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Conducting Polymers Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth Analysis Report – Segmented By Type (Electrically Conducting, Thermally Conducting , By Application( ESD/EMI Shielding, Antistatic Packaging, Electrostatic Coating, Capacitor, others) and Region | 2021 to 2026

Pulished: May, 2021
ID: 11651
Pages: 170

Conducting Polymers Market Size, Share & Trends (2021 - 2026)

The Conductive Polymers Market is expected to experience a CAGR of over 12.3% during the forecast period. 

Conductive polymers belong to the family of plastics. They are lightweight, flexible, and inexpensive plastics that conduct electricity. They are known to shrink, swell, and bend when stimulated by electricity. Conductive polymers are further classified into Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICP), Inherently Dissipative Polymers (IDP), Conductive Plastics, and Other Conductive Polymers. Conductive polymers find wide application in anti-static packaging, capacitors, textiles and fabrics, batteries, sensors, actuators, solar cells and organic transistors. Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polycarbonate, polyphenylene-based resins, polyethylene and polypropylene together make up about three-quarters of all conductive polymers used. Through constant R&D activities, scientists have made several polymers conductive in recent years. These include polypyrrole, polyamine, polythiophene, and polyacetylene.

Traditionally, carbon-based polymers have been viewed as electrical insulators. Such polymers can be given a degree of conductivity by adding amounts of a conductive additive, typically carbon, nickel or silver. When the resulting silver film was doped with various oxidizing agents, the material was found to have become conductive. This has resulted in the development of several other conductive polymers. These conjugated polymers have interesting and useful properties, due to their delocalized electronic systems. The result is a material that combines the electrical properties of a semiconductor or metal with the useful mechanical or physical properties and processing benefits of a polymer. The use of ICPs for practical applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices is under study. Although stability and processing issues have yet to be overcome for worldwide acceptance, the potential of these materials is immense.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2018, the development of nanocomposites based on conductive polymers for electrochemical biosensor applications was launched.

  • In April 2021, the new conductive polymer ink for next-generation printed electronics is unveiled.

  • In December 2003, the use of artificial intelligence methods to design new conductive polymers was developed.

Conducting Polymers Market  Drivers

Growing demand for high performance, lightweight and inexpensive products is driving the growth and potential of conductive polymers. In addition, its dimensional stability, flexibility, chemical resistance and strength have increased its demand in the world market. The photovoltaic industry is anticipated to be a potentially attractive market for conductive polymers, as they are expected to serve as an efficient alternative to silicon. Applications of conductive polymers in the photovoltaic industry include display materials, chip packaging, sensors, plastic transistors, and ultracapacitors.  Biomimetics is concerned with the manufacture of conductive polymers that resemble human muscles for the development of bioprostheses and therefore is another potentially attractive segment for conductive polymers. The increased demand for anti-static packaging is expected to drive the growth of the conductive polymers market during the forecast period. Antistatic packaging is used in a variety of industries to store, package and transport electrostatic sensitive items, with the goal of protecting equipment from damage. In addition, the conductive polymer can be used in some applications where it can replace semi-metals and metals, where a large amount of energy is required for manufacturing and processing.

The increased application of the product in portable electronic devices and the increased demand for these devices around the world is expected to drive the growth of the conductive polymers market. In addition, due to the increase in the use of solar energy, researchers and manufacturers are looking for ways to increase the efficiency of solar cells. Conductive polymer coatings are used to increase the stability and efficiency of solar cells. In addition, it has enabled the design of light, efficient and compact electronic components. Due to the increased attention given to environmental sustainability and lowering the cost of power generation, the adoption of renewable energy is expected to accelerate in the future and drive the market growth. The growing demand for conductive polymer compounds from end applications, such as plastic batteries, semiconductor sensors, EMI / ESD transducers, and micromotors, will drive the growth of the conductive polymers market.

Restraints in the Conducting Polymers Market 

The high cost of production including manufacturing processes and raw materials is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

Opportunities in the Conducting Polymers Market

Increase  in demand for electric vehicle across the globe due to implementation of stringent government environmental regulation to lower the air pollution and the dependency on the conventional fuels are anticipated to provide growth opportunities for conductive polymer market in the future.

Challenges in the Conducting Polymers Market

The major factor challenging  the growth of the global conductive polymers market is the lower thermal conductivity of polymers compared to conventional materials such as ceramics and metals.

Conducting Polymers Market Segmentation

Conducting Polymers Market - By Type

  • Electrically Conducting
  • Thermally Conducting

The thermal conduction segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR due to the increasing miniaturization of electronic components which require compact and advanced conductive polymers for thermal conduction. In confined spaces. Thermally conductive polymers find primary use in LED fixtures, heat sinks, interface materials, radiator end caps, fuel pumps, heat exchangers, medical devices, and housing enclosures instruments.

Conducting Polymers Market - By Application

  • ESD/EMI Shielding
  • Antistatic Packaging
  • Electrostatic Coating
  • Capacitor
  • Others

The application of ESD / EMI shielding of electrical and electronic industry represents a high demand for conductive polymers. The main advantage of ESD / EMI shielding is that it increases the security of air gap systems. It also helps prevent sensitive electronic components and devices from receiving static discharge and magnetic interference.

Conducting Polymers Market - By Region

  • North America 

  • Europe 

  • Asia Pacific

  • Latin America 

  • Middle East & Africa 

In North America, the United States has the largest market for automobiles and airplanes. A high rate of adoption of the technology in the country is expected to boost the consumption of conductive polymers in the coming years.

