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Electroactive Polymer Market by Type (Conductive Plastic, Inherently Conductive Polymer, Inherently Dissipative Polymer), Application (ESD Protection, EMI Shielding, Actuators, Capacitors, Batteries, Sensors), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: February 2018
Report Code: CH1055

 

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The electroactive polymers market was valued at USD 3.26 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 5.12 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.9% between 2017 and 2022. In this report, 2016 has been considered the base year and the forecast period has been considered from 2017 to 2022.

The objectives of this study are:

  • To define, describe, and analyze the electroactive polymers market on the basis of type, application, and region
  • To forecast and analyze the size of the electroactive polymer market (in terms of value and volume) in six key regions, namely, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, and South America
  • To forecast and analyze the electroactive polymer market at the country level in each region
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trends and its contribution to the electroactive polymers market
  • To analyze opportunities in the electroactive polymer market for stakeholders by identifying high-growth segments of the market
  • To identify the significant market trends and factors driving or inhibiting the growth of the electroactive polymer market and its submarkets
  • To analyze competitive developments, such as expansions, joint ventures, new products launches, and acquisitions in the electroactive polymers market
  • To strategically profile the key players of the electroactive polymer market and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies

This research study involves the extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Factiva to identify and collect information useful for this technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the electroactive polymer market. The primary sources that have been considered mainly include several industry experts from the core and related industries and preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and organizations related to all segments of the industry’s supply chain. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure below illustrates the breakdown of the primary interviews based on company type, designation, and region conducted during this research study on the electroactive polymer market:

Electroactive Polymer Market

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The electroactive polymers value chain includes component manufacturers, such as Solvay (Belgium) and 3M (US), among others that manufacture plastic resins, such as polycarbonates, polyanilines, polypyrroles, polyvinyl fluoride, and others. These plastic resins are used by electroactive polymer manufacturers to develop various types of electroactive polymers that are further used in electrical & electronics, textiles & fabrics, automotive, medical & healthcare, and other end-use applications.

The target audiences for the electroactive polymers market report are as follows:

  • Manufacturers of Electroactive Polymers
  • Suppliers of Electroactive Polymers
  • Component Suppliers
  • Service Providers
  • Electrical & Electronics, Textiles & Fabrics, Automotive, Medical & Healthcare End-users
  • Government Bodies

Scope of the Report

This report categorizes the electroactive polymers market on the basis of type, application, and region.

Electroactive Polymers Market, by Type:

The electroactive polymers market has been segmented on the basis of type into:

  • Conductive Plastics
    • ESD/EMI Compounds
    • Antistatic Additives
    • Carbon/Metal Fibers
    • Carbon Nanotubes
    • Others
  • Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICPs)
    • Polythiophenes
    • Polyanilines
    • Polyacetylenes
    • Polyphenylene Vinylenes (PPV)
    • Polyfluorenes
    • Polyphenylene Sulfides
    • Polynaphthalenes
    • Others
  • Inherently Dissipative Polymers (IDPs)

Electroactive Polymers Market, by Application:

The electroactive polymer market has been segmented on the basis of application into:

  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection
  • Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding
  • Actuators
  •  Capacitors
  • Batteries
  • Sensors
  • Others

Electroactive Polymers Market, by Region:

The electroactive polymer market has been segmented on the basis of region into:

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • Central & Eastern Europe
  • Middle East & Africa and
  • South America

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Unit Considered
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Top-Down Approach
           2.2.2 Bottom-Up Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 28)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Electroactive Polymer Market
    4.2 Electroactive Polymer Market, By Type
    4.3 Electroactive Polymers Market in APAC, By Application and Country
    4.4 Electroactive Polymer Market Attractiveness

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 30)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Low Cost of Materials, Ease of Synthesis, Lightweight, and Flexibility
                    5.2.1.2 Growing Smart Fabrics Market
                    5.2.1.3 Growing Demand From Smart Electronics Market
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Environmental Impact
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Increasing Biomimetic Applications
                    5.2.3.2 Better Surface Conductivity
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Lack of Extensive Commoditization of EAPS
                    5.2.4.2 Volatile Pricing
    5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.3.2 Threat of New Entrants
           5.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           5.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    5.4 Macroeconomic Indicators

