Huge Opportunities down the Road for High Performance Plastics in 3D Printing

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The proliferation of 3D printing technologies has grown to such an extent in recent times that they have encompassed applications in a diverse range of industries comprising automotive, aerospace, high tech and medical products, to name a few. Organizations have taken to adopting these technologies because of the prototyping opportunities they offer, with their long-term goals including enhancing new product development and reducing time-to-market. Equity research analysts have forecast the market for 3D printing at about US$21 billion by 2020 primarily being fueled by advancements in technology. These include an increasing capability of 3D printers in processing huge volumes of data and growth in the variety of materials ideal for 3D printing. Plastic material suppliers have also played a significant part in supporting the market for 3D printing through capacity expansions, new product development and entering into strategic alliances.

The market for high-performance plastics (HPPs) is set to get bolstered by materials for 3D printing. With the progression of 3D printing from prototyping to manufacturing, the growth in metals and high-performance polymers is slated to outpace al other categories of materials, with HPP feedstocks for 3D printing likely to reach a value of several hundred million dollars. HPPs are lightweight materials that are strong and resilient enough to function as alternatives to advanced metal, ceramic and other composite parts that have been used traditionally. In particularly, the fused deposition modelling (FDM) and fused filament fabrication (FFF) segments of 3D printing offer an enormous potential for high growth of the market for high-performance plastics. These high-quality plastics have now become ubiquitous across a broad range of industries, prominent among which are the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors.

Aerospace Market among the Pioneers in Using 3D Printing for Series Production with HPPs

High-performance plastics, such as polyetherimide (PEI) and polyetherketone (PEEK) have penetrated the 3D printing materials in the fields of aerospace, medical and automotive. Polyetherimide (PEI) (ULTEM from SABIC) is currently the material of choice in aerospace applications. Stratasys Ltd is a leading 3D printer manufacturer using FDM technology. The company has collaborated with Airbus for developing 3D printing process and technologies for producing aircraft components using SABIC’s ULTEM polyetherimide (PEI) resins. Recently, in July 2017, Airbus has selected Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., to produce 3D printed polymer parts for use on A350 XWB aircraft. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing will now mass produce non-structural parts, such as brackets and other parts used for system installation using Stratasys FDM production 3D Printers and ULTEM™ 9085 PEI resin from SABIC.

Polyetherimide/Polycarbonate (PEI/PC) polymer blends have made their debut in the International Space Stations’ in-space manufacturing operations recently. Made In Space, Inc., has produced an object from blends of PEI/PC at their additive manufacturing facility (AMF) on the International Space Station (ISS). Founded in 2010, Made In Space, Inc. is the in-space manufacturing company engaged in developing state-of-the-art, gravity-independent production of parts for space station using 3D printing/additive manufacturing technology. Additive manufacturing in the commercial aerospace industry employs the blends of this aerospace-grade polymer ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010 (PEI/PC). Use of PEI/PC blends for printing parts in space with AMF would enable the company to potentially deliver cost effective and efficient in-space manufacturing solutions. PEI/PC blends with nearly three-fold the tensile strength of ABS, a high strength-to-weight ratio, and low off-gassing properties has been employed in space on external hardware and satellites.

While PEI is at the forefront among materials used in aerospace 3D printing sector, PEEK is gradually paving its way into this sector. In early 2017, European Space Agency (ESA) started officially testing 3D printed polyetheretherketone (PEEK) CubeSats and has future intentions of flying these 3D printed miniature satellites incorporated with internal electrical lines. For this project, ESA worked together with PIEP, a Portuguese polymer engineering firm and developed a printable PEEK that is electrically conductive with the addition of specific nano-fillers to the materials. By the end of the decade, the first PEEK printed structural part would fly on the Meteosat Third Generation series of weather satellites. Also to be noted is the point that GE Global Research has started exploring ways for 3D printing PEEK for aerospace and other applications with reduced production costs using Roboze One+400 3D printer. Addition of this new printer to the desktop line up would enable GE Global Research to evaluate innovative designs with extreme complexity enabled by 3D printing in areas already using high- performance polymers.

