Alarming Rise in Sludge Being Produced from Industries to Bolster Deployment of Sludge Dewatering Equipment

The demand for sludge dewatering equipment is increasing at a significant rate across the world due to the alarming rise in the amount of sludge being produced. As a result of this, regulatory authorities and government bodies of several countries are focusing on reforming their regulations and guidelines on effective sludge disposal and treatment. Government bodies of countries in the Asia Pacific and the European Union are specially focusing on imposing strict regulations regarding the dewatering of sludge and regular treatment of wastes in industries.

According to a research report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global sludge dewatering equipment market is expected to expand at a 5.5% CAGR between 2015 and 2023. The market was worth US$3.3 bn in 2016 and is likely to touch a valuation of US$4.83 bn by the end of 2023.

Which technology is expected to generate the maximum revenue for the sludge dewatering equipment market?

With the implementation of stringent regulations by government bodies and the rising concerns regarding environment protection, the deployment of sludge dewatering equipment is also expected to gain momentum over the forthcoming years. However, many industries are still concerned regarding the high initial costs associated with the adoption of sludge dewatering systems. Owing to this, many consumers are preferring the use of belt filter sludge dewatering technology as this type of sludge treatment system is less expensive and consumes less power as compared to other systems.

How deep will the impact of high costs be on the growth of the global sludge dewatering equipment market?

According to a report by TMR, the average cost of sludge dewatering system is comparatively higher than the total cost of manufacturing. Furthermore, the mounting costs of maintaining and operating sludge dewatering equipment is also expected to negatively impact the growth of the market as consumers are shifting towards alternative methods for sludge treatment. 

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However, companies operating in the global market are now focusing on combating this problem. Numerous manufacturers of sludge dewatering equipment are stressing on reducing their manufacturing as well as operational costs by improving production units and methods of production. For instance, recently a leading manufacturer of sludge dewatering equipment, MSE Hiller, announced the manufacturing of off-site sludge dewatering systems. It is expected that this will help further in reducing the risks of health hazards, site commissioning times, decrease the cost of safety standards implementation, and enable quick installation as well.

Which region is anticipated to provide lucrative growth opportunities to manufacturers?

As concerns regarding the effect of sludge produced by industries on the environment are rising, the implementation of sludge control standards is also increasing. Many countries have already initiated the deployment of sludge dewatering equipment across several industries. Countries under the European Union are taking noteworthy steps towards reducing sludge production. Moreover, manufacturers of sludge dewatering equipment in Europe are likely to benefit from the mounting demand for such equipment across the region. As a result of this, Europe is expected to account for a share of 39.88% in the global sludge dewatering equipment market by 2023.

Beer Market in Latin America and Middle East Rising Due to Rapid Urbanization

Beer is produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of sugar, and is rated among the top three most consumed drinks worldwide along with water and tea. While hops add the characteristic bitter flavor to most beer varieties, others are flavored using herbs or fruits. The main ingredients of beer are water, brewer’s yeasts, malted barley, and wheat and hops. Beer is categorized into four segments: dark, lager, non-alcoholic, and stout beer.

According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the market for beer in Latin America and Middle East was valued at US$57.1 bn in 2014 and is estimated to reach US$77.1 bn by the end of 2021, rising at a healthy CAGR of 4.40% during the forecast period. Competition in the market is now stiffer than ever before as SABMiller Plc. recently merged with Anheuser-Busch InBev in a billion-dollar deal to dominate the Latin America market.

What factors are driving and restraining the growth of the beer market in Latin America and Middle East?

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 64.9% of the people in Latin America were obese as of 2013. WHO also stated in 2010 that the risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases in the Middle East is very high with 55.6% of population in the region suffering from excessive fat around the organs and under the skin.

Beer presents an ideal alternative to other alcoholic drinks to these large populations in Latin America and the Middle East as it has proven to be beneficial in preventing coronary diseases. Beer is low in fat content, which aids in preventing high-cholesterol-related diseases. Growing awareness among the end-users, increasing disposable incomes of the urban population, changing lifestyle especially among the youth, and rapid industrialization are some of the key factors that are driving the Latin America and Middle East beer market. Additionally, the introduction of organic beer is also expected to significantly increase the demand for beer in these regions in the near future.

Conversely, strict regulations against alcoholic drinks and sensorial profile of beer such as dizziness and vomiting are the major factors that are retaining the growth beer market. In the Middle East, particularly, the presence of religious restrictions on the consumption of alcohol have led to rigid views against alcoholic beer. Also, the bitter taste of beer is also seen as a significant roadblock in the growth of beer market. This, as a result, has given rise to the production of lager which is less bitter as compared to dark and stout beer.

