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Expanding transport industry to offer high growth prospects for coated fabrics market

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Extensive use of coated fabrics in manufacturing air bags as well as seat covers in automotive sector along with strict government norms addressing the safety concerns of factory workers is expected to drive global coated fabrics market growth. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Coated fabrics market share worth USD 18 billion in 2015, is predicted to reach USD 27.4 billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 4% over 2016-2024.” Growing demand for coated fabrics from OEMs to manufacture motor vehicle upholstery, convertible tops, spare tire covers, headliners, and heavy-truck covers is predicted to boost the industry growth over the next few years.

U.S. Coated Fabrics Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

U.S. Coated Fabrics Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

Growing vehicle sales in Thailand, Indonesia, China, and India are expected to enhance the popularity of coated fabrics in automotive sector. Consistent efforts to improve the aesthetic appearance of seat cover designs are expected to boost the product demand over coming years. Global industrial protective clothing expenditure worth USD 5 billion in 2015, is anticipated to grow at a rate of 14% over the period of 2016-2024, owing to favorable government policies ensuring employee safety in industries. Food processing, medical, agriculture, defense, law enforcement, and chemical processing industries provide protective clothing to their workers to protect them from heat, biological pollutants, chemicals, and ecological hazards.

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Coated fabrics find myriad applications in protective clothing, furniture, and transport sectors. Coated fabrics market size in transport industry worth USD 6 billion in 2015, is expected to witness a high growth over the period of 2016-2024 owing to its increasing use in marines, automobiles, and aviation sectors. Its application in protective clothing sector is expected to grow at a rate of 4% over 2016-2024. The growth can be attributed to standardized factory regulations ensuring worker safety by mandating the use of protective clothing for workers to protect them from accidents occurring during the working hours. Coated fabrics application in furniture industry worth USD 1.9 billion in 2015, is projected to witness a high surge over the period of 2016-2024.

Major coated fabric products comprise fabric backed wall coverings, polymer coated fabrics, and rubber coated fabrics. Polymer coated fabrics market price worth USD 17 billion in 2015, is expected to witness significant growth over the coming eight years owing to high demand for air bags and protective clothing in manufacturing industries. Rubber coated fabrics industry size is forecast to exceed USD 2 billion by 2024, driven by its favorable properties such as elasticity, durability, and resistance to degradation. High product demand can also be attributed to its growing application in food conveyor belts, gymnasium mats, storage bags, aprons, lifeboats, truck covers, and protective garments. Fabric wall backed covering market is projected to witness a noticeable growth over the coming years due to heavy spending on public infrastructure and growing consumer inclination towards home interiors.

Europe coated fabrics industry size worth USD 3 billion in 2015, is expected to witness a considerable growth over the period of 2016-2024. Strict government compliances related to worker safety coupled with standardized norms associated with passenger safety are expected to drive the regional growth. Germany, UK, and France are the major regional revenue contributors.

Asia Pacific market is predicted to record a CAGR of 4% over 2016-2024, owing to its growing demand in transport industry and protective clothing applications. Furthermore, the growth can also be credited to the presence of many manufacturing firms in the region. Malaysia, China, India, and South Korea are predicted to contribute substantially towards the regional growth over the coming years.

North America market is forecast to witness a noticeable growth over the coming eight years, due to growing product demand in the automotive industry along with large-scale use of protective clothing in oil & chemical industries. U.S. is expected to be a major contributor towards the regional share.

Latin America coated fabrics industry is projected to witness highest gains over 2016-2024 owing to high growth of motor vehicle industry. Brazil and Argentina are predicted to make substantial revenue contributions in the near future.

Middle East & Africa (MEA) market is expected to grow considerably over the period of 2016-2024 due to the presence of large construction projects along with strict rules regarding worker   safety in factories. UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are expected to drive the regional growth.

Market players will try to increase their revenue through product & technology innovation and mergers & acquisitions. Key industry participants include Takata Corporation, Omnova Solutions Incorporation, Trelleborg AB, Saint-Gobain, and Canadian General Tower Limited.

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Asia Pacific to lead the global glycerol market with revenue estimations of USD 1.4 billion by 2022

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Biodiesel and Oleochemical manufacturing has expanded the Glycerol market which is forecast to cross a revenue of USD 3.04 billion by 2022, as per the study by Global Market Insights, Inc. In 2015, Biodiesel accounted for approximately 68% of the total glycerol production. Biodiesel is said to be the most significant production source for glycerol and is anticipated to produce 2700 kilo tons of glycerol by 2022. Besides, the other prominent source, the oleochemicals are anticipated to exceed 20 million tons by 2022.

Global Glycerol market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% over the period of 2015-2022, mainly driven by its applications across various industries such as Personal Care & Pharmaceuticals, Alkyd Resins, Food & Beverages, etc. Glycerol applications in personal care & pharmaceuticals accounted for 38% of the total market share in 2015 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.5% over 2015-2022. The growth will mainly be driven by healing and nutritional properties offered by glycerol along with the improved lifestyle and health awareness of the consumers.

Europe glycerol market size, by application, 2012-2022 (Kilo tons)

Europe glycerol market size, by application, 2012-2022 (Kilo tons)

Glycerol applications in Alkyd resin will also witness significant surge over the coming timeframe due to its wide set of applications in synthetic paints industry such as enamels, varnishes, protective coatings, etc. The glycerol market in alkyd resin application segment is likely to exceed USD 400 million by 2022.

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Food and beverage industry will also witness huge adoption of glycerol in the coming years owing to its use in food preservatives, solvents, sweeteners, and humectants. Glycerol applications in this sector is anticipated to exceed a volume of 500 kilotons by 2022, registering a CAGR of 7% from 2015-2022. The application has also seen significant growth after declaration of glycerol as food additive by European Union Food Standard Agency.

The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the global glycerol market with revenue estimations of USD 1.4 billion by 2022. Increase in construction spending, growing alkyd resin demand, and presence of large oleochemical base are key factors to drive the regional growth. The glycerol production in APAC through fatty alcohol production source is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8% over 2015-2022.

The U.S glycerol market size is projected to exceed 700 kilotons by 2022. The growth is mainly driven by huge demand from the personal care & pharmaceutical industries which accounted for 38% of the overall market share. Europe glycerol market is anticipated to surpass 1190 kilotons by 2022, with biodiesel being the prominent production source.

The market is consolidated and integrated owing to the high priced raw materials. Key market participants include Wilmar International, Emery Oleochemicals, KL Kepong, Dow Chemical, Solvay SA, P&G, BASF, Croda International, Godrej Industries, Evonik, Archer Daniel Midland, Vitusa Products, Inc, United Coconut Chemicals, and Ecogreen Oleochemicals.

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Global Bio Vanillin Market to exceed USD 19 million by 2023

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The scientific know-how era we are living in today is advancing in every aspect. The rising population and adoption of technology by people has brought a hi-tech revolution across all the industries. The urge for something better and of course cheaper is growing widely. Right from the information technology used at a global level to the food and beverages essential for our day to day lives, science has taken over.

A paradigm shift can be seen from the use of synthetic product towards the bio-renewable products, pertaining to the health consciousness of the consumers. This major concern is primarily effecting the food & beverage industry on a large scale and hence promoting the growth of health as well as environmental friendly products.

Vanillin Market Size, By Application, 2012-2023 (Tons)
Bio Vanillin Market Size, By Application, 2012-2023 (Tons)

While there has been a number of bio-renewable products introduced lately, the growth of the Bio Vanillin market is worth noticing. The consumer preferences of natural products over the synthetic items and the demand for new flavors are driving the growth of this market. The high demand for Vanillin is due to its massive usage in various sectors. Relevant to the food & beverage industry, it can be used as a flavoring agent, food preservative (however, this usage is hampered owing to its strong smell), and precursor in the manufacture of different flavorings. Vanillin also finds extensive application in fragrances and pharmaceutical preparations.

According to a detailed study on Bio Vanillin Market, Bio Vanillin market share is estimated to exceed USD 19 million by 2023. The two most lucrative sectors (application segments) tending to contribute significantly to the Bio- Vanillin market are Food & Beverages which dominated the application landscape with worth over USD 8 million in 2015 followed by the fragrance industry which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.61% during the period of 2016-23.

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Taking into consideration the regional aspect, the Bio-Vanillin market has marked its presence across the entire globe. In 2015, Europe was the industry leader and is predicted to be worth more than USD 5.5 million in 2023. This growth is driven by the ecological measures to regulate greenhouse gas emissions along with the demand for products derived from biomass.

Also, North America would witness noticeable growth during the years 2016-2023 expecting to register a CAGR of more than 12.5 %. This growth would also be driven majorly by the ecological demands to reduce carbon flow along with brewery sector growth. In addition, the product positioning and the inclination towards the natural products will also contribute towards the regional share.

APAC will also be a major region spotting the growth in this market. This growth would be driven by the rise of food & beverages as well as the pharmaceutical industries. Further, the fragrance sector would also be an important factor contributing towards the regional growth owing to the changing lifestyle trends, demand for superior fragrances, and development per capita.

The Bio-Vanillin market is in the nascent stage and is expected to develop rapidly in the upcoming years. The end user manufacturers are readily willing to pay premium prices due to the rising demand from the consumers for the natural products. The rising demand shall witness collaboration of various industry players for Bio Vanillin product development and growth. Some of the key industry participants in this market are Solvay, Evolva, Ennloys, and Apple Flavor & Fragrance Group.

Taking into consideration the strong driving forces behind the growth of Bio-Vanillin market, it can be certainly expected to affect the related industries such as Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, and fragrance at a very large scale. The market, which was approximately worth USD 11.5 million in 2015, is expected to register a CAGR of more than 13% with its use crossing 500 tons in the coming six years (2016-23), according to Global Market Insights Inc.

Author NameShikha Sinha

Asia Pacific to dominate the Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market: A growth rate of 6.5% to be registered during the period of 2016-2023

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The need for environmental sustainability has been realized taking into consideration the rapidly increasing population, which may cross the 7 billion mark by 2050. Owing to the rising health and environmental concerns, there has been a huge demand for proper waste disposal and use of bio-degradable substances which in turn has driven the growth of Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials in the polymer industry. The market has seen a commendable surge in all these years, driven by its ease of use, hygiene, cost-effectiveness and environment friendly characteristics.

The popularity of conventional materials is being surpassed by the use of these biodegradable products. Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers are used for high absorption of water and aqueous solutions relative to their own mass primarily for use in the form of diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products, and similar applications. According to a research conducted by Global Market Insights Inc., biodegradable superabsorbent materials market size is forecast to be worth USD 192.6 million by 2023 with a CAGR of 6.1%.

Biodegradable Superabsorbent materials market can be segmented on the basis of its wide set of applications which include Disposable diapers (baby diapers), feminine hygiene (sanitary pads), adultincontinence, agricultural, and medical applications (surgical pads & wound care solutions)

U.S. Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market size, by application, 2012-2023 (Tons)

U.S. Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market size, by application, 2012-2023 (Tons)

Disposable diapers application segment dominated the market in 2015, having had a market share of USD 79 million. The growth is attributed to the better living standards and hygiene concerns. Agricultural application is expected to witness a CAGR of more than 7% from 2016-2023.

Also, medical issues related to bones and joints are boosting the adoption of cellulose hydrogel biodegradable polymers due to its effective healing properties. Medical application segment shall see a significant growth and is expected to be worth more than USD 5 million by 2023.

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Biodegradable superabsorbent materials product segment comprises of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA), Polysaccharides, Polyitaconic acid, and Polypeptide. Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) which was valued at approx. USD 82 million in 2015, dominates the product market with its major application in feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products. Besides, Polysaccharides which is abundantly available in the form of starch, chitin, natural gums and sugar is expected to witness the maximum rise at a CAGR of 9% from 2016-2023.

Biodegradable superabsorbent materials are being adopted worldwide. Europe market, led by Germany, dominated the industry by contributing a share of USD 48 million in 2015. APAC is expected to witness the highest growth, registering a CAGR of 6.5% over the period of 2016-2023 with China market share to be worth USD 25 million by 2023. U.S. adult incontinence market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% reaching 2.1 Kilotons by 2023.

Some of the key players in this market space are ADM, TryEco, Exotech Bio Solutions, Weyerhaeuser Company, Valagro, NanoChem Solutions, AMEREQ, CryoLife, Coloplast A/S, Collagen Solutions, and Akron Biotech. The research by Global Market Insights Inc. anticipates the Global Biodegradable Superabsorbent material market to reach 89.6 kilotons in 2023. This huge demand and the resulting growth shall witness a number of collaborations, alliances and partnerships in the corporate world. The Biotech firms may tie up with the technology world to enhance their product portfolios.

Author NameShikha Sinha

U.S. solar power industry to witness record-breaking growth owing to large-scale installation of solar panels

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The solar power sector in U.S. deployed 2,052 megawatts of photovoltaic in the second quarter of 2016 bringing total power capacity of the country to about 32 gigawatts. This much of power generation made possible due to the installation of solar panels in the country has the ability to supply electricity to greater than 6.3 million U.S. homes. Generation of power through photovoltaic or solar panels will also help in reduction of greenhouse emissions by about 39 million metric tons in a year.

A new solar panel was installed per 84 seconds in first six months of 2016 and it totaled about 1004 installations per day. This installation rate is projected to take the current total of 1.2 million solar panel installations to about 2.2 million solar panel installations by end of 2018.

U.S. solar power industry is anticipated to add about 14 gigawatts of new power capacity in 2016, which is more than double as compared to the total power capacity of the industry for 2015.

The industry is predicted to grow rapidly owing to following features:

  • Solar Power has helped more than 301,000 consumers save about $173,000,000 electricity bills
  • Solar Energy costs dropped across all industry sectors, with dropping costs ranging 2.5-7.5 percent
  • Cost of solar energy in 2016 is 18.1 percent lower as compared to 2015 and 63.1% lower as compared to the energy costs five years ago
  • Power production through solar panels was about 26 percent of the country’s total power production in first half of 2016

As per the Global Market Insights report, U.S. Solar Panel Market is projected to experience substantial expansion from 2016 to 2023.

By end of 2021, the U.S. solar power sector is anticipated to expand and this will generate more job opportunities and investments in the country. All these factors are predicted to boost the demand for solar panels and will boost the U.S. solar power industry growth.

Global Market Insights report states that global solar energy market size is projected to surpass $141 billion by end of 2023.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

Australia’s solar energy generation to be three times more due to construction of 12 new solar power plants

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As per the ARENA (Australian renewable energy agency), construction of twelve new solar power plants in Australia is predicted to treble country’s extensive solar energy output. The agency declared that it will make total investments of $92.1 million in construction of these 12 plants. It includes six plants in Queensland, five plants in South Wales and one plant in West Australia.ARENA stated that they would improve country’s total solar capacity from 241 megawatts to 721 megawatts, providing enough power supply to about 151,000 Australian houses on an average. It declared that these solar power plants projects were predicted to generate $1.1 billion of commercial investments and propel economic growth of the region.

Biggest solar power plant is expected to be constructed at Darling Downs in Queensland and is projected to produce about 111 megawatts of solar power. It will help in reducing environmental pollution and act on climatic changes and will generate new employment opportunities along with diversification of economy of Queensland.

This largest renewable energy plant of Australia constructed at Queensland will create higher than 501 direct jobs along with hundreds of indirect employments. It will produce enough renewable energy to meet the power requirements of 120,000 houses in Queensland. Four of the five solar power plants projects in this region has received state government’s long term financial assistance. It is expected that the construction of all these plants will be completed by end of 2017.

