Friday, 21 September 2018

Use of Flexographic and Digital Solutions to Drive Printing Inks Market

21 September 2018: According to Grand View Research, Inc., the worldwide printing inks market is predicted to achieve USD 25.83 billion by 2025. Printing inks are extensively used in commercial printing and packaging.

Printing Inks Market

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont), recently introduced DuPont Artistri Xite S1500 dye sublimation ink. The ink can be used to print polyester fabric substrates. Another Artistri Brite inks are developed for the purpose production of direct-to-garment (DTG). This product can be utilized for a variety of print heads ranging from low to high viscosity that offers high color saturation as well as white ink.

On Dec 01, 2017, Flint Group declared about acquisition of Eston Chimica. The company is located in Italy and produces and sells water-based inks, which can be utilized for flexo and gravure applications.  The company also supports Paper and Board applications like shopping bags, corrugated, paper bags, and many other water-based printing jobs.

On 16 Nov 2017, Flint Group Sheetfed introduced product called Novastar D 2000 IML BIO, which is an In-Mould Label BIO Process Ink. The product is low migration sheetfed ink and mineral oil free which can be utilized for label printing with no direct contact with food. The product can be used for printing on metallised paper as well as other non-absorbent materials.

RUCO Druckfarben recenlty introduced LED screen printing inks, 937LED and 955LED-LM. LED lamps do not discharge infrared radiation therefore there is less or no distortion risk with heat-sensitive materials like plastics and produces no ozone emissions.  These products can be used for decorating ceramics, glass, and metals to provide resistance to water and chemicals.

High demand from end-use applications such as flexible packaging and labels, commercial letterpress, folding cartons, and corrugated cardboards can propel printing inks market during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Factors such as increasing demand for eco-friendly solutions, technological developments, and product innovations can boost the market growth.

Strict guidelines concerning toxic metals in solvents and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in these inks are likely to restrain the market.

In 2016, Asia Pacific accounted largest market revenue share due to major conurbation and technological advancements in China and Japan.

Key companies operating in the market include Flint Group, Sakata Inx Corporation, DIC Corporation, Sun Chemicals., and Wikoff Color Corporation.

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Food and Beverages Industries to Boost POF Shrink Film Market

21 September 2018: According to Grand View Research, Inc., the worldwide polyolefin (POF) shrink film market is likely to achieve USD 7.4 billion by 2025. polyolefin (POF) shrink film can be categorized into general POF shrink films and Cross-linked shrink film. It can be used in variety of printing and packaging applications such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, industrial packaging, consumer goods, and other.

Polyolefin (POF) Shrink Film Market

Taghleef Industries (Ti) presented a new shrink film called TDS at Labelexpo Europe 2017. The product is a new film for TD shrink sleeve lables, which is a low-density polyolefin polymer reduced weight of lable. It can be used for 360-degree label designs. The product may provide up to 65% shrinkage and has a shrink curve transverse direction (TD). The company has also presented a variety of films that can be used for PSL facestock applications, in-mold labeling, wrap around roll-fed labels, and over-laminations. These films can be used for printing applications like offset, flexo, gravure, and digital printing. The company also presented an antibacterial film that could offer an additional layer for protecting personal care products by killing bacteria.

The VISION shrink label films developed by Ti can be used in labeling applications. The product is available in white voided and transparent MD shrink films, which can be utilized on roll-fed label equipment. Use of shrink films on cans can eliminate the requirement for direct offset printing and applicable for metal, plastic, and glass containers.

Jiashan Hengyu Plastic Co., Ltd., has recently developed a high clarity biaxial oriented heat shrinkable film called HY0101. It can be used in packaging to provide soft corner during packaging. It doesn’t emit harmful gases.

Introduction of cross-link technology, rising demand for the product due to its outstanding barrier properties, superior airtight sealings, high gloss and mat finish, and suitability for printing and packaging applications can propel polyolefin (POF) shrink film market during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Increasing demand for packed food such as ready-to-eat meals and utilization of the product in several consumer goods may boost the market.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market include China Petrochemical Corporation, PakMarkas UAB, Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. (IPG); Riverside Paper Co. Inc.; and PakMarkas UAB.

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Automation and Digitization Can Fuel Mining Drills And Breakers Market

21 September 2018: According to Grand View Research, Inc., the worldwide mining drills and breakers market is predicted to achieve USD 17.03 billion by 2025. Mining drills and breakers are extensively utilized in applications including metal mining, mineral mining, and coal mining.

Mining Drills And Breakers Market

On October 04, 2017, Atlas Copco signed a letter of intent with Saab, a defense and security company and its subsidiary, Combitech, the technology consultancy for secure digitalized mining operation. The association is based on Atlas Copco’s years of experience in the mining industry and Combitech’s wide experience from digitalization of defense, and telecom operations. Digital and automated mining operations may lead to considerable savings and improvements in productivity and security. The contract contains digitalization efforts regarding ecosystem solutions, cyber security, and autonomous mining control tower.

