The demand within the global market for flow chemistry has been rising on account of the tremendous reactive abilities endowed by plug flow. Flow chemistry involves chemical reactions that are continuously run in s single stream rather than in batches or segments of the stream. Flow chemistry has been serving several benefits to multiple industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemicals, and this has given an impetus the growth of the global market for flow chemistry in recent times. Pressurization of flow reactors is easier relative to other reactors, and this tendency results in faster reactions. Hence, the popularity of flow chemistry largely owes to the commendably swift reactions that can be initiated with the help of flow chemistry. Reaction selectivity is another key attribute of flow chemistry that helps in manufacturing cleaner and more effective products for various industries. This factor, coupled with the rising investments by the chemical industry towards overhauling the framework of flow chemistry, has given an impetus to the growth of the global flow chemistry market. Safety of reactions and rapid reaction optimization are amongst other factors that have led up to a skyrocketing rate of growth within the global market for flow chemistry. 

A report added by Transparency Market Research (TMR) predicts that the global market for flow chemistry would reach a value of US$ 1,526.3 Mn by 2020, rising up from a value of US$ 808.6 Mn in 2013. The report also projects that the CAGR of the global flow chemistry market would settle at 9.50% for the period ranging from 2014 to 2020. 

Pharmaceutical Industry to Emerge as Key End-User 

On the basis of end-user, the demand for flow chemistry has been flowing in from multiple avenues such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemicals. Amongst these, the pharmaceuticals industry has played a major role in the growth of the global market for flow chemistry due to the need for continual testing and experimentation in this industry. Furthermore, the chemicals industry has been a historic user of flow chemistry in the scrutiny, study, and analysis of various chemical processes. The use of flow chemistry for academic and educational purposes is another trend that is gathering momentum over the past years. Besides this, polymers and petrochemicals are amongst other areas that deploy flow chemistry technologies for better recourse. 

North America Reigns over Other Regional Markets 

On the basis of geography, the demand for flow chemistry in North America has been touching new heights on account of the massive pharmaceutical industry in the US and Canada. Furthermore, the presence of strict laws and regulations with regards to manufacturing processes in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries of the US has also given an impetus to the growth of the regional market. Besides North America, the market for flow chemistry in Asia Pacific is also projected to expand at a stellar CAGR in the years to come. 

Some of the key players in the global market for flow chemistry are AM Technology, Lonza Group, Royal DSM, Vapourtec Ltd., ThalesNano Inc., and Uniqsis Ltd. 

The report analyzes and forecasts the flow chemistry market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2013 along with forecast from 2014 to 2020 based on revenue (US$ Mn). The report includes drivers and restraints for the flow chemistry market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. It also comprises an analysis of opportunities available in the flow chemistry market on the global and regional level. Drivers, restraints and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified with the help of quantitative and qualitative data, which has been verified by primary and secondary resources.
 
We have included a detailed value chain analysis to provide a comprehensive view of the flow chemistry market. Value chain analysis provides details such as integration in the market, raw materials, manufacturers, distribution channels, applications and end-users for the market. An analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the flow chemistry market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape of the market. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users in the market are benchmarked based on their market size, compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), general attractiveness and company market share. We have also incorporated company market share analysis to provide detailed analysis of the market.
 
The study provides a decisive view of the flow chemistry market by segmenting it in terms of product segment and end-users. Product segment and end-users have been analyzed based on present and future trends, and the CAGR for the market has been estimated between 2014 and 2020. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). RoW comprises Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The report also includes demand for individual product segments and end-users across all the regions.
 
The report provides a detailed competitive outlook including profiles of key players operating in the global flow chemistry market. Key players profiled in the report include Syrris Ltd., ThalesNano Inc., Uniqsis Ltd., Vapourtec Ltd., FutureChemistry Holding BV, Chemtrix B.V., AM Technology, Royal DSM, Milestone Srl and Lonza Group. Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, brand/product portfolio, financial overview, business strategy, key/recent developments, and acquisitions, collaborations and partnerships related to the market. 
 
Constant currency rates have been considered while estimating the forecast in this report. The report on flow chemistry covers the market data pertaining to equipment. Sales of raw materials in the manufacturing of equipment have not been taken into account. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down this market by product and end-user segment in each region. Models and estimates have been used to produce comprehensive data sets when hard data was not available. We have used the bottom-up approach by considering individual product and end-user segments and integrating them to arrive at the global market. Product and end-users segment have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the consumption of products in the regional market.
 
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.
The market has been segmented as below:
 
Flow Chemistry Market – Product Segment Analysis
  • Microreactor Systems
  • Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR)
  • Plug Flow Reactor (PFR)
  • Others (Including microwave reactor, etc.)
Flow Chemistry Market - End-user Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Chemical 
  • Academic & industrial research 
  • Petrochemical 
  • Others (Including polymers, etc.)
Flow Chemistry Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (Including Latin America, the Middle East and Africa)
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