Ceramic Membrane Market

Ceramic Membrane Market Analysis, By Material (Titania, Alumina, Zirconium Oxide, Other), By Technology (Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Other Technologies), and Region - Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Ceramic Membrane Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Ceramic Membrane Market Growth Overview

The ceramic membrane market size was valued at US$ 5.3 Billion in 2021, and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 17.1 Billion by 2032, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.6% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2032.

Global market is segmented into various material, including Titania, Alumina, Zirconium Oxide and Other. Among all the material, titania-based ceramic membrane is expected to gross the highest revenue throughout the analysis period, projected to grow at a CAGR of over 11.9% during 2022 – 2032.

Report Attributes


Global Market CAGR (2022 – 2032)


Global Market Size (2022)

US$ 5.7 Billion

Global Market Size (2032)

US$ 17.1 Billion

U.S. Market CAGR (2022 – 2032)


Key Companies Covered

  • TAMI Industries
  • GEA Group AG
  • Liqtech A/S
  • Qua Group LLC
  • Pall Corporation
  • Nanostone Water Inc.
  • Veolia Water Technologies
  • Saint Gobain S.A
  • The ToyoInk Group
  • A-tech innovation GmbH
  • Toray Industry Inc.
  • Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd.
  • Aquabrane Water Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  • Osmotech Membranes Pvt. Ltd.

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Revenue of Ceramic Membrane Market from 2017 to 2021 Compared to Demand Outlook for 2022 to 2032

As per the Global Ceramic Membrane Market research by Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, historically, from 2017 to 2021, the market value of the Market increased at around 9.3% CAGR. In the forthcoming years, the Ceramic Membrane industry is expected to be driven by rising demand for titania in the market.

Recently, the demand for water filtration capacity has increased because of growing industrialization, urbanization, and population growth. The majority of membranes that are produced are constructed of polymers, but due to fouling, these membranes have poor durability and stability.

Ceramic membranes, on the other hand, offer enhanced stability and longevity. As a result, the increase in preference for ceramic membranes over polymer membranes has increased the demand for ceramic membranes.

Used ceramic membranes for construction materials can occasionally be reused as raw ceramic material to create new parts or other items. This reduces the cost of disposal and allays landfill worries.

Ceramic membranes are used in the treatment of water and wastewater for a variety of purposes, including the separation of oil from water, the retention of microorganisms, the retention of radioactive and heavy metals, and the purification of sewage water.

Which Factors are Propelling Ceramic Membrane Demand?

The lack of water resources has become progressively worse because of the economy's rapid growth and the population's ongoing expansion. According to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018, by 2050, there would only be enough clean water for about 6 billion people. The requirements for current water and wastewater treatment have not always been met by traditional water and wastewater treatment technology.

As a result, numerous unique water and wastewater treatment methods have been developed. Ceramic membranes can effectively be used for the treatment of water and wastewater because of their excellent chemical stability, high mechanical strength, and high-temperature resistance. Therefore, expanding application areas for ceramic membranes, such as in water and wastewater treatment will favorably affect the ceramic membranes market growth.

Due to various applications of the ceramic membrane in pharmaceutical processes like pharmaceutics separation from wastewater, filtration of organic solvents, the retention of bacteria and viruses, oil-water separation, acid, and caustic filtering, dye separation, and milk fractioning its demand is increasing. Ceramic membranes are also useful for applications where the use of polymeric membranes is not appropriate due to their superior chemical and mechanical resilience.

In the food and beverage industry, there is extensive use of ceramic membranes as they can withstand high operating pressures, and intense temperatures, and can be extremely resistant to pH extremes.

Ceramic membranes are very well utilized in the food and beverage industry due to these appealing qualities. They have also become more well-known in the dairy sector, where ceramic membranes are employed in the production of cheese and the isolation of bioactive substances.

The increasing demand for high-purity elements like alumina is boosting the demand for ceramic membranes. The high purity of alumina provides excellent electric isolation, abrasion resistance, high electric resistance, and high corrosion resistance.

High-purity alumina, which has a purity of over 99.99% and a uniform fine particle size, is frequently used in translucent tubes for high-pressure sodium lamps, single crystal materials like sapphires for watch covers, high-strength ceramic tools, abrasives for magnetic tape, and similar applications.

High-purity alumina demand has increased recently in industries with high growth rates anticipated, such as display materials, energy, transportation, semiconductors, and computers. This has been directly influencing the demand for ceramic membrane.

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Which factors are restraining the Growth of the Ceramic Membrane Market?

When employed in water treatment facilities, ceramic membranes have a higher initial capital investment and production cost than polymeric membranes. It is also important to note that ceramic membranes cost between US$ 500 and US$ 3,000 per square foot. In comparison, polymeric membranes are less expensive, ranging from US$ 20 to US$ 200 per square foot.

In addition, cost issues have severely restricted their usage in environmental applications, despite the fact that they have several distinct benefits in this field, including chemical and thermal resilience and robust structural stability, which is having a direct impact on the demand for ceramic membranes and has been restraining the market growth.

Region-wise Insights

Why Asia Pacific is projected to Offer Significant opportunity in the Market?

During the projection period, Asia Pacific Ceramic Membrane Market is predicted to be a leading market for Ceramic Membrane. China, Japan, and South Korea, the top three markets in the Asia Pacific are expected to account for a combined valuation of over US$ 4 Bn by 2032.

In China areas with poor water quality tend to have more severe social and health issues. In China, 60 thousand people pass away from illnesses brought on by water pollution each year, including liver and stomach cancers, which affect 190 Mn people. Around 300 Mn people experience drinking water shortages. To enhance water quality and manage water resources, China's State Council published the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan in 2015.

