Protective Clothing Market size is forecast to reach $13.21 billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 6.70% during 2020-2025. Increasing the demand for industrial clothing, such as growing concern for the health of workers coupled with strict government regulations and the strict labor laws have forced industrial producers in North America and Europe to strictly obey the standards and guidelines established by government organizations to prevent any type of occupational hazard. Increasing working population across North America, Europe and APAC is expected to have a positive impact on the growth due to the rapid growth of the manufacturing sector in these regions. Key Takeaways
- Increasing usage of protective clothing in medical sector for preventing transmission of viruses such as COVID-19, Ebola and infection controls.
- Growing trend for multi-functional durable clothing with high chemical and mechanical resistance is expected to drive growth of protective clothing.
- In addition to growing incidents of manual accidents in the workplace, rising demand for respiratory equipment for mining, emergency relief, military, law-enforcement facilities, health care and fire services is expected to drive market growth in the coming years.
- To increase awareness of health and safety, the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has teamed up with various health and safety organizations, through the Workplace Innovator Award program, to create new ideas and solutions. Agencies in collaboration with market players are expected to encourage these measures to strengthen safety standards, which acts a driving for protective clothing market in coming years.
- The growing industrialization will augment the growth of protective clothing market
- Growing trend for multi-functional durable clothing is expected to drive growth of protective clothing
- Material selection while manufacturing protective clothing by manufacturers to reach the customer demand is one of the major challenges constraining the market growth
- In March, 2017 3M has acquired Scott Safety from Johnson Controls for a total enterprise value of $2.0 billion. Scott Safety is a premier manufacturer of innovative products, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) systems, gas and flame detection instruments, and other safety devices that complement 3M’s personal safety portfolio.
- In March 2019, Ansell Limited has launched a product MICROFLEX® MidKnight™ XTRA, a nitrile exam glove that has been tested against both fentanyl and gastric acid to simulate real-world overdose situations. The glove features an elongated cuff for added coverage of the wrist and forearm and has a distinctive black color that allows wearers to easily see potentially hazardous powders on hands.