The global industrial filters market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.3% from 2020 to 2027 and expected to reach the market value of around US$ 6,732.5 Mn by 2027.
Filtration is the process of removing suspended particles from a fluid. This could be the removal of suspended solid particles from a liquid or from the air. Industrial filters are used in a wide variety of industries, including power plants, the paper industry, and automotive manufacturing. Cleaning washing water is one of the most common applications for industrial filters. In this case, industrial filters are used to ensure that the fine spray nozzles are not clogged by particles in the water.
Stringent government regulations for clean water and fresh air support the growth of global industrial filters market
Automotive emission regulations, which are being implemented globally to reduce the discharge of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter into the environment, are one of the major factors contributing to the growth of global industrial filters. Euro 6, Europe's emissions standard, aims to reduce harmful car and van exhaust emissions in mass-produced petroleum and diesel vehicles. Both India and China are enforcing their own stringent regulations based on European standards. New laws that will go into effect in 2020 are expected to result in a diverse change in air quality. In the pharmaceutical industry, USP 797 in the United States establishes standards to protect patients from harm caused by contaminated or improperly prepared compounded sterile preparations (CSPs). The regulations require regular particle monitoring and measurements to ensure that sites with the highest potential for contamination meet air cleanliness standards. Another factor to consider is the desire for cleaner energy. Filtration and separation are used upstream in the process to remove particulate matter, oil condensates, and other impurities from natural gas and shale gas. Filtration and separation innovative technologies aim to reduce costs while meeting regulations and consumer demands. Environmental regulations governing exhaust emissions, strainer maintenance, and disposal are expected to drive the overall filter market. Organizations such as the United Nations, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the European Union Emission Standards, and the Environmental Protection Agency have established specific regulations and guidelines to improve safety and reduce environmental and health risks.
Newer technologies supplement the growth of global industrial filters market
Because each industrial application has its own set of requirements, the trend of customized filter technology is quickly evolving. Industrial filters are being developed for specific tasks, operating conditions, environments, and system properties. This is a significant trend that will drive the global industrial filters market in the coming years. Boll and Kirch, a leading industrial filter vendor, has, for example, introduced the design of optimal industrial filters that are industry and operation specific. Furthermore, industrial filters made of non-woven fabric are gaining traction in the global market. When compared to other materials, non-woven material has higher filter efficiency. Depending on the filter bag's performance, different materials, textiles, or fibres are used as industrial filter bags. Polyurethane, polypropylene, polyamide, and polyvinylidene fluoride are some of the materials used to make non-woven industrial filter bags. Apart from that, the food and beverage industry is currently providing a significant boost to the global industrial filters market. This is due to people's changing lifestyles and food habits, a growing population, and rapid urbanization. The demand for processed and ready-to-eat foods is skyrocketing, and this trend is expected to continue due to the aforementioned factors. This industry is expected to generate high demand for industrial filters, which will boost the global market in the coming years.
The global industrial filters market is segmented based on type and end-user. By type, the market is classified into liquid filter media and air filter media. Liquid filter media is further segregated as woven fabrics, non-woven fabrics, and mesh. Air filter media is further segmented as fiberglass, activated carbon, and others. By end-user industry, the market is segmented as food & beverage, metal & mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, and others (textile and pulp & paper)
In terms of type, liquid filter media is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Degrading air quality and global warming have compelled countries to impose strict air emission regulations on industries in order to reduce pollutants released into the atmosphere, which is one of the key factors driving the growth of the global industrial filters market in the coming years. Furthermore, stringent government regulations drive the global industrial filters market.
As per end-user industry, the food and beverage industry will grow at the fastest rate in the coming years. Food and beverage is the largest and fastest-growing end-use industry for industrial filters, as water is needed for washing, beverage production, and processing. Filtration is a critical process in the food and beverage industries. Food safety concerns, the addition of new product lines by various companies, and a growing population are expected to drive demand for industrial filters in this industry.
In terms of regions, the Asia Pacific region is expected to have a reasonable market share in the coming years. Rapid industrialization and urbanization in emerging economies such as India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia aids regional market growth. High investments, combined with government initiatives to aid increasing urbanization and industrialization, particularly in emerging economies, have a significant impact on market growth. Changes in customer lifestyle and living standards are important factors driving demand for industrial filters.
North America is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, owing to the expansion of the region's food and beverage and chemicals industries. The high standard of living and affordability of these end-use industries are driving up demand for industrial filters.
Due to high demand for industrial filters in major end-use industries such as food and beverage, chemicals, metals and mining, and pharmaceuticals, the European market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.
The prominent players responsible for the growth of the global industrial filters market involve Valmet Corporation, Lydall Inc., 3M, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Clear Edge Filtration Group, Nordic Air Filtration, Fibertex Nonwoven, Sefar AG, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, and Sandler AG.
Market By Type
Liquid Filter Media
Air Filter Media
Market By End-User
Food & Beverage
Metal & Mining
Others (Textile and Pulp & Paper)
Market By Geography
• Rest of Europe
• South Korea
• Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
• South Africa
• Rest of Middle East & Africa
Industrial filters market is expected to reach a market value of around US$ 6,732.5 Mn by 2027.
The industrial filters market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.3% from 2020 to 2027.
Based on type, liquid filter media segment is the leading segment in the overall market.
Technological advancements is one of the prominent factors that drive the demand for industrial filters market.
Valmet Corporation, Lydall Inc., 3M, Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Clear Edge Filtration Group, Nordic Air Filtration, Fibertex Nonwoven, Sefar AG, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, and Sandler AG.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to grab the highest market share in the regional market
North America is expected to be the fastest growing market in the forthcoming years