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Nonwoven Filter Media Market Research Report by Product, Type, Technology (Spunbound, Meltblown, Wetlaid, Needlepunch), Application (Transport, Water Filtration, HVAC, Food & Beverage, Manufacture, Pharmaceutical), Region - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/1556-CR | 201 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| February 2018

Global Non-Woven Filter Media Market Overview

The Non-Woven Filter Media Market Size was valued at USD 6.84 Billion in 2022. The Non-Woven Filter Media industry is projected to grow from USD 7.98 Billion in 2023 to USD 15.97 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.18% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). Nonwoven Filter Media are typically considered porous fabrics made up of a diverse range of fibers and filaments used for filtering out or separating various unwanted particles or elements from a liquid or gas medium passing through it. Hence, nonwoven filter media are in high demand in end-user sectors such as water filtration, HVAC, and respiratory protection industries. The major advantage nonwoven filter media has over standard filter media is that they can be easily manufactured precisely to meet the appropriate requirements with air and liquid filtration industry regulatory frameworks. These filter media exude durability and functional efficiency, which make them ideal materials for filtration.Non-Woven Filter Media Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Non-Woven Filter Media Market Trends

  • Rising consumer awareness regarding water & air pollution

There has been a growing concern among consumers about the impact of air and water pollution on their health and the environment. This has led to an increase in demand for products and technologies that can help to mitigate the effects of pollution, including non-woven filter media. Non-woven filter media offer several advantages over traditional filter materials, including superior filtration efficiency, longer service life, and lower maintenance costs. As a result, they are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of applications, including air and water filtration systems for residential, commercial, and industrial use. Overall, the trend toward greater consumer awareness of environmental issues is likely to drive demand for non-woven filter media in the coming years, as individuals and organizations seek out more effective ways to protect themselves and the environment from the harmful effects of pollution.

A global leader in thermal management and filtration technologies, UFI Filters, introduced the SOFIMA D+FEND Anti-virus cabin air filter for automobiles in 2020.The SOFIMA D+FEND anti-virus cabin air filter is said by the manufacturer to be able to eradicate 99.5% of microorganisms. This new product is made of a filter medium made of non-woven fabric that contains copper and silver ions.

Non-Woven Filter Media Market Segment Insights

Non-Woven Filter Media Technology Insights

The market segmentation, based on Technology, includes Spun Bonding, Airlaid, Wetlaid, Meltblown, Needlepunch, and Others. The Spun Bonding segment may dominate the market. The growing need for filtering in the healthcare, personal care, automotive, and packaging industries is what is driving the need for spunbond. Spunbond offers good liquid retention qualities that are advantageous for product penetration and is strong, light, and affordable.

Non-Woven Filter Media Application Insights

Based on Application, the global market segmentation includes Transportation, Water Filtration, HVAC, Food And Beverages, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Advanced Technology, and Hydrocarbon Processing. The Healthcare application is holding the largest market share due to the fantastic qualities they have to give, such as breathability, fluid resistance, stabilizability, and bacterial impermeability. To offer adequate defense against biological pathogens, nonwoven filter media are widely employed in medical and healthcare applications.

Figure 2: Non-Woven Filter Media Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)Non-Woven Filter Media Market, by TechnologySource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Non-Woven Filter Media Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific dominated the nonwoven filter media market and accounted for the largest revenue share, owing to China and India focusing heavily on water and air pollution control, Japan's growing geriatric population, and the rising demand for filtration solutions following the occurrence of the pandemic COVID-19. In addition, the area is likely to have increased product demand in the automobile industry.

Figure 3: NON-WOVEN FILTER MEDIA MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)NON-WOVEN FILTER MEDIA MARKET SHARE BY REGIONSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

North America's nonwoven filter media market is anticipated to expand significantly. The increase in demand for personal care and hygiene goods is responsible for this expansion. A favorable forecast for the food and beverage, HVAC, and car industries has a beneficial effect on industry expansion.

Non-Woven Filter Media Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Non-Woven Filter Media industry must offer affordable products.

Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Non-Woven Filter Media industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major market players, including 3M, DowDuPont, Sandler, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Parker Hannifin Corp, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.

DowDuPont is a multinational conglomerate corporation. The company had divided into three business divisions: Agriculture, Materials Science, and Specialty Products. The Agriculture division produces crop protection products, seeds, and traits for farmers, while the Materials Science division produces materials such as plastics, adhesives, and coatings for a wide range of industries, including automotive, packaging, construction, and electronics. The Specialty Products division produces products such as electronic materials, industrial biosciences, and nutrition and health products.

Sandler AG is a privately-held, family-owned German company that specializes in the production of nonwoven textiles for various industries. Sandler produces nonwoven textiles that are used in a wide range of applications, including hygiene products, construction, filtration, transportation, and industrial manufacturing. The company's products include nonwoven fabrics, nonwoven roll goods, nonwoven mats, and nonwoven composites. The company has invested heavily in renewable energy sources and uses a combination of wind, hydroelectric, and solar power to generate electricity for its production facilities. In addition, Sandler has implemented many measures to reduce its water usage and waste generation.

Key Companies in the Non-Woven Filter Media market include

Non Woven Filter Media Industry Developments

February 2022: Sandler announced's plan to create sustainable nonwoven solutions with optimized functionality and make new developments for automotive and wipes industry applications. Sandler introduces novel materials that are environmentally friendly by considerably lowering their carbon footprint.

April 2022: Pentair announced the launching of the Pentair Rocean Reservoir, which is an innovative, sustainable design for water filtration systems. This would work on providing consumers with significantly clean tap water with just a touch of a button. This reservoir plan is to give a sustainable alternative for bottled water to consumers, collaborating with InstaCleanTM Technology and certification to minimize or remove 76 contaminants.

March 2022: Hollingsworth & Vose announced to invest in India to expand its manufacturing capacity with Hi-Sep battery separators and absorbent glass mat separators for various automotive and industrial applications.

Non-Woven Filter Media Market Segmentation

Non-Woven Filter Media Technology Outlook

  • Spun Bonding

  • Airlaid

  • Wetlaid

  • Meltblown

  • Needlepunch

  • Others

Non-Woven Filter Media Application Outlook

  • Transportation

  • Water Filtration

  • HVAC

  • Food And Beverages

  • Healthcare

  • Manufacturing

  • Advanced Technology

  • Hydrocarbon Processing

Non-Woven Filter Media 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

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 6.84 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 7.98 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 15.97 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 11.18% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Technology, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled 3M, DowDuPont, Sandler AG, Ahlstrom-Munksjรถ, Parker Hannifin Corp, Pentair Residential Filtration, Johns Manville, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Hollingsworth & Vose, Berry Global Inc
Key Market Opportunities Rising consumer confidence has resulted in the increasing demand for new, fuel-efficient Technologically advanced car
Key Market Dynamics Increasing application in the transportation industry coupled with rising consumer awareness regarding water & air pollution

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Non-Woven Filter Media Market size was valued at USD 6.84 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.18% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the Non-Woven Filter Media Market.

The key players in the market are 3M, DowDuPont, Sandler AG, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Parker Hannifin Corp, Pentair Residential Filtration, Johns Manville, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Hollingsworth & Vose, Berry Global Inc.

The Spun Bonding category dominated the market in 2022.

Healthcare had the largest share in the global market for Non-Woven Filter Media.

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