Polymer Nanomembrane Market

Polymer Nanomembrane Market by Type (PAN, PE, PVC, Polyamide, PP, PC, PTFE), End-Use Industry (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Chemical, Electronics, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical) & Region - Trends and Forecasts Up to 2026

Report Code: CH 7904 May, 2021, by marketsandmarkets.com

[150 Pages Report] The global polymer nanomembrane market size is estimated to be USD 637 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1,103 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 11.6% between 2021 and 2026. The polymer nanomembrane market is driven by water & wastewater treatment industry during the forecast period.  North America is dominating the region in water treatment with an increase in demand from the US.

Polymer Nanomembrane Market

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COVID-19 impact on the global polymer nanomembrane market

In 2020, the polymer nanomembrane market saw a dip in growth rate due to COVID-19 and the consequent lockdown across the world. The lockdown has shut down almost all the major biopharmaceutical, food & beverage processing, water & wastewater treatment projects, and petrochemical processing activities across the world. The demand for milk and dairy products decreased amid the pandemic. Many dairy processing facilities were shut down or were operating at reducing capacity due to low demand in the market. Water and wastewater treatment requirements in municipal public drinking water increased to minimize the uncertainty of transmission of the virus via sewage water. However, the industrial wastewater was minimized with a reduction in industrial output. Reduction in water and wastewater treatment resulted in fewer replacements of membranes. Moreover, nanofiber membranes were increasingly being utilized in the production of facemask and other protective clothing.

Polymer Nanomembrane Market Dynamics

Driver: The growing problem of water scarcity is a key factor for the growth of water & wastewater industry

According to the United Nations (UN), 2.2 billion people have no access to safe drinking water, and water scarcity is increasing by 1% every year. Moreover, it is estimated that over 80% of wastewater is discharged into the environment without any treatment. According to the UN World Water Development Report 2020, the manufacturing industry uses 19% of fresh water and is projected to increase to 24% by 2050.

Water and wastewater treatment plants are being established to decontaminate water and make it fit for consumption. Government organizations such as the US EPA (Environment Protection Agency), European Union WFD (Water Frame Directive), and others have set standards and regulations to control water pollution. Due to stringent government regulations and rising water demand, the water/wastewater industry is growing steadily.

In water treatment, the focus is on minimizing energy expenses and chemical utilization. Nanomembranes are used in the filtration and purification of water. These are semipermeable membranes that allow certain molecules to pass through while blocking others. Nanomembranes are an economical option in the filtration of water by eliminating total dissolved solids (TDS) and other pollutants.

The water demand is growing significantly with urbanization and industrialization. The use of nanotechnology for water/wastewater treatment is projected to increase with water consumption. The growth in the water/wastewater treatment industry will drive the market for nanomembranes during the forecast period.

Restraints: Geopolitical tensions between US and China impacting the electronics industry

The US-China trade war is one of the significant geopolitical tensions and is expected to impact the nanomembrane market. The US and China are major players in the semiconductor value chain. The ban on Huawei for 5G participation in the US has slowed the implementation of 5G technology, which is necessary for the growth of AI and IoT technologies. The US imposed export restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and restricted the supply of chips without a license. These developments have an adverse effect on the global semiconductor market. Semiconductors are building blocks for various electronic devices. The impact on the semiconductor market acts as a restrain for the polymer nanomembranes market.

Opportunity: Growing demand for athleisure

Athleisure include apparel that is suitable for the athletic, casual, workplace, and social occasions. These are made of stretchable and lightweight material allowing air permeability, breathability, and are waterproof. The growing trend towards physical fitness and sports activities is driving the market for athleisure clothing. The use of a layer of polymer nanomembrane provides the properties required for athleisure clothing. These clothes are resistant to wind, rain, snow. Polymer nanomembrane allows better permeability of air and water vapors but acts as an impermeable membrane for water. The growing trend for athleisure clothing is expected to increase the market for nanomembranes in textile applications.

