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Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market, By Type (Thin Film Composite Membranes, Cellulose Based), By Grade (Spiral-Wound Membranes, Hollow-Fiber Membranes, Plate & Frame, and Tubular-Shaped Membranes), By Application (Desalination Systems, RO Purification Systems, Medical Devices & Diagnostics), By Distribution Channel (Direct/Institutional Sales, Retail Sales, Online, and Other Channel Sales), Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2028

  • Published Date: July 2022
  • Report ID: BWC22207
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 114

Report Overview

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market is flourishing owing to an increasing number of household water purifiers and expanding Japan's membrane water treatment technology along with rising desalination to deal with freshwater scarcity...

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market - Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2028

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market stood at an estimated 4.73 million units, in volume terms, in 2021, and the unit sales are further projected to reach 7.8 million units by the year 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period (2022-2028). The rapid expansion of the market is predominantly due to the rapidly growing water-saving technology in Japan. Also, the growing requirement for reverse osmosis (RO) membrane in water & wastewater treatment aids to fuel the market growth. Moreover, rising demand for modular buildings, foreign investment in the real estate industry, and civil engineering projects to update outdated infrastructure are likely to boost the market growth. Furthermore, the government is increasing its investments in water treatment plants across the country, which is further anticipated to bolster the market growth during the forecast period (2022-2028).

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market

Reverse Osmosis Membrane - Overview

A reverse osmosis membrane is a pressure-driven membrane made of thin-film composite (TFC) or cellulose acetate (CA). A partly permeable membrane is used in the reverse osmosis (RO) method of water purification to extract bigger particles, undesirable compounds, and ions from drinking water. In reverse osmosis, osmotic pressure, a cooperative property is driven by chemical potential differences of the solvent, a thermodynamic characteristic, is overpowered by applied pressure. Reverse osmosis is utilized in both industrial processes and the creation of drinkable water because it can remove a wide variety of biological species (mostly bacteria) as well as dissolved and suspended chemical species from water. Reverse osmosis systems are frequently used in water treatment technology and in domestic drinking water purification systems to improve water quality for drinking and cooking.

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Forecast and Trends

Growth Drivers

Japan's Leading Membrane Water Treatment Technology

In the field of membrane water treatment, Japan is the world leader. The national water infrastructure is reliable, and purification facilities such as membrane technology, purification of tap water, seawater desalination, and recycling sewage water are well-maintained. Some of these most common membrane water treatment methods are microfiltration membrane (MF), ultrafiltration membrane (UF), nanofiltration membrane (NF), and reverse osmosis membrane (RO). Additionally, RO membrane treatment technology is majorly used and it includes a separation membrane to capture molecules and ions smaller than 2 nanometers. Used for inorganic salts, sugar, amino acid separation, seawater desalination, etc. All these rapidly growing water treatment technologies in Japan provide lucrative growth opportunities for the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market.

Rising Desalination to deal with Fresh Water Scarcity

To deal with freshwater scarcity, many countries are resorting to desalination, and Japanese companies are contributing critical technologies for some of the world's largest desalination plants. Using semi-permeable reverse osmosis membrane technology, salinity is removed from the seawater entering the desalination plant. Fresh drinking water is provided by the seawater desalination facility. The water quality meets Japanese drinking water quality standards. Additionally, the RO membrane is the most widely used technology for the desalination of seawater and brackish water, accounting for a substantial share of all desalination facilities since it uses less energy than other technologies. The increased demand for RO membranes in seawater desalination treatment processes acts as a major factor to uplift the expansion of the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market.

Increasing Number of Household Water Purifiers

For humans to survive, fresh water must be available for drinking. The water issue has only gotten worse due to the population growth, making smart resource usage very essential. The stress on the available freshwater resources has decreased due to technological advancements in water purification. Additionally, a growing number of home water purifiers based on this RO membrane technology have a considerable impact on the market growth. With the use of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane, water purifiers provide safe drinking water by removing hazardous bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants. Additionally, it gets rid of chlorine and its metabolites as well as lessens the risk of rectal and bladder cancer. Moreover, drinking clean water helps with weight loss, skin health, digestion, and energy levels. It also strengthens the body's immune system as a whole. The value of water's flavor and taste improves with water purification. Thus, the growing usage of water purifiers in households surges the demand for RO membranes. This in turn drives the growth of the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market.

