in home, office, industry, institutions etc. Increasing manufacturing activities, need of carton packaging along with requirements for good packaging is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period. Developing food and beverages market is also expected to fuel the market growth over next six years owing to largest consumption of corrugated carton packaging in this industry. Various technological advancements in manufacturing processes and materials used for pressure sensitive tapes are also...

Aquaculture Market Analysis By Culture Environment (Fresh Water, Marine Water, Brackish Water), By Product (Carps, Crustaceans, Mackerel, Milkfish, Mollusks, Salmon, Sea bass, Sea bream, Trout) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Industry Insights Aquaculture is the farming process of aquatic organisms such as fish, mollusks, crustaceans and other aquatic flora and fauna species. Farming involves certain interventions in the rearing process such as feeding, regular stocking, protection from predators, etc to increase production. As per product requirements; fresh, marine and brackish water environments are some available options utilized for aquaculture. Market segmentation has been done on the basis of culture environment, product type and geography. Key drivers of this market are increasing awareness about various health benefits of seafood...

Agricultural Films Market Analysis By Application (Green House, Mulching, Silage), By Raw Material (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA, Reclaims) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Increasing food demand with growing population has put a lot of pressure on agricultural productivity. Limited availability of land coupled with various natural disasters further reduces the total agricultural production. Agricultural films aid in improving crop quality and in increasing overall agricultural productivity. Need to increase agricultural productivity to fulfil daily demand of growing population has led to growth of agricultural film’s market. Agricultural films possess various desirable properties such as durability, transparency, anti-fog, diffusion, thermal effects, degradation etc. Various innovations in...

Non Halogenated Flame Retardants Market Analysis By Product (Aluminum Hydroxide, Phosphorous Based), By Application (Polyolefins, Epoxy Resin, UPE, PVC, ETP, Rubber, Styrenics), By End Use Industry (Electrical, Construction, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Flame retardants restrain or delay flame production to avert the spread of fire. These are added (additive) or chemically bonded (reactive) to the base material to induce fire retardancy to the manufactured products, mostly polymers and textiles. Non-halogenated flame retardants are devoid of halogens, which were earlier considered essential in flame retardants’ composition. Efficiency of some non-halogenated retardants is still compared to that of halogenated options available. However, with technology innovations, this gap has also been covered by many manufacturers. Flame retardants address the needs of durability, safety and...

Seed Treatment Market Analysis By Treatment Type (Insecticides, Fungicides, Chemical, Non-Chemical), By Crop (Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Seed treatment involves application of fungicides, insecticides, chemical or non-chemical materials and mixtures to seeds and seedlings. This is done for the primary purpose of disinfection and providing protection against bacteria, fungus, viruses, etc. during the stage of their growth and development. In addition, this process can enhance the genetic yielding potential of seeds; increasing their productivity. Seed treatment market segmentation is done on the basis of treatment type and crops treated. Insecticides, fungicides, chemical and non-chemical are the various forms of seed treatment primarily applied to crops such as corn,...

Distributed Energy Generation (DEG) Market (On Grid, Off Grid) Analysis By Technology (CHP, Solar PV, Wind Turbine, Fuel Cells), By End Use (Residential, Buildings & Institutions, Commercial & Industrial) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Distributed energy generation is a system which generates electricity from different small energy resources. Major goal of DEG is to utilize energy resources available near the point of consumption. Generally, energy generation needs huge centralized generating resources such as large scale power plants with fuels (natural gas, coal, etc.) which acts as a raw material for electricity generation. These plants have tremendous economies of scale but need long distance transmission lines to transmit electricity and affect the environment negatively. DEG eliminates the need of building transmission capacity which results in reducing line loss...

Medical Polymers Market Analysis By Product (Resins & Fibers, Elastomers, Biodegradable Plastics), By Application (Devices and Equipments, Packaging) and Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Polymeric materials such as resins and fibers, elastomers and biodegradable plastics are being used in various medical applications which include medical devices and equipments, medical packaging and others. Synthetic polymers can be manufactured to possess specific properties required in medical applications, whereas natural polymers are biodegradable in nature which can be easily disposed and hence find applications in life sciences. Polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, styrene block copolymer, rubber latex and other elastomers are being used in medical applications. The factors that are responsible for driving...

Oilfield Equipments Market Analysis By Product (Drilling Equipments, Pumps & Valves, Field Production Machinery) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Sudden surge of energy demand is being experienced globally. As a result, oil yielding activities have seen an increase in frequency and intensity leading to increase in use of required equipments. Rising oil and gas extraction activities for energy source production is expected to increase the usage of these equipments. High performance and reliable equipments are required to achieve results from extraction operations. Oilfield equipments have varying usage for the purpose of oil extraction from underground or under sea bed sources. Broad categories of these equipments are drilling equipments, pumps & valves and field processing and...

Corrosion Inhibitors Market Analysis By Product (Organic, Inorganic), By Application (Water Based and Oil/Solvent Based), By End Use Industry (Power Generation, Metal Processing, Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Chemical Processing) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Corrosion inhibitor is a substance applied on materials to decrease the rate of corrosion, normally an alloy or a metal. A common mechanism used by corrosion inhibitor for preventing corrosion involves formation of layer of inhibitors, which prevent access of corrosive substance to the metal or alloy. The impact of a corrosion inhibitor depends primarily on quantity of water, flow regime and fluid composition. Growth of global water treatment market is expected to be a primary driver for this market over the forecast period. In addition, increasing construction activities is expected to have a huge impact on market growth over the six...

Bisphenol A (BPA) Market Analysis By Application (Polycarbonates, Epoxy resins) and Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic compound derived from styrene, acrylonitrile and butadiene. It is primarily used to produce polycarbonate and is one of the key monomer in producing epoxy resins. It also plays an important role in manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resin, polyacrylate, polyetherimide, flame retardants, and polysulfone resins. It is a colorless crystalline solid that is highly soluble in organic solvents although incompetent in terms of solubility with water. BPA is employed to manufacture epoxy resins and certain plastics. Plastic made of BPA has superior properties such as heat & chemical resistant, durability...

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Market Analysis By Application (Printing Inks, Paints & Coatings) And Segment Forecast To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Colorless liquid methyl-ethyl-ketone (MEK) is a sharp smelling organic compound which is also known as butanone. Methyl ethyl ketone is commonly used as a solvent in several applications due to its outstanding chemical properties such as high evaporation rate, high viscosity, low boiling point and high solvency. This liquid has a sweet smell suggestive of acetone and butterscotch, also befalls in trace quantities in nature and is produced on a huge scale in the industries. MEK can be formed in outdoor air by the photo-oxidation of definite air pollutants, which includes hydrocarbons and butane. It is soluble in water and is commonly...

Cellulose Fibers Market Analysis By Application (Spun Yarn, Fabrics, Clothing and Other) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Cellulose fibers are obtained from various plants as well as from some plant based materials. Fibers obtained directly from natural plants are called as natural cellulose fibers. Natural cellulose fibers include cotton and linin. Fibers extracted from plant pulp are called as manufactured cellulose fibers. The wood pulp obtained from various plants undergoes various chemical as well as mechanical processes. Various types of man-made fibers can be extracted from the processed pulp, depending upon the process carried out on the pulp. Manufactured cellulose fibers include rayon and viscose fibers. Cellulose fibers are widely used for various...

1,3 Butadiene (BD) Market Analysis By Application (Butadiene Rubber, ABS, SBR, SB Latex, NBR, Hexamethylenediamine), Bio-based Opportunities And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights 1, 3 butadiene, referred to as butadiene, is predominantly used as a monomer for the production of synthetic rubber in industries. Butadiene is produced as a byproduct in the steam cracking process of olefins and ethylene production. Dehydrogenation of butanes is another production process for this product. The petrochemical 1, 3 butadiene is a highly reactive colorless, flammable gas with a mild aromatic odor. Butadiene is soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water and readily polymerizes in presence of oxygen. This petrochemical can be segmented on the basis of application of its derivatives. 1, 3 butadiene acts as a precursor to...

Ethylene Oxide Market By Application (Monoethylene Glycol, Ethoxylates, Ethanolamine, Diethylene & Triethylene Glycols, Polyols, Polyethylene)Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Ethylene oxide is also known as oxirane which is an organic compound.It’s a colorless and flammable gas. Ethylene oxide is widely used across various industries for production of solvents, detergents, adhesives, antifreeze, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. Ethylene oxideis also present in sterility for cosmetics and spices, fumigants, in hospitals for sterility of surgical equipment, etc. Growing demand for PET resins and polyester fibers is expected to drive the global market for ethylene oxide over the forecast period. Ethylene oxide is also used in food and beverages and textile industries. Polyester fibers are extensively used in...

Nonwoven Filter Media Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Nonwoven filter media make use of nonwoven fabrics to remove a percentage of particulates from the liquid or gaseous fluids passing through them. They are widely used in air, gas and liquid filtration processes. The market for nonwoven filter media is primarily driven by the need for cleaner products and processes. The emerging demand for product safety, air quality, water purity and advancement in technology are also key drivers for the market’s growth. Stringent regulatory standards and guidelines governing the applications that use nonwoven filter media may impose a restraint for the market’s growth. Product innovations and new application segments could prove to be a good source of growth opportunity for the global market. ...

Novolac Resins Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Novolac resins are type of phenolic resins. Reaction of formaldehyde and phenol in presence on acidic catalyst produces novolac resins. Phenols used in production process usually include cresol, resorcinol or bio based products such as cashew nut shell. Hexamine is usually used in production process as formaldehyde source. High strength, high thermal stability, light weight; are few characteristics of novolac resins which are expected to drive the market. Novolac resins can be molded easily; hence demand in this application area is expected to increase in forecast period. Increasing demand for laminates and molded materials are expected to drive the market. High growth in demand for fuel efficient vehicles, in automotive and transportation sector, has been...

Activated Carbon(Charcoal,Coal) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Activated carbon is a type of non graphitic carbon, produced through activation of carbonaceous material such as woodchips, coal, sawdust, coconut shells, lignite, bamboo, paddy husk etc. Activation process involves two stages: First carbonizing the raw material and then activate it using chemicals or steam. There are three kinds of activated carbon and are categorized based on their grades: Powdered, granular and pelletized activated carbon with the granular showing rapid market growth owing to increased application in areas of air purification. Powdered activated carbon is used in water treatment and fine chemical and food products whereas pelletized activated carbon is used for solvent recovery, catalyst applications...

Hydraulic Fracturing Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Hydraulic fracturing, also called as fracking, is a process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a very high pressure so as to break apart shale rocks and release the natural gas inside. The fluid injected into the ground is a mixture of sand, slurry and chemicals that enable fracking. The technique is widely adopted in extracting resources from low permeable reserves such as tight gas, CBM, Shale gas and unconventional resources among others as it is difficult to recover them through regular drilling techniques. Oilfield service market has hydraulic fracturing as one of its largest segment. Hydraulic fracturing comprises a large part of pressure pumping market. Owing to advent of shale and other...

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market Analysis By Application (Appliances, Automotive, Consumer, Construction, Electrical & Electronics) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an engineering thermoplastic which is derived from styrene, butadiene, and acrylonitrile. Superior properties such as strength and durability at low temperatures, heat and chemical resistant and easy processing makes it useful in numerous application such as automotive interior and exterior parts, consumer goods, construction material and appliances. ABS is converted into end products by a variety of thermoplastic processing methods such as molding, injection, extrusion and blow molding. There are various grades of ABS available and the application of these grades is based on physical and...

Copper Mining Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Copper is a metal and is denoted by Cu symbol. It has a high electrical and thermal conductivity by the virtue of this it is used aggressively in construction of various buildings, solar energy transmission, high speed data transmission lines, alloy materials or telecommunication instruments and storage of nuclear waste or super conductor. Apart from technological use, it is also used as wood preservatives, bacteriostatic substances and fungicides. Due to its malleable and soft physical property in soft form it is widely used to fabricate cables and pipes. Generally available copper for mining is distributed over larger geographical areas, which is found mixed and materialized with materials and rocks. Copper is...

Ethylene Glycols Market Analysis By Product (MEG, DEG, TEG), By Application (PET, Polyester Fibers, Antifreeze, Films) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights When ethylene oxide is processed further, it forms a sweet tasting colorless liquid called ethylene glycol/ monoethylene glycol (MEG). MEG is the most widely used glycol in the global market. Manufacture of MEG from ethylene oxide coproduces diethylene glycol (DEG) and triethylene glycol (TEG). MEG, DEG and TEG are used as chemical intermediates in many products. Ethylene oxide is mostly used for the manufacturing of ethylene glycols, thus prices changes of former have an effect on the latter’s pricing. MEG is used as feedstock in many processes. It is majorly used in the production of PET bottle resins, polyester fiber and films....

Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Coating, Electrical and Electronics, Filter & Filter Bags, Industrial) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is a wholly aromatic, crystalline polymer containing sulfide linkages. PPS is a polymer member of a high performance thermoplastics (HPTPs) family. These HPTPs are low volume, high priced polymers which are used in variety of niche applications, requiring extraordinary properties. These HPTPs represent a very small share in the overall market for thermoplastics. PPS is relatively brittle in nature and is generally compounded with carbon fibers and glass to improve its mechanical properties. Approximately 85% of the PPS available in the world market is compounded using the aforementioned products. One of the...

Power Transformers Market Analysis By Product (100 MVA to 500 MVA, 501 MVA to 800 MVA, 801 MVA to 1200 MVA) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Industry Insights Power transformers are devices that facilitate transfer of power between electrical networks of different voltages. They are used in high voltage transmission network for step-up or step-down application. Transformers aid in power transmission, power generation, industrial application (paper mills, chemical industries, cement factories, mining and others) and commercial application (offices, universities, hospitals, hotels and others). The global power transformers market was estimated to be 11,352 units in 2013 and is expected to reach 16,994 units by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2014 to 2020. In terms of revenue, the market is expected...

Chemical Distribution Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The chemical industry produces essential raw materials and supplies for companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Its diverse set of more than 100,000 products includes petrochemicals, polymers, solvents and application-driven and customized specialty chemicals required for the cosmetic or food industry. These chemicals can be distributed by pipelines, containers, barrels, sacks or small packages. Chemical manufacturers either distribute their own products directly or delegate the distribution to third-party distributors based on the feasibility of distribution to various customers. Distributors are a vital link in the supply chain process. Apart from the basic functions of transporting and selling chemicals, distributors also offer additional...

P-Phenylenediamine (PPD) Market Analysis and Segment Forecasts To 2020

P-Phenylenediamine known as “coal tar dye” is an organic compound derived from benzene. It has a boiling point of 267 °C and a melting point of 145 °C.-147 °C and has a slight aroma. P-Phenylenediamine is also called as P-diamine benzene, 1-4 diamonibenzene, pelagol D, renal PF, futramine D, etc. P-Phenylenediamine has applications in engineering polymers, composites, aramid fibers, rubber chemicals, Textile dyes etc.  Additionally, PPD is used in all kind of permanent hair dyes and tattoos. PPD is used for eczema patient’s diagnostic patch testing due to its potential skin sensitizing properties. PPD dissolves in water, alcohol and ether and partially in chloroform; it is highly reactive to oxygen. It is originally colorless and turns black when...

Glycolic Acid Market Analysis By Application (Personal Care, Household Cleaning, Industrial) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Glycolic acid is an acid of the Alpha Hydroxyl Group which is obtained naturally form fruits and vegetables such as sugar beets, unripe grapes, pineapple and sugarcane. It can be manufactured commercially using formaldehyde. Application areas of glycolic acid include personal care products (skin and hair care), household cleaning (rust removal and degreasing), industrial products (medical sutures and PET bottles) and others. Growth in demand of anti-aging products among young population is expected to fuel the demand of glycolic acid. The manufacture of Polyglycolic acid (PGA) is a key application segment in the glycolic acid market which...

Acrylic Acid Market Analysis By Product (Acrylate Esters, Glacial Acrylic Acid) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Acrylic acid is one of the simplest carboxylic acids, existing in polymerized form and possesses pungent odor and corrosive properties. Acrylic acid and its derivatives find applications across a host of industries such as paint and coating, synthetic rubber, adhesives, fibers and textiles, resins, detergents and cleaners, plastics, super absorbent polymers (SAP) for hygiene and personal care, leather and clothing, and construction materials. Acrylic acid is also widely used as a chemical intermediate in multiple industrial processes. Acrylic acid and its derivatives are mainly derived from propylene. Its derivatives include methyl...

Marine Lubricant Market By Product (Mineral, Synthetic, Bio), By Application (Engine Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Grease) Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Growth in global shipping is expected to drive marine lubricant market demand. It is estimated that over 90% of world trade is done through sea and seaborne trade has grown approx. 400% in the past years. The primary function of marine lubricant is to reduce the friction between different moving components and increase their output efficiency. A lubricant provides a protective film which allows for two touching surfaces to be separated, thus lessening the friction between them. Marine lubricants are manufactured either from petroleum product or vegetable oil. Vegetable oil based lubricant is called bio-lubricant. The...

Injection Molded Plastics Market (Polypropylene, ABS, HDPE, Polystyrene) Analysis By Application (Packaging, Consumables and Electronics, Automotive, Building and Construction) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Injection molding is a manufacturing process of producing an article by forcing molten plastic material under pressure into a mold where it is cooled, solidified and subsequently released by opening the two halves of the mold. It is used for both thermoplastics and thermosetting plastics. Some of the major polymers used in the molding process include polypropylene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polystyrene. Injection molding offers numerous advantages such as desired finish and shape, faster production process, minimum wastage and ability to process a variety of raw materials. Ethylene and...

Butane Market Analysis By Application (LPG, Petrochemicals, Refineries) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Organic compound butane falls in the alkane group of compounds, which exists in gaseous state at room temperatures. This odorless gas is made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms. N-butane and isobutene are its isomeric forms, n-butane being the more stable isomer. Butane is highly flammable, therefore, extensively used in fuel manufacturing process. Being odorless, butane is hardly identified in case of leakage yet it poses grave dangers of explosion and flammability in such situations. To counter this hazard, odor based chemicals are mixed with butane for easy identification Easy blending properties allow butane use in several refining and...

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Market Analysis By Application (Hose, Belting &Cable, Adhesive & Sealants, Industrial & Medical Gloves, Seals & O-Rings, Molded & Extruded Products) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), also termed as Buna-N, is generally manufactured for hydrocarbon services. In the industries such as natural gas and petroleum, the use of NBR is generally identified. It is similar to synthetic rubber copolymer of acrylonitrile and butadiene. It has an extensive range of working temperature ranging from -40 ᵒC to 108ᵒC. This extensive range of temperature, it makes Buna-N ideal for applications in aeronautics. In some industries and areas where hydrocarbon resistance is important, Buna-N is specially applied. NBR, being a hard material, finds its application in nuclear industries also. NBR is generally...

Synthetic Lubricants (Group IV, Group V) Market Analysis By Product (PAO, Esters, PAG), By Application (Engine Oils, HTF, Transmission Fluids, Metalworking Fluids) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Synthetic Lubricants are manufactured by chemical synthesis of refinery by products and comprise of group IV base oils (Polyalphaolefins) and group V base oils. (Polyakylene glycols and esters) .Synthetic lubricants are superior to conventional mineral oils owing to its high viscosity indexes, low pouring points, high temperature stability, and low-traction coefficients. The key factor driving the market is the superior performance offered by synthetic lubricants over their mineral counterparts in terms of high temperature performance, low friction and higher load carrying capacity. New innovative technology like...

Lubricants Market Industrial (Process Oils, General Industrial Oils, Metal Working Fluids, Industrial Engine Oils), Automotive (Heavy-Duty Engine Oils, Hydraulic & Transmission Fluid, Gear Oil, Passenger Vehicle Engine Oils, Automatic Transmission Fluid, Gear Oil) Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Growth of the global automobile industry had been driving demand for lubricants in the past. However, due to global economic recession in 2008-09, sales of automobiles decreased, which took a toll on lubricant sales. Asia Pacific owing to growth of automobile industry in China and India supported the growth of lubricants market during that era and is expected to continue to do so over the forecast period. China and India represents two of the fastest growing economies in the global market today with their GDP growing above the global GDP growth rate. China represents the largest market for automobile in the world followed by the U.S....

Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan) Adhesives And Sealants Market Analysis By Technology (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, Hot Melt, Reactive), By Product (Acrylic, PVA, Polyurethane), By Application (Pressure Sensitive Applications, Construction, Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights Asia Pacific is the largest consumer for adhesives and sealants in the global market. The region accounted for 42.6% of total adhesives consumed globally in 2013. The growth of adhesives in this region is primarily driven by rapid industrialization, strong GDP growth, and rise in manufacturing and industrial output. India, China, and Japan are expected to be substantial contributors to the growth of this market during 2014 to 2020. Besides being the biggest market, Asia Pacific is also expected to be the fastest growing market for adhesives over the forecast period. Growing construction activities, mainly in the rapidly emerging economies...

