Nonwoven Industrial Membrane Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2021-2028

Published Date : Dec 2020 | No. of Pages : 250 Pages | Category : Chemical and Material

The global Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market size is expected to be worth around US$ xx billion by 2028, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.

The global Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market size was valued at US$ 994.3 million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% during forecast period 2021 to 2028.

Growth Factors

Growing demand from the food and beverage industry owing to the increasing use of membrane filtration technology for bottled water applications is expected to drive the market.

The market has observed an increasing inclination towards the use of industrial membranes from food and beverage companies. These companies prefer nonwoven industrial membranes due to their ability to improve the taste, salinity, and color of groundwater, municipal water, or surface water, which is expected to drive the product demand.

However, the market is projected to face a setback in the current year due to the COVID-19 outbreak in majority of the countries. The dampening manufacturing sector and trade disruptions between China and the US are a few major concerns that can negatively impact market growth.

The market is highly competitive due to the presence of multiple established firms in the market such as 3M, Toray Industries, Lyondell Inc, etc. These companies continue to invest heavily in their research and development activities and in technological advancements which keep the market highly competitive.

Report Highlights

Spiral wound nonwoven industrial membranes dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of over 35.06% in 2020 owing to their wide range of applications in multiple industries. These modules are increasingly being accepted in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and dairy industry for purification, fractionation, recovery, and other applications, which is expected to drive segment growth in the coming years.

Plate and frame modules were the earliest type of nonwoven industrial membranes and held a revenue share of over 20.03% in the market for nonwoven industrial membrane in 2020. Although as a result of their high cost, they are now getting replaced with spiral wound modules in most of the applications. These modules are now only used in pervaporation systems and electrodialysis applications.

The demand for tubular nonwoven industrial membranes is estimated to grow in the coming years due to increasing product penetration in ultrafiltration applications. Growing wastewater treatment activities throughout the globe to remove contaminants from water is expected to drive segment growth over the projected time.

Hollow fiber membranes are increasingly being used in biotech and food and beverage application. The growing demand for filtration technology in food and beverage as well as in the chemical processing sector is the primary driver for the growth in demand for hollow fiber membranes.

Pharmaceuticals led the nonwoven industrial membrane market and accounted for over 38.02% of the global revenue share in 2020, owing to increasing product adoption in pharmaceutical production processes. Nonwoven industrial membranes are widely being accepted in reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and other filtration technologies which are projected to drive product demand in the coming years.

Nonwoven industrial membranes are extensively used in the wastewater treatment industry to address the contaminants released during production in various manufacturing activities. Government inclination towards using processed water through filtration technologies is projected to drive segment growth in the near future.

The food and beverage industry generated a revenue share of USD 156.10 million in 2020 and is expected to follow a consistent growth till 2027. The ongoing trend of organic farming has increased concerns about food safety and sustainability which is projected to positively influence the growth in the coming years.

The chemical and biochemical industry registered a significant growth of 5.6% in 2020 and is expected to increase over the projected period. Owing to increasing use of industrial membranes to displace materials from solids such as in the manufacturing of dyes, inks, and pigments.

Nonwoven industrial membranes are used to recover water from contaminated water caused due by mining activities in various other industries including mining, metal processing, paints & adhesives. The growing demand for coal and other mined resources is expected to drive segment growth over the forecast period.

Asia Pacific dominated the market for the nonwoven industrial membrane and accounted for over 38.0% share of global revenue in 2019, which can be attributed to the large production of non-woven in countries such as India and China due to cheap labor cost and raw material access. The regional growth is expected to be driven by the growing manufacturing sector in emerging economies.

Demand in Europe is driven by huge nonwoven production in countries like Germany, Italy, etc. Furthermore, strict European government regulations regarding wastewater treatment and environmental sustainability are anticipated to result in enhanced product demand from the region.

The market for the nonwoven industrial membrane in North America is expected to gain pace in the coming years due to technological advancement in the filtration industry and increasing adoption of industrial membranes in wastewater treatment as well as in the pharmaceutical sector owing to health and safety benefits offered by the product over other alternatives.

The market for the nonwoven industrial membrane in Central and South America is likely to witness high growth over the forecast time period owing to the growing economic growth and manufacturing sector in the region. Moreover, increasing consumer inclination towards hygiene and health concerns can also trigger product demand in the projected time frame.

Key Players

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj

  • Glatfelter

  • DuPont


  • Berry Global Group, Inc.

  • Johns Manville Corporation

  • TWE Group

  • Toray Industries

  • Freudenberg Group

  • 3M Company

  • Asahi Kasai Corporation

  • Mitsui Chemicals

  • ExxonMobil

  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S

Market Segmentation

  • Module Outlook 

    • Plate & frame

    • Spiral wound

    • Hollow fiber

    • Tubular

  • Application Outlook 

    • Wastewater treatment

    • Food & beverage

    • Chemical & biochemical

    • Pharmaceutical

    • Others (mining & metal processing, paints & adhesives, etc.)

  • Regional Outlook 

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Indonesia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

The Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2028. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Nonwoven Industrial Membrane capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Nonwoven Industrial Membrane by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2028. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Nonwoven Industrial Membrane industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

The Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Nonwoven Industrial Membrane market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Nonwoven Industrial Membrane. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Nonwoven Industrial Membrane. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Nonwoven Industrial Membrane are as follows:

  • Historic Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2028

Reasons to Purchase this Report:

- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2028);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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