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Membranes Market by Type (Polymeric membranes, Ceramic membranes, and others), by Technology (MF, RO, UF, Pervaporation, Gas Separation, Dialysis, NF, and Others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America), and by Application - Global Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: October 2015
Report Code: CH 2635

 

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Membranes are materials that act as a selective barrier, allow the passage of certain constituents, and retain the others. These are mainly termed as filtration elements, which are widely used in the commercial and industrial applications. Certain properties of membranes, such as durability, porosity, permeability, stability, and selectivity, make them an indispensable element in various industrial applications. Membranes are widely used in water & wastewater treatment, industrial, laboratory, medical, food & beverage, and research applications to purify, concentrate, sterilize, or separate samples. The market has been segmented based on types & subtypes, technologies, applications, and regions.

The report analyzes the trends in the global membranes market and forecasts it till 2020. The market size estimations have been provided in terms of value (USD million). The report also identifies prominent players and provides analysis for each player in terms of company overview, financials, products & services offered by them, and recent developments.

The global membranes market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.47% from 2015 to reach a value of USD 32.14 Billion by 2020. The ceramic membranes segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 11.96% between 2015 and 2020 owing to their superior performance as they are less likely to foul and can be easily cleaned. But, at present, their market growth is restrained due to high costs associated with their usage. Other types of membranes that include liquid, ion-exchange membranes along with carbon membranes and so on, are projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.05% between 2015 and 2020 and it is witnessing the fastest-growth in the overall membranes market owing to their growing demand in the battery separator market.

The nanofiltration technology is projected to witness the highest growth rate of 12.55% between 2015 and 2020. The water & wastewater treatment application segment accounted for the largest market share of 39.13% in 2014. With the increasing population, growing chemical industry, and growing pharmaceutical & medical sector, Asia-Pacific is projected to generate a huge demand for membranes and witness the highest growth rate of 12.20%, followed by MEA at 10.40% between 2015 and 2020.

The global water & wastewater treatment market is growing at a fast pace, with significant new activities in developing economies driving the growth of the global membranes market. The growth opportunities of the market are associated with the increasing demand for water desalination units and brackish water treatment. The market players in emerging economies, such as Latin America and the Middle East, are establishing water desalination projects for the desalination of sea and brackish water in an attempt to encounter water scarcity problems.

The fastest growth in the membranes market is expected to come from industrial gas processing segment, which will continue to expand in the coming years. In the recent past, new product/technology launches have dominated the strategies adopted by the market players globally. Also, the leading market players have invested large amounts in emerging countries to enter and enhance their market position through capacity expansion and by adopting mergers & acquisitions from 2010 to 2015.

The increasing concerns over the water scarcity issues and need for desalination in the developing countries offer growth opportunity to the membranes market. The main challenge for the market is to encounter the problems associated with the lifespan of membranes as after a certain period of time, the durability of membranes decreases, after which membranes need replacement with associated increased operational and maintenance costs.

The target audience for this report includes various raw material suppliers such as Solvay S.A. (Belgium) and BASF SE (Germany) among others; manufacturers of membranes such as DuPont (U.S.), KMS (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.); and the end users of membranes such as water treatment, pharmaceutical, and chemical industry sectors. This report will also benefit the companies that are new or who wish to enter this market and would be acquainted with the current market scenario through this report.

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global market for membranes on the basis of types, technologies, applications, and regions, in terms of value, and analyzes trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of type: The market for membranes is segmented on the basis of its types such as polymeric, ceramic,, and others. Polymeric and ceramic are further segmented into different types in the report with value forecasts as well. Polymeric is further divided into cellulosic, polysulfone & polyethersulfone, polyamide, fluoropolymers, and others. Ceramic is further segmented into alumina, zirconia oxide, titania, and others.

On the basis of technology: The report is segmented on the basis of technology used, such as MF, RO, UF, NF, pervaporation, gas separation, dialysis, and others. Each of these technologies is further classified in detail in the report with value forecasts as well.

On the basis of application: The market for membranes is segmented on the basis of application of products in various end-use industries, such as water & wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical & medical uses, food & beverages, chemical processing, and industrial gas processing. Each of these applications is further described in detail in the report with value forecasts as well.

