Thursday, 27 July 2017

Eco-friendly Transformer Oil for Maximum Utilization

Transformer oils insulate power equipment, dispel heat, and cool down systems. These oils are used in circuit breakers, fluorescent lamp ballasts, high-voltage capacitors & switches, and oil-filled transformers among others. Transformer oil can be sourced from three distinct raw materials, namely, mineral, silicon, and bio-based oils. 

Bio-based Energy!

Recently, Cargill, Inc. developed environment-friendly transformer oil, called Envirotemp FR3. In 2016, the product was awarded with Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This product is derived from renewable vegetable oils. Hence, it is termed biodegradable by the makers. It can provide enhanced fire safety and transformer life. The oil has witnessed impressive adoption from power transformers and distributors around the world.

This product is derived from renewable vegetable oils. Hence, it is termed as biodegradable. The product is expected to have a very low carbon footprint. It is said to emit 56-times less carbon than mineral oils. The lubricant was found to be non-toxic in aquatic toxicity and oral toxicity tests. It is free of any silicones, sulfurs, petroleum, and halogens.

The product can function at around 20°C warmer temperature than its mineral oil alternatives. It can effectively safeguard insulating papers, up to 8 times longer than mineral oils. This transformer oil can enhance fire safety of the transformers placed at heavily populated areas.

Market Overview

According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.; the global transformer oil market is expected to attain USD 4.5 billion by 2025. It is expected to register nearly 11.5% CAGR during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Industrialization, urbanization and easy access to electricity grids can propel market growth in Asia Pacific.

Market Competitors

Ergon Inc.; Nynas AB; PetroChina Company Ltd.; and Sinopec Corporation are some of the key participants operating in the market for transformer oil. Most companies participate in extensive research & development and mergers & acquisitions to expand their global reach.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Innovative Radiation Oncology Methods for Effective Cure

Radiation therapy is one of the most significant cancer treatments. It is often prescribed in combination with chemotherapy and/or surgery for the maximum effectiveness. Radiotherapy focuses on destroying cancer cells and increasing life expectancy of the patients. High prevalence of cancer may boost applications of this therapy. Moreover, technological advancements are anticipated to influence adoption of radiation oncology as the primary treatment of cancer.

Innovative delivery methods of radiotherapy are anticipated to improve effectiveness & safety. Major companies focus on introducing novel radiation technologies. Some of these techniques are already in use, while others need further research & study before they are approved for general usage.


This treatment utilizes heat for the treatment of different types of cancer. Heat is helpful for removing cancer cells. However, it is not too effective when used without any supplementary therapy. Currently, researchers are studying the heat generated by ultrasound & microwaves to determine its effectiveness with radiation oncology. This can improve the results of the radiation therapy in the near future.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):-

It involves breathing pure & clean oxygen under controlled surroundings. HBOT is carried out in a chamber that is sealed and pressurized at 1½ to 3 times the usual atmospheric pressure. These conditions can improve the sensitivity & response of certain types of cancer to radiation. Research & development for HBOT can put more light on the effects of this therapy in reversing the damage caused to the healthy body tissues during radiation.


These substances can protect healthy tissues from the harmful effects of radiation. These drugs can protect normal cells from neck and head from exposure to radiation. Amifostine (Ethyol), a common radio protector, is already being used along with radiotherapy.

Market Insights:-

According to Grand View Research, Inc.; the global radiation oncology market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Rapid technological developments, high healthcare expenditure, and preference for radiotherapy as the primary treatment can propel market growth. Nordion (Canada) Inc.; IsoRay, Inc.; Elekta AB; and Mallinckrodt Public Ltd. Company are some of the chief companies operating in the market.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) to Become More Efficient with Cloud-based Solutions

Project management is a process of creating, establishing, and accomplishing business strategies. It brings transparency into the workspace. It can assist in making fact-based and smart business decisions.

Deep Dive into Project Portfolio Management

Project portfolio management (PPM) acts as an easy reference tool for organizations. It helps in resource management as it tracks all the methods, processes, and technologies. PPM helps in mixing and matching the resources for optimal planning before starting a new project. 

Portfolio is the centralized management of one or more project portfolios for all the strategic ideas. It validates success of organizations regarding selection and execution of projects. PPM finds applications in BFSI, government, engineering & construction, healthcare, telecom& IT, and other such industries. 

