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Electroactive Polymers Market by Type (Conductive Plastics, Inherently Conductive Polymers and Inherently Dissipative Polymers), by Application (Actuators, Antistatic Packaging, Capacitors, and Sensors) - Trends & Forecasts to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2015
Report Code: CH1055

 

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Electroactive polymers or EAPs, are polymers that can change size or shape when stimulated by an external electrical activation mechanism. They are also capable of producing electrical energy in response to a mechanical energy. EAP materials have high energy density, rapid response time, customizability (shape and performance characteristics), easy controllability, low power consumption, high force output, deflections, combined sensing & actuation functions, and uses relatively low cost raw materials. Some of the major types of EAPs are conductive plastics, inherently conductive polymers, inherently dissipative polymers, ferroelectrets, and dielectric elastomers.

The global electroactive market is projected to reach USD 4.4 Billion by 2020, signifying firm annualized growth of 7% between 2015 and 2020.

North America is the biggest market for EAPs, registering a significant share of 63.9% of the global market in 2014. The major application of EAPs which are showing continuous growth are antistatic and electronic applications. Among all the EAP applications, the actuator segment is witnessing high R&D activity whereas medical devices and robotics are expected to be the largest applications for EAP actuators. Among all the countries in North America, the U.S. is the leading consumer of electroactive polymers.

With respect to the type of EAP used, conductive plastics dominated the global electroactive market by enjoying a share of 80.7% of the overall market in 2014. Inherently conductive polymers are the second major type of EAPs used for the manufacturing of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). It is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. Other important EAPs used are inherently dissipative polymers, ferroelectrets, and dielectric elastomers. These are also expected to grow at a considerable rate in the future.

This study aims to estimate the market of EAPs in 2015, in terms of volume and value, and further project its demand by 2020. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global electroactive polymers market. It also provides a comprehensive review of drivers, restraints, and opportunities in this market. Secondary sources referred include company websites, encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive study of electroactive polymers. The primary sources such as experts from related industry, were interviewed to verify and collect critical information, as well as assess the future prospects of the global electroactive polymers market.

It also includes detailed profiling of various market players such as Agfa-Gevaert S.A./Nv (Belgium), Bayer AG (Germany), Cambridge Display Technology Limited (Europe), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Danfoss A/S (Denmark), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (U.S.), and The 3M Company (U.S.)

Scope of the report:

This research report categorizes the market for electroactive polymers on the basis of types, applications, and region. It also presents a forecast of market growth, while analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of type: The global electroactive polymers market is segmented on the basis of types, namely, conductive plastics, inherently conductive polymers, inherently dissipative polymers, ferroelectrets, and dielectric elastomers. The electroactive polymers market for each type is further described in detail in the report with value forecasts.

On the basis of application: The global electroactive polymers market is segmented on the basis of applications, such as organic light emitting diodes, capacitors, batteries, sensors, actuators, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, antistatic packaging, electrostatic coatings, and other applications. Each application is further described in detail in the report with value forecasts for the mentioned period.

On the basis of region: The global electroactive polymers market is segmented by region into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and RoW. The regions are further segmented by key countries. Some of the major regions considered specifically in the report are the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, the U.K., China, Japan, and India.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 22)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency and Pricing
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 25)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
           2.1.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.3 Primary Data
           2.1.4 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.4.1 Key Industry Insights
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 33)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 37)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Electroactive Polymers Market
    4.2 Electroactive Polymers Market: By Type
    4.3 Electroactive Polymers Market Share, By Value
    4.4 Electroactive Polymers Market Attractiveness
    4.5 Electroactive Polymers Market: By Type
    4.6 Electroactive Polymers Market: By Subtype
    4.7 Electroactive Polymers Market: Largest vs Fastest-Growing Region
    4.8 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 43)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Electroactive Polymers Business and Manufacturing Process
    5.4 Market Segmentation
           5.4.1 By Type
           5.4.2 By Application
    5.5 Market Dynamics
           5.5.1 Drivers
                    5.5.1.1 Low Cost Materials
                    5.5.1.2 Low Driving Voltage
                    5.5.1.3 Lightweight and Flexible Products
                    5.5.1.4 Growing Smart Fabrics Market
                    5.5.1.5 Growing Demand From Smart Electronics Market
           5.5.2 Restraints
                    5.5.2.1 Volatile Pricing
                    5.5.2.2 Environmental Impact
           5.5.3 Opportunities
                    5.5.3.1 Biomimetic Applications
                    5.5.3.2 Better Surface Conductivity
           5.5.4 Challenges
                    5.5.4.1 Eaps are Still in Nascent Stage

