Magnetorheological Fluid Market Size & Share, by Base Fluid (Silicon, Mineral, Synthetic Hydrocarbon, Paraffin, Hydraulic, Water); Product (Ready-to-Use, Semi-Concentrated, Concentrated); Application (Automotive, Aerospace, Building & Construction, Military & Defense, Optics, Electrical & Electronics, Medical & Prosthetics, Robotics)- Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Apr 26, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Magnetorheological Fluid Market size is set to reach USD 47 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 21% during the forecast timeframe, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of magnetorheological fluid was USD 4 Billion. The market is developing as the global chemical industry grows, potentially increasing the demand for advanced materials such as magnetorheological fluid.

Globally, there is widespread recognition of the chemical industry's pivotal role in facilitating economic expansion caused by several variables, including globalization, technology breakthroughs, and the rising need for chemicals across numerous industries. According to estimates, in 2024–2028, the global chemicals market is expected to expand at a rate of around 3%, reaching a market value of over USD 1 trillion.

In addition, factors believed to drive the magnetorheological fluid market expansion include rising research in magnetorheological fluid (MR fluid) technology. The technology and applications of magnetorheological fluids, or MR fluids, have advanced significantly over time therefore, research into new MRF equipment has become a crucial area of focus for mechanical machining to advance product technology and cut costs.

Magnetorheological Fluid Market overview
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Magnetorheological Fluid Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Expanding construction sector - Magnetorheological fluid dampers control wind-blown vibrations across strings. They are also used to lessen the effects of seismic activity. For instance, the Dongting Bridge, located in South-Central China at the confluence of the Yangtze River and Dongting Lake, illustrates a cable-stayed bridge. It is the first cable-stayed bridge with MR dampers installed to lessen vibrations caused by rain and wind.
  • Surging popularity of robotic surgery - The robotics area is experiencing a sharp increase in demand for magnetorheological fluids, which are mostly composed of silicone oil and iron particles and may alter their viscosity in response to the strength of a magnetic field. Moreover, a robot-assisted catheter/guidewire surgery system based on magnetorheological fluid (MR) has been created to assure surgical safety and make it easier for surgeons to determine if the proximal force is greater than or equal to the blood vessel safety threshold.
  • Growing need for magnetic resonance fluids in pneumatic prosthetic limbs - Pneumatically-based artificial muscle is garnering a lot of interest, which necessitates the use of magnetorheological fluids to dampen the vibrations caused by using artificial muscles when subjected to heavy loads. The MR brake can efficiently reduce vibrations and accomplish the desired outcome by dissipating energy in this manner. Thus, the need for MR fluids is likewise influenced by this issue.


  • Setting and sedimentation to reduce market share - Gravity may cause the magnetic particles in MR fluid to settle or silt over time, reducing the fluid's performance and homogeneity. The fluid's consistency and efficacy may be impacted by this sedimentation, necessitating re-magnetization or frequent agitation to preserve the fluid's qualities.MR fluid containing magnetic particles can erode and wear down component surfaces, especially in high-load or high-speed applications. This may result in more frequent maintenance being needed.
  • Lack of awareness - The product magneto rheological fluid is novel. Customers are still unaware of all the advantages that come with the product. As a result, there is little flexibility in adoption.
  • Government restrictions on food safety are impeding the magnetorheological fluid market revenue.

Magnetorheological Fluid Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 4 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

USD 47 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Magnetorheological Fluid Segmentation

Base Fluid (Silicon, Mineral, Synthetic Hydrocarbon, Paraffin, Hydraulic, Water)

The hydraulic segment in the magnetorheological fluid market is expected to gain a revenue share of about 35% by the year 2036. The segment’s growth can be attributed to its many uses and high quality. Hydraulic oil is the industry leader in magnetorheological fluids. It is sometimes referred to as liquid fluid, an incompressible liquid that is widely used to power equipment and pipelines. providing compatibility and stability, which makes them appealing for MRF chemistry.

Moreover, robust magnetorheological fluid market expansion, particularly in robotics and related fields, highlights the significance of hydraulic fluid.

Additionally, mineral oil-based fluids have a long history, are useful in many different industries, and can be used in machinery and equipment as lubricants, coolants, and sealants.

Application (Automotive, Aerospace, Building & Construction, Military & Defense, Optics, Electrical & Electronics, Medical & Prosthetics, Robotics)

The automotive segment in the magnetorheological fluid market is estimated to garner a notable share shortly. Magnetorheological fluid's rheological properties may be altered by applying a magnetic field; therefore it is frequently used in damper, braking, and clutch systems. This type of fluid can change from a free-flowing liquid state to a viscous or even solid state and back again in milliseconds, which makes clutching, braking, and damping systems more responsive and effective to shifting road conditions as well as other variables such as the vehicle's weight.

Some car platforms, including the Cadillac and Corvette, already use suspension systems based on magneto-rheological fluid. Furthermore, in the next fifteen to twenty years, magnetorheological fluids will be used in about half of all vehicle dampers. 

Our in-depth analysis of the magnetorheological fluid market includes the following segments:

          Base Fluid

  • Silicon
  • Mineral
  • Synthetic Hydrocarbon
  • Paraffin
  • Hydraulic
  • Water


  • Ready-to-Use
  • Semi-Concentrated
  • Concentrated


  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Building & Construction
  • Military & Defense, Optics
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Medical & Prosthetics
  • Robotics

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Magnetorheological Fluid Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The magnetorheological fluid market in North America is anticipated to hold a share of about 35% by the end of 2036. The market growth in the region is driven by the burgeoning spending in the aerospace and defense business. As a result, there is a growing adoption of industrial robots in the aerospace landscape which has boosted the early adoption of MR fluid-based systems in the region. For instance, in terms of aerospace exports, the US contributed about 102 billion in 2022.

Besides this, the region has a large number of research institutes, universities, and businesses actively engaged in MR fluid research, development, and commercialization.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific region will also encounter massive growth for the magnetorheological fluid market during the forecast period and will hold the second position as a result of the continuous automation trend and advancements in manufacturing technology.

In addition, the expansion can be attributed to the many applications of magnetorheological fluids in the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as the existence of notable companies in rising economies such as China and India in this region.

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Companies Dominating the Magnetorheological Fluid Landscape

    • Lord Corporation
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    • Ferrotec
    • BASF SE
    • TA Instruments
    • Anton Paar GmbH
    • Ioniqa Technologies B.V.
    • CK Materials Lab Co., Ltd.
    • Industrial Metal Powders (I) Pvt. Ltd.
    • Ferrofluidics Corporation
    • Boron Rubbers India

In the News

  • Ferrotec (USA) is consolidating its locations in Santa Clara and Livermore into a single, updated building in Livermore to reduce the company's footprint in Silicon Valley. With 140 employees combined, this 77,000-square-foot center for the multinational materials and precision systems provider promises a modernized manufacturing environment to support their operations in the semiconductor equipment sector.
  • In cooperation with colleagues from Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), researchers from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have found new effects in magnetic fluids to ascertain the magnetic fluids' safe composition and concentration for use in medicine, and to evaluate the magnetic fluids' aggregation stability while diluted and under the effect of the magnetic field that is employed to deliver the particles inside the body.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5746
  • Published Date: Apr 26, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In the year 2023, the industry size of magnetorheological fluid was over USD 4 billion.

The market size for magnetorheological fluid is projected to cross USD 47 billion by the end of 2036 expanding at a CAGR of 21% during the forecast period i.e., between 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Ferrotec, BASF SE, TA Instruments, Anton Paar GmbH, Ioniqa Technologies B.V., CK Materials Lab Co., Ltd., Industrial Metal Powders (I) Pvt. Ltd., Ferrofluidics Corporation, Boron Rubbers India, and others.

In terms of base fluid, the hydraulic segment is anticipated to account for the largest market share of 35% during 2024-2036.

The North American magnetorheological fluid sector is poised to hold the highest share of 35% by 2036.
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