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text 2020-05-29 14:23
5 Objectives Only Experts Know About drug Screening Market

 Fingerprint-based drug testing is a relatively new concept. It is non-invasive, less time consuming, portable, hygienic, user-friendly, and requires no specific preparation for sample collection and handling. This test is very easy to implement whenever and wherever it is required, thus offering flexible and effective means of supporting workplace drug testing policies.

The global drug screening market is projected to reach USD 8.63 Billion by 2022 from USD 5.32 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 10.2%. Factors such as growing drug & alcohol consumption, enforcement of stringent laws mandating drug and alcohol testing, and regulatory approvals and new product & service launches are driving the growth of the market.

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1. To define, describe, segment, and forecast the global market by product and service, sample type, end user, and region To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and market-specific trends)
2.To analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the overall market
3. To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of competitive landscape for market leaders
4. To forecast the size of the market segments with respect to four main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). To profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies
5. To track and analyze competitive developments such as agreements, partnerships, and collaborations; acquisitions; product launches and approvals; expansions; and R&D activities in the global market.

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Regional Growth, Development and Demand Analysis:

The market is dominated by North America, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). The dominance of the North American market is attributed to factors such as rising consumption of illicit drugs, availability of government funding to curb drug abuse, and the presence of laws supporting drug screening, and growing burden of accidents due to unsafe levels of alcohol consumption.

Alere (US), Thermo Fisher (US), Drägerwerk (Germany), OraSure (US), Alfa Scientific Designs (US), Lifeloc (US), MPD, Inc. (US), Premier Biotech (US), Shimadzu (Japan), Siemens Healthineers (US). While, LabCorp (US), Quest Diagnostics (US), Omega Laboratories (US), Psychemedics (US), CRL (US), SureHire (Canada), and CannAmm (Canada) are some of key players offering drug screening services.


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review 2020-05-03 07:04
Review: Has China Won? by Kishore Mahbubani
Has China Won?: The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy - Kishore Mahbubani

***Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and Public Affairs!***


I stopped reading this book about 150 pages in, roughly halfway. I make an effort to not put down a book less than halfway through in order to be fair. Sometimes things start to look up after a rocky beginning. To be clear, I did not put this book away because it was poorly written. Indeed, it was excellently written. But I felt like the author has gotten it wrong when it came to his starting thesis. And unfortunately, if your starting thesis is incorrect, then some or all of your conclusions probably will be too.


The author has a very big bias in favor of China. This was evident throughout the Introduction when he basically said that China is the victim of cultural misunderstanding and that America was mostly afraid of powerful “yellow” people (his words, not mine) and mistakenly thinks that all Communism is the same as the Soviet Union was. But I carried on in spite of this obvious bias because the next two chapters were about the biggest mistakes so far that each of the world superpowers has made. I thought, maybe here is where we get a more evenhanded approach.


Unfortunately we did not. According to the author, China’s biggest mistake is that it gives too much power to local governments and Beijing is largely powerless to control them. For example, the author mentions that businesses are very wary of working in China because they feel that China takes advantage of them and threatens them with access to the Chinese market if they don’t comply to outrageous. His example is a business that states they had a contract with a Chinese company that they would utilize their services for a set number of years and then buy the company outright for X price at the end of that period. When that date came the company refused to sell. The business petitioned to the courts in Beijing and were told “well pay them more money then and buy the business”. The author attributes this to a lack of centralized leadership. That is blatantly false and biased. That is called extortion. If the courts had said “Sorry, this is an issue with the local jurisdiction” that would prove the author’s point. But they acted like a mob enforcer “Pay more money, then they’ll sell.” The author gives this kind of leniency to the Chinese government over and over again.


And still, I continued. I thought that perhaps when the author was describing the largest mistake by America that we would see the same leniency. We did not. The author spends the entire chapter demonizing President Trump and demonizing businesses for blaming it on American war culture. And then throwing in some demonization of America’s lack of social justice for good measure. Americans just want to believe that all Communism is bad, so that’s why we demonize China. Again, this is a flawed premise. The Chinese Communist Party is bad. They have upwards of 1.5 million people imprisoned in labor camps, another half million in re-education centers. Stories abound from survivors of these camps of the rampant abuse and rape that goes on. Defectors from the CCP are executed silently and immediately, potentially thousands of people per year. The CCP has  launched genocidal massacres on Tibetans, Buddhists, Christians and Muslims within the past decade. Don’t try and blow that particular sunshine about good Communism up my behind, thanks all the same!


In the end, this author thinks China is a great place and America is inherently racist with a psycho for a President. To me, that indicates that all conclusions that he draws will be flawed. So while the author asks a lot of interesting questions, the answers will likely be unsatisfying.

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review 2020-03-23 11:14
Blackbeard - The Birth of America
Blackbeard: The Birth of America - Samuel S. Marquis

by Samuel S. Marquis


The introduction to this got me excited because a lot of historical information was consulted by the author that shows Blackbeard very differently than pop culture has painted him and among the sources was David Cordingly, who wrote one of the best non-fiction books about pirates I've ever read.


Having established that the author did his research, this is presented as Historical Fiction so I was prepared to settle back and enjoy a good pirate story, but secure in the knowledge that it was based on facts as far as they are known. The one problem was that a lot of those facts were shoehorned in and made the flow of the story a little awkward.


