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World Fabric Filter Market is Growing and Changing

There are multiple uses of fabric filters. They can be classified into

  • Mechanically generated dust
  • Fume from combustion or melting operations
  • Capture of reacted acid gases and particles

Fabric filters are used to capture dust from grinding and conveying operations. An example of growth in this segment is their use at manufactured frac sand plants and then at the drilling sites.  There are new rules to protect workers which do not rely on masks but instead require that hoods and fabric filters capture any fugitive dust from conveying and storing sand. Developing countries are passing regulations to improve the dust capture at metal working, stone, and other operations which generate dust.

Fume from combustion of coal or biomass and from the melting of scrap steel or other metals is captured in fabric filters which require filter media which can capture sub-micron particles.  These same collectors are also now typically tasked with removing acid gases, vaporous metals such as mercury, and or volatile organic compounds. This is accomplished with the use of absorption or adsorption materials such as lime and activated carbon.

The McIlvaine Company tracks the markets for the systems, equipment, bags, and media in every industry in every country. The forecasts are continually adjusted to reflect the impact of  improved technology such as pleated filter elements or low drag bags. Market shares are tabulated for suppliers at each level (systems, equipment, bags, and media).

The World Fabric Filter and Element market report is unique in that it also provides market and technology insights to expand the market.

It is contributing by identifying those features which reduce the total cost of ownership even though they increase initial cost. A major initiative is the analysis of a new solution for climate change which maximizes use of fabric filters:  Opportunistic Biomass - CCS Program is the Route chosen by the UK and Japan

Another initiative involves bag cleaning regimes which maximize the reaction of lime and other reagents with gas phase pollutants.

The report is continuously updated and includes the monthly Fabric Filter Newsletter and Knowledge Network.  Custom research is also available. 

Details on the report are provided at  market

Bob McIlvaine can answer your questions at 847 784 0013.  His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..