PEEK in 3D Printing for Medical Implants

Polyetherketone (PEEK) based implants, produced using traditional manufacturing technologies, have been widely used in the medical field. Now, PEEK is also penetrating into 3D printing of medical implants. Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, based in Germany, has collaborated with the Center for Dental and Craniofacial Sciences of Charité Berlin to determine the printing performance with PEEK compounds in dental applications. Apium is in the process of fabricating different structures using 3D printer initially to test their tensile strength in comparison to extruded samples, which will be followed by single crown frameworks being manufactured and compared in respect to their quality. Apart from this collaboration, Apium is also endeavouring to develop filaments for medical applications as implant material using Evonik’s high-performance polymer VESTAKEEP® PEEK. Apium will test how this material can be processed with FFF technology to be used as a material for 3D printed implants.

Researchers at the International PEEK Meeting held in April 2017 planned to develop highly customized 3D printed medical and dental implants using polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and a PEEK-compatible FDM 3D printer. The additive manufacturing of medical-grade PEEK revolutionizes the ease, speed and accuracy required for implant production. In addition, the researchers highlighted the use of PEEK composites, such as carbon reinforced PEEK with high fatigue strength and a good elastic modulus for making these devices more robust and the potential of PEEK composite plates for fracture fixation.

3D Printing of Fully Fluorinated Polymers

Leading global fluoropolymer company 3M Dyneon has now commenced using a 3D laboratory printer to expedite the company’s research aimed at the additive manufacturing of fluoropolymer components. Dyneon would employ a new patent-pending technology and use 3D printing for processing fully fluorinated polymers, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The stereolithography-based process has been developed by 3M Advanced Materials and allows the printing of fully fluorinated polymers, which is achieved by using a binding agent and the requisite additives, such as fillers that are employed in traditional production for the initial formation of a hydro-gel.

From Plastics to Filaments: Supply Strategies from High-Performance Plastic Producers

Building on their experience in the 3D printing market gained through the supply of high-performance plastics, companies have now shifted focus towards supplying the end product itself, viz., high performance polymer filaments used in 3D printing. These high-performance filaments have become mainstay materials for FDM and FFF applications in the 3D printing industry. SABIC has recently introduced a new line of high performance filament grades for FDM 3D printing. The new filaments encompass ULTEM™AM9085F high performance PEI filament made from ULTEM™ 9085 resin, CYCOLAC™ AMMG94F general purpose ABS filament produced using CYCOLAC™ MG94 resin and LEXAN™ AM1110F general-purpose PC filament based on LEXAN™ HF1110 resin. Another leading polymer producer, DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) released three new high-performance filaments for 3D printing, which are based on Hytrel thermoplastic elastomer, Zytel PA high heat resistant polyamide and Surlyn ethylene copolymer, each of which provide individual functionalities. Instead of just offering high-performance plastics, manufacturers are aiming to make an important contribution to the growth and success of the additive manufacturing (3D printing) industry and penetrating further into the 3D printing value chain.

Partnerships and Acquisitions Take Center Stage as 3D Printing Market Thrives on New Applications and Material Innovation

Companies producing high-performance polymers are not only focusing on material developments, but also on partnerships and acquisitions to grab opportunities in the 3D printing industry. Among them, BASF is aggressively venturing in to 3D printing industry through partnerships and acquisitions. In mid-2017, the chemical conglomerate established a new business unit ‘BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH’ at the site of InnovationLab GmbH in Heidelberg, Germany to concentrate on pursuing business opportunities in the field of 3D printing. The new company will develop customized 3D printing materials, system solutions, components and services to meet the ever-changing demand of customers in industries such as automotive, aerospace and consumer goods. BASF 3D Printing Solutions also acquired Innofil3D, a filament producer based in Emmen, The Netherlands. This acquisition further reinforces the 3D business of BASF and enables the company to move ahead in 3D printing value chain, offering the filaments needed in the next processing level for 3D printing in addition to plastic granulate.

