Laser flash instruments: massive equipment to measure thermal diffusivity and conductivity
A laser flash instrument is used for the measurement of thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity of materials ranging from room temperature to thousands of degree Celsius (°C) in order to calculate thermal conductivity also. The distinctive design of these instruments incorporates proprietary laser, laser optics, detector, and furnace technologies, and along with the unique six-position sample carousel, ensures high accuracy in measurement and sample throughput.
Different manufacturers are producing new laser flash advanced freestanding instruments for ease of usage. These instruments have the ability to operate in a variety of atmospheric conditions, including inert gas or under vacuum, and they can be made of a wide variety of materials including polymers, ceramics, carbons, graphite, composites, glasses, metals, and alloys.
The global laser flash instrument market is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period, owing to advancements in new products manufactured by major players and continuous developments in the laser flash technology
Key drivers of global laser flash instrument market
The global laser flash instrument market is expected to be driven by various advanced features offered by manufacturers of laser flash instruments. For example, thermal conductivity and diffusivity are measured in a precise and accurate manner for smooth and hassle-free manufacture of certain products.
Manufacturers are also making continuous efforts for the advancement in laser flash instruments by incorporating high-sensitivity IR detectors to attain an optimum signal-to-noise ratio, which delivers the maximum accuracy over the entire temperature range
Another factor boosting the global laser flash instrument market is real-time pulse mapping for achieving accuracy of thermal diffusivity for accurate testing of thin and highly conductive materials
Companies operating in the global laser flash instrument market are investing in expansion of their product portfolios and improvement in their distribution networks. They have adopted strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, development of new products, joint ventures, and expansions to cater to the increasing demand for laser flash instrument across different regions.
Increasing demand for instruments for highly sensitive and accurate diffusivity measurement to boost global market
Researchers and manufacturers are conducting continuous research on advanced laser flash instruments. These advanced equipment can measure thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity of materials at a high temperature that ranges up to thousands of degree Celsius.
Advanced laser flash instruments are also available with a distinct design that incorporates proprietary technologies of laser, laser optics, detector, and furnace, and along with the unique multi-position sample carousel, ensures high accuracy in measurement and sample throughput
Moreover, these instruments are being incorporated with the ability to operate in a variety of atmospheric conditions, including inert gas or under vacuum. These laser flash instruments are available in a wide variety of materials including polymers, ceramics, carbons, graphite, composites, glasses, metals, and alloys.
Benefits offered by laser flash instruments and ongoing advancements in these instruments are key drivers of the global market for laser flash instruments
Asia Pacific to Hold a Major Share of Global Laser Flash Instrument Market
Asia Pacific is a leading consumer of laser flash instruments, followed by North America and Europe. China and India are key markets in the region, as various manufacturers and suppliers of laser flash instruments are based in China.
The laser flash instrument market in Middle East & Africa is estimated to expand at the most rapid pace during the forecast period, followed by North America and Europe. This can be attributed to increasing investments in medical and manufacturing industries in the region.
Several manufacturers are launching new products in the global market for laser flash instruments. For instance, KYOTO ELECTRONICS MNUFACTURRING CO., LTD has recently launched LFA-502, a thermal measurement device based on measurement principles of the laser flash method. The device uses the laser flash method for measurement of thermal conductivity rate coefficient of thermal diffusivity/specific heat and thermal conductivity rate.
Key Players Operating in Global Market
The global laser flash instrument market is highly concentrated, with the top manufacturers accounting for approximately 25%–30% of the market share. A few of the key players operating in the global laser flash instrument market are: