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Coatings Drive Electric Vehicles Further

Products Finishing - According to Anthony Schiavo, senior analyst at Lux Research, EVs will require less lightweighting — not more. “Light weighting can be cost-effective against batteries at today’s prices, but our expectations are that battery pack sizes will go up. Lightweighting is more effective as the battery pack size goes up. The reality is that now there’s a much bigger opportunity for cost reduction from the battery side.”

Lux Research Names Top 5 Technologies Disrupting the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Products Finishing - According to Anthony Schiavo, senior analyst at Lux Research, EVs will require less lightweighting — not more. “Light weighting can be cost-effective against batteries at today’s prices, but our expectations are that battery pack sizes will go up. Lightweighting is more effective as the battery pack size goes up. The reality is that now there’s a much bigger opportunity for cost reduction from the battery side.”

Lux Research Names Top 5 Technologies Disrupting the Energy Industry

PR NEWSWIRE - New research from Lux identifies and ranks 12 key technologies that will reshape the world. The technologies are chosen based on innovation interest scores from the Lux Tech Signal, a composite measure assembled from a variety of innovation data sources, along with input from Lux's experts. In addition to highlighting the 12 key overall technologies, for the first time ever, this year's report ranks the top five technologies for the energy industry.

Mobility a major focus for smart city innovation growth

Smart Cities World - Increasingly complex operating landscapes are forcing cities to seek out novel technologies and business models to help support future urban mobility.

A Silver Bullet For COVID-19?

Engineering.com - According to a report launched by Lux Research, antimicrobial coatings have not been as widely adopted considering their benefits. While they are utilized in sectors such as health care, it has been difficult to quantify their benefits on human health.

Public money to stimulate supply of sustainable hydrogen

C&E News - The production of carbon-neutral hydrogen, dubbed green hydrogen, and of low-carbon hydrogen, dubbed blue hydrogen, is set to increase around the world in 2021, especially in Europe. “There’s been a surge of interest in hydrogen, and it’s not slowing down,” says Runeel Daliah, an analyst at Lux Research. The attention is a response to the continued restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions by regulators around the world.

Study says mobility a major focus for Smart City innovation growth

TechInvest - With urban populations expected to increase more than 50% by 2050, smart city planners are turning to novel technologies and business models to support future urban mobility.

Urban mobility will center on MaaS, driverless delivery: report

Smart City Dive - Cities will continue to face various pain points due to explosive population growth, including road congestion, if people are overly reliant on personal vehicles, Lux Research reported. Indeed, the annual costs from congestion in the United States will reach around $250 billion in lost productivity, fuel and other costs by 2025, the Texas Transportation Institute reports.

Are Antimicrobial Coatings Effective in the Fight Against COVID-19?

ADHESIVES & SEALANTS INDUSTRY - COVID-19 has drastically changed the perception of hygiene and cleanliness, spurring interest in antimicrobial coatings, according to a recent report from Lux Research. These coatings previously struggled to find widespread adoption due to difficulties in quantifying their impact on human health, but the pandemic has drawn attention to them as an important safety measure.

More materials innovation needed to meet demand for face masks / Fastest growth in coatings / Lux Research report

PLASTICS INFORMATION EUROPE - In its latest report, “Mask Up: The Rising Need for Material Innovations in Face Masks”, Lux said further development is needed across two areas: new materials and end-of-life improvements, including reuse, recycling or biodegradable options.

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