NEWS RELEASE FEBRUARY 2011
Air Filter Sales in Asia Soar Past $2 Billion
Asia is the fastest growing market for air filters and purifiers. One third of the 2011 sales of $6.6 billion will be in Asia. This is the latest forecast in the McIlvaine Air Filtration and Purification World Markets.
Nearly half the market will be for medium efficiency filters, rated F 5-9 (approx. MERV 8-15). These are filters similar to the 3M electrets filter as opposed to lower efficiency furnace filters with the G1-4 rating. The high efficiency and gas phase segments are still comparatively small.