Latin America Adhesives And Sealants Market Analysis By Technology (Water-Based, Solvent-Based, Hot Melt, Reactive), By Product (Acrylic, PVA, Polyurethane), By Application (Pressure Sensitive Applications, Construction, Automotive) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Industry Insights The demand for adhesives and sealants in Latin America has been primarily driven by Brazil, which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Brazil is all set to host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 followed by the Olympics in 2016. Organizing such large-scale international events is likely to stimulate continuous demand for adhesives and sealants from various end-use industries such as construction, packaging, and furniture. In addition, Brazil is also emerging as one of the fastest growing markets for automobiles and is expected to be included in the top five auto markets of the world by 2015. Other Latin American countries such...

Drilling Fluids Market Analysis By Product (OBF, SBF, WBF) By Application (Offshore, Onshore) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Growing demand for crude oil and natural gas has been prompting exploration and production companies to get involved in extensive drilling activities. The global rig count (including both land and offshore rigs) was 2,304 units in 2009 which saw an upward trend the following year to 2,985. This increase was primarily fueled by stabilization of the global economic condition which saw a downturn in 2009. The global rig count increased further to reach 3,465 units in 2011 and was recorded to be 3,419 units as of May, 2013. Within another 6-7 months, this number is expected to reach a higher level by the end of 2013. With growing number of...

Powder Coatings Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Consumer Goods, General Industry, Architectural, Furniture) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Powder coatings, as the name suggest is a form of paint in the powder form. Powder coatings are made by grinding a mixture of resins, pigments and curatives among others to from a powder and are then sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The surface is then heated in an oven which melts the powder, resulting in a smooth even coat. There are various technologies used to spray the powder onto the surface depending on the requirement of the application. Fluidized bed, electrostatic spray, electrostatic fluidized bed and powder curing are the most commonly used methods deployed for powder coatings. Thermosets and thermoplastics are the two...

Thermic Fluids Market Analysis By Product (Mineral Oils, Aromatics, Glycols, Silicones), By Application (Oil & Gas, Food & Beverages, Chemical Industry, CSP, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, HVAC) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Thermic fluids have various applications in number of processes across various industries. These fluids are required to maintain the temperature of the processing machines and carry the heat energy which is produced during the process. Major end use industries where thermic fluids are extensively used include foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics, oil and gas, concentrated solar power (CSP) and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). Concentrated solar power (CSP) is one of the major applications of thermic fluids and is expected to remain a key focused application among thermic fluid manufacturers owing to...

Gelatin Market Analysis By Raw Material (Pig Skin, Bovine Hides, Bones), By Application (Food & Beverage, Nutraceuticals, Pharmaceuticals, Photography, Cosmetics) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Gelatin is obtained either by the acid manufacturing process or alkali manufacturing process. The acid manufacturing process is generally used on pig skin, while the alkali manufacturing process is used on bovine hides or collagen sources, where the animals are old at the time of slaughtering. The principal raw materials utilized in gelatin production include pig skin, bovine hides, cattle bones (ossein), and fish skins. Gelatin is used in numerous applications, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and the photography industry. As a food ingredient, it is commonly used as a gelling, stabilizing, foaming, and an...

Textile Chemicals Market By Product (Coating & Sizing Chemicals, Colorants & Auxiliaries, Finishing Agents, Surfactants, Desizing Agents, Bleaching Agents, Yarn Lubricants) Expected to Reach USD 25.24 Billion by 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Textile chemicals are used in the manufacturing of textiles as they optimize and improve the manufacturing process. They are useful in providing the final products with specific properties are functions such as flame retardant fabrics, airbags in automobiles and greenhouse fabrics which reflect the sun. Textiles go through a variety of processes during manufacturing and chemicals are used from the pretreatment phase to the finished products. The various types of textile chemicals include dying chemicals, pretreatment chemicals, printing chemicals, finishing chemicals, antistatic agents and other specialty chemicals. About fifteen...

PP (Polypropylene) Nonwoven Fabric Market By Product (Spunbonded, Staples, Meltblown, Composite) Expected to Reach USD 30.61 Billion by 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Polypropylene nonwoven fabric has been increasingly gaining acceptance and importance in the recent past owing to its superior quality over other nonwoven fabric mainly for manufacturing hygiene products. Polypropylene (fiber and polymer) is the leading raw material used for manufacturing nonwoven fabric in the world. Increasing birth rate, mainly in Asia Pacific, has given rise to consumer disposable products such as baby diapers in the region. This surge in demand for consumer disposable products is expected to remain a key driving factor for the global market. PP Nonwoven Fabrics have been gaining market penetration for durable...

Bitumen Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Bitumen is petroleum product derived from heavy crude oil having an American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity of less than 10. It is referred to as Asphalt in the U.S. and is extensively used in road construction and as a waterproofing agent. With the growing infrastructural activities in high growth markets such as China, Brazil and India, the demand for bitumen is expected to grow at a steady pace over the next six years. Bitumen is available in a variety of products; with paving grade bitumen being the most commonly used. Paving grade bitumen is used in the formation of road bases and was the...

Antimicrobial Coatings Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Industry Insights Antimicrobial coatings are used to protect surfaces from micro-organisms including parasites, bacteria, germs and fungi. Initially introduced to inhibit the effect of micro-organisms in the surfaces to which they were applied to; increasing health concerns regarding the effect of such micro-organisms on human heath, have seen antimicrobial applications cover both human and surfaces. Growth of global medical device coatings market is expected to remain a key demand driver for antimicrobial coatings over the next six years. In addition, increasing market penetration for indoor air quality products is also expected to have a positive impact...

