Gas Separation Membranes Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Material Type (Polymeric Membrane, Inorganic Membrane, Metallic Membrane, Polyimide and Polyamide, Polysulfone, Cellulose Acetate and Other Material Types), Construction Type (Hollow Fiber Module, Spiral Wound Module, Plate & Frame Module and Other Construction Types), Application (Nitrogen Separation, Oxygen Separation, Acid gas Separation, Hydrogen Separation, Methane Separation, Carbon Dioxide Separation, Olefin - Paraffin Separation, Vapor/gas separation, Vapor/vapor separation and Other Applications), End User and By Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Gas Separation Membranes Market is accounted for $1.07 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $1.92 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period. When gas particle diameters differ and the difference in gas particle sizes are minimal, gases can be separated from a gas mixture using gas separation membranes. Because gas separation membrane units are more compact than other plant types, their tracks are also more compact. Polymers are frequently used as the membrane material in gas separation membranes. Moreover, they are desirable because of their capacity to be processed into hollow fibers with high surface areas. These are employed to separate nitrogen from air, remove carbon dioxide and water from ambient air, remove organic vapor from air or nitrogen streams, and perform many other tasks.
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Increasing energy prices & environmental sustainability
Industries are under a lot of pressure due to the rising cost of energy globally and growing environmental sustainability worries. The market for gas membranes is being driven by the emergence of gas separation membranes as crucial tools for process improvement, energy efficiency, and emissions reduction. Additionally, gas membranes provide an effective method of separating gases in applications ranging from natural gas purification to carbon capture and hydrogen production, which are all driven by businesses' need for environmentally friendly solutions that adhere to stricter regulatory standards.
Expensive initial investment
Gas separation membrane system installation can require a sizable up-front financial investment. This price covers the cost of buying membrane modules, related equipment, and installation costs. Moreover, the high initial cost of these systems can deter some potential users, particularly smaller businesses and industries in emerging economies, even though they provide long-term benefits in the form of energy savings and reduced emissions. This limitation might be eased by creating low-cost membrane manufacturing procedures and encouraging financial incentives.
Growing demand for sustainable energy solutions
Gas separation membranes have a sizable window of opportunity as a result of the global transition to more sustainable and clean energy sources. These membranes are necessary for many clean energy applications, including the purification of hydrogen, upgrading of biogas, and carbon capture for renewable energy production. Furthermore, the need for gas separation membranes in these applications is anticipated to increase significantly as the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.
Alternative technologies intense competition
Gas separation membranes are up against fierce competition from tried-and-true separation processes like distillation, adsorption, and absorption. However, it can be difficult to persuade industries to switch to gas separation membranes from these tried-and-true techniques. In order to outperform the competition, gas membranes must be shown to have unique advantages, be cost-effective, and have positive environmental effects in particular applications.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on the market for gas separation membranes by disrupting international supply chains, delaying the completion of projects, and lowering capital expenditures across numerous industries. In industries like petrochemicals, healthcare, and water treatment, the demand for gas separation membranes was impacted by lockdowns and restrictions that slowed down manufacturing and construction activities. Moreover, the pandemic also highlighted the value of membrane technology in fields like the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical gases, which could present opportunities for market recovery and expansion as businesses adjust to the new normal and give resilience a priority in their operations.
The Polymeric Membrane segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
In the market for gas separation membranes, polymeric membranes are anticipated to hold the largest share. In a variety of applications, such as natural gas processing, water purification, and hydrogen separation, polymeric membranes are preferred for their adaptability and affordability. For their exceptional selectivity and durability, polyimide and polyamide membranes in particular are highly regarded. Moreover, these membranes are well known for being able to work with a variety of gases and liquids, making them appropriate for a range of industrial processes. They have also been widely used, particularly in applications requiring effective gas separation and filtration, thanks to improvements in polymeric membrane materials and manufacturing methods.
The Pharmaceutical segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The pharmaceutical industry had the highest CAGRs in the market for gas separation membranes. The production of high-purity medical gases, such as oxygen and nitrogen, which are essential for pharmaceutical processes and healthcare applications, is just one of many critical applications for which the pharmaceutical industry heavily depends on gas separation membranes. Additionally, pharmaceutical clean rooms and laboratories use gas separation membranes for carbon dioxide removal and air filtration to guarantee product quality and adherence to rigid industry standards. The development of biopharmaceuticals, rising global healthcare demands, and the ongoing growth of the pharmaceutical industry all contribute to the sector's expansion.
