Trends and Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials

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Published: 3 Feb 2017

The chemicals and materials industries are driven by the demand for application specific and environmentally friendly products. Rapid growth in industrialization and evolving end-user requirements generate the need for a dynamic innovation ecosystem where government agencies, companies, and research institutes work together to provide novel chemicals and materials. Emerging opportunities in the chemicals and materials industries on which stakeholders are expected to focus on in the future include high performance materials, bio-based products, and the establishment of large-scale and cost effective manufacturing methods. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Advanced materials, biofuels, plastic additives, graphene, composites, bio-based chemicals


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