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Air Leak Testing Market

Market Insights on Air Leak Testing covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

Air Leak Testing Market By Components (Hardware, Software and Services), End Users (Automotive and Transportation, Medical and Pharmaceuticals, Packaging), Testing Methods (Bubble Test, Ultrasonic Measurement, Pressure Decay Testing, Vacuum Decay Testing, Helium Sniff Testing, Helium Spray Testing) & Region - Forecast 2022-2032

Air Leak Testing Market Overview

Global air leak testing demand is anticipated to be valued at US$ 4.63 Billion in 2022, forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8% to be valued at US$ 10 Billion from 2022 to 2032.

Report Attribute


Estimated Base Year Value (2021)

US$ 4.25 Billion

Expected Market Value (2022)

US$ 4.63 Billion

Anticipated Forecast Value (2032)

US$ 10 Billion

Projected Growth Rate (2022-2032)


Air leak testing equipment is used to determine whether or not a product was manufactured to meet its leak specifications. To some extent, everything leaks, but the leak specifications are set to meet the end user requirements. Leak testing is a quality assurance practice that can detect failed seals, microscopic holes, and other flaws.

Air leak testing is simple, inexpensive, quick, and repeatable. It can be used to test automobiles, medical devices, consumer goods, and plastics. The defect sizes and pressure units are determined by the product specifications. Defect sizes as small as 0.2 micron can be detected. Air leak testing is less expensive and quicker than bubble/submersion testing. Furthermore, because air is more viscous than water, air tests are more sensitive to leaks than water tests.

Pressure decay testing is an excellent method for detecting small leaks, and it is simple and inexpensive to implement. However, calibration must be precise, making it difficult to test a wide range of parts. Because mass flow testing does not require recalibration for different parts, it is an excellent choice for a low volume/high mix manufacturing environment. However, it does necessitate additional equipment, making it more expensive to implement.

Which are Some Prominent Drivers Spearheading Air Leak Testing Market Growth?

Air leak testing equipment is used in a variety of applications, including automotive and transportation, medical and pharmaceuticals, packaging, defense, power, and energy. The global automotive and transportation industries are expected to drive the global air leak testing market. A large number of automakers rely on high-quality air leak testing equipment to detect flaws in automotive components and products.

Over leak testing methods, air leak testing equipment has significant advantages such as time savings, work savings, quality improvement, and cost reduction. Air leak testing procedures can be fully or partially automated, are simple to use, and no special training is required. The amount of maintenance required for air leak testing is minimal.

The defect rate can be reduced by using air leak testing procedures, and leak measurement data can be used in statistical processing for future product improvements. All of these characteristics of air leak testing are driving growth in the air leak testing market.

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What are the Challenges Faced by the Air Leak Testing Industry?

In air leak testing equipment, helium gas is used as a tracer gas. However, the rising cost of helium gas and a global helium supply shortage are limiting the growth of the air leak testing market.

Why is Asia-Pacific emerging as an Opportunistic Air Leak Testing Market?

Rising urbanization and industrialization, as well as growth in the automotive industry and transportation due to Asia Pacific's growing population, are expected to support the growth of the Asia Pacific air leak testing market. Increased government regulations to reduce environmental pollution, higher quality standards, and increased energy efficiency are expected to fuel the Asia Pacific air leak testing market.

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How is North America Contributing to Growth of the Air Leak Testing Market?

According to Future Market Insights, North America dominated the global air leak testing market in terms of value. This high market share is due to the presence of well-established market players. The continued growth of the automotive industry in North America is expected to drive growth in the air leaking test market.

Market Competition

Some of the key participants present in the global Air Leak Testing  market include Inficon, ATEQ Corp, CETA TESTSYSTEMS, Cosmo Instruments Co., Ltd, InterTech Development Company, LACO Technologies, Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, TASI Group, Uson L.P. and Vacuum Instruments Corporation LLC among others.

Attributed to the presence of such high number of participants, the market is highly competitive. 

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Report Scope

Report Attribute


Growth Rate

CAGR of 8% from 2022 to 2032

Base Year for Estimation


Historical Data


Forecast Period


Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volume in Kilotons and CAGR from 2022-2032

Report Coverage

Revenue Forecast, Volume Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Trends and Pricing Analysis

Segments Covered

  • Components
  • End Users
  • Testing Methods
  • Region

Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • CIS & Russia
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Profiled

  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Germany
  • U.K
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Nordics
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • GCC
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Key Companies Profiled

  • Inficon
  • ATEQ Corp
  • Cosmo Instruments Co. Ltd
  • InterTech Development Company
  • LACO Technologies
  • Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH
  • TASI Group
  • Uson L.P
  • Vacuum Instruments Corporation LLC


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Key Segments Profiled in the Air Leak Testing Industry Survey

By Components:

  • Air Leak Testing Hardware
  • Air Leak Testing Software
  • Air Leak Testing Services

By End Users:

  • Air Leak Testing for Automotive and Transportation
  • Air Leak Testing for Medical and Pharmaceuticals
  • Air Leak Testing for Packaging
  • Air Leak Testing for Other End Users

By Testing Methods:

  • Bubble Air Leak Test
  • Ultrasonic Air Leak Measurement Test
  • Pressure Decay Air Leak Testing
  • Vacuum Decay Air Leak Testing
  • Helium Sniff Air Leak Testing
  • Helium Spray Air Leak Testing
  • Helium Accumulation Air Leak Testing
  • Nitrogen Purge Air Leak Testing
  • Hard Vacuum Air Leak Testing

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • CIS & Russia
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

FMI projects the global Air Leak Testing market to expand at an 8% value CAGR by 2032.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the most opportunistic Air Leak Testing market.

Inficon, ATEQ Corp, CETA TESTSYSTEMS, Cosmo Instruments Co., Ltd, InterTech Development Company and LACO Technologies are some prominent Air Leak Testing manufacturers.

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