6 Electroactive Polymers Market, By Type (Page No. - 38)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Conductive Plastics
           6.2.1 ESD/EMI Compounds
           6.2.2 Antistatic Additives
           6.2.3 Carbon/Metal Fibers
           6.2.4 Carbon Nanotubes
           6.2.5 Others (Blends of Conductive Plastics and Powder Coatings)
    6.3 Inherently Conductive Polymers
           6.3.1 Polythiophenes
           6.3.2 Polyanilines
           6.3.3 Polyacetylenes
           6.3.4 Polyphenylene Vinylenes
           6.3.5 Polyfluorenes
           6.3.6 Polyphenylene Sulfide
           6.3.7 Polynaphthalenes
           6.3.8 Other ICPS
                    6.3.8.1 Polypyrroles
                    6.3.8.2 Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)
    6.4 Inherently Dissipative Polymers

7 Electroactive Polymers Market, By Application (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Electrostatic Discharge Protection
    7.3 Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
    7.4 Actuators
    7.5 Capacitors
    7.6 Batteries
    7.7 Sensors
    7.8 Others

8 Electroactive Polymers Market, By Region (Page No. - 54)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 APAC
           8.2.1 China
           8.2.2 Japan
           8.2.3 South Korea
           8.2.4 India
           8.2.5 Taiwan
           8.2.6 Malaysia
           8.2.7 Rest of APAC
    8.3 North America
           8.3.1 US
           8.3.2 Mexico
           8.3.3 Canada
    8.4 Western Europe
           8.4.1 Germany
           8.4.2 France
           8.4.3 UK
           8.4.4 Italy
           8.4.5 Spain
           8.4.6 Rest of Western Europe
    8.5 Central & Eastern Europe
           8.5.1 Hungary
           8.5.2 Czech Republic
           8.5.3 Poland
           8.5.4 Rest of Central & Eastern Central & Eastern Europe
    8.6 Middle East & Africa
           8.6.1 Saudi Arabia
           8.6.2 UAE
           8.6.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
    8.7 South America
           8.7.1 Brazil
           8.7.2 Argentina
           8.7.3 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 96)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Competitive Scenario
    9.3 New Product Development
    9.4 Agreement & Joint Venture
    9.5 Merger & Acquisition
    9.6 Market Ranking of Major Players

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 101)
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
     10.1 Solvay
     10.2 Parker Hannifin
     10.3 AGFA-Gevaert
     10.4 3M
     10.5 Merck
     10.6 Lubrizol
     10.7 Novasentis
     10.8 Polyone
     10.9 Premix
     10.10 Heraeus
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
     10.11 Additional Company Profiles
               10.11.1 Eamex
               10.11.2 Eeonyx
               10.11.3 Cambridge Display Technologies
               10.11.4 Kenner Material & System
               10.11.5 Hyperion Catalysis International
               10.11.6 American Dye Source
               10.11.7 RT p Company
               10.11.8 Rieke Metals.
               10.11.9 Danfoss
                       10.11.10 Artificial Muscle
                       10.11.11 Cedrat Technologies
                       10.11.12 Leap Technology
                       10.11.13 Nanosonic
                       10.11.14 Stretchsense
                       10.11.15 Ras Labs

11 Appendix (Page No. - 124)
     11.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     11.2 Discussion Guide
     11.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     11.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     11.5 Available Customizations
     11.6 Related Reports
     11.7 Author Details


List of Tables (78 Tables)

Table 1 Trends and Forecast of Per Capita GDP (USD)
Table 2 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 3 Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 4 Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Conductive Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 6 Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Inherently Conductive Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 8 Inherently Dissipative Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Inherently Dissipative Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 10 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Electroactive Polymer Market Size in ESD Protection, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in EMI Shielding, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Electroactive Polymer Market Size in Actuators, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in Capacitors, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Electroactive Polymer Market Size in Batteries, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Electroactive Polymers Market Size in Sensors, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Electroactive Polymer Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 20 APAC: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 APAC: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 22 APAC: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 APAC: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 24 APAC: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 China: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Japan: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 South Korea: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 India: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 Taiwan: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Malaysia: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Rest of APAC: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 North America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 34 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 36 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 US: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 Mexico: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Canada: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Western Europe: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Western Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Western Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Western Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Western Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Germany: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 France: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 UK: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Italy: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Spain: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Rest of Western Europe: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Central & Eastern Europe: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Central & Eastern Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Central & Eastern Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Central & Eastern Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Central & Eastern Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Hungary: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Czech Republic: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Poland: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Middle East & Africa: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 61 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 62 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 63 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Product Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 64 Middle East & Africa: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 65 Saudi Arabia: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 UAE: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 South America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 69 South America: Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 70 South America: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 71 South America: Market Size, By Type, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 72 South America: Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 73 Brazil: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 74 Argentina: Electroactive Polymer Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 75 Rest of South America: Electroactive Polymers Market Size, By Application, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 76 New Product Developments (2012–2017)
Table 77 Agreements & Joint Ventures, 2012–2017
Table 78 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012–2017
 
