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Optical Sorter Market by Type (Camera, Laser, NIR Sorter, and Hyperspectral Camera & Combined Sorters), Platform (Belt, Freefall, Lane, and Hybrid), Application (Food, Recycling, and Mining), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023

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Publishing Date: January 2018
Report Code: SE 5899

 

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The optical sorter market was valued at USD 1.46 Billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 2.87 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period. The base year considered for the study is 2016, and the forecast period considered is during 2017–2023. The objective of the report is to provide a detailed analysis of the optical sorter market based on type, platform, application, and region. The report forecasts the market size, in terms of value, for various segments with regard to four main regions North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW. It strategically profiles the key players and comprehensively analyzes their rankings and core competencies in the optical sorter market, along with detailing the competitive landscape for these market leaders.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the optical sorter market begins with capturing data on key vendor revenues through secondary research. Secondary sources used for this research study include government sources, corporate filings (such as annual reports, investor presentations, and financial statements), articles such as resource recycling news, food safety magazine, food engineering article, industry news, and associations such as Specialty Coffee Association and European Environment Agency. The bottom-up procedure has been employed to arrive at the overall size of the optical sorter market from the revenues of key players in the market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments, which have been verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with people holding key positions in the industry such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. The data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of the profiles of primary respondents has been depicted in the below figure.

Optical Sorter Market

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The optical sorter market comprises a network of the players involved in the research and product development, raw material suppliers, manufacturers, investors, and distributors. Players operating in the optical sorter market include TOMRA (Norway), Buhler (Switzerland), Key Technology (US), Binder (Austria), Satake (US), Allgaier Werke (Germany), Cimbria (Denmark), CP Manufacturing (US), GREEFA (Netherlands), NEWTEC (Denmark), National Recovery Technologies (US), Pellenc ST (France), Raytec Vision (Italy), Sesotec (Germany), and STEINERT (Germany).

Key Target Audience:

  • Component and material providers
  • Optical sorter manufacturers and suppliers
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Associations, alliances, and organizations related to optical sorters
  • Analysts and strategic business planners
  • End users of optical sorters across various industries such as food, recycling & waste management, and mining

“This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily the market segments to focus on in the next 2–5 years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the optical sorter market on the basis of type, platform, application, and region.

Optical Sorter Market, by Type:

  • Cameras
  • Lasers
  • NIR Sorters
  • Hyperspectral Cameras & Combined Sorters

Optical Sorter Market, by Platform:

  • Belt
  • Freefall
  • Lane
  • Hybrid

Optical Sorter Market, by Application:

  • Food
  • Recycling
  • Mining

Optical Sorter Market, by Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Major Secondary Sources
                    2.1.1.2 Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Primary Interviews With Experts
                    2.1.2.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.3 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
                    2.2.1.1 Approach for Capturing Market Share By Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
                    2.2.2.1 Approach for Capturing Market Share By Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Traingulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Optical Sorter Market
    4.2 Optical Sorter Market, By Platform
    4.3 North American Optical Sorter Market Share, By Application and Country
    4.4 Optical Sorter Market: Geographic Snapshot

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Growing Focus on Automation to Increase Productivity in Various Industries
                    5.2.1.2 Increasing Need to Reduce Process and Delivery Time in the Food Industry
                    5.2.1.3 Rising Labor Costs
                    5.2.1.4 Stringent Government Regulations Regarding Food Safety
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 High Initial Capital Investment
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Advancements in Detection Technologies and Intelligent Software
                    5.2.3.2 Growing Adoption of Sorting Equipment in the Recycling Industry
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Difficulties in Sorting Plastic Waste
    5.3 Components of Optical Sorters
           5.3.1 Working Principle of Optical Sorters
           5.3.2 Feed System
           5.3.3 Optical System
           5.3.4 Image Processing Unit
           5.3.5 Separation System

