Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market

Global Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Product, By Compressed Air Dryers Type, By Compressed Air Filters Type, By Industry, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-8262 Publication Date: April-2022 Number of Pages: 310
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Market Report Description

The Global Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market size is expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 6.0% CAGR during the forecast period.

Filters for air compressors, also known as airline filters, are utilized in condensed airlines to keep liquids and solids impurities out of the compressor. In addition, they prevent these impurities from entering and inflicting damage to the equipment. Millions of dirt particles, as well as substantial volumes of oil and water, can be found in a cubic foot of compressed air. The compressed air may contain lead, mercury, or other heavy metals, depending on the use.

The operation of essential system components like cylinders and valves would be hampered if pollutants are not removed by air compressor filters. Additionally, filtration is an important part of compressed air preparation because it keeps seals from swelling and wearing out prematurely. Clean compressed air saves money on energy expenditures in addition to minimizing downtime.

The function of an air dryer is to reduce the dew point of compressed air by eliminating moisture. Moreover, compressed air can contain moisture, which can reach the dew point temperature and condense into a hazardous liquid under the correct conditions. This can be a significant concern since it can infect the products or equipment, cause frozen pipes, induce corrosion, and cause other problems.

A compressor is mechanical equipment that transfers the energy generated by a machine into fluid energy. The volume of compressed air is reduced by the compressor, which raises the temperature of compressed air. The compressor is chosen based on the desired operating pressure and supply volume. Compressed air filters are primarily used to prevent harm from air impurities that must be filtered out. There are two types of inlet filters viz. dry and wet filters. In addition, these filters are utilized to meet the compressor's filtering needs. Incoming air passes through an oil bath before passing through a fine wire mesh filter in the wet filter. Second, while repairing a dry filter, cartridges are swapped. As a result, moist filters must be cleaned with detergent while being cleaned.

Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the demand for compressed air filters and dryers decreased in 2020. In addition, several industries, including automotive, oil and gas, power, and electronics, were negatively impacted. Due to the global automobile and electric vehicle industries' reliance on China for batteries and other components, major global automakers such as General Motors (US), Ford (US), and Daimler (Germany) have had difficulty sourcing raw materials, batteries, and other components needed for automobile production. Due to a shortage of batteries supplied from China, Fiat Chrysler, a UK-based automaker, temporarily halted vehicle production.

Market driving Factors:

Rise in deployment of compressed air systems to fuel productivity

When air is not filtered, dirt, oil, and water accumulate in the cracks and crevices of compressed air pipes and fittings, polluting the compressed air stream. In addition, the contaminants that have accumulated in the cracks begin to corrode the pipes, causing serious glitches or complete shutdown of compressed air equipment. Moreover, filters for compressed air ensure that no pollutants enter the air stream, ensuring proper operation and equipment longevity, as well as lower maintenance costs. The lower the moisture content, the higher the system's production. Corrosion is caused by the accumulation of water and water vapor in equipment, which can block fittings, valves, and instrument control lines, causing system failure.

The rapid rate of Industrialization in many countries

Compressed air is needed to power machines, and with expanding industrialization in many countries around the world. In addition, developed nations such as North America and Europe are already technologically advanced countries with extensive machine deployment, necessitating a higher need for air compressors and compressed air treatment equipment. With the rise of industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, energy exploration, and others, air compressors are becoming increasingly widespread. To ensure that clean air is used in this process, polluting particles must be removed using filters, dryers, and other related equipment.

Marketing Restraining Factor:

Need for a highly regulated environment for appropriate functioning and High Cost

In all sectors, compressed air production is one of the costliest auxiliary functions. The most essential parts of compressed air systems are compressed air filters and dryers. In addition, these systems are extremely sensitive to their surroundings. Moreover, the efficiency, output, and working life of compressed air filters and dryers can be affected by changes in cabin temperature, energy supply, and air feed. Maintaining the system temperature at the appropriate level in high-pressure working conditions can lead to system explosion. Furthermore, it is difficult for end-users to maintain an exceptionally controlled atmosphere in order for compressed air filters and dryers to perform properly.

Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Product Outlook

Based on Product, the market is segmented into Compressed Air Dryers and Compressed Air Filters. Based on Compressed Air Dryers Type, the market is segmented into Refrigeration Dryers, Desiccant/Adsorption Dryers, Deliquescent Dryers and Membrane Dryers. Based on Compressed Air Filters Type, the market is segmented into Particulate Filters, Coalescing Filters, Compressed Intake Filters and Activated Carbon Filters. The Compressed Air Filters segment held a significant revenue share of the Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market in 2020. This is because dust, grime, grease, and water are all protected by compressed air filters. In addition, dust would wear down the equipment (such as air motors in grinders, pneumatic actuators, and pneumatic control valves), and it can also cause pneumatic control valves to become stuck. A sticky mess can build inside valves, motors, and other compressed air equipment, especially when dirt and dust are coupled with oil (as is commonly the case with compressors). In such instances, the installation of compressed air filters is highly useful to protect the equipment.

Industry Outlook

Based on Industry, the market is segmented into Automotive, Metals & Machinery, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Power Generation, Food & Beverages and Others. In 2020, the Automotive segment acquired the maximum revenue share of the Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market. This is because the automotive industry relies on compressed air filters and dryers for cabin air filtration, spray painting, air conditioning, and laser purging, as well as air spindles, air bearings, air guns, and pneumatic brakes. Moreover, a diesel particulate filter is a filter that catches and stores exhaust soot (also known as soot traps) in order to minimize diesel vehicle emissions. However, because they have a limited capacity, this trapped soot must be discharged or 'burned off' on a regular basis in order to replenish this device. This regeneration process effectively eliminates the excess soot accumulated in the filter, lowering harmful exhaust emissions and preventing the tell-tale black smoke associated with diesel vehicles, especially while accelerating.

Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 5 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 7.2 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 6% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 310
Number of Tables 513
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Product, Industry, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Rise in deployment of compressed air systems to fuel productivity
  • The rapid rate of Industrialization in many countries
  • Need for a highly regulated environment for appropriate functioning and High Cost

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. In 2020, North America emerged as the leading region in the overall Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market by procuring the largest revenue share. In addition, the regional market is expected to showcase a similar kind of trend even during the forecasting period. The presence of several automotive and food and beverage manufacturing plants is projected to propel the compressed air filter and dryer market in North America. Moreover, the need for compressed air filters and dryers has expanded dramatically in the United States as a result of stricter environmental air purity standards.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market size to reach USD 7.2 Billion by 2027

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market Competition Analysis

Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Sullair, LLC (Hitachi Group) is the forerunners in the Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market. Companies such as Atlas Copco AB, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Donaldson Company, Inc. are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Ingersoll Rand, Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pentair PLC, Donaldson Company, Inc., SPX Flow, Inc., Atlas Copco AB, BOGE Compressed Air Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Sullair, LLC (Hitachi Group), Sullivan-Palatek, Inc., and Kaeser Kompressoren SE.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

