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Smart Polymers Market by Stimulus, Type, and Application - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

  • ID: 4612678
  • Report
  • April 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 380 pages
  • Allied Analytics LLP
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The global smart polymer market was valued at $1,250 million in 2015, and is projected to reach $3,070 million by 2022, growing at CAGR of 12.6% from 2016 to 2022. Smart polymers are tough, easy to process, flexible, resilient, and biocompatible that are used in numerous applications. The significance of smart polymers is increasing day by day owing to their ability to undergo large reversible, physical, or chemical changes in response to fluctuations in the environmental conditions. They respond to several environmental stimuli such as pH, temperature, light, electric field, enzymes, and biomolecules. These are used in numerous promising applications in biomedical field such as tissue engineering scaffolds, cell culture supports, delivery systems of therapeutic agents, and sensors or actuators systems.

The global smart polymer market is in its growth stage wherein North America and Europe are leading markets, owing to increase in research activities and technological advancement in biomedical field. The market is driven by factors such as, increase in need for efficient and economical drug delivery system, innovative use of smart polymers in the automotive industry, and valuable property of reversible phase transitions of smart polymers, whereas high cost is anticipated to hamper market growth.

The report segments the smart polymers market on the basis of stimulus type, polymer type, application, and geography. On the basis of stimulus type, the market is divided into physical stimuli responsive, chemical stimuli responsive, and biological stimuli responsive smart polymers. On the basis of type, it is categorized into shape memory polymers, electroactive polymers, self-healing polymers, and others. Furthermore, based on applications, it is segmented into biomedical & biotechnological, textile, electrical & electronics, automotive, nuclear energy, and others. On the basis of geography, it is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
In January 2016, Lubrizol Corporation launched a new series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products, Estane SMART TPU, for use in smart wearable devices. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products are specially designed to cater the demand of rapidly growing wearable devices.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of the major market players include:

Covestro AG
BASF SE
Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
Akzonobel
Nippon Shokubai
FMC Corporation
Autonomic Materials Inc.
Advanced Polymer Materials Inc.
Lubrizol Corporation
Nexgenia Corporation

KEY MARKET BENEFITS

This report provides an extensive analysis of the current & emerging market trends & dynamics of the global smart polymers market.
In-depth analysis of all regions is conducted by constructing market estimations for key segments between 2014 and 2022, which assist to identify the prevailing market opportunities.
The report assists to understand the strategies adopted by the companies for the growth of the market.
This study evaluates competitive landscape to understand the competitive environment across the geographies.
Extensive analysis is conducted by following key player positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.

Smart Polymers Market Key Segments:

By Stimulus Type

Physical Stimuli Responsive
Chemical Stimuli Responsive
Biological Stimuli Responsive

By Type

Shape Memory Polymers
Electroactive Polymers
Self-Healing Polymers
Others

By Application

Biomedical & Biotechnology
Drug Delivery
Tissue Engineering
Bio-separation
Biocatalyst
Textile
Electrical & Electronics
Automotive
Nuclear Energy
Others

By Geography

North America
U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Europe
UK
Germany
France
Spain
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Korea
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
LAMEA
Brazil
South Africa
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Rest of LAMEA

Other major players in the industry include:

Huntsman Corporation
Acros Organics
ConvaTec Inc.
Bioastra
BCMaterials

*The above list of companies is not profiled in the report, but can be added based on client interest.
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2. KEY MARKET BENEFITS
1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1.4.1. Secondary Research
1.4.2. Primary Research
1.4.3. Analyst Tools and Models

