Nonwoven Filter Media Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth 2030

Nonwoven Filter Media Market

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

Category: Chemical & Materials Report Format : PDF Pages: 177 Report Code: ZMR-6099 Published Date: Feb-2023 Status : Published
Market Size in 2021 Market Forecast in 2030 CAGR (in %) Base Year
USD 5.8 Billion USD 10.0 Billion 6.2% 2021

Nonwoven Filter Media Industry Prospective:

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.

The report analyzes the global nonwoven filter media market’s drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the nonwoven filter media market.

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Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Overview

Nonwoven filter media is a cloth consisting of several filaments and fibers. Unwanted particles from gases or liquid fluid that are passed through a nonwoven filter medium are removed. Felts are the usual name for these. These nonwoven filter media also provide antimicrobial liquid resistance, an even distribution of absorbent pore size, thermal insulation, and high strength. These are also widely used in numerous end-user industries, including waste management, automotive, pharmaceutical, coffee & tea, and oil & gas. Polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and rayon are a few of the synthetic materials used to create this filter media.

Key Insights

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global nonwoven filter media market is estimated to grow annually at a CAGR of around 6.2% over the forecast period (2022-2030).
  • In terms of revenue, the global nonwoven filter media market size was valued at around USD 5.8 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 10.0 billion, by 2030.
  • The global nonwoven filter media market will experience considerable expansion over the projected period due to the automotive industry's continuously rising need for nonwoven filter media.
  • Based on the technology, the spun bonding segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2021.
  • Based on the form, the air filtration segment is projected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period.
  • Based on the application, the transportation segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
  • Based on region, the Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

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Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Growth Drivers

Growing healthcare industries to drive the market growth

The use of nonwoven filter media has long been closely related to the healthcare industry, and the introduction of COVID-19 has further expanded its significance. For high breathability and antibacterial support, nonwoven filter media are used in the manufacture of surgical masks, face masks, and respirators, and the rising demand for these crucial medical supplies globally will fuel the global nonwoven filter media market's expansion during the forecast period.

For instance, according to a Honeywell news article from April 2021, the healthcare industry quickly responded to the scarcity of N95 respirators in North America by scaling up its supply with 175 million units of N95 respirators every month in the region. Thus, the growing healthcare industry is expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Restraints

Volatility in raw material prices limits the market growth

Nonwoven filters are produced using a variety of raw materials, including polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, polyamide, and polyethylene. These raw materials are made from petroleum, and during the pandemic, the price of petroleum fell by an unprecedented amount. For instance, OurWorldInData.org figures show that the price of crude oil was US$54.19 per barrel in 2017 and that it rose to US$64.21 per barrel in 2019. In 2020, the price of oil fell once further, to US$ 41.84 per barrel. Thus, the volatility in the prices of raw materials impedes the nonwoven filter media industry expansion.

Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Opportunities

Increasing transportation industries provides a lucrative opportunity

The global demand for vehicle production and sales is driving the explosive growth of the transportation industry. For the filtering of engine air, cabin air, lubricant, and fuel, nonwoven filter media is widely employed in a variety of vehicles. During the projection period, the global nonwoven filter media market's growth will be fueled by the enormous rise in vehicle demand on a global scale. For instance, according to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), the new energy vehicles (NEVs) segment is anticipated to overtake all other categories in the Chinese automotive market in the years to come.

Annual new energy vehicle sales are predicted to reach 3 million units, up from the segment's 1.2 million unit sales in 2019. Therefore, the transportation sector is expected to offer an attractive opportunity for market growth.

Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Challenges

Recurring industrial filter replacement act as a major challenge

The frequent disposable and replacement of industrial filters are increasing environmental concerns as they have toxic substances. For instance, the filters in the pharmaceuticals industry contain a few types of pathogens, which can survive for a long period on the air filters in humid environments. Hence, the proper disposal of that filters is an important factor as they can be harmful to the environment, which in turn, acts as a major challenge for the nonwoven filter media industry growth over the forecast period.

Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Segmentation

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, meltblown, 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 industry 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 market 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.

Recent Developments:

  • 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.
  • In August 2020, Sandler AG, a nonwoven filtration firm based in Germany, launched a new production line in Germany to enhance the production of nonwoven filter media for face masks.

Nonwoven Filter Media Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Nonwoven Filter Media Market Research Report
Market Size in 2021 USD 5.8 Billion
Market Forecast in 2030 USD 10.0 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate CAGR of 6.2%
Number of Pages 177
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
Key Companies Covered FITESA, 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., BASF SE, Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj, DuPont, and 3M among others.
Segments Covered By Technology, By Form, By Application, And By Region
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Countries Covered North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
Base Year 2021
Historical Year 2016 to 2020
Forecast Year 2022 - 2030
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Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period

With a market share of more than 30% in 2021, the Asia-Pacific region has the highest share of the global nonwoven filter media market. Nonwoven filters are in high demand in this region due to the increasing transportation and healthcare industries. One of the busiest production lines in the region is now found in the vehicles industry. For instance, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reports that in September 2021, commercial vehicle manufacturers in China increased by 35.5% month over month to 310000 units.

Similar to this, the India Brand Equity Foundation reports that sales of passenger automobiles in India increased significantly in April 2021, with 261,633 units sold and a 12.9% market share. The increased use of nonwoven filters for fuel, engine air, and cabin air filtration will be amplified by the region's expanding vehicle growth. The growing need for medical respiratory solutions like masks and respirators is expected to result in strong demand for nonwoven filter media in the healthcare sector. Thus, the growing demand for nonwoven filter media from the transportation and healthcare sector drive the market growth in the region.

Besides, in North America and Europe, hygiene-related applications are anticipated to dominate product demand. Due to the availability of alternative filtering solutions on the market, the industry is anticipated to experience intense competition. Due to their highly industrialized economies, developed nations like the U.S. and Germany are expected to have significant market expansion.

The market for nonwoven filter media in North America accounted for a significant market share in 2019 and is anticipated to expand significantly over the coming years. 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 automotive industries has a beneficial effect on industry expansion.

Nonwoven Filter Media Market: Competitive Analysis

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

  • FITESA
  • 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.
  • BASF SE
  • 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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FrequentlyAsked Questions

The numerous benefits provided by nonwoven filter media, such as constructed and engineered structures to fulfil 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.

According to the report, the global 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.

The global nonwoven filter media market growth is expected to be driven by the Asia Pacific. It is currently the world’s highest revenue-generating market owing to the increasing demand from the healthcare and transportation industries.

The global nonwoven filter media market is dominated by players like FITESA, 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., BASF SE, Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj, DuPont, and 3M among others.

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