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Air Purification Equipment

Abstract

This report analyzes the North American market for Air Purification Equipment in US$ Million & Thousand Units by the following Types - Product by Technology (Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, Electrostatic Precipitation (ESP), Plasma, & Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, Ultra Violet, Electrostatic Precipitation (ESP), Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO), & Others)); and Product By Contaminant Removal Feature (Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone, & Induct); and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone, & Induct)). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, and Canada. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period of 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for this market. The report profiles 175 companies including many key and niche players such as AeroMed Inc., AllerAir Industries, Aprilaire, Blueair, Inc., Continental Fan Manufacturing Inc. Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Hunter Fan Company, IQAir North America Incorporated, Jarden Corporation, Lennox International, Inc., Oreck Corporation, Sanuvox Technologies Inc., SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Steril-Aire Inc., Trion Inc., and White-Rodgers. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study
  • Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Plasma-Based Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Electrostatic Precipitation Based Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Media Combination Based Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Other Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
  • Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Photo Catalytic Oxidation Based Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Electrostatic Precipitation Based Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Ultra Violet Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Media Combinations Based Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • 'Other' Induct Air Purification Equipment

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • The North American Market: A Quick Primer
  • A Peek Into Market Dynamics
    • Market Structure
  • Recession and Beyond
  • Air Purifier: No More a Symbol of Luxury
  • Indoor Air Quality: A Prime Concern
  • Causes of Indoor Air Pollution
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Consumer Awareness On the Rise
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Laws for IAQ Improvement in Schools
  • Criteria for Improved IAQ
    • Types of Contaminants Present in Indoor Air and their Acceptable Levels
  • Energy Star Indoor Air Package: A Boon to Builders
  • Key Market Trends
  • Product Innovation: Indispensable to Success in the Marketplace
    • Innovations During the Late 1990s: A Trip Down the Timeline
  • Eliminating Odors and Smoke: Remain Key to Product Success
  • Regulatory Standards Spruce Up Sales of Air Purification Equipment
  • Industry Majors Focus on Dispersing Knowledge
  • Combination Technologies Offer Scope for Product Differentiation
    • Research Studies Pave the Way for Progress
  • The New Mantra for Product Success
  • Growth Drivers In a Capsule
    • Market Fundamentals
    • Rising Incidences of Allergies Nudge Growth Down the Road
    • Increasing Consumer Awareness
    • Products With Multiple Benefits Spur Growth
    • Induct Units Enter the Trading Range
    • Intensifying Competition Triggers Innovation
    • Commercial Applications: An Attractive End-Use Market to Mine
  • Growth Restraints & Challenges
    • Challenges Galore
    • Pricing Pressures Turn on the Heat
    • Continued Price Sensitivity Thwart Sales
    • Low Operating Margins: A Hurdle for New Technology Developments
    • Lack of Awareness Among HVAC Contractors Restrain Growth of Induct Units
    • Untested & Unsupported Products Whittle Down Consumer Confidence
    • Lack of Universal Regulations: A Major Pitfall
    • Anti-Smoking Laws to Stalemate New Equipment Sales
  • Notes From Across the Globe
  • Thailand
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
    • High Reliance on Imports
  • Taiwan
    • Air Purification: A Niche Market
  • Japan
    • Major Players Capitalize on the Boom
    • Fujita's New EAP Technology Brings Down Pollution Levels

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Air Purification Equipment: A Definition
  • Factors Influencing Purchase Decisions
  • Air Purification Technologies
  • Filter-based Purification Technology
  • Photocatalytic Oxidation Technology
  • Ultra Low Penetration Air Filters
  • Ionizer Purifiers
    • a) Liquid Ionizer Purifiers
    • b) Air Ionizer Purifiers
  • Plasma Air Purifiers
  • Ozone Generators
  • Hydroxyl Radicals
  • Activated Carbon
    • Table 1: Technologies and their Efficiencies in Removing Air Borne Contaminants (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Types of Air Purifiers
  • Stand-Alone Purification Equipment
    • Media Combination Based Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Electrostatic Precipitation Based Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Plasma-Based Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
    • Other Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment
  • End-Use
    • Table 2: North American Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Types of Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Media Combinations Based Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Ultra Violet Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Electrostatic Precipitation Based Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • Photo Catalytic Oxidation Based Induct Air Purification Equipment
    • 'Other' Induct Air Purification Equipment
  • Air Purification Solutions Adding to Indoor Pollution!
  • Testing of Ozone-Generating Ionic Air Purifiers Becomes Mandatory
  • Why Stand-Alone Units and Why Not Induct Units?
  • Residential Sector: The Ultimate Winner in the End-Use Race

4. REGIONAL MARKET OVERVIEW

4a. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • A Market Primer
    • Anti Smoking Law: A Peek Into Its Implications
    • Sharper Image Corporation: A Peek Into Its Downfall
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Product by Technology
    • Table 3: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Stand-alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Others) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 4: US Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Stand- alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Others) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: US 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type -Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Stand-alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Others) for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Product by Contaminant Removal Feature
    • Table 6: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: US Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: US 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand- Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) for the Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Product by Technology
    • Table 9: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Stand-alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Others) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: Canadian Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type -Stand-alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, and Others) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Stand-alone Air Purification Equipment (Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others) and Induct Air Purification Equipment (Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, Others) For Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Product by Contaminant Removal Feature
    • Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: Canadian Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) for the Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • CLARCOR Takes Over Transweb
  • UV Flu Technologies Acquires RxAir Industries
  • Custom Air Controls and AeroMed Merge
  • Steril-Aire Enters into Agreement with SANYO North America
  • National Sleep Foundation Enters into Partnership with Austin Air Systems
  • UV Flu Signs Agreement with Puravair
  • Daikin Industries Signs Definitive Agreement with Nippon Muki
  • Carrier Corporation Takes Over StrionAir
  • Air-n-Water.com and Virus Zero Air Purifiers Enter into Partnership
  • RGF Environmental Group Signs Exclusive Agreement with Jiangsu Alphay Biotechnological
  • Royal Philips Electronics and Woongjin Coway Enter into Strategic Partnership
  • Sharper Image Quits the Business
  • Tomkins Completes the Acquisition of Trion
  • Sanyo to Expand its Marketing Initiatives for Eneloop Air Fresher
  • AirOcare Inks Licensing Agreement with Ingersoll
  • Kohsan Establishes Air Purifier Plant in Thailand
  • P3 International Recalls Leaven's IonizAir Purifiers
  • Toshiba to Expand its Air Purifier Marketing Efforts
  • Kronos Inks a Deal with HoMedics