Challenges: Limited awareness in developing countries

Polymer nanomembranes are ultrathin membranes with thickness less than 100 nm. They are utilized in various industries such as water & wastewater treatment, chemicals, food & beverage, electronics, and others. Weak infrastructure, poor sanitation policies, lack of finances are some of the major problems faced by developing countries for establishing water & wastewater treatment plants. The treatment plants are still utilizing conventional methods for the filtration of water. Nanomembranes are a newer technology, and their utilization in water & wastewater treatment (desalination, filtration, and others) is limited in developing countries due to lack of awareness.

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is the largest segment by type in the polymer nanomembrane market.

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) is the largest segment by type for the polymer nanomembrane market. Polyacrylonitrile membranes are prepared with the support of a hydroxylamine-induced phase inversion process. The obtained polyacrylonitrile membrane displays high flux along with the required separation efficiency for various oil-in-water emulsions. Polyacrylonitrile membrane shows superior antifouling property and recyclability due to its ultralow oil adhesion property. Hence, it is highly utilized for emulsified oil/water separation.

North America is estimated to be the largest market for Polymer Nanomembrane.

North America accounted for the largest share of the polymer nanomembrane market in 2020, followed by Europe and APAC. The stringent environmental regulations in this region, which directly affect the water treatment industry, are the Clean Water Act (CWA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The US is the largest polymer nanomembrane market in the world. The large-scale end-use industries of polymer nanomembrane with a higher adoption rate of newer technologies as compared to other countries are key drivers for the market. With the increasing demand for potable water, the country is developing a vast system for the collection, pumping, and treatment of wastewater across the country. The demand for polymer nanomembrane in the US is expected to be driven by the modernization of existing water supply and wastewater treatment plants, along with investments for new facilities. Leading polymer nanomembrane companies are Dupont De Nemours, Inc., (US), Nitto Denko Corporation- Hydranautics (US), Koch Separation Solutions (US), Pall Corporation (US), Synder Filtration, Inc. (US) are based in North America. These companies are investing in R&D activities to develop innovative products for the packaging industry.

Polymer Nanomembrane Market by Region

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Key Market Players

The leading players in the polymer nanomembrane market are Dupont De Nemours, Inc., (US), Nitto Denko Corporation- Hydranautics (US), Koch Separation Solutions (US), MICRODYN-NADIR GMBH (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), Synder Filtration, Inc. (US), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), Pentair - X-Flow (The Netherlands), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) and Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc (Japan).

Scope of the report:

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Base year


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Type, End-Use Industry and Region


APAC, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America


The major players are, Dupont De Nemours, Inc., (US), Nitto Denko Corporation- Hydranautics (US), Koch Separation Solutions (US), MICRODYN-NADIR GMBH (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), Synder Filtration, Inc. (US), Alfa Laval AB (Sweden), Pentair - X-Flow (The Netherlands), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) and Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc (Japan). are covered in the polymer nanomembrane market.

This research report categorizes the global polymer nanomembrane market on the basis of Type, End-Use Industry and Region.

On the basis of Type

  • Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Polyamide
  • Polypropylene
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Others

On the basis of End-use Industry

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Chemical
  • Electronics
  • Oil & Gas
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical & Biomedical
  • Others

On the basis of region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  • South America

The market has been further analyzed for the key countries in each of these regions.

Recent Developments

  • In December 2020, MICRODYN-NADIR came into a distributor partnership with Chembond Clean Water Technologies Limited (India) for the distribution of water and wastewater products in India.
  • In November 2020, Koch Separation Solutions acquired RELCO, a processing technology provider for the dairy industry.
  • In December 2019, DuPont acquired Desalitech Ltd., closed-circuit reverse osmosis (CCRO) company.
  • In October 2019, DuPont acquired the ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration (MBR) technologies division of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.
  • In September 2019, Dupont acquired the ultrafiltration Membrane business division and inge GmbH from BASF

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1 Introduction
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By Type
           Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By End-Use Industry
           Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By Region
    1.4 Years Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Package size
    1.7 Limitations
    1.8 Stakeholders
    1.9 Summary of Changes (Vs previous version of the report)

