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Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market by Membrane Type, Filter-module, and End-user - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025

  • ID: 4656208
  • Report
  • September 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 256 pages
  • Allied Analytics LLP
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Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Overview:

The global reverse osmosis membrane market size was estimated to be $6,201 million in 2017, and is estimated to reach $12,125 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 8.7% from 2018 to 2025.

The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane is a material with tiny pores, which excludes dissolved salts and molecules from sea or brackish water. RO is the most economical and practical way for purification & treatment of water. The RO membrane is delicate and expensive, hence needs protection. Since its discovery, there has been progressive improvement in the membranes and development of means for packaging them. As a result, present-day RO plants are compact & simple to operate, and there is no phase change required.

Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are used for various purposes including desalination of seawater, waste water recovery, brackish water for drinking purposes, industrial process water, and others. They adequately eliminate almost all inorganic contaminants from water. They remove pesticides, radium, cysts, bacteria, and viruses.

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing market for RO membranes. The Asia-Pacific RO market is expected to register substantial growth during the forecast period, attributed to huge population in developing economies of the region. Other factors that drive the market are high-growth application areas such as seawater desalination systems and RO purification systems along with stringent regulations, owing to increased concerns over safe drinking water. Rapid industrialization and continuous rise in infrastructure have contributed immensely towards water pollution, which will drive the need for water purification and hence indirectly create an opportunity for the market players. However, factors, such as high cost of membrane, may restrict the market growth during the forecast period.

The global reverse osmosis membrane market is segmented by material type, filter module, application, and region. On the basis of material type, the market is segmented into cellulose-based and thin film composite. According to the filter module, the market is classified into the plate & frame, tubular-shaped, spiral-wound, and hollow-fiber. By application, the market is divided into desalination system and RO purification system. Regional breakdown and deep analysis of each of the previously mentioned segments is included for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The global reverse osmosis membrane industry is highly competitive, owing to the presence of several well-established manufacturers and vendors. The market has been undergoing significant consolidation over the last few years, and this trend is expected to continue further, owing to increase in adaptation of reverse osmosis membranes in new water treatment projects.

The major players analyzed in this report are Toray Industries, Inc., LG Chem., Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company), Toyobo Co., Ltd., Lanxess AG, The Dow Chemical Company, Koch Membrane System, Microdyn-Nadir GmbH, Membranium (JSC RM Nanotech), and Axeon Water Technologies.

Other key players operating in the global reverse osmosis membrane market include MECO Incorporated, Pure Aqua, Inc., Rochem Marine, Ampac USA, Veolia Water Technologies, Aspen Water, Inc., Wananchi UK, Lifestream Watersystems, Inc., Global Enviro Science, TerraGroup Corporation, Parker Hannifin Ltd. (Village Marine), Global Water Group, Inc., Applied Membranes, Inc., Bionics Advanced Filtration Systems (P) Ltd., B&P Water Technologies s.r.l., and others.

Key Benefits for Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market:
  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market, with current trends and future estimations to elucidate the investment pockets.
  • A comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market is provided.
  • The report provides a quantitative analysis to help the stakeholders to capitalize on prevailing market opportunities.
  • An extensive analysis of different segments facilitates to understand various products of the market.
  • The key players are profiled, and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which predict the competitive outlook of the market.
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Key Market Segments:

By Material Type
  • Cellulose-based
  • Cellulose acetate (CA) membrane
  • Nitrocellulose membrane
  • Others
  • Thin film composite
  • Polyamide (PA) composite membrane
  • Graphene oxide-based (GO) polyacrylonitrile (PAN) composite membrane
By Filter Module
  • Plate & frame
  • Spiral membrane
  • Pillow-shaped membrane
  • Tubular-shaped
  • Capillary
  • Spiral-wound
  • Hollow-fiber
By Application
  • Desalination system
  • Seawater
  • Brackish water
  • RO purification system
  • Residential & commercial
  • Municipal
  • Industrial
  • Medical devices & diagnostics
  • Dialysis equipment
By Region
  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • UK
  • Italy
  • France
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • South Africa
  • UAE
  • Rest of LAMEA
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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1. REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2. KEY MARKET BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS
1.3. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
1.4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
1.4.1. Secondary research
1.4.2. Primary research
1.4.3. Analyst tools and models

CHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. SNAPSHOT
2.2. CXO PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 3: MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1. MARKET DEFINITION AND SCOPE
3.2. KEY FINDINGS
3.2.1. Top investment pockets
3.2.2. Top winning strategies
3.3. PORTER'S FIVE FORCE ANALYSIS
3.4. MARKET PLAYER POSITIONING, 2017
3.5. MARKET DYNAMICS
3.5.1. Drivers
3.5.1.1. Rising awareness of water scarcity
3.5.1.2. Stringent government regulations
3.5.1.3. Rise in expenditure of water treatment
3.5.2. Restraints
3.5.2.1. Loss of essential mineralization from water
3.5.3. Opportunities
3.5.3.1. Growing demand for water treatment in emerging economies
3.5.3.2. Development of advanced membrane technology
3.6. Importance of controlling the feedwater temperature to optimize the process
3.7. List of companies providing/offering their RO systems to the military use/application
3.8. The effect of temperature variation on various types of RO membranes
3.9. List of companies that design RO SKIDS

CHAPTER 4: REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE MARKET, BY MATERIAL TYPE
4.1. OVERVIEW
4.1.1. Market size and forecast
4.2. Cellulose-based
4.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
4.2.2. Cellulose acetate (CA) membrane
4.2.3. Nitrocellulose membrane
4.2.4. Others
4.2.5. Market size and forecast, by region
4.2.6. Market analysis, by country
4.3. Thin Film Composite
4.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
4.3.2. Polyamide (PA) composite membrane
4.3.3. Graphene oxide-based (GO) Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) composite membrane
4.3.4. Market size and forecast, by region
4.3.5. Market analysis, by country

CHAPTER 5: REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE MARKET, BY FILTER MODULE
5.1. OVERVIEW
5.1.1. Market size and forecast
5.2. Plate & Frame
5.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.2.2. Spiral membrane
5.2.3. Pillow-shaped membrane
5.2.4. Market size and forecast, by region
5.2.5. Market analysis, by country
5.3. Tubular-Shaped
5.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.3.2. Capillary membrane
5.3.3. Market size and forecast, by region
5.3.4. Market analysis, by country
5.4. Spiral-Wound
5.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.4.2. Market size and forecast, by region
5.4.3. Market analysis, by country
5.5. Hollow-Fiber
5.5.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
5.5.2. Market size and forecast, by region
5.5.3. Market analysis, by country

CHAPTER 6: REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE MARKET, BY APPLICATION
6.1. OVERVIEW
6.1.1. Market size and forecast
6.2. Desalination System
6.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.2.2. Seawater
6.2.3. Brackish Water
6.2.4. Market size and forecast, by region
6.2.5. Market analysis, by country
6.3. RO Purification System
6.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
6.3.2. Residential and Commercial
6.3.3. Municipal
6.3.4. Industrial
6.3.5. Medical Diagnostics
6.3.6. Dialysis Equipment
6.3.7. Market size and forecast, by region
6.3.8. Market analysis, by country

CHAPTER 7: REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE MARKET, BY REGION
7.1. Overview
7.1.1. Market size and forecast
7.2. North America
7.2.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
7.2.2. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.2.3. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.2.4. Market size and forecast, by application
7.2.5. Market size and forecast, by country
7.2.6. U.S.
7.2.6.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.2.6.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.2.6.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.2.7. Canada
7.2.7.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.2.7.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.2.7.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.2.8. Mexico
7.2.8.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.2.8.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.2.8.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3. Europe
7.3.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
7.3.2. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.3. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.4. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3.5. Market size and forecast, by country
7.3.6. Germany
7.3.6.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.6.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.6.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3.7. Spain
7.3.7.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.7.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.7.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3.8. UK
7.3.8.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.8.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.8.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3.9. Italy
7.3.9.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.9.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.9.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3.10. France
7.3.10.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.10.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.10.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.3.11. Rest of Europe
7.3.11.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.3.11.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.3.11.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4. Asia-Pacific
7.4.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
7.4.2. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.3. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.4. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4.5. Market size and forecast, by country
7.4.6. China
7.4.6.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.6.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.6.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4.7. India
7.4.7.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.7.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.7.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4.8. Japan
7.4.8.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.8.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.8.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4.9. Australia
7.4.9.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.9.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.9.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4.10. South Korea
7.4.10.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.10.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.10.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.4.11. Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4.11.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.4.11.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.4.11.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.5. LAMEA
7.5.1. Key market trends, growth factors, and opportunities
7.5.2. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.5.3. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.5.4. Market size and forecast, by application
7.5.5. Market size and forecast, by country
7.5.6. Brazil
7.5.6.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.5.6.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.5.6.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.5.7. Argentina
7.5.7.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.5.7.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.5.7.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.5.8. South Africa
7.5.8.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.5.8.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.5.8.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.5.9. UAE
7.5.9.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.5.9.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.5.9.3. Market size and forecast, by application
7.5.10. Rest of LAMEA
7.5.10.1. Market size and forecast, by material type
7.5.10.2. Market size and forecast, by filter module
7.5.10.3. Market size and forecast, by application

CHAPTER 8: COMPANY PROFILES
8.1. Toray Industries, Inc.
8.1.1. Company overview
8.1.2. Company snapshot
8.1.3. Operating business segments
8.1.4. Product portfolio
8.1.5. Business performance
8.1.6. Key strategic moves and developments
8.2. LG Chem.
8.2.1. Company overview
8.2.2. Company snapshot
8.2.3. Operating business segments
8.2.4. Product portfolio
8.2.5. Business performance
8.2.6. Key strategic moves and developments
8.3. Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company)
8.3.1. Company overview
8.3.2. Company snapshot
8.3.3. Operating business segments
8.3.4. Product portfolio
8.3.5. Business performance
8.3.6. Key strategic moves and developments
8.4. Toyobo Co., Ltd.
8.4.1. Company overview
8.4.2. Company snapshot
8.4.3. Operating business segments
8.4.4. Product portfolio
8.4.5. Business performance
8.5. LANXESS AG
8.5.1. Company overview
8.5.2. Company snapshot
8.5.3. Operating business segments
8.5.4. Product portfolio
8.5.5. Business performance
8.5.6. Key strategic moves and developments
8.6. THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
8.6.1. Company overview
8.6.2. Company snapshot
8.6.3. Operating business segments
8.6.4. Product portfolio
8.6.5. Business performance
8.6.6. Key strategic moves and developments
8.7. Koch Membrane System, Inc.
8.7.1. Company overview
8.7.2. Company snapshot
8.7.3. Product portfolio
8.7.4. Key strategic moves and developments
8.8. Microdyn-Nadir GmbH
8.8.1. Company overview
8.8.2. Company snapshot
8.8.3. Product portfolio
8.8.4. Key strategic moves and developments
8.9. Membranium (JSC RM Nanotech)
8.9.1. Company overview
8.9.2. Company snapshot
8.9.3. Product portfolio
8.10. AXEON WATER TECHNOLOGIES
8.10.1. Company overview
8.10.2. Company snapshot
8.10.3. Product portfolio
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According to a new report titled, Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market by Material Type, Filter Module, and Application: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025, the global reverse osmosis membrane market size was estimated to be $6,201 million in 2017, and is estimated to reach $12,125 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 8.7% from 2018 to 2025. In 2017, the spiral-wound reverse osmosis membrane segment accounted for more than two-fifths of the total reverse osmosis membrane market.

There are two main types of water treatment technology namely, thermal and membrane technology. The membrane technology includes microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis, among others. Reverse osmosis membrane market is one of the fastest growing market. Reverse osmosis is a form of membrane separation, which uses pressure to force a solution through a membrane that retains the solute and allows the pure solvent to pass to the other side. Typically, this membrane is designed to allow only water to pass through while the solutes (for example, salt ions) are being separated. Capable of separating dissolved solids, bacteria, viruses, and other selected dissolved substances, it is largely used for the desalination of seawater. The reverse osmosis membrane is essentially non-porous, and it preferentially passes liquid and retains most of the solutes including ions. Reverse osmosis emerged along with electrodialysis as a new technology in the second half of the 20th century and became an alternative to commonly used techniques of evaporation and distillation.

The reverse osmosis membrane industry growth is significantly influenced by rise in inclination towards low energy consuming water treatment process. Moreover, considering the rising trend of reverse osmosis membrane use in alternative water source treatment, including desalination plants and wastewater recycling, the reverse osmosis membrane-based water and wastewater treatment processes hold a great potential for the future. Especially in regions with water scarcity, the provision of water from seawater desalination plants has become increasingly important.

Over the years, the cost of water treatment by conventional treatment plants has risen up, owing to very high energy cost and relatively lower efficiency. Thermal desalination-both multi-stage flash (MSF) and multiple effect distillation (MED)-are more energy intensive than reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology. Thermal processes require both electrical energy and heat, which is what make it more energy intensive than reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology. Thus, low operating expenditure of reverse osmosis plant, propels the growth of the reverse osmosis membrane market.

The Earths surface is covered with 70% of water, however, only 3% of it is freshwater, which is fit for human consumption. And, approximately two-thirds of the freshwater are frozen as glaciers, and thus, it is unavailable for our consumption. According to WWF, around 1.1 billion people across the globe lack proper access to water, and approximately 2.7 billion people come across water scarcity for at least a month in a year. Some of the effects of water scarcity are poor access to drinking water, loss of irrigation, and sanitation issues. These three problems have high impact on human health and lead to various diseases. These problems can be controlled by application of water treatment technologies, such as reverse osmosis membrane, wastewater is recycled, leading to control in usage of natural water resources. And accordingly, public sectors are taking initiative at local & national level to address the issue. Thereby supporting the growth of reverse osmosis membrane market.

The key application of reverse osmosis membrane are desalination and RO purification system. Desalination is the process of removal or extraction of salt and other minerals from a water source (sea water and brackish water). Desalination is done to produce water suitable for human consumption or irrigation. The amount of salt content in seawater ranges from 30,000 mg/L to 40,000 mg/L, majorly depending on the region. Whereas, brackish water has less salt than seawater but has more salt than freshwater. Typically, brackish water contains from 0.5 to 30 grams of salt per liter. Brackish water is found in estuaries, mangroves, brackish seas and lakes, brackish marsh, and others.

The reverse osmosis (RO) purification system has applications in many areas such as residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, medical diagnostics, and dialysis equipment. The reverse osmosis (RO) purification system uses several types of reverse osmosis membranes based on the level of filtration and the process. The reverse osmosis (RO) systems used in residential and commercial are to provide a continuous supply of clean, fresh drinking water. Industries often require highly purified water for drinking, boilers, food and beverage processing, cosmetics, pharmaceutical production, and many other applications.

Key Findings of the Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market:

The desalination system segment of the reverse osmosis membrane market is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period, that is, 2018 to 2025.
The thin film composite membrane segment dominated the global reverse osmosis membrane market in 2017, and it is anticipated to grow at a lucrative CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period.
The hollow-fiber segment is anticipated to witness the highest CAGR of 9.1% in terms of value during the forecast period.
The Asia-Pacific region led the global reverse osmosis membrane market in 2017, and is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period, in terms of value.
By filter module, the spiral-wound segment dominated the reverse osmosis membrane market in 2017, and is anticipated to witness a significant CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period.

The key companies profiled in the reverse osmosis membrane market are Toray Industries, Inc., LG Chem., Hydranautics (A Nitto Group Company), Toyobo Co., Ltd., Lanxess AG, The Dow Chemical Company, Koch Membrane System, Microdyn-Nadir GmbH, Membranium (JSC RM Nanotech), and Axeon Water Technologies.
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