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Nonwoven Filter Media: Global Markets to 2025

  • ID: 5117530
  • Report
  • June 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 286 Pages
  • BCC Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Dowdupont
  • Glatfelter
  • Mahle
  • Parker-Hannifin/Clarcor
  • MORE

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 2025. 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 presently developing COVID-19 pandemic has currently halted the progress of economies across the world. In addition to taking measures to lock down their respective countries to contain the spread of the coronavirus, especially in affected cities, various governments across the world are also taking the measures necessary to contain the economic slowdown.

The report considers the impact of COVID-19. In 2020, the growth rate of every industry across the world has been impacted by the pandemic, and thus the nonwoven filter media market will also be indirectly affected. The market is, however, expected to bounce back in 2021, due to the relief packages or disaster aid packages provided by various governments to boost their economies.

Report Includes:

  • 51 data tables and 52 additional tables
  • An overview of the global market for nonwoven filter media technologies within the industry
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2019, estimates for 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025
  • An understanding of the recent advances in nonwoven filter media manufacturing, their widespread commercial applications across sectors such as transportation, water filtration, HVAC, healthcare, food processing, industrial manufacturing, oil & gas, electronics industries
  • Assessment of the major market drivers and growth opportunities, technology updates and economic trends; and evaluation of current market size in dollar value terms, market estimation and forecast, and their co-related market share analysis
  • Information pertaining to the industry structure and technology trends with an emphasis on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy vis-à-vis the nonwoven filter media market
  • Coverage of filtration mechanisms, categories and types, development of nonwoven materials, and key physical and chemical properties of the raw materials used in nonwoven filter media
  • Regional dynamics of the global nonwoven filter media market covering major geographical regions, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific
  • A relevant patent analysis covering significant patent allotments, grants and patent applications within nonwoven filter media technologies
  • Competitive landscape covering major manufacturers and end-users of nonwoven filter media, key strategies adopted by these companies, their notable developments and recent mergers/acquisitions
  • Profile descriptions of the market leading companies, including 3M, Camfil, Daikin Industries (AAF International), Cummins Inc., Pall Corp./Danaher, Parker-Hannifin/Clarcor, Mann+Hummel Group and Donaldson Group"
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Dowdupont
  • Glatfelter
  • Mahle
  • Parker-Hannifin/Clarcor
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

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

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Overview of Filtration

  • 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

Chapter 4 Overview of Nonwoven Materials

  • Development of Nonwoven Materials
  • Definition of Nonwovens
  • Nonwoven Functionality
  • Nonwoven Products

Chapter 5 Raw Materials and Properties of Nonwoven Filter Media

  • Raw Materials: Fibers and Polymers
  • Types of Fibers
  • Natural Fibers
  • Manmade Semisynthetic Fibers
  • Manmade Mineral Fibers
  • Synthetic Fibers
  • Binders and Adhesives
  • 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

Chapter 6 Manufacture of Nonwoven Filtering Media

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Meltblown Process
  • Melt-Blowing Operation
  • Process and Property Relationships
  • Limitations of Meltblown Technology
  • Borealis Finer Meltblown
  • Apertured Film Process
  • Hybrids and Combination Composites
  • Composite Material Formation
  • Technology Trends
  • Bonding Methods and Downstream Operations
  • Bonding Processes
  • Needle Punching
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Stitch Bonding
  • Thermal Bonding
  • Spunlacing
  • Layering and Crosslapping
  • Finishing
  • Production of Nanofiber Nonwovens
  • Nozzleless Electrospinning
  • Alternative Technologies
  • Summary of the Nonwoven Filter Media Manufacturing Process
  • Product Forms of Nonwoven Filter Media
  • Air and Gas Filtration
  • Water and Liquid Filtration Products

Chapter 7 Commercial Applications

  • Introduction
  • Nonwoven Filter Media Pricing
  • Raw Materials Prices
  • Filter Media Manufacturing Margins

Chapter 8 Transportation Applications

  • Introduction
  • Fuel and Oil Filters
  • Air Induction Filters
  • Diesel Engine Demands
  • Standards
  • Volkswagen Controversy
  • Tougher Standards Anticipated
  • Pedestrian Protection
  • Filter Supplier Innovations to Comply with Regulations
  • Automotive Cabin Air Filtration
  • Demands on Cabin Air Filters
  • Effects of Humidity
  • Provider Products
  • 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 in 2017
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in Transportation

Chapter 9 Water Filtration Applications

  • Supplying Clean Water
  • Drinking Water
  • Membrane-Based Separation
  • Flat Membranes
  • Tubular Membranes
  • Pleated Membranes
  • Products
  • Applications
  • Process Industry
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Water Treatment
  • Municipal Water Treatment
  • Swimming Pool Water Treatment
  • Seawater Desalination
  • WQA Product Sustainability Standards
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration

Chapter 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
  • Provider Products
  • Adsorbent-Impregnated Filter Media for Odor Removal
  • Air Filtration in Residential Buildings
  • Products
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in HVAC

Chapter 11 Healthcare Applications

  • Commercial Healthcare Applications
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Biopharma
  • Company Developments
  • Cost of Product Separation and Purification
  • 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
  • Hemodialysis
  • Universal Plasma Filter
  • Miscellaneous Other Applications in the Healthcare Sector
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in Healthcare

Chapter 12 Food Processing Applications

  • Food and Beverage Processing
  • Seitz Sheets and Pall Suprapak Filter Modules
  • Food Ingredients
  • Dairy Applications
  • Brewing Industry Applications
  • Elimination of Additives
  • Nonwoven Substitutions
  • Bottled Water Applications
  • Threat from Membranes
  • Coffee Filters and Pods
  • 3M Adds Wi-Fi to Coffee Filters
  • Teabags
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in Food Processing

Chapter 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
  • Paint 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
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in Industrial Manufacturing

Chapter 14 Oil and Gas Applications

  • Oil Refining
  • 3M DF Filter System
  • Commercial Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Processing Industry
  • Petrochemicals Industry
  • Coalescers
  • Mining Industry Applications
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Oil and Gas Industry

Chapter 15 Electronics 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
  • Demand for Nonwoven Filter Media in Electronics
  • Semiconductor Industry

Chapter 16 Global Markets for Nonwoven Filter Media

  • Introduction
  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • EMEA
  • South America

Chapter 17 North American Market

  • Introduction
  • Economic Trends
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Nonwoven Capacity Expansions in North America
  • Mogul, Sandler and Tenowo
  • Filter Media Applications
  • Transportation
  • Water Filtration
  • Industrial Process Water/Wastewater
  • HVAC
  • Food Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Water Treatment
  • Electronics Industry
  • North American Market Value

Chapter 18 EMEA Market

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

Chapter 19 Asia-Pacific Market

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

Chapter 20 South American Market

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

Chapter 21 Industry Structure and Technological Trends

  • Industry Trends
  • Increasing Demand for Respirators, Face Masks and PPE Following COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Increasing Demand from the Medical Sector
  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Economy
  • Customer Landscape
  • Industry Growth
  • Commodity and Specialized Markets
  • SWOT Analysis of the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Market Drivers
  • Regulatory Forces
  • Air and Water Quality Concerns
  • Environmental Protection and Pollution Control
  • Economic Forces
  • Raw Material Inflation and Product Pricing
  • Industry Structure Forces
  • Competitive Strategies Used in the Nonwoven Filter Media Industry
  • New Market Development
  • Strategic Alliances and Mergers
  • Customization
  • Focus on Niche Markets
  • Standardization

Chapter 22 Patent Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Trends
  • Patented Filter Media Technologies
  • Nanofibers
  • Pleating
  • Bicomponent Fibers
  • Patents Granted in China

Chapter 23 Company Profiles: Major Manufacturers of Nonwoven Filter Media

  • AHLSTROM-MUNKSJO
  • BERRY GLOBAL INC.
  • BWF GROUP
  • DOWDUPONT
  • FIBERTEX NONWOVENS
  • FREUDENBERG
  • GLATFELTER
  • HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE (H&V)
  • JOHNS MANVILLE
  • KIMBERLY-CLARK
  • LYDALL
  • MOGUL
  • NEENAH
  • SANDLER
  • SWM (SCHWEITZER-MAUDUIT INTERNATIONAL)

Chapter 24 Company Profiles: Major Customers and Users of Nonwoven Filter Media

  • End-Use Market
  • The Filter Media Converting Industry and Supply Chain
  • Manufacturers of Filter Systems and Related Equipment
  • Other Key Players
  • 3M
  • CAMFIL
  • CUMMINS INC.
  • DAIKIN INDUSTRIES (AAF INTERNATIONAL)
  • DANAHER/PALL CORP.
  • DONALDSON GROUP
  • FILTRATION GROUP
  • MAHLE
  • MANN+HUMMEL
  • PARKER-HANNIFIN/CLARCOR
  • PENTAIR
  • SARTORIUS
  • SOGEFI

