US membrane materials demand will grow 8.7 percent annually through 2010, driven by further penetration into water and wastewater treatment, and food and beverage processing. Growth will also result from a shift toward value-added, high performance membranes (e.g., ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis). Polymeric types will remain dominant.
The study analyzes the $2.4 billion US membrane separation industry. It presents historical US demand data (1995, 2000, 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by membrane type (e.g., cellulosic, polysulfone, nylon, PTFE, acrylic, silicone, polyacrylinitrile, PVDF, ceramic), by application (e.g., microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, pervaporation, gas separation, nanofiltration), and by market.
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 leading industry players including Pall, GE Water & Process Technologies, Millipore, Hydanautics, Dow Chemical, 3M, and Koch Membrane Systems.