BASF has also entered into an alliance with Hewlett Packard (HP) in the recent past for offering new 3D printing materials to customers through the HP Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform. Using this open platform approach, a customer can select a material supplier, such as BASF, for direct engagement in developing materials for specific 3D production applications. BASF is keen that ideas generated from this exchange are integrated for expediting the development a range of innovative materials for enhanced 3D printing products. Apart from BASF, Evonik is also participating in the open development platform for new 3D printing materials that was created by HP Inc. in the USA. Evonik expects that this participation will result in a further wave of development for additive production technologies.

BASF has also partnered with Essentium to develop technologies to provide robust and strong 3D printing functional parts for use in mass production using fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. To overcome the traditional interlayer weakness of 3D printed parts, BASF contributes with its range of polymer solutions to the partnership, whereas Essentium provides its FlashFuse™ electric welding technology, which enhances layer to layer adhesion of 3D printed parts. Through this partnership, BASF aims to create strong 3D functional parts and make this technology available for wide range of industrial customers.

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Demand from Sports Nutrition and Animal Feed Sector Drives the Demand for BCAAs to Reach 36K Metric Tons by 2022

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Industry Experts unveiled the new market research report on Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). The report entitled “Branched Chain Amino Acids – A Global Market Overview” reveals that the Global volume consumption of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) is estimated at 20.4 thousand metric tons in 2017 and is projected to reach 35.8 thousand metric tons by 2022 at a CAGR of 11.9% between the two years.

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), which are proteinogenic amino acids having aliphatic side-chains with a branch, include L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine. BCAAs are among the nine essential amino acids out of 20 proteinogenic amino acids which are the building blocks of the protein. BCAAs mainly promote muscle protein synthesis and increase muscle growth over time. BCAAs are commercially used in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, foods and animal nutrition globally.

Europe leads the global volume market for BCAAs, estimated at 8.5 thousand metric tons (41.7% share) in 2017 while Asia-Pacific is anticipated to register the fastest similar period CAGR of 14.7% and reach a projected 12 thousand metric tons by 2022 from an estimated 6 thousand metric tons in 2017.

This global report analyzes branched chain amino acids comprising L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. The study also analyzes the key end-use applications of branched chain amino acids including Animal Feed, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Nutraceuticals and Cosmetics & Personal Care. The global markets for the above-mentioned BCAA types and end-use applications are analyzed in terms of volume in metric tons and value in USD for 2012-2022 analysis period.

The global market for branched chain amino acids is segmented into five regions namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of World. The regional markets further analyzed for 14 independent countries across North America – United States, Canada and Mexico; Europe – France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom; Asia-Pacific – China, India, Japan and South Korea; South America – Brazil. The market is analyzed in these major regions by key countries, by BCAA types and by major end-use applications in terms of both volume and value.

This 434 page global branched chain amino acids market report includes 347 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. This report profiles 10 key global players and 38 major players across North America – 6; Europe – 4; Asia-Pacific – 26 and South America – 2. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in manufacturing and supply of branched chain amino acids. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 227 companies.

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Specialty Chemicals Market on the Road to Recovery to Reach $884 Billion Due to Robust Development Activity in Emerging Regions

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Industry Experts released the new market research report “Select Specialty Chemicals Applications – A Global End-Use Industry Analysis“. As per the study, agrochemicals segment leads the market with US$218 billion in 2017 while Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth during the 2017-2022 analysis period, owing to the robust growth in Electronic Chemicals applications as this region is the home for large number of companies engaged in electrical & electronic component manufacturing.

As the name indicates, Specialty Chemicals are chemical products that are produced keeping a special or specific purpose in mind, with a greater emphasis on performance or function instead of composition. These can comprise individual chemical entities or complex formulations with ingredients that have a major role to play in the processing and performance of final products derived from them. The range of products and services encompassed by the specialty chemicals industry has to be constantly upgraded and innovated for providing greater value to customers.

Asia-Pacific is the leading global market for Electronic Chemicals and given the number of companies engaged in manufacturing electrical and electronic components in the region, the markets for the same is also expected to register rapid growth. The construction industry in the developing economies has been witnessing a boom in recent years, thereby bolstering demand for Construction Chemicals. The intake of functional foods and beverages and dietary supplements containing Nutraceutical Ingredients, quite common in the western world, has now even reached the developing regions, which has made this market among the fastest growing.

