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Global Air Filters And Filtration Equipment Industry

4. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS II-29

Regulations & Laws II-29

North American Air Pollution Control Legislation II-29

Pollution Control Legislation in Europe II-29

Indoor Air Quality II-29

Patents II-29

Entry Barriers II-30

Requirement of Huge Investments in R&D II-30

Product Obsolescence due to Rapid Technological Developments II-30

Competing with Established Brands II-30

Ability to Compete on Diverse Competitive Factors II-30

5. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS II-31Principal Competitive Factors II-31Product Performance II-31Price II-31Product Knowledge II-31Branding II-31Customized Design II-31Timely Delivery II-31Geographic Coverage II-32Product Maintenance II-32Pricing II-32Marketing II-32CD-ROM Catalog II-32Internet as a Marketing Medium for Air Filters II-32Improvements in Technology & Design Leading to EfficientFilter Systems II-32Donaldson's EON Fine Fiber Technology II-33Farr's "Two-Step" Technology II-33Pulse Jet Fabric Filters For High-Temperature Applications II-33Filtration of Indoor Air Pollution Through Hot-Water Extraction II-33Filtration of Hot Fluegases through Hot-Gas Cleaning Products II-33New System for Treatment of Pollutants II-34Membrane Filtration Systems: Used in Purification & Separation II-34Biofiltration: Advanced Technology Used in Air Filtering II-34Innovative Air Filters Emerging in the Market II-35Alternatives II-35Distribution Dynamics II-35Distribution as a Competitive Advantage II-36

6. END-USE SECTORS - AN OVERVIEW II-37

Industrial Applications of Air Filters II-37

Role of Air Filtration in Cleanroom Technology II-37

Industries Requiring Cleanroom Filters: II-37

Efficient Dust Collection System: A Prerequisite for a

Manufacturing Unit II-37

Ceramic-foam & Metallic Cartridge Filters used in Aluminum

Production II-38

Some of the Air Filters Introduced for Various Manufacturing

Plants II-38

BASF's Basofil Filter Media II-38

In Commercial/Residential Replacement Markets II-39

In Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry II-39

Upgrading of Filters II-39

Biotechnology: An Emerging Field II-39

In Semiconductor/Microelectronics Industry II-39

In Food & Beverage Industry II-40

In Nuclear Power Industry II-40

In Automobile Industry II-40

Advancements in Car Air Filtration II-40

Air Cabin Filters Reduce Odor, Pollen and Dust II-40

Cabin Filtration System from 3M II-41

Automobiles with 3M Particulate Air Filters II-41

Freudenberg's MicronAir Cabin Filter II-41

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