Non-woven - Industrial Membrane Market, by Module Type (Spiral Wound, Hollow Fiber, Tubular, Plate & Frame), Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Pharmaceutical & Medical, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Industrial Gas), and region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America).
The global Non-woven - Industrial Membrane Market size is projected to reach a CAGR of 5.9% from 2023-2030.
Nonwoven membranes are broadly defined as web structures or sheets bonded together by entangling fibers or filaments mechanically, chemically, or thermally. Nonwoven industrial membranes are used widely in the biopharmaceutical industry, as their intermediates and products are prone to degradation due to chemical treatment and heat. Harvesting of cells and recuperation of biomass is a key step in the process of fermentation during the manufacture of products such as antibiotics. Filtration improves production and reduces the operator’s workload and maintenance costs. Membranes are also a standard part of the production lines for enzymes.
Rapid industrialization and an increase in the number of end-use applications are key factors expected to drive the nonwoven industrial membranes market. Nonwoven industrial membranes are an ideal choice for usage in a wide range of industries and applications, as they are lightweight and spun-bonded. The rise in the importance of water and wastewater treatment is another factor anticipated to boost the demand for nonwoven industrial membranes. The primary function of nonwoven membranes is to filter and separate various phases and components of fluid (both air and liquid), which is transported through a medium or to support a medium that carries out separation. Nonwoven membranes are low cost, have high durability, adaptability, and efficiency, and possess higher airflow. Furthermore, they have the lowest cost vs. benefit/performance. The rise in demand for nonwoven industrial membranes in the pharmaceutical & medical industries is driving the market. Heat is used to sterilize wine, juice, and beer; however, a palatable loss in taste was clearly evident upon heating. Similarly, pharmaceuticals lose their effectiveness upon heat addition. Nonwoven industrial membranes are employed in these industries in order to remove bacteria and other undesired suspensions from liquids, a process termed ‘cold sterilization,’ which negates the use of heat.
The negative effect of the global pandemic, COVID-19, has been felt across several economies facing unprecedented loss, this is owing to the lockdown announced by the government agencies, due to which several industries have been at a standstill with limited operational activities. However, a collective effort from the government and the industries is likely to bring the economy back on track, and aid in the resumption of industrial activities.
The rising demand from end-use industries such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, healthcare, and water treatment plants. As there is a stringent regulation for water treatment and wastewater management due to increasing environmental safety, which could be overcome by utilizing different membranes based on applications including desalination, reverse osmosis, and ultrafiltration. Further, Nonwoven industrial membranes are energy-efficient products that can help to reduce energy consumption and improve the efficiency of industrial processes. As a result, there is a growing demand for these products from industries looking to reduce their energy consumption and improve their sustainability. Advancements in technology, including the development of new and innovative materials and manufacturing techniques led to the development of these membranes with better performance and durability, which continue to grow the market of nonwoven industrial membranes market in the next coming years.
Asia Pacific to Dominate the Market