The global food & beverages air filters market is estimated to exhibit commendable growth over the forecast spell. This is attributed mainly to increasingly stringent regulatory initiatives pertaining to hygiene and safety in food & beverage production processes, as well as the rising demand for contamination-free manufacturing environments.
Clean air is one of the most important consideration of the food production process. In the food & beverage domain, even minimum levels of airborne contaminants can result in the contamination of the whole food production chain, leading to potential health risks and reduced shelf lives.
Food & beverages air filters are thus considered to be a key component in these processes, as they help maintain monitored and controlled air quality in the facility, thereby considerably minimizing risk of contamination.
In the agri-food domain, various products and raw materials can emit dust or particles that can contaminate the workplace. These substances can be removed during various stages including transportation, mixing or dosing, thus adding impetus to food & beverages air filters industry penetration
Based on product, the food & beverages air filters market can be categorized into dust collector, cartridge collector, baghouse filters, mist collector and EPA, HEPA and ULPA filters.
Of these, the cartridge collector segment was worth over $68.56 Million in 2019, and is anticipated to depict a 5.3% CAGR through 2026. Cartridge collectors or cartridge dust collectors are air filters considered to be most suitable for food processing applications and dry dust, and can involve the use of special accessories such as collection drum options and bag-in/bag-out filters which facilitate optimum performance. These air filter products are also more easily replaceable, cost effective and reliable than other filtration types, driving market demand from the segment.
Meanwhile, the food & beverages air filters industry from the baghouse filter segment is projected to register a 6.7% CAGR through 2026. These filters, also known as fabric filters or dust collectors, refer to air control devices that make use of cartridges, fabric filter tubes or envelopes for separation of dust and other particulate matter.
In terms of application, the food & beverages air filters market is segmented into dairy, food & ingredients, bottled water, non-alcoholic beverages and brewery. The bottled water segment is expected to exhibit a commendable CAGR of more than 6.3% through 2026. This is mainly due to the rising need for bacteria-free production processes for products such as purified water, distilled water and spring water, among others. In nearly all water systems, there is a strong need for prevention and remediation measures for effective microorganism control. The use of effective food & water air filters in bottled water applications therefore prevent airborne microorganisms from entering the system.
From a regional perspective, the MEA food & beverages air filters industry recorded a valuation of $89.70 Million in 2019, and is poised to record growth at 3.9% CAGR through 2026. Regional growth is prompted mainly by the rising demand for enhanced food & beverage quality, amid rising consumer concerns regarding health and evolving lifestyles. Furthermore, rising per-capita spending power of middle-class populations and growing environmental concerns pertaining to energy consumption are also key contributors to food & beverages air filters market expansion in the region.