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2016 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials – Research and Markets

May 17, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2016 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials” report to their offering.

The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials, chemicals and coatings technologies that are expected to have the highest impact across industries and applications. Each technology is analyzed in terms of its market potential, application segmentation, innovation landscape and IP landscape. Key funding deals and the innovation ecosystem along with the technology development and adoption scenario are also highlighted.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

– Key Findings

2. Trend Analysis

– Need for Multifunctional and Smart Materials is Expected to Dominate Through 2016

– Selection Methodology

– Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials

3. Top Technologies – Deep Dive

4. Anti-corrosive Coatings

– Coatings considered as first-line defense to prolong lifespan of components

– China seen as an emerging player in IP and Funding

– High impact across industrial and transportation segments

– North America leads in terms of R&D advances followed by China

– Growing demand from heavy industries encourage innovations in anti-corrosion coating technologies

– Key questions about anti-corrosion coatings

5. Anti-microbial Coatings

– Silver based anti-microbial coatings still has the highest market adoption across the globe

– Mix of private and government funding and steady increase in IP suggests sustained R&D efforts

– Antimicrobial coatings have the highest potential in the bio-medical industry as it eliminates risk of infections in patients

– Natural antimicrobials such as polysaccharide based gaining research interest

– Antimicrobial coatings in textiles with anti-odor and de-staining properties will witness increased adoption

– Key questions about anti-microbial coatings

6. Bio-based Materials

– Emergence of Bio-based Economy Aiding Development of High Performance Renewable Materials

– Private and Public Funding Boost Commercialization Efforts in Consumer Goods, Building, and Construction Industries

– Diverse Portfolio of Innovative Materials Impact a Wide Array of Industries

– R&D Focus toward Scalability Facilitate Wide Scale Commercialization

– North America and Europe Considered Lucrative Markets for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

– Key Questions about bio-based materials

7. Carbon Fibers

– High strength and possible cost-benefit advantages sustains interest

– US dominates in patent filings and government funding initiatives

– Carbon fiber composites find applications in a wide range of sectors due to its lightweighting characteristics

– Significant efforts by fiber manufacturers and OEMs can accelerate global adoption

– Lowering costs and development of large-scale manufacturing processes are expected to drive adoption

– Key Questions about carbon fibers

8. Graphene

– Scalability and commercialization initiatives boosting market adoption

– Mix of government and private funding seen across the world with China emerging as research hotspot

– Diverse forms and tunable properties makes graphene a popular material in various industries

– United States and China lead the way as largest graphene producers

– Electronics is the most lucrative industry for the next 3 years

– Key questions about graphene

9. Lightweight Materials

– Lightweighting trend creating demand for advanced materials with high strength

– North America leads in IP activity while significant R&D funding exists globally

– Expansive list of industries will facilitate high adoption of lightweight materials in the next 3 years

– Global adoption rate accelerated by demand for emissions reduction and high performance materials

– Electronics and the building & construction industries are gaining traction

– Key Questions about lightweight materials

10. Micro and Nano-encapsulation

– Drug delivery and construction industries drive adoption

– Food & beverage and personal care industries will be highly impacted in mid to long term

– China and Europe are emerging as research hotspots

– The United States is leading in terms of technology adoption, while countries like Germany, UK, and China are not far behind

– North America is leading in terms of market revenues and is also the most lucrative market for investment

– Key questions about micro-and nano-encapsulation

11. Nanocoatings

– Building & construction and medical devices emerging as high growth markets

– Multi-substrate compatibility of coatings driving adoption

– Extensive funding activities to improve coating efficacy and safety

– United States leads in technology adoption while China is seen attractive for coating developers

– Consumer perception about safety concerns can reduce impact in short term

– Key questions about nanocoatings

12. Self-healing Materials

– Need for materials with increased lifespan and durability

– Mix of private and public funding with improving performance and durability as key focus areas

– Paints & coatings and construction markets to be highly impacted in the next 5 years

– United States leading in technology adoption while UK and China are accelerating R&D efforts

– Highly disruptive technology with wide application potential

– Key questions about self-healing materials

13. Smart Packaging

– Food & beverage, personal care and pharma industries rank high in adoption

– The United States and Western Europe dominate in funding initiatives with US having the highest IP filing

– Indication and detection remain as primary functionalities

– Asia-Pacific region emerging as a high growth market for healthcare and pharma applications

– Smart packaging to replace traditional systems creating newer business models

– Key questions about smart packaging

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