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text 2019-10-18 10:45
Frac Sand Market Current Trends, Growth Opportunities, and Analysis Report

The global frac sand market is expected to display higher growth rate in the upcoming period. Rapid surge in the market is credited to the increasing oil exploration activities and rising demand from oilfield supply industry. Increasing adoption of frac sand for hydraulic fracturing in oil & gas industry is expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period. Globally, frac sand market is predicted to generate massive revenue over the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for industry participants to invest in research and development of frac sands.


Frac sand is commonly termed as sand with small and uniform particles, thus allowing flow of fluids like water, oil, and gas easily through the spaces during fracking. Frac sand is increasingly used for process of hydraulic fracturing, also called as fracking, in which the sand is compressed onto the rock formation along with the water, thereby fracturing the rock. Rising number of mining activities across the globe is the key market trend associated with frac sand market over the forecast period.


Increasing use of frac sand as a proppant is further fostering the growth of frac sand market over the past few years. In addition, growing preference towards frac sand as a proppant over ceramic beads, aluminum beads and sintered bauxite due to high performance capabilities and cost effectiveness is anticipated to fuel market demand over the coming years.



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The market is broadly categorized into two major segments based on the application type such as oil & gas industry, and petroleum industry. Oil & gas industry segment is growing rapidly in the market with substantial revenue generation in the last few years. Growing popularity of frac sand in oil & gas industry segment is attributed to the increasing product penetration and several advantages over its counterparts.


The market is divided by region as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. North America has shown major growth in recent years owing to the rise in implementation of latest technologies in manufacturing sector, surge in number of research & development activities and existence of well-established industrial infrastructure in the region. In European region, Norway, Netherlands, and Russia are projected to witness steady growth over the coming years.


Asia-Pacific region is estimated to hold a major share in the frac sand market with massive growth in forecast period. Countries such as Japan, China and Australia are leading the Asia-Pacific market with strong economic growth, rising oil exploration activities, increasing mining activities, and significant investment by leading industry players considering potential growth opportunities in the region.


The key players in the frac sand market are The HORIBA Group, Athabasca Minerals Inc., Frac Sand McLanahan Co., Sierra Frac Sand, Inc., and Black Mountain Sand Corp.


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text 2019-10-16 10:50
Aluminum Nitride Powder Market Key Development, Competitive Analysis, and Trends

The global aluminum nitride powder market is anticipated to grow at a higher pace in the near future. According to research electronic applications to set a commercial ground for aluminum nitride powder. Aluminum nitride (AIN) is synthesized from aluminum and nitrogen that exhibits a high thermal conductivity and possesses dielectric properties.


The blend of these elements enables unique properties for applications in lighting, electronics and renewable energy. The basic advantages offered by aluminum nitride powder are it enables high electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, offers thermal shock resistance, and possesses an even microstructure. Chemically, it is highly stable in the atmosphere. Apart, the commercial features of aluminum nitride powder includes availability in multiple-grades, suitability for sintering, tape-casting. It is a homogeneous element for high thermal conductivity. On a commercial level, the water-resistant grades of the powder are available within the regional suppliers.


Factors responsible for the aluminum nitride powder market growth are rise in applications pertaining to the semiconductor industry, and advantages led by the use of aluminium nitride for the applications in electronics industry. Commercially, aluminum nitride is an exceptional ceramic material that contains a blend of high electrical resistance and thermal conductivity.



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Surmet Corporation is the only US-based producer with a huge expertise in powder processing and extracting the purity based factors in AIN. To add further, it fabricates sintered AIN components in various shapes and sizes for industrial and electronic users. For the last 20 years, NY facility is the foremost leading supplier of pure AIN products for a high customer-base in United States.


Along with powder production, Surmet is highly capable of manufacturing and distributing AIN products. To suffice the growing demands for thermal management, the company is now looking forward to design net-shaped complex 3D structures and composites. Products such as micro-channel reactors and AIN substrates with embedded metallic structures are under development stage.


