Putting the Gleam Back on Metals
Higher oil prices, which increases the cost of the petrochemicals used in plastics, technological advances in new alloys coming out of the manufacturing industry and universities around the globe, and increasing interest in the environment are transforming the perception of a smokestack industry into a resurgent business that is a green alternative to materials that are harder to recycle.
One Word: Bioplastics | The Technology Gains Momentum, But Hurdles Remain
It’s been 40 years since Mr. McGuire pulled Benjamin Braddock aside at his graduation party and said, “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word … Are you listening? ... Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.”
Nora Slanski presents at American Metal Market's (AMM) Stainless and its Alloys Conference, April 2008
Nora Slanski participated on the Technological-Metallurgical Advances panel discussion.
IP Overview of Biodegradable Adhesives
Biodegradable Adhesives: Assessment of Formulations, Commercial Products and Applications
This report assesses the open literature within the past five years on research initiatives on biodegradable adhesive formulations. A synopsis of common formulations utilized, potential applications of these adhesives and competitive intelligence of the top companies disclosing inventions related to these adhesive formulations was included. Also of interest to the client was a listing of commercially available biodegradable adhesive products including information on the usefulness of these adhesive systems in different markets.
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Custom Briefing: Advances in the Clean Coal Sector
This is an example of a Custom Briefing, offered as part of Nerac's Research & Advisory services.
Custom Briefings are designed to keep you up to date on vital technology trends, competitive intelligence and key market indicators so that you can make informed decisions on a timely basis.
Based on your criteria, Nerac’s expert analysts will review critical new information so that your key people don’t spend valuable time vetting volumes of irrelevant or unimportant updates. The Nerac team will concentrate solely on technology and market information essential to your company’s success and will deliver the work in a concise and actionable format according to your needs.
Competitive Intelligence Briefing: Bio-based Chemicals and Materials | Cellulosic Ethanol
Nerac's custom briefings and automated alerts help chemical and materials companies stay up to date on critical technology trends, competitive intelligence and key market indicators in the sustainable technologies and bio-based materials markets. Hot topics in this area include recyclable packaging materials, biobased polymers and sustainable specialty chemicals. This custom briefing focuses on tracking competitive intelligence in the area of cellulosic ethanol. Download the free sample report here.
Competitive Intelligence Briefing | Competitor Watch
Nerac's Competitive Intelligence Briefings are designed to help you keep a watchful eye on competitive activities, emerging technologies, key market indicators and trends. Nerac analysts draw upon a wide variety of expert resources to track relevant news, newly published patents and technical journal literature. This information, along with an analyst overview on topics of key interest, is delivered on a timeline customized to your needs.
Patent Overview | Plasma-Applied Antimicrobials to Polyester
The sample client company recently developed a novel plasma radiation technique for applying antimicrobials to polyester fibers for the fabrication of microbe resistant textiles. Nerac analysts surveyed the US and International patent literature for any patent applications or granted patents related to this area of interest.
Patent Review | Modification of Polyester Fibers
The sample client company is involved in textile manufacture and are utilizing more green initiatives in their R&D practices. Their research is heavily involved in modifying polyester fibers to impart certain characteristics such as antimicrobials, water repellency and stain resistance to create textiles and clothing products. The sample company has recently developed an eco-friendly plasma radiation technique that has the potential to replace their old methodology for modifying these fiber surfaces.
The goal of this report is to perform a patent review to find all patents that cite methods for modifying polyester fibers via plasma radiation.
Technology Scouting Research Report
Technology Scouting is a critical activity in an open innovation paradigm to discover key innovations. It involves searching for, identifying, and evaluating potentially relevant and interesting technologies and/or inventors.
Nerac can provide an independent third-party view into new technology areas and supplement internal resources with critical adjacency/non-core expertise via a specialized analyst review of the data. Customizable and flexible deliverables for both large and small engagements make our service uniquely valuable.
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