The biodegradable superabsorbent materials market is projected to reach USD 190 million by the end of the forecast period (2016 to 2024). Growing environmental consciousness and the need to decrease dependency on traditional sources will drive the industry.
The global Anti-Reflective Coatings Market is projected to exceed USD 6 billion by 2024. Experts foresee market volumes to be over 500 kilo tons the same year. The same could be attributed to consumption of AR coatings in optical and electrical applications.
The waterproofing chemicals market is likely to witness rapid growth in the next few years. This is due to the swiftly rising demand for these chemicals from end- use industries such as commercial and residential construction and tunnels and landfills.
Global polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film is expected to experience significant growth over the next six years owing to increasing application in packaging products and electronic equipments. PVA films are resistant solvent, oil and grease. PVA finds application in Packaging material owing to its adhesive and water soluble properties.
Styrenic Block Coplolymers (SBC) is eco friendly copolymers possessing major properties of PVC and other thermoplastics. Owing to increasing environmental issues and stringent regulations by government boards including EU Commission to reduce the usage of PVC, industries have been shifting their focus towards SBC. Rising demand for eco friendly polymers is the key factor expected to augment SBR market growth over the forecast period.
Low profile additives (LPA) are increasingly used for improving surface finish and avoiding shrinkage during formulating polyester and glass composites. High volumetric shrinkage during unsaturated polyester resin polymerization results in fiber prominence, poor surface appearance, molded parts warpage and internal voids and cracks, which is expected to augment LPA demand in polymerization
Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) contain polymers including polypropylene, polyethylene and rubber with filler material. TPOs are processed like thermoplastics and come under thermoplastic elastomers family. TPO are manufactured by different processes including injection molding, extrusion molding and forming. TPO possess rubber qualities but they are processed like polymer. This unique property has increased the application scope of TPO in major end-use industries recently.
Copolyester Elastomers (COPEs) are also called as copolyester thermoplastic elastomers which offer high elasticity like rubber and can be easily molded to achieve the properties of thermoplastics. COPEs are mainly used in application where resistance to heat, chemicals and oils is required. These copolyester thermoplastic elastomers also possess properties of vulcanized rubber.