The global PTFE membrane market is anticipated to grow at a 7.8% CAGR between 2020-2027, states the latest Market Research Future (MRFR) report. PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene, simply put, is a thermoplastic polymer that is popular for having excellent properties such as high tensile strength, self-lubricating properties, and enhanced flexibility, to name a few. PTFE membrane, simply put, is a filter media that finds widespread applications in an array of end user industries. Wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals, industrial filtration, and oil & gas refineries are some of its primary applications.
Various factors are propelling the PTFE membrane market growth. Such factors, as per the latest Market Research Future report, include increasing popularity in the leisure and sports sector, high demand from water and wastewater treatment applications, and pharmaceutical and medical industry, and excellent characteristics such as extreme temperature resistance, tear resistance, and superior filtration that makes it ideal for industrial treatments.
On the contrary, the steep cost of raw materials and the availability of alternatives such as organic membranes and low-cost synthetic membranes are factors that are likely to hamper the PTFE membrane market growth during the forecast period.
The Market Research Future report provides an all-inclusive segmental analysis of the PTFE Membrane Market on the basis of applications and type.
By type, the PTFE membrane market is segmented into the hydrophilic PTFE membrane and hydrophobic PTFE membrane. Of these, the hydrophobic PTFE membrane will lead the market during the forecast period. This membrane has multiple perks, such as good particle retention abilities, inertness, and thermal stability, for which it is used in different end-use industries.
By application, the PTFE membrane market is segmented into architecture, water treatment industry, medical and pharmaceuticals, textiles, industrial filtration, and others. Of these, the industrial filtration segment will dominate the market during the forecast period. Factors propelling the growth of the segment include its burgeoning demand from different end use industries including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and others coupled with the alluring properties such as high filtration efficiency, chemical inertness, and temperature resistivity that make them ideal for use in industrial filtrations.
Notable players profiled in the PTFE membrane market report include Hyundai Micro Co., (South Korea), Markel Corporation (US), Zeus Incorporation (US), Layne Christensen Company (US), Sartorius AG (Germany), Pall Corporation (US), Merck KGaA. (US), W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (US), Donaldson Company, Inc. (US), Corning Incorporate. (US), and General Electric (US). Key players have incorporated multiple strategies to suffice the growing needs of customers and also stay ahead in the competition. These strategies include research and development activities, collaborations, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, partnerships, and more.
By region, the ptfe membrane market report covers the latest trends and growth opportunities across North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Of these, the APAC region will dominate the market during the forecast period. Factors pushing the growth of the PTFE membrane market in the region include urbanization, rapidly growing industries in the region, extensive use of PTFE membrane in industrial filtration applications, growing population in China as well as India that has boosted the need for clean and safe water, presence of the world’s biggest refinery, and the expanding oil & gas activities.
The PTFE membrane market in North America will have the second-largest share in the market during the forecast period. Factors pushing the growth of the PTFE membrane market in the region include the presence of strict regulations on municipal and industrial water treatment, increasing investments in the oil & gas industry in the US, developed manufacturing units, and the booming pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries.
The PTFE membrane market in Europe will have a significant share during the forecast period. The UK, Italy, and Germany are the chief contributors in this region.
The PTFE membrane market in Latin America and the MEA will have a stable growth during the forecast period.
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