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Desiccant Air Breathers Market

Desiccant Air Breathers Market By Silica Content (< 0.5 lb, 5 – 1.5 lb, 5 – 2.5 l, 5 – 3.5 lb and > 3.5 lb Desiccant Air Breathers), By Working Environment, By Max. Water Capacity, By Working Environment, By Application, By End Use, By Region - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Analysis of Desiccant Air Breathers market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Desiccant Air Breather Market Outlook

The global desiccant air breather market is slated to expand at a steady CAGR of around 6% over the next ten years, with East Asia and Europe being lucrative markets through 2031, and the market for desiccant air breathers in North America also performing well. Use of desiccant air breathers in mineral & metal processing is expected to rise rapidly over the coming years.

A desiccant air breather can be simply explained as a drying agent. These are designed to take out the moisture content in the air that is passed through the desiccant air breather filter. The intended function of the machine is to dry the air before it enters into the reservoir.

Desiccant air breathers are increasingly used in oil and gas transportation and storage. This makes the use of desiccant air breathers fairly consumer-centric, as most of these products are used by industries. For example, desiccant air breathers are increasingly used in vacuum pumps and other heavy industrial equipment. Furthermore, the use of desiccant air breathers has resulted in increasing the overall lifespan of products.

Almost 70% of the loss of machine life is a result of surface degradation, or, simply put, wear. 82% of machine wear is induced by particles that enter the system as it breathes during normal operation. A breather is a filter used to limit the amount of particles allowed to enter the system as it breathes.

In a recently published report by Fact.MR, insights regarding key factors fueling market growth have been offered for the period of 2021 to 2031. The market has been tracked in 20+ high-growth countries, where Europe tops the charts. The report also details what impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the market across the world.

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Historical Trends Vs Future Market Projections

During the historic period of 2016 to 2020, the desiccant air breather market witnessed a moderate growth rate of 1.5%. Growth in demand for desiccant air breathers during this period was influenced by intensifying demand from Europe.

Demand for desiccant air breathers declined for 2 consecutive quarters in the year 2020. This slump was the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted all industries around the globe. Lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed by governments disrupted the global supply chain, which ultimately impacted the production of desiccant air breather products.

The relentless innovation in the field production of breathers is expected to lead to greater technological opportunities for the market in the near future.

What are the factors influencing demand for desiccant air breathers?

The manufacturing sector remains a significant contributor to the gross value added and GDP, as well as employment, across economies. Manufacturers today represent about 16% of global GDP, and manufacturing value added has grown from US$ 5.7 Trillion to US$ 7.5 Trillion between 2000 and 2010. Both advanced and developing economies have experienced growth in the manufacturing value added. Large developing economies grew faster than established high-income economies over the past decade and are expected to maintain their dominance over the next few decades.

The key factors driving the demand for desiccant air breathers in the global market are growing chemical transportation and storage, increasing urbanization, the growing electrical industry, growth in the oil and gas industry and non-conventional energy generation, growing construction and earth moving vehicles and a shift in products towards more energy efficiency. Developing solar and wind energy as a source of electricity is also a significant factor contributing to the global desiccant air breather market demand.

These aforementioned factors are poised to facilitate numerous growth opportunities for heavy-duty desiccant air breather manufacturers during the forecast period. With demand in the automotive industry, the demand from minerals & metals processing is expected to experience growth at a robust CAGR of 6.9% over the coming years.

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How is the oil & gas industry driving demand for desiccant air breather systems?

Currently the oil and natural gas market is rising. Due to the rise in the automobile industry, sufficient fuel is necessary to drive them, leading to a rise in the oil and natural gas industry. As the oil and natural gas industry is rising, the oil production, transportation and storage capacities increase. At every step of transportation and storage, there is application of desiccant air breathers, which has become a key driver for market expansion.

Which region is lucrative for manufacturers of desiccant air breathers?

Industries are witnessing high growth in regions such as North America and Asia Pacific, leading to an increase in the volume of industrial equipment. Most of the industrial equipment such as hydraulic equipment, industrial gear boxes and others use breathers. Eventually, this industrialization increases the demand for breathers and is a driver for the desiccant air breather market.

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Country-wise Analysis

How will China shape the desiccant air breather landscape?

Since China accounts for more than 28% of global manufacturing, it has a significant impact on the prices of most goods sold around the world. Since there are a number of small producers in China, the industry remains moderately fragmented.

Furthermore, China will improve its position as the world's leading manufacturer of desiccant air breathers. The easy availability of raw materials and lower labour costs in China make it easier for small businesses to survive and succeed in the market.

Increased tensions between China and other developed economies, such as the United States, could, however, result in the introduction of additional charges and anti-dumping duties.

Why is demand for desiccant air breathers high in India?

There are a number of factors that are contributing to the higher demand for desiccant air breathers in India, including growth in the disposable income of the population and the growing manufacturing industry. India accounts for more than 35.6% of the overall demand in the South Asia & Oceania region.

