the boom in the filtration market: nonwovens filter players are hitting a home run in the filtration arena with innovative technology and cost efficiencies.

by:Booguan     2020-09-07
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If you think the filter market is still one of the best secrets for non-woven manufacturers, think about it.
Healthy annual growth and high profit margins have attracted more and more newcomers to flay.
As non-woven fabrics continue to replace paper, non-woven fabrics, glass and other types of media, the market needs better design, more innovative non-woven fabrics, which enables non-woven manufacturers to get better returns on their investments.
Although entering the filter market may sound like a nobrainer, to seize the cake requires breakthrough innovation and the development of cutting technology.
While maintaining cost efficiency, advanced technology is adopted.
The defensive nature of filtering protects this market from the economic crisis, where newcomers and long-term participants are bowing to each other to develop new technologies and applications that enable them to meet the changing and complex needs of their customers
Although data from all the filtration industries are difficult to come up with, INDA\'s first report on the air filtration market predicts its growth.
The report estimates the size of North America (U. S. and Canada)
The market price of air filtration for filter manufacturers is $3.
In 2007, the average annual growth rate was 1 billion.
Estimated 4% people per year in five yearsyear period.
It is estimated that the market will reach $3.
2012 5 billion.
The areas of filtration that are expected to grow fastest are bag House filters and cartridge filters for industrial dust filtration, consumer/residential HVAC filters, HEPA/ULPA, disposable masks and in-
Air filter for cabin cars.
In 2007, the air filtration industry, including cellulose Media, consumed 108,735 tons of filtration media, valued at $0. 643 billion.
During the five-year period ended 2012, the demand for air filtration media will increase by nearly 14% to 120,314 tons, equivalent to $0. 754 billion.
Transportation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC)
The market segment is the largest air filtration market, accounting for nearly 80% of the total air filtration volume of 108,735 tons in 2007.
The consumer/residential HVAC market is one of the most growing and important markets.
According to INDA, while the overall annual growth rate in the consumer/resident market is less than 1%, higher efficiency and higher margin filters are expected to grow by nearly 8% per year to 2012. [
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The filtering of long-term leaders of innovative technologies, hoonsworth and Wass (H&V)
The filtration business is divided into engine filtration, industrial filtration, efficient filtration and special filtration.
HVAC, clean room, liquid filtration, water filtration and other types of purification, vacuum cleaner and biotechnology.
The company continues to leverage its 50 years of filtration experience to address new challenges through state-of-the-art media.
Angelica Mayman, director of business development at H & V, said smaller filters, longer service intervals, lower energy consumption and higher performance are the latest market demand.
In response, H & V developed a technology called capacon, which aims
Air filtration, panel Air, lubeand fuel department.
\"The capacitance is increased by having a higher dust holding capacity.
The advantage for the customer is that the filter performance and longer service life are improved on the same size filter, or they can reduce the filter size of samelife time, \"she said. Mayman.
Last year, H & V introduced Nanoweb and Nanowave, two platform technologies similar to capacon.
Nanoweb products are available for gas turbines/dust collectors and heavy duty air markets.
H & V has expanded its Nanoweb Technology twice. an all-
Synthetic version with moisture proof and flame retardant version.
H & V also plans to expand its Nanowave product, which has an extended surface medium designed to provide mechanical efficiency, rather than a medium for charging.
Another company adopting new technologies is Ahlstrom, a major participant in the field of transportation (Fuel filtration)sector.
Recent efforts in this area revolve around new fuel and water separation requirements.
\"There are more requirements for better filtration in fuel and water separation applications.
\"This is an area where we are very active in developing new products,\" said jerome Barrillon, vice president of sales/clearing filtering at Ahlstrom . \".
In recent years, Ahlstrom has been busy expanding its range of filter products in addition to shipping applications.
One of its most widely known innovations is its interference technology.
A unique filter medium is provided by disruptorproviders. Barrillon said.
\"Filtering very fine particles such as viruses and bacteria with traditional filter media requires greater pressure to force liquid or air through the filter media.
So the traffic is very low.
\"The breakthrough technology behind Disruptor is its unique material composition: grafting alumina nanoparticles onto microglass fibers that can be added to any wet laying manufacturing process of Ahlstrom
Standard macro fibers in fibers enhance the flow rate by creating gaps and provide mechanical hold for large or non-charged particles. Mr.
