RO Membrane Chemicals Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

RO Membrane Chemicals Market: By Type (Biocides, Acid Membrane Cleaners and Alkaline Membrane Cleaners), By Application (Membrane Fouling, Membrane Cleaning and Membrane Scale Control) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/5557-CR | December 2018 | Region: Global | 105 Pages         

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RO Membrane Chemicals Market

RO Membrane Chemicals Market is projected to be worth USD 4.98 Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 7.88% during the forecast period (2021 - 2030).

By Type Biocides Acid Membrane Cleaners and Alkaline Membrane Cleaners
By Application Membrane Fouling Membrane Cleaning and Membrane Scale Control
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Applied Membranes Inc.   AXEON Water Technologies   Acuro Organics Limited   American Water Chemicals Inc.   SUEZ    Aceepta Ltd.   Ecolab King Lee Technologies   Koch Membrane Systems Inc.
Market Driving Forces    Intense Demand for High-Quality Water among Industries to Foster Growth
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RO Membrane Chemicals Market Overview

Market Research Future (MRFR) expects the RO Membrane Chemicals Market to escalate at a decent rate of 7.88% from 2022 to 2030. The RO membrane, otherwise known as Reverse Osmosis membrane chemicals, is used to remove the hard salts, colloidal particles, bacteria, microorganisms, minerals, and other impurities that deposit on the membranes of purification processors. RO Membrane Chemicals market research report about the details for Market Competition, Market Size and Share, Technology, Cost, Consumer Preference, Company, Product, and Services. 

As per the rising demand for pure and high-quality water has significant sectors in RO Membrane Chemicals Market. The market captures more of the demography globally, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis.  

The company aims to develop the high-quality RO membrane chemicals which will tackle the water purity problems and grow high to the international standards, backed by an impressive infrastructure with state-of-the-art technologies and robust marketing expertise.

Reverse osmosis membranes are in huge demand for pure water for multiple applications. These systems facilitate removing small, medium, and large colloids, ions, bacteria, and other organic substances from the water. The rising use of RO membrane systems ultimately leads to higher demand for the RO membrane chemicals. Reverse osmosis membrane chemicals enjoy strong regional demand, escalating mining needs, electric utility needs, and agricultural needs, with less or no access to pure drinking water. The pharmaceutical sector has acquired the demand for high-quality water with no harmful microorganisms and bacteria for equipment cleaning, rinsing, and manufacturing the latest technology, RO membrane.

COVID-19 Analysis

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resultant lockdown, vendors had to temporarily suspend production, in line with lower product demand, disruptions in supply chain, and the need to maintain the safety of employees amidst the escalating SARS-CoV-2 cases. In the US, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, the demand for RO membrane chemicals has declined since the pandemic. Therefore, many of the companies are striving to revive operations by solidifying their supply chains and seek out new strategies to address the challenges brought by the novel coronavirus.

Competitive Landscape

Firms Adopt Product Launch as their Key Competitive Strategy

Manufacturers in the reverse osmosis membrane chemicals industry generally adopt product launch as a competitive strategy to foster their positions. Reputed firms with significant RO membrane chemicals market share also enter into partnerships and adopt acquisition as a key tactic to boost their global presence.

Acuro Organics Limited is a highly renowned specialty chemicals manufacturing firm, with an extensive offering of advanced RO membrane chemicals known for their high efficiency and quality. The company aims to develop high-quality RO membrane chemicals that cater to international standards, backed by an impressive infrastructure with state-of-the-art technologies as well as a robust marketing expertise.

List of Key Companies Covered in this Report

  • Applied Membranes Inc.

  • AXEON Water Technologies

  • Acuro Organics Limited

  • American Water Chemicals Inc.

  • SUEZ

  • Aceepta Ltd.

  • Ecolab

  • King Lee Technologies

  • Koch Membrane Systems Inc.

Market Dynamics


Intense Demand for High-Quality Water among Industries to Foster Growth

High-quality water is of utmost significance among several industries, which has raised the demand for high-grade RO membrane chemicals over the years. Reverse osmosis membranes are witnessing huge demand for producing pure water for multiple applications since these systems facilitate the removal of small as well as large colloids, ions, bacteria, pyrogens and organic substances from the feed water. The escalating use of RO membrane systems is ultimately leading to higher demand for RO membrane chemicals, as the latter helps get rid of several impurities that are present at the surface of the system during the operation. These chemicals ensure high membrane performance and are therefore, enjoying robust demand across a number of end-use industries.

The demand for high-quality water devoid of harmful microorganisms and bacteria has been mounting in the pharmaceutical sector, especially for applications like equipment cleaning, rinsing and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), drugs, laboratory waters and non-compendial waters. The expanding application scope of RO membrane chemicals in the pharmaceutical sector and more, will most likely translate into considerable revenue generation in the following years.


Middle East & Africa to Offer Attractive Opportunities

The Middle East and Africa will offer attractive opportunities to leading vendors in the years ahead, given the heightened demand for water in view of the exploding population as well as agricultural activities. The RO membrane chemicals market is also presented with opportunities by the expanding desalination industry in the region.


High Costs of Manufacturing RO Membranes to Hamper Growth

High costs related to production of RO membrane and their short life span could restrain the market growth in the following years.


Nano Filtration Technology to Emerge as a Threat

The nano filtration technology will emerge as a credible threat as it is increasingly being used as an alternative to RO membrane chemicals for producing potable water.

Segment Overview

Applications in Membrane Fouling to Surge Rapidly

Some of the major applications studied in the report are membrane scale control, membrane fouling and membrane cleaning. The membrane fouling category is in the lead and can even cross USD 1,100 Mn by 2025, while procuring an above-average growth rate. Membrane fouling is one of the most common complaints among consumers using RO membranes, which fosters the need for RO membrane chemicals.

Biocides Segment Takes the Lead

Acid membrane cleaners, biocides and alkaline membrane cleaners are the top RO membrane chemical types considered in the report. At present, the biocides segment controls the highest share in the market and in 2017; it had reached USD 600 Mn. It has maintained an impressive growth rate since then and should continue to do so during the review period. Biocides are important RO membrane chemicals that will continue to enjoy solid demand in the coming years. The alkaline membrane cleaner segment could surpass USD 400 Mn by 2025.

Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific to Demonstrate Remarkable Growth

APAC controls more than one-third of the total share in the global market. In 2017, APAC had touched over 700 Mn and has been spearheading the global market ever since. India and China are extremely populated nations, not only in the region but across the world, a factor that has been crucial to the market’s strong growth prospects. Both these countries are increasingly adopting economic reforms, making them hotspots for growth among global stakeholders. Substantial growth in electrical and electronics, pharmaceutical and chemical industries in the region and the resultant rise in the product demand will also fuel the RO membrane chemicals market size in subsequent years.

North America to Emerge as the Second Leading Market

North America is the second-biggest gainer in the global market and is touted to procure a growth rate of 7.15% over the review period. Reverse osmosis membrane chemicals enjoy strong demand in the region most due to the rising need for potable water among the burgeoning population coupled with escalating mining needs, electric utility needs and agricultural needs, among others.

Recent Developments

Dec 2021 - Advances in membrane design in recent years have significantly increased the performance of wastewater and brackish water treatment plants. DuPont B-Free is notably one of the vessel-based media technology that effectively treats RO systems.

December 2020 – MICRODYN-NADIR has assigned Chembond Clean Water Technologies Ltd for clean distribution of water products in India. The water technology firm offers extensive solutions for many water treatment chemicals. 

Report Overview

Segmentation Table

By Type

  • Biocides

  • Acid membrane cleaners

  • Alkaline membrane cleaners

By Application

  • Membrane fouling

  • Membrane cleaning

  • Membrane scale control

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Applications in Membrane Fouling to Surge Rapidly
  Geographies Covered   Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   Lenntech B.V, Ampac USA, American Water Chemicals, Inc., SUEZ, Applied Membranes, Inc., Kroff, Inc., Acuro Organics Limited, Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., AXEON Water Technologies, Ecolab, King Lee Technologies and Aceepta Ltd.
  Key Market Opportunities   Middle East & Africa to Offer Attractive Opportunities
  Key Market Drivers   Intense Demand for High-Quality Water among Industries to Foster Growth

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The outlook of the global RO membrane chemicals market looks very promising.

The global RO membrane chemicals market is poised to expand at 7.88% CAGR during the review period (2018-2025).

Rising demand for purified water, Rapid increase in the global population.

Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global RO membrane chemicals market, followed by North America and Europe, respectively.

Ampac USA, Lenntech B.V, American Water Chemicals, Inc., Applied Membranes, Inc., SUEZ, Kroff, Inc., Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., Acuro Organics Limited, AXEON Water Technologies, King Lee Technologies, Ecolab, and Aceepta Ltd., are some of the major players operating in the RO membrane chemicals market.