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Anti-Counterfeit Packaging by Type (Security Labels, Hologram, RFID, Coding & Printing, Packaging Designs), Feature (Track & Trace, Overt, Covert, Forensic), End-User (Clothing Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Consumer Industries, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Industrial, Automotive, Electronics) – Trends & Global Forecast to 2025 

The total anti-counterfeit packaging market was estimated is likely to reach $ 212 billion by the end of 2023, to grow at a CAGR of 14.3% from 2018-2023. The anti-counterfeit packaging market is expected to witness high growth due to the increasing demand for security of the brand identity by manufacturers globally. The increasing development in highly safe and secured packaging to be used in various end-use applications is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. Track and trace technology is a leading feature of the anti-counterfeit packaging market as it is used in a variety of applications. As complexities are involved during the manufacturing distribution process of several products, manufacturing companies consider traceability systems as the perfect fit to solve all counterfeit-related challenges. Covert anti-counterfeit packaging is highly desirable in the clothing and food industry as it fulfills the need for low cost security packaging. Security labels are expected to emerge as the most attractive market segment as it is highly useful in the FMCG sector to reduce the chances of product counterfeiting. Manufacturers have developed a sense of affinity towards RIFD technology, along with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Walmart emphasizing on the early adoption of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in pharmaceutical packaging to reduce counterfeiting efforts. Alien Technology is one of the prominent manufacturers of RFID and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services. Manufacturers have been increasing their investments in the R&D of RFID devices to introduce more cost-effective and secure RFIDs. The hologram segment is expected to grow at a robust rate during the forecast period as they are highly favored for anti-counterfeit packaging in beauty & cosmetic products and personal care products. The holographic strips help seal the packaging and cannot be removed without damaging the holographic surface. North America led the anti-counterfeit packaging market in 2017, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. North America is highly fragmented due to the presence of a large number of international and domestic players. Asia-Pacific is expected to attain the highest growth rate at a CAGR from 2018-2023. The major drivers for the APAC market are the rising concerns regarding the indemnities incurred by the production of forged products. China is home to a large number of pharmaceutical product manufacturers who are increasing the adoption of such anti-counterfeit packaging technologies in China. Huge investments and R&D are required in the anti-counterfeit market. The market exhibits the presence of a large number of players that have many patents to differentiate their own products and eliminate or reduce the threat of their competitors’ products in the market. In 2016, SICPA and Clariant together launched a new integrated protection for plastic pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices-PLASTWARD. Some of the major players of the market include 3M, Avery Dennison, AlpVision, Alien Technology, SICPA, Zebra, Amcor Technology, Authentix Inc., CCL Industries Inc., DuPont, Savi Technology, Tracelink Inc., Ampacet Corporation, Impinj, Inc., Advance Trace & Trace S.A., & others. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials


Bio-Fertilizers Market, By Type (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, Potash Mobilizing), Application (Seed, Soil), Crop Type (Fruits & Vegetables, Cereals & Grains, Pulses), Microorganism (Azotobacter, Azospirillium & Others) – Global Market Trends & Forecasts Upto 2025

