NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This nonwoven report by BCC Research provides the recent advances in nonwoven filter media manufacturing, their commercial applications and worldwide markets. Use this report to: - Gain insight into recent technological advancements and product portfolios of the major players dealing in nonwoven filter media. - Assess the global market scenario for nonwoven filter media by all regions, types, and applications. - Identify market trends, issues and factors impacting the global market for nonwoven filter media, including raw materials and manufacturing processes. - Evaluate the number of patents listed over a brief period in conjunction with nanofiber filtration. Highlights - The global market for nonwoven filter media reached $4.3 billion in 2015. The market should reach $4.6 billion in 2016 and nearly $6.5 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% from 2016 to 2021. - The global nonwoven filter media for the transportation industry reached $922 million in 2015. The market should reach $988 million in 2016 and $1.4 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2016 to 2021. - The healthcare market for global nonwoven media reached $508 million in 2015. The market should reach $554 million in 2016 and $847 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2016 to 2021. STUDY GOALS The goal of this study is to help the reader form a comprehensive understanding of the recent advances in nonwoven filter media manufacturing, their commercial applications and worldwide markets. For the purposes of this report, the materials will include filter media manufactured by drylaid and wetlaid processes and by spunbonding, meltblowing and apertured film extrusion.