30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
16 Nov 2021
Major EV & Mobility Trends of 2021 - And What to Look Out For in 2022
In this article, IDTechEx analysts take a look back at the key events and trends from the future mobility world over the past year - and what to look out for in 2022.
14 Sep 2021
LG Chem Develops Foldable Display Material Using New Material Tech
LG Chem developed new technologies that can be used for foldable displays using new materials technologies and its accumulated coating technologies as it enters the next-generation materials market in earnest.
2 Sep 2021
IDTechEx Dissects the Market for Solid-state Batteries in New Report
This article explores the history of solid-state batteries and looks ahead at regional development, sharing some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
26 Aug 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed
Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
23 Aug 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles
With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
19 Aug 2021
National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly
To mark National Aviation Day, a celebration of the history and development of aviation, IDTechEx analysts consider the future of electric aircraft.
16 Aug 2021
Enevate are a US company developing high-silicon content Li-ion anodes and cells. IDTechEx spoke with Kevin Schrantz, Senior Marketing Director, and Martin Sandor, Marketing Director.
10 Aug 2021
EV Fires: Disaster for Automakers, Opportunity for Material Suppliers
Whilst IDTechEx expects EVs to continually improve in safety, there will always be the risk of a battery fire due to many potential causes. This presents an opportunity for those material suppliers making thermal interface materials (TIMs), flame-retardant materials, or fire protection materials.
26 May 2021
Qnovo are a small, US-based company developing and commercialising software for Li-ion battery management systems that can help to improve overall battery performance and safety. IDTechEx caught up with CEO, Nadim Maluf.
30 Apr 2021
Nanocyl is one of the longest running MWCNT producers. IDTechEx caught up with Carla Sottili (polymers business unit manager).
5 Apr 2021
BMZ Group are a German manufacturer of Li-ion batteries for various segements, including mobility, stationary energy storage, power tools and medical equipment.
7 Mar 2021
Romeo Power (Romeo Systems) are a US-based Li-ion battery pack manufacturer targeting medium and heavy-duty vehicle segments.
4 Mar 2021
American Battery Solutions
IDTechEx caught up with Dr John Warner, chief customer officer at American Battery Solutions , a US-based Li-ion module and pack manufacturer.
17 Dec 2020
XOS Trucks (formally Thor Trucks) delivered and launched its first prototype pure electric class 8 semi-truck in December 2017, called the ET-One.
17 Dec 2020
Vehicle Batteries: Abandon Pack, Module or Both?
There is a race to 1000km battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and beyond.
14 Dec 2020
EC Proposes Regulation to Improve Li-ion Sustainability
The European Commission (EC) has proposed stricter regulations regarding the sustainability of batteries.
2 Dec 2020
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2020
Not a single country or industry has been unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Despite this, there have still been some notable industrial activity and commercial progression within materials science. IDTechEx provides a round-up and highlights some of these key developments.
2 Dec 2020
Graphene Market: Orders Arrive, Consolidation Awaits
Following decades of development, 2021 and 2022 are set to be notable years for the graphene industry, as it finally approaches an inflection point. Some in the graphene sector are now seeing their labors bear fruit in the form of commercial success - but that is not the case for everyone.