The report analyzes the market for application areas of Specialty Chemical segments including Adhesives & Sealants, Agrochemicals, Catalysts, Coatings, Construction Chemicals, Electronic Chemicals, Engineering Thermoplastics, Nutraceutical Ingredients, Specialty Films and Water Treatment Chemicals. The market for applications of each product segment is explored globally and in regional markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World for the period 2012-2022.

The market for Select Specialty Chemicals is segmented into five global regions namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. The regional markets further analyzed for 13 more independent countries across North America – the United States and Canada; Europe – France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom; Asia-Pacific – China, India, Japan and South Korea; and Latin America – Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. The market is analyzed in all of these major regions by key county and by select specialty chemical type in terms of value in US$. This report focuses on the comprehensive market analysis of each chemical type by its end-use sector.

This 725 page global select specialty chemicals’ end-use applications market report includes 527 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. The report profiles 45 key global players and 66 major players across North America – 32; Europe – 19; Asia-Pacific – 13; and Rest of World – 2. The study also provides the listing of the companies engaged in manufacturing and supply of specialty chemicals. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 264 companies.

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Ageing Population and Burden of Disease Contribute to Growth in Demand for IVD to Reach $83 Billion by 2022

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Industry Experts released the 2017 version of its global report on In Vitro Diagnostics market. The new report titled ‘In Vitro Diagnostics – A Global Market Overview’ analyzes the global market of In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) by geographic region, major country and prominent IVD technologies while special citation on end-use sectors in the United States and German markets. Clinical Chemistry is estimated to be the principal technology segment in the global IVD market cornering a market of $19.7 billion in 2017.

The In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry is being positively impacted due to several factors that include rising global and regional trends of aging populations, growth in non-communicable diseases and greater affordability for treatment. Due to an increase in healthcare costs, greater weight is being given to evidence-based medicine with the aim of improving patient outcomes. The need for diagnostic devices in various conditions has been growing due to an aging population, growing epidemic of chronic diseases and (re)emergence of infectious diseases. A larger number of people are now gaining access to IVD due to growth in emerging countries and an impetus towards decentralized healthcare.

Nearly 68% of the global aged population resides in the developing economies and their population is increasing at a faster rate than that of developed regions. In fact, the population of aged individuals in developed economies has been exhibiting a declining trend, as can be seen from a fall of 38% in 2000 to 33% in 2015, which is likely to continue. This implies that the number of older people in the developing regions will grow over the coming decades.

The study analyzes the IVD product types including Reagents & Consumables and Instruments & Systems. This report exclusively analyzes the global IVD technology areas comprising Immunoassay, Blood Testing, Clinical Chemistry, Diabetes Testing, Molecular Diagnostics, Cellular Analysis, Pathology and Microbiology in terms of value in USD for 2014-2022 analysis period in the global markets comprising North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of World. The regional markets further analyzed for 16 independent countries across North America – The United States, Canada and Mexico; Europe – (Western Europe and Eastern Europe) Western Europe – Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland; and Eastern Europe – Poland, Czech Republic and Romania; Asia-Pacific – Japan, China and India; South America – Argentina and Brazil.

Global IVD market grew from $55.8 billion in 2014 to US$62.6 billion in 2017 and the market is further expected to reach US$83.03 billion by 2022. Molecular Diagnostics is projected to record the fastest growing IVD technology segment with a CAGR of around 8% during 2017-2022 analysis period and to touch US$10.5 billion by 2022.

This 498 page global in-vitro diagnostics market report includes 270 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. The report profiles 13 key global players and 44 major players across North America – 26; Europe – 14 and Asia-Pacific – 4. The study also provides the listing of the companies engaged in IVD industry. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 335 companies.

