The India & Middle East ceramic membrane market was valued at US$ 780.5 million in 2020, according to India & Middle East Ceramic Membrane Market Report, by Material Type (Alumina, Zirconium Oxide, Titania, Silicon Carbide, and Others), by Technology (Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Nanofiltration, and Others), by Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Food & Beverages, Chemical & Petrochemical, Metalworking, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Pulp & Paper, and Others), and by Region (India and Middle East (GCC, Israel, and Rest of Middle East)), published by Coherent Market Insights.
The India & Middle East ceramic membrane market is expected to surpass US$ 1,687.20 million by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.20% during the forecast period (2021-2028). Rising demand for water treatment is driving growth of the India & Middle East ceramic membrane industry. The technology related to ceramic membranes is widely accepted for producing numerous qualities of water from well water, surface water, seawater, and brackish water. They are used in wastewater treatment and industrial processes. The robustness of ceramic membranes has led to their rapid use in drinking water treatment and in an extensive range of industrial water treatment processes across the world compared to polymeric membranes.
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Key Trends and Analysis of the Indian & Middle East Ceramic Membrane Market:
- Among regions, Middle East accounted for a significant market share in 2020. Growing application industries of ceramic membrane in the Middle East such as chemical & petrochemical, water & wastewater treatment, and food & beverages, among others is expected to increase demand for ceramic membranes in this region. For instance, as per the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association’s report on GCC Petrochemical and Chemical Industry, in 2016, the GCC chemical industry was pegged at 158.8 million tons, which increased and reached 166.8 million tons in 2017.
Key Takeaways of the Market:
- Among technology, ultrafiltration sub-segment accounted for 49.1% of the revenue share in 2020. Ultrafiltration technology is used for membrane separation, wherein the pressure or concentration gradient leads to separation of feed through semipermeable membrane. Ultra-filters are available in the form of alumina, titanium oxide, and zirconium oxide, among others, with the pore size in the range of 5,000 Da to 1 μm.
Figure 1. India & Middle East Ceramic Membrane Market Revenue Share (%), By Technology, 2020
- Major players operating in the India & Middle East ceramic membrane market include Pall Corporation, Osmotech Membranes Pvt. Ltd., Hyflux Ltd., Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd., CTI-Orelis, Saint-Gobain S.A., Aastropure Systems Pvt. Ltd., H & R Johnson (India), Aquabrane Water Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Aquatech International LLC, and Novasep
- Key players operating in the India & Middle East ceramic membrane market are focusing on various strategies such as mergers and acquisitions in order to strengthen their market presence. For instance, in November 2017, CTI-Orelis, a manufacturer of technical ceramics, acquired CeraMem, the ceramic membrane product line of Veolia Water Technologies. Through this acquisition, the company aims to strengthen its presence in North America.
India & Middle East Ceramic Membrane Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
- According to Coherent Market Insights’, the rise in demand for ceramic membrane is observed from industrial applications such as waste & wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals and food & beverages, however, there is a drop in demand from textiles and chemical & petrochemical industry-based applications. For instance, as per the Global Trade Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on March 04, 2020, it was estimated that the trade effect of COVID-19 in India will be around US$ 348 million and India is expected to be amongst the top 15 most affected economies. Furthermore, as per the same source, in case of India, sectors such as chemicals, and textiles & apparels among other sectors are likely to be the most impacted during the pandemic.