Global Membrane Market for Food and Beverage Processing 2017-2021
About Membrane Market for Food and Beverage Processing
Membranes are thin and porous sheets of semi-permeable materials that are used for separation purposes. Usually, they serve the purpose of filter pads for the removal of bacteria, microorganisms, organic materials, and particulates. These membranes are widely used in small-, medium-, and large-scale industries and are available in different shapes and sizes. These are manufactured from various organic and inorganic materials such as metal, polymers, ceramic, mixed glasses, and liquids. Polymeric and ceramic membranes are two types of membranes that are mainly used. Membranes are mostly used in water and waste water treatment for the removal of bacteria and other pollutants in water. Also, different membranes are used multiple times during the food and beverage processing.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global membrane market for food and beverage processing to grow at a CAGR of 8.62% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global membrane market for food and beverage processing for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales of new units of membranes to food and beverage processing end-users.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Membrane Market for Food and Beverage Processing 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global membrane market for food and beverage processing: GE, Koch Membrane Systems, The Dow Chemical Company, and Toray Membrane
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 3M, Alfa Laval, Aquamarijn, GEA Group, Graver Technologies, Hyflux Membranes, Markel, MEGA Group, Merck, MICRODYN-NADIR, Pentair, and Synder Filtration.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increase in usage of a variety of polymeric materials. Membranes are usually made of various polymers and other materials. There has been a growing trend in the market of using new and different types of polymeric materials to improve the quality of the product produced. Various polymeric materials that are used are PES, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and PVDF.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing focus on reducing food contamination. Contamination has been a major issue in the food and beverage processing industry. Contamination usually occurs due to the action of various microorganisms in food and beverage products. Contamination can lead to foodborne illnesses and various other diseases and has been creating severe problems in the dairy industry. In the dairy industry, bacteria and other microorganisms are usually spread by the contact of process fluids such as water with wet surfaces.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Prevailing usage of alternate filtration technologies. Although the membrane filtration techniques provide high-quality filtration, some companies such as small-scale industries still follow alternate filtration processes as they are cost-effective and affordable. The alternate filtration techniques include distillation and crystallization.
GE, Koch Membrane Systems, The Dow Chemical Company, Toray Membrane, 3M, Alfa Laval, Aquamarijn, GEA Group, Graver Technologies, Hyflux Membranes, Markel, MEGA Group, Merck, MICRODYN-NADIR, Pentair, and Synder Filtration.