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  • Published On : Jul 2022
  • Code : CMI358
  • Industry : Advanced Materials
  • Pages : 311
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Ceramic membranes are man-made membranes made up of inorganic materials such as zirconium oxide, alumina, silicon carbide, titania, and certain glassy materials which are used to separate aggressive acids and strong solvents. Ceramic membranes have good thermal stability and hence, they can be used in high-temperature membrane operations. Global ceramic membrane market was valued at US$ 5,949.9 Million in 2021 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).

Drivers

Wastewater purification is the largest application industry of ceramic membranes. In the water filtration process, the medium to be filtered is allowed to flow through the channels of the membrane carrier. Larger particles are retained on top of the pores if their size is greater than the radius of the pore. The filtrate passes through the membrane pore and it is allowed to go through the subsequent stages of the process. Due to the growing demand for potable water, concerns about water scarcity and water desalination processes are expected to rise during the forecast period. 

The growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry is notably driving the ceramic membrane market growth. The global healthcare sector is driven by the aging population, changing lifestyles, unhealthy eating habits, and increased occurrences of diseases such as diabetes and cancer. The ceramic membrane is an imperative part of the pharmaceutical industry.  The growing aging population is expected to have high medical problems driving the increase in demand for ceramic membranes during the forecast period.

Among region, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share in the global ceramic membrane market in 2021, owing to increasing demand for food and beverages supported by increasing population and disposable income of the populace in the region. According to India Brand Equity Foundation in December 2020, The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to world food trade every year. The Indian gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 Million and is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent.

Figure 1. Global Ceramic Membrane Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021

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Market Restraints

Cost involved in terms of initial capital investment and production of ceramic membranes is quite high compared to polymeric membranes, when they are used for water treatment plants. Additionally, in environmental applications, the use of ceramic membranes has been limited due to cost considerations even though they offer various benefits in areas such as rugged structural stability, chemical, and thermal stability. These factors, together, are expected to hamper the global ceramic membrane market growth.

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Ceramic Membrane Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: 5,949.9 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017-2021 Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 10.9% Forecast Period: 2022-2030
Geographies covered :
  • Region: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Material Type: Alumina, Zirconium Oxide, Titania, Others
  • By Application: Water & Wastewater Treatment, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Chemical Processing, Biotechnology, Others
  • By Technology: Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Nano-Filtration, Others
Companies covered :

TAMI Industries, Pall Corporation, A-tech Innovation GmbH, Hyflux Ltd., Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, GEA Group, Nanostone Water Inc., LIQTECH A/S, Saint Gobain, Qua Group LLC., and Toray Industry Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand for ceramic membrane in the water and wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, chemical processing, biotechnology industries
  • Rising adoption of electrical resistance heating techniques 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • The requirement of high capital investment for the manufacturing of ceramic membrane 

Market Trends

Growing demand for water and wastewater treatment industry is the latest trend in the global ceramic membrane market. In the water treatment processes, ceramic membranes are generally used for high value-added products, with a higher cost than that of conventional processes. They can retain beneficial minerals in water during filtration, remove bacteria, rust, heavy metal ions, etc. and do not produces secondary pollution. Such factors are expected to drive the demand for ceramic membranes in water treatment processes, thus increasing the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Figure 2. Global Ceramic Membrane Market Value Share (%), By Technology 2021

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Among technologies, the ultrafiltration segment accounted for the largest market share in 2021, in terms of revenue. Ultrafiltration technology is suitable for pressure related operations, and to separate molecules present in water. They are nearly free of solids and effectively remove bacteria, parasites, and viruses. The ceramic membranes with ultrafiltration (with pore size around 10 nm) can be used to purify crude soybean oil from unwanted components such as free fatty acids, phospholipids, pigments, carbohydrates, sterols, proteins and their degradation products. Ultrafiltration has a varied range of applications including sterilization, water treatment, dairy processing, petroleum refining, and other applications.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2021, Ovivo Inc., a global provider of water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems announced the acquisition with Cembrane O/S. Cembrane O/S is a producer of silicon carbide membrane. The acquisition of both the companies will work for the manufacturing of high performance ceramic membranes.
  • In August 2020, CeramTec, a manufacturer and developer of advanced ceramic components launched porous ceramic membrane tubes that are used for cross-flow membrane filtration combine key properties that aims to provide enhanced performance and lower costs on filtration units. 
  • In June 2020, H2O Innovation, a water and wastewater treatment company, partnered with ceramic membrane manufacturer Nanostone Water Inc. to jointly advance the commercialization of ceramic membrane technology.

Competitive Section

Major players operating in the global ceramic membrane market include TAMI Industries, Pall Corporation, A-tech Innovation GmbH, Hyflux Ltd., Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, GEA Group, Nanostone Water Inc., LIQTECH A/S, Saint Gobain, Qua Group LLC., and Toray Industry Inc.

Ceramic membranes are synthetic membranes made from inorganic constituents such as alumina, titania, silica, zirconia and others. Ceramic membranes generally have an irregular structure with several porosity levels. The ceramic membranes are made with a well-defined pore size. Owing to properties such as chemical and mechanical resistance, high purity components of ceramic membranes are suitable for industrial applications. The ceramic membranes has the probability of recovering and reusing the membrane material itself.

Market Dynamics

Among material type, the zirconium oxide segment is expected to witness significant market share in the global ceramic membrane market. According to the graph Asia Pacific region accounted for the market share of 27.7%. Technological advancement in preparing flexible zirconium oxide ceramic material to extend its use in different configurations and high crack propagation resistance of this ceramic material is expected to have a positive impact on global ceramic membrane market in the near future.-

Among regions, Asia Pacific held dominant position in the global ceramic membrane market in terms of revenue share, in 2021. Pharmaceutical industries extensively use ceramic membranes to concentrate and purify enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and antibiotics, fractionation of blood and plasma, and others. According to India Brand Equity Foundation survey in March 2022, India's domestic pharmaceutical market was at US$ 42 billion in 2021 and likely to reach US$ 65 billion by 2024 and further expected to expand to reach US$ 120-130 billion by 2030.

Ceramic membranes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations, manufacturers of ceramic membranes provide customized products having different channel diameters, as well as multi-channel construction to provide a higher density. These product offerings vary from each other and are in line with the client's requirements. The ability of ceramic membranes to comply with customization is one of the important factors for the broadening application portfolio of ceramic membranes.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of global ceramic membrane market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2022-2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global ceramic membrane market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include TAMI Industries, Pall Corporation, A-tech Innovation GmbH, Hyflux Ltd., Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, GEA Group, Nanostone Water Inc., LIQTECH A/S, Saint Gobain, Qua Group LLC., and Toray Industry Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology up gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global ceramic membrane market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, Ceramic membrane manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global ceramic membrane market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Ceramic Membrane Market, By Material Type :
    • Alumina
    • Zirconium Oxide
    • Titania
    • Others
  • Global Ceramic Membrane Market, By Application:
    • Water & Wastewater Treatment
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Chemical Processing
    • Biotechnology
    • Others
  • Global Ceramic Market, By Technology :
    • Ultrafiltration
    • Microfiltration
    • Nano-Filtration
    • Others
  •  Global  Ceramic Membrane Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • By Country/Region:
        • Middle East
        • Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • TAMI Industries
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Pall Corporation
    • A-tech Innovation GmbH
    • Hyflux Ltd.
    • Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd.
    • Veolia Water Technologies
    • GEA Group
    • Nanostone Water Inc.
    • LIQTECH A/S
    • Saint Gobain
    • Qua Group LLC.
    • Toray Industry Inc.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section

Frequently Asked Questions

Global ceramic membrane market was valued at around US$ 5,949.9 Million in 2021.
Increasing demand for ceramic membrane in the water and wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, chemical processing, biotechnology industries is one of the major factors that is expected to propel growth of the market over the forecast period. 
Rising need for water and wastewater purification systems in the emerging & underdeveloped countries are main trends in the market. 
The requirement of high capital investment for the manufacturing of ceramic membrane is the biggest restraint of the market.
Major players operating in the market include TAMI Industries, Pall Corporation, A-tech Innovation GmbH, Hyflux Ltd., Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., Veolia Water Technologies, GEA Group, Nanostone Water Inc., LIQTECH A/S, Saint Gobain, Qua Group LLC., and Toray Industry Inc.
The market is estimated to grow at around 10.9% CAGR in the forecast period (2022-2030).

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