Increasing demand for spiral membranes in water treatment projects is anticipated to drive the market growth during the forecast period
The Global Spiral Membranes Market is expected to grow from USD 6.70 Bn in 2020 to USD 13.50 Bn by 2027, at a CAGR of 10.2%.
The global demand for spiral membranes is driven by its use in food & beverages throughout the forecast period. Spiral membranes are utilized in the process of juice clarification, whey protein concentration, and sugar & water purification. For instance, Glanbia’s a whey protein manufacturer that uses spiral membranes. In FY 2020 The company generated a revenue of €3,823.1 (4349.35 USD) million, an increase of 0.6% to the previous year. The major factors driving the growth of the spiral membranes sector is the increase in stringent regulatory and sustainability mandates for environmental safety. Additionally, the increase in investments by local governments and international institutions to improve access to basic sanitation and water, as well as the high demand for water filters and filtration systems due to a scarcity of pure water, is expected to have a positive impact on the spiral membranes industry during the forecast period. Furthermore, rapid urbanization, the development of slums, the increased use of water treatment processes as a result of industrialization, and the wide range of applications in the industrial sector are anticipated to bolster the spiral membranes market growth in the near future.
Based on separation process, the Reverse Osmosis (RO) is anticipated to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the increase in production for spiral membranes. RO membranes are the most economical as compared to others, highly efficient in covering broad range of salt permeabilities, flexible and extremely durable. For instance, Alfa Laval provides RO membranes that consume low energy, proven solutions for concentrating feed streams, particularly heat sensitive products, that can be used in pharmaceutical, beverage processing & biotechnology industries.
Global Spiral Membranes Market by Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2021-2027)
In terms of geography, Asia- Pacific is expected to dominate the spiral membranes market during the forecast period owing to its use in water treatment. For instance, Rising Sun Membrane Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. In 2017 won industrial wastewater treatment project for reuse in South of China. The total area covered by membrane was 26,880m2. Rising population, rapid urbanization and the demand for clean water is expected to drive the market growth in the near future. Additionally, the desalination projects is expected to support the market demand in Australia, as the country has an average rainfall that requires water desalination and recycling. For instance, Australia experienced a severe drought in 2019. The drought had a particularly severe impact on areas of Australia's southern coast. Moreover, Australia spends an estimated USD 6 billion per year on water and wastewater treatment services. Around twenty percent of total spending is accounted for direct capital purchases and equipment maintenance.
Moreover, Europe is expected to significantly contribute to the market growth during the forecast period. In Europe, there are number of dairy manufacturers that require spiral membranes for filtration. For instance, GEA uses microfiltration for the production of high-quality market milk and ESL (extended shelf life) milk, cheese milk, and whey ingredients separation. In 2020, GEA’s, separation & flow technology segment generated a revenue of EUR 1192 million (1355.96 USD million). Additionally, in Germany the need for water treatment due to presence of industrial manufacturers such as automobiles, chemicals is expected to drive the spiral membranes demand during the forecast period. For instance, in 2021 Mann Hummel introduced BIO-CEL EASY, a packaged, standalone wastewater treatment module which can be utilized in airports, hotels, hospitals, shopping centres, and others.
The key players operating in the spiral membranes market are: