Tariff Tracker: Rare Earths in the Crosshairs

Tariff Tracker:  Rare Earths in the Crosshairs

These days, you can't turn on the news without hearing something new about tariffs - and the story is nowhere near its end. Find out how a new list of proposed import taxes on Chinese goods stands to impact some of the devices consumers use daily.

  Industry Studies      Minerals & Glass      Tariffs    

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

As the largest architectural paint market worldwide, China has experienced substantial demand growth in recent years. However, find out why Freedonia analyst Ellen Kriz has reason to believe that this growth may be about to hit a wall.


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?


Will the Trump Administration Affect Use of Adhesives in Motor Vehicles?

Will the Trump Administration Affect Use of Adhesives in Motor Vehicles?

Fuel efficiency standards set in 2012 have helped shaped the automotive assembly process over the last several years. As lightweighting became a priority, manufacturers replaced heavier, mechanical fasteners with ultra-strong innovative adhesives. Will new federal initiatives change this?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

The Pros & Cons of LED-Integrated Lighting Fixtures

The Pros & Cons of LED-Integrated Lighting Fixtures

In the general purpose lighting market, LED-integrated fixtures are rising in popularity. Find out why these products are more appealing than ever to consumers, despite a few notable issues.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Big Data, Big Problems: Is Smart Home Security Really Secure?

Big Data, Big Problems: Is Smart Home Security Really Secure?

Smart technology is the future of home security and automation. However, while smart products are ostensibly designed to make consumers' lives safer and more convenient, questions linger about the security of the devices themselves.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Security    

Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Fiber cement is experiencing a resurgence as the construction market strengthens. As a result, a few key suppliers are introducing new products and expanding production.


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    

New Rules Target Straws & Other Single-Use Foodservice Plastics

New Rules Target Straws & Other Single-Use Foodservice Plastics

Straws may be the latest casualty of the ongoing battle against single-use plastic foodservice products. Find out why plastic straws are such an ecological nuisance, and how organizations ranging from private businesses to federal governments are working to mitigate their impact.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

As National Roofing Week winds down, find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that new federal tax legislation will spur future demand for residential roofing in the US.