Mining Equipment Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Industry Insights Growing mining activities on a global level are expected to be the key driving force for the global mining equipment market over the next six years. Mining activities are particularly prevalent in Asia Pacific nations of China, India and Australia. In addition, iron ore projects planned in Brazil, Russia, Africa, etc. are expected to positively impact market demand. Mining operations are primarily dependent upon ore locations; however, major production locations operate in conditions such as water shortage. This has given rise to the need for effective mining solutions as well as contributed to demand for robust hardware. Steady rise in...

Adhesives and Sealants Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Industry Insights Adhesive refers to any binding substance applied to the surface of other materials to avoid separation. Adhesives were commercially developed in 1960 and are available in both natural and synthetic form. On the other hand sealants are available in the form of a viscous material with little or no flow so as to allow easy penetration of substrate. Sealants lack strength and elongation properties when compared with adhesives. Sealants are generally preferred on account of their insolubility, resistant to corrosion and their ability to provide appropriate adhesion. Growth of major end use industries such as construction and automotive, mainly...

Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Industry Insights SBR is a form of synthetic rubber manufactured by the polymerization of butadiene with styrene in the ratio of 3:1. SBR is manufactured by the polymerization of styrene and butadiene using two different processes. SBR is commercially available as solution (S-SBR) or as an emulsion (E-SBR), depending on the element initiating the polymerization. The former involves the use of free radical to initiate the process whereas the latter uses an alkyl lithium compound. Presently, E-SBR is the more widely used SBR but in recent times, S-SBR is being increasingly favored because it offers better properties to tires that are the single largest...

Biocides Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Industry Insights Biocides are used to prevent damages caused by microbes or other organisms. They protect industrial products and consumer goods as well as animals and human beings. In contrast to the closely related crop protection products that are utilized in the agricultural sector only, biocides may be used in a wide array of application areas. Among these are disinfectants, water treatment, wood preservation, paper, paints, plastics, and numerous other sectors. A large gamut of biocides includes skin and surface disinfectants, industrial preservatives, pesticides and antifouling products etc. Based on their usage, biocides are classified into four...

Acetic Acid Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Industry Insights Acetic Acid is a carboxylic acid and is used across a host of industrial and household applications. Synthetic acetic acid is manufactured by methanol carbonylation or methyl acetate carbonylation or butane/naphtha oxidation. Acetic acid is one of the most essential chemical reagents in the chemical industry, used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and cellulose acetate which is further used in the production of fibers and fabrics. Apart from its use in the chemical industry it finds major usage in the household as a descaling agent food additive and as a condiment. Acetic acid can also be produced by bacterial fermentation but this...

Adipic Acid Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts to 2020

February 2014

Industry Insights Adipic acid is the most widely used dicarboxylic acid for industrial applications and is mainly used for the production of nylon for composite materials which are further used for manufacturing automobile components. Other applications of adipic acid include paints and coatings, plastic additives, polyurethane resins, low temperature lubricants, food additives and synthetic fibers. Adipic acid has been traditionally produced using various petroleum derived products including phenol, cyclohexane and benzene. However, shift in hydrocarbons market have eliminated phenol as a feedstock for producing adipic acid, with cyclohexane being...

Epoxy Resins Market Analysis, By Application (Paints & Coatings, Electrical & Electronics, Building & Construction, Wind Energy, Adhesives) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

February 2014

Industry Insights Epoxy resins also known as polyepoxides are polyether resins which contains more than one epoxy group.Epoxy resins are the thermosetting polymers and possess superior properties such as high thermal stability, high mechanical strength, high moisture resistivity, high adhesion, etc.It provides superior quality performance in various industrial applications primarily for the purpose of corrosion protection.The most common application of these malleable resins includes uses in laminates, jewelry, insulators and others. Due to its superior electrical, mechanical and heat resistant properties it is best suited in the insulation applications....

Biofertilizers Market Analysis By Product (Nitrogen Fixation, Phosphate Solubilizing) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

Industry Insights Soil contamination and environmental hazard from the injudicious and excessive application of agrochemicals on crops has been a key issue for the industry in recent times. Additionally, the risk to human health has also led to stringent regulatory framework around the use of synthetic chemicals in agriculture. Biofertilizers have emerged as the most feasible solution to these issues and have been gaining considerable market acceptance since the time they were first introduced. Biofertilizers, in addition to providing an eco-friendly option, also maintain the soil and crop health with increased efficiency. Biofertilizers are produced using...

Rigid Polyurethane (PU) Foams Market Analysis By Product (Molded Foam Parts, Slabstock Polyether, Slabstock Polyester) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

Industry Insights Growth of construction industry mainly in China, India and Brazil is expected to boost the demand for rigid polyurethane foams over the next decade. Polyurethane exists in various forms ranging from rigid or flexible foams to stiff and strong elastomers. Rigid and flexible polyurethane foams together account for over 60% of the overall polyurethane market. Rigid polyurethane foams are primarily used as an insulation material in various constructional and refrigeration applications around the world and the growth of these major end use industries have been contributed to the growth of this market. China accounted for approximately 16% of...

