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    

Reducing Plastic Waste With Edible Water Packaging

Reducing Plastic Waste With Edible Water Packaging

Hydrocolloids are used in a wide variety of applications in the food and beverage industry, primarily as thickening or gelling agents. But many new applications for hydrocolloids are still being developed, including one that could alleviate the environmental impact of single-use bottle packaging.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Packaging    

In DIY Wood Coatings, Simplicity Wins Out with Multifunctional Products

In DIY Wood Coatings, Simplicity Wins Out with Multifunctional Products

If there’s one thing that DIY wood coaters value above all else, it’s simplicity. For this reason, products that combine two functions, like stain-and-sealer and self-priming paints, will gain further popularity. Find out how these trends will influence the wood coating market in the US.

  Chemicals      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Pesticide Adjuvant Producers are Going Green: 3 Companies to Watch

Pesticide Adjuvant Producers are Going Green: 3 Companies to Watch

Several major pesticide adjuvant producers are using technological innovations to make their products more environmentally friendly. Find out about innovations at Huntsman, Clariant International, and Croda International.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Sherwin Williams & Valspar: Creating a US Paint Powerhouse

Sherwin Williams & Valspar: Creating a US Paint Powerhouse

As competitors in the architectural paint market lost ground during the Great Recession, Valspar boldly revamped its branding, making it one of the most popular DIY paint brands in just a few years. However, sinking sales in 2015 and 2016 led market leader Sherwin-Williams to acquire the company. A Freedonia analyst explains what this means for the overall market.

  Chemicals      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies