Solar Cells Market Outlook: Global measures to reduce environmental pollution and enhance power efficiency to boost the industry growth over 2016-2024

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Strict legislations to check environmental pollution along with high popularity of clean fuel technologies is expected to push solar cells market growth over the next few years. Moreover, favorable government policies promoting solar cells installations as a part of its energy conserving initiative/strategy along with it being an effective tool for electricity/power generation, will spur the industry growth. High demand for off grid electricity plus diminishing costs of solar cell components, is projected to drive the market trends over the coming timeframe. According to Global Market Insights, Inc. research study, “Solar cells market size is expected to record significant gains of 12% over the period of 2016-2024.” Effective measures to provide uninterrupted as well as clean power supply to off-grid and remote locations having poor access to electric supply, is anticipated to significantly drive the solar cells industry growth.

U.S. Solar Cells Market size, by product, 2013 -2024 (USD Million)
U.S. Solar Cells Market size, by product, 2013 -2024 (USD Million)

Based on the technology trends, solar cells market is classified into thin film cells, crystalline silicone cells, and ultra-thin film cells. Thin film solar cells industry, valued at over USD 8 billion in 2015, is expected to experience a significant growth over the coming years, owing to its efficient functioning ability. Crystalline silicone cells technology is projected to register a considerable growth over the coming seven years, driven by its lower component costs. Ultra-thin film solar cells market value, worth USD 3 million in 2015, is expected to witness a lucrative growth over the coming seven years as a result its high efficiency & lightweight features.

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Solar cells find extensive applications across residential, utility, and commercial sectors. Rising popularity of standalone systems along with heavy demand for rooftops are expected to boost the industry growth across residential sector. Solar cells industry size in the commercial sector is expected to grow considerably over 2016-2024, driven by a great urge for generating clean and reliable power.

Considering the product trends, the industry is segmented into Cadmium Telluride, Polycrystalline, Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide, Monocrystalline, and Amorphous Silicon. Polycrystalline solar cells market revenue is anticipated to grow noticeably over the next few years, driven by lower costs coupled with its enhanced use across commercial and residential sectors.

Below are the regional highlights pertaining to solar cells industry over 2016-2024

  • Rising preference for using renewable energy along with stringent measures towards reduction of GHG emissions has contributed considerably towards Europe solar cells industry growth. UK is expected to be a major regional revenue contributor.
  • North America solar cells market will experience an impressive/notable growth over the coming years, led by strict rules to reduce power consumption along with preservation of green environment. U.S. is forecast to be a key regional revenue pocket.
  • Government schemes promoting sustainable energy use along with favorable policies such as tax benefits as well as net metering are expected to accelerate Asia Pacific solar cells industry growth over the coming years. China, Australia, and India are projected to drive the regional growth.
  • High requirement for off-grid power supply is expected to drive MEA solar cells market size considerably over the next few years, with South Africa expected to make significant contributions towards the regional share.
  • LATAM solar cells industry is predicted to observe a high surge over the coming seven years, driven by high application/use of the solar cells technology across rapidly expanding utility and commercial (construction) projects. Brazil and Chile are expected to contribute heavily towards the regional revenue.

Key industry participants include Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, SunPower Corporation, Yingli Solar Energy Company, Jinko Solar Photovoltaics Company, Moser Baer India Limited, Trina Solar, First Solar Inc., Sunedison Inc., Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, SolarWorld Photovoltaics Company, GreenBrilliance, and Indosolar Company.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

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Anti-Corrosion Coatings market outlook: Energy sector to be the prominent revenue contributor

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Anti-Corrosion Coatings Market, having attained a revenue of USD 12 billion in 2015, is all poised to witness substantial gains owing to its applications across oil & gas, chemical manufacturing, power generation, aerospace, infrastructure, and marine sectors. According to Global Market Insights, Inc. “Anti-Corrosion Coatings Market size is estimated to witness a CAGR of 5% over the period of 2016-2025.”  These coatings are widely used as cost-effective solutions for protecting the metal surface from the weathering effects which will notably influence the anti-corrosion coatings industry trends.

U.S Anti-Corrosion Coatings Market size, by product, 2015 & 2025 (USD Million)

U.S Anti-Corrosion Coatings Market size, by product, 2015 & 2025 (USD Million)  

Powder based coatings, water-based coatings, and solvent-based coatings are some of the notable modes of application of the anti-corrosion coatings. Water based anti-corrosion coatings market will exhibit an annual growth rate of more than 4.5% over the coming period of 2016 to 2025, driven by the favorable government norms emphasizing on the usage of low volatile organic compound as an ingredient in the anti-corrosion coatings.

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Anti-corrosion coatings find extensive set of applications across various end-use sectors such as oil & gas, transport, shipbuilding, energy, and infrastructure. Global oil & gas equipment sector is anticipated to reach USD 278 billion by 2025. The expansion of this sector will create a positive roadmap for the anti-corrosion coatings industry, owing to its water proofing and corrosion resistance ability in oil storage tanks and in drilling pipes. Anti-corrosion coatings industry share in the energy sector is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5% over the period of 2016-2025.  The ability of these coatings to protect the surface against changing atmospheric conditions will drive its applications across hydropower, coal, biomass, solar power, and nuclear sector.

Shipbuilding is another lucrative application sector in anti-corrosion coatings industry which is predicted to witness a significant surge in the coming seven years. The ability of these coatings to provide corrosion protection, UV stability, anti-static, and durability effect to the ship surface will propel the anti-corrosion coatings market size across marine applications.

Favorable governments norms pertaining to the infrastructural developments will bring heavy gains in the anti-corrosion coatings market in the coming years. The superior properties of coatings such as UV resistance, heat resistance, anti-corrosion, superior bonding & structural strength coupled with low costs will contribute towards fueling the anti-corrosion coatings market share.

Based on the product segment, anti-corrosion market size mainly comprises acrylic, chlorinated rubber, polyurethane, zinc, epoxy, and alkyd. Epoxy anti-corrosion coatings industry dominated the product segment in 2015 and is anticipated to grow significantly by recording a rate of 4.5% by 2025, owing to its notable corrosion resistance and excellent abrasive characteristics. Polyurethane based products collected a revenue of USD 3 billion in 2015 and will generate heavy demand over the coming timeline. The features such as broad color, shiny appearance, and anti-corrosive characteristics will fuel the demand for polyurethane anti-corrosion coatings.

Asia Pacific anti-corrosion coatings market share is anticipated to register an annual growth rate of 5% over the coming eight years. The growth can be attributed to the expanding construction sector across this region. Additionally, growing popularity of anti-corrosion coatings, lower wages, and rise in shipping activities will further fuel the regional trends. India, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and Korea will be the major revenue pockets of the APAC anti-corrosion coatings industry size.

North America collected a revenue of USD 15 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow significantly over the coming years, owing to the high investment in the defense sector along with expanding oil & gas industry. U.S. will contribute noticeably towards the regional growth.

RPM International Incorporation, AkzoNobel, Hempel Group, Valspar Company, PPG Industries, Valspar Company, Ashland, Axalta Coating Systems, AICA Kogyo Company Limited, Chugoku Marine Paints Limited, BASF SE, Chugoku Marine Paints Limited, PPG Industries, and Nippon Paints are some prominent industry participants in the anti-corrosion coatings market.

Author NameSunil Hebbalkar

U.S. industrial boiler market to gain much of its overall valuation from the food & beverage sector by 2024

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U.S. Industrial Boiler Markethas recently witnessed Miura showcasing its range of efficient, reliable, and safe industrial boilers at the AHR Expo 2018. The company, a prominent player of the U.S. industrial boiler industry and a global leader in innovative steam boiler technology, has lately emerged as the choicest of companies chosen across the U.S. and Canada for boiler installation and maintenance. Miura’s product spectrum has undoubtedly triggered a competitive storm in U.S. industrial boiler market, for the simple reason that the company is fanatically meticulous about ensuring the production of safe and reliable systems with high efficiency for its clientele, ranging from food and beverage processors, brewers and distillers, and hospitals, to metal processing firms, paper mills, and textile/carpet manufacturers. Having categorically been labelled as one of most lucrative hubs for industrial growth, the U.S. today stands nearly at the focal point as far as energy sector is concerned. Consequently, U.S. industrial boiler market, despite being a very niche segment, has emerged as one of most profitable verticals of the global boiler industry. As a matter of fact, in 2016, the U.S. industrial boiler market size was recorded at a modest USD 450 million, pertaining to the product’s widespread demand across the chemical and food sectors.

   U.S. Industrial Boiler Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)
 U.S. Industrial Boiler Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)

 

U.S. industrial boiler market trends from the food & beverage sector

The food & beverage domain stands as one of the most remunerative end-use verticals for U.S. industrial boiler industry. Boilers, being typically used for providing thermal energy, improving efficiency, reducing fuel wastage, increasing heated water quality, prevention of fouling, balancing mineral content, and many more related functions in the F&B sector, are undeniably one of most indispensable equipment in food companies. In consequence, this has provided a major impetus to U.S. industrial boiler market size from the F&B sector. Not to mention, the U.S. food industry can indeed be enlisted among one of the most lucrative business spheres in the country, already having recorded its name in the billion-dollar space. Subject to the rapidly changing lifestyles and meal consumption habits, coupled with rising number of investments in novel food processing units that demand the installation of highly productive boilers, U.S. industrial boiler market size is indeed likely to witness a major boost over 2017-2024 from the food & beverage applications alone. Estimates claim that the F&B sector had accounted for over 10% of the installed capacity of U.S. industrial boiler industry, and may hold quite some share percentage in the ensuing years as well.

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While the food and beverage sector indeed holds pivotal importance as a profitable end-use domain for U.S. industrial boiler market as far as revenue generation is concerned, it is prudent to mention that these products are being used across other business spheres as well, such as the chemical, metals, and the paper sectors. As on today, the primary goal of most business players revolves around GHG emission reduction and environmental safety. Evidently, companies partaking in U.S. industrial boiler industry share have also been attempting to replace the fuel source in industrial boilers so as to achieve a carbon-free operational process.

An instance validating the aforementioned pointer is that Monolith Materials, a next-gen manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black, has recently signed a deal with the Nebraska Public Power District – Nebraska’s biggest electric utility, that aims to replace its current coal-fired boiler with a hydrogen-fired boiler at the Sheldon Station plant, Hallam, in Nebraska. Reportedly, the new industrial boiler will be designed to generate 125 MW electricity that would be sufficient to power around 150,000 households. The deal would indeed mark major significance in U.S. industrial boiler market, given that it would not only enhance the production capacity at the Nebraska utility, but would also help considerably reduce carbon and GHG emissions. Riding along the hallmark of the same, other companies are expected to undertake pivotal steps to replace the fuel source with one that is environment-friendly. Indeed, this would provide numerous growth opportunities for U.S. industrial boiler industry players, and would simultaneously help augment the revenue graph of this regional business sphere. Incidentally, analysts forecast the U.S. industrial boiler market size to be pegged at USD 600 million by 2024

Author Name : Saipriya Iyer

Zonal Isolation Market: Increasing drilling activities across the globe to stimulate the industry growth over 2016-2024

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The graph of Zonal Isolation Market is expected to display a high surge over the next few years, pushed by growing number of drilling operations carried out across the offshore and onshore destinations. Technological innovations have helped the industry players explore new oil & gas wells and this has significantly contributed towards the industry growth. Increase in number of shale gas exploration along with heavy crude oil demand due to high energy requirements, will propel zonal isolation industry growth in the near future. As per Global Market Insights, Inc., “Zonal Isolation market size is forecast to touch USD 31.18 billion by 2024.

