NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                MAY 2013

Liquid Cartridge Sales to the World Pharmaceutical Industry Will Exceed $2 Billion this Year

For the first time ever, the world’s pharmaceutical industry will spend over $2 billion for liquid cartridges. The 2013 forecasts are included in Cartridge Filters: World Market published by the McIlvaine Company.

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Pharmaceutical Cartridge Revenues ($ Millions)

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World Region






 East Asia


 Eastern Europe


 Middle East




 South & Central America


 West Asia


 Western Europe




For most applications, the East Asia market is much larger than any other region. However, in the pharmaceutical sector NAFTA remains the largest.

The pharmaceutical cartridge market is dominated by the larger players who have more than 50 percent market share.

Company Name




Asahi Kasei


Parker Hannifin


Siemens AG

General Electric

Meissner Filtration Products


The bulk of the sales is for the higher performance and more expensive membrane filters. They comprise 50 percent of the total. Non-woven cartridges account for another 30 percent. The remaining 20 percent is shared by string wound, carbon and metal.

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