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.
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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:
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.
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.
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