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Non-Powered Air Purifying Respirator Market Size By Product (Disposable/Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFR) {N Class, P Class, R Class}, Reusable {Elastomeric Half Facepiece Respirators, Elastomeric Full Facepiece Respirators, Cartridges/Filter}), By Application (Medical & Healthcare, Chemical & Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Military, Food & Beverages, Fire Services, Mining, Oil & Gas), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021– 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5157
  • Published Date: Nov 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Rising health awareness along with a high purchasing power of consumers

Non-Powered Air Purifying Respirator Market size exceeded USD 8 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 4% between 2021 and 2027. The availability of various manufacturers engaged in manufacturing high-impact and non-powered air-purifying respirators for industrial safety may fuel the product demand.

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Increasing R&D spending on technological innovations is likely to stimulate the market growth. Moreover, rising safety awareness and stricter regulations are rapidly driving the demand. Growing awareness arising in the oil & gas and mining sectors led by the severity of chemical gas infections will further support the industry statistics.

Increase in focus of application industry to reduce operation cost is increasing the demand for reusable product

The reusable non-powered air purifying respirator market valued at USD 2 billion in 2020 and is forecast to register growth rate of about 6% through 2027. Reusable air-purifying respirators, which includes half-facepiece and full-facepiece tight fitting respirators, can be constantly cleaned, used, re-used, stored, and disinfected. They are used as an alternative to disposable half-mask Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), which includes N95 FFRs to increase the total supply of respirators.

Reusable air purifying respirator is highly effective and provide superior protection against wide variety of gases, vapors, and particulate hazards. Thus, various type of industries such as oil & gas and chemical manufactures are preferring reusable air purifying respirator over disposable products.

Rising level of air pollution and air borne diseases

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The non-powered air purifying respirator market from medical & healthcare application is set to reach USD 3.25 billion by 2027. One of the main factors supporting the medical & healthcare segment growth is the outbreak of COVID-19 all over the world. The rising concerns of people toward safety and the fear of spreading the virus led to a surge in the product demand in the retail sector. Additionally, the unpredictable rise in COVID-19 cases also fueled the industry outlook.

Moreover, the increasing occurrence of infectious diseases, technological advancements, evolving care models, infrastructure investments, higher labor costs amidst workforce shortages, as well as growth of health care system in the developing markets are some of the factors boosting the medical & healthcare industry growth. However, rising healthcare spending also fostered the demand for non-powered air purifying respirator in healthcare sector.

Growing focus of companies to maintain long term relationships with local distributors

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The offline distribution channel is projected to observe 2.5% gains through 2027. The non-powered air-purifying respirator manufacturing companies prefer offline distribution channels to reach maximum customers in the market. These respirators are used in industries to protect the workers from respiratory hazardous during the production process. The offline distribution channel helps in cementing long term relationships with the consumers and creating resale opportunities for the manufacturers. However, increasing use of online distribution channels for the sale of these products should hamper the segment growth.

Rapid industrialization and shifting of production base of multinational companies to Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific non-powered air purifying respirator market size is poised to cross USD 2 billion by 2027. Rapid growth in the pharmaceutical, industrial, food & beverage, and mining industries is expected to drive the regional market revenue. Companies are adopting strategies to avoid workplace injuries caused due to respiratory hazards coupled with strict government standards should enhance industry outlook. Rapidly industrialization in China and India along with rising product awareness among key payers about workers health and safety is stimulating the APAC market. Rising spending on personal protective equipment’s in various high-risk industries such as mining, chemicals, and oil & gas should offer lucrative growth opportunities.

Other factors such as shifting production base of major multinational companies to Asia Pacific, to reduce expenses on labor cost and raw material is forecast to propel the market share. Furthermore, these companies have a strong focus of worker’s safety owing to its high employee protection standards and employee protection budgets. Increasing pharmaceutical and chemical production in India and China with introduction of stringent norms regarding worker safety in developing countries across Asia is enhancing the demand.

Product innovation and expansion strategy to remain key business strategies

The non-powered air purifying respirator market is competitive and includes various players such as DuPont, 3M, Honeywell, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), Alpha Pro Tech, Delta Plus Group, and Kimberley Clark Corporation. The companies are involved in business strategies, such as expansion in capacity and production innovation, to increase brand value and global reach.

In March 2020, 3M increased the production of N95 masks by using “surge capacity” and localized supply chains. The company ramped up production of respiratory masks in its Aberdeen plant. The strategic initiative was in response to the onset of the covid-19 pandemic

This market research report on non-powered air purifying respirator includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

Market, By Product

  • Disposable/ filtering facepiece respirators (FFR)
    • N Class
    • P Class
    • R Class
  • Reusable
    • Elastomeric Half Facepiece Respirators
    • Elastomeric Full Facepiece Respirators
    • Cartridges/Filter

Market, By Application

  • Medical & healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Military
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fire services
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Others

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

  • 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) :

The market size of non-powered air purifying respirator surpassed USD 8 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 4% from 2021 to 2027, says this GMI report.
The market revenue from reusable products will exceed USD 2 billion in 2020 and will expand at a CAGR of 6% up to 2027 driven by the benefit of superior protection against an extensive range of vapors, gases, and particulate hazards.
The market share from medical & healthcare application will cross USD 3.25 billion through 2027 impelled by surging incidences of infectious diseases, infrastructure investments, and evolving care models.
Asia Pacific market is estimated to register over USD 2 billion valuation by 2027 considering the rapid expansion of industrial, mining, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries.

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