Insights from BCC Research

Ceramic 3D Printing Advances Labs-on-Chips, Organs-on-Chips

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Prostetic-Healthcare-Ceramics.jpgCeramic 3D printing represents about 11% of the global 3D printing industry, which BCC Research says is humming along at a greater than 20% CAGR through 2022. And that impressive growth rate is even slower than the total market for 3D printing of technical ceramics, which is forecast to blaze at a 25.6% CAGR from 2017 to 2022.

Read More

Topics: Advanced Materials

Ceramic Implant Material Would Allow Ultrasound Brain Surgery

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 8, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Over the past several decades, bioceramics have helped improve the quality of life for millions of people. These specially designed materials, which include polycrystalline aluminum oxide, HA (a calcium phosphate mineral that is also the major component of bones in vertebrates), partially stabilized zirconium oxide, bioactive glass or glass-ceramics, and polyethylene-HA composites, have been successfully used for the repair, reconstruction and replacement of diseased or damaged parts of the body, especially bone.

Read More

Topics: Advanced Materials

U.S. Rug Industry to Continue Growth Dominance over Carpet

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM
Residential Flooring.jpegThe U.S. rug business will continue its three-year reign over carpet, in terms of growth. Area rug sales should top $2.5 billion in 2016, a
3. 5% gain from 2015, reports FCNews Research.

Growing consumer demands for hard surfaces and custom rug programs have provided manufacturers with additional selling opportunities. According to FCNews, most traditional broadloom companies offer some variation of a custom rug program in which rugs are cut from broadloom and can be specifically tailored to the needs of consumers.

The trend represents an add-on opportunity that generates considerable revenue, one more flooring dealers and non-flooring outlets are leveraging. In fact, FCNews reports that some flooring retailers that previously diminished or even shelved the rug category are reconsidering its marketability, and using the Internet to push online sales.
Read More

Topics: Advanced Materials

Water-like Polymer Creates High-Temperature Ceramics

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM
liquid polymerMix together the following ingredients—a little silicon, some boron, a smidge of carbon, a pinch of nitrogen and a dollop of hydrogen—and you might invent a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic properties.
Read More

Topics: Advanced Materials