Barrillon said that the disturbance changed the equation of capacity and flow rate in the medium.
\"It is very efficient, so it can capture very, very small particles of nano size, the flow rate of typical non-woven fabrics is much higher, and the efficiency and capacity are much higher.
This is a breakthrough technology penetration because nothing in the past has really changed the relationship between efficiency, capacity and traffic.
Our goal is mainly water filtration because it is in water and has very good performance in keeping viruses, bacteria and heavy metals.
\"Like Ahlstrom, PGI has a range of filter products.
In North America, the company focuses on liquid and dust collection and serves overseas bases in the industrial filtration market.
In Europe, PGI is active in the liquid filtration market, providing filtration products for milk filtration, water filtration and industrial separation processes in the automotive industry.
PGI plans to enter the air filtration market 2010 with its line air brand for paint shops, hospitals and industrial sectors such as gas turbines.
Accumulated 22 years of experience in the filtration industry, is a professional southern felt.
The main market for South felt is industrial air, which includes chimney industry, coal-fired boilers, power plants, cement plants, steel and asphalt.
Michael Konesky said that SouthernFelt\'s cost-effective innovative technology is the brand Pleat ox, a high-temperature foldable filter medium that allows the dust collector to be vice president of sales and marketing at higher temperatures, lower pressure drop and greater.
Another experienced player with cutting-edge technology is JohnsManville.
The company has focused on filtration for over 25 years, including the air and liquid filtration market, focusing on HVAC, automotive, HEPA/ULPA, dust collectors, air pollution control, liquid coolant oil, catering, water treatment, swimming pool and spa.
The company is currently in the automotive, pharmaceutical, mechanical, medical, chemical and various industrial fields.
Christian Hassmann of the business leader filtration and separation company explained that John Manville\'s innovative technology includes combining glass with synthetic technology.
\"We combine the micro-, nano-fibers we make with the other fiber structures we make.
\"From the raw material point of view, we have synthetic materials and glass, and from a technical point of view we have wet shop, dry shop, water Thorn and nano material,\" he said . \".
The result is a product that can be customized to meet specific needs.
For example, efficient filter media are made with micron fibers.
\"We can make layers that are open and hard enough based on synthetic materials and combine them together so that they can reach the required level of efficiency and have lower pressure drop and lower energy consumption.
Cost has always been a problem for the filter industry.
You have to reduce the cost of the product . \"Hassmann. [
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Hello, after success in some non-woven fabric markets in PCC, New Jersey, newcomers entered the filtration market last year.
Executives have learned that investing in new technologies is worthwhile in filtering.
While he won\'t give details, David Lehman, filtration director at Precision Custom Paint, says his company\'s technology allows PCC to bring a range of media into the MERVE 8 to 11 performance category.
He explained that the demand for 11 for most commercial, industrial and residential applications is approaching its peak. Mr.
Over the past few years, Reaman has become increasingly in need of air filtration products with higher efficiency to achieve better performance-driven products.
\"In the past few years, the market has continued to rise gradually in MERVE (
Lowest efficiency rating value)
Filtering performance.
He said: \"with the requirements of the market, the competition is also required . \"
While filtration is a bit of a recession for non-woven fabrics, the recession has dragged down many filtration industries, including the automotive, air, industrial and asphalt industries.
Still, non-woven producers are optimistic that the rebound is just around the corner and many have begun to see signs of improvement.
For companies catering to industrial markets such as the South, the slowdown and the resulting manufacturing losses mean that their customer base is growing.
\"Our products can be seen as the cost of someone\'s profit.
They don\'t want to buy it if they don\'t necessarily need it.
If they don\'t make it, they won\'t use our products.
When industries pick up, they have to comply with all federal and state regulations, so they have to go back to pollution control.
Despite the slow growth, it will take time to recover, but the market is still showing signs of a rebound . \"Konesky.
For example, the slowdown in new housing construction has caused the streets not to be paved, which has damaged the company\'s asphalt business, but the business has begun to improve.
Asphalt is one of the cyclical sections of southern Felts.
Konesky said he expects the market to improve as the company changes its filter products in cold months that do not pave the way.
\"We are entering that era and hope it will get better as well.
\"The market is showing new signs of growth, but it is small,\" he said . \"Mr.
Konesky is optimistic that when the stock of the product is insufficient, the company will start to see very reasonably in advance that customers need to make something in the case of pollution emissions.
