PTFE a Star Among Plastic Gaskets and Seals

PTFE a Star Among Plastic Gaskets and Seals

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) offers several advantages over other materials when used in gaskets and seals, including thermal insulation and stability in extreme temperatures. See how this material impacts the US gasket and seal market.


India’s Demonetization and White Label ATMs Impact CIT Market

India’s Demonetization and White Label ATMs Impact CIT Market

India’s recent demonetization of the former 500 and 1,000 rupee notes has resulted in dramatic increase in cash-in-transit (CIT) services there over the past two months. Rapid changes in the country's financial system have had rippling impacts on armored transport and other security services demand.

  Industry Studies      Security      Services    

Lithium-ion Batteries Take Off, And Catch Fire

Lithium-ion Batteries Take Off, And Catch Fire

Lithium-ion batteries offer many powerful advantages over other types of batteries when used in personal electronic devices. However, they remain a relatively new and developing technology, a fact that yields occasionally explosive results.


The Nuts and Bolts of Acquisition Activity in the Global Industrial Fasteners Market

The Nuts and Bolts of Acquisition Activity in the Global Industrial Fasteners Market

Major acquisition activity has made the global industrial fasteners market more concentrated among large suppliers. A large market share gives companies an advantage in product development and distribution, shaping the future of the market.


Synthetic Roofing Underlays Gain Market Share

Synthetic Roofing Underlays Gain Market Share

How have new technologies and product lines in synthetic roof liners impacted the roofing underlay market?


Glyphosate -- Safe Pesticide or Dangerous Chemical?

Glyphosate -- Safe Pesticide or Dangerous Chemical?

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup has been a target of environmental concern. Will recent conflicting reports regarding its safety impact the global market for this pesticide and the amines used to produce it?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Exterior Housing Trim on the Rise

Exterior Housing Trim on the Rise

An improving housing market will continue to boost molding and trim demand. But some types of decorative trim will see stronger improvements than others.


Wood Preservatives See Major Gains Following AWPA Standard Revision

Wood Preservatives See Major Gains Following AWPA Standard Revision

The market for wood preservatives has recently been shaken up with the news that treated wood standards will change in 2017. Learn here what the revision means and how wood preservatives will benefit.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Trends to Watch in Automotive Paint and Coatings Formulations

Trends to Watch in Automotive Paint and Coatings Formulations

A Freedonia expert and an industry participant weigh in on measures being taken to reduce the harmful effects of pollution from automotive paint and coatings.

  Automotive & Transport      Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Three Trends Impacting the Beauty Packaging Market

Three Trends Impacting the Beauty Packaging Market

Trends in cosmetics packaging design for 2017 emphasize luxury and convenience across many retail channels. A Freedonia Group expert and a marketing coordinator at a consumer products packaging producer weigh in.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging