Conductive plastics conduct electricity and have properties of semiconductors or metallic conductors. This kind of plastics are generally conducting polymers which are formulated by organic polymers to conduct electricity. These compounds are reliable and provide static discharge and protection from Electro-Static Discharge (ESD). These organic polymers are inexpensive and lighter in weight than any other conventional materials such as metals and ceramics hence are widely used in several industrial applications. These are the organic materials like insulators but have property to offer high conductivity. Conductive plastics are shaped by combining carbon fibers, stainless steel fibers into plastic formulation. 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 to formulate electric conductivity in electronic devices.
The report highlights various applications of conductive plastics including electrical & electronics industry, healthcare, aerospace & defense, automotive, and other industrial applications. The conductive plastics industry has gained high impetus due to the high adaptability of these polymers in electronic devices and bio-sensors. Electrically Conductive Plastics are largely used in shielding sensitive electronic devices. Moreover, in electronic sector these conductive plastics are used in displays, solar cells, MEMES, OLEDs, printing electronic circuits, batteries, actuators and other electronic components which is expected to expand the market size of conductive plastic. 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 market growth of conducting polymer industry on huge scale and also expected to increase the market share during the forecast period. 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, market trends, market prices, worth and mapping of suppliers and end-users industry with manufacturers are also covered in the report.
The report also provides a depth analysis on market sizing and estimation of various types of conductive plastic materials such as Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS), Polyamide, Polycarbonates, polyaniline, PEI, Polysulfones, and PBT, among others. PPS is estimated to dominate the market owing to its increasing demand for LED lightings. Polyamide is expected to witness a high growth rate in the conductive plastics market.
The report also covers the geographical market analysis of the conductive plastics 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 as it accounted the highest revenue. 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 a high growth rate in the conductive plastics market. Apart from regional analysis, the report also highlights the market analysis for major countries and provides an outlook on the major companies producing conductive plastic. The U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., and Japan are some of the major markets for conductive plastics; whereas China, India, and Brazil are expected to bring new opportunities in the market.
The report also gives detailed insights on the competitiveness of the market under market entropy section. The major strategies adopted are new product launches, emerging market trends, mergers & acquisitions, market value, partnerships, agreements, and collaborations among others.
The leading players profiled in the report are:
- BASF SE
- Bayer MaterialScience
- Ormecon Chemie GmbH
- Covestro (Bayer Materialscience)
- Saint-Gobain S.A.
- Toray Industries Inc., among others.