Filters

Gains in US filter demand will be driven in part by an ongoing trend toward strengthened environmental regulations and heightened consumer concerns about water and indoor air quality.

US demand to rise 7.1% annually through 2011

Demand for filters in the US is expected to increase 7.1 percent per year to $12.6 billion in 2015. This reflects a turnaround from the declines registered during the 2005-2010 period due to the economic recession that occurred during the latter half of that period. Advances will be spurred by improved manufacturing activity and industrial investment, a recovery in motor vehicle production and sales, and a rebound in consumer spending from a low 2010 base. An ongoing trend toward strengthened environmental regulations -- particularly those involving reduced emissions from electric utilities and diesel engines, and better water quality -- will also aid gains. Additionally, heightened concerns about water and indoor air quality will boost filter demand in the consumer market.

Growing filter penetration to boost aftermarket sales

Ongoing sales in the aftermarket, which accounts for the vast majority of demand, will also drive gains. The growing market penetration of motor vehicle cabin air filters, diesel emissions filters, and home air and water filters will contribute to aftermarket demand gains. As the number of these types of filters in operation increases and awareness among consumers of their recommended replacement schedule improves, demand for replacement filters will also increase. However, growth in the aftermarket will be offset somewhat by users’ tendency to replace filters less often than recommended by manufacturers. The ongoing development of filters featuring longer lasting media or other technologies that extend their useful life will also restrain sales.

Internal combustion engine filters to grow fastest

In 2010, fluid filters (e.g., fluid power, municipal water and waste, consumer water and industrial fluid filters) accounted for the largest share of filter shipments. Filters used in internal combustion engines (oil filters, air intake filters, fuel filters, cabin air filters and others) accounted for the second largest share of total shipments and are expected to grow fastest through 2015, albeit from a low 2010 base. Although this is a relatively mature product group, sales will benefit from a rebound in motor vehicle production and sales, as well as the ongoing development of new types of emissions filters, particularly for diesel engines, and the growing aftermarket for cabin air filters.

Despite recommended oil change intervals increasing in recent years, high gasoline prices will continue to motivate consumers to replace filters regularly in order to optimize engine performance and fuel efficiency. Shipments of air filters are expected to improve over the 2005-2010 period, benefiting from greater manufacturing activity, and increasing environmental regulations and consumer interest.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $8.9 billion US filter industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by media (e.g., paper, fabric), product (e.g., fluid filter, internal combustion engine and related filter, air filter) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, utilities, consumer, industrial and manufacturing).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 industry players, including Donaldson, CLARCOR and Affinia.

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  1. Filters

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $91.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $109.00

      1. Table | FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,878.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $155.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)*

      3. 3.3 Demographics

        $154.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Environment

        $142.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Consumer Spending Environment

        $106.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Building Construction Trends

        $89.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $149.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

      8. 3.8 Water Use Trends

        $129.00

        1. Table | WATER WITHDRAWAL & USE (trillion gallons)

      9. 3.9 Pollution Control Equipment

        $82.00

        1. Table | POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      10. 3.10 Pricing

        $92.00

      11. 3.11 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $472.00

        1. 3.11.1 Water & Industrial Effluent Regulations

          $157.00

        2. 3.11.2 Air Regulations

          $256.00

        3. 3.11.3 Other Regulations

          $82.00

      12. 3.12 Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | FILTER MARKET, 2000-2010

      13. 3.13 Foreign Trade

        $148.00

        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN FILTERS (million dollars)

      14. 3.14 World Market

        $104.00

    4. 4 FILTRATION TECHNOLOGY

      $1,155.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Conventional Filtration Technology

        $130.00

        1. 4.2.1 Fluid Filtration

          $82.00

        2. 4.2.2 Air Filtration

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Filtration Media

        $583.00

        1. Table | FILTER DEMAND BY MEDIA TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Paper

          $104.00

          1. Table | PAPER MEDIA FILTER DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Fabric

          $205.00

          1. Table | FABRIC MEDIA FILTER DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Other Filter Media

          $197.00

          1. Table | OTHER MEDIA FILTER DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Competitive Technologies

        $415.00

        1. 4.4.1 Ion Exchange

          $82.00

        2. 4.4.2 Membrane Separation

          $86.00

        3. 4.4.3 Distillation

          $82.00

        4. 4.4.4 Photo-Oxidation

          $89.00

        5. 4.4.5 Ozone Treatment

          $82.00

        6. 4.4.6 Chlorine

          $82.00

        7. 4.4.7 Chelating Agents & Zeolites

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,402.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $125.00

        1. Table | FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Fluid Filters

        $866.00

        1. Table | FLUID FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Fluid Power Filters

          $264.00

          1. Table | FLUID POWER FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

          2. Table | INDUSTRIAL & MOBILE EQUIPMENT FLUID POWER FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

          3. Table | AEROSPACE FLUID POWER FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Other Fluid Filters

          $449.00

          1. Table | OTHER FLUID FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Internal Combustion Engine & Related Filters

