Membranes Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Membranes Market Size was valued at USD 6.85 billion in 2022, and is expected to reach USD 13.45 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of  8.8% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Water can permeate or flow through a barrier layer used in membrane processes, while other substances are rejected or delayed from joining the filtrate. Examples of such tiny particles include molecules, ions, and other small objects. Depending on the size of the pore and the type of particulate matter, many membrane technologies are available, including RO membrane, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, nanofiltration, and others.

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Market Dynamics:


  • There is a growing need for high-quality water in many businesses.


  • Volatile prices and raw material availability


  • Installation of desalination facilities for irrigation.


  • High investment costs and strict environmental regulations

Impact of COVID-19:

Due to the global supply chain disruption brought on by COVID-19, the manufacture of membranes has been negatively impacted, which has had a negative effect on industrial output as a whole. This comes as a result of the worldwide travel ban and shutdown imposed to stop the coronavirus's spread. The pandemic has hampered the need for membranes by affecting the operations of numerous businesses worldwide, including food and beverage, Smart Textiles, chemicals and petroleum products, as well as pharmaceuticals. Due to the widespread use of membranes in many different industries, a decline in their operations directly affects the supply of membranes market growth. However, because these end-use sectors fall under the category of vital services, there has been little change in the need for membranes. Water and waste water treatment services frequently employ membranes. 

Additionally, obtaining raw materials proved to be a significant challenge because the bulk of raw material providers in the market were forced to close their functioning facilities as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. Global consumption has been reported to be declining as a result of the closure of some raw material producers and membrane manufacturers. Given the circumstances, numerous businesses around the world have stopped operating their production facilities. Some huge businesses that are still in business only operate at 40–60% efficiency. However, in accordance with government regulations, these businesses have resumed operations. Additionally, the implementation of various fiscal and monetary policies by governments and managements around the world to reduce the harm caused by COVID-19 is anticipated to have specific consequences.

By Material: Polymer: Membranes made of polymer have superior and more effective mechanical qualities for membrane filtration. Some of the synthetic polymers utilised in the manufacture of membranes include polyamide, polysulfone, polyethersulfone, polymethylpentene, polystyrene, and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Among natural polymers are cellulose, rubber, and wool.

Ceramic: Ceramic membranes are created using inorganic substances including zirconium oxide, silicon carbide, titanium oxide, aluminium oxide, and glassy substances. Acids and potent solvents are examples of aggressive media that have little effect on ceramic membranes.

By Technology: Reverse osmosis (RO): During the process of purifying water, hard salts, iron, minerals, colloidal particles, bacteria, and other microorganisms are deposited at the surface of the membranes. RO membranes are used to remove these substances. Microfiltration (MF): Using membranes with high pore diameters, microfiltration is a low-pressure separation technique. Both organic and inorganic materials, such as polymer-based membranes and ceramic or stainless steel, can be used to create microfiltration filters. Ultrafiltration (UF): Ultrafiltration membrane pore diameters range from 0.01 to 0.1m, falling between nanofiltration and microfiltration. Using organic, thin-film composite membranes with pores ranging from 0.1 to 11 nanometers, nanofiltration (NF) is a separation technique. Other: Other technologies include membranes for chromatography, electrodialysis, dialysis, forward osmosis, and membrane distillation.

By Application: Desalination, utility water treatment, and waste water treatment are all parts of the water and wastewater treatment process. The need for this market sector has been fuelled by increasing urbanisation and water demand worldwide.

Industrial processing includes, among other things, the processing of food and drink, chemicals and petrochemicals, textiles, inks and dyes, power, pharmaceuticals, and paper and pulp.

Market Segment:

By Material:

  • Polymeric

  • Ceramic

  • Others (Zeolite, Metal, and hybrid)

By Technology:

  • RO

  • UF

  • MF

  • NF

  • Others

By Application:

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Regional Analysis:

The region with the biggest market share and the quickest anticipated growth is Asia-Pacific. The expansion of key end-use sectors like water treatment, food and beverage production, pharmaceuticals, and power generation is responsible for this market expansion. Additionally, the region's rigorous government rules and growing public concern about water quality are projected to increase demand for membranes. Due to the presence of superior manufacturing processes, the availability of raw materials, and the sizeable production bases of membranes producers, North America held the second-largest share of the global market. The next is North America, then Europe. Because of strict government rules against wastewater discharge, Europe's economy grew at a stagnating rate in the global market. On the other hand, the Middle East and African market is predicted to expand at a high CAGR during the study period because more desalination plants are being built to meet the region's expanding water demand. Due to the region's growing urbanisation and industrialisation, the Latin American market is projected to present enormous development potential.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Key Players:

Toray Industries (Japan), Dupont (US), Hydranautics ( A Nitto Group Company) (China),Pentair (US), Koch Separation Solutions (US), Lanxess (Germany), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Pall Corporation (US), Suez (France), LG Chem (South Korea), other players.

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Membranes Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 6.85 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 13.45 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 8.8% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Material (Polymeric, Ceramic, Others (Zeolite, Metal, and hybrid))
• By Technology (RO, UF, MF, NF, Others )
• By Application (Water & wastewater treatment, Industrial Processing)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Toray Industries (Japan), Dupont (US), Hydranautics ( A Nitto Group Company) (China),Pentair (US), Koch Separation Solutions (US), Lanxess (Germany), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Pall Corporation (US), Suez (France), LG Chem (South Korea), other players.
DRIVERS • There is a growing need for high-quality water in many businesses.
Restraints • Volatile prices and raw material availability

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.


Ans: Toray Industries (Japan), Dupont (US), Hydranautics ( A Nitto Group Company) (China),Pentair (US), Koch Separation Solutions (US), Lanxess (Germany), Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan), Pall Corporation (US), Suez (France), LG Chem (South Korea) are the major key players of Membranes Market.

Ans: Installation of desalination facilities for irrigation are the opportunity for Membranes Market.

Ans: Volatile prices and raw material availability are the restraints for Membranes Market.

Ans: Membranes Market Size was valued at USD 6.3 billion in 2021, and expected to reach USD 11.3 billion by 2028, and grow at a CAGR of  8.8 % over the forecast period 2022-2028.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis

8.Membranes Market Segment, By Material

8.1 Polymeric

8.2 Ceramic

8.3 Others (Zeolite, Metal, and hybrid)

9.Membranes Market Segment, By Technology

9.1 RO

9.2 UF

9.3 MF

9.4 NF

9.5 Others

10.Membranes Market Segment, By Application

10.1 Water & wastewater treatment

10.2 Industrial Processing

11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2 Canada

11.2.3 Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1 Germany

11.3.2 UK

11.3.3 France

11.3.4 Italy

11.3.5 Spain

11.3.6 The Netherlands

11.3.7 Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1 Japan

11.4.2 South Korea

11.4.3 China

11.4.4 India

11.4.5 Australia

11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1 Israel

11.5.2 UAE

11.5.3 South Africa

11.5.4 Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1 Brazil

11.6.2 Argentina

11.6.3 Rest of Latin America

12. Company Profile

12.1 Toray Industries (Japan)

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Dupont (US)

12.3 Hydranautics ( A Nitto Group Company) (China)

12.4 Pentair (US)

12.5 Koch Separation Solutions (US)

12.6 Lanxess (Germany)

12.7 Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan)

12.8 Pall Corporation (US)

12.9 Suez (France)

12.10 LG Chem (South Korea)

13.Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmark

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments

14. Conclusion

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