Global Nonwoven Filter Media Market To Grow Around $10.0 Bn By 2030

07-Feb-2023 | Zion Market Research

The global nonwoven filter media market size was worth around USD 5.8 Billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 10.0 Billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 6.2% between 2022 and 2030.

Nonwoven filter media are synthetic fibers with randomly organized filaments that are connected and have a porous structure. Different processing techniques, including mechanical, chemical, and thermal ones, are used to process these synthetic fibers. They are employed for filtration or separation. Particularly in the textile manufacturing sector, nonwoven filter media are used. It is sometimes referred to as felts.

The numerous benefits provided by nonwoven filter media, such as constructed and engineered structures to fulfill the needs and regulations of the liquid and air filtration sector, are one of the key drivers fueling the growth of the nonwoven filter media market globally. Additionally, it has a long service life and great efficiency, making it the perfect material for filtration.

The global nonwoven filter media market is projected to experience a considerable uptick in the adoption of goods for geotextiles. Due to their capacity to tolerate high temperatures, the high acceptance rate of tailored products, durability, ease of handling, and cost-effectiveness, nonwoven filter media are favored over cloth, paper, or other filtration media. Additionally, during the projection period, the nonwoven filter media industry will experience considerable expansion due to the automotive industry's continuously expanding demand for nonwoven filter media.

The industry is focusing on improving the intake air filter media used in engines. These filtration mediums are commonly made from materials including paper, foam, and some types of cellulose.

Global Nonwoven Filter Media Market

The global nonwoven filter media market is segmented based on technology, form, application, and region.

Based on the technology, the global market is bifurcated into spun bonding, airlaid, wetlaid, melt-blown, needlepunch, and others. The spun bonding segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2021 and is expected to show its dominance during the forecast period. To create excellent nonwoven filter solutions, this technology is widely used.

The expanding demand for filtering across a range of end-use industries, including the automotive, personal care, and healthcare sectors, is driving up demand for spun bonding. As a result, industry participants and research institutions are concentrating on increasing the use of this technology to create premium nonwoven filter media. For instance, according to the International Fiber Journal (IFJ) report from December 2020, NatureWorks LLC, a US-based plastic and fiber manufacturing company, collaborated with the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) to develop a new spun bonding nonwoven technology that enables the quick production of highly breathable and reusable N95 masks. Thus, driving segmental growth.

Based on the form, the global nonwoven filter media market is categorized into air filtration and liquid filtration. The air filtration segment is projected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period. The need for premium air filter media is being driven by the growing concern about air pollution on a global scale. Nonwoven filters are used in a variety of applications, including operating rooms in hospitals, clean rooms for the optical and precision industries, air conditioning, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and many more, to assist reach the highest standards for air cleanliness.

Market participants are leaning toward further growth in the nonwoven air filtration portfolio due to the expanding uses for air filtration. For illustration, in February 2021, the US-based company Cummins Filtration, which deals with nonwoven filter media, launched a new cabin air filter media for trucks and buses. Therefore, these types of product launches in the market will support the market expansion over the forecast period.

Based on the application, the global nonwoven filter media industry is divided into transportation, water filtration, HVAC, food and beverages, healthcare, manufacturing, advanced technology, and hydrocarbon processing. The transportation segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. Because it facilitates the infiltration of engine air, cabin air, lubricant, and fuel, nonwoven filter media play a significant role in automobiles. With rising production and sales, the demand for automobiles is expanding internationally, and in the years to come, this demand development will propel the nonwoven filter media market.

According to figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the output of commercial cars in China reached 310000 units in September 2021, increasing 35.5% month over month. Thus, increasing vehicle production across the globe is projected to drive segmental growth.

The Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global nonwoven filter media market due to the growing demand from end-users. With the increasing incidences of Covid-19, all the countries have imposed strict regulations on wearing masks to contain the risk of the transfer of the virus into the air. On the other hand, North America is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to the constantly growing incidences of Covid-19 in the region. Moreover, the growth can also be attributed to the high utilization of these nonwoven filter media in personal and hygiene care products.

This review is based on a report by Zion Market Research, titled Nonwoven Filter Media Market By Technology (Spun Bonding, Airlaid, Wetlaid, Meltblown, Needlepunch, and Others), By Form (Air Filtration and Liquid Filtration), By Application (Transportation, Water Filtration, HVAC, Food and Beverages, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Advanced Technology, and Hydrocarbon Processing) and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2022 – 2030.”- Report at

Recent Development:

  • In November 2021, Custom Filter LLC, situated in Illinois, was acquired by Rensa Filtration, a family of air filtration businesses. The leading producer of specialized HEPA and ULPA level filtration devices is Custom Filter. Additionally, with more than 60 years of experience servicing OEM, contract manufacturing, specialized, and a wide range of premium pleated filters, Custom Filter offers comprehensive testing and validation procedures. Through this acquisition companies expand their manufacturing capabilities and platforms.

The global nonwoven filter media market is dominated by players like:

  • Sandler AG
  • Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG
  • Cummins Filtration
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Pegas Nonwovens S.A
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Delstar Technologies Inc.
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Cerex Advanced Fabrics Inc
  • Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj
  • DuPont
  • 3M.

The global nonwoven filter media market is segmented as follows:

By Technology

  • Spun Bonding
  • Airlaid
  • Wetlaid
  • Meltblown
  • Needlepunch
  • Others

By Form

  • Air Filtration
  • Liquid Filtration

By Application

  • Transportation
  • Water Filtration
  • HVAC
  • Food and Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Advanced Technology
  • Hydrocarbon Processing

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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