Foam can be defined as gas or air bubbles trapped inside any synthetic solid or liquid material. They are broadly classified by their structure into closed and open cell foams, with closed cell foams being more rigid and open ce ....see more
The global polypropylene foams market is projected to reach USD 1.27 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.78% from 2016 to 2021. The growing demand for light weight automotives is leading to an increase in the demand in the polypropylene foams market. Rising demand from end-use industries in the developed and emerging countries has triggered the growth of the polypropylene foams market.
The engineered foam market is estimated at USD 57.30 Billion in 2016, and is expected to reach USD 122.30 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2016 to 2026. Major growth drivers for the market include increased expenditure in space research activities and growth in the airline industry of emerging regions, such Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. High transition along with shorter product life cycles in end-use industries is another factor expected to drive the engineered foam market.
The global glass insulation market was valued at USD 37.94 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 58.71 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2016. This growth is mainly attributed to growth in the construction industry, rising demand for value-added glass products, increasing demand for green buildings, increasing cost of energy, and stringent government regulations.
The high-performance insulation materials market is projected to reach USD 10.93 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 11.2% between 2016 and 2021. The market is driven by the increased demand form the end-use applications such as oil & gas, industrial, construction, transportation, and paints & coatings, among others. Asia-Pacific region, with its growing economy and rapidly expanding commercial and industrial base is projected to experience the highest growth in the high-performance insulation materials market between 2016 and 2021.
Polycarbonate (PC) is a lightweight, high-performance thermoplastic polymer that possesses a unique balance of excellent electrical resistance, dimensional stability, optical clarity, high heat resistance, and toughness. Due to its versatile properties, the applications for PC are many and its consumption is very high. Because of its high consumption, PC is often positioned between engineering plastics and commodity plastics. PC is most often synthesized from bisphenol A and phosgene by a step-growth polymerization process, which is also known as condensation process. The Polycarbonate Resin Market is projected to grow from more than $12.0 Billion in 2015 to north of $16.4 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2015 and 2020.
Ceramic coatings are generally applied to metal or metallic alloy components or to ceramic components. They can be further classified into oxide coatings, carbide coatings, nitride coatings, and others. These coatings are generally used for wear resistance, and high temperature and corrosion resistant applications. All ceramic coatings deliver high level of performance in each of these three major areas. The global ceramic coatings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.50% from 2015 to 2020 to reach a value of $10.12 Billion by 2020.
UV gel nails are artificial extensions worn on the fingertips, and they use ultraviolet light to cure the gel during the application process. The gel stays intact for minimum three weeks without chipping and gives a natural look. Due to such properties, UV nail gel is used widely in nail care industry. Global demand for UV nail gel is projected to reach $59.31 Million by 2020.
Automotive foams are made up of a solid and gas phase mixed together to form a plastic foam. They are available in different foam types based on raw materials used, majorly polyurethane, olefins, and polystyrene and are produced by the use of crude oil as feedstock. The automotive foam market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 10.50% between 2014 and 2019, and is expected to generate a global market value of $40.83 billion by 2019.
The increasing cost of power and the rapid depletion of conventional sources of energy have necessitated effective heat management and energy conservation in industrial processes. High temperature insulation (HTI) products provide high compressive strength and low shrinkage at high temperatures; and thus offer a cost-effective energy management solution for industrial processes.