GVR Report cover Europe Industrial Air Filtration Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Europe Industrial Air Filtration Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product, By End Use (Cement, Food, Metals, Power, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Paper & Pulp, Plastic), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Jun 2020
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-350-8
  • Number of Pages: 214
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018

Report Overview

The Europe industrial air filtration market size was valued at USD 2.8 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% from 2020 to 2027. The need to control industrial air quality across a range of end-use industries is a key factor anticipated to drive market growth. Air filtration provides an effective way to control contaminants by reducing their concentration to an acceptable level, subsequently improving the indoor air quality. Additionally, the rising need to reduce energy consumption across several industrial applications may elevate demand for an effective industrial air filtration system. Growing concerns regarding environmental health coupled with reducing raw material resources and natural depositories are primarily expected to fuel industry growth.

Europe industrial air filtration market size

Furthermore, favorable government regulations pertaining to emission norms coupled with enforcement of workforce health and safety regulations in several countries of the region is anticipated to drive the demand; for instance, implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Europe. The Kyoto Protocol was an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that forces industries to adopt the industrial air filtration concept. Growth of industrial and manufacturing units, automotive, and commercial sector in the region led to the implementation of several regulations concerning industrial air filtration.

Technological advancements in the industrial air filtration system is expected to provide avenues for market growth over the forecast period. For instance, usage of inhibited oxidation in wet scrubbers provides numerous advantages such as low reagent cost, low reagent usage, and low overall life cycle cost, among others. In the inhibited oxidation process, emulsified sulfur is added to the reagent feed tank, reducing the oxidation rate to below 15%, thus allowing the usage of less expensive materials because the mechanism for corrosion has been removed. Usage of such advanced technologies and mechanisms are anticipated to drive market growth.

Modern air filtration products facilitate filtration system designers and plant managers decrease operating costs and realize savings related to energy cost as well as complying with required quality standards. Several technologies are engaged for enhancing the performance and quality of industrial air filtration systems along with reducing the overall costs. The increasing need to reduce energy consumption across several industrial applications may elevate the demand for an effective industrial air filtration system. Growing concerns regarding environmental health coupled with reducing raw material resources and natural depositories are primarily expected to fuel industry growth over the forecast period.

Industrial air filtration systems are used across several industries including power, food, cement, metals, and pharmaceuticals, among others. However, high capital and operating cost associated with these systems are expected to hinder market growth. Purification of contaminated air requires advanced filtration equipment, which results in increased capital investment. This makes the overall system expensive to operate in terms of maintenance cost and energy consumption.

Product Insights

Based on product, the market has been segregated into dust collectors, oil mist collectors, HEPA filters, cartridge collectors and filters, baghouse filters, welding fume extractors, wet scrubbers, and dry scrubbers. Among these, the wet scrubbers segment held the largest market share of more than 45% in 2019 and is also expected to expand at a CAGR exceeding 6% over the forecast period. Wet scrubbers have consistent collection efficiency, airflow and static pressure, on account of which it can be used in a range of applications where constant airflow is required. However, there are few factors hampering the growth of wet scrubbers such as high-power consumption, corrosion problems, and high amount of waste generation, among others.

Dry scrubbers have emerged as a substitute for the wet variants, overcoming numerous drawbacks associated with the latter. The dry scrubbers’ segment is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to benefits such as highly corrosion-resistant, less waste generation, and low operating cost. Dust collectors are expected to register a CAGR of more than 5.5% over the forecast period. Dust collectors offer several benefits including protection from harmful effects of pollution, improving productivity, compliance with health and air emission regulations, and environmental protection from manufacturing pollutants. Oil mist collectors and High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are also expected to witness steady growth through 2027.

End-use Insights

Industrial air filters in the production vertical are of critical importance as they protect sensitive and advanced manufacturing processes and reduce the risk of microbiological as well as molecular contamination. These purifiers primarily find application in cement, food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, metal processing, pulp and paper, plastic, and power industries, among others. The power segment captured a share of more than 15% in the Europe industrial air filtration market in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027. The market is expected to witness considerable growth as air filtration systems help handle toxic, hazardous, and radioactive gas streams. Furthermore, power generation plants have to compulsorily maintain air and gas flow rates within environmental parameters, leading to an increased usage of such purification equipment.

Europe industrial air filtration market share

The food segment is anticipated to witness the highest growth over the forecast period and accounted for more than 15% of the overall revenue in 2019. The aim of air filtration in the food sector is to guarantee the supply of high-quality filtered air. Legislations pertaining to food safety, coupled with retailer manufacturing standards and codes of practice for high-risk food manufacturing, provide avenues for segment growth. Increasing responsibility on the part of food manufacturers to identify and control potential hazards to food safety by utilizing a risk assessment system such as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) also provides market growth opportunities.

Regional Insights

Europe generated revenue of over USD 2.0 billion in 2019. Germany held a revenue share of over 20% in 2019 and is expected to dominate during the forecast period. Moreover, Germany is also expected to be the fastest-growing country owing to the entry of several pharmaceutical companies to meet domestic export and import demands, thereby aiding regional growth. The food industry in Europe is highly diversified and is characterized by the presence of several small-scale businesses. It is expected to witness healthy growth over the next few years, which is further expected to drive the growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market features the presence of both large-scale and medium-scale industrial air filtration equipment manufacturers. These companies are aggressively investing in R&D activities to develop novel filters in order to sustain in the highly competitive market. Furthermore, the key manufacturers are also emphasizing on strengthening their regional presence by collaborating with other players offering similar products and services to augment their market presence and achieve a competitive advantage over peers. Similarly, companies also implement inorganic growth strategies in order to enhance their product portfolio. For instance, in September 2018 Mann+Hummel announced the acquisition of U.S. based air filtration firm Tri-Dim Filter Corp. The acquisition was aimed at the expansion of the company’s product offerings in the U.S. and Canada. Some of the prominent players in the Europe industrial air filtration market include:

  • Alfa Laval

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation (Clarcor Inc.)

  • Daikin Industries, Ltd.

  • Honeywell International, Inc.

  • 3M


  • Sharp Corporation

  • SPX Corporation

  • 3nine AB

  • Absolent AB

  • AFS Air Filter Systeme GmbH

  • Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC)

  • Nederman

  • LTA Industrial Air Cleaning

  • Keller Lufttechnik GmbH + Co. KG

Europe Industrial Air Filtration Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 2.96 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 4.61 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.5% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, end use, region

Regional scope


Country scope

U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Turkey; Sweden; Spain; Poland

Key companies profiled

Alfa Laval; Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Parker Hannifin Corporation (Clarcor Inc.); Daikin Industries, Ltd.; Honeywell International, Inc.; 3M; MANN+HUMMEL; Sharp Corporation; SPX Corporation; 3nine AB; Absolent AB; AFS Air Filter Systeme GmbH; Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC); Nederman; LTA Industrial Air Cleaning; Keller Lufttechnik GmbH + Co. KG

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends from 2016 to 2027 in each of the sub-segments. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Europe industrial air filtration market report based on product, end use, and country:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Dust Collectors

    • Oil Mist Collectors

    • HEPA Filters

    • Cartridge Collectors & Filters (CC&F)

    • Baghouse Filters

    • Welding Fume Extractors

    • Wet Scrubbers

    • Dry Scrubbers

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Cement

    • Food

    • Metals

    • Power

    • Pharmaceutical

    • Agriculture

    • Paper & Pulp and Woodworking

    • Plastic

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Turkey

      • Sweden

      • Spain

      • Poland

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