Recently, Sandvik has started a worldwide rock drill competence and development center in Finland. The center can be helpful in the development of rock drills utilized in surface and underground drilling applications.

On May 31, 2017, Metso Corporation announced about association with Rockwell Automation for developing industrial IoT solutions for mining operations. It is created on the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Cloud platform, based on Microsoft Azure.  The IoT solutions can help to link, monitor, and offer analytics for company’s equipment and services to improve mining. The digital solution will offer predictive analytics, remote asset monitoring, and preventive maintenance.

Growing mineral exploration, research and development (R & D) activities, and   development of sonic, infrared, and optical micro cameras for measuring parameters in a borehole can propel mining drills and breakers market over the forecast period (2014 to 2025).  Factors including soil erosion, water shortages, loss of biodiversity, and others have increased the demand for powerful equipment and effective mining solutions.

But, security and safety worries regarding use of heavy equipment may restrain the market growth.

Asia Pacific is likely to show rapid growth due to favorable mining guidelines about exports of minerals and metals.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market include Caterpillar, Inc.; Atlas Copco AB; Komatsu Ltd; Boart Longyear Ltd.; and Sandvik AB.

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Chemical Processing Applications to Boost Industrial Salts Market

21 September 2018: According to Grand View Research, Inc., the worldwide industrial salts market is expected to attain USD 15.9 billion by 2025. Industrial salts can be obtained from sources like brine, and salt mine. The different products categorized such as rock salt, solar salt, salt in brine, and vacuum pan salt.

Industrial Salts Market

In August 2017, The Cargill Inc. received an approval from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regarding mine permit amendment. The company will get permission to mount a new air shaft at rock salt mine situated in Lansing, New York. The first shaft was created in 1916 by Cayuga mine and the company bought the business in 1970.  The mine mainly produces road salt and it is sold under the name Diamond Crystal as residential deicing salt.

In 2017, China salt Hebei China Salt Longxiang Salt Co.,Ltd. has opted a Veolia’s mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) salt crystallization system for its new plant for producing food quality salt located in Ningjin, Hebei Province, PRC. The technology can be used for processing row sodium chloride feed brine. The food grade salt from the sodium chloride brine likely to be sold all over China as normal table salt. To provide efficient salt crystallizer Veolia has developed a salt crystallizer which uses a single vapor body and two heater recirculation loop planning with motive energy for evaporation provided by MVR.

Increasing demand for the product in several application industries including oil and gas industry, highway deicing, water treatment, chemical processing, and agriculture can propel the market over the forecast period (2014 to 2025). The products can be used in the production of to produce product such as caustic soda, chlorine, and soda ash.
However, strict guidelines regarding environmental protection and health safety can restrain the market. In addition, manufacturers have to follow several rules to obtain licenses from the government which may pose the growth.

Prominent companies operating in the market include Mitsui & Co. Ltd.; Cargill Inc.; Rio Tinto PLC.; Exportadora De Sal SA.; and Cargill Inc.

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Monday, 17 September 2018

Sulfuric Acid: An Essential Chemical for Various Applications

18 September 2018: Sulfuric acid is a water-soluble, colorless clear liquid mineral acid that is usually produced in mining industries when metal ores are smelted. It finds applications in a variety of industries including chemical manufacturing, textile industry, petroleum refinery, automotive, fertilizers, metal processing, and paper & pulp. It is also used in the production process of various products such as batteries, automotive parts, agricultural chemicals, veterinary medicines, synthetic fibers, jet fuel, and many others.

Sulfuric Acid Market to Reach at USD 13.45 Bn. by 2025

Sulfuric Acid to Have Maximum Demand in Fertilizers Manufacturing

Fertilizers led the application segment for sulfuric acid in 2016 accounting for 54 % of the overall revenue share. The segment is expected to continue the trend even during the forecast period i.e., from 2017 to 2025. This growth is attributed to the rising demand for the production of phosphate fertilizers for enhancing the quality of irrigation water. Reduced arable lands, caused due to growing urbanization and industrialization across the globe, have forced farmers to use fertilizers for better crop yield. This factor is projected to fuel the demand for fertilizers, thereby boosting the segment’s growth over the next few years. Other application segments including petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, and metal processing are also likely anticipated to witness a substantial growth rate during the forecast years.

Companies working in this field focus on M&A activities and invest heavily in the production of sulfur and byproducts. One of such industry development includes a contract signed between Yidu Xingfa Chemical Co. Ltd. and DuPont Clean Technologies.
DuPont has recently received an agreement contract from Yidu Xingfa for the engineering and technology license for a sulfuric acid plant in China (3600 tpd MECS MAX3). The new plant will be able to process up to 1.2 MMtpy of sulfuric acid and also support the creation of another 400,000 tpy of acid and 35000 tpy of potassium phosphate monobasic.

