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Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) Market Analysis And Trends, Size, Forecasts To 2020

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The global polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) market is expected to reach USD 1.57 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Automotive industry growth, particularly in Asia Pacific, is expected to drive demand for PPS over the forecast period. In addition, favorable regulatory scenario in the region with regards to automotive industry is expected to further augment demand. Furthermore, growing use of the chemical in filter bags, which are used in coal boilers and dust chamber filters is expected to support market growth over the next five years.

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PPS coatings accounted for a small percentage of the market share in 2013 owing to thermoplastic limitation. However, its demand is expected to increase due to the development of alternate coating techniques such as powder coatings, flame deposition, fusion deposition and suspension coatings among others which facilitates a wide variety of coating parts. Coatings are likely to grow at a CAGR of over 10% over the forecast period. Automotive and filter bags together dominated the global PPS market accounting for 50% of the volume share in 2013.

China dominated the global PPS market accounting for over 50% of the global consumption in 2013. The region is expected to witness substantial growth owing to robust growth in the automotive, electronics and aerospace industry, which is expected to result in increased demand for PPS.

Europe PPS market demand exceeded 7,500.0 kilo tons in 2013 and is expected to witness a decrease in market share over the forecast period. Slow economic recovery coupled with the bordering threat of the eurozone crisis is expected to result in average growth for the market over the forecast period.

Chevron Philips, DIC, Kureha Corp, Fortron, Toray, Tosoh, Chengdu Letian and Lumen dominated the global PPS market share in 2013. The market is characterized by capacity expansions and construction of new manufacturing facilities by the leading companies owing to growing demand for PPS over the forecast period.

Grand View Research has segmented the global polyphenylene sulfide market on the basis of end user and region:

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Polyphenylene Sulfide End-use Outlook:

Automotive
Electronic and Electrical
Coatings
Filter Bags
Coatings
Others

Polyphenylene Sulfide Regional Outlook:

North America
Europe
China
Rest of Asia Pacific
Rest of the World

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Scanning Electron Microscope Market Analysis and Segment Forecasts To 2022

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The global scanning electron microscopes market is expected to reach USD 2.9 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rapidly growing semiconductor industry leads to rising demand of microscopes in procedures such as lithography, coating, failure analysis and element detection. Increasing demand in application areas of semiconductor industry such as miniature transistor chips and quantum dots are further expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

The rising demand for research in nanotechnology, which essentially requires technologically advanced and high-resolution microscopes along with the presence of favorable government funding in support of R&D innovation are anticipated to propel market growth over the forecast period.

For instance, the National Institute of Health (NIH) is granting a huge amount to the University of California (UC), Berkeley under the initiative termed as BRAIN (President Barak Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies).

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

Application of SEM in pharmaceuticals is expected to account for over 30% share by 2022 owing to, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases leading to increased R&D expenditure and demand for digital microscopes in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
Application of SEM in automobiles is expected to grow at a lucrative CAGR of over 11.0% over the forecast period. Increasing demand of SEM in surface observation, film thickness analysis and coating analysis is expected to drive demand.
Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market by 2022 at over 35.0%, due to the presence of world class manufacturers for scanning electron microscopes in this region and increasing usage of SEM for elemental analysis and imaging.
Growing demand for advanced scanning electron microscopes for the range of material research is expected to boost the SEM market in Latin America which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% over the forecast period.
Furthermore, the presence of favorable funding initiatives by government accelerates R&D in various industries such as pharmaceutical, semiconductor and automobiles.
Some key players of this market include Bruker Corporation, Danish Micro Engineering (DME), FEI Company, Hitachi High Technologies Corporation, JEOL Ltd., Leica Microsystems, Nanoscience Instruments, Inc., Nikon Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Tescan Orsay Holding and Carl Zeiss.
The extensively adopted strategic initiative by key players includes substantial investment in R&D of SEMs. According to the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, public investment in nanotechnology grew from zero in 2000 to approximately USD 65 billion in 2011.
New product launches such as out-lens type thermal-electron gun scanning electron microscope by Hitachi High Technologies Corporation is also likely to serve as a viable sustainability strategy.

Grand View Research has segmented the global scanning electron microscopes market on the basis of end use and region:

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End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

Electronics & Semi conductors
Automobiles
Pharmaceuticals
Steel & other metals
Others

Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

North America
U.S.
Canada
Europe
UK
Germany
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Japan
China
Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America
Brazil
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

Smart Weapons Market Analysis, Market Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies And Forecasts, 2014 To 2020

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Modernization in weapon manufacturing technology has resulted in the availability and innovation of different types of smart weapons. The market is diverse in terms of level of adoption and technological complexities. Advances in smart weapons are expected to set the stage for fundamental changes in military capability. Increasing cost of maintenance and aging military equipment have resulted in increased demand for the smart weapons market. Change in nature of warfare, demand for high precision in ammunition and arms as well as increasing need to reduce security damage are expected to drive the market. Economies such as India and China are increasing their military spending in order to modernize their equipment, leading to smart weapons adoption.

