Global high sheer mixers market for food industry to grow at a CAGR of 4.74% during the period 2018-2022.
The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the rise in adoption of ultra-high shear mixers. There has been an ongoing trend of replacement of homogenizers with ultra-high shear mixers due to the benefits they offer over homogenizers. Ultra-high shear mixers help in increasing the efficiency of homogenization and increase the overall throughput. In high-pressure homogenizers, dispersions and fine emulsions require multiple passes to achieve fine particle size distributions. In addition, the operating and maintenance costs of high-pressure homogenizers are high. Therefore, the adoption of ultra-high shear mixers as a substitute for high-pressure homogenizers is increasing. Ultra-high shear mixers speed up the cycle time by reducing the number of passes, thereby decreasing the overall operational costs.
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is the increasing focus on reducing operational costs and energy consumption. The increase in energy consumption and operational costs are the major challenges associated with industrial mixers. Various factors, such as the type of substance being mixed, contributes to the rise in energy consumption in industrial mixers. If the shear used to mix products is not proper, it can strain the mixer and result in high energy use.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is the prevailing market for tolling services. Tolling services for high shear mixers are increasingly available worldwide. Tolling services allow customers to use high shear mixers on paying a toll. As the cost involved in procuring a high shear mixer is significant, small food processing units depend on toll service providers to reduce operational costs.