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Metal Foams--Technology Opportunity Assessment

  • Report

  • 33 Pages
  • June 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4793229

Metal Foams--Technology Opportunity Assessment

Increasing demand for lightweight and thermally insulating materials in various industries such as building and construction, oil and gas, and others are boosting the growth and enhancing the adoption potential of metal foams. The broad application scope is attributed toward the high specific area, low density, and enhanced thermal resistance of these materials.

This research service titled, “Metal Foams – Technology Opportunity Assessment,” provides an understanding of various types of metal foams, including aluminum foams, copper foams, iron foams, nickel foams, and titanium foams that can potentially replace traditional materials including metals. This research service describes the technology capabilities, manufacturing processes, and future prospects in the development of aerogels.

Additionally, it also captures the various factors that influence adoption and application prospects in various industries. The research service also identifies the key drivers and challenges from a technical and business approach and provides potential solutions undertaken by stakeholders to address the challenges. This research service also highlights the emerging innovations that will enable the use of aerogels to meet the various needs of various applications.

Table of Contents

1.0 Executive Summary
1.1. Research Scope
1.2. Research Methodology
1.3 Metal Foams are Emerging as a Lightweight Material Across Applications

2.0 Technology Snapshot and Trend Analysis
2.1 Metal Foams can Potentially Enhance the Functional and Structural Aspects of End-products
2.2 Aluminum-based foams have the Highest Commercial Impact
2.3 Enhanced Lightweighting Characteristics Drive Adoption
2.4 R&D Initiatives Boosted by Significant Funding Across the Globe

3. Application Landscape
3.1 Aerospace and Automotive Sectors Expected to Gain Prominence in Short Term
3.2 Metal Foams are Used as Envelopes in the Building and Construction Sector
3.3 Metal Foams Gaining Focus in Automotive Applications due to its Enhanced Impact Resistance
3.4 Adoption in Aerospace and Defense Sectors due to Enhanced Noise Reduction and Lightweighting Properties
3.5 Potential Use of Metal Foams in Healthcare due to its Bio-inert Nature
3.6 APAC is Emerging as a Hub for Research and Commercialization Activities

4. Innovation Ecosystem
4.1 The US Leads in IP Filing in the Last Five Years
4.2 Majority of the Scientific Literature is Focused on Catalytic and Structural Applications
4.3 Thermal Insulation is Observed to be the Key Characteristic Facilitating Near Term Adoption
4.4 Aluminum-based Metal Foams are the Most Widely Adopted Globally
4.5 Academia Active in Investigating Commercialization Prospects and Developing New Processing Techniques
4.6 Funding Initiatives are Directed Toward Performance Improvements

5. Analyst Insights
5.1 Future Outlook of Metal Foams Across Industries
5.2 Opportunity Evaluation for Adoption of Metal Foams Across Applications
5.3 Automotive and Building & Construction are the Key Application Areas

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