In 2014, liquid cartridge filter revenues will exceed $15 billion due to steady revenue growth worldwide, according to the latest forecast in the Cartridge Filters: World Market report from McIlvaine Company.
Non-woven, membrane, string wound, and metal cartridges are used widely in industry as well as in commercial buildings and residences for filtration.
Residential point-of-use will continue to be the leading market segment, the report says. Carbon, membrane and non-woven filters are used in portable water filter ice making systems. Cartridges are also used under the sink where municipal water quality is not acceptable. McIvaine notes 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 a 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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