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Spray Drying Equipment Market size surpassed USD 5 billion in 2022. The increasing use of spray drying equipment by food manufacturers for dehydrating products in order to prevent microbial growth along with enhancing product shelf life will positively influence product demand.
Spray drying process is one of the commonly used processes for enabling the drying of liquid or semi-solid substances. Spray drying equipment has significant applications in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemicals industries. It is also helpful in producing heat-sensitive products. The rising need for application-specific equipment for obtaining various end-use products will encourage the use of a variety of spray drying equipment with various drying stages & types, support the product demand.
The type segment of the spray drying equipment market is categorized into rotary automizer, nozzle automizer, fluidized, centrifugal, and closed loop. The high penetration of free-flowing powders in the food and pharmaceutical industries for obtaining a wide array of end-use products will propel the market growth in the nozzle automizer type segment. Furthermore, the ease of customization available in spray drying equipment will propel its industrial demand.
In addition, the increasing efforts of pharmaceutical manufacturers in developing cognitive medicines and health supplements combined with the rising consumer spending on medicines and health supplements due to increasing health problems will drive the pharmaceutical industry expansion, which is benefitting the industry progression.
Based on the drying stage, the spray drying equipment market is categorized into single stage, double stage, and multi-stage. The use of the spray drying process is growing in the chemical industry for manufacturing numerous substances that have wide applications in various end-use industries. The method of spray drying is used for generating granular or powdery solid products from emulsions, solutions, pasty liquids, and suspensions.
Spray drying equipment has several industrial applications in sectors such as food, chemical, and pharmaceutical. The process of spray drying has significant applications in the production of several essential ingredients such as fine grained flavors in the food industry. Additionally, the accelerating spray drying equipment market demand for processed food with a variety of flavors will encourage food manufacturers to use this process, further supporting the product demand in the market.
The use of spray drying for converting liquid into shelf stable powders coupled with the rising demand for spray dried foods, such as instant coffee, instant tea, milk powders, honey powders, and powdered flavors, is likely to create wide market opportunities for spray drying equipment from the food industry. Moreover, the rising consumption of milk will lead to the increased production of milk powders, further supporting the business statistics.
Rising innovations in the food industry are creating the need for various types of methods & equipment for fulfilling the numerous requirements in food processing; thus, the spray drying equipment market is anticipated to witness high growth. The spray drying method enables the speedy drying of the product with minimal exposure to heat.
The spray drying process is ideal for the production of health-sensitive foods and is also used for encapsulating flavors, lipids, and carotenoids. It is also suitable for manufacturing ingredients with uniform particle sizes. The food industry players are rapidly moving toward manufacturing products to capture more market shares by introducing innovative products according to the changing customer preferences. Thus, the inclination toward using different types of methods & equipment for enhancing the manufacturing process of food products as well as obtaining products of the desired quality will propel the demand for spray drying equipment.
The key players operating in the spray drying equipment market include SPX Flow, Changzhou Lemar, Acmefil, Shandong Shungeng, AVM Systech, GEA Group AG, and Dedert Corporation. Market players are focusing on research & development to develop new & innovative products. The growing efforts of manufacturers to develop high-quality & cost-effective products is predicted to support the market for spray drying equipment.