Future of Chemicals & Materials in Infrastructure & Mobility

With macro-economic themes such as urbanization, innovating to zero, smart is the new green, health, wellness and wellbeing impacting our lives daily, there is increasing pressure on resources such as transportation, housing, energy and civil infrastructure and most importantly the chemicals and materials industry to support developments across these sectors.

We are the most diverse group in terms of coverage of content and companies. The team is structured to track markets from both a product as well as an end-user point of view, with a dedicated program manager and team of analysts who are industry experts in various domains such as coatings, plastics and elastomers, composites, construction chemicals, oil and gas and water treatment.

The overarching mission of Visionary Science’s Chemicals and Materials in Infrastructure and Mobility program is to help companies understand opportunities and threats and make informed strategic and tactical decisions. The program analyses the key industry trends and translates these into opportunities and threats for chemicals and materials. The value at stake in understanding these long term perspectives is significant. The output of the platform is a series of specific market studies, insightful presentations and interactive workshops.

Latest Research

Over the years, the Chemicals and Materials in Infrastructure and Mobility group has lead from front in terms of market, product and technology predictions, leading to bold recommendations that have defined and directed strategies of several companies. The group produces over 50 strategic market engineering studies and strategic insights every year. Each study banks on a robust research methodology that includes interviewing all major industry and value chain stakeholders and leveraging a huge internal database of more than 400 reports that have been produced in the last decade. The team also publishes visionary, issue focused market insights, white papers and movers and shakers interviews with industry thought leaders. The analyst team focuses on not only tracking products and technologies that are impacting today’s global infrastructure and mobility industries, but also provide in-depth and visionary insights into those which will impact these sectors in the future. The research team maintains strong relationships with companies across the various tiers of the value chain and leverages these relationships through primary interviews to provide a holistic and unbiased opinion of how markets will evolve and what technologies and products will be embraced and when.

Analysis of Trends in Weight Reduction of Thermoplastics for Structural Applications
Lightweight thermoplastics have a high potential for development and adoption in the next 2 or 3 years as there are a number of material and process developers focused on commercializing new technology innovations, and government and industrial policies support the trend. This issue of High-Tech…

Materials and Process Innovations for Food, Beverage, and Construction Applications
This issue of High-tech Materials TOE showcases rejuvenation capsules enabling self-healing attributes when integrated into the binding system of a pavement, protein powder developed from non-GMO yellow pea using a water separation process, an environment-friendly paint as replacement for…

Recent Innovations in Self-healing Composites, Self-healing Concrete, Self-healing Hydrogels, and Smart Patches
This issue of High-tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of self-healing composites, self-healing concrete, self-healing hydrogel, and smart patches. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as aerospace, automotive, building & construction,…

Southeast Asian Decorative Coating Market, Forecast to 2022
The decorative coatings industry is sensitive to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and tends to grow at 1.5 to 2 times that of Southeast Asia s GDP. The decorative coating market in Southeast Asia is expected to fare well due to the impressive growth in the construction industry, a result of the…

Material and Process Innovations for Construction, Data Storage, Air Pollution Treatment, Contaminated Water Treatment, and Personal Care
This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles advancements in lightweight building materials, magnetic random access memory (MRAM), air pollution, and more sustainable personal care products. In addition, a novel hybrid material is profiled, which not only helps to remove phosphorous contamination…

Materials and Process Developments for Healthcare, Construction, Electronics, and Aerospace Applications
This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles innovations in materials and process developments for healthcare, construction, electronics, and aerospace applications. The TOE discusses about a natural fiber-reinforced bulk molding compound for lightweight construction, a biodegradable composite from…

Innovations in Flame Retardants
This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles innovations in flame retardants. Flame retardants for use in thermoplastic materials, using organically modified silicates as flame retardants for polymers, on-toxic flame retardant for polyurethane foam applications, nanoclay flame retardants for…

Impact of Digitisation on the Chemical Industry, 2018
Digital technologies are affecting all aspects of the chemical industry along the value chain. Frost & Sullivan has divided the impact of digital transformation into seven domains along the value chain. The digital plant concept is just one of these domains. A digital plant uses innovative…

North American and European Continuous Insulation (EIFS/ETICS & SIPs) Systems Market, Forecast to 2024
This research service analyses the continuous insulation market, which mainly includes North American Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), European External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in both regions.

The study mainly includes…
Materials and Process Innovations for Digital Printing, Electronics, Direct Imaging, and Multisensing Applications
This issue of High-Tech Materials covers materials and process innovations for digital printing, electronics, direct imaging, and multisensing applications. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as food packaging, food safety and quality control, high-heat…

We help our clients recognize the implications of changing infrastructure and mobility value chain trends to their current product and service portfolio and generate, evaluate, and implement optimal growth opportunities for them. We have worked with many different types of companies along the chemicals and materials used in transportation, construction, energy and power value chain that includes:

  • Raw material and Specialty ingredient suppliers
  • A wide range of enabling technology companies looking to service a need in the current value chain

We do this through tailored and customised consulting work and strategy workshops. Projects typically involve several phases from discovery, inform, evaluate, analyse, develop and implement a business plan and growth strategy. We use our research and industry experience coupled with well-defined tools and techniques, tailored and developed by Frost & Sullivan, to manage and deliver these projects. We specialise in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Frost & Sullivan’s team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Market Opportunity Generation and Evaluation Research
  • Company Due Diligence
  • Mega Trends Research
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • Statistical Analysis and Decision Models

Advisory services projects include the following:

