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US Membrane Separation Technologies Market, Freedonia

  • November 2014
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  • Freedonia
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  • 353 pages

US demand to rise 7% annually through 2018

US demand for membranes is forecast to rise seven percent per year through 2018 to $6.2 billion. Gains will be driven by stricter government regulations that establish higher purity level standards for water and wastewater streams, which will require some treatment facilities to switch to higher quality membrane systems. In addition, rebounding manufacturing and fixed investment activity will spur sales of membranes, as the need for ultrapure water as an input and the greater treatment of fluid streams for reuse is increasingly called for in many manufacturing and industrial processes.
Membrane demand will be further driven by the rising focus among companies and organizations on implementing sustainable practices, including closed-loop systems to recycle wastewater and reclaim inputs from the waste stream. The moderating cost of some membrane systems will also make them more affordable and a viable option for a growing number of potential users. Additionally, value gains are aided by the ongoing development of high performance membranes that are more durable or are less prone to fouling.

Pharmaceutical, medical uses to grow the fastest

Among the primary markets, demand for membranes used in pharmaceutical and medical uses is projected to experience the fastest gains through 2018. Increasing production of pharmaceuticals over that time will drive rising use of membranes both through the installation of new systems and as replacements in existing systems. Rapid growth will also occur for membranes in smaller markets such as environmental applications to treat hazardous waste sites. Stricter environmental regulations demand more thorough processing technologies. The water and wastewater treatment market will remain by far the largest market for membrane demand. Sales of membranes to the water and wastewater treatment market are expected to increase steadily through 2018 due to the growing use of membranes to produce high purity water needed as an industrial input or to treat low quality water, particularly in areas with stressed water resources but increasing water requirements. The increasing use of membranes to treat wastewater for recycling or reuse will also support sales.

Reverse osmosis membranes to outpace leading microfiltration segment

Microfiltration membranes account for the largest share of membrane demand because they are used for both primary fluid processing and as a pre-treatment step for more thorough types of membranes. Sales of reverse osmosis membranes, which generate the highest purification levels, will post faster gains as they are increasingly used for processing low quality water resources and as key markets such as the pharmaceutical and medical continue to post rapid gains. Demand for ultrafiltration membranes, which can also be used as a primary or pre-treatment step, is expected to expand at a similar rate through 2018, benefiting from their use in the large water and wastewater treatment market and growing opportunities in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Sales of pervaporation, gas separation, nanofiltration, electrodialysis membranes and other types will grow the fastest through 2018, albeit from a small base, benefiting from the continued development of new applications, particularly in chemical and pharmaceutical processing and industrial gas production.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts (2018 and 2023) by material, type and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 US industry players.

Table Of Contents

US Membrane Separation Technologies Market, Freedonia
General 4
Macroeconomic Trends 5
Consumer Spending Trends 9
Demographic Trends 12
Pollution Control Equipment Outlook 16
Pricing and Product Mix 18
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 20
Membrane System Demand 25
World Membrane Separation Outlook 27
North America 29
Asia/Pacific 30
Western Europe 32
Other Regions 33
General 35
Membrane Separation Processes 36
Membrane Configurations 39
Membrane Advantages 40
Liquid Processing Membrane Technologies 43
Microfiltration 45
Ultrafiltration 46
Nanofiltration 47
Reverse Osmosis 48
Other 50
Forward Osmosis 50
Dialysis 52
Electrodialysis 52
Pervaporation 53
Gas Separation Membrane Technologies 54
Membrane Maintenance 56
Competitive Technologies 59
Liquid 59
Conventional Filters 60
Distillation 61
Ion Exchange Resins 62
Other Liquid Separation Processes 63
Gas 64
Cryogenic Separation 64
Pressure Swing Adsorption 65
Other Gas Separation Processes 65
General 66
Polymeric Membranes 69
Fluoropolymer Membranes 74
PTFE Membranes 75
PVDF Membranes 76
Polyamide Membranes 77
Cellulosic Membranes 80
Polysulfone and Polyethersulfone Membranes 84
Other Polymeric Membranes 88
Acrylic Membranes 90
Silicone Membranes 91
Polyacrylonitrile Membranes 92
All Other Polymeric Membranes 92
Nonpolymeric Membranes 93
Ceramic Membranes 96
Characteristics 97
Markets 98
Producers 99
Other Nonpolymeric Membranes 100
V. TYPES 103
General 103
Microfiltration 105
Markets 107
Characteristics 109
Producers 110
Reverse Osmosis 111
Markets 113
Characteristics 116
Producers 118
Ultrafiltration 119
Markets 120
Characteristics 122
Producers 123
Pervaporation 124
Markets 125
Characteristics 127
Producers 128
Other Membrane Types 128
Gas Separation 130
Markets 130
Characteristics 131
Producers 132
Nanofiltration 133
Markets 134
Characteristics 135
Producers 136
Dialysis 136
Electrodialysis 137
General 139
Water and Wastewater Treatment 142
Water Withdrawal and Use Trends 143
Membrane Demand 146
Water Treatment 149
Municipal Water Treatment 152
Industrial Water Treatment 158
Ultrapure Water Treatment 160
Residential Water Treatment 162
Wastewater Treatment 166
Municipal Wastewater Treatment 169
Industrial Wastewater Treatment 171
Other Wastewater Treatment Markets 174
Food and Beverage Processing 175
Food and Beverage Industry Outlook 176
Membrane Demand 179
Food Processing 181
Beverage Processing 184
Pharmaceutical and Medical Uses 188
Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Outlook 189
Membrane Demand 191
Pharmaceutical Production 194
Dialysis and Related Uses 195
Biotechnology 197
Drug Delivery 198
Testing and Diagnostics 200
Blood Collection 201
Chemical Processing 202
Chemical Processing Outlook 202
Membrane Demand 205
Chlor-Alkali Production 207
Other Chemical Processing 209
Industrial Gas Processing 209
Industrial Gas Outlook 210
Membrane Demand 213
Nitrogen Processing 216
Other Industrial Gas Processing 217
Other Markets 218
Environmental 219
Fuel Cells 222
General 224
Industry Composition 226
Market Share 228
Competitive Strategies 232
Research and Development 235
Marketing 237
Mergers and Acquisitions 240
Cooperative Agreements 243
Company Profiles 247
Air Liquide Group 248
Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated 251
Applied Membranes Incorporated 253
Ballard Power Systems Incorporated 256
Baxter International Incorporated 258
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated 261
Bio-Rad Laboratories Incorporated 264
Celgard, see Polypore International
Corning Incorporated 266
Culligan International Company 268
Dantherm Power, see Ballard Power Systems
Daramic, see Polypore International
Discovery Labware, see Corning
Donaldson Company Incorporated 270
Dow Chemical Company 272
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 276
Ecodyne, see Berkshire Hathaway
EcoWater Systems, see Berkshire Hathaway
EMD Millipore, see Merck
Entegris Incorporated 279
ESCO Technologies Incorporated 283
Evoqua Water Technologies LLC 285
Filtertek, see Illinois Tool Works
Gambro, see Baxter International
General Electric Company 287
Gore (WL) and Associates Incorporated 294
Graver Technologies, see Berkshire Hathaway
Graver Water Systems, see Berkshire Hathaway
Hydranautics, see Nitto Denko
Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 297
Innovative Gas Systems Incorporated 299
Koch Industries Incorporated 301
Life Technologies, see Thermo Fisher Scientific
Linde Group 305
MEDAL, see Air Liquide Group
Medtronic Incorporated 307
Merck KGaA 309
Nitto Denko Corporation 315
Pall Corporation 319
Parker-Hannifin Corporation 326
Polypore International Incorporated 331
Praxair Incorporated 335
PTI Technologies, see ESCO Technologies
Sartorius AG 336
Siemens AG 340
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation 341
Spectrum Laboratories Incorporated 343
SpinTek Filtration LLC 344
SPX Corporation 346
Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated 347
3M Company 349
Water Equipment Technologies, see Xylem
Xylem Incorporated 352