\"In the process, they will have to use the filter product,\" he said . \".
Continuous modifications to the regulatory requirements for filtering products will also be beneficial to the company.
\"Control may become tighter over time, meaning\" less pollution is allowed \"and smaller particle sizes must be captured.
\"The raw materials and manufacturing of textile products enable us to capture finer and finer particles,\" he said . \".
The industrial sector was also hit hard in 2009, with some regions falling by as much as 40%. Mr.
\"We saw ten lines in the pure industrial zone,\" Harsman said. machinery)
Because of the decline of business construction.
If the company does not invest in development, this will affect the filter market.
Equipment is usually required in every factory.
No need for oem when they don\'t invest, just need replacement.
\"Transportation is another area that has been hit hard by the economic crisis.
The industry is Ahlstrom\'s largest filtration business and the world\'s largest business, including products in the automotive industry such as heavy duty and engines.
He acknowledged that the reduction in car production had a negative impact on the OEM market in the automotive filter sector of ahlstrom
Barrillon is optimistic about the after-sales market.
\"As cars develop, people are trying to make sure their cars are used as long as they can.
They are maintaining it and replacing the filter.
\"Overall, the business is hit by the recession, but it may not be that strong if we focus only on the OEM market,\" he said . \".
The H & V auto industry also felt the negative impact of the economic crisis. Ms.
Meiman agreed, \"the economy certainly is holding it back from the car\'s point of view.
Our engineering filter product has indeed entered-road and off-
Road vehicles, trailers and cars.
When the economy is in recession, the transportation of goods is reduced.
Affected the tractor.
Trailer platform business-theheavy-
Part of the business.
\"PGI is not immune to even the ail economy.
Rick Pearce, senior director of the PGI industrial business group, said: \"This competition affects the entire filter sales and also leads customers to seek low-cost, inefficient alternatives . \".
Michelle de Wolff, senior director of European technology manufacturing at PGI, interjected, \"In Europe, PGI\'s decline in the automotive sector was 50%.
\"As productivity declines, so does filter requirements, manufacturers shift from premium to value --
He said positioning products were added in both the commercial and consumer markets. Pearce.
\"PGI sees good future opportunities in entering the air filtration field.
However, liquid filtration is affected by the slow growth of sales in the automotive industry and the customer\'s desire to reduce production
Expensive alternatives such as endless belts . \"De Wolff.
The industrial liquid filtration of PCC is combined with vending machines and has applications in the general Metal Processing Market for liquid filtration and coolant filtration media.
\"The area is flat today, but since it has a lot to do with the automotive industry, it\'s starting to come back.
The market will be strong again.
\"It\'s just beginning to show signs of coming back,\" he said . \"Reaman.
He explained that the air filtration industry was also affected by the recession. Barrillon.
\"The HVAC industry is an industry with new building and replacement businesses.
Mainly the relocation business of replacing filters on home stoves.
Fewer and fewer buildings and fewer new homes have affected it.
Overall, the industry has slowed, but the recovery is fairly fast.
Many filters are used today for general replacement.
The cost of the finished filter is not as expensive as people have delayed.
They know that filters need to be replaced to protect their stoves and air-conditioning equipment . \"Barrillon. [
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On the good side, several sectors that filter the market are getting healthy gains and are making up for weakness in areas affected by the recession.
A good example is the mask market affected by h1 n1 and other infectious diseases.
\"Make sure you have the awareness and focus of mask protection will continue,\" predicted Mayman, MS of H & V . \".
Because Ahlstrom\'s liquid filtration business is growing, it has a wide range of businesses, from water filtration to life sciences, from medical industry processes to food. Mr.
Barrillon attributed this increase to public concerns about the quality of drinking water and more stringent regulations on water discharged by industry.
Ahlstrom\'s life sciences business includes laboratory, diagnostic, and medical applications.
\"People get sick regardless of the cost.
Demand for such things is quite strong and stable.
The food industry is also quite similar.
Fast food is always growing when the economy is in recession because people tend to eat cheaper food . \"
Said Barrillon.
PCC\'s involvement in the field of edible oil filtration also showed signs of life.
\"This is a growing market because fast food business will grow even during the recession because people tend to focus on their spending,\" he said . \"Reaman.
Get rid of the filter?
Executives at the filtering company agreed that while there was room for newcomers, they warned that entering the market would require a lot of technical expertise.
