An automobile air filter is made of fibrous materials and these fibers might also include charcoal or any other absorbents for removing odors and other gaseous pollutants from the air which is entering the engine. It is used to eliminate particles such as bacteria, dust, and pollen from the intake air as the unclean air might result in damage to the engine. Hence, the clean air filter is essential for the optimal performance and smooth operation of an automobile. Besides cleaning the air that enters the engine during combustion, the air filter also removes debris from the air that might otherwise cause damage and abrasion to the engine. Therefore, it's essential to make use of an appropriate air filter in an automobile.
Outdated air filter also leads to problems such as spark in the plug of the engine, reduced fuel average, reduced horsepower of the automobile as well as black dirty smoke coming out from the exhaust pipe. For this reason, it is essential that the air filter of the automobile is placed in a prime condition to make the engine work optimally as well as decrease the emissions. Furthermore, similar to the automobiles, these filters require to be changed at regular intervals and hence, there is a huge aftermarket demand for these filters.
Rising demand for the multi-filtration system, growing need for HEPA filtration system, and increasing demand for high-performance air filters due to stringent government regulation and to lower down the harmful emission are the major concerns in the market nowadays. The multi-filtration system consisting of a finer design, which can seize pollen, particulates, and active charcoal, is on the rise. These systems assist in reducing the harmful contaminants which negatively impact the health of drivers. The rising automotive industry is a major factor driving the growth of the market.
Increase in the passenger and private cars and public awareness about the safety of the engines has further stimulated the growth of the market. Furthermore, various benefits of air filters such as ensuring good engine health, removal of contaminants and longer life of the components of the engine has encouraged the growth of the market. As the future of the automobile is centered on the electric vehicles that do not consume fuel, the need for filters will decrease in such vehicles and is expected to pose a challenge for the manufacturers.
These filters help the vehicles in maintaining a quality life that enhances the efficiency and helps the customers to breathe the clean air. The regulations pertaining to emission standards and environmental safety set by the regulatory bodies are likely to become tougher during the forecast period. These factors make it mandatory for the automobile manufacturers to use automotive filters in the cars produced, that encourages the growth of the market during the forecast period.
The global car air filter market is segmented on the basis of the region covering North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and LAMEA. Europe is expected to dominate the market owing to the growing automobile market in this region. The Asia Pacific is also predicted to contribute majorly to the market due to the presence of the automobile giants such as Hero, Maruti, and several other companies.
The companies such as Ford, General Motors, are the leading companies, accounted for the major market share of the global automobile market. Additionally, Japan is a technologically advanced country in terms of automotive markets and hence is expected to command the significant share of the global automotive air filter market.
Hollingsworth & Vose Co., Ltd.
Donaldson Company, Inc
Dongguan Shenglian Filter Manufacturing Co. Ltd
Mahle International GmbH
Mann+hummel Holding Gmbh
ALCO Filters Ltd.
Filtrak BrandT GmbH
Freudenberg & Co. KG
Champion Laboratories, Inc. and Others
MAHLE International GmbH has developed an in-house concept that builds on expertise in the area of plasticization. The two-advancement made by MAHLE International GmbH includes- Low-Profile plasticized filter inserts and Filter media with the nano-fiber layer. The first feature of Low-Profile plasticized filter inserts consists in large plasticized filter inserts that allow a flexible and low-profile design (installation depth less than 15 cm, including housing). This concept provides maximum freedom of design and can be applied to inflow and outflow in any direction, even in tight installation spaces.
Additionally, the second feature Filter media with the nano-fiber layer is a new filter media concept. For the first time, MAHLE International GmbH is using nano-fibers and polyamide fibers respectively with diameters of 90 to 110 nm. The nano-fibers are applied to a thin, open-celled cellulose medium in an electrical spinning process. The extremely fine fabric of the nanofibres filters at a very high efficiency, storing the dust in a dust cake outside of the medium on the untreated side. The medium, which is very thin in design with a fine fiber overlay, allows very tight pleat distribution and thus sufficient filter surface area in the plasticized inserts.
The MANN+HUMMEL Group, Germany, has acquired the companies Jack Filter Hungaria and Jack Filter Lufttechnik in July 2017 at Ludwigsburg. MANN+HUMMEL, with the acquisition of Jack Filter, is expanding its product range principally in the area of High-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA).
Car air filter market segmentation:
By Product type:
Cabin air filter
Intake air filter
By Vehicle type:
Mid-sized passenger cars
Premium passenger cars
Compact passenger cars
Luxury passenger cars
o The U.S.
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Rest of Asia Pacific
o South Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Rest of LAMEA