Air Classifier Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Gravitational, Centrifugal, Others), By Application (Mineral Processing, Sand Manufacturing, Material Processing, Others), By Industry Vertical (Building & Construction, Mining, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jan 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614271
  • Pages : 135

Air classifiers are extensively used in industrial operations where a significant volume of mixed materials with varied physical properties must be swiftly and efficiently separated. Air classifiers are commonly employed in the cement industry, pollution control units, food manufacturing, pigment manufacturing, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and chemical industries, among other things. The primary reason for the market growth is the rise of the energy, construction, and mining sector around the world which leads the market sales to expand in the upcoming years. Air classifiers are industrial machines that separate materials based on a combination of size, form, and volume.

The rise of the mining sector is propelling the market to grow

The considerable increase in air classifier sales because of increased concerns about efficient and effective operations in the sand, coal, ores, and aggregates processing operations is likely to boost the worldwide air classifiers market. Because air classifiers are intended to separate solid materials from a mix, they are gaining widespread acceptance in the building, mining, and energy sectors worldwide. Several companies have launched new products in this segment that has primarily contributed to the growth of the market revenue. For instance, the Kemutec PPS Air Classifier Mill features an internal air-classifying wheel with an independent drive that allows for fine control of "particle cut point" choosing. This mill line, which is suitable for batch or continuous operation, serves all industries producing fine powders where temperature control and particle size dispersion are critical. PPS Mills has completely opened "clamshell" body designs that allow for quick product changeover, monitoring, cleaning, and maintenance.

Furthermore, governments all over the world are planning to expand mining operations. For example, the Indian Ministry of Mines aims to double the production of essential minerals in the next 5 years, reducing import dependency by assigning and regulating minerals in a sustainable and transparent manner, and promoting investigation and mining of underground minerals to meet the project's objectives, as well as to implement effective other policy goals noted in the Indian Mineral Policy. Therefore, the requirement for air classification in this sector is contributing to the market’s profitability.

The increasing initiatives taken by companies in the segment will drive revenue for the market

Companies have launched several innovative products to enhance and develop the market segment. For instance, in June 2021, The Swiss Bühler Group and the German machine and plant manufacturer Hosokawa Alpine Group formed a strategic alliance to grow the production of sustainable plant protein function converts on pulses. Bühler, as a pulse processing expert, provides solutions for pulse intake, cleaning, dehulling, and grinding. It will also make subsequent food processing easier by utilizing its extrusion technique, which texturizes plant-based proteins into products with a fiber feel comparable to meat. Hosokawa Alpine adds its innovation for the dry separation of protein from pulses - fine crushing and air classification - to the production process. Furthermore, in March 2022, Critical Resources Ltd. invested C$1 million in Volt Carbon Technologies Inc (VCT), a Canadian battery technology firm focused on high-performance solid-state lithium-ion battery technology and scalable air classification technologies for raw graphite beneficiation. Due to all these factors, the market is anticipated to rise.

Asia Pacific holds a significant share during the forecast period

Asia is accountable for the advancements made in the mining industry along with the development of the energy sector which in turn has increased the demand for air classifiers. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), China is not only the world's greatest consumer of minerals and metals, but it is also the world's leading producer of more than 20 metals and minerals. Additionally, the Minerals Council of Australia predicts that the energy demand will skyrocket. Because coal is the cheapest fuel available, it will provide 40-60% of India's energy until 2030 and beyond. According to the same data source, ASEAN coal imports increased significantly into the 2020s. Therefore, Asia is expected to develop rapidly in the global air classifiers market as mining activity increases in the area.

Market Key Developments

  • In January 2022, Gratomic Inc. began production on the Air Classification equipment for its Aukam Graphite Project processing facility in Namibia. The secondary enrichment program finishes engineering on the plant's upgrading circuit in the refining portion.
  • In August 2022, VCT developed innovative and exclusive air classification technologies for separating large-flake graphite, making use of the difference in aerodynamic characteristics between the flake graphite as well as the denser, more spherical special materials. After the first primary crushing procedures, the outcome is a practical, energy-efficient, and transportable method of obtaining natural graphite.

Air Classifier Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Application, Industry Vertical, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Metso Outotec, Van Tongeren America LLC, Prater Industries, HOSOKAWA Alpine Group, Techno Design, Sturtevant Inc, Ultra Febtech Pvt. Ltd, Nisshin Engineering Inc., NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


The air classifier market has been analyzed through the following segments:

  • By Type
    • Gravitational
    • Centrifugal
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Mineral Processing
    • Sand Manufacturing
    • Material Processing
    • Others
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Building & Construction
    • Mining
    • Food & Beverage
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Gravitational 

5.3. Centrifugal

5.4. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Mineral Processing

6.3. Sand Manufacturing

6.4. Material Processing

6.5. Others



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Building & Construction

7.3. Mining

7.4. Food & Beverage

7.5. Pharmaceuticals

7.6. Others



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Italy

8.4.5. Spain

8.4.6. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. Israel

8.5.3. United Arab Emirates

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Australia

8.6.6. Indonesia

8.6.7. Thailand

8.6.8. Taiwan

8.6.9. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. Metso Outotec

10.2. Van Tongeren America LLC

10.3. Prater Industries

10.4. HOSOKAWA Alpine Group

10.5. Techno Design

10.6. Sturtevant Inc

10.7. Ultra Febtech Pvt. Ltd

10.8. Nisshin Engineering Inc.


Metso Outotec

Van Tongeren America LLC

Prater Industries

HOSOKAWA Alpine Group

Techno Design

Sturtevant Inc

Ultra Febtech Pvt. Ltd

Nisshin Engineering Inc.