Asia-Pacific regions have witnessed an interesting growth trends as the electronics & semiconductor domain propels the vertical growth in this region. Presence of manufacturers and availability of end-user in high numbers add to the commercial factors of AIN.


Some of the key players in the aluminum nitride powder market are Toyo Aluminum K.K, Surmet Corporation, MARUWA Co Ltd, H.C. Starck GmbH, Adtech Ceramics, CeramTec, American Elements, Tokuyama Corporation and Kyocera Corporation.


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text 2019-10-14 11:25
Reactive Specialty Adhesives Market Emerging Factors, Future Demands, and Key Players

Global reactive specialty adhesives market is expected to witness a massive growth in the forecast period. An adhesive, which is also known as glue, cement, mucilage, or paste, is a non-metallic substance that is applied to one surface, or both surfaces of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation.


Reactive specialty adhesives play a dynamic role in the automotive production for the adhesion of many materials such as steel, aluminum and other components of a vehicle. Polyurethanes and modified acrylics are some of the largely used reactive adhesives that are used to combine the parts of cars and other vehicles. These are some of the major factors that is helping the reactive specialty adhesives market to grow tremendously in the present situation.


There are some other applications of reactive specialty adhesives in the automotive industry, which include roof linings, bonding of seat units, glazing, sheet molding, etc. These can also be used to bond insignias as well as anchor plates onto gear knobs. The application of adhesive bonding qualifies a momentous weight reduction of the vehicle, an escalation of the body stiffness, enhanced crash performance/safety and boosted NVH characteristics, as compared to conventional joining technologies. Looking at this mammoth hype, existing, as well as new investors, have started investing tremendously in the R&D activities of this market and this will also encourage the manufacturers to come up with some intense innovations. Thus, the reactive specialty adhesive market will foresee an enormous development in the near future.



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The market is segmented based on type (epoxy, modified acrylic, anaerobic, polyurethane, cyanoacrylate, radiation curable); by end user (automotive, machinery, electronics, other) and by region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa).


Geographically, Asia Pacific holds the highest share of the market and is likely to dominate the reactive specialty adhesive market widely in the coming future. Due to the heavy production of vehicles and investment plans in this market, the scope of development has increased and the predictions have stated that it will continue as well. In the near future, market will continue to come up with some extraordinary product innovations to attract new consumers and investors, for them to continue the domination.


Some of the significant key players outlined in the reactive specialty adhesives market report are BASF SE, 3M, ADCO Global, Adhesives Research, American Biltrite, Avery Dennison, Chemence, Collano Adhesives, Dow Chemical, H.B. Fuller, Huntsman, Icon Group, Illinois Tool Works, Jowat Adhesives, KMS Adhesives, Mapei and Ninghai Dingcheng Adhesive. All the leading companies are including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures to enhance the growth of the market efficiently.


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text 2019-10-04 11:02
Mining Explosives Market Growth Drivers, Key Players, and Competitive Strategies

The global mining explosives market is set to grow at an exponential CAGR by the year 2028. Mining explosives are chemical compounds when ignited, releases high pressure gases and heat to employee sufficient force for breaking underground rocks. The recent development of blasting agents of varying strength has overruled the use of cheap explosives that would deposit rock on the mine floor. Also, the growing restriction of using toxic or corrosive substances have compelled the use of genuine and reliable products. The advent of advanced technology has allowed the use of blast modeling to enhance accuracy and energy efficiency. All these factors are propelling the market expansion. Low performance of water-based explosive is adversely affecting the growth of mining explosives market. Also, the declining number of ore grades is hampering the use of mining explosives.


Based on industry products, the mining explosive market can be segmented into commercial explosives, accessories, initiating explosives, pyrotechnic products and other. Based on industry activities, the market can be categorized into blasting powder, dynamite, cellulose nitrate and ammonium nitrate, signal flare, detonator and fuse, fireworks, gun cotton, matches, and other pyrotechnic product, and propellant powder. Quarrying & non-metal mining, coal mining, and metal mining are the application segments of the mining explosive industry. Attributed to the growing number of tunnel construction activities, the quarrying & non-metal mining sector is holding the highest market share and is projected to maintain its dominance during the upcoming years.



