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Air Filters and Filtration Equipment - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 338710
  • Report
  • September 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 678 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
The global market for Air Filters and Filtration Equipment is projected to reach US$11.3 billion by 2025, driven by the alarming rise in air pollution levels worldwide and the ensuing urgent need for improving air quality. Stringent emission norms in the industrial and manufacturing sectors are helping spur sales of large commercial grade air filters and purifiers. Bad air causes over 10 million premature deaths worldwide per annum. In an urban environment, the indoor environment reflects the outdoor air quality. Rising incidence of asthma and other chronic respiratory illnesses will therefore continue to fuel demand for home air filtration solutions in the residential sector.

In addition, surging demand for high efficiency semi-HEPA, HEPA, and ULPA filters capable of eliminating over 99.99% of airborne indoor particles; advancements in filter media, filter design; and developments in nanotechnology will spur gains in the market. Few of the noteworthy trends in the market include rising sales of home air filters supported by increasing incidence of allergic respiratory disorders; robust demand from the manufacturing and industrial sectors given the stringent air quality standards imposed; rapid advancements in filter media, filter design & performance; growing popularity of high efficiency HEPA air filters given its ability to filter 99.99% of airborne contaminants. In addition to air purifiers, air conditioning equipment is also coming integrated with HEPA filters. In the industrial segment, government regulations aimed at reducing pollution and toxic gas emissions in industrial buildings is currently benefiting sales of HEPA filters. Development of innovative bio-based air filters for HVAC and home air conditioning brings the promise of accelerating adoption rates. Similarly, developments in nanotechnology as well as development of newer filter technologies in response to the continued pressure to meet the increasingly stringent environmental standards will positively influence market prospects in the near term. Tighter air emission standards set in place by worldwide environmental agencies for the automotive industry, which ranks as a key polluter provoking regulatory bodies to tighten legislations governing emissions in this industry, and recovering global automotive production are poised to benefit the automotive air filters market in the coming years. There is also a growing demand for energy efficient air filters worldwide because of the escalating energy costs. In addition, the threat of zoonotic airborne diseases such as COVID-19, SARS, and Ebola also provide great growth opportunities for air filtration and purification products in residential and commercial buildings, hospitals, etc. Against this backdrop, manufactures are investing a great deal of money and resources in developing newer filtration technologies which can tremendously increase filtration efficiency.