How it Works?

PPM provides better decision making as it uses the metrics of previous projects as resource material for the future projects. It can reduce risks involving finances, resource utilization, misdirected efforts, and governance. Centralization approach of project portfolio management can minimize project cost and project complexity.

An Affordable Cloud-based Solution:

Recently, Workfront developed cloud-based project management software that is suitable for IT, architecture, accounting, and other such industries. Managers can utilize resource management tools to assign tasks and track performances. Communication tools on the other hand, can aid managers and employees in assigning work, checking status updates, tracking deadlines, and project approvals. 

Market Overview:

Automation and digitization processes can increase business efficiency and productivity. This may encourage many organizations to adopt PPM tools. According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc.; the global project portfolio management market is predicted to gain nearly USD 8.8 billion by 2025.

Growing complexity in banking processes triggered by increased multi-regional processes and outsourcing can drive demand from BFSI. Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the global market on account of CAGR over the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Emergence of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and high adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can impel the regional expansion.

Prominent players operating in the worldwide market are Microsoft; Oracle; Workfront, Inc.; Celoxis Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and HP Development Company, L.P.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Green Fragrance Fixatives for Natural Perfumes

Fragrance fixatives increase durability of fragrances and make them linger on the skin of the wearer. These, often expensive fixatives are added to even out vapor pressures and volatility of the raw substances from perfume oils. They can also enhance the perseverance of perfumes. High consumption of essential oils and aroma chemicals can contribute toward high demand of perfume fixative. Developing regions with high spending power can promote perfume production.

Types of Fixatives:-

Natural fragrance fixatives comprise resinoids and various animal products. Commonly used resinoids are labdanum, benzoin, myrrh, storax, olibanum, and tolu balsam. Castoreum, ambergris, civets, and musk are the most common animal products.

Artificial fixatives include mildly volatile materials like cyclopentadecanolide, diphenylmethane, benzyl salicylate, & ambroxide. They also include virtually unscented solvents like diethyl phthalate, benzyl benzoate, & triethyl citrate that have comparatively low vapor pressures. A particularly coveted fragrance fixative is derived from a rare whale digestive discharge known as “ambergris”.

Natural Fragrance Fixative Using a Mexican Plant:-

Recently, some researchers have found an innovative way to develop natural perfume fixative. This product is made using a plant that is found in Mexico. This plant offers a more sustainable means to develop fixatives. For further research about this plant, scientists & researchers carried out a supply-chain analysis. On the basis of this analysis, they found that production of fixatives using this plant can generate significant profits for the local farmers. It can also provide hundreds of job opportunities within the supply chain.

Market Insights:-

According to Grand View Research, Inc.; the worldwide fragrance fixatives market is expected to register lucrative growth over the forecast period (from 2011 to 2025). Growing consumer awareness regarding the therapeutic effects of fragrances and their ability to influence the psychological & emotional well-being can drive the market till 2025. SVP Chemicals, Tokos BV, Lotioncarfter LLC, Synthodor Company, Paris Fragrances; and PFW Aroma Chemicals are some of the key companies operating in the global market.

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Membrane Switches to Power Electronic Devices

Membrane switches are a step forward from printed circuit boards. They cater to the growing demand from consumer appliances. Ever expanding applications in smartphones, keyboards, and other electronic devices are expected to spur R&D activities among membrane switch manufacturers.

Membrane Switches:-

These electrical switches are used to cut electrical supply of a particular object. They have the ability to activate or deactivate the circuits. These switches are manufactured using conductive ink on polyester films. They are also known as touch or membrane touch switches. Conductive inks are an integral component in the process of creating printed objects. They can influence the substrates that are used for these switches.

Tactile and non-tactile are the two major types of membrane switches. Tactile switches are used in touch-screen keypads and other such devices. Non-tactile switches find applications in LED indicators and audio devices. Wearable technology is expected to be the next big application area for membrane switches.

Latest Developments:-

Recently, Silicone Dynamics, Inc.; introduced backlights for membrane switches. Backlighting can be used in electroluminescent lamps, optical fibers, and Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Ozone Gaming implemented these switches in their gaming keyboards back in 2015.

