Nonwoven Filter Media: Global Markets to 2023

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This Report Covers the Technological, Economic and Business Considerations of the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry with Analyses and Forecasts Provided for Global Markets

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Dowdupont
  • Glatfelter
  • Lydall
  • Neenah
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Report Scope:

This report covers the technological, economic and business considerations of the nonwoven filter media industry with analyses and forecasts provided for global markets. Included in the report are descriptions of market forces relevant to the nonwoven filter media industry and their areas of application.

Global markets are presented by type of nonwoven filter media along with growth forecasts through 2023. Estimates on sales value are based on the price in the supply chain at which the media are procured by filter fabricators or filtration system manufacturers.

Market-driving forces and industry structure are examined. International aspects are analyzed for all world regions and types of nonwoven filter media. Brief profiles of major global manufacturers are presented.

The Report Includes:

  • 45 data table and 54 additional tables
  • An overview of global market of nonwoven filter media
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017, estimates for 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
  • Descriptions of the major types of manufacturing processes
  • Discussion of market-driving forces and industry structure
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market, including 3M, Filtration Group, Mann+Hummel, Berry Global Inc., Dowdupont, Glatfelter, Johns Manville and Sandler

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Dowdupont
  • Glatfelter
  • Lydall
  • Neenah
  • MORE

1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Related Reports

2 Summary and Highlights

3 Filtration Overview

  • Filtration Mechanisms
  • Straining or Sieving
  • Interception
  • Diffusion
  • Inertial Impaction
  • Electrostatic Attraction
  • Categories of Filtration
  • ISO 16890
  • Filtration Types
  • Surface Filtration
  • Deep-Bed or Depth Filtration

4 Nonwoven Materials Overview

  • Nonwoven Materials Development
  • Nonwoven Definitions
  • Nonwoven Functionality
  • Nonwoven Products

5 Raw Materials and Properties of Nonwoven Filter Media

  • Raw Materials: Fibers and Polymers
  • Global Fibers Market
  • Fiber Types
  • Natural Fibers
  • Cellulosics
  • Rayon, Tencel and Viscose
  • Wool
  • Other Natural Fibers
  • Synthetic Fibers
  • Acrylic Fibers
  • Aramids
  • Glass
  • Polyester
  • Polyimide
  • Polyolefins and Polypropylene
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide
  • Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE)
  • Bicomponent Fibers
  • Biofibers
  • Key Physical Properties of Commercial Fibers
  • Key Physical Properties and Testing of Filter Media
  • Pressure Drop
  • Triboelectric Effects in Filter Media
  • Comparison of Nonwoven Filter Media and Membranes
  • Nonwovens Approaching Membrane Efficiency
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo Disruptor
  • DuPont HMT

6 Manufacturing of Nonwovens Filtering Media

  • Drylaid Nonwovens
  • Carding
  • Airlaying
  • Wetlaid Nonwovens
  • Process Equipment
  • Spunbond Process
  • Polymer Melt Preparation
  • Filament Extrusion, Spinning and Drawing
  • Web Forming
  • Bonding
  • Product Characteristics
  • Commercial Spunbonding Processes
  • Reicofil 5
  • Meltblown Process
  • Meltblowing Operation
  • Process and Property Relationships
  • Limitations of Meltblown Technology
  • Borealis Finer Meltblown
  • Apertured Films Process
  • Hybrids and Combination Composites
  • Composite Material Formation
  • Technology Trends
  • Bonding Methods and Downstream Operations
  • Bonding Processes
  • Needlepunching
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Stitch Bonding
  • Thermal Bonding
  • Spunlacing
  • Norafin Spunlaced Media
  • Layering and Crosslapping
  • Finishing
  • Nanofiber Nonwovens Production
  • Nozzleless Electrospinning
  • Alternative Technologies
  • Summary of the Nonwoven Filter Media Manufacturing Processes
  • Product Forms of Nonwoven Filter Media
  • Air and Gas Filtration
  • Water and Liquid Filtration Products

7 Commercial Applications and Nonwoven Filter Media Production and Pricing Overview

  • Commercial Applications
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Prices
  • Raw Materials Prices
  • Filter Media Manufacturing Margins

