Personal Protective Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis, Market Size Estimation and Growth Forecast By Types (head protection, protective clothing, protective footwear, fall protection, arm and hand protective, face and eye protective, respiratory protection equipment), By End Use Industry (oil and gas, power generation, chemical, construction, mining) & By Regions, 2017-2025

Personal Protective Equipment Market - Introduction

The global personal protective equipment market is anticipated to grow significantly during the forecast period 2017 to 2025. Personal protective equipment market is segmented in terms of types, end use industry and geography. Personal protective equipment includes head, face, eye, fall, hearing protection equipment among others. Personal protective equipment is primarily used to protect a person from any sort of hazards during any operational activity. The personal protective equipment protects from life-threatening hazards such as explosions, chemical burn, contamination and fall from height among others. With the growing concern towards occupational safety regulation mandate along with increasing growth in the construction and mining sector are some of the prime reasons for the growth of personal protective equipment market. Rising application of personal protective equipment in manufacturing and chemical industry has acted as a push factor for the growth of the market.

Report Overview
Aspect Details
Base Year of Estimation 2016
Value Estimation Year 2017
Forecast Period 2017 - 2025
Market Segmentations By types, end use industry and geography
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America
Report Coverage Technology Analysis, Market Dynamics, Market Trends, Segmentation Overview and Competitive Landscape of the market

 

Technology Analysis

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 heralded a new era in the history of public efforts to protect workers from workplace injury. US federal program designed to protect nearly the whole work force from occupational illness, injury and death. Development of personal protective equipment started during 1730’s with the invention of fire helmet. The first fire helmet had a high crown and broad brim and was made of leather. A more modern-looking helmet was created in 1836. Rubber was more commonly in use and firefighters protected themselves around the 1930s with rubber boots and rubber slickers. Personal protective equipment for the feet in the industrial area did not exist until the late 1800s. Boots were reinforced with steel and were made from stiff leather.Protective headgear, protective footwear and fall protection equipment plays an important part in order to avoid biological hazard, electrical hazard, chemical injury and physical hazard.

 

Market Dynamics

Increasing concern towards occupational safety in developing nations is one of the major push factors for the personal protective equipment market. Safety is an integral part of any business and industry and different sort of personal safety equipment are provided by the employers in order to safeguard employees from any kind of physical or environmental hazards. Growing number of workplace fatalities which adversely impact operational costs in the form of arbitrated settlements and compensations are also fueling the application of personal protective tools in different industries. Booming industrial manufacturing and construction sector is another key factor which is fueling the market for personal protective equipment in different economies. For enhancing site safety and work productivity in the mining sector, professionals use different sort of PPE (personal protective equipment).

Protective eyewear, welding safety, high visibility clothing, disposable respirators and hearing protection equipment are some of the major tools used in different industrial setups. Growing oil and gas sector different regions which include Middle East and Asia Pacific is also boosting the market for personal protective equipment such as welder gloves, oil grip gloves, and disposable masks, welding helmet and safety harness among others. Industrial automation along with increasing automation on the production procedures is curbing the demand for personal protecting equipment which is one of the restraining factors for the market. However,
growing mining, construction and manufacturing sector in different countries of Latin America and Africa is one of the prime opportunities in the personal protective equipment market.

 

Market Trends

In recent years, demand for personal safety equipment across developing countries has increased owing to strict government regulations and rising number of occupational health and safety hazards. Growth in renewable energy and construction sector is acting as booster for the growth of personal protective equipment market. From consumption perspective, North America dominated the market due to presence of large consumer base and growing adaptation of personal protective equipment in different industrial applications, followed by Asia Pacific. The revenue gain of North America personal protective equipment market mainly caused by growing application of different personal protective products across the construction, manufacturing and power generation sector.

 

Segmentation Overview

By types, the personal protective equipment market has been segmented as head protection, protective clothing, protective footwear, fall protection, arm and hand protective, face and eye protective, respiratory protection equipment and others. By end use industry, the market has been segmented into oil and gas, power generation, chemical, construction, mining, and others.

By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America. In terms of revenue, North America held the largest share of the personal protective equipment market. The growth of North America personal protective equipment market is driven by rising demand of personal protective products in construction, manufacturing as well as the renewable energy sector. In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific is expected to become the second largest market for personal protective equipment by end of 2025.

Market Segmentation Overview
By Term Segments
By Types Head protection, protective clothing, protective footwear, fall protection, arm and hand protective, face and eye protective, respiratory protection equipment and others
By End Use Industry Oil and gas, power generation, chemical, construction, mining and others
By Region North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Latin America

 

Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the personal protective equipment market are The 3M Company (The U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (The U.S.), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (The U.S.),Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (The U.S.), Ansell Ltd. (Australia), Avon Rubber p.l.c (The U.K.). In North America, the concentration of personal protective equipment manufacture is significantly high whereas in Asia Pacific, the protective equipment market is dominated by personal protective equipment manufacturers located in Japan, China, Australia, and India. Leading players such as 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc.and others primarily focus on product innovation through research and development activities. In addition, the company also focuses on merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in order to increase its product portfolio to strengthen its position globally. As compared to North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, concentration of personal protective equipment manufacturer is low in countries from Middle East and Africa (MEA).

 

Conclusion

Considering the growing application of personal protective equipment in different industries, rising concern towards occupational safety, it has been anticipated that the market for personal protective equipment about to increasing during the forecast period.

KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THE REPORT
What will be the nature of growth of the market till 2025?
What are the major push factors that will affect the growth of the market?
What are the growth possibilities in different segments of the market?
Who are the leading market players?
What are the key strategies implemented by the market leaders to sustain growth in the market?
What are the major restraining factors for the market?
What are the ways to generate new revenue streams?
In-depth analysis of the competitive landscape and competitor behavior in the market

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