EMEA De-aromatic Solvents Market to Register 5% CAGR During 2016 to 2024

De-aromatic solvents are chemically processed and specially formulated solvents, devoid of unsaturated hydrocarbons and aromatics. The role of de-aromatic solvents in the development of a country & its GDP is indispensable owing to its uses in small but critical applications. De-aromatic solvents are characterized by presence of iso-paraffinic, paraffinic & naphthenic components. These type of solvents hold a significant market place in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East & Africa) region. The EMEA market for de-aromatic solvents is expected to exhibit 5% CAGR during 2016 to 2024 according to a study by Persistence Market Research (PMR).

Soaring Demand from Metal Working Process to Propel the Growth of EMEA De-aromatic Solvents Market

In the application of paints & coatings, desirable properties include less odor, relatively faster drying times and low VOC content and thus low flash point grade de-aromatic solvents are broadly utilized for the production of paints & coatings which is propelling the EMEA market for de-aromatic solvents. Effectiveness of de-aromatized solvents in a wide range of applications along with stringent policies & regulations have resulted in end-users’ inclination towards de-aromatized solvent products, which have relatively low VOC content and are equally effective. Owing to these factors, the demand for de-aromatic solvents is soaring higher. In addition, rising demand from metal working application is also propelling the growth of EMEA de-aromatic solvents market.

De-aromatic Solvents- Good Alternatives to Turpentine & Mineral Spirits

De-aromatic solvents are broadly used in applications such as polish, specialty lubricants, paint industries, rust preventives, pesticides, specialty chemicals, fuel additive, metal degreasing products, agrochemicals, ink industries, lube oil additives, insecticide, fly sprays and as a solvent. Sometimes, de-aromatic solvents are used in flammable products owing to their grades of low as well as medium flash points. The major reason for de-aromatic solvents replacing aromatic solvents is that de-aromatic solvents’ aroma score is less than 2%. De-aromatic solvents possess huge advantage for being good alternatives to turpentine and mineral spirits. Being derived from fossil fuels, major concerns to the market are the exhaustion of resources and overall environmental aspect. Considering these concerns, inclination towards bio-based solvents has been observed currently.

The advantages of De-aromatic Solvents include

  • Low toxicity levels for comparatively high occupational exposure limits, and low odor
  • Narrow range of boiling for optimal combination of drying time and flash point
  • Excellent quality and reliability
  • Extremely low aromatic content for minimizing risks from exposure
  • Broad evaporative range
  • Capability to be tailored with additives

Demand for High Flash Point De-aromatic Solvents to Witness Steady Growth

In the EMEA de-aromatic solvents market, U.K., France, Italy and Germany are expected to hold around 50% of total market value. North African countries are expected to exhibit comparatively faster growth in de-aromatic solvents consumption in the near future. In contrast, mature markets viz. U.K, France & Germany are likely to register relative less growth rate owing to increasing adoption of bio-based solvents and water-based alternatives for some applications. Moreover, the demand for the higher flash point grade of de-aromatic solvents is expected to register steady growth among applications like metal working necessitating use of relatively less corrosive, low odor and less toxic solvents.

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Global Polyphthalamide Market to Register 5.6% CAGR During 2016 to 2024

Polyphthalamides (PPA), also known as semi-aromatic polyamides are combinations of aliphatic & aromatic functionalities. Polyphthalamides generally fill the performance gap between high cost polymers such as PAEK (polyaryletherketone) and aliphatic nylons such as PA6 & PA6,6. Various types of products are formed using polyphthalamides such as impact-modified, high-flow, high-reflectivity, glass-filled, mineral-filled, flame-retardant and electrical grades. Wide range of applications utilize polyphthalamides such as domestic appliances, electronic devices and under-bonnet automotive components.

PPA’s High Transition & High Deflection Temperature to Boost the Global HPA Consumption

The properties of high deflection & high transition temperature of polyphthalamides are likely to boost its consumption in the production of automotive body-parts. Government regulations on reduction of automotive emissions had made manufacturers to focus on enhancing overall fuel economy of vehicles. Owing to its superior characteristics, PPA has been observed to increase working lifespan of components and reduce their weight resulting in improved fuel efficiency. These factors are expected to propel the growth of global polyphthalamides market in the near future. The global polyphthalamide market is projected to exhibit 5.6% CAGR during 2016 to 2024 according to a study by Persistence Market Research (PMR). A major challenge involved in use of PPA is its higher production costs. However, PPA with filler material is witnessing higher adoption among high-end applications and is expected to gain traction among mass utilizations of the product.