The total bio-fertilizers market is projected to witness a growth rate of 14.2% from 2017-2023. The market is expected to reach $ 2.8 billion by 2023. Increasing awareness about maintaining soil fertility and adopting environmentally friendly techniques is a major factor behind the bio-fertilizers market growth. There are many benefits associated with bio-fertilizers such as less soil & water contamination, better endurance with seeds & soil, increasing the range of nutrient absorption in soil, etc. Soil fertility management techniques have received certain importance due to the rising demand for food and the loss of arable land, globally. Severe health impacts as well as contamination of soil, water, and air have been observed due to the use of synthetic or chemical fertilizers. Such hazardous impacts of synthetic fertilizers and the growing demand for food boosts the market growth of bio-fertilizers. In 2017, Cyanobacteria is the most popular segment in terms of microorganisms, which accounted for the largest market share in the bio-fertilizers market. Cyanobacterial bio-fertilizer harnesses basic natural inputs such as nitrogen, water, and solar energy to ensure as well as enhance soil fertility and plant growth. Phosphate soluble bacteria are expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period, due to its need to increase the P2O5 content in soil. By crop type, cereals and grains was observed as the leading segment as it constitutes the basic food elements of people. In terms of form of bio-fertilizers, liquid formulations that consist of the desired micro form of nutrients, organisms, etc., which promotes the formation of resting spores, was the largest market segment in 2017. Liquid bio-fertilizers are forbearing to UV radiations and high temperature. They have a shelf life of approximately two years, which are applied using fertigation tanks, hand sprays, etc. The liquid bio-fertilizer is projected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period due to high enzymatic activity and high acceptance rate amongst consumers. North America was the largest market for bio-fertilizers in 2017. The growing awareness of consumers regarding harmful health impacts caused due to chemical fertilizers and the growing culture of organic farming drive the market growth in the region. The ban of certain chemicals such as glyphosate, atrazine, chlorpyrifos, 2,4-D, etc., has stimulated the requirement of bio-fertilizers in the region. Asia-Pacific has adopted environmentally friendly techniques of farming. However, a dearth of knowledge and awareness as well as availability of low cost chemical fertilizers limits the usage of bio-fertilizers in several countries of Asia-Pacific. Companies across the globe are spending extensively on R&D to provide their customers with beneficial bio-fertilizers. Some of the leading manufacturing companies include Biomax, Camson Bio Technologies Limited, Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd, Lallemand Inc, Madras Fertilizers Limited, Novozymes A/S, National Fertilizers Limited , Nutramax Laboratories, In, Rizobacter Argentina S.A., Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd., T.Stanes & Company Limited, Agri Life, CBF China Bio-Fertilizer AG, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation, Krishak Bharati Cooperative, & others....

 7/6/2019 |  Food & Beverage


Bio-Pesticides Market, By Type (Bio-Chemicals, Microbials, Plant Incorporated Protectants), Product (Bio-insecticides, Bio-Fungicides, Bioherbicides), Crop Type (Grains & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables, Turf & Ornamental Grass)- Global Trends & Forecasts Upto 2023

The total bio-pesticides is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2017-2023 and is projected to reach $ 6.8 billion by 2023. An increase in population resulted in the rising demand for food. To maintain an optimum balance between food demand and supply, chemical pesticides have been extensively used. The harmful residues of these chemical pesticides have adversely affected the food chain. The use of synthetic pesticides has resulted in the contamination of food, water, and air. Bio-pesticides have risen as a viable eco-friendly alternative to synthetic or chemical pesticides. They are usually a less toxic substance than traditional synthetic pesticides. The support and encouragement of the USA Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for the use of environmentally friendly pesticides drive the market heavily. Bio-pesticides are formulated in a manner that they eliminate target pests and related organisms, which can damage vegetables and crops. In terms of types of products, bio-fungicides and bio-insecticides accounted for the largest market share in 2017. The impact of conventional insecticides is less effective due to increasing resistance among pests and insects. Crop and vegetable growers are inclined towards the usage of bio-insecticides, which is cost-effective and has convenient handling properties. The ban on certain chemical insecticides and fungicides provides an edge to the bioinsecticides and biofungicides market. The bio-nematicides segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate due to its increasing usage in oil seed protection. The quantity of bio-pesticides used in fruits and vegetables is more than any other crop type. Increasing food and vegetable production is one of the major reasons for bio-pesticides consumption globally. Bio-pesticides are extremely effective against microbial infections that damage fruit crops, which result in their increasing acceptance in the agriculture sector, globally. Other significant crop types are grains and oil seeds. In terms of modes of application, foliar spray was the most popular segment in 2017. Bio-pesticides directly applied to foliage ensures its strong impact on insects, pests, and bugs. North America accounted for the largest market share in 2017, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. The presence of a large number of organic farms, process centres & facilities, as well as vineyards and ranches boosts the usage of bio-pesticides in the region. The ban on certain chemicals and toxic insecticides & pesticides such as 1,3-Dichloropropene and neonicotinoid pesticides (France, Germany, Slovenia, and Italy) fuel the growth in Europe for bio-pesticides market. Companies are joining hands to develop new and innovative bio-pesticides solutions worldwide. In 2016, BASF signed a collaborative agreement with a start-up company-Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT). Under this agreement, PAT is expected to employ its "Plant Milking" and "Target Binding" technologies to identify probable bio-chemical candidates for novel pesticides. BASF is anticipated to use its proprietary advanced plant platform to screen candidates to experimentally validate their biological effects. Some of the major players that operate in the industry are BASF SE, The DOW Chemical Company, Monsanto Company, Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., Isagro SPA, Valent Biosciences Corporation, Certis Usa L.L.C., W. Neudorff GmbH Kg, Koppert B.V., Bioworks, Inc., and Camson Bio Technologies Limited. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Food & Beverage


Building Thermal Insulation Market, By Material (Plastic Foam, Glass Wool, Stone Wool, Polystyrene Foam, Polyurethane Foam), Building Type (Residential, Non-Residential), Application (Pitch Roof, Flat Roof, External Walls, Internal Walls, Floor, Cavity Wall) - Global Market Trends & Forecasts Up to 2025

The building thermal insulation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.25% to reach USD 31.2 billion by 2023. Stringent regulations pertaining to reduction of GHG emissions in North America and Europe are primarily driving the building thermal insulation market. The opportunities for players in the BTI market lies in exploring the untapped market in the emerging economies and launching better energy efficient products. [<<img 3.png>>] In the building thermal insulation market, with respect to materials, plastic foams is the leading segment. Its demand is prominent in the Asia-Pacific market along with significant consumption in the European countries. The superior properties of plastic foams, such as low thermal conductivity, high strength, and lifespan, and versatility have been driving its demand over the years. Among the varieties of plastic foams, Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is expected to be the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 4.0-4.5% for the next five years until 2023. Low thermal conductivity (high R-value) of EPS’ enables the manufacturers to use it in lower quantities to make products of similar thermal resistance in comparison to other insulation materials. In addition, EPS’ durability and lightness is driving its demand in the European and the North American market. In 2017, Wool insulation accounts for the second largest share in the BTI market by materials. It is estimated to account for about 40.0% of the total building thermal insulation market in terms of value. Wool insulation products such as blankets & sheets are the widely used as they possess temperature sustaining capacity up to 4100 C and thickness varying from 25 to 150 mm. In the coming years, glass wool is anticipated to be the leading material in this segment. Glass wool’s demand is high due to its increasing usage in masonry cavity walls, flat roofs, and suspended floor insulations owing to low inflammability. In 2017, Wall insulation accounted for the highest share among roof and floor applications, and is expected to continue to dominate during the forecast period. The walls have the large surface area and maximum dissipation of energy takes place through walls in a building, thus driving the demand for wall insulation. Roofs account for the second largest share as it is the prominent source of heat penetration from direct sunrays and proper insulation is required to maintain optimal temperatures. Residential building segment is estimated to account for about 55.0% of the total building thermal insulation market in 2017. However, the non-residential segment is anticipated to account for the rest 45.0% of the total BTI market value. The presence of strict building codes, accompanied by the growing demand for housing sector especially in the US, the UK, and Germany drive the demand for building thermal insulation in residential buildings. The non-residential segment is expected to witness high growth than residential segment during the forecast period. Increasing activities in the industrial and the manufacturing segment in the U.S. is expected to drive the demand for building thermal insulation in the non-residential segment in North America. The rising energy cost drives the demand for building thermal insulation in both residential and non-residential segment. In 2017, North America accounted for the largest share in the building thermal insulation market followed Europe and then Asia-Pacific. The building thermal insulation market in North America and Europe is driven by the stringent building codes, and the growth of housing sector primarily in U.S., the U.K. and Germany. An initiative like Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to focus adoption of thermal laggings in low income households at a large scale has boosted the North American building thermal insulation market. The insulation market in Europe is mostly dependent upon retrofit and renovation activities leading to re-insulation of old buildings. In the Western European region, after Germany, Poland is the second largest market for building thermal insulation products. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing market for building thermal insulation products during the forecast period i.e. from 2018-2013. Increasing construction spending in China, India, and Japan to improve infrastructure in addition to energy conservation initiatives is expected to drive the BTI market in the APAC region over the next five years. The building thermal insulation market is highly fragmented and competitive in nature with the presence of global, regional, and local players. Joint ventures, mergers, collaborations and partnerships, and new product launch are the most prominent strategies practiced in this market to strengthen the market position. For instance, Rockwool International announced its capacity expansion plans in December 2017, wherein, the company would be acquiring land in Sweden, Romania, and U.S. to establish three new production facilities. The key players operating in this industry are BASE SE, Kingspan Group Plc, Owens Corning, Saint-Gobain S.A., Rockwool International, Johns Manville Corporation, Paroc Group, and Knauf Insulation among others. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials


Cenospheres Market, By Type (Gray, White), Density (Floating, Submerged), Formation type (Artificial, Coal Blues), End-use Industry (Construction, Oil & Gas, Refractory, Paints & Coatings & Others) – Global Market Trends & Forecasts Upto 2025

The cenospheres market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.0% to reach USD 765.0 million by 2023. Cenospheres market is expected to grow bolstered by growth from end-use industries such as oil & gas, construction, and refractory and superior structural properties. Limited availability of raw material and lack of quality control across emerging countries are the major restraints observed in the cenospheres market. However, the challenge is capital and technological intensive nature of manufacturing process. The opportunities for players in this market lie in exploring methods for reclamation of fly ash lagoons. [<<img 4.png>>] The global cenospheres market can be classified into gray cenospheres and white cenospheres based on types. In 2017, gray cenospheres accounts for the largest share and is expected to continue leading the segment during the forecast period. The prime reason for their majority share is their higher abundance in fly ash as compared to white cenospheres. Gray cenospheres are said to posses’ high content of silica & iron and low content of alumina and finds many applications across plastics, coatings, and resins. The cenospheres market is also analyzed based on density. The cenospheres have been classified as floating cenospheres with density less than 1 gram per cm3, while those greater than 1 gram per cm3 are known as submerged cenospheres. With respect to formulation mode, cenospheres are classified as artificial cenospheres and coal blues cenospheres. The major end-use industries of cenospheres are oil & gas, refractory, construction, automotive, and paints & coatings, among others. In 2017, Oil & gas is projected to be the fastest-growing end-use industry segment of the market. This is owing to rising demand from increasing drilling operations in oil & gas segment in North America and the Middle East thus driving the demand for microspheres. In 201, North America accounts for the largest share of the total cenospheres market. Europe and Asia-pacific follows next with second and third rank, respectively. North America cenospheres market is also anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is owing to the increasing demand from end-use industries such as oil & gas and automotive in the region due to superior characteristics such as low water absorption & thermal conductivity, resistance to acids, ultra-low density, and high particle strength thus improving the properties of finished products. Asia-Pacific cenospheres market is anticipated to register considerable growth during the forecast period due to increasing demand from the emerging economies (such as China, South Korea, and India) owing to technological innovations and strong foothold of the regional players. Amidst the technological and capital intensive nature of manufacturing process, to manage the costs and maintain the profits is an uphill task for all the players in the cenospheres market. In such a case, potential collaborations and leveraging the resources is the optimum strategy adopted by the market players. The key players in the cenospheres market are Ceno Technologies, Omya AG, Cenosphere India Pvt. Ltd., Durgesh Merchandise Pvt. Ltd., Reslab Microfiller, Cenostar, VIPRA, Scotash Limited, Petra India Group, PR Ecoenergy Pvt. Ltd., Qingdao Eastchem Inc., Envirospheres, and Delamin Limited among others. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials


Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Market Type (Black, White, Grey), By Application (Building & Contruction, Packaging, Electrical & Electronics, Automotive, Cold Storage) – Global Market Trends & Forecasts upto 2023 