 
List of Figures (35 Figures)
 
Figure 1 EAPS Market Segmentation
Figure 2 EAPS Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 EAPS Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Conductive Plastics to Be the Largest Segment of the Electroactive Polymer Market
Figure 7 Actuators to Be the Fastest-Growing Application of the Electroactive Polymer Market
Figure 8 APAC Was the Largest Electroactive Polymers Market in 2016
Figure 9 Growing Smart Fabrics and Smart Electronics Market to Drive the Demand of Electroactive Polymers During the Forecast Period
Figure 10 Conductive Plastics to Be the Largest Segment
Figure 11 ESD Protection Was the Largest Application in APAC in 2016
Figure 12 China to Emerge as Most Lucrative Electroactive Polymer Market to Between 2017 and 2022 (USD Million)
Figure 13 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges of EAPS Market
Figure 14 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: EAPS Market
Figure 15 Inherently Conductive Polymers to Be the Fastest-Growing Segment
Figure 16 APAC to Be the Largest Market for Conductive Plastics Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 17 ESD Protection to Be the Largest Application in the EAPS Market
Figure 18 APAC to Be the Largest EAPS Market in ESD Protection
Figure 19 APAC Market to Register Highest CAGR Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 20 APAC EAPS Market Snapshot
Figure 21 North American EAPS Market Snapshot
Figure 22 Western European EAPS Market Snapshot
Figure 23 Central & Eastern European EAPS Market Snapshot
Figure 24 Middle East & African EAPS Market Snapshot
Figure 25 South American EAPS Market Snapshot
Figure 26 Companies Adopted Mergers & Acquisitions as the Major Growth Strategies (2012–2016)
Figure 27 Electroactive Polymers Market Key Players Ranking, 2016
Figure 28 Solvay: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Parker Hannifin: Company Snapshot
Figure 30 AGFA-Gevaert: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 3M: Company Snapshot
Figure 32 Merck: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Lubrizol: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 Polyone: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Heraeus: Company Snapshot

The electroactive polymers market is estimated at USD 3.51 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 5.12 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2017 to 2022. EAPs find applications in various end-use industries because of their unique properties. Contrary to conventional materials (metals), EAP products are lighter in weight, durable, and have better conductive properties. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the electroactive polymer market during the forecast period.

The electroactive polymers market has been classified on the basis of product type into conductive plastics, inherently conductive polymers, and inherently dissipative polymers. Among types, the inherently conductive polymers market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Inherentlyconductive polymers include materials, such as polythiophenes, polyanilines, polypyrroles, and polyacetylenes. ICPs are soluble, low-cost organic polymers which have electrical properties like other conductive metals and semiconductors. ICPs are a kind of ionic electroactive polymers which alter shape by motion or diffusion of ions and their conjugated substance. The high demand globally can be attributed to the extensive R&D activities being undertaken in key countries, such as the US, Canada, and Mexico on various potential applications of inherently conductive polymers. The demand for inherently conductive polymers in robotics, artificial muscles, actuators & sensors in the medical, energy harvesting, and electrical & electronics industries is the highest and is expected to drive the EAPs market during the forecast period.

On the basis of application, the electroactive polymer market has been classified into Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), shielding, actuators, capacitors, batteries, sensors, and others. The actuator application is projected to lead the electroactive polymers market during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the increasing use of electroactive polymers in actuator applications owing to their operational efficiency over conventional materials. The actuator application is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2017 and 2022.

The Asia Pacific region is the largest market for electroactive polymers across the globe, and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2017 and 2022. The growth of the Asia Pacific region can be attributed to the presence of various key manufacturers of electroactive polymers and increasing demand for electronic applications from countries, such as China, South Korea, Japan, and India. Moreover, the easy availability of raw materials in the Asia Pacific region has attracted several global companies and investors to set up their production facilities in the region, thereby fueling the growth of the Asia Pacific electroactive polymer market.

Electroactive Polymer Market

The major factor restraining the growth of the electroactive polymers market across the globe is the environmental impact of these polymers. Governments in developed countries have enforced stringent regulations on the use of such polymers. Environmental regulations on the use of petroleum products restrict the growth of the electroactive polymer market.

Some of the key players operating in the electroactive polymer market are Solvay (Belgium), Parker Hannifin (US) Agfa-Gevaert (Belgium), 3M (US), Merck (Germany), Lubrizol (US), Novasentis (US), Premix (Finland), and PolyOne Corporation (US), among others. Competition among these players is high, and they mostly compete with each other on the prices and quality of the products, their product portfolios, after sale services, and customized solutions, among others.

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