Ingredients: 2017/2018 highlights

Ingredients: 2017/2018 highlights

This interview was originally published in Expression Cosmétique Guide des Ingrédients Cosmétiques 2018, p.28-30, www.editionsbgm.fr

The cosmetics industry and its upstream players are moving on with their transformation. Nikola Matic, Head of the Chemicals & Materials Department for Kline & Company, shares with us the main changes in the industry and the future trends.

Can you give us an update on the sales of ingredients in 2017?Continue reading

Cannabis is coming — what are the implications for the U.S. consumer products markets?

As of today, every province in Canada and eight U.S. states have legalized cannabis for both medical and recreational use.  Other U.S. states are expected to follow suit in the short-term, seeing value in its therapeutic effects as well as tax revenues from the legal sale of such products.  In fact, New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy announced he may sign a bill to legalize cannabis use by the end of October if state lawmakers can agree on an acceptable tax rate, ranging anywhere from 10% to 25%.  The Trump administration announced last week that it intends to pursue legislation lifting the federal ban on cannabis after the mid-term election on November 6, 2018 and some predict this could happen as soon as Spring 2019.Continue reading

Oral Solids Continue to Dominate the Excipients Market

Oral Solids Continue to Dominate the Excipients Market, While the Parenteral Route Accelerates Growth

By definition, excipients are inactive substances that serve as a medium or vehicle for pharmaceutical active drug substances. Over the years, excipients have been increasingly developed to provide important functionalities to pharmaceutical formulations. The global pharmaceutical market is worth more than USD 1.1 trillion as of 2017 and expected to grow more than 4% annually over the next five years. The global market of specialty excipients in the overall pharmaceutical industry is estimated at about USD 6.8 billion in 2017.Continue reading

Synthetic Latex Polymers

High-performance Materials in Europe and the Rise of Manufacturing Industries in CIS Drive the Consumption of Synthetic Latex Polymers

Amounting to nearly USD 33 billion, the global synthetic latex polymers market is shaped by diverse regional characteristics, according to Synthetic Latex Polymers: Global Business Analysis and Opportunities program.

Europe and CIS together account for a total 20.4% of the global synthetic latex polymers market in 2017. Although the consumption of synthetic latex polymers in CIS is significantly lower than in Europe, the CIS region offers higher growth potential. Import substitution programs implemented by the Russian government, along with the focus of other CIS countries to develop manufacturing capabilities, will offer various business opportunities for synthetic latex polymer suppliers through 2022.Continue reading

Additive Manufacturing Technology

Additive Manufacturing Technology: A Hotbed of Opportunities

The highly disruptive and rapidly growing additive manufacturing technology (AMT) promises a revolutionary change, not only in the large manufacturing industries, but also through average consumers. In addition to an economical alternative to traditional manufacturing, the 3D printing industry also provides the benefits of incorporating high levels of customization and complexity of design, as well as much lower lead times. This phenomenon of 3D printing, which until recently was mainly used for rapid prototyping, is now also increasingly being used in the production of end-parts and finished components in a wide range of applications, such as the automotive, aerospace, machine tools, electronics, medical, pharmaceuticals, and food industries.

3D printing has given rise to a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar global market, offering highly profitable opportunities to companies along its supply chain. Continue reading