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Global Polymer Chameleons Market 2017-2021

Global Polymer Chameleons Market 2017-2021

About Polymer Chameleons

Polymers can be divided into three types: Standard polymers; engineering polymer; and high-performance polymers, which are expensive than the other two due to their functional capacities. They have better mechanical and chemical strength and amazing heat stability. These have high thermal resistance more than 302.2 ºF. Polymer chameleons are placed under high-performance polymers. They are sensitive materials and also called as smart polymers. The polymer chameleons are stimuli-responsive, as they show changes in their microstructure. They can undergo reversible transitions from a hydrophilic to a hydrophobic microstructure. The external changes to polymer chameleons can be due to heat, pH (power of hydrogen), magnetic and electric fields, light, ultrasound, ionic strength, and chemical species. Polymer chameleons are synthetic, both bio and hybrid.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polymer chameleons market to grow at a CAGR of 13.28% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polymer chameleons market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Polymer Chameleons Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Autonomic Materials
  • DowDuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Polysciences
  • Toronto Research Chemicals
Other prominent vendors
  • Akina
  • Chameleon International
  • CSIRO
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings
  • SMP Technologies
  • TOPAS Advanced Polymers
  • ULTROXA Polymers
Market driver
  • Advances and demand in healthcare technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Slow response time
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • 3D printing polymer chameleons
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Polymer Chameleons Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polymer chameleons market: Autonomic Materials, DowDuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Polysciences, and Toronto Research Chemicals

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Akina, Chameleon International, CSIRO, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, SMP Technologies, TOPAS Advanced Polymers, and ULTROXA Polymers.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is 3D printing polymer chameleons. 3D printing has been in the trend for a few years now. However, the industry is still researching on increasing the levels and quality of manufacturing of products that utilize this technology. Smart polymers or polymer chameleons are being effectively used by the 3D printing industry. A new functional and accessible 3D printing method using polymer chameleons recently originated in Australia. pH-responsive functional polymers can be used in the 3D printing process.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Advances and demand in healthcare technology. The healthcare industry is growing and flourishing at a global level. It is witnessing technological advances. There is demand for new products and services of the medical industry. Hence, major players are heavily investing in research and development. The demand is mainly arising due to the increase in aging population, the growth of chronic diseases, and increasing patient awareness and concerns.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Slow response time. Polymer chameleons are popular due to their stimuli-responsive nature, and hence, are given the term: Chameleons. Despite its extraordinary properties, polymer chameleons have slow response time. The major revenue share in the global polymer chameleons market is generated by drug delivery systems. Due to the slow in vivo sol-gel transition, the process of initial drug release by the thermosensitive system is slow. Similarly, even light sensitive polymers have inconsistent and slow response time, in the case of drug delivery systems. Due to the leaching of noncovalently bound chromophores, the light-sensitive polymers display an inconsistent response time. Also, Hydrogel has slow response time towards stimulus, meaning, it takes more time to change when the external stimulus is triggered.

Companies Mentioned

Autonomic Materials, DowDuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Polysciences, Toronto Research Chemicals, Akina, Chameleon International, CSIRO, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings, SMP Technologies, TOPAS Advanced Polymers, and ULTROXA Polymers.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Types of polymer chameleons
      • Table End-user industries of polymer chameleons
      • Table Product types of polymer chameleons
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global polymer chameleons market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global polymer chameleons market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Overview: Global polymer chameleons market by application
      • Table The global polymer chameleons market by application 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table The global polymer chameleons market by application 2021 ($ millions)
    • Global polymer chameleons market by application
      • Table The global polymer chameleons market by application 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global polymer chameleons market for drug delivery system and tissue engineering
      • Table Global polymer chameleon market for drug delivery system and tissue engineering 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Mechanism of polymer chameleons in smart drug delivery systems
    • Global polymer chameleon market for bioseparation and biocatalysts
      • Table Global polymer chameleon market for bioseparation and biocatalysts 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global polymer chameleon market for textile engineering
      • Table Global polymer chameleon market for textile engineering 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Mechanism of polymer chameleons in textile engineering
    • Global polymer chameleon market for automotive
      • Table Global polymer chameleon market for automotive 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global polymer chameleon market for other applications
      • Table Global polymer chameleon market for other applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global polymer chameleons market – Geographical segmentation 2016-2021
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas – market size & forecast
      • Table Americas – market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas – Year over year growth 2017-2021
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • EMEA – market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA – market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA – Year over year growth 2017-2021
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APAC – market size & forecast
      • Table APAC – market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC – Year over year growth 2017-2021
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Shape memory polymers: Triple shape memory
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • 3D printing polymer chameleons
    • Developments and innovations in drug delivery systems
      • Table Challenges associated with oral drug delivery at different stages
    • Advent of gas-responsive polymers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Autonomic Materials
      • Table Grades of AMPARMOR
    • DowDuPont
      • Table DuPont: Segmentation of revenue by business 2016
      • Table DuPont: Segmentation of revenue by geography 2016
    • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Table Eastman Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Eastman Chemical Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Polysciences
      • Table Polysciences: Divisions of the company
      • Table Polysciences: Product segmentation
    • Toronto Research Chemicals
      • Table Toronto Research Chemicals: Services
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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