The total expanded polystyrene (EPS) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2017-2023 and reach $ 19.9 billion by 2023. Increasing population and urbanization in developing countries such as India, Thailand, Brazil, etc. have resulted in the growth of manufacturing sectors such as automotive, packaging, and building & construction. This growth in different industries coupled with the huge demand for packaging solutions in the food and beverage & medical and pharmaceutical sector to enhance product safety and freshness of packaged food and medicines during transportation largely drive the EPS market growth. In terms of types of EPS, white EPS accounted for the largest market share in 2017, followed by black and grey EPS. White EPS exhibits superior mechanical durability and water resistant properties, which make it suitable for various end-use industries. EPS finds its heavy utility in the building and construction sector. In 2017, the packaging and building & construction sectors emerged as the leading end use industries capturing market share. Major packaging applications include retail, food, and consumer goods. The rising demand for EPS in cold chain packaging solutions is expected to drive the market for EPS in the packaging sector. Its applications in the building and construction sector include insulated panel systems for walls, roofs, and floors as well as facades for both domestic and commercial buildings. Rising growth in the building and construction industry will eventually result in the growth of the EPS market. Automotive is another significant end use industry for EPS. Asia-Pacific was the most favoured market for EPS in 2017 that bagged the largest market share. The region is expected to grow at the fastest rate of 6.3% from 2017-2023 that will remain the leading market in 2023 as well. China subjugated the EPS market in Asia-Pacific due to the growing electrical and electronic and packaging application in the country. A shift of manufacturing companies to India, China, Indonesia, etc., has been observed because of the availability of low cost labour and raw materials. The demand for EPS in North America and Europe has been anticipated to grow at a moderate rate. EPS is banned in food packaging applications in several states of the U.S. as EPS waste causes tremendous trouble when it leaks into marine environments and contaminates water. However, EPS recycling techniques are now trending in Europe. Greenmax, DUE Recycling Systems, etc., are the companies that provide solutions to recycle EPS. The market is highly fragmented due to the presence of a large number of EPS manufacturers. Companies are working closely with consumers to address their need regarding EPS and with their latest R&D companies that are designing EPS products with exceptional properties. In 2014, BASF started to use an innovative flame retardant “PolyFr”. All of BASF’s Styropor, Neopor, and Styrodur polystyrene products for the European market have better flame retardant properties than HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane), which was used in the past. Some of the major players that operate in this market are BASF, SABIC, INEOS, Total SA, Nova Chemicals Corporation, Synthos S.A., Alpek S.A.B. De Cv, PJSC Sibur Holding, ACH Foam Technologies Inc., Versalis S.P.A, Nova Chemicals Corporation, Synbra Holding BV and Flint Hills Resources, LLC, & others. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials


High Temperature Insulation Materials Market, Type (Ceramic Fibers, Insulating Firebricks), Temperature (600°C-1100°C, 1100°C-1500°C, 1500°C-1700°C), End-Use Industry (Petrochemicals, Iron & Steel, Ceramics, Aluminum) - Global Market Trends & Industry Forecasts Upto 2025