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 54)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply-Chain Analysis
    6.3 Electroactive Polymers: Raw Material Analysis
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.2 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5  Intensity of Rivalry

7 Electroactive Polymer Devices (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Electroactive Polymers Medical Devices Market
    7.2 Electroactive Polymers Smart Fabrics Market
    7.3 Electroactive Polymers Digital Mechatronics Market
    7.4 Electroactive Polymers High Strain Sensor Market

8 Electroactive Polymers Market, By Type (Page No. - 64)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Market Size and Projection
    8.3 Conductive Plastics
           8.3.1 Type of Conductive Plastics
                    8.3.1.1 ESD/EMI Compounds
                    8.3.1.2 Antistatic Additives
                    8.3.1.3 Carbon/Metal Fibers
                    8.3.1.4 Carbon Nanotubes
                    8.3.1.5 Blends of Conductive Plastics and Powder Coatings
    8.4 Inherently Conductive Polymers
           8.4.1 Type of Inherently Conductive Polymers
                    8.4.1.1 Polythiophenes
                    8.4.1.2 Polyanilines
                    8.4.1.3 Polyacetylenes
                    8.4.1.4 Polyphenylene Vinylenes (PPV)
                    8.4.1.5 Polyfluorenes
                    8.4.1.6 Polyphenylene Sulfides
                    8.4.1.7 Polynaphthalenes
                    8.4.1.8 Other ICPS
                               8.4.1.8.1 Polypyrroles
                               8.4.1.8.2 Poly(3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)
    8.5 Doping Technologies for ICPS
           8.5.1 Chemical Doping Technology
           8.5.2 Electrochemical Doping
           8.5.3 Technical Aspects of ICPS
                    8.5.3.1 Molecular Weight
                    8.5.3.2 Improvement in Thermal Stability
                    8.5.3.3 Alloys and Blends of Icp With Resins
    8.6 Inherently Dissipative Polymers
    8.7 Dielectric Elastomers
           8.7.1 Silicone Elastomers
           8.7.2 Acrylates
           8.7.3 Polyurethanes
    8.8 Ferroelectrets
           8.8.1 Polypropylene
           8.8.2 Polycarbonate
           8.8.3 Cyclic Olefin Copolymer
           8.8.4 Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene

9 Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application (Page No. - 97)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Electrostatic Discharge Protection
    9.3 Antistatic Packaging
    9.4 Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
    9.5 Electrostatic Coatings
    9.6 Capacitors
    9.7 Batteries
           9.7.1 Lithium Battery
           9.7.2 All-Polymer Battery
           9.7.3 Button Battery
           9.7.4 Automotive Battery
           9.7.5 Portable Computer Battery
    9.8 Actuators
    9.9 Textiles & Fabrics
    9.10 Sensors
           9.10.1 Gas Sensors
           9.10.2 Odor Sensors
           9.10.3 Chemical Sensors
           9.10.4 Biosensors
           9.10.5 Smart Fabrics Sensors
    9.11 Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds)
           9.11.1 Advantages of Using Oleds
                    9.11.1.1 Lower Power Consumption
                    9.11.1.2 Better Picture Quality
                    9.11.1.3 Low Prices
    9.12 Solar Cells
    9.13 Organic/Plastic Transistors
    9.14 Others

