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Shotcrete or sprayed concrete is generally used in a wide range of applications including construction and wastewater treatment structures. It is considered to be an efficiently performing mortar or concrete which is blown at high speed on the desired surface of a construction site, generally through a hose. Shotcrete or sprayed concrete is generally conveyed by using two methods including dry mix process and wet mix process. The wet mix process is usually widely preferred by consumers and construction professionals for large placements of volume. Also, very less amount of concrete is wasted or rebounded in the wet mix process when compared to the dry mix process.

Sprayed or shotcrete concrete is majorly used in a broad range of construction applications including protective coatings, underground construction, free formed structures, water-retaining structures as well as specialty construction formations. Rapid growth of the underground construction applications is expected to drive the global shotcrete concrete market. This growth is mainly attributed to growing urbanization, rapid economic development as well as increasing underground transportation. Additionally, the shotcrete or sprayed concrete is also broadly utilized in the manufacturing of water retaining infrastructures such as sea walls, rivers, storage reservoirs, dams,  canal linings, swimming pools as well as water towers. Furthermore, some of the major free form structures including theme park elements, sculptures as well as climbing walls are also built using sprayed or shotcrete concrete.

The global sprayed or shotcrete concrete market is majorly augmented by the rising number of construction activities especially for the underground infrastructure, increasing economic development across the globe as well as rapid urbanization in the emerging economies. Moreover, increasing growth of underground transportation, increased technical efficiency of shotcrete concrete owing to technological advancements as well as increasing tunneling and mining activities are some other key aspects driving the growth of the global sprayed or shotcrete concrete market. In addition to this, the global shotcrete or sprayed concrete market is also bolstered by increasing demand for free form structures including theme park elements, sculptures, water retaining structures as well as climbing walls. Furthermore, the companies involved in the global shotcrete or sprayed concrete market are continuously focusing on developing newer and relatively more advanced technologies and equipment. This in turn is projected to fuel the growth of the global shotcrete/sprayed concrete market over the forecast period.

The global shotcrete concrete market can be segmented on the basis of process, application, system and geography. Based on process, the global shotcrete concrete market can be bifurcated into wetmix process and drymix process. On the basis of application, the global market can be classified into underground construction, water retaining structures, repair works, protective coatings and others. Considering system, the global shotcrete concrete market can be sub-segmented into manual system and robotic spraying system. Based on geography, the market can be categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa.

Some of the major players operating in the global shotcrete concrete market include BASF SE, Sika AG, KPM Industries Ltd., Lafargeholcim, Lkab Berg & Betong AB, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.,  The Euclid Chemical Company, GCP Applied Technologies, Inc., Heidelbergcement AG, U.S. Concrete, Inc. and Quikrete Companies, Inc. among others.


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Plastic is available in abundance around us and is responsible for nearly 90% of the world’s municipal trash. Plastic waste gets accumulated and create heap of tonnes of waste that acquires the land space. This space can be utilised for other purposes but due to this waste getting collected over various places, the landspace remains unsused. This is where the recycling of plastic waste plays an important role to clear the landfill spaces. Recycling plastic waste involves the reprocessing of post- consumed and industrial remains of the plastic waste, rather than using the fresh resin. Plastic can also be recycled at the time of manufacturing the plastic product like polyethelene bags and films. A major portion of these plastic products can be later used to manufacture products like toothbrushes, bags, toys, footwear, fabrics etc. Plastic is an important material and is highly used in routined life. Whilst , the rising popularity of platic is a huge problem and it’s also a major issue for which the plastic should be recycled, instaed of disposing and polluting the lands, seas oceans and other water bodies. We can wisely re-consume or reprocess the plastic waste rather than disposing them.

Fluctuating prices of traditional plastics couplede with the rising concern for the safety of environment signify the major aspects driving the growth of the global recycled plastics market. Recycling of plastics lessens the overall amount of natural resources and energy required to produce raw or virgin plastic. Thus, shift in focus towards achieving sustainability is bolstering the need for recycled plastics worldwide. In addition, risind local requirement as well as low labour costs has supplemented the market growth especially in the emerging economies of Asia-Pacific such as China, India, and other ASEAN countries. Increasing governmental regulations on the protection of environment, rising consumer awareness as well as increasing number of companies involved in plastic recycling are some other key factors supplementing the market growth. However, lack of technology penetration especially in untapped areas coupled with high cost of plastic recycling are some major restraints in the global recycled plastics market.

The recycled plastic can be further segmented on the basis of type, which includes High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and others. Among these, PET signifies the most known type. Further, the market can be categorized depending upon the raw materials used. Rigid plastic, Plastic films Plastic bottles,& fibres and foam are the major raw materials which are used for the production of recycled plastics. Depending on the basis of applications, the recycled plastic market can be classified into food contact packaging, non-food contact packaging, automotive, construction and others. Out of which the non-food contact packaging is the major segment. Further depending upon the geography, the categorisation can be done into North America, which is the largest market, one of the major share holder in recyle plastic market including other major regions include Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Middle East & Africa.

Some of the major key players operating in the global recycled plastics market include B. Schoenberg & Co., Inc., Avangard Innovative, UltrePET LLC, Delta Plastics, Veolia, CarbonLITE Industries, KW Plastics, and Suez Recycling & Recovery Holdings among others.


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Dry construction refers to the use of dry materials such as gypsum board and plywood for construction instead of bricks, concrete or plaster. Dry construction systems offer numerous advantages over wet construction practices such as ease of installation, reduction in construction time, better thermal and sound insulation, moisture resistance, and fire safety. In addition, change in end-user preference toward sustainable building techniques and promotion of green technology by regulatory bodies in the construction sector is anticipated to drive the global dry construction market during the forecast period.

The growing number of constructions in developed and emerging countries will boost the growth of the prefabricated construction market. Recovering economies in various regions are influencing the demand for single and multi-family homes.

Global dry contruction market is segmented based on the type, material, system, application and gepgraphy. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into supporting framework and boarding. Based on the material, the market is segmeted into plasterboard, wood, metal, plastic, and others including glalss and carpet. On the basis of system, the global market is segmented into wall, ceiling, flooring and others. In terms of application, the market is segmented into residential and non-residential. Non-residential includes commerical, healthcare, hospitality and others. The residential building construction is the primary end-user of the dry construction market due to the increasing demand for thermal insulation in homes and quicker house construction duration. On the basis of geogarphy, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. In Asia Pacific, an increase in population has been driving the construction sector as end-users are opting for attractive prefabricated dry construction systems. China is expected to show the fastest growth in this market during the next few years owing to its increasing population and need for better housing technologies. Increase in the usage of recycled material in the manufacturing process, and significant increase in urbanization are the other factors which are driving the dry construction market. In addition, higher cost of dry construction can hinder its market growth. The dry construction market has seen exponential growth in the last few years and expects this trend to continue in the future as well.

Some of the companies in the dry contruction market are Armstrong, Etex, Knauf Gips, Saint-Gobain, Xella, Beijing New Building Material, Everest, Fletcher Building, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum And Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, Grupo Promax, Masterplast, National Gypsum Properties, Pabco Building Products, Soprema, Usg, And Yoshino Gypsum.


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Concrete is a very vital  building  and construction material. Concrete is absorbent and porous in nature. Due to its nature and composition, concrete is often prone to deterioration and  damage caused by water. To save the concrete from the deterioration and damage the waterproofing materials are used as an amalagamaton or coatings. However, for the constructions that are exposed to water beneath the hydrostatic pressure, waterproofing is very important. Waterproofing materials form a strong physical resistence against water, and helps in avoiding the water from access the concrete, even under the weighty head pressures. Waterproofing can be done in two manners. Either through formation of internal memberane or by formation of external memberane. To prepare the internal membranes, they are made along with the admixtures of waterproofing and external membranes are used on the exterior part of concrete as coatings. Internal waterproofing can also be called as integral waterproofing. To increase the durabiility and performance of concrete structures, integral waterproofing is used.  Furthermore, this technology hinders the effect of gases such as SO2, CO2, CO, and NO2, thereby it avoids the process of carbonation.

The key factors responsible for driving the consumption of waterproofing admixtures are growth in infrastructure requirements in economic development, improvising construction economy, and inclined preferences of people toward urbanization. Due to increase in demand for concrete waterproofing along with crystalline technology is a major aspect for the growing construction industry. The capability of self- sealing the new cracks in the concrete is a distinctive benefit of this technology. Multiple benefits of crystalline waterproofing technology are they help in protecting the reinforced steel and avoid any  form of corrosion and due to this property it will impact the crystalline waterproofing technology market at a fast pace. This tendency is likely to continue during the forecast period, responsible for the rise in construction industry. Although, this technology is expensive in nature. So, it will hinder the market during the forecast period.

Depending upon the basis of type of application or the methods for application of crystalline waterproofing technology, the market can be categorized into three different methods. First application is applying directly on the surface of the concrete structure. The second application includes direct mixing of concrete batch with the waterproofing materials, as an admixture. The third method is to apply dry crystalline waterproofing powder on the uncured concrete surface. Among all these present methods, the mixing as an admixture is one of the widely used process.

On the basis of geography, the global concrete waterproofing with crystalline technology market has been divided into Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa. Due to rapid growth in the construction industry in countries such as China, India, and Japan; the concrete waterproofing market with crystalline technology in Asia Pacific is expected to expand during the forecast period.

The various companies that are working in the global market of concrete waterproofing with crystalline technology include AG W.R. Grace & Co., Mapei S.P.A., BASF SE, Wacker Chemie and Pidilite Industries.


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Smart Concrete technology was developed by Dr. Deborah D.L. Chung from State University of New York at Buffalo, U.S. The unique benefit of Smart Concrete is that it is fortified by carbon fiber or the addition of electrical impulses to the concrete structure. The fibers conduct electrical impulses, thus making the concrete able to have electrical resistance change in response to damage. One of the major factors that contributed to the growth of the global concrete market is the widespread use of concrete as a composite material and its inability to withstand tension. The growth in the smart building market will encourage the demand of Smart Concrete. This is because not only is it capable of detecting minor cracks, but also helps to arrest the progress of cracks, thus reinforcing them to make them stronger.

Smart Concrete can also find its application in building highways able to detect the weight, position and speed of vehicles.Sensors can also be used toevaluate cracks, however sensors are more expensive to install as compared to Smart Concrete The possible uses of Smart Concrete include traffic monitoring, border monitoring, weighing in motion and building security. Smart Concrete is also capable of sensing very small structural flaws and thus finds application in checking the internal condition of structures, particularly after an earthquake.Smart Concrete is anticipated to be used for building facility management, that is. to weigh each room of a building to monitor the room occupancy in real time, thus saving money and energy by allowing the lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation of the room to be controlled as per to the occupancy level.

The Smart Concrete market is segmented by applications, and geography. On the basis of application, the global Smart Concrete market is segmented into residential building, and non residential building The non residential building is further sub segmented into infrastructure, commercial and industrial/institutional. By geography, the Smart Concrete market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

The advanced economies in North America and Europe, which have always been at the forefront of adopting latest technologies, will emerge as the major markets for Smart Concrete. Asia Pacific, consisting of densely populated and emerging economies such as China and India where massive construction activities are being conducted also shows great potential for this market.

Some of the companies in the Smart Concrete market are Central Concrete Supply Company, Lafarge, Angelle Materials, Summit Materials, Thomas Concrete, OldCastle, Jack.B.Parson, Tomlinson, and Hilltop Companies. among others. The major companies operating in the global Smart Concrete market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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The increasing consumer awareness towards renewable chemicals as well as increasing environmental concerns has been the major drivers for renewable chemicals market growth. The strict environment regulations by regulatory bodies such as EPA, REACH, and European Commission with respect to manufacture and disposal of petrochemicals has also pushed the demand for renewable chemicals demand over the past few years. The volatile crude oil prices and also the high prices of finished petrochemicals are anticipated to augment market growth in the future. In order to reduce dependence on fossil fuel resources, the major chemical manufacturers are focussing towards utilizing natural sources for manufacturing various chemicals The high processing cost and complex manufacturing processes may restrict renewable chemicals market growth in long run. However,lower purchasing power and lack of consumer awareness for these chemicals especially in emerging economies of Asia Pacific may also restrict the growth of this market in these regions.

The Renewable Chemicals market is segmented by type, applications, and geography. On the basis of type, the global Renewable Chemicals market is segmented into bio based chemicals, organic acids, and ketones, On the basis of application it is segmented into industrial, transportation, food and beverage, bio-medical, fertilizers, agriculturetextiles, environment, housing,recreation and health and hygiene By geography, the Renewable Chemicals market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

Owing to the increasing European Union investment to establish Green Economy along with stringent REACH and European Commission regulations towards petrochemicals, Europe was the largest renewable chemicals market in 2013 As per the European Commission’s ’20-20-20’ initiative is to further promote renewable chemicals penetration in the region over next few years. The abundant raw material availability particularly in economies such as U.S., Brazil and Argentina is expected to strengthen the supply side for local manufacturers within the region. Owing to rising chemical demand along with increasing environmental concerns, Asia Pacific is one of the most lucrative markets The advancements in extraction techniques as well as the increasing availability of vegetable sources for chemical manufacturing is estimated to have provide immense opportunities for market expansion over next few years.Some of the companies in the Renewable Chemicals market are BASF SE, BioAmber Inc., Cargill, Natureworks LLC, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Verenium Corporation, Beta Renewables SpA, Braskem, Chevron Corporation, Cobalt Technologies and Amyris Inc. among others.

The major companies operating in the global Renewable Chemicals market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Organic fertilizers are derived from animal matter, animal excreta, human excreta, and vegetable matter. There fertilizers provide nutrients for plant growth after applying to the soil. Rapid development of organic agriculture and increasing demand for organic food globally drives the growth of the organic fertilizer market  The global market for organic fertilizer has witnessed positive growth in the recent past owing to the government support and the increasing awareness amongst the farmers about the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers. Owing to the environmentally friendly nature of organic fertilizers, governments in many countries have subsidized the prices, making it easier for farmers to use it.

However, the non-conventional fertilizer industry is relatively immature in the United States. Apart from the use of animal manure and compost, alternative natural and organic fertilizers have been mostly manufactured on a relatively small scale from the local specialized waste streams.

The organic fertilizers market analysis is segmented by source type, crop type, form type and geography.In the source type segment, the market is segmented plant, animal and mineral.In the crop type segment the market is segmented into cereals, legumes, fruits and vegetables, plantations and others.Further, the market is segmented by form type;which includes dry and liquid..By geography, the Organic Fertilizers market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

The increasing need for food security , higher quality & safe organic foods and the change in farming practices are the major drivers of the Asia-Pacific organic fertilizers market. According to the Organic Trade Association, approximately around 82% of US households purchase organic food. The sales value of certified organic products sold by farms has increased from USD 5.5 billion in 2014 to USD 7.55 billion in 2016. With consumers are willing to pay more as they prefer less chemically-laden fruits and vegetables. Around 44% of consumers in the United States can pay an additional 20% for organic fresh vegetables. The demand for organic food has led to the increase in use of organic fertilizers.

Some of the companies in the Organic Fertilizers market are Tata Chemicals Limited, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Coromandel International Limited, National Fertilizers Limited, Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited, Midwestern Bioag, Sustane Natural Fertilizer, Inc, Perfect Blend, LLC, Agrocare Canada, Inc, among others. The major companies operating in the global organic fertilizers market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Green Coatings technology is primarily driven by by increasingly stringent environmental regulations, and also the increasing consumer interest in buying eco friendly products and the rising popularity of green building standards. The increasing demand for waterborne and powder technology to replace solvent borne coatings especially in the automotive application is anticipated to drive industry growth in the forecast period.

Owing to the presence of several major manufacturers.,the green coatings market is highly competitive and fragmented The key factors affecting the buyer’s decision are product quality and pricing. The strict regulations imposed by EPA in the U.S., on the paints and coatings industry to limit VOC are anticipated to have a optimistic impact on the industry growth. The innovations done by the automotive manufacturers in US to use powder and UV cured coatings in vehicle manufacturing are expected to push the product demand. Expansion of capacity, mergers, and product innovation and partnerships are anticipated to be the major strategies for these market players to uphold competition in the market. The wide product options by different manufacturers and irregular raw material prices are expected to challenge manufacturers in terms of profitability.

The Green Coatings market is segmented by formulation, source, applications, and geography. On the basis of formulation, the global Green Coatings market is segmented into water-borne, powder, high solids, ultra-violet, solar reflective, chrome-free and bio-renewable.By source the market is segmented into vegetable oil, soy-bean,castor oil, and clay.By application the market is segmented into construction, consumer good, automotive, oiil and gas, mining,and aerospace By geography, the Green Coatings market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

The industry is governed by various regulations as mentioned by the environmental protection agencies and governments across the globally. For example, in the U.S., it has to obey with OSHA regulations when undergoing deposition process and must abide to all REACH regulations since they contain hazardous chemicals. According to UN reports the world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion in the year 2030, which means there will be increased activity in the architectural sector in developed as well as developing nations have made the market green coatings mature enough comparatively at a short time span.

Some of the companies in the Green Coatings market are Jotun, Axalta, Valsapar, PPG Industries Inc. BASF SE, Valspar Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, and Royal DSM, .among others. The major companies operating in the global Green Coatings market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Fertilizer mixtures contain two or three primary plant nutrients.. Open formula fertilizer mixtures and closed formula fertilizer mixtures are two types of fertilizers mixtures. The ingredients of the fertilizers utilized in mixtures are not disclosed by the manufacturers in closed formula fertilizers. In open formula fertilizer mixtures, the formulae of fertilizer mixture, and the quantity of the ingredients mixed are disclosed by the manufacturers. The fertilizer mixtures can be of various types depending for instance they can be nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer mixtures, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer mixtures, fertilizer mixture tablets, diammonium hydrogen orthophosphate, ammonium dihydrogen orthophosphate, nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, nitrate and phosphate fertilizer mixtures,and other fertilizer mixtures in the market.

The fertilizer mixtures are easier for application and are in better physical condition. The usage of fertilizer mixture also reduces handling and storage cost. However the fertilizer mixtures also have certain disadvantages. The cost of fertilizer mixtures is comparatively higher than the straight fertilizers. If there is only one nutrient is required by the crop, the fertilizer mixtures are will not be usefu. These factors can act as restraining factors for the growth of fertilizer mixtures market.

The fertilizers additive market analysis is segmented by type, and geography.In the type segment, the market is segmented fertilizer mixes in tablets, diammonium phosphate,  nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, other fertilizer mixtures containing phosphates and nitrates, other fertilizer mixtures containing phosphorus and nitrogen, other fertilizer mixtures containing potassium and phosphorus and other fertilizer mixtures.By geography, the fertilizers additive market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

The mixture of nitrates and phosphates increase crop yield and enhance overall agricultural productivity along with protecting crops from harmful pathogens. However certain regulatory issues raised in the European Union with respect to consumption of fertilizer mixtures has resulted in slight decline in market growth over the past few years. However regions including North America and Europe are expected to witness a rising demand for fertilizer mixtures because of increasing R&D, product innovation and increasing adoption rates of new farming practices.