The associated Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law was updated by the National People's Congress in 2017. The China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF) has collaborated with numerous businesses on a number of projects relating to safe drinking water. For instance, water purification systems were constructed in 10 primary schools as part of its "Green Mountains and Clear Waters" project with Ping an Insurance. The Chinese government and NGO activities are driving the demand for ceramic membrane water treatment systems in China.

India is one of the most water-stressed nations in the world, with 600 million Indians under high water stress, according to a 2018 NITI Aayog report. The paper warns that because water demand may quadruple present supply by 2030, millions of people may endure severe water scarcity.

Under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Indian government has started the "Jal Jeevan Mission." Every rural household in the country was to have access to piped water by 2024, according to the objective. The government of India's measures for wastewater treatment is projected to increase ceramic membrane demand in the country.

Country-wise Analysis

U.S. Market Analysis

The United States is expected to account for the highest market of US$ 4.4 Bn by the end of 2032. Also, the market in the country is projected to account for an absolute dollar growth of US$ 2.7 Bn. The value of the Market in the United States increased at a CAGR of around 14% during 2017 –2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 10.2% during 2022 – 2032.

The U.S. Ceramic Membrane market has seen rapid growth due to the rising need for clean, pure water of the highest caliber. In 2018, over 14 thousand water treatment facilities served 76% of the country's population, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The demand for drinking water treatment in the U.S. will skyrocket in the coming years.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) revealed that it has awarded US$27.5 Mn to 16 water infrastructure projects, speaking of the range of applications for water treatment. Modern technology will benefit from these initiatives by using less energy to cleanse wastewater.

U.K. Market Analysis

The market for ceramic membranes in the U.K. is expected to reach US$ 824 Mn by 2032. With an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 568 Mn during 2022 – 2032, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4%.

Japan Market Analysis

The market in Japan is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during 2022 – 2032, witnessing an absolute dollar opportunity of 580.6 Mn. The market in the country is likely to reach a valuation of US$ 834 Mn by 2032.

South Korea Market Analysis

The market in South Korea is expected to reach US$ 527 Mn by 2032. The market is projected to witness an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 363 Mn during 2022 – 2032, growing at a CAGR of 12.5%.

What was the impact of Covid-19 on the Ceramic Membrane Market?

Covid-19 disrupted the supply chain which directly affected the demand for ceramic membranes from the downstream sectors. All shipments from various nations were delayed since all national and international borders were closed, affecting the import and export of products. The pandemic had a direct impact on the world's food business since governments have shut down bars and restaurants to stop the virus's spread.

Restaurant closures had a ripple impact on associated industries including food production. China is one of the key producers of ceramic membranes. Most of China's ceramic industries have been shut down. Additionally, several Chinese ceramic membrane manufacturers reduced their production, which directly affected the global ceramic membrane market.

Category-wise Insights

Why Titania is the Fastest Growing Category in Ceramic Membrane Industry

The growth of the Titania-based ceramic membranes market is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 11.9% during 2022 – 2032.Utilizing the sol-gel manufacturing process, titania and alumina are produced. When coated with good adhesion to complement the support, the product delivers strong temperature resistance of above 600 degrees Celsius.

The necessity for improved thermal tolerance and chemical resistance is the key driver of ceramic membranes. Due to its ability to offer brightness, white color, and flavor, titania is mostly employed in the culinary sector in products like chocolate, chocolates, and marshmallows. However, France's ban on using titania as a food additive is anticipated to restrain the market's expansion.

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Competitive Analysis

Due to the presence of several players, the ceramic membranes market is highly competitive. Players in the market are constantly developing improved analytical solutions as well as extending their product offerings. The companies in the market are focused on alliances, technology collaborations, and product launch strategies.

One of the recent developments in the Ceramic Membrane Industry is as follows:

  • In February 2021, Toray Industries, Inc. announced that it has created a novel polyvinylidene fluoride ultrafiltration membrane for water treatment that has a remarkable virus removal rate and high water permeability. Toray Industries, Inc. will improve its position in the market and broaden its selection of Ceramic Membrane products with the introduction of this new product.
  • In June 2020, Nanostone Water Inc. and H2O Innovation Inc. created a strategic partnership to jointly promote the commercialization of ceramic membrane technology.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies in Ceramic Membrane Market have been tracked by the team at Future Market Insight, which is available in the full report.

Ceramic Membrane Industry Segmentation

  • By Material

    • Titania
    • Alumina
    • Zirconium Oxide
    • Other Materials
  • By Technology

    • Nanofiltration
    • Ultrafiltration
    • Microfiltration
    • Other Technologies
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

- FAQs -

How much is the current worth of the Ceramic Membrane Market Market?

The global Ceramic Membrane Market is worth more than US$ 5.7 Billion at present.

What is the sales forecast for Ceramic Membrane Market?

The value of the Ceramic Membrane Market is projected to increase at a CAGR of around 11.6% during 2022 – 2032.

What do statistics for South Korea and Japan reveal?

While the market in South Korea is expected to grow at nearly 12.5%, the market in Japan is projected to register a CAGR of nearly 12.6% during 2022 - 2032.

What are the key Ceramic Membrane Market Trends?

The global demand for Ceramic Membrane is being fueled by a considerable decrease in the availability of clean water.

At what percentage is sales of the Ceramic Membrane Market going to register growth in the U.S.?

The growth of the market for Ceramic Membrane in the US is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 10.2% during 2022 – 2032.

At what percentage is sales of Ceramic Membrane Market Expected to Register Growth in China?

The growth of the market for Ceramic Membrane in China is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 16.1% during 2022 – 2032.

What was the last 5 year’s market CAGR?

The value of the Ceramic Membrane Market increased at a CAGR of around 9.3% during 2017 – 2021.

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