The market for tensiometers was predicted to reach USD 111.2 million in 2020 and expand at a CAGR of 8% over the following five years. The surface tension of liquids can be measured scientifically with a tensiometer. The tension between the surfaces of two liquids, known as interfacial tension, is also measured using this technique.
Numerous tensiometers use various measurement techniques and are created to have a specific measuring range. As a result, tensiometers have a wide range of applications in numerous sectors. In research and development labs, tensiometers are most frequently used to measure the surface tension of various goods, including glues, paints, coatings, lacquers, etc. Other applications for it include process monitoring in industries like electroplating, material painting, automobile painting, etc.
The optical tensiometers, force tensiometers, volumetric tensiometers, bubble pressure tensiometers, and accessory categories make up the tensiometer market. In 2018, the optical tensiometers market segment held the biggest market share. The huge use of optical tensiometers in the chemical, oil & gas, energy, pharmaceutical, and material & coating industries for product R&D and quality control is primarily responsible for this segment’s high market share.
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The key players in the global tensiometer market are KRÜSS GmbH (Germany), Data Physics Instruments GmbH (Germany), Biolin Scientific AB (Sweden), Kyowa Interface Science Co. Ltd. (Japan), LAUDA Scientific GmbH (Germany), TECLIS Scientific (France), Apex Instruments Co. Pvt. Ltd. (India), Pro-Pack Materials (Singapore), USA KINO Industry Co. Ltd. (US), and Kibron Inc. Oy (Finland).
In February 2019, Biolin Scientific unveiled the Attention Theta Flex, a brand-new optical tensiometer. The Attention Theta Flex will do all measures in one instrument due to its modular design, which offers a variety of measuring options and all-inclusive software. It is appropriate for both industrial and academic applications because it has a fresh design DNA in both the hardware and the software.
One of the top companies in the tensiometer market is KRÜSS GmbH (Germany), which held the greatest market share in 2018. For businesses engaged in adhesion & coating, spraying & printing, cleaning, food & beverage, medical & pharma surface treatment, and wetting & coating of textiles, KRÜSS is one of the top suppliers of optical and force tensiometers. The company places a lot of emphasis on partnerships to improve its market position and expand its range of products. For instance, in November 2017, the business and the University of Chicago (US) partnered, allowing KRÜSS to provide surface science instruments for the university’s academic research.
In 2018, Germany’s DataPhysics Instruments GmbH had the second-largest market share. The company has a wide selection of tensiometers. The firm concentrates on enhancing its contact angle measurement device offerings through organic methods, such as product launches and expansions, to maintain its dominant position in the industry. For instance, to serve the surface chemistry industry in the US and Canada, the company has established a new subsidiary in the US called Data Physics Instruments USA Corp.
One of the key factors propelling the growth of the global tensiometer market is the increase of the sectors that use tensiometers extensively. Tensiometers, for instance, are frequently employed in quality control and process monitoring, two crucial components in the development of coating, painting, electroplating, gluing, cleaning, and many other chemical processes. They can be used for process monitoring in manufacturing plants as well as research and development labs because they can measure the dynamic surface tension of liquids. The market for tensiometer is anticipated to experience significant revenue growth over the coming years as pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies increase their R&D expenditure, oil, and gas exploration initiatives gain momentum, manufacturing processes become more precise, quality control becomes more stringent, and technologies become more sophisticated.
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 – 2028)
- Optical Tensiometers
- Force Tensiometers
- Volumetric Tensiometers
- Bubble Pressure Tensiometers
End User Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 – 2028)
- Oil & Gas
- Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical
- Medical Device
- Other Industries
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 – 2028)
- North America
- the Asia Pacific
- Latin America