The global smart polymers market reached a value of US$ 1.37 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 3.24 Billion by 2027, exhibiting at a CAGR of 15.3% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Smart polymers, also known as stimuli-responsive polymers, undergo reversible large, physical or chemical changes in response to small external changes in environmental conditions. These conditions generally include temperature, pH, light, magnetic or electric field, ionic factors, and biological molecules. Smart polymers assist in reducing dosing frequency, easing preparation, maintaining desired therapeutic concentration with a single dose, prolonging the release of the incorporated drug, lowering side effects, and improving stability. As they also offer versatility and tunable sensitivity, they find extensive applications in controlled drug delivery, tissue engineering, and biomedical applications across the globe.
Smart Polymers Market Trends:
Smart polymers are widely employed in the automotive industry for manufacturing a broad range of automotive exterior and interior components. These components include fiber composite tires, actuating valves, self-healing bumpers, fluid shock systems, radiation fluid detection, automated wipers, engine air-flow control, and airbag sensors. This represents one of the key factors propelling the growth of the market. Apart from this, they are also used to produce self-healing and color-changing components and systems on account of the various beneficial properties of smart polymers. Moreover, there is a significant rise in the adoption of these polymers in the biomedical and healthcare industries worldwide for smart drug delivery systems. This can be accredited to the ability of smart polymers to maintain the stability of the drug level in the therapeutic window, allow monitoring of the medication level and enhance patient compliance. The market is further driven by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak that has positively influenced the demand for biomedical devices and products, such as ventilators and face masks, to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global smart polymers market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global and regional level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, stimulus and application.
Breakup by Type:
- Shape Memory Polymers
- Electroactive Polymers
- Self-Healing Polymers
Breakup by Stimulus:
- Physical Stimuli Responsive
- Chemical Stimuli Responsive
- Biological Stimuli Responsive
Breakup by Application:
- Electrical and Electronics
- Biomedical and Biotechnology
- Nuclear Energy
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Akzo Nobel N.V., Autonomic Materials Inc., BASF SE, Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Huntsman International LLC, Merck KGaA, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Oil Co.), SMP Technologies Inc, Solvay S.A. and The Lubrizol Corporation.
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||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Akzo Nobel N.V., Autonomic Materials Inc., BASF SE, Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Huntsman International LLC, Merck KGaA, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Oil Co.), SMP Technologies Inc, Solvay S.A. and The Lubrizol Corporation
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global smart polymers market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global smart polymers market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the stimulus?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
- What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
- What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
- What is the structure of the global smart polymers market and who are the key players?
- What is the degree of competition in the industry?