Global Markets and Technologies for Nanofiltration

Published - Jun 2014| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - NAN045B
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Report Highlights

The global market for nanofiltration membranes increased from $172.8 million in 2012 to $190.2 million in 2013, and is estimated to total $215.6 million by the end of 2014 and $445.1 million by 2019, a CAGR of 15.6% during 2014 to 2019.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for nanofiltration, a pressure-driven, membrane-based separation process whose characteristics fall between those of ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012 and 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
  • Examination of government regulations, industry structure, major companies and market shares, and trends in price and price/performance.
  • Patent analysis and a research-and-development update.
  • Comprehensive company profiles of key manufacturers.


This report provides an updated review of nanofiltration membranes, including materials and production processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these products.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for nanofiltration membranes, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The nanofiltration membrane market is analyzed based on the following segments: material type, configuration, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are also discussed. 

More specifically, BCC Research’s market analysis is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of nanofiltration technology are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for nanofiltration membranes are also identified and described.

The second section provides a technological review of the fabrication of nanofiltration membranes, with a description of the types of material used, and an outline of the most common processes and innovative production methods. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2011, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of nanofiltration membranes. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (material type, configuration, application and region) with actual data for the years 2012 and 2013 and estimated revenues for 2014.

The analysis of current revenues for nanofiltration membranes is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for nanofiltration membranes within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2014 through 2019.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of nanofiltration membranes, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to nanofiltration membrane materials, fabrication methods and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued from 2011 through 2014. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and material type.

Analyst Credentials

Margareth Gagliardi has extensive experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing, and new product development. For more than 20 years, she has held management positions in both manufacturing and R&D within U.S. and European firms producing electronic, mechanical, chemical and structural components. She currently works as a consultant serving a variety of organizations and research institutions. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering.

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Published - Sep-2007| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - NAN045A

Report Highlights

  • The global market for nanofiltration membranes increased from $89.1 million in 2006 to an estimated $97.5 million by the end of 2007. It should reach $310.5 million by 2012, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.1%.
  • The water treatment sector is projected to account for 72.7% of total revenues in 2007, worth an estimated $70.9 million in 2007 and expected to reach $238.2 million by 2012, a CAGR of 27.4%.
  • Continued growth in regulations aimed at protecting the environment will positively affect the future expansion of the nanofiltration membranes market.

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