Nowadays polymer ion-track membranes are used for a wide range of practical applications, which include various levels of filtration (micro-, ultra-, nanofiltration and osmosis), the creation of flexible electronic circuits and sensors based on polymer substrate, and using as templates for shape-controlled nanostructures synthesis. New applications demand clear understanding of the processes that occur during track membranes formation. For high-precision control of the end-product parameters, it is necessary to establish the correlation between etching conditions and track membranes characteristics (pores dimensions, porosity and membranes thicknesses). For this purpose, in the paper it is considered the technique of membranes formation with 10 nm - 10 μm cylindrical pores and correlation between their parameters and processing modes is studied. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd.