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Innovations in Spider Silk, E-textiles, Flexible Sensors, Liquid Nanofiltration, Hydrogels, Thermally Insulative Tapes, and Specialty Chemicals

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  • 15 Pages
  • April 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4763832

This issue of High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) profiles spider silk fibers that exhibit super contraction, silk fibroin-carbon nanotube sheath fibers that can be used for e-textiles, capacitance measuring flexible sensors, motor concept for increasing electric vehicle driving range, chitosan from a fungal source, self-assembling membrane for nanofiltration, non-woven material derived from pineapple leaf fibers, smart crystals with dual electronic properties, hydrogels for extracting clean water from the atmosphere, controlled encapsulation process for smart drug development, self-adhesive tapes for providing thermal insulation, and bio-based chemicals derived from algae.

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.

Table of Contents

1. Advancements in Spider Silk, E-textiles, Flexible Sensors, Liquid Nanofiltration, Hydrogels, Thermally Insulative Tapes, and Specialty Chemicals

  • Supercontraction in Spider Silk Opens New Applications
  • Development Focus Aligned with Industry 4.0 and Personalized HealthCare
  • Silk Fibroin-carbon Nanotube Sheath Fibers for E-textiles
  • Ease of Fabrication Enabled by 3D Printing Compatibility Create New Opportunities
  • Iontronic Sensing Paper for Flexible Sensors
  • Flexibility and Ease of Integration to Expand Application Horizon of Iontronic Sensing Paper
  • Novel Motor Concept for Increasing Electric Car Driving Range
  • Lightweight Design for Electric Vehicles in Demand
  • Development of Chitosan from Fungus
  • Fungal Chitosan is High Demand for Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage Applications
  • Self-assembling Membrane for Liquid Nanofiltration
  • Food and Water Treatment would be Important Focus Areas for Self-assembling Membranes
  • Non-woven Material Made from Pineapple Leaves
  • Textile Products and Fashion Accessories are Some of the Key Commodities Made Using the Non-woven Material
  • Smart Crystals with Dual Electronic Capabilities
  • Adoption of Smart Electronic Crystals Would be on the Rise
  • Hydrogels for Obtaining Clean Water from Air
  • Easy Retrofitting of the Hydrogel System into Existing Buildings
  • Controlled Encapsulation for Smarter Drug Release
  • Time Controlled Release of Active Compounds in High Demand
  • Self-adhesive Thermally Insulative Tapes
  • Cost-effective Installation Facilitates Adoption of Insulative Tapes
  • Transforming Algae into Specialty Bio-based Chemicals
  • Lower Environmental Footprint from Adoption of Bio-based Chemicals
  • Key Contacts