Moreover, rise in the number of drilling rigs across the globe is projected to increase the demand for exploration and production of oil & gas wells, thereby driving the industry trends over the coming timeframe. For instance, world drilling rig count improved by 74 units in July 2016 in comparison to June 2016. In fact, the U.S. rig count had numbered to 449 rigs from 32 rigs while Canada contributed nearly 31 units to 94 rigs. Developed countries like the U.S. and Canada are investing heavily in oil & gas exploration projects which is expected to drive the zonal isolation industry growth over the next few years.

U.S. Zonal Isolation Market Size, By Application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

U.S. Zonal Isolation Market Size, By Application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

Offshore sector is a major application area, projected to offer high growth opportunities for zonal isolation industry over the coming seven years. As per the research, offshore application is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% over the coming timeframe, driven by huge investments in the exploration and production activities carried out offshore. Moreover, zonal isolation market share in onshore sector, will experience a high growth, due to the enormous rise in onshore drilling activities.

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Below are the regional trends influencing zonal isolation industry over 2016-2024

  • Rise in number of shale gas exploration activities along with high requirements for oil & gas is expected to spur Europe zonal isolation market growth over the coming years. UK and Norway are expected to be the major regional revenue contributors.
  • Middle East & Africa zonal isolation market is projected to witness significant gains of 6.53% over 2016-2024, driven by rise in regional drilling rig count. Iran and Saudi Arabia are projected to be the major regional revenue pockets.
  • North America zonal isolation industry will attain maximum growth over the coming seven years, driven by rise in the number of drilling offshore activities along with the discovery of unexplored oil & gas basins/reserves. U.S. is expected to contribute substantially towards the regional share.
  • Zonal isolation industry will obtain optimum growth across the nations such as China, Canada, UAE, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil, driven by the increase in oil & gas exploration and production activities.

Market players will try to enhance their ROI through technological innovations, R&D investments, and strategic alliances. Key industry players include TAM International, Expro International Group Holdings Limited, Schlumberger Limited, Tendeka, FMC Technologies, Baker Hughes, Weatherford International, Halliburton Company, Superior Energy Services, C&J Energy Services Incorporation, and Oilsery.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

Plating on Plastics (POP) market to procure commendable proceeds from the automotive sector, Asia Pacific to emerge as a prominent regional contender over 2018-2024

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Plating on Plastics (POP) industry has generated a decent momentum over the past few years with automotive industry taking a major share credit. Plastics play an important role in vehicle design, topping the vehicle differentiation criteria, an obvious reason for OEMs to contribute heavily towards the POP market share. Moreover, the aesthetic appeal of the vehicles is notably influencing the buying probability of the automobiles, which has further led to augmented POP industry trends. Plating on plastics further imparts the vehicles with corrosion and wear resistant properties, which will expand its application area in the automotive sector.

U.S. Plating on Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2017 & 2024, (Million Square Meters)
U.S. Plating on Plastic Market Size, By Application, 2017 & 2024, (Million Square Meters)

The expanding polymer industry and its growing use in automobile sector will also generate heavy growth opportunities for the POP market players. Polymers which account for almost 15-20% of the overall car weight, play a vital role in determining the vehicle efficiency, making the manufacturers to deploy high-performance and lightweight polymers in the vehicles. The extensive deployment of substrates such as ABS, PET, PEI, and PBT is certain to augment the commercialization potential of POP market.

