At USD 1496.21 million in 2022, the size of the global market for freeze-drying equipment was estimated. Over the course of the forecast period, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.4%, reaching USD 2427.82 million by 2028.
The global freeze drying equipment market was valued at USD 2,128.7 million in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period. Factors driving the growth of the freeze drying equipment market include increasing adoption of automated loading and unloading systems, progression in contract manufacturing and lyophilization services, growing cognizance concerning benefits of the product, for instance improved efficiency pertaining to desiccant drying and air-drying.
Freeze drying is used for more than 30 categories of substances or materials. The process is suitable for a wide range of applications, for preserving the characteristics of the initial substance (e.g. pharmaceutical products, milk), for preserving the initial form (e.g. taxidermy, or conserving archaeological finds or flowers), conditioning materials (e.g. freeze-dried fruit in yoghurt), chemical analyses (e.g. investigating trace organic substances in foodstuffs, slurries, soils).
The global freeze drying equipment market is segmented based on product, scale of operation and application. On the basis of scale of operation, it is categorized into bench top, pilot scale and industrial scale. The bench top freeze dryer market is set to grow at a highest CAGR due to its compact design which is ideal for labs with limited floor space. Moreover, it offers the most economical means for freeze drying.
Regionally, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share of the global freeze drying equipment market in 2020, and is also set to grow at a highest CAGR by 2028. Leading players of the global freeze drying equipment market include Tofflon Science and Technology Co., Ltd., IMA S.p.A., GEA Group, Azbil Corporation, SP Industries Inc., Labconco Corporation, Optima Packaging Group GmbH, HOF Enterprise Group, Martin Christ Gefriertrocknungsanlagen GmbH, Millrock technology, Inc. among others.
Freeze Drying Equipment Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2028||USD 2427.82 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 8.4% during 2018-2028|
|Segment Covered||Industry, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||Tofflon Science and Technology Co., Ltd., IMA S.p.A., GEA Group, Azbil Corporation, SP Industries Inc., Labconco Corporation, Optima Packaging Group GmbH, HOF Enterprise Group, Martin Christ Gefriertrocknungsanlagen GmbH, Millrock technology, Inc. among others.|
Key segments of the global freeze drying equipment market
Product Overview, (USD Million)
- Tray style freeze dryers
- Manifold freeze dryers
- Rotary freeze dryers
Scale of Operation Overview, (USD Million)
- Bench top
- Pilot scale
- Industrial scale
Application Overview, (USD Million)
- Food processing
Regional Overview, (USD Million)
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
Reasons for the study
- Rising demand from pharmaceutical industry especially for the manufacture of new biologic drugs and injectable formulations
- Rapid growth in contract manufacturing and lyophilization services across the world
- Technological advancements in lyophilization methods
What does the report include?
- The study on the global freeze drying equipment market includes qualitative factors such as drivers, restraints and opportunities
- The study covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented on the basis of on product, scale of operation and application. Moreover, the study provides similar information for the key geographies.
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the above-mentioned segments
- The study includes the profiles of key players in the market with a significant global and/or regional presence
Who should buy this report?
- The report on the global freeze drying equipment market is suitable for all the players across the value chain including product manufacturing companies, suppliers/distributors, R&D labs, CROs, healthcare organizations, medical reimbursement and insurance providers
- Venture capitalists and investors looking for more information on the future outlook of the global freeze drying equipment market
Consultants, analysts, researchers, and academicians looking for insights shaping the global freeze drying equipment market
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
There are three basic components of any freeze dryer. These components are the product chamber, the condenser and the vacuum pump. Each component is vital for the functionality of the freeze dryer. There are two basic types of product chambers, one for vials and one for trays (bulk). If a product is relatively sophisticated, chemically complicated, subject to resale or aseptic processing then a vial system would be favorable. This method allows operators to have ultimate control over the parameters that drive the freeze drying process. When a product is processed in a vial dryer, the liquidized product is filled into vials and loaded onto the shelf trays of the freeze dryer. There, the product is pre-frozen to a temperature slightly below the freezing point of the product, also called the eutectic point. During primary drying, the vacuum pump of a freeze dryer removes the non-condensable vapors. These vapors are created by leaks in the equipment and the constant release of non-condensable molecules from the product as the freeze drying progresses. The use of the vacuum pump establishes a free vapor path for migrating condensable molecules by removing the air from the chamber.
On the basis of application, the global freeze drying equipment market is segmented into pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, food processing and others. The food processing segment held the largest market share in 2020, while the biotechnology segment is poised to show the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Freeze-dried foods may advance the institutional food service industry from today's "frozen era" to a "dehydrated era" in the next few years. Advances in food processing technology have already enabled processors to place on today's market freeze-dried soups, salads, entrees, sauces, vegetables, and beverages. The disadvantages of freeze-dried foods today are the high cost of utilizing the products and the lack of users’ knowledge of how to prepare them. These disadvantages, however, are expected to be overcome in the foreseeable future.
The lyophilized pharmaceutical sector is encountering and will need to continue adapting to an increasing number of patient-driven trends and drivers. These factors include single-use technologies, self-administered medical devices, and an increased globalization of manufacturing facilities to decrease the time and distance to end consumers. In turn, more indirect trends and drivers (viewed from a patient perspective) include reducing manufacturing process time, simplifying changes to processes, and increasing process efficiency. All of these trends and drivers, when addressed will enable manufacturers to provide patients with cost effective, efficacious treatments.
Asia Pacific is the largest and fastest growing market for freeze drying equipment. The Indian food processing industry is ranked fifth among the other industries in India. Nearly, one third of the entire Indian food market share comprises of processed food. With policy measures from the government, the food processing industry accounts for a major share of the country's exports. Indians spend half of their household expenditure on food items at present. The industry also creates employment opportunities for millions of people.
India’s population is growing and so is the economy, and with that the resultant demand for food and beverages is also increasing. This is driving the growth and expected growth of the organised and packaged food and beverage sector. This is also an area where there is considerable potential for innovation and value addition as also the scope for value creation through reduction in waste. Food processing in India was earlier limited to food preservation, packaging and transportation. However, over the last two decades, certain sections of the industry have evolved to meet global standards through technological advancements. Developments such as establishment of cold storage facilities, food parks, packaging centres, irradiation centers and modernized abattoir have helped the sector make significant strides but these still cater to a small fraction of the food production. A number of policy and procedural initiatives are required to give impetus to this sector. Despite constraints linked to infrastructure, market access and funding, dynamic businesses operating in this sector have made their mark on the global stage.