On the basis of region: The membranes market is segmented into key regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa, and for key countries within these regions. The membranes market by type of material, technology, and application is estimated in terms of value.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions and Limitations
           2.4.1 Assumptions
           2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 30)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 35)
    4.1 Significant Market Opportunities for Membranes
    4.2 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 40)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Segmentation
           5.2.1 Membranes Market Segmentation
           5.2.2 Membranes Market, By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Importance of Water & Waste Water Treatment
                    5.3.1.2 Requirement of Selective Separation Along With High Level of Purity
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Standards for Certified Water Quality
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Growing Demand for Membranes in the Emerging Economies
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Lifespan of Membranes

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 48)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply-Chain Analysis
           6.2.1 Raw Material Suppliers
           6.2.2 Membranes Manufacturers/Formulators
           6.2.3 End Users
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Rivalry
    6.4 Strategic Benchmarking
           6.4.1 Regional Integration & Product Enhancement
           6.4.2 Entry Into Potential Markets for Membranes

7 Membranes Market, By Type (Page No. - 57)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polymeric Membranes
    7.3 Ceramic Membranes
    7.4 Others Membranes

8 Membranes Market, By Technology (Page No. - 64)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Microfiltration (MF)
    8.3 Reverse Osmosis (RO)
    8.4 Ultrafiltration (UF)
    8.5 Gas Separation
    8.6 Dialysis
    8.7 Nanofiltration (NF)
    8.8 Pervaporation
    8.9 Others

9 Membranes Market, By Application (Page No. - 75)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Water & Wastewater Treatment
    9.3 Pharmaceutical & Medical Uses
    9.4 Food & Beverage Processing
    9.5 Chemical Processing
    9.6 Industrial Gas Processing
    9.7 Others

10 Membranes Market, By Region (Page No. - 86)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 U.S.
             10.2.2 Canada
             10.2.3 Mexico
     10.3 Asia-Pacific
             10.3.1 China
             10.3.2 Japan
             10.3.3 Southeast Asia
             10.3.4 India
             10.3.5 Australia
             10.3.6 Others
     10.4 Europe
             10.4.1 Germany
             10.4.2 France
             10.4.3 U.K.
             10.4.4 Italy
             10.4.5 Spain
             10.4.6 Russia
             10.4.7 Others
     10.5 The Middle East & Africa
             10.5.1 Uae
             10.5.2 Egypt
             10.5.3 Saudi Arabia
             10.5.4 Qatar
             10.5.5 Others
     10.6 Latin America
             10.6.1 Brazil
             10.6.2 Others

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 157)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
             11.2.1 New Product/Technology Launch
             11.2.2 Expansions
             11.2.3 Agreements&Partnerships
             11.2.4 Joint Venture and Mergers & Acquisitions

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 166)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
             12.2.1 Business Overview
             12.2.2 Products Offered
             12.2.3 Recent Developments
             12.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.2.5 MnM View
     12.3 The DOW Chemical Company
             12.3.1 Business Overview
             12.3.2 Products Offered
             12.3.3 Recent Developments
             12.3.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.3.5 MnM View
     12.4 Asahi Kasei Corporation
             12.4.1 Business Overview
             12.4.2 Products Offered
             12.4.3 Recent Developments
             12.4.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.4.5 MnM View
     12.5 Hyflux Ltd.
             12.5.1 Business Overview
             12.5.2 Products Offered
             12.5.3 Recent Developments
             12.5.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.5.5 MnM View
     12.6 Merck Millipore Corporation
             12.6.1 Business Overview
             12.6.2 Products Offered
             12.6.3 Recent Developments
             12.6.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.6.5 MnM View
     12.7 LG Water Solutions
             12.7.1 Business Overview
             12.7.2 Products Offered
             12.7.3 Products Offered
             12.7.4 MnM View
     12.8 Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
             12.8.1 Business Overview
             12.8.2 Products Offered
             12.8.3 Recent Developments
             12.8.4 MnM View
     12.9 GE Water & Process Technologies
             12.9.1 Business Overview
             12.9.2 Products Offered
             12.9.3 Recent Developments
             12.9.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.9.5 MnM View
     12.10 Toray Industries, Inc.
             12.10.1 Business Overview
             12.10.2 Products Offered
             12.10.3 Recent Developments
             12.10.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.10.5 MnM View
     12.11 Polypore International, Inc.
             12.11.1 Business Overview
             12.11.2 Products Offered
             12.11.3 Recent Developments
             12.11.4 MnM View
     12.12 Solvay S.A.
             12.12.1 Business Overview
             12.12.2 Products Offered
             12.12.3 Recent Developments
             12.12.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.12.5 MnM View
     12.13 3M Company
             12.13.1 Business Overview
             12.13.2 Products Offered
             12.13.3 Recent Developments
             12.13.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.13.5 MnM View

13 Appendix (Page No. - 229)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.3 Available Customizations
     13.4 Related Reports


