Gas chromatography is an analytical technique used in analytical chemistry for analyzing and separating compounds that can vaporize without decomposition. It is typically used to separate the different components of a mixture or test the purity of a particular substance. The primary purpose of the gas chromatography technique is to separate the compounds that possess thermal stability, low molecular weights, and high volatility. Gas chromatography is the method of separating compounds in a mixture by injecting a liquid or gaseous sample into a mobile phase, typically called the carrier gas, and passing the gas through a stationary phase.
The Asia Pacific gas chromatography market reached USD 623.58 million in 2020 and is likely to reach USD 1208.68 million by the end of 2027 by registering a CAGR of 8.60% during the forecast periods 2020-2027. The major factors are the rising adoption of GC in various industries such as healthcare, oil & gas, food & beverage, agriculture, environmental agencies, forensic, academic institutes, research organizations, and clinical toxicology. Additionally, the growing importance of chromatography tests in the drug approval process, increasing food safety concerns, and rising adoption of GC-MS will propel the growth of the Asia Pacific gas chromatography market in the future. Furthermore, the increasing government investments in chromatography technologies and the technological advancements in gas chromatography are expected to witness remarkable growth of gas chromatography. In combination with mass spectrometry, gas chromatography is used to identify unknown samples, detection of drugs, fire investigation, environmental analysis, and explosives investigation are expected to propel the demand for gas chromatography over the coming years.
Moreover, the rising need for testing the quality of chemical products and measuring the toxicity of substances positively impacts the market for gas chromatography. Furthermore, the increased collaborations of research laboratories & academic institutes, rise in the extensive R&D activities at the academic and industrial level, and increasing scope of biomedical applications are fueling the demand for the gas chromatography market. Additionally, the increased importance of chromatography tests in drug approvals and increasing healthcare demands in the developing world propelling the growth of the gas chromatography market.
In gas chromatography, the mobile phase is the fluids. It is usually used to separate and measure organic molecules & gases. The wide adoption of these technologies in medical applications and the quantification of pesticides, oils, and organic pollutants drive the market’s growth. In addition, the food industry relies on the technique of gas chromatography for several applications, including the quantitative and qualitative analysis of food, and the detection & analysis of contaminants such as environmental pollutants, pesticides, fumigants, and naturally occurring toxins; and the analysis of food additives, components of flavor and aroma. Furthermore, manufacturing relies on gas chromatography for quality control; companies that produce cars, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, in particular, are big adopters of the technology. Moreover, the growing government funding in disease-related research and the increasing expenses for developing innovative technologies in chromatography have attracted various enterprises to the layout. However, the high cost of gas chromatography instruments and the shortage of skilled professionals are expected to hinder the market’s growth.
The APAC gas chromatography market was segregated into systems, detectors, autosamplers, and fraction collectors based on the instruments. The system segment is estimated to witness the highest growth over the analysis timeframe due to the rapid expansion in customer base and increased capability to analyze complex compounds.
The detectors will grow significantly due to the rising adoption of gas chromatography technology in the food & beverage industry.
Based on the accessories and consumables, the APAC gas chromatography market is categorized into columns, columns accessories, autosampler accessories, flow management accessories, fittings & tubing, pressure regulators, gas generators, and other accessories. The columns segment held for a significant market share in 2020 and will gain maximum market revenue by 2027. It is attributable to its advantages, such as lower cost, larger samples, and columns that do not need to be discarded after every analysis. Besides, the separation and run time also depend on the film thickness, the column length, and the column diameter.
The autosampler accessories segment is poised to witness significant growth over the forecast period as it provides better reproducibility and time optimization.
The APAC gas chromatography market is classified into analytical gas chromatography reagents and analytical gas chromatography reagents based on the reagents. The analytical gas chromatography reagents are expected to be the highest revenue share for gas chromatography during the forecast period. The segment’s growth is primarily attributed to the increasing number of research activities, and also reagents improve the separation & detectability of a compound destined for GC analysis.
The analytical gas chromatography reagents will witness a lucrative growth rate in the estimated period due to wide availability in the market in different volumes and quantities.
Based on the end-user, the APAC gas chromatography market is segmented into the oil & gas industry, environmental agencies, food & beverage industry, pharma & biotech, academic & government research institutes, and cosmetics industry. The Pharma & Biotech segment holds the largest market share, 40.06%, in 2020 and is projected to generate a maximum of USD 453.06 million by 2027. This is attributed to the pharmaceutical applications comprise analytical research and development, quality assurance, quality control, production, bulk drugs, and formulations. In addition, in biotechnology companies, GC is used to detect nucleic acids, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
The oil & gas industry accounted for the largest share of the gas chromatography market in 2020 due to the rising crude & shale oil production and rising demand for improved gas chromatography columns in the petroleum industry.
The APAC gas chromatography market is segmented into China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. China dominated the Asia Pacific gas chromatography market with the largest market share, 37.12%, in 2020 and likely to generate the highest revenue, USD 451.90 million, by 2027. The growth in the country can be attributed to the extensive sales of generics in China, the growth in the pharma and biotech sectors in China, and the increased adoption of chromatography techniques, majorly in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
India will capture a prominent share of the Asia Pacific gas chromatography market by 2027. Due to the increasing adoption rates of analytical technologies, they continually improve healthcare infrastructure and rising government initiatives to improve laboratory infrastructure.
Agilent Technologies Inc., Waters Corporation, Shimadzu Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Danaher Corporation GL Sciences, E ChromTech Co. Ltd., Trajan Scientific, JASCO Inc., Tosoh Corporation, and other prominent players are the key players in the APAC gas chromatography market.
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