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Gas Separation Membranes Market By Type ( Polymeric Membranes And Nonpolymeric Membranes), By Application (Water & Waste Treatment, Food & Beverage Processing, Pharmaceuticals & Medical, Chemical Processing, Industrial Gas Processing) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2024

Over the past decade, polymeric gas separation membranes have been widely used for a variety of industrial gas separation applications. In today's competitive climate, membrane gas separation is now widely accepted as an economical process to produce moderately pure stream gases. Polymeric and nonpolymeric are two basic types of gas separation membranes. Nonpolymeric membranes consist of metal membranes, ceramic and zeolite membranes, thermally rearranged/microporous carbon membranes, mixed-matrix membranes, etc.

Certain properties of membranes, such as stability, porosity, durability, permeability, and selectivity, make them vital elements in various industrial applications. At present, gas separation membranes are widely used in water and waste treatment and food and beverage processing applications.

The global gas separation membranes market is projected to experience substantial growth over the forecast period of 2016 to 2024, owing to growing industrialization in emerging economies. Technological innovations in water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical and medical applications, chemical processing, and industrial gas processing markets are driving the growth of the global gas separation membranes market. Over the past few years, membrane processes for gas separation have gained wide acceptance in various industries and are competing in the market with consolidated operations such as cryogenic distillation, absorption, condensation, and pressure swing absorption.

On the basis of type, the global gas separation membrane market is segmented into polymeric membranes and nonpolymeric membranes. Between these types, polymeric gas separation membranes account for the major share of the global gas separation membranes market, accounting for 77.46% of the market in 2015.

On the basis of application, in the base year 2015, water and wastewater treatment accounted for the majority of the global market for gas separation membranes. It accounted for 43.39% of the market share in the same year, followed by food and beverage processing with a 21.96% market share.

For the purpose of this study, the global gas separation membranes market is categorized into four regional markets: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. In the base year of 2015, Asia Pacific was observed as the largest market for gas separation membranes.

The overall growth of the Asia Pacific market will be above the global benchmark during the forecast period. The major factors driving growth in Asia Pacific include the rising population, increasing industrialization, rapid urbanization, improved physical infrastructure in countries such as India, China, Japan, etc., and growing international trade from the region.

The report titled "Global Gas Separation Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2016–2024" offers strategic insights into the global gas separation market along with the market size and estimates for the duration of 2013–2024. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on type, application type, and a cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2015 and 2024. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The report also includes profiles of the leading gas separation membrane manufacturers, as well as their product portfolios and key developments, to assist strategic decision-makers.The major players profiled in the report are Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Atlas Copco AB, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH (Evonik Industries AG), GE Water & Process Technologies, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., and The Dow Chemical Company, among others.

Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the industry's upcoming attractive markets for gas separation membranes
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on market growth
  • in-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-year market size data (2013–2014)
  • SRC (Segment, Region, Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global gas separation membranes market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2016 to 2024, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global market for gas separation membranes can be categorized on the basis of type as follows:

  • Polymeric Membranes
  • NonPolymeric Membranes

Polymeric membranes have been developed for a variety of industrial applications, including gas separation. For gas separation, the permeability and selectivity of the membrane material define the efficiency of the gas separation process. The adoption of membrane-based gas separation is rapidly growing and is one of the most important industrial gas separation technologies. In 2015, among the types, polymeric membrane accounted for 77.46% of the market pie and was projected to maintain their dominance during the forecast period of 2016 to 2024.

Polymeric membranes are dominating materials in this field owing to their excellent processability, ease of scale-up, and feasibility in various modules. Various inorganics, including carbons, ceramics, silica, zeolites, and metal membranes, have also been broadly studied for various specific gas separation applications where polymeric membranes cannot be used.

However, in the future, polymeric membranes are projected to face stiff competition from the nonpolymeric membrane segment. They are projected to witness the fastest growth rate of 8.4% from 2016 to 2024.

The global gas separation membranes market can be categorized on the basis of application as follows:

  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Use
  • Water and Waste Treatment
  • Industrial Gas Processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Others

Membranes are widely accepted as an integral part of water recycling and recovery as industries strive to comply with increasingly stringent regulations to reduce or reuse wastewater. In 2015, water and waste treatment applications accounted for 43.39% of the global market. The water and waste treatment segment is projected to grow at a rapid pace over the forecast period of 2016 to 2024. Increasing concerns over water scarcity issues and the need for desalination in developing countries offer immense opportunities for this application.

Membranes are an extremely efficient means to accomplish separation and filtration and offer the additional benefit of reduced operating costs and energy consumption over traditional treatment methods. Pharmaceuticals and medical applications are expected to grow at the fastest rate of 8.6% between 2016 and 2024. This growth is mainly attributed to the extensive usage of gas separation membranes in various medical products and processes. Moreover, the usage of gas separation membranes in some pharmaceutical products is also becoming an indispensable process element, which will further drive the market's growth.

Industrial gas processing is also projected to be one of the fastest-growing applications due to increased exploration activities in North America, the Middle East, and Africa, which will continue to expand in the coming years. Gas separation membranes are also adopted in various chemical processing facilities to reduce overall energy costs, contain waste, and increase valuable product recovery. Gas separation membranes are being substituted for the chemical treatment of wastewater to reduce analytical, chemical, and labor costs and to produce cleaner and more consistent waste for recycling or discharge.

The global gas separation membranes market can be categorized on the basis of regions as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

In 2015, Asia Pacific accounted for 38.98% of the market and was projected to maintain its supremacy during the forecast period. This growth has been primarily attributed to the high demand for gas separation membranes from the water and waste treatment, industrial gas treatment, pharmaceutical, and chemical processing industries. North America accounted for the second-largest share of the market. However, the market for North America is fairly mature and hence is projected to progress at a moderate CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period. Due to rising demand from the water and waste treatment, industrial gas processing, pharmaceuticals, and medical use sectors, the Middle East and Africa are expected to experience the second fastest growth rate over the forecast period.

The gas separation membranes market in Europe is gaining momentum due to rising demand from pharmaceuticals and medical applications, environmental concerns, and improving prospects in various end-user markets. Among the various European economies, the gas separation membranes market was dominated by Germany, France, Italy, and the UK. Eastern Europe is projected to offer huge untapped market potential. The presence of large market players is making gas separation membranes more accessible to consumers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Gas Separation Membranes Market is expected to reach US$ 3,325.2 Mn By 2024.

The Gas Separation Membranes Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 8.2%.

The report is forecasted from 2016-2024.

The base year of this report is 2015.

Asahi Kasei Corporation, Atlas Copco AB, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH (Evonik Industries AG), GE Water & Process Technologies, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., and The Dow Chemical Company are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Mar 2017
Category:  Chemicals
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