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. MARKET SNAPSHOT
2.1.1. Key findings of the study
2.2. CXO PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1. MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE
3.2. KEY FINDINGS
3.2.1. Top Investment Pockets
3.2.2. Top Winning Strategies
3.3. TOP PLAYER POSITIONING. 2015
3.4. PATENT ANALYSIS
3.4.1. Patent Publication by Year
3.4.2. Patent Publication by Company
3.4.3. Patent Publication by Region
3.5. PORTERS FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
3.5.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.5.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.5.3. Threat of New Entrants
3.5.4. Threat of Substitutes
3.5.5. Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
3.6. MARKET DYNAMICS
3.6.1. Drivers
3.6.1.1. Innovative Use of Smart Polymers in the Automobile Industry
3.6.1.2. Increase in Need for Efficient and Economical Drug Delivery System
3.6.1.3. Property of Reversible Phase Transitions
3.6.2. Restraint
3.6.2.1. High Cost of Smart Polymers
3.6.3. Opportunity
3.6.3.1. Increase in Awareness About Smart Polymers in Future

CHAPTER 4 SMART POLYMERS MARKET, BY STIMULUS TYPE
4.1. OVERVIEW
4.1.1. Market Size and Forecast
4.2. PHYSICAL STIMULI RESPONSIVE
4.2.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
4.2.2. Market Size and Forecast
4.3. CHEMICAL STIMULI RESPONSIVE
4.3.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
4.3.2. Market Size and Forecast
4.4. BIOLOGICAL STIMULI RESPONSIVE
4.4.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
4.4.2. Market Size and Forecast

CHAPTER 5 SMART POLYMERS MARKET, BY TYPE
5.1. OVERVIEW
5.1.1. Market Size and Forecast
5.2. SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS
5.2.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
5.2.2. Market Size and Forecast
5.3. ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS
5.3.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
5.3.2. Market Size and Forecast
5.4. SELF-HEALING POLYMERS
5.4.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
5.4.2. Market Size and Forecast
5.5. OTHER
5.5.1. Key Market Trends, Key Growth Factors, and Opportunities
5.5.2. Market Size and Forecast

CHAPTER 6 SMART POLYMERS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
6.1. OVERVIEW
6.1.1. Market Size & Forecast
6.2. BIOMEDICAL & BIOTECHNOLOGY
6.2.1. Drug Delivery
6.2.2. Tissue Engineering
6.2.3. Bio-separation
6.2.4. Biocatalyst
6.2.5. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
6.2.6. Market Size & Forecast
6.3. TEXTILE
6.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
6.3.2. Market Size & Forecast
6.4. ELECTRICALS & ELECTRONICS
6.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
6.4.2. Market Size & Forecast
6.5. AUTOMOTIVE
6.5.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
6.5.2. Market Size & Forecast
6.6. NUCLEAR ENERGY
6.6.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
6.6.2. Market Size & Forecast
6.7. OTHERS
6.7.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
6.7.2. Market Size & Forecast

