Polymers and Advanced Materials

Passive Fire Protection Materials Market to witness a CAGR of 8.7% over 2017-2024, product innovations and R&D activities to outline the competitive landscape

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In a major turn of events encompassing the passive fire protection materials marketplace, the strategic collaboration between AkzoNobel and Benarx Solutions is certainly a news that is grabbing most of the attention lately.  Somewhat toward the last quarter of 2017, AkzoNobel, a formidable player in passive fire protection materials industry, has reportedly, inked a marketing and distribution agreement with Benarx Solutions AS, the majority owned subsidiary of Beerenberg Group, in a bid to enhance its product portfolio in the business space. Allegedly, the agreement grants AkzoNobel the authority to combine its wet-applied fire protection solutions with Benarx’s innovative dry based Passive fire protection materials products specially dedicated for oil and gas sector. Experts have been already raving about the collaboration, claiming it to bring a disruptive trend in the entire passive fire protection materials market with a diversified platter of innovative solutions for various complex projects.

U.S. passive fire protection materials market size, by end-user, 2013 – 2024 (USD Bn)
U.S. passive fire protection materials market size, by end-user, 2013 - 2024 (USD Bn)

In recent times, safety measures in commercial and residential infrastructure has a bigger role to play than anticipated, a factor that has tremendously upscaled passive fire protection materials industry demand. Based upon the data received from the National Fire Experience Survey of 2016, public fire departments in the United States were reported with over 1.3 million fire accidents in 2016, resulting in a casualty of almost 3,390 civilians, allegedly the highest in number since 2008. The astoundingly mammoth prevalence is prompting passive fire protection materials market players to come up with efficient and effective fire protection coatings for residential and commercial infrastructures as well. Moreover, stringent governmental legislations with regard to domestic fire safety are further complementing passive fire protection materials industry growth.

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Persistently being channelized by the continuous improvisation of building standardization, the competitive landscape of passive fire protection materials industry is strongly characterized by product innovations via R&D activities. In this regard, recently, passive fire protection materials market has witnessed the inception of an absolutely innovative fire-resistant coating named Firoshield. Collaboratively being launched by researchers of Nanyang Technological University and engineers from JTC Corporation, the latest coating is claimed to cost half than that of conventional coatings. Add to it, sources claim that these coatings can be applied to structural materials in half the time than that of its traditional counterparts.  Allegedly, this state of the art version of fire protective coating would be sent to U.K for industry certification purposes, which is reported to be completed by April, this year.

Some of the other leading names contending a strong portfolio in passive fire protection materials market include Rudolf Hensel, Teknos, Promat International, 3M, Lloyd Insulations, Hempel, and Sherwin-Williams. Most of these giants are bending over backwards on R&D investments to spurt their product portfolio in the strategic landscape. To cite an instance of the same, recently, Jotun, the Norwegian chemical giant has declared its plan of establishing a completely new R&D center at Flixborough, United Kingdom. Reportedly, the project led with an initial investment of GBP 4.5 million would exclusively focus on fire insulation and protection coatings, in a bid to reinforce Jotun’s position at the vanguard of the burgeoning passive fire protection materials industry.  Considering the aforementioned initiations, it is quite coherent to mention that the passive fire protection materials market is overt to witness a plethora of opportunities over the ensuing years. Obviously, the market’s fullest potential can only be achieved through joint contribution from both private as well as government entities. However, with the globe treading on the path of sustainability trends along with profound research activities addressing the same, it is undeniable that passive fire protection materials market would also record a tremendous stature in terms of product innovations and revenue.  In terms of commercialization, worldwide passive fire protection materials industry size is claimed to exceed a valuation of USD 27 billion by 2024.

Author Name : Satarupa De

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Tempered glass market to record a valuation of over USD 40 billion by 2024, incessant product experimentations to widen the application horizon

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Powered by a plethora of conventional as well as offbeat application arenas, tempered glass market undoubtedly is one of the most opportunistic, remunerative, business spheres of recent times. While the safety glass technology has already proliferated across automotive, construction, home appliances, greenhouse, and electronics sectors, the latest addition in the application spectrum is photography, rather in photography filters.  Subject to this fact, tempered glass industry space recently witnessed the inception of world’s first tempered glass GND (graduated neutral-density) and ND (neutral-density) filters. This new line of absolutely groundbreaking filters was officially launched in the mid of last year by San Francisco-based renowned giant, Breakthrough Photography. Sources claim- this new filter group, under its canopy, includes products like X4 GND, X4 ND Square, Dark CPL, and X100 Holder.  Apparently, X4 ND Square and X4 GND filters are deemed to be the sharpest and toughest of its kind, cite sources. Given the backdrop where researchers have been rigorously experimenting with this toughed glass in a bid to profile its application in various unorthodox spheres as well, tempered glass market, undeniably, stands in considerably paramount business position today. As estimated by Global Market Insights, Inc., overall tempered glass industry pegged a valuation of USD 24.5 billion in the year 2016.

U.S. Tempered Glass Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million)
U.S. Tempered Glass Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million) 

The change of events observed in the business space lately is expected to bring a consequential transformation in the way tempered glass market has been perceived for long. Say for instance, recently, renowned Indian glass maker, Borosil, has inaugurated a new tempered glass facility at its already established high performing solar glass plant at Bharuch. Experts believe, this million-dollar project, in effect, would significantly curtail the cost of solar power, in addition to improving its viability for consumers.

Reportedly, the 2-mm tempered glass produced by the Gujrat based firm would not only set a new standard for lighter glass material, but would also harness solar energy more efficiently with higher irradiance and lesser absorption.  In fact, with the deployment of this high transmission tempered glass in solar cell, module efficiency is claimed to increase by almost 30% with an enhanced shelf lifespan of 25-40 years.  The project is already grabbing much of a headline in renewable energy cosmos and allegedly, after full-fledged commercialization, would bring a disruption in tempered glass market dynamics as well.

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Geographically, tempered glass industry demand has observed a marked upsurge across emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil, where the construction sector has been on a robust incline since the past few years. When it comes to selecting glazing products for applications that demand safety, strength, and durability, architects have always preferred tempered glass. Primarily on account of its unique blend of properties like superior strength and shatter resistance, tempered glasses, nowadays, are extensively deployed in modern construction applications in compliance with the safety glazing standards like CPSC 16 CFR 1201, and ANSI Z97.1. The projection that claims tempered glass industry share from commercial construction application to surpass a revenue of USD 12.5 billion by 2024, is further validating the aforementioned fact.

In this regard, it is imperative to mention that regional governments have had an indirect yet pronounced influence on tempered glass market proliferation, especially in this particular vertical. Say for instance, the China Government has been making quite some profound investments in green building facility since the past few years, which by extension has notably upscaled the product consumption in the regional infrastructural projects. In tandem, the country’s extensive growth toward central National New-Type Urbanization Plan is also claimed to complement the business expansion in the region. As per estimates, China tempered glass market is slated to cross a valuation of USD 4.5 billion by 2024.

It is undeniable that the ongoing experimentation that is presently outlining tempered glass marketplace, itself, is a testimony of the expanding application scope of the business sphere. However, volatility in raw material prices might create a supply demand gap in the value chain, hampering the profitability quotient to some extent. Nonetheless, in an effort to respond to the challenge, renowned giants involved in tempered glass market have been incessantly taking initiatives toward increasing the production capacity and expanding the product portfolio.  All in all, taking into consideration the multitude of application spheres that tempered glasses are engaged to, tempered glass industry is sure to make massive turnarounds in terms of profits over the coming years, exceeding a valuation of USD 40 billion by 2024.

Author Name : Satarupa De

Geosynthetics market to amass huge profits from geotextiles over 2017-2024, road construction to drive the application landscape

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The profitability quotient of geosynthetics industry is market is forecast to escalate tremendously over the ensuing years, primarily augmented by the transformative construction industry. In response to the material being typecast as one of the well-established construction materials for environmental and geotechnical applications, geosynthetics industry, in the year 2016, pegged a valuation of USD 7 billion. It goes without saying that these synthetic materials have had played an instrumental role in resolving critical civil engineering issues since decades, where deployment of conventional construction materials are considerably restricted. However, research advancements of recent years have widened the application horizon of geosynthetics market to such an extent where construction workers are readily seeking to exploit the maximum potential of the materials using more powerful construction methods and design.

