Chemical Reactor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Batch Reactor, Continuous Stir Tank Reactor, Plug Flow Reactor, Others), By Material (Metal (Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel), Ceramics, Plastics (Polyethylene, Polypropylene)), By End-Users (Chemical, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Sep 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615501
  • Pages : 150

The chemical reactor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.08% from US$579.468 million in 2021 to US$766.865 million in 2028.

Chemical reactors are containers or systems that enable the transformation of reactants into desired products while containing chemical processes. The chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and other process industries all employ these reactors extensively. Over the years, the chemical reactor market has grown consistently. The market has been significantly influenced by the rising demand for chemicals, including polymers, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and so on.

Market Drivers:

  • Rising demand for petrochemicals

Chemical reactors are widely used in the petrochemical industry. Ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene, and xylene are just a few of the petrochemicals that are produced in chemical reactors. These substances act as raw materials to produce synthetic fibers, resins, and other products generated from petrochemicals. Further, petrochemicals are expected to account for more than a third of the increase in oil consumption through 2030 according to the IEA. Thus, the chemical reactors market has benefited from the rising demand for various petrochemical goods like polymers, resins, and synthetic fibers.

  • Stringent environmental regulations and sustainability efforts

The development of chemical reactors has been driven by strict environmental restrictions as well as the growing necessity for sustainable production methods. Reactors that reduce emissions, waste production, and energy use assist the industry in adhering to environmental regulations while reducing their environmental impact. Further, the need for chemical reactors appropriate for bio-based processes has also increased as a result of the growing emphasis on sustainability and the transition towards renewable feedstocks. These reactors assist in lessening dependency on fossil fuels and ameliorate environmental effects by enabling the manufacture of sustainable chemicals, fuels, and materials from biomass.

Market Challenges:

  • Sizable capital and operational expenses

Chemical reactors require a sizable initial capital outlay, particularly for large-scale or specialized reactors. Material costs, design fees, building costs, and installation costs might be high. In addition, costs associated with operation and upkeep, such as energy use, routine maintenance, and component replacement, can add to overall costs which is expected to limit the chemical reactors market growth.

  • Safety concerns regarding toxic or reactive chemicals

Chemical rectors functioning involve high temperatures, high pressures, and potentially toxic or reactive chemicals. Pressure release mechanisms, safety interlocks, and emergency response procedures must all be put in place to ensure the safety of chemical reactors and the surrounding area. Further, the design, use, and upkeep of chemical reactors are made more complicated and expensive by safety issues.

  •  Company ProductsBuchi AG is a Swiss business renowned for its creative approaches to chemical reactors used in lab and industrial settings. They provide a variety of reactors, such as, parallel pressure reactors, and jacketed glass reactors. In chemical, pharmaceutical, and academic research labs, Buchi's reactors are frequently employed.
  • Chemical reactors are among the laboratory instruments offered by Thermo Fisher Scientific, which also offers a large selection of other instruments. Their product line includes jacketed reactors, stirred reactors, and high-pressure reactors that are employed in chemical, pharmaceutical, and academic research facilities.
  • For research and manufacturing, Anton Paar provides a variety of high-pressure chemical reactors. Their reactors feature intricate temperature, pressure, and reaction control mechanisms.
  • In the design and construction of modular chemical reactors and pilot plants, Zeton is a world leader. Several industries, including petrochemicals, chemicals, medicines, and renewable energy, use Zeton's reactors.

 The Chemical sector is projected to account for a major market share, Chemical reactors are essential in the chemical industry for carrying out various chemical processes, such as mixing, heat transfer, and reaction control. Chemical reactors are used to make specialty compounds like catalysts, surfactants, additives, and colors. The growth of the chemical industry will lead to an increase in the demand for chemical reactors. Moreover, the pharmaceutical industry is another major market that is expected to propel the chemical reactors market. Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediates are synthesized in chemical reactors during the pharmaceutical production process under regulated conditions, ensuring product purity and yield.

Regional Insights:

The Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the chemical reactor market . The need for chemical reactors has been spurred by the industrial boom in major APAC economies particularly China and India. The market has grown owing to rapid industrialization and the construction of chemical manufacturing facilities.

North America remains one of the major chemical reactor market globally

In the North American region specialty chemical manufacturing is witnessing significant growth. Also, various nations are investing to bolster their petrochemical production. The shale gas revolution has helped the United States regain its position as a low-cost center for chemical manufacturing. According to IEA, approximately 40% of the world's ethane-based petrochemical manufacturing capacity is currently located in the United States.

Middle East and Africa is expected to show significant growth.

Middle East continues to be the low-cost region for the production of petrochemicals and is expected to grow during the forecast period. Countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates have invested heavily in the development of large petrochemical facilities, which require a significant number of chemical reactors. Moreover, the demand for reactors in the petrochemical industry is driven by the region's easy access to feedstocks such as natural gas and crude oil. Market Developments

  • August 2022- A joint development agreement to test a fully electric chemical reactor for clean hydrogen production was announced by Syzygy Plasmonics, LOTTE Fine Chemical, LOTTE Chemical, and Sumitomo Corporation of America. The reactor is expected to be set up and made operational in Ulsan, South Korea, in the second half of 2023. The deal identifies LOTTE Chemical and SCOA as early adopters of disruptive technologies and strengthens their leadership position in the decarbonization of Korea.
  • July 2022- A three-year joint initiative to create a strategy for recycling spent nuclear fuel was announced by TerraPower, Idaho National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, and New Mexico State University. The Optimising Nuclear Waste and Advanced Reactor Disposal Systems (ONWARDS) program of the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy  awarded the project a grant of US$8.5 million. The goal of ONWARDS is to both enhance the use of nuclear energy as a dependable, clean energy source and reduce the amount of waste produced by modern nuclear reactors. This project includes designing a chemical reactor for purifying spent fuel.

Chemical Reactor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$579.468 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$766.865 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.08% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, Material, End-Users, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered MAN Energy Solutions, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, GMM Pfaudler, Buchi AG, Syrris Ltd, Hydrion Scientific Instruments, Capital Resin Corporation, Corning Incorporated
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



    • Batch Reactor
    • Continuous Stir Tank Reactor
    • Plug Flow Reactor
    • Others
    • Metal
      • Stainless Steel
      • Carbon Steel
    • Ceramics
    • Plastics
      • Polyethylene
      • Polypropylene
    • Chemical
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Others
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      •  Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Chemical Reactor Market was valued at US$579.468 million in 2021.
The chemical reactor market is expected to reach a total market size of US$766.865 million by 2028.
The global chemical reactor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.08% over the forecast period.
The chemical reactor market has been significantly influenced by the rising demand for chemicals, including polymers, speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and so on.
Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the chemical reactor market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

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. Batch Reactor

5.3. Continuous Stir Tank Reactor

5.4. Plug Flow Reactor

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Metal

6.2.1. Stainless Steel

6.2.2. Carbon Steel

6.3. Ceramics

6.4. Plastic

6.4.1. Polyethylene

6.4.2. Polypropylene


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Chemical

7.3. Oil & Gas

7.4. Pharmaceutical

7.5. Food & Beverage

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. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. 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. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements and Collaboration


10.1. MAN Energy Solutions

10.2. Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd

10.3. GMM Pfaudler

10.4. Buchi AG

10.5. Syrris Ltd

10.6. Hydrion Scientific Instruments

10.7. Capital Resin Corporation

10.8. Corning Incorporated

MAN Energy Solutions

Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd

GMM Pfaudler

Buchi AG

Syrris Ltd

Hydrion Scientific Instruments

Capital Resin Corporation

Corning Incorporated