The membrane filtration market is estimated to be valued at USD 12.66 million in 2018, and is projected to reach USD 17.34 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2018. Growth in demand for premium-quality products such as purified packaged drinking water, concentrated proteins & juices, clarified wine & beer, and high-quality cheese has increased the demand for membrane filtration as this technology reduces the energy consumption and provides high purification, filtration, and quality enhancing properties.
The key market players adopted strategies such as expansions, new product launches, acquisitions, agreements, acquisition, and partnerships to meet the growing demand for membrane filtration technology.
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Major players such as 3M Company (US), Pall Corporation (US), Dow Company (US), Koch Membrane System (US), Veolia Water Technologies (France), Suez Water Technologies & Solutions (France), collectively accounted for a majority of the global membrane filtration market. Other players in the market include Alfa Laval (Sweden), Fileder Filter Systems Ltd (UK), Prominent (Germany), ACWA Services (UK), Aquabio(UK), and Aquatech International (US). In April 2016, Koch Membrane Systems launched its next generation Dairy-Pro Sanitary Spiral Wound Elements, which was designed specifically for the dairy industry.
Suez Water Technologies & Solutions is involved in the development and manufacture of equipment used in the filtration, separation, and processing of fluids. This company has been providing water treatment solutions for over 90 years and has continued to strengthen its product portfolio through research & development and with acquisitions. It has operations in 130 countries across Latin America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
Suez Water Technologies & Solutions offers membrane filtration technologies under its water, recycling, and recovery business segment. The company adopted various strategic activities such as acquisitions, expansions, and partnerships to increase its presence and to strengthen its position in the Middle Eastern, Asian, and African countries. For instance, in October 2017, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions began focusing more on Latin America and more specifically on Panama and Mexico. It initiated a multi-unit business organization under which it planned solutions for wastewater reuse and desalination through reverse osmosis. Moreover, in September 2017, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions acquired General Electric’s (US) industrial water business named GE water. This acquisition enhanced and strengthened Suez’s membrane filtration product portfolio.
Pall Corporation is one of the leading companies in global filtration, separation, and purification industry. This company manufactures and distributes filtration, separation, and purification products and integrated system solutions, worldwide. It operates its businesses worldwide through global business divisions, which are reported in two operating segments: Pall life Sciences and Pall Industrial.
This company offers membrane filtration technology under the Pall Life Sciences business division. The sales volume of the Life Sciences division has been growing consistently over the last several years. The net sales of this segment grew by 10.6% in 2014 compared to 2013. The membrane filtration products offered by Pall Corporation serve the beer, wine, dairy, alcohol-free beverage, bottled water, and food ingredient applications. Pall Corporation has proven itself to be one of the prominent market leaders by adopting the strategies such as partnerships. For instance, in February 2016 Pall Corporation entered into a partnership with Desalitech, a leader in high-efficiency reverse osmosis (RO) systems. This agreement aided these companies to offer integrated microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), and RO solutions for water treatment applications all over the world.