  • Jul-2021: Atlas Copco integrated inPASS technology in its advanced air filters to streamline maintenance and bring down costs substantially. The new range also provides customers the flexibility to opt between advanced filter media to align their particular air quality needs.
  • May-2021: The Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation branch of Parker Hannifin Corporation rolled out its new Parker PPD Series Portable Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers and ROVR Oil Vapor Removal System. The new systems are developed to offer technically oil-free compressed air for the rental industry.
  • May-2021: BOGE launched the new DAV-2 series, its new series of Adsorption Dryers. In addition, these dryers can save a significant energy amount, are secure, and more easily accessible for servicing and maintenance as compared to earlier models. In addition, they also feature superior PLC control, various interfaces, and even IoT connectivity.
  • Mar-2021: Donaldson Company unveiled Ultrapac Smart dryer, a solution that eliminates condensate and dries compressed airstreams in manufacturing units with the help of three stages of separation: filtering, drying, and purifying. In addition, the Ultrapac™ Smart dryer design is capable of addressing unique location and spatial conditions, allowing configurations that fit among conveyor lines, large equipment, and other machines.
  • Oct-2020: SPX Flow unveiled Hankison HSHD Series desiccant air dryers, a new series of small low-flow, modular desiccant air dryers for crucial air quality applications. The new dryers are designed to safeguard moisture-sensitive applications needing low-pressure dew points.
  • Oct-2018: BOGE America introduced CLDR Series rotary screw compressors, its industrial-grade full-size CLDR Series rotary screw fully packaged, tank mounted compressors recently at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. The new compressors provide the company's customers a reliable industrial alternative to commodity-grade tank-mounted compressors developed for sale on the internet or via mass
  • Sep-2018: Atlas Copco rolled out the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor, the High-Efficiency Oil-Injected Screw Compressor. The new compressors are developed for lower energy consumption and simple installation and service.
  • Apr-2018: Ingersoll Rand unveiled its new models of the advanced R-Series oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors in Dubai. The compressors offer a better energy-efficient solution for customers facing high capacity air needs.
  • Dec-2017: Ingersoll Rand launched Sub-Freezing Air Dryer, its new advanced dryer technology. The Sub-Freezing Dryer would be the first-of-its-kind that offers -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) pressure dew point at 70 percent lower energy costs and 40 percent smaller footprint than that of conventional desiccant dryers. Ingersoll Rand’s new Sub-Freezing Air Dryer is suitable for oil-flooded rotary compressors, centrifugal compressors, oil-free rotary compressors, and reciprocating compressors.
  • Oct-2017: Kaeser expanded its compressed air filter line to cover flows from 20-11,875 cfm. Kaeser's rugged filters provide trustworthy compressed air quality with a high low-pressure decline for energy savings year after year. The new larger capacity filters cover bowl-style housings with a bayonet-style connection for flows from 650 to 1130 cfm.

» Acquisitions and Mergers:

  • Dec-2021: Sullair took over Compressor-Pump & Service (CPS), its Salt Lake City-based distributor and a company specialized in the sales and service of compressors, blowers, pumps, vacuum pumps, and related equipment. Following the acquisition, the company aimed to offer CPS customers excellent and uninterrupted support from Sullair, from the names and personnel to which its customers are used to.
  • Jun-2021: Atlas Copco took over the operating assets of Compressed Air Systems, a distributor of compressors located in North Carolina in the US. This acquisition would help the company to reach its objective of getting closer to customers in high-potential areas like North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
  • Mar-2018: Atlas Copco completed the acquisition of Walker Filtration, a British manufacturer of equipment for the treatment of compressed air, gas, and vacuum. This acquisition would act as a significant step in expanding its presence and competence in the industry of equipment for the treatment of compressed air, gas, and vacuum.

» Geographical Expansions:

  • Oct-2018: Donaldson expanded its geographical reach by opening its manufacturing plant in Haan, Germany. This new facility would empower Donaldson to fulfill the demand for advanced filtration technologies, particularly for the food and beverage sector.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Product

  • Compressed Air Dryers Type
    • Refrigeration Dryers
    • Desiccant/Adsorption Dryers
    • Deliquescent Dryers
    • Membrane Dryers
  • Compressed Air Filters Type
    • Particulate Filters
    • Coalescing Filters
    • Compressed Intake Filters
    • Activated Carbon Filters

By Industry

  • Automotive
  • Metals & Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Electronics
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Power Generation
  • Food & Beverages
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Ingersoll Rand, Inc.
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Pentair PLC
  • Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • SPX Flow, Inc.
  • Atlas Copco AB
  • BOGE Compressed Air Systems GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sullair, LLC (Hitachi Group)
  • Sullivan-Palatek, Inc.
  • Kaeser Kompressoren SE
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The global compressed air filter and dryer market size is expected to reach $7.2 billion by 2027.

Increase in awareness among end-users are driving the market in coming years, however, privacy and data security limited the growth of the market.

Ingersoll Rand, Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pentair PLC, Donaldson Company, Inc., SPX Flow, Inc., Atlas Copco AB, BOGE Compressed Air Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Sullair, LLC (Hitachi Group), Sullivan-Palatek, Inc., and Kaeser Kompressoren SE.

The Compressed Air Dryers segment acquired the maximum revenue share in the Global Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market by Product in 2020; thereby, achieving a market value of $4.0 billion by 2027.

The North America is the fastest growing region in the Global Compressed Air Filter and Dryer Market by Region in 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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