Respiratory Protective Equipment Market Size By Product (Air Purifying Respirator [Unpowered {Disposable Half Mask, Reusable Half Mask, Full Face Mask}, Powered {Half Face Mask, Full Face Mask, Helmets, Hoods & Visors}], Supplied Air Respirator [Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Airline Respirator]), By Application (Industrial, Medical & Healthcare, Military & Aviation, Public Service, Consumer), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Apr 2020  |  Report ID: GMI2117  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 205   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market size was USD 6.81 billion in 2019 and will grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2020 to 2026. Respiratory Protective Equipment are used to safeguard the wearer against inhalation of hazardous airborne substances that are present in the form of fume, gas, mist, dust or vapor in a particular work environment.

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market Statistics

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RPE are being employed in number of production plants by workers engaged in the production of pharmaceuticals, food products, metalworking plants, chemicals, nuclear energy, pulp & paper mills, construction activities, textile mills, etc. Rising concerns over worker safety and stringent regulatory norms will significantly drive the respiratory protective equipment market growth.

North America and Europe are the predominant regions for the market owing to awareness towards the personal safety and stringent regulation regarding the safety of labor. Rapidly growing healthcare and medical industry is also expected to drive the global respiratory protective equipment market owing to widespread use of the RPE by the patients, visitors, doctors, hospital staff to provide oxygen and to avoid the inhalation of air contaminated with the infectious micro-organisms.

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has spiked the demand for healthcare protective equipment with more than 1.5 million cases globally. The World Health Organization has issued interim guidance related to containment and rational use of healthcare personal protective equipment since the global stockpile of PPE is inadequate, particularly for medical masks and respirators.

In March 2020, WHO instructed various companies and governments to increase manufacturing by 40 percent to meet rising global respiratory protective equipment market share which will subsequently increase the supply of RPE.

Rapid industrialization along with consistently improving occupational health and safety standards in Asia Pacific will help respiratory protective equipment market attain substantial gains in the coming years. Stringent OSHA standards in North America and Europe will help boost product demand during the forecast period.

In oil & gas and chemical manufacturing industries, different types of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) are used depending upon the activity and the chemicals which the worker is handling and the work environment. During manufacturing of oil and gas, mainly full-face masks, helmets, hoods and visors, and self-contained breathing apparatus are used which help to meet the oxygen demand and protects the eyes from irritation.

In manufacturing chemicals certain reactions consume atmospheric oxygen and release the hazardous gases which result in pollution of air or oxygen deficient environment and may cause irritation to the eyes. In such cases different types of RPE plays an important role to safeguard the wearer.

High production cost in industrial sector might be a restraining factor in the respiratory protection equipment market during forecast period. For manufacturing of respiratory protective equipment, raw materials like silicon rubber, neoprene rubber, and other flexile type of rubbers are used which are costly and are primary factors contributing toward high product prices. Additionally, production of respiratory protective equipment includes many machine-oriented as well as labor-oriented procedures which contribute a larger amount to the final price of the product.

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019
Market Size in 2019:6.81 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:4.6%
2026 Value Projection:11.05 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2015 to 2018
No. of Pages:205
Tables, Charts & Figures:290
Segments covered:Product, Application, Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on mask & SAR sales
  • Rapid industrialization in Asia Pacific
  • Stringent occupational safety and health standards in North America & Europe
  • Strong product demand in medical & healthcare industry in North America
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • High product prices in the industrial sector

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Superior properties of the product will boost RPE market consumption

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market by Product

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Respiratory protective equipment is segmented into supplied air respirators, air purifying respirators, and others. Unpowered and powered respirators are further classifications of air purifying respirators. They are further sub-segmented into disposable, reusable and full-face masks.

Air purifying respirator segment is expected to grow steadily with a decent growth rate in the respiratory protective equipment market owing to their widespread use by the workers in several end-use industries to protect against dust particles, smokes, fumes, vapors, mists, silica particles, etc.

On the other hand, supplied air respiratory (SAR) protective equipment segment attained over 65% of the total respiratory protective equipment market revenue share in 2019. It is further grouped into self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and airline respirators. This apparatus consists of a source of clean air or an oxygen cylinder and can be used in oxygen deficient working environments or working environment with unknown contaminants.

The self-contained breathing apparatus has been widely used in fields such as firefighting, nuclear facilities, chemical plant, rescue operation, escape guidance at fire station, for prevention of disaster, at steel works, hotels, and vessels, etc.