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Rapid Industrialization Coupled with Improved Living Standards Spur the Demand for Specialty Chemicals to Reach $1.2 Trillion by 2022

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Industry Experts released the 2017 version of its global report on Specialty Chemicals global market. The new report titled ‘Specialty Chemicals – A Global Market Overview’ provides a comprehensive in-depth analysis of the major segments of specialty chemicals. Asia-Pacific leads the global market for specialty chemicals, which is also poised to post the fastest 2017-2022 CAGR of 6.1%.

Over the last decade or so, demand for Specialty Chemicals has been somewhat subdued, with overall profitability taking a hit due to a more competitive environment. The 19-month period between December 2007 and June 2009, recognized as the Great Depression, hit a body blow to the Specialty Chemicals industry. Given the niche nature of the sector and the high-value products comprising it, recovery was slow and has been maintaining periods of crests and troughs ever since. To take a case in point, the global market for Specialty Chemicals witnessed a decline of 10% between 2008 and 2009, experienced a strong growth of 16% in 2010, before again tanking in 2011. After modest gains in 2012, the period between 2013 and 2015 again posted handsome growth, a trend that is likely to continue over the coming 5-year period.

China and India, in particular, have emerged as major chemical hubs and currently are home to some of the biggest names in Specialty Chemicals. On the other hand, China has moved away from being a low-cost producer focused primarily on exports to cater to the fast growing market for high-value and high-quality downstream products. Increase in competition and commoditization of mature products imply that there is no option other than innovation to survive in the industry.

Worldwide market for specialty chemicals is projected to touch US$1.2 trillion by 2022 from an estimated US$970 billion in 2017. Adhesives & Sealants, Agrochemicals, Coatings and Engineering Thermoplastics constitute the largest segments in the global market for Specialty Chemicals, together cornering an estimated share of nearly 50% in 2016. In terms of growth, however, the most promising segments include Electronic Chemicals, Nutraceutical Ingredients and Construction Chemicals, among others.

The report reviews, analyses and projects the Specialty Chemicals market for the period 2012-2022 globally and the regional markets including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of World. Global markets for specialty chemical types analyzed comprise Adhesives & Sealants, Agrochemicals, Catalysts, Coatings, Construction Chemicals, Electronic Chemicals, Engineering Thermoplastics, Nutraceutical Ingredients, Specialty Films, Water Treatment Chemicals and Others. The regional markets further analyzed for 13 independent countries across North America – The United States and Canada; Europe – France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Rest of Europe; Asia-Pacific – China, India, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific; South America – Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of South America.

This 434 page global market report includes 187 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. This report profiles 45 key global players and 66 major players across North America – 32; Europe – 19; Asia-Pacific – 13; and Rest of World – 2. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in specialty chemicals industry. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 264 companies.

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Strong Recovery in New Residential Construction Coupled with Replacement Demand to Drive US Central AC Systems Shipments to Reach 19.2 Million Units by 2022

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Industry Experts released the 2017 version of its United States market report on Central Air Conditioning entitled ‘Central Air Conditioning Systems – A US Market Overview’. The new report also discussed the energy efficiency standards and key markets trends of the US CAC market alongside the market estimates and forecasts.

Shipments of unitary central air conditioning or direct expansion (DX) central air conditioning systems showed a promising growth during past few years, with a CAGR of nearly 7% during 2012 to 2016 period. Further, this segment is estimated to grow with a projected CAGR of 6.7% between 2017 and 2021, mainly attributed to the anticipated growth in the new residential construction activity and strong growth in demand for replacements. On the other side, shipments of the central plant air conditioning systems have performed poorly and expected to show moderate growth during the analysis period. The slowdown in new non-residential construction is blamed for restricting further market expansion in central plant systems, but demand from commercial office and hospitality verticals is projected to aid central plant systems to achieve a moderate growth.

Rapid gains are slated to be witnessed by heat pumps and ductless air conditioning systems. Shipments of heat pumps providing both heating and cooling are set to increase in markets such as non-residential, that give primary significance to energy efficiency gains. Ductless air conditioning systems have taken the industry by storm, growing at double-digit rates in the US for the last five years. Further, manufacturers are raising awareness among consumers about advancements in ductless technology, which make them suitable for any application or climate.

