Global Market for Shape Memory Materials

Future Markets, Date of Publication: Sep 9, 2019, 86 Pages
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Shape memory materials are a widely-investigated class of smart materials capable of changing from one predetermined shape to another in response to a stimulus. The demand for structures capable of autonomously adapting their shape according to specific varying conditions has led to the development of shape memory materials such as Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) and Shape Memory Polymers (SMP).

Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) are able to recover their initial shape after a deformation has occurred, when subjected to particular thermal conditions. They possess superelastic behavior, which allows large deformations with limited or no residual strain, and a high power-to-weight ratio. Other properties include biocompatibility, high corrosion resistance, high wear resistance and high anti-fatigue.

SMAs are used in couplings, actuators and smart materials and are particularly suitable for adaptive structures in electrical components, construction, robotics, aerospace and automotive industries. Systems based on SMA actuators are already in use in valves and drives, where they offer lightweight, solid state options to habitual actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic and motor based systems.

SMA are used in many other applications such as medical, controllers for hot water valves in showers, petroleum industry, vibration dampers, ball bearings, sensors, miniature grippers, micro valves, pumps, landing gears, eye glass frames, material for helicopter blades, sprinklers in fine alarm systems, packaging devices for electronic materials, dental materials, etc.

Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are a programmable (multi)stimuli-responsive polymers that change shape and stiffness through a thermal transition such as a glass transition. SMPs can recover their initial shape upon direct or Joule heating, radiation and laser heating, microwaves, pressure, moisture, solvent or solvent vapours and change in the pH values. Shape-memory polymers differ from SMAs by their glass transition or melting transition from a hard to a soft phase which is responsible for the shape-memory effect. In shape-memory alloys martensitic/austenitic transitions are responsible for the shape-memory effect. There are numerous advantages that make SMPs more attractive than shape memory alloys.

The Global Market for Shape Memory Materials includes:


- Applications and markets for shape memory alloys and shape memory polymers.

- Analysis of shape memory materials by types and properties.

- Patent analysis.

- Assessment of economic prospects of the market for shape memory materials.

- Market trends impacting the market for shape memory materials.

- Main applications and markets for shape memory materials. Markets covered include biomedical, actuators across multiple markets, electronics, consumer goods, construction, tires, textiles, aerospace, soft robotics, automotive etc.

- Shape memory market demand forecast (revenues), by type, market and region 2015-2030.

- Shape memory materials producer profiles. Companies profiled include Awaji Materia Co., Ltd., ATI, Cambridge Mechatronics Limited , Dynalloy, Inc., Furukawa Electric Group, Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo Co., Ltd., Nippon, re-fer AG, Shape Memory Medical, Inc., SAES Group, Sun Co. Tracking, VenoStent etc.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2.1 MARKET DRIVERS 11
2.2 APPLICATIONS 12
2.3 MARKET CHALLENGES 14

3 TYPES

3.1 SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS (SMA) 15
3.1.1 Nickel-Titanium (Ni-Ti) alloys 17
3.1.2 Copper-based SMAs 19
3.1.3 Other SMAs 20
3.1.4 Nickel-free SMAs 20
3.1.5 SMA actuators 21
3.1.6 Comparison of shape memory alloy types-advantages and disadvantages 23
3.2 SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS (SMP) 24
3.2.1 Shape memory polyurethane films 25
3.2.2 Polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS) shape memory 26
3.2.3 Shape memory hydrogels 26
3.2.4 Diaplex 27
3.2.5 Carbon nanotubes SMPs 28
3.2.6 Graphene SMPs 29