2 Research Methodology
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1  Secondary Data
            Key Data from Secondary Sources
           2.1.2  Primary Data
           Key Data from Primary Sources
           Key Industry Insights
           Breakdown of Primary Interviews
           Data Triangulation
    2.2 Market Size Estimation 
           2.2.1  Market Size Estimation - Demand Side
           2.2.2  Market Size Estimation – Supply Side
    2.3 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in Polymer Nanomembrane Market
    4.2 Regional Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By Type and Country
    4.3 Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By Type
    4.4 Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By End-Use Industry

5 Market Overview
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
           5.2.2 Restraints
           5.2.3 Opportunities
           5.2.4 Challenges
    5.3 Porter’s Five Forces
    5.4 Ecosystem/market map  
    5.5 Value Chain Analysis
    5.6 Average Selling Price Analysis 
    5.7 Technology Analysis 
    5.8 Region wise Regulatory Mandates 
           5.8.1 North America
           5.8.2 Europe
           5.8.3 APAC
           5.8.4 Middle East & Africa
           5.8.5 South America
    5.9 Forecast Factors Impacting the Growth  
    5.10 Patent Analysis
    5.11 YC, YCC Drivers (analyzing customer’s customers’ impact) 
    5.12 Macroeconomic Overview
    5.13 COVID-19 Impact Analysis 

6 Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By Type- Forecast till 2026 (in Tons and USD Million)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
    6.3 Polyethylene
    6.4 Polyvinylchloride
    6.5 Polyamide
    6.6 Polypropylene 
    6.7 Polycarbonate 
    6.8 Polytetrafluoroethylene 
    6.9 Others (Polysulfone, Polyvinyledendifluoride and Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS))

7 Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By End-Use Industry- Forecast till 2026 (in Tons and USD Million)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Water Treatment 
           7.2.1 Impact of megatrend in the water treatment segment
    7.3 Chemical
           7.3.1 Impact of megatrend in the chemical segment
    7.4 Electronics
           7.4.1 Impact of megatrend in the chemical segment
    7.5 Oil & Gas
           7.5.1 Impact of megatrend in the oil & gas segment
    7.6 Food & Beverages
           7.6.1 Impact of megatrend in the food & beverages segment
    7.7 Pharmaceutical & Biomedical
           7.7.1 Impact of megatrend in the pharmaceutical & biomedical segment
    7.8 Others (mining, textile and sports)

8 Polymer Nanomembrane Market, By Region – Forecast till 2026 (in Tons and USD Million)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 North America
           8.2.1  US
           8.2.2  Canada
           8.2.3  Mexico
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1  Germany
           8.3.2  UK
           8.3.3  France
           8.3.4  Italy
           8.3.5 Czech Republic
           8.3.6  Rest of the Europe
    8.4 Asia-Pacific
           8.4.1  China
           8.4.2  India
           8.4.3  Japan
           8.4.4  South Korea
           8.4.5  Taiwan
           8.4.6  Others
    8.5 Middle East & Africa
           8.5.1 South Africa
           8.5.2 UAE
           8.5.3 Saudi Arabia
           8.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa
    8.6 South America
           8.6.1 Brazil
           8.6.2 Argentina
           8.6.3 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Company Evaluation Matrix Definition And Technology 
           9.2.1 Market Share & Industry Tier Structure Analysis
           9.2.2 Product Footprint
           9.2.3 Star
           9.2.4 Emerging Leader
           9.2.5 Pervasive
    9.3 Company Evaluation Matrix 2019
    9.4 Competitive Scenario
           9.4.1 Expansions
           9.4.2 Acquisitions
           9.4.3 New Product launches
           9.4.4 Market Strategy Analysis
           9.4.5 Revenue Analysis of Top Players

