Market Research Report
Global Freeze-Drying Equipment Market - 2019-2026
|Global Freeze-Drying Equipment Market - 2019-2026|
Published: November 1, 2019
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The Global Freeze-Drying Equipment Market (Food Grade) was valued at USD xx billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD xx billion by 2026, with a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period 2019-2026.
Freeze drying or 'lyophilization' is water removal process used to preserve perishable material and is different from dehydration process. Freeze-drying involves cooling, whereas dehydration involves heating.
Freeze-dried food can last for up to 15-25 years compared to dehydrated food typical shelf life of one year. Dehydration removes 95% of moisture but freeze- drying removes 98-99% of moisture. Freeze-dried food loses only 3% of its nutritional value, On the other hand, dehydrated food loses 40% of its nutritional value. Freeze- dried food weighs less than dehydrated food. Freeze- drying doesn't change its look or taste of the food. Thus the above mentioned key attributes are the major drivers that driving the Freeze drying equipment market.
Freeze- dried food is almost as good as fresh food in terms of aroma, taste, and nutritional value. This is the major driver for Freeze-Drying Equipment industry globally.
As Freeze-dried food is a convenient option for Hikers, campers, soldiers and astronauts, is also driving the growth for freeze dried equipment adoption in the food industry.
The biggest obstacle facing widespread use of freeze Drying Equipment is high investment and energy consumption cost. Although Home freeze-Drying Equipment are often advertised as money-savers, the claim does not withstand scrutiny.
Freeze-drying equipment can be classified based on size, location of condenser and by end user.
Based on size of product chamber, Freeze- Drying Equipment are classified as small, standard or large. Home freeze-Drying Equipment are small size. Standard size freeze-Drying Equipment are generally used in R&D. Large freeze-Drying Equipment are used in food processing and dairy industry.
By end user, Freeze-drying equipment can be classified into two categories. Industry use and home use, of which industry is the major segment. Home freeze Drying Equipment are hot topic in emergency prepared Industry. In developed countries home freeze Drying Equipment are gaining popularity as people value the availability of stored food in situations like natural disasters or political turmoil or hyperinflation.
North America has the biggest share in the market. Home-freeze Drying Equipment are not popular in developing countries because they are too expensive. Dehydrated food is still preferred in Developing countries, as it is cheaper than the freeze dried equipment. Freeze-dried Food has gained some popularity in western Food processing Industry, especially in Pet Foods Industry.
Some of the key players in the freeze drying equipment market are Tofflon Science and Technology Co., Ltd, IMA S.p.A., GEA Group, Labconco Corporation, Zirbus and others. Freeze-drying equipment is difficult to install and require after sales service so freeze-Drying Equipment companies operate on the domestic level.
Companies are introducing new and advanced features such as SP Scientific's Benchtop Pro freeze dryers are available with Omnitronics controller as standard application specific programming.
Key market segments covered
By the size
By location of the condenser with respect to product chamber
By end user
Scope of the report-
The report covers the key factors impacting the market, Porter 5 Forces, Product Bench-marking, and company profiles. Freeze-Drying Equipment market is segmented by size (Small, Standard, Large), by location of the condenser with respect to product chamber (Internal, External), and by end user (Industry, Home). Based on the geography the market is segmented into - North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the world.