The global industrial dust collector market size was valued at USD 7.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% from 2021 to 2028. The market growth is expected to be driven by stringent government regulations to achieve environmental compliance and increasing hygiene standards in the food industry. The growing scope of application of these devices in the construction industry, rising industrial manufacturing & global economic activities, rapid infrastructure development, and an increasing number of coal power plants are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. In addition, there are some regulations, such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), that issue standards to regulate air quality in the industries.
The OSHA regulates worker’s exposure to hexavalent chromium (metal found in the weld fumes). The particulates of hexavalent chromium are extremely small and can create serious problems when inhaled. These regulations are driving the market growth. On the other hand, the global industrial dust collector market growth was declined in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Factors, such as shutting down of the manufacturing plants of several end-use industries, a decline in production due to the lack of raw material availability, and supply chain disruptions, have adversely affected the market growth. Moreover, high maintenance costs and strong competition from other air filtration technologies, such as membrane filtration, can hamper the market growth.
The baghouse type segment led the market and accounted for more than 26% of the global revenue share in 2020. Baghouse dust collector shows good efficiency in collecting particulate matter, including dust, smoke, bio-contaminants, and other toxic particles. Moreover, they are quite cost-effective compared to other product types, such as electrostatic precipitators and cartridge dust collectors.
There are three main types of inertial separators including settling chambers, baffle chambers, and centrifugal collectors. These devices remove or collect the dust particles by using a combination of forces including inertial force, centrifugal force, and gravitational force. These product types are ideal for industries where the temperature of the flue gas ranges between 40°F to 200°F.
The cartridge type segment is likely to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period. These products are highly efficient as they can trap dust particles sized less than 0.3 microns and have a higher filtration speed compared to other types. The wet scrubber segment is also growing at a significant pace.
The wet scrubbers can tolerate a high range of temperature, which makes them ideal to use in almost every industry. Wet scrubbers can also be used for the filtration of high-humidity gases. These devices can be used to remove a wide range of pollutants including sulfur and other acidic gases that contribute to acid rain.
The dry segment dominated the market and accounted for over 67% of the global revenue share in 2020. On the basis of mechanism, the market has been divided into sub-segments namely, dry and wet. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), dry dust collectors include cyclone separators, baghouse collectors, and cartridge dust collectors, among other related products.
These tools use dry filter media and are used to collect fine particulate dust generated in the processing industries. They are ideal for large airflow systems and heavy dust-loading applications that require high dust removal efficiency. Moreover, they are widely preferred over wet dust collectors as only a single dry dust collector can tolerate high dust load and large airflows wherein wet equipment requires multiple collectors for such cases. However, the wet mechanism segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of more than 4.5% from 2021 to 2028.
The fixed segment led the market and accounted for over 68% of the global revenue share in 2020. Fixed dust collectors are also known as stationary dust collectors, they are efficient for applications, such as woodworking, chemical fumes, non-ferrous metalwork, and cement. Fixed dust collectors are expensive as compared to portable ones. Most of the dust collectors used in the industries are fixed dust collectors. In industries, large dust collecting units are required, which are mostly placed in a stationary position.
The industries, such as steel, food, and chemical, require large electrostatic precipitator and bag filter that is fixed in a particular area from where flue gas or dusty air passes, and they are programmed to collect dust at a particular interval. The portable segment is likely to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.0% over the forecast period. Portable tools have a high demand due to their cost-effectiveness and convenience. Moreover, these low-maintenance filters require no installation, which drives their demand.
The cement segment led the market accounting for 22.5% of the global revenue share in 2020. On the basis of the end-use industry, the market has been segmented into food & beverage, pharmaceutical, energy & power, steel, cement, mining, and others. The cement industry produces a large amount of dust and to curb this, cement facilities require various types of dust collectors.
The concrete batching business involves various processes, such as measuring, storing, and transport, and all these processes need dust collectors. Energy & power business is one of the major industries that emit toxic gases. The flue gases released from the energy & power industries contain harmful particles that need to be removed before release to the environment. Thus, dust collectors help in collecting and removing such contents from the flue gas.
Asia Pacific led the global market accounting for a revenue share of 35.4% in 2020. The regional market will expand further at a steady CAGR from 2021 to 2028 on account of rapid industrialization and a growing number of infrastructure development projects in APAC. The increasing investments in the infrastructure sector by various governments, particularly across the developing economies, will have a significant impact on the steel and cement industry, which, in turn, is expected to drive the market. According to the World Steel Association AISBL, China is the largest steel manufacturer in the world and India is 3rd largest manufacturer of crude steel in the world.
Europe is one of the major regional markets due to the presence of end-use industries. The industries in Europe directly provide more than 35 million jobs. It has the largest food and beverage industry in the world. According to Eurostat, 291,000 companies were operating in the food and beverage sector in Europe in 2020.
The global market is highly competitive due to the presence of several global, regional, and local manufacturers. Companies in the market offer a wide variety of products with efficiency ranges between 90% and 99.9%. Manufacturers are selling industrial collectors through various channels, including retailers and their websites, distributors, company-operated websites.
The competition among players is based on numerous parameters including product quality, performance, corporate reputation, technical competence, and price. New product launches, technological innovations, distribution network expansion, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions are some of the key strategies adopted by companies to strengthen their position in the market and gain a higher market share. Some prominent players in the global industrial dust collector market include:
- Camfil AB
- Thermax Limited
- Kelin Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.
- KC Cottrell
- Nederman Holding AB
- Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
- Donaldson Company, Inc.
- Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.
This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global industrial dust collector market report on the basis of type, end-use industry, mechanism, mobility, and region:
- Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- Baghouse Dust Collector
- Cartridge Dust Collector
- Wet Scrubbers
- Inertial Separators
- Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP)
- Baghouse Dust Collector
- End-use Industry Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- Food & Beverage
- Energy & Power
- Mechanism Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- Mobility Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- North America
- Rest of the Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the Asia Pacific
- Central & South America
- Rest of the Central & South America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- North America