8 Transportation Applications

  • Applications for Filter Media in Transport
  • Fuel and Oil Filters
  • Air Induction Filters
  • ISO 19713 for Engine Air Intake Filtration
  • Diesel Engine Demands
  • Euro VI Standard
  • Mann+Hummel's Micrograde A-NF
  • Mann+Hummel's Three-Stage Micrograde F
  • Clarcor's Hybrid Media
  • Donaldson's Synteq XP
  • Johns Manville's Bicomponent Hybrids
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo's Captimax
  • Sandler's Sawascreen Pleat
  • Cummins' Fleetguard and StrataPore
  • Cummins' NanoNet
  • Cummins' NanoForce
  • Donaldson's Ultra-Web
  • Donaldson's PowerCore
  • Donaldson's TopSpin
  • Volkswagen Controversy
  • Tougher Standards Anticipated
  • Pedestrian Protection
  • Automotive Cabin Air Filtration
  • Demands on Cabin Air Filters
  • Freudenberg's micronAir
  • Hollingsworth & Vose's Technostat
  • 3M's Filtrete
  • Mann+Hummel's Frecious Plus
  • Humidity's Effect
  • Electric Vehicle Requirements
  • Fine Dust Eater
  • Aircraft Filtration
  • Engine Lube and Fuel Filtration
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Ground Support Equipment
  • Cabin Air Systems
  • Avionics Cooling Electronic Equipment (E/E) Systems
  • Advanced Engine Bleed Air
  • Parker-Hannifin and Clarcor Case
  • Transportation Filter Media Market Value

9 Water Filtration Applications

  • Supplying Clean Water
  • Types of Water Treatment
  • Drinking Water
  • AquaSure
  • Membrane-Based Separation Applications
  • Flat Membranes
  • Tubular Membranes
  • Pleated Membranes
  • Reemay Synergex
  • Viledon Hydrotexx ECO
  • Process Industry Applications
  • Boiler Feed Water Filtrations
  • Process Filtration Applications
  • Wastewater Treatment Applications
  • Domestic Wastewater
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Freudenberg and Aquabio
  • Industrial Treatment Applications
  • Municipal Treatment Applications
  • Swimming Pool Applications
  • Reemay Spa and Pool Filter Media
  • Johns Manville's C-Clear
  • 3M Ultra-PES
  • Seawater Desalination
  • WQA Product Sustainability Standards
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the Water Filtration Industry

10 HVAC Applications

  • Air Quality Outside and Indoors
  • Nonwoven Filter Media for HVAC
  • Ventilation Filters
  • Commercial HVAC Filters
  • ISO 16890 test standard
  • Data Centers
  • Air Filtration in Commercial Buildings
  • Camfil Hi-Flo II
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo Pleat 2Save
  • Sandler enAirsave
  • Johns Manville Three-layer Hybrids
  • H&V Nanowave LM
  • Adsorbent-Impregnated Filter Media for Odor Removal
  • 3M Filtrete Retail Media
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags
  • Sandler's PLA Vacuum Filter
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the HVAC Industry

11 Healthcare Applications

  • Commercial Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Membrane Support Applications in Biopharma
  • Biopharma
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Cost of Product Separation and Purification
  • FibroSelect Nanofiber Filtration
  • Puridify Collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline
  • Puridify Acquisition by GE Healthcare
  • 3M Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier
  • Air Filtration in Healthcare Facilities
  • HEPA and ULPA Filtration
  • Biofluid Filtration Applications
  • Blood and Serum Filtration Applications
  • Separation of Red and White Blood Cells by Filtration
  • Asahi's Sepacell
  • Hemodialysis
  • Universal Plasma Filter
  • Miscellaneous Other Applications in the Healthcare Sector
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the Healthcare Industry

12 Food Processing Applications

  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Seitz Sheets and Pall SUPRApak Filter Modules
  • Food Ingredients
  • Dairy Applications
  • Brewing Industry Applications
  • Additives Elimination Opportunity
  • More Nonwovens Substitution
  • Bottled Water Industry Applications
  • Threat from Membranes
  • Coffee Filters and Pods
  • 3M Adds Wi-Fi to Coffee Filters
  • Teabags
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the Food Processing Industry

13 Industrial Manufacturing Applications

  • Commercial Applications
  • Metal Processing Industry
  • Gravity Filters
  • Vacuum and Pressure Filters
  • Dust Collection Applications
  • Process and Energy Industries
  • Baghouses
  • Tougher Emissions Standards
  • Cement and Asphalt Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Turbomachinery Applications
  • Hot Gas Filtration Applications
  • Water Filters for Generators
  • Clarcor Air Inlet Filtration System for GE H Turbines
  • Protection against Humidity
  • Trinitex Advance W3000
  • Filter Media for Water Jet Cutting Machines
  • Chemical Process Industry
  • Textile Mills
  • Paints and Coatings Industry Applications
  • Filler Particle Removal from Effluents
  • Ink Filtration Applications
  • Gels Removal
  • Perfumes and Cosmetics Industry Applications
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Electrostatic Nonwoven Filter Media for Removal of Microbial Spores and Bacteria
  • Biofiltration Applications
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the Industrial Manufacturing

14 Oil and Gas Industry Applications

  • Oil Refining
  • 3M DF Filter System
  • Commercial Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Processing Industry
  • Petrochemicals Industry
  • Coalescers
  • Mining Industry Applications
  • Hydraulic Fluid Filtration
  • Mine Air Filtration
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the Oil and Gas Industry

15 Electronics Industry Applications

  • High Technology and Clean Rooms
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Clean Room Manufacturing Environment
  • Removal of Foul Gases by Adsorbent-Loaded Filter Media
  • Solvent Filtration in Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing
  • Ultrapure Water Usage
  • Meltblown Polypropylene for CMP Slurry Applications
  • Air Filtration for Electronic Components
  • Electronics and Disk Drives
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Growth in the Electronics Industry
  • Semiconductor Sales in 2016

16 Industry Structure

  • Customer Base
  • Commodity and Specialized Markets
  • Global Market Summary Tables
  • SWOT Analysis of the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Driving Force Analysis
  • Regulatory Forces
  • Air and Water Quality Concerns
  • Environmental Protection and Pollution Control
  • Economic Forces
  • Raw Material Inflation and Product Pricing
  • Industry Structure Forces
  • Competition
  • New Entrants
  • Substitute Products
  • Buyers' Influence
  • Suppliers' Influence
  • Competitive Strategies in the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry
  • New Market Development
  • Strategic Alliances and Mergers
  • Customization
  • Focus on Niche Markets
  • Standardization

17 Company Profiles: Major Customers and Users of Nonwoven Filter Media

  • End-Use Market
  • The Filter Media Converting Industry and Supply Chain
  • Filter Systems and Related Equipment Manufacturers
  • Other Key Players
  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Cummins
  • Daikin Industries (Aaf Flanders)
  • Danaher/Pall Corp.
  • Donaldson Group
  • Filtration Group
  • Mahle
  • Mann+Hummel
  • Parker-Hannifin/Clarcor
  • Pentair
  • Sartorius
  • Sogefi

18 Company Profiles: Major Manufacturers of Nonwoven Filter Media

  • AHLSTROM-MUNKSJO
  • BERRY GLOBAL INC.
  • Reemay
  • BWF GROUP
  • BWF Envirotec
  • FREUDENBERG
  • Viledon and micronAir
  • Japan Vilene
  • DOWDUPONT
  • FIBERTEX NONWOVENS
  • GLATFELTER
  • Glatfelter Composite Fibers
  • Glatfelter and Dreamweaver
  • HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE
  • H&V Engine and Industrial Filtration
  • H&V High-Efficiency Air and Liquid Filtration
  • H&V Battery Separators
  • JOHNS MANVILLE
  • Johns Manville Engineered Products Group (EPG)
  • KIMBERLY-CLARK
  • Coform
  • LYDALL
  • Performance Materials
  • Technical Nonwovens
  • MOGUL
  • NEENAH
  • SANDLER
  • SWM (SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTERNATIONAL)
  • Other Manufacturers

19 Global Markets for Nonwoven Filter Media

  • Overview
  • Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • EMEA

20 North American Market Overview

  • Economic Trends
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Regional Market Size and Growth
  • Nonwoven Capacity Expansions in North America
  • Mogul, Sandler and Tenowo
  • Filter Media Application Areas
  • Transportation
  • Water Filtration
  • Drinking Water, U.S.
  • Drinking Water, Canada
  • Drinking Water, Mexico
  • Industrial Process Water/Wastewater
  • HVAC
  • Food Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals, U.S.
  • Pharmaceuticals, Canada
  • Pharmaceuticals, Mexico
  • Air Treatment in Healthcare
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Produced Water Treatment
  • Electronics
  • North American Market Value

21 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Market Overview

  • Economic Trends
  • Market Size and Growth
  • Application Areas
  • Transportation
  • Water Filtration
  • Drinking Water
  • Wastewater
  • Desalination
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Oil and Gas
  • Electronics

22 Asia-Pacific Market Overview

  • Economic Trends
  • China
  • India
  • Value of the Asia-Pacific Market
  • Application Markets
  • Water Filtration
  • Municipal Water/Wastewater
  • Industrial Process Water/Wastewater
  • Transportation
  • HVAC
  • Healthcare
  • Food Processing
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Oil and Gas
  • Produced Water

23 South America Overview

  • Economic Trends
  • Water Filtration
  • Transportation
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas

24 Technological Developments and Trends

  • Patent Analysis
  • Trends
  • Nanofibers
  • Pleating
  • Bicomponent Fibers
  • Spunbonded Polyester and Hybrids
  • Environmentally Sustainable Media
  • Recycled Fibers
  • Plasma Coating
  • Surface-Modified Fibers
  • Pleated Ceramic Materials
  • Patents in China

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2023
Table 1: Basic EN Air Filter Media Grades
Table 2: MERV Basic Filter Media Grades
Table 3: New ISO 16890 Categories
Table 4: Health Dangers Related to Particle Size
Table 5: Raw Materials Employed by the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry
Table 6: Key Physical Properties of Commercial Fibers for the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry
Table 7: Operating Parameters for Common Fibers Employed in Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration
Table 8: Operating Parameters for Fibers Employed in Nonwoven Filter Media for Gas Filtration
Table 9: Physical Properties of Fibers That Influence Filtration Performance
Table 10: Standard Test Methods for Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 11: Classification of Nonwoven Filter Media Properties
Table 12: Triboelectric Nature of Fibers Used in Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 13: Comparison of Membrane and Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 14: Characteristics of Spunbond Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 15: Characteristics of Meltblown Filter Media
Table 16: Comparison of Spunbonding and Meltblown Technologies for Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 17: In-House Technologies of the Leading Filter Media Manufacturers
Table 18: Comparison of Basic Nonwoven Technologies Used in Nonwoven Filter Media Manufacturing
Table 19: Product Forms of Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 20: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2023
Table 21: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2017
Table 22: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Type, 2017
Table 23: Global Market Shares by Value of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Type, 2017
Table 24: Global Market Shares, by Volume of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Type, 2017
Table 25: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Transportation Application, Through 2023
Table 26: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Transportation Applications, by Type, 2017
Table 27: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration, Through 2023
Table 28: Global Market Share of Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Treatment, by Type, 2017
Table 29: Cost Comparison of Retail HVAC Filters
Table 30: Effectiveness and Annual Cost of Six HVAC Filters
Table 31: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media in the HVAC Industry, Through 2023
Table 32: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the HVAC Industry, by Type, 2017
Table 33: Ten Leading Pharmaceutical Companies, 2016
Table 34: Average Size of Common Contaminants in Hospital Air
Table 35: Characteristics of Nonwoven Filter Media in Hospital Air Filtration Applications
Table 36: HEPA and ULPA Filter Classes as per EN 1822:2009 Standard
Table 37: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Healthcare Industry, Through 2023
Table 38: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Healthcare Applications, by Type, 2017
Table 39: Typical Filtering Operations within a Food Processing Plant
Table 40: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media in Food and Beverage Processing, Through 2023
Table 41: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Food and Beverage Processing, by Type, 2017
Table 42: Typical Maximum Operating Temperatures and Weights of Fibers Employed in Media for High-Temperature Applications
Table 43: Survey of Common Airborne Contaminant Concentration and Sizes
Table 44: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media in Industrial Manufacturing, Through 2023
Table 45: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Industrial Manufacturing, by Type, 2017
Table 46: Key Filtration Operations in Oil refining
Table 47: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Oil and Gas Industry, Through 2023
Table 48: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the Oil and Gas Industry, by Type, 2017
Table 49: Global Market Size and Growth in the Electronics Industry, Through 2023
Table 50: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the Electronics Industry, by Type, 2017
Table 51: Global Meltblown Sales, by Application, 2017
Table 52: Global Spunbond Sales, by Application, 2017
Table 53: Global Wetlaid Sales, by Application, 2017
Table 54: Global Drylaid Sales, by Application, 2017
Table 55: Global Apertured Film Sales, by Application, 2017
Table 56: Global Meltblown Sales, by Application, 2018
Table 57: Global Spunbond Sales, by Application, 2018
Table 58: Global Wetlaid Sales, by Application, 2018
Table 59: Global Drylaid Sales, by Application, 2018
Table 60: Global Apertured Film Sales, by Application, 2018
Table 61: Global Meltblown Sales, by Application, 2023
Table 62: Global Spunbond Sales, by Application, 2023
Table 63: Global Wetlaid Sales, by Application, 2023
Table 64: Global Drylaid Sales, by Application, 2023
Table 65: Global Apertured Film Sales, by Application, 2023
Table 66: SWOT Analysis of the Nonwoven Filter Media Summary
Table 67: Key Finishing Treatments for Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 68: Thirteen Leading Global Manufacturers of Filter Systems, by Filter Industry Turnover, 2017
Table 69: Pall’s Specific Filter Media Advantages, by Manufacturing Process
Table 70: Customized Filter Solutions from Pall
Table 71: Donaldson’s Recent Acquisitions, 2014-2017
Table 72: Filtration Group Acquisitions, 2009-2017
Table 73: Filtration Group Companies, by Business Unit
Table 74: Significant Recent Mann + Hummel Acquisitions, 2010-2018
Table 75: Clarcor’s Recent Acquisitions, 2011-2016
Table 76: Pentair’s Recent Acquisitions, 2004-2017
Table 77: Recent Sartorius Acquisitions, 2011-2016
Table 78: Top 15 Nonwoven Companies with Filter Media Businesses, by Global Nonwoven Revenue, 2017
Table 79: Notable Filter-Media Related Ahlstrom Acquisitions, 2001-2012
Table 80: Significant Filter-Media Related Expansion by Ahlstrom, 2004-2017
Table 81: Avintiv’s Key Acquisitions, 1992-2015
Table 82: Freudenberg Filtration Technologies Notable Developments, 2005-2016
Table 83: Notable Fibertex Acquisitions, 2004-2018
Table 84: Other Notable North-America-Headquartered Nonwoven Manufacturers and Converters with Filter Media Activities
Table 85: Other Notable EMEA-Headquartered Nonwoven Manufacturers with Filter Media Activities
Table 86: Notable Asia-Pacific-Headquartered Nonwoven Manufacturers with Filter Media Activities
Table 87: Global Market Size and Growth for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Region, Through 2023
Table 88: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Region, 2017
Table 89: Recent Nonwoven Technology Expansions in North America, 2015-2018
Table 90: North American Market Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2023
Table 91: North American Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2017
Table 92: Recent Nonwoven Technology Expansions in EMEA, 2015-2018
Table 93: EMEA Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2023
Table 94: EMEA Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2017
Table 95: Recent Nonwoven Technology Expansions in Asia-Pacific, 2015-2019
Table 96: Asia-Pacific Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2023
Table 97: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2017
Table 98: Recent Nonwoven Technology Expansions in South America, 2015 and 2016
Table 99: South America Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2023
Table 100: South America Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2017
Table 101: Key Holders of Filter Media Patents
Table 102: Recent Examples of Nanofiber Filter Media Patents, 2016-2018
Table 103: Examples of Recent Patents Relating to Pleating
Table 104: Recent Patents Relating to Bicomponent Filter Media, 2014-2017