10 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 131)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 Germany
             10.3.2 U.K.
             10.3.3 France
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
             10.4.1 Japan
             10.4.2 China
             10.4.3 India
     10.5 RoW

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 186)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Competitive Situations and Trends
     11.3 New Product Launches/Developments
     11.4 Mergers & Acquisitions
     11.5 Agreements, Partnerships & Collaborations
     11.6 Expansions
     11.7 Investments and Intellectual Properties
     11.8 Research and Developments
     11.9 Technological Developments

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 195)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 The 3M Company
     12.3 Parker Hannifin Corporation
     12.4 AGFA-Gevaert Nv
     12.5 Bayer AG
     12.6 Solvay SA
     12.8 Kemet Corporation
     12.9 Polyone Corporation
     12.10 Sabic
     12.11 Danfoss A/S
     12.12 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
     12.13 Celanese Corporations
     12.14 Lubrizol Corporation
     12.15 Premix OY
     12.16 Enthone Inc.
     12.17 Eeonyx Corporation
     12.18 Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) Limited
     12.19 Rieke Metals Inc.
     12.20 Eamex Corporation
     12.21 Medipacs Inc.
     12.22 Hyperion Catalysis International Inc.
     12.23 RTP Company

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

13 Appendix (Page No. - 251)
     13.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations
     13.5 Related Reports
 

List of Tables (159 Tables)

Table 1 Polymers and Doping Agents Used for Electroactive Polymers
Table 2 Electroactive Polymer Devices Market Size, By Device, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 3 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in Medical Devices, By Region,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 4 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in Smart Fabrics, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in Digital Mechatronics, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 6 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in High Strain Sensor, By Region,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 8 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Types, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 10 Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 ESD/EMI Compounds Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 12 ESD/EMI Compounds Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Antistatic Additives Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 14 Antistatic Additives Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Carbon/Metal Fibers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 16 Carbon/Metal Fibers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Carbon Nanotubes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 18 Carbon Nanotubes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 20 Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size,  By Type, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 22 Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size,  By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Polythiophenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 24 Polythiophenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Polyanilines Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 26 Polyanilines Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Polyacetylenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 28 Polyacetylenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Polyphenylene Vinylenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 30 Polyphenylene Vinylenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Polyfluorene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 32 Polyfluorene Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 Polyphenylene Sulfides Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 34 Polyphenylene Sulfides Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Polynaphthalenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 36 Polynaphthalenes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Other ICPS Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 38 Other ICPS Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Inherently Dissipative Polymers Market Size,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 40 Inherently Dissipative Polymers Market Size,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Comparison of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators vs Voice Coils
Table 42 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electrostatic Discharge Protection (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 43 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electrostatic Discharge Protection,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 44 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electrostatic Discharge Protection,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Antistatic Packaging (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 46 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Antistatic Packaging, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 47 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Antistatic Packaging, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 49 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 50 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electrostatic Coatings  (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 52 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electrostatic Coatings, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 53 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Electrostatic Coatings, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Electroactive Polymer Capacitors vs Electrolytic Capacitors
Table 55 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Capacitors  (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 56 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 57 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Capacitors,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Batteries (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 59 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Batteries,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 60 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Batteries,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Actuators (Volume and Value),  2013–2020
Table 62 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Actuators,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 63 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Actuators,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Textiles & Fabrics (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 65 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Textiles & Fabrics, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 66 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Textiles & Fabrics,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Sensors (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 68 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Sensors,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 69 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Sensors,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Oleds (Volume and Value),  2013–2020
Table 71 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Oleds, By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 72 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Oleds, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Solar Cells (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 74 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Solar Cells,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 75 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Solar Cells,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Organic/Plastic Transistors (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 77 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Organic/Plastic Transistors By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 78 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Organic/Plastic Transistors,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 79 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Others (Volume and Value), 2013–2020
Table 80 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Others,  By Region, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 81 Electroactive Polymers Market Size for Others,  By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 82 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 83 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 84 North America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 85 North America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 86 North America: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 87 North America: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 88 North America: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 89 North America: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 90 North America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application,  2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 91 North America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application,  2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 92 U.S.: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 93 U.S.: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 94 U.S.: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 95 U.S.: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 96 Canada: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 97 Canada: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 98 Canada: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 99 Canada: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 100 Mexico: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 101 Mexico: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 102 Mexico: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 103 Mexico: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 104 Europe: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 105 Europe: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 106 Europe: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 107 Europe: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 108 Europe: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 109 Europe: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 110 Europe: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Million Pound)
Table 111 Europe: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 112 Germany: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 113 Germany: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 114 Germany: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 115 Germany: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 116 U.K.: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 117 U.K.: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 118 U.K.: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 119 U.K.: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 120 France: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 121 France: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 122 France: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 123 France: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 124 Asia-Pacific Presents High Growth Opportunities in Electroactive Polymers Market, 2020
Table 125 Asia-Pacific: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 126 Asia-Pacific: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 127 Asia-Pacific: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 128 Asia-Pacific: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype,  2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 129 Asia-Pacific: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 130 Asia-Pacific: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 131 Asia-Pacific: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 132 Asia-Pacific: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 133 Japan: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 134 Japan: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 135 Japan: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 136 Japan: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 137 China: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 138 China: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 139 China: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 140 China: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 141 India: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 142 India: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 143 India: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 144 India: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 145 RoW: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 146 RoW: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 147 RoW: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 148 RoW: Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 149 RoW: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 150 RoW: Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Subtype, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 151 RoW: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Million Pound)
Table 152 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 153 New Product Launches/Developments, 2009–2015
Table 154 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2015
Table 155 Agreements, Partnership & Collaborations
Table 156 Expansions, 2011–2015
Table 157 Investments and Intellectual Properties 2011–2015
Table 158 Research and Developments 2011–2015
Table 159 Technological Developments 2011–2015