Who are the most prominent companies in the beer market in Middle East and Latin America and what are their strategies?

Some of the key players in the beer market in Latin America are SABMiller Plc., Heineken N.V., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Ambev S.A., and Carlsberg Group. To keep a stronghold over the market, Anheuser-Busch InBev recently finalized their takeover of 120-year-old SABMiller Plc., a company that was investing heavily into efforts to increase their beer sales in Latin America. The deal is estimated to be worth over US$1.0 bn. The new company will operate under the name of Newbelco.


The perception that beer is a less-harmful alternate to other alcoholic drinks will help the growth of the market in the Middle East and Latin America. There is because of growing awareness about the benefits of beer among the urban population of Latin America and the Middle East. This augurs reasonably well for the future of the beer market in these regions, although Middle East continues to show slow progress due to stringent Islamic regulations.

Growing Support from Governments Driving Demand for Pre-packed Chromatography Columns in North America and Europe

Column chromatography is one of the most preferred methods for separation and purification of both solids and liquids. To save time taken up in the process of packing chromatography columns, the pre-packed varieties, which are pre-filled columns used in chromatography testing procedures, have become popular as they accord more time to process the product. The columns, along with instruments, form a key part of the instrument. Large-sized pre-packed chromatography columns that offer several advantages, find application in various types of commercial production.

The global market for pre-packed column chromatography is predicted to grow impressively at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period between 2015 and 2024. Its value is slated to jump from US$1.6 bn in 2015 to US$3.3 bn in 2024.

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Different Sectors Pushing Demand for Pre-packed Chromatography Columns

Rising requirements of end-users in the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical biotechnology, nutraceutical, food and beverages, and water and environmental industries, as well as in academics, research institutes, and analytical laboratories, has bolstered the market for pre-packed chromatography columns. Of them, the biopharmaceutical industry is a major growth driver on account of greater demand for vaccines, statins, and therapeutics. Processing them require pre-packed chromatography purification columns, which helps separate specific chemical compounds from mixtures of compounds.

The pharmaceutical biotechnology industry also accounted for a sizable share in the global pre-packed chromatography columns market in 2015. This was on account of robust demand for purification on a commercial scale for the manufacture of biologics, namely vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. Pre-packed chromatography columns find wide application in agriculture and food industries too for detecting pesticides and other additives in foods.

The market for pre-packed chromatography columns is slated to grow due to increasing need for detection and purification in drug discovery and biological research. The analytical laboratory segment and high commercial manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies would further propel the market for pre-packed chromatography columns.  

Key Markets for Pre-packed Chromatography Columns

Geographically, the global pre-packed chromatography columns market can be divided into five broad regions – Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. On account of increasing direct and indirect investments by the U.S. government and private companies in chromatography, the market for pre-packed chromatography columns has received a fillip in North America, which commands a dominant share. The markets in Canada and Germany are also registering healthy growth due to investments, funds, and grants from the government. A U.S.-based biological drugs manufacturer Repligen, for instance, acquired German life sciences company Atoll for US$22.5 mn to expand its global footprints in the pre-packed chromatography columns market, in the first half of 2016. 

Apart from the U.S., Asia Pacific too is poised to see an upward momentum in the pre-packed chromatography columns market. Rising investments and penetration by key market players in the region will lead to market growth from 2015 to 2024. 

Some of dominant players operating in the global pre-packed chromatography columns market are: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Agilent Technologies, GE Healthcare, EMD Millipore (Merck KGaA), and Repligen Corporation. 

Global Healthcare M2M Market Driven by Cost-efficiency and Accuracy, Especially in Asia Pacific

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Machine-to-machine (M2M) concerns with communication between two or more devices using a communication channel, whether wired or wireless. M2M communications not just decrease (if not completely eliminate) possibilities of errors, they also are remarkably faster as compared to human communications. In the healthcare sector, M2M is of immense importance because even a minute mistake or delayed transaction can put lives at risk. M2M is not only enabling the transfer of information rapidly but is also bringing down administrative costs and cutting errors. Transparency Market Research (TMR) has forecast the healthcare M2M market to expand at a significant CAGR of 22.5% during the period of 2015 to 2023, by when it is estimated to value US$10.05 bn.

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Which geographical regions are most lucrative for healthcare M2M market?

According to TMR, North America accounts for the largest chunk of the global healthcare M2M market due to high acceptance of technology and increasing expenditure on healthcare in the region. The research study states that North America’s healthcare M2M market was valued at US$530.7 mn in 2014 and it is projected to breach the US$3.0 bn mark by 2023. That translates to a robust CAGR of 20.7% in the region, which has a widening pool of geriatric population and growing cases of chronic diseases.

However, Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing geographical segment among all, rising at a remarkable CAGR of 26.9% until 2023. This incredible expansion is a result of increased support from regional governments to upgrade the healthcare infrastructure and provide efficient support.

How are M2M healthcare solutions revolutionizing the sports and fitness sector?

The sports and fitness industry are witnessing an explosion of innovative devices and sensors due to rapid advancements in wearable technology. These devices and sensors, with the help of M2M communications, can instantly relay important health related information to smartphones of the end-users. Fitness brands are becoming more sophisticated and gathering biometric data that helps improve consumer’s health levels. With the help of wearable technology, M2M is revolutionizing the healthcare sector by providing essential data related to heart rate, posture, and distance covered. These devices can also benefit professional sports teams.

The ease of operation brought in by M2M-based healthcare solutions in patient care is in turn decreasing the dependence on healthcare professionals and enabling end-users to make more informed and instant choices. The TMR report projects M2M healthcare in sports and fitness applications as the most prominent sector in the market with a strong CAGR of 26.5% during 2015 to 2023.


M2M communications have been a part of the healthcare sector since long but in recent times with the invention of innovative devices and sensors, consumers are directly benefiting and that augurs very well for the future, both for the consumers and the manufacturers.

Industrial Control for Process Manufacturing Gets Boost Worldwide thanks to Rising Demand for Uniformity in End Products

Industrial control for process manufacturing focuses on carrying out different industrial processes consistently and efficiently. The growing demand for uniform end products in diverse process industries is one of the primary factors stimulating the growth of the global market for industrial controls for use in the process manufacturing sector. According to a research study presented by Transparency Market Research (TMR), in 2014, the global industrial control for process manufacturing market was valued at US$61.23 bn. The market is anticipated to register a 5.20% CAGR between 2015 and 2021, reaching a value of US$96.20 bn by 2021.

In this blog, Transparency Market Research addresses several vital questions concerning the growth factors, opportunities, and developments in the global industrial control for process manufacturing market.

Q. What factors are likely to impact the development of the global industrial control for process manufacturing market?

The increasing need for reducing wastage in process industries and growing demand for consistency in end products are the key factors driving the demand for industrial controls in the global process manufacturing market. Moreover, stringent government regulations concerning security and safety of manufacturing units are pushing users to adopt process control systems. This is expected to augment the growth of industrial control for process manufacturing market in the near future. Furthermore, the rising demand for industrial control for process manufacturing from developing economies is projected to accelerate market growth.

Q. Which application segment is poised to hold potential opportunities in the market in the near future and why?

Chemicals, food and beverages, textiles, oil and gas, healthcare, and power are some of the key application segments of the global industrial control for process manufacturing market. At present, the oil and gas segment accounts for a massive share in the global market. The rising expenditure on the oil and gas segment is estimated to fuel the market growth. Furthermore, distributed control systems (DCS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solutions are used extensively to control and monitor power distribution and generation across distribution channels in the global power industry. 

Q. Any noteworthy developments that have supplemented the growth of the industrial control for process manufacturing market?

Some of the key developments taken place in the last few years include:

  • In 2014, Honeywell Process Solution introduced digital suites for oil and gas manufacturers. This product is estimated to accelerate the production performance and improve operational safety. 
  • In 2015, Rockwell Automation, Inc. introduced improved PharmaSuite version 7.0. for medical device producers. This manufacturing execution system (MES) solution offers users with tracking facilities and helps users with both discrete and batch assembly processes. 
  • In 2014, Siemens AG introduced Simatic WinCC SCADA software version 7.3. providing users with mobile access to different SCADA applications.

These noteworthy developments are expected to contribute in the development of the overall market. Key players in the global industrial control for process manufacturing market are making efforts to expand their product portfolio and attain a prominent position across the globe. Product innovation, technological advancements, and mergers and acquisitions are some of the key strategies adopted by these players to sustain in the market and fuel the market growth.

Increasing Emphasis on Development of Environment-friendly Products to Offer Growth Opportunities to Printing Inks Manufacturers

The availability of raw materials and rich resources to produce paper is contributing to the stable growth of the South Africa printing inks market. The rising concerns regarding environmental conservation are prompting manufacturers to develop eco-friendly and innovative products, which is likely to augur well for the growth of the market. According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the valuation of the market was US$85.89 mn in 2015 and is poised to rise to US$155.13 mn by the end of 2024, expanding at 6.9% CAGR from 2016 to 2024.

Increasing Demand for Packaged Consumer Products to Fuel Growth Prospects

The key end users of the South Africa printing inks market include packaging, publication and commercial printing, metals and cans, and textiles. The increasing demand for packaged consumer products is contributing to the growth of the packaging industry. The publication and commercial printing segment accounts for a significant share in the overall market. However, the steadily rising shift towards digital media from print is expected to impede the growth of this segment over the forecast period. Due to contraction of their overlying industry in the country, the textiles and metal cans segments are estimated to remain less attractive throughout the forecast period.

Offset Printing Inks to Hold Dominant Share

On the basis of application, the South Africa market for printing inks is segmented into digital printing, flexography, offset printing, gravure printing, screen printing, and specialty printing. Offset printing inks will continue to dominate the market in terms of volume until the end of 2024. The growth of this segment can be attributed to their increasing demand in the publication and commercial printing and packaging sectors. Moreover, the constant rise in their application in its end-use industries is fuelling the growth of the segment.

The digital printing inks segment is likely to rise at a significant growth rate during the same period owing to sweeping shift towards digitization in South Africa. On the other hand, the screen printing inks segment is estimated to rise at a sluggish pace owing to dwindling demand for screen printing in the country.

Proliferation of Bring-your-own-device Culture to Boost Demand for Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) Products

Unified communication as a service (UCaaS) is a high-potential emerging technology, permanently updated, and a standardized service, which has been stirring interest of developer communities and enterprises around the world. With cloud communication providers looking to expand their offerings, enterprises are increasingly deploying UCaaS as a viable cloud service option.  Enhanced productivity, accelerated decision-making, and lower costs are a few benefits offered by UCaaS. The demand for UCaaS products is likely to grow as companies gaining knowledge about the aforementioned benefits. . 

According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global UCaaS market stood at US$8.23 bn in 2015. Exhibiting a CAGR of 29.4% between 2016 and 2024, the market is expected to reach US$79.3 bn by the end of 2024. 

The growth witnessed by the global UCaaS market is primarily facilitated by the proliferation of the enterprise mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture. As more people join the BYOD bandwagon, the dependence on smartphones and tablets is bound to surge. This will subsequently fuel demand for flexibility and scalability intrinsic to UCaaS.  

Q: What leads to the high deployment of UCaaS across large, small, and medium enterprises? 

A: Although large enterprises exhibit a high degree of awareness regarding advantages offered by UCaaS, there still exists awareness gap in the small and medium scale businesses. Due to its status as a high-potential emerging technology, UCaaS has spurred interest in development communities and enterprises alike. This has resulted in its deployment as a ready-to-go-solutions by industries looking for short turnaround time. 

As enterprises grapple to improve their communication and collaboration abilities, cloud solutions are gradually factoring into their decision-making. Besides this, there has been a considerable rise in the number of mobile workers, which has enabled organizations to enter cross-border markets. Hence, the need for collaborations tools, facilitating communication between employee and enterprises, is more than ever before. This has provided a significant boost to the global UCaaS market. 

In contract, inadequate awareness regarding UCaaS and the benefits it offer, limits its adoption across SMEs. However, this challenge is likely to have minimal impact on the global UCaaS market in the long terms. 

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Q: What opportunities are leading players in the UCaaS looking to capitalize on? 

A: According to TMR, the top five companies hold the leading share in the UCaaS market, rendering its vendor landscape highly consolidated. In order to gain competitive advantage these companies are focusing on the integration of business processes and applications. Besides mergers and acquisitions, the leading companies in the market have been looking to gain from the latest technological advancements. 

For instance, RingCentral Office Google Edition, launched in June 2016, is aimed at integrating UCaaS products with Google Apps Unlimited. With this collaboration, RingCentral Inc. has eye on integrating its UCaaS products with Google Unlimited, thereby boosting installation of its products across larger enterprises. 

Furthermore, Mitel Network Corp’s acquisition of Polycom Inc. is likely to spawn mobile unified communication services and cloud video. Such developments are likely to have significant implications on the global UCaaS market’s growth trajectory and help companies expand their footprint.

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