Nonwoven Air Conditioning Filter Market size is expected to gain significant momentum from 2023 to 2032 on account of the increased awareness about the benefits of using nonwoven filter clothes, such as unmatched uniformity, high tensile strength, lightweight, and suitability for high-temperature applications. Likewise, the implementation of strict norms and guidelines to reduce the presence of harmful particulate matter in both indoor and outdoor environments will further bolster the demand for nonwoven air filter fabrics in the coming years.
Nonwoven fabric refers to a sheet or web structure bonded together by entangling filaments or fiber thermally, mechanically, or chemically, which is gaining widespread adoption in a wide range of markets like filtration. Multi-layered nonwoven filters, for example, can be used to capture nanoparticles in HVAC systems, thus improving filtration performance.
The increasing burden of airborne diseases is one of the key factors transforming the global nonwoven air conditioning filter market dynamics through 2032. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), airborne transmission is among the several ways viruses can be spread. For instance, coronavirus infection can be transmitted at even distances over 6 feet between individuals in indoor spaces. Factors such as these could amplify the need for efficient AC filters to minimize the risk of air contamination.
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war crisis has severely disrupted industrial operations across the two countries and several European and North American economies. The sanctions imposed on Russia resulted in the evacuation of major manufacturing firms, further impacting the industry revenue streams. Nonetheless, the declining economic growth and steep rise in commodity and freight costs deeply impacted global trade, which is poised to downsize product demand over the coming years.
In contrast, the escalating expenditure of building owners on heating and air conditioning, coupled with the increased sales of HVAC systems, including unitary air conditioners, will assert a positive influence on the nonwoven air conditioning filter industry outlook during the projection timeframe.
Nonwoven Air Conditioning Filter Market from electrostatic segment is set to depict remarkable growth from 2023 to 2032, credited to the increased awareness of superior filtration properties of melt-blown fabrics due to their small submicron filaments. Since the electret treatment of melt-blown nonwoven fabric can increase electrostatic performance while improving the filtration rate, the popularity of melt-blown nonwoven will boost the overall nonwoven air conditioning filter business landscape.
Regarding the end-user, the pharmaceutical segment will amass considerable gains by 2032. This is due to the growing emphasis on local manufacture of medicines in developing countries and the potential surge in the installation of HVAC systems in the pharma sector to adhere to quality standards.
On the regional front, the North America nonwoven air conditioning filter market is poised to hold a significant market share by 2032. The regional growth can be attributed to the growing residential housing projects in the U.S. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, housing starts in the country increased by 1.4% MoM to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of over 1.702 million in December 2021. Moreover, the significant growth trajectory of the pharma industry will further proliferate the requirement for nonwoven fabric air filters across the region.
The competitive landscape of the nonwoven air conditioning filter market consists of companies such as Delta Filtration, General Motors Company, MANN+HUMMEL, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Camfil AB, American Air Filter Company (Daikin Applied Americas Inc.), Freudenberg Group, Filtration Group Corporation, Koch Filter, 3M Company, and Donaldson Company, among others. These companies are focusing on new product launches, acquisitions, and mergers to increase their presence in the global market.