6 Optical Sorter Market, By Type (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Cameras
    6.3 Lasers
    6.4 NIR Sorters
    6.5 Hyperspectral Cameras and Combined Sorters

7 Optical Sorter Market, By Platform (Page No. - 53)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Belt
    7.3 Freefall
    7.4 Lane
    7.5 Hybrid

8 Optical Sorter Market, By Application (Page No. - 59)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Food
           8.2.1 Vegetables & Fruits
           8.2.2 Dried Fruits & Nuts
           8.2.3 Meat & Seafood
           8.2.4 Grains, Cereals, and Pulses
    8.3 Recycling
           8.3.1 Plastic
           8.3.2 Paper
           8.3.3 Organic Waste
           8.3.4 Construction & Demolition
           8.3.5 E-Scrap
           8.3.6 Metal
           8.3.7 Glass
    8.4 Mining
           8.4.1 Industrial Minerals
           8.4.2 Precious Metals
           8.4.3 Other Mining Applications

9 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 81)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 US
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 UK
           9.3.3 France
           9.3.4 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 South Korea
           9.4.4 Rest of APAC
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 Latin America
           9.5.2 Middle East & Africa

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 106)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Ranking of Key Players, 2016

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 110)
     11.1 Introduction
(Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
     11.2 Key Players
             11.2.1 Tomra
             11.2.2 Buhler
             11.2.3 Key Technology
             11.2.4 Binder
             11.2.5 Satake
             11.2.6 Allgaier Werke
             11.2.7 Cimbria
             11.2.8 CP Manufacturing
             11.2.9 Greefa
             11.2.10 Newtec
             11.2.11 National Recovery Technologies
             11.2.12 Pellenc ST
             11.2.13 Raytec Vision
             11.2.14 Sesotec
             11.2.15 Steinert
     11.3 Start-Up Ecosystem
             11.3.1 ASM SRL
             11.3.2 EMS Turnkey Waste Recycling Solutions
             11.3.3 Fowler Westrup
             11.3.4 Redwave Solutions
             11.3.5 ZXY Technology

*Details on Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 148)
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customization
     12.6 Related Reports
     12.7 Author Details


List of Tables (65 Tables)

Table 1 Optical Sorter Market, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 2 Camera-Based Optical Sorter Market, By Platform, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 3 Camera-Based Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 4 Laser-Based Optical Sorter Market, By Platform, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 5 Laser-Based Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 6 NIR Optical Sorter Market, By Platform, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 7 NIR Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 8 Hyperspectral Cameras and Combined Optical Sorter Market, By Platform, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 9 Hyperspectral Cameras and Combined Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 10 Optical Sorter Market, By Platform, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 11 Optical Sorter Market for Belt Platforms, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 12 Optical Sorter Market for Freefall Platforms, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 13 Optical Sorter Market for Lane Platforms, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 14 Optical Sorter Market for Hybrid Platforms, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 15 Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 16 Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 17 Optical Sorting Market for Food Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 18 Optical Sorter Market for Food Application By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 19 Optical Sorter Market for Vegetable and Fruit Sorting Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 20 Optical Sorter Market for Dried Fruit and Nut Sorting Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 21 Optical Sorter Market for Meat & Seafood Sorting Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 22 Optical Sorter Market for Grain, Cereal, and Pulse Sorting Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 23 Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 24 Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 25 Optical Sorter Market for Plastic Sorting Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 26 Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Application By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 27 Optical Sorter Market for Paper Sorting Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 28 Optical Sorter Market for Organic Waste Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 29 Optical Sorter Market for Construction & Demolition Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 30 Optical Sorter Market for E-Scrap Recycling Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 31 Optical Sorter Market for Metal Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 32 Optical Sorter Market for Glass Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 33 Optical Sorter Market for Mining Applications, By Type, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 34 Optical Sorter Market for Mining Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 35 Optical Sorter Market for Mining Application By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 36 Optical Sorter Market for Industrial Mineral Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 37 Optical Sorter Market for Precious Metal Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 38 Optical Sorter Market for Other Mining Applications, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 39 Optical Sorter Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 40 North America: Optical Sorter Market, By Country, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 41 North America: Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 42 North America: Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 43 North America: Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 44 North America: Optical Sorter Market for Mining Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: Optical Sorter Market, By Country, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 46 Europe: Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 48 Europe: Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: Optical Sorter Market for Mining Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 50 APAC: Optical Sorter Market, By Country, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 51 APAC: Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 52 APAC: Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 53 APAC: Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 54 APAC: Optical Sorter Market for Mining Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 55 RoW: Optical Sorter Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 56 Middle East and Africa: Optical Sorter Market, By Region, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 57 RoW: Optical Sorter Market, By Application, 2015–2023 (USD Million)
Table 58 RoW: Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 59 RoW: Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 60 RoW: Optical Sorter Market for Mining Applications, By Type, 2015-2023 (USD Million)
Table 61 Market Ranking, 2016
Table 62 Product Launches (2015–2017)
Table 63 Partnerships and Contracts (2015–2017)
Table 64 Mergers & Acquisitions (2016–2017)
Table 65 Expansions (2016–2017)