The high temperature insulation materials market is estimated to account for $ 4.0 billion in 2017, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% to reach $ 6.1 billion by 2023. The major driving factor for HTI materials market have been the rising awareness and emphasis on use of energy efficient products owing to stringent regulations in place to reduce the GHG emissions. The major restraint observed in the HTI market is the carcinogenic nature of insulation material which is found to pose risks to human health. Therefore, stringent regulations have been in place to guide the production process, primarily in the North American and European markets. The opportunities for players in the HTI market lies in exploring the novel applications in the segments such as aerospace, automotive, renewable, and fire protection alongside devolvement of bio-based insulation materials. With respect to high temperature insulation materials types, Ceramic fiber is the largest segment. The superior properties of ceramic fibers, such as low thermal conductivity, high strength, and lightweight, and wide range of operating temperatures has been driving the ceramic fibers’ demand over the years. The ceramic fibers segment is estimated to account for $ 2.0 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% between 2018 and 2023. Calcium silicate, another HTI material is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 6.0% over the forecast period. The demand for insulation on industrial grade piping and equipment is increasing across most of the developing economies. Moreover, rise in drilling activities in the petroleum segment globally has fueled the demand for high temperature insulation materials. The temperature range of 600°C-1100°C has the most widespread products thus accounts for the largest segment among all temperature ranges. This is owing to the maximum use of HTI materials (such as ceramic fibers, insulating firebricks) in the temperature range of 600°C-1100°C. In terms of market value and volume, Asia-Pacific is the largest segment for high temperature insulation materials market. Emerging economies are the driving force of the HTI industry in this subcontinent. The emerging economies such as China and India offers a bunch of favorable factors such as low labor cost, high growth potential of the end-use industries, and gradual increase in manufacturing establishments. Cumulatively all these factors drive the high temperature insulation materials market in the Asia-Pacific region. Among all the end-use industries for high temperature insulation materials market, petrochemical is the most significant and the largest segment both in terms of volume and revenue. The growing demand for petrochemical products worldwide has augmented the manufacturers and producers to enhance their production capabilities thus contributing to increased demand for HTI materials. The HTI market in the petrochemicals segment is estimated to account for about 40.0% in 2017 and is expected to grow over 5.0% in the next five years. Insert Image Ceramics industry is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of over 7.0% over the projected period. This is due to rising trend of ceramic fibers replacing asbestos lining in furnaces and kilns, thus propelling the HTI materials demand. HTI is also gaining popularity among the powder metallurgy manufacturers. Also, industries such as aerospace, solar equipment, and fire protection industries are also expected to augment the demand for HTI over the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is estimated to account for 45.0% of the high temperature insulation materials market in 2017. It is projected to witness a growth of over 8.0% during the period of 2018-2023. Asia-Pacific is the hub of exports to the North American and the European markets. Isolite Insulating Products Co. Ltd and Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Co., Ltd. and Ibiden are the significant players in the region with a stronghold and diversified portfolio in the APAC market. However, in the North America and Europe markets high emphasis is laid on innovation and investments in research & development. This is due to the fact that stringent governmental regulations emphasize on energy efficient products. 3M, Unifrax, and Morgon Thermal Ceramics are the key players operating in the North America and European markets. The regional markets of North America and Europe have reached saturation and are expected to grow at a moderate CAGR of 3-4%. The high temperature insulation materials market is highly fragmented and competitive in nature. A large number of multinational corporations and small players operate in this segment through manufacturing and development of diversified products. Quality, price, production capabilities and continuous innovation are the main pillars driving the competition in the industry. The companies aim for strategic collaborations to expand their global footprint and product portfolio in order to strengthen their market position. The key players operating in this industry are 3M, Isolite, Morgan Thermal Ceramics, Unifrax, Pacor, Pyrotek, Promat, Luyang Energy-Saving Materials Co., Ltd., and Zircar among others. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials


Hyaluronic Acid Market by Type (Osteoarthritis, Derma Fillers, Ophthalmic, Vesicoureteral)-Global Market Trends & Forecasts Upto 2023 

