NEWS RELEASE                                                                                        November 2016

Market for Cartridge Filter Resins, Adhesives, Fibers, Coatings and Binders to Exceed $4.8 Billion by 2021

The market for liquid filtration cartridges will exceed $19 billion in 2021. The cartridge producers will spend $9.5 billion for media, end caps, netting and adhesives.  The media suppliers will spend $4.8 billion for resins, fibers, coatings and adhesives.

Cartridge filters used to purify liquids are constructed of a number of different materials. Synthetic materials are used either in a nonwoven or membrane configuration. Membrane cartridges are distinguished from membrane cross-flow modules which are covered in a separate McIlvaine report.

Cartridge Filter Revenues $ Millions 2023 Worldwide


Filter Element


Level Two

Media, End Caps, Coatings, Adhesives

Level One

Resins, Adhesives, Fibers, Coatings and Other Materials

Carbon 8,100 4,000 2,000
Membrane 5,000 2,500 1,300
Metal 259 130 65
Non-Woven 5,600 2,800 1,400
String Wound 271 136 68
Total 19,230 9,566 4,833


Instead of starting with resins and media production and analyzing the growth in each industry, it is desirable to start with the end users and determine their future demand requirements.  McIlvaine is pursuing this approach in all its filtration market reports.

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