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High Growth Reported for the World Air Filters & Filtration Equipment Markets

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World Air Filters & Filtration Equipment Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Air Filters & Filtration Equipment in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, Other Air Purification Filters. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 324 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as 3M Company, Aerospace America, Inc., Air Filter Service Company, Air Filtration System LLC., Airtech Japan Ltd., American Air Filter (AAF) International, Bruce Air Filter Company, Camfil Farr, Champion Laboratories, Inc., Clarcor, Inc., Purolator Products Air Filtration, Cummins, Inc., Cummins Filtration, Donaldson Co., Inc., Dust Free, Inc., Fiberweb Filtration, Filter Equipment Company Inc., Filtration Systems Products, Inc., Filtration Group, Filtrauto S.A., Flanders Corp., Precisionaire Inc., Freudenberg Group, Freudenberg Nonwovens L.P., Fleetguard, Inc., Freudenberg Group AB, Locker Air-Maze, Lydall, Inc., Mann Hummel, Nordic Air Filtration A/S, Pall Corporation, Purafil, Inc., SPX Corporation, Trion Inc and Waltz-Holst Blow Pipe Co. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources


CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Automotive Air Filters I-3
Cartridge Air Filters I-3
Electrostatic Air Filters I-3
Fabric Air Pollution Filters I-4
HVAC Air Filters I-4
Other Air Purification Filters I-4
Foam Air Filters I-4
Activated Charcoal Air Filters I-4
Polyester Disposable Air Filters I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Snapshots II-1

2. Global Market Review and Analysis II-2
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Growth Drivers II-2
Global Fabric Filters Market is Poised to Grow II-2
Air Filter Manufacturers Enjoy More Profits II-2
Challenges for Air Filtration Industry II-2
Air Pollution Investment-Biggest in History of World II-2
US Leads in Purchase of Air Filters II-3
China-A Burgeoning Market II-3
Table 1: Air Filters Market in China: Market Estimates and
Projections from 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4
Cabin Air Filters - A Promising Market II-4
Europe Leads Cabin Air Filter Market II-4
Outlook for CAF Market II-4
Residential Sector - A Niche Market for Air Filters II-5

3. Air Filtration - An overview II-6
Table 2: The Air We Inhale (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
For Varied Purposes II-6
Disposal of Air Filters II-7

4. Product Overview II-8
Types of Air Filters based on Filtration Capacity II-8
Primary Filters II-8
Secondary Stage Filters II-8
Ultrafine Filters II-9
HEPA Filters II-9
Particle Removing Mechanisms II-9
Types of Filters Based on Filter Media II-9
Fibrous Filters II-10
Porous Filters II-10
Capillary Porous Membrane Filters II-10
Fabric Filters II-10
Available Types of Air Filters II-10
Panel Filters II-10
Viscous Panel Filters II-10
Rotating Viscous Panel Filters II-10
Roll Filters II-10
Pad Filters II-10
Bag Pocket Filters II-10
Particulate Air Filters II-10
Disposable Filters II-10
Pleated Filters II-11
Grease Filters II-11
Foam Filters II-11
Humidifier Air Filters II-11
Anti-Microbial Air Filters II-11
Carbon Filters II-11
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters II-11
Efficiency Rating of Air Filters II-11
End-Use Sectors for Air Filters II-11
Automotive Industry II-12
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Market II-12
Semiconductor Industry II-12
Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industries II-12
Power Generation Industry (Nuclear) II-12
Commercial and Residential Sector II-12
Market Segmentation II-12
Automotive Air Filters II-12
Filtration Media Used II-13
End-Use Sector/Applications II-13
Cartridge Air Filters II-13
Filtration Capacity II-13
Filtration Media Used II-13
End-Use Sector/Applications II-14
Electrostatic Air Filters II-14
Filtration Capacity II-14
Filtration Media Used II-14
End-Use Sector/Applications II-14
Fabric Air Pollution Filters II-14
Filtration Capacity II-15
Filtration Media Used II-15
End-Use Sector/Applications II-15
HVAC Air Filters II-15
Filtration Capacity II-15
End-Use Sector/Applications II-16
Other Air Purification Filters II-16
Foam Air Filters II-16
Activated Charcoal Air Filters II-16
Polyester Disposable Air Filters II-16
Technicalities in Air Filters: Characteristics, Rating &
Determinants Of Efficiency II-17
Operating Characteristics of a Filter II-17
Resistance II-17
Efficiency II-17
Arrestance II-17
Dust Holding Capacity II-17
Life of the Filter II-17
Procedure for Installation of Filters II-17
Rating of Filters II-18
Beta Rating II-18
ISO 4406 II-18
Absolute Rating II-18
Nominal Rating II-18
Determinants Ensuring High-Efficiency Filtration II-18
Factors Influencing the Selection of Optimum Filter for
Specific Applications II-19
Nature of Fluid II-19
Process Conditions II-19
Kind of Solid Contaminants II-19
Cost Associated with Filtration System II-19
Air Filters II-19
Filter Collection Systems: Forerunners in Separation of
Particulate Dust from Gas II-19
Gas Phase Filtration: Quality Protection II-20
Filter Dust Collectors - Removes Particles from Gas Streams II-20
Compressed Air Filtration II-20

5. Environmental Analysis II-21
Regulations & Laws II-21
North American Air Pollution Control Legislation II-21
Pollution Control Legislation in Europe II-21
Indoor Air Quality II-21
Patents II-21
Entry Barriers II-22
Requirement of Huge Investments in R&D II-22
Product Obsolescence due to Rapid Technological Developments II-22
Competing With Established Brands II-22
Ability to Compete on Diverse Competitive Factors II-22

6. Competitive Analysis II-23
Major Players in the Market II-23
Principal Competitive Factors II-23
Product Performance II-24
Price II-24
Product Knowledge II-24
Branding II-24
Customized Design II-24
Timely Delivery II-24
Geographical Coverage II-24
Product Maintenance II-24
Pricing II-25
Marketing II-25
CD-ROM Catalog II-25
Internet as a Marketing Medium for Air Filters II-25
Trademarks & Brands II-25
Technology Dynamics II-25
Improvements in Technology & Design Leading to Efficient
Filter Systems II-25
Donaldson's EON Fine Fiber Technology II-26
Farr's "Two-Step" Technology II-26
Pulse Jet Fabric Filters for High-Temperature Applications II-26
Filtration of Indoor Air Pollution Through Hot-Water Extraction II-26
Filtration of Hot Fluegases Through Hot-Gas Cleaning Products II-26
New System for Treatment of Pollutants II-27
Membrane Filtration System: Used in Purification & Separation II-27
Biofiltration: Advanced Technology Used in Air Filtering II-27
Innovative Air Filters Emerging in the Market II-28
Alternatives II-28
Distribution Dynamics II-28
Distribution as a Competitive Advantage II-29

7. End-Use Sectors - An Overview II-30
Industrial Applications of Air Filters II-30
Role of Air Filtration in Cleanroom Technology II-30
Industries Requiring Cleanroom Filters II-30
Efficient Dust Collection System: A Prerequisite for a
Manufacturing Unit II-30
Ceramic Foam and Metallic Cartridge Filters used in Aluminum
Production II-31
Some of the New Air Filters Introduced for Various
Manufacturing Plants II-31
BASF's Basofil Filter Media II-31
In Commercial/Residential Replacement Markets II-31
In Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry II-32
Upgrading of Filters II-32
Biotechnology: An Emerging Field II-32
In Semiconductor/Microelectronics Industry II-32
In Food & Beverage Industry II-32
In Nuclear Power Industry II-33
In Automobile Industry II-33
Advancement in Car Filtration II-33
Air Cabin Filters Reduce Odor, Pollen and Dust II-33
Cabin Filtration System from 3M II-34
Freudenberg's MicronAir Cabin Filter II-34
Key Determinants Affecting Performance of Engine Air Filters II-35
Use of Air Filters in Engines Prevents Air and Noise Pollution II-35
Pollution Control Methods II-35
Prevention at Engine Air Intake II-35
Prevention of Pollution at Engine Exhaust System II-35
In Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems II-35
Air Filtration Influences Fungal Contamination in Air
Conditioners II-36
Fungal colonization of Air Filters from Hospitals II-36
Other Applications of Air Filters II-37
Handling & Maintenance of Filters II-37
Product Development in Air Filters for Different II-37

