Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size By Product (Head [Safety Helmets & Hard Hats, Bump Caps], Eye & Face Protection [Face Protection, Eye Protection – Plano], Hearing Protection [Cap Mounted, Over the Head Type, Disposable], Protective Clothing [Flame Retardant Apparel, Chemical Defending Garment, High Visibility Clothing], Respiratory Protection [SCBA – Fire Service, SCBA – Industrial, APR – Disposable, Emergency Escape Devices], Protective Footwear, Fall Protection [Personal Systems, Engineered Systems], Hand Protection), By Application (Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Food, Transportation), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Oct 2019  |  Report ID: GMI373  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 495   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Significant regulatory pressures will accentuate PPE market demand

Personal Protective Equipment Market size exceeded USD 47 billion, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 7% CAGR between 2019 and 2025.

Personal Protective Equipment Market

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a safety gear that protects the user against injury risks at workplace. PPE consists of array of products distinguished to protect different parts of human body that are exposed to serious injuries at workplace. Employers are actively seeking PPE gears for their employees as it helps them to save surplus expenses on lost production time, workers compensation and medical expenses.

Workers can sustain injuries from contact with physical, electrical, chemical, radiological, mechanical or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment minimizes the impact of these hazards by introducing a barrier between user and the working environment. Personal protective equipment stand last in the line of hierarchy of hazard control. This policy framework contains systematic error removal techniques to prevent injuries at workplace. In hierarchal order the framework contains elimination, substitution, engineering & administrative control techniques and PPE gears.

Stringent regulatory guidelines have made mandatory for employers to provide its employees with certified protective gears. For instance, Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) have issued certain regulations that mandates employers to protect their employees from various workplace hazards. Additionally, new upgraded safety standards issued by ANSI and EU have urged manufacturers to improve ergonomics as it will improve dexterity and reduce discomforts.

Regional government support has led to increasing number of manufacturers and contract manufacturers in the industry. This has led to influx of private label safety gears from distributors and consolidation of suppliers. However, industry players involved with production, distribution, importation, marketing and sale of PPE needs to get product approval from regulatory bodies. The products of the companies undergoes stringent certification test laid out by ANSI and EU. This will prevent lower specification and counterfeit products entering into the market.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: USD 47.97 Billion
Historical Data for: 2014 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR: 7% 2025 Value Projection: USD 79.68 Billion
Pages: 495 Tables, Charts & Figures: 710
Geographies covered (21): U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Italy, Spain, Poland, China, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Product, Application, Region
Companies covered (18): 3M Company, Honeywell International, Inc., Alpha Pro Tech, Ansell Ltd., Avon Protective Systems, Inc., JAL Group France SAS, COFRA S.R.L., Oftenrich Holdings Company Limited (Golden Chang), UVEX Safety Group Gmbh, Rock Fall Limited, Dowdupont Inc., BartelsRieger Atemschutztechnik GmbH & Co. KG, MSA Company, Mallcom, Radians, Polison Corporation, Cigweld, Gateway Safety, Inc.
Growth Drivers:
  • Favorable regulations at workplace.
  • Safety and security compliances at workplace.
  • Increasing infrastructure project investment in APAC and MEA.
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Raw material cost concerns
  • Complexity in manufacturing process

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Demand for industrial safety gloves will remain robust in coming years

Hand Protection Market By Region

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In terms of product segment personal protective equipment market size is classified into head, protective clothing, hearing protection, eye & face protection, respiratory protection, protective footwear and hand protection. Hand protection acquired largest share in overall personal protective equipment market in 2018. Oil & gas and chemical industry will remain the key contributor, as these works possess high accident probability. Also, during handling injury prone materials such as metal, glass or abrasion materials, workers require gloves to protect themselves from snags, cuts, burns and impact injuries.

Safety gloves are used for protection against oil and greasy substances while operating in various industries such as metal fabrication, construction, chemical, mining and automobile. They offer properties such as oil & water resistance, anti-impact, and improved grip. Key industry players are engaged in developing multipurpose hand safety gloves. These gloves are multipurpose and offer protection against cuts, repel oil, and are used for other specialized purposes.

