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

Aramid Fiber is an organic polymer which is produced by spinning solid fibers from a liquid chemical mixture. They are man-made fibers possessing high performance characteristics and are characterized by rigid polymer chains. The word “aramid” is derived from the combination of “aromatic polyamide”. The polymer is produced by chemical reaction between a carboxylic acid halide group and an amine group. The next stage includes producing the fiber by spinning the polymer. Superior properties of aramid fibers such as resistance to abrasion, fabric integrity at high temperatures, low flammability, no melting point, non conductive and resistance to organic solvents makes it suitable for application in industries including aerospace,...

Smart Glass Market Analysis By Technology (Electrochromics, Micro-blinds, Liquid Crystal, Photochromics, Suspended Particle Devices, Thermochromics), By Application (Architectural, Electronics, Solar Power Generation, Transportation) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Smart glass refers to glasses or glazing that have the ability to adjust their opacity, light and heat transmittance properties when activated. Smart glasses are commonly used in windows, doors, skylights and partitions in commercial and residential buildings. They can automatically adjust to the ambient requirements or can be manually controlled. Smart glasses help reduce the cost of heating, lighting and air conditioning. They not only improve energy efficiency, but also offer comfort and satisfaction to the user. Often adhesive smart films are used to retrofit door or windows. A number of factors determine the attractiveness of using...

Insulation Market Analysis By Product (Fiberglass, Foamed Plastic, Mineral Wool), By Application (Residential Buildings, Non-Residential Buildings, Industrial, HVAC & OEM) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

July 2014

Insulation prevents the loss of heat, electricity or sound from a source to its surroundings. It is also applicable otherwise for protecting the source from being affected by the surrounding conditions. This is achieved with the help of insulators or insulating materials that contain the further loss of energy from the source. Acoustic and thermal insulation are linked with preventing loss of sound waves and heat energy respectively. Insulation makes it easy to control energy efficiency of structures; industrial, residential or commercial. By controlling the amount of heat escaping to the environment, insulation helps in effectively...

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

Ceramic ware includes products made of ceramic. Ceramic products mostly include kitchen appliances including dinner sets, cups, jars and bathroom fittings such wash basin and cistern etc. Ceramics are nonmetallic, inorganic, crystalline and amorphous in nature and are produced by the action of heat which is then followed by cooling process. Growth of major end use industries such as construction/infrastructure mainly in Asian countries such as India and China is expected to remain a key driving factor for the market. In addition, growing consumer awareness towards hygiene coupled with government initiatives for developing hygienic infrastructure is also expected to drive the market over the next six years. However, high technological cost coupled with...

Global Flat Glass Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Silica, calcium oxide and sodium oxide constitute a non-crystalline, brittle material called glass. Sheets of this basic material formed are called flat glass. Depending on its manufacturing process, flat glass is available as sheet glass, rolled glass or float glass. Further processing of flat glass makes available different glass types such as toughened glass, annealed glass, laminated glass, mirrored glass, coated glass, extra-clear glass and patterned glass. These glass types possess varying qualities and specifications to match application requirements emerging from automotive, construction, interior furnishing and other sectors. Flat glass goes into many end products major demand arising from construction and...

Coated Fabrics Market Analysis By Product (Polymer, Rubber, Fabric Backed Wall Coverings) By Application (Transportation, Protective Clothing, Industrial, Furniture) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Coated fabrics comprises fabrics that are coated with rubber, plastic, lacquer, varnish, polyethylene, or any other substrate making them more flexible and durable. The superior properties of coated fabrics such as high elasticity, high water resistance, better insulation and thermal management properties, absence of stickiness and ability to drape increases its applications in transportation, industrial uses, furniture, protective clothing etc. Coated fabrics are used in wide range of end products such as airbags, clothing, upholstery, tarpaulins, and tents, among others. These fabrics are also used in industries such as manufacturing, construction, automotive, and apparel. Additionally, these fabrics find use in various medical...

Ceramic Tiles Market By Product (Floor Tiles, Wall Tiles, Other Ceramic Tiles), By Application (Residential Replacement, Commercial, New Residential) Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

June 2014

Ceramic tiles are essentially a mixture of clays which have been shaped and fired at high temperature. Growth of construction activities around the world is expected to remain a key driving factor for the market over the next six years. Ceramic tiles are primarily used in suburban, restaurants, offices, malls and resorts as bathroom walls and kitchen floors and in much more areas. The growth and development of construction industry and infrastructure industry are expected to be the primary driver of this market during the forecast period owing to urbanization, higher per capita income, growth in population and economies. Some of the...

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

Cosmetic packaging market is one of the fastest growing markets and comprises a wide range of packaging and their materials across the globe. Cosmetics are all about good looks which holds true for packaging as well. Cosmetic packaging has gained significance as it is one of the factors influencing consumer buying decision for a cosmetic product. In addition to protecting the product from hazards during travelling or handling, it also plays a crucial role in marketing the product. Packaging is of key importance for cosmetic products so as to keep up with changing trends and gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers. Over a period of time cosmetic packaging has become more simple and natural. The cosmetic...

Orthopedic Bone Cement and Casting Materials Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Bone cement is used to anchor artificial joints such as shoulder joints, knee joints, and elbow joints. It fills the gap between the bone and prosthesis, also plays important role of elastic zone. An orthopedic cast is a shell made up of plaster, which encases a limb to hold and stabilize anatomical structures such as a broken bone. Increasing joint problems due to aging population, increasing people suffering from obesity, development in healthcare sector, change in consumer preference towards non nutritious and junk food which leads to weaker bones; are few factors which are expected to drive orthopedic bone cement and casting materials market. Increasing number of accidents resulting in bone fractures are also expected to increase demand for orthopedic...

Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Ceramic sanitary wares are plumbing fixtures which comprise wash basins, shower plates, toilet bowls, bath tubs, etc.Ceramic sanitary ware products are easy to clean and maintain; they are also cost efficient in nature.Corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, varied colors and glossy surface are major characteristics of ceramic which prevents it to be replaced by its alternatives such as steel and fiber. Sanitary ware is the basic requirement in residential, commercial and public areas; hence growth in the real estate market and developing countries are expected to be major market drivers.Increase in population and standard of living of people has driven demand for sanitary ware. Product demand is expected to be high in consumer sectors such as hospitals,...

Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Ceramics are crystalline, inorganic and non-metals that are made of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon compounds. Additionally, glass, carbon and silicon are also classified as ceramics. Ceramic tiles are generally made from clay. They are categorized as per their functionality (wall tiles, mosaic tiles, porcelain tiles, quarry tiles, floor tiles) and their application (new residential, industrial and residential replacement). Additionally, they can also be classified according to their thickness, composition, size, shape, color, etc. A major application of ceramic tiles is use in residential spaces and recreational areas. Ceramic tiles are manufactured from raw materials such as sand, clay and energy sources. The manufacturing process has various steps such as...

Antibacterial Glass Market By Active Ingredient (Silver, Others), By Application (Hospitals, Food And Beverage, Military Equipments, Household) Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Antibacterial glass is a type of glass designed to eliminate majority of the bacteria that may form on its surface as well as prevent the spread of fungi. Prolonged contact with surfaces having some strains of harmful bacteria may result in contraction of infection or disease. As a result, antibacterial glass is particularly beneficial in spaces that require a high degree of hygiene and sterile environment, such as in hospitals, bathrooms, etc. The global antibacterial glass market was valued at USD 142.1 million in 2013, which is expected to reach USD 222 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2014 to 2020. AGC Glass Europe patented its antibacterial glass; it involves infusing silver ions into the upper layers of the...

Glass Packaging Market Analysis By Application (Food and Beverage, Beer, Pharmaceuticals) And Segment Forecasts To 2020

May 2014

Glass Packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging and is extensively used in the packaging of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemicals. Glass bottles and jars can be made in to a variety of shapes and sizes thus making it suitable for the above mentioned applications. Glass packaging is used for food and beverages mainly due to its non corrosive nature keeping the product healthy for longer periods of time. Beer is one of the key applications of glass packaging as glass reduces the effect on UV light on beer thus reducing the chances of spoilage. One of the key drivers for the market is expected to be the...

Geotextiles Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

April 2014

Geotextiles are fabrics used as reinforcement in foundation and soil in order to avoid erosion caused by water and wind. They can be manufactured using synthetic or natural fibers and are knitted, woven or non woven type based on the application they are used in. Geosynthetics is a broad term, and covers a number of different products that include geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geofoams and geocomposites among others. Geosynthetics are highly durable and have applications such as civil engineering, hydraulic, geotechnical and transportation in areas such as mining, roadways, airfields, erosion control, retaining structures...

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

Polysilicon also referred to as polycrystalline silicon is a pure form of silicon and is the earth’s most abundantly found element. A reaction between metallic silicon and hydrogen chloride produces trichlorosilane which is purified using distillation process and then at high temperature it is subjected to hydrogen reduction to obtain polysilicon. It is classified on basis of varied purity levels as Electronic grade Silicon, Medium grade silicon and upgraded metallurgical silicon. The element exhibits semiconductor like properties and is thereby used as a feedstock material in solar energy applications. Depending on the technology used for production, polysilicon is manufactured in two forms: Chunk polysilicon and granular polysilicon. Supplies of...

Eyewear Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Eyewear comprises any item worn on or in the eye in order to ensure vision correction or for cosmetic purposes. Growing population and rise in the number of visual deficiencies is expected to drive the market over the next six years. Users have been gaining awareness regarding the importance of regular eye examinations; as a result, demand for corrective eyewear such as spectacles and contact lenses is expected to increase. In addition, growing purchasing power is estimated to positively impact the industry over the forecast period. Increasing acceptance of refractive surgeries including LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) and...

Contact Lenses Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020

March 2014

Global contact lenses demand is expected to reach 1,132 million units by 2020, with an estimated market revenue of USD 12.48 billion in the same year. Growing demand for vision correction products is expected to be the key driving force for the market over the next six years. While spectacles have been used traditionally to compensate for visual inaccuracies, demand for contact lenses as an additional item for vision correction is on the rise. In addition to ensuring correction of ophthalmic disorders such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism, contact lenses can be used for cosmetic purposes to enhance aesthetic appearance. Aging...

Industrial Silica Sands Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

Industrial Silica Sands refers to sands having composition and texture which make it ideally suited for industrial applications. It consists of rounded sands composed of almost pure quartz grains. Silica is the name given to a group of minerals composed of silicon and oxygen, the two most abundant elements on the earth’s surface. Silica Sands is used for a variety of applications such as glass making, construction and hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Glass making is the largest application segment for industrial silica sand and the predominant glass manufacturing industry in India and China act as major drivers for the increase demand. Silica sand is also used in foundries and construction which are booming...

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

Glass fibers are thin strands of silica based or other glass that is extruded into fibers which can be further processed based on applications. The material has superior properties such as high tensile strength, flexibility, light weight, durability, sound absorption, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity among others. The above mentioned properties make it extremely useful in reinforcement and insulation application. The products properties coupled with low cost make it a vital reinforcement material in the plastics industry  Most of the globally produced glass fibers are used in the construction and automotive industry. The growing construction activities in emerging economies like India, China and...