Fabric Filters Market by Type

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According to Markets and Markets:

The market for fabric filters is expected to grow from USD 2.3 billion in 2019 to USD 3.2 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.4% during the forecast period. This high growth is primarily driven by strict regulations governing the emission and treatment of industrial effluents. The need for a safe working environment in manufacturing sites is also driving the market.

By type, the liquid filter media segment accounts for the largest market size.

The liquid filter media segment is the larger type of fabric filters owing to the higher requirement of solid-liquid separation in various end-use industries. Among the types of liquid filter media, the nonwoven fabrics segment is expected to register growth at the highest rate owing to their wide use across end-use industries. Air filter media is the faster-growing segment of the market.

The food & beverage end-use industry is projected to record the fastest growth during the forecast period.

On the basis of end-use industry, the fabric filters market is segmented into food & beverage, metal & mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, and others. Owing to the rising demand for ready-to-eat food, convenience food, and processed & semi-processed food, the food & beverage industry is growing across the world. The food & beverage end-use industry is projected to be the largest and the fastest-growing segment of the fabric filters market during the forecast period.

Fabric Filters Market

APAC is expected to account for the largest market size during the forecast period.

Based on region, the fabric filters market has been segmented into APAC, Europe, North America, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. The APAC fabric filter market is the largest and fastest-growing market, owing to the increasing investments in the manufacturing sector of the region. The increasing consumer purchasing power has propelled the growth of various industries in this region. Moreover, economies such as China and India are growing at high rates. These factors are expected to lead to an increasing demand for fabric filters in the region during the forecast period.

Key Market Players

The major vendors in the fabric filters market are Ahlstrom-Munksjo (Finland), Lydall, Inc. (US), Valmet (Finland), Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Germany), Kimberly-Clark (US), Clear Edge (US), Fibertex Nonwovens (Denmark), Hollingsworth & Vose (US), Johns Manville (US), Sefar AG (Switzerland), 3M(US), American Fabric Filter (US), APC Filtration (Canada), Autotech Nonwovens (India), Berry Global, Inc. (US), Donaldson Filtration Solutions (Ireland), Eagle Nonwovens Inc. (US), Irema Ireland (Ireland), MANN+HUMMEL (Germany), Norafin Industries (Germany), Nordic Air Filtration (Denmark), Sandler AG (Germany), Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (Georgia), and TWE group (Germany).

Ahlstrom-Munksjo (Finland) is a leading fabric filters manufacturer. It manufactures filter media that ranges from 100% synthetic to 100% cellulosic and serves various industrial applications. The development of new products and investment & expansion were the key strategies adopted by the company to penetrate the global fabric filters market. Valmet (Finland) is increasing its market share by expanding its business in various emerging countries. The company has a strong presence across all the regions and has adopted expansion as its key growth strategy to increase its competitiveness in the global market.

Scope of the Report

Report MetricDetails
Market size available for years2017-2024
Base year considered2018
Forecast period2019-2024
Forecast unit/sValue (USD Million and Thousand)
Segments coveredType, End-use Industry, and Region
Geographies coveredNorth America, APAC, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa
Companies coveredAhlstrom-Munksjo (Finland), Lydall, Inc. (US), Valmet (Finland), Freudenberg Filtration Technologies (Germany), Kimberly-Clark (US), and others
Total 24 major players covered

This research report categorizes the fabric filters market based on type, end-use industry, and region.

On the basis of type, the fabric filter market has been segmented as follows

  • Liquid Filter Media
    • Woven Fabrics
      • Multifilament
      • Monofilament
    • Nonwoven Fabrics
      • Needle Felt
      • Melt Blown
  • Air Filter Media
    • Nonwoven Fabrics
    • Fiberglass
    • Filter Paper

On the basis of end-use industry, the fabric filters market has been segmented as follows

  • Food & beverage
  • Metal & mining
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power generation
  • Others (pulp & paper, textile, and cement)

On the basis of region, the fabric filters market has been segmented as follows

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

Recent Developments

  • In November 2018, Ahlstrom-Munksjo (Finland) launched a highly durable air filtration media, Extia 1000 that increases the filtration lifetime by more than 40%, which further helps customers to extend operational duration before changing the filters. This new filter media helped the company provide diversified products to its customers.
  • In November 2018, Fibertex Nonwovens (Denmark) invested in a nonwovens production line for filter media. This new production line will use various polymers for the production of polyurethane (PU), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), and polyamide (PA) for a wide range of applications. This new filter media will offer higher filtration efficiency than conventional filtration products.
  • In July 2018, Lydall, Inc. (US) acquired the Precision Filtration division of Precision Custom Coatings (US). Precision Filtration is a producer of air filter media that mainly serves commercial and residential HVAC markets. This acquisition enhanced the company’s air filtration media product portfolio.

Key questions addressed by the report

  • What are the upcoming hot bets for the fabric filters market?
  • How are the market dynamics changing for different types of fabric filters?
  • How are the market dynamics changing for different end-use industries of fabric filters?
  • Who are the major manufacturers of fabric filters?
  • How are the market dynamics changing for different regions of fabric filters?

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