List of Figures (73 Figures)

Figure 1 Electroactive Polymers Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Electroactive Polymers Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews; By Company Type, By Designation,  and By Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 7 North America Was the Largest Market of Electroactive Polymers in 2014
Figure 8 Electrostatic Discharge Protection Application to Dominate the Electroactive Polymers Market Between 2015 and 2020 (Million Pound)
Figure 9 Electroactive Polymers Market in Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth During the Projected Period
Figure 10 Conductive Plastics to Dominate the Electroactive Polymers Market
Figure 11 Significant Growth in the Electroactive Polymers Market
Figure 12 Inherently Conductive Polymers to Be the Fastest-Growing Electroactive Polymers Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 13 Electrostatic Discharge Protection Accounts for the Largest Share in the Electroactive Polymers Market in 2014
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific Was the Fastest-Growing Market for Electroactive Polymers in 2014
Figure 15 North America Accounted for the Largest Market Share in Terms of Value for Electroactive Polymers, By Type, in 2014
Figure 16 Polyanilines Accounted for the Largest Share, By Subtype
Figure 17 India is Estimated to Grow at A Higher Rate in Comparison With Other Countries
Figure 18 High Growth Potential in Asia-Pacific Region for Electroactive Polymers
Figure 19 Electroactive Polymers Production
Figure 20 Rapid Development of the Electroactive Polymers Market for Industry Applications (1880–2015)
Figure 21 Business and Manufacturing Process in the Electroactive Polymers Market
Figure 22 Electroactive Polymers Classification
Figure 23 Electroactive Polymers By Type
Figure 24 Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application
Figure 25 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Electroactive Polymers Market
Figure 26 Supply-Chain Analysis of the Electroactive Polymers Market
Figure 27 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 28 Electroactive Polymer Devices
Figure 29 Conductive Plastics Dominated Electroactive Polymers Market in 2014
Figure 30 Conductive Plastics Market Share: By Types, 2014
Figure 31 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Region for Inherently Conductive Polymers Market, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 32 Polyanilines and Polyphenylene Vinylenes Projected to Be Fastest-Growing ICPS
Figure 33 Type of Dopants
Figure 34 Benefits of Inherently Conductive Polymers
Figure 35 ESD Protection Application Dominated the Overall EAP Market in 2014
Figure 36 North America is the Largest Market for EAPS in ESD Protection Application, 2015 vs 2020, (USD Million)
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific Expected to Drive EAPS Market in the Actuators Segment
Figure 38 Electroactive Polymer Market, By Region, 2014 (USD Million)
Figure 39 Electroactive Polymers Market in Different Industries, By Region, 2015-2020
Figure 40 North America: Biggest Electroactive Polymers Market, Globally, 2014 and 2020
Figure 41 Conductive Plastics to Dominate the Electroactive Polymers Market in North America, Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 42 U.S. Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 43 Conductive Plastics is the Major Type of Electroactive Polymer in Europe, 2014 and 2020
Figure 44 Germany Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 45 Asia-Pacific Electroactive Polymers Market, By Type (USD Million)
Figure 46 Japan: Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 47 RoW Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 48 New Product Launches: Most Preferred Strategy By Key Companies, 2011–2015
Figure 49 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 3 Market Players
Figure 50 The 3M Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Parker Hannifin Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 AGFA-Gevaert Nv: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 SWOT Analysis
Figure 56 Bayer AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 SWOT Analysis
Figure 58 Solvay SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 SWOT Analysis
Figure 60 Kemet Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 SWOT Analysis
Figure 62 Polyone Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 SWOT Analysis
Figure 64 Sabic: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 SWOT Analysis
Figure 66 Danfoss A/S: Company Snapshot
Figure 67 SWOT Analysis
Figure 68 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 69 SWOT Analysis
Figure 70 Celanese Corporations: Company Snapshot
Figure 71 SWOT Analysis
Figure 72 SWOT Analysis
Figure 73 Cambridge Display Technology Limited: Company Snapshot