4 SHAPE MEMORY PATENTING

5 MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS

5.1 BIOMEDICAL 33
5.1.1 Stents 34
5.1.2 Dental braces 35
5.1.3 Coronary duct occluder 35
5.1.4 Prosthetics/Orthotics 36
5.1.5 Surgical devices 37
5.1.6 Sutures 37
5.1.7 Sensors 38
5.1.8 Tissue engineering 38
5.2 ELECTRONICS 40
5.2.1 Flexible electronics 40
5.2.2 Displays 41
5.2.3 3D printed shape memory alloys 41
5.3 CONSUMER GOODS 43
5.3.1 Eyeglass frames 43
5.3.2 Home appliances 44
5.3.3 Toys 44
5.4 CONSTRUCTION 45
5.4.1 Structural engineering 45
5.4.2 Vibration dampers 46
5.5 TIRES 47
5.5.1 Shape memory tires 47
5.6 AEROSPACE 48
5.6.1 SMA actuators 49
5.6.2 SMA composites 49
5.6.3 Space wheel 50
5.7 TEXTILES 51
5.7.1 Electronic textiles 52
5.7.2 Medical textiles 52
5.7.3 Insulating fabric 53
5.8 SOFT ROBOTICS 55
5.8.1 Soft actuators 56
5.9 AUTOMOTIVE 56
5.9.1 Actuators 57
5.9.2 Shape memory polymers 57
5.10 OTHER MARKETS 57
5.10.1 Water mixing valves 58
5.10.2 Fire dampers 59
5.10.3 Hot water valves 60
5.10.4 Oil and gas 60
5.10.5 Shape memory screws 60
5.10.6 Solar panels 61

6 GLOBAL REVENUES AND REGIONAL MARKETS

6.1 Global market to 2030, total revenues (USD) 62
6.2 Global market to 2030, by market 63
6.3 Global market to 2030, by region 65
6.3.1 Shape memory market in North America 67
6.3.2 Shape memory market in Europe 67
6.3.3 Shape memory market in Japan 67
6.3.4 Shape memory market in China 68

7 COMPANY PROFILES  (24 COMPANY PROFILES INCLUDING PRODUCTS AND TARGET MARKETS)

8 REFERENCES

Tables

Table 1. Market drivers for the use of shape memory materials 11
Table 2. Applications and market for shape memory materials 12
Table 3. Market challenges for shape memory materials 14
Table 4. Properties of shape memory alloys 15
Table 5. Types of shape memory alloys, by materials 15
Table 6. Nitinol properties 17
Table 7. Applications of shape memory materials in actuators 21
Table 8. Comparison of shape memory types 23
Table 9. Main shape memory materials patent assignees 31
Table 10. Location of shape memory materials patent filings 2008-2018 31
Table 11. Applications of shape memory materials in medical and stage of development 33
Table 12. Applications of shape memory materials in electronics and stage of development 40
Table 13. Applications of shape memory materials in consumer goods and stage of development 43
Table 14. Applications of shape memory materials in construction and stage of development 45
Table 15. Applications of shape memory materials in aerospace and stage of development 48
Table 16. Applications of shape memory materials in textiles and stage of development 51
Table 17. Applications of shape memory materials in soft robotics and stage of development 55
Table 18. Applications of shape memory materials in automotive and stage of development 56
Table 19. Applications of shape memory materials in other markets and stage of development 58
Table 20. Global market for shape memory materials, total, revenues (USD) 2015-2030 62
Table 21. Global market for shape memory materials, by market, revenues (USD) 2015-2030 64
Table 22. Global market for shape memory materials, by region, revenues (USD) 2015-2030 66

Figures

Figure 1. Shape memory materials 14
Figure 2. Phase transformation process for SMAs 19
Figure 3. Shape memory cycle 24
Figure 4. Shape memory materials patent applications 2001-2018 30
Figure 5. Stent based on film polyurethane shape memory polymer 34
Figure 6. Shape memory dental braces 35
Figure 7: Self-healing shape memory polymer patent schematic  41
Figure 8. SMA incorporated into eyeglass frames 43
Figure 9. Global market for shape memory materials, total, revenues (USD) 2015-2030 63
Figure 10. Global market for shape memory materials, by market, revenues (USD) 2015-2030 64
Figure 11. Global market for shape memory materials, by region, revenues (USD) 2015-2030 67

 

 

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