Industrial dryers are widely used for drying a variety of materials across industries such as food, pharmaceutical, chemical, mining, and others. Some common applications of industrial dryers include drying cosmetic products, fertilizers, organic and inorganic chemicals, grains, animal feed, medicinal products, and building materials. Fluidized bed dryers, spray dryers, drum dryers, rotary dryers, and fluidized spray granulation dryers are some widely used drying technologies in industries. The global industrial dryer market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1.37 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period from 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Rising demand from various end-use industries is expected to be a major driver for the growth of the industrial dryer market over the forecast period. Industries such as food, pharmaceutical, chemical, mining, paper, and others largely depend on drying technologies to process raw materials into final products. For instance, the food industry requires drying of grains, meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and other items. Similarly, the pharmaceutical industry uses drying for processing medicinal products, APIs, and others. Rapid industrialization coupled with growing manufacturing activities across regions has augmented the demand for drying technologies from various processing industries globally. In addition, growing population has increased the demand for food products, which is further driving the need for food processing technologies such as industrial dryers. The aforementioned factors are anticipated to fuel the growth of the industrial dryer market over the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.
As mentioned earlier, rising demand from various end-use industries and growing population are expected to be major drivers propelling the growth of the industrial dryer market over the forecast period. The food industry, in particular, has witnessed significant growth worldwide on account of burgeoning food demand from a spiraling global population. Food production has emerged as one of the largest manufacturing activities globally. Drying remains a critical step in the processing of various food items. Hence, strong demand from the food industry will continue pushing the sales of industrial dryers. Furthermore, advancements in drying technologies focused on achieving faster drying rates, improved energy efficiency, and minimal product damage are also fueling the adoption of modern industrial dryers across sectors. Leading manufacturers are constantly innovating dryer designs to offer flexibility, reliability, and customized solutions as per industry requirements. Such factors are poised
The industrial dryer market can be segmented into batch, continuous, spray and fluidized bed dryers. Batch dryers hold the dominant market share as they are widely used in various industries including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, construction and others. Batch dryers allow drying of small batches of materials in one processing cycle and offer flexibility of operation.
Political: Government policies and regulations regarding food safety, workplace safety, and environmental protection impact the operation and design of industrial dryers.
Economic: Growth of end-use industries such as food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals drives the demand for industrial dryers. Fluctuation in raw material prices affects the cost of industrial dryers.
Social: Rising health awareness among consumers increases the demand for hygienic dried foods. Growth in the working population drives the packaged food market.
Technological: Advancements in drying technologies facilitate higher efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and automation. Integration of IoT and data analytics aid remote monitoring and predictive maintenance of industrial dryers.
The global industrial dryer market share is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period due to expansion of end-use industries.
Regional analysis: The Asia Pacific region dominates the global industrial dryer market led by countries such as China and India. This is attributed to growth of food processing, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries in the region.
Key players: Key players operating in the industrial dryer market are PepsiCo, Inc., Nestle SA, The Coca-Cola Company, Groupe Danone, Abbott Laboratories, Bernard Food Industries, Inc, Zydus Wellness Ltd., Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc., McNeil Nutritionals LLC, Cargill, Incorporated, and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. PepsiCo offers varied types of dryers for food applications while Nestle utilizes spray dryers for milk powder production
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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