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Increasing R&D Activity & Expanding Applications Drive the Global Sol-Gel Products Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn – Strong investments in R&D has resulted in a wide number of sol-gel products being commercialized in recent years. Currently, a number of products are in pipeline in various stages of development, testing, and evaluation. Demand for Sol-Gel processing is surging, due to the superior homogeneity and purity of glass and ceramic materials synthesized using the process, when compared to the conventional methods. Sol-gel techniques enable ceramics and glass to be shaped at low temperatures into fibers, films, monoliths, nano-powders, and a variety of other forms that would otherwise be impossible to achieve through conventional processes.

The market in the coming years is poised to benefit from the expanding use of sol-gel products in aerospace, automotive, construction, cosmetics, agriculture, analytical chemistry, food and beverages, architecture, biomedicine, chemical, defense, dentistry, electronics, environmental, refrigeration, and textiles. In the electronics sector, sol-gel products are used for manufacturing fiber optic sensors, and thin films and coatings for optical, electronic, and opto-electronic devices and components. Luminescent solar concentrators; gasochromic, photochromic, and electrochromic plates for intelligent windows; active waveguides; environmental sensors; biological impurity sensors; non-linear and linear optics materials; and semiconductor quantum dots are few of the numerous advanced materials being developed for optoelectronic applications.

Sol-gel technologies are also being used in the production of anti-reflective coatings for architectural and automotive applications, decorative and protective coatings for various substrates; and lasers and nonlinear-active and passive waveguides. Sol-Gel processes are being used for synthesizing aerogels, nanofibers, and ultra-thin, multi-functional nano-coatings with enhanced anti-bacterial, easy-to-clean, self-cleaning, anti-fouling, hydrophilic or hydrophobic, fingerprint-resistant, abrasion-resistant, or heat resistant properties. The biomedical field represents another major end-use sector, with applications ranging from biomolecule carriers for biomedical and dental products, to filtration and separation membranes. Increased focus on preventing cross-infections and nosocomial infections is enabling sol-gel processes to play a vital role in the development of bio-active antimicrobial nanocoatings and materials for a diverse array of bio-medical products and surfaces.

As stated by the new market research report on Sol-Gel Products, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. The country also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 8.9% over the analysis, supported by increasing research and development initiatives in Sol-Gel technology.

Major players in the market include 3M Company, Aspen Aerogels Inc. Cabot Corp., Chemat Technology Inc., Compagnie De Saint-Gobain SA, Gaema Tech Co. Ltd, MarkeTech International Inc., Nanogate AG, NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH, Prinz Optics GmbH, and TAASI Corporation.

The research report titled “Sol-Gel Products: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of global companies. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe markets), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please click here

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world’s largest and reputed market research firms.

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Electrolock, Inc. Announces Proprietary Brand of Mica Tape

Hiram, Ohio (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

Electrolock Incorporated is proud to announce the addition of Pyrodox™ to its current line of wire and cable insulation products. The proprietary brand of mica tape and will be on exhibition from April 27 to 30 at Interwire 2015, the largest wire and cable manufacturing trade show in the Americas.

Pyrodox utilizes muscovite mica and phlogopite mica to provide the proper high temperature performance, fire survival, and the durability necessary to insulate wire and cable from extreme temperatures while maintaining circuit integrity.

Pyrodox comes in several styles – GP 300, GP 400, GP 500, GM 500, and GP 600 – each with varying specifications for thickness, weight, mica content, and more to serve the needs of those in oil exploration, military and defense, aerospace, and any other industries that require high-quality mica tapes to withstand extreme temperatures.

“We are very excited to release our own proprietary brand of mica tape,” says Electrolock National Product Manager Rich Reed. “Electrolock, Inc. has been serving the Wire & Cable industry for over 40 years and we are very happy to continue to do so with Pyrodox™.”

Pyrodox™ is currently available to help meet all of your high-temperature insulation challenges in slit pads and traverse packs.

About Electrolock, Inc.:

Electrolock has been a leader in designing, manufacturing, and converting high temperature insulation for wire and cable applications since 1957. Our state-of-the-art electrical and chemistry laboratories keep us a step ahead in new product development, and provide our customers and suppliers with access to the latest testing technology. For more information, visit To request a sample, head to

Scigineer Inc. Unveils the Personalized Shopping Experience of the Future at Decoded Fashion

Scigineer Inc., a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, announces its concept store at Decoded Fashion Tokyo Summit 2015 on July 9, 2015. The theme this year at this conference from New York that caters to fashion and leading-edge technology companies is “Fashion in the Digital World: Engaging with Tomorrow’s Consumer.” In a store equipped with the personalization engine “dequwas,” visitors to the event will be able to experience the future of shopping from the consumer’s perspective.

