Controlled-Release Technologies: Established and Emerging Markets
The global market for controlled-release barrier materials will approach $1 billion by 2015, increasing from nearly $600 million in 2010, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5% for all products worldwide during the 2010–2015 forecast period.
The most rapid growth for controlled-release barrier materials will occur in high-income nations, which includes the U.S. and the European Union among others, increasing in value from $366 million in 2010 to $650 million in 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2%.
The United States falls slightly behind other high-income nations with a 10.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for controlled-release barrier materials. This market is estimated at $197 million in 2010 and is expected to reach $319 million by 2015.
- Describes the basic controlled release technologies used in nonmedical markets.
- Profiles the major controlled-release technology developers for those markets.
- Describes global forces shaping future markets for controlled-release products.
- Describes key patents for methods and materials that impart controlled release.
- Forecasts 2010 to 2015 demand for controlled-release barrier materials in 27 market segments, for the United States and worldwide.
- An overview of the controlled-release industry, which includes a description of current methods and materials, a discussion of the positive effect of the emerging sustainable agriculture movement and, paradoxically, stricter environmental regulations
- Profiles of more than 100 companies and research groups advancing the technology
- Descriptions of more than 125 significant patents granted from 1957 through the first quarter of 2010
- Forecasts for the six nonmedical industries making greatest use of controlled-release technology: agriculture, consumer products, energy, food processing, industrial products, and infrastructure
- Forecasts for the United States and globally, with the world, with separate forecasts for high-income, middle-income, and low-income regions
- A discussion of how controlled-release technology is used in institutional, industrial products, with 2010 to 2015 forecasts for the demand for barrier materials in 27 application-specific markets.
- Steadily escalating petroleum costs
- Consumer demand for faster meal preparation
- Sweeping new European Union (EU) rules, and proposed changes in U.S. law, that have begun to force a reevaluation of how once commonly used industrial chemicals will be used in the future
- Chapter One presents an introduction to controlled-release technologies.
- Chapter Two provides a summary of this report.
- Chapter Three describes basic controlled-release technologies.
- Chapter Four describes the global controlled-release marketplace.
- Chapter Five forecasts demand for controlled-release barrier products in the agricultural market.
- Chapter Six presents forecasts for the food processing market.
- Chapter Seven forecasts the consumer products market.
- Chapter Eight forecasts infrastructure market.
- Chapter Nine forecasts the industrial market.
- Chapter Ten forecasts the energy market.
- Chapter Eleven profiles the more than 100 companies and research groups advancing the technology.
- Chapter Twelve contains descriptions of some 125 key patents, from the beginnings of the industry in 1957 through the first quarter of 2010.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
BCC projects that sales of controlled release materials will be $553.25 million in 2006, and will rise to $572.80 in 2007. Over the course of the 5-year forecast period, sales will increase at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 6.6%, reaching $787.46 million in 2012.
The market can be broken down into four different sectors: agriculture, food processing, consumer products, and infrastructure/industrial/energy. Of these four, agriculture has by far the largest market share, with 27.5% in 2006. By the end of the forecast period it will reach $259 million, almost 33% of the total market.
Food processing has the highest growth rate through the forecast period, with an AAGR of 7.8%. The next highest AAGR was food processing at 7.4%.