NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    APRIL 2015

$800 Million Cartridge Market in Food and Beverage By 2020

The market for cartridges in the food and beverage industry will rise to $800 million in 2020 in actual dollars taking into account projected inflation. The market in 2010 dollars will be $670 million according to the latest forecasts in Cartridge Filters: World Market published by the McIlvaine Company.

$ Millions 

   World Region      2019  
 Total * 622
 Africa  27
 CIS  27
 East   Asia  206
 Eastern   Europe  14
 Middle   East  32
 NAFTA  130
 South   & Central America  51
 West   Asia  46
Western Europe      89

                                                                                              * in 2010 U.S. dollars

Nearly half the revenues will be derived from sales to improve food and beverage product.  These process filters are frequently replaced.  The other 50 percent of the revenues will come from the treatment of water and wastewater associated with processes.  Specific applications are found in:

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Distilled Spirits
  • Soft Drinks
  • Fruit Juices
  • Baby Foods
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Gelatin
  • Edible Oils
  • Flavors and Fragrances

Membrane cartridges compete with depth cartridges using diatomaceous earth and other filter aids.

East Asia is the fastest growing market. By 2019, sales of cartridges for food and beverage will exceed $200 million.  NAFTA and Western Europe are net exporters of processed food and beverages. So filter use is relatively high in proportion to the food consumed in the two regions.

Pall, Clarcor, 3M, GE and Eaton are major cartridge suppliers to the food industry based in the U.S.

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