The demand for oil filters in the global market is poised to increase 5.6 percent every year to US $ 45 billion by the end of 2009. Japan, China, Western Europe, and US are the largest markets of oil filters throughout the globe. Honeywell, MANN, Hummel, Bosch, General Motors, and Affinia Group are some of the known manufacturing companies of oil filters used in automobiles. Cartridge, Spin on, Electromagnet, and Centrifugal are some of the widely supplied oil filters in the automobile market. The oil pumps
distributed in the market perform multitude of functions like lubrication of internal parts, absorption of contaminants, cool the engine, and suspension of wear particulate.