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Market segmentation by product includes smart bullets, electro-magnetic pulse weapons, precision artillery ammunitions, direct energy weapons, sensor fused weapons, smart bombs, surface-to-air missiles and air-to-ground missiles. These weapons utilize various types of guided systems to locate the target. Satellite systems, TV camera guidance systems and laser guidance systems are some of the guided systems. The market is expected to be dominated by guided missiles which include air-to-ground missiles and surface-to-air missiles. Guided missiles systems have evolved at a significant rate over the past. There have been considerable advancements in the smart weapons space; need for gun safety has led to the formation of the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation. Development initiatives include the incorporation of biometric technology such as palm print scanners or voice recognition.

North America is expected to dominate the market, mainly due to sizable defense budget and favorable regulatory scenario in the U.S. Continued technological development initiatives by key market players has fueled smart weapons demand globally. Key industry participants include Textron Defense Systems, Raytheon Company, Israel Aerospace Industries, General Dynamics, Denel Dynamics, Boeing, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. BAE Systems, OTO Melara S.P.A, L-3 Fuzing And Ordnance Systems Inc. and Alliant Techsystems Inc.

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Cyber Weapon Market Analysis, Size, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies, and Forecasts, 2015 To 2022

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global cyber weapons market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rise in threats to critical infrastructures across vital sectors including corporate IT and government.. Rise in defense expenses coupled with continuous evolution of cyber weapons as a warfare tool is also expected to drive market growth. Military, paramilitary, and intelligence agencies penetrate through enemy’s network with the usage of cyber weapon, essentially a malware or virus. Growing demand for violating the privacy of the target and securing sovereignty of the host nation is expected to drive global cyber weapons market substantially over the forecast period. Offensive usage of cyber weapons by cyber criminals and defensive usage by law enforcement officials, further contributes to market demand.

Necessity of systems surveillance, theft & destruction of target’s data, hardware, intellectual property, and crucial processes of manufacturing & business activities are expected to drive the cyber weapon market extensively. Surge in demand to prevent financial losses by the opponent significantly contributes to market demand. The market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to demand across various application sectors such as government organizations, military, public utilities, financial systems, communication networks, and essential services (banking and insurance). Huge confidential data in these segments are highly vulnerable to unforeseen damages by rouge digital mass shooters paired with deranged & outraged hackers, which is further expected to drive the cyber weapons market significantly.

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Rise in number of cyber issues act as a national concern. This may further upsurge demand for cyber weapons (offensive and defensive) to ensure security and military planning. Increasing internet usage in varied applications increases cyber crime and allied issues, which further results in growing demand for cyber weapons worldwide. Cyber weapons help detect, monitor, report, and counter attack cyber threats in order to maintain confidentiality of IT systems. Owing to aforementioned purposes, cyber weapons market is anticipated to grow significantly over the forecast period.

Major challenges to the global cyber weapons market include preventing weapons development and usage as it leads to mass destruction and creates disharmony worldwide, if used offensively. Further, cyber weapons usage increases cyber warfare and anonymity between hackers, which may negatively impact the market growth.

Surging demand for offensive and defensive cyber weapons by NATO nations, especially the U.S to defend their interest in cyber space may considerably drive the cyber weapon market. Additionally, non-NATO nations are anticipated to invest in internet warfare capabilities, which will further drive the cyber weapons demand. Furthermore, North America is estimated to account for a significant share in the global cyber weapon market closely followed by Asia Pacific owing to its increased usage in aerospace, defense, and intelligence units.

Key players in the global cyber weapons market include BAE Systems, EADS, General Dynamics, Mandiant, Symantec Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, AVG Technologies, Avast Software, Boeing, Kaspersky Lab, Cisco Systems, and McAfee.

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Global Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) Market Is Expected To Exceed USD 2 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.

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The Global Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) Market is expected to exceed USD 2 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Owing to increasing energy cost coupled with growing environmental concerns, energy management has emerged as a significant priority, which is expected to fuel the HEMS market. The need to conserve and optimize energy utilization is expected to serve as a key market driver. Increased connectivity and widespread adoption of smartphones is also expected to favorably impact the market growth. Energy management products demand has gained momentum over the last few years owing to use of variable pricing schemes offered by service providers. Favorable regulatory initiatives in the U.S. pertaining to energy conservation are expected to propel regional HEMS market growth.

High installation cost coupled with system complexity is expected to pose a challenge to market growth over the forecast period. Lack of consumer awareness regarding home energy management systems and the benefits they offer may also hinder the HEMS market. Technological proliferation along with decreased sensor and display costs, improved device-level information processing capability, and roll-out of smart utility meters provide avenues for market growth.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

Wi-Fi emerged as the dominant segment in 2013; it is expected to continue accounting for considerable market share over the forecast period. ZigBee, a standard for wireless networks, is expected to be a high growth segment over the forecast period. This can be attributed to its ability to support needs of various utilities, government groups and product manufacturers.
The HEMS market is dominated by control devices and systems; these include thermostats, whole home lighting systems and home automation systems. Enabling technologies are expected to witness high growth over the next six years due to popularity of technologies such as home area network, ZigBee and sensing.
On account of favorable government initiatives and growing need to address issues related to aging infrastructure, North America is expected to emerge as the most dominant regional market over the forecast period. Smart meter mandates by utilities is primarily expected to drive the HEMS market in Europe.
Key market participants include Intel Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc, General Electric Co. and Honeywell International. Innovations and extensive product development are expected to be the key growth strategies over the forecast period.