The total hyaluronic acid market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2017-2023 and is projected to reach $ 14 billion by 2023. Hyaluronic acid finds it usage in treating joint pains, osteoarthritis, and certain cosmetic surgeries. Globally, the market is expected to be highly driven by the rising demand for hyaluronic acid in medical as well as beauty and cosmetic industries. Increasing incidence of ulcers, growing geriatric population, and rising obesity that results in a number of cases of joint pain and osteoarthritis are the major factors that contribute towards the market growth. Huge R&D in technology towards better health services is anticipated to boost the demand for hyaluronic acid during the forecast period. In terms of product type, in Osteoarthritis, the five injection therapy accounted for the largest market share in 2017. The five injection course consists of five consecutive weeks and is highly recommended by doctors. By the end of the treatment cycle, the patient or the consumer starts experiencing the effect of the hyaluronic acid therapy. The segment accounted for more than 40% of the global market in 2017, owing to its popularity among both doctors and consumers. Single and three injection cycle account for a lesser market share as these injections are much costlier than five injections and are not very affordable for consumers. However, the single injection therapy is gaining popularity and is expected to witness the highest growth rate in future, due to the preference of consumers for short term treatment, along with it being quite convenient for them. Dermal fillers was observed as the largest market segment in 2017. The increasing desire of the consumer to maintain their beauty and looks drives the market for the dermal filler segment. Hyaluronic acid injections are used to improve the skin's contour and reduce depressions in the skin caused by scars, injury, or lines. Coupled with the rising trend of cosmetic surgery all the other factors contribute heavily to the market growth of dermal fillers and hyaluronic acid as a whole. In terms of region, North America was the largest market for hyaluronic acid followed by Europe. Some of the major players such as Anika Therapeutics, Sanofi Genzyme, Salix Pharmaceuticals, etc., in North America and their highly competing strategies to provide the consumer with cost-effective products makes North America one of the most favoured markets for hyaluronic acid. The awareness of such treatment makes this region a favourable market for hyaluronic acid than the Asia-Pacific market. Recently, a new trend of usage of combination products and the pipelines of major manufacturers in the hyaluronic acid products market having a combo of corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid-based injections has been observed. This innovative combination provides a pain relieving effect of corticosteroids with the long-lasting influence of hyaluronic acids. Major companies are engaged in extensive R&D to develop innovative and effective products. In 2016, Bioventus, an orthobiologic solutions provider, entered into a multi-year agreement with Institut Biochimique SA (IBSA) from Switzerland, to secure the U.S. distribution rights for GELSYN-3 (a three-injection, hyaluronic acid product for pain relief related to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee). In January 2018, Anika Therapeutics expanded its collaboration with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to develop an innovative therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Some of the major players that operate in the industry are Sanofi Genzyme, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Shiseido, Ferring B.V., Lifecore Bio-Medical, LLC, LG Life Sciences, Allergan, Galderma and Seikagaku Corporation, & others....

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials


Industrial Robotics Market, By Type (Articulate, SCARA, Cartesian, Cylindrical, Parallel, Collaborative Robots), Industry (Electrical and Electronics, Plastics, Rubber, and Chemicals, Metals and Machinery, Food and Beverage, Precision and Optics, Pharmaceutical) - Global Market Trends & Industry Forecasts Upto 2025

The global industrial robotics market was valued at $ 13.5 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach grow at a CAGR of 10% through 2023. However, the market for robotic systems including the cost of software, peripherals and systems engineering accounted for $ 40.5 billion in 2016. The industrial robotics market is segmented on the basis of type includes traditional industrial robots and collaborative robots. The market for traditional industrial robots, excluding the cost of peripherals, software, and system engineering, was valued at $ 13.3 billion in 2016 and the market for collaborative robots accounted for $ 200 million. Higher return on investment (RoI) than that of traditional industrial robots and low price of collaborative robots have been attracting small and medium-sized enterprises to opt for collaborative robots. However, the adoption of automation to ensure quality production and meet the market demand has driving the market for traditional industrial robotics, especially in electrical and electronics, and automotive industries. However, high overall installation cost for low volume production applications is the major restraint for the market growth. Manufacturing of advanced robotic systems that meet the requirement of consumers in the era of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been the major challenge being faced by the industry. Automotive industry is the major market, accounting for about 35% of the global industrial robots market in 2017. This market is driven by the considerable investments in robotics for new production capacities in the emerging markets and also significant investments in modernization of production facilities in major automotive producing countries. However, demand for industrial robots was boosted by the significant demand from electrical and electronics industry attributed to the need to automate production facilities of electronics products in Asian countries to meet the increasing need for batteries, chips and displays. The market for industrial robotics has been dominated by the Asia-Pacific region, followed by Europe and North America. Asia-Pacific accounted for two-third of the worldwide market for industrial robotics in 2017 and is expected to continue to be the major market through 2023. In terms of countries, five countries, including China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States, and Germany accounted for three-fourth of the worldwide industrial robotics market in 2017. The companies are strengthening their market presence by opening new service and repair centers and also by acquiring service providers and widen presence as well as their product portfolio. In November 2017, Universal Robots opened a new repair center to cover North and South America with repair services and enable overnight delivery of spare parts in North America. Epson Robots is expected to showcase T3 All-in-One SCARA robot, “the Flexion N2 6-Axis robot” and demonstrate innovative and highly efficient robotics solutions for the factory automation industry at ATX Wes, 2018. In January 2018, HIT Robot Group (China) formed a joint venture with Golden Jumping Group (South Korea) to expand both companies’ businesses in each other’s countries. These also planned to cooperate with local governments and research and educational institutes of both countries. Some of the major companies dominating the industrial robotics market include KUKA AG (Germany), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), FANUC Corporation (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan), Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan), Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan), Universal Robots A/S (Denmark), Rethink Robotics (US), and Comau S.p.A (Italy). ...