Medical & healthcare activities to proliferate the application landscape

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market by Application

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Respiratory protective equipment market finds their applications in several end use industries such as oil & gas, chemical manufacturing, construction, mining, marine, sports & entertainments, metal fabrication, aerospace, agriculture, textile, pulp & paper and food industry, medical and healthcare, military and aviation, public service, etc. for the safety of workers while working with the hazardous environment.

RPE market for medical and healthcare segment accounted for over 20% revenue share in 2019 is expected to grow significantly during forecast period. In medical and healthcare industry the RPE are widely used by the patients, sisters, doctors, assistants, ward boys, and other personnel’s in medical and healthcare industry to avoid or prevent the contamination of the airborne or communicating diseases.

In addition, during the formulation of drugs many volatile solvents and active pharmaceutical ingredients are used which may cause hazards to the worker; in such cases different types of RPE such as half face mask, full face mask, helmets, hoods, visors are used for safeguarding the employee, thereby creating a positive impact on product demand.

Stringent regulatory norms will influence regional demand

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market by Region

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Asia Pacific respiratory protective equipment market generated over USD 2 billion in 2019. The industry growth is attributed to the high awareness about personal safety and the stringent regulations laid down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the use of respiratory protective equipment by the labor while working in hazardous environment.

For instance, OSHA has given different standards and regulations under title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910.134; and the Compressed Gas Association's Commodity Specification G-7-1989 which cover general, construction, and maritime industries that requires businesses to maintain effective respiratory protection programs to protect workers against workplace hazards.

The high growth rate in Asia Pacific is attributed to the rapid industrialization in the region. Construction, food, chemical, agriculture, marine and mining are the key industries contributing for the fast growth of respiratory protective equipment market in the region. Further, growth in chemical, metal fabrication, oil and gas pulp and paper industries and medical & healthcare sector in Asia Pacific are also expected to drive the industry.

Increasing production capacities and government investment programs to emerge as a key strategy among industry players

Companies are increasingly investing in development of new and improved personal protective equipment. Recently, WHO called on industry and governments to increase production of RPE to meet rising global respiratory protective equipment market demand during coronavirus pandemic crisis. In the United States, the 3M company announced that more than 90% of their respirators are now designated for healthcare workers to meet the demand supply gap, while the remaining deployed to other industries such as energy, food and pharmaceutical companies.

Other key players in the respiratory protective equipment industry ecosystem includes Delta Plus Group, Honeywell International Inc, Alpha Pro Tech, Mine Safety Appliances, RPB Safety, Bullard, The Gerson Company, Kimberley Clark Corporation, Polison Corporation, Uvex Safety Group, Dragerwerk AG & Company KGaA etc.

The respiratory protective equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Air purifying respirator
    • Unpowered
      • Disposable half mask
      • Reusable half mask
      • Full face mask
  • Powered
    • Half face mask
    • Full face mask
    • Helmets, hoods & visors
  • Supplied air respirator
    • Self-contained breathing apparatus
    • Airline respirator
  • Others

By Application

  • Industrial
  • Medical & healthcare
  • Military & aviation
  • Public service
  • Consumer

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

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Belgium
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
    • Austria
    • Switzerland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • Iran

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The respiratory protective equipment market in bbbb exhibited a revenue of USD 6.81 billion.
The respiratory protective equipment market is poised to observe a crcr of 4.6% over 2020-2026.
According to the report published by Global Market Insights Inc., the RPE market is expected to hit at $11 billion (USD) by 2026.
Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on mask & SAR sales, rapid industrialization, stringent occupational safety and health standards, and strong product demand in medical & healthcare industry are some of the key factors expected to drive the growth of global market.
3M Company, Alpha Pro Tech, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), Honeywell International Inc. RPB Safety LLC, Bullard, Delta Plus Group, The Gerson Company, ILC Dover, Intech Safety Private Limited, Kimberley Clark Corporation, Polison Corporation, Shigematsu Works Company Limited, Uvex Safety Group, RSG Safety, Moldex-Metric Inc, Dragerwerk AG & Company KGaA, Cam Lock Limited, Enha, Imbema Cleton , Scandia Gear Europe B.V are some of the top contributors in the RPE industry.
The air purifying respirator segment held significant market share in 2019 and is predicted to show a remarkable growth rate during the forecast period.

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  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Pages: 205
  • Tables: 254
  • Charts / Figures: 36
  • Companies covered: 21
  • Countries covered: 27

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