The global tensiometer market size was valued at USD 98.18 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. A tensiometer is an instrument that measures the surface tension of liquids, surfaces, and interfacial tension between two liquids. The different types of tensiometers available in the market include force, optical, volumetric, and bubble pressure, among others.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the tensiometer industry because of operational problems, shipping delays, decreased market demand, and travel bans. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the oil & gas and chemical sectors, causing supply chain interruption and worker impairment. Restrictions on imports of goods to curb the spread of the virus have further contributed to restricting the market growth. Manufacturing activities have also been halted due to various government regulations across the globe. However, the application of the product has increased in the pharmaceutical sector during the pandemic.
Tensiometer is used in varied applications such as food, pharmaceutical analysis, paints, coatings, and cosmetics. Tensiometer is utilized to examine industrial production processes and research and development in laboratories to determine the surface tension of liquids. These are also used to measure absorption, powder wettability, cleanliness, and surface heterogeneity & density.
The increasing market demand for tensiometers from industries such as oil and gas, chemical, and pharmaceutical has boosted the market growth. The growing requirement for quality control and process monitoring has increased the application of tensiometers. The growth in industrialization and urbanization across the globe, especially in the emerging economies, has resulted in advancement in manufacturing processes, thereby increasing the need to develop high-quality products.
The economic growth in developing countries such as China, Japan, and India, increasing application areas, and growing oil and gas exploration has resulted in greater market demand for the product. Technological advancements and increasing R&D investments in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors further support the market growth. Global players are expanding into emerging countries to tap market potential.
The bubble pressure tensiometer is used in several applications for monitoring the surface tension of liquids. This involves measuring the pressure of gas bubbles produced in the measuring liquid through the use of a capillary. The force tensiometer measures static interfacial tension and surface tension in the medium to the upper measuring range. This involves measuring wetted length, which is obtained by wetting an immersed probe such as a ring (Du Noüy ring method) or a plate (Wilhelmy plate method).
The market is primarily segmented on the basis of type, end-use, and region.
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The type segment has been divided into optical, volumetric, bubble pressure tensiometers, force tensiometers, and others. The optical tensiometer accounted for a major share in 2020. It is used in research and development, measurement of interfacial interactions between gases, liquid, and solid phases, and quality control of material surface properties. Optical tensiometers are also designed to perform automated measurements in research, industrial and QC laboratories. They are capable of measuring surface free energy, static contact angle, dynamic contact angle, and surface interfacial tension, among others.
On the basis of the end-use industry, the market is segmented into healthcare and pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemical, energy, industrial, and others. The chemical segment dominated the global tensiometer industry in 2020. It is used to determine the surface tension of chemicals, coatings, and lacquers. It also enables the measurement of powder wettability, absorption, surface heterogeneity, and density. Significant investments in the development of high-quality products and chemical analysis boost the growth of this segment.
Asia-Pacific dominated the global tensiometer industry in 2020. Increasing urbanization, growing research and development activities, expansion of international players in this region, and technological advancements are some factors attributed to the growth in this region. The industrial growth in countries such as China, India, and Japan, strengthening the oil & gas sector, and increasing chemical production results in greater market demand. Increasing market from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries and energy sectors further accelerates the tensiometer market growth.
The leading players in the tensiometer market include Apex Instruments Co. Pvt. Ltd, Biolin Scientific AB, Cheminstruments, Inc., CSC Scientific Company, Inc., DataPhysics Instruments GmbH, Decagon Devices., Dyne Technology LTD., First Ten Angstroms, Inc., Kibron Inc.Oy, KINO Industry Co. Ltd, KRÜSS GmbH, Kyowa Interface Science Co. Ltd, LAUDA Scientific GmbH, Pro-Pack Materials, SITA Process Solutions, Soil Measurement Systems, Spectrum Technologies, Inc., Teclis Scientific, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
These players are expanding their presence across various geographies and entering new markets in developing regions to expand their customer base and strengthen their presence. The companies are also introducing new innovative products in the market to cater to the growing consumer demands.
Market size value in 2020
USD 98.18 million
Revenue forecast in 2028
USD 164.09 million
7.8% from 2021 - 2028
2016 - 2019
2021 - 2028
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028
By Type, By End-use, By Region
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Apex Instruments Co. Pvt. Ltd, Biolin Scientific AB, Cheminstruments, Inc., CSC Scientific Company, Inc., DataPhysics Instruments GmbH, Decagon Devices., Dyne Technology LTD., First Ten Angstroms, Inc., Kibron Inc.Oy, KINO Industry Co. Ltd, KRÜSS GmbH, Kyowa Interface Science Co. Ltd, LAUDA Scientific GmbH, Pro-Pack Materials, SITA Process Solutions, Soil Measurement Systems, Spectrum Technologies, Inc., Teclis Scientific, and Thermo Fisher Scientific