Demand from Emerging Nations and Stringent Emission Norms Drives the Air Filters and Filtration Equipment Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Air Filters and Filtration Equipment markets. Global Air Filters and Filtration Equipment market is projected to reach US$8.5 billion by 2018, driven by rising demand from developing countries and the need to comply with the stringent emission norms being enforced in major countries across the world. Recovering business activity across major end-use sectors such as manufacturing, residential, power, and electronics also bodes well for the future of the market.

Air Filters and Filtration Equipment: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Air filters and filtration equipment are ubiquitous equipment used in diverse industries and fields, given the universal need to maintain particulate cleanliness to ensure efficient functioning of equipment/machinery and the growing pressure to improve urban and indoor air quality. From residential, commercial to industrial sectors, these equipments are widely used to filter and remove atmospheric particulate matter. In clean air applications, the growing media clamor over deteriorating indoor air quality, increasing incidences of allergic respiratory disorders and growing threat of airborne infectious diseases, is triggering increased demand for air filtration and air cleaning devices. Stricter Clean Air Laws against a backdrop of rising concerns over environmental pollution and public health is also positively impacting demand. For instance, strict emission norms is driving up demand for automotive filters by bringing auto OEMs under pressure to produce vehicles with lower emission rates. The scenario is creating strong demand for filters engineered to reduce soot emissions.

Manufacturing industries are also coming under the environmental yoke to reduce industrial emissions which in turn is driving demand for end-of-pipe air pollution control equipment. The scenario creates a fertile environment for the growth of fabric filters and electrostatic air filters, among others. Growing focus on equipment efficiency and maintenance in manufacturing plants is throwing the spotlight on the importance of ensuring particulate cleanliness in air intake systems. For instance, to ensure peak performance of machines and their operational durability, intake air must be optimally cleaned to prevent damage to equipment caused by erosion fouling and corrosion of system components. In this regard, demand for air intake filters and filtration systems, is growing.

Global growth will also be driven by technology innovations spurred by stringent environmental and product purity regulations and laws implemented across all major end-use sectors such as refineries, petrochemical plants, paper and pulp manufacturing plants, steel mills and chemical plants. Product innovations, in the upcoming years, will revolve around performance and recyclability. Environmentally safe products with energy saving, reduced pressure loss, and waste reduction benefits will witness the highest gains. In order to reduce wastes, re-use and recycling, miniaturization, service life extension, and reduction of volume are being actively pursued in the field of air filters manufacturing. Growth in the air filters and filtration equipment market will also be spurred by developing countries where GDP growth is rapidly outpacing growth in mature markets such as US, European, and Japan. Emerging markets that are strengthening their presence in the world air filter industry include China, India, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey. Product sales in emerging nations will be spurred by healthy economic growth, increasing per capita incomes, and rising industrialization efforts, which will fortify manufacturing output, spending on building construction, and ICE (internal combustion engine) and motor vehicle/motorcycle ownership levels. Advances will also be stimulated by favorable environmental regulations such as reduced emissions from diesel engines, and enhanced operational efficiency of automobile engines.

While the market in other regions has been steadily recovering since the year 2010, the market in Europe is running into fresh set of challenges. The contraction in the eurozone economy is reflected in the negative GDP growth expected in the year 2012 and the flat growth forecasted for the year 2013. For the most part of 2011, industrial output remained volatile and overall consumption relatively less stable as soft labor market, personal finances and tight credit conditions, weakened consumer confidence and their ability to spend. Also, the anti-crisis austerity and spending cuts as a measure to tame towering public debts and reduce the gross debt-to-GDP ratio is impacting capital expenditure in manufacturing industries in debt affected economies by limiting borrowing and reducing investments in capital goods. The automobile end-use industry, for instance, has been losing ground more rapidly than other manufacturing sectors. All of these factors are causing demand growth in the market to lose steam as mirrored in the deceleration in growth momentum in the year 2012. With Europe now engulfed in a crisis of confidence, the scenario in itself is weighing down market sentiments. With numerous factors still continuing to threaten CAPEX and OPEX spending across industries in Europe, demand for Air Filters and Filtration Equipment which are deployed in diverse industries, is treading a tight rope.

As stated by the new market research report on Air Filters and Filtration Equipment, the US accounts for a major share in the global market. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market surging at a CAGR of 7.2% over the analysis period. Segment-wise, Automotive Air Filters represents the fastest growing product market with revenues from the segment projected to wax at a CAGR of 6.9% over the analysis period.

Key players in market include 3M Company, Aerospace America Inc., Air Filter Service Company, Air Filtration Systems LLC, Airtech Japan Ltd., American Air Filter (AAF) International, Bruce Air Filter Company, Camfil Farr, Clarcor, Inc., Cummins, Inc., Cummins Filtration, Donaldson Co., Inc., Dust Free Inc., Fiberweb Filtration, Filtration Systems Products Inc., Flanders Corporation, Freudenberg & Co., KG, Hollingsworth & Vose Company, Lydall Inc., Mann Hummel, Midwesco Filter Resources, Inc., Nordic Air Filtration A/S, Pall Corporation, Purafil Inc., SPX Corporation, Superior Fibers, LLC., Sogefi SpA, Trion Inc., UCI-FRAM Group, Champion Laboratories Inc., Waltz-Holst Blow Pipe, Co., among others.

The research report titled "Air Filters and Filtration Equipment: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, challenges, competition, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activity. The report provides market estimates and projections in (US$) for major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, the UK, Italy and Rest of Europe), Asia (China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America, and Rest of World. Product markets analyzed include Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification Filters.

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