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Hand & Arm Protection (PPE) Market Size By Material (Leather, Canvas or Metal Mesh Gloves, Fabric and Coated Fabric Gloves, Chemical and Liquid Resistant Gloves, Special Insulated Gloves), By Application (Cut-Resistant Gloves, Insulated Gloves, Chemical Resistant Gloves, Anti-Vibration Gloves, Disposable Gloves, Multi-Purpose, Electrically Insulated Gloves, Puncture Resistant Gloves), By End-Use (Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Mining), By Sales Channel (Retail, Industrial MRO), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI5376
  • Published Date: Oct 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Hand & Arm Protection Market size was valued at more than USD 14 billion in 2021. Driven by rising demand for automobiles due to shifting lifestyle choices, the industry is expected to grow at a 6.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.
 

Hand & Arm Protection Market

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The constantly expanding oil & gas industry is speculated to spur the demand for hand and arm protection gloves to protect workers against health hazards. Rapid industrialization is boosting the demand for oil and gas for varied end-use industries, thereby propelling the hand & arm PPE industry growth. For instance, the North American oil & gas contracts by volume in December 2021 were around 79 and this number is anticipated to grow immensely in the years to come with the constant increase in demand for oil from diverse sectors.
 

Moreover, government efforts to maintain workers’ safety in hazardous industries are set to foster the market outlook. Recently, during the COVID-19 outbreak, companies supported the government in curtailing the spread of coronavirus by supplying protective gloves and PPE kits to prevent exposure to the virus. For instance, in March 2020, Semperit AG Holding, an Austrian polymer and plastic products manufacturer, supported the Austrian government with its Glove-liner initiative by delivering 60 million protective gloves for medical personnel in the country.
 

Significant presence of counterfeit products may restrain industry progression

Low quality and duplication of products are restraining the hand & arm PPE market growth. A wide range of counterfeit gloves available across the globe is hindering business expansion. These low condition & duplicate products are hampering the consumption of high-quality hand and arm protection gloves. Nonetheless, companies from the industrial and medical sectors are engaging in organic partnerships with industry players to develop efficient products, which is set to help them overcome this issue.
 

High resistance to cuts to push leather, canvas or metal mesh gloves segment expansion

Global Leather Canvas or Metal Mesh Gloves Market

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In terms of material, the hand & arm protection market is categorized into chemical & liquid-resistant gloves, leather, canvas or metal mesh gloves, fabric & coated fabric gloves, and special insulated gloves. The leather, canvas or metal mesh gloves segment is projected to reach more than USD 12.5 billion in revenue by 2030 as they offer high protection against cuts in production processes, such as sheet metal cutting and food processing, which is augmenting product demand.
 

Easy availability of products online to help retail sales channel gain traction

Global Retail Market

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With respect to sales channels, hand & arm protection market is divided into retail and industrial MRO. Retail segment is estimated to register a valuation of over USD 5 billion by the end of 2030. The segment growth is attributed to extensive product offerings through online platforms on account of convenience, coupled with increased market penetration.
 

Ease in handling sharp objects to accelerate cut-resistant gloves segment progress

Global Cut-Resistant Gloves Market

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In terms of application, hand & arm protection market is segregated into cut-resistant gloves, insulated gloves, chemical resistant gloves, anti-vibration gloves, disposable gloves, multi-purpose, electrically insulated gloves, and puncture resistant gloves. The cut-resistant gloves segment was valued at more than USD 2.5 billion in 2021 and is further poised to depict around 6% growth rate over 2022-2030. The growth of the segment is attributed to the significant penetration of cut-resistant gloves for handling sharp?edged objects and glass or scrap metal in the food and manufacturing industries.
 

Frequent hazards in the construction sector to define the industry landscape

Global Construction Market

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Based on end-use, hand & arm protection market is classified into construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, chemical, food, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mining, and others. The construction end-use segment is estimated to be worth over USD 4 billion by 2030. Surging occurrences of accidents in the construction industry due to hazards caused by chemical, electrical, and heavy & sharp objects are likely to propel the need for hand and arm protection gloves in the construction sector.
 

Increasing construction projects to aid North America to emerge as a prominent revenue pocket

North America Hand & Arm Protection Market

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Hand & arm protection market is segmented into Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The North America market valuation is expected to exceed USD 11 billion by 2030. The proliferating construction industry, along with changing consumer preferences, is anticipated to bolster the demand for hand and arm protection gloves over the next 8 years.
 

Strategic partnerships to improve the hand & arm protection industry outlook

Lakeland, 3M, MSA, Superior Glove, Honeywell International Inc, DuPont De Nemours, Ansell, Hercules SLR, Stanley Black & Decker, and Protective Industrial Products are some of the key hand & arm protection market players. These companies majorly focus on strategic partnerships and acquisitions as well as introducing new product lines, to strengthen their market position.
 

Impact of COVID-19 on the hand & arm PPE market trends

Th COVID-19 pandemic positively influenced the penetration of hand and arm protection gloves. As there was an urgent need for PPE and protective gloves for curbing the spread of coronavirus, many companies sponsored the deployment of medical disposable gloves. To cite an instance, in May 2020, Superior Glove, a Canadian glove manufacturer, donated disposable gloves to small businesses in need, including hospitals and care facilities. Burgeoning demand for protective gloves impelled the utilization of these gloves in other industries, such as chemical, automotive, and food processing industries, thereby increasing overall product uptake in recent years.
 

The Hand & Arm Protection Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million Units and revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2030 for the following segments:

By Material

  • Leather, Canvas or Metal Mesh Gloves
  • Fabric and Coated Fabric Gloves
  • Chemical- and Liquid-Resistant Gloves
  • Special Insulated Gloves

By Application

  • Cut-Resistant Gloves
  • Insulated Gloves
  • Chemical Resistant Gloves
  • Anti-Vibration Gloves
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Multi-Purpose
  • Electrically Insulated Gloves
  • Puncture Resistant Gloves

By End-Use

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation
  • Mining
  • Others

By Sales Channel

  • Retail
  • Industrial MRO

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa

 

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global hand & arm PPE market size was valued at more than USD 14 billion in 2021 and is set to progress at around 6.5% CAGR over the next 8 years owing to the expanding oil & gas industry and the mounting demand for automobiles.

The cut-resistant gloves application segment is anticipated to exhibit a 6% CAGR through 2030 owing to the significant penetration of these gloves for handling sharp?edged objects and glass or scrap metal in the food and manufacturing industries.

The leather, canvas or metal mesh gloves material segment is poised to exceed a valuation of USD 12.5 billion by 2030 as a result of high resistance to cuts in processes, including sheet metal cutting & food processing.

The North America hand & arm protection industry is slated to be worth over USD 11 billion by 2030 on account of massive growth in the construction industry, along with changing consumer preferences in the region.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 347
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 280

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