Conductive Polymers Market

Global Conductive Polymers Market Research Report: By Type (Electrically Conductive and Thermally Conductive), By Conduction Mechanism (Conducting Polymer Composites and Inherently Conductive Polymers), By Application (ESD/EMI Shielding, Antistatic Packaging, Electrostatic Coating, and Capacitor), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | September 2023 | Report ID: EMR00138 | Pages: 217

The Global Conductive Polymers Market was valued at USD 6.12 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 12.46 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2023 to 2031. An organic material class with electrical conductivity is known as conductive polymers. Conductive polymers, in contrast to conventional polymers, which are often insulators, have special chemical and physical characteristics that enable them to conduct electricity, serving as a link between the worlds of plastics and conductive materials like metals. These substances are made up of monomers, or repeating units, which are polymerized to create lengthy chains. Conjugated double bonds along the polymer backbone serve as the defining characteristic of conductive polymers. Electrical conductivity results from the passage of electrons (charge carriers) along the chain made possible by this conjugation. Conductive polymers can be used in organic electronic devices, such as organic light-emitting diodes, organic photovoltaic cells, and organic field-effect transistors. Some conductive polymers, when chemically modified or doped, can exhibit properties similar to metals, including high electrical conductivity.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

6.12 Bn

Projected Market Value (2031)

12.46 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023- 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Conduction Mechanism, By Application, & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Conduction Mechanism, By Application, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Conductive Polymers Dynamics

New applications and technologies lead to ongoing changes in the dynamics of conductive polymers. Research on new conductive polymer materials and their dynamic behavior is still being driven by developments in fields like bioelectronics, flexible displays, and wearable electronics. The primary dynamic aspect of conductive polymers is their ability to conduct electricity. This conductivity arises from the movement of charge carriers (electrons or ions) along the polymer chain. Conductive polymers have the potential to replace conventional materials in electronics and other industries with more sustainable ones. They can help decrease the use of conventional inorganic conductors and offer more environmentally friendly options. The usage of conductive polymers has been driven by the rising demand for flexible and lightweight electronics, including wearable technology, bendable displays, and flexible sensors. The conductive polymers market is expected to grow as research and development efforts address challenges and lead to the development of advanced materials with improved properties and performance


Global Conductive Polymers Market Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Sensors

Conductive polymers are employed in a variety of sensor applications, such as gas sensors, biosensors, and chemical sensors. They are useful for detecting and monitoring a variety of substances and circumstances due to their sensitivity to changes in electrical characteristics. Conductive polymers can be used to create biosensors that detect biological molecules, such as enzymes, antibodies, or DNA. The automotive industry benefits from conductive polymers in sensor applications such as vehicle occupancy detection, airbag deployment systems, and tire pressure monitoring. Healthcare is another domain where conductive polymers are making an impact. They are used in biosensors for applications like glucose monitoring, allowing for non-invasive and continuous patient monitoring. Also, in the aerospace sector services conductive polymers in sensor technologies that monitor structural integrity, temperature, and pressure in aircraft components.


  • Increasing demand for Lightweight and Energy-efficient Materials

The rising demand for lightweight and energy-efficient materials is pushing the global conductive polymers market. These polymers possess a distinctive combination of qualities, including their lightweight nature, flexibility, and efficient electrical conductivity. As industries seek to optimize performance and minimize energy consumption, conductive polymers are finding increasing application in critical sectors like electronics, automotive, and aerospace. The ascending trend towards sustainable technologies and reduced carbon footprints is further amplifying the adoption of conductive polymers. Their unique combination of properties positions them as a promising contender in the pursuit of greener materials for various applications. As research continues to refine their performance and expand their potential applications, conductive polymers are poised to play an increasingly pivotal role in shaping the future of lightweight and energy-efficient materials across industries.



  • Environmental and Regulatory Concerns

Environmental concerns revolve around the potential impacts of conductive polymers on ecosystems and natural resources. Depending on the specific polymer composition and its behavior in various environments, there could be questions about biodegradability, persistence, and potential toxicity. If these polymers do not degrade easily or release harmful substances, they could contribute to pollution or other ecological issues. Regulatory concerns involve adherence to guidelines and standards set by governmental bodies and international organizations. Regulatory agencies may impose restrictions on the use of certain chemicals or materials if they are deemed hazardous to human health or the environment. Conductive polymers that contain restricted substances could face challenges in gaining regulatory approval for specific applications or markets.


  • High Production Costs

The production of high-quality conductive polymers often involves complex synthesis processes and specialized equipment. As a result, the manufacturing costs can be relatively high compared to other materials. This cost factor can limit their adoption, particularly in price-sensitive markets or industries where cost efficiency is a significant consideration.



  • Growing Demand for Wearable Devices and Smart Fabrics and Textiles

Conducive polymers have prospects to enable lightweight, cozy, and flexible electronics due to the rising demand for wearable gadgets like fitness trackers, smartwatches, and medical sensors. Also, fabrics can use conductive polymers to produce smart textiles with features like heating, lighting, and sensing. Applications include wearable health monitors, heated garments, and lighted textiles. The ability of conductive polymers to bridge the gap between traditional polymers and conventional conductors makes them attractive for a wide range of applications, and their market potential is likely to expand as technological innovation continues.