Some of the companies in the fertilizer mixtures market are Sumitomo Chemical, Mosaic Group, Gujarat State Fertilizers, Bayer CropScience AG, Compass Minerals, Midwestern Coromandel International Limited, Henan Xinlianxin Fertilizer Co. Ltd, among others. The major companies operating in the global fertilizers mixtures market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Defoamers are chemical additives that hamperand reduce the formation of foam in industrial processes. The Asia-Pacific has emerged as the fastest-growing market recently. It is anticipated to contribute around 60% to the growth of the global market. Countries like, Vietnam and Thailand have also gained momentum in this market.

Antifoams are the chemicals that are widely used for controlling foams The existence of foams cause a serious problem in the operation of industrial processes, transportation, and it ultimately affects the quality of finished products. Thus, most of the industries widely use the services of antifoams. Antifoam formulations are generally available in emulsion, compound and powder forms in the market. Antifoams rapidly reduce foams created during production, use of laundry detergents, during textile dyeing. and food processing, These chemicals also improve chemical manufacturing processes, such as mixing, gas-scrubbing, filtration, distillation, emulsion polymerization, and fermentation. The increasing demand for antifoams in oil and gas applications and paper and pulp along with the increasing application in paints & coatings industry is anticipated to increase the demand for antifoams globally.

The Defoamers market is segmented by type, applications, and geography. On the basis of type, the global Defoamers market is segmented into antifoams, oil-based defoamers, water based defoamers, silicone based defoamers, powder defoamers, EO/PO defoamers and alkyl polyacrylates On the basis of application it is segmented into paints and coatings, petroleum, pulp and paper, food and beverage, water and waste water treatment, textiles, agricultural chemicals, mining By geography, the Defoamers market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

China is one of the largest consumers of defoamers in the Asia-Pacific region. This is because it is the largest producer of automobiles and also it has the largest market share in the growth of the SUV market, with around 5% sales growth in 2016. It also has the largest construction market in the region, which will lead to an increase in the demand for paints and coatings and thus will aid to the growth for defoamers in the country. China is also the largest producer of textiles in the world. According to the China National Textile and Apparel Council is planning to increase the exports of fiber products to USD 400 billion by 2020. This growth in the textile sector will contribute considerably to the demand for defoamers in the country. Some of the companies in the Defoamers market are Baker Hughes, BASF SE, Henkel AG, and Ashland Inc among others. The major companies operating in the global Defoamers market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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The concrete fiber market is anticipated to progress steadily in the coming several years. The changing trend in the construction segment and the improvement in construction practices are majorly driving the adoption of concrete fiber. Fibers include short discrete fibers such as glass fibers, steel fibers, natural fibers and synthetic fibers that have uniform distribution but random orientation in the mix. The Asia-Pacific is the emerging market, with countries like China, India, South Korea ,Japan, and others witnessing a rise in the demand for concrete fiber.The  Major global manufacturers are emphasizing on setting up distribution networks and research and development centers in this region. In Asia-Pacific, China is the leading market having accounted for a share of around more than 50% of the total market share in the year 2015..

The booming construction industry and rising urbanization are the primary drivers of the market. The End-Use of concrete fibers across various industries such as mining and road construction is also driving the growth of this market. However, high costs associated with manufacturing of concrete fiber are restricting its use. Also with the availability of ready mix concrete applicable in various sectors such as mining, industrial, and road construction are restraining the market’s growth.

The Concrete Fiber market is segmented by type, by end use and geography. On the basis of type, the Global Concrete Fiber market is segmented into synthetic concrete fiber, micro-synthetic fiber, macro-synthetic fiber, steel concrete fiber, glass concrete fiber, natural concrete fiber, and basalt fiber reinforced concrete. On the basis of end use it is segmented into building and construction, transport infrastructure, mining & tunnel, and industrial flooring and medical, aerospace and defense, transportation and oil, gas and energy. By geography, the Concrete Fiber market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

North America is one of the major consumers of concrete fiber. The U.S. is the largest market in North America region accounting for a major share of the North American concrete fiber market. The steel concrete fiber type segment dominates the concrete fiber market. The transport infrastructure is the largest end-use industry segment since there is an increasing demand of concrete fibers in the road industry.

Some of the companies in the Concrete Fiber market are Bekaert SA, BASF SE, Sika AG, ABC Polymer Industries,and Cemex S.A.B. De C.V.. among others. The major companies operating in the Global Concrete Fiber market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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The bonding agent is the synthetically and natural prepared material that is used to strengthen joining quality of any two material without applying any mechanical force. Its major use is bonding fresh concrete to old; however it can be used as terrazzo, underlayment, crack fillers, grouting-mortar or stucco. The two critical factors that affect the bonding quality between old and new concrete is the strength and reliability of old surface and also the neatness of old surface.It is necessary that damage surface should be free from dust or spillage like oil to have strong Concrete Bonding Agents. The latex emulsion and epoxies are the two major type of bonding agents used in construction industry. Epoxy based Concrete Bonding Agents agent provides superior strength and durable bonding to concrete as compared to latex emulsion. However latex based is less expensive hence it leads the global Concrete Bonding Agents agents market.

The increase in the decorative interior for providing aesthetic and pleasing finishing for residential construction is primarily driving the global market of Concrete Bonding Agents agent. The rise in living standard as well as the income of middle-class population in emerging countries has increased the demand of Concrete Bonding Agents agent for decorative use. The factors which contribute to the growth of Concrete Bonding Agents agent market are strong industrial base in the construction industry and also increase in investments by foreign companies in the construction sector Although the overall Concrete Bonding Agents agents’ market is growing significantly, challenges such as inadequate workmanship are restricting the growth of Concrete Bonding Agents agents market.

Repairing is anticipated to be the largest application of Concrete Bonding Agents agents. The exposure to diverse climatic changes and pollution mostly lead to the early failure in concrete compaction and damage. Hence, timely reparation is vital in order to maintain the infrastructure for generations. Concrete Bonding Agents agents are mostly used in the repairing application, thus making it the largest application segment in the global Concrete Bonding Agents agents market. The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market in the global concrete bonding agents market, both, the year in 2017. China is the largest market in the Asia-Pacific region for concrete bonding agents the year 2017. The growing construction sector, increasing R&D activities initiated by major players, and readily available raw material,  are the key growth drivers for concrete bonding agents in this region.

Some of the companies in the Concrete Bonding Agents market are Sika AG, Fosroc International Ltd., BASF SE, Saint-Gobain Weber S.A., Mapei S.p.A., )among others. The major companies operating in the global Concrete Bonding Agents market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Agrochemical is used for agricultural and non-agricultural purposes.Agrochemicals widely involve fertilizers,pesticides,hormones and plant growth regulators. The major reason for the growth in consumption of agrochemical is the increased pressure on declining farmlands, because of growing population and urbanization. The rising demand of global food security is anticipated to generate a steady demand for agrochemicals. Although the benefits of agrochemicals are creditable, however people are becoming aware of the toxicity of synthetic products which acts as a major challenge for the synthetic agrochemical industry.

The increasing demand for biobased agrochemical, the growing food demand and shrinking land and the increasing demand for nitrogeneous and phosphate based fertilizers will drive the growth of the agrochemicals market

The agrochemicals market analysis is segmented by product, crop type, and geography.In the product segment, the market is segmented into fertilizers, pesticides, adjuvants and plant growth regulators market.In the product segment,nitrogenous fertilizers form the largest share of the fertilizers market. The increasing incidences of various pests and diseases will drive the demand for pesticides Pesticides market is currently lead by herbicides products followed by fungicides and insecticides. Further, the market is segmented by crop and non-crop; grains and cereals tend to occupy the largest share in the agrochemical market, followed by oilseed crops.Plant growth regulators provide a more natural way of managing and enhancing the growth process of agricultural plants. The increasing demand of GM crops, as well as the harmful agrochemicals effects and the increasing regulatory constraints with respect to the usage of agrochemicals act as major constraints for the industry.By geography, the agrochemical market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

India, China, France, Germany, Japan, and the US represent the largest agrochemicals markets. Europe and North America are the established markets for agrochemicals and are expected to show average growth. Currently, China is leading the market with its developing agricultural sector, along with the need for its ever-growing population.South America, particularly Brazil, is one of the world leader in pesticide consumption. Africa also possesses a good potential in the agrochemicals market..

Some of the companies in the agrochemical market are Bayer CropScience, BASF SE, Agrium Inc, CF Industries Holdings, Inc., Bunge Limited, Monsanto Company, Syngenta AG., Sumitomo Chemical, among others. The major companies operating in the global Agrochemical market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Advanced materials are known to have greater qualities as compared to traditional materials. Thus, they are used in diverse applications. These materials are known to deliver exceptional performance due to their high endurance to tolerate fatigue. The demand for advanced materials will continue to grow as it is anticipated to change the overall manufacturing industry in the coming few years. These materials will replace plastics and metals with improved composites and ceramics The emerging advancements in product development and manufacturing will keep the demand for advanced materials high during the forecast period. The increasing expenditure on research and development of these materials is also expected to make a major impact on the growing demand in the global market.

The various products available are ceramics, polymers, metals and alloys, composites, and glasses. Out of these, the ceramics and composites are consumed mostly. The demand for ceramics has been increasing because of its application in the medical device’s production. As the healthcare industry grows, the demand for ceramics will continue to grow Also, the composites segment is also anticipated to witness exceptionally growth as they can be mass-produced as per requirement Composites can be used in several applications such as automotive, construction,  and oil and gas industries.

The Advanced Material market is segmented by type, by end use and geography. On the basis of type, the Global Advanced Material market is segmented into ceramic glass, nano materials,resins and polymers,composites,and fibers.On the basis of application type it is segmented into building and construction, healthcare and medical, aerospace and defense, transportation and oil, gas and energy. By geography, the Advanced Material market is segmented into. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

North America and Europe were the largest consumers of advanced materials in the global market. The growing consumption of advanced materials in these regions will result in increased production capacities with the advancement of technologies. Asia Pacific region is also anticipated to be an emerging region in the global market over the forecast period since the manufacturing industries have been expanding in developing countries of China and India

Some of the companies in the Advanced Material market are 3M Advanced Materials, Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Huntsman Corporation, Hexcel Corporation, Hanwa Group, and Materion Corporation. among others. The major companies operating in the Global Advanced Material market will eventually grab the opportunity presented by the new technology to further enhance their product offerings.


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Water-based coatings have water as solvent or liquefying agent to disperse all the elements of coating such as resin. polyvinyl ethers, polyurethane, or Polyacrylate resins are utilized as binders in water-based coatings. These coatings are used for enclosed areas and do not cause any harmful emissions. Usage of water as a solvent makes them eco-friendly as compared to other solvent coating systems such as solvent-borne coatings or powder coatings. In case of water-based coatings, (VOCs) Volatile Organic Compounds are present in lower quantities thereby, producing very less atmospheric emissions. Additionally, they retain good resistance to heat and abrasion. These factors led to exponential growth of water-based coatings market over the past few terms.

In other words, the water-based coatings contain about near about 75-85% of water with lesser quantities of solvents such as glycol ethers or polyacrylate. They possess excellent resistance to heat and abrasion and offers excellent adhesion to the substrate.

The water-based coating market is primarily driven by the growing demand from major end-use or application industries such as automotive, building & construction, and electronics amongst others. The building & construction industry holds a major share of the market in terms of both value and volume, followed by the automotive industry. These coatings are used primarily in the construction activities for waterproofing, damp proofing, crack filling, plaster additive, screed compound, and others. The increasing demand for better physical infrastructures and increasing need for housing coupled with the higher rate of population growth are likely to propel the growth of the market. The practice of utilizing water-based coatings in the automotive division provides exceptional finishing, protection and durability to the product. Air Resources Board (ARB) in California have suggested waterbased coatings for automotive coatings to achieve VOC emission reductions.

Additionally, these water-based coating provides optimum conformal coatings to electronic circuitry to shield them from dust, dirt, moisture, chemicals, and high temperature. This is expected to fuel the demand for the product from the electronics industry. Furthermore, the demand for the product is increasing from the marine industry due to their superior beneficial properties such as gloss retention, durability, good flow and leveling characteristics, resistance to water, chemical & weather, and good adhesion. Apart from this, they are used in paper & packaging industry for the manufacturing of paper plates, folding cartons, corrugated boxes, roll wrap, and others, which, in turn, is expected to propel the market growth during the assessment period. Stringent regulations against the use of solvent-based coatings such as Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, etc. are further favoring the market growth. Conversely, fluctuating price of raw materials and the expensive water-based coatings may restrain the market growth.

           

The water-based coatings market is segmented primarily on the basis of resin type, end-use, and geography. In segment of resin type, epoxy, acrylic, formaldehyde, polyurethane, alkyds, and others are segmented into which the water-based coatings market is fragmented. By revenue cycle, acrylic segment is the foremost attractive segment of the water-based coatings market. As acrylic coatings are widely used in architectural coatings, construction of residential and commercial buildings will augur sound for the segment. Nevertheless, polyurethane is estimated to emerge as lucrative as the usage of polyurethane is expected to be on the upswing. On the contrary, the formaldehyde segment shows lackluster progress as formaldehyde is affiliated with VOC emissions.

Geographically, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the Latin America, are the segments into which the water-based coatings market is bifurcated. Asia Pacific is expected to be the highly attractive market for water-based coatings. Growth of the construction sector leading to the heightened demand for paints and coatings is fueling the water-based coatings market in this region. Moreover, growth of the automotive sector in the region is stoking demand for paints and coatings among OEMs.

Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are predicted to display substantial demand for water-based coatings in the upcoming years. Rising construction activities to serve the residential needs of growing middle-class population in emerging economies of Latin America are indirectly boosting the water-based coatings market.

Major companies operating in the water-based coatings market are Akzo Nobel NV, PPG Industries, and Sherwin-Williams Company. Some other companies to name are BASF SE, Asian Paints Limited, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd., Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., Altana AG, Nerolac paints Limited, Schmid Rhymer AG, NIPSEA Group, SKK Pte. Ltd., and Hebei Chenyang Industry & Trade Group Co. Ltd.


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Cast compound polymers unit by chemical assessment suggests that created, mineral-packed, and chemically established of compound material that is casted and robust into arduous material of varied shapes to satisfy wide-ranging vogue wishes. The massive choice of applications of cast polymers could also be as a result of the “quarried stone” used within the manufacturing process; it is not potential to realize the properties of cast polymers whereas not quarried stone. Compared to quarried marble, cast compound is stronger and fewer brittle; it's in addition lots additional sturdy than utensil. Cast polymers could also be merely cleaned with improvement agents that unit nonabrasive which they'll resist stains and mildew. Cast compound merchandise unit straightforward to handle and proof against breakage in spite of their seamless manufacturing into one piece.

The report on the global cast polymers market uses the top-down and bottom-up approaches to define, analyze, and describe the market trends for the next five years. The report also tracks the emerging applications, innovative technologies, and mergers & acquisitions. It also focuses on the growth drivers and restraints for the key market players during the forecast period.

The global marketplace for Cast polymers is driven by the requirement to supply technically advanced and superior-quality product. Enlarged utilization of forged polymers in reworking and construction activities thanks to their accessibility in varied colors, shapes, and kinds at cheap costs has conjointly contributed to the expansion of forged polymers world market. The strong growth of the development trade within the residential and business sectors is additionally driving the market.

Thanks to the presence of only a few players during this market, demand from end-user industries exceeds supply; this can be a giant restraint on the expansion of this market. The supply of cheap labor and low acquisition prices in developing countries are good chance for the more growth of the market. Cast polymers comprise civilized granite, civilized chalcedony, civilized marble and solid surface product employed in a large varies of residential and nonresidential applications.

A couple of those applications are bathtubs, window sills, floor tiles, molding accents, countertops, shower receptors, hearth surrounds, whirlpool baths, vanities, enclosure sets, wall panels, and bogs. Cast polymers square measure currently most popular thanks to their superior mechanical properties. They will be top-notch raw materials, offer higher construction, and cling to higher internal control standards. this allows a client to settle on from a large vary of lasting total room and tub construct product at cheap costs while not moving style and color skillfulness.

              
Regionally, the global Cast Polymers market is fragmented into Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Among these, the Asia Pacific forged polymers market is projected to grow at the very best CAGR throughout the forecast amount, in terms useful. Fast manufacture within the Asia Pacific region and enlarged demand for Cast Polymers polymers from non-residential units like company offices, public bathrooms, malls and searching complexes, hospitals, and colleges are driving the expansion of the Asia Pacific Cast Polymers market.

Major key players in the cast polymers market are Caesarstone Sdot-Yam, Kingkonree International Surface Industrial Co., Ltd, United States Marble Inc., Eastern Surfaces Inc., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Coritech Solid Surfaces Manufacturers, Agco Inc., Owell Stone Group, Cosentino S.A., Blanco, Breton S.P.A., The R. J. Marshall Company, The Swan Corporation, and Bradley Corporation among all others.


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Green petroleum coke or green petcoke, a solid rock material is a derivative of crude oil refining and other cracking processes. Although a refining byproduct, green petroleum coke is considered as a valued commodity since 2009 globally. Remaining crude oil after separating other valuable petroleum products from refining process such as petrol, diesel, lubricants, waxes, etc. can be treated more in cokers or other cracking procedures to produce green petroleum coke. 

Diverse grades of green petroleum coke are manufactured by varying the coking operation coking time length, temperature, and superiority of raw material used. The grades obtained by process are purge coke, needle coke, sponge coke, catalyst coke, and shot coke.  The different grades diverge in their physical properties and Volatile Organic Content (VOC). It is commonly used as a source of energy in numerous industries due to its high calorific value, as compared to bituminous coal and metallurgical coal. About 75% of the petroleum coke produced is used as an energy source in several industries. power plants and Cement kiln are the principal end users. 

Furthermore, green petroleum coke is also used in the manufacturing of metal, where it is used to manufacture anodes for Electric Arc Furnaces (EAFs). The niche applications of petroleum coke include the production of titanium dioxide TiO2 for paint and coloring industry, feedstock for coke oven series batteries, to produce ammonium nitrate and urea or carbamide for the paper industry and fertilizer, etc. High Sulphur, low-grade green petroleum coke (fuel grade) is generally used as a source of energy, while low Sulphur, high-grade green petroleum coke is used for other purposes by the manufacturers. Green Petroleum coke is a cost-effective alternative to coal with higher calorific value, lower ash content.

Upsurge in the utilization of green petroleum coke in the aluminum Manufacturing and heavy steel industries is likely to impel the green petroleum coke market. Anode-grade green petroleum coke contains very less sulfur, and it is used in aluminum and steel smelters as anode for the production of steel and aluminum. The fuel grade green petroleum coke contains a relatively high percentage of sulfur and is utilized as fuel in various end-use industries such as power stations, building & construction, etc. The fuel grade (High Sulphur) petroleum coke segment is expected to dominate the green petroleum coke market during the anticipated period.

           

In terms of form, the green petroleum coke market can be categorized into sponge coke, purge coke, needle coke, honeycomb coke, and shot coke. Sponge coke is mid-level coke and is not as rigid as needle coke and not as unstable as shot coke. The sponge coke category is anticipated to constitute a main portion of the green petroleum coke market. After sponge coke, following closely the shot coke segment clasps the second largest stake in the green petroleum coke (Green petcoke) market as shot coke is inexpensive and holds high density. It is typically used for titanium dioxide (TiO2) production. Further Needle coke clutches the leading share in the green petroleum coke market as it offers properties such as nearly low coefficient of thermal expansion, high mechanical strength, and low puffing. several Developing countries such as China, India, and Japan are anticipated to increase their consumption of sponge coke. Consequently, these regions are likely to impel the growth of the sponge coke segment.

In light of application, the green petroleum coke market can be bifurcated into aluminum, cement, calcined coke, power stations, graphite electrode, and others. The graphite electrode segment is further classified into various sub-segments such as regular, high power (HP), high density (HD), ultra-high power (UHP) and super high power (SHP), normal power (NP), and medium power (MP) graphite electrode.  The Cement segment is predicted to lead the market during the study period. Green petroleum coke is utilized in cement as it holds no amount any sulfur residual. It only emits sulfur when it is burnt. Demand for cement is high due to the expansion in the construction and building industry. This, sequentially is anticipated to drive demand for green petroleum coke.

Geographically, the global green petroleum coke market can be bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America and Europe hold a leading share of the green petroleum coke market due to the presence of well-established crude oil companies in these regions. North America also constitutes a significant share of the market. The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a rapid pace due to significant increase in construction and building activities in developing economies such as China and India. The market in Middle East & Africa and Latin American is expected to expand at a slow pace during the forecast period.

Some of the Key players in the market include Oxbow Corporation, Asbury Carbons, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), Atha Group, Rain Carbon Inc., Minmat Ferro Alloys Private Limited, Shandong KeYu Energy Co., Ltd. Weifang Lianxing New Material Technology Co., Ltd. Linyi Zhenhua Carbon Technology Co., Ltd., COCAN (HUBEI) GRAPHITE MILL INC., Modern Industrial Investment Holding Group., Sinoway Carbon Co., Ltd., and Ningxia Wanboda Carbons & Graphite Co., Ltd. Carbograf Industrial S.A. de C.V., AMINCO RESOURCES LLC., among all others.


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A green building is a structure that is designed, constructed, renovated, operated, refurbished or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. In other words, green buildings are the structures specially designed and built to meet certain objectives such as using energy, water, fuels and other resources more efficiently and protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity and reducing the overall impact to the environment.

Environmental concerns and focus on sustainable infrastructure drives the development of green building constructions in both residential and non-residential sector. The penetration of green buildings in the residential sector is lower as compared to the non-residential due to less awareness about the benefits of green building and high cost of green building materials.

Factors such as rising awareness about emission reduction potential of green building materials from end-user industries such as building and construction and increasing demand for efficient energy is also propelling this market growth. The Increasing energy costs and elevation of the green building standards is estimated to be the key driving factor for market growth over the future years. Environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient buildings are one of the main factors which fuel the growth green building materials. High environmental concerns are expected to positively impact the demand for green building materials. The major countries have re-modeled their regulations so as to promote the usage of green building materials in construction sector. Highly price-sensitive market and uneven enforcement of energy regulations may hamper the growth of the market.

           

Green building materials market is segmented on the basis of product type, application, end user, and geography. Based on product type, the market is categorized into interior products, exterior products, solar products, and others. Others include structural products and permeable pavement. According to application, the green building materials market is classified into Insulation, Framing, Roofing, Interior Finishing, Exterior Siding and Others. Furtheron the basis of end user the market is segregated as Healthcare centers, R&D centers, Education, Public facilities, Residential, and Others. Non-residential segment includes commercial & office, institutional, industrial, hospitality, and leisure. Geographic segments includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

On the basis of applications, the market is segmented into Insulation, Framing, Roofing, Interior Finishing, Exterior Sidings. where Insulation is estimated to be the largest application segment, which is expected to create high demand, owing high levels of energy conservation. Growing construction activities in the commercial and residential sectors are expected to propel the growth of this segment.

Roofing emerged as the second largest application, followed by framing. growing acceptance of non-toxic recycled rubber roofing and sheets owing to its superior durability and weather-resistance is expected to drive the demand for such products in roofing materials and application. The North American market comes across as the chief regional market due to the positive guidelines and building ethics promoting the usage of green building materials in the construction industry and renovation activities. The rigid government regulations fueling the usage of environment friendly materials to reduce environment pollution are projected to drive green materials market growth in the region. Infrastructure development, particularly in Canada and United States, is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of green building market. . Canada is among the leading markets for global green building materials in North America region. Canada has achieved a significant milestone in Green buildings and material development, by covering more than one billion square feet of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects. Furthermore, with the government policies focused toward Net Zero Homes and numerous initiatives taken up to drive the nation towards low-carbon emission and footprint, increased activity in the green building construction industry are driving the demand for green building materials in the region over the forecast period. However, the Asia-pacific market is anticipated to grow at a high rate due to high demand from end user industry. The Innovation of advanced technologies and increase in R&D activities are expected to propel regional market growth.

The major players in the global green building materials market include Alumasc Group PLC, Amvik Systems, BASF SE, Bauder Limited, Binderholz GmbH, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Forbo International SA, Interface Inc., Kingspan Group PLC, and Owens Corning.


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Gypsum concrete is a composite material utilized for building and construction purposes, mainly as a floor underlayment. Gypsum concrete is composed of Portland cement, sand, gypsum plaster and small amounts of other chemical additives to provide products with particular characteristics. The application of gypsum concrete ensures easy floor leveling, better bonding with the subfloor, and compression strength equal to regular concrete.

Gypsum concrete possesses several properties which include light weight, fire resistant, offers sound reduction, radiant heating, self-leveling, high-strength, and quick-drying. Although the gypsum concrete has less weight, its compressive strength is similar to the regular concrete, based on the application.

Rising demand for sound reducing structures, growing infrastructure and urbanization projects, lightweight and durable construction projects, and the increased demand for under floor heating systems in cold regions are the major factors fueling the industry growth. Gypsum concrete offers significant advantages; however, the application of gypsum concrete is still limited to countries in North America, specifically in the U.S. which is restraining the growth of the gypsum concrete market.

The global gypsum concrete market is bifurcated based on the material, subfloor type, vertical and region. Based on the material, the gypsum concrete market is segmented as gypsum plaster, Portland cement, sand and others. Portland cement is the main material and is available in huge amount due to its low cost, making it one of the widely used materials for construction, mainly for making concrete and mortar. Other segment may include additives, extenders, fluidizers, etc.

Further segmentation of the market is based on the type of subfloor, which includes concrete floor, wooden floor, corrugated steel deck floor, radiant heating floor and others. In wood-framed construction, gypsum concrete can be poured directly on the wood without wire lath reinforcement to achieve a one-hour fire rating. Such wooden floor poured gypsum floors achieve high compressive strengths in hours in comparison to traditional cements which requires a month for achieving such strength.

According to the end-use, the gypsum concrete industry is segmented as residential, commercial and industrial. Increasing industrialization and urbanization is giving rise to several construction projects in all the sectors including residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Moreover, fireproof property of the gypsum concrete is pushing commercial complexes to utilize the concrete as a flooring material during construction.

Geographical segmentation of the market is based on the regions, which includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. It also includes countries such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. North America region is expected to emerge as the leading generator for gypsum concrete. Europe and Asia Pacific region is anticipated to be promising investment destination for the gypsum concrete market owing to the high population ranking and are expected to adopt new projects in the construction sector, thus generating a huge demand for gypsum concrete.

Prominent players in the global Gypsum Concrete Market includes, Warmboard, Hacker Industries, Janes Gypsum Floors, Maxxon Corporation, Formglas, Harrison Gypsum, USG Corporation, Ardex Group, Mapei, PT SiamIndo Gypsum Industry, AccuCrete, Formglas Products and Taishan Gypsum. In March 2018, Maxxon Corporation launched Maxxon Gyp-Crete 2000/3.2 K Gypsum Underlayment System which is ideal for application in light commercial and multifamily construction as well as for renovation projects over concrete or wood subfloors. The crack-resistant surface offers a perfect base for almost any floor covering. Other players are similarly involved in research & development, expansions and collaboration for their strategic growth.

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The global fiber cement market was estimated as USD 13.6 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 20.8 Billion by 2025 growing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. Increasing investment for construction and other infrastructure activities, growing urbanization and industrialization and benefits of fiber cement over other alternatives are the major factors propelling the growth of fiber cement industry. Moreover, stringent government regulations against the use of asbestos are also generating new opportunities for the fiber cement market.

Cement is a substance which reacts chemically with water thus, forming a solid bond, which binds two materials. Addition of fiber particles strengthens the bond, making strong and long lasting infrastructures. Fiber cement is a composite material used for building and construction purposes, utilized mainly in roofing and facade products.  The fiber cement initially constituted of 90% cement and 10% asbestos fibers mixed with water.

Government’s ban on asbestos, led to the use of cellulose fiber extracted from plantations, as its substitute. Presently, the fiber cement is composed of Portland cement, sand, water and small amounts of other chemical additives to provide products with particular characteristics. Fiber cement boards and planks are flexible, water resistant, fire proof, highly durable and resistant to insects and chemical corrosion. They are useful in all kinds of buildings and throughout the whole house, including, walls, roofs, false wall, etc. Applications of fiber cement building materials includes their use as substrates, for internal/external cladding and use in wet areas where water resistance is required, as well as areas where weather and fire resistance is essential.

The global fiber cement market is bifurcated on the basis of material used, application, end-use and region. Based on the material used, the fiber cement industry is segmented as Portland cement, sand, cellulosic material (fiber) and others (paints, polymeric additives, etc.). Portland cement accounts to the largest market share owing to the low cost and huge availability, which makes it one of the widely utilized materials for construction across the globe, mainly used for making concrete and mortar.

Further, on the basis of applications, the fiber cement industry is categorized as molding & trim, siding, roofing & ceilings and others, which includes backer boards, countertops, interior wall cladding, etc. Siding segment accounts to the major market share, owing to the fact that the fiber cement siding does not need maintenance and is resistant to water and fire. It also improves the aesthetic appeal of the buildings.

According to the end-use, the fiber cement industry is segmented as, residential, commercial and industrial. Increased government schemes of providing houses and quarters to the citizens in many countries, is one of the major reasons for growth of residential segment, of fiber cement market.

Based on geography, the fiber cement industry is bifurcated as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to grow at the maximum rate from 2017 to 2025. This is due to the reason that the countries in APAC region have high population ranking and are expected to adopt new projects in the construction sector, thus generating a huge demand for fiber cement.

Prominent players in the global fiber cement market includes, Etex Group NV, James Hardie Industries PLC, Evonik Industries AG, Toray Industries Inc., CSR Limited, The Siam Cement Public Company Limited, Nichiha Fiber Cement, Plycem USA, Inc. and Cembrit Holding A/S, among all the others.


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Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) is a cementitious composite material in the developing stage, which could be used for construction purpose. The powdered concrete is characterized by the strong physical and mechanical properties, including strength and ductility. RPC achieves the strength and properties from mixture which includes fine particles of sand, super plasticizer, cement, etc. Reactive powder concrete was first developed by Bouygues, a French group of companies in 1990 while the first RPC structure built was Sherbrook Bridge in Canada created in 1997.

RPC concrete is preferred over High Performance Concrete (HPC) owing to the high compressive strength of approximately 200 MPa and low water absorbing capacity, as comparison to HPC, makes the concrete suitable for military waste containment materials applications. The applications of RPC concrete market are currently limited to vehicle and railway bridges, power plants, etc. Increased requirement of plenty of raw materials and the necessity for building constructing blast resistant and earthquake resistant structures is expected to propel the industry growth. Furthermore, the application of micro-structured for constructing industrial and nuclear waste storage facilities could be an emerging application.

However, the high cost of reactive powder concrete owing to the minerals included in the formation of RPC as compared to conventional concrete. is expected to hamper the growth of the global reactive powder concrete market. As a result, RPC is currently utilized in the areas where its features can be fully utilized, which includes infrastructure development.

The global reactive powder concrete market is segmented into application and region. Based on the applications, the market is categorized into vehicle and railway bridges, power plants, military construction and others. Geographically, the global reactive powder concrete market has been bifurcated into five regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. Furthermore, the regions are bifurcated into major countries such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. North America region is expected to serve the maximum share owing to significantly higher budgeted construction sites and high adoptability rate of the technology. Furthermore, Asia Pacific region is expected to witness exponential rise in the construction sector over the forecast period owing to the increasing vast population in emerging countries which include India and China.

The major companies offering reactive powder concrete include BASF SE, ceEntek, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., Gulf Precast Concrete, Ecocem Ireland Ltd., Illinois Tool Works, CNBM Heidelberg Concrete AG, Lafarge Holcim., Votorantim cimentos S.A., Sika, Taiwan Concrete Corporation, among all the others. BASF is one of the major company, which is working on the developing reactive powder concrete. The company’s product, MetaMax, is a high reactivity metakaolin (HRM), which boosts the strength, durability, and appearance of Portland cement. MetaMax HRM is a powder manufactured under strict quality control that ensures consistent high reactivity.


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The global waterproofing market was valued at USD 8.59 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 12.22 Billion by 2025 growing over a CAGR of over 4% over the forecast period. Waterproofing plays major role in protecting buildings and infrastructures from leakages and water seepages during rains. Waterproofing is done to various parts of buildings, which includes terrace, in-house or overhead tanks, swimming pools, terrace, etc. The waterproofing techniques prevent water from penetrating inside the building, thus increasing the life of the infrastructure.

Significantly rising residential as well as commercial construction projects and government spending for public infrastructures are propelling the growth of waterproofing chemicals market. Furthermore, for expanding the life expectancy of these public buildings, waterproofing is one of the important processes undertaken. Application of aluminosilicates in concrete and using water tight concrete are currents trends in waterproofing market. However, fluctuating rates of chemicals, are restraining the market growth.

In April 2016, BASF SE launched three new solutions, under its Master Builders Solutions brand. These solutions are designed to reduce resource consumption, improve productivity and guarantee buildings durability and are suitable for construction projects, including infrastructures, traffic decks and car parks, residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

                                         Global Waterproofing Chemicals Market Segmentation 

                      

The global waterproofing chemicals market is segmented on account of the chemicals used as bitumen, elastomers, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). Among the chemical segment, bitumen chemical is anticipated to have highest market share over the forecast period. Bitumen also known as asphalt is a mixture of viscous liquids. It is used as a chemical for waterproofing the roofs of buildings and provides high resistivity, toughness and excellent protection from UV light. Owing to these factors, demand for bitumen is expected to increase over the forecast period.

Further bifurcation of global waterproofing chemicals market is based on the technology, which includes preformed membranes, coatings & liquid applied membranes and integral waterproofing compounds. The environmental friendly and easily repairable nature of liquid applied membrane system is currently gaining popularity over the traditional methods in the industry. It is a coat of fully bonded and monolithic liquid, which forms a membrane like a rubber on the roof of a building. These are water based polymer membranes, which could be used with other roofing materials, including bitumen, PVC, concrete, etc.

Based on the applications, the market is divided into roofing and walls, floors and basements, waste and water management and tunnel liners. The application of waterproofing techniques for roofing and walls is anticipated to hold large market share over the forecast period owing to the majorly occurring water seepage issues in roof and walls which further minimizes the life of the wall, which may lead to cracks. Hence, demand for chemicals for waterproofing the walls and roofs is growing currently and is also projected to grow over the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period in global waterproofing chemicals market. Asia Pacific includes countries such as China, India, Japan and Australia. Growing number of infrastructure projects in China and increasing government spending in providing residential quarters to below poverty line people in India are influencing the positive market growth in the region.

Key players in the industry include BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Mapei S.P.A. and Pidilite Industries Limited. The competition in the industry is expected to strengthen with the development and launch of new processes, products, acquisitions and collaborations. For instance, Pidilite Industries acquired CIPY Polyurethanes Pvt. Ltd. This acquisition is expected to help the company to participate in the growth of the resin flooring and floor coatings market. The industries in the market are highly focused on offering effective solutions at nominal costs to their customers.


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Chitosan is a kind of polymer derived naturally from exoskeleton of crustaceans, insects and cell walls of fungi in the form of chitin, by a series of purification and treatment methods. Low allergenicity, low immunogenicity, non-toxicity, biocompatibility and biodegradability are few of the properties making Chitosan to be a versatile biomaterial. Chitosan market has been anticipated to be fragmented owing to various product grades in medicine, food & beverage, water treatment, cosmetics, obesity treatment, pharmaceuticals and industrial sectors depending upon the product purity.

Chitosan has diversified application as a biological agent owing to the efficiency as an anti-microbial and antifungal agent, propelling the demand in medicine as well as agricultural sector. Chitosan and derivatives possess antitumor activity and has increased the demand in various healthcare and cancer research organizations. Pharmaceutical industries utilize chitosan as a drug delivery agent and for manufacturing vaccines, nucleic acids, micelles, hydrogels, tablets, microspheres, conjugates and nanoparticles.

The tissue engineering field utilizes chitosan as biomaterials owing to mechanical and structural properties enabling proper functioning for repaired tissues. The polymer has ability to heal a wound without any scar and have varied application in bio-based color cosmetics such as lipsticks, eye shadows, and nail polishes expected to propel demand in the cosmetic industry over the forecast period. Chitosan has a high tensile strength, porosity, high surface area, and conductivity allowing to be easily molded and turned into films, beads, powder, sponges, fibers, gel and solutions implementing as a perfect raw material for various industrial markets.

Chitosan is used as a dietary supplement/nutraceuticals for lowering obesity and controlling serum cholesterol. Korea has approved chitosan as a natural food additive, expected to have a positive impact on the market. Thailand and China are few of the key shrimp producing countries and since, shrimps are a raw material for chitosan’s production, countries will have a key advantage in terms of raw material supply.

Chitosan also removes impurities including oil, heavy minerals and phosphorous from water and is one of the most efficient material for the water treatment industry. Its capabilities as a chelating polymer in water treatment industry is considered to be the key driver for the growth of chitosan’s demand globally. Thus, based on the account of chitosan’s demand in the nutraceutical and water treatment market, it is predicted to witness a significant growth over the forecast period.

Abundant availability of raw materials, rising application scope in cosmetics industry, and increasing demand for pharmaceutical sector are few key drivers enhancing the growth for the market. However, the chitosan market may hinder by high cost involvement and lack of purity during manufacturing process. Moreover, growing application of chitosan as a bioplastic has been predicted to pave new opportunities for the market over the forecast period.

The global chitosan market has been segmented by source, application and end-users. On the basis of sources, the chitosan industry has been segregated as shrimp, crabs, krill, squids, localized chitosan devices products, and cryochambers & cryosaunas products. Based on application, the global industry has been bifurcated by Water Treatment, Biomedical & Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food & Beverages, and others. End-User segment has been further divided as hospitals & specialty clinics, chitosan centers, spas & fitness centers, and other.

Water treatment segment has been expected to lead the chitosan market, followed by biomedical & pharmaceuticals. Growing demand in waste water treatment to remove impurities including oil, heavy minerals and phosphorous is expected to be the key driver for the market growth over the forecast period. The biomedical applications of chitosan have proliferated as a result of extensive research activities.

The U.S. market has comparatively fewer manufacturers with insufficient suppliers of high purity product which is expected to hamper the industry growth. Over the past few years, the Asian countries have supplied chitosan to this region. However, upcoming key players such as FMC Corporation and Agratech LLC are expected to open new avenues for the growth over the forecast period. Henceforth, the Japanese manufacturers are likely to face a strong competition from the emerging players from countries such as India, China and the U.S. owing to product penetration in the end-use industries and the rapid growth in the region. 