8. Product Launches/Developments II-39
Micro Air(r) Clean Air Systems Launches Intelli-Touch II-39
EST Launches Air Guardian II-39
Tsitron Introduces Air Filters II-39
AMSOIL Launches Performance Air Filters II-39
SANYO Launches Air Filtration System II-39
WIX to Include BioShield 75 in Cabin Air Filters Portfolio II-40
Flanders Launches Stackable (Nested) Air Filter II-40
DuPont Launches Premium Interior Air Filters II-40
Dectron Internationale Introduces Bio-Circ II-40
Universal Air Filters Introduces New Air Filters II-41
Freudenberg Unveils New micronAir II-41
Universal Air Filter Unleashes Mobile Air Filters II-41
Universal Launches Dual EMI/RFI Medical Air Filters II-41
Amsoil Unveils AMSOIL Ea Filters II-41
Fleetguard Unveils Two New Air Filtration Systems II-42
Donaldson Launches PowerCore Air Filtration Systems II-42
Filtration Group Introduces HEPA Filters II-42
NAPA Launches Power Solution II-42
UAF Unveils Plenum Combos II-42
WIX Launches Radial Lip Seal Air Filters II-43
International Diversified Introduces New Air Diffuser II-43
AMSOIL Launches New Lube and Air Filters II-43
Universal Introduces Air Filters for Medical Electronics II-43
Domnick Hunter Launches Compressed Air Filters II-43
Universal Launches New Air Filters II-43
Parket Hannifin Introduces Breathing Air Filters II-44
StrionAir Launches New Air Filtration System II-44
Trion Launches Air Boss II-44

9. Recent Industry Activity II-45
Ingersoll-Rand To Acquire An Italian Compressed-Air Treatment
Equipment Provider II-45
Dayton Reliable Air Filter Acquires Cincinnati's Filter Services II-45
Pak/Teem Acquires Air Filters & Equipment LLC II-45
Cemtrex Acquires Griffin Filters II-45
Clarcor Acquires Newton's Synthetic Fibers Filtration Product
Line II-45
Dayton Reliable Air Filter Acquires Premiere Environmental II-45
Parker Hannifin Takes Over Airtek II-46
Clarcor Acquires Majority Stake in Sinfa SA II-46
Donaldson Completes Acquisition of Rawsen II-46
Ahlstrom Acquires Fabriano Filter Media II-46
MAHLE Acquires Siemens VDO's Air Intake Module II-46
Donaldson Acquires Aerospace Filtration Systems II-46
Noveko International Signs a Distribution Agreement with Monitrol II-47
FRAM and Arm & Hammer Collaborate to Launch a Cabin Air Filter II-47
Ahlstrom to Develop a New Needlepunch Line II-47
Ahlstrom to Launch a New Line for Air Filter Media II-47
Ryco Partners with Asthma Foundation II-47
GB Filters Acquires Distribution Rights of Roberts Filter
Products II-48
Cummins Sets Up Technical Center in China II-48
Purafilter 2000 Signs Agreement With H-E-B II-48
Donaldson Acquires AirCel II-48
Nortek Acquires Cleanpak II-48
General Electric Acquires Altair Filter Technology II-48
Ingersoll-Rand Acquires ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions II-49
Clarcor Intends the Reorganization of Air-Filter Unit II-49
Camfil Farr Acquires IF and Kaefer-Raco Engineering II-49
Aeris Acquires EPA Approval II-49
Mann+Hummel Establishes Subsidiary in India II-49
Riverside Acquires Universal Air Filter II-49
Sanyo Electric and Partners Set Up a New Air Filter Unit II-50
Mahle Acquires 50% STAKE IN PIL II-50
Allied Capital Announces Investment of $22.0 Million in UAF II-50
Kaydon Acquires Purafil II-50
Pall Signs Contract with Hamilton II-50
Mahle Group Sets up Mahle Componente de Motor SRL II-50
Mahle Group Acquires Stake in Anand Automotive Systems II-50
Baker Tank Takes Over Cameron Environmental II-51
Svitap Starts New Production Facility II-51
SPX Acquires McLeod Russel Holdings II-51
Freudenberg in a Joint Venture with Japan Vilene Company II-51

10. Focus on Select Players II-52
3M Company (USA) II-52
Aerospace America Inc. (USA) II-52
Air Filter Service Company (USA) II-52
Air Filtration Systems LLC (USA) II-52
Airtech Japan Ltd. (Japan) II-53
American Air Filter (AAF) International (USA) II-53
Bruce Air Filter Company (USA) II-53
Camfil Farr (USA) II-53
Champion Laboratories, Inc. (USA) II-54
Clarcor, Inc. (USA) II-54
Purolator Products Air Filtration (USA) II-54
Cummins, Inc. (USA) II-54
Cummins Filtration (USA) II-55
Donaldson Co., Inc. (USA) II-55
Dust Free Inc. (USA) II-56
Fiberweb Filtration (UK) II-56
Filter Equipment Company Inc. (USA) II-56
Filtration Group Inc. (USA) II-56
Filtration Systems Products Inc. (USA) II-57
Filtrauto S.A. (France) II-57
Flanders Corp. (USA) II-57
Precisionaire Inc. (USA) II-58
Freudenberg Group (Germany) II-58
Freudenberg Nonwovens L.P. (Germany) II-59
Lydall Inc. (USA) II-59
Mann Hummel (Germany) II-59
Nordic Air Filtration A/S (Denmark) II-59
Pall Corporation (USA) II-60
Purafil Inc. (USA) II-60
SPX Corporation (USA) II-60
Trion Inc. (USA) II-60
Waltz-Holst Blow Pipe Co. (USA) II-60

11. Global Market Perspective II-61
Table 3: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air
Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 4: World Long-Term Projections for Air Filters by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Automotive Air Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 7: World Long-Term Projections for Automotive Air
Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Automotive Air Filters
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Cartridge Air Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 10: World Long-Term Projections for Cartridge Air
Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for Cartridge Air Filters
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Electrostatic Air Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 13: World Long-Term Projections for Electrostatic Air
Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Electrostatic Air
Filters by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Fabric Air Pollution Filters by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 16: World Long-Term Projections for Fabric Air Pollution
Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Fabric Air Pollution
Filters by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
HVAC Air Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 19: World Long-Term Projections for HVAC Air Filters by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for HVAC Air Filters by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Air Purification Filters by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 22: World Long-Term Projections for Other Air
Purification Filters by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 23: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Air Purification
Filters by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81


III-A. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Overview and Outlook III-1
Market & its Components III-1
Cabin Air Filters: Increasing Popularity III-1
HEPA Filters Market: Changing Trends III-2
Product Launches III-2
Strategic Developments III-6
Key Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 24: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air
Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 25: US Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 26: US 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

2. Canada III-19
Market Analysis III-19
Table 27: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Air Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 28: Canadian Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 29: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

