North America Industrial Air Filtration Market size crossed USD 1.5 billion in 2019 and is set to observe around 5.6% growth rate between 2020 and 2026.
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Filter used in industrial air filtration systems are made from wool, glass fiber, cellulose, or mixture of resins. Some types of air filters are fiberglass filters, polyester and pleated filters, High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, and washable air filters. In industrial application, air filters positioned at the entrant of air ducts and compressors for avoiding the contact between air particles with industrial equipment. Air filtration systems are used in combination with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in industrial buildings. Utilization of air filtration has soared in industrial application owing to rising focus on indoor air quality (IAQ) of facilities.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters trap particles such as pollen, smoke, and dust particles when air is forced through them. HEPS filters are used in filters such as consumer electronics, semiconductors, food and beverage processing, healthcare facilities, and pharmaceutical. These filters are used in industries in which highly clean environment is required. HEPA filters are highly efficient filters that help in maintaining clean and safe environment, which enhances the overall product quality and operational efficiency in industries.
HEPA filters are also used in clean rooms in food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries for trapping microscopic airborne particles, which may hinder product quality. These advantages have influenced companies to adopt commercial HEPA filters and this trend should accelerate the industrial HEPA filters market growth.
The food application segment in the North America industrial air filtration market exceeded USD 350 million in 2019. Metal manufacturing and machining involves processes such as buffing, grinding, cutting, metallizing, spraying, and welding. These processes generate dust, mist, fumes, and smoke which are a major challenge for air safety and health standards.
Air filtration systems used in metalworking industries help in preventing respiratory problems and meeting air quality standards in the metal working facilities. Further, air filtration units in industries also help in avoiding contact between fumes and mist with machineries and tools, and prevent machine failures, emergency repairs, and shutting down operations.
Strict regulation regarding air safety and workplace safety standards should trigger the demand for industrial air filtration products in industries such as metal manufacturing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and cement. Further, rising focus on indoor air quality by companies to comply with safety standards and ensuring employee safety will drive the North American industrial air filtration industry.
Some of the key players involved in the market are Lydall, Absolent Group, Mann+Hummel, Gutsche, SPX Corporation, Plymovent, Camfil Group, Nordic Air Filtration, Donaldson Co., Clarcor, Inc., BWF Protec, Freudenberg & Co. Kg., Nederman, and Purafil, Inc.