She noted that the filter market is very fragmented and there are many smaller segments in the market
Meiman warned that \"specialized technology is needed, which allows many players to enter the market in specific segments.
\"Unlike simpler markets, entering the market may mean having enough investment capital to filter more professionally, whether it\'s a single material or a composite material.
\"Designing composites requires a high degree of expertise, including how to make non-woven fabrics and understand the end-use,\" she continued . \".
Ms. Emphasizes that non-woven fabric provides many unique advantages and flexibility to meet the performance requirements of filter manufacturers and to adjust as these requirements increase
H & V has been looking for new technologies, says Meiman-
Or by developing new or looking for other licensed or purchased products.
We haven\'t made any acquisitions recently, but our company has a history of making acquisitions.
\"We are always willing to get befriend,\" she said . \".
H & V also keeps in touch with the university to maintain a competitive advantage.
\"We have done a lot of technology derivatives here and abroad, so we often come into contact.
We do use this constantly . \"Mayman. Mr.
Attached by Ms. Barrillon.
The importance of technical expertise and innovation may vary.
\"For many non-woven companies, filtration is still an area that is considered more technical, so there are fewer products than sanitary and other similar applications.
A lot of people don\'t necessarily realize the technical and professional level needed to really serve the industry.
\"Many non-woven companies have wanted to enter the filtration industry for years.
The reason for the negligible success is that it requires a lot of knowledge and a lot of knowledge about how to develop these products for these companies, especially because these companies are now asking for more and more complex products.
It is not easy to develop a filter medium, compared to the outer layer of adiaper. \" Mr.
Reaman agrees very much that success in the market depends on the ability to develop expertise.
\"The Filter market is highly performance-driven, and the complexity required today and the competitive ability to bring high-performance products to the market at competitive prices is very important.
It may take one to three years for the company to prove itself, as it is a huge decision for a major filtration company to maintain consistent exposure to agiven suppliers, \"he said. Reaman.
The experience of PGI also reveals the importance of technical expertise in the filtration market.
\"The customer needs a shorter delivery time and wants the supplier to handle all aspects of the filtering service, from the installation and control system to the improvement of the system,\" he said . \"De Wolff.
The expansion and integration participants in the filter market agree that success also depends on knowing when and where to expand or integrate.
Ahlstrom is a leader in the transport/car filtering business until five to six years ago it began to expand into other areas.
\"We did have some special liquid filtration at the time, and we did today . \"
Barrillon said \"Ahlstrom wants to scale up and become a leading manufacturer of filter media, regardless of the application, so the company has made some acquisitions and investments, especially in the field of HVAC and dust air filtration, provide a broader technology platform for the company, so that it has a variety of non-woven technology, to serve the filter market.
\"Ahlstrom achieved this through acquisitions and investments, and is still consolidating assets recently.
The company currently has five factories in North America.
\"This is the footprint we like.
We have now achieved the best efficiency we think we have built for us in North America.
One of the reasons we make these acquisitions and integrations is that we want to reach a level where we are satisfied with the size of the business and the assets, however, as the economy recovers and the business returns to its previous level, these assets and websites do allow us to grow together with the business, and hopefully the level will be higher in the future.
Sometimes it\'s painful because we do close some websites, but we have a very optimized filtering business platform in North America . \"Barrillon.
PCC has also positioned growth through integration.
Earlier this year, the company closed the needlepunch plant in Marylandand and integrated the equipment into the New Jersey plant.
In terms of expansion, the company\'s business in China has a close relationship with China.
\"As we expand ourselves in other markets, what we are concerned about is whether we have a chance outside of the global apparelmarket?
This is also one of the focus of our current attention . \"Reaman.
When it comes to trends in air and liquid filtration, the need for more fine-grained continues to dominate.
In commenting on this trend,
Barrillon said, \"changing the equation that always filters finer particles, filtering in the most efficient way, is what filter media producers, ourselves and others have been pursuing.
\"It is noted that there are many techniques brought by the cloth that can be done using finer, finer fibers, Sir
Barrillon said, \"This is a clear trend of development over the past two years and will continue to develop ---
Make or develop better filtration media using microfibers and nanofibers as well as a variety of small and very small fiber combinations.
Mr. felt in the South.
Mr. Jones echoed.
Barrillon\'s question about the need to capture finer particles.
\"Coal is a huge market --
Thermal power plant.
