Trace Chemical Detector Market By Product Type (Benchtop TCD, Portable TCD), By Detection Type (Explosives & Narcotics, Hydrocarbons, Composites, Metals & Alloys, Polymers), By End-use (Security & Defense, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Chemical & Pharmaceutical) - Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2019 - 2027

Increasing application of trace chemical detector in security driving the market.

Trace chemical detector (TCD) is widely used in a number of industries such as defense & security, chemical & pharmaceutical, oil & gas, and healthcare & research. Predominantly, a trace chemical detector is essential for contamination, chemical composition, elemental trace, impurities, trace metal, etc. These industries primarily use trace chemical detectors to protect the surrounding, products, and people from any chemical ill-effect. The growing need of TCD from the above-mentioned industries is driving the global trace chemical detector market with a CAGR of 6.1% from 2019 to 2027. 

Chemical trace analysis is vital for maintaining a product's purity, especially during manufacturing. Even a minute amount of foreign chemical present during the manufacturing process can lead to the quality deterioration or, worst case, a mishap like a blast of severe nature. In the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, chemical agents such as chlorine, phosgene, and cyanide and nerve agents such as sarin, soman, and tabun are of major concern, as manufacturing, transportation, and dispersion of these agents are easy. Rapid detection of these chemicals using TCD enables faster, efficient, and tailored response by the military, first responders, and homeland security and helps to control the situation in minimum time. 

Moreover, with the advancement in technology, TCD systems are miniaturized to handheld device that has great potential to use in public places such as airports, metro stations, government offices, malls, and other likely places where there is a usual gathering of people. In 2018, the global trace chemical detector market accounted for US$ 1.93 Bn and was estimated to grow with a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.

End-use Segment Analysis

Explosives and narcotics segment majorly driving demand.

A growing number of airports across the globe and strict security policy at the airports is driving the demand for explosives detectors across the globe. In addition, the rising threat from terrorist organizations and increasing incidences of drug trafficking across the world has a high demand for narcotic detectors. They are also increasing concern about air passenger safety and the threat of hi-jacking, further influencing the market. Further, major players in the market are actively partnering with other airport authorities to increase their sales. In November 2019, Smiths Detection Group Ltd. has been awarded the Gold Coast Airport of Sydney, Australia. The company is setting its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, which provides advanced explosives detection with low false alarm rates. 

Regional Analysis

North America the largest & Asia Pacific, the fastest market.

The North American region has a highly developed chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The U.S. is the major market for TCD, as high demand is coming from its security and defense sectors. Further, a large number of airports in the region, along with their tight security protocols, have high demand from homeland security, airport security, and other important government premises. In 2018, the North American region captured over 40% of the global trace chemical detector market.

Furthermore, the U.S. has the biggest oil refinery capacity with over 18.8 million barrels per calendar day of refining capacity as of January 2019, and the oil boom of North America and the presence of major chemical companies such as DuPont, Linde plc., Air Liquide, BASF SE, the region has a high demand for TCD. Additionally, Asia Pacific has shown great potential of growth in 2018. Regional countries like China and India are showing high growth in their chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and defense industries owing to its growing economy. This, in turn, has a high demand for TCD, thereby growing its share in the global trace chemical detector market. 

Key Industry Development:

  • In December 2019, Rapiscan Systems received an order of US$ 15 million from the leading global logistics company. The company will provide multiple units of Rapiscan® RTT® 110 installed with explosives detection systems. 
  • In November 2019, Rapiscan® Systems RTT®110 achieved ECAC 3.1 standards, awarded by European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). ECAC standards is the highest testing standard used for European explosives detection systems. With this recognition, the company has established its excellence in explosives detection systems. 

Emerging partnership trend is keeping the market competitive.

The trace chemical detector market is fragmented, and market players are focusing on partnerships with other players to boost their market position. Following is the list of companies covered in this report.

List of Companies Covered:

  • ABB
  • Siemens
  • FLIR® Systems, Inc.
  • Smiths Detection Group Ltd.
  • TeknoScan Systems
  • AMETEK Inc.
  • Rapiscan Systems
  • Bruker
  • Nuctech Company Limited
  • Others

Historical & Forecast Period

The research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2017 to 2027, considering 2018 as the base year for the research. Compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segment calculated for the forecast period from 2019 to 2027.

Segmentation Product Type Segment (2017–2027; US$ Bn)

  • Benchtop TCD
  • Portable TCD

 Detection Type Segment (2017-2027; US$ Bn)

  • Explosives & Narcotics
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Composites
  • Metals & Alloys
  • Polymers

 End-use Segment (2017-2027; US$ Bn)

  • Security & Defense
  • Oil & Gas
  • Healthcare
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical

 Geography Segment (2017–2027; US$ Bn)

  • North America (U.S. and Rest of North America)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Rest of World (Middle East & Africa (MEA), Latin America)

The current report also comprehends qualitative market valuation factors such as key market drivers, market trends, restraints, and opportunities to understand the global trace chemical detector market better. In addition, the global report also comprises a graphical representation of a competitive landscape based on market initiatives and strategies, product portfolio, and business strengths. 

Unique data points of this report

  • Recent trends across different regions in terms of the development of the trace chemical detector market
  • Attractive investment proposition for application segment as well as geography 

Frequently Asked Questions

The market for Trace Chemical Detector is expected to reach US$ 1.93 Bn in 2028.

The Trace Chemical Detector market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 6.1%.

The report is forcasted from 2019-2027.

The base year of this report is 2018.

ABB, Siemens, FLIRĀ® Systems Inc., Smiths Detection Group Ltd., RIGAKU CORPORATION, TeknoScan Systems, AMETEK Inc., Rapiscan Systems, Bruker are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jan 2020
Category:  Semiconductor & Electronics
Report ID:   60165
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