Sun Chemical Electronic Materials has announced its partnership with T+ink to produce conductive inks. This business collaboration can help them engage with new consumer base. It can address the demand within smart packaging market. PakSense, a major pharmaceutical company, has introduced sensors in packages and labels for perishable items such as medicines and food products.

Market Overview:-

According to Grand View Research, Inc.; the worldwide membrane switches market is anticipated to attain USD 14.13 billion by 2025. It is expected to grow at a robust CAGR over the forecast period (2014 to 2025). High demand for membrane switches from consumer appliances is the key market driver.

Polyester membrane switches is expected to witness remarkable growth during the forecast period due to versatility. Asia Pacific stood at USD 2.7 billion in 2015. It is anticipated to register around 14.2% CAGR till 2025. Key players operating in the market are Nelson Miller, EPEC LLC, Henkel Corporation, and Molex.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Laser Probes: Innovative Retinal Surgery Devices for Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes affects many body parts, including the eyes. Vision-threatening Diabetic Retinopathy (VTDR) is a major eye disease that can compromise the normal vision. High incidence of other retinal eye disorders such as amblyopia, retinal detachment, and macular degeneration can impel demand for various retinal surgery devices.

Sight for the Sore Eyes

Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of Illuminated Directional Laser Probe, in late 2016. This probe uses a patented moving tube technology to adjust from straight to curve of up to 85 degrees. This can enable penetration of the surgical equipment in a straight angle. This can reduce the risk of damage to the natural eye lens. This laser probe can allow them to work around the posterior eye pole during laser surgery. 
Ergonomically designed slide button of this probe can help surgeons to adjust its positioning from curved to straight while performing the surgery. Illumination technology can aid them to perform scleral depression with extreme edges. Midfield illumination pattern of this probe is compatible with most modern and ophthalmic lights.  The recessed nature and moving design of the tube can maintain the required distance between illumination pattern and the eye without extending the laser fiber towards the retina.

Market Insight

According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.; the worldwide retinal surgery devices market is expected reach around USD 3.6 billion by 2025. It is predicted to grow at nearly 7.8% CAGR during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). High prevalence of diabetic retinopathy triggered by rising cases of diabetes can propel the market growth in the forthcoming years.

Competitive Insight

Baush & Lomb Incorporated; IRIDEX Corporation; and Synergetics, Inc.; are some of the key players operating in the global market. Most companies participate in strategic mergers & acquisitions, regional expansions, and novel product launches to sustain the stern competition within the market. 

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Wheat Protein - A Vegetarian Health Booster?

Wheat protein is a water-soluble complex protein. This cream colo red protein is obtained by separating wheat flour. Rising awareness regarding health, meat-free diet, and low calorie diet has increased the demand for wheat protein among consumers across the globe. 


Wheat protein is predominantly used in dairy, bakery, nutritional supplements, and sports food. It is cost effective and is generally available in soluble powder form. Wheat Protein is used as a primary alternative for regular milk. It is widely being used in desserts, vegan beverages, and diet for lactose intolerance. 

Wheat protein can help in maintaining cholesterol levels. Body builders, strength training athletes, and vegans prefer wheat protein as a plant-based dairy alternative. Gluten from wheat protein acts as an emulsifier. Hence, there is an impressive rise in demand from cosmetic industry and hair care and dermatology products.

Inexpensive Wheat Protein for Specialty Diets:-

Recently, Roquette has launched Nutralys wheat. This soluble and food grade wheat protein is one of the inexpensive sources of plant-based proteins. It can be used as protein fortification in cereal-based products. This wheat protein can be beneficial as an active source of protein for various specialized diets for sports and weight loss. 

Market Insights:-

According to Grand View Research, Inc.; the global wheat protein market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period (2014 to 2025). Rising applications in food and cosmetic industries can propel expansion in the near future. 

North America led the overall market in 2015. Booming food and cosmetic industries is anticipated to be the key regional growth driver. Asia Pacific is predicted to witness robust growth over the forecast period. Rising health consciousness and income levels can impel the regional growth in the forthcoming years. China, Japan, and India can witness substantial rise in demand for wheat gluten.

Prominent market participants are Archer Daniels Midland (ADM); MGM Ingredients; Mahindra Group; Cargill Inc; and Crop Energies AG.

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