Restraints

Scaling and Membrane Fouling

With the expansion of the water treatment industry in the country, demand for RO membranes is rising. However, its main limitations are fouling and scalability. Both cellulose-based and thin-film composite membranes can foul. There are four different kinds of fouling such as organic, scaling, colloidal, and biological. Scaling in desalination plants is mostly caused by salt saturation on the membrane's surface, and fouling shortens the membrane's lifespan and reduces flow. By utilizing disinfectants, anti-scaling, and other pre-treatments—which raise the cost of operation—fouling can be controlled to some extent. Fouling is still a problem that needs to be addressed to improve the membrane's quality, which has slowed the growth of the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market.

Impact of COVID-19 on Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane

Japan's economy has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a slowdown in growth in 1st half of 2020. However, the overall economy is likely to bounce back in 2021. Applications like water and wastewater treatment, which are employed in sectors including residential, commercial, and industrial, require RO membranes. Moreover, the pandemic has influenced industries like food and beverage, textiles, pulp and paper, power, and others. During the lockdown in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic hampered the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market’s expansion. Supply chain interruptions, shifts in demand patterns, and other emergency measures have to be dealt with by the sector. Due to shutdowns or curtailed activities, several major water consumers cut their use. During this financial crisis, revenue loss and a decline in capital expenditures were noted. Long-term Capex planning to develop resilience, maintaining adequate cleanliness at workplaces, government fiscal support, better supply chain planning, proper communication, resumption of industrial activities, and similar steps are projected to boost revenue and stabilize growth in the short term.

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market - By Type

Based on the type, the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market is segmented into Thin Film Composite Membranes and Cellulose Based. Among these, Thin Film Composite Membrane accounts for the largest share in the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market. This is because water and wastewater treatment frequently use thin-film composite membranes. Moreover, thin-film composite membranes are primarily produced for use in desalination or water purification systems. Also, these membranes feature a high rejection rate for undesirable substances including salts and metal ions, good mechanical strength, and a high-rate of filtration. Furthermore, these membranes also exhibit outstanding membrane formability qualities and strong chemical as well as mechanical stability. These membranes have also been shown to facilitate water permeation, leading to significant water recovery and high-quality treated water. All these factors propel the growth of the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market during a forecast period (2022-2028).

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Trend

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market – By Grade

Based on grade, the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market is segmented into Spiral-Wound Membranes, Hollow-Fiber Membranes, Plate & Frame, and Tubular-Shaped Membranes. Among these, the Spiral-Wound Membranes segment holds the largest market share owing to its ability to allow for easy cleaning through cleaning in space (CIP). In addition, compared to types of membranes, spiral-wound elements have relatively low capital and operating costs, the smallest footprint, and the strongest design that prevents membrane breakage. Moreover, hollow-fiber membranes are expected to dominate the market during the forecast period (2022-2028). This is because it is widely used in processes like reverse osmosis, micro, and ultrafiltration. All these factors boost the growth of the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market during the forecast period (2022-2028).

Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market - By Application

Based on application, the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market is segmented into Desalination Systems, RO Purification Systems, Medical Devices & Diagnostics. The Desalination Systems segment now has the biggest market share and is likely to continue to do so during the forecast period (2022-2028). The desalination systems segment dominated the market in terms of the market's largest end-user industry. This expansion can be attributed to an increase in the demand for water for commercial and industrial use as well as for personal use. In addition, it is anticipated that the lack of water caused by an increasing frequency of major natural disasters and rapid industrial development in the country, would accelerate the growth of the sector in the future. This thereby, bolsters the growth of the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market during the forecast period (2022-2028).

Competitive Landscape

The leading market players in the Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market are Toray Industries Inc, DuPont de Nemours Inc, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Hydranautics, Koch Separation Solutions, Inc, Toyoba Co. Ltd., Shandong Jozzon Membrane Technology Co. Ltd., LG Chem, Microdyn-Nadir, SC RM Nanotech

The Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market is highly fragmented with the presence of several manufacturing companies in the country. The market leaders retain their supremacy by spending on research and development, incorporating cutting-edge technology into their goods, and releasing upgraded items for customers. Various tactics, including strategic alliances, agreements, mergers, and partnerships, are used.

Recent Development

  • Jun 2022, water treatment solutions provider Daiki Axis Japan is setting up its second plant in India at Haryana with an investment of Rs 200 crore. The plant with a capacity to produce 1,000 sewage treatment units with Japanese "Johkasou" technology is coming up in Palwal, Kamal Tiwari, CEO of Daiki Axis India, told PTI during an interaction.