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Geographical segmentation has presented a detailed analysis of mining explosives market growth prospects across the regions of North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and Latin America. The Middle Eastern region is anticipated to hold the largest market share due to the presence of huge mineral oil reserves and the booming mining industry. Owing to the growing number of mining extraction activities in the Asia Pacific, it is regarded as the fastest growing region in the global market space.


Few of the major players dominating the industry includes Orica Limited, MAXAM, IPL (Dyno Nobel), Sasol, Solar Explosives, EPC Groupe, Anhui Jiangnan, BME Mining, NOF Corporation, AEL, Yunnan Civil Explosive, ENAEX, Gezhouba Explosive, Poly Permanent Union Holding Group, AUSTIN, Nanling Civil Explosive, Sichuan Yahua, IDEAL, Kailong Chemical, and Leiming Kehua among others. The resing investment in research and development (R&D) activities is transforming the overall safety assessment strategy and is, therefore, fashioning growth opportunities for the new entrants who are striving to establish themselves in this global market.


Orica has emerged as a leading company in delivering developed blasting technologies across quarrying, underground mining, surface mining, civil tunneling, underground construction and oil and gas industries. BlastIQ™ Platform is popular among end user industries for its cost-effective and sustainable pre-blast modeling and post-blast measurement solutions.


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text 2019-10-01 11:44
Antifoaming Agent Market Emerging Factors, Future Demands, and Key Players

Global antifoaming agent market is estimated to witness substantial growth in the coming years due to increase in industrial applications and growing demand from developing economies. Antifoaming agent or the defoamer is a chemical additive that prevents the foam formation in the liquids of industrial processes. In most industries, antifoaming agents are used to fasten the production processes. It is used in a wide range of detergents, such as dishwasher to reduce foaming, sprite, Coca-Cola, chicken nuggets to reduce effervescence or effusion while preparation and serving. In pharmaceutical industry, antifoaming agents are used to reduce bloating.


The reasons for the growth of antifoaming agent market include rise in adoption of solvent-based and water-based formulations, integration of industrial processes in the food segment, growth in the applications of antifoaming agents in several industries, expansion of pharmaceutical industry that highly demands antifoaming agents, potential demand from agriculture industry especially in developing economies. Additionally, increase in number of environmental issues and regulations concerning the release of emissions from various industries and curb on VOC emissions is driving the market growth. However, lack of awareness of industrial use of antifoaming agents is hampering the antifoaming agent market.


Increasing use of antifoaming agents in bioprocesses is an emerging trend in the market. Nonetheless, advancements in technologies in performance and compositions of antifoaming agents is expected to offer lucrative opportunities to the market. Strict rules regarding toxic and heavy chemicals is challenging the industry players.


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Antifoaming agent market is categorized on the basis of product type, application, and region. On the basis of product type, market is divided into water-based, oil-based, silicone-based, EO/PO based, powder based, non-silicone defoamers, ester based, alkyl poly acrylates, and others. Oil-based, water-based, and silicone-based are the commonly used in industrial applications in comparison to other types.


In terms of application, market is divided into oil & gas, detergents, textiles, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, paints & coatings, paper & pulp, water treatment, and others. Pulp and paper and oil and gas segments are expected to hold maximum share of the market owing to the high consumption to remove process foam or the oil foam in manufacturing, gas processing plants, and refinery. Antifoaming agents are majorly used in these industries for separation of gas-oil, gas dehydration, drilling mud and gas scrubbing.


Regionally, antifoaming agent industry is segmented as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is projected to hold larger share of the market due to high demand in food and beverage industry. Asia pacific is expected to dominate the market in the forecast period owing to speedy industrialization. Furthermore, growth of the market in European regions is witnessing steady growth due to restricted use in some industries.


The major players profiled in antifoaming agent market include Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Ashland LLC, BASF SE, Dow Corning Corporation, Kemira OYJ, HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Wacker Chemie AG, Ecolab Inc., Evonik Industries AG, and Elementis Plc.


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