粒径分析の世界市場 - タイプ、用途、地域別 - 成長、トレンド、および予測
Particle Size Analysis Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)
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|出版日||ページ情報||英文 100 Pages
|粒径分析の世界市場 - タイプ、用途、地域別 - 成長、トレンド、および予測 Particle Size Analysis Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)|
|出版日: 2019年03月01日||ページ情報: 英文 100 Pages||
The particle size analysis market was valued at USD 325.6 million in 2018, and is expected to reach USD 437 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 5.1%, over the forecast period (2019-2024). Immense support from government organizations to strengthen their domestic pharmaceutical markets is expected to boost the demand form this sector. For example, China is planning to establish several data centers exclusively to serve the medical research proposes, facilitating the exchange of precious clinical trial data over the public domain.
Nanomaterials are finding major applications across various industries. Initially, they found major applications in the healthcare, cosmetics, and manufacturing industries. However, increasing advancements in nanotechnology are creating opportunities for nanoparticles in other industries as well.
Although particle size analysis equipment for legacy procedures, like sedimentation and sieving, is considerably low, the modern portable and compact equipment are often costly. Especially the probe equipment used in in-line techniques, which are in high demand in the industrial sector, are both costly for initial purchase and also to maintain.
Particle size analysis plays a key role in the manufacturing of carbon fiber components. Single wall carbon nanotubes are often subjected to dynamic light scattering (DLS) technology to assess if the required strength of the material could be drawn from a batch of carbon nanotubes.
Particle size analysis, particle size measurement, or simply particle sizing is the collective name of the technical procedures or laboratory techniques that determine the size range, and/or the average, or mean size of the particles in a powder or liquid sample. Particle size analysis is part of particle science and its determination is carried out generally in particle technology laboratories.
Laser diffraction is one of the most prominent particle size analysis techniques that works on particles ranging from 10nm to 3,500 microns. Laser diffraction provides a result for the whole sample, rather than for individual particles. Immense demand for quality control in several manufacturing activities and increasing research activities are expected to drive the demand for laser diffraction equipment.
Laser diffraction measures particle size by measuring the angular variation in the intensity of light scattered by the sample (Mie theory of light scattering) assuming a volume equivalent sphere model. When exposed to the laser beam, if the sample has large particles, it scatters light at small angles, and vice versa in the case of smaller particles.
Laser diffraction also suffers a fair deal of drawbacks. The analysis needs a high degree of metadata and extensive preparation. If the sample under test is a wet sample, the dispersion unit has to use a liquid dispersant to disperse the sample, in order to subject it to the laser beam.
Further, increasing software applications that are providing required metadata on optical properties of samples and instruments based on the Fraunhofer approximation approach are expected to create huge opportunities to the laser diffraction technology over the forecast period.
The European particle size analysis market is estimated to grow at a healthy rate over the forecast period. Significant factors supporting the growth are increasing investments in research and innovation centers and rising government programs and policies, which are motivating market vendors to invest in advancements in analyzing methods.
The high rate of development of new analyzing methods, equipment, and protocols in the region is boosting the European healthcare and chemical industries to increase advancements in particle size analysis methods.
The increasing government expenditure in the pharmaceutical industry to innovate cost-effective drugs is further estimated to develop a market for nanoparticle tracking analysis in the region.
Being established in the market for a long time, the incumbents have great control over the existing distribution channels. The only place where the new entrants can compete with the giants is through the online retail market. Hence, new entrants often employ intense internet marketing for brand penetration.
Also, most of the manufacturing equipment used in the market are highly customized to derive adequate accuracy in the products that are needed for scientific procedures. Such installations often prove to be very costly, and at times, act as barriers to entry in the market studied.
Some key players include Malvern Panalytical Ltd and Horiba Ltd. Some key developments in the market are as follows:
Malvern Panalytical Ltd launched the Morphologi range of automated static imaging systems for particle characterization from Malvern Panalytical Morphology 4 and Morphologi 4-ID. It delivers substantial improvements in measurement speed, image definition, and the range of materials that can be successfully analyzed.
Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded SureGuide pooled CRISPR libraries for functional genomics, offering pooled libraries for CRISPR activation and interference, in order to accelerate disease research.