Decoded Fashion was first held in New York in 2012, and has been held at cutting-edge fashion centers around the world, including London and Milan. The Tokyo summit marks the first appearance in Asia for the conference. Scigineer Inc. joins Decoded Fashion at the invitation of conference founder Liz Bacelar.

“Technologies such as point of sales consumer data collected in store are crucial to retailers today,” said Bacelar, “We are delighted to be able to inspire our attending brands with Scigineer newest technologies.”

For the Tokyo Summit, Scigineer Inc. has constructed a store for next-generation Japanese where visitors will be able to enjoy a new shopping experience based on Scigineer Inc.’s independently developed fusion of Complex Network theory personalization technology and fashion, as well as customer service from Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper.

Humanoid robot assistance and POS-linked print-on-demand catalogs use personalization technology augmented with existing shopping aspects such as online stores. In this way, an omnichannel touchpoint user experience has been designed for the discovery of ‘happiness that can’t be found by search.’

Overview of the Decoded Fashion Shopping Experience

Hospitality based on in-store behavior analysis

Using in-store Wi-Fi access points and video cameras, the system analyzes which shelves the customers browsed, and in what way, right through to purchase, without capturing personal information such as age and gender. This analysis is linked with the technology of Beabloo.

With this in-depth analysis, stores can optimize product display and better allocate staff to increase in-store customer service and provide a superior customer experience. Additionally, linking with in-store digital signage can enable the delivery of personalized information to customers.

Linking with the customer’s location and situation, optimal timing of information delivery

Linking with location information from Wi-Fi and GPS embedded in the smartphone (provided by iRidge technology) enables the delivery of personalized information when the customer enters a specified area.

Without the customer being bothered by unnecessary advertisements at inappropriate times, this system makes it possible for them to get the information they want at the appropriate time and place.

Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank provides hospitality, and through conversation, recommends products for customers

“I want to talk with the sales staff and get them to recommend a product for me, but I can’t find anyone to talk to.”

This is an example of what a customer can say to a robot who will analyze their individual preferences and recommend the optimal products for them.

A direct line to the desired product through radar-assisted shopping search

At this event, RFID (radio frequency identifier: near field communication between tag and reader technology is utilized to guide the customer to the place where the desired product is located via a smartphone app. This will reduce time and bother for customers in discovering their favorite products.

Personalized leaflets for increasing brand loyalty

When products are purchased in-store, a personalized leaflet is printed out from a printer installed next to the cash register. This leaflet utilizes purchase history data from the online store to analyze individual customer preferences and provides a printout of recommended items for the next shopping trip.

Upon returning home, the customer can look over the items that match the purchased product.

The products printed on the leaflet can be purchased from the online store, and as the system keeps track of that purchase, the next trip to the store can be handled with an increased level of personalized hospitality. This technology is provided in collaboration with TOSHIBA TECH.

Personalization engine uses data to provide joy in discovery

Scigineer Inc.’s personalization engine “dequwas” is a Big Data analysis technology developed on the basis of Complex Network theory. Free of language constraints and able to carry out integrated processing of diverse data at high speed, the system is used in Japan and globally as a personalization engine and for omnichannel analysis, combining the online and real worlds of shopping. With a vast expanse of data, this system enables consumers to discover products and information that enhance the shopping experience.

See Scigineer Inc.’s shopping technology at Decoded Fashion today on floor B2, Room Brooklyn III.

About Scigineer Inc.

Based on the idea that ‘there is happiness that cannot be discovered via search engines,’ Scigineer Inc. is a technology company founded by an associate professor and research members of the Hokkaido University Graduate School, Complex System Engineering Group.

As “Science+Engineering=Scigineer,” the company applies engineering to cutting-edge scientific expertise for the practical application of analysis technology, which utilizes Complex Network theory. The company’s mission is to solve the 21st century challenge of information overload, which leads to the inability to find the things that consumers want. For more information, please visit (note: site is in Japanese only).

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