Global Polyelectrolyte Market: Overview

End-use industries have been leveraging an array of physicochemical characteristics of polyelectrolyte—a special category of polymer—in numerous applications. Apparently, their use as flocculation agents, dispersants, and super-plasticizers has proliferated over the years. Additionally, they have been used as emulsifier and conditioner for manufacturing consumer products especially cosmetics. Advances in material sciences have expanded the repository of products that utilize the physical and chemical properties of polyelectrolytes. Key applications might comprise wastewater treatment, medical, food manufacturing, and in making wide range of personal care products notably hygiene products. A few important class of applications stems from creating crosslinking in polyelectrolytes. A notable case in point is super absorbents (SAPs) or hydrogels.

Industries in the pursuit of developing smart materials find polyelectrolyte and their complexes as an attractive candidate. Trends that may impact their return on investments in the polyelectrolyte market find in-depth discussions in this report. Strategies that will set the pace of new demand dynamics are closely scrutinized in the research.  

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Global Polyelectrolyte Market: Notable Developments

Growing body of research in material sciences has led to the advent of new product types with novel properties in the polyelectrolyte market. 

  • Polyelectrolyte multilayer films (PEMs) have grown in commercial significance in the polyelectrolyte market over the recent decade. A case in point is industry efforts in harnessing the properties of PEMs in antimicrobial coatings for medical implants.

Recent years have seen industry players in the polyelectrolytes market unveiling new types of PEMs they hit upon by trying new, novel approaches. A recent study published in August 2018 revealed how a team of researchers leveraged block copolymer (BCP) approach to develop polyelectrolyte multilayer-like films. They accomplished this by layer-by-layer deposition of alternating polyanion and polycation solutions. The authors are affiliated with The Dow Chemical Company, a well-entrenched player in the polyelectrolyte market.

  • Relentless pursuit of finding new materials for nanotechnology has laid bare new categories of products in the polyelectrolyte market. In recent years, the use of polyelectrolyte brushes has gathered some steam. They hold enormous promise in providing lubrication between the surfaces of engineered as well as physiological materials. Recent research has been harnessing this potential in developing cutting-edge biomedical devices.

Global Polyelectrolyte Market: Growth Drivers

Recent body of research and development initiatives in materials sciences have been successful in unlocking novel materials for commercial applications. A promising case in point is harnessing the biochemical properties of polyelectrolyte complexes for manufacturing medical devices, such as implant coatings, and in therapeutics notably controlled drug release systems. Further, new streams of revenue emanate from the potential use of polyelectrolyte complexes for nanoarchitectonics.  An example is growing utilization of polyelectrolyte complexes in nanocomposite coatings that can be used in specialized corrosion protection.

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Over the past few years, both natural and synthetic polyelectrolytes have been utilized at rapid pace by end-use industries, imparting noticeable momentum to the polyelectrolyte market. Polyelectrolytes manufacturers in recent years are developing products that cater to wide cross-section of needs in industries. A case in point is the rising application in the food production. Particularly, they are witnessing substantial use in food coatings and release agents of natural origin. Rising consumption of super absorbents (SAPs) in the personal care industry, notably baby care products, in developing economies has been contributing to the expansion of the polyelectrolyte market. 

Another application area that might serve as a source of sizable revenues to the polyelectrolyte market is smart drug delivery. To this end, multilayer nanofilms are an increasingly promising candidate. Strides being made in nanotechnology are expediting the pace of developments in this direction.

Global Polyelectrolyte Market: Regional Outlook

The study strives to take an incisive look on current and emerging prospects in various geographies. Some of the key regional markets brimming with opportunities are North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Staggering rate of consumptions in various end-use industries are witnessed in North America, most notably the U.S. Sizable demands for polyelectrolyte and its complexes in the food production and personal care industry are helping Asia Pacific to emerge as a prominent region in the polyelectrolyte market. The likelihood of the regional market to play a crucial role in the global market dynamics is also driven by rising application of polyelectrolyte in wastewater treatment. 

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  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
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