Membrane Separation Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Membrane Separation Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-503-8
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the membrane separation technology market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for membrane separation technology market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of membrane separation technology market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Membrane Separation Technology Market Categorization:

The membrane separation technology market was categorized into three segments, namely technology (Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis), application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Industry Processing, Food & Beverage Processing, Pharmaceutical & Medical), region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The membrane separation technology market was segmented into technology, application, and region. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The membrane separation technology market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into eighteen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; the UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Membrane separation technology market companies & financials:

The membrane separation technology market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • Merck KGgA - Merck KGaA was established in 1668 and is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. It operates as part of Merck Group, which is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. The company has several affiliates such as Merck S.p.A., Sigma Aldrich, Inc., Merck Chemicals Ltd., Merck Consumer Health n.v./s.a., Sigma Aldrich Canada Co., and EMD, Inc. Merck KGaA offers magnetic nanoparticles through Sigma Aldrich, Inc., a life science, chemical, and biotechnology company. Merck KGaA through its affiliate Merck Millipore offers a wide range of reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration membrane products for application in pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications.

  • Toray Industries, Inc. - Toray Industries is a Japan-based multi-national conglomerate established in 1926 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It operates through its affiliates and subsidiaries located in China, South Korea, Germany, the United States, India, and Brazil with manufacturing facilities located in various parts of Japan such as Shiga, Seta, Echme, Tokai, and Nagoya. The company’s product portfolio is bifurcated among its business segments, namely, fibers & textiles, plastics & chemicals, IT-related products, carbon fiber composite products, environment & engineering, and life science & other services. The company has a broad product portfolio of high-performance water treatment membranes, including reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, nano-filtration (NF) membranes, ultra-filtration (UF) membranes, micro-filtration (MF) membranes, and membrane bioreactors (MBR). Toray Membrane offers superior products and technologies for wastewater treatment.

  • Pentair plc - Pentair plc manufactures a wide range of water solutions that cater to homes, businesses, and industries around the world. The company operates through three business segments namely Aquatic Systems, Filtration Solutions, and Flow Technologies. The aquatic systems business segment focuses on the manufacturing of residential and commercial pool equipment and accessories including pumps, filters, heaters, lights, automatic controls, and automatic cleaners among others. The filtration solutions business segment is engaged in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of filtration and separation solutions for residential, commercial, food & beverage, and industrial applications. Furthermore, the company operated 48 manufacturing facilities, 32 distribution facilities, 54 sales and corporate offices, and around 11 service centers globally.

  • Hydranautics - Hydranautics was established in 1963 and is headquartered in California, U.S. It was acquired by Nitto Denko Corporation in 1987 and currently operates as a part of Nitto Global Membrane Division (GMD). The company is mainly involved in research, production, and distribution of membrane products. Additionally, it provides technical support and a variety of services such as system design, audit of onsite operations, and field service engineering support. The company offers its products under three different categories, namely Ultrafiltration (UF)/Microfiltration (MF), Nanofiltration (NF), and Reverse Osmosis (RO). In addition, it offers custom membrane technology solutions under Integrated Membrane Solutions (IMS) to address specific customer requirements. It operates its membrane production activities through three manufacturing plants located in the U.S., China, and Japan.

  • AXEON Water Technologies - The company is involved in the manufacturing of membrane systems, membrane housing, and filtration products. Additionally, the company provides consultancy, private labeling, custom design & engineering, and contract manufacturing services to its customers. It offers its products under four major categories, namely membrane systems, membrane housing, membrane chemicals, and membrane elements through four production facilities located in the U.S., Mexico, China, and Taiwan. Product offerings under the membrane elements segment include various types of nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, and seawater reverse osmosis membranes.

  • GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft - It is mainly engaged in the production and supply of highly customized machinery and process equipment and allied services. The company operates its business through five major divisions, namely separation & flow technologies, farm technologies, liquid & powder technologies, food & healthcare technologies, and refrigeration technologies. Products offered by the company include automation & control systems, brewing systems, evaporators & crystallizers, pumps & valves, granulators, cleaners & sterilizers, and distillation & fermentation systems that are used across a variety of end-use industries such as food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing. Furthermore, the company offers various services to its customers such as installation, spare part support, on-site support, and equipment maintenance services. It provides on- and off-balance-sheet financing to its customers to help them buy the equipment and machinery.

  • Hyflux Ltd. - 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. In addition, it undertakes engineering procurement & construction (EPC) contracts on a public-private partnership and built-operate transfer (BOT) basis. 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. In 2018, Hyflux Ltd. became highly insolvent due to mounting debts and liabilities. The company is currently undergoing a court-supervised reorganization to overcome the crisis.

  • Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. - Koch Membrane Systems concentrates on developing and manufacturing innovative membrane filtration systems. The company has four major business segments, which include water & wastewater solutions, process separations, systems & services, and membrane products. It caters its products to industries including municipal water, municipal wastewater, food & beverage, metal finishing, power, oil & gas, pulp & paper, mining water, semiconductor, and chemical processing. The company has a broad membrane product portfolio including nanofiltration (NF), microfiltration (MF), ultra-filtration (UF), and reverse osmosis (RO), in spiral, tubular, and hollow fiber configurations, which are manufactured using a variety of membrane chemistries. The company is active across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, wherein it operates through multiple sales offices.

  • Corning Incorporated - The company is majorly involved in the production of various glass and ceramic products that find application in the optical communications, consumer electronics, display, and automotive manufacturing sectors. It operates through five business segments - display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, specialty materials, and life sciences. The optical communications segment is involved in the production of fiber optic cables. The display technology segment is engaged in the manufacturing of glass substrates for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used in a variety of consumer electronic appliances. The environmental technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for their use in the automotive industry. The specialty segment is engaged in the manufacturing of highly advanced glass and ceramic materials used in aerospace & defense and astronomic applications. The life sciences segment is engaged in the manufacturing and supply of laboratory products such as general labware, microcarriers, filtration systems, and ultrafiltration concentrators.

  • HUBER SE - The company is mainly engaged in the manufacturing of machines and equipment for water & wastewater treatment and sludge treatment applications. The products offered by the company include screens & fine screens, stormwater & sewer equipment active carbon filters, and membrane bioreactors. These products find application in end-use sectors such as pulp & paper, textiles, leather, dairy & milk processing, and food & beverages. The company is actively collaborating with renowned research institutes to develop reliable, low-cost wastewater treatment solutions for the reuse and recovery of nutrients from wastewater and sludge. As of January 2020, the company has established its presence in over 60 countries across the world through a network of subsidiaries, offices, and sales representatives. 

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Membrane Separation Technology Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2021, historic information from 2017 to 2020, and forecast from 2022 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Membrane Separation Technology Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2021 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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