NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                JUNE 2015

Cartridge Sales for High Tech Applications to Exceed $7 Billion

Liquid cartridge sales for high tech applications will exceed $7 billion in 2020 according to Cartridge Filters World Market published by the McIlvaine Company.

Liquid Cartridge Sales ($ Millions)

   Industry      2020  
 Total 20,000
 Chemical 1,000
 Electronics 800
 Food 700
 Healthcare 1,600
 Metals 300
 Oil   & Gas 500
 Pharmaceutical 2,000
 Power 300
Sub   Total 7,200
Non   high tech 12,800

Many industries need membrane or high efficiency nonwoven cartridges to remove very small particles from liquids.  There are special conditions such as high temperature which require ceramics or metals.   These high technology filters comprise nearly one-third of the market.  Lower efficiency nonwovens and carbon block filters for residential, commercial, and industrial filtration account for the other two-thirds.

The pharmaceutical industry will spend $2 billion for high technology filters in 2020.  Most of these filters will be used in the manufacture of the product as opposed to water or wastewater treatment. The power industry’s use of cartridge for boiler feedwater is relative modest because of the reliance on cross-flow membranes as an alternative. The food industry is also showing a preference for the cross-flow membrane technology as an alternative to cartridges. The reasons are two old:

  • Cross-flow membrane systems are self-cleaning and do not need to be frequently replaced.
  • Pressure loss across the systems is constant as is performance.

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