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2025
Table 1: Basic EN Air Filter Media Grades
Table 2: Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (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 of Fibers Employed in Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration
Table 8: Operating Parameters of 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: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Manufacturing Process, Through 2025
Table 15: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Drylaid Process, by Application, Through 2025
Table 16: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Drylaid Process, by Region, Through 2025
Table 17: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Wetlaid Process, by Application, Through 2025
Table 18: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Wetlaid Process, by Region, Through 2025
Table 19: Characteristics of Spunbond Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 20: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Spunbond Process, by Application, Through 2025
Table 21: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Spunbond Process, by Region, Through 2025
Table 22: Characteristics of Meltblown Filter Media
Table 23: Comparison of Spunbond and Meltblown Technologies for Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 24: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Meltblown Process, by Application, Through 2025
Table 25: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media Formed by the Meltblown Process, by Region, Through 2025
Table 26: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media formed by the Apertured Film Process, by Application, Through 2025
Table 27: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media formed by the Apertured Film Process, by Region, Through 2025
Table 28: Inhouse Technologies of the Leading Filter Media Manufacturers
Table 29: Comparison of Basic Nonwoven Technologies Used in the Manufacture of Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 30: Product Forms of Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 31: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2025
Table 32: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2019
Table 33: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Type, 2019
Table 34: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 35: Global Market Volume Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 36: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Transportation Applications, Through 2025
Table 37: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Transportation Applications, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 38: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration Applications, Through 2025
Table 39: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration Applications, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 40: Cost Comparison of Retail HVAC Filters
Table 41: Effectiveness and Annual Cost of Six HVAC Filters
Table 42: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the HVAC Industry, Through 2025
Table 43: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the HVAC Industry, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 44: Top 10 Leading Pharmaceutical Companies, 2016
Table 45: Average Size of Common Contaminants in Hospital Air
Table 46: Characteristics of Nonwoven Filter Media in Hospital Air Filtration Applications
Table 47: HEPA and ULPA Filter Classes According to the EN 1822:2009 Standard
Table 48: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Healthcare Industry, Through 2025
Table 49: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the Healthcare Industry, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 50: Typical Filtering Operations within a Food Processing Plant
Table 51: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Food and Beverage Industry, Through 2025
Table 52: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the Food and Beverage Industry, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 53: Typical Maximum Operating Temperatures and Weights of Fibers Employed in Media for High-Temperature Applications
Table 54: Survey of Common Airborne Contaminant Concentration and Sizes, by Type of Area
Table 55: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Industrial Manufacturing, Applications, Through 2025
Table 56: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in Industrial Manufacturing Applications, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 57: Key Filtration Operations in Oil Refining
Table 58: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Oil and Gas Industry, Through 2025
Table 59: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the Oil and Gas Industry, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 60: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Electronics Industry, Through 2025
Table 61: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media in the Electronics Industry, by Manufacturing Process, 2019
Table 62: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Region, Through 2025
Table 63: Global Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Region, 2019
Table 64: Recent Expansions in the North American Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, 2015-2019
Table 65: North American Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2025
Table 66: North American Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2019
Table 67: Recent Expansions in the EMEA Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, 2015-2019
Table 68: EMEA Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2025
Table 69: EMEA Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2019
Table 70: Recent Expansions in the Asia-Pacific Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, 2015-2019
Table 71: Asia-Pacific Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2025
Table 72: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2019
Table 73: Recent Expansions in the South American Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, 2015 and 2016
Table 74: South American Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, Through 2025
Table 75: South American Market Shares of Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2019
Table 76: SWOT Analysis of the Market for Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 77: Key Patent Holders of Patents on Filter Media
Table 78: Recent Patents and Patent Applications Filed on Nanofiber-Based Filter Media, 2016-2018
Table 79: Recent Patents and Patent Applications Related to Pleating, 2017-2020
Table 80: Recent Patents and Patent Applications Related to Bicomponent Filter Media, 2014-2019
Table 81: Top 15 Companies with Nonwoven Filter Media Businesses, 2019
Table 82: Ahlstrom-Munksjo: Notable Filter Media-Related Acquisitions, 2001-2012
Table 83: Ahlstrom-Munksjo: Significant Filter Media-Related Expansion, 2004-2020
Table 84: Ahlstrom-Munksjo: Recent Developments
Table 85: Avintiv: Key Acquisitions, 1992-2015
Table 86: Fibertex Nonwovens: Notable Acquisitions, 2004-2019
Table 87: Fibertex Nonwovens: Other Developments
Table 88: Freudenberg: Filtration Technologies Notable Developments, 2005-2016
Table 89: Other Notable Nonwoven Manufacturers and Converters with Filter Media Activities Headquartered in North America
Table 90: Other Notable Nonwoven Manufacturers with Filter Media Activities Headquartered in EMEA
Table 91: Notable Nonwoven Manufacturers with Filter Media Activities Headquartered in Asia-Pacific
Table 92: Key Finishing Treatments for Nonwoven Filter Media
Table 93: Thirteen Leading Global Manufacturers of Filter Systems
Table 94: Pall: Specific Filter Media Advantages, by Manufacturing Process
Table 95: Pall: Customized Filter Solutions
Table 96: Donaldson: Recent Acquisitions, 2014-2017
Table 97: Filtration Group: Acquisitions, 2009-2019
Table 98: Filtration Group: Companies, by Business Unit
Table 99: Mann+Hummel: Significant Recent Acquisitions, 2010-2019
Table 100: Clarcor: Recent Acquisitions, 2011-2016
Table 101: Pentair: Recent Acquisitions, 2004-2017
Table 102: Sartorius: Recent Acquisitions, 2011-2016