        $1,480.00

        1. Table | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (ICE) & RELATED FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Oil Filters

          $360.00

          1. Table | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OIL FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Air Intake Filters

          $296.00

          1. Table | INTERNAL COMBUSTION AIR INTAKE FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Fuel Filters

          $268.00

          1. Table | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FUEL FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        5. 5.3.4 Cabin Air Filters

          $137.00

          1. Table | INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE CABIN AIR FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        6. 5.3.5 Other Internal Combustion Engine & Related Filters

          $234.00

          1. Table | OTHER INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE & RELATED FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Air Filters

        $931.00

        1. Table | AIR FILTER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Panel & Pocket Filters

          $307.00

          1. Table | PANEL & POCKET AIR FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Fabric Air Pollution Filters

          $160.00

          1. Table | FABRIC AIR POLLUTION FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        4. 5.4.3 Cartridge Filters

          $82.00

          1. Table | CARTRIDGE FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        5. 5.4.4 Electrostatic Air Filters

          $95.00

          1. Table | ELECTROSTATIC AIR FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        6. 5.4.5 Air Washer Filters

          $82.00

          1. Table | AIR WASHER FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        7. 5.4.6 Other Air Purification Filters

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER AIR FILTER SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,119.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | FILTER DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Motor Vehicles

        $463.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Motor Vehicle Aftermarket

          $216.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE FILTER AFTERMARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Motor Vehicle OEM Market

          $115.00

          1. Table | OEM MARKET FOR MOTOR VEHICLE FILTERS (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Other Transportation Equipment

        $193.00

        1. Table | OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Environmental Regulations

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Utilities

        $329.00

        1. Table | UTILITIES MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Electric & Gas Utilities Market

          $124.00

          1. Table | ELECTRIC & GAS UTILITIES MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Water & Waste Treatment Market

          $101.00

          1. Table | WATER & WASTE TREATMENT MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Consumer

        $561.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

        2. 6.5.1 Water

          $264.00

          1. Table | WATER FILTER DEMAND IN THE CONSUMER MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.5.2 Air

          $250.00

          1. Table | AIR FILTER DEMAND IN THE CONSUMER MARKET (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Industrial & Manufacturing

        $345.00

        1. Table | INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING MARKET FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

        2. 6.6.1 Equipment & Products

          $123.00

          1. Table | FILTER DEMAND IN INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT & MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS (million dollars)

        3. 6.6.2 Industrial Pollution Control

          $147.00

          1. Table | FILTER DEMAND IN INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION CONTROL (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Other Markets

        $166.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FILTERS (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $136.00

        1. Table | US FILTER SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $331.00

      4. 7.4 Competitive Strategies

        $132.00

      5. 7.5 Research & Development

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Distribution

        $91.00

      7. 7.7 Marketing

        $128.00

      8. 7.8 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $86.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $99.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 7.10 Company Profiles

        $4,474.00

        1. 7.10.1 Affinia Group Incorporated

          $111.00

        2. 7.10.2 Ahlstrom Corporation

          $107.00

        3. 7.10.3 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $192.00

        4. 7.10.4 Camfil Farr Group

          $129.00

        5. 7.10.5 Caterpillar Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 7.10.6 CLARCOR Incorporated

          $322.00

        7. 7.10.7 Clorox Company

          $82.00

        8. 7.10.8 Corning Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 7.10.9 Crane Company

          $82.00

        10. 7.10.10 Culligan International Company

          $97.00

        11. 7.10.11 Cummins Incorporated

          $113.00

        12. 7.10.12 DENSO Corporation

          $82.00

        13. 7.10.13 Donaldson Company Incorporated

          $311.00

        14. 7.10.14 Eaton Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 7.10.15 Flanders Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 7.10.16 Ford Motor Company

          $82.00

        17. 7.10.17 Freudenberg & Company KG

          $113.00

        18. 7.10.18 General Electric Company

          $180.00

        19. 7.10.19 General Motors Company

          $91.00

        20. 7.10.20 Helen of Troy Limited

          $93.00

        21. 7.10.21 HMI Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 7.10.22 Hollingsworth & Vose Company

          $148.00

        23. 7.10.23 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $179.00

        24. 7.10.24 Jarden Corporation

          $87.00

        25. 7.10.25 Johnson Matthey plc

          $87.00

        26. 7.10.26 Meritor Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.10.27 PACCAR Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.10.28 Pall Corporation

          $218.00

        29. 7.10.29 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $109.00

        30. 7.10.30 Pentair Incorporated

          $228.00

        31. 7.10.31 Procter & Gamble Company

          $94.00

        32. 7.10.32 Purolator Filters NA LLC

          $82.00

        33. 7.10.33 Siemens AG

          $127.00

        34. 7.10.34 SPX Corporation

          $130.00

        35. 7.10.35 3M Company

          $231.00

        36. 7.10.36 UCI International Incorporated

          $100.00

        37. 7.10.37 Veolia Environnement SA

          $128.00

        38. 7.10.38 Visteon Corporation

          $82.00

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