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Market Landscape Reports

AFS has secured nine Market Landscape Reports for the AFS Corporate Sponsors. To gain access to the full reports you need to be a AFS Corporate Sponsor. For more information on how to become a corporate sponsor and all the benefits go here.

If you are a current AFS Corporate sponsor and you want to gain access to these reports email AFS Executive Director Lyn Sholl 

The nine Market Landscape Reports available to Corporate Sponsors include the following:

  • Media Selection for Coal-Fired BoilersDust collector media is defined primarily as being cleanable and used with dust capture from hoods and furnaces. The 2015 dust collector media market will exceed $1.6 billion, with a substantial increase in subsequent years likely, especially in high temperature media.
  • BCC Nonwoven Filter Media Technologies and Global Markets The goal of this study is to help the reader form a comprehensive understanding of the recent advances in nonwoven filter media manufacturing, its commercial applications, and worldwide markets.  Nonwoven materials are used worldwide in a variety of applications, including construction, apparel, hygiene products, wet wipes, medical dressings, automotive end uses, geotextiles, home furnishings, and filtration. The combined global market value for nonwovens reached approximately $26 billion in 2012. Nonwoven media used in filtration applications make up about 14% of the total nonwovens market or a value of $3.5 billion in 2012. By year-end 2013, the market is forecast to be worth $3.7 billion.
  • Filters – United States US filter demand is expected to increase 7.1 percent annually to $12.6 billion in 2015. Gains will be driven in part by ongoing aftermarket sales and the growing penetration of motor vehicle cabin air filters, diesel emissions filters, and home air and water filters. Demand for filters in the industrial and manufacturing market and key motor vehicle market will be among the fastest growing. This study analyzes the $8.9 billion US filter industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, with forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by media (e.g., paper, fabric), product (e.g., fluid filter, internal combustion engine and related filter, air filter) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, utilities, consumer, industrial and manufacturing).
  • ACP Filtration Separation IndustryNearly all things that exist require some form of filtration. The bigger we get and harder we strive to become healthy, protect the environment and squeeze more value out of the businesses we run, the larger the filtration market will grow, and the more money there will be to be made!
  • Produced Water Market – Opportunities in the oil, shale, and gas sectors in North AmericaThe oil industry is effectively a water industry which delivers oil as a byproduct In North America onshore oil industry, on average nearly eight barrels of water are brought to the surface for every barrel of oil. This produced water is often highly saline and contaminated by hydrocarbons:  It is a hazardous waste which requires treatment, disposal and potentially recycling.  Handling this produced water is an integral part of the oil and gas industry. It is also big business – worth an estimated $2.5 billion a year.
  • U.S. Residential Water TreatmentWith two-thirds of the earth covered by the oceans, and with drinkable water supplies accounting for less than 3% of the total water available on the planet, the notion of finding a “drop to drink” is becoming less of a fable and more of a reality. Indeed, the freshwater supplies around the world are shrinking and becoming more contaminated even as the world’s population is rapidly increasing. Freshwater supplies are becoming stressed through the use of pesticides, the destruction of wetlands, wasteful human activity, and depletion of underground water sources, to name but a few causes. Even the normal daily process of trying to remain healthy can cause water-related problems; for example, the medicines people take are not completely absorbed in the body, so pharmaceutical remnants are excreted and find their way back into the water supply. This report discusses these concerns and others in relationship to products that are available (or soon will be) for use in the home to clean and purify water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other household needs.
  • Membrane Technology for Liquid and Gas SeparationThe combined U.S. market for membranes used in liquid and gas separating applications is estimated at $2.3 billion in 2008, and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% per year during the 5-year period from 2008 to 2013. The U.S consumes approximately 40% of all the membrane modules produced worldwide. In 2008, conventional liquid separations: reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF), microfiltration (MF), and electrochemical processes such as electrodialysis (ED), account for 90% of U.S. demand…
  • Baghouse Filtration/Fabric FiltersAlthough fabric filters have been in the forefront of filtration for more than 50 years, they still represent the best technology for particulate removal or separation where long filter life, reasonable filter cost and high filter efficiency must maintain an effective balance. This report covers the types of filters, how they operate and what types of media are traditionally used. The history and evolution of filter fabrics for baghouses is also covered along with current and potential technology for producing these various materials. Trends, drivers, supply chain and end user markets are also discussed.
  • Unconventional FuelsThe world is rapidly depleting the easy to reach fossil fuel sources. New finds are smaller and more expensive to extract. In addition there is turmoil putting into question the reliability of these sources. The problem is exacerbated by the rapidly increasing needs in Asia and other developing regions. As a result much of the current investment is being directed toward unconventional fuel sources. There are large short term and long term filtration and separation opportunities in the following categories:
    • Gas Shale
    • Coal-bed Methane
    • Heavy Oil
    • Gas to Liquids
    • Coal to Liquids
    • Biofuels