Metals and Minerals

Format: 2017-01-23
Format: 2017-01-23
January 17, 2017 | 106 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11599

Overview of the global tantalum market

The global tantalum market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period. The increasing penetration of smartphones is triggering the demand for capacitors, which will drive the growth prospects for the global tantalum market for the next four years. According to the industry research report, the growing telecommunication sector will drive the growth prospects of the tantalum market because a majority of demand for low voltage capacitors comes from the telecommunication sector. Moreover, one of the major factors responsible for the growing telecom sector is the increasing demand for smartphones in the developing economies. For instance, the shipment for smartphones are likely to increase by 1.3 billion units in the next few years, which will boost the demand for capacitors, and subsequently positively affecting the global tantalum market.

In terms of geography, the Americas accounted for the maximum market share during 2016 and will continue to dominate the market in the forthcoming years. One of the major countries contributing to the maximum revenue in the region is Brazil, which is also the largest tantalum producing country in the Americas. Brazil is expected to become one of the largest exporters of tantalum worldwide because no conflict minerals have been found to be mined from this region so far. Furthermore, it has been observed that the Americas is increasingly focusing on recycling and other secondary production


January 17, 2017 | 100 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11557

Overview of the global vacuum insulation panels market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global vacuum insulation panels market to grow steadily at a CAGR of above 5% by 2021. Major factors affecting the growth of the VIPs is the increasing demand for sea food globally. The significant population growth in China, India, and Brazil is imperative in fostering the demand for frozen fish and seafood. This rise in demand has created the need for cold storage and transportation that require VIPs for insulation. The consumers are seeking frozen food products that have functional benefits and are good for their health. To bridge this consumer demand, refrigerated transportation service providers are focusing on enhancing the efficiency of their supply chain and are improving the technology used in cold storage facilities to deliver high-quality food products. Furthermore, with the use of better cryogenic equipments and the increased demand for frozen foods, the global VIPs market will witness an increasing growth rate in the coming years.

In terms of geography, APAC accounted for the maximum market share during 2016 and will continue to dominate the market for the next few years. Rapid urbanization is considered to be the key driver responsible for the dominance of this region in the VIPs market. The construction spending surged in the main emerging markets such as India and China. Apart from the construction industry, the refrigerated transportation of pharmaceuticals is expected to witness an exponential


Overview of the copper pipes and tubes market in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the copper pipes and tubes market in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 5% by 2021. One of the primary drivers for this market is the distinct properties of copper over other metals. Copper has excellent corrosion resistance, heat transfer capability, and machinability. It has a higher conductivity than aluminum and is more ductile with relatively high tensile strength. Also, it can be easily soldered.  Copper requires less maintenance and has a significantly higher lifespan than aluminum and steel tubes. Furthermore, copper has the strength which is required to withstand fluid pressures in large air conditioning systems. These advantages of copper over other metals will significantly propel the growth of the copper pipes and tube market over the next few years.

In terms of geography, Europe accounted for the maximum market share during 2016 and will continue to dominate the market for the next few years. In Europe, the major use of copper pipe is in hot water installations. Germany has the highest demand for copper tubes in the region. The main customers for plumbing copper tubes are distributors, retailers, and wholesalers that sell these copper tubes for plumbing application to the installers and other end consumers. With the introduction of plastic and compound tubes, the demand for copper pipes and tubes in Europe is declining.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The copper pipes and tubes market in


January 12, 2017 | 105 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11517

Overview of the global automotive NVH materials market

The global automotive noise, vibration, harshness (NVH) materials market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of close to 7% during the forecast period. The increasing demand for non-woven automotive NVH materials will drive the growth prospects for the global automotive NVH materials market for the next four years. These products are majorly used in the trunk modules of automobiles, which are manufactured in a wide range of weights, ranging from 0.22 pounds per square meter to 2.2 pounds per square meter. In addition, an increasing amount of demand has been witnessed from the automakers due to the low cost and relatively low weight properties of these materials. Furthermore, some of the chief non-woven NVH materials are needle-punched, high-loft, and laminated composites.

In terms of geography, APAC accounted for the maximum market share during 2016 and will continue to dominate the market until the end of 2021. One of the major factors responsible for the market segment’s dominance is the presence of a large number of automotive manufacturers who are dependent on automotive NVH materials for their requirements. Moreover, it has been estimated that the market will grow further in the region due to various factors such as the increased disposable income of the customers and the growing demand from the automotive sector.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global automotive NVH materials market is highly fragmented and competitive due to the presence of a large number of domestic and international vendors across the globe. According to the industry research report, it has been noted that a majority of the regional vendors are found in emerging regions such as APAC.

Key vendors in this market


December 27, 2016 | 93 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11279

Global outlook of the specialty silica market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global specialty silica market to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a CAGR of more than 6% by 2021. This industry research report identifies the rise in applications of precipitated silica in the food industry to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. Silica products are being increasingly used as anti-caking and free-flowing agents and are used to coat the host powder to reduce inter-particle interactions. Since silica carrier agents can absorb considerable amounts of liquid they can also be used in liquid absorption. Such applications will make the manufacturing process easier and will also enhance the speed of the entire procedure since silica products prevent powders from sticking and accumulating.

In terms of geographical regions, APAC will be the major revenue contributor to the market throughout the predicted period. The presence of major countries in the production and consumption of specialty silica including India, China, Japan, and Australia and the rising demand for rubber products from the automotive industry, will be the major factors that drive market growth in this region.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of number of international silica manufacturers and several regional and local players. The international players who have a vast geographical presence with production facilities located in various countries across the globe currently dominate the market. The market is highly competitive and innovation, pricing, and quality are some of the major factors that the market players


December 23, 2016 | 95 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11238

Overview of the global forging market

The global forging market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The introduction of hybrid forging techniques will drive the growth prospects for the global forging market in the forthcoming years. Also, with the growing use of computer-aided designing (CAD) and innovations, the costs as well as the time is optimized, which, in turn, further increases the demand for hybrid forging techniques in the market. For instance, open die-closed die design imparts additional flexibility to the product and can be used for low volume production, where the costs incurred for dies are not justified.

In terms of geography, APAC accounts for the maximum market share in 2016 and will continue to dominate the market for the next few years. One of the major factors responsible for the market’s growth in the region is the increasing outsourcing of forging activities to developing countries, which results in the low cost of labor and raw materials.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global forging market is fragmented and dominated by large international players. The small vendors find it difficult to compete against international vendors in terms of quality, features, functionalities, and services.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Alcoa
  • ATI
  • Bharat Forge
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal
  • ThyssenKrupp

Other prominent vendors in the market include Aichi Steel, American Axle & Manufacturing, Ajax Tocco Magnethermic, Aluminum Precision Products, Asahi Forge, Alicon Castalloy, Amtek, Brück, Crow Precision Components,


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