We mention universal air tools a lot, but one niche we rarely cover on these news pages is the dental air compressors market – a niche that is reportedly growing rapidly.

A study from Grand View Research suggests that dental air compressors will grow at a compound annual rate of 4.7% each year between 2014 and 2020.

That will take its global value from$218 million to nearly $316 million by the end of the decade, and technological advances are helping to fuel demand.

“Introduction of new products based on oil-free technology … which are maintenance-free and provide ultra-dry and clean air are also expected to serve the dental compressors market as drivers,” the analyst states.

“Furthermore, commercialisation of membrane-based compressors is expected to boost usage rates.”

There are multiple advantages to these developments, such as the low installation costs, low operating costs, and ability to work even in hazardous environments.

But there are also essential niche-specific benefits to dental air compressors, including the dry and oil-free air produced, and the minimised risk of infection associated with it.