Conductive Polymers Market

Date: 2016-05

The organic polymers that conduct electricity are known as conductive polymers. These polymers are known for its reliability and offers protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD). Conductive polymers have metallic conductor properties or semiconductor properties. There have been huge investments in research & development of conductive polymers to explore its properties and applications in various industrial sectors. These polymers have wide applications in various sectors majorly due to its lightweight and low-cost. These are the organic materials like insulators but have property to offer high conductivity. The wide range of conductivity in these polymers can be achieved through various doping levels. These polymers have mechanical properties such as flexibility and high thermal stability and are being widely used in electrical & electronics sectors.
The report classifies various types of conductive polymers including Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICP), Inherently Dissipative Polymers (IDPs), conductive plastics, and other polymers. Besides, the various applications of the conductive polymers are tracked and analyzed in the report. These includes electrical & electronics industry, healthcare, aerospace & defense, automotive, and other industrial applications. The conductive plastics industry has gained high momentum owing to the high adaptability of these polymers in electronic devices and bio-sensors. Photovoltaic industry is also one of the major applications of conductive polymers. The various sub-applications in this sector include display materials, chip packaging, sensors, plastic transistors, and ultra-capacitors. Moreover, in electronic sector these conductive polymers are used in displays, solar cells, MEMS, OLEDs, printing electronic circuits, batteries, actuators and other electronic components. Manufactures and research organizations are investing huge amounts in R&D of the conductive plastics to explore more applications in varied sectors. Moreover, the growing trend of miniaturization in the field of automotive, healthcare, and electronics sector has boosted the growth of conductive polymer industry on huge scale. Conductive polymers also find various applications in aerospace & defense sector. These are used particularly on sheath aircrafts in radar absorptive coatings, in airliner composite fuselage for protection against lightning strike.
The report gives insightful information about the different driving and restraining factors impacting the market. The opportunities and challenges of the market are also analyzed in the report. The demand and supply side factors, value chain analysis, pricing analysis, and mapping of suppliers and end-users with manufacturers are also covered in the report.
The report also highlights market sizing & estimation of various types of conductive polymers materials such as Acrylonitrile -butadiene-styrene (ABS), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyphenylene-based resins, Polyethylene, and Polypropylene, among others. The increasing use of conductive polymers in LED lighting industry has boosted the growth of this market.

The report also covers the geographical market analysis of the conductive polymers market focusing on major regions of North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). North America is estimated to dominate the conductive polymer market. This market dominance is attributed to intensive R&D investments and high rate of adaptability of conductive plastics in the region. Asia-Pacific is expected to have high growth rate in the conductive plastics market. Apart from regional analysis, the report also highlights the market analysis for major countries.
The report also gives detailed insights on the competitiveness of the market under market entropy section. The major strategies adopted are new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, agreements, and collaborations among others.

The leading players profiled in the report are
Ormecon Chemie GmbH,
Panipol Ltd.,
GeoTech Chemical Co., LLC,
Miliken and Company,
Agfa-Gevaert Group,and
Sterling Fibers Inc. among others.

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