Materials & Chemicals

Smart Polymers Market by Stimulus (Physical Stimuli Responsive, Chemical Stimuli Responsive, and Biological Stimuli Responsive), Type (Shape Memory Polymers, Electroactive Polymers, Self-Healing Polymers, and Others), and Application (Biomedical & Biotechnology, Textile, Electrical & Electronics, Automotive, Nuclear Energy) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

  • ALL1178803
  • 380 Pages
  • April 2017
  • Materials & Chemicals

The global smart polymer market was valued at $1,250 million in 2015, and is projected to reach $3,070 million by 2022, growing at CAGR of 12.6% from 2016 to 2022. Smart polymers are tough, easy to process, flexible, resilient, and biocompatible that are used in numerous applications. The significance of smart polymers is increasing day by day owing to their ability to undergo large reversible, physical, or chemical changes in response to fluctuations in the environmental conditions. They respond to several environmental stimuli such as pH, temperature, light, electric field, enzymes, and biomolecules. These are used in numerous promising applications in biomedical field such as tissue engineering scaffolds, cell culture supports, delivery systems of therapeutic agents, and sensors or actuators systems.

The global smart polymer market is in its growth stage wherein North America and Europe are leading markets, owing to increase in research activities and technological advancement in biomedical field. The market is driven by factors such as, increase in need for efficient and economical drug delivery system, innovative use of smart polymers in the automotive industry, and valuable property of reversible phase transitions of smart polymers, whereas high cost is anticipated to hamper market growth.

The report segments the smart polymers market on the basis of stimulus type, polymer type, application, and geography. On the basis of stimulus type, the market is divided into physical stimuli responsive, chemical stimuli responsive, and biological stimuli responsive smart polymers. On the basis of type, it is categorized into shape memory polymers, electroactive polymers, self-healing polymers, and others. Furthermore, based on applications, it is segmented into biomedical & biotechnological, textile, electrical & electronics, automotive, nuclear energy, and others. On the basis of geography, it is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
In January 2016, Lubrizol Corporation launched a new series of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products, Estane SMART TPU, for use in smart wearable devices. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products are specially designed to cater the demand of rapidly growing wearable devices.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of the major market players include:

  • Covestro AG
  • Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • Akzonobel
  • Nippon Shokubai
  • FMC Corporation
  • Autonomic Materials Inc.
  • Advanced Polymer Materials Inc.
  • Lubrizol Corporation
  • Nexgenia Corporation


  • This report provides an extensive analysis of the current & emerging market trends & dynamics of the global smart polymers market.
  • In-depth analysis of all regions is conducted by constructing market estimations for key segments between 2014 and 2022, which assist to identify the prevailing market opportunities.
  • The report assists to understand the strategies adopted by the companies for the growth of the market.
  • This study evaluates competitive landscape to understand the competitive environment across the geographies.
  • Extensive analysis is conducted by following key player positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.

Smart Polymers Market Key Segments:

By Stimulus Type

  • Physical Stimuli Responsive
  • Chemical Stimuli Responsive
  • Biological Stimuli Responsive

By Type

  • Shape Memory Polymers
  • Electroactive Polymers
  • Self-Healing Polymers
  • Others

By Application

  • Biomedical & Biotechnology
    • Drug Delivery
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Bio-separation
    • Biocatalyst  
  • Textile
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of LAMEA

Other major players in the industry include:

  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Acros Organics
  • ConvaTec Inc.
  • Bioastra
  • BCMaterials

*The above list of companies is not profiled in the report, but can be added based on client interest.

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