Global Membrane Filters Market: Snapshot
Membrane filters have become a highly important separation technology since the last decade. Advantages of membrane filter technology over conventional separation technologies are, in the former, chemicals are not added to the workflow, it consumes less energy, and operates in an organized way. There are two factors that determine the effectiveness of membrane filters; selectivity and productivity. Selectivity is denoted by retention or separation factor, while productivity by flux. Both are membrane-dependent. Membrane filter processes are used in water, wastewater, and process water treatment and food & beverage, life sciences, and pharmaceutical industries. These processes are also used for separation in chemical, petrochemical, and other manufacturing industries. Large investments and well-established infrastructure have boosted the demand for membrane filters in emerging markets. The global membrane filters market was valued at US$ 28,134.4 Mn in 2016. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2017 to 2025.
Rising demand for public utility water in Asian and African countries tends to increase the number of wastewater treatment plants in the affected areas. This, in return, increases the demand for membrane filters to purify water for drinking and domestic use. Also, increasing use of membrane filters in petrochemicals and oil & gas industries in Europe and the Middle East and their extensive use in the transportation industry are the major factors driving the membrane filters market in these regions.
The global membrane filters market has been segmented based on technology, application, and material type. In terms of technology, the market has further been divided into microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, chromatography, and ion exchange. Based on application, the membrane filters market has been classified into environmental, food & beverages, health care, and others. The environmental application segment has further been categorized into water & wastewater treatment, desalination, public utility water treatment/reuse, and others. The food & beverages application segment has further been bifurcated into dairy processing, beverage processing, food processing, others. The health care application segment has further been categorized into drug delivery and biotherapeutics/biopharmaceuticals, molecular diagnostic and molecular biology, laboratory filtration, detection, separation and analysis, and protection from medical gases. The others sub-segment comprises major industrial applications, such as, membrane section holding electrical & electronics (E&E), oil & gas, automotive & appliances, aerospace & aviation, and petrochemical & power plants. Based on material, the membrane fibers market has been segmented into polyethersulfone (PES), polysulfone (PS), cellulose-based, nylon, polypropylene (PP), Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyacrylonitrile (PAN), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
In terms of region, the global membrane filters market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Europe is expected to account for a major share of the global market during the forecast period, followed by Asia Pacific. Demand for membrane filters in Europe is dominated by the municipal sector, followed by industries. Additionally, growing shift from chemical to physical treatments is projected to further drive the market in the region. Organizations in Europe, such as, the European Desalination Society (EDS) and the European Membrane House (EMH) promote the use of membrane filters in universities, companies, research institutes, and government agencies. The membrane filters market in Asia Pacific is growing rapidly due to continuous development in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. The region is witnessing an exponential growth in water treatment technologies due to its large population base, increasing health care awareness, rapid urbanization, and rising government expenditure on public welfare. In North America, the U.S. is one of the leading markets for membrane filters owing to its large population and industrial expansion in the field of life sciences and chemicals. Government regulations, such as, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for water and wastewater are expected to drive the overall membrane filters market in the U.S.
Major manufacturers have a well-established distribution channel spread across the world. Increase in the number of regional players, especially in the emerging markets of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, is anticipated to contribute to the growth of the membrane filters market in these regions during the forecast period. Technological advancement, new product launches, and favorable government initiatives are expected to drive the global membrane filters market during the forecast period. Governments and municipal authorities are becoming aware of the effect of environmental degradation on the economy and are taking steps to resolve it. Technologies, such as reverse osmosis, offer several benefits over most of the existing water purification techniques, such as, high filtration efficiency and reduced operational area.
The Dow Chemical Company dominates the membrane filters market with its membrane separation systems business distributed in major industries such as water & wastewater treatment, food & beverages, and health care, followed by Koch Membranes Systems, Inc. Other key players in the global membrane separation systems market include Pall Corporation, Sartorius AG, Merck Millipore, GE Healthcare, 3M, Amazon filters, Advantec MFS, Inc., Novasep, and TriSep Corporation (Microdyn-Nadir US, Inc.)
Global Membrane Filters Market: Overview
This report analyzes the global membrane filters market in terms of its current and future scenario. High growth in population in water-stressed areas, scarcity of pure water, and rise in demand for membrane filters in the food & beverages industry for protein separation process, clarification of fruit juices and alcoholic beverages, and for sterile vaccine production in the biopharmaceuticals industry are estimated to be the major drivers of the global membrane filters market during the forecast period.
The report comprises a detailed elaborate executive summary including a market snapshot that provides information on various segments. It also provides information and data analysis of the country’s market with respect to the segments based on technology, application, and material. An elaborative qualitative analysis of drivers, restraints, opportunities, and trends of the membrane filters market has been provided in the market overview section. Additionally, the section comprises pricing analysis to help understand the competitive landscape of the market. It also provides market attractiveness analysis, in terms of country, and market share analysis by key players, thus presenting a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario of the global membrane filters market.
Global Membrane Filters Market: Key Segments
Based on technology, the global membrane filters market has been segmented into microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, chromatography, and ion exchange. The market segments have been analyzed based on efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and their preference for water treatment, food & beverages, and healthcare industries. Market size and forecast for each of the segments have been provided for the period from 2015 to 2025, along with their respective CAGR for the forecast period, i.e. 2017-2025, considering 2016 as the base year. Based on application, the global membrane filters market has been classified into environmental, food & beverages, healthcare, and others. The segments have been analyzed based on the rise in demand for membrane filters from water & wastewater treatment plants, dairy, and biopharmaceutical industries. Market size and forecast for each of the segments have been provided for the period from 2015 to 2025. The report also provides the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in percentage for each segment for the forecast period, viz. 2017-2025, considering 2016 as the base year. On the basis of material, the membrane filters market has been divided into polyethersulfone (PES), polysulfone (PS), cellulose-based, nylon, polypropylene (PP), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyacrylonitrile (PAN), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The segmentation has been done based on the usage of a particular membrane in industrial processes, such as desalination of sea water and separation of proteins.
Global Membrane Filters Market: Regional Outlook
Geographically, the global membrane filters market has been segmented into North America (U.S. and Canada), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America), and Middle East & Africa (GCC countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa). Market size and forecast for each of these regions and their key countries have been provided for the period of 2016 to 2026, along with their respective CAGR for the forecast period, 2017 to 2025, considering 2016 as the base year. This report also covers the competitive scenario in these regions.
Companies Mentioned in the Report
The report also profiles major players in the global membrane filters market based on attributes, such as company overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and recent developments. Major players profiled in the report are Koch Membrane Systems Inc., Pall Corporation, Sartorius AG, 3M, Amazon filters, Advantec MFS, Inc., GE Healthcare, Merck Millipore, Novasep, and TriSep Corporation (Microdyn-Nadir US, Inc.).
Global Membrane Filters Market has been segmented as:
Global Membrane Filters Market, by Technology
- Reverse Osmosis
- Ion Exchange
Global Membrane Filters Market, by Application
- Water & Wastewater Treatment
- Public Utility Water Treatment/Reuse
- Food & Beverages
- Dairy Processing
- Beverage Processing
- Food Processing
- Health Care
- Drug Delivery and Biotherapeutics/Biopharmaceuticals
- Molecular Diagnostic and Molecular Biology
- Laboratory Filtration, Detection, and Separation and Analysis
- Protection from Medical Gases
- Electrical & Electronics (E&E)
- Oil & Gas
- Automotive & Appliances
- Aerospace & Aviation
- Petrochemical & Power Plants
Global Membrane Filters Market, by Material
- Polyethersulfone (PES)
- Polysulfone (PS)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
- Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
- Polyacrilonitrile (PAN)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Global Membrane Filters Market, by Geography
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Australia & New Zealand
- Rest of APAC
- Latin America (LATAM)
- Rest of LATAM
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of Middle East & Africa