Major Applications of Polyphthalamides (PPA) Include

  • Under-bonnet automotive applications- Benefits of PPA use in under-bonnet automotive applications involve adequate resistance against heat aging for automotive lifetimes, high strengths & stiffness at elevated temperatures, dimensional stability, paint adhesion, easy processing along with good surface aesthetics, hydrolysis resistance and weldability. While the products utilizing PPA include tank flaps, engine mount orifice bodies, capless fuel filler systems, exhaust-gas recirculation components, oil-coolers, snap-fit electrical terminals, control system enclosures, engine covers, electrical water pump & thermostat housings, digital water valves, fuel filter housings, air-intake manifolds, heater core end caps, molded-in-place gaskets and noise encapsulation devices.
  • High flow grades can be utilized for the production of complex electronic components. This entails benefits such as resistance to hot& humid environments and lead-free soldering technologies compatibility. These components are widely used in applications such as surface mount technology components, LED (light-emitting diode), connectors, controller housings and motor parts. Polyphthalamides are utilized in sockets & connectors for highly advanced serial attachment connectors, memory cards and notebook memory backplanes. The toughness & weld-line strength of PPA is superior to that of LCP. Laptop base frames can be produced from flame retardant grades. LED require highly reflective and durable sockets. PPA provides high-reflectivity whites and a light natural color combined with good dimensional and ultraviolet stability along with excellent adhesion to silicone and metal. In addition, thermally conductive grades provide improvement in heat management.
  • Various small domestic appliances like gardening equipment & power tools consist of PPA components. Currently, the conventional connectors used in various domestic appliances are being transformed to surface mount technology in turn creating new opportunities for PPA.
  • Composite structures containing a metal component are used for fixing and fastening conventional rubber components. PPA maintains stability at vulcanization temperatures providing a corrosion-resistant and lightweight alternative. On the other hand, injection molding provides inexpensive manufacturing of complex parts. Composite components find use in variety of applications such as shock-absorbing bearings & rubbers or reinforced seals.
  • PMXD6 resins provide very high stiffness and strength in thin-wall components along with an excellent surface finish which is scratch-resistant. The appearance of such components is familiar to that of a metal and these components find applications in mobile-phone housings, electric iron parts, automotive door handles, headlamp surrounds, shaver heads, sewing-machine components and mirror housing.

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Global Guerbet Alcohols Market Expected to Witness Significant Growth Owing to Soaring Multifunctional Cosmetics Demand

Guerbet alcohols are highly branched alcohols first developed by Marcel Guerbet in 1890s. Guerbet alcohols possess significantly low melting points as compared to linear alcohols with same number of C (carbon) atoms. Owing to their branching Guerbet alcohols possess high molecular weight and so they exhibit characteristics such as low irritation properties, extremely low melting points, low volatility, reactive and utilized for preparation of many derivatives, superfatting agents and, good lubricants. As Guerbet alcohols are essentially saturated they register good oxidative stability at high temperatures, possess excellent color initially & at high temperatures and exhibit improved stability in unsaturated products among many applications. Owing to these properties, Guerbet alcohols gain interest as compounds & raw materials for making derivatives.

Guerbet Alcohol to Register 5.6% CAGR During 2016 to 2024

The global market is being populated by enhanced beauty & conscious customers and the beauty & cosmetics industry is experiencing a massive boom. A large number of high-end beauty products & cosmetics form part of daily lives of millions of people. The necessity and emergence of multifunctional cosmetics are rising in the global cosmetics market. The new range of multifunctional cosmetics capable of omitting and controlling some acute skin problems are increasing in demand and geared to deal with issues such as anti-aging. They possess the ability of preventing skin from UV rays, act as an excellent anti-oxidant, moisturizers and possess the capability to clean the skin. This significant rise in multifunctional cosmetics market is expected to propel the growth of global Guerbet alcohols market in the near future. The global Guerbet alcohols market is projected to witness growth at 5.6% CAGR during 2016 to 2024 and reach a market value of US $1316.7 million by 2024 end according to a study by Persistence Market Research (PMR).