The Central Air Conditioning (CAC) systems market report reviews, analyses and projects the shipments of CAC systems in the United States for the period from 2012 through 2022. CAC product segments analyzed in this study include Direct Expansion (DX) Central Air Conditioning Systems and Central Plant/Chilled Water Central Air Conditioning Systems (Central Plant AC Systems) also referred as Applied Systems.

Among the major segments of the US CAC systems, Direct Expansion (DX) Central Air Conditioning Systems are projected to witness the fastest growth of 6.7% in unit shipments and 7.2% in shipments value during 2017 to 2022 analysis period. This growth is mainly attributed to the significant growth expected in the residential construction. Shipments of Heat Pumps are estimated to spur the growth of DX systems, registering a 2017-2022 CAGR of 8.9% to reach 3.8 million units valued at US$5 billion in 2022.

The report also analyzes the shipments analysis of the sub-segments of DX CAC Systems – Split AC Systems (only greater than 8 kW of cooling capacity are considered for this segment which are capable of accommodating more than one indoor units and to be considered as central systems), Packaged AC Systems and Heat Pumps; and Central Plant CAC Systems – Chillers, Cooling Towers, Air Handling Units and Fan Coil Units.

This 162 page market report includes 32 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of shipments. The statistical tables represent the data for the CAC systems shipments value (in USD Million) and in unit shipments for major product segments and their sub-segments.

The study profiles 8 major market players and 46 other key players that are engaged in central air conditioning systems production and supply in the US. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in the production of central air conditioning systems and equipment in the US. The list of companies covers the address, contact details and the website addresses of 78 companies.

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Efficiency and IAQ Standards Coupled with Healthy Construction Activities to Spur US Ventilation Equipment Shipments to Reach 29 Million Units by 2022

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Industry Experts released the 2017 version of its United States market report on Ventilation Equipment titled ‘Ventilation Equipment – A United States Market Overview’. The new report also provides in-details analysis of the unit shipments by type for Axial Fans, Centrifugal Fans, Centrifugal Blowers, Power Roof Ventilators and Industrial Propeller Fans for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The United States economy is maintaining gradual recovery, and the construction activities are in full swing in both residential and commercial buildings. New residential building permits in the US increased significantly from 2010 and reached 1.2 million units by 2016 with a 2010-16 CAGR of 10.8% and further expected to sustain this growth. Driven by growth in construction sector, trend in implementing energy efficiency standards, and the desire to meet minimum ventilation in homes and commercial buildings will undoubtedly significantly increase over the several years creating opportunities for ventilation equipment manufacturers in the United States.

Ventilation product segments analyzed in this study include Axial Fans, Centrifugal Fans, Centrifugal Blowers, Cross Flow Fans, Domestic Exhaust Fans, Power Roof Ventilators, Range Hoods, Industrial Propeller Fans, Air Handling Units (AHUs) for Ventilation and Heat Recovery (HRV)/Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) Units.

Axial Fans are the leading segment of ventilation equipment in US, with forecast shipments of 7.75 million units in 2017, followed by Domestic Exhaust Fans forecast at 5.8 million units in the same year.

This 114 page United States Ventilation Equipment study includes 20 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of shipments. The statistical tables represent the data for the Ventilation equipment shipments value (in USD Million) and unit shipments by product segment.

The study profiles 12 major market players and 42 other key players that are engaged in ventilation equipment production in the US. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in the production of ventilation equipment in the US. The list of companies covers the address, contact details and the website addresses of 76 companies.

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Growth in Global Demand for Biophotonics Propelled by Applications Outside Healthcare Domain, $60 Billion by 2022

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Industry Experts introduced the new global market report on Biophotonics. The report entitled ‘Biophotonics &ndash: A Global Market Overview’ reveals that the Medical Diagnostics is the largest end-use sector for Biophotonics with US$24.7 billion in 2017 while Non-Medical applications, such as agriculture, biotechnology and food diagnostics, projected the fastest growing sectors with 2017-2022 CAGR of about 11%.