The key players in the chitosan market include., Advanced Biopolymers AS, Qingdao Yunzhou Biochemistry Co., Ltd, United Chitotechnologies Inc., Biophrame Technologies, Koyo World Hong Kong Co, Limited, Agratech LLC., Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg.Co.,Ltd., Kraeber & Co. GmbH, Foodchem International Corporation and FMC Corporation.

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The global water soluble fertilizers market was valued at USD 7.3 Billion in 2015, and is estimated to reach USD 12.4 Billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period. Rising government subsidies on water soluble fertilizers adoption and economic incentives on fertigation for reducing ground water consumption are the major drivers for the growth. Furthermore, growing applications of green house and rising demand for micro-irrigation systems are also considered to be the other factors propelling the expansion over the forecast period.

According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), emerging nations including India and China requires additional 120 million hectares of arable land in order to fulfill the rising food demand by 2030. Arable lands are continuously diminishing owing to improper agricultural practices and deforestation. Efficient farm yield accompanied by sustainable benefits, maintenance of plant health and enhanced crop growth are few key trends fueling water-soluble fertilizers industry growth.

Rising consumer awareness pertaining to organic food products has been expected to support the industry growth. Moreover, limited arable lands, rising environmental concerns, and easy application are other factors spurring the water soluble fertilizers demand. Furthermore, growing demand for drip irrigation suitable for undulating terrain, rolling topography, barren lands, and shallow soil layers areas is expected to drive industry expansion over the forecast period.

Less impurities and low conductivity as compared to chemical fertilizers are few of the properties of water-soluble fertilizers, well-suited in advanced irrigation technology. Soluble fertilizers are considered as a safe chemical alternative for young seedlings and the fertilizer concentration is also easy to adjust. Although, feedstock prices volatility has been predicted to hinder growth over the forecast period. However, rising investment by key marketers for efficient fertilizers and environment-friendly development is also expected to create huge growth opportunities over the forecast period.

Based on product type segment, the report segregates the segment and delivers the revenue, growth rate, and market share, of each type, 

•    Nitrogenous
•    Potassium
•    Micronutrients
•    Phosphate
•    Secondary Nutrients

Potassium segment is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period

Nitrogenous product segment is expected to witness growth owing to high application in oilseeds and grains. The product delivers better color and texture to plants and henceforth, drives the overall crop productivity. Potassium is estimated to witness substantial volume growth owing to the properties including water retention, and protein synthesis for healthy growth. Moreover, the product is highly soluble, improves tolerance towards frost and non-toxic to roots.

Based on application, the market has been bifurcated into:

•    Foliar
•    Fertigation

Fertigation segment is anticipated to grow at the highest rate over the forecast period

Fertigation is expected to show high gains owing to less labor cost involved and high crop productivity in the process. Fertigation process ensures the even distribution of the fertilizers and reduces the losses and wastage of fertilizers as well. Moreover, rising demand for fertigation has predicted to witness high growth for low cost involvement as compared to foliar applications. Foliar segment includes fertilizer application directly to the leaves. High effectiveness coupled with improved yield is expected to drive the demand, particularly, for micronutrients. Furthermore, rising demand for exotic flowers and fruits is anticipated to fuel the growth over the forecast period. 

On the basis of crop type, the market has been segmented further, and displays growth rate and market share over the forecast period;

•    Field
•    Horticultural
•    Plantation
•    Turf
•    Ornamental

Field crops segment has been expected to account for largest volume share being cultivated on a large scale to encounter global food requirements. Increasing demand for field crops including rice, wheat, oilseeds, cotton, and other grains in various countries such as the U.S., India, China, and Brazil is expected to enhance the demand over the forecast period.

Globally, the market has been segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America, market share¸ with revenue (Billion USD), and growth rate for the regions, from 2015 to 2025 (forecast).

•    North America: U.S., and Rest of North America
•    Europe: France, Germany, UK, and rest of Europe
•    Asia Pacific: China, India Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific
•    Middle East & Africa: South Africa, North Africa, GCC, and Rest of MEA
•    Latin America: Brazil and Rest of Latin America

Europe region is predicted to grow substantially over the forecast period owing to favorable climatic conditions for crops

Asia Pacific region has been estimated to witness huge demand for water soluble fertilizers over the forecast period owing to rising agricultural output in emerging nations including India, China, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Furthermore, rapid development of medium to small scale market participants in the region accompanied with economic growth and government support is expected to drive the market growth.

Europe is projected to be one of the largest contributors owing to the increasing use of water-soluble fertilizers through advanced agricultural techniques. Russia and Spain are predicted to be the largest country-level markets in the European region. High market penetration by the leading domestic players and rising demand for enhancing the agricultural growth and favorable climatic conditions are the key factors influencing the growth in Europe region.

The global water soluble fertilizers market is highly competitive in nature with major participants involved in continuous R&D activities and product innovation. Major players operating in the market are Agrium Inc., Israel Chemicals Limited, Potash Corp, The Mosaic Company, EuroChem, K+S AG, and Yara International ASA. Other players include Coromandel International Limited, Hebei Monband Water Soluble Fertilizer Co. Limited, Compo GmbH & Co. KG, Haifa Chemicals Limited, Sinochem Fertilizers Co., Limited, Sociedad Quimica Y Minera SA, TATA Chemicals, Qatar Fertilizer Company CF Industries Holdings Inc., and Iowa Fertilizer.

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The smart coating market was recorded at USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, and is projected to reach USD 11.72 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 24.50% over the forecast period. Growing applications in end-user industries such as aerospace, military and healthcare is projected to drive the market. Increasing demand for anti-corrosion coatings from the automotive segment for the protection of body parts, such as lock parts, door closures, exhausts, suspensions, clamps & hose connections and engine components, against abrasion, is expected to spur the global smart coatings market.

Smart coatings are capable of responding to external changes in their environment and can elicit a sensory response to environmental stimuli including change in electric current or temperature and respond dynamically. Increasing development in nanotechnology and materials advancement has led to new opportunities for multi-functional coatings, able to respond for corrosion, stress, radiation, pressure, and biological stimuli. Few illustrations of smart coatings are conductive, stimuli responsive, super hydrophobic and self-healing, systems. 

Smart coating can be modified to meet customers’ requirements. The technology has gained popularity owing to the competitive advantages over regular coating in a varied range of applications. Rising R&D activities in Nano-materials with the adoption of consumer electric products are expected to fuel the market over the forecast period. However, stringent environmental regulations are one of the major restrain for the technology growth. Furthermore, increasing demand for products requiring low maintenance will lead to offer more opportunities for the technology growth over the forecast period.

Additionally, increasing demand from construction segment is also anticipated to drive the global market over the forecast period. For instance, world events such as the world expo trade convention in Dubai, FIFA world cup in Qatar, and the massive infrastructural development plan of emerging nations including UAE, China, Japan are projected to increase smart coating materials demand.

On the basis of product, the report includes the revenue, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into

•    Single Layer 
•    Multi-Layer 

Multi-layer segment has been expected to acquire major share owing to varied application in automotive sector. The segment offers dynamic properties including self-healing and corrosion protection. Emerging automotive sector in Asia Pacific region coupled with rising disposable income is predicted to drive segment growth. Furthermore, the extensive R&D activities and technological advancements in end-user industries is expected to be display as a key driver for the segment growth over the forecast period.

Based on function, the report displays the revenue, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into

•    Anti-Corrosion
•    Anti-Icing
•    Anti-Microbial
•    Anti-Fouling
•    Self-Healing
•    Self-Cleaning

On the basis of end-user, the report displays the revenue, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into

•    Automotive
•    Aerospace
•    Construction
•    Consumer Electronics
•    Military
•    Healthcare

The automotive segment is primarily driven by the growth of the automotive industry in the Asia Pacific region owing to increased income levels for advanced automotive systems. Growing application of consumer electronics segment is majorly due to properties which include self-healing and self-cleaning. Moreover, the rapid growth of smartphone industry and other hand-held devices is anticipated to have a positive impact on smart coating industry.

Geographically, the global market report has been split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America, with revenue (Billion USD), market share and growth rate of smart coating market for these regions, from 2015 to 2025 (forecast):

•    North America: U.S., Rest of North America
•    Europe: Germany, France, UK, rest of Europe
•    Asia Pacific: China, Japan, India and Rest of Asia Pacific
•    Middle East & Africa: GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Rest of MEA
•    Latin America: Brazil and Rest of Latin America

Asia Pacific region has been projected to witness the enormous growth owing to high rate of infrastructure development; rising demand for consumer electronics; and increasing demand in military for coating with artificial intelligence and anti-corrosive properties. Additionally, robust manufacturing sector in the region is predicted to be a key driver for the technology growth. Supporting government policies primarily in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines, for infrastructure development are estimated to act as key drivers for the growth. North America industry is expected to witness higher growth than Europe region owing to increasing technological advancements in the field of Nano-material, combined with new product developments compliant with the environmental regulations in the region.

Prominent players of the global smart coating market include 3M, PPG Industries, Royal Dsm,  Akzonobel, Axalta Coating Systems, Hempel, DOW Corning Corporation, Jotun, NEI Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, RPM International, Greenkote, Hygratek, Nanoshell Company, Ancatt, Tesla Nanocoatings, CG2 Nanocoatings and Helicity Technologies


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Soundproof curtains are acoustic composites designed for industrial, commercial & residential purpose to resists the passage of sound waves and reduce the transmission of airborne noise. The curtains are manufactured from polymeric sound barrier with absorptive, sound absorbing fiberglass insulation and sound blocking elements condensed within extremely tough vinyl (PVC) coverings. The major purpose of soundproof curtain is sound absorbing capability and are translucent; light weighted; and flame retardant.

Major features of being extremely resilient, easy to transport & storage,  and capability of reducing 90% of external noises, with easy installation have led to the increased implementation in residential sector. Soundproof curtains have varied application in construction site such as compressors, punch presses, generators, saw drills, road works, and refurbishments. The market is also gaining traction in agricultural and farming industry to compartmentalize large open spaces.

Intensifying health issues owing to the growing noise pollution in construction activities are the major factors fueling the market growth. The market paves opportunities owing to the stringent environmental regulations, which will spur the demand for acoustic curtains. Rising noise pollution in cities and suburbs expansion with increasing consumer awareness towards the adverse effects of noise on learning, sleep, productivity and the overall quality of life is expected to drive the global market.

Although, soundproof curtains comprises of polyurethane, which emits high smoke level when burnt which may hamper the industry growth over forecast period. Furthermore, commercial and residential sectors in some of the regions such as Europe are yet to recover from the economic crisis, further predicting to hinder the global market.

The global soundproof curtain market has been segmented by type, material and end user. On the basis of type, the market has been segregated into sound-reducing, sound-insulating, and sound-blocking. Based on material, the segment has been bifurcated as rock wool, glass wool, plastic foam and natural fabrics. The glass wool segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share over the forecast period owing to various properties such as durability, water repellency, sound absorption, safety & handling, and thermal & acoustic insulation as compared to other materials.

End user segment comprises of commercial, residential and industrial. The commercial segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing end-use sector over the forecast period owing to the emerging building standards in the Asia Pacific region and other regions. Building standards mandate safety improvements, along with technologically advanced and successful installation. This, in turn, will spur the soundproof curtains market for commercial constructions.

Geographically, Europe region has been expected to hold the largest market share, where Germany is the major country-level market. Stringent governments’ noise pollution regulations and developing end-use segment such as commercial and residential are some of the key factors driving the market growth. Germany market has been driven by the rising infrastructural industry accompanied by noise pollution norms. Asia Pacific region is estimated to grow substantially over the forecast period. China region is anticipated to grow aggressively owing to the rising building codes criterions, improving economic conditions, continuous enhancement in the government budget, and encouraging demographic outlook.

Prominent players of the global soundproof market includes Acoustical Surfaces, Inc., HOFA, GLT Products, Quiet Curtains, Kinetics Noise Control, Inc., Steel Guard Safety Corp., Moondream, Flexshield, Sound Seal, and Acoustic Curtains.


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Precast Concrete is referred as the construction material prepared by pouring concrete in a pre-made mold over rebar or wire and cured offsite in a controlled area at the plant. The performed concrete products are shipped to the job site after hardening and are assembled into the desired structure. The precast concrete manufacturing plants are needed to be certified from architectural associations and government agencies.

The manufacturing process of the precast concrete is carried out in controlled environmental condition and is independent of the weather conditions. Hence, the manufacturing process of precast concrete is unconstrained and the supply is uninterrupted. The material can be reused several times before replacement and hence, the production cost of these materials is low making the product affordable. The manufactured products include pre-stressed bridge beams, roofing tiles, building boards concrete slabs and panels, posts, poles and railroad tiles.

Majorly, the end products are used in construction of nonresidential, residential and industrial buildings. However, these are also utilized for construction of public structures such as sanitation and sewage systems and transportation infrastructure. Furthermore, the usage of these manufactured products contributes in speed up the construction activities.

Rapid commercialization is also projected to fuel the sales of concrete products which include roofing tiles and building boards, owing to the affordable price of products compared to other construction materials. Furthermore, increasing globalization has also led to the development of infrastructure across the globe which has resulted in increased cost in infrastructural development. This has further resulted in the improved sale of precast manufactured products for public structures and transportation infrastructure.

Increasing investment in the infrastrcuture sector and growing popularity of offsite construction is anticipated to spur the market for the product. Although, the global construction industry is expected to witness slow growth rate for residential sector in developed economies which include Europe and North America.

However, the market is expected to be driven by the U.S. healthcare sector as nearly 1,300 projects are under construction or in planned stage which included the construction of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, Tisch Hospital in New York. Furthermore, the aging infrastructure of the country is also projected to enhance the demand of infrastructural investment for reconstruction or renovation of the buildings.

Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the major share and is also anticipated to dominate the market over the forecast period. The growth of the region is mainly driven by the India, Japan, China, Malaysia and other countries. The governments of these emerging countries are also modifying their policies to attract foreign investment in the infrastructure sector.

Key manufacturers and suppliers in the market include ABM Construction, Boral Limited, Amcon Block & Precast Incorporate, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V, Oldcastle Precast, Metromont, Coreslab International, Coltman Precast Concrete, and CRH plc. The market players are investing in research and development activities for the product diversification and innovation which is further expected to drive the sales revenue and ensuring the competitive edge over other players in the market.


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Smart polymers are forcing the healthcare researchers for developing novel drug delivery systems in the pharmaceutical sector whose significance is on the rise day by day as such polymers undergo large reversible, physical or chemical changes as compared to various minute changes under the normal environmental conditions such as pH, temperature, light & phase transition and,  dual- stimuli. Smart polymers represent a promising way that can be utilized under targeted drug delivery or enhanced drug delivery.

The smart polymers consist of polymers responding in a dramatic way with minute changes in the environment or they can be classified as the plastic material that is highly responsive to any slight change in the environmental factors, therefore known as ‘stimuli responsive polymers’ or ‘intelligent polymers’. They have some unique feature that makes such polymers ‘intelligent of smart’ due to their ability to respond to very slight changes in the surrounding environment. The exclusivity of such polymers lies not only in the quick microscopic structural changes but also such transitions being reversible. The responses are considered as changes in shape, surface characteristics, solubility, formation of an intricate molecular assembly and others.

In terms of pH sensitivity, the polymer with polymer and the polymer with solvent interactions show an abrupt re-adjustment in small ranges of pH or may be in terms of different temperature, and this is translated to a chain transition between extended and compacted coil states. pH sensitive smart polymers are the polymers in which the transition between soluble and insoluble state is made by lowering the net charge of the polymer molecule.

The global smart polymers market can be segmented on the basis of type, end user and region. On the basis of type, the global smart polymers market can be segmented into physical stimuli-responsive polymers, biological stimuli-responsive polymers and chemical stimuli-responsive polymers. Furthermore, the physical stimuli-responsive polymers are divided into thermo-responsive polymers, photo-responsive polymers, pressure-responsive polymers, electric & magnetic field-responsive polymers. The chemical stimuli-responsive polymers are further segmented into pH-responsive polymers. Also, the biological stimuli-responsive polymers are divided into enzyme-responsive and self- healing polymers. On the basis of end user the smart polymer market is segmented into, biomedical & biotechnology, textile, electronics, automotive and others. On the basis of region, the global Smart Polymers market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Some of the key players in the global Smart Polymers Market include BASF SE,  The Lubrizol Corporation, The DOW Chemical Company, Evonik Industries AG, Merck Group, Advanced Polymer Materials Inc., Spintech LLC, Akina Inc., SMP Technologies Inc. and NEI Corporation.


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The market is largely dependent on the increasing demand for paints & coatings from various end-use industries, such as construction, automotive, marine, protective, transportation, packaging, and others. The growing demand of the paints & coatings market is also be attributed to increased investments and cost-effective products. The growing middle-class population in emerging economies is another important factor that propels the growth of this market.

On the basis of resin type, the acrylic resin segment dominates this market, accounting to the growing applications of acrylic resins in many applications, such as automotive, roof coating, wall coating, and construction. In addition, on the basis of application, decorative paints sub-segments dominates this market; owing to the growth in architectural paints & coatings segment. Moreover, the demand from new residential and non-residential applications round the globe is also responsible in dominating this segment.

Geographically, Asia-Pacific dominates the paints & coatings market,  in 2016. Also, an increase in demand of paints and coating from construction industry in this region. However, the presence of some of the fastest-growing economies, including China, India, and South Korea, and growing demand from construction and automotive industries also propels the growth of this market in Asia-Pacific.

The global paints and coatings market can be segmented on the basis of formulation, resin, application and region. On the basis of formulation, the global paints and coatings market can be segmented into high solid coatings, waterborne coatings, solvent-borne coatings, powder coatings, and other. On the basis of resin, the global paints and coatings market can be segmented into alkyd, epoxy, acrylic, polyurethane, polyester, vinyl, and other. 

On the basis of application, the global paints and coatings market can be segmented into decorative paints, transportation, industrial, wood coatings, marine coatings, and others. On the basis of region, the global paints and coatings market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Some of the key players in the global paints and coatings market include Akzonobel N.V., Asian Paints Limited, Axalta Coating Systems, BASF Coatings GmbH, Kansai Paints Co. Ltd., Nippon Paint Co. Ltd., PPG Industries, RPM International Inc., Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation.


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A compound fertilizer contains two or more vital plant nutrients. It also contains secondary nutrients and trace elements. The compound can either be organic or inorganic. The organic compounds in this fertilizer accounts to fish, bone meal, manure, and compost. On the other hand, the inorganic part of this fertilizers accounts to the combination of various chemicals in the manufacturing process. 

The essential plant nutrients comprises of phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium, which are very essential and is required for plants to complete their life cycle. Whereas, the secondary nutrients that are required for the plant growth are sulfur, calcium, and magnesium. The secondary nutrients are present in the soil but it also needs to be replenished periodically. The trace elements may be added, such as boron, copper, and cobalt.

The global compound fertilizer market has witnessed significant growth owing to the requirement to increase productivity and to optimize the yield & fertilizer intensity gap across regions. In addition, rise in awareness about soil profile and nutritional balance further propels the growth of the compound fertilizer market. However, the increase in trend of nitrogenous fertilizers may restrict the growth of this market. The compound fertilizer market is expected to witness numerous growth opportunities, owing to increase in investment in agricultural sector, especially in Africa.

