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Innovations in Recycling Carbon Fiber, Graphene Reinforced Concrete, and Fire Retardant Coating for Construction Materials

  • ID: 4758336
  • Report
  • February 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 15 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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This issue of High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles manufacturing and recycling of carbon fiber, using graphene for producing concrete and water filtration, and fire retardant coating for steel and concrete structures.

The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials.

The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.

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Advances in Material Technologies

1. Single Step Process for Manufacturing of Complex Carbon Fiber-based Structures

  • Automotive and Aerospace are the Key Sectors With Have Maximum Impact
  • Government Regulations and Lightweighting Trends Are the Key Factors Driving Adoption

2. Technology for Recycling Carbon Fibers and Carbon Fiber-reinforced Plastics

  • Automotiveand Transportation are Sectors of High Impact
  • Cost Effectiveness and Environment Friendly Attributes Key Advantages of Recycled Carbon Fibers Compared to Virgin Carbon Fibers

3. Durable and Environmentally Friendly Graphene Reinforced Concrete

  • Building & Construction and Infrastructure are Sectors of High Impact
  • Scalability and Cost are Key Factors that Hinder Adoption of Graphene Incorporated Concrete

4. Graphene-based Membrane for Single Step Water Filtration

  • Graphene-based Membranes Can be Used for Water Filtration, Desalination and Gas & Chemical Separation
  • Development of Cost-effective Large Membranes with No Defects Are the Key Factors for Adoption

5. Graphene for Use in Outsoles of Hiking Shoes Provides Enhanced Durability

  • Electronics, Sensors, and Energy Storage are Key Application Sectors of Focus
  • Wide-scale Adoption of the Graphene-based Shoes Will Depend on the Long-term Performance and Its Price

6. Coating that Has the Ability to Make Steel and Concrete Structures Fire Retardant

  • Fire Retardant Materials Need to Meet Required Fire Regulations for Each Application Industry
  • Performance of NTU’s Fire Retardant Coating in Real Environments Will Play a Key Role in Its Adoption

7. Technology for Imparting Fire Resistant and Waterproofing Characteristics to Cotton

  • Fire Resistant Cotton is an Emerging Area of Research and Has the Potential to Be a Material of Choice in Protective Clothing
  • Scalability and Cost Will Be the Key Determining Factors in the Adoption of Fire Resistant Cotton

8. Carbon Nanotube Fibers from Natural Gas

  • Electrification and Smart Material Designs Expected to Drive Technology Development
  • Larger Opportunities, Tougher Challenges

9. Smart Textile Yarns with Dynamic Gating for Thermal Management

  • Short-term, High-impact Segments Include Wearables and Personal Protective Textiles
  • Smart Textiles Set to Create New Limits in Comfort Regulation

10. GO Dough – a New Form of Graphene Oxide

  • All Stages of GO-water Continuum Create New Possibilities
  • Ease of Integration in Products Critical to Drive Growth in Adoption

11. Graphene-based Biosensor for Medical Diagnostics

  • E-nose to be used in detection and identification of hazards and medical diagnosis
  • Further integration with emerging technologies enables acceleration of adoption

12. Cobalt-based Nanocatalyst for Energy Sector

  • Optimization and development of fuel cell catalyst material is the key trend toward technology commercialization
  • Further integration with existent technologies enables the accelerated adoption

13: Regulatory-compliant Dye for Packaging and Tissue Products

  • Sustainable and High-performance Pigments to Drive Market Growth
  • Further integration with emerging technologies enables accelerated adoption

14: Protein from a Highly Sustainable and Non-allergenic Vegan Source

  • A Wide Range of Bioactive Compounds apart from Proteins Can Be Created
  • Microalgal Proteins Need to Offer Higher Amino Acid Profiles than Plant Proteins

15. Emulsifier based on Starch Pickering Technology

  • Food and Beverage and Personal Care are Key Areas for Encapsulation Advancement
  • Partnerships and Mergers are the Main Strategies for Business Expansion
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