Advanced Materials


The importance of advanced materials in agriculture, energy, and environmental hygiene makes them a vital part of our lives. Many technological developments play a crucial role. These materials are utilized in electronics for communication and information technology, biomaterials for better health care, sensors for the environment, energy materials for renewable energy, and light alloys for better transportation.

Materials have undergone remarkable changes in terms of properties and applications in the aerospace industry. The industry utilizes aluminum & alloys, titanium & alloys, composites, steel & alloys, and other raw materials. Several chief applications are swiftly being adopted by titanium and composite materials.

According to the market database, companies in this industry are inclining towards advanced materials from aluminum, particularly carbon composites and titanium. Titanium and composites presume to remain attractive to market stakeholders for years to come.

New Advanced Materials

Researchers from Tokyo University and Fudan University have revealed unknown physical details that underlie crystalline solid-to-solid phase transitions in soft materials. This would initiate the exploitation of the properties of advanced materials entirely.

A martensitic phase transition is an exciting new frontier in medicine, technology, and other fields. It is facilitated by a coordinated movement of atoms in a material, which changes its properties without altering its chemical composition. Both metal alloys and proteins can undergo this process.

Previously, it was challenging to detect the process of martensitic transitions in soft materials through a microscope.  The researchers were able to change the crystal structure of micro particles made of polymeric materials by utilizing a gentle method known as ion exchange. With a single-particle resolution microscope, one can observe the kinetics of the resulting martensitic transitions.

In particular, they examined the energy barrier for the transition in each of the pathways termed thermally activated in grain nucleation, grain boundary pre-melting assisted nucleation, and wall assisted growth. Numerous applications are possible with these results. Certain pharmaceuticals can alter their availability in the body through solid-to-solid phase transitions.

According to the market database, understanding how to control such transitions may provide a new means of targeted drug delivery. Recognizing the physical mechanisms of solid-to-solid transformations can help develop new materials, tailored for specific applications.

Nanotechnology aids novel materials

It is increasingly popular in microelectronics to use ion implanters to modify material surfaces by transplanting ions onto another substrate or host atom. The key customer segments for implanter machines have been semiconductor chip manufacturers and companies using optical waveguide technologies. With the rapid commercialization of automated electronics, especially power electronics, the ion implanter market has evolved rapidly. Implanters with high energy and medium current are common, but the latter is preferred because it is cost-effective.

In recent years, the integration of nanoparticles has harnessed the technological potential of ion implantation techniques, resulting in the sale of ion implanters. Advanced materials manufacturing based on nanotechnologies is a vital investment opportunity for market players. Ion implantation, for example, has allowed electronics companies to benefit from advanced power transistors. Power electronics manufacturers will continue to profit from the growing demand for novel materials.

According to the market database, nanotechnology in materials involves modification at the atomic, molecular, and supramolecular levels to generate advanced materials. By examining these, engineers can design and produce better materials for manufacturing modern products that meet global demands. Material needs to be lightweight, strong, and resilient as well as “multifunctional.”

It needs to become “smart” by adding new features, such as sensing, actuation, and computing capabilities. These can be attained by integrating new technologies and materials, including biomaterials and metamaterials.

Growth in India

Globally, Aditya Birla Advanced Materials produces epoxy resins and allied specialty products. The company recently announced plans to expand its business capacity by 125 KTPA (kilo-tonnes per annum) by purchasing or leasing existing production facilities to build a new production line at its location in Vilayat, Gujarat, India.

According to the market database, the company will offer standard and specialty epoxy products, and curing agents. Additionally, the group already has manufacturing facilities in Rayong, Thailand, and Russelsheim, Germany.

In Gujurat, Aditya Birla Group expects to play a proactive role in supporting and developing growth and demand. They offer a wide range of products ranging from epoxy resins and building blocks to customized specialty systems for coatings, construction, composites, electrical, and electronics applications. The Advanced Materials market and its 10-year business outlook can be understood using Global Market Database.