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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    FEBRUARY 2013

2014 Market for Liquid Cartridges Will Exceed $15 Billion

Non–woven, membrane, string wound and metal cartridges are used widely in industry as well as in commercial buildings and residences. There has been steady revenue growth worldwide. In 2014, cartridge revenues will exceed $15 billion. This is the latest forecast in the online continuously updated McIlvaine report, Cartridge Filters: World Market.

Liquid Cartridges Market

($ Millions)

Industry

2014

 Chemical

 688  

 Commercial – Point-of-Entry

 880  

 Commercial – Point-of-Use

 2,463  

 Electronics

 485  

 Food

 527  

 Healthcare

 1,276  

 Metals

 187  

 Oil & Gas

 316

 Other Industries

 633  

 Pharmaceutical

 2,119  

 Power

 232  

 Residential – Point-of-Entry

 797  

 Residential – Point-of-Use

 3,984  

 Wastewater

 267  

 Water

 733  

Total

15,587

Residential point-of-use will continue to be the leading segment. Carbon, membrane and non-woven filters are used in portable water filters ice making systems. Cartridges are also used under the sink where municipal water quality is not acceptable. Not surprisingly there is a disproportionately high use in countries where the quality of municipal water is below world norms.

Commercial point-of-use includes vending machines, restaurants as well as the range of commercial buildings. The pharmaceutical industry is the biggest purchaser of the high quality membrane filters. The cartridges are often the heart of a product separation process. The chemical industry uses cartridges for processing as well as water purification.

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