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Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers

  • Report

  • 52 Pages
  • December 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4721854

Need for Energy and Cost Efficient Solutions and Safety Considerations Drive the Adoption of Conductive Polymers in Consumer the Electronics Industry

The increasing demand for high performance and cost-effective materials in various industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, and others is boosting the growth and enhancing the adoption potential of conductive polymers. Moreover, the dimensional stability, structural strength, flexibility, and chemical resistance characteristics are also making conductive polymers as a possible alternative of metals in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

This research service titled, “Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers,” provides an understanding of various types of electronically conductive polymers (ECPs), including intrinsically conductive polymers (ICPs) and filled conductive polymers (FCPs) that can potentially replace traditional materials including metals, in applications such as electronics, sensors, and transportation. This research service describes the technology capabilities, manufacturing processes, and future prospects in development of conductive polymers.

Additionally, it also captures the various factors that influence adoption and the application prospects in various industries. This research service also highlights the emerging innovations that will enable the use of electronically conductive polymers to meet the needs of various applications.

Briefly, this research service provides:

  • A snapshot of emerging technologies in electronically conductive polymers and their advantages and disadvantages pertaining to usage in various applications
  • Key trends and factors impacting adoption and regional adoption scenario
  • Key properties, major innovations, and research and development (R&D) of commonly used ECPs
  • Patent activity related to materials and material processing
  • Detailed market segmentation with the innovation ecosystem definition
  • Application scope across various industries
  • Implementation in the industries - use cases and best practice examples
  • An opportunity evaluation analysis that can help identification of the emerging application areas

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Adoption of ECPs Expected to be Driven by the Growing Demand from the Electronics Industry
1.4 Summary of the Conductive Polymers Industry – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
2. Technology Overview
2.1 Electronically Conductive Polymers with Wide Application Perspectives
2.2 Electrically Conductive Polymers Gaining Prominence Cost-effective Alternative to Metals
2.3 Intrinsically Conductive Polymers Find Highest Adoption Potential in Electronics
2.4 Design Flexibility of Filled Conductive Polymers Help Increase Application Landscape
2.5 Synthesis of Intrinsically Conductive Polymers are Typically Based on Facile Chemical Reactions
2.6 Synthesis of Nano Conductive Polymers are Gaining Research Attention
2.7 Manufacturing Methods for Synthetizing CP Nanohybrids (Filled Conductive Polymers)
3. Trends Governing Development and Adoption of Conductive Polymers
3.1 Demographic factors and Legal Requirements Top Influencers on Regional Trends
3.2 Regional Trends – Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers with High Dominance of North America Market
3.3 Conductive Polymers Meet the Performance Needs for Lighter and Smaller Electronics, But their Electrical Conductivity is Lesser than that of To Metallic Conductors
4. Application Landscape
4.1 Electronics, Sensors, Transportation, and Healthcare are Considered as Key Application Areas for Conductive Polymers
4.2 Value-added Benefits of Conductive Polymers Enable Increasing Adoption
5. Innovation Indicators
5.1 Patent Filings Indicate Steady Focus in R&D Efforts Towards Conductive Polymers
5.2 Patent Activity on Intrinsically Conductive Polymers Indicates a High Interest in PEDOT
5.3 Both Academia and Companies Active in Filing Patents Related to Intrinsically Conducting Polymers
5.4 Both Public and Private Funding are Prominent with Development of FCPs and Improving its Properties of High Focus of Interest
5.5 Research and Development Activities are Spread Across Industries with Varying Degree of Commercial Adoption
5.6 Stakeholders Keen on Developing FCPs to Meet Application Specific Requirements
5.7 Research is Also Focused on Developing Manufacturing Techniques to Improve the Properties of ICPs
5.8 Stakeholders are Also Developing Conductive Polymers to Meet Tailored Requirements of End-use Applications
6. Evaluation of Emerging Opportunities for Conductive Polymers
6.1 Emerging Opportunities for Electrically Conductive Polymers – Application Opportunity Strategy Evaluation
6.2 Insights from the OSE Grid Showcases Increasing Opportunities for Material Developers
6.3 Conductive Polymers Have Already Gained Commercial Adoption in the Electronics Industry
6.4 Anti-static Materials (ESD Coatings) Offer Wide Application Scope for Conductive Polymers
6.5 Anti-corrosion Protection for Industrial Processing, Construction, and Transportation Sectors is Expected to Gain Significance
6.6 Optimization of Adoption for Transparent Conductive Electrodes and Printed Electronics Already Underway
6.7 ESD and EMI Shielding are Considered Niche Applications with a High Level of Attractiveness for Conductive Polymers
6.8 Use of Conductive Polymers for Sensor Applications Expected to Increase Due to their Large Application Potential
6.9 Healthcare to Emerge as an Attractive Sector of Impact for Conductive Polymers in the Long-term
7. Analyst Perspectives
7.1 Need for Collaboration R&D Efforts Within the Value Chain
7.2 Development of FCPs Will Create More Opportunities for Adoption of Conductive Polymers
8. Key Contacts
9. Appendix
9.1 Ratings for OSE Grid
9.2 Legal Disclaimer