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.To attain the stated goal, several objectives will be met. The major types of nonwoven filter media manufacturing processes will be described. An overview of filtration processes and key physical and chemical properties of raw materials will be provided.Commercial applications in which these materials are used will be discussed. Present consumption and future demand for these materials will be evaluated for global markets by four world regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world.Trends in technology will be analyzed and forecast. The impact of governmental regulations will be ascertained. The structural dynamics of the nonwoven filter media industry will be outlined, along with profiles of key manufacturers in North America and other parts of the world. REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY Since the end processes for many nonwoven filter media are designed to control pollution and the purity of fluid streams, they are heavily regulated. Critical filtration processes include several application sectors: water filtration, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), manufacturing and food processing. The increasing consumer awareness of product safety, water purity and air quality and their long-term effects on human health are prompting new technological trends in the filtration industry.Corporations engaged in the nonwoven filter media industry must understand the significance of these trends to effectively manage their enterprises and resources, as must stakeholders in the industry, who need to be aware of the effects that these trends place upon their operations. End users of nonwoven filter media must consider the effects of these changes to select the most cost-effective options among available products and technologies prior to committing significant capital resources.