Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Personal Care Packaging Market to be Led by APAC

Personal care packaging refers to casing of products used for personal hygiene and beautification. The applications of these products include hair care, skin care and toiletries among others. Personal care products are packaged in glass bottles, stand-up pouches, paper bags, metal cans and containers among others. The growing demand for personal care products have led to the growth of the personal care packaging market. Raw materials such as plastics, paper, glass, aluminum and cloth among others are used in the manufacture of personal care packaging. Factors such as increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene, technological innovation in the packaging industry, growing demand for male grooming products, rising disposable income of the individual, and changing consumer lifestyle are primarily driving the market. However, rising number of regulations regarding packaging and manufacturing personal care products is expected to subsequently hamper the growth of the market, as the overhead costs may result in increased price of the finished product. Increasing demand for personal care products in BRIC countries is expected to open opportunities for the growth of the market in the near future. 

Flexible packaging was the largest product segment present in personal care packaging in 2012. Flexible packaging denotes packaging containers that are made up of easily flexible or yielding materials, which readily alter shape when filled with goods. Rigid packaging was the second-largest product segment in the personal care packaging market in 2012. Demand for paper in personal care packaging is likely to grow exponentially in the next few years as more and more consumers are looking for environment friendly packaging solutions. Glass bottles are available in various shapes, sizes and colors for applications such as fragrances, nail polishes and facial products. Metal packaging is expected to exhibit the lowest growth of all packaging materials in the personal care packaging market owing to factors such as heavy weight, fluctuating costs and lower aesthetic value.

 Skin care was the largest application segment present in personal care packaging market in 2012 on account of the growing awareness regarding healthy skin among consumers. Skin care was followed by hair care on account of the growing awareness regarding hair grooming and styling among consumers, particularly in Asia Pacific. Hair care is expected to be the fastest growing application segment of the market on account of the rising demand of hair care products such as hair gels, shampoos, hair coloring products, serums and conditioners among others. In addition, shower gels and liquid soaps have been gaining popularity in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America. Growing demand for anti-ageing cosmetic products is expected to drive the demand for cosmetics over the next few years. Other products in the end-use segments include oral care products, wet wipes and baby care products among others.

Demand for personal care packaging was the highest from Asia Pacific in 2012 and is expected to witness the highest growth over the next six years. Several factors such as rising demand for hair care, cosmetics and male grooming products, changing lifestyles, technological innovation in packaging are expected to drive the demand for personal care packaging in this region. Demand for personal care packaging is expected to be steady in developed markets of North America and Europe in the next few years with respect to application categories such as fragrances, bath & shower and skin care among others.

Companies such as Amcor Ltd., Bemis Company Inc., Mondi, Ardagh and Saint Gobain are key players present in the personal care packaging market. In addition, the personal care packaging market is highly fragmented due to presence of several medium and small scale manufacturers on a global as well as regional level.

Now Updated: Demand for Membrane Separation market Technologies

The competitive landscape of the global membrane separation market is dominated by multinational companies such as Koch Membrane Systems, 3M Company, Dow Chemical Company, Sartorius AG, Xylem Inc., Pall Corporation, and Merck Millipore. According to Transparency Market Research, ue to the large number of companies operating in various niches of the membrane separation market, the competition in the market is set to remain intense in the coming years. 

Buyers of membrane separation products have a relatively low bargaining power in the global market at present, as membrane separation products are quite similar to each other. However, the increasing number of companies expanding beyond their original region is set to make the market more competitive in the coming years, boosting the power of the buyers.
Increasing Demand for Water in Emerging Regions Beneficial for Membrane Separation Market

Several emerging countries, such as India and China, are witnessing chronic water shortage problems due to improper management and insufficient availability of water treatment facilities. Membrane separation has emerged as a promising solution in these regions, albeit with the caveat of high costs. The chemical-free nature of membrane separation technology also makes it suitable for use in water reuse and wastewater treatment facilities, which is another rapidly growing industry in emerging economies.

The rapid growth of the industrial sector in emerging economies is also beneficial for the global membrane separation market, as many industries require purified water and most produce significant quantities of wastewater. Membrane separation allows the wastewater to be reused for non-consumptive purposes.

The growing population of emerging countries, with China, India, and Brazil being three of the five most populous countries in the world, is also crucial for the membrane separation market. The growing population in these countries has ensured steady demand for membrane separation technology in the coming years. This has made these regions a lucrative target for global giants in the membrane separation industry.