High probability of serious injuries in manufacturing hubs will instigate demand for PPE’s

Global PPE market by manufacturing application

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As per the study analysis application segment is categorized into construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceutical, food, and transportation sector. Manufacturing sector is anticipated to grow at rapid pace with CAGR of over 7.5% from 2019-2025. Manufacturing sector requires array of PPE gears as the industry involves diverse task areas. For instance, wielding industry uses helmet, hand shields or goggles for the protection of face and eyes, which protects from radiation, intense light, and irritation & chemical burns.

Earmuffs and ear plugs are used to protect against noise. Safety gloves and shoes are used to protect against heat, burns, fires, and electric shock. For the protection of hand, feet and head, welding industry uses fire- or flame-resistant clothing to protect against burns, heat, and fires. PPE products protect the workers from sharp edges, tools, metal part and cutting machinery. Foundry operations, forging operations, press shop, metalwork, glass processing, equipment repair, and maintenance are the main applications that PPE cater to in this segment.

North America remains most attractive demand hub for protective gears

North America personal protective equipment market share will witness significant growth owing to increasing manufacturers and worker’s consciousness regarding occupational safety measures. Rising fatal incidences and accidents at workplace are also likely to boost product demand in this region. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 20% workplace injuries involve lacerations and cuts due to the lack of awareness about safety protection equipment.

The presence of diverse services and manufacturing industries coupled with stringent governing rules & regulations for industrial safety are expected to support regional demand. The population in this region is particular aware about the safety standards and follows them faithfully in all working conditions, in all end-use industries. Also, advancement in this region can also be attributed to the growth of the key market segments such as construction, automotive, aerospace, and others.

New product launches, and strategic mergers & acquisition will remain key growth strategies

Some of the major companies operating in the personal protective equipment market share are Avon Protection Systems Inc, UVEX Safety Group GmbH, 3M company, Honeywell International Inc., Alpha Pro Tech, Ansell Ltd, COFRA S.R.L., JAL Group France SAS, Oftenrich Holdings Company Limited (Golden Chang), and Rock Fall Limited

Key industry participants operating in the market are adopting strategies such as new product development & launches, strategic partnerships & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and supply chain agreements to enhance their market presence and share. For instance, in November 2014, Ansell Ltd announced introduction of TRELLCHEM AC, a new protective solution for law enforcement responders to expand the company’s protective clothing offering in new direction.

The personal protective equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market By Product

  • Head Protection
    • Safety helmet & hard hats
    • Bump caps
  • Eye and Face Protection
    • Face protection
    • Eye protection-Plano
  • Hearing Protection
    • Cap mounted
    • Over the head
    • Disposable
  • Protective Clothing
    • Flame retardant apparel
    • Chemical defending Garment
    • High Visibility Clothing
    • Others
  • Respiratory Protection
    • SCBA-fire service
    • SCBA-industrial
    • APR-disposable
    • Emergency escape devices
  • Protective Footwear
  • Fall Protection
    • Personal systems
    • Engineered systems
  • Hand Protection

PPE Market By Application

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Poland
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Brazil
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
  • South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Employers are actively seeking PPE gears for their employees as it helps them to save surplus expenses on lost production time, workers compensation and medical expenses. PPE includes protective clothing, safety footwear, gloves, helmet, ear protection, and respiratory protection etc.
According to a report by GMI, PPE market is anticipated to grow at rapid pace of over 7.5% CAGR from manufacturing sector during 2019-2025.
The North American region is the most attractive demand hub for protective gears industry, says a report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
According to this report, hand protection segment acquired largest share in overall personal protective equipment market in 2018.
Estimates say, global personal protective equipment market revenue exceeded USD 47 billion in 2018.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Oct 2019
  • Pages: 495
  • Tables: 650
  • Charts / Figures: 60
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Countries covered: 21

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