CHAPTER 7 SMART POLYMERS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
7.1. OVERVIEW
7.1.1. Market Size and Forecast
7.2. NORTH AMERICA
7.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors, and Opportunities
7.2.2. Market Size and Forecast
7.2.2.1. By stimulus type
7.2.2.1.1. By physical stimulus type
7.2.2.1.2. By chemical stimulus type
7.2.2.1.3. By biological stimulus type
7.2.2.2. By type
7.2.2.3. By application
7.2.2.4. By country
7.2.3. U.S.
7.2.4. Market Size and Forecast
7.2.4.1. By stimulus type
7.2.4.2. By type
7.2.4.3. By application
7.2.5. Canada
7.2.6. Market Size and Forecast
7.2.6.1. By stimulus type
7.2.6.2. By type
7.2.6.3. By application
7.2.7. Mexico
7.2.8. Market Size and Forecast
7.2.8.1. By stimulus type
7.2.8.2. By type
7.2.8.3. By application
7.3. EUROPE
7.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors and Opportunities
7.3.2. Market Size and Forecast
7.3.2.1. By stimulus type
7.3.2.1.1. By physical stimulus type
7.3.2.1.2. By chemical stimulus type
7.3.2.1.3. By biological stimulus type
7.3.2.2. By type
7.3.2.3. By application
7.3.2.4. By country
7.3.3. UK
7.3.4. Market Size & Forecast
7.3.4.1. By stimulus type
7.3.4.2. By type
7.3.4.3. By application
7.3.5. Germany
7.3.6. Market Size & Forecast
7.3.6.1. By stimulus type
7.3.6.2. By type
7.3.6.3. By application
7.3.7. France
7.3.8. Market Size & Forecast
7.3.8.1. By stimulus type
7.3.8.2. By type
7.3.8.3. By application
7.3.9. Spain
7.3.10. Market Size & Forecast
7.3.10.1. By stimulus type
7.3.10.2. By type
7.3.10.3. By application
7.3.11. Italy
7.3.12. Market Size & Forecast
7.3.12.1. By stimulus type
7.3.12.2. By type
7.3.12.3. By application
7.3.13. Rest of Europe
7.3.14. Market Size & Forecast
7.3.14.1. By stimulus type
7.3.14.2. By type
7.3.14.3. By application
7.4. ASIA-PACIFIC
7.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors and Opportunities
7.4.2. Market Size and Forecast
7.4.2.1. By stimulus type
7.4.2.1.1. By physical stimulus type
7.4.2.1.2. By chemical stimulus type
7.4.2.1.3. By biological stimulus type
7.4.2.2. By type
7.4.2.3. By application
7.4.2.4. By country
7.4.3. China
7.4.4. Market Size & Forecast
7.4.4.1. By stimulus type
7.4.4.2. By type
7.4.4.3. By application
7.4.5. Japan
7.4.6. Market Size & Forecast
7.4.6.1. By stimulus type
7.4.6.2. By type
7.4.6.3. By application
7.4.7. India
7.4.8. Market Size & Forecast
7.4.8.1. By stimulus type
7.4.8.2. By type
7.4.8.3. By application
7.4.9. Korea
7.4.10. Market Size & Forecast
7.4.10.1. By stimulus type
7.4.10.2. By type
7.4.10.3. By application
7.4.11. Australia
7.4.12. Market Size & Forecast
7.4.12.1. By stimulus type
7.4.12.2. By type
7.4.12.3. By application
7.4.13. Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4.14. Market Size & Forecast
7.4.14.1. By stimulus type
7.4.14.2. By type
7.4.14.3. By application
7.5. LAMEA
7.5.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors and Opportunities
7.5.2. Market Size and Forecast
7.5.2.1. By stimulus type
7.5.2.1.1. By physical stimulus type
7.5.2.1.2. By chemical stimulus type
7.5.2.1.3. By biological stimulus type
7.5.2.2. By type
7.5.2.3. By application
7.5.2.4. By country
7.5.3. Brazil
7.5.4. Market Size & Forecast
7.5.4.1. By stimulus type
7.5.4.2. By type
7.5.4.3. By application
7.5.5. South Africa
7.5.6. Market Size & Forecast
7.5.6.1. By stimulus type
7.5.6.2. By type
7.5.6.3. By application
7.5.7. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
7.5.8. Market Size & Forecast
7.5.8.1. By stimulus type
7.5.8.2. By type
7.5.8.3. By application
7.5.9. Rest of LAMEA
7.5.10. Market Size & Forecast
7.5.10.1. By stimulus type
7.5.10.2. By type
7.5.10.3. By application

CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES
8.1. COVESTRO AG
8.1.1. Company overview
8.1.2. Operating business segments
8.1.3. Business performance
8.1.4. Key strategies and developments
8.2. BASF SE
8.2.1. Company overview
8.2.2. Operating business segments
8.2.3. Business performance
8.2.4. Key strategies and developments
8.3. SABIC
8.3.1. Company overview
8.3.2. Operating business segments
8.3.3. Business performance
8.3.4. Key strategies and developments
8.4. AKZONOBEL
8.4.1. Company overview
8.4.2. Operating business segments
8.4.3. Business performance
8.4.4. Key strategies and developments
8.5. NIPPON SHOKUBAI
8.5.1. Company overview
8.5.2. Operating business segments
8.5.3. Business performance
8.5.4. Key strategies and developments
8.6. FMC CORPORATION
8.6.1. Company overview
8.6.2. Operating business segments
8.6.3. Business performance
8.6.4. Key strategies and developments
8.7. AUTONOMIC MATERIALS
8.7.1. Company overview
8.7.2. Operating business segments
8.7.3. Business performance
8.7.4. Key strategies and developments
8.8. ADVANCED POLYMER MATERIALS INC.
8.8.1. Company overview
8.8.2. Operating business segments
8.8.3. Business performance
8.8.4. Key strategies and developments
8.9. LUBRIZOL CORPORATION
8.9.1. Company overview
8.9.2. Operating business segments
8.9.3. Business performance
8.9.4. Key strategies and developments
8.10. NEXGENIA CORPORATION
8.10.1. Company overview
8.10.2. Operating business segments
8.10.3. Business performance
8.10.4. Key strategies and developments
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Smart Polymers Market Report, projects that the global market was valued at $1,250 million in 2015, and is estimated to reach $3,070 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 12.6% from 2016 to 2022. In 2015, physical stimuli responsive segment held almost half of the share of the total market.

