Pleated Filters Market Size By Product (Air Filter {Medium Efficiency Filter, HEPA Filter}, Oil Filter, Food & Beverage Filter), By Application (Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Utilities), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2026

Published Date: Jan 2020  |  Report ID: GMI161  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 220   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Growing concerns toward global warming should increase the market demand.

Pleated Filters market size exceeded USD 11 Billion in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 7% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Pleated filters are folded to make them look like an accordion. This design increases the surface area of filter, which allows it to catch more dirt, dust and allergens. Stringent government regulations for maintaining air quality will foster product demand.

The wider space also allows for less frequent filter changes, owing to more material which delays clogging. Pleated filters are used for several applications including residential furnaces, AC units, computer-driven systems, and air conditioning of large buildings and business campuses. These factors will have a positive impact on industry growth.

Pleated Filters market

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Global HVAC market size is poised to surpass over USD 75 Billion by the end of 2025. Pleated filters are required in several areas in this sector where contamination-free air is crucial. Tightened occupational safety requirements are increasing the need for contamination-free environment in the industrial sector. Growing industrialization and urbanization have led to high level of pollution which produces small suspended particles of numerous sizes. These factors will also foster pleated filters market demand.

Companies are found investing in product innovations to provide efficient filters in order to decrease environmental impact. Availability of several substitutes including fiberglass filter, electrostatic filters, carbon air filter, and bag filters may have a negative impact on market profitability. Increasing food safety regulations in the U.S. & Europe, and environmental regulations including EPA against deteriorating air quality will fuel market growth.

Pleated Filters Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2018
Market Size in 2018:USD 11.2 Billion
Forecast Period:2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR:7.2%
2026 Value Projection:USD 19.48 Billion
Historical Data for:2015 to 2017
No. of Pages:220
Tables, Charts & Figures:256
Segments covered:Product and Application
Growth Drivers:
  • North America: Growing awareness for contamination free air owing to growing airborne diseases
  • Europe: Growing contamination in food and beverage industry
  • Asia Pacific: Increasing construction activities in region
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Availability of substitute products

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Rising HEPA filters usage to increase overall pleated filters market revenue

HEPA Filters Market

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The market is bifurcated on the basis of products as air filter, HEPA, medium efficiency filter, oil filter, and food & beverage filter. HEPA filters are high efficiency particulate air filters that help trap harmful particles including dust mites, pollen, etc. These trap air contaminants in a complex web of fibers. These are frequently used to meet the strict requirements of many governmental and industrial standards which is likely to simulate market growth.

HEPA filters market size was estimated to be 13 million units by the end of 2018. Pleated filters industry growth is attributed to stringent regulations for maintaining air quality at workplace. Rising air filtration demands owing to large-scale infrastructure developments and industrialization will provide lucrative growth opportunities for industry players.

Increasing industrial activities to spur market growth

Pleated Filters Market for Industrial Application 

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Inclination towards reducing harmful emissions from factories and strict environmental policies is one of the key factors driving industry demand. The product is resistant to bacteria and chemicals thus has applications in industries including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical. Growing chemical manufacturing practices in order to manufacture intermediates will escalate product demand.

Increasing pleated filters market growth is attributed to rising awareness for maintaining worker’s safety and reducing the number of contaminants at workplace. Important steps undertaken to reduce emissions and stringent regulations for limiting workers’ exposure to harmful gases will have a positive impact on the market growth.

Europe pleated filters industry growth is attributed to stringent environmental regulations

Europe pleated filters market share may witness growth over 5.5% through 2026. Stringent regulations by European agencies regarding industry emissions are the driving forces. These regulations are aimed at reducing pollution which has led to the incorporation of filtration technologies thus, reducing emissions and making plants efficient.

The EU 2020 climate and energy package comprises achieving 20% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions as compared to 1990. These factors will stimulate the demand of pleated filters to capture fine particles in industries and commercial areas.

Greenhouse gas emissions generated from industrial activities holds a substantial share of total emissions in European Union. Pleated filters are integrated with air filters in various industries to remove impurities from air including carbon dioxide before processing. Concerns about mitigating the harmful impact of air pollutants commonly generated from industrial facilities will foster product demand.

Improving demand for better-performing and energy-efficient air filtration technologies is forecasted to spur Europe industrial air filtration market growth. This is majorly driven by increasing end-user preference for air filters in order to minimize health hazards affecting the employees. Rising awareness to maintain a pollutant free working atmosphere in order to reduce negative health impact will have a positive influence on market growth.

R&D activities and new product launches to remain prime business strategies by market players

Global pleated filters market share is fragmented with key players including Absolent Group, Freudenberg, Camfil, Donaldson Company, Inc., and Clarcor Air Filtration.

Companies are engaged in product launches, partnerships, and innovations and in order to expand their product portfolio and cater to the rising product demand in industrial, commercial, and utilities sectors. In May 2017, Freudenberg started the construction of its new manufacturing plant in India. With this, the company expects to increase its sales in the Indian market and expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region.

The global pleated filters market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Million Units) and revenue (USD Million) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

Market Outlook by Product

  • Air Filter
    • Medium Efficiency Filter
    • HEPA Filter
  • Oil Filter
  • Food & Beverage Filter
  • Others

Market Outlook by Application

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential
  • Utilities
  • Others


The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
  • LATAM     
    • Brazil
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of pleated filters was valued over USD 11 billion in 2018.
The industry share of pleated filters is projected to witness 7% growth rate during 2019 to 2025.
Europe pleated filters industry is expected to grow at more than 5.5% from 2020 to 2026, says a GMI report.
According to this report, HEPA filters market size was estimated to be 13 million units by the end of 2018.
The global HVAC market size is poised to surpass over USD 75 Billion at the end of 2025.
Absolent Group, Freudenberg, Camfil, Donaldson Company, Inc., and Clarcor Air Filtration are the top industry players.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jan 2020
  • Pages: 220
  • Tables: 221
  • Charts / Figures: 35
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Countries covered: 20

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