Tariff Tracker: China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

Tariff Tracker:  China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers

The latest round of retaliatory tariffs from China on US imports includes major commodity chemicals and polymers. Find out what's included in this tax, and how it will affect US manufacturers.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma?

Tariff Tracker:  Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma?

The latest list of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports - including common basic chemicals - stands to impact a wide range of US consumer and industrial markets.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

As the largest architectural paint market worldwide, China has experienced substantial demand growth in recent years. However, find out why Freedonia analyst Ellen Kriz has reason to believe that this growth may be about to hit a wall.


Will the Trump Administration Affect Use of Adhesives in Motor Vehicles?

Will the Trump Administration Affect Use of Adhesives in Motor Vehicles?

Fuel efficiency standards set in 2012 have helped shaped the automotive assembly process over the last several years. As lightweighting became a priority, manufacturers replaced heavier, mechanical fasteners with ultra-strong innovative adhesives. Will new federal initiatives change this?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Can Construction Chemicals Benefit from America’s Failing Infrastructure?

Can Construction Chemicals Benefit from America’s Failing Infrastructure?

In need of repairs and replacement, America's aging infrastructure could serve as a growth driver for construction chemicals demand.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Electric Vehicles Poised to Shock Automotive Lubricants Industry in Long Term

Electric Vehicles Poised to Shock Automotive Lubricants Industry in Long Term

Government-led programs aimed at incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles could mean slippery conditions ahead for automotive lubricant manufacturers worldwide. Find out which countries are leading the charge toward electric vehicle adoption, and what surprising perks they're offering.

  Automotive & Transport      Chemicals      Industry Studies    

6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

6 Hot Growth Markets to Watch in 2018

Ring in the New Year with predictions from a few Freedonia analysts about the fastest growing industries for 2018 and beyond.

  Chemicals      Construction & Building Products      Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Security    

Rising Demand for Natural Colors Galvanizes R&D Efforts

Rising Demand for Natural Colors Galvanizes R&D Efforts

As consumers grow more selective about their diets, demand for natural colors over traditional artificial pigments in food and beverage products has rapidly increased. However, issues with chemical stability and color intensity have historically limited the widespread use of these additives. Find out how manufacturers are working to improve natural colors, and which products they've already introduced to meet the increased demand.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

4 Acquisitions Impacting the Global Water Treatment Chemicals Market

4 Acquisitions Impacting the Global Water Treatment Chemicals Market

Major acquisitions have impacted many aspects of the global water treatment chemicals market in recent years, including those by ChemTreat, Kurita, LANXESS, and SUEZ. Find out what these shifts mean for the industry.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Lighter, Stronger, Greener: 3 Trends in Silicones

Lighter, Stronger, Greener: 3 Trends in Silicones

Global trends toward energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and customization of personal devices are driving the future of the global silicones demand as these materials find a place in new markets and unconventional applications. Nevertheless, traditional markets still account for a large share of silicones use worldwide.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies