Heavy Industry

Format: 2016-09-30
Format: 2016-09-30
September 30, 2016 | 59 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10559

Global outlook of the leather tanning machinery market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global leather tanning machinery market to grow steadily in the next four years and post a CAGR of almost 4% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the use of anaerobic digesters to produce biogas from tannery wastes to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. Traditional leather tanning techniques produce large amounts of organic and chemical pollutants. Wastes generated during leather processing also pose a serious challenge to the environment, inducing countries to take initiatives to control the use of leather products. Anaerobic digestion is an attractive method that can be used to recover energy from tannery wastes. The method involves the degradation of the organic matter contained in the sludge and tannery solid wastes, resulting in the generation of biogas. The stabilized residue can then be used as a low-grade fertilizer. This reduces the adverse impacts of leather tanning process on the environment and propels the demand for leather, in turn, driving the demand for leather tanning machinery.

The rise in adoption of enzyme-assisted soaking will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market during the predicted period. Enzyme-assisted soaking processes improve the product's quality and also reduces production costs and the tanning process’ impact on the environment. Enzymes or alkaline proteases can also be used during leather processing and helps in the recovery of chromium and fatty material from waste such as cuttings, flesh waste, and shavings. This will drive the increased adoption of leather tanning process that consecutively fuels


September 30, 2016 | 63 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10558

Overview of the global hybrid switchgear market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global hybrid switchgear market will grow steadily during the next four years and will post an impressive CAGR of more than 14% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies benefits such as enhanced substation performance and space savings as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Substations play a major role in catering to the demands of the end-user. The majority of existing substations have functioned beyond their operational lives and the replacement of the conventional air-insulated switchgear (AIS) components such as disconnectors and circuit-breakers is not economical. This will lead to the development of innovative switchgears with the functions of gas insulated substation (GIS) and integrated with dead tank circuit breakers. Moreover, the increased adoption of the plug and switch system (PASS) that is driven by the privatization of the electric power industry across the globe, will also fuel the growth of the market.

The emergence of mobile substations is one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the coming years. Mobile substations can be used during emergency situations such as natural calamities that demand the rapid installation of electric substations to restore normal power supply. Mobile substations can also be used to meet temporary and offshore requirements and can also be used as High Voltage Bays on mobile trucks. The use of hybrid switchgear makes mobile substations more compact and flexible enabling sub-stations to be installed inside a limited space.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Due to the presence of a diverse group of international as well as regional switchgear manufactures, the market appears to be moderately fragmented. The hybrid switchgears


September 30, 2016 | 66 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10560

Overview of the global paper converting machine market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global paper converting machine market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of more than 3% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the use of transpromotional documents as one of the primary growth factors for this market. TransPromo is a document that consists of a well-positioned promotional message with all essential transactional information and helps marketers reach out to their customers in a more attractive way. The customization of messages to ensure that they are relevant as the transaction document on which the message is being incorporated, will increase the chances of positive response from customers. Advancements in digital printing technology, will drive the adoption of transactional documents, which in turn, bolsters the market’s growth prospects.

Paper-cutting is evolving as a predominant art all over the globe and companies will start focusing on producing innovative products to gain a competitive edge over their competitors. The adoption of laser technology will not only improve the company’s production process but also offer various other benefits such as reduced configuration costs, zero downtime, and ease of operation. As a result, the use of laser as a tool will be one of the major market trends in the coming years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Owing to the presence of several multinational, regional, and local vendors, the market appears to be fragmented. Though the regional and local vendors find it difficult to compete with established players in terms of product quality, features, and range of offerings, they offer innovative solutions at lower prices and offer a stiff competition to the established vendors. Due to the rise in e-commerce parcel distribution and growth of the consumer and


September 28, 2016 | 98 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10526

Global outlook of the generator market for telecom sector

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global generator market for telecom sector to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a moderate CAGR of more than 2% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the expansion of rural telecom infrastructure to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. The capital intensive nature of the telecom industry makes it highly dependent on subscriber density, which is one of the major reasons for the under-development of the rural telecom industry. Increasing income levels and initiatives from governments will drive the expansion of telecom networks in rural areas. Since rural areas lack grid connectivity and reliability, this network expansion will in turn, drive the demand for generators from the telecom sector.

One of the major trends that will gain traction in the market during the next four years is the rise in adoption of hybrid power systems. When compared to conventional power supply systems, hybrid power systems have more cost-effective and energy-efficient parameters. The exponential growth of the telecom industry will lead to the installation of telecom towers in remote locations that require a combination of renewable energy sources and diesel generators for backup power. Hybrid power systems offer several benefits such as reduced operating costs and GHG emissions and increased reliability which will also aid in driving their adoption among telecom companies.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Characterized by the presence of a considerable number of vendors, this market appears


September 26, 2016 | 69 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9810

Overview of the global industrial evaporators market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global industrial evaporators market will witness a steady growth and post a moderate CAGR of almost 7% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the conversion of sea water into potable water in marine vessels as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Large ocean-going vessels have inbuilt evaporating plants onboard, which are used to produce fresh water. Such equipment helps ships to reduce their dependence on external sources for fresh water. Diesel-powered ocean liners utilize excess heat to generate fresh water, where the water used to cool the engines is passed through a heat exchanger and is subsequently cooled using concentrated seawater to yield fresh water. The temperature of the seawater and engine load fluctuations are major factors that can interfere with the production of clean water aboard a ship. However, this can be countered by the use of evaporators that require simple adjustments. Wastewater evaporators can also utilize the waste heat from engine jacket water, engine exhausts, and other heat sources to produce fresh water; thereby, reducing operational costs.

Recent regulations such as the US EPA effluent limitation guidelines will compel many leading vendors to invest in their R&D to design and manufacture industrial waste water evaporators with advanced technologies that can drastically reduce toxic waste water discharge from power plants. These mandatory guidelines have induced leading vendors to come up with innovative solutions and one of the leading vendors GE, has already introduced a new evaporation technology that aids in the reduction of energy costs and chemical additions.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence


September 26, 2016 | 74 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10428

Global outlook of the metal cutting machine tools market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global metal cutting machine tools market to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a CAGR of more than 7% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the introduction of plasma cutting machines with Windows-based computerized numerical control (CNC) controls to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the metal cutting machine market in the coming years. The Windows-based CNC controls and manipulates the setup parameters with the use of a simple touchscreen, which enables the efficient handling of height and motion controls. All the essential parameters needed for the cutting process at any desired power level are embedded in the memory of the control system and the operator has to perform only the primary functions such as loading the metal plate and placing the torch at the initial position. Since CNC controls and manages all the other critical processes, the system has the added advantage of eliminating all possible errors and also improves the overall consistency and efficiency.

Analysts predicts that the coming years will witness the rapid adoption of additive manufacturing, a process that is used for creating a three-dimensional object from a digital file. Additive manufacturing involves building up thin layers of material and can produce complex shapes that is not possible with traditional casting and machining methods or subtractive techniques. Moreover, benefits such as access to complex geometries such as internal channels for conformal cooling, overcoming constraints associated with


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