3. Japan III-21
A.Market Analysis III-21
Product Launches III-21
Airtech Japan Ltd - A Key Player. III-21
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 30: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Air Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 31: Japanese Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 32: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4. Europe III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Low Prices III-24
Air Cartridges to Grow Moderately in Future III-24
Germany Tops the European APC Equipment Market III-24
Demand Dependent On III-24
Technological Strides in Industrial Air Filters III-25
Activated Carbon Filters Rule European III-25
Strategic Developments/Product Launches III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 33: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Air Filters by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 34: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Air Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 35: European Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK & Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 36: European Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 37: European 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK & Rest of Europe Markets for
Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 38: European 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4a. France III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Filtrauto S.A. - A Key Player III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 39: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Air Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 40: French Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 41: French 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4b. Germany III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Key Players III-32
Freudenberg Group III-32
Freudenberg Nonwovens L.P. III-32
Mann Hummel III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 42: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Air Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 43: German Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 44: German 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4c. Italy III-35
Market Analysis III-35
Table 45: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Air Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 46: Italian Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 47: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4d. The United Kingdom III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Strategic Developments III-37
Key Players III-38
Fiberweb Filtration III-38
Kleenair III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 48: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air
Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 49: UK Long-term Projections for Air Filters by
Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 50: UK 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4e. Rest of Europe III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Belgium III-41
Belgium: Industrial Filters Industry Scenario III-41
Strategic Developments III-41
Nordic Air Filtration A/S (Denmark) - A key Player III-42
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 51: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Air Filters - by Product Segment for Automotive
Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air
Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and
Other Air Purification Filters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 52: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Air
Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 53: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic
Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters,
and Other Air Purification Filters Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

5. Asia-Pacific III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
China III-44
Australia III-44
Taiwan III-45
Singapore III-45
India III-45
Strategic Developments III-45
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 54: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Air Filters by Geographic Region - China and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 55: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Air Filters - by Product Segment for Automotive
Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air
Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and
Other Air Purification Filters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 56: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Air Filters
by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 57: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Air Filters
by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air
Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution
Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification
Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 58: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for 2003, 2007 &
2012 III-49

Table 59: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters,
Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters,
HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification Filters Markets
for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

6. Latin America III-51
Market Analysis III-51
Table 60: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Air Filters -by Product Segment for Automotive
Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air
Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and
Other Air Purification Filters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 61: Latin American Long-Term Projections for Air
Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 62: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters,
Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters,
HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification Filters Markets
for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

7. Rest of World III-53
Market Analysis III-53
Table 63: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Air Filters - by Product Segment for Automotive
Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air
Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and
Other Air Purification Filters Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 64: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Air
Filters by Product Segment - Automotive Air Filters,
Cartridge Air Filters, Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air
Pollution Filters, HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air
Purification Filters Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 65: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for Air Filters
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Automotive Air Filters, Cartridge Air Filters,
Electrostatic Air Filters, Fabric Air Pollution Filters,
HVAC Air Filters, and Other Air Purification Filters Markets
for 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54


III-B. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS

1. Automotive Industry III-55
Introduction III-55
Role of Filters in Automotive Sector III-55
Cabin Air Filters Reduce Odor, Pollen and Dust III-55
Factors Affecting Performance of Engine Air Filters III-56
Use of Air Filters in Engines Prevents Air and Noise Pollution III-56
Pollution Control Methods III-56
Prevention at Engine Air Intake III-56
Prevention of Pollution at Engine Exhaust System: III-56
Factors Influencing Vehicle Filter Purchase Decision III-56

2. Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Industry III-57
Role of Filters in HVAC Systems III-57
Air Filtering Influences Fungal Contamination in Air
Conditioners III-57

3. Aircraft\Defense Industry III-57
Filters in Aircraft\Defense Industry III-57

4. Microelectronics/Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry III-58
Filters in Clean Room Technology III-58
Air Filtration in Semiconductor Production III-58

5. Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industry III-59

6. Manufacturing Industry III-60

7. Welding, Metal Fabrication & Foundry III-61

8. Food Processing & Related Industries III-61
Role of Filters in Food Processing III-61

9. Construction/Mining Industry III-61

10. Laboratory Applications III-62
Wide Applications III-62
In Research Laboratories III-62

11. Residential/Commercial Sector III-63

12. Others III-63


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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