The demand for the particle counter is been growing significantly as it plays an essential role in diagnosing, classifying, and monitoring the source & complexion of contaminations in cleanroom operations. The particle counters are been majorly used in pharmaceuticals, food, and electronics industry. The manufacturing units in the electronics sector are strictly bound to strict environmental and procedural controls specifically when processes require reactive, corrosive, flammable, or toxic materials. Yield drops intensely when components interact with trace moisture, aerosol particles, and dust. To avoid this, there is rise in adoption of particle counter which is contributing to the growth of the market. In addition to this, factors such as growing demand for packed food, growing drug manufacturing companies and strict regulations imposed by the regulatory bodies for production or working units are propelling the growth of the global particle counter market. Furthermore, growing demand from hi-tech and medical devices industries may open beneficial opportunities for the growth of the market during the forecast period.
The covid-19 pandemic has moderately affected the growth of the global particle counter market. The strict lockdown and restriction on movement were imposed in several countries across the world. Thus, the manufacturing units were enforced to temporarily halt all their operations. Disruption in distribution chain was also been experienced during the pandemic. All these factors resulted in decline in the supply and demand for the particle counter which ultimately affected the growth of the pandemic.
In the market the particle counters are available as airborne type and liquid type. The growing necessity of cleanroom monitoring across several industrial sectors are augmenting the demand for airborne particle counter. The particle counter has numerous applications in the market that includes cleanroom monitoring, contamination monitoring of liquids, and IAQM. The demand for cleanroom monitoring is growing substantially to meet the standards and guidelines put forth by the regulatory authorities. Several end-users such as automotive, life sciences & medical devices and semiconductor are rapidly adopting the use of particle counters.
Major players in the market are focusing on organic growth strategies also expanding their presence with mergers and acquisitions, key players in the market include Beckman Coulter, Inc., Particle Measuring Systems, Inc., RION Co. Ltd., TSI Incorporated, Particles Plus, Inc., Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions Inc., Met One Instruments, Inc., Climet Instruments Company, Palas GmbH, Setra Systems, PAMAS Partikelmess und Analysesysteme GmbH, Chemtrac, Inc., and Hal Technology among others.
Trends and Future Outlook:
- Rapidly expanding semiconductor industry
- Growing demand of ultra-particle counters from pharmaceutical industry.