The global market for shape memory polymers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 26.9 between 2022 and 2032, according to a recently published study by Future Market Insights. As of 2022, the market is expected to be valued at $450.4 million. By the end of the forecast period 2022-2032, the market is expected to be valued at $3.5 billion.
Shape memory polymers are smart materials that can change shape in response to external stimuli. The materials are widely used in the automotive, biomedical, and aerospace industries. The biomedical industry is a major end-user of SMPs as they are used in the manufacture of a large number of surgical and diagnostic devices including catheters, sutures, stents, braces, splints, prostheses, and grafts. Hence, shape memory polymers (SMP) have gained worldwide fame as stimulus-responsive materials.
Shape memory polymers are also used extensively in the construction industry and find application as self-healing materials in sensors or actuators or structural state monitors and vibration control systems. Their use in kinetic buildings will also be important for industry. Even more so as the government is promoting an ecological zone and green buildings to reduce the carbon footprint and protect the environment.
Key Segments coated within the Shape Memory Polymer Market Report
Shape Memory Polymer Market by Material:
- Polyurethane (PU) Shape Memory Polymer
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Shape Memory Polymer
- Acrylic Shape Memory Polymer
- Epoxy Shape Memory Polymer
- Other Shape Memory Polymer Material
Shape Memory Polymer Market by Application:
- Shape Memory Polymer for Research & Development
- Shape Memory Polymer for Commercial Applications
Shape Memory Polymer Market by End Use:
- Shape Memory Polymer for Biomedical Use
- Shape Memory Polymer for Automotive
- Shape Memory Polymer for Aerospace
- Shape Memory Polymer for Textile
- Shape Memory Polymer for Other End Uses
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FMI presents in its new offering an unbiased analysis of the global Shape Memory Polymers Market with historical analysis from 2017 to 2021 and forecast statistics for the period 2022-2032.
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market based on the material (polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), acrylic, epoxy, other), application (R&D, commercial), end-user ( Biomedical, Automotive, Aerospace, Textile,
others) in five major regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa).
The global shape memory polymers market is fairly consolidated, with most of the market share split among a few players. Key players in the market include BASF SE, COVESTRO AG, Evonik Industries AG, SMP Technologies Inc., and Spintech Holdings Inc., among others