Lux Research scouts advanced materials throughout the innovation funnel, assisting clients in devising future business strategies that best capitalize on the emerging technologies of today and tomorrow. Coating and structural material technologies enhance the performance of today’s products, while emerging platform technologies like graphene, metamaterials, and MOFs advance the frontier of tomorrow’s material capabilities. However, even the most remarkable materials won’t generate profits without properly crafted and informed strategies.
 
In our on-going coverage of Advanced Materials, Lux Research helps companies:
 
  • Stay on top of rapidly evolving technology
  • Accurately match material properties and costs to target applications
  • Assess a wide variety of companies, both established and emerging
  • Navigate a crowded intellectual landscape
  • Monitor innovations emerging around the globe
  • Understand how competing technologies stack up

Recently Profiled Companies

  • QuesTek Innovations

    Develops high-performance metal alloys and additive manufacturing materials using materials modeling software

    Jan 14, 2017

  • General Nano

    CNT sheets and films for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, lightweighting, light absorption, and thermal applications

    Jan 13, 2017

  • Mackinac Group

    Functional polymers containing metal carbonyl complexes

    Jan 13, 2017

  • Pennsylvania State University - Demirel Group

    Academic lab designing and synthesizing protein-based materials

    Jan 5, 2017

  • Graphenstone

    Lime- and graphene-based paints, coatings, mortars, adhesives, and sealants

    Dec 16, 2016

  • KW Plastics

    Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) resins made of post-consumer plastics

    Dec 16, 2016

  • Eurekite

    Ceramic nanofibers to increase thermal performance in composites

    Dec 12, 2016

  • Hive

    Digital code printing, tracking, and connectivity for packaging

    Dec 12, 2016

  • Xjet

    Inkjet 3D printing of metal

    Dec 12, 2016

  • Adaptive3D

    Thermoset 3D printing for production scale manufacturing

    Dec 12, 2016

  • TopChim

    Develops barrier coating formulations with vegetable oil-loaded polystyrene maleimide (SMI) nanoparticles, and vegetable-oil-based waxes

    Dec 8, 2016

  • Excel Coatings

    Hydrophobic coatings, heat-reflective roof coatings, and antimicrobial finishing additives

    Dec 1, 2016

Download a sample company profile.

Sample Advanced Materials Topics
  • Protective coatings
  • Functional coatings (i.e. hydrophobic, anti-microbial, self-healing)
  • Platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts
  • High performance metal alloys like AHSS, Al, Mg, and Ti
  • Sheet magnesium
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Metal injection molding
  • Carbon fiber composites
  • High temperature thermoplastics
  • Composite processing and recycling technologies
  • Printable Materials
  • Carbon nanomaterials
  • Advanced ceramics
  • Smart materials
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Metamaterials
  • Electrostatically-paintable composite automotive body panels
  • Advanced barrier additives for packaging
  • Wind turbine composite blades and anti-icing coatings
  • Aerospace coatings and structural composites
  • Chrome-coating replacement
  • Oil & gas drill shafts, production tubulars, and risers
  • Electrostatic dissipation (ESD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI)-shielding
  • Tribological coatings for internal combustion engines
  • Diesel oxidation catalysts
  • Anti-microbial and light weight medical devices
  • Waterproof electronics casing

Next steps