GVR Report cover Membrane Air Dryers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Membrane Air Dryers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Porous, Non-Porous), By Application (Food & Beverage, Medical, Industrial, Electronics/Semiconductor, Telecommunication), And Segment Forecasts To 2020

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-392-8
  • Number of Pages: 107
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global membrane air dryers market size is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period. These air dryers provide several benefits such as lowering the dew point of air and removing contaminants that may negatively impact the air compressor. These membranes allow the system to run more efficiently and prolong the system’s life by reducing rust and corrosion caused by contaminated air or air with high moisture content. Air that travels along the membrane is dry and clean. Therefore, it does not promote the growth of rust and helps mitigate corrosion, which is also expected to impel market demand over the next few years.

Global Membrane Air Dryers Market by application (USD Million), 2012 - 2020


Surging demand across several application areas and the growing need for clean and dry air in the medical, food & beverage, and manufacturing industries is expected to be a key driving force for the market over the next six years. Furthermore, increased adoption in order to improve the operational efficiency of a system, and thereby reduce the maintenance cost is also expected to positively impact market growth over the forecast period.

Application Insights

Membrane air dryers find usage across several application areas and form a very critical component of a compressed air system. This may be attributed to their ability to improve existing system efficiency and help conserve energy. They also provide dry, clean, and high-quality compressed air, and help lower the operating cost significantly. The membrane air dryers market is poised for growth as they are used across several applications owing to low operating cost and their ability to operate without electricity. In order to remain competitive, medical, food, and electronic product manufacturers emphasize meeting high air purity criteria, in light of increased quality awareness, technological advancements, and focus on food safety. Therefore, the production of clean air is a must and plays a critical role in achieving a clean workspace, which is also expected to impel the membrane air dryer market demand over the next few years.

Increasing penetration across the food & beverage sector is also expected to favorably impact market growth. The presence of water vapor or moisture in compressed air or steam employed in food processing may lead to significant problems, thereby driving the market demand. The meat and dairy industry needs to comply with several hygiene requirements in food preparation areas, which provides avenues for market growth.

Product Insights

Membrane air dryers are categorized into porous and non-porous membranes. Porous membrane air dryers accounted for the majority of the overall market share in 2013, and are expected to continue dominating the market over the forecast period. Porous membrane air dryers are preferred over non-porous owing to several benefits, including high permeability and flexibility.

Regional Insights

North America is expected to emerge as the dominant region, which may be attributed to growing demand in the telecommunication, medical, and food & beverage sectors. Standards and regulations governing the food processing sector, particularly in Europe and North America are expected to favorably impact the regional membrane air dryers market demand over the forecast period. For example, 3-A Sanitary Standards in collaboration with the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group and the U.S. Public Health Service developed practices that define filtering systems for compressed air in contact with dairy products as well as culinary steam.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Leading players in the market mainly focus on providing products to be used across customer-specific applications; whereas a few manufacturers provide membrane air dryers integrated with an entire compressed air treatment system. Companies work in collaboration with customers to help them meet their project requirements. They provide technical assistance in the early stages of the design process, which is usually handled by a team of experts comprising engineers and project managers. Further, with technological advent companies provide prototypes of custom designs for testing and evaluation. For instance, BEKO technologies use 3D printing technology SolidWorks’ systems to address prototyping requirements. A few key market players include Atlas Copco Corp, Donaldson Company Inc, Gardner Denver, Inc., Mikropor, Parker, Pentair, and Sullair. 

Membrane Air Dryers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 662.7 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.4% from 2015 to 2020

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2012 - 2014

Forecast period

2015 - 2020

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2015 to 2020

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, and region.

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; and RoW.

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Japan; Brazil; and Mexico.

Key companies profiled

Atlas Copco Corp; Compressed Air Parts Company; Donaldson Company, Inc.; Gardner Denver, Inc.; Graco Inc.; Hankison; Industrial Air Power; Ingersoll-Rand; Mikropor; Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Limited; and Pentair.

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