Region with largest share:
In the market for gas separation membranes, North America is anticipated to have the largest market share. A number of factors contributed to the region's prominence, including its well-established industrial base, particularly in fields like petrochemicals and natural gas processing, which heavily rely on gas separation membrane technology for effective operations and adherence to strict environmental regulations. Additionally, research and development were given a lot of attention in North America, which helped to advance the technology of membrane systems and materials. Furthermore, the adoption of gas separation membranes in carbon capture and clean energy production applications has been boosted by the region's commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions.
Region with highest CAGR:
The market for gas separation membranes had the highest CAGR in the Asia-Pacific region. Numerous factors, such as the region's quick industrialization, rising energy demand, and growing environmental sustainability concerns, contributed to this growth. A significant demand for gas separation membranes was generated in the Asia-Pacific region as a result of significant investments being made in the development of infrastructure and industry in emerging economies like China and India. These applications included natural gas processing, water treatment, and emissions control. Additionally, the adoption of gas separation membranes in carbon capture and clean energy production was encouraged by Asia-Pacific's commitment to lowering carbon emissions and implementing cleaner energy sources.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players in Gas Separation Membranes market include Fujifilm Corporation, GRASYS JSC, Compact Membrane Systems, Air Liquide Advanced Separations LLC, DIC Corporation, Mahler AGS, Borsig Membrane Technology GmbH, GMT Membrantechnik GmbH, Generon IGS Inc., Air Products and Chemicals Inc, UGS LLC, UBE Industries Ltd, Evonik Industries AG, Atlas Copco AB, Toray Industries Inc., Schlumberger Ltd, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Honeywell International Inc, Membrane Technology and Research Inc and Linde PLC.
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Material Types Covered:
• Polymeric Membrane
• Inorganic Membrane
• Metallic Membrane
• Polyimide and Polyamide
• Cellulose Acetate
• Other Material Types
Construction Types Covered:
• Hollow Fiber Module
• Spiral Wound Module
• Plate & Frame Module
• Other Construction Types
• Nitrogen Separation
• Oxygen Separation
• Acid gas Separation
• Hydrogen Separation
• Methane Separation
• Carbon Dioxide Separation
• Olefin - Paraffin Separation
• Vapor/gas separation
• Vapor/vapor separation
• Other Applications
End Users Covered:
• Oil & Gas
• Food and Beverages
• Power Generation
• Pollution Control
• Other End Users
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market, By Material Type
5.2 Polymeric Membrane
5.3 Inorganic Membrane
5.4 Metallic Membrane
5.5 Polyimide and Polyamide
5.7 Cellulose Acetate
5.8 Other Material Types
6 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market, By Construction Type
6.2 Hollow Fiber Module
6.3 Spiral Wound Module
6.4 Plate & Frame Module
6.5 Other Construction Types
7 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market, By Application
7.2 Nitrogen Separation
7.3 Oxygen Separation
7.4 Acid gas Separation
7.5 Hydrogen Separation
7.6 Methane Separation
7.7 Carbon Dioxide Separation
7.8 Olefin - Paraffin Separation
7.9 Vapor/gas separation
7.10 Vapor/vapor separation
7.11 Other Applications
8 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market, By End User
8.4 Oil & Gas
8.5 Food and Beverages
8.6 Power Generation
8.8 Pollution Control
8.9 Other End Users
9 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market, By Geography
9.2 North America
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.5 Other Key Strategies
11 Company Profiling
11.1 Fujifilm Corporation
11.2 GRASYS JSC
11.3 Compact Membrane Systems
11.4 Air Liquide Advanced Separations LLC
11.5 DIC Corporation
11.6 Mahler AGS
11.7 Borsig Membrane Technology GmbH
11.8 GMT Membrantechnik GmbH
11.9 Generon IGS Inc.
11.10 Air Products and Chemicals Inc
11.11 UGS LLC
11.12 UBE Industries Ltd
11.13 Evonik Industries AG
11.14 Atlas Copco AB
11.15 Toray Industries Inc.
11.16 Schlumberger Ltd
11.17 Parker Hannifin Corporation
11.18 Honeywell International Inc
11.19 Membrane Technology and Research Inc
11.20 Linde PLC
List of Tables
1 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Material Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Polymeric Membrane (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Inorganic Membrane (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Metallic Membrane (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Polyimide and Polyamide (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Polysulfone (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Cellulose Acetate (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Other Material Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Construction Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Hollow Fiber Module (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Spiral Wound Module (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Plate & Frame Module (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Other Construction Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Nitrogen Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Oxygen Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Acid gas Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Hydrogen Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Methane Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Carbon Dioxide Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Olefin - Paraffin Separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Vapor/gas separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Vapor/vapor separation (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Chemical (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Petrochemical (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Oil & Gas (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Food and Beverages (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Power Generation (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Pharmaceutical (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Pollution Control (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Gas Separation Membranes Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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