The global electroactive market is projected to reach USD 4.4 Billion by 2020, signifying firm annualized growth of 7% between 2015 and 2020.

Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) change their sizes and shapes when an electric charge or voltage is applied across them. Electroactive polymers are categorized as electronic and ionic EAPs. Electronic EAPs are generally driven by electric field whereas ionic EAPs are primarily driven by diffusion of ions. Electroactive polymers have different properties and characteristics such as light-weight, high energy density, high force output & deflections/amount of motion, relatively low raw materials costs, and rapid response time.

North America is the global leader in the consumption of electroactive polymers and its dominance is expected to continue till 2020. The U.S. is the key market in this region and accounts for more than half of the demand in North America. The U.S. is followed by Canada and Mexico, where consumption is growing steadily. Increase in the consumption of electroactive polymers has been observed in the Asia-Pacific region due to rapid industrialization and subsequent growth of the electronics, medical, and automotive sector.

Conductive plastics is the major type of electroactive polymers with high strength and improved electrical properties. These properties are achieved mainly through the use of fillers and additive compounds. Conductive plastics are the most preferred electroactive polymers that are used in the major applications, namely, protection against electrostatic discharge, LED lamps, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, among others.

This study estimates the market size, in terms of value for electroactive polymers and projects the same by 2020. As a part of quantitative analysis, the study segments the market by type, application, and by region. With the current market estimation and forecast till 2020. The segmentation by type includes Conductive Plastics, Inherently Conductive Polymers, Inherently Dissipative Polymers, Ferroelectrets, and Dielectric Elastomers. In terms of application, the electroactive polymers market is segmented into Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Capacitors, Batteries, Sensors, Actuators, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection, Antistatic Packaging, Electrostatic Coatings, and Other applications. By region, the report segments the market into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the world (RoW). Further as a part of qualitative analysis, the research study provides a comprehensive review of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and key issues in the market. It also conducts detailed profiling of the major companies and identifies the competitive strategies adopted by the different market players, including Agfa-Gevaert S.A./Nv (Belgium), Bayer AG (Germany), Cambridge Display Technology Limited (Europe), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Danfoss A/S (Denmark), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (U.S.), and The 3M Company (U.S.).

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