Lack of Cost-effectiveness of Membrane Separation Leads to Threat from Alternatives

Despite being safe and environmentally viable, membrane technology is hamstrung by its high installation costs, which render it less cost-effective than conventional methods of water treatment. Despite the growing government support, membrane separation remains out of reach for many consumers in developing economies, leading to conventional methods often being preferred due to their higher cost-effectiveness.

The promising performance of conventional methods, which currently outweighs the threat posed by the chemicals used in them, has created a significant challenge for manufacturers of membrane separation technology. As a result, actively working on increasing public awareness about the safety benefits of membrane separation is a crucial strategy for market players.

Ultrafiltration to Exhibit Highest CAGR, Microfiltration to Retain Dominance

Of the various types of membrane separation technologies, microfiltration is likely to remain dominant through the forecast period, with the segment expected to reach a valuation of US$13.1 bn by 2019. Despite its dominance, microfiltration is on the wane, as ultrafiltration technology is expected to exhibit a robust 12.1% CAGR from 2013 to 2019 – the highest of all product segments of the membrane separation market.

Geographically, Europe is the leading consumer of membrane separation technology, due to the presence of several environmentally conscious and prosperous nations in the region. However, due to the increasing government support to the water and wastewater treatment sector in developing countries, Asia Pacific is likely to become a dominant regional market for membrane separation technologies by the end of the decade. The Asia Pacific membrane separation market is expected to be valued at US$13.1 bn by 2019.

The global membrane separation market is expected to be valued at US$39.2 bn by 2019. The information presented in this review is based on a Transparency Market Research report, titled, ‘Membrane Separation Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019.’

Monday, 24 October 2016

Worldwide Rear Axle Commodity Market to touch US$45.9 bn in 2020, Focused by Healthy Growth of Automotive Industry

Transparency Market Research has published a new report that presents a comprehensive overview of the global real axle commodity market. The report provides insights into the factors driving the global real axle commodity market and the restraints that the market is likely to face in the forthcoming years. The report is titled “Rear Axle Commodity Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020” and is available on the company website for sale. 

Based on in-depth research, the report states that the global real axle market, which stood at US$35.8 bn in 2013, will reach US$45.9 bn in 2020. If the figures estimated in the report hold true, the market will exhibit a moderate yet positive CAGR of 3.7% during 2014-2020. Rear axle commodity affixed to a vehicle is crucial for its functioning, since it bears the entire weight of the vehicle, cargo, as well as passengers. Automotive axles also provide torque to wheels, apart from ensuring stability of the vehicle. Since real axles bear the maximum mechanical wear and tear, manufacturers strive to provide maximum safety, comfort, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in their product offerings. Presently, manufacturers are focusing on developing more efficient yet lightweight rear axles with enhanced ratios and lesser power loss. This has led to the launch of improved rear axles with enhanced power, which in turn boosts the global market for rear axle commodity. 
For the purpose of the study, the report segments the rear axle commodity market into lift axle, dead axle, and drive axle. Of these, the drive axle segment accounts for a majority share of the global real axle commodity market. In terms of application, the market is classified into economy vehicles, heavy vehicles, luxury vehicles, SUVs, MUVs, executive vehicles, and railways. Economy vehicles dominate the global rear axle commodity market at present. The use of rear axles is also very significant for railways, since it lends stability to the engine and wagons, particularly under difficult conditions. 
Key regional segments of the global rear axle commodity market include North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. At present, Europe dominates the global market. However, the report cites that the automotive industry in North America and Europe has already reached maturity, hence the rear axle commodity market will not experience much gains from these markets. On the other hand, emerging markets in Asia Pacific exhibits impressive opportunities, making the region the fastest growing market for rear axle commodity. Robust development of the automotive industry in Asia Pacific is anticipated to boost the demand for rear axle commodity in the region. 
To study the competitive landscape of the market, the report profiles some of the leading players in the market such as ROC Spicer Ltd., GNA Axles Ltd., American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., Talbros Engineering Limited, Meritor, Inc., and Daimler Trucks North America LLC. 

Global Car Rental Market - Concerned About Environmental Degradation Hamper Market Growth

Albany, NY: The global car rental market is highly consolidated with the presence of a handful of companies, observes Transparency Market Research (TMR). The top five companies, namely Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Hertz Corporation, Europcar, Avis Budget Group Inc., and Sixt collectively held more than 75% of the market in 2013. 

“Expanding into new markets partnering with local players is the key growth model that top companies in the car rental market are adopting,” says a TMR analyst. The objective is to strengthen their global presence, which in turn will help increase business revenue. An excellent example is Avis Budget Group. With a presence in 175 countries, the company is strategizing for further expansion in new rental locations such as India, China, and Brazil due to the increasing demand for car rentals in these regions.

Strategically accelerated growth is the focus of key companies in the global car rental market. Companies are formulating plans for increasing the fleet size and incorporating a mix of vehicles to their fleet to keep up with customer demand. Offering differentiator services is also a key growth model that top companies in this market are focused on.

Asia Pacific to Emerge as Key Regional Market in Future

An expeditious increase in air travel is one of the major factors driving the growth of the global car rental market, points out a TMR analyst. In the last decade, surging air travel for both business and leisure has led to an increasing demand for reliable and high-quality car rental services for comfort and safety reasons. Thus, top players in the car rental market are striving to leverage this trend by offering services across all major airports worldwide.

At present, Asia Pacific is witnessing a high growth in the tourism industry. Post the global economic slump of 2007-2008, global car rental companies are expanding their operations in China and India to serve both international and domestic tourists.

The increasing number of Internet users that carry out online travel bookings is also boosting the growth of the car rental market. This is because the process is reliable, easy and can be customized as per the need. Online booking is convenient for both customers and car rental providers as it saves times and is cost-effective as well.

Concerned About Environmental Degradation Hamper Market Growth

Strict regulations for curbing emissions and volatility in crude oil prices are hampering the growth of the global car rental market. The high utilization of non-renewable energy sources for power generation releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To counter this, environmental regulations are in place in several countries for lowering emissions from vehicles and industries. In this regard, the International Energy Agency have laid out mandates for generating green energy in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and control environmental pollution. Consequently, top companies such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car are adopting green car rentals.

The global car rental market is expected to reach a valuation of US$79.46 bn by 2019. On the basis of car type, executive cars and multi-utility vehicles are anticipated to display a faster growth rate than other segments due to rapid globalization. The airport transport segment by category is expected to be valued at US$34.48 bn by 2019. The dominance of this segment is mainly due to the increasing number of air travelers for both business and leisure reasons.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Global Bio Vanillin Market: Trends and Opportunities Global scenario 2024; Increasing Requirement for Convenience among Consumers.

Global Bio Vanillin Market: Overview
Vanillin is the primary component of the vanilla bean extract and is used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverages. Synthetic vanillin is used more often than natural vanilla extract and bio vanillin has been developed as a healthier and safer alternative to synthetic vanillin.
Vanillin can be of three different types, depending on the way it is manufactured: guaiacol-derived vanillin, natural vanilla extract from vanilla beans, and lignin-based vanillin. Vanillin produced from lignin is marketed as a premium product and is therefore priced higher. Even though only a fraction of the total lignin obtained is used for the manufacturing of vanillin, lignin is actually an abundant natural resource and can also be obtained from sources such as wood, leaves, straw, cereals, stems, fruits, and vegetables. Guaiacol-derived vanillin is an established commercial market owing to the lower price of the product despite no product differentiation. This makes it difficult for bio vanillin to compete with existing companies that already have a strong marketing structure in place.
The report studies the various segments and subsegments within the bio vanillin market and carefully examines the various micro and macro factors that drive and hamper their growth. With the help of tools such as the Porter’s Five Forces Analysis and SWOT analysis, the report provides readers with a 360-degree outlook on the overall market and where it is headed in the coming years.
Global Bio Vanillin Market: Key Trends and Opportunities
The global market for bio vanillin is primarily driven by the surge in the demand for biotechnologically derived fragrances and flavors from end-use industries such as cosmetics, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals. The market is also boosted by the stable price trends of bio vanillin and strong industry penetration. The fact that bio vanillin has been accepted as natural by the EU and the U.S. food legislations is key to the growth of the global bio vanillin market. The product also satisfies the various regulatory requirements of Health Canada-a department of the Government of Canada that deals with national public health. The market for bio vanillin is projected to benefit from the product being marketed as part of the premium product segment within the beverages, foods, and perfumes industries.
The food and beverages industry makes for the largest consumer of bio vanillin, accounting for over half the market. The fragrances sector is also likely to exhibit steady growth in the coming years, based on the findings of the report.
Global Bio Vanillin Market: Region-wise Outlook

Asia Pacific is the leading market for bio vanillin in terms of demand, with China emerging as the dominant country in terms of production. This region is also projected to exhibit strong growth during the rest of the forecast period mainly due to the increasing demand for bio vanillin from the pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industries in countries such as India, Indonesia, China, and Malaysia. Bio vanillin also provides a massive opportunity for growth in the Asia Pacific region since countries such as India and China have been witnessing a growth in per capita disposable income and population expansion.

