STAMFORD, Conn. - Since the sale of the market research firm Business Communications Company (BCC) to Eli Research, Durham, N.C., four former BCC research analysts have joined together to launch a new industry and market-analysis group, Innovative Research and Products (iRAP) Inc.

iRAP conducts market research and industry analysis in current and new-generation technologies and products. Areas covered include advanced materials, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, processing technologies and products, high-performance coatings, automotive components, aircraft and aerospace materials, electronic devices, photonic components, chemicals, plastics, and more.