Nanofiltration Membrane Market Outlook - 2025
The global nanofiltration membrane market was valued at $643.22 million in 2017, and is projected to reach $954.65 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2018 to 2025.Nanofiltration membranes are between non-porous reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and porous ultrafiltration (UF) membranes. These allow ions to be separated through a combination of size & electrical effects of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and ion interaction mechanisms of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. Commercial nanofiltration membranes possess fixed charge developed through dissociation of surface groups such as carboxyl or sulfonated acids. The pore size of nanofiltration membranes is so small that even small uncharged solutes are rejected while surface electrostatic properties allow transmission of monovalent ions. These properties make these membranes useful in fractionation & selective removal of solutes in complex process streams.
The global nanofiltration membrane market is driven by its applications and demand from end users, which include water & wastewater treatment, food & beverages, chemical & petrochemicals, pharmaceutical & biomedical, textile and metalworking industry. Nanofiltration membrane finds application in water and wastewater treatment that includes water softening and color removal, industrial wastewater treatment, water reuse, and desalination. Rapid urbanization and industrialization across emerging economies such as India and China and increase in demand for water for domestic and industrial purposes are expected to boost the growth of the nanofiltration membrane market.
In the food & beverage industry, nanofiltration membrane is used to concentrate food & beverages naturally without degrading the products. Increase in disposable income of individual and high standard of living across developed and emerging economies leads to increase in demand for fast food & beverages. This makes way for increase in demand for nanofiltration membrane for concentration of food & beverages. This factor is expected to drive the growth of this market. Expansion of pharmaceutical industry across developing nations such as India, China, and Brazil also increase the demand for nanofiltration membrane in the market. In addition, increase in sales of generic medicines, developments in medical infrastructure, and surge in demand for low-cost drugs are expected to drive boost the growth of the nanofiltration membrane market.
However, high installation costs and lack of funds in the emerging economies such as India restrict the market growth. Furthermore, nanofiltration membranes are highly sensitive to free chlorine; inability in treatment of chlorine concentration is expected to hamper the growth of the nanofiltration membrane market. Increase in use of chemical free water treatment procedures across various industries provide potential growth opportunities for market expansion.
The nanofiltration membrane market is segmented based on type, application, and region. Based on type, the market is divided into polymeric, inorganic and hybrid. Based on application, the market is classified into water & wastewater treatment, food & beverages, chemical & petrochemicals, pharmaceutical & biomedical and others. Based on region, the global market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA.
The major key players operating in the nanofiltration membrane industry include Alfa Laval, Applied Membranes, Inc., Argonide Corporation, Danaher, DowDuPont Inc., GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Inopor, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Nitto Denko Corporation, and Toray Industries, Inc. Other players operating in this market include the Synder Filtration, Inc., Culligan, Linde, Merck, Siemens, SPX Flow, and Shanghai Minipore. These major key players are adopting different strategies such as product launch, partnership, merger, and acquisition to stay competitive in the global nanofiltration membrane market. In an instance, Applied Membranes, Inc. and Water Planet, Inc. have formed a strategic alliance to sell and service reverse osmosis and nanofiltration based water treatment systems. Furthermore, Argonide received patent for its DEAL filtration technology. DEAL is an improved form of DE and has been used extensively to purify water in municipal and industrial plants.
Global Nanofiltration Membrane Market, by region
Based on region, North America accounts for major share in the global nanofiltration membrane market and Asia-Pacific is attributed to be the fastest growing region owing to increase in usage of nanofiltration membranes in water treatment systems and high government regulations regarding water pollutions and environment safety.
Global Nanofiltration Membrane Market Share, by Type
Based on type, the polymeric segment dominated the market in 2017, owing to its demand in wastewater treatment and water purification plants as these membranes operate on low pressure and provide higher filtration rate. There is significant increase in the demand for water filtration techniques due to increase in scarcity for pure water in regions such as North America and Middle East. This in turn, increases the requirement of nanofiltration membrane in the water filter technology.
Global Nanofiltration Membrane Market Share, by Application
Based on application, the water and wastewater treatment segment holds the major share in the market attributed to the increase in use of nanofiltration membrane for purifying water and wastewater. The water and wastewater treatment is the most attractive segment by application in the global nanofiltration membranes market and is expected to be the first preference for new entrants owing to increase in usage of these membranes for water softening. It also acts as a barrier for removing various viruses and bacteria, thereby providing access to fresh and clean water.
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- Major countries in the region have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market.
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Nanofiltration Membrane Market Report Highlights
Key Market Players
NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ARGONIDE CORPORATION, ALFA LAVAL, DANAHER, KOCH MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC., DOWDUPONT INC., APPLIED MEMBRANES, INC., TORAY INDUSTRIES INC., GEA GROUP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, INOPOR
The nanofiltration membrane market is expected to grow at a substantial rate during the forecast period, owing to various factors such as increase in usage of nanofiltration membranes in water treatment systems, and high government regulations regarding water pollutions and environment safety. These membranes seek remarkable growth due to their ability to separate & fractionate ionic and organic species having relatively low molecular weight. Development of NF technology over the years has resulted in a significant increase in its usage in various applications including demineralization in dairy industry, treatment of pulp-bleaching effluents from textile industry, and pharmaceuticals separation from fermentation broths.
The water and wastewater treatment is the most attractive application in the U.S. and Germany nanofiltration membranes market and is expected to be the first preference for new entrants owing to increase in usage of these membranes for water softening. These membranes also act as a barrier in removing various viruses and bacteria, thereby providing access to fresh and clean water.