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PTFE Membrane Market Research Report Information By Type (Hydrophobic Membranes, Hydrophilic Membranes, Oleophobic Membranes) Application (Industrial Filtration, Medical & Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Architecture, Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/4241-CR | 137 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| December 2022

Global PTFE Membrane Market Overview


PTFE Membrane Market Size was valued at USD 2.36 billion in 2023. The PTFE membrane industry is projected to grow from USD 2.54 Billion in 2024 to USD 4.29 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.76% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Its resistance to extreme heat, fire, and other unfavorable climatic conditions is growing its use in the production of uniforms in the military, firefighting, and other related industries, which are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth. In addition, the growing demand for PTFE membranes in producing footwear and other garment goods has been fueled by the growing popularity of sports and leisure activities.


                          PTFE Membrane Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


PTFE Membrane Market Trends




  • Increased demand for wastewater is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for PTFE membrane is driven by the rising usage of wastewater. Strict regulatory regulations and sustainability norms have increased the need for wastewater treatment and water filtration. Several emission control laws have been put into place in the majority of countries throughout the world to decrease environmental concerns caused by wasted garbage.  To reduce environmental concerns from discarded garbage, several emission control acts have been implemented in most countries worldwide. For instance, the US, UK, Canada, and Australia are changing their emission limits to lower air pollution levels. These nations have established five-year goals to lower pollution levels, along with some developing nations, including Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Africa, India, and others. One of Canada's main health, environmental, and economic problems is the annual leakage of nearly 150 billion liters of untreated sewage into waterways. These regulations will raise demand for PTFE membranes for water and wastewater treatment applications and ensure that high drinking and wastewater treatment standards are maintained.


PTFE Membranes are utilized in the food and beverage industries for liquid treatment processing. PTFE membrane, a fluoropolymer composed of fluorine and carbon, is used in the production process to separate and filter foods and beverages. In May 2021, Bunge Loders Croklaan invested more than EUR300 million (US$346.5 million) to construct a new sustainable food processing facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Construction is expected to be finished by the end of 2024. This is only one example of the expanding food and beverage sector. Additionally, PepsiCo declared in 2022 that it would invest US$23.2 million in the expansion of the Mathura food manufacturing factory. As a result, as the market for PTFE membranes grows during the predicted period, so will the demand for PTFE membranes for filtration and separation operations. This is because the food and beverage industry is expanding. Thus, driving the PTFE membrane market revenue.


PTFE Membrane Market Segment Insights


PTFE Membrane Type Insights


The  PTFE membrane market segmentation, based on type, includes hydrophobic membranes, hydrophilic membranes, and oleophobic membranes. In 2022, the hydrophobic membranes category dominated the market. Membranes made of PTFE are hydrophobic by nature. Due to its many physical characteristics, including high porosity, chemical and abrasion resistance, particle retention, ease of handling, high filtration effectiveness, and high flow rates, the hydrophobic variety of PTFE membrane is the most often employed type. Due to these characteristics, hydrophobic PTFE is frequently used in filtration processes that expose materials to liquids and gases. Additionally, in 2022, the hydrophilic membranes witnessed the fastest growth rate. Applications for hydrophilic PTFE membranes include chemical recovery desalination equipment, food and beverage processing, petrochemical separation, steam sterilization, and others. These membranes can absorb and keep a lot of water because they are very hydrophilic or strongly attract water molecules.


Figure 1: PTFE Membrane Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)                        PTFE Membrane Market, by Type


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


PTFE Membrane Application Insights


The  PTFE membrane market segmentation, based on application, includes industrial filtration, medical & pharmaceuticals, textiles, water & wastewater treatment, architecture, and others. In 2022, the industrial filtration category held a greater market share. This is so that industrial filtration applications involving exposure to corrosive environments and contact with gases, acids, solvents, and alkaline solutions can take advantage of PTFE membranes' special properties, such as chemical inertness, ability to sustain high temperature, good mechanical properties, and high filtration efficiency. However, the medical & pharmaceuticals experienced the fastest growth rate. As the population ages and medical technology improves, PTFE membranes will be used more frequently in equipment protection, catheter coating, IV filter and spike vents, sensors protection from fluids and contamination, and other applications.


