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Turbomolecular Pumps Market

Turbomolecular Pumps Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025

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Author's: Priyanka Khandelwal | Sonia Mutreja
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Turbomolecular Pumps Market Outlook - 2025

The Global Turbomolecular Pumps Market size was $1,005 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $1,529 million in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.4%.A turbomolecular pump is a multi-stage axial-flow turbine in which rapidly revolving blades deliver compression by augmenting the possibility of gas molecules progressing in the pumping direction. This pump is optimized for molecular flow circumstances and necessitates an aptly sized dual stage rotary oil-free scroll pump or vane pump so as to deplete to environment.

global turbomolecular pumps market

Market Dynamics

Increase in demand for flat-panel displays globally boosts the need of turbomolecular pumps. Owing to the high vacuum and dirt-free neighboring condition requirements for manufacturing FPDs, a turbomolecular pump and abatement machine are vital components. Therefore, the capability of turbomolecular pumps to proficiently carry out such corrosive and harsh-duty applications is estimated to fuel the turbomolecular pumps market demand. In addition, surge in demand for mobile phone, and other electronic equipment worldwide boosts the need for semiconductor, which in turn drives the growth of the turbomolecular pumps market.

However, these pumps require a small backing pump to efficiently perform in high atmospheric pressure conditions, which further increases the cost of the pump. Therefore, high cost of manufacturing the pump is estimated to hamper the growth of the turbomolecular pumps market. On the other hand, design improvements and technological advancements in the global turbomolecular pumps market are influenced by the requirements and trends in the application segments, specifically the analytical instrumentation, photo voltaic, and semiconductor processing, thereby estimated to create remunerative opportunities for the turbomolecular pumps market.

Manufacturing of semiconductor chips is carried out in high vacuum that ranges from 103 to 107 mbar. This vacuum range facilitates proper atmosphere for the doping process in semiconductors. Hence, because this application requires high and ultra-high vacuum, oil-free, and clean surrounding condition, a turbomolecular pump and abatement equipment are crucial components required to produce them.

Also, with the use of turbomolecular pumps, corrosive and toxic gases are pumped proficiently. In addition, owing to the technological advancements related to artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet-of-Things (IoT), the semiconductor market is projected to grow rapidly, which further demands turbomolecular pumps for generating ultra-high vacuum pressures, thus, driving the development of the turbomolecular pumps industry.

Turbomolecular pump manufacturers have been adopting newer strategies, such as acquisitions and product launches, to stimulate the growth of the market; for instance, in 2017, Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH acquired Nor-Cal Products, a manufacturer of premium-quality vacuum components and chambers for semiconductors, coatings, universities, and research facilities. This acquisition has helped Pfeiffer to gain benefit from Nor-Cal’s high profile, and its radical online and offline sales channel to conquest new customers and raise its turbomolecular pumps market share in North America. Similarly, in August 2017, Pfeiffer Vacuum expanded its business by establishing a new service center in Malaysia, thereby improving the aftermarket sales of the company.

A turbomolecular pump needs only a part of the power utilized by an oil diffusion pump to produce similar levels of vacuum. Hence, a shift made from a diffusion pump to a turbomolecular pump provides substantial quantity of energy savings on a scale of kilowatts per tool. In addition, owing to the low operating cost, lowered downtime, and high performance offered by turbomolecular pumps, the solar industry has been gradually moving towards them. Moreover, the magnetically levitated turbomolecular pump uses magnetic fields for its operation, thereby reducing the need for lubricants and failure of bearings used. Furthermore, manufacturers have been producing clean, green, and leakage-free turbomolecular pump solutions for various application segments, such as leak detection, analytical instrumentation, and others. Thus, the increased focus for saving energy and using renewable energy globally is projected to fuel the growth of the industry.

The global turbomolecular pumps market is segmented based on product, application, and region. On the basis of product, the market is fragmented into magnetically levitated, oil lubricated, and hybrid. The magnetically levitated segment is anticipated to dominate the global market throughout the study period. Based on application, the market is categorized into analytical instrumentation, semiconductors, R&D, and others. The analytical instrumentation segment is projected to dominate the global market in the near future.

By Product

By product, the turbomolecular pumps market is segmented into magnetically levitated, oil lubricated, and hybrid. Among these, the hybrid type segment is expected to grow at a significant growth rate during the turbomolecular pumps market forecast period, owing to its high compression ratios, high pumping speed, and low residual vibrations.

global turbomolecular pumps market by product type

By Region

The turbomolecular pumps market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Among these, Asia-Pacific holds a significant share in the global market and is projected to register the highest CAGR of 5.9%, followed by LAMEA. North America and LAMEA possess high growth potential, due to increase in demand for semiconductors and flat-panel displays in the regions. In addition, U.S. was one of the largest R&D investors in the world in 2017. The R&D sector uses turbomolecular pumps for its activities, hence, is estimated to fuel the growth of the market.

global turbomolecular pumps market by region

Key Benefits for Turbomolecular Pumps Market:

  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global turbomolecular pumps market along with the current trends and estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • Information about the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their impact analyses on the market size is included in the study.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and the suppliers operating in the industry.
  • The quantitative analysis of the global turbomolecular pumps market from 2017 to 2025 is provided to determine the market potential.

Turbomolecular Pumps Key Market Segments:

By Product

  • Magnetically Levitated
  • Oil Lubricated
  • Hybrid

By Application

  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Semiconductor
  • R&D
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Republic of Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Market Players Profiled in the Report

  • Agilent
  • Atlas Copco
  • Busch
  • Ebara Technologies, Inc.
  • KYKY Technology Co. LTD.
  • Osaka Vacuum, Ltd.
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH
  • Shimadzu Corporation
  • Ulvac
  • Welch

Turbomolecular Pumps Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players


Analyst Review

A turbomolecular pump is a type of vacuum pump, which performs at high rotational speed so as to obtain high vacuum conditions. Thus, these pumps are widely applicable across coatings, R&D, lamp industry, and others. In addition, rise in demand for analytical instrumentation in various areas such as life science instrumentation, molecular spectroscopy, and others is expected to fuel the growth of the turbomolecular pumps market.

The market players have developed new ways such as use of microcontrollers and others to improve efficiency and productivity of turbomolecular pumps. They have implemented new technologies and advanced designs to boost the demand for turbomolecular pumps. For instance, Edwards developed technological advanced turbomolecular pump, EXT pump, which uses brushless DC motors, and is equipped with the added benefit of integrated instrument controllers.

Growth in demand for electricity in the developing regions of all continents fuels the market for solar photovoltaic, which further drives the growth of turbomolecular pumps. In addition, the features of turbomolecular pumps such as high reliability, high vacuum, and clean surrounding condition are expected to propel the growth of the turbomolecular pumps market.

Author Name(s) : Priyanka Khandelwal | Sonia Mutreja

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Turbomolecular Pumps Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025