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Global Smart Polymers Market 2016-2020

Global Smart Polymers Market 2016-2020

About Smart Polymers

Smart polymers are polymers that change their properties with respect to the environment they are in. These polymers react to external stimuli and adjust to evolving conditions. These polymers experience reversible physical and chemical changes in response to small external stimuli in the natural conditions, for example, temperature, pH, light, magnetic and electric field, ionic components, and biological molecules. These stimuli-sensitive polymers are either synthetic or natural.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global smart polymers market to grow at a CAGR of 19.98% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global smart polymers market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through sales of smart polymer products for applications such as smart drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, textile engineering, and others (oil recovery, cell culture, and protein purification).

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Smart Polymers Market 2016-2020, 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
  • AkzoNobel
  • Autonomic Materials
  • Dow Chemical
  • Huntsman International
Market driver
  • Application of shape memory polymer in automotive industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Transformations in healthcare industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Enormous potential in different applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Smart Polymers Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global smart polymers market: AkzoNobel, Autonomic Materials, Dow Chemical, and Huntsman International.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Evolution of drug delivery systems will be a key trend for market growth. Smart polymers are showcasing controlled delivery systems for medications having a short half-life, narrow therapeutic window, liable to gastric and hepatic degradation, and medications that are dynamic at low plasma concentrations. These delivery systems experience numerous difficulties connected with their advancements that are identified with medication stability, drug discharge kinetics, and the conditions under which the system is delivered to the body. Smart polymers sensitive to the proximity of some biomarkers could be valuable in focusing on particular disease conditions. For instance, smart polymers sensitive to folate receptor can be used to convey anti-cancer agents to tumor cells.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be application of shape memory polymer in automotive industry. In the automotive industry, shape memory polymers are used in vehicle subsystems. These polymers self-heal in the case of damage. These polymers can also be designed to change appearance or color. In addition, the polymers can be used in sensors in safety systems. Shape memory polymers showcase new platform for variable elements in vehicles. The novel materials include new innovative components that can enhance vehicle performance at lower costs.

Further, the report states that issues with use of smart polymers will be a challenge for the market. Smart polymers face challenges with respect to high burst discharge and unpredictable conduct in biphasic discharge profile. For instance, neuronal burst discharges are well-defined as three or more action potentials (or spikes) parted by inter-spike phases of less than or equal to 30 microseconds, or two spikes parted by an intermission of less than or equal to 15 microseconds. The input of burst discharge to synchronous peak interaction is compared between temporal lobes. These polymers also face problems regarding general medication, discharge kinetics, conformational integrity during handling, and safeguarding biological actions during discharge. A few patents addressing these issues with smart polymers are being looked into.

Companies Mentioned

AkzoNobel, Autonomic Materials, Dow Chemical, Huntsman International.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global smart polymers market
      • Table Global smart polymers market by application
      • Table Global smart polymers market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Categories of stimulus
      • Table Stimuli and responses of smart polymers
    • Varied applications
      • Table Stimuli-responsive smart polymeric materials
    • Advantages of smart polymers
    • Future of smart polymers
  • Market landscape
    • Global smart polymers market outlook and forecast
      • Table Global smart polymers market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Product life cycle of smart polymers
      • Table Product life cycle of smart polymers
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Overview
      • Table Global smart polymers market by application 2015
      • Table Global smart polymers market by application 2020
      • Table Market size ($ millions), CAGR (%), and market share (%) 2015
    • Global smart polymers market for smart drug delivery systems
      • Table Global smart polymers market for smart drug delivery systems 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global smart polymers market for tissue engineering
      • Table Global smart polymers market for tissue engineering 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global smart polymers market for textile engineering
      • Table Global smart polymers market for textile engineering 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global smart polymers market for other applications
      • Table Global smart polymers market for other applications 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Overview
      • Table Dual stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview
      • Table Global smart polymers market by geography 2015
      • Table Global smart polymers market by geography 2020
      • Table Market size ($ millions), CAGR (%), and market share (%) 2015
    • Smart polymers market in Americas
      • Table Smart polymers market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smart polymers market in EMEA
      • Table Smart polymers market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Smart polymers market in APAC
      • Table Smart polymers market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Use of controlled drug delivery using smart polymers
    • Application of shape memory polymer in automotive industry
    • Growing middle-class income in emerging economies
      • Table GDP per capita of emerging economies 2015-2020 ($)
    • Need for efficient technologies over existing ones
    • Property of reversible phase transitions
    • Promising applications in biomedical field
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Transformations in healthcare industry
      • Table Required adjustments and current scenarios
    • Concerns with use of smart polymers
      • Table Issues with smart polymers
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Enormous potential in different applications
      • Table Drug release using smart polymers
    • Evolution of drug delivery systems
    • Key interest in immune system
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Global customer base concentration
      • Table Global smart polymers market: Concentration of customer base by region
    • Porter's generic strategy
      • Table Porter's generic strategy
    • Competitive advantage
      • Table Expected competitive advantages in forecast period
    • Key vendors
      • Table Key smart polymers market vendors 2015
    • AkzoNobel
      • Table AkzoNobel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table AkzoNobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Autonomic Materials
    • Dow Chemical
      • Table Dow Chemical: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Dow Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Huntsman International
      • Table Huntsman International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Huntsman International: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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