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Process Spectroscopy Market (Technology Types - Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and Fourier Transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019

Growing demand for quality check and accuracy in product manufacturing has led to the increasing demand for process spectroscopy. Further, factors such as increasing usage of process spectroscopy in pharmaceutical, chemical and food and agriculture industries, and convergence of spectroscopy technologies into single instrument are expected to foster innovations in the process spectroscopy market.

Growing consumer preference for better quality products and change in regulations across different industries including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and food and agriculture among others, are mainly encouraging the companies to adopt process analytical technologies. These factors are driving the market for process spectroscopy instruments and solutions. Additionally, the ability of process spectroscopy technologies to provide accurate results in less time encourages several manufacturing companies to adopt these technologies. Further, as the use of process spectroscopy results into quality check at every stage of production, it reduces the cost of rework and scrap for manufacturing companies, hence save inventory cost of the company. High capital investment in developing and maintaining spectroscopes is one of the prominent factors restraining the growth of this market. Furthermore, the introduction of portable and handheld devices with wireless connectivity to computers offers potential opportunities for the market.

Near infrared (NIR) process spectroscopy led the global process spectroscopy market with highest revenue share in 2012. This is due the compatibility of NIR with product manufacturing process in industries such as oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food and agriculture, chemicals and others. However, Raman spectroscopy is expected to grow at faster rate owing to the growing adoption of this technology in pharmaceutical and food and agriculture industry. Due to non-destructive nature of Raman spectroscopy, it leaves no change in the chemical structure of the products during the process analysis. Further, due to convergence capability of FT-IR with both Raman and NIR, it is expected that the demand for process spectroscopy will increase over the forecast period. 

In 2012, North America held the largest market share and accounted for 48.6% of the global process spectroscopy market. This was due to the presence of large players such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Bruker Corporation and Agilent Technologies Inc. among others in the region. The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing regional market for process spectroscopy owing to the rise in number of manufacturing plants of different companies across this region.  In addition, Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region for process spectroscopy with major contribution from countries such as Japan, China and India. Japan is among the major contributors in the process spectroscopy market with companies such as HORIBA Limited, Kett Electric Laboratory, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and Shimadzu Corporation dominating the market.


The global market for process spectroscopy was dominated by leading players, those accounted for more than 40% share in 2012 of the total process spectroscopy market. Some of the leading players in this market include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Bruker Corporation, Buchi Labortechnik AG, Foss A/S, Danaher Corporation, Shimadzu Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Sartorius AG, Kett Electric Laboratory, Horiba Limited and ABB Limited among others. The competitive rivalry among these companies is high and is expected to remain same over the forecast period.

The process spectroscopy market is expected to witness continuous growth due to rising popularity of spectroscopy technologies and growing consumer preference for high quality products. The innovative product development with technologically advanced features that are being incorporated in spectroscopy instruments is also driving the growth of process spectroscopy market. Advance features in spectroscopy instruments include portability, handheld devices and integrated technologies.-. Other important factor supporting the growth of this market includes widening customer base in Middle East, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific.

The global process spectroscopy market, with an impending demand for analytical solutions, is driven by intense focus of industries such as pharmaceutical, and food and agriculture, on matching international quality standards. As a result, there have been multi-pronged developments especially in spectroscopy technologies such as Raman and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR). Several industries across the globe are demanding innovative solutions that could reduce the cost of analysis and scrap and rework. The table below highlights the current and forecast revenue of the market.

Process spectroscopy is an application of spectroscopic techniques used to analyze a manufactured product in a cost effective and timely manner. A spectrometer generates signals that are used to perform an at-line or in-process measurement of the sample of the product. These signals are converted into graphical representations in order to obtain spectrum. This spectrum is then analyzed using software. There are several types of spectroscopy technologies such as near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, Fourier Transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy among others used for process spectroscopy. For instance, at-line measurement is done using near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to measure the iodine value in a sample. Further, Raman spectroscopy is used to control the process for manufacturing titanium dioxides. This is an example of in-process spectroscopic analysis i.e. analyzing the samples during a manufacturing process. The signals generated are used for either controlling or monitoring the process of manufacturing the product.

The research study titled “Process Spectroscopy (Technology Types – Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019” provides in-depth analysis of the market and related sub-segments.

The report strategically focuses on market segments such as process spectroscopy technologies and end-use industries and provides market insights and data about the size and growth of each segment. 

The report includes detailed analysis of the prevalent market trends and company profiles. To provide better understanding of the competition in market, the report also includes Porter’s five force model analysis, value chain analysis, and market attractiveness analysis. The study on the global process spectroscopy market has been conducted with an objective of providing a thorough coverage of underlying technological and economic issues driving the process spectroscopy market. The report provides market data and forecast for the process spectroscopy technologies and end-use industry segments with an in-depth analysis of the global market, which has been further segmented on the basis of major geographical regions, from 2012 to 2019. The segmentation has been done to provide strategic insights for each category, enabling stakeholders across the value chain to gain considerable business intelligence.

The report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of market data and trends in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW) for emerging process spectroscopy instruments. The report identifies factors driving and restraining growth and future business opportunities in the process spectroscope manufacturing business. The competitive landscape section in the report provides market share analysis of major players in the global market in 2012. 

Besides analyzing the global process spectroscopy market segment-wise, the report includes profiles of major players along with their market positions, business strategies and various recent developments. Companies profiled in the report include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Bruker Corporation, Buchi Labortechnik AG, Foss A/S, Danaher Corporation, Shimadzu Corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Sartorius Ag, Kett Electric Laboratory, HORIBA Limited and ABB Limited among others. 

The global process spectroscopy market is segmented as follows:

Process Spectroscopy Market, by Technology 
  • Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Fourier Transform  infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy
Process Spectroscopy Market, by End-use Industry
  • Polymer industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food and agriculture industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Other industries (medical diagnostic and environmental)
Process Spectroscopy Market, by Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

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