The global compound fertilizer market can be segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the global compound fertilizer market can be segmented into two-element compound fertilizer and three-element compound fertilizer. On the basis of applications, the global compound fertilizer market can be segmented into rice, wheat, corn, fruit trees, vegetables, tobacco, and others. On the basis of region, the global compound fertilizer market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Some of the key players in the global compound fertilizer market include Alberta Corporation, Hanfeng Evergreen Inc., Hubei Xinyangfeng Fertilizer Co., Ltd., Kingenta Ecological Engineering Co., Ltd., Luxi Group Co., Ltd., Sinochem Group, Stanley Fertilizer Co., Ltd., The Mosaic Company, Wengfu (Group) Co., Ltd. and Yara UK Limited.


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Fertilizers refers to the substances that are added to raise the yield by supplying crops with the nutrients that soil lacks. Plants require minerals and nutrients that are present in soil. However, if they exist in a form that cannot be dissolved in water, the plants cannot consume them. Water-soluble fertilizer is a multi-compound fertilizer that is dissolved in water and makes it easier for the crops to absorb them. The utilization and absorption process becomes high as compared to conventional chemical fertilizers. Population explosion, urbanization, industrialization, and energy demand has increased the conversion of cropland to the other domestic and industrial uses.

In the past few years, practices related to soil fertility management have gained significance; thanks to loss of arable land and an increase in the demand for food. Soil fertility management practices occupy conservation tillage, rotation of the crop and optimal utilization of pesticides and fertilizers. Farmers around the globe are adopting soil management practices to enhance the quantity and quality of agricultural production. These methods comprise the use of chemicals and fertilizers for agricultural purposes. The rising adoption of soil management practices for maintaining soil nutrition will drive the soluble fertilizers market’s growth in the years to come.

The advantages of water soluble fertilizer is rapid impact, easier coverage, and ease of use. Thus, growth in demand for water soluble fertilizer over other types is dominating this market rapidly. The rising awareness over organic farming also increases the application of water soluble fertilizers during the forecast years. The global soluble fertilizer market can be segmented on the basis of type and region. On the basis of type, water soluble fertilizer dominates this market, owing to the ease of application. However, on the basis of application, horticulture segment leads, as compared to other sub-segments; accounting to the increasing and elevating demand of vegetables and fruits that further increases the yields and quality of the product.

The global soluble fertilizer market can be segmented on the basis of type and region. On the basis of type, the global soluble fertilizer market can be segmented into NPK water-soluble, humic acid water-soluble, amino acid water-soluble and other. On the basis of application, the global soluble fertilizer market can be segmented into horticulture, crop and other. On the basis of region, the global soluble fertilizer market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Some of the key players in the global soluble fertilizer market include Agrium Inc., Israel Chemical Ltd., Sociedad Química Y Minera De Chile (SQM), K+S AKTiengesellschaft, Yara International Asa, Haifa Chemicals Ltd., Compo GmbH & Co. Kg, Coromandel International Ltd., The Mosaic Company and Hebei Monband Water Soluble Fertilizer Co., Ltd.


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Increase in demand of commodity plastics in emerging economies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East is the prime factor that drives this market. Moreover, growth in construction projects in these regions is further expected to boost the demand of petrochemicals. Also, the elevating demand from end-use industries such as automotive, packaging, electronics & electrical globally are driving the petrochemicals market.

On the basis of types of intermediate chemicals, methanol is expected to have the fastest-growing market, owing to the growing demand of formaldehyde, which is important component that is used during the manufacturing of adhesives along with the increase in gasoline fuel blending application. On the basis of type of polymer, polyethylene is also one of the important type of plastics, which is gaining drive globally because of low oil prices. New variations of polyethylene like ultra-high molecular weight PE and Cross linked PE are used in the market and are expected to grow at a significant pace.

Globally, Asia-Pacific leads the petrochemicals market, accounted to high economic growth rate, rising demand for construction products, growing health awareness applications and improving standards of living. However, the process of plastic recycling is the major restraint of this market.

The global petrochemicals market can be segmented on the basis of type of petrochemical, type of intermediate chemicals, type of polymer, application and region. On the basis of type of petrochemical, the global petrochemicals market can be segmented into ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, xylenes and toluene. On the basis of type of intermediate chemicals, the global petrochemicals market can be segmented into methanol, ethylene oxide and propylene oxide.

On the basis of type of polymer, the global petrochemicals market can be segmented into Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polystyrene (PS), Polyester (PET) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). On the basis of application, the global petrochemicals market can be segmented into construction, packaging, automotive, electrical & electronics, aerospace, consumer goods and others. On the basis of region, the global petrochemicals market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Some of the key players in the global petrochemicals market include BASF SE, British Petroleum, Chevron Phillips, China National Petroleum Corporation, E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company, Exxonmobil Corporation, Formosa Plastics, Ineos Group, Lyondell Basell, Reliance Industries Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell PLC, SABIC, Sinopec Ltd., The DOW Chemical Company and Total SA.


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The global demand for specialty and high-performance films is mainly driven by robust as well as high tensile packaging application. The high demand for these films in premium food and cosmetics products due to their superior barrier properties is predicted to promote market growth over the forecast period.

These specialty and thin performance films possess superior flexibility, and chemical inertness.  Also, the light weight provided by the product as compared to its counterparts that includes metal and glass packaging are projected to offer competitive advantage in packaging application over the forecast years.

Rising demand for the product in automotive applications in order to protect sunroofs, rear as well as side windows, windshields and to mask dashboards is anticipated to fuel growth. Additionally, the product is utilized in the electronics industry as an insulating material for semiconductors. The presence of high thermal resistivity of product is projected to fuel its demand in electronic application over the next few years.

The industry is characterized by the presence of various players with broad product portfolio. In order to limit operational cost and raise profit margins, the manufacturers are consolidating. In the Asia-Pacific region, factors such as rapid industrialization, high consumer demand and low labor cost is estimated to force manufacturers to establish their production plants in close vicinity. However, volatile raw material prices as well as high competition are projected to present challenge for the industry players.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to command a major share of the specialty and high-performance films market and is projected to grow at a moderate growth rate during the forecast period. Transforming consumer lifestyle along with high disposable income in this region is estimated to raise demand for packaged food products, which in turn is expected to cast a positive impact on growth. In the emerging countries such as India, Indonesia and Vietnam, the healthy electrical &electronics manufacturing industry along with rising automotive sector in is expected to fuel the demand.

The barrier films market segment commanded the majority of market share, and this trend is estimated to continue over the forecast period. The increasing usage of these films in vacuum packaging, meat packaging as well as low-oxygen case-ready technologies is likely to drive the market growth over the future years.

Presently, the demand for polyester based specialty and high-performance films was over 6,000 kilo tons and it is projected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period. The rising usage of these films in food packaging as well as electronics industry are expected to be the major driving factor for the industry growth.

The major players in the industry include Bemis Company Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, E. I. du Pont de Nemours, Sealed Air Corporation, Bayer AG, Evonik Industries, Eastman Chemical Company, Honeywell International, Inc., and The 3M Company.


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Ethanol is a major alcoholic beverage that is found in spirits, ale, cider, wine and beer.  Rise in consumption of alcohol in North America as well as Europe is anticipated to fuel the market growth over the future years. Varying lifestyle along with rise in demand of western culture in Asia-Pacific region is expected to propel the demand of alcohol in this region. This factor is projected to positively influence the growth of ethanol market over the forecast years.

Factors such as rising demand from end-user industries such as food & beverage and bio-fuel are also propelling this market growth. The rise in automotive industry is estimated to be the key driving factor for market growth over the future years. Ethanol is extensively used as either fuel or fuel additive in the automobile sector. Rise in disposable income along with population expansion is estimated to fuel the automotive sales as well as increase ethanol demand. High environmental concerns are expected to positively impact the demand for ethanol as fuel additive. The major countries have re-modeled their regulations so as to promote the usage of ethanol as bio-fuel in automotive sector.

Various technical innovations coupled with low cost feedstock are anticipated to fuel global market growth. Industrial methylated spirits obtained by adding together methanol to ethanol finds its usage as a solvent in chemical industries as well as in domestic burners for cooking and heating purpose.  The ethanol intake along with denatured alcohol is fatal as well as soporific in nature. These properties are projected to dampen the market growth and present challenges to industry participants. Across the world in the year 2007, the share of automotive needing liquid fuel was observed to be 100% and it is expected to decrease by more than 3% by 2020. The budding usage of hybrid fuel engine is likely to challenge the growth of this market over the forecast years.

The rising demand from fuel cells application is anticipated to drive the ethanol market growth over the future years. The commercial fuel cells function on methanol, reformed natural gas as well as hydrogen. As ethanol possesses properties such as low cost & toxicity, wide availability and high purity, it comes across as an alternative. The extensive research and development is being undertaken on thermally integrated systems, auto-thermal reforming systems, as well as direct-ethanol fuel cells for commercial feasibility.

Based upon application, the global ethanol market was segmented into communication, transportation, health & hygiene, food safety, environment, textiles, recreation, housing, bio-medical, agriculture and others. The major demand for ethanol is raised from transportation application. Depending upon source, the ethanol market is classified into rapeseed, corn starch, rice, sugarcane, wheat, and soy bean. The U.S. utilizes corn starch at a foremost rate and South America use sugarcane as feedstock. The European ethanol market is obtained from rapeseed crop.

The North American market comes across as the chief regional market due to the usage of ethanol as fuel. The rigid government regulations fuelling the usage of bio-fuel to reduce environment pollution are projected to drive ethanol market growth in the region. However, the Asia-Pacific market is anticipated to grow at a high rate due to high demand from automotive industry. The increasing environmental concerns coupled with maturing oil & gas wells are expected to propel regional market growth.

The major players in the global ethanol market include Diago, The Andersons Inc., United Breweries, AB Miller, Advanced Bioenergy LLC Pure Energy Inc Kirin British Petroleum, Cargill Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland Company, VeraSun Renewable Energy, Stake Technology, Alternative Energy Sources, Heineken, Aventine renewable Energy, and Pernod Richard.


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Pyrethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide is a natural compound utilized as a part of pesticide definitions. It is a waxy white strong. It is a synergist. That is, notwithstanding having no pesticidal movement of its own, it improves the strength of specific pesticides, for example, carbamates, pyrethrins, pyrethroids, and rotenone. It is a semisynthetic subsidiary of safrole.The worldwide market for Pyrethrin and Piperonyl Butoxide is somewhat merged and is principally determined by the regularly expanding interest for nourishment. The quick increment in the worldwide populace has raised sustenance security concerns and a few immature and creating nations still need appropriate framework for the capacity and circulation of nourishment grains. A critical ascent in yield is conceivable through the utilization of product insurance chemicals, for example, bug sprays. This has brought about the appeal for piperonyl butoxide. 

The key utilizations of piperonyl butoxide incorporate pyrethrin, pyrethroid, carbamate, rotenone, permethrin, bioallethrin, deltamethrin, and bioresmethrin. Carbamate constituted the main offer in the piperonyl butoxide advertise in 2015, trailed by pyrethroid. These two portions in total represented an offer of more than 75% in the PBO advertise in 2015. Carbamate, pyrethrin, and pyrethroid are a piece of a generally more up to date age of bug sprays. Pyrethrin and pyrethroid bug sprays are right now favored by agriculturists for their lower and poisonous quality. Carbamate is the key income generator and in addition the key purchaser of piperonyl butoxide. Gotten from carbamic corrosive, carbamate is utilized to control or slaughter creepy crawlies and discovers application in the horticulture division and additionally in homes. The developing utilization of bug sprays for edit security and the rising interest for nourishment are probably going to help the interest for carbamate in the coming years. The Asia Pacific market showcase is portioned on the premise of geology into China, Japan, India, ASEAN, and Rest of APAC. China represented the main offer in the piperonyl butoxide showcase in 2015, representing a request offer of over 45% that year. The developing use of bug sprays for trim security in the area, combined with the rising interest for sustenance, is probably going to support the interest for piperonyl butoxide in China. China isn't just the main income generator and customer of PBO, yet the nation is likewise anticipated that would extend at the quickest pace through the span of the estimate time frame. Japan and India are likewise noticeable markets for piperonyl butoxide in Asia Pacific. Notwithstanding these, Bangladesh and nations in Southeast Asia have been encountering a solid interest for edit security chemicals since the previous couple of years. This is expected to help the interest for piperonyl butoxide amid the figure time frame. 

The global market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into pyrethrin, pyrethroid, rotenone, carbamate, others. On the basis of geography, the global Pyrethrin And Piperonyl Butoxide Market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Middle East and Africa.

Some of the major companies in the global market are Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Hem Corporation, Shanghai Skyblue Chemical Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Rayfull Chemicals Co., Ltd., ENDURA P.IVA, Wujiang Shuguang Chemical Co., Ltd., Alfa Aesar, Capot Chemical Co., Ltd. 


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Potassium, being one of the three noteworthy supplements important for the development of yields, is broadly utilized as a part of the worldwide horticulture industry as potash compost. This developing interest for Muriate of Potash in the manure business will drive the worldwide Muriate of Potash advertise altogether. The development of the worldwide natural sustenance industry lately will likewise impel the worldwide Muriate of Potash advertise. With the development of the natural nourishment industry around the globe, the interest for potash is rising. Muriate of Potash or potassium chloride (KCl) made out of chlorine and potassium is a scentless metal halide salt having a dismal precious stone appearance. It is a normally happening mineral which is framed by the dissipation of the old ocean beds. The compound is otherwise called "Muriate of Potash" (MOP) which is for the most part connected with its utilization as composts. Potash is the most generally utilized manure which arrives in an assortment of hues from red or pink to white contingent on the recuperation and mining process utilized. White potash, otherwise called dissolvable potash is significantly utilized for fluid starter composts. KCl normally happens as sylvinites when joined with sodium chloride (NaCl). Potassium is one of the three noteworthy supplements fundamental for plant development. It fills in as a controller for various procedures inside the plant. Muriate of Potash is generally devoured in the farming business as potash compost. Different utilizations of KCl incorporate pharmaceuticals, synthetic, and sustenance preparing. 

One of the essential drivers for the market's development is the interest for feedstock in biofuels. Biofuel is delivered from the vegetation of oil palms, and the development of these require noteworthy measure of manures. The use of Muriate of Potash in these plants expands the natural product's development and creating nations like Brazil and Indonesia have a higher interest for its utilization as a feedstock. This, thus, will expand the interest for Muriate of Potash and drive the market's development throughout the following four years. One of the most recent patterns that will pick up footing in the worldwide Muriate of Potash advertise is the use of Muriate of Potash in hydroponics. This system can be utilized to decrease the constraint of the arable land including development of the harvests utilizing minerals. In addition, the procedure likewise requires lesser sum pesticides, water, and less space than customary cultivating. Moreover, the Muriate of Potash is broadly utilized as a part of bioresearch and as an upgrade for potassium in hydroponic arrangements.  
      
The global Muriate of Potash market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the global Muriate of Potash market can be segmented into Industrial, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizers and Others. On the basis of geography, the global Muriate of Potash market can be segmented into North America Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa. Some of the major companies in the global Muriate of Potash market are CF Industries Holdings, ARAB POTASH, Intrepid Potash, ICL, K+S KALI, JSC Belaruskali,  SQM, OCP, BASF and Yara. among others.


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Ecological maintainability has been the concentration of most organizations in different end-use industries and patching up key designs, strategies, and advancements to revamp reused materials is a pattern that has gained traction in recent years. The development of the reused metals showcase depends on the rising cognizance and attention to enterprises, for example, building and development, car, and hardware fabricating with respect to the advantages of reused metal. The earnest need to check ozone depleting substance emanations has likewise constrained ventures to swing to eco-accommodating crude materials and lower their ecological impression.

The worldwide reused metal market is picking up footing because of fast urbanization and industrialization. Metal piece created from disposed of apparatuses, development materials, mechanical hardware, car, and electrical and electronic parts can be reused to deliver metals through a vitality proficient strategy. Aluminum, zinc, lead, tin, gold, nickel, copper, silver, platinum, iron and steel, and palladium are the metals that can be reused. The developing mindfulness among businesses, for example, car, building and development, and apparatus fabricating with respect to the advantages of reused metals is probably going to help advertise development. Enterprises are swinging to eco-accommodating crude materials keeping in mind the end goal to control ozone depleting substance emanation and decrease their carbon impression. Be that as it may, gathering and arranging of local materials to be reused can be costly, tedious, and require vitality, which will undoubtedly conflict with the market development.

The global ferrous recycled metal market is segmented on the basis of equipment, end-use and geography. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into granulating machines, briquetting machines, shredders, Shears. On the basis of end-use, the market is segmented into automotive, construction, shipbuilding, industrial machinery, consumer appliances and others. On the basis of geography, the global ferrous recycled metal market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Middle East and Africa. In Asia, China at present produces high income, trailed by India, and is relied upon to become promote over the conjecture time frame. Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand are different nations that assume a critical part in driving the interest for reused metals in Asia. Because of steady monetary development and rising total national output in these countries, the development, car, and modern hardware ventures have gotten huge force, constantly expanding the market development of Asia Pacific, and have likewise given truly necessary lift to foundation exercises.

Some of the major companies in the global ferrous recycled metal market are European Recycled Metal, Schnitzer, Sims Metal Management Ltd, OmniSource Corporation and Steel Industries, Inc., Nucor Corporation, ArcelorMittal, American Iron & Metal, Aurubis and TMS International.


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The applications for powder metallurgy segments fall into two principle gatherings. To begin with are segments that are hard to produce by some other strategy, for example, those produced using tungsten, molybdenum, or tungsten carbide. Likewise, permeable heading, channels, and many sorts of hard and delicate attractive segments are made solely utilizing powder metallurgy. The second gathering comprises of PM segments that offer a practical contrasting option to machined segments, castings, and forgings. Car grip plates, interfacing poles, camshafts, and planetary apparatus bearers are quite recently a few cases of these. Powder Metallurgy segments are utilized as a part of an assortment of business sectors, with the car business being the overwhelming one, expending around 70% of the ferrous items the business delivers every year. Other vital markets incorporate entertainment, hand apparatuses, and pastime items; family unit machines; mechanical engines and controls; equipment; and business machines. Also, as architects progressively find out about the predominant execution, unmatched resistances and cost investment funds the PM procedure can offer, the pattern demonstrates that PM segments are proceeding to venture into already undiscovered markets—like metal added substance fabricating.

Quickening interest for cars in Asia Pacific has significantly fuelled the interest for metallurgy items in the district. Fast industrialization saw by substantial ventures and aviation portion additionally added to the improvement of the worldwide powder metallurgy advertise. Powder metallurgy is accessible at a sensible value, which has assumed a key part in boosting its request in the worldwide market. Steps taken by created economies to recoup vehicle area is a noteworthy factor driving the Ferrous Power Metallurgy Market. The spurt of exercises saw by the car business in the U.S. has supported the interest for powder metallurgy in the nation. Furthermore, ongoing manufacturing advancements majorly hot isostatic pressing, injection molding as well as additive manufacturing are further contributing the market growth. Among the diverse sorts of items produced in the market, the report refers to ferrous powder as the dominating section. Ferrous powder drove the market in 2013 with 80% offer in the market. Expanding interest for parts produced utilizing ferrous powders, particularly in vehicle applications is probably going to help the market fragment essentially. Powder metallurgy is additionally utilized as a part of gadgets and electrical application because of its low vitality utilization and diminished costs contrasted with other assembling forms. These traits will develop as the key main thrusts for the worldwide powder metallurgy advertise. 

