COVID-19 to Have Significant Effect on Worldwide Adoption of Filter Bags in 2024

The global market for filter bags is chiefly driven by the rising adoption of high-quality filter bags across numerous industries owing to the increased focus on reducing emissions and providing safer and high-quality work environment to employees. Reduction in costs of products and emergence of highly efficient products have encouraged the increased adoption of filter bags across small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.6% over the period between 2016 and 2024. The global filter bags market, which held an opportunity of US$1,811.7 mn in 2015, is expected to reach US$2,950.1 mn by 2024 at this pace. The corresponding volume demand for filter bags in 2015 was estimated at 397 mn units.

Air Filter Bags to Retain Dominance among Key Product Varieties

The key varieties of filter bags in the global market can be segmented into liquid filter bags and air filter bag. Of these, the segment of air filter bags finds enormous usage in applications such as dust collection and industrial emissions control. The performance of this segment is expected to surpass that of the segment of liquid filter bags over the period between 2016 and 2024. The segment of air filter bags is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.6% over the said period. Rising awareness regarding the need to reduce carbon footprint and different incentives granted by government for companies promoting green technologies have sensitized companies across several industries towards air filter bags.


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Oil and Gas Industry to Remain Leading Revenue Contributor

The key applications of filter bags are found in industries such as oil and gas, cement, mining, power plants, automobiles, aerospace, defense and marine, and water treatment. Of these, the oil and gas industry surpassed other industries and emerged as the leading revenue contributor to the global filter bag market in 2015. The industry is also anticipated to outdo other industries in terms of demand for filter bags, expanding at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 through 2024. Filter bags find use in the oil and gas industry for applications such as filtration of lube oils, distillation and cracking, gas turbine air/oil filtration, and filtration of glycol fluids.

Emerging Economies to Provide Most Promising Growth Opportunities

Of the key regional markets for filter bags, Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the most promising one, expanding at a CAGR of 6.2% over the period between 2016 and 2024. The Asia Pacific filter bag market is chiefly driven owing to the high demand for air filter bags, the product segment which is also projected to outpace growth of other product varieties over the forecasting horizon in the region. Air filter bags are used for controlling the emission of dust particles and industry effluents and find enormous usage across industries such as oil and gas, mining, power plant, and cement for purposes such as gas purification, dust control, fly ash handling, and storage.

Middle East and Africa is anticipated to acquire the place of the second most promising regional market, expanding at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2016 through 2024. The adoption of filter bags in the region has significantly improved in the past few years as an increasing number of countries are implementing stringent regulatory reforms to realize carbon control and environment protection plans. This has compelled the industrial sector in the region to increase the adoption of filter bags across a number of operations. The oil and gas sector has been the major contributor to the growth of filter bags market in the Middle East region, particularly Saudi Arabia.

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Some of the key vendors contributing to the growth of the global filter bag market are Thermax D Ltd., Pall Corporation, Babcock & Wilcox Co., Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd., Donaldson Company Inc., Eaton Corporation, Clarcor Inc.General Electric, Filter Concept Pvt Ltd., Camfil Farr Inc., Lenntech B.V., Rosedale Products Inc., W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation and BWF Envirotech.