Protective Clothing Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Protective Clothing Market Expected to reach a high CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Protective Clothing Market is segmented By Material Type (Aramid and Blends, Polyolefin and Blends, Cotton Fibers, Polybenzimidazole (Pbi), Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight (UHMW) Polyethylene, Polyacrylonitrile (Pan), Others), By Application (Thermal, Chemical, Radiation, Mechanical, Others), By End-Use Industry (Manufacturing & Construction, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Healthcare/Medical, Firefighting & Law Enforcement, Metals & Mining, Warehouse & Logistics, Others), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029


Market Overview

Global Protective Clothing Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR of 5.2% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).

Protective clothing protects from hazardous or risky conditions that can be life frightening. They are developed to safeguard the worker from coming in contact with unfavourable elements of the working environment. Based on the industry, industrial protective wear can be heat repellent, chemical resistant, cold-resistant, mechanical resistant, and others.  The protective clothing market is expected to grow, owing to a rise in concerns regarding the safety of workers around various sectors. The global protective clothing market is valued at USD XX million in 2020 and is forecasted to reach USD XX million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2022-2029)

Market Dynamics

The growing industrialization will augment the growth of the protective clothing market

Improvement in economic climate along with the boom in industrialization across the globe is leading to the growth of protective clothing. Industries are embracing protective clothing to keep their workers safe and stringent regulations from the government are by far the leading growth of protective clothing. Work-related accidents and illness in the US were down to 2.8 incidents per 100 in 2019, from 10.9 incidents per 100 employees in 1972 due to protective equipment, according to the US Bureau of Labor.

With the increasing rate of industrialization, the number of manufacturing procedures and policies has increased by many proportions, as a result of which personal protective equipment companies are focusing on developing specific protective wear to ensure maximum workers health. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) global survey of industrial policies reveals that, over the past 10 years, at least 101 economies across the developed and developing world (representing over 90% of global GDP) have implemented structured strategies for industrial growth. The last five years have seen the emergence of new approaches accelerate. The growth in the industrial sector will rise the adoption of protective clothing.

Moreover, the growing trend towards multi-functional clothing which offers high durability, chemical & mechanical resistance shows lucrative opportunities for market expansion.

Market Segmentation:

The manufacturing & Construction sector has been the primary market for global protective clothing for many years, growing at a CAGR of XX%.

The global protective clothing market has been segmented by end-use industry into manufacturing and construction, oil and gas, chemical, healthcare, firefighting & law enforcement, metals & mining, and warehouse & logistics among others. Manufacturing & construction industry involves vigorous activities that are often prone to accidents, risks and maybe hazard to the lives of the workers. Therefore, it is necessary, for each worker to wear adequate and suitable protective clothing that protects against possible hazards due to weather changes, electricity impacts, and other risks. Wearing a reflected vest is necessary for site engineers to maintain visibility while conducting site inspections and other site activities. Protective clothing used in the manufacturing and construction industry includes gloves and high visibility clothing.

The thermal segment is expected to dominate the global protective clothing market, by application. Protection from fire and extreme heat and the need to work around fire and heat has created the need for thermal protective clothing. Thermal protective clothing is required to protect those working in primary metal industries with molten metal, and similar areas involving high heat such as welding, foundries, manufacturing, and construction. There are various regulations such as NFPA1971, ASTM 2701-08, ISO 17492, CGSB, ASTM F955-07 and others, that governs thermal protective clothing that allows useful thermal protection as well as high levels of chemical resistance, usually an outer garment of thermally resistant material worn over the chemical suit.

Geographical Penetration

North America is the largest market for protective clothing with a share of nearly XX% in 2020

By geography, North America is expected to dominate the global protective clothing market in the year 2019, growing with a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period. The United States is the largest protective clothing market and is expected to continue dominating the global market during the forecast period. The market is largely driven by the increased awareness for safety and regulations that mandate the usage of protective clothing in various industries. The market in the United States is largely driven by innovation. The players in the United States protective clothing market are focusing on developing innovative products to widen their product portfolio and offer advanced products. For instance, Honeywell, headquartered in the U.S.A, acquired Norcross Safety products LLC, a manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) for approximately USD 1.2 billion in April 2019. The acquisition is expected to provide Honeywell with a complete platform in a fragmented, global segment that is expected to yield substantial growth opportunities. Investing in Norcross allowed Honeywell to fully participate in the broad and highly regulated industrial safety marketplace. Hence, growing investments by key players are expected to drive the protective clothing market in the United States.


Competitive Landscape

The global protective clothing market is highly fragmented. Major Companies are DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and Kimberly Clark Corp., among others. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., through its broad range of products and innovations, has been successfully catering to a variety of customers. DuPont launched a personal protection garment named Nomex. It is used in numerous end-user industries such as oil & gas, utilities, and manufacturing industries. This product provides workers with flame-resistant (FR) and arc-rated (AR) protection. This product launch reinforced company’s product portfolio. For instance, in October 2019, Lakeland industries launched a new line of apparel named Linemen. It offers an exceptional athletic fit with high-performance fire resistance (FR) attributes, breathability & moisture-wicking technology, multi-weight fabrics for optimal layering effectiveness, and others. This product launch enhanced company’s current product layering system specifically designed for electrical utility linemen. In May 2018, NSA – NATIONAL SAFETY APPAREL announced that they acquired Rubin Brothers along with their “Union Line” brand and their products. This acquisition will enhance their product offering capabilities and help in expanding their market share in the region of the United States.

COVID-19 Impact: Increase in demand for protective clothing in the medical sector for preventing transmission of the virus

The demand for protective clothing is increasing from the medical sector, owning to its properties for preventing the transmission of viruses such as COVID-19, Ebola and others. Protective clothing acts as a barrier between infectious materials such as viral and bacterial contaminants.  Normally protective clothing equipment consists of traditional precautions such as gloves, masks, gowns. If it's high infections from blood or airborne, it may include, facial protection, goggles and mask or face shield, gloves, gown or coverall, head cover, rubber boots. Recently, there has been a surge in demand for protective clothing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health workers are at the front line of any outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection with an outbreak pathogen (in this case COVID-19). The World Health Organization (WHO) had notified industries and government bodies across the globe to increase the manufacturing of protective clothing by 40% to meet rising global demand.

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