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Need for miniaturisation drives market growth

The latest trend gaining momentum in the advanced functional materials market is the increasing need for miniaturisation and microelectronics.

24th July 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dublin

Medical/Hygiene, Sports/​Outdoor, Construction, Transport/​Aerospace

Advanced functional materials exhibit several exceptional properties, such as high resistance to bending, stretching, melting, corrosion, and wear and tear. This advanced functional materials market analysis considers sales from types including composites, ceramics, energy materials, nanomaterials, and conductive polymers.

“Our analysis also considers the sales of advanced functional materials in APAC, Europe, North America, South America, and MEA. In 2018, the composites segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as the rising concerns over aircraft weights in the aviation industry will play a significant role in the composites segment to maintain its market position,” the company explains.

“Also, our global advanced functional materials market report looks at factors, such as the increase in automotive regulatory requirements, growing demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and locomotive, and technological advances in medical and diagnostic devices. However, fluctuating raw materials prices and high cost of materials, concerns regarding the performance of advanced functional materials, and limitations in recyclability of lightweight materials may hamper the growth of the advanced functional materials industry over the forecast period.”

Advances in medical and diagnostic devices

The medical and healthcare industries are using advanced functional materials for a wide range of applications. Advanced functional materials can be shaped into complex designs. As a result, they are used in diagnostic devices such as disposable thermometers and medical imaging scanners. These applications will lead to the expansion of the global advanced functional materials market at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period.

The development of small and compact devices is gaining traction in the market as advanced functional materials are extensively used in these devices to minimize the overall power consumption of miniature electronics. Also, the flexible substrate technology is used to develop miniaturized electronic devices. This will boost the demand for advanced functional materials and is expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth, according to the report.

Competitive landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global advanced functional materials market is fragmented. This robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading advanced functional materials manufacturers, that include 3M, Arkema SA, BASF SE, Covestro, and DowDuPont.

Also, the advanced functional materials market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.

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