An evaporator is specifically designed for treating of heat-sensitive materials. Evaporators are used for conversion of liquid samples into gases, without disturbing the original property of liquid samples. A rising-film (long-tube vertical) evaporator is a type of evaporator containing a pass shell and a tube heat exchanger. In this type of evaporators, the liquid enters from the bottom portion of steam-heated tubes. Effective water evaporation from the liquid takes place through parallel movement of liquid and vapor along the tube surface.
Rising-film evaporators are primarily designed for heating of those samples which cannot bear direct heating. Heat-sensitive materials cannot bear direct heating, as it can alter their physical or chemical properties
In rising-film evaporators, the liquid boils inside the column and creates a layer of gas inside the column, which moves in the ascending direction against the tube wall. Due to this, these are called rising-film evaporators
These evaporators have a wide range of applications including food production, pharmaceuticals, and juice concentration polymers. Falling-film evaporators offer the same advantages as rising-film evaporators. However, in addition, they offer better efficiency. This is expected to hamper the demand for rising-film evaporators during the forecast period
The global rising-film evaporator market can be segmented in terms of product, application, distribution channel, and region. Based on product, the market can be bifurcated into single-effect rising-film evaporator, and multiple-effects rising-film evaporator. The single-effect segment holds a major market share and it is expected to continue its dominance in the global market throughout the forecast period. Cost-effectiveness is the key reason behind the dominance of the segment
Based on application, the rising-film evaporator market can be categorized into food & beverages, chemical, pharmaceutical, effluent treatment, and others. Growth of food & beverages and chemical sectors in developing economies is anticipated to boost the demand for rising-film evaporators in the next few years
Based on distribution channel, the market can be bifurcated into online and offline. Currently, the offline segment accounted for a major share of the market. However, the online segment is expected to gain market share in the next few years, as manufacturers are focused on enhancing their online presence and are collaborating with other manufacturers to increase their visibility among consumers.
In terms of region, the global rising-film evaporator market can be classified into North America (U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Europe (U.K., France, Germany, and Rest of Europe), Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa), and South America (Brazil and Rest of South America)
North America and Europe dominate the global market, due to high demand for rising-film evaporators from the food & beverages industry in these regions. These regions are expected to continue their dominance in the global market during the forecast period
The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand significantly in the next few years, due to rising demand from developing countries such as China and India. The market in Middle East & Africa and South America is expected to expand at a substantial rate during the forecast period
Key players operating in the global rising-film evaporator market are Vobis, LLC, Artisan Industries Inc., Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH, Technoforce, SPX FLOW, Swenson Technology, Inc., LCI Corporation, ThyssenKrupp Industries, Hebei Leheng Energy Saving Equipment Co. Ltd, TMCI PADOVAN S.p.A., and Zhejiang Tanlet Machinery Co., Ltd.
Market players are investing in R&D activities so as to incorporate new technologies for product up gradation, which will help them to launch new products, thereby increasing their share in the global rising-film evaporator market