Microfiltration Membranes Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Cellulosic, Ceramic, Fluorinated Polymers, Others), By Filtration Mode (Direct Flow, Cross Flow), By Application (Food And Beverage, Water And Waste Water Treatment, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Oct 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061616059
  • Pages : 146

The microfiltration membranes market is projected to grow considerably during the forecast period

Due to the growth of pharmaceutical and biotech industries, the microfiltration membrane market will expand in the upcoming years. Consumer demand for sterile, clean workplaces and surfaces has increased as a result. The removal of microfibers from textile effluent has also resulted in an expansion of the microfiltration sector. Additionally, sales of microfiltration equipment have increased along with the need for wastewater treatment in many nations. Further, government restrictions on filtration methods and environmental concerns have increased market demand for microfiltration methods and tools. Additionally, increased demand for membrane microfiltration in the beverage and food sectors is a result of rising consumer health consciousness.

Global population growth is fueling the market's expansion.

The sector has grown as a result of rising industrialization, urbanization in developing countries, and global population growth. Microfiltration membranes are being used more frequently for the treatment of water and wastewater as a result of increased concerns about water shortages and initiatives to recycle water. Several industries, including the manufacturing of food and drink, water and wastewater treatment, the manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, use membranes for microfiltration. These membranes are employed in the food and beverage sector for the filtration of milk, wine, and beer. They are also used in the metalworking sector to separate water and oil.

Increased application in wastewater treatment management

The growing usage of microfiltration methods for the treatment of industrial wastewater is driving the market for membrane microfiltration. The release of industrial and agricultural waste into diverse water bodies has a substantial impact on the quality of the water. The United Nations (UN) wastewater assessment program reports and wastewater management models are independent publications. According to a CPCB report from 2021, the amount of sewage produced in metropolitan areas is predicted to be 72,368 MLD, while the total amount of treatment capacity is only 31,841 MLD which increases the demand for wastewater treatment and consequently increasing the microfiltration membranes market size.

Rising use of cross-flow filtration

In a cross-flow filtration system, a filtration membrane surface is continuously contacted by the feed that needs to be filtered. Membranes having a cross-flow filtering mode hence decrease the likelihood of fouling, which improves membrane performance. For instance, DrM, Dr. Mueller AG provides a FUNDAWAVE® which is an industrial crossflow filtration solution that is especially suited for uses where flux rates, capital expenditures, mild filtration conditions, energy consumption, and sanitary design are crucial considerations. It maintains the media clean using vibrating shear forces to give minimal fouling filtration continually. As there is no requirement for a huge circulation pump, the FUNDAWAVE® treats the feed solution very delicately.

Fluorinated polymers accounted for a high market share under the type segment

The most popular microfiltration membranes are those based on fluorinated polymers. Microfiltration membranes are made from fluorinated polymers because of their strong mechanical stability and chemical resistance. The highest chemical and chlorine durability among commercially available membranes is demonstrated by polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-based membranes. These membranes are often used in applications for the treatment of wastewater and water. For instance, the introduction of a new environmentally friendly Kynar CTO polyvinylidene fluoride grade was announced by Arkema in June 2021. These new grades will state that all of their carbon is renewable and comes from bio-feedstock obtained from crude tall oil.

Low energy costs and rising filtering demand will accelerate industry expansion

Low energy costs and rising industrial filtering demand for better processing are increasing the microfiltration membranes market share. It works well with a variety of gases, including air, and is an efficient method for cryopreserving material that is sensitive to heat. It acts as a fence and removes the harmful bacteria from the necessary liquid or gas rather than eradicating them. Membrane filtration is frequently used in large-scale industrial applications. It is primarily used to separate minute particles and disappearing items from solutions, and it has the potential to do so continuously while also concentrating dyes from emissions.  

Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the microfiltration membranes market

During the projected period, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to lead the microfiltration membranes market. The need for wastewater treatment is expanding, regulatory standards are being implemented more frequently, and desalination techniques are being used more frequently to meet the region's growing demand for clean water. Additionally, a sizable number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are locating their research facilities and manufacturing facilities in this area, which will positively affect market expansion. A market for the application of membrane microfiltration technology has also been formed. Wastewater treatment facilities, stringent government guidelines for safe drinking water, and reputable pharmaceutical firms all contribute to the region's overall growth.

Market key launches

  • In April 2021, Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) announced the addition of INDU-CORTM HD (High Density) to its tubular membrane product range, an upgraded technology designed to treat different industrial waste streams more effectively. With a higher packing density of up to 300 % offered by INDU-COR HD, crossflow filtration is more cost-effective and takes up less room. The cost of waste treatment for clients is decreased while operational efficiencies and sustainability are increased. The 8mm PVDF tubule configuration of INDU-COR HD is an additional product line from KSS that complements its existing FEG PLUS®, ULTRA-CORTM, and INDU-COR product lines.
  • In January 2021, the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane product line was acquired by SUEZ from the speciality chemical firm LANXESS as an asset. With this acquisition, SUEZ incorporates a brand-new, complementary RO membranes technology. These membranes will round out the products and services offered by the division of Water Technologies & Solutions and allow SUEZ to provide its clients with ever-greater assistance in the field of water treatment. With the help of this acquisition, the Group will be able to strengthen its expansion through the strategy plan "Shaping SUEZ 2030" and expand both its production capacity and its product offering.


  • By Type
    • Cellulosic
    • Ceramic
    • Fluorinated Polymers
    • Others
  • By Filtration Mode
    • Direct Flow
    • Cross Flow
  • By Application
    • Food and Beverage
    • Water and Waste Water Treatment
    • Chemical
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Biotechnology
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Cellulosic

5.3. Ceramic

5.4. Fluorinated Polymers

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Direct Flow

6.3. Cross Flow


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Food and Beverage

7.3. Water and Waste Water Treatment

7.4. Chemical

7.5. Pharmaceutical

7.6. Biotechnology

7.7. Others


8.1. Introduction 

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Kubota Corporation

10.2. Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

10.3. Pentair PLC

10.4. Sartorius AG

10.5. 3M Company

10.6. Alfa Laval

10.7. General Electric Company

10.8. Pall Water

10.9. Aquatech International LLC

10.10. MERCK Group  

Kubota Corporation

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

Pentair PLC

Sartorius AG

3M Company

Alfa Laval

General Electric Company

Pall Water

Aquatech International LLC