Electroactive Polymers Market - By Type (Electric EAPs, Ionic EAPs and Others), By Applications (Actuators & Sensors, Energy Generation, Automotive Devices, Prosthetics, Robotics and Others) and By Geography - Forecast (2016 - 2021)

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Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) are variants of Polymers that is likely to change the shape or size under the influence of an electric field. EAPs are highly versatile in the nature as they can be easily manufactured into different shapes because of the simplicity involved in processing many polymeric materials. EAPs have been used in the development of artificial muscles which provides a better scope to the field of robotics. While the majority of historic actuators are made of ceramic material, EAPs have caught up after it has been demonstrated that EAP can exhibit more strain than a ceramic actuator. Various factors like demand for new sensors, evolving applications of EAPs in molecular electronics and strong commercial value of EAP based actuators is favoring the market in the future.

The global electroactive polymers market has been analyzed with respect to different parameters such as demand, supply, end-users and manufacturers of electroactive polymers. Electroactive polymers market is categorized based on type, applications and geography. On the basis of type, electroactive polymer market is segmented into Electric EAPs and Ionic EAPs. The global electroactive polymers market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of xx% through 2015-2021. EAPs are widely used in actuators, sensors, artificial muscles etc.

Electroactive Polymers Market

The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and key countries in each region. North America is the dominant market which held more than 60% of market share in the year 2015.This is due to manufacturers constant efforts to advance in the field of robotics in this region. The global electroactive polymers market is expected to reach USD xx billion by 2021 with an estimated CAGR of xx% from 2016-2021.
Electroactive polymers market is dominated by five major companies namely:
AGFA-Gevaert (Belgium)
Celanese Corporation (U.S.)
KEMET Corporation (U.S.)
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. (U.S.) PolyOne Corporation (U.S.)
Parker Hannifin Corporation (U.S.)
3M Co. (U.S.)
These companies have significant presence in the electroactive polymers market. Other players in the market also include:
Premix Oy (Finland)
Solvay S.A. (Belgium)
Cabot Corporation (U.S.)
IonPhase Oy (Finland)
SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
PolyDrop (U.S.)
Eeonyx Corporation (U.S)
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1. Electroactive Polymers Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Electroactive Polymers Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. Top5 financial Analysis
3.2.3. End User Profiling
4. Electroactive Polymers Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Industry
4.4.1. Power of suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Electroactive Polymers Market-Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunity Analysis
5.4. Product Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
5.6. SWOT Analysis
6. Electroactive Polymers Market - By Types
6.1. Electric EAPs
6.1.1. Ferroelectric Polymers
6.1.2. Dielectric EAP
6.1.3. Electrostrictive Graft Elastomers
6.1.4. Electrostrictive Paper
6.1.5. Electro-Viscoelastic Elastomers
6.1.6. Liquid Crystal Elastomer (LCE) MaterialsIonic EAPs
6.2. Ionic EAPs
6.2.1. Ionic Polymer Gel (IPG)
6.2.2. Ionomeric Polymer-Metal Composites (IPMC)
6.2.3. Conductive Polymers (CP)
6.2.4. Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)
6.3. Others
7. Electroactive Polymers Market - By Applications
7.1. Actuators & Sensors
7.2. Energy Generation
7.3. Automotive Devices
7.4. Prosthetics
7.5. Robotics
7.6. Others
8. Electroactive Polymers Market - By Geography
8.1. America
8.1.1. USA
8.1.2. Mexico
8.1.3. Canada
8.1.4. Others
8.2. Europe
8.2.1. UK
8.2.2. Germany
8.2.3. France
8.2.4. Turkey
8.2.5. Others
8.3. APAC
8.3.1. China
8.3.2. India
8.3.3. Australia
8.3.4. Japan
8.3.5. South Korea
8.3.6. Others
8.4. ROW
8.4.1. Middle East
8.4.2. Africa
8.4.3. Others
9. Market Entropy
10. Company Profiles
10.1. 3M Co
10.2. AGFA - Gevaert NV
10.3. Solvay S.A.
10.4. KEMET Corp.
10.6. Celanese Corp.
10.7. Bayer AG
10.8. Lubrizol Corporation
10.9. Premix Oy
10.10. Cabot Corporation
10.11. Parker - Hannifin Corporation
10.12. IonPhasE Oy
10.13. SABIC
10.14. PolyDrop, LLC
10.15. Eeonyx Corporation

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11. Appendix
11.1. Abbreviations
11.2. Sources
11.3. Research Methodology
11.4. Bibliography
11.5. Disclaimer
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