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The 2019 Market for Portable Instrumentation: In the Lab and In the Field

  • ID: 4829258
  • Report
  • June 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 185 Pages
  • Strategic Directions International (SDI)


  • 908 Devices
  • Datacolor
  • Hitachi
  • Konica Minolta
  • Olympus
  • Sartorius

This new report provides market data and insights for 11 categories of portable analytical instrumentation. Its contents will provide detailed qualitative and quantitative data to those with a vested interest in the market for portable or handheld analytical instruments.

The portable instrumentation market was $1.4 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow by 4.4% over the next five years. For each of the 11 categories of portable instruments included, the report offers segmentation by product type, region, country, end market sector, application, and vendor. Five-year growth rates are also provided, along with commentary that explores the future market dynamics of each portable technology that is likely to determine where demand is headed.

Market data and insights are based in part on the responses to a questionnaire directed to 145 end-users of portable instruments. The key findings of this survey are also presented, including the portable technologies most likely to be purchased next, purchase drivers, most desired product improvements, overall application distribution, and overall vendor distribution.

Specifically, the report offers the following:

  • Background information about important end markets for portable instrumentation including government testing, ag/food, pharmaceuticals, environmental testing, and metals & mining
  • Information about recent developments in portable analytical technology, along with overviews of the technologies covered in this report.
  • Market data and commentary for 11 different portable analytical technologies, including segmentation by product type, end market sector, region, application, and vendor share.
  • An analysis of a 74-question survey directed at 145 respondents who were users of handheld and portable analytical instruments.
  • A list and a brief description of specific portable analytical products that are currently in the market
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  • 908 Devices
  • Datacolor
  • Hitachi
  • Konica Minolta
  • Olympus
  • Sartorius

1. Introduction
A. Report Background
B. Executive Summary
C. Scope and Definitions
D. Methodology

2. Report Background
A. End Market Background
B. Developments in Portable Technology
C. Threats and Opportunities

3. Market Demand
A. Overall
B. X-Ray Fluorescence
C. Arc/Spark OES
E. UV/Vis Spectroscopy
F. Color Measurement
G. Raman Spectroscopy
H. Infrared Spectroscopy
I. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
J. Gas Chromatography
K. Mass Spectrometry
L. Electrochemistry

4. End-User Perspectives
A. Survey Demographics
B. Portable Instrument Usage & Spending

5. Appendix
A. End-User Questionnaire
B. Product List
C. Recent/Upcoming Reports

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  • 908 Devices
  • Agilent
  • Bruker
  • BYK
  • Datacolor
  • FLIR
  • Hach
  • Hanna Instruments
  • Hitachi
  • Inficon
  • Konica Minolta
  • Malvern Panalytical
  • Mettler-Toledo
  • Ocean Optics
  • Olympus
  • Palintest
  • PerkinElmer
  • Rigaku
  • Sartorius
  • SciAps
  • Smiths Detection
  • Spectro Analytical
  • Spectro Scientific
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Tintometer
  • X-Rite
  • Xylem
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