There has been a dramatic improvement in the efficiency of filtration over the years. Asia-Pacific including China ranks as a majormarket led by strict environmental regulations, favorable economic and demographic trends, stronger production activities across key end-use industries, and undeterred pace of industrialization, remain truly powerful drivers capable of fueling growth in the region.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:
  • 3M Company
  • A. L.Filter
  • AAF International
  • Aerospace America Inc.
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
  • Airex Filter Corporation
  • AIRTECH Japan Ltd.
  • Atlas Copco
  • Blueair AB
  • Bruce Air Filter Company
  • Camfil Group
  • Clarcor Air Filtration Products Inc.
  • Clarcor Industrial Air
  • Cummins Filtration
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Delta Filtration
  • Donaldson Co. Inc.
  • Filtration Group Inc.
  • Filtration Systems Products Inc.
  • Freudenberg Filtration Technologies
  • Freudenberg Group
  • GVS Group
  • Koch Filter Corporation
  • Lydall Inc.
  • Nordic Air Filtration A/S
  • Purafil Inc.
  • Sogefi SpA
  • Spectrum Filtration Pvt. Ltd.
  • Trion Inc.
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  • An Introduction to Air Filters and Filtration Equipment
  • Composition of the Air We Inhale by Component (in %)
  • Classification of Air Filters Based on Filtration Capacity
  • Classification of Air Filters Based on Filter Media
  • Classification of Air Filters Based on Form Factor & Functionality
  • Operating Characteristics of Air Filters
  • Air Filters and Filtration Equipment: Current Market Scenario and Outlook
  • Product Segment Analysis
  • Mechanical Air Filters: Largest Product Category
  • HEPA Air Filters Accelerate Overall Growth in Mechanical Air Filters Vertical
  • Gas-phase Air Filters Assume Importance
  • Electronic Air Filters Make a Cut
  • While Developed Regions Remain Major Revenue Contributors, Developing Regions Emerge as Hot Spots for Future Growth
  • World Air Filters and Filtration Equipment Market by Region (2019 & 2025): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Developed and Developing Regions
  • Global Air Filters and Filtration Equipment Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2018-2025: China, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, USA, Europe, Canada, and Japan
  • Stable Economic Scenario Poised to Improve Prospects for Air Filtration Equipment
  • Global Economic Outlook: Real GDP Growth Rates (in %) by Country/Region for the Years 2018 through 2021
  • A Note on Leading Players in the Air Filtration Equipment Market
  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Geographic Expansions: The Current Norm
  • Major Competitive Factors in the Marketplace
  • Dispersion of Knowledge: An Important Competitive Variable
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • 3M Company (USA)
  • A.L.Filter (Israel)
  • AAF Flanders (USA)
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo (Finland)
  • Airex Filter Corporation (USA)
  • AIRTECH Japan Ltd. (Japan)
  • Atlas Copco AB (Sweden)
  • Blueair AB (Sweden)
  • Camfil Group (Sweden)
  • Cummins, Inc. (USA)
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation (USA)
  • Donaldson Co., Inc. (USA)
  • Dust Free(R) Inc. (USA)
  • Filtration Group Inc. (USA)
  • Purafil Inc. (USA)
  • Filtration Systems Products Inc. (USA)
  • Freudenberg Group (Germany)
  • Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Germany)
  • GVS Group (Italy)
  • Lydall Inc. (USA)
  • Koch Filter Corporation (USA)
  • Mann+Hummel Group (Germany)
  • Alarming Rise in Air Pollution Levels Worldwide and the Urgent Need to Improve Air Quality: Foundation for Market Growth
  • Major Indoor Pollutants and their Impact on Health: Brief Details of Pollutant, Source, and Impact on Health
  • Global Indoor Air Pollution Related Fatalities by Health Condition (2020E): Percentage Breakdown of Deaths for ALRI, COPD, Ischemic Heart Disease, Lung Cancer, and Stroke
  • Global Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions (in Billion Metric Tons): 2010-2019
  • Countries with the Highest Carbon Emissions Worldwide (2020E): Percentage Breakdown for China, US, India, Russia, Japan, and Others
  • Air Pollution Levels (PM10 ug/m3) for Major Countries Worldwide
  • Rising Incidence of Asthma and Air Borne Allergies Provide the Perfect Platform for Market Expansion
  • Key WHO Facts on Asthma
  • Global Asthma Facts by American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
  • Growing Emphasis on Maintaining Ambient Indoor Air Quality Augurs Well
  • Industrial Sector: Largest Revenue Contributor
  • Rising Emphasis on Air Quality in Commercial Environments Underpins Revenue Growth
  • Residential Buildings: The New Growth Vertical
  • Whole House Air Cleaning Systems Gather Steam
  • HVAC Air Filters Gain Traction amid Rising Infrastructure Spending and Growing Deployments of Air Conditioning Units
  • Infrastructure Projects on Growth Trajectory Worldwide
  • World Construction Industry Size (in US$ Trillion) for the Years 2010, 2015, 2020 and 2025
  • Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market by Region and Sector (2016-2025)
  • Major Construction Markets Worldwide (2005, 2010, 2015, 2020, 2025, and 2030): Market Size ($ Billion) for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, USA, and Western Europe
  • Global Infrastructure Spending Estimates (as a Percentage of GDP) by Sector for 2007-2016 and 2017-2040
  • Global Infrastructure Spending Estimates (as a Percentage of GDP) by Region for 2007-2016 and 2017-2040
  • A Note on Current State of Air Conditioners Industry
  • Global Sales of Air Conditioning Systems in Million Units for Years 2016, 2018 & 2020
  • Growing Prominence of Cleaner Air in Achieving Higher Vehicle Performance Drives Demand for Automotive Air Filters
  • Stable Automobile Production Fuels Growth Opportunities in the OEM Market
  • Global Passenger Cars Production (In Million Units) by Geographic Region/Country for the Years 2017, 2019, 2022
  • Aging Vehicles & Increasing Passenger Car Density Signals Opportunities in the Aftermarket
  • Average Age (In Years) of Passenger Cars and Light Trucks in the US in the Year 2010, 2014 & 2018
  • Average Age (In Years) of Cars in the EU (2018): Breakdown by Country
  • Cabin Air Filters Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities for Automotive Air Filters
  • Persistent Need to Prevent Uncontrolled Airborne Contamination in Food & Beverage Processing Plants Boosts Prospects
  • Robust Power Generation Activity Benefits Demand for Gas Turbine Inlet Air Filters
  • Coalescer/Pre-filters and EPA filters: Major Components in Designing Intake Filters for Gas Turbines
  • Global Gas Turbine Inlet Filter Market by Region (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa
  • Relevancy of Air Quality in Nuclear Power Plants Bodes Well
  • Expanding Applications in Cleanrooms that Require Acute Control of Air Quality Benefit Market Prospects
  • Steady Growth in Electrical & Electronics Manufacturing Lends Traction to Market Demand
  • Novel Opportunities in Healthcare Sector
  • Paper Filters Market Grows Amid Rising Competition from Non-Woven Fabric Media
  • Fabric Filters Market Driven by Stringent Particulate Matter (PM) Emission Norms
  • Fabric Filter Media to Gain Upper Hand over Paper Filters
  • Electrostatic Air Filters: Multiple Benefits Drive Healthy Growth in Demand
  • Washable and Re-usable Air Filters Rise in Prominence
  • Cartridge Air Filters: New Filter Media Comes to the Fore to Spur Demand
  • Technology Advancements & Innovations Spur Demand for Air Filtration Equipment
  • Filter Media Advancements Improve Overall Capabilities of Air Filtration Equipment
  • Synteq(R) Filter Media and PowerCore(R) Dust Collection Technology
  • NanoWave(TM): A Synthetic Media Alternative to Glass
  • Membrane-based Air Filtration Media: A Promising Development
  • Nanofiber Technology Revolutionizes Filters and Components Development
  • Nylon Nanofiber-based Fabric for Filters
  • A Review of Select Recent Innovations in the Air Filtration Equipment Domain
  • EXALIFE and VarioPleat for Commercial Vehicles with Space Constraints
  • The HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) Solution
  • UD+ Coalescing Compressed Air Filters
  • HemiPleat(R) FR Carbon Dust Collector with Conductive and Flame Retardant Features
  • Capaceon(TM) and Nanoweb(R) for Finer Separation with Reduced Energy Consumption
  • OptiAir(TM) and Fleetguard Direct Flow Technologies
  • Dual Filtration System for Filtering Formaldehyde
  • Ford's Novel Auto Air Filter to Eliminate 99% Pollen, Odor, and Gaseous Pollutions
  • Regulatory Environment Paves Way for Wider Uptake of Air Filtration Equipment
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • ASHRAE IAQ Standards
  • Laws for IAQ Improvement in Schools
  • Criteria for Improved IAQ
  • Types of Contaminants Present in Indoor Air and their Acceptable Levels
  • ENERGY STAR Indoor Air Package
  • A Note on Standards for Measuring Filtration Efficiency
  • Favorable Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends Strengthen Market Prospects
  • Growing Population & Urban Sprawl
  • World Urban Population in Millions: 1950-2050
  • Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 2000, 2020 & 2050
  • Aging Population: A Weighty Demographic Driver
  • Global Population Statistics for the 65+ Age Group in Million by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2025, 2035 and 2050
  • Rising Living Standards & Disposable Incomes
  • Growing Affluence of Expanding Middle Class Segment
  • Global Middle Class Spending (US$ Trillion) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025, 2030
  • Global Middle Class Population (In Million) by Region for the Years 2020, 2025 and 2030
  • Resolving Prevailing Issues & Challenges: Critical for Future Success of the Market
  • Stiff Competition from Existing Air Cleaning Technologies
  • Various Air Cleaning Technologies & their Limitations
  • Need for Improved Capabilities to Capture Nano-size Particles



