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US Membrane Separation Technologies Market

Demand to grow more than 8% annually through 2012

US demand for membrane materials is expected to increase 8.2 percent per year to $4.3 billion in 2012. Advances will be driven by the ongoing penetration of membranes into key markets such as water and wastewater treatment, and food and beverage processing, largely at the expense of conventional filtration equipment that cannot equal the performance attributes of membranes. This trend has been prompted by the need to comply with strict regulations pertaining to water and wastewater quality, as well as an increasing interest in process fluids with higher purity levels. Additional factors driving gains include the ability of membranes to reduce water use and waste disposal expenditures, and to improve water and material recovery and reuse. Demand for nonpolymeric materials, including ceramic, metal and composite types, is expected to record double-digit growth through 2012, due to their better performance in extreme temperatures and greater pH ranges. However, polymeric membrane materials will continue to dominate the market because they have lower initial costs and greater product flexibility than nonpolymeric materials. Cellulosic membranes, the least expensive materials, accounted for the largest share of polymeric membranes -- nearly 60 percent in value terms -- in 2007, although that share is slowly declining.

Microfiltration to remain largest application

Among major applications, gains are expected to be strongest for pervaporation membranes, albeit from a small base, because of their use in high-growth specialty markets. Advances are also projected to be strong for ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membranes, both of which function in a variety of markets. Microfiltration membranes will continue to account for the largest share of total demand, but represent a better established and more mature segment of the market. Other types of separation technologies that incorporate membranes include nanofiltration, dialysis, electrodialysis and gas separation.

Pharmaceutical, medical markets to increase fastest

Key markets for membranes include water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals and medical products, chemical production, industrial gas production and others. The best opportunities for growth will emerge in the pharmaceutical and medical markets, and smaller markets such as environmental applications and fuel cells. Fuel cells, although currently negligible in market value terms, are expected to emerge as a significant outlet for membranes in the next 10 to 20 years. The water and wastewater treatment market continued to be the largest for membranes, representing 51 percent of sales in 2007.

Study coverage

It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) plus forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type, application and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 competitors in the US industry.

Introduction

Executive Summary

1 Summary Table

Market Environment

General

Macroeconomic Trends

Consumer Spending Trends

Demographic Trends

Pollution Control Outlook

Pricing & Product Mix

Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

Membrane System Demand

World Membrane Separation Outlook

North America

Europe

Asia/Pacific

Other Regions

1 Macroeconomic Indicators

2 Personal Consumption Expenditures

3 Population & Households

4 Pollution Control Expenditures

5 Selected Membrane Material Prices

6 Membrane Separation Systems Demand

Cht World Membrane Separation Materials

Demand by Region, 2007

TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW

General

Membrane Separation Processes

Membrane Configurations

Membrane Advantages

Liquid Processing Membrane Technologies

Microfiltration

Ultrafiltration

Nanofiltration

Reverse Osmosis

Other

Direct Osmosis

Dialysis

Electrodialysis

Pervaporation

Gas Separation Membrane Technologies

Membrane Maintenance

Competitive Technologies

Liquid

Conventional Filters

Distillation

Ion Exchange Resins

Other Liquid Separation Processes

Gas

Cryogenic Separation

Pressure Swing Adsorption

Other Gas Separation Processes

1 Advantages & Disadvantages of

Membrane Separation Technologies

Cht Dead-End & Crossflow Membrane

Separation Processes

2 Separation Spectrum

TYPES

General

Polymeric Membranes

Cellulosic Membranes

Polysulfone & Nylon Membranes

Polysulfone

Nylon

Other Polymeric Membranes

PTFE Membranes

Acrylic Membranes

Silicone Membranes

Polyacrylonitrile Membranes

PVDF Membranes

All Other Polymeric Membranes

Nonpolymeric Membranes

Ceramic Membranes

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Other Nonpolymeric Membranes

1 Membrane Demand by Type

2 Polymeric Membrane Demand

Cht Polymeric Membrane Demand, 2007

3 Cellulosic Membrane Demand

by Application

4 Polysulfone & Nylon Membrane

Demand by Application

5 Other Polymeric Membrane

Demand by Application

6 Nonpolymeric Membrane Demand

by Type & Application

7 Ceramic Membrane Demand

8 Other Nonpolymeric Membrane Demand

APPLICATIONS

General

Microfiltration

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Reverse Osmosis

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Ultrafiltration

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Pervaporation

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Other Applications

Gas Separation

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Nanofiltration

Characteristics

Markets

Producers

Dialysis

Electrodialysis

1 Membrane Material Demand

by Application

Cht Membrane Material Demand

by Application, 2007

2 Microfiltration Membrane

Demand by Type

3 Microfiltration Membrane

Demand by Market

4 Reverse Osmosis Membrane

Demand by Type

5 Reverse Osmosis Membrane

Demand by Market

6 Ultrafiltration Membrane

Demand by Type

7 Ultrafiltration Membrane

Demand by Market

8 Pervaporation Membrane Demand

by Type & Market

9 Other Membrane Demand

by Type & Market

MARKETS

General

Water & Wastewater Treatment

Water Withdrawal & Use Trends

Membrane Demand

Water Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Food & Beverage Processing

Food Processing Trends

Beverage Processing Trends

Membrane Demand

Food Processing

Beverage Processing

Pharmaceuticals & Health Care

Pharmaceutical & Health Care Outlook

Membrane Demand

Pharmaceutical Production

Dialysis & Related Uses

Biotechnology

Drug Delivery

Testing & Diagnostics

Blood Collection

Chemical Processing

Chemical Processing Outlook

Membrane Demand

Chlor-Alkali Production

Other Chemical Processing

Industrial Gas Processing

Industrial Gas Outlook

Membrane Demand

Nitrogen Processing

Other Industrial Gas Processing

Other Markets

Environmental

Fuel Cells

2 Water Withdrawal & Use

3 Water & Wastewater Treatment

Market for Membranes

Cht Water & Wastewater Treatment Market

for Membranes, 1997-2017

4 Water Treatment Market for Membranes

by Application & Segment

Cht Water Treatment Market for Membranes

by Segment, 2007

5 Municipal Water Treatment

Market for Membranes

6 Industrial Water Treatment

Market for Membranes

7 Ultrapure Water Treatment

Market for Membranes

8 Residential Water Treatment

Market for Membranes

9 Wastewater Treatment

Market for Membranes

10 Food & Beverage Shipments

11 Food & Beverage Processing

Market for Membranes

12 Food Processing Market for Membranes

by Application

13 Beverage Processing Market

for Membranes by Application

14 Pharmaceutical & Health Care Indicators

15 Pharmaceutical & Medical Market

for Membranes by Application

16 Chemical Product Shipments

17 Chemical Processing Market

for Membranes by Application

18 Industrial Gas Shipments

19 Industrial Gas Market for Membranes

by Application

20 Other Markets for Membranes

by Application

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

General

Industry Composition

Market Share

Competitive Strategies

Research & Development

Marketing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Cooperative Agreements

1 US Membrane Materials Sales

by Company, 2007

Cht US Membrane Materials

Market Share, 2007

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

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