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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

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.

Growth Opportunities for Bio-based Chemicals and Materials in Europe and North America, 2017

This research analyzes the penetration of bio-based chemicals and materials in three main applications that include paints and coatings, plastics, and adhesives and sealants. The study, therefore, has three segments - bio-based paints and coatings, bio-based plastics, and bio-based adhesives and…

Global Powder Coatings Market, Forecast to 2023

The global powder coatings market research analyses the penetration of powder coatings across various end markets such as appliances, automotive, architectural, furniture, agricultural construction and mining equipment (ACME), and pipe coatings. The global deliverable covers 4 key regions that…

Advancements in Self-healing Cement, Ultra-fine Nanofibers, Digital Ceramic Printing, Carbon-based and Bio-based Plastics

This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles self-healing cement, ultra-fine nanofibers, digital ceramic printing, carbon-based and bio-based plastics.

Innovations in focus are a self-healing cement for repairing oil and gas wells, ultrafine nanofibers developed using low-cost processing methods for…

Material Advances in 3D Printing, Crop Health, Building and Construction

This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE focusses on advances in 3D printing, crop health, building and construction. Innovations profiled include material a material for improving crop health, a building material developed using carbon dioxide, 3D printed porous bricks and a 3D printed house made from…

Materials Innovations Transforming 3D Printing

Building & Construction sector has been dominated by same materials and technologies for ages with hardly any disruptive innovations with regards to material technologies. The current construction techniques lead to a lot of material wastage, takes a lot of time to build as well as creates a lot…

African Chemicals Outlook 2017

This study presents some of the predictions that Frost & Sullivan believes will shape, grow, and have high relevance within the African chemicals industry for 2017 to 2019, specifically within sub-Saharan Africa. Key African trends are discussed, including digitisation and convergence, smart…

Advances in Nanotechnology for the Automotive, Road Paving, Glass, Fuel Cell, and Wastewater Industries

This issue of Nanotech TOE profiles recent nanotechnology developments in automotive, road paving, glass, fuel cell, and wastewater industries.

In particular, it profiles lightweight and strong nanoceramic aluminum alloy for the transportation industry, magnetic nanoparticles for self-healing road…

North American and European Building and Construction Composites Market, Forecast to 2023

This research service analyzes the building and construction (B&C) composites market in North America and Europe.

Europe Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, and Eastern Europe, among others

North America The United States and Canada

The main segments…

Novel Biomaterials for Medical Applications

This Research Service (RS) offers a strategic perspective on the global emerging industry of biomaterial technologies for various medical applications. This research service is segmented into three chapters, with the first two focusing on analysis of the top trends from both technology and industry…

Innovations in Aerogels, Graphene, and Carbon Fibers

This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations that include high-performance aerogel-based insulation for building and construction, graphene enhanced nanocomposites for increased thermal and electrical conductivity, and recycled carbon fibers with wide application potential.


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

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.

"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

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.