Back Up! Rear-view Cameras Mandated on New Light Vehicles in US & Canada

Back Up! Rear-view Cameras Mandated on New Light Vehicles in US & Canada

Once considered a luxury feature, backup cameras are now a mandatory feature of all new light passenger vehicles in the US and Canada. Find out why this technology is considered necessary going forward, and what impact new regulations will have on aftermarket installations.


100 Million Ways to Solve India’s Sanitation Problem

100 Million Ways to Solve India’s Sanitation Problem

A government-led initiative to improve India's shaky sanitation infrastructure aims to add 100 million toilets to tens of millions of households throughout the country by 2019. Find out how the Indian government is working to achieve this goal, and what challenges it faces bringing widespread plumbing to population of 1.3 billion.


3D Printing in Education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Consumers

3D Printing in Education:  Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Consumers

While household 3D printing remains a niche market at best, gains in the overall 3D printing industry have seen a much heartier boost from libraries, schools, and universities. Find out what makes this technology so appealing to these institutions, and follow Freedonia analyst Zoe Biller as she tests it out for herself.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Greener Products Mean Greener Windfalls for Landscaping Manufacturers

Greener Products Mean Greener Windfalls for Landscaping Manufacturers

Demand for landscaping products stands to benefit greatly from rising consumer preference for eco-friendly solutions. Find out how manufacturers are using green products to draw in outdoor enthusiasts, and which regions are already seeing more radical changes to the landscape.


"Smart" Tech Trends Reinvigorating the Consumer Water Treatment Systems Market

"Smart" Tech Trends Reinvigorating the Consumer Water Treatment Systems Market

The internet has made it easier than ever for consumers to manage their home water treatment systems. Find out how some leading manufacturers are using smart technology-based convenience features to take their products to the next level.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Facing Losses, Carpet & Rug Manufacturers Scramble to Diversify

Facing Losses, Carpet & Rug Manufacturers Scramble to Diversify

In the global flooring market, a sharp trend toward luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has spurred some traditional carpet and rug manufacturers to diversify their product portfolios. Find out what makes LVT so appealing, as well as which new products have been introduced to meet the increased demand.


What’s Driving Innovation in the Shrink Sleeve Market?

What’s Driving Innovation in the Shrink Sleeve Market?

A trend toward premium packaging has led to a rapid rise in demand for shrink sleeve labels. Find out how manufacturers are working to improve the sustainability of these labels, and which materials are at the forefront of these efforts.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers    

UV-C LED: A Potentially Revolutionary Water Disinfection Technology

UV-C LED: A Potentially Revolutionary Water Disinfection Technology

UV light equipment occupies a major corner of the global water disinfection industry. Find out why a relatively new UV technology, UV-C LED, is poised to make big gains if manufacturers can overcome some hurdles.

  Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Uncorking the Caps & Closures Market

Uncorking the Caps & Closures Market

Video: Watch Freedonia Analyst Mike Richardson conduct a hands-on discussion of the different types of wine caps and closures.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers    

Acquisitions Highlight Growth for Custom, Luxury Windows & Doors

Acquisitions Highlight Growth for Custom, Luxury Windows & Doors

Steady gains in premium window and door sales have prompted some manufacturers to expand their presence in this corner of the market. Find out how window and door-focused firms like JELD-WEN and Pella are using acquisitions to fuel quick growth.