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Bend me, shape me: Flexible phones 'out by 2013'

Imagine treating your phone like a piece of paper. Roll it up. Drop it. Squish it in your backpack. Step on it - without any damage. Researchers are working on just such handsets - razor-thin, paper-like and bendable. There have already been prototypes, attracting crowds at gadget shows.

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November 30, 2012

Adhesives and sealants

Market for sealants and adhesives to grow. The global market for adhesives was estimated to be worth USD 21,527 million in 2010 and is expected to reach USD 28,659 million by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 5 % from 2011 to 2016. The global market for sealants was estimated to be worth USD 5,700 million in 2010 and is expected to reach USD 7,599.5 million by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 4.8 % from 2011 to 2016. These are the findings of the new report "Global Adhesives and Sealants Market by Type, Applications, Trends, and Forecasts (2011-2016)" published by MarketsandMarkets.com....... Read More

April 3, 2012

Asia-Pacific demand to drive polyurethanes industry growth

Asia-Pacific demand to drive polyurethanes industry growth: Report The global polyurethanes market revenue has been estimated at $33-bn in 2010 and is forecast to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% between 2011 and 2016. The growth is being driven by the Asia-Pacific region, which has emerged as the largest consumer of polyurethane products in recent years. These trends are reported in a new market research report on methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI), toluene di-isocyanate (TDI), and polyurethanes prepared by consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets. Polyurethane is one of the most widely used plastics in the world, finding applications in almost all modern industries. Polyurethanes are made primarily by reacting diisocyanates with polyols and other chemicals. Owing to their large-scale use in manufacturing polyurethanes, MDI and TDI are high tonnage products and comprise about 90% of the total diisocyanates market....... Read More

August 2, 2011

Energy sustainability driving growth in shale gas production & exploration

Shale gas is generally explored at greater depth than conventional natural gas and thus requires advanced drilling technology, greater volume of fracturing fluid, and proppants for commercial production. As of year 2010, North America is the only region active in shale gas production, with some of the major basins as Barnett, Fayetteville, Horn River, Haynesville, and Marcellus. Substantial volumes of shale gas have also been identified in countries like Poland, China, UK, Australia and South Africa. Abundance of shale gas resources, enhancement in energy sustainability and benefits of cleaner burning fuel are driving growth in shale gas production and exploration activities globally. The negative environmental impact like groundwater contamination and chances of shale gas production being uneconomical hamper production, according to a recent report prepared by the leading market research firm, MarketsandMarkets. According to the report, the production volume of shale gas at 3,561-bn cubic feet in 2010 and expects it to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% between 2011 and 2021. The growth is the effect of upcoming production capacities expected to become operational in EMEA, Asia Pacific, and rest of the world by the year 2016 onwards based on current exploration activities undertaken by major oil and gas companies. The markets representing high growth rate from 2016 to 2021 are China (6.2%), Poland (6%), France (5.4%), South Africa (5.1%), and U.S. (5%)....... Read More

July 26, 2011

Corrosion inhibitors market growth rides on power generation and oil & gas

Power generation remains the leading demand generating application for corrosion inhibitors with 29% market share, followed by oil & gas with 21% share, states a new report by global market research firm, MarketsandMarkets. The remaining 50% share of the corrosion inhibitors market is accounted for by other applications such as pulp & paper, metal & mining, chemical processing and desalination. The report projects the global corrosion inhibitors market to reach $5.9-bn in 2015, from $4.8-bn in 2010, at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2010 to 2015. The consumption of corrosion inhibitors in power generation, oil & gas and refinery applications is significantly large due to frequent occurrence of corrosion in the plants, thereby affecting the production of power, oil & gas, and refinery companies. The power generation industry is committing important resources towards corrosion inhibition; thereby eliminating or mitigating corrosion in an effort to reduce the cost of power to both the consumer and to industry....... Read More

July 12, 2011

Packaging applications driving growth of biodegradable plastics

With increasing crude oil prices and issues related to petroleum based plastics such as disposal and efficient waste management, the concept of using biodegradable plastics as an alternative in various applications is increasing, according to a new report by market research and consulting firm, MarketsandMarkets. The cost of biodegradable plastics which is 3-5 times higher owing to expensive processing as compared to the traditional plastics, is acting as a major restraint. However, market participants can overcome the awareness barrier among end-users by promoting environmental benefits of biodegradable plastics as compared to petroleum based plastics, the report states. Polylactic acid (PLA) & polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) are the most popular biodegradable plastics followed by polycaprolactone (PCL) & polybutylene succinate (PBS)....... Read More

June 14, 2011



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