Transparency Market Research has published a new research “Smart Polymers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2026” to their report store.
Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/20/2017 -- Smart polymers, also known as stimuli-responsive polymers are high-performance polymers that have the ability to change in accordance with the environment they are placed in. Smart polymers can be sensitive to various factors, such as pH, humidity, temperature, an electrical or magnetic field, and the wavelength or intensity of light. Smart polymers may observe alteration in their color, transparency, permeability, or conductivity.
Usually, smart polymers are fairly sensitive to environmental changes. Minor variations in the surroundings prompt large variations in the polymer's properties. Smart polymers finds use in everyday products as well. They are utilized for fabrication of biodegradable packaging, hydrogels, and biomedical engineering. One such example is a polymer that undergoes changes in reaction to pH change, which can also be used in drug supply. Smart polymers can undergo nonlinear reactions. This ability makes these exclusive and operational.
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Smart polymers have encouraging uses in the biomedical field as transportation systems for therapeutic agents, bio-separation devices, cell culture support systems, and actuators systems. Presently, these polymers are used in new application ranges such as implants, medicinal diagnostics, treatments sectors, and pharmaceuticals. These advances and newer application sectors are likely to boost the overall growth of the smart polymers market.
Additionally, properties of smart polymers such as compatibility and adaptability make them very useful in treatments involving the immune system. To incorporate the rising demand for smart polymers, vendors across the world are formulating innovative polymeric substances that help in drug deliverysystems, biosensor designing, wound treatment, and tissue engineering systems. Therefore, with enormous possibilities across diverse applications, the global smart polymers market will see speedy progress in the future.
Smart polymers are in the initial phase of development; hence, the cost of manufacturing as well as selling is comparatively high. However, rising health concerns and increasing expenditure share in healthcare will have a positive impact on the overall growth of the smart polymers sector. Furthermore, the efficiency of smart polymers lies in the intrinsic nature of polymers in general. The strength of every molecule reaction to deviations in stimuli is the amalgamation of changes of discrete monomer units which are weak by itself. However, when these monomers are compounded, they generate a significant force to drive biological procedures.
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The global smart polymers market can be divided according to type, application, and geography. By type, the global market is segmented into polymers of natural origin, thermo-sensitive polymers, light-sensitive smart polymers, ph-sensitive polymers, phase-sensitive smart polymers, polymers with dual stimuli-responsiveness, and magnetic-sensitive smart polymers. Among types, thermo-sensitive polymers held the maximum share in the global market. This type of smart polymers find varied applications due to their extraordinary and subtle equilibrium amid the hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups in their structure. By application, the global smart polymers market can be trifurcated into textile engineering, smart drug delivery systems, and tissue engineering.
By geography, the global smart polymers market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The North America market has the dominant market share of the smart polymers market, driven by the U.S. The growth in this region is due to the rising emphasis on temperature and pH-sensitive polymers. Furthermore, the government is trying to expand community healthcare systems, which further is propelling the market. Europe held a considerable share of the total market. Medical services and healthcare along with research & development in the field, and extensive uses of diagnostic devices are some of the driving factors in this region.
The key players in the global smart polymers market are Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, BASF SE, Advanced Polymer Materials Inc., Acros Organics, Nippon Shokubai, Autonomic Materials, Nexgenia Corporation, Lubrizol Corporation, Advanced Biopolymers AS, FMC Corporation, and Covestro AG.