Long & Extensive Procedure of Guerbet Alcohol Manufacturing Expected to Impede its Market Growth

Guerbet alcohols are immensely prevalent within cosmetic fraternity and are safer alternatives. Guerbet alcohols’ genetic quality allows them to gain traction in the market. They act as excellent flattening & good perfuming agents as well as an able emulsion stabilizer making them an obvious choice for leading cosmetic giants across the globe. However, the production cost of Guerbet alcohols is extremely high. Going through a series of steps prior to reaching final stage, proper care & precaution are required for a suitable production of Guerbet alcohols. This long & extensive process for manufacturing Guerbet alcohols is likely to restrain the growth of global Guerbet alcohol market.

The Major Uses of Guerbet Alcohols Include

Components of cosmetics & lubricants, solvents for printing colors & inks

C-C chain length of Guerbet alcohols are utilized for production of specialty waxes & for cosmetics

2-Ethylhexanol, a derivative of Guerbet compound is used for the production of plasticizers and 2-ethylhexylate which is used in adhesives, coating materials and inks.

Guerbet chemistry provides a unique collection of starting materials for highly effective surfactants preparation & specialty materials preparation for several markets. The effect of branching on Guerbet surfactants’ performance properties is likely to result in continuous commercial development of products.

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Global Total Carbon Analyzers Market to Witness Higher Demand Owing to Technological Innovations and Industrialization

LAR’s QuickTOCpurity Consists of Automatic Calibration

Laboratory total carbon analyzer is employed for analysis of inorganic, organic, purgeable organic & non-purgeable organic carbon. LAR Process Analysers AG’s QuickTOCpurity is an online TOC measurement system used for determination of TC (total carbon), TOC (total organic carbon), TIC (total inorganic carbon) & DOC (dissolved organic carbon). LAR, with its patented calibration & validation technique – QuickCalibration, offers an esteemed opportunity to monitor the analyzer automatically at any time. Instead of application of liquid standards, LAR’s unique method utilizes a defined gas capable of remaining stable for a long period of time. This instrument from LAR is ideal for automatic calibration. The QuickTOCpurity works under batch mode and is capable of determining TRUE TOC within 3 minutes.

Industrialization Garnering Demand for Total Carbon Analyzers

Owing to continuous technological innovations, total carbon analyzers are currently available with advanced features. For example, pump speed up-gradation total carbon analyzers, developed for consecutive monitoring of liquid as well as solid sample, extracts optimal intermittent analysis along with purging time reduction. The world economy is transforming from agricultural-based to manufacturing-based leading to industrialization which in-turn is leading to substantial demand for analytical instruments like total carbon analyzers. The global total carbon analyzers market is projected to exhibit 7.8% and 7.3% CAGR in terms of value and volume respectively during 2016 to 2024 according to the study by Persistence Market Research (PMR).

Factors trending in the global total carbon analyzers market include

  • Increasing technological innovations in total carbon analyzers
  • Total carbon analyzer’s multiple operational points
  • On-line & real-time data analysis of liquid & solid samples
  • Significant utilization of optical technique
  • Substantial demand for advanced total carbon analyzers
  • Rising demand for total carbon analyzer in the pharmaceutical sector
  • User-friendly protocols in the use of total carbon analyzer

TOC Analysis Providing Convenient Cleaning Validation Process in Pharmaceutical Industry

A quick & efficient analytical process is provided by TOC analysis in pharmaceutical industry for cleaning validation. Minimum cross contamination within products is necessary to maintain while processing of various types of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) in pharmaceutical manufacturing facility by a single piece of equipment. TOC analysis is gaining significant traction for cleaning validation in pharmaceutical industry owing to various reasons. Pharmaceutical companies are focusing on cleaning validation method development on the basis of whole-product approach for determining the presence of any residue without regard to its origin such as cleaning detergents, products, solvents, chemicals, microbial contaminants, degradants and byproducts. TOC analysis is best suited for this method, detecting any cleaning or API agent residue with carbon content in its molecular structure. While some other reasons for adoption of TOC analysis include

