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Mass Flow Controller Market Size By Material (Stainless Steel, Exotic Alloys), By Flow Rate (Low Flow Rate, Medium Flow Rate, High Flow Rate), By Product (Differential Pressure Flow Meter, Thermal Mass Flow Meter, Coriolis Mass Flow Meter), By Connectivity Technology (Analog, Profibus, RS-485, ProfiNet, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Modbus RTU, DeviceNet, Foundation Fieldbus), By Industry Vertical (Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Chemical, Healthcare & Life Science, Semiconductor, Water & Wastewater Treatment), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4125
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Global Industry Analysis

Mass Flow Controller Market size surpassed USD 1 billion in 2022 and is expected to witness more than 5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The burgeoning demand for water & wastewater treatment across municipal and industrial facilities may increase the penetration of mass flow controllers over the coming years.
 

Mass Flow Controller Market

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The constant growth in world population and the expanding agricultural and industrial sectors have significantly pushed the requirement for fresh water. Driven by these concerns, several national and global authorities have been implementing necessary measures to improve the existing waste management infrastructure to accomplish their anticipated treated water targets. Based on estimations by the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, the country generated approximately 72,368 MLD (million liters per day) of total sewage as of September 2021 and has a sewage treatment capacity of around 31,841 MLD.
 

The installation and maintenance of mass flow controllers involve high upfront costs as they require an immensely sophisticated assembly of valves, fittings, connectivity, and platforms, which may act as a restraining factor. However, the accelerating transition toward renewable energy, such as wind and solar energy for power generation, will drive growth opportunities for the mass flow controller market.
 

Broad application spectrum to augment the sales of exotic alloy MFCs

In terms of material, the exotic alloys segment is anticipated to observe over 7% growth rate till 2032, owing to a range of benefits offered by exotic alloy mass flow controllers. MFCs made of exotic alloys have superior oxidation resistance and can withstand extreme pressure. The increased integration of these materials-based MFCs across several end-use verticals, including healthcare, food & beverages, and wastewater treatment industries for continuous processing applications.
 

Exceptional device capabilities to increase adoption of low flow rate MFCs

Mass Flow Controller Market Size, By Flow Rate

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The low flow rate mass flow controller market segment is expected to record sales of more than 1.5 million units by 2032. Low flow rate MFCs offer precise control over gas and liquid flow rates, boosting their adoption across several industries, such as F&B, semiconductor, and chemical. Besides, the capability of these devices to provide high-accuracy, repeatable density, and mass flow measurements even under changing or unknown percentage composition of liquid will positively influence the industry landscape.
 

Increased product integration in gas flow application

Based on type, the thermal mass flow meter segment amassed over 50% of the mass flow controller market share in 2022 and is poised to depict an appreciable valuation by 2032. The increasing utilization of thermal mass flow meters in several gas flow applications will support segment expansion over the next ten years. These devices are easy to maintain and offer on-site installation along with exceptional resistance to density, pressure, and dynamic temperature.
 

Cost-effective benefits to boost the penetration of profinets

With respect to connectivity technology, the profinet segment is speculated to reach around USD 200 million by 2032. Profinets utilize distributed IO mechanisms, which allow users to save a considerable amount on installation and wiring, making it a significantly affordable technological alternative to its counterparts. The increased cognizance of profinets as a suited technology to meet intricate automation requirements in hybrid, process, motion control, and discrete applications will create favorable growth prospects for the MFC industry.
 

Proliferating demand for packaged food products

The mass flow controller market share from the food & beverages application stood at over 10% in 2022. The consistently rising income levels and changing buyer behavior has resulted in an escalating demand for processed and packaged food items. MFCs are widely integrated to streamline operations and improve the exactness of quality control and measurement in food manufacturing processes.
 

Expanding pharmaceutical sector to bolster product requirements across Europe

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The Europe mass flow controller market size is slated to depict more than 6% gains up to 2032. The expanding drug pipeline and the increasing drug and vaccine development projects across the European region, owing to the presence of key pharmaceutical manufacturing firms such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Inc., and Novo Nordisk, will fuel the regional growth trends. Besides, the proliferating manufacturing sector and a robust industrial outlook across the region will stimulate the industry revenue streams.
 

Technological innovations to strengthen the competitive landscape

Notable players in the mass flow controller industry are Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Sensirion AG, Horiba Ltd, Azbil Corporation, MKS Instruments, and others, including Alicat Scientific, Aalborg Instruments & Controls, Inc, Brooks Instruments, Burkert Fluid Control Systems, and Bronkhorst High-Tech. Participatory firms are focusing on enhancing their product landscape to foster novel innovations and gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, in June 2022, Sensirion AG launched a new portfolio of the world's first MFC for catalog distribution, the MFC- SFC5500 series. The new MFC range varies from 50 sccm to 200 slm and is suited for analytical, medical, and industrial applications.
 

Impact of COVID-19 on the mass flow controller market

The COVID-19 pandemic had a varied impact on the worldwide MFC market. During the initial days of the global crisis, the industry suffered a huge setback due to lockdown implications across several economies, which severely impacted the supply chain operations across various end-use verticals. These disruptions limited product sales in the first half of 2020. However, lately, a rapid surge in R&D practices focused on new drug development and significant investments in the healthcare sector pushed the industry back on track. In addition, the increased demand for processed food items further strengthened the market outlook and is expected to continue doing so in the coming years as well.
 

This mass flow controller market research report on mass flow controller includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

Market Analysis, by Material

  • Stainless steel
  • Exotic alloys

Market Insights, by Flow Rate

  • Low flow rate
  • Medium flow rate
  • High flow rate

Market Insights, by Product

  • Differential pressure flow meter
  • Thermal mass flow meter
  • Coriolis mass flow meter

Market Statistics, by Connectivity Technology

  • Analog
  • Profibus
  • RS-485
  • ProfiNet
  • EtherCAT
  • Ethernet/IP
  • Modbus RTU
  • DeviceNet
  • Foundation fieldbus

Market Outlook, by Industry Verticals

  • Oil & gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & beverages
  • Chemical
  • Healthcare & life sciences
  • Semiconductor
  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Europe

  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Italy
  • Russia

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico

MEA

  • South Africa
  • GCC

 

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Aayush Jain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of mass flow controller surpassed USD 1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to observe 5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 owing to mounting demand for effective wastewater management across industrial and municipal establishments.

The exotic alloys segment is predicted to witness over 7% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the increasing penetration of exotic alloy MFCs across the F&B, healthcare, and wastewater treatment industries.

The Profinet segment size is poised to exceed a valuation of USD 200 million by 2032 due the ability of ProfiNet technology to fulfill complicated automation requirements at affordable prices.

The Europe mass flow controller industry is speculated to exhibit over 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 due to the flourishing pharmaceutical industry and increasing drug development projects in the region.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 25
  • Tables & Figures: 713
  • Countries covered: 17
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