The global Ferrous Power Metallurgy Market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into automotive, electrical & electronics, industrial, others. On the basis of geography, the global Ferrous Power Metallurgy Market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Middle East and Africa. Some of the major companies in the global market are Acupowder International, Advanced Materials Technologies Pte Ltd., Advanced Metalworking Practices Llc, Alpha Sintered Metal Inc., BASF SE, Borgwarner Inc., Capstan California, Carpenter Technology Corp., Chicago Powder Metal Products, and Dorst Technologies.  


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Worldwide populace is relied upon to ascend from 6.89 billion out of 2010 to around 7 billion out of 2015. Also, the worldwide land arable extended from more than 1.37 billion hectares in 2010 to more than 1.42 billion hectares in 2014. This means that the worldwide populace expanded by 4.9% contrasted with the 3.4% development in the worldwide arable land range amid the period. This contrast between the populace development rate and arable land territory is a reason for concern. Insufficient arable land has put weight on ranchers to expand their yield. As indicated by the World Bank, ranchers may need to build their yield by half per hectare by 2050. Critical increment in yield is conceivable through the agrochemicals utilization, for example, fungicides. Hence, the Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide market measure is expected to extend at a fast pace and is additionally supplemented by governments bolsters towards such agrochemicals. Leafy foods generation has expanded consistently because of the enhanced purchaser dietary patterns and rising mindfulness towards solid sustenance. These are rich in basic supplements, for example, vitamins, minerals and roughage. Also, worldwide nourishment and vegetables generation was generally around 2 billion tons in 2015 and is anticipated to outperform 2.35 billion by 2024. Products of the soil constitute real offer of the worldwide utilization of fungicides. More than 33% of the worldwide fungicides delivered is utilized as a part of foods grown from the ground, driving Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide advertise measure over the gauge time allotment.

Various yield insurance items including colorants and shades, fungicides, extra nourish supplement and fireworks are accessible in the business which may adversely hamper oxychloride advertise measure by 2024. Additionally, the unreasonable Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide use has brought about the gathering of copper in the topsoil, which may antagonistically influence the encompassing condition. The aforementioned factor is expected to boost the market in the near future. DuPont's Kocide Blue Xtra has turned out to be more famous than Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide, which contains bioavailable copper for sickness control and goes about as an item substitute accessible in industry. Most agriculturists are uninformed of the various specific and non-particular fungicides that are accessible, particularly in the BRIC countries. Be that as it may, industry members alongside the administration bodies and cooperatives are receiving different measures to enhance mindfulness among ranchers which will make new for Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide market estimate development roads. Collectively, all the factors are expected to supplement the market growth.

The global Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into Colorants & Pigments, Fungicides, Commercial Feed Supplements and Others. On the basis of geography, the global solar pumps market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Middle East and Africa.

Some of the major companies in the global Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide market are Syngenta, Manica S.p.A.,, IQV, Isagro S.p.A. and Albaugh, LLC., Vimal Crop Care Pvt. Ltd., and Greenriver Industry Co., Ltd., Spiess-Urania, Killicks Pharma.


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The term cellular rubber or foam rubber is produced with the help of a foam agent that leads to the creation of an air filled matrix structure. The cellular rubber are porous and closed-cell rubbers that are produced with expansion process using gas developing agents. These rubbers are based upon synthetic or natural rubber that includes elastomer and EPDM. The cells in the rubber are neither tight nor are linked to each other. Thereby, this property of cellular rubber makes it water as well as airtight. This kind of rubber is produced in the form of blocks on a very large process. The rubber mixture composition possesses varied properties and therefore, the product is able to suit the specific applications requirements. 

The major physical and technical properties of cellular rubber include high compressibility, low water absorption, good insulation property, excellent sealing properties, low heat conducting values, NBR/CR mixture coupled with high oils resistance and high flame retardance rating, EPDM mixture with ageing resistance and high temperature.

Factors promoting the growth of cellular rubber market include its usage in the rubber, electronic and automotive industry. Cellular rubber is used in the automotive industry in order to create die-cuttings, door seals and tubes, rattle protection, body and chassis parts, load supports,  weather stripping among others. It is also utilized in the space industry for sealing, shock absorption and confinement among others. Due to its properties such as excellent resistance to chemicals and oils and high durability, it is utilized for applications in aircraft hoses, carburetor, seals, fuel pump diaphragms, and gaskets.

The global cellular rubber market can be classified based on product type, end-users, material and region. On the basis of product type, the global market is classified into sheets and rolls. Further based upon material, it is segmented into neoprene, EPDM, SBR blend and silicone. Based on end-users, the global market is further divided into automotive, electronics, space and home furnishing industry. 

Based on regions, the global cellular rubber market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the cellular rubber market during the forecast period. However, the Asia-Pacific and Middle-Eastern regions is anticipated to register swift growth during the forecast period owing to the offering of customizable properties catering to specific requirements. 

The major strategies adopted by major companies in the cellular rubber market include product innovation and expansion in various geographies. One of the leading manufacturer of foams and plastics, Monmouth Rubber, has invented ecofriendly products in both cellular and solid neoprene products portfolio on the basis of limestone process. The limestone process is solely used by Monmouth Rubber and is more environment friendly as compared to others.

The major companies that provide cellular rubber include Stockwell Elastomerics, Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Corp, PANA Foamtec GmbH, Monmouth Rubber & Plastic Corp, Rogers Foam Corp, GCP, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, Foam Rubber LLC, American Foam Rubber, LP, Metro Industries, and Ace Hose & Rubber Co. McMaster-Carr. 


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Concrete is a kind of composite material composed of aggregate bonded together with fluid cement that hardens over time. Thirsty concrete is a kind of super-absorbent material that allows water to seep through it thereby eliminating flooding. It a novel type of concrete that has the capability of absorbing of up to 4,000 litres of water in the first minute. The concrete solution works by having a permeable concrete surface layer by permitting water to seep through large pebbles and into a loose base of rubble. This product helps to prevent the flash flooding problem and helps to lessen the temperature of concrete surfaces in hot weather.

Thirsty concrete can be used for variety of purposes. During some time, this product can help in delaying the discharge of water into water courses or drainage systems thereby decreasing the risk of overwhelming systems and eliminating flash flooding.  Also, during the times of rising temperatures and intense rainfall, water stored within the system evaporates leading to cooling effect and reducing surface temperatures. Owing to the shift of human population from rural to urban areas, natural drainage systems are being replaced by impermeable concrete that pose a challenge to the environment’s ability to drain rainwater. In forests, over 80-90 percent of rainwater is absorbed by the ground itself, however, in urban areas, only about 10 percent of rainwater gets absorbed. Thereby, humans have created their own infrastructural water drainage system and sewer systems but majority of these had become outdated.

The global thirsty concrete market can be classified based on design, applications and region. On the basis of design, the global thirsty concrete market is classified into full infiltration, partial infiltration and full attenuation. Depending upon applications, the global market is segmented into sports pitches, sub-base, cycle paths, parking lots, driveways, side walks and others.

Based on regions, the global thirsty concrete market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the thirsty concrete market during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to register swift growth rate during the forecast period.

The major companies that provide thirsty concrete include Tarmac Lafarge, Lime Limited, KBI, AerCon, among others.  


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The key uses of piperonyl butoxide incorporate pyrethrin, pyrethroid, carbamate, rotenone, permethrin, bioallethrin, deltamethrin, and bioresmethrin. Carbamate is the key income generator and additionally the key buyer of piperonyl butoxide. Gotten from carbamic corrosive, carbamate is utilized to control or execute creepy crawlies and discovers application in the horticulture division and also in homes. The developing use of bug sprays for edit insurance and the rising interest for sustenance are probably going to support the interest for carbamate in the coming years. The creators of the report have considered the Asia Pacific PBO market to perhaps witness a popularity on the back of a surging danger of vermin invasion and progressive increment in the appropriation of bug sprays and furthermore pesticides. As per specialists, a rough quarter offer of the aggregate harvest creation in Asia Pacific is lost each year by virtue of the harm caused by bugs and creepy crawlies. The requirement for edit assurance chemicals could likewise observe a significant ascent in the coming a long time due to the exceedingly favorable climatic conditions in the district for creepy crawlies to develop in. Other than this, the rising interest for bug sprays to upkeep sustenance distribution centers has been predicted to help the development of the market.

The worldwide market for piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is somewhat united and is basically determined by the regularly expanding interest for nourishment. The fast increment in the worldwide populace has raised sustenance security concerns and a few immature and creating nations still need appropriate foundation for the capacity and dispersion of nourishment grains. A huge ascent in yield is conceivable through the utilization of product security chemicals, for example, bug sprays. This has brought about the appeal for piperonyl butoxide. Different complexities engaged with the creation of PBO could be another explanation behind a hampered development of the market soon. Be that as it may, the transcending request in top Asia Pacific nations, for example, China, India, and Japan has been imagined to make development open doors for industry players. A recognizably high return made conceivable through the utilization of yield insurance chemicals could likewise help players to transcend the difficulties. Rising economies of Asia Pacific with disgraceful conveyance, stockpiling, and foundation offices are confronting worries with respect to sustenance security. Merchants could likewise take advantage of this prospect to build their business rate in the Asia Pacific PBO market.

The global piperonyl butoxide market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the global piperonyl butoxide market can be segmented into Pyrethroid, Pyrethrin,  Carbamate, Rotenone and Others. On the basis of geography, the global piperonyl butoxide market can be segmented into North America Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa.

Some of the key players operating in the global piperonyl butoxide market Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., ENDURA P.IVA, Wujiang Shuguang Chemical Co., Ltd., Alfa Aesar, Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Hem Corporation, Zhejiang Rayfull Chemicals Co., Ltd., Triveni Interchem Pvt. Ltd., Jiaxing Barton Chemicals Inc. and Shanghai Skyblue Chemical Co., Ltd.  among others.


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Release coatings are generally silicone based chemicals connected as coatings to paper and plastic substances. These release coatings play out the capacity of a discharge operator, enabling adhesive to discharge before anything else. The component of discharging the cement liner is a to a great degree complex dynamic process thought to be founded on grip, interfacial vitality, surface geography, and rheology. Silicon is the key segment in these coatings attributable to its enhanced attachment and protection from slip, dampness, and scraped spot. These substances are regularly utilized as a part of marks, peel-of-stickers, and on papers in modern procedures. Covering is a film or covering connected on the surface of a protest. It is by and large alluded to as 'substrate'. The capacity of coatings is to change surface properties, for example, bond, wettability, consumption protection, and wear protection of substrates. Discharge operator is a synthetic used to forestall different materials/transporters from clinging to surfaces/substrates, giving basic boundary between them. Discharge covering is a film, which is covered on maybe a couple sides with a discharge operator. The discharge specialist gives a discharge impact against a glue. Release coatings are frequently utilized as rear coatings for paper items or movies for different durable and weight touchy cement applications. 

The worldwide release coatings market is essentially determined by the expansion sought after in sustenance and pastry shop, cleanliness, and therapeutic ventures. Mechanical flexographic printing process, which is utilized for sticker and mark printing, is being supplanted by advanced printing process inferable from the cement properties of release coatings. This ascent sought after for advanced name printing process is additionally formulationing the market for release coatings. Moreover, increment in per capita pay and ascend in mindfulness about medicinal services are boosting the release coatings market in creating economies. Improvement and make of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)- based release coatings is required to give lucrative chances to the release coatings market. Be that as it may, unpredictability in costs of crude materials and high level of customization required for shifted applications can hamper the release coatings market. Expanded application and request from parts, for example, names, cleanliness, and sustenance and bread kitchen, development popular for water-based coatings and rise of advanced name printing innovation are the primary market drivers.

The global release coatings market can be segmented on the basis of formulation, material, application and geography. On the basis of formulation, the global release coatings market can be segmented into Water Based, Solvent Based and oil Emulsions. On the basis of material, the global release coatings market can be segmented into Silicone, Non-Silicone. On the basis of application, the global release coatings market can be segmented Food & Bakery, Industrial, Hygiene, Medical, Label, Tapes and others On the basis of geography, the global release coatings market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World.

Some of the key players in the global release coatings market include Mayzo Inc, Hitac Adhesives and Coatings Inc, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company Ltd, DOW Chemical Company, Para Tech Coating, Wacker Chemie AG, PareRayven Inc, Evonik Industries AG, Omnova Solutions Inc. and Product Release Europe Ltd. among others.


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Lubricant is a chemical substance that can help to control or reduce friction and wear and tear of the surfaces that come in contact with the bodies in relative motion. Based upon its nature, lubricants are utilized to abolish heat and wear debris, transmit power, supply additives into the contact, and provide protection. Lubricants can be in any form such as liquid (oil, water, etc.), solid (graphite, graphene, molybdenum disulfide), or gas (air) or may be semisolid (grease) forms. Majority of the lubricants comprise of additives that help to improve their performance.

When two rough surfaces roll against each other, the severities of the surfaces come in close contact with each other and thereby result in interlock and produce friction. The aim of a lubrication approach is to distinct the rubbing surfaces with a lubricant layer, that minimizes or prevents direct contact of the bodies

The global lubricants market can be classified based on type, application and region. On the basis of type, the global market is classified into mineral oil lubricants, synthetic lubricants, greases, and bio-based lubricants. Depending upon application, it is segmented into transportation, and industrial machinery & equipment.

Among the market segments, the mineral oil is the largest market segment of the lubricants market owing to its ease of availability and low cost. There is a high demand for industrial lubricants in the construction & mining industry owing to rising construction activities particularly in the residential sector in China and increasing infrastructural developments in India.

The global lubricants market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such as large industrial growth in Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa, improved quality of lubricants, and rise in automation in various end-user industries are expected to fuel the growth of lubricants market.

Based on regions, the global lubricants market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the lubricants market during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the lubricants market. Factors such as increased growth of the emerging economies and the rising disposable income in this region make this region an attractive market for industrial lubricant manufacturers. The fabulous growth of industrial production, and increased trade, are chiefly responsible for the large consumption rate of industrial lubricants thereby propelling the growth of lubricants market in the region.

The major companies that provide lubricants include Fuchs Petrolub AG, ExxonMobil Corporation, Sinopec Limited, Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Petrochina Company Limited, L Chevron Corporation, BP p.l.c., Total S.A., UKOIL, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.

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Isononyl acrylate is a unique kind of acrylate attained by the reaction between isononyl alcohol and acrylic acid. Amongst all the commercially available acrylates, this chemical product has least glass transition temperature that renders it ideal for various applications such as paints & coatings adhesives & sealants, etc. The global isononyl acrylate market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such as rise in the global pressure sensitive adhesives business, high uptake of pressure sensitive tapes, utilized as masking & paper tapes, electrical tapes, packaging tapes, cloth & duct tapes and double-sided tapes, in different industries are expected to fuel the growth of isononyl acrylate market. Also, the high demand for rigid packaging adhesives that are widely used in packaging applications in food & beverage and consumer goods industry across the globe is expected to propel the demand of isononyl acrylate.

However, the highly complex and time-taking product manufacturing process, high expense required to manufacture this product are posing a challenge to the isononyl acrylate market. Additionally, the presence of cost competitive substitutes such as ethyl acrylate, methyl acrylate, butyl acrylate in the industry may present a significant hurdle to isononyl acrylate market growth.

The global isononyl acrylate market is segmented on the basis of application, and regions. Based on application, the global market is segmented into adhesive & sealants, and paints & coatings.

Among the market segments, the sealants and adhesives are expected to command a major share owing to the growing demand of the product in the manufacturing of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes and labels that are mainly used in packaging industry. Also, the high demand for anti-corrosion paints for the protection of marine structure & vessels will also positively influence the growth of this market segment.

Based on regions, the global isononyl acrylate market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the isononyl acrylate market during the forecast period. Factors such as high usage rate of packaged food and goods in the developed economic regions including Europe and North America are driving the growth of this market.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the isononyl acrylate market. However, the gradual shift towards supermarket shopping and packaged food in the Asia Pacific regions owing to the adaptation of modern western style of consuming food and other products is propelling the growth of isononyl acrylate market in this region. Also, the rapid rate of industrialization and urbanization, coupled with infrastructural boom, has intensified the demand for paints & coatings. The increase in consumerism is also influencing the growth for this product in the region. Japan ranks among the major manufacturer and consumer of the product in Asia-Pacific region.

The major companies that provide isononyl acrylate include ExxonMobil Chemicals, OSAKA Organic Chemical Industry Limited, BOC Sciences, KH Chemicals and Angene International Limited. The major strategies adopted by these companies include contract manufacturing and research, that enables them to gain competitive edge in the global isononyl acrylate market.


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Copper oxychloride, which is otherwise called fundamental cupric chloride, having compound recipe CuCl23Cu(OH)2is found in normal minerals and furthermore delivered artificially. On the premise of uses, worldwide copper oxychloride is sectioned into fungicide, colorants and shades, business nourish supplement and others (reagent, impetus, and so on.). Copper oxychloride utilization has step by step expanded in the market because of expanding farming exercises requesting of fungicides. As per industry specialists, fungicide which represented bigger offer of worldwide copper oxychloride market will remain the key driver for copper oxychloride showcase. Leafy foods creation has expanded consistently because of the enhanced customer dietary patterns and rising mindfulness towards solid nourishment. These are rich in basic supplements, for example, vitamins, minerals and roughage. Moreover, worldwide sustenance and vegetables generation was generally around 2 billion tons in 2015 and is anticipated to outperform 2.35 billion by 2024. Foods grown from the ground constitute significant offer of the worldwide utilization of fungicides. More than 33% of the worldwide fungicides delivered is utilized as a part of foods grown from the ground, driving copper oxychloride advertise measure over the estimate time allotment. 

Copper oxychloride showcase is mostly moved from the horticulture business for its utilization as fungicide on a few harvest plants, for example, tea, elastic, espresso, grape, orange, cotton and cardamom. Organic products and vegetable harvests are the central fungicides buyers. Different nonexclusive and particular fungicides are created to discover applications in products of the soil crops. It is likewise utilized as a part of business nourish supplements, as copper is the vital minerals, which are fundamental components in different chemicals that help metabolic capacities in many life forms. These are utilized as a part of fireworks to make blue shading. It has been utilized as a part of fireworks previously, inferable from the ease of the item when contrasted with other copper. Furthermore, it is likewise utilized as a part of colorants and shades application for earthenware production and glasses and is additionally utilized as chlorination in natural union and an oxidation impetus. Asia Pacific accounted as the biggest and quickest developing territorial market for copper oxychloride and is relied upon to hold its strength amid the gauge time frame. Expanding farming generation to take care of the demand from rising populace in the area and developing mindfulness about new innovations and items are the variables in charge of development sought after for copper oxychloride in Asia Pacific. Europe accounted as the second biggest market for copper oxychloride and is normal experience never-ending development sooner rather than later.

