China’s Belt & Road & Other Key Trends in the Global Asphalt Market Through 2024

China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative continues to fuel investment in strategic infrastructure development to connect China to Europe, the Middle East, and parts of North Africa for commercial and tourism purposes.


As Electric Vehicles Go Mainstream, Global Battery Market Will See Rapid Expansion

As Electric Vehicles Go Mainstream, Global Battery Market Will See Rapid Expansion

EVs race to the mainstream continues. Investor interest is soaring, deliverables for major contracts are coming due, and technology innovations and new product introductions by both established automakers and EV start-ups are improving the affordability and performance.

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Energy & Petroleum    

Surveying the Global Refractory Market: 4 National Trends to Watch Through 2023

Surveying the Global Refractory Market: 4 National Trends to Watch Through 2023

A healthy outlook for heavy industries worldwide will support the nearly $45 billion global refractory market.

  Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies      Metals      Minerals & Glass    

Acceleration Expected in Global Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment Market Through 2023

Acceleration Expected in Global Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment Market Through 2023

Population growth has made it essential for countries to increase their power generation capacity.


Holy Smokes! Incidents of Electric Vehicle Fires

Holy Smokes! Incidents of Electric Vehicle Fires

Why are electric vehicles catching on fire? And are they more likely to combust than their gasoline-powered counterparts?


Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

After years of anticipation, Tesla and other solar roofing manufacturers have begun consumer installations of new solar roof tiles. Does this indicate the start of a new era in solar power?


Soaring in Aerospace, Will 3D Printing Take Off in Auto Manufacturing Next?

Soaring in Aerospace, Will 3D Printing Take Off in Auto Manufacturing Next?

Will the advent of 3D printing cause chaos in the lubricants industry? Not so fast, say Freedonia Group analysts Zoe Biller & Cory Bretz – but the intersection of the two industries will be one to watch.

  Consumer Goods      Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies    

Rise in Processed Foods to Increase Global Appetite for Lubricants

Rise in Processed Foods to Increase Global Appetite for Lubricants

Processed food is rising in global popularity. Find out why this trend toward manufactured food is also set to benefit demand for industrial lubricants.

  Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies    

West Texas Sand: A New Proppant

West Texas Sand: A New Proppant

For years, mining firms have looked to Wisconsin as a source for the high-quality sand that functions as a proppant in hydraulic fracturing processes. Find out why some leading frac sand companies are now making investments in West Texas, and what it means for the oil plays in the region.

  Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies    

Layer Cakes: The Geology of Oklahoma's SCOOP and STACK

Layer Cakes:  The Geology of Oklahoma's SCOOP and STACK

Oklahoma's highly developed oil and gas infrastructure makes it one of the most in-demand oil drilling spots in the US. Key to this demand is the geology of the state's oil fields, which feature stacked formations. Find why stacked formations make Oklahoma so desirable to oil and gas drillers, and what the future looks like in an up and down industry.

  Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies