Global Spiral Membranes Market by Type (Fluoropolymers, Polyamide, Polysulfone & Polyether sulfone, Others); by Separation Process (Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis) by Application (Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, Others); and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA); - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

Date: Nov 2021 Report Id: 138 Category: Chemicals & Materials Report Format: pdf-img excel-img ppt-img word-img

The Global Spiral Membranes Market was valued at USD 6.70 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 13.50 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period.

Global Spiral Membranes Market Definition

Spiral membrane is made of number of envelopes, it consists of two membrane sheets which are separated by a permeate spacer mesh which are intact to a central permeate collection tube. As spiral membranes have compact layout and high membrane area per element and are well suited for high-flow applications with small or no suspended particles. They have low maintenance and operating costs. Spiral wound membranes are a densely packed filter media in which a permeable membrane is wrapped in a spiral fashion around a central core, much like a roll of fabric. The permeable membrane is sealed around the edges and gapped with a spacer material, allowing the filtered liquid to pass through.

Spiral Membranes Market

Global Spiral Membranes Market Dynamics

Increasing demand for spiral membranes from the food & beverage sector is anticipated to drive the spiral membranes market growth throughout the forecast period. Spiral membranes are used to concentrate vegetable extracts, to clarify and de-colour natural sugar solutions and starch derived sugars, and others.  Additionally, membranes can be used in clarification, dealcoholization, preparation for bottling, removal, and recovery of microorganism. Hollow fiber and a tubular MF membrane are successfully used for clarification. Additionally, RO membranes and osmotic distillation are used for dealcoholization in a laboratory scale. For instance, Alfa Laval uses membrane filtration for dealcoholization in which the modular designs require no major capital investment.

Additionally, government measures to provide water to citizens is expected to foster the demand for spiral membranes during the forecast period. For instance, in Australia, the government has established the National Water Grid Fund, programme which is backed by USD 2.5 billion rolling 10-year infrastructure investment. The government has included funding for new and expanded projects in its fiscal year 2021-22 budget.

The Global Spiral Membranes Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Fluoropolymers
  • Polyamide
  • Polysulfone & Polyethersulfone
  • Others

By Separation Process

  • Ultrafiltration
  • Microfiltration
  • Nanofiltration
  • Reverse Osmosis

By Application

  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Water Treatment
  • Oil & Gas
  •  Others

By Region

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

The unique insights provided by this report also include the following:

  • In-depth Value Chain Analysis
  • Opportunity Mapping
  • Sector Snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory Scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market Trends
  • Covid-19 Impact Analysis
  • Product Comparison
  • Pre & Post COVID-19 Impact on the Spiral Membranes Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Based on type, the polyamide segment is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period due to its easy availability & economical price

Based on type, the market has been segmented into fluoropolymers, polyamide, polysulfone & polyethersulfone, and others. The polyamide segment in spiral membranes sector accounted for the largest market share in 2020 and is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. Polyamides are used in oil wastewater treatment by RO membrane filtration process. For instance, in 2018, global consumption of vegetable oils reached 197.33 Million Metric Tons (MMTs) with an annual production of 203.83 MMTs

Based on the application, the water treatment segment in the spiral membranes market is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to increase in demand for water

Based on the application, the market has been segmented into food & beverage, healthcare, water treatment, oil & gas, and others. The water treatment segment held the largest market share in 2020 owing to rapid urbanization & industrialization that has led to increase in demand for water. Therefore, to meet quality standards water is treated by using various technologies to remove water pollutants. The rolled nanofiltration membrane technology has been widely used in the transformation of drinking water softening and purification treatment processes. The rolled nanofiltration maintained a stable and reliable treatment effect in long-term operation. For instance, Veolia, a water treatment organization owns a technology in which used two hollow fiber nanofiltration tests are done.

Based on region, Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to increase in use of water treatment

Based on region, the global spiral membranes market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In 2020, Asia-Pacific held the largest market share in the spiral membranes market owing to the growing demand for water. Growing population rapid urbanization and their demand to water access is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) project, caters to the treatment of 17 new plants. The 17 STP (sewer treatment plants) are expected to incur a cost of Rs 1280.87 crore, including operation and maintenance (O&M) which is fixed at Rs 514.65 crore. 

Additionally, North America is expected to hold the second largest market share during the forecast period. In Canada, the use of ultrafiltration is expected to drive the demand for spiral membranes. For instance, Ultrafiltration (UF) and Microfiltration (MF) are widely used technologies to standardize the protein content of cheese milk. Joyys is a Canadian milk company which uses ultrafiltration, as the ultrafiltration provides higher efficiency and has use of energy with the 0.1-µm MF SWM(spiral wound membrane).

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of spiral membranes market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges


  • Growing demand for spiral membranes from the Food & Beverage industry
  • Increase in stricter government regulations for environmental safety


  • High operational costs
  • Fouling of membranes


  • Upcoming water treatment projects in the US


  • High maintenance costs associated with membrane shelf- life.

COVID-19 Impact on the Spiral Membranes Market Analysis

Covid-19 did have a negative impact on the spiral membranes industry in 2020. The major application of spiral membranes is the water treatment industry. The lockdowns and the complete freeze in the supply chain refrained the trade activities. Water treatment plants, on the other hand, continued to operate. During the covid-19 outbreak, the market for materials used in spiral membranes was affected. Many significant water users have scaled back or reduced their activities, resulting in decreased industrial demand. A drop in demand from large industrial and commercial customers as a result of lockdowns and travel restrictions did drastically impact water utility earnings. Water treatment groups globally have implemented several measures. For example, e, a Chilean water provider, agreed with the government to delay water and sanitation fees for nearly half of its lowest consumers who consume up to 10 cubic meters per month during the "Declaration of Catastrophe." Furthermore, in Brazil, a water company announced rate exemptions for low-income homes for three months, a three-month delay in tariff adjustments, and the donation of water tanks to one of the largest informal settlements in its service region." This resulted in significant income losses for organizations. Therefore, the loss of water treatment industries is hampered the spiral membranes sales in 2020. However, gradual opening of facilities and growing urbanization is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of key trends in the Spiral Membranes market

  • Governmental concerns regarding wastewater pollution
  • Increase in automation systems for membrane production
  • Growing demand for nanofiltration & ultrafiltration for juice production in the F& B sector

The report also provides an in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments

  • In September 2021, Snyder (US) announced the launch of its new sales office at Vacaville, California. This new expansion consists of Technical Sales Team and Project Engineers that office measures 2600sq.ft. office space. It also includes R&D center, system fabrication and production facility.
  • In January 2021, Alfa Laval (Sweden), acquired Sandymount (US), a beverage technology company that provides a   technology for beer concentration in which they utilize patented membrane technology. The company is focused on enhancing its product portfolio.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

The key players operating in the spiral membranes market are:

  • Axeon Water Technologies
  • Fileder
  • GEA Group
  • Alfa Laval
  • Applied Membranes
  • Aquabio
  • Aquatics International
  • Suez Water Technologies and Solutions
  • Hadhramauti’s
  • Dow dupont
  • Pall Corporation
  •  Toray Industries
  • LG Water Solutions
  • Koch Membrane Systems
  • Pentair plc

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global spiral membranes market was valued at USD 6.70 Bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach USD 13.50 Bn by 2027.
The spiral membranes market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% during the forecast period.
The Asia- Pacific is expected to hold a significant market share during the forecast period.
A few key players include, but are not limited to Axeon Water Technologies, Fileder, GEA Group, Alfa Laval, Applied Membranes, Aquabio, Aquatech International, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions, Hydranautics, Dowdupont, Pall Corporation, Toray Industries, LG Water Solutions, Koch Membrane Systems, and Pentair plc.
High operational costs is the major restraining factor that hampers the growth of the market.
Author Credentials

Priyanka has been writing chemicals & material market research reports for the last 12 years. A post-graduate, her specialization is in the chemicals sector. Preparing end-to-end reports covering minute details for market insights, competitive intelligence and trend analysis in the CMFE sector.

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    3. List Of Assumptions
    4. Market Structure
    5. Scope of the Study: Segmentation 
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    3. Regional Snapshot
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    3. Pain Point Analysis
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    6. Regulatory Landscape
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    8. Regional Lifecycle
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  5. Market Overview & Competitive Landscape
    1. Competitive Landscape
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  6. Market Segmentation (Market Size and Share Analysis)
    1. Global Market Size & Historic Growth
    2. Market Size by Type
      1. Fluoropolymers
      2. Polyamide
      3. Polysulfone & Polyethersulfone
      4. Others
    3. Market Size by Separation Process
      1. Ultrafiltration
      2. Microfiltration
      3. Nanofiltration
      4. Reverse Osmosis
    4. Market Size by Application
      1. Food & Beverage
      2. Healthcare
      3. Water Treatment
      4. Oil & Gas
      5.  Others
  7. Market Dynamics
    1. Market Drivers
    2. Opportunities
    3. Value Chain Analysis
    4. Pricing Analysis
  8. COVID – 19 Opportunity Mapping
    1. Key Drivers & Anticipated Revival Period
    2. Key Trends Analysis
    3. Impact on End user Industry
    4. Opportunity Analysis
  9. Regional Market Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
    2. Europe
      1. UK
      2. Germany
      3. France
      4. Italy
      5. Spain
      6. Rest of Europe
    3. APAC
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. South Korea
      5. Rest of APAC
    4. Latin America
      1. Mexico
      2. Brazil
      3. Argentina
      4. Rest of LATAM
    5. Middle East & Africa
      1. GCC
      2. Rest of MEA
  10. Company Profiles
    1.  Axeon Water Technologies
      1. Company Fundamentals
      2. Financial Analysis (Subject to Availability)
      3. Product Portfolio
      4. SWOT Analysis
    2. Fileder
    3. GEA Group
    4. Alfa Laval
    5. Applied Membranes
    6. Aquabio
    7. Aquatech International
    8. Suez Water Technologies and Solutions
    9. Hydranautics
    10. Dowdupont
    11. Pall Corporation
    12.  Toray Industries
    13. LG Water Solutions
    14. Koch Membrane Systems
    15. Pentair plc

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