An improving economy and growing end-user confidence will boost demand in Europe's electric drives market, valued at $1.5 billion, says a study by Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com). With robust growth in the ac drives market—the key sector of European electric drives industry—and a rebound in the German market, the study also projects the overall market to grow to $2 billion by 2009.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
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