  • Pricing Analysis for Pigment production
  • 360 Degree Market Assessment of Global Construction Chemicals Markets
  • Deep-dive Analysis of the Fuel Additives Market
  • Strategic Partner Selection: Identifying companies with Injection moulding Capabilities
  • Growth Opportunities for Coatings Companies in the APAC Road and Traffic Markings Market
  • Value Chain and Supplier Analysis of the Automotive Vehicle Refinish Market
  • Assessment of Future Battery Systems Competing with Lithium Ion Technology
  • Market Assessment of Bio-based Monomers

Frost & Sullivan’s Chemicals and Materials in Infrastructure and Mobility Research Team can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organization to highlight the emerging trends in food, agriculture, and nutrition, and identify the impact to your organization. This is flexible around your needs, where we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker, through to full facilitation of a workshop to ensure your delegates are fully engaged with opportunities and their relevance to their department. Full written follow-up reports and actionable strategies are provided thereafter.

“It has been a true pleasure working with Frost & Sullivan. They were able to customize the approach to fit our needs perfectly and we find the output delivered by their highly knowledgeable team very value-adding – in fact, it is something that our entire organization can use as a fact-based roadmap for a number of years to come.”

–Perstorp AB

“Frost & Sullivan is constantly listening to the client’s needs and ideas and able to transfer them into significant market reports. It was a pleasure to have Frost & Sullivan as a partner for the detailed and passionate discussions sharpening the outcome.”

–Clariant Refinery Services

“Frost & Sullivan executed our order for a global market analysis in an excellent way. Regular phone and face to face consultations provided us within the predetermined time period and an estimated cost frame with data which enabled us to start a new significant project development in our company.”


“I am very happy with the Frost & Sullivan Partnership Service- the responsiveness of our account manager combined with the analysts’ insights has helped on a number of very varied subjects. The online portal is a great tool- having quick, easy access to technical and industry research is proving valuable and the frequently issued Technical Insight Reports are well received and provide food for thought.”

–Intelligence and Insight Manager, Huntsman Corporation

Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan’s expertise in Chemicals and Materials in Infrastructure and Mobility research and consulting includes work in the following strategic and operational areas.

Paints & Coatings

Our extensive coverage of the paints and coatings industry includes the following:

Mobility – Automotive Refinish Coatings, OEM Coatings, HSR coatings, Aviation coatings, Marine coatings.
Infrastructure – Architectural, Decorative, Protective, Road Marking, Anti-Corrosion, Powder Coatings, Pipe and Tank Coatings.


Our Industrial coverage focuses on chemical and materials used for increasing efficiency, productivity of systems across end industries such as transportation and manufacturing.

The following types of markets are covered:

Mobility – Fuel Additives and Lubricants, Catalysts.
Infrastructure – Metalworking Fluids, Greases, Additives, Heat Transfer Fluids, Lubricants.

Building & Construction

With Energy Efficiency, Lightweighting and Sustainability driving the industry, we track markets such as Materials for Thermal and Acoustic Insulation, Roofing and Waterproofing,Glazing, Smart Windows and Piping applications. Our focus on the B&C market also includes Elastomers, Plastics, Composites, Construction Chemicals, Renewable Chemicals and Membranes.

Energy (Oil & Gas, and Renewable Energy) Infrastructure

While in developing regions such as Asia and Latin America, there is a pressing need to increase energy production, developed regions are focusing on clean and inexpensive energy through renewable integration, new production technologies, shale gas etc. This subsequently has given rise to opportunities for Coatings, Composites, Films, Core Materials, Adhesives, Lubricants,Pastes, Coolants for Wind energy, Photovoltaic Materials, Oilfield Chemicals, Corrosion Protection which we continuously monitor.

Lightweight Materials

This is one of our core areas of coverage mainly centered around the usage of Plastics, Composites and Elastomers across important sectors such as Automotive, Public Transportation, Aerospace and Construction for light weighting and metal substitution applications.


Urbanization and Resource Scarcity are some of the key factors driving up the need for Clean, Continuous and Connected supply of water and electricity. Under this area we cover markets such as Wire and Cable Materials, Water and Wastewater Chemicals, Desalination Chemicals and Membranes.

Meet the Team

Dr. Leonidas Dokos

Business Unit Leader - Europe

Brian Balmer

Industry Principal

Soundarya Shankar

Senior Analyst

Christeena Thomas

Senior Research Analyst
Sayan Mukherjee

Sayan Mukherjee

Senior Research Analyst

News, Events & Resources

Rapidly Changing Product Landscape—Coatings, Adhesives, and Sealants in Automotive & Transportation

The market for coatings, adhesives, and sealants in this end industry is greatly influenced by the increasingly stringent environmental mandates that are strictly enforced in European countries and North America. These regulations are also rapidly being implemented in countries of the developing world, especially in Asia-Pacific.

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Developing Nations’ Demand for Safer Pesticides Drives Higher Adoption of Biopesticides

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Crop Protection Market, Forecast to 2023, analyses the market segments of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bioherbicides, bioinsecticides, and biofungicides. It focuses on key growth factors, market trends, technologies, product innovations, and the competitive landscape.

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Frost & Sullivan Names Guardhat the 2019 North America Company of the Year for its Connected PPE Worker Safety Solutions

Based on its recent analysis of the North American connected safety market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Detroit-based Guardhat with the 2019 North America Company of the Year Award for its comprehensive connected safety solutions. The Guardhat platform offers robust solutions for bridging last mile connection between wearable safety personal protective equipment (PPE) and enterprise systems.

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