The BGL Industrials Insider discusses key trends and issues affecting the industry, as well as recent mergers and acquisitions activity, and the recent performance of publicly-traded companies.

Industrial consumables is seeing a rise in acquisition activity as investor focus turns to custom-engineered products and materials targeting specialized markets and applications. The Filtration Systems market is seeing accelerating investment activity as demand for high-performance filtration products grows, driven by more stringent environmental regulations, growing public awareness of indoor air quality, and increasing investments in water, wastewater, and power generation infrastructure worldwide. Further consolidation is expected as participants leverage acquisitions to expand technology and engineering resources, broaden product portfolios, and diversify into growing end markets.