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.


Sustainability & Synthetics: The Nonwovens Industry Harnesses the Best of Both Worlds

Sustainability & Synthetics: The Nonwovens Industry Harnesses the Best of Both Worlds

While synthetic materials maintain performance advantages, sustainability-concerned consumers are driving demand for natural nonwoven products. Find out how some manufacturers are harnessing composite materials to bridge the gap.

  Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

Hurricane Season & Its Impact on Windows & Doors

Hurricane Season & Its Impact on Windows & Doors

Owning a home in hurricane-prone coastal regions can be dangerous and costly. Find out which reinforced window and door products homeowners are choosing to protect themselves and their residences against the high velocity gusts and windborne debris associated with violent storms.


Product Performance & Design Versatility Spur Increase in Metal Roofing Installations

Product Performance & Design Versatility Spur Increase in Metal Roofing Installations

In recent years, metal roofing has seen increasing use in both commercial and residential constructions. Find out what qualities make metal such a desirable roofing material, and what the market looks like going forward.


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    

Harley-Davidson: The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Harley-Davidson:  The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

In recent years, Harley-Davidson has seen sales struggles, stock downgrades, and loss of market share in part due to slow economic recovery and a perceived decline in interest among millennials. Find out why one analyst believes these challenges are temporary, and what he thinks the company will do to overcome them.


Perpetual Pavement: An Innovation That Improves Asphalt Roads

Perpetual Pavement:  An Innovation That Improves Asphalt Roads

Three-layer asphalt road structure - dubbed "Perpetual Pavement" - may be the key to more economical, durable infrastructure. Find out the science behind perpetual pavement, and discover which states have already taken advantage of this long lasting technology.


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