Summary Table 3
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures 12
3 Population and Households 16
4 Pollution Control Equipment Shipments 18
5 Selected Membrane Material Prices 20
6 Membrane Separation System Demand 27
1 Advantages and Disadvantages of Membrane Separation
Technologies 43
2 Membrane Separation Spectrum 45
1 Membrane Demand by Material 69
2 Polymeric Membrane Demand 72
3 Fluoropolymer Membrane Demand by Market 75
4 Polyamide Membrane Demand by Market 80
5 Cellulosic Membrane Demand by Market 84
6 Polysulfone and Polyethersulfone Membrane Demand by Market 87
7 Other Polymeric Membrane Demand by Market 90
8 Nonpolymeric Membrane Demand by Material and Market 95
9 Ceramic Membrane Demand 97
10 Other Nonpolymeric Membrane Demand 102
1 Membrane Demand by Type 104
2 Microfiltration Membrane Demand by Market 107
3 Reverse Osmosis Membrane Demand by Market 112
4 Ultrafiltration Membrane Demand by Market 120
5 Pervaporation Membrane Demand by Market 125
6 Other Membrane Demand by Market 129

1 Membrane Demand by Market 141
2 Water Withdrawal and Use 146
3 Water and Wastewater Treatment Market for Membranes 148
4 Water Treatment Market for Membranes by Type and Segment 151
5 Municipal Water Treatment Market for Membranes 154
6 Industrial Water Treatment Market for Membranes 160
7 Ultrapure Water Treatment Market for Membranes 162
8 Residential Water Treatment Market for Membranes 165
9 Wastewater Treatment Market for Membranes 169
10 Food and Beverage Shipments 179
11 Food and Beverage Processing Market for Membranes 181
12 Food Processing Market for Membranes by Type 184
13 Beverage Processing Market for Membranes by Type 188
14 Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Indicators 191
15 Pharmaceutical and Medical Market for Membranes by Type 193
16 Chemical Product Shipments 205
17 Chemical Processing Market for Membranes by Types 207
18 Industrial Gas Shipments 213
19 Industrial Gas Market for Membranes by Type 216
20 Other Markets for Membranes by Type 219
1 US Membrane Sales by Company, 2013 228
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 242
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 246LIST OF CHARTS
© 2014 by The Freedonia Group, Inc. ix
1 World Membrane Demand by Region, 2013 29
1 Dead-End and Crossflow Membrane Separation Processes 38
1 Polymeric Membrane Demand in Area and Value Terms, 2013 73
1 Membrane Demand by Type, 2013 105
1 Membrane Demand by Market, 2013 142
2 Water Treatment Market for Membranes by Market
Segment, 2013 152
1 US Membrane Market Share by Company, 2013 229

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