Stringent Effluent Standards & Shrinking Water Resources Spur Demand for Membrane Separation Technologies, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Membrane Separation Technologies markets. Global market for Membrane Separation Technologies is projected to exceed US$19 billion by 2018, driven by increasing demand for clean water, expanding application areas, and stringent regulatory norms on release of effluents by paper, metal and chemical industries.

Membrane Separation Technologies: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Membrane separation technology has long been in use across several industries for applications requiring separation of components from a gas or liquid medium. Adoption of membranes has increased significantly over the recent years, as industries commenced the use of these separation technologies in a bid to reduce expenditure associated with waste disposal and use of water. Besides, membranes also provide the additional advantage of enabling the recovery of materials, and foster the re-use of water. Factors such as the need for quality water, stringent regulations governing industrial and waste disposal, and food and drinks-related safety regulations are expected to fuel demand for efficient membrane technologies. Further, upgrade and expansion of water treatment networks, which involve increased usage of membrane-based desalination systems in countries facing water-related pressures, also offers potential growth opportunities. Medical, pharmaceutical and other smaller applications offer high growth potential, as steady developments in these sectors yield new applications for membranes. Technological advancements and the subsequent reduction in costs are further expected to drive growth in the membrane-based treatment market.

Global membrane separation technologies market continues to face a challenging business environment amid softness across most enduse markets, particularly in the US and Europe. After a positive recovery in 2010 and the first half of 2011, economic uncertainty in Europe and fiscal cliff concerns in the US delayed the broad based market recovery in several industries including construction, chemicals, and automotive. In the US, sequestration cuts and significant tax law changes continue to exacerbate the climate of uncertainty. Sequestration cuts are expected to slash major investments in clean drinking water and sewage treatment projects across the nation, weighing down growth across key water treatment technologies. In Europe, restrictive financial policy, subdued government spending, and falling investments continue to impact sales.

As stated by the new market research report on Membrane Separation Technologies, the United States represents the single largest market with growth driven primarily by environmental regulations and rising importance of water recycling. While developed countries have been at the forefront of developing and adopting membrane separation technologies, emerging countries of Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to spearhead future growth. Asia-Pacific with a CAGR of 12.6% over the analysis period stands as the fastest growing region with growth emanating from sectors such as mining, desalination, food and beverage, semiconductors and residential as well as commercial buildings. In the Middle East, growth is forecast to be driven by the increasing capacity of desalination projects, which is in turn expected to drive sales of membrane systems and evaporators.

Amidst improving technology and economic viability of membranes,
reverse osmosis represents the fastest growing market segment. Market for nanofiltration is also expected to exhibit impressive growth over the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include Degremont SA, Dow Water & Process Solutions, 3M Purification Inc. EMD Millipore, GEA Filtration, GE Water & Process Technologies, Nitto Denko Corporation, Pall Corp., Praxair Incorporated, Siemens Water Technologies, Veolia Environnement SA, and Sulzer Ltd. among others.

The research report titled “Membrane Separation Technologies: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Rest of World. Segments analyzed include Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Nanofiltration and Others. Key end-use applications analyzed in the report include Pharmaceuticals, Water Treatment, Chemical, Food & Beverage and Others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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