U.S. Geosynthetics Market Size, By Product, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million)

U.S. Geosynthetics Market Size, By Product, 2016 & 2024, (USD Million)

Geosynthetics market growth potential from geotextiles

Geotextiles, an integral product vertical of geosynthetics market, have been experiencing a preferential position in today’s construction projects such as upkeep of roads, dams, harbors, airfields, and canals.  This is due to the fact that non-woven geotextiles provide viable solutions to projects where conventional granular construction materials are not readily available. While civil workers were initially reluctant of deploying these new filter materials, the notable difference it has brought in designing the base and stabilizing the terrain, has led to an increased geotextile consumption in repair activities. Aided by the benefits of its inherent superior properties like permeability, retention, porosity, retention, and tensile strength, experts claim that geotextile market from pavement repair applications is expected to exceed USD 480 million in 2024.

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A precise archive of the application diversification of geotextiles in massive constructional projects:

  • A recent precedent aptly depicting penetration of geotextiles in critical construction projects is Canada’s permanent road to Arctic coast. Reportedly, the 120km highly construction involved integrating of geotextile fabric between the road and the ground by employing a fill technique that ensures projection of the permafrost. Experts claim this to be one of the flagship projects that the regional geosynthetics marketplace has lately witnessed, given the fact it is Canada’s first ever road linking the country’s Artic coast with the towns of Inuvik, which until now were only accessible by airplane.
  • Citing another noteworthy instance in geosynthetics industry- recently the national airport in Minsk has made to the headlines with the announcement of its plan of renovating the primary runway. Amidst the various initiatives implemented by the regional government under this runway reinforcement project, it is reported that the new runway would comprise of a base layer that is reinforced with Multitex PET from Machina. Allegedly, these geotextile-geogrid materials manufactured by Machina not only deliver excellent runway reinforcement but also ensure proper drainage support and soil separation.

A glimpse into the competitive landscape of geosynthetics market

The commercial production of geosynthetics involves raw materials like PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, EPDM, and Polyester. Thus, it is quite conspicuous that any fluctuations in the price trend of these intermediates would have a direct impact on the revenue graph of geosynthetics industry, on account of their extensive demand from other burgeoning domains.  Companies partaking in geosynthetics market, in a bid to respond to this challenge, are increasingly focusing on production capacity enhancement and strategic collaborations to expand their business beyond regions. For instance, toward the end of last year, Groupe Solmax, the Canadian based geosynthetics market giant, acquired Quebec headquartered GSE Environmental from a private equity firm named Littlejohn & Co. and funds owned by investment manager, Strategic Value Partners.

Amidst such a backdrop where smart construction, a blend of operational efficiency and environmental viability, has become the prime focus of civil engineering sector, it is undeniable that geosynthetics industry is yet to unfold a slew of opportunities. Add to it, the stringent environmental norms enforced by international regulatory bodies like EPA and REACH on constructional projects will further play their cards in complementing the overall business growth in the coming years. As per Global Market Insights, Inc., in terms of commercialization, global geosynthetics market size is slated to exceed a valuation of USD 12 billion by 2024.

Author Name : Satarupa De

Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Market to perceive hefty remuneration from lamination segment over 2017-2024, product innovations to characterize global industry landscape

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Over the recent years, polyvinyl butyral (PVB) market size has been amplifying at an exceptional pace owing to PVB’s extensive deployment by a host of prominent and high-growth industries including automotive and transportation, building and construction, and defense to name a few. Owing to PVB’s commendable properties, which include high strength, improved impact resistance ability, and toughness, the polymer has been increasingly cementing its reputation as a rather crucial component across a range of business verticals. Apparently, it is quite self-evident from the aforementioned declarations that the global polyvinyl butyral industry, which held a rather striking remuneration portfolio in excess of USD 2.3 billion in 2016, is set to garner impressive popularity over the estimated time frame.

U.S. polyvinyl butyral (PVB) market size, by end-user, 2013 – 2024 (USD Million)
U.S. polyvinyl butyral (PVB) market size, by end-user, 2013 - 2024 (USD Million)

Concurrently, it would be prudent to take note of the fact that the foremost industry participants appear to be optimistic regarding the prospective growth of the global polyvinyl butyral market. Apparently, the rising optimism has resulted in innovative product launches by the leading market players, a trend which has favorably influenced the overall polyvinyl butyral industry share. Citing an instance, the European arm of Japan-based specialty chemicals manufacturer Kuraray Co. Limited, Kuraray Europe GmbH (KEG) has recently released a unique plasticizer-free PVB film based on its trademark brand name Mowital®. Reportedly, the latest PVB film has been named as Trosifol® Thin Film, which can be utilized to laminate different materials and can also be used as a thermoplastic interlayer courtesy – its excellent bonding prowess and outstanding optical transparency. Furthermore, according to the renowned polyvinyl butyral market player, the new PVB film is said to possess a slew of novel characteristics such as being non-toxic, transparent, equipped with almost unlimited shelf-life, and has multi-layer structures made of various substrates. Needless to say, such proactive and dynamic product innovations would compel other leading industry players to follow suit and release enhanced versions of their products, which would consequentially boost the fortunes of the polyvinyl butyral industry share in the forthcoming years.

