MAR 2019

Particle Size Analysis Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by Technology Type (Taylor Dispersion Analysis, Dynamic Light Scattering, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis), Dispersion Type (Wet Particle, Dry Particle, Spray Particle), End-user Application (Chemicals, Food, Beverage, and Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals), and Region - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America

Key Players:

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Market Overview

  • 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.

Scope of the Report

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.

By Technology
Taylor Dispersion Analysis
Dynamic Light Scattering
Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis
Resonant Mass Measurement
Laser Diffraction
Other Technologies
By Dispersion Type
Wet Particle
Dry Particle
Spray Particle
By End User
Food, Beverage, and Nutrition
Agriculture and Forestry
Other End Users
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Laser Diffraction Technology to Hold Significant Share

  • 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.

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Europe Region to Hold Significant Share

  • 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.

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Competitive Landscape

  • 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.

Major Players

  1. Agilent Technologies Inc.
  2. Horiba Ltd.
  3. Malvern Panalytical Ltd.
  4. Beckman Coulter Inc.
  5. Izon Science Limited

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


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Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Demand for Data Centers Driven by Cloud and HPC Applications among Others

      2. 4.3.2 Demand for High-performance and Low-Power Dram in Mobile Devices

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Storage Class Memory to Overcome the High Costs and Less Memory of Dram

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Taylor Dispersion Analysis

      2. 5.1.2 Dynamic Light Scattering

      3. 5.1.3 Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis

      4. 5.1.4 Resonant Mass Measurement

      5. 5.1.5 Laser Diffraction

      6. 5.1.6 Other Technologies

    2. 5.2 By Dispersion Type

      1. 5.2.1 Wet Particle

      2. 5.2.2 Dry Particle

      3. 5.2.3 Spray Particle

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Chemicals

      2. 5.3.2 Food, Beverage, and Nutrition

      3. 5.3.3 Mining

      4. 5.3.4 Agriculture and Forestry

      5. 5.3.5 Pharmaceuticals

      6. 5.3.6 Energy

      7. 5.3.7 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Agilent Technologies Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 Horiba Ltd.

      3. 6.1.3 Malvern Panalytical Ltd.

      4. 6.1.4 Beckman Coulter Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Izon Science Limited

      6. 6.1.6 Microtrac Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Shimadzu Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Sympatec GmbH

      9. 6.1.9 Micromeritics Instruments Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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