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Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market by Type (Temperature-induced, Light-induced, Electricity-induced, Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)), By Application (Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare, Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market by Type (Temperature-induced, Light-induced, Electricity-induced, Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)), By Application (Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare, Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 130708 3300 Chemical & Material 377 234 Pages 4.5 (37)

Market Overview:

The global shape-memory polymer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for shape-memory polymers in various applications, such as aerospace, automotive, construction, healthcare and other applications (such as robotics and textile). In terms of type, the temperature-induced segment is expected to hold the largest share of the global shape-memory polymer market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to their ability to undergo a reversible change in shape upon exposure to a specific stimulus (such as heat), which makes them suitable for use in various end-use applications.

Global Shape-Memory Polymer Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Shape-memory polymer is a polymer that has the ability to remember its original shape and return to it after being deformed. This property can be used for a variety of applications, such as biomedical implants and self-healing materials.


Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are materials that have the ability to change their physical properties such as stiffness, hardness, and temperature upon application of thermal stimuli. These materials can be re-oriented or reshaped when subjected to a change in temperature. SMPs are widely used in applications requiring high performance but limited service life such as automotive parts and surgical instruments due to their ability to regain original shape after being heated or cooled.


Light-induced is a chemical process that occurs when light of the specific frequency is applied to the material. Light-induced polymerization (LIP) has been known to occur in several natural and synthetic polymers including styrene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyethylene, and nylon 6. LIP changes the mechanical properties of these materials by modifying their microstructure.

Application Insights:

The aerospace application segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 30% in 2017. The product is widely used in aircraft components including landing gear doors, leading and trailing edge panels, spoilers, flaps & slats system among others. It is also used as a replacement for metal spring in several applications such as airbags and seating systems.

The automotive sector was one of the major consumers of SMMPs owing to its rising need for lightweight materials with high mechanical strength that can be restored to their original form after deformation or heating.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue with a share of over 35.0% in 2017. This is attributed to the presence of major manufacturers such as Honeywell, Inc.; ITW Dynatec Corporation; and General Electric that are involved in research & development activities for manufacturing shape memory polymer products. The region is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period owing to increasing demand from various end-use industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare and others for designing efficient products that can be used across multiple applications with high efficiency and low cost.

The Asia Pacific regional market was valued at USD X million in 2017 and is projected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period due to rapid industrialization along with growing infrastructure spending by governments on a domestic level coupled with an increase in international trade activities which will lead towards an increase product usage across numerous end-use industries including healthcare, construction, electronics among others.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for lightweight and durable materials in automotive and aerospace industries
  • Growing popularity of shape-memory polymers in medical implants and prosthetics
  • Rising demand for smart textiles and self-healing materials
  • Technological advancements in shape-memory polymer manufacturing processes
  • Growing awareness about the benefits of shape-memory polymers among consumers

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Shape-Memory Polymer Market Research Report

By Type

Temperature-induced, Light-induced, Electricity-induced, Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)

By Application

Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare, Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)

By Companies

BASF SE, Cornerstone Research Group, SINOPEC, Covestro, EndoShape, Evonik, MedShape, Mitsubishi, Spintech, Syzygy Memory Plastics

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Report Segments:

The global Shape-Memory Polymer market is segmented on the basis of:


Temperature-induced, Light-induced, Electricity-induced, Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare, Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. BASF SE
  2. Cornerstone Research Group
  4. Covestro
  5. EndoShape
  6. Evonik
  7. MedShape
  8. Mitsubishi
  9. Spintech
  10. Syzygy Memory Plastics

Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Overview

Highlights of The Shape-Memory Polymer Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Temperature-induced
    2. Light-induced
    3. Electricity-induced
    4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
  1. By Application:

    1. Aerospace
    2. Automotive
    3. Construction
    4. Healthcare
    5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Shape-Memory Polymer Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Shape-memory polymers are materials that can be permanently changed in shape due to a change in temperature or pressure. This allows them to be used as actuators, sensors, and memory devices.

Some of the major players in the shape-memory polymer market are BASF SE, Cornerstone Research Group, SINOPEC, Covestro, EndoShape, Evonik, MedShape, Mitsubishi, Spintech, Syzygy Memory Plastics.

The shape-memory polymer market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.8%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Shape-Memory Polymer Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Temperature-induced
      5.3.2. Light-induced
      5.3.3. Electricity-induced
      5.3.4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Aerospace
      6.3.2. Automotive
      6.3.3. Construction
      6.3.4. Healthcare
      6.3.5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Aerospace
      9.4.2. Automotive
      9.4.3. Construction
      9.4.4. Healthcare
      9.4.5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Temperature-induced
      9.7.2. Light-induced
      9.7.3. Electricity-induced
      9.7.4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Shape-Memory Polymer Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Aerospace
      10.4.2. Automotive
      10.4.3. Construction
      10.4.4. Healthcare
      10.4.5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Temperature-induced
      10.7.2. Light-induced
      10.7.3. Electricity-induced
      10.7.4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Shape-Memory Polymer Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Aerospace
      11.4.2. Automotive
      11.4.3. Construction
      11.4.4. Healthcare
      11.4.5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Temperature-induced
      11.7.2. Light-induced
      11.7.3. Electricity-inducd
      11.7.4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Shape-Memory Polymer Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Aerospace
      12.4.2. Automotive
      12.4.3. Construction
      12.4.4. Healthcare
      12.4.5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Temperature-induced
      12.7.2. Light-induced
      12.7.3. Electricity-induced
      12.7.4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Shape-Memory Polymer Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Shape-Memory Polymer Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Aerospace
      13.4.2. Automotive
      13.4.3. Construction
      13.4.4. Healthcare
      13.4.5. Other (Robotics, Textile, etc.)
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Shape-Memory Polymer Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Temperature-induced
      13.7.2. Light-induced
      13.7.3. Electricity-induced
      13.7.4. Other (PH, Magnetic, etc.)
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Shape-Memory Polymer Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Shape-Memory Polymer Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Shape-Memory Polymer Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Shape-Memory Polymer Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. BASF SE Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Cornerstone Research Group Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. SINOPEC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Covestro Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. EndoShape Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Evonik Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. MedShape Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Mitsubishi Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Spintech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Syzygy Memory Plastics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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