 7/6/2019 |  Semiconductors


Microspheres Market, By Type (Hollow, Solid), Raw Material (Glass, Ceramic, Fly Ash, Polymer, Metallic), Application (Construction Composites, Pharmaceuticals &, Cosmetics, Automotive, Oil & Gas) – Global Market Trends & Forecasts Upto 2025

The microspheres market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% to reach $ 7.0 billion by 2023. The superior structural properties of microspheres led to its increase in demand in existing and emerging applications which is driving the microspheres market globally. Growing need for advanced drug delivery systems and drug carriers is expected to be a major factor for the growth of microspheres over the forecast period. The major restraints and challenges observed in this market are volatility in raw material prices, high cost of production, and high investments in R&D. The opportunities for players in the microspheres market lies in exploring the demand from infrastructure development and expansion of healthcare segment in emerging economies of Asia-Pacific. Hollow microspheres account for the largest share in the microspheres market with respect to types, followed by solid microspheres. The properties of hollow microspheres such as low crush strength, density, and absorption makes them a popular choice thus driving their demand globally. However, the application of solid microspheres depends on their size. [<<img 7.png>>] On the basis of raw material, microspheres market can be classified as glass microspheres, polymer microspheres, ceramic microspheres, fly ash microspheres, and metallic microspheres. In 2017, Glass microspheres account for the largest share and is expected to continue as the largest segment during the forecast period. Glass microspheres are preferred owing to their excellent properties such as lower viscosity, high melting point, and high chemical resistance in comparison to its counterparts. This has led to its increasing demand across high-value and growth industries such as automotive, biomedical, life sciences application, microscopy, and high-tech equipment and specialty. Ceramic microspheres find vast applications in coatings segment as they posses high crush strength and hardness thus enhancing the durability of coatings. In the applications segment, microspheres market is dominated by the construction composites application. The expansion of the construction industry in the emerging economies such as India and China drives the demand for microspheres in the construction composites application. Pharmaceuticals & healthcare application is expected to be the fastest growing among all applications during the forecast period i.e. 2018-2023. This is owing to the increased investments in R&D of the drug delivery systems which will contribute to the growing demand of microspheres. Steady growth is expected in Cosmetics and Paint & Coatings industry across emerging economies. Increasing demand for light-weight materials, syntactic foams, and ablative materials is anticipated to drive the microspheres demand in aerospace applications. In 2017, North America is the largest market for microspheres and is estimated to account for about 42.0-45.0% of the total microspheres market. It is followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific at second and third rank, respectively. North America is anticipated to continue as the largest market for microspheres as it is the home of the major players, namely 3M, Momentive Performance Materials, Chase Corporation, Potters Industries, Luminex Corporation, and Mo Sci Corporation. In addition, growing demand from medical applications and R&D activities for development of effective medicines is driving the North America microspheres market and the trend is expected to prevail during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific will be the fastest growing market for microspheres during the forecast period. It is also anticipated that demand for microspheres will increase in years to come primarily due to deployment of microspheres in the construction composites owing to super structural properties. As this is a high capital intensive industry involving high investments in R&D, to manage the costs and maintain the profits is an uphill task for all the players in the microspheres market. In such a case, potential collaborations and leveraging the resources is the optimum strategy adopted by the market players. The key players include 3M, AkzoNobel N.V., Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Trelleborg AB, Potters Industries LLC, Sigmund Lindner GmbH, Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Company, Chase Corporation, and Mo-Sci Corporation among others. ...

 7/6/2019 |  Chemicals & Materials