GVR Report cover Ceramic Filter Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Ceramic Filter Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Industrial (Bio-Filtration, Hot Gas Filtration), Residential, Commercial), By Product (Water Filter, Air Filter), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-456-7
  • Number of Pages: 124
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global ceramic filter market size was valued at USD 1.08 billion in 2017. It is expected to register a CAGR of 13.5% over the forecast period. Favorable regulations for water filtration coupled with heightened awareness regarding clean and safe drinking water across key regions has provided a significant push to the market.

Agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), and European Environment Agency (EEA) have issued several guidelines and standards concerning environmental pollution as well as water filtration systems. Mandates such as Safe Drinking Water Act govern water filtration systems, thereby supporting the demand for ceramic filters over the forecast period.

U.S. ceramic filter market

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has set standards for drinking water filtration systems for use in residential and commercial applications. These systems should be able to filter water and bring down its toxicity to acceptable limits for drinking. NSF regulations majorly govern domestic water filtration systems.

Government initiatives to encourage sustainable development are also playing a pivotal role in the development of the market. Furthermore, technological advancements such as implementation of nanotechnology in filtration processes and bio-ceramic filtration are estimated to boost product demand.

Growing population in regions such as Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Africa has resulted in a severe strain on availability of drinking water. Such a trend, in turn, is encouraging water treatment and water reuse solutions to conserve water. This trend is anticipated to work in favor of the market.

High initial ceramic filter system cost is projected to inhibit the growth of the market. High cost of the product is owing to significant production cost of raw material such as ceramic, which is a high energy-intensive process that operates at extremely high temperature. Furthermore, production of raw material is impacted by volatile crude oil and gas prices that influences profit margins and operating expenditures, thereby restraining the demand for the product.

Product Insights

The product is used in domestic, commercial, and industrial structures for multiple applications spread across diverse industries. Ceramic water filter applications range from filtering water for drinking to treating industrial wastewater for disposal. Furthermore, initiatives taken by governments as well as organizations such as the World Health Organization to provide potable water are poised to supplement market growth.

Rising environmental concerns regarding industrial water disposal and treatment are likely to stir up the demand for ceramic water filters. In addition, they are well suited for water treatment and water disposal applications, owing to their superior inherent properties such as high cleaning capacity as compared to polymer filters.

Harmful air emissions include toxic gaseous and volatile organic compounds that are emitted during industrial operations. Regulations governing gaseous air emissions and particulate matter emissions are bolstering the demand for ceramic air filters in applications across diverse industries.

Moreover, government initiatives for safeguarding the environment are expected to contribute to the growth of the ceramic air filters segment. Industrial and commercial end-use industries were mandated to install these filtration systems to reduce toxic gaseous and volatile organic compounds emission into the atmosphere.

Application Insights

Rapid urbanization coupled with rising number of start-ups is resulting in increased demand for commercial construction globally. Growing mandates for installation of air filtration systems in commercial structures are estimated to stoke the demand for the commercial segment over the forecast period.

Residential application dominated the ceramic filter market and accounted for more than 40.0% of the overall revenue in 2017. Increasing utilization of ceramic candles in households for water filtration is anticipated to escalate the growth of the segment. This method of water purification is one of the basic and most economical techniques for obtaining potable water, which is used in several African countries owing to low cost associated with it.

Global ceramic filter market

The product has applications in the industrial segment for separating suspended solids and oil from wastewater effluents of oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, chemical plants, petrochemical plants, and other industrial sources. These products are resistant to chemicals and thereby, aid in obtaining clear liquids.

Utilization of hot gas filters in the protection of downstream equipment including catalyst units, heat exchangers, scrubbers, and turbines from erosion and fouling aids in boosting product demand in industrial applications. Moreover, the ability of these filters to prevent de-sublimation or condensation aids in fueling its demand over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

The Middle East & Africa is projected to witness the highest CAGR of 15.7% from 2018 to 2025 on account of surge in the demand for clean water and wastewater treatment in the region. In addition, rising petrochemical investments are poised to benefit the growth of the regional market.

The demand for the product in Asia Pacific is likely to grow owing to increasing demand from end-use industries coupled with government initiatives favoring economic growth. Furthermore, growing population and water scarcity issues, especially in emerging economies of India and China, are expected to bode well for the market in the region.

The growth of the market in Europe can be attributed to rising environmental concerns, which have resulted in regulations favoring environment protection and compelling companies to adopt air emission norms. In addition, soaring requirement for water treatment solutions, coupled with quantitative easing, is estimated to spur the growth of the regional market.

North America is anticipated to experience sluggish growth as compared to other regions on account of saturation in end-user application industries. However, stringent norms and industrial laws governing water filtration performance & standards by EPA are projected to augment the market.

Ceramic Filter Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by presence of a large number of buyers and manufacturers. Major industry players such as Anguil Environmental Systems Inc.; 3M Company; and Glosfume Ltd. are integrated across the value chain by supplying raw materials, manufacturing, and distributing the product globally.

Market players are focused on adopting strategies such as joint ventures, agreements, partnerships, collaborations, and new product development for increasing their market penetration and catering to changing technological requirements of end-use applications. In addition, these players are investing heavily in R&D activities for broadening their product portfolio.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2012 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Germany, U.K., China, India, Japan

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2012 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ceramic filter market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • Ceramic water filter

    • Ceramic air filter

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

      • Hot gas Filtration

      • Oil-water Separation

      • Bio-Filtration

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

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