The chemicals and materials industry encompasses a diversity of subindustries, including composites, fabrics, fibers, food ingredients, lab equipment, metals, minerals, nanomaterials, and pharmaceuticals. The industry forms the backbone of industrial and agricultural development, providing the basic building blocks for everything from food production to high-end manufactured products. This industry is strategically important to the global economy.
The global chemicals and materials industry has grown extensively over the past five decades, expanding from a $150 billion industry in 1960 to a $5 trillion industry in 2014. Evolving manufacturing processes, new and innovative materials, and a greater desire for green and sustainable solutions have driven this rapid growth.
Technavio’s chemical and material industry domain provides actionable insights that can be of vital importance to industry participants, including suppliers, manufacturers, investment banking companies, equity banking firms, research and consulting houses, R&D and incubation houses, and venture capitalists.
Some of the key companies at the forefront of the chemicals and materials industry include Asahi Kasei, BASF, Bayer, Braskem, BP, Dow Chemicals, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Reliance, SABIC, Saint-Gobain, Sinopec, and 3M.
Our existing reports in this segment cover topics such as additives, adhesives, and sealants; agrochemicals and fertilizers; bio-chemicals and materials; chemical engineering equipment; glass and ceramics; industrial gases; metals and minerals; olefins; paints, coatings, and pigments; plastics, polymers, and elastomers; specialty chemicals; and textile, fiber, and composites.