Global Toxic Industrial Chemical Detector Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS), Raman Spectroscopy, Infra-red Spectroscopy, Others), By Application (Traffic Safety Inspection, Chemical Industry, Customs And Frontier, Military Field, Others), By End-User (Chemical And Petroleum, Oil And Gas, Energy Power, Defence, Civil Sector, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616553
  • Pages : 143

The global toxic industrial chemical detector market is projected to show steady growth during the forecast period.

Toxic industrial chemical (TIC) detectors are devices designed to detect and identify hazardous chemical substances in industrial environments. These detectors are intended to provide real-time monitoring and alert users to the presence of toxic chemicals through visual or audible alarms. They can also detect the concentration of TICs in the air and provide information about their type and level of toxicity. Such detectors are widely utilized in numerous sectors such as chemical and petroleum, oil and gas, energy power, defence, and civil sectors. Favourable government investment and new chemical manufacturing plant establishment are the major driving forces behind the global toxic industrial chemical detector market growth.

Market Drivers

  • Chemical manufacturing plant establishment drives the global toxic industrial chemical detector market growth.

The toxic industrial chemical detector is essential for ensuring safety and preventing hazardous incidents in chemical manufacturing facilities. This is because it provides an early warning system for potential toxic substance leaks or spills by continuously analysing and allowing for prompt action. This proactive approach helps to prevent accidents, protect workers' health and well-being, and reduce environmental risks. The growing demand for chemicals in various sectors led to the establishment of new chemical production facilities. For instance, in November 2023, Vink Chemicals started construction of its latest chemical manufacturing plant in Schwerin, Germany with an investment of 30 million euros.

  • Favourable government investments in defence safety accelerated the market growth.

With the ability to detect a wide range of toxic industrial chemicals, these advanced systems serve as an invaluable early warning system for chemical warfare agents (CWA), hazardous industrial spills, and potential terrorist attacks involving hazardous substances. Due to their advanced capabilities, several governments are investing in the adoption of chemical detectors to bolster their defence sector. For instance, in October 2023, the UK Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Smiths Detection Company with an investment of £88 million to protect the UK Armed Forces. Under the contract, UK company Smiths Detection will create three next-generation chemical detector products for the Ministry of Defence, which will be operational by 2028.

  • Technological advancement in chemical detectors propelled the global toxic industrial chemical detector market growth.

The development of advanced sensor technologies and smart feature integration has greatly enhanced the detection capabilities of industrial chemical detectors and has significantly improved the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency of toxic industrial chemical detectors. Technological advancements & innovations by market players have contributed to the adoption of these detectors across a variety of industries. For instance, Bruker offers RAID-P which is a durable, adaptable, and portable instrument built with trusted Bruker technology that can be used standalone or mounted in vehicles to detect all CWAs and threat TICs. It is designed for use in harsh conditions and features continuous and automatic detection and advanced detection sensors.

North America is anticipated to grow significantly.

North America is expected to account for a sizable share of the global toxic industrial chemical detector market, owing to several new establishments and technological advancements in the region. For instance, the United States and Canada have a well-established research and development infrastructure, which allows for continuous innovation and technological advancements in toxic chemical detection that pushed the market upward in the region. Likewise, investment in the oil & gas sector has also propelled the market growth. For instance, in January 2023, ExxonMobil announced a $560 million investment to build Canada's largest renewable diesel facility, which has a capacity to produce 20,000 barrels of renewable diesel every day.

Market Restraints

  • High costs will restrain the global toxic industrial chemical detector market growth.

High costs associated with toxic industrial chemical detectors can be a barrier for businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or those with limited budgets. The initial investment, maintenance, and calibration costs may make it difficult for businesses to implement these detectors on a large scale, which may hinder market growth.

Market Developments

  • March 2023- Smiths Detection announced the release of its latest chemical agent identifier, the Lightweight Chemical Detector (LCD) 4, along with the LCD XID extension which expands the LCD's detection capabilities to incorporate street narcotics, explosives, pharmaceuticals, and other highly toxic chemical threats.
  • November 2022- ION Science announced the launch of Tiger XT, a new line of portable VOC (Volatile Organic Chemicals) gas detectors that provide users with improved performance and durability. The Tiger XT model incorporates the world's leading MiniPID sensor technology, which provides a rapid response, extremely low levels of detection, and an exceptionally wide measurement range.

Company Products

  • CW Sentry 3G- The CW Sentry 3G is a third-generation design from ENMET that has been tested and evaluated by the US government as a front-line tool for consequence management protection. The CW Sentry 3G provides a compelling combination of trace-level CWA detection, best-in-class agent selectivity, and cost-effective maintenance. It comes with a warm-up time of less than five minutes and a SAW analysis time of thirty seconds.
  • GID-3- Smiths Detection Group offers the GID-3 chemical warfare agent detector, which provides continuous operation for the detection of nerve and blister chemical agents, as well as their level of danger. It can be operated remotely from a land vehicle or ship to provide perimeter protection, and it can be connected to provide contamination warnings. It is additionally utilized throughout NATO, with over 40,000 units deployed worldwide.
  • OwlSens-T- OwlSens-T is a powerful TIC and VOC detector from Owlstone that can detect a wide range of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs). It can be operated by non-specialists with less than an hour of training and features network and wireless connectivity for surveillance and operation.


  • By Type
    • Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS)
    • Raman Spectroscopy
    • Infra-red Spectroscopy
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Traffic Safety Inspection
    • Chemical Industry
    • Customs and Frontier
    • Military Field
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Chemical and Petroleum
    • Oil and Gas
    • Energy Power
    • Defence
    • Civil Sector
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East And Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others


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 Design

2.2. Research Data

2.3. Validation


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force 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. Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS)

5.3. Raman Spectroscopy

5.4. Infra-red Spectroscopy

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Traffic Safety Inspection

6.3. Chemical Industry

6.4. Customs and Frontier

6.5. Military Field

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Chemical and Petroleum

7.3. Oil and Ga

7.4. Energy Power

7.5. Defence

7.6. Civil Sector

7.7. 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. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. ENMET

10.2. SEC technologies

10.3. Smiths Detection

10.4. Owlstone

10.5. Proengin

10.6. Bruker

10.7. Thermo Fisher

10.8. Bertin Instruments

10.9. FLIR

10.10. Honeywell

10.11. Defiant Technologies


SEC technologies

Smiths Detection




Thermo Fisher

Bertin Instruments



Defiant Technologies