Chemical and materials industries have been source to a wide spectrum of intermediate chemicals and materials used in industrial and consumer markets. A range of chemicals have increasingly changed the way foods and beverages are grown, stored, and consumed, representing the evolution of the agrochemical industry. The scope of the chemical and materials markets are undoubtedly wide. Stridently, advances in manufacturing technologies have helped propel development of an array of commodity and specialty chemicals. Other key industry verticals benefitting from the growing array of chemicals and materials are the automotive, packaging, and construction industries.
Developed countries have ramped up their investments in the production of industrial chemicals to meet the wide-cross sections of demands in various end-use industry verticals. Players in the chemical and materials markets are becoming increasingly aware of complying with environmental metrics to stay relevant among end consumers. Thus, many chemical producers are carefully assessing the broad environmental impacts of their products, in addition to catering the various needs of consumers. The growing sense of environmental responsibility that chemical companies have come to harbor in recent years has opened new paradigms as well caused a few disruption in the chemical market. Further, the concept of reuse and recycling of materials has paved scope for the adoption of new manufacturing technologies. In this regard, public perception also has played a crucial role in deciding the product development trajectories in developed as well as emerging markets.
The application of nanotechnology has enabled manufacturers and engineers in research activities to unveil new, promising polymer candidates for specialized applications in various end-use industries. Growth in research funding in materials research in numerous developing economies has contributed to innovations in chemicals and materials industry. Advances made in additive manufacturing technologies have also broadened the horizon of new development in the industry.
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