Chemicals companies need to digitalise to be competitive, but many struggle to realise the full potential of what digital transformation could achieve for their business. A recent global study confirmed that only 19% of chemicals companies demonstrate real leadership in digital, with 45% ‘adopters’ still climbing the digital maturity curve and over a third (36%) ‘followers’, still in the early stages of digitalisation.
Advances in cell and gene therapies have happened at an exponential rate. Since Novartis broke open the market in 2017 with Kymriah – a gene therapy for blood cancer – the sector is booming and unlikely to slow down. More than 2600 trials are ongoing worldwide and the US FDA predicts it will be approving up to 20 therapies a year by 2025. Meanwhile, financing of regenerative medicine has soared.
Much emphasis is put on electric vehicle (EV) battery cells – and rightly so. However, EVs present a range of other opportunities. Cells are assembled into a pack containing a plethora of materials and components, including thermal interface materials (TIMs), fire safety, enclosures, insulation and compression foams.