For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global HEMS market on the basis of technology, component and region:

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HEMS Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2020)
• Wi-Fi
• ZigBee
• Wireless M-Bus
• HomePlug
• Z-Wave
• Others

HEMS Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2020)
• Enabling Technologies
• User Interface
• Control Devices

HEMS Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2020)
• North America
• Europe
• Asia Pacific
• RoW

Global Acrylic Acid Market Worth $22.55 Billion By 2022

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Global acrylic acid market is expected to reach USD 22.55 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing glacial acrylic acid (GAA) demand in superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production is expected to remain key driving factor for market growth. Growing SAP scope in niche segments including adult incontinence, water treatment chemicals and radiation cured coatings in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Central & South America is expected to play a significant role in demand development.

Acrylate esters were the largest product consumed with demand share estimated over 50% in 2014. Growing demand for derivatives such as ethyl acrylate, butyl acrylate and 2-EHA in paints, coatings and textiles is expected to drive the product’s growth. Glacial acrylic acid is expected to witness the highest growth of 5.7% from 2015 to 2022.

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Further key findings from the study suggest:

Global acrylic acid market demand was 5,750.0 kilo tons in 2014 and is expected to reach 8,750.0 kilo tons by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2015 to 2022.
Personal care products formed the largest end-use industry and accounted for 30% of total market volume in 2014. Increasing adult incontinence products demand on account of growing geriatric population base in Europe and Japan coupled with increasing population of baby boomers in the U.S. is expected to drive this segment over the forecast period. Surfactants & surface coatings is expected to witness significant gains in its market size over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific led the global acrylic acid industry with demand share exceeding 48% in 2014. Low manufacturing cost associated with superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in China and India has ensured continuous demand for acrylic acid in the region. China alone accounted for over 50% of total regional demand in 2014.
North America and Europe are mature markets and are characterized by strong focus towards commercializing bio-based acrylic acid. Companies such as Novozymes, Cargill, BASF and OPX Bio have successfully developed bio-based sources on pilot scale and are moving towards commercial operations.
Global acrylic acid market share is dominated by BASF, Arkema, Dow Chemical and Nippon who accounted for over 45% in 2014. The industry is moderately consolidated in nature and moving towards developing acrylic acid from bio-based feedstock.

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Global Acrylic Acid Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

Acrylate Esters
Glacial Acrylic Acid
Others

Global Acrylic Acid End-Use Industry Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

Surfactants
Organic Chemicals
Adhesives & Sealants
Textiles
Water Treatment
Personal Care Products
Others

Global Acrylic Acid Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

North America
U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
France
Belgium
Asia Pacific
China
India
Japan
Central & South America
Brazil
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia

Details On Global Smart Thermostat Market Size, Growth, Analysis TO 2022

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The global smart thermostat market is expected to reach USD 2.21 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. These devices allow users to remotely manage their heating and air conditioning systems using wireless connectivity and mobile apps. They form an important part of smart homes and have gained immense demand from residences in developed regions such as North America and Europe.

The smart thermostat market is expected to witness growth since they display energy consumption in real-time and are able to adjust itself based on ambient conditions automatically. They can connect to the internet and offer analytics and performance measurement tools through web portals. Such devices are packed with technologies such as ZigBee or Wi-Fi and form a part of the home automation ecosystem.

Energy and utility retailers also play a vital role in bringing devices into households. May utilities are offering these products as a part of their home energy management schemes. Involvement of energy retailers heightens the potential for smart thermostat industry growth. At the same time, proliferation of mobile phones and its convergence with thermostats is makes these products much more attractive for end-users.

Growing penetration of smartphones, rising energy costs, need for effective energy management solutions and favorable regulatory scenario are expected to propel growth over the coming years. However, high cost of devices and data security concerns may restrain the smart thermostat market. Increased penetration of Near Field Communication (NFC) and ZigBee home automation devices is expected to augment demand.

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The smart thermostat market primarily includes technology such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee and other technologies including NFC, Bluetooth, and Ethernet. ZigBee-enabled devices are expected to gain significant share as consumers shift towards home automation devices.
North American and European smart thermostat market accounted for about 90% of the overall market in 2014 owing to high demand for such devices in the region and favorable government mandates. Surge in new construction activity and growing popularity of smart homes is expected to spur demand.
Key players include Honeywell, Google Nest and Ecobee; and together they accounted for over 40% of the overall smart thermostat market share in 2014. Companies have been focusing on development and launching of new products, as well as upgrading the existing product portfolio. Agreements and collaborations are also practiced for gaining strategic advantage. Competition in the industry is intensifying rapidly owing to high interest levels among customers piqued by arrival of new and creative products.
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Smart Thermostat Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

Wi-Fi
ZigBee
Others

Smart Thermostat Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 – 2022)

North America
U.S.
Canada
Europe
Germany
UK
Asia Pacific
China
ANZ
Latin America
MEA