Laser diffraction is a technique that is used measure the size of particles. Laser diffraction equipment is an instrument that has the ability to calculate the size of particles by examining the scattering data. Laser diffraction technique measures the particle size in the intensity of the light scattered as the laser beam by the angular variation method. With the help of laser diffraction equipment, the wide range of particles can be determined and evaluated in a very short period of time. The laser diffraction equipment consists of laser, detector, and mean for sample to pass through a laser beam. Laser diffraction equipment can be used in a wide range of applications such as in the chemical industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, and building industry.
Emergence of nanotechnology in various industries and rising industrialization and urbanization are some of the factors responsible for the rapid growth of the global laser diffraction equipment market. Nanotechnology is increasingly being used in manufacturing of semiconductors. Nano sensors are also widely used in building industries to detect cement corrosion and cracks, thereby propelling the growth of the laser diffraction equipment market globally. Additionally, factors such as technological advancements, growth in product extensions, and rising funding and grants for research by government authorities are fueling the growth of the global laser diffraction equipment market. A number of providers are increasingly using technologically advanced equipment for quicker and accurate results. Implementation of regulations by pharmaceutical companies, rising demand for laser diffraction equipment across various sectors such as chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, and building, and enhanced focus on quality control are some of the factors escalating the growth of the global laser diffraction equipment market. Increasing investments by leading manufacturers of laser diffraction equipment is also driving the growth of the market across the globe. Lack of awareness among customers and high cost of the equipment are some of the factors that may be a hurdle to the growth of the global laser diffraction equipment market.
The global laser diffraction equipment market can be segmented by dispersion type, by size of particles, by industry vertical, and by geography. On the basis of dispersion type, the global laser diffraction equipment market can be segmented into spray particle analysis, dry particle analysis, wet particle analysis, and others. In terms of size of particle, the global laser diffraction equipment market can be segmented into 0.01µm to 3500µm, 0.1µm to 2500µm, 0.1µm to 2000µm and others. On the basis of industry vertical, the market can be segmented into healthcare, mining, minerals and cement, food and beverages, chemical and petroleum and others.
Healthcare segment is expected to expand at a higher rate in the global market owing to the increased funding in research and increasing focus on quality of healthcare products. Geographically, the global laser diffraction equipment market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to the growing investment in nanotechnology, growth in government aid, and growing customer awareness. The market in Asia Pacific is also expected to expand at a significant rate over the forecast period due to developing economies and gradual shift of technology.
The global laser diffraction equipment market is moderately consolidated by large number of participants. Some of the key players in the market include Malvern Instruments Ltd, HORIBA, Ltd, Micrometrics Instrument Corporation, Microtrac, Fritsch GmbH, Shimadzu Corporation, Beckmancoulter, Sympatec GmbH, Horiba Scientific, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Angstrom Advanced Inc., Retsch, CILAS, and LaVision.