Smart polymer is a subject of great interest for institutiol and industrial research. Properties of these polymers such as shape, mechanical properties, phase separation, permeability, and electrical properties changes in response to small variation in environmental conditions. These polymers are widely used in biomedical & biotechnology applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, and cell culture support. The extensive research and novel qualities of these polymers has shown significant growth in the market, and is expected to provide lucrative opportunity in the near future.

The growth of the global smart polymers market is driven by the rise in need for efficient & economical drug delivery system, innovative use of smart polymers in the automobile industry, and significant reversible phase transition property of smart polymers. Development of smart polymers from renewable feedstock and increase in awareness about smart polymers in future are expected to provide significant growth opportunities to the industry players. However, high R&D cost increases the overall cost of smart polymers, which is anticipated to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

Physical stimuli responsive is the leading segment which are sensitive to environmental factors such as temperature, light, electric field, magnetic field, and mechanical stress, which are widely used as safe polymers in drug delivery and biomaterials.

Shape memory polymer type segment generated the highest revenue in 2015, with almost half of the total market share, followed by self-healing polymer segment. Shape memory polymers retain their origil shape at the culmition of the environmental stimulus. These polymers are used in wide range of applications such as surgical fixation, telecommunication, clothing, automotive, and robotics.

Biomedical & biotechnology application segment domited the global market with more than two-fifths of the global smart polymers share in 2015. Smart polymers are used in multiple biomedical applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, bio-separation, biocatalyst, and others.

Key findings of the Smart Polymers Market:

In 2015, North America domited the global market with around one-third of the share, in terms of revenue.
Chemical stimuli responsive segment is estimated to display the highest growth rate, in terms of revenue, registering a CAGR of 12.8% from 2016 to 2022.
Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at a highest CAGR of 13.4%, in terms of volume.
Textile application segment is projected to grow at a highest CAGR of 13.0%, in terms of revenue.
Self-healing type segment shows the highest growth rate, in terms of revenue, registering a CAGR of 12.9%.

In 2015, North America was the leading region, owing to the increase in research activities and growth in technological advancement for biomedical application. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific is projected to show the highest CAGR of 12.8%, followed by Europe at a CAGR of 12.7% from 2016 to 2022.

The major companies profiled in the report include Covestro AG, BASF SE, Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Akzonobel, Nippon Shokubai, FMC Corporation, Autonomic Materials Inc., Advanced Polymer Materials Inc., Lubrizol Corporation, and Nexgenia Corporation.
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The analyst offers exhaustive research and analysis based on a wide variety of factual inputs, which largely include interviews with industry participants, reliable statistics, and regional intelligence. The in-house industry experts play an instrumental role in designing analytic tools and models, tailored to the requirements of a particular industry segment. The primary research efforts include reaching out participants through mail, tele-conversations, referrals, professional networks, and face-to-face interactions.

They are also in professional corporate relations with various companies that allow them greater flexibility for reaching out to industry participants and commentators for interviews and discussions.

They also refer to a broad array of industry sources for their secondary research, which typically include; however, not limited to:

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  • Regional government and statistical databases for macro analysis
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  • Internal and external proprietary databases, key market indicators, and relevant press releases for market estimates and forecast

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