  • Relatively low capital investment, operational cost & maintenance cost
  • High sensitivity
  • Easy to use
  • Minimal interferences
  • High recalcitrant analytes’ recovery

Leco Automatic 70-Second Carbon Analyzer Best Suited for Carbon Analysis of Soils

Leco automatic 70-second carbon analyzer has been rendered satisfactory for determining total carbon content in soils on the basis of studies on sub-surface & surface soils with 0.3% to 34% carbon content and with carbonate standards. Evaluation of Leco procedure involved high-temperature soil combustion in a purified oxygen stream using high-frequency induction furnace and measurement of evolved carbon dioxide (CO2) by thermal conductivity technique which provides automatic readout of carbon content in a sample. Post soil analysis, the Leco analyzer’s results of total carbon analysis were closely and precisely resembling to those obtained by Allison’s wet-combustion method. Utilization of Leco automatic 70-second carbon analyzer for total carbon analysis of soils makes the process rapid and convenient. A single operator easily performs over 150 analyses in one working day.

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Silicon Anode Batteries the Next Power Booster

In pace with the rapid technology, demand for biodegradable products have turned the fortunes of fuel as lithium powered by silicon is the new fuel. Striving to curb adverse impacts of the environment, governments in various countries have imposed regulations that have compelled use of biodegradable products, which do not pollute the environment in any manner. In addition, companies operating in the automotive sector have been striving to fuel their automotive to offer end users with cost effective and lucrative option. From fossil fuels to lithium fuels, the automotive industry is witnessing a drastic change in the pattern an automotive functions.

Why Fuel with Lithium?

Attributed to its biodegradable features, application of the lithium fuel will ensure environmental safety as well as offer the end users acceleration in power and more mileage. Silicon anode batteries are mainly used in a range of consumer electronics, however, the trend of using such batteries for automobiles have led to increase in battery power without any refill and environmental pollution. In addition, the silicon storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries is significantly higher than other anode materials. Moreover, attributed to its non-toxic features and unlimited quantities, the silicon anode is relatively cheaper and is offered at low prices. The silicon anodes further boost growth of the lithium –ion batteries, which in turn rev up the speed and acceleration of the vehicles they find application in.

Lithium Fuel in Biomedical Devices

While innovation sees no impasse, the automotive industry has witnessed application of implantable and biodegradable battery, which could be used in a range of biomedical devices as well. Range of biodegradable silicon chips unveiled in 2012 is capable of monitoring temperature, heats up tissues in order to prevent infection and further monitor mechanical strains. The lithium chips further melt inside the human body after performing operations and dissolve as the components they are made of are biocompatible in low concentrations. The lithium chips and lithium-ion batteries are mainly supplemented with silicon ions, which boosts the power of the battery that is being used.

Application of Silicon Anode Batteries

The silicon anode batteries are mainly used in the consumer electronics, grid & renewable energy, industry and automotive. Among various domains, the silicon anode batteries are mainly used in consumer electronics such as digital cameras, laptops, cell phones which are incorporated with 3G/4G access, tablets and other such gadgets and electronic devices. Moreover, consumer electronics will retain dominance in the global silicon anode battery market in the span of next eight years.

In addition, the consumer electronics segment will account for a revenue share of 43.7% in the upcoming years. Among other segments, the consumer electronics segment will grow over 1.5 times in the span of next eight years. Furthermore, Upsurge in demand for enhanced performances of the batteries in range of mobile phones and smartphones will witness considerable growth in the coming years. The 3G/4G cell-phones sub-segment of consumer electronics accounted for major market share of 37% in 2015and is likely to retain dominance in the span of next eight years. Among various sub-segments in the automotive sector, the plug in HEV sub-segment is expected to register at a significant CAGR of 27.1% in the coming years. The HEV sub-segment is expected to retain dominance in the span of next eight years and will account for major market share in the global silicon anode battery market.

Impositions by the government regarding the environment is expected to significantly fuel demand for silicon anode battery, and will further propel growth of the global silicon anode battery market. While it may seem that the prices of the silicon anode battery are falling, however, attributed to recent innovations and multiple application of the silicon anode batteries further fuelling lithium batteries will drive demand and contribute towards growth of the market. Moreover, with increase in demand for the silicon anode batteries, the market is likely to witness a spike in prices. The ball is in your court to opt for power or not.

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