Europe industrial air filtration market size is forecast to reach USD 1.69 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 7% from 2014 to 2020. The industry is expected to be primarily driven by the enforcement of occupational health and safety regulations. Stringent government norms are likely to spur the industry growth over the forecast period. IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) with sectoral directive has setup the emission limit standards for large combustion plants to reduce air pollution.
The dust collectors market was valued at USD 219.7 million in 2013, and is expected to reach USD 365.9 million by 2020 growing at an estimated CAGR of 7.7% from 2014 to 2020. Several manufacturing activities are focused on lean manufacturing and eliminating waste within the manufacturing processes.
The industrial air filtration industry is anticipated to experience gains, owing to formulation of EN 779:2011, European standard for specific air filters. The standard is likely to eradicate filter performance issues. For instance, electrostatic charged synthetic filters tend to discharge rapidly within few weeks of its operations, and their ability to filter deteriorates substantially over time.
In addition, an efficient system helps in augmenting safety as well as health aspects and thus aids in ensuring supply reliability. It also facilitates in energy optimization by reducing energy consumption and minimizing the risk of loss of production. Revenue from the power sector was valued at USD 188.8 million in 2013, and is expected to reach USD 317.9 million by 2020, growing at an estimated CAGR of 7.9% from 2014 to 2020. The market is expected to witness considerable growth as air filtration systems help handle toxic, hazardous, and radioactive gas streams.
High cost involved in installation is projected to hamper the industry growth over the forecast period. In addition, high maintenance cost and energy consumption rate is expected to challenge the Europe industrial air filtration market. HEPA filters are estimated to witness significant growth owing to commercial benefits offered namely augmented plant revenue, better yield, low labor as well as component cost. These are also used in applications concerning biological, chemical and radioactive material. Furthermore, mist collectors are projected to provide potential opportunities owing to its unique property of filtering dust and wet emission from food & beverage and metals industry.
HEPA filters were valued over USD 240 million in 2013. It is estimated to witness highest growth owing to is large scale usages in several applications requiring high collection efficiency of submicron particulate matter. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 8% from 2014 to 2020.
Baghouse Filters accounted for more than 22% of the overall market share in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CARG of over 7.5% from 2014 to 2020. The growth can be attributed to its capacity to handle large air volume as well as heavy dust loading capacity involved in cement & food processing industries.
Metals sector was accounted for over 20% of the overall Europe industrial air filtration market share in 2013. It is anticipated to exceed USD 370 million by 2020, growing at CAGR of over 7.5% from 2014 to 2020. Surge in the sector can be addressed to air-borne suspensions removal capability of the filter.
Food sector was valued over USD 220 million 2013. It is projected to witness highest growth rate of around 8% from 2014 to 2020 due to sanitary, cross contamination and food handling regulations in the industry.
Italy industrial air filtration market was valued over USD 170 million in 2013 and it is estimated to grow at over 7% from 2014 to 2020. It is likely to exhibit considerable growth owing to growing pharmaceutical industries in the region.
Germany occupied the highest industry share in 2013. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2014 to 2020. Spur in the region can be addressed to flourishing use of dust collectors in metal processing industry along with increasing HEPA filter use in food and beverage industry.
Competitive Market Share
Europe industrial air filtration market share is highly consolidated by top three industry participants accounting for more than 50% of the overall industry share in 2013. Donaldson Company Inc is anticipated to hold key position owing to high R&D spend, sales, new product development and marketing activities. Key industry players include Clarcor Inc and Camfil among others.
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