Personal Protective Equipment Industry Overview
The global personal protective equipment market size was valued at USD 77.36 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2020 to 2028.
Increasing awareness regarding hygiene to avoid transmission of pathogens in healthcare facilities is expected to drive the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) over the forecast period. Various countries implemented strict acts due to the Covid-19, such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by the U.S. for protecting public health workers, establishing free testing, providing paid leaves, and important benefits to children and families, in 2020 to curb the spread. Increasing domestic production coupled with restraints on the product imports and exports surged the PPE demand in 2020.
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The stringent regulations imposed by the U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. have a positive impact on product demand from the end-use industries in the country. In addition, the growing employee awareness related to personal safety has a significant influence on the increased penetration of PPE in the U.S.
Constant innovations, such as the development of lighter and comfortable industrial protective equipment using premium-quality fabric, are projected to propel market growth. Demand for protective equipment, which combines safety with improved aesthetics and technological innovation is further estimated to augment market growth.
Factors, such as improved technical support and increasing awareness of the price-performance ratio of products, are expected to favor private-label product manufacturing. Rising contract-based manufacturing of PPE designed according to distributor specifications, primarily in developed economies of North America and Western Europe, has a major impact on driving the product demand.
The companies operating in the textile industry across the Asian countries have altered their apparel manufacturing plants to PPE manufacturing post-outbreak of the Covid-19 to bridge the demand-supply gap. China is the largest exporter of PPE, such as masks, goggles, protective gowns, and gloves; however, its exports reduced by around 15% post the origination of the pandemic.
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- N95 Mask Market – The global N95 mask market size was estimated at USD 3.1 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% from 2022 to 2030.
- Disposable Medical Gloves Market – The global disposable medical gloves market size was estimated at USD 9.85 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% from 2022 to 2030.
Personal Protective Equipment Market Segmentation
Grand View Research has segmented the global personal protective equipment market on the basis of product, end-use, and region:
PPE Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- Head, Eye & Face Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Protective Clothing
- Heat & Flame Protection
- Chemical Defending
- Cleanroom Clothing
- Mechanical Protective Clothing
- Limited General Use
- Respiratory Protection
- Air-purifying Respirators
- Supplied Air Respirators
- Protective Footwear
- Fall Protection
- Hand Protection
- Disposable Gloves
- By Type
- General Purpose
- Chemical Handling
- Sterile Gloves
- By Material
- Natural Rubber
- By Type
- Durable Gloves
- Mechanical Gloves
- Chemical Handling
- Thermal/Flame Retardant
- Disposable Gloves
PPE End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- Oil & Gas
PPE Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Central & South America
- Middle East & Africa
Market Share Insights
- April 2021: Honeywell completed the acquisition of Norcross Safety Products L.L.C. for USD 1.2 billion. It may provide the company with a platform in the global market.
- September 2014: Kimberly-Clark Health Care, a Kimberly-Clark company, introduced the AERO BLUE high-performance surgical gown in September 2014
Key Companies profiled:
Some prominent players in the global personal protective equipment market include
- Honeywell International, Inc.
- Lakeland Industries, Inc.
- Ansell Ltd.
- Avon Rubber plc
- COFRA S.r.l.
- Uvex Safety Group
- Lindstrom Group
- BartelsRieger Atemschutztechnik GmbH
- Rock Fall (U.K.) Ltd.
- Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company
- Radians, Inc.
- Polison Corp.
- Gateway Safety, Inc.
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