Market Overview

Based on the findings of a research report by Grand View Research, Inc.; the sulfuric acid market is estimated to reach at $ 13.45 billion by 2025 growing at a CAGR of 3.3 % from 2017 to 2025. This growth can be credited to the rising investments in plant facilities as a result of increasing production capacity of phosphate fertilizers along with stringent regulatory scenarios by various governments. In addition, escalating product demand as a dehydrating agent, reactant, and catalyst from various application sectors is also likely to boost the market development in near future. Akzo Nobel N.V.; Solvay S.A.; and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. are the pioneers in the global sulfuric acid market.

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New Promising Applications of Silane to Promote Usage in Different Industries

18 September 2018: Silane is a silicon-based compound used as a crosslinking agent, resin additive, coupling agent, and adhesion promoter in several applications. It is used as a water scavenger and adhesion promoter to enhance temperature, chemical, and moisture resistance. Coatings manufactured using the product display improved filler dispersion, flow behavior, and pigment dispersion.

Silane Market to reach US$2.15 bn by 2025

 Paints and Coatings to Remain Prominent Application Segment through 2025

Key applications of silane include rubber and plastics, adhesive and sealants, paints and coatings, and fiber treatment. Among these, demand for silane in the manufacturing of paints and coatings is expected to remain upbeat through 2025. The product is extensively used in the production of automotive coatings, marine coatings, aircraft coatings, anti-corrosion coatings, interior & exterior decorative coatings, and emulsion paints. These paints and coatings find applications in automotive, building and construction, electronics, and industrial machinery. Thus, robust growth of these end-user industries is anticipated to fuel the demand for silane.

Increasing investments in infrastructure development in emerging economies are contributing to the growth of the segment. Rising environmental concerns are driving the demand for water-based paints and coatings, thereby creating a staggering volume of demand for silane. The product is also widely used in adhesives and sealants. Its usage improves strength and long-term stability of adhesives.

Besides the aforementioned verticals, continual research and development activities are opening new areas of application of silane, which is estimated to stir up its demand in other sectors. To put this in perspective, in March 2017, a team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory developed a sponge-like material that can facilitate cleanup of oil spill sites. This sponge is coated with silane molecules and is reusable in nature.

Market Insights

The global silane market is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period (2017–2025). With the robust growth of the automotive industry worldwide, the global silane market is likely to rake in a healthy share of the revenue pie. Silane is used in automotive rubber to enhance some of its properties such as rolling resistance, compression, abrasion resistance, and compound modulus. In addition, emergence of green tires can provide a boost to the market.

According to a report by Grand View Research Inc., Asia Pacific will remain at the forefront of growth throughout the forecast horizon. Rapid infrastructure development along with expansion in the construction industry is supplementing the growth of the regional market. Some of the prominent players in the market are Gelest, Inc.; Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.; Evonik Industries; Wacker Chemie AG; and Dow Corning.

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Oil & Gas OEMs to Collaborate with PD Pump Manufacturers to Streamline Operations

17 September 2018: Positive displacement (PD) pumps are machines that displace or disperse fluids at a constant volume and rate. They move fluid by trapping a fixed volume of it and then pushing that trapped volume into discharge pipe. These pumps are primarily used because of their ability to deal with high viscosity fluids and high-pressure changes, without compromising on performance.

PD Pumps Market to Amount to US$4.2 Bn by 2025

Pharmaceutical Industry to Emerge Promising Avenue for PD Pump Manufacturers

PD pumps are widely used across the globe in various end-user industries, including oil and gas, chemical, water treatment, food and beverages, and pharmaceutical. Among these, the oil and gas sector will be a prominent end-user sector of the product. Growing oil and gas exploration activities along with the soaring need to upgrade existing wells are likely to create a staggering volume of demand for positive displacement pumps in the industry. Rising popularity of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies is also contributing to the growth of the segment.

These pumps are used in the industry for several applications such as circulation of heat exchangers, cooling loops, hot water discharge, pumping systems, pipelines, and refrigeration systems. Increasing acquisitions and collaborations between oil and gas OEMs and PD pump manufacturers are expected to supplement the growth of the segment. For instance, in October 2017, AFGlobal acquired the Axon pressure pump technology in order to help clients improve durability, cost, and capability with ease of system integration. This acquisition will also facilitate clients to build efficiencies and streamline their operational suppliers.

The pharmaceutical industry also presents significant growth opportunities to PD manufacturers. Burgeoning sales of pharmaceuticals worldwide are bolstering the demand for the product. Emergence of automated drug manufacturing processes is also supporting the growth of the segment.

Market Insights

The global positive displacement (PD) pumps market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.4% between 2017 and 2025 (forecast period). According to a report by Grand View Research Inc., flourishing desalination and water treatment industries are anticipated to provide a fillip to the market. Rapid urbanization and growing population are creating a deficiency in existing freshwater sources. In order to meet spiraling demands for freshwater, governments are likely to escalate processes such as wastewater treatment and desalination. Rising shale oil production in North America can augment the overall market.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to command a large share in the market throughout the forecast horizon. Increasing urbanization and infrastructural development are stirring up the demand for positive displacement pumps in the region. Some of the key players in the market are Grundfos Holding, Flowserve, KSB, ITT, and Sulzer.

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