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Industrial Protective Clothing Market size worth over $22.5 billion by 2026

  • Published Date: February 28, 2020

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the Industrial Protective Clothing Market size is set to surpass USD 22.5 Billion by 2026. Growing number of workers in manufacturing, oil & gas and chemical industries along with increasing number of work fatalities is expected to drive the market in the projected time period.

Increasing investments in R&D to provide high quality multi-functional clothing so as to enhance resistance against chemicals, fire and other hazardous substances is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth. These products are lightweight which helps improve worker comfort, are breathable and offer a cost-effective solution against chemical hazards which are the key attributes driving the industrial protective clothing market growth.

Industrial protective clothing is extensively served in a wide array of sectors such as oil & gas, chemicals, construction and automotive pertaining to their exceptional durability and high level of protection. In addition, rapid increase in the safety & health concerns of workers have enabled governments across the globe to provide standards for worker safety which are the major driving factors for industrial protective clothing market expansion.

Growing awareness towards worker’s safety to boost disposable clothing market size

According to the reports, increasing concerns towards occupational hazards has fueled the demand for affordable protective clothing which shows lucrative opportunities for industry expansion. These products are reusable which reduces the risk of waste generation and thus are useful in various applications including food, medical and pharmaceuticals.

Rising awareness among medical professionals regarding healthy medical practices along with growing demand for clothing which offers better protection from contamination should further escalate the industrial protective clothing market.

Development of new material, manufacturing process for advanced textiles along with industry participants investing significant share of money in advancement of technology should further propel the industry growth. Stringent regulatory norms have surged the investments by the companies on health, safety & environment to enhance worker’s safety which should further strengthen product demand.

 “As per industry forecasts, disposable clothing sector is expected to witness substantial gains at over 12% by the end of 2026 on account of growing demand for multi-functional clothing”.

Browse key industry insights spread across 220 pages with 235 market data tables and 26 figures & charts from the report, “Industrial Protective Clothing Market By Product (Disposable, Durable),  By Application (Chemical Defending Garments [Particulate Matter, Radiation Protection], Flame Retardant Apparel, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Limited General-Use Clothing, Clean Room Clothing), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Adoption of mechanical protective clothing owing to rising occupational casualties to drive the market growth

According to the market analysis, mechanical protective clothing application is expected to register gains at over 13% by 2026. Growing requirement of workers in various industrial manufacturing activities has increased their exposure to cut/slash hazards, bare glasses and knives. Mechanical protective clothing significantly provides anti-static, anti-vibration characteristics and helps in improving the cut resistance which are the major driving factors for industrial protective clothing market.  

“As per the market analysis, industrial protective clothing from mechanical protective clothing applications is projected to grow at over 13% by 2026 owing to its increasing penetration in several end use industries”.

Stringent government regulations regarding workplace safety concerns in North America to dominate product demand

As per regional market analysis, rapid increase in workplace safety concerns has boosted various government standards and guidelines to reduce workplace hazards which is likely to foster the industrial protective clothing market demand from the region. Several manufacturers in the region have further initiated and developed safety guidelines to reduce potential workplace fatalities which significantly impact operational costs and lives of workers.

Extreme working conditions along with contact with external agents such as metals, construction debris, chemicals and moisture conditions are major causes of occupational skin disorders. This has significantly promoted the use of protective wear for industrial uses to protect workers, thus augmenting the product demand from the region.

Major participants in industrial protective clothing industry are Honeywell International, Lakeland industries, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Ansell Limited, DuPont and VF Imagewear.  According to market trends, various key players are also engaged in various strategies and initiatives including product innovations, acquisitions and technological advancements to gain significant market share.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kritika Mamtani

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