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media, by Application, 2019-2025
Figure 1: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Transportation Applications, 2019-2025
Figure 2: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Water Filtration Applications, 2019-2025
Figure 3: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the HVAC Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 4: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Healthcare Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 5: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Food and Beverage Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 6: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in Industrial Manufacturing Applications, 2019-2025
Figure 7: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Oil and Gas Industry, 2019-2025
Figure 8: Global Market for Nonwoven Filter Media in the Electronics Industry, 2019-2025

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • Camfil
  • Dowdupont
  • Glatfelter
  • Mahle
  • Parker-Hannifin/Clarcor
  • MORE

Nonwoven filter media are a key element of aftersales business in many applications and are needing to be regularly replaced. Many trends continue to impact the growth of the global filtration industry, not least of which include the demands for purer air and cleaner water, which are both the subject of evermore- stringent legislation. Another factor is the recent outbreak of the virus COVID-19 (or the coronavirus). Considered to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 has pushed the world’s countries to self-impose lockdowns in order to reduce its spread and thus impacted various industries as well as the normal lives of people across the world. It is predicted that the impact of the virus is going to be felt through the end of 2020, and so governments of various countries are finding alternative means to bring their operations back to normalcy by introducing rescue packages or disaster management bills to boost their economies.

The varying degrees of separation is required in nonwoven filter media industry, which ranges 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 in producing nonwoven filter media with finer degrees of separation offer a wealth of opportunity to the filtration industry, which incorporates a wide range of materials as filter media - from sophisticated membranes and open-cell polyurethane foams to ceramics and metals, and even including coarse, porous materials such as sand, as well as nonwovens.

The end-use applications for nonwoven materials are extremely wide-ranging. They include both single use absorbent hygiene products (AHPs), such as diapers, wet wipes and medical dressings, and more durable materials that are employed in applications in the automotive, construction, protective apparel, insulation and packaging sectors, among others.

The use of single-use absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) such as masks has increased dramatically and is estimated to grow further due to the need for protective apparel among healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients.

Nonwoven filter media are manufactured by four major types of production processes - drylaid, wetlaid, spunbonding and melt blowing. in addition to the above-mentioned major types, other types such as apertured films and extruded net are also used for many different applications in air, gas and liquid filtration. Key end uses for nonwoven filter media include applications in the transportation; water filtration; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC); healthcare; food processing; industrial manufacturing; oil and gas; and electronics sectors.

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  • 3M
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • BWF Group
  • Camfil
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Daikin Industries (AAF International)
  • Danaher/Pall Corp.
  • Donaldson Group
  • Dowdupont
  • Fibertex Nonwovens
  • Filtration Group
  • Freudenberg
  • Glatfelter
  • Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V)
  • 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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