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While elaborating further upon the current polyvinyl butyral market trends, it is quite imperative to take note of the swift expansion of PVB’s application base, which has, in turn, vigorously embellished the growth potential of this business space. Amongst a range of applications of polyvinyl butyral, which includes binders, coatings, acoustic protection, and architectural glazing, the most lucrative application to have emerged over the past few years has been the lamination segment.

The burgeoning demand for laminated safety glass in automobile sector has augmented the growth potential of polyvinyl butyral market share. In this regard, the prominent polyvinyl butyral market giants have been working relentlessly to enhance their existing product portfolio to offer improved laminated safety glasses. To cite an instance, one of the leading polyvinyl butyral industry behemoth, the Eastman Chemical Company has recently introduced Saflex® VIEW ST, an advanced multi-angle wedge interlayer which assists in correcting the head-up displays (HUD) image distortion in complex windscreens and refines the display capability of automotive glass. With the latest interlayer, the wedge angle could be adjusted to broaden the range of driver height and accommodate tall and short drivers. It goes without saying that such moves highlight the growing significance of PVB lamination in automotive windshields, which would eventually propel the polyvinyl butyral industry space over the next seven years of time span. As per estimates, the lamination segment apportioned a significant share of the overall polyvinyl butyral industry size in the year 2016 and is forecast to register a higher annual growth rate, out of all the applications, over the ensuing years.

Improved adhesiveness, recyclability and eco-friendly properties of PVB are likely to open up new growth avenues for the polyvinyl butyral industry biggies, which would eventually contribute toward the rapid growth of this business space over the years ahead. According to estimates, polyvinyl butyral market size is forecast to surpass a total valuation of USD 3.9 billion by 2024.

Author Name : Saif Ali Bepari

Plastic Compounding Market to garner huge profits via automotive application, production capacity expansion to stand as major growth strategy

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The latest scoop that is grabbing the headlines in plastic compounding market is the acquisition plan of Omni Plastics LLC by Celanese Corporations, a deal that is reported to include Omni’s subsidiaries which comprises Mexican distributor, Resinal de Mexico.  Somewhat toward the end of last year, the Dallas-based company has put forth its proposition of purchasing Omni’s engineered materials business, in a bid to stronghold its position in plastic compounding industry. Speaking of the fact, in the past few years, Celanese has been making hefty investments in compounding via internal projects and several acquisition activities in the U.S. and offshore.  As far as the latest deal is concerned, although it is anticipated to get finalized by the first quarter of this year, neither of the concerned parties have yet disclosed anything about the terms of the deal.  However, as per experts’ affirmation, the deal, in all likeliness, would help Celanese streamline its product portfolio in the transformative plastic compounding market, that is slated to cross USD 50 billion by 2024.

U.S. plastic compounding market size, by end-user, 2013 – 2024 (USD Billion)
U.S. plastic compounding market size, by end-user, 2013 - 2024 (USD Billion)

Automotive Sector to emerge as a major growth ground for plastic compounding industry

Thriving in an era where plastic utilization has upscaled almost twentyfold in the last half-century and is expected to double its value in the coming twenty years, overall plastic compounding industry is set to amass remarkable proceeds from diversified domains, the automotive sector in particular. In fact, automotive applications alone have pegged a valuation of USD 10 billion in 2016, claims Global Market Insights, Inc. While aviation sector presently procures a lion’s share of lightweight material consumption, it has been forecast that automotive domain would increase the share to 70% by 2030, an estimation shedding a positive light on the plastic compounding market share from automotive sector in the years ahead.

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The burgeoning automotive domain, as it is observed lately, has been making constant efforts to reduce the vehicle weight by replacing metal components with plastic parts.  According to the latest report brought forth by Economics & Statistics Department of American Chemistry Council- in the year 2016, approximately over 14 million lightweight vehicles of U.S. and Canada required more than 4.9 billion pounds of polymer composites and plastics worth of USD 5.7 billion. It has been further reported that deployment of plastics in US and Canadian light weight vehicles increased by almost 75 million pounds in 2016. Endorsed with a plethora of benefits with regards to fuel consumption, safety, and performance, plastic consumption in automotive sector is bound to overflow in the coming timeframe, which in consequence, would proliferate plastic compounding industry size.

