A particle size analyser
is used for determining the size of minute particles. The particle maybe in a liquid or in a powder format. A particle size analyser is used in to determine particle sizes which are can then be used for manufacturing products across a number of industries. Particle size analysis comes under the larger bracket of test and measurement which in itself is a growing and necessary market across all industry verticals. Increasing investment in nanotechnology is further driving the market for particle analysers as well as a requirement for more powerful analysers. The particle size analyser market
has been divided into six key segments based on technology. The laser diffraction had the highest contribution to the particle size analyser market in 2015. Its high contribution is due to the analyser ability to work across a wide spectrum which makes it suitable across all application segments.
Increasing government spending across the globe on pharmaceutical R&D, stringent quality tests and increasing number of research clinics especially in the APAC region are key drivers for the particle size analyser market. In spite of the various advantages associated with particle analysers, these devices are expensive and in case the same have to be imported, the duties applied on them are extremely high thereby preventing many nations from importing the number of analysers that they would have originally hoped for.
In terms of regional distribution, North America accounted for the largest share of around 35% in the particle analyser market. The APAC market however is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period and this can be understood from the fact that a number of research facilities are being developed in the region which is serving as a global base for R&D for a number of organizations around the world.
In terms of technology, the market has been divided into the following Laser Diffraction, DLS, Dynamic imaging, Static imaging, Coulter Principle and Nanoparticle tracking analysis. The Particle Size Analyzer market has also been segmented by the following industries Healthcare, Chemicals & Petroleum and Food & Beverage. The Particle Size Analyzer market has also been segmented by the following dispersion types Wet particle size, Dry particle size and Spray particle size. The Particle Size Analyzer market has also been segmented by the following geographies Americas, APAC, Europe and ROW.Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the Particle size analyzer market:
- Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Particle Sizing Systems)
- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (Danaher Corporation)
- Cilas (Compagnie Industrielle Des Lasers)
- Horiba, Ltd.
- IZON Science Limited