Still, Blackbeard comes over as a mostly sympathetic character. The early chapters read more like a history book than historical fiction, but I did get caught up in the story a few chapters in. The events and chance meetings that led Edward Thache to turn from honest naval service to piracy are put into context in a way that demonstrates that he had little choice, as so many characters from history have found themselves on the wrong side of the law through circumstances of their times.


I enjoyed getting a look inside the sequence of events that actually happened and how Thache morphed into the pirate Blackbeard and obtained the Queen Anne's Revenge. With historical fiction about real people, you already know how it ends. It's reading about the sequence of events that lead up to what history tells us that makes it interesting and I came out of this feeling real sympathy for Blackbeard and his reasons for turning pirate, not least of all because he preferred taking his prizes without hurting anyone when he could.

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text 2020-03-04 12:58
North America Industrial Insulation Market Generate Revenue Of $2.55 Billion By 2025

The North America industrial insulation market size is projected to reach USD 2.55 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., progressing at a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period. Rising awareness regarding energy conservation and increasing energy cost are anticipated to drive the market.

The market exhibits extensive competitive rivalry due to presence of a large number of key players offering wide range of products to industries such as oil & gas and petrochemical. In addition, presence of a number of well-established companies is increasing entry barrier, thereby reducing the threat of new entrants.

Abundance in supply of raw materials in the industry is leading to limited change in the price. Increasing use of advanced materials for production of insulation is estimated to propel the market over the forecast period. In addition, high import volumes of low cost raw materials from economies such as China are expected to emerge as a major trend.

Majority of these raw materials used in the production of such materials are derivatives of crude oil or natural stone and sand. Presence of stringent regulations in the U.S. coupled with rising concerns regarding environmental degradation due to excessive mining is likely to pose a challenge the growth of the market over the forecast period.


U.S. industrial insulation market


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Further key findings from the report suggest:

      • Foamed plastics are poised to exhibit a CAGR of 3.9% in terms of revenue from 2018 to 2025, owing to its superior characteristics such as sound absorption and superior sealing ability against air leaks
      • Pipes were the largest product segment and stood at a volume of 612 kilotons in 2017, on account of ability to control & stabilize process temperatures, prevent formation of condensation, and limit pipe erosion
      • Petrochemicals are projected to register a CAGR of 4.1% in terms of value during the forecast period, owing to increasing shale oil exploration and presence of a number of gas refineries in the U.S. and Canada
      • U.S. accounted for the leading share in the North America industrial insulation market, accounting over 85.5% of the total revenue in 2017 owing to implementation of recent IECC measures
      • Major companies in the market focus on improvement of their product portfolio coupled with high investments in R&D of low-cost materials that provide superior properties.


Material Insights

High usage of stone wool in applications requiring high compressive strength such as HVAC ducting is estimated to propel the market over the forecast period. In addition, the product does not emit toxic gases in case it catches fire and provides effective protection against extremely high and low temperatures, thereby exhibiting high demand.

Glass wool is majorly used in heavy duty applications such as pipes that are used in industries to carry hot and cold fluids. The market for glass wool insulation is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.8% in terms of revenue from 2018 to 2025 due to intensive use for insulating cover flanges, heat exchangers, turbines, pumps, and any irregular surface in industrial application.

Foamed plastics exhibit excellent dielectric strength and resistance to chemicals, heat, and moisture, making it a preferred material for insulation of electric component in industrial applications. Various advantages, such as cost effectiveness and resistance to dust & moisture accumulation, provided by the product is likely to boost its demand.

Cellular glass offers superior compressive strength, incombustibility, and greater thermal insulation performance. In addition, it also provides highly effective vapor barrier and is unaffected by common chemicals and highly corrosive environment, making it an ideal industrial insulation material. Rising awareness regarding their merits are poised to contribute to the growth of the segment.


Product Insights

Pipe insulation is projected to realize notable demand on account of superior action in control and stabilization of process temperatures. The product is also useful in prevention of formation of condensation and limits pipe corrosion. It is, thereby, anticipated to witness high demand throughout the forecast horizon.

Growing use of board-based products for applications including vessels, equipment, chillers, heat and air conditioning duct, and acoustical wall panels is estimated to spur the growth of the market. In addition the product also finds extensive use in hot & cold equipment, power & process equipment, and specialized ceiling applications.

The market for blanket insulation is expected to reach a value of USD 725.5 million by 2025. It is driven by characteristics such as excellent handling characteristics, thermal performance, and dimensional stability. Increasing use of the product for heat exchanger, storage tanks, cooling towers, air conditioning ductwork, and large diameter piping is likely to bolster the growth of the North America industrial insulation market.

Removable and reusable insulation blankets are commonly used for industrial applications, such as HVAC applications, boiler, metal, and masonry walls. These blankets are self-contained insulation systems, which lower operation costs by reducing energy consumption, and shorten down time and are hence poised to realize notable growth over the forecast period.


About Grand View Research

Grand View Research, Inc. is a U.S. based market research and consulting company, registered in the State of California and headquartered in San Francisco. The company provides syndicated research reports, customized research reports, and consulting services. To help clients make informed business decisions, we offer market intelligence studies ensuring relevant and fact-based research across a range of industries, from technology to chemicals, materials and healthcare.


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