Kidston renewable power hub is being developed in northwest of Townsville in Australia. It comprises of a big solar farm and is integrated with pump storage hydro project. The main reason being low price and efficiency of pump storage hydro battery which has capacity to store solar energy.

As per global market insights reports, global solar energy industry size is predicted to expand at more than $141 billion by end of 2023. Thus Australia solar power production is projected to contribute heavily towards demand and growth of this global industry.

Construction of solar power plants will also help to reduce carbon emissions in atmosphere and will help to curb the impact of global warming. It will also help in maintaining natural equilibrium & nitrogen cycle, retaining ecological balance and regulating seasonal cycles. This will boost the demand and growth of Australia solar energy market.

Author NameDhananjay Punekar

Antimicrobial coatings market growth is driven by strong application trends in healthcare and medical device segment

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Global Antimicrobial Coatings Market  size produced higher than $2.5 billion revenue for 2015 and is projected to register CAGR of more than 10.1% during forecast timeline. Strong application overview in healthcare and medical equipment sector is predicted to propel global industry expansion. Global antimicrobial coatings industry contributed more than 25.1% to medical and healthcare segment for 2015 in terms of size. High end residential and commercial construction projects have witnessed an increase in product application which is aimed at reducing air pollution. The products can be included into producing materials and are utilized in conserving amount of air quality over a long period that can fuel industry expansion.

    Europe Antimicrobial Coatings Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Mn)

 Europe Antimicrobial Coatings Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Mn)

Silver is the most dominant and active constituent and has substantially affected antimicrobial coatings market price trends. With higher than 60.1% of total revenue share, food packaging is main application for barrier & additive sector that converts into greater avenues for global antimicrobial coatings industry.

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Product Trends

Global antimicrobial coatings industry is segmented into surface modifications & coatings product and antimicrobial powder coatings product. Surface modifications & coatings segment produced revenue of more than $651 million for 2015. Properties like adhesion and long term stability are predicted to promote industry demand for the segment.

Antimicrobial powder coatings segment is predicted to experience 9.1% growth. Its use in domestic appliances, medical care, steel & furniture sector and sanitation can fuel demand for the product.

Application Trends

Global antimicrobial coatings market is segmented into medical & healthcare application, indoor air quality application, food application, antimicrobial textile application, mold remediation application and construction.

Indoor air quality application segment produced high sales for 2015. Strict rules in European Union and U.S. have made it compulsory for hospitals and schools to use antimicrobial coatings to minimize the medical infection hazard. This has encouraged new business entrants to invest in the application segment. It is predicted to witness healthy expansion during forecast timeline.

Medical & healthcare application segment can experience substantial gains of more than 9.6%. Increase in amount of medical equipments in U.S hospitals as well as hospitals in European Union can promote product demand. Mold remediation segment can witness biggest gains and produce more than $1.1 billion by end of forecast timeline.

Regional Trends

Global antimicrobial coatings industry is segmented into North America, LATAM, Asia Pacific, Europe and MEA. U.S antimicrobial coatings market produced heavy sales for 2015. Growing healthcare spending in U.S. owing to enhanced standards of living is predicted to drive regional industry growth.

Asia Pacific industry, with construction sector growth in China and India, is predicted to record CAGR of more than 9.6% by end of forecast timeline. End use applications like construction sector, food industry and medical industry are predicted to display substantial growth by end of forecast timeline. Indoor air quality application segment dominated China due to large production base in the region.

European antimicrobial coatings industry is predicted to produce sales of more than $1.36 billion by end of forecast period. Enhancing indoor air quality application and medical application is predicted to fuel regional industry expansion. Food sector development in countries like Italy, UK, France and Germany is predicted to boost the growth of European industry.

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Competitive Trends

Key industry players profiled in report include Nippon Paint Company Limited, Dow Microbial Control, DuPont, Troy Corporation, AzkoNobel NV, BASF SE, Royal DSM N.V., Diamond Vogel Paints, Sherwin-Williams Company, Arch Lonza, Sono-Tek Corporation, RPM International Incorporation and AK Coatings Incorporation

Author NameDhananjay Punekar