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Global Electroactive Polymers Market Trends, Applications and Forecasts (2012 - 2017)” published by MarketsandMarkets (www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total market for Electro-active Polymers is expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2017. Visit : www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/electroactive-polymers-advanced-technologies-and-global-market-87.html

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According to a new market research report, “Global Electroactive Polymers Market Trends,
Applications and Forecasts (2012 - 2017)” published by MarketsandMarkets
(www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total market for Electro-active Polymers is expected to reach
$3.4 billion by 2017.

Browse 69 market data tables spread through more than 290 pages and in-depth TOC on “Global
Electroactive Polymers Market Trends, Applications and Forecasts (2012 - 2017)”.
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The common applications where electro-active polymers are used include batteries, actuators,
sensors, capacitors, solar cells, EMI & ESD shielding, electrostatic paintable plastics, corrosion-
resistant coatings, and organic light emitting diodes. EAPs are also used in the field of robotics in the
development of artificial muscles. The EAP market is highly lucrative for polymer and semiconductor
manufacturers, though the manufacturers would require high initial investment to shift from silicon to
polymers.

There are various forces which influence the electro-active polymers market. Cost is the most
important factor influencing the electro-active polymers market growth. The use of polymers in
robotics and luminescent applications is more cost-effective than the use of metals and
semiconductor materials. The use of electro-active polymers in the field of biomimetics and
biomedicine could help address the global problem of increasing healthcare costs. In the field of
biomimetics, EAPs are fabricated to resemble human muscles, and thus have potential applications in
developing bio-prosthetics for the physically challenged. EAP they can potentially be used to mimic
the movements of living creatures.




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The conductive plastics segment forms the largest submarket of the overall electro-active polymers
market with an expected $2.6 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2012 to 2017. The high market
size of conductive plastics is due to its extensive use in electrostatic discharge and electromagnetic
interference protection. Intensive R&D efforts, early product commercialization, and the high
absorption rate of electronic products made North America the dominant market for electro-active
polymer. The region held a 65% share of the global electro-active polymers product market, followed
by Europe with a 22% share in 2011.

ICP (Inherently Conductive Polymer) production is currently small in the overall electro-active polymer
market but it is the fastest growing market in future. At present it accounts for only 12% of the total
electro-active polymer market, revenue wise, but this share is estimated to increase to 20% by 2017.

North America region is the largest market for electro-active polymers with 65% of the global electro-
active polymer market revenue share in 2011 and is estimated to reach $2.2 billion by 2017. Europe is
the second largest consumer followed by North America.

The report segments the global electro-active polymer market revenue by applications, types and
geography. It also focuses on market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities.


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