GVR Report cover Hollow Fiber Filtration Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hollow Fiber Filtration Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Membrane Material (Polysulfone), By Process (Single-use Hollow Fiber Membranes), By Technology, By Application, By End-users, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-009-1
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global hollow fiber filtration market size was estimated to be at USD 607.3 million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3% from 2023 to 2030. The global market for Hollow Fiber Filtration (HFF) is expanding as a result of aspects such as a growing inclination towards continuous manufacturing, increased use of single-use techniques, and increased expenditure on cell-based technology. Furthermore, the growing adoption of hollow fiber filters for the removal of contaminants like fungi, viruses, and bacteria has driven the hollow fiber filtration market growth.

U.S. hollow fiber filtration market size, by application, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

According to reports, COVID-19 has had a positive effect on the hollow fiber filter market. A mix of well-known biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as hollow fiber filtration industry participants, have stepped frontward to contribute to global research efforts by supplying hollow fiber filtration for manufacturing treatment & vaccines that target COVID-19 infection. For instance, in July 2021, Asahi Kasei Medical has chosen to expand capacity at its spinning plant in Oita, Japan, for hydrophilic polyvinylidene fluoride hollow-fiber membranes for Planova BioEX filters. Furthermore, the worldwide COVID-19 disease has risen the critical need for the manufacturing of Planova filters as well as the mass production of anti-coronavirus agents. Additionally, applications of hollow fiber opened up new possibilities for the introduction of innovative solutions for the prevention, and detection of viral diseases such as the COVID-19 virus thereby boosting the industry growth.

The growing desire for continuous manufacturing, the thriving biopharmaceutical sector, and the increasing use of single-use technologies are some of the factors that are expected to contribute to the growth of the hollow fiber filtration market in the coming years. Furthermore, developing countries, coupled with growing investment in cell-based research, are likely to present significant growth opportunities for hollow fiber filtration market participants.

The market is expected to grow, owing to factors such as rising demand for continuous water and wastewater treatment and tightening government regulations. For instance, in December 2020, Xiaomi introduced the Xialolang ultrafiltration water purifier, which employs an ultrafiltration membrane rather than a RO membrane. The ultrafiltration membrane has a filtration precision of 0.1um and uses a hollow fiber membrane with improved effectiveness at its core to effectively remove contaminants from the water, eliminate odors, and improve the taste. However, factors such as fiber breakage and irreversible fouling, as well as high operational costs, are anticipated to limit market growth in the coming years.

Manufacturers are benefiting from significant growth prospects in the global market as a result of the growing demand for hollow fiber filters. The need of hollow fiber is rising in the healthcare sector and it is being more widely used in medical and healthcare settings. Furthermore, it is projected that the active involvement of prominent pharmaceutical companies in the production of cutting-edge hollow fiber-based filters will have an impact on the development of this industry.

Membrane Material Insights

The Polyethersulfone (PES) segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 35.73% in 2022 and is projected to exhibit the fastest rate during the assessment period. The growing market for high-performance engineering plastics in industries such as construction, aviation, and automotive is expected to drive global demand for polyethersulfone during the projected timeline.

Polyethersulfone's increasing use in the dental and medical sectors is expected to drive demand even further. Superior properties such as high thermal resistance & chemical resistance over polyamides as well as polycarbonates are estimated to drive growth in Polyethersulfone consumption.

Process Insights

The reusable hollow fiber membranes segment dominated the market with a share of 53.78% in 2022. This is attributed to the factors such as high filtration accuracy, low investment and operating cost, easy to maintain, repairable, and others propelling the segment growth.

Single use hollow fiber membranes exhibit the fastest rate during the projected period, owing to their extensive use in ultrafiltration & microfiltration applications and a genuine ready-to-use separation solution. They are humectant-free, fully integrity-tested, and gamma-irradiated, when delivered. They save time and money because no cleaning is required.

Technology Insights

The microfiltration segment captured the highest revenue share of 52.64% in 2022. Microfiltration is a low-pressure technique for separating high-molecular-weight compounds from dissolved solids. Most bacteria & suspended solids are separated by this process, but viruses as well as multivalent ions are not. In addition, microfiltration fibers are typically classified by pore size, rejecting particles ranging from 0.1 to 0.7 microns, therefore the demand for microfiltration is more, which further boosts the segment growth.

On the other hand, the ultrafiltration segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the projected time period. Due to its cost-effectiveness, the market is also influenced by growing demands for ultrapure water technologies and systems in the healthcare sector. The membranes are also suitable for a variety of applications, including municipal and industrial treatment. Thus, it will increase the demand for ultrafilters and further fuel the hollow fiber filtration market growth.