Europe is also a major market for bio vanillin and is expected to witness moderate growth in the coming years. Bio vanillin has the potential to emerge as a green product in Europe as well as North America because consumers in these regions have become more health conscious and averse to petrochemical-derived products. This increasing reliance on natural and bio-derived products is anticipated to boost the bio vanillin market in North America and Europe.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Automotive Switches Market is expected to grow at a steady pace over the forecast period 2021

Automotive switches are one of the primary components in an automotive. Switches control the overall electrical equipments fitted in an automotive. Automotive switches are vital in controlling the automotive lighting and overall functioning of an automotive. Switches are also used in engine start and stop function and in different vehicle operations. Different categories of switches are used for various functioning of automotives which includes toggle switches, push and pull switches, keyed switches and marine grade switches among others.
 The demand of automotive switches are rising globally due to technological upgradation and increasing consumption expenditure. There are two types of automotive switches which includes water resistant switches and non-water resistant switches. Water resistant automotive switches are gaining importance especially in the two wheeler segment due to open nature of two wheeler vehicles which remain exposed to extreme atmospheric conditions.
 Durability of the switches, reliability and easy operation are the key factors on which the quality of the switches depends. Switches can be both manual and automatic. Manual switches required user interference and is used in various kinds of automotives such as passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (LCV) and heavy commercial vehicles (HCV). Automatic switches do not require user intervention and operates automatically according to the response send by the engine sensors. Automatic switches are used in premium segment passenger cars and other high end automotives.
Asia-Pacific is the most attractive region for automotive switches market. There is a significant increase in demand for automotives in the Asia-pacific region which is driving the market for automotive switches. The adoption of latest technology is another driver, driving the automotive switches market in this region. The escalating demand in LCV and HCV vehicles is also driving the growth of automotive switches market due to low cost of production. Presence of developing countries like India and China are also boosting the demand for automotive switches as there is a huge demand for automotives in these countries. The North America and Europe market for automotive switches is expected to grow at a steady pace over the forecast period.
The North America automotive switches are expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period as compared to the Europe market. The reason for this is the recent economic meltdown which significantly affected the economic stability of Europe market. North America automotive market is driven by comfort and luxury. There is a huge demand for luxury automotives which drives the market for automotive switches in North America. Automatic switches are more in demand than manual switches in the North America market.
Easy availability of credit facilities to prospective automotive buyers also acts as a driver which drives the automotive switches market in this region. Presence of premium automotive manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen and BMW is driving the automotive switches market in Europe. Europe market faced steep challenge in the recent economic meltdown and is recovering at a steady pace which has also increased the demand for automotive switches significantly.
Global key participants in the industry include Ark-Les Connectors, D&R Technology, LLC, Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corporation, E-Switch, Inc, Honeywell, Inc, TRW Automotive U.S. LLC and Micro Technologies.

Baby Diapers Market to Expand at 7.60% CAGR between 2015 and 2021

The baby diapers market is expected to undergo several changes such as a result of increasing awareness about hygiene among consumers. In recent times, the healthcare facilities have improved considerably in the developing countries. Due to this factor, the infant mortality rate has reduced considerably. Apart from this, increasing environmental awareness among the consumers is also expected to boost the demand for biodegradable diapers. Besides, the manufacturers are focusing on product differentiation in terms of price and style variations in order to strengthen their customer base. By product type, the baby diapers market has been segmented into cloth diapers, disposable diapers training nappies and swim pants.

The baby diapers market is primarily driven by factors such as high birth rate and decreasing infant mortality rate. Moreover, rapid urbanization coupled with increasing disposable income has also fuelled the growth of baby diapers market. Apart from this, increasing awareness about hygiene and sanitation is also expected to drive the demand for baby diapers.

Asia pacific held the largest market share of baby diapers market in terms of both revenue and volume in 2014 and is expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period. The region’s large population and the growth of disposable income are major factors boosting the demand for baby diapers in this region. The Asia Pacific market is expected to be followed by Latin America in terms of both revenue and volume throughout the forecast period.

The market for disposable diapers was the largest among all the diapers in terms of revenue in 2014 and is expected to remain so throughout the forecast period. Rapid urbanization and increasing disposable income are the major factors driving the demand for disposable diapers.

The report also provides the company market share analysis of key players operating in the baby diapers domain. The key players operating in global baby diapers market are Indevco Group, Kao Corporation, Bumkins Finer Baby Products, Inc., Hengan International Group Company Limited, Johnson & Johnson, Unicharm Corporation, SCA Hygiene, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Procter & Gamble Company and Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Ltd.