  • The United States: Largest Market for Air Filtration Products
  • An Overview of the HVAC Air Filters Market
  • Recovering Automobile Production Supports Market Growth for Cabin Air Filters
  • Health Concerns Fuel Cabin Air Filter Sales
  • Automobiles Production (Million Units) in the United States: 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2019E
  • US Automotive Air Filter Market by Category (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Aftermarket and OEM
  • US Automotive Air Filter Market by Market Segment (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars and Two Wheelers
  • US Automotive Air Filter Market by Application (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Cabin Air Filters and Intake Air Filters
  • Growing Awareness of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Triggers Stringent Regulations
  • US Industrial Air Filtration Market (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type
  • Top Polluted Cities in the United States by PM2.5 Level (in ug/m3) (2018)
  • Regulations Drive Demand Growth for High Value Products
  • High Rate of Infectious Diseases Propel Demand for HEPA Vacuum Filters
  • Market Analytics

  • Market Overview
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Stringent Government Standards on Air Pollution Control: A Strong Growth Driver
  • Most Polluted Cities in China by PM 2.5 Level (in ug/m3) (2018)
  • China: The Leading Producer and Consumer of Internal Combustion Engine Air Filters Worldwide
  • Chinese Automotive Air Filter Market by Application (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Cabin and Intake Air Filters
  • The 'Cleaner Indoors' Approach Promotes Market Demand
  • Market Analytics
  • Growing Demand for Cabin Air Filters Drives Market Expansion
  • Spiraling Air Pollution & Emission Levels Drive Steady Market Demand in the Near Term
  • Car Filter Production: Intensely Competitive
  • Demand from High-Tech Manufacturing Benefit Prospects for Industrial Air Filtration Equipment
  • Germany: The Largest Air Pollution Control Market in Europe
  • Europe's EN779:2011 to Drive Product Enhancement
  • Stringent Atmospheric Purity Level Regulations Drive Demand in the Food Processing Application



  • The BRC/BCAS Food Grade Compressed Air Code of Practice
  • Advanced Air Filters: An Economical Solution for Elimination of Contaminants in the Food Processing Industry
  • Market Analytics



  • Extensive Applications Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities for Air Filtration Equipment
  • Rising Concerns over Air Pollution (Ambient & Indoor) Strengthens Market Prospects
  • Asia-Pacific (incl. China): The Largest Auto Production Hub to Dominate Demand for Automotive Air Filters
  • Growing Construction Sector Boosts Demand for HVAC Filters
  • Shift of Manufacturers in Developed Countries to Asian Markets Bodes Well for the Market
  • Market Analytics

  • Market Overview
  • Most Polluted Cities in India by PM 2.5 Level (in ug/m3) (2018)
  • Rising Sales of Air Conditioning Systems Drive Demand for HVAC Air Filters
  • Massive Infrastructure Investments to Boost Market Prospects in the Long Run
  • Market Analytics

  • Taiwan: Brief Overview
  • Singapore
  • Market Analytics












  • Total Companies Profiled: 170
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