Advanced Materials

Market research reports provide in-depth analysis of technical products and services related to semiconductor fabrication materials, ceramics, glass, composites, and various materials used in high-technology processing.

Date of Publication: Nov 18, 2015

In this report we identify the opportunities emerging from commercialization of smart textiles. These include textiles that are (1) fabricated from smart materials or (2) utilize sensing devices that are seamlessly integrated into the textile. The smart textile sector has taken off in the past few years, driven by the keen interest in the Internet-of-things (IoT) and enabled by the latest smart materials and powerful sensing devices. This report provides market coverage of the potential for emerging textile products where the textile is rapidly becoming the sensor.  The report also discusses how the latest generation of smart materials is expanding the market for advanced textiles. While the focus of this report is on the opportunity for smart textiles, we also discuss how the sensor industry can benefit from the latest trends in smart textiles and also how the supply chain for smart textiles is evolving.

Date of Publication: Oct 28, 2015
Worldwide demand for permanent mag-nets, which totaled $11 billion in 2014, is forecast to climb 7.3 percent annually through 2019 to $16.2 billion. In volume terms, world magnet sales will expand 4 percent per year to over 1 million metric tons in 2019. Market gains will be driven by increases in durable goods output as economic conditions improve and the overall number of applications for mag-nets rises. The elimination of rare earth export quotas and taxes by the Chinese government in 2015 will also support growth, by helping to ensure that ade-quate raw material supplies are available on a global basis and by further easing pricing pressures following a period during which neodymium and samarium cobalt magnet costs unexpectedly spiked.

Date of Publication: Oct 8, 2015

This study provides an updated review of photocatalyst technology, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology. This study determines the current market status of photocatalyst products, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The photocatalyst market is evaluated based on the following segments: material type, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

Date of Publication: Apr 22, 2015

In this report, engineering resins include traditional varieties such as polyamides, polycarbonates, polyacetals, (reinforced) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), along with alloys/blends, such as polycarbonate-ABS (PC/ABS); polyphenylene oxide/high-impact polystyrene (PPO-HIPS); polyphenylene oxide/polyamides (PPO/polyamide); and polycarbonate-PBT (PC/PBT), among others. Higher-performance engineering resins covered include polysulfones, poly(phenylene-sulfide) (PPS), polyketones and liquid crystal polymers, among others. The key applications covered include the automotive market segmented by under-the-hood, external and interior products; electronic/electrical markets; medical devices/products; building/construction materials; appliances; plastic rigid food packaging; and several key smaller markets such as optical lenses, aviation products, etc.

Date of Publication: Sep 15, 2015

This study covers all electronic components where plastics are used to a significant extent. It concentrates on components produced by injection molding, compression molding and encapsulation. It does not cover wire and cable, films used in capacitors or recording media, or enclosures. The study also identifies major material suppliers and key processors. It reviews important new technologies, as well as changes in legislation and industry standards and norms that may have significant effects on markets for electronic components, and it looks at interpolymer competition.

Date of Publication: Mar 25, 2015
The High K / ALD Precursors report provides information on the applications and markets associated with front end and back end of line precursors used to produce high dielectric constant (K) dielectrics and atomic layer deposition dielectrics and metals. Market size, growth, and market share statistics are provided.

Date of Publication: Apr 21, 2015
The global soft magnetic material industry is a mature industry. However, a new energy paradigm, consisting of greater reliance on renewable energy sources and increased concern for energy efficiency in the total energy life-cycle, has accelerated research into energy-related technologies. New improved materials with higher energy efficiency have been demonstrated for amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials. While amorphous steel has been used extensively as the core material for transformers and motors, the emerging nanocrystalline core material has even higher efficiency and will see much higher growth in the future.