Electroactive polymers (EAP) in presence of peripheral electrical activation field stimulation, change size or shape as resultant. They tolerate huge amount of deformation to withstand large forces. Electroactive polymers (EAP) possess conductive and piezoelectric properties. They are mostly used as actuators and sensors. It is potentially applied in robotics as prosthetic limbs/muscles.
Conductive polymers, inherently dissipative polymers (IDPs), inherently conductive polymers (ICPs) and others are the major product segments acknowledged in the global electroactive polymers (EAP) market report. Ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and dielectric elastomers are another important products of electroactive polymers (EAP). Conductive polymers dominates the electroactive polymers (EAP) product market followed by inherently conductive polymers (ICPs). It is estimated that inherently conductive polymers (ICPs) will witness substantial growth in the forecast period.
Actuators, sensors, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, antistatic packaging and others are the principal applications of electroactive polymers (EAP). Other applications of electroactive polymers (EAP) include inks, batteries, solar cells, capacitor, touch screen, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), photovoltaic cell, textiles, electrostatic coatings, and transistors. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection is the leading applications incorporated in the global electroactive polymers (EAP) market. Antistatic packaging are anticipated to grow at rapid pace for the forecast period. Antistatic packaging materials such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethersulfone in electronics and medical devices will boost the market growth.
North America is the leading geography in terms of demand with significant growth in the global electroactive polymers (EAP) market. Europe and Asia Pacific are another major markets of electroactive polymers (EAP). Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market owing to economies like China and India. Rapid industrialization in this region is projected to drive the electroactive polymers (EAP) market. Demand for cost efficient and light-weight materials are the determinants of electroactive polymers (EAP) market growth. Volatile prices are the principal constraints in the progress of electroactive polymers (EAP) market. Awareness and shift from conventional to renewable energy is a motivating aspect for electroactive polymers (EAP).
Leading companies operating in the global electroactive polymers (EAP) market are Bayer MaterialScience AG, DuPont, The 3M Co., Celanese Corp., Parker-Hannifin Corp., Agfa-Gevaert NV, Piezotech S.A, The Lubrizol Corp., Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., Danfoss A/S, SABIC, Kenner Material & System Co., Ltd., Konarka Technologies Inc., Panasonic Corp., and Eamex Corp.
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SEGMENTATIONS IN REPORT:
Electroactive Polymers (EAP) By Products:
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS (EAP) MARKET
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3. MARKET ANALYSIS OF ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS (EAP)
4. ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS (EAP) MARKET ANALYSIS BY PRODUCTS
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