List of Tables (120 Tables)

Table 1 Increasing Water & Wastewater Treatment, and High Level of Purity Required in the Separation Processes Likely to Drive the Market
Table 2 Standards for Certified Water Quality Restricts Membranes Market Growth
Table 3 Emerging Markets Expected to Revive the Membranes Market in the Near Future
Table 4 Increasing the Lifespan of Membranes is A Challenge for the Market
Table 5 Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 6 Membranes Market Size, By Type Subsegmentation, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Polymeric Membranes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Ceramic Membranes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Other Membranes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Membranes Market Size in Microfiltration Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Membranes Market Size in Reverse Osmosis Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Membranes Market Size in Ultrafiltration Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Membranes Market Size in Gas Separation Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Membranes Market Size in Dialysis Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Membranes Market Size in Nanofiltration Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Membranes Market Size in Pervaporation Technology, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Membranes Market Size in Other Technologies, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Application By Technology Mapping
Table 20 Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Membranes Market Size in Water & Wastewater Treatment, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 Membranes Market Size in Pharmaceutical & Medical Uses, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Membranes Market Size in Food & Beverage Processing, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Membranes Market Size in Chemical Processing, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Membranes Market Size in Industrial Gas Processing, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 Membranes Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Membranes Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 North America: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020(USD Million)
Table 29 North America: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020(USD Million)
Table 30 North America: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 North America: Membranes Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 U.S.: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 U.S.: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 U.S.: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Canada: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Canada: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Canada: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Mexico: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Mexico: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Mexico: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Asia-Pacific: Membranes, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Asia-Pacific: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Asia-Pacific: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Asia-Pacific: Membranes Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 China: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 China: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 China: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Japan: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Japan: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Japan: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Southeast Asia: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Southeast Asia: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Southeast Asia: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 India: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 India: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 India: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Australia: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Australia: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Australia: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Europe: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Europe: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 Europe: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 Europe: Membranes Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 Germany: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020(USD Million)
Table 68 Germany: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Germany: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 France: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 France: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 France: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 U.K.: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 U.K.: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 U.K.: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Italy: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 77 Italy: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 78 Italy: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 79 Spain: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 80 Spain: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 81 Spain: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 82 Russia: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 83 Russia: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 84 Spain: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 85 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 86 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 87 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 88 Mea: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 89 Mea: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 90 Mea: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 91 Mea: Membranes Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 92 Uae: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 93 Uae: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 94 Uae: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 95 Egypt: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 96 Egypt: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 97 Egypt: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 98 Saudi Arabia: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 99 Saudi Arabia: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 100 Saudi Arabia: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 101 Qatar: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 102 Qatar: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 103 Qatar: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 104 Qatar: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 105 Qatar: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 106 Qatar: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 107 Latin America: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 108 Latin America: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 109 Latin America: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 110 Latin America: Membranes Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 111 Brazil: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 112 Brazil: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 113 Brazil: Membranes Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 114 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 115 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 116 Others: Membranes Market Size, By Applicatiion, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 117 New Product/Technology Launch, 201o–2015
Table 118 Expansions, 2010–2015
Table 119 Agreements/Partnerships, 2010–2015
Table 120 Joint Ventures and Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2015


List of Figures (58 Figures)

Figure 1 Membranes Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Microfiltration Technology to Account for the Highest Market Size By Value, By 2020
Figure 6 Polymeric Membranes to Remain the Most Widely Used Type of Membrane By 2020
Figure 7 Water & Wastewater Treatment Application to Account for the Highest Market Size By Value, By 2020
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific is Estimated to Grow at the Highest CAGR Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific Accounted for the Largest Market in 2014
Figure 10 Attractive Opportunities in Membranes Market
Figure 11 Market Share of Major Types and Regions in the Membranes Market (2014)
Figure 12 China and India Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Countries in the Membranes Market By Value, Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 13 Industrial Gas Processing Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Application Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 14 APAC, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Projected to Drive the Market in Future
Figure 15 Market Classification
Figure 16 Membranes Market, By Region
Figure 17 Overview of the Market Forces Governing the Membranes Market
Figure 18 Manufacturers are the Most Important Entity in the Supply Chain
Figure 19 Membranes Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 20 Companies Focusing on Product Enhancement
Figure 21 Agreements & Partnerships to Leverage the Attractive Markets for Membranes
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific Projected to Be the Largest Market for Other Membranes Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 23 Microfiltration: the Most Used Technology in Membranes Market
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific Projected to Witness the Highest CAGR in Microfiltration Technology, During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Nanofiltration Technology, 2015–2020
Figure 26 Water & Wastewater Treatment Projected to Be the Largest Application Segment in Membranes Market, 2015–2020
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific Projected to Witness the Highest CAGR in Water & Wastewater Treatment Application, 2015–2020
Figure 28 Advantages of Membranes in Top 3 Applications
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific Projected to Witness the Highest CAGR in Industrial Gas Application, 2015–2020
Figure 30 Canada Projected to Drive the Market for Membranes Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 31 Increasing Application in Pharmaceutical & Medical Uses Sector Driving the Market in Asia-Pacific
Figure 32 Developments Such as New Product/Technology Launch and Mergers & Acquisitions Had an Impact on the Market
Figure 33 Maximum Developments Took Place in 2013
Figure 34 Battle for Market Share
Figure 35 Product Mapping of Leading Market Players
Figure 36 Technology Mapping of Leading Market Players
Figure 37 Application Mapping of Leading Market Players
Figure 38 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 The DOW Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 The DOW Chemical Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Asahi Kasei Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Asahi Kasei Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Hyflux Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Hyflux Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Merck Millipore Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Merck Millipore Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 LG Water Solutions.: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 GE Water & Process Technologies: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 GE Water & Process Technologies: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Toray Industries, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Polypore International, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Solvay S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Solvay S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 3M Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 3M Co.: SWOT Analysis