Application Insights

The protein concentration and diafiltration segment captured the highest revenue share of 29.9% in 2022. One of the primary drivers driving this market is the method's usage in the purification and separation of a diverse variety of biomolecules, including antibodies, nucleic acids, and recombinant proteins. The approach is popular because it can be employed in a variety of biological domains including biochemistry, protein chemistry, molecular biology, and immunology. Therefore, most of the key players are involved in this application area. For instance, in November 2021, Toray Industries, Inc. announced the development of an extremely durable hollow fiber ultrafiltration membrane module enabling biotechnology purification & concentration operations and the availability of samples to clients.

On the other hand, the cell culture harvest segment is expected to grow at the highest rate in a projected timeframe. Increased spending and research in regenerative medicine & therapies have resulted in an increase in market requirements for cell harvesting. The increase in the number of infectious diseases documented worldwide has supported the market's progress. For instance, as per the CDC, 7.2 million people visits physician's office due to infectious disease.

End-users Insights

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies segment captured the highest share of 44.4% in 2022. The increasing adoption of hollow fiber filters in diafiltration, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration procedures in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as the rising usage of continuous manufacturing processes owing to the advantages like process efficiency & flexibility, have attributed to the large share of this segment.

Global hollow fiber filtration market share, by end user, 2022 (%)

Technological advancements in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, as well as the rapid growth of the biopharmaceutical sector globally, are expected to contribute to this segment's revenue growth over the forecast period. The growing use of hollow membrane filtration and continuous production technologies has increased processing plant efficiency while decreasing overall procedure time. It is also predicted to support this segment's revenue growth over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the regional market with a share of 39.2% in 2021. Over the course of the projected period, the region is expected to retain its leadership. This expansion can be ascribed to the existence of expanding alliances between businesses working in this area and hollow fiber start-up companies. Furthermore, the region's significant participation in the industrial sector is due to support from governmental bodies combined with increased R&D expenditures.

Furthermore, rapid advancement of sophisticated technology such as perfusion systems & growing demand for biologics due to increased healthcare burden in the region due to increasing chronic disease prevalence. Likewise, the rising adoption of hollow fiber techniques and the strong presence of major market players are projected to drive revenue growth in the region.

Hollow Fiber Filtration Market Trends by Region

In the upcoming years, the expansion of hollow fiber filtration market in the Asia Pacific region. Rapid developments in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, increasing incidence of chronic diseases, ongoing improvements in healthcare & R&D infrastructure, and rising economic assistance from governments in the region can all be attributed to growth. Furthermore, upsurge in CRO penetration and increased outsourcing from key global regions are anticipated to drive revenue growth and market expansion in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players in this market are implementing various strategies including partnerships through mergers and acquisitions, geographical expansion, and strategic collaborations to expand their market presence. For instance, in June 2020, Repligen Corporation, has acquired Engineered Molding Technology. As a result of this transaction, Repligen's portfolio of single-use filtration solutions has grown. It has given the company more flexibility to scale & expand its investments in single-use systems within the hollow fiber filtration business. Some of the key players in the global hollow fiber filtration market include:

  • Sartorius AG

  • Repligen Corporation

  • Danaher Corporation

  • Merck KGaA

  • Asahi Kasei Corporation


  • Cole Parmer

  • Sterlitech Corporation

  • Synder Filtration, Inc.

  • Meissner Filtration Products, Inc. 

Hollow Fiber Filtration Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 689.4 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1.76 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 14.3% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Membrane material, process, technology, application, end-user, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Sartorius AG; Repligen Corporation; Danaher Corporation; Merck KGaA; Asahi Kasei Corporation; PARKER HANNIFIN CORP.; Cole Parmer; Sterlitech Corporation; Synder Filtration Inc.; Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.

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Global Hollow Fiber Filtration Market Segmentation 

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global hollow fiber filtration market report on the basis of membrane material, process, technology, application, end-user, and region:

  • Membrane Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Polysulfone (PS)

    • Mixed Cellulose Ester

    • Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVDF)

    • Polyethersulfone (PES)

    • Others

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

    • Single-use Hollow Fiber Membranes

    • Reusable Hollow Fiber Membranes

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

    • Microfiltration

    • Ultrafiltration

    • Others

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

    • Virus or Viral Vector Filtration

    • Protein Concentration & Diafiltration

    • Cell Culture Harvest & Clarification

    • Raw Material Filtration

    • Others

  • End-users Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies

    • CMOs & CROs

    • Academic & Research Institutes

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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