Respiratory Protective Equipment Market size will exceed $11.05 billion by 2026

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., the Respiratory Protective Equipment Market size will exceed $11.05 billion by 2026. Stringent safety and health regulations in North America and Europe will augment product demand in the coming years.

Growing industrial activities to result in an increased demand of RPE

Rapid industrialization in Asia Pacific primarily due to huge investment by MNCs in the end-use industries such as oil & gas, chemical manufacturing, energy, construction, mining, marine, metal fabrication, aerospace, agriculture, textile, pulp & paper, food industry, etc., is a major factor contributing towards enormous respiratory protective equipment market demand. RPE plays a vital role in workers safety and protect the wearer from inhalation of hazardous substances in air at workplace.

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Respiratory protective equipments are also employed in the construction sector during handling of sand, cement, Plaster of Paris (POP), painting of walls, etc., to avoid the inhalation of the particles. Construction industry is rapidly growing in Asia Pacific region due growing demand for transport, energy, social infrastructure, schools, hospitals, government accommodation, water resources and defense infrastructure.

North America has strong medical and healthcare industry and contributes a high share in pharmaceutical products business in which respiratory protective equipment are used extensively. For instance 13 largest pharmaceutical companies across the world gained 45% of their combined revenue from U.S. during the period of 2011 to 2017. Research-based pharmaceutical companies through innovative medicines have contributed magnificently to the healthcare sector.

Growing COVID 19 epidemic across the globe is expected to positively impact global respiratory protective equipment market, however currently there is a huge demand supply gap due to corona crisis. China is a major source of economic medical devices, However, as a result of shutdown of many manufacturing facilities to fight against COVID19 can result in a supply disruption in the industry. On the other hand, due to increasing mortality rate caused by this disease, demand for RPE is expected to remain on a higher side.

Browse key industry insights spread across 205 pages with 254 market data tables & 36 figures & charts from the report, “Respiratory Protective Equipment Market 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” in detail along with the table of contents:

Air purifying respirators to attain a high growth

Powered APR will hold a revenue share of over USD 2.9 billion of the overall respiratory protective equipment market in 2026. Air purifying respirator is expected to register high growth owing to widespread applicability in end-use such as industrial, sandblasting, medical and healthcare, military and aviation and by other consumer for protection against pollutants, media, pollen grains, dust, disease causing agents in hospitals, etc.

It provides breathable air through masks, hoods, visors and mouth pieces to remove air contaminants. They are further divided into unpowered and powered air purifying respirators.

Self-contained breathing apparatus is another type of respiratory protective equipment market segment which is majorly used to prevent a user from inhaling contaminated particulates, oxygen deficient air, toxic gas or potentially harmful gases in the work site, mines, vessels, tunnels etc. This apparatus consists of a clean air source or an oxygen cylinder that can be used in oxygen deficient environments or surroundings with unknown contaminants.

Rising defense budget to generate promising revenue growth

Respiratory protective equipment is extensively used in the military to avoid contact with toxic fumes or protect soldiers from dust and pollutants or hazardous gages produced during war situations. This segment will account for a revenue share of close to 7% in the overall market in 2026.

Mostly powered air purifying respirators are used in the military industry while supplied air respirators are used in aviation industry. The increased focus of different countries on defense sector specifically on the safety of soldiers will drive the respiratory protective equipment market during the forecast period.

North America dominates global respiratory protective equipment market

North America is a leader in overall personal protective equipment business owing to increased awareness about the personal safety and developed industries in the region. The region is forecast to hold a market share of close to 35% in 2026. Increasing frequency of respiratory diseases among workers in different industries has increased the awareness about personal safety which in turn boost the respiratory protective equipment market.

Stringent regulations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the regulatory standards laid down by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the use of respiratory protecting equipment in different industries are the key factors for driving the respiratory protective equipment market demand in North America.

Strategic alliances to increase industry rivalry in global respiratory protective equipment market

Key players are making substantial investment to form strategic alliances with small or medium scale players to expand their product portfolio and gain a competitive edge over other players. For instance, in July 2017, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) acquired Globe Holding Company LLC which is based in North America. The acquisition resulted in the expansion of company’s geographical presence in firefighter protective equipment.

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