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market Analysis By Application (Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Signs & Display), By Product (Extruded Sheets, Cell Cast Sheet & Blocks, Pellets, Beads) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

Industry Insights Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) is a thermoplastic polymer of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA). It is a clear, strong and lightweight plastic generally used as a substitute to glass due to its energy efficiency and weather resistance. It is available in two grades and can be classified as optical and general purpose grades based on its usage. PMMA is manufactured in four forms including extruded sheet, pellets or resins, beads (powder) and cell cast sheets and blocks. It has wide usage in various industries such as electronics, construction, signs and displays, furniture and interiors, solar panels, sanitary ware fashion and apparel, lighting and...

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Films Market Analysis By Application (Automotive, Railways, Leisure And Sports, Energy, Building And Construction, Furniture, Aerospace) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

January 2014

The global demand for TPU films has seen an upswing over the last two years, owing to a period of stability in the automotive industry. Key automotive applications of TPU films include exterior applications such as paint protection, scratch protection, anti-stone chipping, cowl protection, and rear bumper protection. Over the past few years, the aftersales/replacement market has become an important avenue for automotive TPU film manufacturers, with over 40% of total sales coming from this market in 2012. Apart from the automotive industry, energy, furniture, leisure and medical applications are expected to be potential growth opportunities for market participants. For medical and other applications where materials are...

Titanium Dioxide Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) or titania is a freely occurring oxide of titanium and is generally sourced from minerals including ilmenite, anatase and rutile. However, close to half of the global volume of tiatnium dioxide is sourced from ilmenite, which is the most widespread titanium dioxide bearing ore in the world. The process involves the mixing of imenite with sulpfuric acid to yield pure titanium dioxide powder.  The unique properties of titanium dioxide make it useful in a variety of applications. The material has high refractive properties and is claimed to be one of the whitest materials present on earth. Owing to the aforesaid reasons, it is used in cosmetics in order to reflect light from the skin...

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Market Analysis By Application (Industrial Processing, Electronics, Automotive & Transportation) By Product (Granular, Micro-powder, Fine-powder) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

December 2013

Industry Insights This research report analyzes the Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) industry, a synthetic high molecular weight solid state fluorocarbon consisting entirely of carbon and fluorine atoms. PTFE is also widely recognized as Dupont’s Teflon, commonly used in nonstick cookware. PTFE is an important fluoropolymer, accounting for a significant chunk of the global market. PTFE is commonly available in granular, micro-powder, fine-powder and dispersion forms, based on application. Products are generally resins, with 15% glass reinforced, 25% glass reinforced and chemically modified being key PTFE products. Fluorspar, chloroform and hydrochloric acid are essential raw materials for PTFE....

Industrial Sludge Treatment Chemicals Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Industrial sludge treatment chemicals are extensively used in order to purify water before it can be reused or released into the atmosphere. Industrial sludge contains a combination of compounds of agricultural value (nitrogen, organic matter, phosphorous etc) and pollutants (metals, pathogens, organic pollutants). The market for these chemicals is expected to grow significantly over the next few years due to the expected growth in volume of sludge owing to the growing level of industrialization. Industries such as food and beverage, personal care, automotive and paper and pulp are the key consumers for these chemicals due to the large production of sludge in these units.  Industrial sludge can be classified based...

Oleochemicals Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Oleochemicals are chemical products derived from triglycerides of animal or vegetable origin and are analogous to petrochemicals derived from petroleum. Commercially, they are used in three forms; fatty alcohols, fatty acids, glycerin and other products such as amines and methyl esters. They are derived from bio sources such as coconut and palm oil and are generally biodegradable, making them an ideal replacement to petrochemicals. In addition, the low toxicity makes them suitable for certain applications where toxicity could be of key importance. The current activities in the field of oleochemicals are restricted to the Asia Pacific region, particularly across countries such as China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. The high demand from consumer markets such as food and...

Ozone Generation Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The world today is facing a serious threat from diseases caused due to contaminated water. Increasing rate of industrialization mainly in emerging economies has been one of the major factors causing water pollution. In order to disinfect the polluted water and make it safe drinkable and useable, regulatory bodies across various nations have been supporting the use of ozone generation technologies. Regulatory support has been acting as one of the major factors driving the market for ozone generation technologies.  The global market for ozone generation is expected to witness significant growth over the next decade owing to water scarcity and increasing need to treat waste water and conserve natural water. However,...

Adsorbents Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Rapid industrialization, mainly in the emerging economies of China and India, has been one of the major factors driving the global adsorbent sales. Adsorbents are widely used for removing and control trace contaminants from various industrial processes such as producing low sulfur fuels. Adsorbents are extensively used for a wide range application ranging from insulating glass windows to removal of mercury in a large scale natural gas/crude oil wellhead. Adsorbents are an integral part of any process used to manufacture modern day specialized product.  Growth of major end use industries such as water and air treatment, chemicals and petrochemicals mainly in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America has been...

Catalyst Regeneration Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Stringent regulation in order to produce sulfur free clean fuels has been driving the demand for hydroprocessing catalysts. At the same time decreasing refinery margins has been pushing major refiners towards cost optimization. Catalyst regeneration emerged as the most feasible and suitable solution addressing all of the aforementioned challenges. Regenerated catalysts in addition to providing cost optimization by reducing the consumption fresh catalysts also helps in minimizing wastes generated from refineries.   Catalyst regeneration also helps refineries to reduce their procurement cost associated with fresh hydroprocessing catalyst but also help in limiting their chemical waste generated in the production...

