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Global Air Filters And Filtration Equipment Industry

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

A Prelude II-1

Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession in Retrospect II-1

Impact of Europe's Debt Crisis: A Review II-2

Global Outlook II-2

Key Market Trends, Drivers & Issues II-3

Strict Emission Norms Drive Demand for Automotive Filters II-3

Innovation To Drive Growth II-3

Developing Countries to Turbocharge Future Growth II-3

Fabric Filters to Witness Strong Growth II-4

Nonwoven Fabric Market to Gain Rapid Strides II-4

Air Pollution Investment - Biggest in the History II-4

US Leads in Purchase of Air Filters II-4

China - A Burgeoning Market II-5

Cabin Air Filters - A Promising Sector II-5

Europe Leads Cabin Air Filter Market II-5

Outlook for Cabin Air Filters II-6

Residential Sector - A Niche Market for Air Filters II-6

Key Statistical Findings II-6

Table 1: Global Air Filter Market (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Sales Revenues by End-Use Sector - Commercial,

Residential, Metals, Electronics, Power and Other Industries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 2: Global Fabric Filters Market (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown of Sales Revenues by End-Use Sector- Stone &Cement, Steel, Asphalt, Power, Mining, Metals, Chemical andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

2. AIR FILTRATION - AN OVERVIEW II-8

For Varied Purposes II-8

Disposal of Air Filters II-9

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-10Types of Air Filters based on Filtration Capacity II-10Air Filters by Stage: Functionality II-10Primary Filters II-10Second-Stage Filters II-11Ultrafine Filters II-11HEPA Filters II-11Particle Removal Mechanisms II-11Types of Filters Based on Filter Media II-12Fibrous Filters II-12Porous Filters II-12Capillary Porous Membrane Filters II-12Fabric Filters II-12Available Types of Air Filters II-12Efficiency Rating of Air Filters II-13End-Use Sectors of Air Filters II-14Automotive Industry II-14Role of Filters in Automotive Sector II-14Cabin Air Filters Reduce Odor, Pollen and Dust II-14Factors Affecting Performance of Engine Air Filters II-15Use of Air Filters in Engines Prevents Air and Noise Pollution II-15Pollution Control Methods II-15Prevention at Engine Air Intake II-15Prevention of Pollution at Engine Exhaust System: II-15Factors Influencing Vehicle Filter Purchase Decision II-15Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Market II-16Role of Filters in HVAC Systems II-16Air Filtering Influences Fungal Contamination in AirConditioners II-16Microelectronics/Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry II-16Filters in Clean Room Technology II-16Air Filtration in Semiconductor Production II-16Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industries II-17Power Generation Industry (Nuclear) II-17Commercial & Residential Sector II-17Manufacturing Industry II-18Welding, Metal Fabrication & Foundry II-19Food Processing & Related Industries II-19Role of Filters in Food Processing II-19Construction/Mining Industry II-19Laboratory Applications II-19In Research Laboratories II-20Aircraft/Defense Industry II-20Market Segmentation II-201) Automotive Air Filters II-20Filtration Media Used II-21End-Use Sector/Applications II-212) Cartridge Air Filters II-21Filtration Capacity II-21Filtration Media Used II-21End-Use Sector/Applications II-213) Electrostatic Air Filters II-22Filtration Capacity II-22Filtration Media Used II-22End-Use Sector/Applications II-224) Fabric Air Pollution Filters II-22Filtration Capacity II-23Filtration Media Used II-23End-Use Sector/Applications II-235) HVAC Air Filters II-23Residential HVAC Systems II-23Filtration Capacity II-23End-Use Sector/Applications II-246) Other Air Purification Filters II-24Foam Air Filters II-24Activated Charcoal Air Filters II-24Polyester Disposable Air Filters II-24Technicalities in Air Filters: Characteristics, Rating &Determinants of Efficiency II-25Operating Characteristics of a Filter II-25Procedure for Installation of Filters II-25Rating of Filters II-26Beta Rating II-26ISO 4406 II-26Absolute Rating II-26Nominal Rating II-26Determinants Ensuring High-Efficiency Filtration II-26Factors Influencing the Selection of Optimum Filter forSpecific Applications II-27Nature of the fluid II-27Process conditions II-27Kind of Solid Contaminants II-27Costs Associated with Filtration Systems II-27Air Filters & Filtration Equipment II-27Filter Collection Systems: Forerunners in Separation ofParticulate Dust from Gas II-27Gas Phase Filtration: Quality Protection II-28Filter Dust Collectors - Removes Particles from Gas Streams II-28Compressed Air Filtration II-28

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