PTFE Membrane Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

PTFE Membrane Market Research: Information By Type (Hydrophobic PTFE Membrane), The Application (Industrial Filtration, Textiles, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Architecture, Others) - Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4241-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 137 pages

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PTFE Membrane Market Overview

PTFE is also known as polytetrafluoroethylene. It is a high molecular weight that contains both carbon and fluorine. 


The PTFE Membrane Market is calculated with USD of 1.99 billion in the year 2019. This is expected to grow to the USD of 3.63 billion with a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period 2027.


The main demand for the PTFE membrane is because of its usage. This chemical molecule is used in many industries like oil and gas refineries, wastewater treatment, industrial filtration and even in pharmaceuticals also. The demand for the PTFE Membrane Market has increased because of the usage in treating the wastewater and also to purify the water around the world. This is also used in oil and gas refineries to separate the hydrogen sulphide.


To talk about the hindrance the high-cost effectiveness of the raw materials used in the process of PTFE is the major hindrance for the growth of the PTFE Membrane Market.


COVID Analysis


The spread of the pandemic across the world has created an impact on the growth of the PTFE Membrane Market Value. As the lockdown has been implemented by many governments to avoid the spread of the pandemic, and also the logistical restrictions have impacted many industries. Due to the pandemic lockdown, there is an increase in the demand for the workforce unavailability, limited availability of the raw materials and the supply chain interruption.


The PTFE is been used in the industries such as chemical, oil and gas, food beverages, wastewater treatment, textile and others. But due to the pandemic impact on these factories, the impact on the PTFE Membrane Market Share has gone worse. It is expected that this loss will be compensated in the future.


Market Dynamics


Crucial Market drivers

The main driver which has created the growth of the PTFE Membrane Market Size is because of the demand in the purification of water and wastewater treatment. The awareness among the people and also the knowledge to protect the environment is the main driving force for the growth of the PTFE Membrane Market Size.


The second reason for the growth is the actions and the precautionary activities done by the government in many countries. Countries like the US, UK, Canada are working on lowering the level of pollution and also various emission control to reduce the pollution level in their countries.


The market growth opportunities

The important PTFE Membrane Market Growth opportunity is the demand in treating water in developing countries like China, India and Australia. Also, the demand and the requirement for processed water in the industries like power, food and beverage, chemical, petrochemical are some of the reasons for the growth of the PTFE Membrane Market. It is expected that the growth will be increased in the forecasting period because of the increase in demand in many developing regions.


The market restraints

The important restraint which is been hindering the PTFE Membrane Market Growth is the high-cost effectiveness of the raw materials which are needed to filter and process the water. Even due to the spread of the pandemic as transportation was halted, there were a lack of raw materials and also a lack of labour. Which caused the high-cost effectiveness of the raw materials due to the demand.


The market challenge

The current state, because of the outbreak of the pandemic across the world. There are many countries and many industries is been halted due to the spread of the pandemic. Because of the demand in the PTFE Membrane Market in recent days, the price of the materials are been fluctuating. This is also one of the main challenges which are faced in the PTFE Membrane Market Growth.


Cumulative growth analysis


The growth value of the PTFE Membrane Industry has increased due to the people's need to filter the water and also treat the wastewater. The demand to reduce pollution in many countries is also one of the main reasons for the growth of the PTFE Membrane Industry. Many countries like Brazil, South Africa, India and China, are working to ensure that the emission standards are reducing the pollution levels in the atmosphere. These are the main reason for the growth in the PTFE Membrane Industry.  


Value chain analysis a


The main reason for the PTFE Membrane Market Revenue is the acts as the European Union follows the Environmental action program which is likely to make sure that the emission of the pollution is been cleared and maintained the purity of the water. The demand is also because of the increase in the population and the increase in the need for water demand. But due to the lockdown. Many sectors are facing a loss. Even the raw materials demand has also raised the cost of the raw materials.


Market segment overview



  • By type



  1. Hydrophobic membranes

  2. Hydrophilic membranes



  • By application



  1. Industrial filtration – chemicals and power generation, food and beverages

  2. Medical and pharmaceuticals – medical, venting, medical packaging, medical filtration.

  3. Textiles – general clothing, protective fabric

  4. Water and wastewater treatments- wastewater recycling, water treatment

  5. Architecture

  6. Electronics and electrical - filtration, protection and venting

  7. Automotive – filtration, Non- filtration.



  • By region


North America



  1. US

  2. Canada


Latin America



  1. Mexico

  2. Brazil

  3. Peru

  4. Chile

  5. Others


Western Europe



  1. Germany

  2. UK

  3. France

  4. Spain

  5. Italy

  6. Nordic countries

  7. Belgium

  8. Netherlands

  9. Luxembourg


Eastern Europe



  1. Poland

  2. Russia


Asia Pacific



  1. India

  2. Japan

  3. China

  4. ASEAN

  5. Australia

  6. New Zealand


The Middle East and Africa



  1. GCC

  2. Southern Africa

  3. North Africa


Competitive landscape


The key players are in urge to produce the required amount of products due to the demand. Then they are also planning to increase their market value because of the increase in demand in recent times. The key players are trying to use many new strategies to increase their growth value because of the demand. Some major key players are expanding their companies to many regions and are also ready for the collaboration to complete the large scale demand. As the loss during the spread of the pandemic, the small and medium-sized key players are working hard to compensate for their loss by collaborating with the major key players.


Global PTFE membrane market share by application industry


 PTFE membrane market


Source: MRFR analysis


Regional analysis


The dominating country in the Asia Pacific region holds the largest amount of share of 40.0% in the year 2019. Then it is expected to get the growth up to CAGR of the 7.5% during the forecast period of the year 2025. The market growth in recent days in the Asia Pacific region is because of rapid urbanization, population and industrialisation. Also, the demand in the growth of the food and beverages, medical and the pharmaceutical, water and wastewater treatment sectors are the main reason for the growth in the Asia Pacific region.


The North American region is one of the growing regions in the increasing the PTFE Membrane Market Revenue. The increase in the investment in the oil and gas industry and also because of the investment in any sector in the countries like the US and Mexico are the main reason for the growth.


Also, the European region is growing in the PTFE Membrane Market Revenue. This is because of the major key players which are available in Germany and then Italy.


Key players



  1. Pall

  2. Cytiva

  3. L.Gore

  4. Merk Millipore

  5. Corning

  6. Donald son

  7. Saint Gobain

  8. Markel

  9. Sartorius

  10. Hyundai micro


Recent developments        


In July 2020, Merck Millipore has announced an investment in the USD of 21.23 million to build the laboratory in Buchs and Switzerland this is to support the growing material.

In January 2020, Cytiva has introduced to build a new 7,360 square meter facility for the Grens and Switzerland for the production of the single using kits.


In November 2019, Gore launched Gore Low drag filter bags which is used in the pulse jet carbon black manufacturing operations.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030 : Significant value
  CAGR   2022-2030 : Substantial CAGR
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022Β toΒ 2030
  Historical Data   2019Β &Β 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage    Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Type, Application and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   General Electric (U.S.), Corning Incorporate. (U.S.), Donaldson Company, Inc. (U.S.), W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (U.S.), Merck KGaA. (U.S.), Pall Corporation (U.S.), Sartorius AG (Germany), Layne Christensen Company (U.S.), Zeus Incorporation (U.S.), Markel Corporation (U.S.), and Hyundai Micro Co., (South Korea) among others.
  Key Market Opportunities   The growing application in the pharmaceuticals and oil & gas refineries is attributing to the growth
  Key Market Drivers   The growing demand for clean and safe water has augmented the investment in water treatment facilities across the globe


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Hydrophobic PTFE membranes hold the largest share in the global PTFE membrane market.

Industrial filtration is the largest application segment of the global PTFE membrane market.

The growing demand from oil and gas refineries is likely to be a major driver for the PTFE membrane market.

Asia Pacific is the dominant regional market for PTFE membranes, followed by North America.

Leading players in the market include GE, Corning Inc., and Merck, among others.

The PTFE Membrane Market are used in the sectors like industrial filtration, medical and pharmaceutical, textile, water and wastewater treatment and architecture. These are the application where the PTFE Membrane Market is used.