The United States is one of the world's largest markets for consumer electronics. Electronic devices are experiencing a high adoption rate in the country. The United States is one of the technologically advanced countries in the world and people regularly buy consumer electronics products.

Smartphones, tablets, portable speakers and artificial intelligence-assisted electronics are experiencing a high growth rate in the region. Other industry segments and sectors are also expected to impact the growth of the market. As R&D operations are carried out on a large scale in the region, the market is expected to evolve in the coming years. Therefore, the US conductive polymer market is expected to grow at a sustained rate.

Asia-Pacific is expected to experience the fastest growing growth with a CAGR of 9.8% from 2021 to 2026, in terms of volume. The rise of the automotive industry in China and India following new product launches by companies such as Volkswagen, as well as regulatory biases to promote investment in the sector, are expected to encourage the use of materials. conductive plastics in motor boxes and metal pipes.

The high prevalence of manufacturing energy storage devices, including solar cells and battery-powered systems, in major markets, including the United States and Canada, is expected to have a positive impact. In addition, the improvement of the automotive sector in the United States through new product launches by Volkswagen is expected to increase the use of conductive polymers in the form of wire harnesses and engine systems.

Impact of Covid-19 on Conducting Polymers Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the electronics industry landscape, limiting market opportunities for manufacturers of conductive polymers during the period. The change in consumer spending pattern has reduced consumption in major industries like electronics, automotive, aerospace, etc. In addition, the pandemic had a severe impact on macroeconomic factors and interrupted the entire value chain from the acquisition of raw materials to finished products.

Conducting Polymers Market Key Players:

BASF SE, Syngenta AG, Bayer CropScience AG, Novozymes A/S, Koppert Biological Systems B.V., Monsanto Company Inc., Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., Biobest N.V., Certis USA LLC, Andermatt Biocontrol AG, DuPont, Evonik.

1. Introduction                                   

            1.1 Market Definition            

            1.2 Scope of the report                      

            1.3 Study Assumptions                       

            1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods              

2. Research Methodology                              

            2.1 Analysis Design                

            2.2 Research Phases              

                        2.2.1 Secondary Research     

                        2.2.2 Primary Research          

                        2.2.3 Data Modelling 

                        2.2.4 Expert Validation          

            2.3 Study Timeline                 

3. Report Overview                            

            3.1 Executive Summary                     

            3.2 Key Inferencees               

4. Market Dynamics                           

            4.1 Impact Analysis                

                        4.1.1 Drivers  

                        4.1.2 Restaints

                        4.1.3 Opportunities    

            4.2 Regulatory Environment              

            4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                  

            5.1 Key Player Benchmarking            

                        5.1.1 Market share analysis   

                        5.1.2 Products/Service           

                        5.1.3 Regional Presence        

            5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape            

            5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations              

6. Market Segmentation                                

            6.1 Conducting Polymers Market, By Type               

                        6.1.1 Electrically Conducting 

                        6.1.2 Thermally Conducting   

                        6.1.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)       

                        6.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis      

                        6.1.5 Market Attractiveness Index    

            6.2 Conducting Polymers Market, By Application                 

                        6.2.1 ESD/EMI Shielding        

                        6.2.2 Antistatic Packaging     

                        6.2.3 Electrostatic Coating     

                        6.2.4 Capacitor          

                        6.2.5 Others   

                        6.2.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)       

                        6.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis      

                        6.2.8 Market Attractiveness Index    

7. Geographical Landscape                            

            7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

            7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)              

                        7.2.1 By Country        



                        7.2.2 By Type 

                        7.2.3 By Application   

            7.3 Europe                  

                        7.3.1 By Country        






                           Rest of Europe

                        7.3.2 By Type 

                        7.3.3 By Application   

            7.4 Asia Pacific                       

                        7.4.1 By Country        




                           South Korea

                           South East Asia

                           Australia & NZ

                           Rest of Asia-Pacific

                        7.4.2 By Type 

                        7.4.3 By Application   

            7.5 Latin America                   

                        7.5.1 By Country        




                           Rest of Latin America

                        7.5.2 By Type 

                        7.5.3 By Application   

            7.6 Middle East and Africa                

                        7.6.1 By Country        

                           Middle East


                        7.6.2 By Type 

                        7.6.3 By Application   

8. Key Player Analysis                        

            8.1 BASF SE                

                        8.1.1 Business Description     

                        8.1.2 Products/Service           

                        8.1.3 Financials          

                        8.1.4 SWOT Analysis  

                        8.1.5 Recent Developments   

                        8.1.6 Analyst Overview          

            8.2 Syngenta AG                     

            8.3 Bayer CropScience AG                 

            8.4 Novozymes A/S                

            8.5 Koppert Biological Systems B.V.              

            8.6 Monsanto Company Inc               

            8.7 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc                  

            8.8 Biobest N.V.                     

            8.9 Certis USA LLC                  

            8.10 Andermatt Biocontrol AG                      

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                               


            List of Tables              

            List of Figures             

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

  • The segment-level analysis in terms of By Diagnostic Wearable Devices, and Therapeutic Wearable Devices along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail

  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics

  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis

  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development

  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment

  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies

  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions

  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market

  1. Global Conducting Polymers Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  2. Global Conducting Polymers Market By Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  3. Global Electrically Conducting Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  4. Global Thermally Conducting Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  5. Global Conducting Polymers Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  6. Global ESD/EMI Shielding Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  7. Global Antistatic Packaging Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  8. Global Electrostatic Coating Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  9. Global Capacitor Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  10. Global Others Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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