10 Company Profiles
Business Overview, Financials, Impact of Covid-19 on Business Segment, Products & Services and MNM View)*
     10.1 Introduction
             10.1.1 Dupont De Nemours, Inc.,
             10.1.2 Nitto Denko Corporation- Hydranautics
             10.1.3 Koch Separation Solutions
             10.1.4 MICRODYN-NADIR GMBH
             10.1.5 Pall Corporation
             10.1.6 Synder Filtration, Inc.
             10.1.7 Alfa Laval AB
             10.1.8 Pentair - X-Flow
             10.1.9 Toray Industries, Inc
             10.1.10 Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc
             10.1.11 NX Filtration BV
             10.1.12 Hunan KeensSen Technology Co., Ltd
             10.1.13 Applied Membranes, Inc.
             10.1.14 Osmotech Membranes Pvt. Ltd.
             10.1.15 AMS Technologies
             10.1.16 Risingsun Membrane Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
             10.1.17 Spur AS
             10.1.18 NAFIGATE Corporation, A.S.
             10.1.19 Nanomembrane s.r.o
             10.1.20 AXEON Water Technologies
             10.1.21 Membranium (RM NANOTECH)
             10.1.22 Teijin Limited
             10.1.23 NXTNANO, LLC
             10.1.24 Hangzhou Deefine Filtration Technology Co., Ltd.
             10.1.25 M-TEchX Inc.

The above list of suppliers is tentative, during the research 10 key companies and 5-10 other players will be identified and profiled, subjected to availability.
^ Financials will be available for listed companies only

The research study involves the use of extensive secondary sources and databases, such as Factiva and Bloomberg, to identify and collect information useful for a technical and market-oriented study of the polymer nanomembrane market. Primary sources include industry experts from related industries and preferred suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, technologists, standards & certification organizations, and organizations related to all segments of the value chain of this industry. In-depth interviews have been conducted with various primary respondents, such as key industry participants, subject matter experts (SMEs), executives of key companies, and industry consultants to obtain and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information as well as to assess growth prospects.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, various sources such as annual reports, press releases, and investor presentations of companies; white papers; and publications from recognized websites and databases have been referred to for identifying and collecting information. Secondary research has been used to obtain key information about the industry's supply chain, the total pool of key players, market classification and segmentation according to the industry trends to the bottom-most level, regional markets, and key developments from both market and technology-oriented perspectives.

Primary Research

The polymer nanomembrane market comprises several stakeholders in the supply chain, which include distributors, membrane-producing companies, carriers, and end users. Various primary sources from the supply and demand sides of the markets have been interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information. The primary participants from the demand side include key opinion leaders, executives, vice presidents, and CEOs of companies in the end-use segments. Primary sources from the supply side include associations and institutions involved in the membrane industry, key opinion leaders, and processing players in the polymer nanomembrane market.

Following is the breakdown of primary respondents—

Polymer Nanomembrane Market Size, and Share

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Market Size Estimation

Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the size of the global polymer nanomembrane market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:

  • The key players in the industry were identified through extensive secondary research.
  • The supply chain of the industry and market size, in terms of value, were determined through primary and secondary research.
  • All percentage shares split, and breakdowns were determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.
  • All possible parameters that affect the markets covered in this research study were accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to obtain the final quantitative and qualitative data.
  • The research includes the study of reports, reviews, and newsletters of key industry players along with extensive interviews with key officials, such as directors and marketing executives.

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the total market size from the estimation process explained above, the overall market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market size estimation process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments, the data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been employed, wherever applicable. The data have been triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides. In addition, the market size has been validated by using both the top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Report Objectives

  • To define, describe, and forecast the global polymer nanomembrane market in terms of value & volume
  • To provide insights regarding significant factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
  • To analyze and forecast the market based on the type and end-use industry
  • To analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the market
  • To forecast the market size, in terms of volume and value, with respect to five main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape
  • To strategically profile key players in the market
  • To analyze competitive developments in the market, such as new product launch, capacity expansion, and merger & acquisition
  • To strategically profile the leading players and comprehensively analyze their key developments, such as expansions and mergers & acquisitions, in the polymer nanomembrane market

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