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

Ceramic Membrane Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Nanofiltration), By Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Pharmaceuticals), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-332-1
  • Number of Report Pages: 109
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Advanced Materials

Ceramic Membrane Market Size & Trends

The global ceramic membrane market size was estimated at USD 9.55 billion in 2023 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% from 2024 to 2030. This growth is attributed to the increasing application of ceramic membranes in various industries such as food & beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, water & waste management, and biotechnology. This product possesses various attributes such as resistance to abrasion and durability. Moreover, the product is chemically, mechanically, and thermally stable. Such factors make it an ideal product for filtration in above mentioned industries.

Ceramic Membrane Market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

Ceramic membranes come under the category of artificial membranes and are manufactured using several inorganic materials including zirconia oxides, titania, silicon carbide, and alumina. Waste and water management sector is shifting to this product from traditional membranes on account of its superiority and exceptional antibacterial affects which is more effective for water treatments. Additionally, the rising shortage of water in various countries is driving the demand for water treatment facilities, this is expected to drive the market growth.

The market is witnessing technological advancements in terms of its manufacturing process and raw materials. Its research & development sector focuses on reducing the manufacturing cost, expanding its application, and improving product performance. Additionally, fabrication techniques also play an important role in the overall performance of the product. For instance, various processes such as extrusion, slip casting, and tape casting helps in production of ceramic membranes with managed thickness and porosity.

The value chain of ceramic membrane market comprises raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors/suppliers, and end users. The market has the presence of a large number of raw material suppliers who provide materials such as binders, additives, coatings, and ceramic powders to the manufacturers. Furthermore, once the product is produced, manufacturers distribute their products through third-party distributors or often opt for direct distribution to reach end users.

Technology Insights

Based on technology, the market is segmented into ultrafiltration, microfiltration, and nanofiltration. Among these, microfiltration technology dominated the market with a revenue share of 29.8% in 2023. Microfiltration is a low-pressure separation process. It uses membranes with open-pore structures and pore sizes ranging from 0.1 micron to 1 micron. Ceramic membranes which are made from inorganic materials are finding high adoption as they offer higher operating temperatures and durability compared to the membranes made from organic materials. Furthermore, the use of nanofiltration technology in ceramic membrane production helps in producing a product which is ideal for various challenging industrial applications.

Ultrafiltration technology is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 10.8% over the forecast period. Ultrafiltration is a single-membrane filtration process that serves as an effective barrier to harmful bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants. The segment is witnessing significant growth on account of its superior mechanical thermal stability, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance as compared to other options such as polymeric membranes. In addition, it is used for the clarification of various types of beverages such as fruit juices, beer, and wine.

Application Insights

Based on application, water & wastewater treatments dominated the market, accounting for a revenue share of 45.8% in 2023. Rapidly increasing global population coupled with rising industrialization and urbanization is exerting considerable stress on the existing freshwater resources, thereby driving the need for ceramic membranes. Additionally, the presence of multiple regulations and mandates by governments of countries concerning water treatment and disposal to safeguard the environment is anticipated to drive product growth.  

Ceramic Membrane Market share and size, 2023

Pharmaceutical application is anticipated to grow at a significant growth rate of 12.3% over the forecast period. Growing investment in the development of healthcare facilities, rising per capita income, improvement in diagnostic technology, and increasing prevalence & treatment of chronic diseases are some of the factors propelling the growth of pharmaceutical industry. This in turn is expected to increase demand for ceramic membranes for the purpose of clarification, sterile filtration, and separation to ensure safety and purity.  

Regional Insights

North America ceramic membrane market dominated the global industry with a revenue share of 18.1% in 2023. The North America ceramic membrane market is anticipated to experience rapid growth on account of rapid adoption of the technology for its utilization in application industries. Strict government regulations to control wastewater disposal from municipal and industrial sources are expected to augment the market growth. In addition, the growing oil & gas industry and increasing product demand from power generation industries in countries such as the U.S. and Canada are expected to promote water filtration activities, thus, driving the growth of the ceramic membrane market.