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2018-2023

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Dowdupont
  • Glatfelter
  • Lydall
  • Neenah
  • MORE

There have been some huge mergers and acquisitions taking place in the global filtration industry within which nonwoven filter media play an important role in the past few years.

The major companies of the filtration industry continue to grow via bolt-on acquisitions, and profitability continues to rise in parallel to them being made.

In general, these companies are enjoying very high profit-to-turnover margins compared to other industries, and this has now attracted the attention of major corporations in other fields, in addition to venture capitalists. There were 35 significant filtration industry acquisitions announced during 2017 alone.

The majority of the major filtration companies are users of nonwoven filter media, often with proprietary filter media brands and backed up by in-house nonwoven developments, with or without the cooperation of third-party suppliers.

One factor that is making the filtration industry attractive to investors is an anticipation of opportunities arising from the needs of growing new industries, such as biopharmaceuticals, mega data centers and electric vehicles. Another is the consumable nature of much of its business, with up to 75% of the turnovers of some of the more profitable companies being in aftersales, across all sectors.

Nonwoven filter media are a key element of aftersales business, in many applications needing to be regularly replaced.

Megatrends also continue to impact on the growth of the global filtration industry, not least the demands for purer air and cleaner water, which are both the subject of ever-more-stringent legislation. There are also requirements for finer degrees of separation in industry-from hydraulic oils to semiconductor wash water-and for better hot exhaust gas filtration, as well as for higher energy efficiencies in all separation operations.

These challenges offer a wealth of opportunity to the filtration industry that incorporates a wide range of materials as filter media-from sophisticated membranes and open-cell polyurethane foams through to ceramics and metals, and even including coarse, porous materials such as sand, as well as nonwovens.

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  • 3M
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • BWF Group
  • Camfil
  • Cummins
  • Daikin Industries (Aaf Flanders)
  • Danaher/Pall Corp.
  • Donaldson Group
  • Dowdupont
  • Fibertex Nonwovens
  • Filtration Group
  • Freudenberg
  • Glatfelter
  • Hollingsworth & Vose
  • Johns Manville
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Lydall
  • Mahle
  • Mann+Hummel
  • Mogul
  • Neenah
  • Parker-Hannifin/Clarcor
  • Pentair
  • Sandler
  • Sartorius
  • Sogefi
  • SWM (Schweitzer-Mauduit International)
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