Monday, 30 September 2013

Polyurethane Foams Market (PU) (Bedding & Furniture, Building & Construction, Electronics, Automotives, Footwear, Packaging, & Others) to 2018

The report “Polyurethane (PU) Foams Market by Types (Rigid & Flexible), End-User Industries (Bedding & Furniture, Building & Construction, Electronics, Automotives, Footwear, Packaging, & Others), & Geography (North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific & Row) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018” by MarketsandMarkets is now available at Contact with report name in subject line and your contact details to purchase this report or get your questions answered.

Polyurethane foam is one of the most widely used polymeric foam in the world, finding applications in almost all the modern industries. These are made primarily by reacting diisocyanates (MDI or TDI) with polyols and other chemicals. Polyurethane occurs in mainly two forms; Polyurethane foams and Polyurethane non foams. These are classified on the basis of their commercially available forms as Flexible polyurethane foams and Rigid polyurethane foams. Flexible foams are used mainly as a cushioning material in transportation, bedding & furniture, packaging, etc.; whereas, rigid foams are used primarily as an insulation material in construction and refrigeration applications.

The global market has grown during the past few years, driven by cost effectiveness and adaptability of polyurethane foams in major end-user industry applications. The market is expected to register a healthy growth on account of the growth in key end-user industries. The Asia-Pacific market is a major consumer with the highest usage in furniture and construction industries. In FY2012, U.S. and China shared 35.9% of the demand. The consumption and revenue generation was witnessed to be high in the APAC region, followed by the Western European region.

This study aims to estimate the global market for 2013 and to forecast the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). The major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

Various secondary sources, such as encyclopedia, directories, chemical & material magazines, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the market. The primary sources−experts from related industries and suppliers−have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations of polyurethane foam.

The report gives a competitive scenario between the major players in the market that have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. This gives a holistic view about the long term plans of the key market players in polyurethane foam industry. Furthermore, the report also profiles these companies in order to provide elaborative information, such as company overview, financials, products and services, developments, and SWOT analysis of these companies. These include major players in the global market: Armacell LLC (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), Bayar MaterialScience AG (Germany), British Vita Foams plc (U.K.), Carpenter Co. (U.S.), Chemtura Corporation (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Recticel S.A. (Belgium), Rogers Corporation (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Woodbridge Foam Partner (U.S.), and other market players.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market on the basis of types, end-user industry, and geography; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The Polyurethane foams market is segmented on the basis of major polyurethane foams types, including Rigid Foam and Flexible Foam. Each type is further described in detail in the report with a forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of End-user Industry: The market is segmented based on end-user industry, such as bedding & furniture, building & construction, electronics, automotive, footwear, packaging, and others. Each industry is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in these regions.

Table of Contents
9 Company Profiles
9.1 Armacell GMBH
9.3 Bayer Materialscience AG
9.4 Carpenter CO.
9.5 Chemtura Corporation
9.6 Foamscraft, Inc.
9.7 Foamspartner Group
9.8 Future Foams Inc
9.9 FXI-Foamex Innovations
9.10 Huntsman Corporation
9.11 INOAC Corporation
9.12 Nitto Denko Corporation
9.13 Recticel SA/NV
9.14 Rogers Corporation
9.15 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
9.16 Sekisui Alveo AG
9.17 The Dow Chemical Company
9.18 The Vita Group
9.19 UFP Technologies, Inc.
9.20 Woodbridge Foams Corporation

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

New study Retail Automation Market by POS Products, Supply Chain Products & Geography 2018

The global retail industry is developing at a high growth rate due to many reasons likeincreasingretailers’ investment in the retail sector, high demand from the customer, increasing population, and so on. Retailers require advanced and developed systems to meet current market needs; such as reducing the operational costsforretail stores, obtaining accurate results during transactions,and fast processing in retailing. Retail automation, with its automated machines, is a solution for meeting all these needs.

Some of the major companies dominating the retail market are Verifone (U.S.), Pricer (Sweden), SES (France), Toshiba (U.S.), NCR (U.S.), First Data (U.S.), Zebra Technologies, Motorola, Casio, Posiflex (Taiwan), Wincor-Nixdorf (Germany), Eltrade (Bulgaria), Fujitsu (Japan), CTS (U.S.), and Ingenico (France).

