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.

Colorful_Paint_Bucket.jpgWe 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.

Meet the Team

Deepak.jpgDeepak Karthikeyan

Global Industry Manager

Leonidas.jpgDr. Leonidas Dokos

Business Unit Leader - Europe

Brian-balmer.jpgBrian Balmer

Industry Principal

Soundarya-Shankar.jpgSoundarya Shankar

Senior Analyst

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

Paints-&-Coatings.gifOur 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.


Industrial.gifOur 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

Building-&-Construction.gifWith 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

Energy-Oil-Gas-Renewable2.gifWhile 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

Lightweight_Material2.gifThis is one of our core areas of coverage mainly centred 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.


Utilities2.gifUrbanization 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.

Research and Current Insights

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.

Future of Chemicals & Materials in Infrastructure Research

Global Fire Protection Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023

Fire protection coatings are coating systems that are required to be applied on structural elements in building & construction on various industries to provide adequate rescue and evacuation time in the event of a fire. Fire hazards are basically of two types which are hydrocarbon fire (that…

Research Advances in Reinforced and Smart Concrete

Smart and reinforced concrete materials can provide various functional benefits for buildings and construction. These concrete structures help the construction and building structures achieve a maximum service life without the need of frequent maintenance and rehabilitation activities. Smart and…

Plastics for the Building and Construction Industry

Plastics are used in all forms in the building and construction industry for many purposes such as insulation, construction liners, roofing systems, and many more application. Attributes such as high mechanical strength, lightweight, ease of installation, and energy efficiency are driving the use of…

North American and European Architectural Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023

Scope of the Study

This research study includes the following segments:

Scope: Architectural coatings. Segmented by chemistry (acrylics, alkyds, polyurethanes, others) and segmented by technology (waterborne, solvent-borne)

Geographic scope: North America and Europe

End-user scope:…

Strategic Overview of the Adhesives Market in India, Forecast to 2020

The study aims to analyse the adhesives market in India for 2015 and the trends until 2020.

Research Scope

Global market overview

India market analysis and end-user outlook

Classification of adhesives and new emerging applications

Growth drivers and restraints for the market


Innovations in Permeable Concrete - High-Tech Materials TOE

Permeable concrete has a porous textures that allow air and/or liquids to pass through. Widely used for stormwater management due to its functional and environmental advantages, it is extensively used as paver or flagstone and grassed infill.

The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine…

Analysis of the Cement Additives Market in Nigeria and South Africa

The largest cement industries are now in the developing world due to new investments and capacity expansion as well as the high demand for cement. Mature markets such as Europe and the United States are at a repair and maintain stage which requires very little cement. This study looks at the current…

Superhydrophobic Coatings for Building and Construction Industry (TechVision)

The superhydrophobic coatings market is expected to grow significantly in the next 5 years with the construction sector playing an increasingly important role because of increasing need to extend life of concrete structures and reduce maintenance costs associated with high rise glass buildings.…

Growth Opportunities within Selected Chemicals Market in Nigeria and Kenya

The drive for infrastructure development and market self-sufficiency is common to both Nigeria and Kenya, as is the desire to export excess products to neighbouring countries. This study provides an overview of the cement, fertiliser, and plastic packaging markets in Nigeria and Kenya and…

Analysis of the European Construction Chemicals Market

Scope of the Study

This research study includes the following segments:

Product scope: Construction chemicals (concrete admixtures, waterproofing, grouts and concrete repair, industrial flooring segments)

Geographic scope: Europe

End-user scope: Construction chemical manufacturer, raw…

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Future of Chemicals & Materials in Mobility Research

High-strength, Lightweight Materials

High-strength, lightweight materials are in huge demand for structural applications to meet the demand from industries for stronger, durable, low-weight attributes. Examples of such materials include high-entropy metal alloys, fiber-reinforced hydrogels, and shape memory alloys. These materials are…

Nano-additives to Enhance Performance and Lifespan of Automotive Engines

Fuel combustion is a key global challenge with the automotive industry being touted as one of the major contributors. Governments are pushing the manufacturers from automotive market to reduce the amount of emissions and automotive OEMs have been active in finding ways to accomplish the same.…

Material Innovations for the Automotive Industry

This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles developments and opportunities in innovative automotive materials and key processes and applications for them, such as renewable polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, carbon fiber wheels, cellulosic nanomaterials, 3D printing epoxy resin,…

Petroleum Industry Supply Chain in South Africa, 2015

The petroleum value chain in South Africa is quite complex and is made up of many capital-intensive processes that often require costly infrastructure. Strategic management and appropriate infrastructure is vital to ensure an optimal flow throughout the petroleum supply chain. The challenge for…

Adhesives and Sealants for the Automotive Industry - High-Tech Materials TOE

Adhesives and sealants play an important role in meeting the growing need in the automotive industry for improvements in driving comfort, performance, safety and reliability of vehicles. A top level analysis of the critical needs and possible solutions show that high performance adhesives and…

Nanotechnology Innovations in the Automotive Industry - Nanotech TOE

Nanotechnology applications are slowly emerging in the automotive industry. The key research trends in the automotive industry enhanced by nanotechnology are in car body and window protective layers; improving fuel cell efficiency; and in lightweight materials to reduce fuel consumption and…

Supply and Demand Assessment of Lithium

As lithium-ion battery technology's adoption increases within the automotive, energy storage, and consumer electronics industries, the upstream section of the value chain will experience increasing pressure to cater to this burgeoning demand. This market insight focuses on providing a snapshot of…

Automotive Interior Surface Materials Market in North America Insights and Trends

This market insight covers the North American (United States, Canada, and Mexico) automotive interior surface materials market. Research segments are analyzed by thermoformed TPO/PP, TPU by powder slush molding (PSM), PU spray, PVC by PSM, thermoformed PVC, and new TPEs. Market demand, growth…

Lightweighting in Aerospace Future of Composites

This research service identifies the major drivers and restraints, regional trends, and technology segment trends in the global aerospace lightweight materials market. The study covers 4 regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. It provides an in-depth analysis of…

Application Assessment of Carbon Fibers (TechVision)

The carbon fibers market is expected to grow significantly in the next 5 to 7 years primarily driven by the automotive sector due to regulatory pressure to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the weight of the vehicles. Presently, they are primarily used in the aerospace industry and in high-end…

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Growth Consulting

Motor_Oil.jpgWe 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
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Frost & Sullivan's Chemicals and Materials in Infrastructure and Mobility Research Team can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organisation to highlight the emerging trends in food, agriculture, and nutrition, and identify the impact to your organisation. 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.

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