6. PRODUCT LAUNCHES

  • Air filters and purifiers Introduces New Line of HEPA Air Purification Systems
  • Bry-Air (Asia) Launches EcoScrub Air & Gas Purification System
  • Dectron Launches DRY-O-TRON DSV Series Dehumidifier
  • Dometic Marine Introduces In-Duct Breathe Easy(tm) Air Purifier
  • SANYO North America Corporation Introduces Professional Air Washer PlusTM System
  • HumanScale Launches New Air Purifier
  • Sharp Electronics of Canada Introduces New Range of Air Purifying Products
  • Samsung Electronics Launches New Ionizer Device and Air Conditioner Range
  • Airvita to Launch New Air Purifiers
  • Quiet-Aire Sales Launches the Quiet-Aire Ecology APU
  • Domestic Marine Unveils Breathe EasyTM Air Purifier Series
  • UV Flu Technologies Rolls Out UV 400 VIRAGUARD Bio-Technology-Based Air Purifier
  • Continental Fan Unveils CX3000GS Ducted Air Purifier
  • PurelightUK Introduces Purelight CleanCare
  • Sharp Develops Enhanced Air Purification Technology
  • Fujifilm Develops High-Efficiency Biofilter for Air Purifiers
  • Alen's Paralda to Debut in the Air Purification Market
  • Carrier Introduces Infinity(tm) Air Purifier
  • 3M Launches Filtrete
  • Steril-Aire Launches Steril-Zone(tm)
  • CaluTech UV Lights Launches HVAC UV Air Purifiers
  • Clean Air Group Introduces AtmosAir Solutions
  • AllerAir Launches AirMedic MCS Air Purifier
  • Sharp Unveils Three New Models of Humidifying Air Purifiers
  • National Panasonic Launches New Air Purification System in Kuwait
  • B&Y International Launches CADR Air Purifiers
  • Aironic Introduces AI 3000
  • Nicro Introduces New Air Purification System to Provide Refreshing Air in Boats
  • Air Innovations Introduces Air Purifier
  • Soonwell Releases Ion-Ace Negative Ion Air Purifier
  • Dave Lennox Introduces the New Generation Air Purification System
  • Synergy Healthcare Releases New Air Purification Equipment, AirCleanse
  • AirPurifiersDirect2U.com Unveils Online Air Purifier Superstore

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • AeroMed Inc. (USA)
  • AllerAir Industries (USA)
  • Aprilaire (USA)
  • Blueair, Inc. (USA)
  • Continental Fan Manufacturing Inc. (USA)
  • Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc (USA)
  • Honeywell International, Inc. (USA)
  • Hunter Fan Company
  • IQAir North America Incorporated (USA)
  • Jarden Corporation (USA)
  • Lennox International, Inc. (USA)
  • Oreck Corporation (USA)
  • Sanuvox Technologies Inc. (Canada)
  • SANYO Electric Co., Ltd (Japan)
  • Sharp Corporation (Japan)
  • Steril-Aire Inc. (USA)
  • Trion Inc. (USA)
  • White-Rodgers (USA)

8. MARKET PERSPECTIVE

  • Value Analytics
    • Table 15: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: North American Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Country -US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: North American 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Canadian Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Product By Technology
    • Table 18: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: North American Historic Review for Stand- Alone Air Purification Equipment by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: North American 15-Year Perspective for Stand- Alone Air Purification Equipment by Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Canadian Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: North American Historic Review for Stand- Alone Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: North American 15-Year Perspective for Stand- Alone Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Media Combinations, ESP, Plasma, and Others for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Induct Air Purification Equipment by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 25: North American Historic Review for Induct Air Purification Equipment by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: North American 15-Year Perspective for Induct Air Purification Equipment by Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Canadian Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Induct Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: North American Historic Review for Induct Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: North American 15-Year Perspective for Induct Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Media Combination, UV, ESP, Photocatalytic Oxidation, Others for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Product By Contaminant Removal Feature
    • Table 30: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: North American Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand- Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand- Alone and Induct) Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 32: North American 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Contaminant Removal Feature - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) and Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features (Stand-Alone and Induct) for the Years 2003, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 33: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 34: North American Historic Review for Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: North American 15-Year Perspective for Air Purifiers With Odor Removal Features by Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Canadian Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 36: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 37: North American Historic Review for Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features by Country - US and Canadian Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: North American 15-Year Perspective for Air Purifiers Without Odor Removal Features by Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US and Canadian Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Volume Analytics:
    • Table 39: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment and Induct Air Purification Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 40: North American Historic Review for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Stand- Alone Air Purification Equipment and Induct Air Purification Equipment Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 41: North American 15-Year Perspective for Air Purification Equipment by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Stand-Alone Air Purification Equipment and Induct Air Purification Equipment Products for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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