Biophotonics is a field of science that employs the power of light (in terms of photons) and other types of radiant energy to examine the functional, structural, biological, mechanical and chemical properties of biological materials and systems. Though the initial focus of this technology has been in providing enhanced diagnosis for various health conditions, the current application of Biophotonics in a multitude of verticals, such as agriculture, biotechnology, food diagnostics and therapeutics has been the primary driving force behind its wider adoption. This has been made possible by untiring research efforts aimed at attuning the technology to encompass a wider base of applications in the more promising areas of environment control and monitoring and agriculture and food applications.

Advancements in optical technology, high incidences of chronic diseases and increasing demand for minimally invasive surgeries are also contributing to the growth in Biophotonics. Emerging economies have yet to fully exploit the opportunities offered by Biophotonics, which is slated to propel demand in regions such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Despite these developments, it is anticipated that a bulk of the market for Biophotonics would be accounted for by its use in the medical sector. The technology offers capability of addressing some of the essential healthcare needs of an aging global population, which will remain a key factor in bolstering demand. Other significant factors contributing to growth in the market for Biophotonics include ongoing research and development activities in various applications and government support for novel cost-effective medical technologies.

The market for Biophotonics forecast to be US$36.8 billion in 2017 and projected to reach US$59.9 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of robust 10.2% between 2017 and 2022. Imaging estimated the largest consumer of biophotonics with market worth US$20.3 billion 2017 and projected to grow by a CAGR of 10.3% during the same analysis period. Analytics & Sensing applications anticipated to grow at a faster phase at a CAGR of 10.4% to reach US$19.4 billion by 2022.

The study exclusively analyzes the Biophotonics applications/sub-types, technologies and application sectors are analyzed in terms of USD for 2014-2022 analysis period across the global markets comprising North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. The regional markets further analyzed for 13 independent countries across North America &ndash: The United States and Canada; Europe &ndash: France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Rest of Europe; Asia-Pacific &ndash: China, India, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific; South America &ndash: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of South America.

Global market for Biophotonics applications analyzed in this study include Analytics & Sensing, Imaging, and Processing & Curing. These applications further categorized in to Analytics & Sensing &ndash: Biosensors, Molecular Spectroscopy, Other Analytics & Sensing Applications; Imaging &ndash: Inside Imaging (Endoscopy), Optical Microscopy, See-Through Imaging and Surface Imaging; and Processing & Curing &ndash: Light Therapy and Other Processing & Curing. The report also explores the global markets of Biophotonics by end-use sectors comprising Medical Diagnostics, Medical Therapeutics, Tests & Components and Non-Medical Applications while special focus on technologies including In Vitro and In Vivo.

This 486 page global biophotonics market research report includes 333 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. This report profiles 17 key global players and 28 major players across North America &ndash: 17; Europe &ndash: 6; Asia-Pacific &ndash: 4; and Rest of World &ndash: 1. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in the domain of Biophotonics. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 119 companies.

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Positive Growth in Construction Activity and Energy Efficiency Regulations to Drive European Ventilation Equipment Shipments to Reach US$5.8B by 2022

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Industry Experts released the 2017 version of its European market report on Ventilation Equipment titled ‘Ventilation Equipment – A European Market Overview’. As per the new report, Germany estimated the largest producer of ventilation equipment with 13.7 million units in 2017 while Italy follows with 5.4 million units. In terms of Fan type, Axial Fans accounts for 8.5 million units followed by Range Hoods and Domestic Exhaust Fans with 6.7 million units and 5.9 million units respectively in the same year.

Driven by stringent regulations introduced by the European Union to reduce energy consumption in buildings, the European ventilation industry is expected to benefit from the increasing demand for energy efficient ventilation products. Modest but steady growth in construction activity in the residential and commercial sectors would enhance demand for ventilation equipment. Other factors, such as awareness about importance of indoor air quality would go a long way in renewing market demand. Overall outlook for shipments of ventilation equipment in Europe is expected to be picking up, although at a moderate pace.

European shipments value of ventilation equipment is forecast to reach US$5 billion in 2017, from an estimated US$4.98 billion in 2012, further projected to reach above US$5.8 billion by 2022 registering a CAGR of 2.8% during 2017-2022 period.