The global Copper oxychloride market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the global Copper oxychloride market can be segmented into Pigments & Colorants, Commercial Feed Supplements, Fungicides and Others. On the basis of geography, the global Copper oxychloride market can be segmented into North America Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa.

Some of the major companies in the global Copper oxychloride market are Isagro S.p.A., IQV, Biota Agro Solutions Private Limited, Albaugh, LLC., Killicks Pharma, Spiess-Urania, Manica S.p.A., Syngenta,  Greenriver Industry Co., Ltd. and Vimal Crop Care Pvt. Ltd. among others.


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Waterproofing admixture for concrete is also referred to as water resisting admixture or permeability reducing admixture. These admixtures help to avert the water passage through hardened concrete under a pressure head. Water forms an integral part of concrete construction right from the mixing of concrete to the curing of concrete. However, it has to be taken care that if the concrete has gained its required strength, thereafter any penetration of moisture or water in concrete can result in concrete damage. The damage can be caused due to corrosion of reinforcement or due to freeze thaw. 

The global waterproofing admixture market is expected to gain major revenue in the forecast period. Factors such as rise in various infrastructural requirements in developing countries, improving construction economics, and shifting preferences of population toward urbanization are fuelling the growth of this market. In the developing countries, that consume large portion of waterproofing admixtures include Egypt, China, Brazil, India, and Turkey; whereas the U.S., Spain, Germany, Japan, and Italy are the developed economies that consume waterproofing admixtures to great extent. 
The global waterproofing admixture market can be classified based on type, application and region. On the basis of type, the global waterproofing admixture market is classified into crystalline waterproofing admixture, pore blocking admixture, and others. Depending upon application, it is segmented into commercial and residential infrastructures. 

Based on regions, the global waterproofing admixture market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the waterproofing admixture market during the forecast period. Factors such as high infrastructure requirements in developed economies, enlightening construction industry, and high rate of urbanization is favouring the growth of this market in this region. 

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the waterproofing admixture market. Factors such as rise in demand for waterproofing admixture in India, China, Japan in the region is expected to fuel the waterproofing admixture system market during the forecast period. The waterproofing admixtures demand relies on new construction and its maintenance as well as repair activities. The high demand for these admixtures is driven by rising requirements for housing and infrastructure. It is also inclined by consumer awareness, need for durable and aesthetic civil structure, and other benefits achieved in making concrete structure more economical for contractors and other interest holders.

The major companies that provide waterproofing admixture include Fosroc International Ltd, BASF SE, Mapei S.P.A., W.R. Grace & Co., DOW Corning Corporation, RPM International Inc., Pidilite Industries, SIKA AG,  Evonik Industries, Wacker Chemie AG, Xypex Chemical Corporation. 


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A thick material that measures the thickness of various nanometers and micrometer frames is referred to as thin and ultra-thin film content. This thin and ultra-thin film material is utilized in large amounts in electronics, solar cells as well as batteries because they provide countless benefits. Solar cells, electronic semiconductor devices, and optical coatings are the major applications that help in the thin film production. Owing to the recent growth and trend of mid-sized small-scale industries in the solar industry, the overall thin and ultra-thin films market is expected to rise in the future years.

The global thin and ultra-thin films material market is expected to rise in forecast period. Factors such as the rising trend of semi-communication as well as electronic components of small scale industries is fuelling the demand for thin and ultra-thin films market. The components of semi-communication as well as electronic components are enabled by the design as well as development of printed electronics, such as thin and ultra-thin films.

It has been estimated that in the future years, the demand for these thin and ultra-thin films will further increase owing to the usage of these films in the aerospace and defense industry as they help to lose weight resulting in better speed, energy efficiency and sophisticated electronics. Also, rise in demand for renewable energy sources such as solar energy is a major factor boosting thin and ultra-thin film markets.

The global thin and ultra-thin films market can be classified based on technology, end-user and region. On the basis of technology, the global market is classified into chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and physical vapor deposition (PVD). Depending upon end-user, it is segmented into thin film PV, thin film electronics, thin film batteries, and others.

Based on regions, the global thin and ultra-thin films market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the thin and ultra-thin films market during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the thin and ultra-thin films market.

The various firms dealing with thin and ultra-thin films have been forecasted to face hurdles that could hamper the growth of the international market in the future years. The inferior level of conversion efficiency of thin film solar cells, complex structure of their construction is estimated to coax users not to invest in thin and ultra-thin films. However, the various market players have been predicted to be pampered by business opportunities arising from different promising factors. The high adoption of solar energy could provide a strong improvement in the demand of the international thin and ultra-thin films.

The major companies that provide thin and ultra-thin films include Corning Corporation, China National Building Material Company Ltd., Kaneka Corporation, Ascent Solar Technologies, American Elements, Umicore Group, Moser Baer India Pvt. Ltd., Hanergy Thin Film Power Group and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

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The compounds that reduce the surface or interfacial tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid are referred to as surfactants.  These surfactants may work out as emulsifiers, wetting agents, detergents, foaming agents and dispersants. Usually, these surfactants are organic compounds that are amphiphilic in nature. The meaning of amphiphilic is that they consist of both hydrophobic groups as their tails and hydrophilic groups as their heads. Thus, a surfactant comprises of both either water-insoluble or oil-soluble component and a water-soluble component. These components diffuse in water and adsorb at borders between air and water or at the edge between oil and water, in cases where water is mixed with oil. The water-insoluble hydrophobic group may spread out of the bulk water phase, into the air or into the oil phase, while the water-soluble head group remains immersed in the water phase.

The global surfactants market can be classified based on substrate, type, application and region. On the basis of substrate, the global market is classified into bio-based surfactants, and synthetic surfactants. Depending upon type, the global surfactants market is segmented into cationic surfactants, anionic surfactants, non-ionic surfactants, and amphoteric surfactants. As per application, the global market is divided into textile, personal care, detergents, crop protection, oilfield chemicals, industrial & institutional cleaning, food & beverage, elastomers & plastics, and others.

The global surfactants market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such as rising demand from personal care segment and their wide usage in soaps, detergents, cleaners, shampoos and other related products for removing stains, dirt, oil and various unwanted foreign particles from the surface .are expected to fuel the growth of surfactants market.

Based on regions, the global surfactants market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the surfactants market during the forecast period. Factors such as the increased demand from household and industrial application, high demand from rising population in countries such as Indonesia, India, China, and others will fuel the surfactants market growth. Also, the organization of the retail and rising disposable income will further boost demand for better quality consumer goods in the region thereby propelling the demand for surfactants during the forecast period.

The major players in global surfactants sector are increasingly adopting expansion, acquisition, agreement, joint venture, product launch, investment, certification, contract, partnership, and innovation among others as their major business strategies in order to endure in the competitive market. The chief strategies adopted by the leading companies in this market include expansion and product launch.  The major companies that provide surfactants include Akzo Nobel N.V., Stepan Company, BASF SE , Clariant AG, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.  

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Surface finish also known as surface texture is an important property for materials, machines, and component structures that are wide-open to severe operation conditions as well as environment. Surface finish helps in limiting friction as well as transferring layer formation during sliding process. The material surface can get severely damaged owing to the exposure to abrasive conditions extreme temperatures, and corrosive environment. The application of surface treatment chemical helps to increase hardness, develop resistance and develops adhesion of other chemical treatments.

The surface treatment chemicals are primarily used for the metals and alloys treatment. These surface treatment chemicals can also be used for the printed circuit board’s treatment and these circuit boards are made up of plastic and metal. The metal profiles favor surface treatments such as electroplating that involves in the metallic coating formation on surfaces and anodic oxidation for light metals like titanium and aluminium. In order to enable effective application of other chemicals, various additives and sealants are also used.

The global surface treatment chemicals market can be classified based on type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the global surface treatment chemicals market is classified into additives and sealants, paint strippers, corrosion protection, cleaners, anodising chemicals, passivation and others. Depending upon application, the global market is segmented into automotive & aerospace, electronics & electrical, construction, industrial, and others.

The global surface treatment chemicals market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such extensive application of surface treatment chemicals in automotive coating, expanding industrialization and high demand of heavy machinery in the emerging markets are expected to fuel the growth of surface treatment chemicals market. Also, the mounting residential and commercial infrastructure is fuelling the demand for anodised aluminium leading to the generation of demand for anodising chemicals.  However, rigid environmental regulations pertaining to emissions restrain the sales of certain surface treatment chemicals in some regional markets.

Based on regions, the global surface treatment chemicals market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American and Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the surface treatment chemicals market during the forecast period. Factors such as rise in demands for surface treatment chemicals in automotive, industrial manufacturing and electronics application are expected to fuel this market in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period. The developing industrial machinery and construction sector growth is also anticipated to create high demand for these chemicals in this region.

The surface treatment chemicals market is of highly fragmented nature with large number of domestic and regional manufacturer’s presence in each region. The major companies that provide surface treatment chemicals include Platform Specialty Products Corp., Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, JCU Corporation, , Politeknik Metal A.?, Chemetall (BASF SE), and Yuken Industry Co., Ltd. among others.


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Photovoltaic glass is coordinated with sun powered cells to think daylight and change over sunlight based vitality to power. Semiconductors and photovoltaic cells are implanted between the sheets of glass which is utilized on the modules. It constitutes for more than 80% of the module by weight and acts as the prime cooperation amongst module and light. Once in a while an extra plastic hostile to intelligent sheet or covering is connected to improve the impact of glass cover to create power, forestall UV radiations, persevere through extraordinary temperature conditions and give foreseen straightforwardness.    

Stringent strategies and controls relating to clean vitality reception combined with laws to check Greenhouse Gas (GHG) outflows will support the worldwide sun based PV glass advertise measure. Great government activities to energize the reception of economic vitality for building envelopes will emphatically impact the business viewpoint. In 2015, the U.S. government presented Executive Order (EO) 13693 to design the Federal Sustainability and slice the GHG outflows up to 40% from 2008 levels throughout the following decade. The strategy likewise coordinates to use sustainable electric vitality for 30% of the aggregate building power use by 2025.
 
Developing ventures to investigate the undiscovered photovoltaic potential among creating nations including India, Algeria, Jordan, Chile, Nigeria and Argentina will additionally fortify the sun oriented PV glass showcase development. In 2016, Argentina Ministry of Energy declared the foundation of 58 PV ventures with consolidated limit of 2,834 MW under RenovAr program. The Government of Jordan is working forcefully to add to 300 to 600 MW of photovoltaic limit by 2020. Uplifting viewpoint towards sustainable industry alongside presentation of appropriations and refunds will fuel the sun oriented PV glass showcase development. The leveled cost of new PV plants in the U.S. have diminished fundamentally finished years attributable to Investment Tax Credit (ITC) arrangement of the nation. In October 2016, the U.S. Vitality Information Administration (EIA) announced that the nation had an aggregate establishment of 12.6 GW of little scale sun oriented photovoltaic frameworks dominant part of which falls under private segment. Stringent government directions against carbon emanations alongside continuous government program towards housetop establishment will fuel UK sunlight based PV glass showcase. In 2016, the legislature of UK declared to totally eliminate the current coal let go stations by 2025. The administration is principally meaning to embrace PV for age and cancel dirtying petroleum product utilization.

The global solar PV glass market is segmented on the basis of application and geography. On the basis of application, the global solar PV glass market can be segmented into non-residential, residential, and utility. On the basis of geography, the global solar PV glass market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa.

Some of the major companies in the global solar PV glass market are Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., Henan Huamei Cinda Industrial Co., Ltd., Taiwan Glass Ind. Corp., AGC Solar, Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd., Guardian Glass, Sisecam Flat Glass, Borosil Glass Works Ltd., Saint-Gobain Solar, Guangfeng Solar Glass (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., among others.


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Polyamide is a polymer with adaptable properties and popularity in different end client portions, for example, automotive, material, gadgets, hardware, bundling and coatings among others. Polyamides happen normally in type of fleece, silk among others and can be incorporated falsely. Nylon, polyamide 6 and aramid are among misleadingly made polyamides. Simulated polyamides show properties, for example, protection from wear, great mechanical properties, low penetrability to gasses and concoction protection. Bio-based polyamides are picking up request in advertise inferable from its eco-accommodating nature. Polyamide 6 is overwhelming sort among polyamides as far as income and utilization attributable to its cost to execution factor.

Developing car industry in created and creating nations is relied upon to drive the polyamide advertise. Polyamides are favored via car fabricates because of their superior requiring little to no effort. Attributable to current ascent in crude materials costs in car industry, makers are moving towards polyamides for different end-users, for example, coatings and movies. The development in car industry is because of the rising extra cash of purchasers and increment in transportation exercises over the world. Expanding request from end-users in hardware and coatings industry is required to drive the market. Increment in the development exercises and rising populace are real driving elements for hardware and coatings industry. Ease of creation and elite factors, for example, substance and wear protection and protection settles on polyamide perfect decision to be utilized as a part of electrical and electronic end-users.

Innovative work in the field of bio-based and claim to fame polyamide for various end-users is relied upon to give huge chances to players sooner rather than later. The makers, affiliations and finished result produces are putting resources into R&D exercises. Polyamide end-users in nourishment contact and household items and forte polyamides in car to supplant metals are relied upon to give chances to players in this market. Innovation alterations, for example, bio-based polyamide are required to drive the market in not so distant future attributable to eco-accommodating properties. Government directions and rising wellbeing mindfulness in creating nations are relied upon to fuel the bio-based polyamide advertise soon. Complex assembling procedure of polyamide and accessibility of the antecedents are required to hamper polyamide showcase development. Debasing properties because of dampness retention is another factor which may hamper showcase development. Organizations are creating bio-based and claim to fame polyamides for various end-users including medicinal. For example, Akrema propelled forte polyamide, Pebax, Rilsan and Rilasmid, which are of medicinal review. These claim to fame polyamides offer preferred standpoint over different polyamides with one of a kind particulars, for example, gel rating, dampness substance and thickness.

The global polyamide market is segmented on the basis of types, end-user and geography. The global market is segmented on the basis of types as Polyamide 6,6, Polyamide 6, Polyamide 6/10, Polyamide 6/12, Polyamide 11, Polyamide 12, Polyamide 46, Polyphthalamide, and others. Based on end-users the global market is classified as automotive, textile, electrical & electronics, aerospace & defense, packaging & storage, extrusion and others. The global polyamide market is segmented based on regions as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa.  

Some of the major companies in the global polyamide market are BASF SE, Formosa Group, Honeywell International Inc. Li Peng Enterprise Co., Invista, Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Radici Group, Solvay, Royal DSM N.V., Ascend Performance Materials Inc. 



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The global specialty zeolites market is expected to generate high revenue during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing construction activities pertaining to infrastructural development and commercial construction in developing regions, elevated demand of coatings and paints are anticipated to propel the specialty zeolites market. There is a surge in the demand for specialty zeolites owing to infrastructural advancements coupled with approval for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the construction industry. This will further lead to creation of the product demand over non-residential and residential projects owing to efficient government policies, regulations, duties and taxes levied.

The global specialty zeolites market can be classified based on end-user and region. On the basis of user, the global market is classified into paints & coatings, plastics, personal care, and construction materials. Among the market segments, the paints and coatings market segment is expected to command a large share of the specialty zeolites market during the future years. There has been a surge in the utilization of specialized zeolites in the business of paints and coating owing to the usage of strict government controls dedicated to taking out unpredictable mixes in paints and coatings. The specialty zeolites can be used to create lower density blocks for ornamental as well as construction purposes. The use of energy-efficient materials in construction has registered growth in the recent years. These specialty zeolites are set to provide opportunities for growth and development of novel development materials. Moreover, these specialty zeolites are used in development of efficient and low density concrete..

Based on regions, the global specialty zeolites market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The European region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the specialty zeolites market during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the specialty zeolites market. Factors such as considerable infrastructural advancements in the flourishing economies of China and India are expected to fuel the specialty zeolites market during the forecast period.


The major companies that provide specialty zeolites include Tosoh Corporation, Zeolyst International, Arkema Group, Clariant, and BASF SE. 


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Plastic recycling is the method of recovering either scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into some kind of useful products. Large amount of plastic that is used is of non-biodegradable nature; therefore its recycling is an effort to decrease plastic in the waste stream. Thus, it will enable us to reduce the enormous amount of plastic pollution. The process of plastic recycling includes utilizing any type of plastic, arranging it into various polymers and then chipping it and melting it down to pellets. After encompassing this stage, it can be used to make items of any category such as plastic chairs or tables. The process of recycling also involves soft plastics such as polyethylene film and bags. This plastic recycling operation has been taking place since the 1970s and thus, has made the plastic products production amongst the most efficient operations presently.

The global plastic recycling market can be classified based on source, type and region. On the basis of source, the global plastic recycling market is classified into rigid and non-rigid plastics. Depending upon type, the global market is segmented into high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polypropylene (PP), and others.

Among the market segments, the demand for recycled HDPE and PET plastics are expected to command a major share in the global market. These types of plastics are majorly utilized for preparing bottles utilized as household chemicals, storage containers, and personal care products. The higher grade of HDPE is utilized for preparing milk bottles, beverage containers, juice cans, and other edible liquid cans.

The global plastic recycling market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such rising concern for the environment has deepened the focus on recycling plastics. Although plastic has large number of applications in healthcare, automotive, defense, and energy industries, the plastics material recycling becomes significant from an environmental opinion as it enables to keep global warming, environmental pollution and ozone layer depletion, under control. Therefore, the increased concern for the environment is anticipated to fuel the recycled plastics market growth in the future.

Based on regions, the global plastic recycling market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the plastic recycling market during the forecast period. Factors such as the easy availability of skilled workforce as well as advanced techniques for recycling PET, HDPE, and PP plastics in the region is expected to fuel the plastic recycling market during the forecast period.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the plastic recycling market. This region is highly engaged in activities such as parings and transforming the plastic scrap into recycled resins for additional applications. The availability of cheap labor and lenient governmental regulations have resulted in the swift growth of this region.  

The major companies that are engaged in plastic recycling include Kuusakoski Oy, Plasgran Ltd., Envisison Plastics, KW plastics, Avangard Innovative, B. Schoenberg & Co, Custom Polymers, Delta Plastics and UltrePET among others.

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Phytogenic feed additives are defined as plant-derived products that are utilized in feed in order to help improve poultry performance. Apart from possessing antimicrobial activity, phytogenic feed additives offers improved gut functions, anti-oxidative effects, enhancement of palatability, and promotion of growth in poultry. Phytogenic feed additives consists of herbs and plants derivatives. The rising awareness about health concerns render phytogenic feed additives a practical choice for each and every individual engaged in poultry business. In a variety of ways, phytogenic feed additives prove to be beneficial as compared to antibiotics that are infused in poultry for improvement of their health and productivity of poultry.

The global phytogenic feed additives market can be classified based on product, function, livestock and region. On the basis of product, the global market is classified into essential oils, herbs & spices, oleoresins, and others. Depending upon function, it is segmented into palatability enhancers, performance enhancers, and others. As per livestock, the global feed additives market is divided into aquatics, poultry, swine, ruminants, equine, and others.

The global phytogenic feed additives market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such as altering consumers opinion towards the poultry quality products is expected to fuel this market growth. There is an increased awareness among consumers about quality of poultry food products that are beneficial for their health. Therefore, in order to retain their customer base and to make profits, various poultry farms are adopting phytogenic feed additives which possesses the potential for improving poultry health.

