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RO Membrane Chemicals Market Trends

ID: MRFR//5557-CR | 105 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| December 2018

Global RO Membrane Chemicals Market Overview

The RO Membrane Chemicals Market Size was valued at USD 2.0 Billion in 2022. The RO Membrane Chemicals industry is projected to grow from USD 2.2 Billion in 2023 to USD 3.9 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% during the forecast period (2023 - 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.          RO Membrane Chemicals MarketSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

RO Membrane Chemicals Market Trends

  • 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 several 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.  

Additionally, The Middle East and Africa will offer attractive opportunities to leading vendors in the years ahead, given the heightened demand for water given 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.

By September 2023, LG Chem aims to increase its business presence through a strategic expansion effort that will see it improve the Cheongju plant’s capacity – a key facility for manufacturing reverse osmosis membranes. The company said it will inject around $95 million (KRW 124.6 billion) by July 2025 to expand the Cheongju site and install a new plant capable of producing up to 400,000 reverse osmosis membranes per year. This growth project is expected to help desalinate an estimated 1.57 billion tons (4.32 million tons per day) of water annually. With this much-purified water available, about 16 million people could benefit from it, which makes up roughly one-third of the Korean population.

RO Membrane Chemicals Market Segment Insights

RO Membrane Chemicals Type Insights

The RO Membrane Chemicals Market segmentation, based on Type, includes Biocides, Acid Membrane Cleaners, and Alkaline Membrane Cleaners. 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 of the market, and in 2017; it 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.

RO Membrane Chemicals Application Insights

Based on Application, the RO Membrane Chemicals Market segmentation includes Membrane Fouling, Membrane Cleaning, and Membrane Scale Control. 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.

Figure 2: RO Membrane Chemicals Market, by Application, 2023 & 2030 (USD Billion)             RO Membrane Chemicals Market, by ApplicationSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

RO Membrane Chemicals Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. APAC controls more than one-third of the total share of 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 product demand will also fuel the RO membrane chemicals market size in subsequent years.

Figure 3: RO MEMBRANE CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (%)      RO MEMBRANE CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE BY REGIONSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

North America is the second-biggest gainer in the global market and is touted to procure a growth rate of 3.95% over the review period. Reverse osmosis membrane chemicals enjoy strong demand in the region mostly 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.

RO Membrane Chemicals Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the RO Membrane Chemicals market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the RO Membrane Chemicals industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.

The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth for RO Membrane Chemicals. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the RO Membrane Chemicals industry must offer affordable products.

Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global RO Membrane Chemicals industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. The RO Membrane Chemicals market has recently given medicine some of the most important advantages. Major RO Membrane Chemicals market players, including Lenntech B.V., Ampac USA, American Water Chemicals, Inc., SUEZ, Applied Membranes, Inc., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.

Ampac is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of fire detection and alarm systems for commercial, industrial, and multi-residential complexes. It offers products such as control and indicating equipment, smartgraphicsHD system, aspirating smoke detection, audiovisual device, and more.

Also, Accepta Water Treatment is a water treatment products providing company. It offers specialty and water treatment chemicals, wastewater and effluent treatment chemicals, industrial cleaning and janitorial chemicals, advanced polymers, solid chemicals, biological formulations, and other products.

Key Companies in the RO Membrane Chemicals market include

  • Lenntech B.V

  • Ampac USA

  • American Water Chemicals, Inc.

  • SUEZ

  • Applied Membranes, Inc.

  • Kroff, Inc.

  • Acura Organics Limited

  • Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

  • AXEON Water Technologies

  • Ecolab

  • King Lee Technologies

  • Aceepta Ltd.

RO Membrane Chemicals Industry 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.

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

In April 2023, Toray received an order for RO (Reverse Osmosis) membranes for Hong Kong's famous Tseung Kwan O Desalination Plant. It reflects the company's achievements in supplying RO membranes consistently over the past two decades worldwide as well as providing necessary technical support towards ensuring stable operation at these plants.

RO Membrane Chemicals Market Segmentation

RO Membrane Chemicals Type Outlook

  • Biocides

  • Acid Membrane Cleaners

  • Alkaline Membrane Cleaners

RO Membrane Chemicals Application Outlook

  • Membrane Fouling

  • Membrane Cleaning

  • Membrane Scale Control

RO Membrane Chemicals 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

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