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Electroactive Polymers and Devices 2013 Report

DUBLIN, August 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Electroactive Polymers and Devices 2013-2018: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" report to their offering.


A $2.5bn opportunity by 2018

Electroactive polymers are one of the most promising technologies. Compared to inorganic materials the versatile polymers have various attractive properties, such as being lightweight, inexpensive and easy to manufacture. Tremendous amount of research and development has led to Electroactive Polymers (EAP) that can also change size or shape when stimulated by the right external electrical activation mechanism, meaning they can convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.

Especially in the actuators segment vast R&D activity can be seen for specialized applications such as medical devices and biomimetic-robotics. Here the features of electroactive polymers are used to enable movement and generate force as well as electrically control surface properties.

Haptics for consumer portable touch screen devices and peripherals is going to be the next big application and potentially the first large-scale implementation of EAP actuators in general with an expected penetration of 60% for haptic feedback in mobile phones for 2018.

Today, EAPs are available that produce large strains and show great potential for applications. In comparison to only small response in the early development years electroactive polymers show significant deformation in the range of two to three orders of magnitude.

Until now, despite several decades of R&D and first applications, the EAP field is far from mature and several subjects, such as perfomance and long-term stability, still need further development to tailor the properties of these polymers to the requirements of each application.

The large-scale penetration of the touchscreen market will finally take the technology to the next level. This data forecasts a penetration of the haptics for consumer electronics touch display market exceeding 60% by 2018. This success will account for over 40% of the expected total revenue in 5 years.

Other applications with great potential in +5 years from now include energy harvesting from sea waves, medical applications, both invasive and non-invasive, large-area sensors, speakers, etc. Especially for energy harvesting and the medical sector the technology needs to prove its suitability and improve efficiency as well as long-term stability before it can finally become commercial.

Publication Overview

The report provides forecasts for electroactive polymer (EAP) devices for the following application segments. For each, it gives the number of EAP devices units forecast to be bought and the total spend in US $.

- Consumer Electronics
- Actuators
- Energy Harvesting
- Sensors
- Sensors (large scale)
- Medical
- Others

This new report covers the wide range of EAP materials and form factors available, from thin films to different shapes and sizes. It profiles the latest work commercially and academically. The report provides eight detailed interviews with the international market leaders and 19 more company and supplier profiles.

Companies Mentioned

- Airmar Technology
- Biomimetics Laboratory
- CFS Medical
- Creganna
- CTSystems
- Dow Corning
- EAMEX Corporation
- Environmental Robots Inc (ERI)
- Meggitt Sensing Systems
- Philips Research
- pmTUC - Institute of Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology
- Raytheon
- SBM Offshore
- Santa Fe Science and Technology
- University of Tokyo

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