In tandem, governments of both developing as well as developed nations have been increasingly taking encouraging initiatives to reduce harmful vehicular emission, a factor that has further favored plastic compounding market growth from automotive applications. Perhaps marred by the fact that vehicle weight and fuel consumption are inextricably related, light weight vehicles hold a greater chance of meeting these regulations than normal vehicle. Experts claim, every saving of 100 kg weight in vehicle can lead to a reduction of fuel consumption of almost 0.4L/100km from cars and 0.5L/ 100 km in case of light weight trucks. Being in line with the government’s regulations, car manufacturers have been striving hard to replace metal parts with plastics, which is sure to reflect in the overall plastic compounding industry size.

Competitive Scenario

The strategic landscape of plastic compounding industry boasts of a portfolio of renowned biggies like LyondellBasell Industries, A. Schulman, BASF, Dow Chemical, and Solvay.  Amidst the backdrop of sheer competition, production capacity expansion has emerged as a most adopted strategy determining the sustainability quotient for the industry participants. The aforementioned plastic compounding market giants have been increasingly investing in research activities to enhance their production capacity.  Say for instance, A. Schulman, in the year before last, made it to the headlines with the launch of its new Kerpen plant situated in Germany.  Reportedly, in addition to introducing two new production lines, the U.S.  based company had integrated a fully automatic packaging line in the plant.  As recent as in June 2017, BASF, one of the acclaimed player in plastic compounding market has expanded its Schwarzheide site plant capacity to 70000 tons. With leading giants paving the way for more investments in plastic compounding industry, the competitive landscape of this fraternity is undoubtedly going to be one of the most dynamic platforms in the ensuing years.

Author Name : Satarupa De

APAC construction sealants market to depict substantial gains over 2017-2024, consumer demand for evolving aesthetics to drive the industry growth

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Construction sealants market has been experiencing exponential growth since the last few years, driven by the fact that sealants effectively protect buildings against external corroding forces and seal off apertures that can cause a building to lose its heating or cooling capacities. Riding mainly on the parameter of energy efficiency, construction sealants market size is likely to increase massively over the next few years, given that these sealants help fend off dust, pollution, noise and other undesirable elements out of the building. With the industrial, commercial and residential construction spheres expanding at an appreciable rate, it is inevitable for the revenue graph of construction sealants industry to depict an upward trajectory as well. Reliable statistics stand testimony to the aforementioned fact – in 2016, construction sealants market size was pegged at USD 4.5 billion, and is expected to uphold an equally impressive revenue projection in the forecast period of 2017-2024.

U.S. Construction Sealants Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)
U.S. Construction Sealants Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)

Government initiatives for decreasing emissions and establishing a greener planet is one of principal driving forces of construction sealants market, given that efficient sealing provides better insulation, thereby saving energy. Increase in consumer awareness regarding energy conservation for lower power bills has also stimulated the construction sealants market. It is important to note that construction sealants are not effective for merely energy conservation but also noise reduction and moisture control. With massive growth in urbanization and a subsequent change in home construction styles, consumers are increasingly preferring to keep the bustle of the city out of their homes, the necessity of which is fulfilled with the help of proper sealings.  Wet areas in the building such as bathrooms and kitchens also require effective sealing so that the moisture from these areas does not damage the other areas of the building. On that note, it is prudent to mention that construction sealants industry is expected to register a CAGR of 3.1% from the kitchen and sanitary sealing segment. Apart from wet area sealings, application of sealants in flooring and joining is also expected to bolster the growth of construction sealants market. In fact, as these heavy-duty sealants provide high mechanical resistance and effective moisture barrier, in addition to ensuring compatibility between different building materials, construction sealants market size from flooring & joining applications has been forecast to record a growth rate of 4% over 2017-2024.

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With the surge in modernized designs and evolving aesthetics, buildings are being made of not only traditional materials but with a mixture of glass, aluminum and steel that require different sealing techniques than their predecessors. Therefore, the construction sealants industry is receiving major stimulus from the structural glazing application of sealants that is projected to exceed $3 billion by 2024. Structural glazing provides ease of application of construction sealants over glass, windows and aluminum structural parts. Furthermore, they are eco-friendly and cost effective, providing a further stimulus to construction sealants market share.

Construction sealants market is projected to witness major growth in Asia Pacific, given the fact that the continent is one of the pivotal hubs for the growth of the construction industry, especially across the emerging economies of China and India. Financial assistance provided by the regional governments and the rising living standards have stimulated the commercial as well as residential construction industry in these countries, which has in turn stimulated the construction sealants market. As per estimates, APAC construction sealants industry is predicted to surpass USD 2.5 billion by 2024.

Reasonably speaking, there are indeed, other materials that can make buildings more corrosion resistant and increase water impermeability. However, construction sealants are still a highly favored option as they have a lower VOC content and are more flexible in their structure. Key industry players like 3M, Sika AG, Dow Corning, Bostik and Tremco are conducting extensive research and development programs to bring better construction sealants to the market that will be more elastic in nature and will allow joint movements, more gap filling and have a quick drying time. With expansion of the construction industry and addition of innovative sealant types, construction sealants industry is projected to witness consumption of over 700 kilo tons by 2024.

Author Name : Paroma Bhattacharya

Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) market to collect considerable revenue from electronics applications, growing importance of biomedical application to fuel product demand

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The growing number of innovations and R&D programs across the polymer space have had a profound impact on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) market size. Pertaining to the inert and highly water-resistant characteristics of LCP, this polymer is being prominently used for encapsulation of electronics components, electronics packaging, and as a base material for neural prosthetic devices on large scale, which has led to LCP industry size being pegged at USD 375 million in 2016. Taking into account its numerous benefits, leading electronics equipment manufacturers are investing heavily in research and development activities to enhance the performance of electronic devices. For instance, the U.S. based smartphone manufacturer, Apple has upgraded its iPhone models with liquid crystal antennas, that would help improve the transmission speed of LTE data. Ongoing developments in the electronics & media industry such as the aforementioned are certain to push liquid crystal polymer industry share over the years ahead. Moreover, LCP is one of the 3D quantum liquid crystals, which has been touted to transform the future of computers, owing to its high speed, compatibility with a micro-fabrication process, and flexibility. In addition to this, nowadays, LCP has become one of the primary components in aerospace and automotive applications, where high heat deflection is required, pertaining to its properties such as lower coefficient of thermal expansion, abrasion resistance, and high mechanical strength, which would further drive LCP industry size.

Germany Liquid Crystal Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)
Germany Liquid Crystal Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)

LCP’s numerous benefits stand to be one of the main driving forces of liquid crystal polymer market. On these grounds, several research institutes are taking initiatives to improve the applicability of material for space applications. Recently, the Earth Science Technology Office of NASA provided funding to numerous researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology to evaluate LCP material electronics applications in space – a research project that would have considerable impact on liquid crystal polymer industry share. LCP can be incorporated in several electronics circuits, as it is ultra-thin (like plastic), can even be molded in any shape, and performs well in critical temperatures and intense radiation. One of the senior research engineers at Glenn Research Center of NASA has added that on the grounds of its properties, LCP has replaced other conventional materials for manufacturing circuit boards and antennas in high-frequency applications. The growing popularity of flexible liquid crystal polymer antennas will thus have a significant impact on LCP market outlook over the years ahead.

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Since the last few years, computer hardware manufacturers are continuously investing in LCP production to develop products that would prove useful in numerous end-use domains. Noctua, the Austria based computer cooling equipment manufacturer, has recently announced its next-gen 120 mm, A-series fan at the Computex 2017 – these impellers are manufactured from LCP and call for lesser fan vibration, little fan creep, and strict tolerances. Introducing impellers of LCP material may lead to the generation of numerous opportunities for LCP industry giants, owing to the material’s high stiffness, rigidity, and tensile strength, and the fact that impellers are widely used in myriad applications.

Speaking about the future scope of LCP, it would be prudent to mention that recently, a groundbreaking research had been unearthed in LCP market. Certain research communities detected that an artificial iris developed from light crystal polymer has the capability to respond similar to the human eye. Unquestionably, this discovery would generate new opportunities for the biggies in liquid crystal polymer (LCP) market, enabling them to penetrate the field of ophthalmology. Further on, discoveries such as the above have even been forecast to propel liquid crystal polymer (LCP) industry size, which according to Global Market Insights, Inc., will surpass a revenue collection of USD 650 million by the end of 2024.

Author Name : Sunil Hebbalkar