Scope of the Report

Attributes Details
Years Considered Historical data – 2018-2021
Base Year – 2021
Forecast – 2022 – 2028
Facts Covered Revenue in USD Million
Product Service/Segmentation By Type, By Grade, By Application, By Distribution Channel
Key Players Toray Industries Inc, DuPont de Nemours Inc, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, Hydranautics, Koch Separation Solutions, Inc, Toyoba Co. Ltd., Shandong Jozzon Membrane Technology Co. Ltd., LG Chem, Microdyn-Nadir, SC RM Nanotech

 

 

By Type

 

  • Thin Film Composite Membranes
  • Cellulose Based

 

By Grade

 

  • Spiral-Wound Membranes
  • Hollow-Fiber Membranes
  • Plate & Frame
  • Tubular-Shaped Membranes

 

By Application

 

  • Desalination Systems
  • RO Purification Systems
  • Medical Devices & Diagnostics

 

By Distribution Channel

 

  • Direct/Institutional Sales
  • Retail Sales
  • Online
  • Other Channel Sales
  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
      1. Primary & Secondary Research
    2. Quantitative Research
    3. Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
      1. Secondary Research
      2. Primary Research
    4. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents
    5. Assumption & Limitation
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Insights
    1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Challenges
    3. Technological Advancement/Recent Development
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3. Threat of New Entrants
      4. Threat of Substitutes
      5. Intensity of Rivalry
  5. Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast by Value, 2018-2028
        1. By Value (USD Million)
        2. By Volume (Thousand Units)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Type
        1. Thin Film Composite Membranes
        2. Cellulose Based
      2. By Grade
        1. Spiral-Wound Membranes
        2. Hollow-Fiber Membranes
        3. Plate & Frame
        4. Tubular-Shaped Membranes
      3. By Application
        1. Desalination Systems
        2. RO Purification Systems
        3. Medical Devices & Diagnostics
      4. By Distribution Channel
        1. Direct/Institutional Sales
        2. Retail Sales
        3. Online
        4. Other Channel Sales
  6. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Offerings
    2. Market Share Analysis, 2021
    3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
    4. Key Strategic Development (Merger, Acquisition, Partnership.)
  7. Impact of Covid-19 on Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Industry
  8. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Competitive landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook) **
    1. Toray Industries Inc
    2. DuPont de Nemours Inc
    3. SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
    4. Hydranautics
    5. Koch Separation Solutions, Inc,
    6. Toyoba Co. Ltd.
    7. Shandong Jozzon Membrane Technology Co. Ltd.
    8. LG Chem
    9. Microdyn-Nadir
    10. SC RM Nanotech
  9. Key Strategic Recommendations

 

List of figures

 

Figure 1: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Segmentation

Figure 2: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Industry Value Chain Analysis

Figure 3: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Figure 4: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Volume (Thousand Units), 2018-2028

Figure 5: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Type, By Value, 2018-2028

Figure 6: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Type, By Volume, 2018-2028

Figure 7: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Grade, By Value, 2018-2028

Figure 8: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Grade, By Volume, 2018-2028

Figure 9: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Application, By Value, 2018-2028

Figure 10: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Application, By Volume, 2018-2028

Figure 11: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Figure 12: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Share (%), By Distribution Channel, By Volume, 2018-2028

 

List of Tables        

 

Table 1: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Type, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Table 2: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Type, By Volume (Thousand Units), 2018-2028

Table 3: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Grade, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Table 4: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Grade, By Volume (Thousand Units), 2018-2028

Table 5: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Application, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Table 6: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Table 7: Japan Reverse Osmosis Membrane Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Volume (Thousand Units), 2018-2028

Table 8: Toray Industries Inc Company Overview

Table 9: Toray Industries Inc Financial Overview

Table 10: DuPont de Nemours Inc Company Overview

Table 11: DuPont de Nemours Inc Financial Overview

Table 12: Hydranautics Company Overview

Table 13: Hydranautics Financial Overview

Table 14: Koch Separation Solutions, Inc. Company Overview

Table 15: Koch Separation Solutions, Inc. Financial Overview

Table 16: Shandong Jozzon Membrane Technology Co. Ltd. Company Overview

Table 17: Shandong Jozzon Membrane Technology Co. Ltd. Financial Overview

Table 18: Microdyn-Nadir Company Overview

Table 19: Microdyn-Nadir Financial Overview

Table 20:SC RM Nanotech Company Overview

Table 21:SC RM Nanotech Financial Overview

Market Segmentation

By Type

 

  • Thin Film Composite Membranes
  • Cellulose Based

 

By Grade

 

  • Spiral-Wound Membranes
  • Hollow-Fiber Membranes
  • Plate & Frame
  • Tubular-Shaped Membranes

 

By Application

 

  • Desalination Systems
  • RO Purification Systems
  • Medical Devices & Diagnostics

 

By Distribution Channel

 

  • Direct/Institutional Sales
  • Retail Sales
  • Online
  • Other Channel Sales
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