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Diesel Particulate Filter Market Trends

ID: MRFR//4813-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| May 2024

Diesel Particulate Filter Market Overview:


The Diesel Particulate Filter market size was valued at USD 14.9 Billion in 2023. The diesel particulate filter industry is projected to grow from USD 16.09 Billion in 2024 to USD 27.59 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.97% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The surge in inclination towards diesel engines over gasoline engines and the implementation of stringent emission regulations across the globe are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


  Diesel Particulate Filter Market Source: Secondary Research,Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Diesel Particulate Filter Market Trends


The introduction of stringent emission regulations is driving the market growth.


Market CAGR for diesel particulate filters is being driven by the implementation of stringent emission regulations across the globe, encouraging companies to develop emission-free vehicles. Stringent emission regulation has enabled companies to develop emission-free vehicles, which reduce pollution. These regulations consist of two regulations, i.e., emission regulation for on-road vehicles and off-road vehicles. Thus, with the introduction of these regulations, the particulate diesel market will grow in the near future.


Additionally, an increase in population, rapid urbanization, and a rise in purchase power parity have led to the development of many roads and automotive vehicles. Furthermore, particles derived from various sources, ranging from burning fossil fuels and forest fires to road and vehicle wear, are detrimental to human health. They affect the respiratory tract and the cardiovascular system. This has compelled governments to enact stringent legislation in Europe and North America. Implementing strict legislation increases environmental concerns, and growth within the automotive industry is the main driver of the diesel particulate filter market.


The rise in the usage of diesel automobiles is another factor propelling the diesel particulate filter market. A diesel engine delivers better mileage than a gasoline engine; hence, it is cost-effective. Thus, vehicles are operated on diesel engines for large-scale transportation of products or people. Diesel particulate filter fitted with such engines is estimated to assist in achieving fixed emission standards.


The world's rapid urbanization, along with rigorous government laws related to air pollution management in each nation and area, are primary market drivers for the worldwide diesel particulate filter market. For example, norms such as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards in the United States, Euro standards in Europe, and Bharat Stage emission standards in India are in place to combat air pollution and address growing concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, ozone depletion, and ecosystem degradation. Filters' acceptance will be fueled by these considerations and their high operational efficiency, driving the diesel particulate filter market revenue.


Diesel Particulate Filter Market Segment Insights:


Diesel Particulate Filter Vehicle Type Insights


The Diesel Particulate Filter market segmentation, based on vehicle type, includes passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles (LCV), heavy commercial vehicles (HCV), and off-highway vehicles. The passenger vehicles segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue (5.21 Billion). In developing economies, category growth is driven by customers' rising purchasing power and increasing demand for passenger vehicles across developed and emerging nations. However, light commercial vehicle (LCV) is the fastest-growing category due to increased stringency in safety regulations for light commercial vehicles (LCV).


Diesel Particulate Filter Product Type Insights


The Diesel Particulate Filter market segmentation, based on product type, includes regenerating type filters and disposable type filters. The regenerating type filters category generated the most income (70.4%). The regenerative filters provide the advantage of reusing the filter using various auto-cleaning techniques. However, disposable type filters are the fastest-growing category due to the availability of advanced materials.


Diesel Particulate Filter Material Type Insights


The Diesel Particulate Filter market segmentation, based on material type, includes cordierite wall flow filters, silicon carbide wall flow filters, ceramic fiber filters, and other substrates. The silicon carbide wall flow filters segment dominated the market, accounting for major market revenue due to the wide application of silicon carbide across heavy and light-duty vehicles. However, ceramic fiber filters are the fastest-growing category due to growing emission regulations by the government in developing countries.


Diesel Particulate Filter Product Sales Channel Insights


The Diesel Particulate Filter market segmentation, based on product sales channels, includes original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and aftersales. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) category generated the most income due to the development of advanced diesel particulate filters, which offer lightweight and space-saving solutions. However, aftersales is the fastest-growing category due to growing environmental concerns.


Figure 1: Diesel Particulate Filter Market, by Product Sales, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Diesel Particulate Filter Market, by Product Sales, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Diesel Particulate Filter Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The Europe diesel particulate filter market will dominate owing to the advanced technology used in the fabrication of auto parts, a surge in consumer and passenger automobile production & sales, and the digitalization of automotive component delivery services will boost the market growth in this region. Further, the German diesel particulate filter market held the largest market share, and the UK diesel particulate filter market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: Diesel Particulate Filter Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)


Diesel Particulate Filter Market Share By Region 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


North America's diesel particulate filter market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the expansion of the automotive sector, surge in investments, and increased disposable income, positively affecting the market growth in this region. Further, the US diesel particulate filter market held the largest market share, and the Canadian diesel particulate filter market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.


The Asia-Pacific diesel particulate filter market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is owing to stringent emission norms laid down by various environmental protection agencies in this region. Moreover, China’s diesel particulate filter market held the largest market share, and the Indian diesel particulate filter market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Diesel Particulate Filter Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the diesel particulate filter market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the diesel particulate filter industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Diesel Particulate Filter industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the Diesel Particulate Filter market, including Johnson Matthey (UK), Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd. (Italy), BASF SE (Germany), SANGO Co., Ltd (Japan), and others, are trying to expand market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Automotive industry parts and components are offered by BorgWarner Inc. For internal combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicle products for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles as well as off-highway applications, it produces and distributes such technologies and solutions. Turbochargers, emission and thermal systems, gearbox parts and systems, timing devices and chains, torque transfer systems for all-wheel drive, rotating electrical devices and gearbox components and systems are all part of the company's product line. It sells goods to original equipment producers of light vehicles, such as passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, light trucks, as well as other OEMs of commercial and off-highway vehicles. In October 2020, BorgWarner announced the completion of its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The merger expanded BorgWarner's capabilities in propulsion systems, including exhaust after-treatment technologies such as diesel particulate filters.


Johnson Matthey Plc is a specialty chemical and sustainable technologies provider. It offers catalysts and related technologies for pharmaceuticals, automotive, and chemical processing. It also launches the distribution, fabrication, marketing, refining and recycling of special metals and their products. It also designs and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients. The firm provides battery materials for automotive applications, battery systems for various applications, and fuel cell technologies. It serves environmental, automotive, chemical, medical, recycling, oil and gas and other industries. In March 2019, Johnson Matthey launched the ActivDPFTM diesel particulate filter (DPF) system, an innovative system for stationary diesel engines. The technology offers engineers and facility operators clean energy whenever needed with no requirement for the filter monitoring system.


Key Companies in the Diesel Particulate Filter market include



  • Johnson Matthey (UK)

  • Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd. (Italy)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • SANGO Co., Ltd (Japan)

  • Umicore (Belgium)

  • Perkins Engines Company Limited (UK)

  • CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (US)

  • Nett Technologies Inc. (Canada)

  • Eberspächer (Germany)

  • Continental AG (Germany)


Diesel Particulate Filter Industry Developments


March 2024: Intangles Lab Pvt. Ltd., a company providing Digital Twin solutions has recently announced their Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) solution.


The AI-enabled tool has been developed by the Technology & Innovation Group at Intangles and is expected to revolutionize the whole commercial vehicle sector, giving more advanced DPF regeneration quality insights. The statement also read that it would be able to reduce fuel consumption and enhance engine performance in addition to environmental sustainability.


Diesel engines are tackling the soot accumulation in DPFs as they face tighter emissions standards and growing environmental concern resulting in clogs which lower engine output and increase maintenance costs. Utilizing sophisticated AI algorithms, Intangles’ new DPF solution provides predictive alerts on the need for DPF regeneration—thus avoiding losses caused by exhaust back pressure.


This system integrates multiple parameters around diesel engine exhaust to achieve an accuracy of over 95% in classifying and assessing the quality of regeneration cycles, ensuring vehicles maintain optimum performance while satisfying stringent emission requirements.


Furthermore, this new feature advises on suitable modes of regeneration based on altered conditions regarding environment and vehicle-specific issues. By applying such recommendations, fleet operators can program parked regeneration ahead instead of having continued operation when there are unfavorable climatic situations like city traffic or cold weather where conventional methods of regenerations always fail according to I intangles media release about its innovative approach to predictive maintenance that helps fleet operators mitigate risks associated with DPF clogging related problems that may disrupt operations considerably.


The Indian market as well as North America have seen this DPF solution gaining significant traction due to its relevancy and usefulness within these areas. This suggests that Intangles’ DPF solution is quite versatile and universally applicable for different types of diesel-powered vehicles ranging from heavy commercial ones of 2,000-15,000 cc category up to passenger cars aimed at significantly improving their performance reliability.


March 2020: Vitesco Technologies secured a contract from a European vehicle manufacturer to supply innovative electric heating elements for diesel catalytic converters. This EMICAT brand e-catalyst technology will be deployed in two of the manufacturer's 48-volt hybrid van models. EMICAT e-catalyst developed by Vitesco Technologies ensures effective exhaust gas after treatment, even when the exhaust gas has a lower temperature.


June 2020: Clark has launched its C40-55SD and C60-80D900 series diesel forklifts with four to eight tons load capacities, equipped with a Kubota diesel engine of level 5. This diesel engine is equipped with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalytic converter and is now open.


Diesel Particulate Filter Market Segmentation:


Diesel Particulate Filter Vehicle Type Outlook



 Diesel Particulate Filter Product Type Outlook



  • Regenerating Type Filters

  • Disposable Type Filters


Diesel Particulate Filter Material Type Outlook



  • Cordierite Wall Flow Filters

  • Silicon Carbide Wall Flow Filters

  • Ceramic Fiber Filters

  • Other Substrates


Diesel Particulate Filter Sales Channel Outlook



  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

  • Aftersales


 Diesel Particulate Filter Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



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