Based on regions, the global feed additives market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the feed additives market during the forecast period. The demand for poultry products in this region is rising at an alarming rate. In the Asia-Pacific region, owing to the increase in population the demand for poultry products is risingaccordingly, This has led to an increased rate of adoption of phytogenic feed additives in this region thereby leading to an improvement in quality of poultry benefit as well as business sustainability. In the European region, the phytogenic feed additives market is expected to witness healthy growth as the staple food in this region is mostly meat based. Therefore, the poultry owners in these regions are increasingly adopting phytogenic feed additives for refining poultry quality as well as provide offer better product to customers. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the swiftest growth in the feed additives market.

The major companies that provide feed additives include Delacon Biotechnik GmbH, A/B Technologies International, Inc.,British Horse Feeds, Miavit GmbH, Tolsa, S.A, among others.  


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Green concrete is a material that exhibits better functional performance and capabilities than ordinary concrete. It is considered a maintainable construction material as it consumes less natural resources and less energy and emits a smaller amount carbon dioxide. Moreover, the use of green concrete reduces water consumption by 20%. The green concrete market is in its emerging stage and is currently limited to developed countries. However, awareness about the product would boost its adoption in developing countries as well. Major factors driving the global green concrete and concrete market are plenty of raw material and rising adoption of the green building concept.

The global green concrete market has be categorized into product, end-user and regions. Based on the product, the market has been categorised into Fly Ash-based, Slag-based, and Geopolymer. Based on end-users the market has be bifurcated into residential, non-residential, industrial and infrastructure.

The major factors driving the green concrete market are due to the reduction of carbon footprints by about 40-50% during the production process, the rise in the constriuction activities in the developing nations and the major reason is the usage of less water. Apart form all this it also provides excelent thermal insulation, and high level of fire resistance that enables the structure built with green concrete withstand the temperatures upto 2400F

Geographically, the Green Concrete market has been bifrucated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The Green Concrete market size and forecast period for each region has been estmated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by irrigation products, end-users and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the Green Concrete market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The growing need for more effective charging systems in the Green Concrete is anticipated to drive the Asia-Pacific market for Green Concrete in the future years. The major companies that providing Green Concrete include Taiheiyo Concrete Corporation, CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V., Ecocem Ireland Ltd., China National Building Material Company Limited (CNBM HeidelbergConcrete AG, LafargeHolcim., Votorantim cimentos S.A.,), Taiwan Concrete Corporation, and report includes an assessment of their financial outlook, R&D activities, and business and marketing strategies for the coming few year.


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Manufacturing and usage of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) leading to 5%-10% carbon dioxide emissions as it contains toxic ingredients such as chromium and silica. Furthermore, the increasing alertness about the environmental dangers of OPC production as it requires high temperature for kiln operation is also hovering questions about its consumption. Thus the fact that OPC production emits a high volume of greenhouse gasses and carbon dioxide has forced governments, several builders, and architects to opt for greener solutions. Due to these reasons the demand for green cement has ascended in the past few years.

The major dynamics affecting the development of the market such as the key drivers, restraints, trends, and development chances in the market have also been added under this report. The development of the global green cement market in different regions and the prime regions leading in this market have also been summarized under this study. The technological advancements taking place in the market and their impact on the advancement of the global green cement market have also been presented under this study.

The global green cement market is projected to be driven by the growing preference for environmental protection and sustainability. In addition, the rising shift of manufacturers toward environment-friendly alternatives from conventional synthetic cement will fuel this market. Furthermore, the development of the construction industry in India, China, and in the nations of the Middle East due to the growing regulatory support for the development of infrastructure is poised to fuel the global green cement market in the forecast period.

Green Cement market can be bifurcated on the basis of application, as.public facilities, R & centers, commercial, industrial, residential among others. Geographically, the Green Cement market has been bifurcated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The Green Cement market size and forecast period for each region has been estimated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by application, and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the Green Cement market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The rising population is anticipated to drive the Asia Pacific market for Green Cement in the future years. The major companies that are involved in Green Cement are Siam  Cement Public Company, HeidelbergCement AG, Navrattan Blue Crete Industries Pvt., Ltd.,CeraTech, Kiran Global Chems, CaleraCorporation, LafargeHolcim, CEMEX, Italcementi, Anhui Conch Cement Company and CNBM.


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Decorative concrete is the use of concrete as not simply a useful medium for construction but also as an visual enhancement to a structure, while still helping its function as an integral part of the building such as walls, floors, driveways and patios.The conversion of concrete into decorative concrete is achieved through the use of a various resources that might be used during the pouring process or after the concrete is cured. These materials or systems may include but are not limited to acid staining, stamped concrete, polished concrete, decorative overlays, vertical overlays, concrete countertops, and more.

The global decorative concrete market has be categorized into type, application, end-use sector and regions. On the basis of type the market has been bifurcated into stamped concrete, concrete overlays, stained concrete, epoxy coating, colored concrete, polished concrete among others. Based on application the market has been bifurcated into walls, floors, patios, driveways and sidewalls and others. End-use sector segment is catogorized into residential and non-residential.

The major factors driving the decorative concrete market are the growing awareness about the advantages of the green building, rapid urbanization and rising demand for green building in the developing countries. The high initial cost is the major restraint that may hamper the market growth in the near future. The increase in the construction activities is the one of the growth oportunity factor in this market. Lack of awareness about the green building in many opf the regions in of the the major challenges for for the growth of this market.

Geographically, the Decorative Concrete market has been bifrucated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The Decorative Concrete market size and forecast period for each region has been estmated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by type, application, end-use sector and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the Decorative Concrete market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The growing demand for green building in the developing countires is anticipated to drive the APAC market for Decorative Concrete in the future years. The major companies in this market are PPG Industries, Inc., BASF SE, 3M Company, RPM International Inc., E.I. Du Pont Nemours and Company, Huntsman International LLC., RPM International, Inc., Cemex, S.A.B De C.V., The Sherwin-Williams Company, Boral Limited, Arkema SA and Ultratech Cement limited.


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Concrete admixtures are various chemicals that are added to concrete in order to improve numerous features of the concrete combination. The key properties of concrete targeted by concrete admixtures are its durability, strength, resistance to chemicals and environmental contaminants. Dropping the volume of water essential to set concrete is additional key target of concrete admixtures, as this permits high-strength concrete to be formed without increasing the ratio of cement utilized in it. Admixtures are that which slow downs the rate at which concrete sets, thus it enabling workers to work with it more freely, efficiently and are also gaining the  popularity.

The report examines the historical progress path of the global concrete admixtures market to govern the key trends influencing it. The figures of the concrete admixtures market are examined in the report to provide actionable insights in future of the market. The most important drivers and restraints acting on the global concrete admixtures market have been studied in the report to represent an overview of their qualitative and quantitative impact on the market’s likely development trajectory in the coming years. Some of the major driving factor for the admixtures additives market are the growth in the demand from developing countries, rise in urbanization trends and improving econimics of the construction and the quality of the build. Unbalanced econimic standards of various countries and well established infrastructure in the developed countries are the factors that may hinder the growth of concrete admixtures additives market in the near future.

Global concrete admixtures additives market is bifurcated into product type, application and geography. Based on the product type, the market is bifurcated into chemical admixtures and mineral. Further to this the application segment has been categorized into infrastructure, residential, and non-residential. Geographically, the concrete admixtures additives market has been bifrucated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The concrete admixtures additives market size and forecast period for each region has been estmated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China and India. The detailed analysis by product type, application and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the concrete admixtures market over the forecast period. Thus, the report provides in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries.

The technological progression in the developing countries and the urbanization of the villages are anticipated to drive the APAC market for Concrete Admixtures Additives in the future years. The major companies that provide Concrete Admixtures Additives include Cico Technologies Ltd., Pidilite Industries, Mapei S.P.A, Fosroc International Ltd., W.R. Grace & Co., Chryso S.A.S., RPM International Inc., The DOW Chemical Company, BASF SE and Sika AG.


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Metamaterials are complex materials particularly engineered to possess properties that are not present in nature. These metamaterials are used in formulation processes spanning across varied end-user industries. The key end-user industries, include medical, consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, and energy & power. The various types of metamaterials are utilized in the numerous application segments based upon the need of the end user verticals. Metamaterials are also being utilized in the medical and energy & power industries, due to its grander properties such as ability to manipulate EM (electromagnetic) waves and provision of better imaging in medical equipment. However, the synthetization cost of metamaterials is a major factor curbing the growth of the metamaterial market.

The global metamaterials market can be classified based on material type, application and region. On the basis of material type, the global metamaterials market is divided into electromagnetic, terahertz, photonic, tunable, and frequency selective service (FSS). Based on application, the global metamaterials market is subdivided into communication antenna, windscreen, solar panel, sensing, display, and medical imaging.

Among the different market segments, the electromagnetic metamaterial commands the maximum share of the global metamaterial market owing to the improving radar and satellite antenna technology based on these materials. Different government agencies, such as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), DOD (Department of Defense), and DOE (Department of Energy), are investing and providing major funds to the industry players as well as research laboratories for the development of applications centered on these materials. In the application market segment, the communication antenna is set to register major growth during the future period owing to their usage for major communication applications such as satellite communication, Wi-Fi routers and radar communications.

The global metamaterials is expected to showcase strong growth in the forecast period owing to anti-glare coating applications, rise in concerns for various design functionalities, and invisibility cloak for stealth aircraft. Other factors promoting the metamaterials market growth include high demand from different end-user industries, including consumer electronics and medical. Additionally, the rise in application scope of metamaterials in the aerospace & defense industry is expected to further propel the demand during the future period

Based on regions, the global metamaterials market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the metamaterials market during the forecast period. Factors such as the rise in demand from the aerospace and defense vertical and varied government agencies, like DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), DOD (Department of Defense), are providing funds to the research universities and companies for the development of metamaterial-based antennas.

The major companies that provide metamaterials include Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC, Multiwave Technologies AG, Kymeta Corporation, MediWise Ltd., Metamaterial Technologies, Inc., and MetaShield LLC among others.


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Isoprene with chemical formula C5H8 is a colorless volatile liquid that is produced by different plants. Large number of trees and plants such as eucalyptus, poplars, legumes, and oaks, release isoprene into the atmosphere. Isoprene is also known as 2-methyl-1, 3-butadiene and is utilized as a chemical raw material. It is also utilized as a starting material for large number of synthetic polymers. A miniscule proportion of bio-based isoprene is utilized in the manufacture of fragrance intermediates and flavors. Isoprene coupled with other unsaturated compounds is used to prepare polymeric materials.

Isoprene is naturally produced from plants through methyl-erythritol 4-phosphate pathway i.e. MEP pathway taking place in the chloroplasts of trees as well as plants. One of the end products of this process forms isoprene by the catalytic reaction conducted by isoprene synthase. While in the industrial process, isoprene was sequestered from natural rubber by thermal decomposition. Industrially, it is also available as a byproduct produced during thermal cracking of oil or naphtha as a byproduct in the production of ethylene. The large portion of isoprene produced across the globe is converted into polyisoprene.

The global isoprene market is segmented on the basis of type, application, end-user and regions. Based on the type, the global isoprene market is divided into polymer grade and chemical grade. On the basis of application, the global isoprene market is divided into polyisoprene, styrene isoprene styrene, and isobutyl isoprene rubber. On the basis of end-user, the global isoprene market is segmented into tires, non-tires, and adhesives.

The global isoprene market is expected to grow in the forecast years owing to enhanced demand for the product in automotive parts including suspension bushes, tires, engine mounting, floor mats, fuel hoses, mud flaps, and exhaust rubber hangers. The rising production rate of automobiles especially in Japan, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Indonesia,  is expected to fuel demand for the product in automotive sector.

The rising urbanization rate coupled with high demand for SUVs and sedans is anticipated to enhance the market growth. India is set to witness exponentially high demand growth for automobiles owing to industrialization along with government support for manufacturing vehicles. during the forecast period.

Based on regions, the global isoprene market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to command the maximum market share for isoprene during the forecast period owing to rising FDI and expansion of automobile plants by different manufacturers such as Honda and Toyota, which will propel the market growth over the forecast period in Asia-Pacific region. The enhanced use of the product in packaging applications is anticipated to register high growth owing to the high requirement for medical equipment’s by hospitals in this region.

The major companies include ExxonMobil Corp., Kuraray Company Ltd., LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Co., Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell Plc., Braskem and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.among others.


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Green polyols and bio polyols belong to eco-friendly alcohol solutions that comprise of multiple hydroxyl groups. Green polyol is obtained from recycled polyethylene terepthalate (PET) and polyurethanes. Bio polyol is derived from various vegetable oils such as corn, castor and canola. The two major types of green polyols and bio polyols that are widely used include polyether polyols and polyester polyols. These products are utilized in varied applications such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and flexible and rigid polyurethane foams. The various end-user consumers of these polyols include transportation, construction, furniture, packaging, and carpet among others.

The global green polyols and bio polyols market is segmented on the basis of type, application, end-user industry and regions. Based on the type, the global green polyols and bio polyols market is divided into polyether and polyester. By application, the global green polyols and bio polyols market is divided into polyurethane flexible foam, polyurethane rigid foam, and case. On the basis of end-user industry, the global green polyols and bio polyols market is segmented into furniture & bedding, automotive, packaging, and carpet backing.

The global green polyols and bio polyols market is expected to grow in the forecast years owing to presence of raw materials and rising crude oil prices resulting in price rise in traditional polyols. Other factors such as the minor carbon footprint have resulted in higher sustainability for green polyols and bio polyols. But, lack of technology and desired effects as compared to traditionally used polyols is estimated to curb the growth of the green polyol and bio polyol market.

Based on regions, the global green polyols and bio polyols market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The North America is the largest revenue-generating market of green polyols and bio polyols and soybean and corn are the widely used raw materials to produce bio polyols. Factors such as growing economy, rising income level, industrialization, and evolution of end-user industries is further bolstering the growth of the European market. In the European market, Italy and Germany are the most revenue generating markets for green polyol & bio polyol and are expected to have swift growth during future period. The green polyols and bio polyols market growth in the forecast period is anticipated to be from emerging countries such as Asia-Pacific owing to the growth of the end-user industries such as automotive and packaging, which are expected to offer market growth opportunities. In the Asia-Pacific region, China, India, Malaysia, and Japan, are considered to be the major markets.

The major companies that provide green and bio polyols include Biobased Technologies LLC, Cargill Inc., Johnson Controls Inc, Arkema S.A., Bayer MaterialScience, Global Bio-Chem Technology Group Co. Ltd., Emery Oleochemicals (M) Sdn Bhd, BASF SE, and Jayant Agro Organics Ltd. among others.


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Cenospheres are referred to as hollow spheres made from silica, alumina along with air or any inert gas fillings. These are the by-products of coal combustion occurring in thermal power plants. These hollow spheres possess an average compressive strength of over 3,000 psi and occur in sizes varying from one to 500 microns. The presence of properties such as hardness, insulation, waterproof, and rigidity make these spheres useful in applications that include fillers in polymers, cements, and metals to make tiles, antistatic coatings in paints, composite materials, fabrics, conductive coatings, and electromagnetic shielding. Burning of coal that consists of ceramic particles such as silica and alumina in thermal power plants result in the production of cenospheres.

The cenospheres showcases characteristics such as high particle strength, low water absorption, ultra low density, low thermal conductivity, resistance to acids, thereby rendering them useful in refining properties of finished consumer products. Initially, these cenospheres were used as extender for plastic compounds owing to their compatibility with latex, epoxies, urethanes, phenolic resins, thermoplastics, polyesters, and plastisols. Additionally, it is also used in marine craft bodies, specialty cements, insulations, building materials, synthetic foams, fire and heat protection devices, paints, automobile bodies, and sports equipment.

The global cenospheres market is segmented on the basis of type, end-user industry and regions. Based on the type, the global cenospheres market is divided into gray cenospheres, and white cenospheres. On the basis of end-user industry, the global cenospheres market is divided into refractory, construction, oil & gas, automotive, and paints & coatings.

The global cenospheres market is expected to grow in the forecast years owing to the rise in its application areas along with abundant availability of raw materials from existing as well as new thermal power plants. Rise in the end user market applications such as automotive, recreation, ceramics, plastic, construction, and energy and technology will further propel the market demand for cenospheres.

Based on regions, the global cenospheres market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North America commands the maximumshare in the cenospheres market and is expected to be the swiftest growing market, owing to an increased demand for cenospheres from end-user industries such as the oil & gas and automotive industries present in this region.

The cenospheres market in Asia-Pacific region is set to register major growth during the forecast period, owing to numerous technological innovations and the presence of major manufacturers of cenospheres in this region. The growing demand from emerging economies like, China, India, and South Korea is estimated to further enable the growth of the cenospheres market.

The major companies that provide cenospheres include Omya AG, Scotash Limited, Petra India Group, Cenosphere India Pvt. Ltd., Ceno Technologies, PR Energy Pvt. Ltd., Qingdao Eastchem Inc., Envirospheres, Durgesh Merchandise Pvt. Ltd., and Reslab Microfiller among others.


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Carbon black can be defined as refined high-end chemical that is produced by burning of hydrocarbons in partial air supply. Specialty carbon black is the purest form of carbon black possessing lower level of sulfur, ash, and metals in combination with other impurities. The four processes that can be used to produce specialty carbon black include acetylene black, thermal black, furnace black, and lampblack. Specialty carbon black forms a component of carbon black. Furnace black is the most commonly used type of manufacturing process that helps in the mass production with various particle sizes as well as structures. Also, furnace black can be utilized for different applications such as coloring and rubber reinforcement.

The global carbon black market is segmented on the basis of type, application, grade and regions. Based on the type, the global carbon black market is divided into furnace black, channel black, thermal black, acetylene black. By application, the global carbon black market is divided into tire, non-tire rubber, inks & coating, and plastic. On the basis of grade, the global carbon black market is segmented into standard and specialty grade.

The carbon black market is analyzed to grow in the forecast years owing to the increased demand for carbon black from tire as well as industrial rubber compound. Due to the shift from commodity to specialized grade carbon black, rising usage of carbon black as pigment in lightweight auto parts to improve conductivity as well as UV protection properties, and rise in the merger and acquisition activities for consolidation of the market, there will be growth in this market during the forecast period. Also, the constantly increasing passenger cars fleet size and light commercial vehicles will fuel this market growth.

Based on regions, the global carbon black market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to command the maximum market share for carbon black during the forecast period. owing to large production of vehicle and shifting of tire companies in low-cost countries, such as India and China. The regional markets such as Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World are set to witness an increased growth during the future years owing to a splurge in automotive demand and rising investment in tire production facilities in low-cost countries. Also, majority of the carbon black’s manufacturing units located in North America, Europe are being compelled to shut down their operations owing to the intense competition being faced from low cost Asian manufacturers. This has led to the shift of carbon black’s manufacturing units towards Asia, thereby propelling the growth of manufacturing capacities in countries such as China and India.

Large number of companies are investing heavily for their production capacities expansions in order to amplify their market share and cater to the high demand for carbon black. The major companies that provide carbon black include China Synthetic Rubber Corporation, Jiangxi Black Cat Carbon Black Co., Ltd., Orion Engineered Carbons, Cabot Corporation, Birla Carbon, and Philips Carbon Black among others.


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