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In addition to this, the growing emphasis on curtailing the carbon emissions via automobiles will also expand the POP industry outlook over the coming years. Light-weight vehicles are appraised to perform better in terms of efficiency and lesser carbon emissions, which will increase the adoption of POP by the manufacturers. As per estimates, automotive applications accounted for a considerable proportion of the overall POP industry share in 2017. Driven by the rising fuel prices, automotive manufacturers have now come to produce fuel efficient vehicles with reduced weight on account of lightweight composites. This has, in consequence, led to a massive transformation in POP industry outlook from the automotive sector, with the increasing use of plastic plating not only by the OEMs, but also to a decent extent by the aftermarket. As per estimates, plating on plastics (POP) market share from automotive applications is likely to register a CAGR of 6.5% over 2018-2024.

Asia Pacific is slated to emerge as a prominent region participating in the plating on plastics market growth. Expanding automotive industry in APAC and favorable regional regulations will draw the attention of the manufacturers to extend their regional base in APAC countries. China, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia are likely to emerge as a pivotal growth grounds for the APAC POP industry. Estimates claim that Asia Pacific plating on plastics market size if likely to be valued at USD 230 million by 2024, driven by the rapidly growing automotive industry, rising disposable incomes, and the extraordinarily high demand for commercial and passenger vehicles among the masses.

Plating on plastics (POP) industry is on the verge of a major drift, based on the regulations imposed regarding the use of chrome based plating. The major industry players such as Dow Electronic Materials, Enthone, etc. are taking measures towards developing alternatives to offer plating solutions optimizing the aesthetic appeal and corrosion resistance of the vehicles. For instance, Dow Electronic Materials has developed ECOPOSIT™ CF-800 chromium-free etch, abiding by the regulatory norms set by REACH.

POP industry is poised to see interesting developments over the coming years, as it forays into the specialty chemicals market. The market players are likely to enter into strategic collaborations with the specialty chemicals manufacturers to reduce the raw material cost and enable backward integration process. The market is highly fragmented with Bolta Werke, SRG Global, Sarrel Group, and Xinpoint accounting for the top players. An intense competition is on the cards over the coming years, with chemical and process providers sharing the POP business space.

Author NameShikha Sinha

Defoamers market outlook: Heavy demand across pulp & paper sector to influence the industry growth over 2016-2024

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Defoamers market is expected to display a remarkable growth over the next few years, driven by its wide applications across pulp & paper, water treatment, food & beverages, and paints & coating sectors. Global pulp & paper sector, whose revenue was estimated at over USD 550 billion in 2015, is projected to observe a high growth over the next few years. As per Global Market Insights, Inc., reports “Defoamers industry size is forecast to reach a revenue margin of USD 4.3 billion by 2024.” In addition to this, wastewater treatment chemicals market size, which is escalating rapidly is also a chief growth factor for the defoamers industry share. Food sector, where application of defoamers is gaining high popularity, owing to its use as an additive to prevent formation of foam in ready-to-eat foods will not only drive the defoamers industry, but will also supplement the food additives market growth significantly.

Major products in the defoamers business space are classified as oil-based, water-based, and silicone-based products. Water-based defoamers market is likely to witness a rapid growth over the coming timeframe, having attained a revenue of over USD 550 million in 2015.  The growth can be attributed to the high environmental benefits provided by the product. High product demand across pulp & paper sector is expected to boost silicone-based defoamers industry growth over the coming seven years.

U.S. Defoamers Market size, by application, 2015 & 2024 (USD Million)

Pulp & Paper is a major application area, predicted to create lucrative growth opportunities for defoamers market over the next few years. As per the research study, pulp & paper application is likely to witness a significant surge over the period of 2016-2024, driven by the rising demand across end-user sectors such as stationery and packaging. Water treatment sector, which is estimated to grow at a rate of 4.5% over the period of 2016-2024, will drive defoamers industry growth in the near future. Rising concerns over the pollution of environment and water bodies are expected to encourage the growth.

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Below are the regional highlights pertaining to the defoamers industry over 2016-2024

  • Asia Pacific defoamers industry, which accounted for 35% of the overall revenue in 2015, is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over coming timeframe. Rapidly expanding agrochemicals and pulp & paper sectors are expected to drive the regional growth. Malaysia, China, Indonesia, and India are expected to be the key regional revenue contributors
  • North America defoamers market size is expected to witness a moderate growth over the coming seven years, surpassing USD 800 million by 2024
  • Europe defoamers market value estimated at USD 650 million in 2015, is expected to experience lucrative growth over the next few years, driven by emerging packaging sector in the region

Key industry participants include Evonik Industries, Bluestar Silicones, Wacker Chemie AG, Dow Corning Corporation, Ashland Incorporation, Air Products & Chemicals Incorporation, Clariant, and BASF SE.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

Hydrogen peroxide market outlook: Escalating paper and pulp industry to stimulate the market growth: Trends & Forecast-2024

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Hydrogen Peroxide Market will exhibit an upward trend over the coming years, with the urge to maintain the environment sustainability and the rising pressure to minimize plastic wastes globally. Increasing awareness for eco-friendly packing process and recycled paper will stimulate the hydrogen peroxide market outlook notably. The packaging industry is focusing towards flexible packaging material than plastics to cater to the growing demand. Moreover, consumption of paper across the globe influencing the global paper & pulp industry has been a strong driving factor for the growth of the hydrogen peroxide market. According to Global Market Insights, Inc. “Hydrogen Peroxide Market size is estimated to witness a CAGR of 5% over the period of 2016-2024.”

Increasing adoption of (HPPO) hydrogen peroxide propylene oxide process will further fuel the demand for its key raw material i.e. hydrogen peroxide in the coming years. Companies such as Dow Chemicals, BASF SE, and Solvay have collaborated to use the HPPO technology. Furthermore, the use of electronic grade hydrogen peroxide in etching of semiconductors boards will have a dynamic impact on the hydrogen peroxide industry revenue trends. Companies such as Evonik and Solvay have commercialized the electronics grade variants and are investing intensively in the research and development.

U.S Hydrogen Peroxide Market size, by end-user, 2015 & 2024 (USD Million)
 U.S Hydrogen Peroxide Market size, by end-user, 2015 & 2024 (USD Million)

Asia Pacific dominated with 50% of the global hydrogen market in 2015 with a revenue of over USD 2,000 million and is predicted to substantially acquire the market share in the coming timeframe. APAC hydrogen peroxide market growth, lead by China will exhibit a 6% CAGR over 2016-2024, driven by indulgent government norms and cheap workforce.

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Based on end-use, hydrogen peroxide industry finds extensive application across Paper & Pulp, Waste Water Treatment, Chemical, and Mining. Hydrogen peroxide market size in chemical sector is projected to surpass a revenue of USD 2,000 million by 2024. This sector will observe escalating gains over the coming years, owing to HPPO process and increase in usage of propylene oxide in commercial products like synthetic emollients, flame retardants, drilling chemicals for oil fields etc.

Paper and pulp industry, dominating the global market share by 40% in 2015, is expected to record a CAGR of 5% over the period of 2016-2024, owing to its increasing demand for stationery and recycled paper. This lucrative sector may consume hydrogen peroxide worth USD 2500 million in the coming seven years.

Another sector witnessing heavy gains in the hydrogen peroxide industry is the waste water treatment industry. This industry will observe escalating growth at a rate of 5.5% over the period of 2016-2024. Government regulations for waste water treatments in industry and environmental protection are the attributing factors for the industry growth.

North America and Europe hydrogen peroxide market report are expected to cross USD 1,000 million by 2024. However, strict regulations by REACH, EPA, FDA and OSHA will shift the focus of the manufacturers to Asia Pacific regions.

Notable hydrogen peroxide industry participants are AkzoNobel, Arkema, Gujarat Alkalies, Solvay S.A., Kemira Oyj, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals, and Evonik Industries.

Author NameOjaswita Kutepatil