One of the challenges with coal is to find a less polluting manufacturing method, which is to capture finer, finer particles. From a U. S.
From the perspective of purchasing overseas oil.
In the process, we have to do this in the way that there is as little dust emission as possible.
We have been trying to produce better and more efficient products . \"Konesky. Mr.
Hassmann cited a trend, \"in the combination of raw materials such as synthetic plus glass products, or combinations of different fibers and sizes, from Nano to rough, and combinations of different technologies (
Wet shop, water Thorn, dry Shop)
In order to produce more efficient products with lower cost.
\"It is predicted that biofuels will cause a big stir,\" she said.
Mayman said, \"If you think about performance, people talk about filters with higher performance.
This means more protection and heat and water resistance.
Some of them are driven by biofuels.
These cars operate differently than conventional gasoline.
This is an area where you will see some innovation.
People are now working on this issue.
You may find a lot of companies talking about this.
Do you want to make food or fuel with these crops?
According to Mr. PGI.
The future of the global Filter Market will be determined by De Wolff, recyclability, government regulations, consistent standards and supply chain integration.
\"PGI is seeing a service industry dedicated to providing filter replacement services to consumers and commercial businesses.
It also saw consistent standards that began to be applied around the world, contributing to the globalization of business, and also bringing some economic solutions to the global supply base.
He said: \"The future of filtering also includes competing with the inflow oflow cost competitors, especially in the field of air filtration. Hassmann.
\"More and more producers want to make filters.
It has quietly begun in the past five years.
Competition is intensifying, especially in after-sales markets that do not require certification and high performance . \"Hassmann. [
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Pierce believes that regulations have the ability to drive new market opportunities, such as the proposed change of ASTM test protocols for HVAC filtering, creating potential market opportunities for suppliers, providing superior value propositions for 7 and 8-Merv
Use the rated filter of mechanical filtration in the commercial market.
Green Ranch non-woven companies are optimistic that there are many opportunities for filtration companies in the future, especially on the green front, as there is growing concern about air and water quality. Mr.
Hassman\'s plan to reduce global warming (C[O. sub. 2])
Air and water pollution and overall emission reduction will become more important to the industry and will increase significantly in the coming years.
\"Filter media producers and filter manufacturers will be key players in these industries to develop solutions for a better, cleaner and safer life on Earth,\" he said, \"a focus in the future will be sustainable, innovative product development to address emissions and pollution reduction of air and liquids, especially water. \" Mr.
Barrillon believes that consumers are becoming more conscious about the quality of the air they breathe and the quality of the water they drink, but further education is needed and efforts are made to raise that awareness.
\"If you look at some of the big names in the consumer industry like Brita, many companies recognize this.
You don\'t have that much in terms of air filtration, but you will get more and more progress ,\"Barrillon. Mr.
Pierce agrees that improving air and water quality and developing sustainable substrates will continue to be valued, but providing them will increase the overall cost of use in the commercial and consumer markets, which will be necessary.
He said growing concerns about cleaner air and water and the need for more efficient filtration using less energy are the two driving forces in the industry.
\"Other issues are the desire to improve efficiency in environments such as hospitals, health care, reduce the risk of influenza or bacteria, and the recyclability of the media,\" he said . \". Mr.
Reaman expects two new areas of growth in the filter sector-
Micron lepunch micron felt business for liquid filtration and garbage bags.
\"Liquid entering paint is usually filtered by Micron
Rated Media, in our case, this is a needlefelt that allows the paint to meet certain specifications.
In terms of dust removal, they are part of large air handling systems, such as in large grain factories or large grain silos.
If there is a large amount of food particles in the air, you will have the dust bag unit filter the air and they will filter all the particles in the air in a closed environment.
Very fine dust poses a serious threat to the potential explosive environment . \"Reaman.
In view of the return and challenges of the filter market, it remains to be seen whether more non-woven companies will join the filter trend.
In the past few years, the addition of some major non-woven industry players such as DuPont and PCC, as well as the expansion of other enterprises that already exist in the filtration field.
For others, it may be useful to look closely at the potential of this huge market and hear advice from more experienced companies.
\"With the development of the market and the development of technology, look for ways to work with other non-woven companies,\" said H & v \'SMS . \". Mayman.
\"In areas where there is a non-competitive interest, if someone has the technology we don\'t have, we have seen a greater degree of interest in trying to figure out how we can put the two opium together and benefit at the same time.
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