DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Smart Polymers Market - Segmented by Type, Application, and Geography - Trends and Forecasts (2016 - 2021)" report to their offering.
The global smart polymers market was valued at USD 881.66 million in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 2,948.81 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 22.29%, during the forecast period of 2016-2021.
Smart polymers are high-performance polymers that change their properties according to even a slight change in the environment that they are acting in. Such materials can be sensitive to factors such as temperature, humidity, pH, the wavelength or intensity of light or an electrical or magnetic field. They can respond in various ways, like altering color or transparency, becoming conductive or permeable to water, or changing shape (shape memory polymers).
The global smart polymers market is segmented by type and application. By type, the market is segmented into physical stimuli-responsive (thermo-responsive polymers, photo-responsive polymers, shape memory polymers, and electroactive & magnetically-responsive polymers), chemical stimuli-responsive (pH-responsive polymers), biological stimuli-responsive (enzymes-responsive polymers), self-healing polymers, and others. By application, the smart polymers market is segmented into bio-separation, biocatalyst, drug delivery, tissue engineering, medical devices, packaging, textile, optical data storage, automotive, etc.
Some of the major companies and vendors in the market include:
- Akzo Nobel
- Covestro AG
- The Dow Chemical Company
2. Executive Summary
3. Engineering Plastics Market
4. Market Dynamics
5. Market analysis and segmentation
6. Upstream Raw Materials Analysis
7. Down Stream Market Analysis
8. Manufacturing Process Analysis
9. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
10. Competitive Landscape
11. Company Profiles
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