U.S. Ceramic Membrane Market Trends

The ceramic membrane market in the U.S. is growing at a CAGR of 8.7% over the forecast period owing to rising economic revival and government initiatives to promote environmental protection are expected to drive the ceramic membrane market in the U.S. Increasing pressure on the oil & gas industry to minimize pollutants in the released water is expected to boost the application of ceramic membrane, thereby fueling the market growth.

Europe Ceramic Membrane Market Trends

The ceramic membrane market in Europe has been witnessing continuous growth in recent years. This can be attributed to stringent environmental regulation and sustainability goals which are pushing industries to adopt cleaner and more efficient filtration technologies. Ceramic membranes offer superior chemical & thermal stability, making them ideal for hash industrial applications such as wastewater treatment, food & beverage processing, and pharmaceuticals.  

Asia Pacific Ceramic Membrane Market Trends

The ceramic membrane market in Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest rate of 12.0% over the coming years owing to rapid industrialization coupled with stringent regulations set by various governments to maintain environmental quality. The growth of industries such as chemicals, mining, and metal processing is expected to result in increased discharge of pollutants into the environment. Increasing water pollution and growing environmental concerns are anticipated to promote the implementation of wastewater treatment processes, thereby, propelling the use of ceramic membrane over the forecast period.

Key Ceramic Membrane Company Insights

Some of the key players operating in the market include GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and Pall Corporation:

  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft was established in 1881 and is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany. It is mainly engaged in the production and supply of highly customized machinery and process equipment and allied services. Products offered by the company are used across a variety of end-use industries such as food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing. The company operates its business through five major divisions, namely separation & flow technologies, farm technologies, liquid & powder technologies, food & healthcare technologies, and refrigeration technologies.

  • Pall Corporation operates with its two major business segments including life sciences and industrial which are used for different end-use industries businesses. Its life sciences segment provides technologies that facilitate the process of drug discovery, development, regulatory validation, and production, which are used in the research laboratories, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverage industries, as well as in hospitals.

Hyflux Ltd, Kovalus Separation Solutions, and Nanostone are some of the emerging participants in ceramic membrane market.

  • Hyflux Ltd. was established in 1989 as Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd. The company changed its name to Hyflux Ltd. in 2000. It is headquartered in Singapore and mainly operates in the fields of desalination, wastewater treatment, potable water treatment, and recycling. The company is a fully integrated supplier of membrane separation systems. The company primarily operates in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa with offices in Algeria, China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Nigeria.

  • Kovalus Separation Solutions is engaged in the development of technologies such as ion exchange, membrane filtration, evaporation, and drying for various application industries. This includes oil & gas, metals & mining, food & beverages, life sciences, textile, automotive, pulp & paper, biogas & sourgas, and dairy. The company has its presence in Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

Key Ceramic Membrane Companies:

The following are the leading companies in the ceramic membrane market. These companies collectively hold the largest market share and dictate industry trends.

  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
  • Pall Corporation
  • Hyflux Ltd
  • Kovalus Separation Solutions
  • Nanostone
  • Veolia
  • TAMI Industries
  • METAWATER Co., Ltd.
  • ITN Nanovation AG
  • SIVA Unit

Recent Developments

  • In October 2022, METAWATER Co., Ltd. announced the development of the largest ceramic membrane filtration water treatment plant in the UK. This plant produces about 210,000 cubic meters of water daily and supplies up to 700,000 people.

Ceramic Membrane Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 10.67 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 21.16 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 10.3% from 2024 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2022

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology; application; region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina

Key companies profiled

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft; Pall Corporation; Hyflux Ltd; Kovalus Separation Solutions; Nanostone; Veolia; TAMI Industries; METAWATER Co., Ltd.;

ITN Nanovation AG; SIVA Unit

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Global Ceramic Membrane Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global ceramic membrane market report on the basis of technology, application, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Ultrafiltration

    • Microfiltration

    • Nanofiltration

    • Other Technologies

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Water & Wastewater Treatment,

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Food & Beverage

    • Chemical Processing

    • Biotechnology

    • Other Applications

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

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