Furthermore, government policies aimed at attracting foreign investment have paved the way for the Make in India initiative, which is expected to lead to expansion of the manufacturing industry, making India one of the most promising markets for desiccant air breathers.

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Category-Wise Insights

How is regulation on the usage of silica impacting market growth?

Changing regulatory policies with respect to environmental compliance and the use of silicon can adversely affect the operations of desiccant air breather manufacturing companies. The applicability of many Federal regulations in the U.S. is determined in part by the chemical being used at a facility. These regulations are with respect to various environmental policies associated with pollution-free bio-diversity and public safety.

What are the opportunities that lie in the energy sector for desiccant air breather manufacturers?

Nowadays, the environmental consciousness among individuals is increasing and also the trend of renewable energy is increasing. Among renewable energy sources, wind power stations, including offshore wind power stations, take up an important position. Hence they need to be equipped with air breathers in order to protect the equipment from the airborne moisture in offshore environments. This is going to produce lucrative opportunities for the desiccant air breather market.

Key Strategies Adopted by Market Players

Prominent players in the market have a robust R&D arm that focuses on a variety of activities that can aid in cost optimization, quality assurance, process reduction and enhancement, process monitoring, and system growth. Manufacturers differentiate themselves by concentrating on delivering high-quality, tailored goods to consumers that suit their unique needs.

Moreover, we have observed a number of acquisitions and collaborations in recent times, which has led to consolidation, making it difficult for local players to sustain in the market.

How is COVID-19 impacting the market landscape?

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the demand, manufacturing, and sales of desiccant air breathers across the world, as the market slowed down over the period of Q2 and Q3 of FY2020.

The pandemic had a massive and unprecedented effect on the desiccant air breather market. Due to enforced lockdowns and full shutdowns in almost every country around the world, the pandemic has had an adverse impact on the global economy. The global economy is still in the woods, as the disease outbreak has created a lot of uncertainty among people, which has led to fewer investments and more cautious spending. The enactment of the lockdown has interrupted the entire supply chain and halted the production of desiccant air breathers.

Governments relaxed the lockdown and travel restrictions in the third quarter of 2020, allowing businesses to resume production of desiccant air breathers, but with reduced manpower due to social distancing requirements. Companies are struggling to manufacture desiccant air breathers while abiding with all governmental COVID-19-related norms regarding operations and manufacturing processes. However, the market is set to resuscitate completely by Q3 of FY2021.

Competition Landscape

The market is fairly consolidated and manufacturers are providing various types of desiccant air breathers. Key players such as Donaldson Company Inc., Pall Corporation, and Crystal Products hold a majority of the market share.

Report Scope



Forecast Period 2021-2031
Historical Data Available for 2016-2020
Key Countries Covered
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • GCC
  • Turkey
Key Segments Covered
  • By Silica Content
  • By Max.
  • Water Capacity
  • By Working Environment
  • By Application
  • By End Use
  • By Region
Key Companies Profiled
  • Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • US Lubricants
  • Des-Case
  • Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Drytech Inc.
  • Lubrication Engineers
  • Eaton
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean
  • Pall Corporation
  • AGM Container Controls Inc.
  • Trico Corporation
  • Whitmore Manufacturing LLC
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Key Segments of Market

  • Silica Content

    • < 0.5 lb
    • 5 – 1.5 lb 
    • 5 – 2.5 lb 
    • 5 – 3.5 lb 
    • > 3.5 lb 
  •   Max. Water Capacity

    • < 1 fl oz. 
    • 1 – 5 fl oz. 
    • 5 – 10 fl oz. 
    • 10 – 15 fl oz. 
    • 15 – 20 fl oz.
    • > 20 fl oz.
  • Working Environment

    • Disposable Stationary Applications
    • Limited Space Applications
    • High Humidity / High Dust Applications
    • Extreme Environment Applications
    • High Vibration Applications
    • Heavy Duty Applications
    • Caustic Fumes/Gaseous Applications
  • Application

    • Gear Boxes
    • Hydraulic Fluid Reservoirs
    • Bulk Storage Tanks
    • Oil Drums
    • Oil-Filled Transformers
    • Other Fluid Reservoirs
  • End Use

    • Wash-Down Areas
    • Pulp & Paper Processing
    • Timber Processing
    • Windmills and Wind Power Generation
    • Construction & Mining Equipment
    • Minerals & Metals Processing
    • Material Handling & Hoisting Equipment
    • Agriculture & Forestry Equipment
    • Industrial & Manufacturing
    • Others
  • Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Global desiccant air breather market to portray a modest growth of around 6% CAGR across the 2021-2031 assessment period. High demand from windmills & wind power generation and industrial & manufacturing is anticipated to d

The industrial & manufacturing segment will account for most of the demand in the global desiccant air breather market. Most of the industrial equipment such as hydraulic equipment, industrial gear boxes and others use breathers. Increasing industr

Prominent players operating in the global desiccant air breather space include Donaldson Company Inc., Pall Corporation and Crystal Products.

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