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% between 2017 and 2022. Mergers & acquisitions and new product launches are the key strategies adopted by the major players to strengthen their footholds in the electroactive polymers market. The Asia Pacific region, followed by the North American and European regions witnessed the maximum number of strategic developments undertaken by various players between 2012 and 2017
The key players operating in the electroactive polymers 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.
Parker Hannifin (US) is one of the leading manufacturers of electroactive polymer based sensors and actuators. The company has been focusing on new product launches to maintain its leading position in the electroactive polymers market. For instance, in June 2016, the company launched the SensoNODE High-Strain sensor highlighting EAP technology. SensoNODE High-Strain is prepared with a stretchable polymer which can take precise interpretations and readings for a long period of service life.
Solvay (Belgium), and Merck (Germany) are other major players in the electroactive polymers market. For instance, in January 2016, Solvay completed acquisition of the Ryton PPS (Polyphenylene Sulphide) business from Chevron Phillips Chemical Limited (US). Solvay has bought 2 Ryton PPS resin manufacturing units in Borger, Texas. The acquisition is a part of Solvay’s strategic development into a more specialized solution provider.
In November 2015, Merck (Germany) acquired Sigma-Aldrich (US), which has provided Merck the capability of serving life science clients worldwide through this acquisition with a competent set of products. This acquisition also enhanced the position of the company in the electroactive polymers market.
This report provides a detailed analysis of the electroactive polymers market and segments the same based on type, application, and region. Based on type, the market has been segmented into conductive plastics, inherently conductive polymers, and inherently dissipative polymers. Based on application, the market has been segmented into ESD protection, EMI shielding, actuators, capacitors, batteries, sensors, and others. Based on region, the market has been segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.
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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