  • Expansion of 3D Printing Applications

The rise of additive manufacturing and 3D printing presents an exciting avenue for conductive polymers. These polymers can be formulated for 3D printing processes, enabling the creation of complex and customized electronic components, sensors, and conductive pathways. The ability to print conductive structures directly onto various substrates opens up new opportunities in rapid prototyping, electronics manufacturing, and custom-designed devices. Conductive polymers can be formulated to be compatible with 3D printing processes, enabling the fabrication of complex and functional electronic components directly from digital designs.


Segment Overview

By Type

Based on type, the global conductive polymer market is divided into electrically conductive and thermally conductive. The electrically conductive segment dominates the conductive polymer market with the largest revenue share.  


Electrical conductivity can be observed in electrically conductive polymers, which still possess the benefits of conventional polymers including flexibility and lightweight. Flexible displays, printed electronics, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and touchscreens are a few examples of devices that use electrically conductive polymers. Additionally, these polymers are utilized in a number of different sorts of sensors, such as pressure, gas, and biosensors. They are also used in artificial muscles and actuators.


By Conduction Mechanism

Based on the conduction mechanism, the global conductive polymer market is segmented into conducting polymer composites and inherently conductive polymers. The conducting polymer composites segment leads the market with the highest revenue share. Conducting polymer composites normally show improved electrical conductivity, mechanical strength, thermal stability, and other desirable properties compared to pure conducting polymers. This makes them more suitable for a broader range of applications. In terms of scalability and manufacturing techniques, conducting polymer composites may prove beneficial. Injection molding, extrusion, and 3D printing are common processing methods that can be used to process them, making it simpler to integrate them into current production processes.


By Application


Based on application, the global conductive polymers market is categorized into ESD/EMI shielding, antistatic packaging, electrostatic coating, and capacitor. The ESD/EMI shielding category dominates the market. When an electric current suddenly flows between two objects with different charges, it causes an electrostatic discharge (ESD). Electronic components that have been subjected to ESD damage may malfunction or perhaps fail permanently. Solutions for ESD shielding can be made by incorporating conductive polymers into materials and coatings. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) refers to unwanted electromagnetic impulses that might affect the proper operation of electronic systems or equipment. Conductive polymers can reduce EMI by providing shielding to stop or reroute electromagnetic radiation.


Global Conductive Polymers Market Overview by Region

The global conductive polymers market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific emerged as the leading region and it is probable to witness approximately 9.5% of the market share by 2024. The consumer market in the Asia-Pacific area is huge and diverse. Demand for a variety of goods and services has increased as a result of rising disposable incomes and a growing middle class. Over the years, the Asia-Pacific area has seen strong economic expansion brought on by elements like industrialization, urbanization, and a big consumer base. Production, consumption, and investment have all increased as a result of this growth in a number of different industries. Reputable countries like Japan and South Korea are known for their technological advancements and contributions to sectors like telecommunications, robotics, and electronics.



Global Conductive Polymers Market Competitive Landscape

In the global conductive polymers market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.


Some of the prominent players in the global conductive polymers market are Celanese Corporation, 3M Company, Avient Corporation, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Agfa Gevaert N.V., Covestro AG, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Henkel Ag & Co. KGaA., and various other key players.


Global Conductive Polymers Market Recent Developments

In March 2021, iMakr to supply Loctite 3D Printing solutions from Henkel. iMakr has joined forces with Henkel as a Tier 1 channel partner for UK and Ireland. In addition, the company also supplies Loctite 3D printing materials in the US, Germany, Denmark, and France.


Scope of the Global Conductive Polymers Market Report

Conductive Polymers Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Electrically Conductive
  • Thermally Conductive

By Conduction Mechanism

  • Conducting Polymer Composites
  • Inherently Conductive Polymers

By Application

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

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Conductive Polymers Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for the global conductive polymers market segmented by type, by conduction mechanism, by application, by region, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of conductive polymers between 2019 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global conductive polymers market.


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of conductive polymers among consumers


  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global conductive polymers market affected by the pandemic


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies
  • Investors and Trade Experts

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Data Collection

Data collection is the process of gathering, measuring, and analyzing accurate and relevant data from a variety of sources to analyze market and forecast trends. Raw market data is obtained on a broad front. Data is continuously extracted and filtered to ensure only validated and authenticated sources are considered. Data is mined from a varied host of sources including secondary and primary sources.

Primary Research

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Secondary Research

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Market Analysis & size Estimation

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global conductive polymers market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to conductive polymers market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~8.2% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2023 - 2031
North America held the largest share in 2022
The major players operating in the global conductive polymers market include, Celanese Corporation, 3M Company, Avient Corporation, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Agfa Gevaert N.V., Covestro AG, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Henkel Ag & Co. KGaA., and various other key players.

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