Demand for U.S. silicones is projected to approach $4.4 billion in 2020.
February 1, 2017
U.S. demand for silicones is forecast to climb 4.5% annually to $4.4 billion in 2020, with volume rising 2.6% per year to 908 million lbs (see Table 1). This will be a moderation in gains from the performance of the 2010-2015 period, which saw exceptional growth as a result of a broad economic recovery from the recession of 2007-2009. These and other trends are presented in “Silicones,” a recent study from The Freedonia Group.
Films allow sensitive electronics to be directly embedded more efficiently.
May 2, 2016
The global healthcare industry is experiencing an increase in wearable technology development, which can help improve the health of patients and lower health care costs. Wearable patches, despite still being in the early stages, hold enormous potential for the future.
Spider silk has the potential for industrial use in applications including ligament and tendon repair, advanced coatings, and bioadhesives.
May 2, 2016
Utah State University recently received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract with Salt Lake City-based Technology Holding LLC from the U.S. Army to continue research and development of spider silk manufacturing.
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