The report analyzes the European ventilation equipment shipments covering all of the 27 European Union countries with special focus on Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Ventilation product segments analyzed in this study include Axial Fans, Centrifugal Fans, Cross Flow Fans, Domestic Exhaust Fans, Roof/Box Fans, Range Hoods and Air Handling Units (AHUs) for Ventilation.

The study includes 101 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of shipments. The statistical tables represent the data for the Ventilation equipment shipments value and unit shipments by geographic region and product segment.

This report profiles 25 major market players and 47 other key players that are engaged in ventilation equipment production in Europe. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in the production of ventilation equipment in Europe. The list of companies covers the address, contact details and the website addresses of 287 companies.

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The Demand for Alternative Sweeteners Projected to Reach over 2 Million Metric Tons by 2022, Owing to Increased Awareness of Obesity and Diabetes

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Industry Experts unveiled the new market research report on Alternative Sweeteners. The new report titled ‘Alternative Sweeteners – A Global Market Overview’ reveals that the Asia-Pacific market is estimated the largest consumer of alternative sweeteners (HIS and Polyols) accounting for slightly over half of the global consumption in 2017 and the same anticipated to increase through to 2022. The similar phenomenon is expected to witness in terms of market value too. While this report gives an overall market analysis of alternative sweeteners globally, recently released independent reports on High Intensity Sweeteners and Polyols provides an in-depth analysis of the global markets.

Alternative sweeteners´ demand is anticipated to increase in the coming years is also buoyed by approvals of high intensity sweeteners and polyols in food and beverage applications by majority of the countries across the globe. Most of the alternative sweeteners are approved in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific while very few of them are either banned or approved for restricted usage.

This report analyzes the alternative sweeteners global markets including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World in terms of both volume in metric tons and value in USD for the 2014-2022 analysis period. The regional markets further analyzed for 13 independent countries across North America – the United States, Canada and Mexico; Europe – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Russia; Asia-Pacific – China, India, Japan and South Korea; and Rest of World – South America, Middle East & Africa and CIS Countries (Excl. Russia).The market is analyzed in all of these major regions by alternative sweeteners product category (HIS and Polyols), key countries and by major end-use applications in terms of both volume and value. This report also explores the market by product category and major application sector for each major country. The global key market trends are illustrated along with the recent major business trends such as product innovations/launches, mergers and acquisitions etc.

Polyols dominate the global market for Alternative Sweeteners by product category, forecast to be 1.6 million metric tons in 2017 accounting for over 90%, which is projected to reach 1.9 million metric tons by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 3.4% between the two years. High Intensity Sweeteners accounts for the remaining market share of Alternative Sweeteners and expected to witness the growth rate of 3% during the same period.

High intensity sweeteners (HIS) analyzed in this global market report is segmented by HIS category – Artificial HIS and Natural HIS. These HIS categories further segmented in to Artificial HIS – Acesulfame-K, Aspartame, Cyclamate, Neotame, Saccharin and Sucralose; and Natural HIS – Steviol Glycosides (stevia extracts), Glycyrrhizin (licorice root extracts) and Mogroside V (monk fruit extracts). The study also explores the key end-use applications of high intensity sweeteners including Beverages, Confectionary, Foods, Tabletop and Others (personal care, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals etc.).

Polyols analyzed in this report comprise sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, maltitol, erythritol, isomalt and lactitol. The polyols´ end-use application markets analyzed include Confectionary, Food & Beverages, Personal Care and Others (Pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals). Sorbitol market estimated in this report does not include sorbitol used as an intermediate in manufacturing Vitamin C.

This 452 page global alternative sweeteners market report comprises 417 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. The study discusses the regulatory framework of polyols and high intense sweeteners market in all major regions of the world. This report profiles 39 global players and 135 overall major players across North America – 25; Europe – 13; Asia-Pacific – 95; and Rest of World – 2. The research also provides the listing of the companies engaged in manufacturing and supply of alternative sweeteners. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 260 companies.

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