Construction Coatings Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The growth of construction industry mainly in the emerging economies of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has been one of the major factors driving the demand for construction coatings in the world. The growth global market for construction coatings is directly proportional to the growth of global construction industry.  The construction industry saw a downturn in 2008-2009 on account of global recession which in turn impacted the demand for coatings used in construction industry. However, the market condition improved during the post recession era and is expected to remain steady growth over the forecast period owing to growing constructional activities in emerging economies. Growth in developed...

Thermal Management Technologies Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Thermal management products are used in order to enable heat dissipation in electronic devices, thus enhancing performance and reliability. Technological developments have led to the commercialization of advanced devices that possess high computational power; in addition, reducing form factors has compelled the need for effective thermal management. Industries including healthcare, consumer, automotive and aerospace and defense have been witnessing growth, and demand for thermal management is on the rise.  Growing use of integrated circuits and microcontrollers in electronics has led to modernization of electronic equipment. However, the high degree of heat dissipated poses a risk to the operational lifetime and...

Glyphosate Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Glyphosate is one of the world’s most renowned and best selling chemical based herbicides. It is a vital herbicide for producing genetically modified crops which are increasingly gaining importance owing to their effectiveness compared to conventional crops. Glyphosate was first patented by Monsanto in 1970s and since then the company have had a hold of the global market as Monsanto alone accounts for more than half of the global glyphosate production across the world.  Glyphosate cannot be used for weeds control in plants, unless the plant/crop has been genetically modified to resist the effect of glyphosate owing to its effectiveness to kill both plants and the weeds. However, glyphosate is still widely used...

Optical Coatings Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Optical coatings are made of a combination of thin film layers, which create interference effects for enhancing the reflection or transmission properties in an optical system. The number and thickness of layers as well as the difference in the refractive index at the layer interfaces determine the overall performance of the coating. They can be created by the deposition of metallic and dielectric materials in thin layers. The coatings could be anti-reflective (AR), reflective, filters, conductive and electrochromic. While AR coatings are used on majority of refractive optics, filters are mainly used for industrial applications where they can be used to reflect, absorb, attenuate or transmit light at specific wavelengths.  ...

Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Shift in trend towards replacing metals with light eight elements mainly in electrical and automotive industry around the world has been one of the major factors driving the demand for polyether ether ketone (PEEK). PEEK is one of the many members of thermoplastic family. PEEK is a high performance thermoplastic with unique characteristics designed especially for niche applications in various industries.  Increasing automotive fuel prices across the world has been prompting automobile manufacturers and consumers to optimize fuel efficiency. One way to reduce the consumption of fuel is to reduce the overall weight of automobiles. PEEK offers a low weight replacement to metals which further enhances fuel efficiency....

Amines Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growth of global personal care industry has been acting as one of the major factors driving the demand for amines. In addition, growth of agriculture market mainly in the U.S., Brazil, India and China has also played a major role in boosting the demand for amines. Amines are organic compounds which are industrially produced by alkylation of ammonia with alcohols.  Recent technological advancement in the global agriculture industry has prompted the overall industry to increase the crop yield in order to cater to the increasing global population. The shift in trend has triggered the use of specialty crop chemicals which can help in increasing the crop yield without affecting the fertility of land. The increasing...

Graphene Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

The remarkable properties of graphene are expected to have game changing effects across a large range of applications and end users. Its properties of strength and light weight coupled with its ability to conduct heat and electricity more efficiently than any other element, is expected to open various avenues for its utilization.  Graphene is a 2D versatile allotrope of carbon and has densely packed carbon atoms in a single plane. The structure of the element is the key to its remarkable properties and exhibits superior electrical, optical, semiconductor and chemical properties. It has found widespread applications in industries including electronics, energy, optical electronics, materials, PV cells and energy...

Intumescent Coatings Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Intumescent coatings are a form of passive fire protection commonly used in the construction industry to increase the fire resistance of structural members, by up to one to three hours, as required by the structural fire design codes. These coatings provide protection owing to their properties of swelling in controlled manner to many times its original thickness with exposure to heat resulting in a carbonaceous char which acts as insulation. They are principally applied to structural elements that typically loose performance during a fire such as steel, wood and aluminium structures. These coatings delay the impact o fire on structural elements by a couple of hours providing time for evacuation and rescue operations.  ...

Biopesticides Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growing environmental concerns regarding the use of synthetic (chemical-based) pesticides coupled with government support in many countries have been acting as major factors fueling the demand for biopesticides. Biopesticides are pesticides which are derived from renewable materials such as plants, animals, bacteria and some minerals. Biopesticides are used to control the effect of weeds, pests and insects on field crops. Growing health concerns regarding the use of synthetic (chemical-based) pesticides has also been contributing to the growth of global biopesticides market.  The development of organic products market around the world has generated awareness mainly in consumers of developed economies regarding their...

Herbicides Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Growing food demand on account of increasing global population has been acting as one of the major macro factors driving the demand for herbicides. In order to cater to the growing food demand, there is an increase in the overall planted acreage around the world which has been boosting the demand for herbicides in the recent past. Herbicides protect crops from attack of weeds and support their growth. Development of new herbicides with specific application has fueled the global market for herbicides and due to advent of technology; this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.  Industry participants have been involved in extensive R&D activities to develop new herbicides which may match the...