The overall market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.09% from 2013 to 2018due to various factors such as increasing need for fast process completion, growing automation market, and the developing retail market. Retail automation is the latest trend in some of the major countries such as the U.S., Germany, Japan, the UK, and so on. Competitive landscape ofeach player and the market share havebeen presentedin the report; along with a detailed geographic analysis of theretail automation market, covering the major regional markets, namelyAmericas, Europe, APAC, and Rest of the World (ROW). Some of the major agreements, chief acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships that may boost the sales of the market are also discussed in the report.

Retail automation market is continuously growing with regards to new innovated products. Two-three decades ago,vending machine was the burning trend, which, today,has beenreplaced by the kiosk. Although kiosk is afamous product, majorly, in Americas, but other regions such as Europe, APAC, and ROWhave also been increasing its consumption, of late. Various new products, such as the self-checkout system, have gained automation traction. Customers are demanding privacy and sophistication in their shopping. Self-checkout system, with the privacy that it offersin terms of the check out process, helps customers to experience a comfortable and safe purchase. The ‘contactless card reader’ is the latest technology that has been making the payment process,smooth and easy,withits high tech processing.

Scope of the report
This research report categorizes the global market on the basis of various products, and thegeographicalmarket; it also covers the revenue forecast from 2013 to 2018. It describes the demand for retail automation in various regions. Global market is segmented on the basis of two segments; namely retail Point of Sale (POS), and supply chain. The products included under the point of sale segment are kiosk, self checkout system, cash registers, barcode reader, receipt/bill printer,currency counter, weight scale, PIN pad, card reader, and the contactless card reader. Products included under supply chain automation are belt conveyor, scissor lift, and electronic shelf label.

On the basis of the geographical regions
Geographical analysis covers Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the ROW. In this report, Americas is, currently, leading the retail market because of the presence of an organized retail sector. Americas is followed by Europe and APAC.Europe has beenincreasing its foothold in retail automation as a result of the development in some of its majorcountries like Germany, the U.K., and France. At present, the APAC market is small, but is estimated to grow over thenext 5-6 years. Countries such as Japan, China, and India will drive the automation sectorwith regards to the APAC retail market. ROW has beencontributing a small share in the global market, but it is expected to show a minor growth, thanks to countries like Brazil.

8 Company Profiles (Overview, Products And Services, Financials, Strategy & Development)*
8.1 Casio Computer Co.
8.2 Connected Technology Solutions
8.3 Eltrade
8.4 First Data Corporation
8.5 Fujitsu Limited
8.6 Honeywell Scanning And Mobility
8.7 Ingenico
8.8 Intermec Technologies Corporation (Acquired By Honeywell)
8.9 Motorola Solutions, Inc.
8.10 Ncr Corporation
8.11 Posiflex Technology, Inc
8.12 Pricer
8.13 Seiko Epson Corp.
8.14 Signifi
8.15 Store Electronic System Sa
8.16 Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. (A Toshiba And Ibm Companny)
8.17 Unitech Electronics Co. Ltd.
8.18 Verifone Systems Inc
8.19 Wincor Nixdorf
8.20 Zebra Technologies Corporation 

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Friday, 20 September 2013

New Report: US Roofing Market 2017 at RnR Market Research

US demand to rise 3.5% annually through 2017
US demand for roofing is projected to rise 3.5 percent annually to 268 million squares in 2017. This is a rebound from the declines seen between 2007 and 2012 when demand fell as a result of a steep drop in building construction. Going forward, increases in building construction expenditures will spur gains for roofing.

Roofing tiles to be fastest growing product segment
Asphalt shingles accounted for the largest share of roofing demand in 2012 with a 57 percent market share, indicative of their dominant position in the residential market. Through 2017, US demand for asphalt shingles is forecast to grow 4.1 percent annually, spurred by the rebound in residential building construction expenditures. Gains will also be boosted by continuing consumer interest in laminated asphalt shingles, which are seen as being better able to improve the appearance and value of a home.

Roofing tiles are expected to exhibit the most rapid growth of all roofing products through 2017. Advances will be driven by the rebound in residential building construction activity in the West and South, where tiles are most often installed. Demand will also be supported by greater interest in these products because of their favorable aesthetics and ability to be used on cool roofs.

Among other roofing materials, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membranes will see above-average growth through 2017. This material, which is installed mainly on nonresidential low-slope roofs, will see increasing use because of its low cost and ease of installation. Moreover, TPOs are usually white-colored membranes that reflect sunlight, promoting energy savings by reducing consumption.

New building construction to drive market gains
In both the residential and nonresidential markets, new building construction will drive gains. For instance, demand for roofing in the new housing segment is expected to rise at a double-digit rate through 2017 as housing starts advance from their low 2012 base. In the nonresidential market, sharp growth in office and commercial construction spending and gains in institutional and industrial construction expenditures will boost demand for low-slope roofing materials.

Reroofing activity accounts for the larger share of roofing demand in the US. Through 2017, reroofing demand in both the residential and nonresidential markets will be supported by a more favorable lending environment, as property owners who put off renovation projects such as roof replacement will be able to undertake them going forward.

West to be fastest growing regional market
On a regional basis, the West is expected to see the fastest advances in roofing demand through 2017, driven by that region’s above-average growth in population and housing starts, which will spur demand in the residential market. Moreover, growth in population will promote the construction of such nonresidential structures as retail sites, educational and healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, and warehouses.

Company Profiles
Profiles 35 US industry players such as Bridgestone, Carlisle, CertainTeed, GAF, Johns Manville and Owens Corning

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

2020 Foresight Report Operational Efficiency in Non-Life Claims Market adds a new report “2020 Foresight Report Operational Efficiency in Non-Life Claims” to its store. Report provides information and insights into the key technologies driving operational efficiencies in claims handling processes in the non-life insurance segment across the world.

The report provides: Intensive analysis of the key technologies playing a pivotal role in enhancing the operational efficiencies in non-life claims in terms of reducing claims resolution time, claims handling expenses and increased identification of fraud. Comprehensive picture of the key trends, drivers and challenges related to the above technological trends and case studies illustrating the impact of these technologies. Detailed assessment of how some of the important regulations across the world are impacting claims processing efficiencies. Insights into how changing economic fortunes impact non-life claims.

Globally, non-life insurance companies have been registering increasing payouts on account of claims. To deal with this situation, non-life insurers have been taking measures to make their claims management processes more efficient to reduce claim payouts and to curb claims-handling expenses. Non-life insurers are employing advanced technologies to improve their claims management processes. One of these technologies is integrated claims management systems (ICMSs). Non-life insurers have been implementing ICMSs to ensure that they can keep in contact with customers through the customers' preferred devices. ICMS are also being employed to gain a clearer view of claims data, which will help in identifying fraudulent activity. Non-life insurers have also been using predictive analytics to determine specific choices at the time of claims processing and to determine the long-term business potential of customers so that they can be provided with a better claims service.

·         This report provides a detailed analysis of some of the key technologies that are being adopted to improve operational efficiencies in the processing of non-life insurance claims
·         It details the claims ratios registered by some of the important non-life insurance segments across the world
·         It analyses the role being played by some of the important regulations across the world in improving non-life claim processing efficiencies
·         It analyses the impact that economic downturns can have on non-life insurance claims

Integrated claims management systems, predictive analytics, mobile devices, claims document and content management systems, straight-through processing and telematics are the important technologies being employed by non-life insurers to improve operational efficiencies in handling claims

The above technologies are mainly helping non-life insurers to reduce the claims resolution time, the expenses related to claims processing and payouts on account of fraudulent claims. The US’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been making non-life insurers improve their claims management efficiencies by increasing the competition through establishment of health insurance exchanges and by restricting the proportion of premiums that can be spent on, among others, claims handling expenses.

Solvency II is being instrumental in the improvement of claims management efficiencies of non-life insurance companies by linking capital adequacy to, among others, claims-related risks. The claims ratios of several key non-life insurance markets are increasingly being adversely impacted due to the occurrence of natural catastrophes. At the times of economic downturns, there is an increase in payouts on account of fraudulent claims in the non-life insurance segment, especially in developed countries

Reasons to buy
·         Gain insights into the latest technologies that are being adopted by non-life insurers to improve efficiencies in claims management
·         Be informed of the performance of key non-life insurance markets across the world in terms of their claims ratios
·         Comprehend how some of the key regulations across the world have been influencing non-life insurers to improve their claims management efficiencies
·         Understand how economic downturns can lead to an increase in non-life insurance claims

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