Common Agricultural Policy Reforms Could Cut into EU Equipment Sales

Common Agricultural Policy Reforms Could Cut into EU Equipment Sales

Since 1962, the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has supported farmers in member states through a wide-ranging system of subsidies and programs. However, with Brexit impending, the EU is anticipating around a $!4 billion loss in annual funds, adding urgency to the numerous calls to adopt a more sustainable approach to the CAP.


The Stand-Up Pouch Conundrum: Why So Many, & Why Not More?

The Stand-Up Pouch Conundrum: Why So Many, & Why Not More?

If you've been to any grocery store lately, you may have noticed that stand-up pouches are everywhere. Coffee beans, refills for hand soap, pet treats, baked snacks, and so many more products are all increasingly packaged this way. In fact, through 2022, US demand for stand-up pouches will grow almost 6% annually. Is there a limit to what the stand-up pouch can do?

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

With Water Works Funding Secured, What Can Pipe Makers Expect?

With Water Works Funding Secured, What Can Pipe Makers Expect?

That America’s water and wastewater infrastructure is aging past its useful service life is hardly news to major pipe suppliers. The American Water Works Association’s estimate that $1 trillion is required to rehabilitate and expand drinking water infrastructure over the next 25 years points to major opportunities for water pipe companies. And new threats that place pressure on wastewater systems – such as rising sea levels – point to untapped growth prospects for sewer pipe suppliers.


Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

For a country of its size, Poland may seem unlikely to support a nonwovens industry of global significance. Yet demand for nonwoven fabrics in Poland is comparable to that of more developed, populous countries like Italy and the UK, and the market is expected to grow at an above average rate of 3.2% per year through 2022. So what's driving Poland’s nonwovens boom?

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

What’s Holding Back Activated Carbon Growth in the US?

What’s Holding Back Activated Carbon Growth in the US?

US demand for activated carbon in mercury removal applications is expected to rise almost 4% per year through 2022, according to a new study by the Freedonia Group. This is good growth for a mature product like activated carbon, but still a far cry from the 17% annual growth averaged between 2007 and 2017. What's behind this sharp slowdown?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

The Freedonia Group's Top 15 Most Viewed Blogs in 2018

The Freedonia Group's Top 15 Most Viewed Blogs in 2018

2018 was a a year of growth, innovation, and volatility for many of the industries covered by The Freedonia Group's expert analysts. From oil and gas refineries to tariffs, here's a roundup of some of our most viewed articles over the past year.

  Industry Studies    

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

The recent entries of GM and Ford into the e-bike market could be a catalyst for an industry-wide “automotive invasion". Will this spur other big automakers to follow suit?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Syama: The Mine of the Future

Syama: The Mine of the Future

Resolute’s Syama gold mine in southern Mali will become the world’s first fully automated mine by the end of 2018. What are the advantages to mining automation, and how will it affect the mining equipment industry going forward?


2 Key Ways Commercial Construction Spending to Drive Commercial Roofing Demand

2 Key Ways Commercial Construction Spending to Drive Commercial Roofing Demand

After several years of depressed demand following the Great Recession, commercial roofing sales reached a high level in 2017, fueled in part by reroofing activity in the wake of above average storm activity and gains in commercial construction. Find out which market segments are expected to post the highest gains going forward.


Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Imagine a home that consumes 35% less energy than average. Now, multiply those savings across a whole neighborhood – or even an entire city – and consider the potential outcomes.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Security