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Compete in the Global Inorganic Scintillators Market Seeking Competitive Advantages through Expansions, New Product Launches, Acquisitions, Collaborations, and Agreements


Over the years, there have been significant technological advances in inorganic scintillators. The scintillators are widely used in the healthcare, nuclear power, and homeland security and defense sectors. With increasing competition, the market has witnessed significant efforts by companies to expand their global footprints and increase their market shares. Players adopted the expansion strategy to expand their global sales, strengthen their businesses, cater to the emerging markets, and increase their customer bases. For instance, in July 2011, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. established a new subsidiary named Hamamatsu Photonics (China) Co. Ltd., in China.

Based on the revenues gained from inorganic scintillators, in 2013, the overall inorganic scintillators market was dominated by three major players, namely, Saint-Gobain S.A. (France), Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), and Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc (U.S).

Saint-Gobain Crystals (U.S.), a division of Saint-Gobain SA (France) is the number one player in the inorganic scintillators market. Its Innovative materials sector that includes High Performance Materials offers scintillation crystals for security applications (X-ray gates) and medical imaging, and refractory ceramics for glass furnaces which are highly resistant to corrosion. Saint-Gobain Crystals’ leading position is attributed to its strong collaboration of different companies that have been prominent in crystal growth technology, radiation detection and measurement, as well as opto-mech products. This division comprises various Scintillation & Photonics companies namely Bicron, Crismatec, Harshaw, and NE Technology (inorganic and organic scintillators and detectors); Gamma Laboratories and TGM Detectors (gas-filled radiation detectors); Saphikon (Sapphire products).

However, companies such as Hamamatsu Photonics, and Radiation Monitoring Devices are trying to compete with Saint-Gobain in the field of inorganic scintillators. The other key players also follow various key growth strategies such as expansions, new product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, and agreements. Expansions accounted for the largest share of the total developments in the inorganic scintillators market. Hamamatsu Photonics accounted for the largest share of the expansions strategy, followed by Saint-Gobain, Ludlum Measurements, Inc. (U.S.), Canberra Industries, Inc. (U.S.), and Applied Scintillation Technologies (U.K.). New product launches accounted for the second-largest share of the total strategies adopted in the inorganic scintillators market. Players adopted this strategy to expand their product portfolios and to develop new and innovative products. The key players that adopted this strategy were Ludlum Measurements, Argus Imaging BV (Netherlands), and Thermo Fisher Scientific (U.S.).

Partnerships, mergers, market penetration, and product promotion were the some of the strategies adopted by players in the inorganic scintillators’ market. These strategies were adopted by players to focus on product development, to deliver superior products, and to promote their products at recognized platforms. The key players that adopted these strategies were Radiation Monitoring Devices, Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. (U.S.), Argus Imaging, Canberra Industries, Toshiba Materials Co. Ltd. (Japan), and SCINT-X (Sweden).

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