Membrane technology was first commercialized in the 1960s and 1970s for various applications such as water filtration and pharmaceutical. Membranes are the materials that act as selective barrier, allow the passage of certain constituents, and retain the others. These are mainly termed as filtration elements, which are widely used in the commercial and industrial purposes. With recent developments in membrane materials and increasing demand for reduction of energy consumption in the chemical processing industry, newer membranes and processes are being developed for new applications. The global membranes market is projected to reach USD 32.14 Billion by 2020 from USD 18.68 Billion in 2014, witnessing a CAGR of 9.47% between 2015 and 2020.

Based on type, the market is segmented into polymeric, ceramic, and other membranes, which have further classifications. The other membrane type mainly includes liquid and ion exchange membranes. Membranes find wide applications in water & wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, and chemical industries. Membrane technologies have witnessed a significant growth and increase in the number of applications in the last two decades. Membrane systems are now available in several different forms and sizes, each uniquely fitting a particular need and application. The application of membranes in building & construction segment, military & sports apparels, pulp & paper sector, and so on are also expected to drive the growth for membranes market between 2015 and 2020. The membranes used as separators in batteries are expected to induce the demand for liquid and ion-exchange membranes in the near future, leading to its highest growth rate of 12.05% between 2015 and 2020.

The factor responsible for the growing demand of membranes industry is the rising demand for water & wastewater treatment, environmental concerns, and improving prospects in various end-use markets. Since membranes have high selectivity, reliability, permeability, and are cost-effective, their demand is increasing for different applications. The growth opportunities of the membranes market are associated with the increasing demand for water desalination units and brackish water treatment. The market players in Latin America and the Middle East are establishing water desalination units and brackish water treatment plants in an attempt to overcome water scarcity problems. The industrial gas processing segment is projected to witness the highest growth rate of 11.08% between 2015 and 2020.

The key challenge for the market is to overcome the problems associated with the lifespan of membranes. Lifespan of membranes depends upon the contaminant level, maintenance program followed, and the amount of separation done using membranes. The global membranes market by type of material, technology, and application has witnessed a significant growth in the past few years and this growth is estimated to persist in the coming years. Industrial gas processing and pharmaceutical & medical sectors, along with other new applications, are likely to drive the future growth in the industry.

The Asia-Pacific region dominated the membranes market in 2014 and accounted for 37.21% of the global market. This region dominates the membranes market due to the extensive usage of membranes in pharmaceutical & medical use, water & wastewater treatment, and chemical processing sectors. The Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 12.20% between 2015 and 2020. The market for the MEA region is projected to witness the second-highest CAGR of 10.40% between 2015 and 2020 owing to the increasing demand for water treatment plants in the region.

Market players adopted new product/technology development as the key strategy to strengthen their position in the market and to satisfy customer needs.

Largely, the membranes market is fragmented with leading participants such as The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), DuPont (U.S.), GE Water & Process Technologies (U.S.), LG Water Solutions (U.S.), Toray Industries (Japan), Merck Millipore (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Hyflux Ltd. (Singapore), and Polypore International Inc. (U.S.).

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This report covers the membranes market by key regions and important countries in each region. It also provides a detailed segmentation of the membranes market on the basis of type, technology, and application, along with projections till 2020.

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