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Polyurethane in Automotive Filter Market

Polyurethane in Automotive Filter Market Analysis Report By Filter Type (Engine Filters, Cabin Air Filters), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles), By Region - Global Insights 2022-2032

Analysis of Polyurethane in Automotive Filter market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Global Polyurethane in Automotive Filters Market Snapshot

The global polyurethane in automotive filters market is estimated at USD 791 Million in 2022 and is forecast to reach USD 1.2 Billion by 2032, growing with a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2032.

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Market size value in 2021A

USD 758 Million

Market value estimated in 2022E

USD 791 Million

Market forecast value in 2032F

USD 1.2 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 4.5%

Europe Market Share in 2021

~33%

Europe Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 5.1%

Market Share of Top 5 Companies in 2021

~25%

Key Companies Profiled

  • Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • MAHLE GmbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Denso Corporation
  • Valeo SA
  • UFI FILTERS spa
  • Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG
  • K&N Engineering, Inc.
  • ALCO Filters Ltd
  • Hengst SE & Co. KG
  • Mann+Hummel GmbH

Fact.MR- a market research and competitive intelligence provider, foresee a thriving growth in polyurethane in automotive filters demand. The global polyurethane in automotive filters market is expected to grow at 4.5% CAGR during 2022-2032 and surpass the value of USD 1.2 Billion by the end of 2032. The global automotive filter market is expected to reach USD 18 Billion in 2022, whereas polyurethane in automotive filters market is likely to hold for around 5% in overall automotive filter market.

The global automotive industry is disrupted by next-gen technologies. To remain relevant in the long run, automotive component manufacturers and OEMs need to change their perspective. Today, a wide range of raw material is used in the automotive industry, which is resulting in creation of new capabilities. The focus is shifting towards developing products that are future-ready.

Factors as such are likely to influence the global market for automotive filters during the projected future. There are different material combinations used for making filters. For several decades, polyurethane has been a prominent filtration material in automotive filters. Over the years, the role of polyurethanes (PU) has grown significantly in a spectrum of vehicles and transportation application. Engine filters is expected to reach a valuation of USD 846 Million by the end of 2032.

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Polyurethane in Automotive Filters Market Historical Outlook (2017-2021) Vs. Forecast Outlook (2022-2032)

  • South Asia & Oceania region is likely to have a market share of 13% in 2022 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 3.4%, owed due to expansion in automotive sector.
  • The North America region is presumed to hold market value of around USD 210 Million by the end of 2022 owing to high technology adoption rate.
  • The Europe based polyurethane in automotive filters market is expected to be valued at USD 431 Million by 2032 with a growth rate of 5.1%.
  • The heavy commercial vehicles as vehicle type is expected to have a market share of 3% in 2032.
  • Under filter type, cabin air filters segment is expected to hold market share of 33% in 2022 and is likely to reach a valuation of USD 385 Million by the end of forecast period.
  • The passenger cars segment in vehicle type is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% over the period of 2022-2032.
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How growing aftermarket opportunities for market players led to encompass a notable share of market?

Filters are those components of a vehicle that need to replace after a certain period of time (half-yearly or annually) depending on their use. Unlike some of the other stationary automotive components, filters provide substantial aftermarket opportunities.

A shorter replacement cycle means that aftermarket opportunities are likely to remain important for market players. Moreover, growing vehicle across the world is expected to create broader polyurethane in automotive filter aftermarket opportunities in the near future. Automotive enthusiast are replacing their OEM filters aftermarket performance filters that deliver greater performance. This trend is likely to grow further during the assessment period. Also, stricter engine evaporative emission and exhaust particulate laws enacted by regulatory bodies have prompted the automobile manufacturers to conduct extensive research in to vehicle fluid and air induction systems.

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How rising sales of automobile triggering the demand?

The global sales of automobile have remained favorable in recent years, with China and the United States topping the list both in terms of production and sales. As the U.S. economy steadily recovers, automotive industry in the country embraces an acceleration, particularly in the auto components vertical.

Meanwhile, China prepares to enter a maturity phase with a higher sensitivity towards macroeconomic implications. The emerging markets, including Mexico, Brazil and India are also under the spotlight. Growth of the economy in these countries has attracted a number globally renowned car manufacturers towards them. The demand for both commercial and passenger vehicles has grown significantly in these countries. The rising automotive production remains a major driver for the global automotive filters market. Filter manufacturers are improving product efficiency and reducing cost by utilizing new raw material combinations.

How growing popularity of electric vehicles likely to hamper the global sales of polyurethane in automotive filters?

As per the World Economic Forum (WEF), the global electric car stock surpassed 10 million vehicles in 2020. The filters have minimum application in electric cars. Governments are also improving public infrastructure to facilitate EV operations in transportation.

Electric cars do not require oil changes and fuel tanks, because there is no oil and fossil fuel used to run the engines. As an example, all-electric cars like Tesla Roadster and Nissan LEAF have no tailpipe, because no heat or gas is release when they are running. Hence use of filter is limited to purifying air inside the car. Limited scope of filter application in electric cars may have a negative impact on the sales of polyurethane in automotive filters in the forthcoming years.

Which region offers more whitespace in market across the globe?

The automotive industry in Europe is disrupted by political and economic factors such as Brexit and recent change in national leadership in several European countries. Increased competition manufacturers based in Asia and other regions is likely to lead to downsize of the overall domestic automobiles and component production in Europe.

In recent years, electric vehicles have witnessed an improved market share in the region, because of their rising sales. Many of the governments in the region are promoting the use of vehicles that have minimum or zero carbon emission. Manufacturers continue to seek for raw materials that are more sustainable and cost-effective as fierce competition is keeping prices up (and therefore profits) down. Meanwhile, use of PU remains sizable in Europe’s automotive industry. As per ISOPA, the annual value of vehicle components based on PU produced in the EU is about USD 45 Billion.

Country Wise Analysis

What are the driving factors for Brazil based polyurethane in automotive filters market?

Brazil has seen an impressive expansion in the manufacturing sector and has been instrumental in boosting the automotive sector in the region. On the other hand, the lingering socio-political crisis is currently playing down the prospect of the automotive sector in the region. The Brazil country is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% over the period of 2022-2032.

Despite having one of most developed automobile sectors in Brazil, is likely to exhibit moderate growth in the medium term. The automobile industry in the region remains under economic uncertainties for the medium terms. Nonetheless, governments are making efforts to stimulate growth and regain investor confidence.

Why Japan is a pivot point for polyurethane in automotive filters manufacturers?

The automotive industry has been an important growth engine for Japan’s economy. The Japanese auto industry has consistently relied on innovation to adapt to the rapidly changing environment of automotive world. It is no wonder that Japanese automakers maintain their dominant position in the modern automotive era. Japan is expected to hold a valuation of more than USD 20 Million by the end of 2032.

The auto industry is vast in Japan accommodating a wide range of sub-sectors right from component manufacturing to vehicle production to auto-related servicing.

Polyurethane in Automotive Filters Market forecast analysis by Fact.MR

Segment Wise Analysis

Demand for which vehicle type is slated to remain prominent?

New emerging studies pertaining to the use of polyurethane type of filters in vehicle, is projected to gather much prominence in the coming years to responding to filtration efficiency needs in light and heavy vehicles. Automotive filters are used in all kinds of vehicle including, construction vehicles, commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles. Out of them, passenger cars is expected to hold a prominent market share of 69% in 2022.

Under filter type which segment is likely to witness accelerated growth?

At present, engine filters holds a market share of 66% in 2021. However, there is a prospect that huge investments into this promising filter could make it much more significant in the longer term. Not just valves and horsepower, component manufacturers are increasingly utilizing polyurethane in automotive filters to keep the motors clean and maintain overall engine health. 

The emerging markets, including Mexico, Brazil and India are under the spotlight. The growth of the economy in these countries has attracted a number globally renowned car manufacturers towards them. The demand for both commercial and passenger vehicles has grown significantly in these countries. The rising automotive production remains a major driver for the global automotive filters market.

The polyurethane’s adoption in engine filters is anticipated to account for a valuation of USD 846 Million during the end of assessment period, hence, creating significant growth opportunities for raw materials and component manufacturers.

Competitive Landscape

Fact.MR has profiled the following key polyurethane in automotive filters manufacturers in its report Donaldson Company Inc., MAHLE GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation, Valeo SA, UFI FILTERS spa, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG, K&N Engineering Inc., ALCO Filters Ltd., Hengst SE & Co. KG and Mann + Hummel GmbH etc.

Key manufacturers are constantly innovating product designs to meet the modern day challenges pertaining to components placement in the engine environment.

Key Segments Covered

  • By Filter Type

    • Engine Filters
    • Cabin Air Filters
  • By Vehicle Type

    • Passenger Cars
    • Light Commercial Vehicles
    • Heavy Commercial Vehicles
    • Other Vehicle Types

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The market is likely to grow at the rate of 4.5% CAGR during the estimated period.

The market is likely to offer an absolute dollar opportunity of around USD 473 Million during 2022-2032.

Europe held the leading market share of around 32.8% in 2022 and presumed to remain in same growth curve by the end of 2032.

Passenger cars as vehicle type will have the highest market share of around 69% in 2022.

Donaldson Company Inc., MAHLE GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation and Valeo SA are the leading companies.

Engine filter is likely to offer great growth prospect with a CAGR of 4.9% during 2022 & 2032.

US holds the largest market share in North America market of around 80% in 2032.

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