In response to a number of market drivers, manufacturers of non-halogen flame retardant additives and original equipment manufacturers have been challenged to prophecy for their product lines as they consider a future that is clearly undefined and subject to potentially limitless change due to regulatory oversight. However, some key trends have developed over the past few years and these also lead to changes in development direction, product rationalization and introduction, and changes in market requirements. These trends are developing due to the expressed needs within the marketplace for key product requirements including:
Polymers and plastics are constantly developed and improved in order to maximize their efficiency. There are several companies that can perform tests in special laboratories in order to find out the properties of a specific polymer. Also, those companies can test geomembranes as well, for resistance and strength.
Amino acid analysis refers to a variety of methodologies which are used to determine the amino acid content of peptides, proteins and other samples. AA’s, of course, are organic compounds which contain an amino group and a carbolic acid group as well as any of many possible side groups. These side groups are typically linked by peptides, forming proteins or compounds which are employed as intermediates in the metabolic process or as chemical messengers within living organisms.