PTFE Membrane Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia-Pacific PTFE Membrane Market area will dominate this market. The demand for PTFE membranes in the region has been rising due to expanding chemical and pharmaceutical industries in nations like China, India, and Japan and growing public awareness of the need to treat wastewater. With growth predicted to reach over USD 200 billion by 2022, the Chinese pharmaceutical business, valued at roughly USD 145 billion, will likely constitute the largest emerging market. Moreover, China’s PTFE membrane market held the largest market share, and the Indian PTFE membrane market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: PTFE MEMBRANE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)                           


PTFE MEMBRANE MARKET SHARE BY REGION


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


North American PTFE membrane market accounts for the second-largest market share. The region's market is developing due to key drivers, including rising consumer demand for non-stick cookware, expanding uses in the electrical and electronics industries, and the chemical resistance and thermal qualities of PTFE. The chemical and industrial processing industry segment also dominated the market, and this dominance is projected to continue over the projection period. Further, the U.S.A. The PTFE membrane market held the largest market share, and the Canadian PTFE membrane market was the fastest-growing market in the region.


The Europe PTFE membrane market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The European PTFE membrane market, emphasizing the material's numerous forms and uses, is projected to be significantly impacted by new safety standards and creative methods to use it. The PTFE market is growing swiftly due to population expansion in nations like Germany, Italy, and France and sizable investments made by various market participants to satisfy end-user industry demands. Further, the German PTFE membrane market held the largest market share, and the UK PTFE membrane market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


PTFE Membrane Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the PTFE membrane market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their  footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the PTFE membrane industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the  PTFE membrane industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the PTFE membrane industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the PTFE membrane market, including Donaldson Company, Inc, Corning Incorporated, Porex Corporation, Cytiva, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Cytiva is a biopharmaceutical instrument and consumables service provider that aims to enhance and accelerate treatments. The company provides process chromatography hardware, cell culture media, single-use technologies, development instrumentation, and consumables to support biopharmaceutical drug research, discovery, process development, and manufacturing workflows, allowing firms to work better, faster, and safer, resulting in better patient outcomes. In January 2020, Cytiva announced the construction of a new 7,360 square meter facility in Grens, Switzerland, to produce single-use PTFE membrane kits, with the facility slated to be fully operational in 2022. It will also be a 'Centre of Excellence' for Cytiva's Cell and Gene Therapy business and a platform for European customer training programs.


Merck & Co., Inc. is a  healthcare corporation that provides health solutions through prescription medications, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care goods that it offers directly and through joint ventures. The company operates in the pharmaceutical, animal health, and consumer care industries. The business is known as Merck Sharp & Dohme, or MSD, outside North America and Canada. In July 2020, Merck, a prominent science and technology firm, announced plans to establish a new € 18 million laboratory facility in Buchs, Switzerland, to serve its rapidly developing PTFE membrane material business and to continue to drive innovation and increase analytical standards R&D. The company expects to create approximately two dozen employment.


Key Companies in the PTFE membrane market include



  • Donaldson Company, Inc.

  • Cytiva

  • L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

  • Merck KGaA

  • Corning Incorporated

  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.

  • Sartorius AG

  • Hyundai Micro Co., Ltd.

  • Porex Corporation

  • Zeus Company, Inc


PTFE Membrane Industry Developments


November 2022: Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (GFL) reported successfully applying non-fluorinated polymerization aid (NFPA) technology to make PTFE fine powder and PFA. The company will be able to create its full fluoropolymer range without the need for fluorinated polymerization aids due to this advancement.


June 2022: Donaldson bought Purilogics LLC for an initial payment of roughly $20 million and a five-year milestone-based earnout payment. Donaldson hopes to improve its life sciences portfolio by utilizing Purilogics' distinct product offerings through this acquisition. Donaldson's experience in PTFE membrane technology, its  footprint, and Purilogics' knowledge of membrane chromatography technologies make it easier to develop and commercialize biologics purification solutions.


PTFE Membrane Market Segmentation


PTFE Membrane Type Outlook



  • Hydrophobic Membranes

  • Hydrophilic Membranes

  • Oleophobic Membranes


PTFE Membrane Application Outlook



  • Industrial Filtration

  • Medical & Pharmaceuticals

  • Textiles

  • Water & Wastewater treatment

  • Architecture

  • Others


PTFE Membrane Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 2.36 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 2.54 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 4.29 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.76% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type and Application
Geographies Covered Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Donaldson Company, Inc, Corning Incorporated, Porex Corporation, and Cytiva.
Key Market Opportunities Growing need for purified water in developing nations
Key Market Dynamics PTFE membrane demand from the chemical and oil & gas industries has increased.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The PTFE membrane market size was valued at USD 2.36  Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.76% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Donaldson Company, Inc, Corning Incorporated, Porex Corporation, and Cytiva.

The hydrophobic membranes category dominated the market in 2023.

The industrial filtration catgeory had the largest share of the

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