Cryocooler Market

Global Cryocooler Market Research Report: By Type (Gifford-Mcmahon, Pulse Tube, Stirling, Brayton), By Heat Exchanger (Regenerative Heat Exchanger, Recuperative Heat Exchanger), By Application Type (Military and Defence, Healthcare, Power and Energy, Aerospace, Research and Development, Transport, Mining & Metal), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | October 2023 | Report ID: EMR00226 | Pages: 217

Global Cryocooler Market is predicted to reach approximately USD 5.05 Billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 6.64% from 2023 to 2031. The global cryocooler market refers to the mechanical refrigerator that cools an application to cryogenic temperatures.  Cryogenic temperatures are defined as temperatures below roughly 123 K, which equals -150°C or -238°F. A variety of physical phenomena begin to shift fast from room temperature behaviours in this temperature range and below, and new phenomena gain significant relevance.  Thus, the field of cryogenics temperatures typically involves a whole set of new temperature-specific discipline skills, operational constraints, and testing methodologies.  One of cryogenics' unique characteristics is the science and engineering of obtaining cryogenic temperatures, in our case the construction of cryogenic refrigerators known as cryocoolers.

The market is driven by rising adoption of cryocoolers in the healthcare sector and semiconductor industry.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

USD 3.02 Billion

Projected Market Value (2031)

USD 5.05 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Based on By Type, By Heat Exchanger, By Application & By Region.

Segments Covered

By Type, By Heat Exchanger, By Application & By Region.

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031.

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others.

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis.

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Global Cryocooler Dynamics

The market dynamics of cryocooler are influenced by several factors. The increasing demand for cryocoolers in MRI and NMR equipment in the healthcare sector and also the demand in the semiconductor industry drive market growth. However, high cost of cryocoolers and high input power consumption act as restraints.  Opportunities arise from the expanded capabilities and cheap cost for microsatellite and military applications. The nature of competition is moderately high due to high presence of global and regional players and the moderate fragmentation of the market. As the market evolves and consumer demand continues to rise, the dynamics of the cryocooler market are expected to remain dynamic and highly competitive.


Global Crycooler Drivers

Cryocoolers are becoming more popular in the semiconductor industry.

The global Cryocooler market is being driven by in the semiconductor industry. The semiconductor industry is seeing an increase in the use of cryocoolers. They are employed during the manufacturing process to cool down semiconductor chips. This is crucial because semiconductor chips are extremely heat-sensitive and can be harmed by even minute amounts of heat. For the production of cutting-edge semiconductor chips, cryocoolers can offer extremely accurate and homogeneous cooling. Additionally, cryocoolers are getting cheaper and more dependable, which makes them more appealing to semiconductor producers. With the increasing demand of semi-conductors in the market the cryocoolers are expected to grow substantially.


Cryocoolers in MRI, NMR equipment, and proton therapy are becoming increasingly popular in the healthcare sector.

The global Cryocooler market is being fuelled by the increasing demand in the healthcare sector. In MRI equipment, NMR equipment and proton therapy cryocoolers are utilized to cool down the superconducting magnets. Strong magnetic fields are used by MRI equipment, NMR equipment and proton therapy to produce precise images of the inside of the body, shape and behaviour of the molecules. As the demand rises, the cryocooler market in the healthcare sector is expected to grow.


  • Restraints:

High cost of cryocoolers

The global Cryocooler market faces a restraint in the form of high cost. One of the key factors limiting the growth of the cryocooler industry is the high cost of cryocoolers. Manufacturing cryocoolers is a difficult and expensive process. Some potential consumers may be discouraged from using cryocoolers due to the expensive cost. High-quality, pricey materials like titanium and stainless steel are used to make cryocoolers. Manufacturing cryocoolers is challenging and demands a high level of precise engineering. Striking the right balance between price and quality will be essential for the sustained growth of the Crycooler market.


Cryocoolers have a high input power consumption.

The global crycooler market faces a restraint due to high input power consumption. Cryocoolers consume a lot of power at the input. This is due to the fact that they expend a lot of energy compressing and cooling the working fluid. Depending on the cryocooler's kind, cooling capacity, and operating temperature, different amounts of electricity are needed. Overcoming these challenges will be essential for the cryocooler market to thrive and expand its reach in a global landscape.


  • Opportunities:

Cryocoolers with expanded capabilities and low cost are in high demand for microsatellite and military applications.

The global Cryocooler market presents significant opportunities driven by the rising demand for microsatellite and military applications. Microsatellites are miniature satellites that are gaining popularity for military use. Microsatellites employ cryocoolers for applications such as night vision and missile guiding. Microsatellites cannot use traditional cryocoolers because they are too huge and expensive. Cryocooler technologies that are smaller, lighter, and less expensive are being developed by researchers. Cryocoolers will be able to be used in a broader range of microsatellite and military applications because to these new cryocooler technology. The growing adoption of demand of cryocoolers in microsatellite and military applications highlights the potential for market players to capitalize on this trend by offering tailored solutions and services that address the specific needs of consumers.


  • Segment Overview

By Type

The market for Cryocoolers is segmented based on technology into four categories: Gifford-Mcmahon, Pulse Tube, Stirling, Brayton.

Gifford-McMahon (GM) cryocoolers are a form of mechanical cryocooler that compresses and expands a working fluid, commonly helium, using a piston and a displacer. Cooling is produced by the compression and expansion of the working fluid. Pulse tube cryocoolers are a form of cryocooler that generates cooling via a pulse tube. They are extremely efficient and dependable, and they can create extremely low temperatures. This segmentation allows consumers to choose a cryocoolers that best suits their specific needs, preferences, and budgetary constraints.


By Heat Exchanger

The Cryocooler market is categorized based on heat exchanger types: Regenerative Heat Exchanger, Recuperative Heat Exchanger.  A regenerative heat exchanger is a form of heat exchanger that stores heat in a thermal storage medium before transferring it to a cold fluid. In contrast, recuperative heat exchangers transmit heat straight from the hot to the cold fluid. A recuperative heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that transfers heat between two oppositely flowing fluids. A solid wall separates the fluids, and heat transfer happens via conduction and convection. This segmentation allows consumers to choose a heat exchanger types that aligns with their specific needs and preferences.


By Application

The Crycooler market is segmented based on application into Military and defense, healthcare, power and energy, aerospace, research and development, transport, mining & metal. In military and defence cryocoolers are used to cool infrared sensors, allowing them to detect objects at night and in low-light situations. Infrared sensors are utilized in a range of military applications, including night vision goggles, missile guidance systems, and surveillance and reconnaissance cameras. In Healthcare application cryocoolers are used in MRI equipment to keep superconducting magnets cool. MRI devices provide detailed images of the inside of the body by using powerful magnets. This market segmentation enables tailored solutions for various application types, catering to specific safety and monitoring needs.


Global Cryocooler regional Overview

Asia Pacific currently is the fastest growing market, with a significant Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). This is due to the region's ongoing economic expansion and government support for the development and application of cryocooler technology resulted in the significant growth. As the demand for cryocooler continues to rise, Asia Pacific is projected to be growing in the market in the coming years.



North America has the largest market share in the cryocooler market, and this dominance is expected to continue in the future. The North American cryocooler market is likely to expand in the future years. This is owing to the continuous growth of the healthcare, aerospace, and defense sectors, as well as continued government support for cryocooler technology research and development. With the continuous advancements in cryocooler technology and the rising demand for enhanced safety measures, North America is expected to maintain its dominance in the future also.


Global Cryocooler Competitive Landscape

The competitive landscape of the market is marked by a wide array of players competing for market dominance. The cryocooler market is fiercely competitive, and the industry's top competitors are always innovating to create new and improved cryocooler products. The increased demand for cryocoolers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, electronics, and aerospace, is also driving the market. As consumer demand for cryocoolers continues to grow, the market is anticipated to witness even more intense competition among these players. The major players in the market are, Janis Research Company, RICOR-Cyrogenic & Vaccum Systems, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Sunpower, Superconductor Technologies, Cyromech, DH Industries, Northrop Grumman, Cobham Missions Systems, Advanced Research Systems, Brooks Automation, Chart Industries.


Global Cryocooler Recent Developments

March 2022,

Cryomech debuted its new PT310 Pulse Tube cryocooler during the March 2022 meeting of the American Physical Society (APS). The PT310 cryocooler has its best heat lift capability at 3 Kelvin (K), allowing dry dilution refrigerators to reach millikelvin temperatures.


November 2022,

The CH-160D2 77K Cryocooler has been added to the SHI Cryogenics Group's line of Gifford-McMahon (GM) Cryocoolers.  With a first-stage capacity of 525/630 W at 77 K (50/60 Hz), the CH-160D2 is SHI's highest-capacity 77K cryocooler to date.


Scope of Global Cryocooler Report

Global Cryocooler Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Gifford-Mcmahon
  • Pulse Tube
  • Stirling
  • Brayton

By Heat Exchanger

  • Regenerative Heat Exchanger
  • Recuperative Heat Exchanger

By Application

  • Military and Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Power and Energy
  • Aerospace
  • Research and Development
  • Transport
  • Mining & Metal

By Geography

  • North America (USA,and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Global Cryocooler Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for global Crycooler segmented by type, heat exchanger, application, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of between 2023 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for global cryocooler


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the market of Global Cryocooler among consumers.


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Global Cryocooler forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to Global Cryocooler research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.64% over the next eight years.
The possible segments in Global Cryocooler are based on By Type, By Heat Exchanger, By Application & By Region.
The market size for Global Cryocooler is USD 3.02 Billion in 2022.
The major players in the market are, Janis Research Company, RICOR-Cyrogenic & Vaccum Systems, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Sunpower, Superconductor Technologies, Cyromech, DH Industries, Northrop Grumman, Cobham Missions Systems, Advanced Research Systems, Brooks Automation, Chart Industries.

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