List of Figures (64 Figures)

Figure 1 Optical Sorter Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Optical Sorter Market: Process Flow of Market Size Estimation
Figure 3 Optical Sorter Market: Research Design
Figure 4 Bottom-Up Approach to Arrive at Market Size
Figure 5 Top-Down Approach to Arrive at Market Size
Figure 6 Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Camera Type of Optical Sorter Dominated the Market in 2017
Figure 8 Optical Sorter Market for Belt Platform to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 Food Sorting Application to Lead the Optical Sorter Market Between 2017 and 2023
Figure 10 Optical Sorter Market, By Region
Figure 11 Growing Focus on Automation in Food Industry Expected to Provide Opportunities During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Optical Sorter Market for the Belt Platform to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Food Application and US Held A Major Share of the Optical Sorter Market in 2016
Figure 14 The US Accounted for the Largest Share of the Optical Sorter Market in 2016
Figure 15 Growing Focus on Automation to Increase Productivity in Various Industries Driving the Optical Sorter Market
Figure 16 Working of an Optical Sorter
Figure 17 Camera Based Sorter to Dominate Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period (2017–2023)
Figure 18 Freefall Platforms to Lead the Camera-Based Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 19 Food Applications to Hold the Largest Share of the Camera-Based Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 20 Food Applications to Lead the Market for Laser-Based Optical Sorters During the Forecast Period
Figure 21 Hybrid Platform to Dominate the NIR Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 22 Food Application Expected to Dominate the NIR Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 23 Food Applications to Lead the Hyperspectral Cameras and Combined Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 24 Freefall Based Optical Sorters Dominated the Market in 2017
Figure 25 Camera Segment to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for Belt Platforms in 2017
Figure 26 Hyperspectral Camera & Combined Sorter Segment to Register the Highest Growth Rate in the Optical Sorter Market for Freefall Platforms During the Forecast Period
Figure 27 Cameras Segment to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for Hybrid Platforms in 2023
Figure 28 Food Applications to Dominate the Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 Vegetable & Fruits Sorting to Dominate the Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 30 North America to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for Food Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 Optical Sorter Market in Asia Pacific Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR for Vegetable & Fruit Sorting Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 North America to Hold the Largest Share of the Optical Sorter Market for Dried Fruit & Nut Sorting Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 33 Paper Sorting to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 34 Europe Expected to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for Recycling Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 Europe to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for Plastic Recycling Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 36 Europe to Dominate the Optical Sorter Market for Paper Sorting Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Europe to Lead the Optical Sorter Market for E-Scrap Recycling Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 38 Industrial Minerals to Hold the Largest Share in the Mining Applications Market Segment During the Forecast Period
Figure 39 APAC to Grow at the Highest CAGR for Optical Sorter Market for Mining Application During the Forecast Period
Figure 40 Optical Sorter Market in China to Grow at the Highest CAGR Between 2017 and 2023
Figure 41 APAC Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR in the Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 42 Optical Sorter Market Snapshot in North America
Figure 43 US Expected to Dominate the North American Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 44 Food Applications Expected to Lead the North American Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 45 Vegetable & Fruit Segment to Grow at the Highest CAGR in the North American Market for Food Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 46 Optical Sorter Market Snapshot in Europe
Figure 47 Germany to Dominate the European Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 48 Recycling Applications to Witness Highest Growth in the European Optical Sorter Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 49 Paper Recycling is Expected to Grow at Highest CAGR in the European Market for Recycling Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 50 Optical Sorter Market Snapshot in APAC
Figure 51 China Expected to Dominate the Optical Sorter Market in APAC During the Forecast Period
Figure 52 Food Applications Segment Expected to Lead the Optical Sorter Market in APAC During the Forecast Period
Figure 53 Vegetable & Fruit Application to Command Largest Share of the APAC Market for Food Applications During the Forecast Period
Figure 54 Middle East & Africa Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR in the RoW Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 55 Organic and Inorganic Strategies Adopted By Companies Operating in Optical Sorter Market (2015–2017)
Figure 56 Tomra: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Tomra: SWOT Analysis
Figure 58 Buhler: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 Buhler: SWOT Analysis
Figure 60 Key Technology: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Key Technology: SWOT Analysis
Figure 62 Binder: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 Binder: SWOT Analysis
Figure 64 Satake: SWOT Analysis

The optical sorter market is estimated to be worth at USD 1.63 Billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 2.87 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.8% between 2017 and 2023. The growth of this market can be attributed to the growing focus on automation to increase productivity in various industries, increasing need to reduce process and delivery time in the food industry, rising labor costs, and stringent government regulations regarding food safety.

This report segments the optical sorter market based on type, platform, application, and region. The optical sorter market, based on type, has been segmented into cameras, lasers, NIR sorters, and hyperspectral cameras and combined sorters. The market for hyperspectral cameras and combined sorters is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2017 and 2023. This technology increases FM and/or EVM removal, often achieving efficiency with very low false reject rates. Hence, hyperspectral and combined sorters are expected to create opportunities in food and recycling applications in the coming years

The optical sorter market based on platform has been segmented into freefall, lane, belt, and hybrid. The market for belt platform is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. Belt sorting equipment is widely used in various applications, such as food, recycling, and mining, as they provide higher sorting accuracy and a low carryover ratio. Belt sorting equipment has high-performance capabilities for fresh, frozen, and dried vegetables; fruits; processed potato products; and nuts. This process minimizes the risk of food contamination further down the line and leads to improved product quality.

The optical sorter market based on application has been segmented into food, recycling, and mining. The food applications segment is further divided into different types such as vegetable & fruit, dried fruits & nuts, meat & seafood, grains, cereals, and pulses. The food applications segment is expected to dominate the optical sorter market during the forecast period. The growing demand for high-quality food products with shorter delivery cycles and growing automation are the major factors driving growth in this application segment

Optical Sorter Market

North America is expected to dominate optical sorter market, by geography. This is due to the high demand for optical sorters in the US food industry. North America was one of the first key regions to adopt automated equipment in the food industry. Hence, food companies are more inclined and open to adopting automated equipment like optical sorters to increase productivity and maximize yield. This is one of the major driving factors for the growth of the North American optical sorter market. Another important factor is the presence of stringent regulations for food safety in North American countries. Food companies need to comply with regulations and standards that are more achievable through automation

Major players in this market include TOMRA (Norway), Buhler (Switzerland), Key Technology (US), Binder (Austria), Satake (US), Allgaier Werke (Germany), Cimbria (Denmark), CP Manufacturing (US), GREEFA (Netherlands), NEWTEC (Denmark), National Recovery Technologies (US), Pellenc ST (France), Raytec Vision (Italy), Sesotec (Germany), and STEINERT (Germany).

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