Personal protective equipment include protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment worn by employees for protection in hazardous environments
These products are safety helmets, gloves, respiratory protective equipment, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear, and safety harnesses
North America is the largest personal protective equipment market globally, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific
North America and Europe are mature markets for personal protective equipment. Stringent regulations regarding the use of PPE in various industries are increasingly contributing to the growth of the personal protective equipment market.
This market in Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, owing to government regulations and rise in construction activities. Industrial accidents are common in Asia Pacific, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced. Governments, workers, and employers in Asia Pacific are increasing their efforts to prevent accidents at workplaces.
Trend for lighter protective equipment is fueling the demand for personal protective equipment in the global market. End-user demand for lightweight protective apparels and equipment has been driving innovations in textile, garments, and face shield designs.
Wearable technology is gradually becoming prominent in personal protective equipment to ensure safety of workers and increase productivity at workplace. Sensors that can monitor heat, gas, sound, chemical, and UV are being integrated into personal protective equipment to improve safety.
Rise in the number of workplace fatalities and increase in awareness about occupational hazards are significantly driving the global personal protective equipment market
Automation in end-use industries and availability of counterfeit products are expected to restrain market growth
The global personal protective equipment market has been segmented based on product type, end-use, distribution channel, and region
According to regulations in most countries, personal protective equipment are mandatory in almost all end-use industries. Thus, rise in construction activities and rapid industrialization are increasing the demand for personal protective equipment.
Fluctuating raw material costs and complex manufacturing processes are hampering the growth of the personal protective equipment market
There is an increase in awareness about safety at workplace. Governments of various countries are mandating the use of personal protective equipment in different industries.
In terms of product type, the global personal protective equipment market has been classified into head protection (helmets, hats, and others [caps, hoods etc.], hand protection (gloves, finger guards, and arm coverings), eye protection & face protection (safety glasses, goggles, and face shield), ear protection (disposable ear plugs and reusable ear plugs), foot protection (boots, toe guards, and others [leggings, shin guards etc.], body protection (suits, top wear, and bottom wear), respiratory protection (disposable respirators, reusable respirators, and breathing apparatus), fall protection (harness and fall arrest devices), and others (skin protection, etc.)
Based on end-use, the global personal protective equipment market has been divided into manufacturing, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, construction, oil & gas, transportation & logistics, mining, automotive, chemicals, others (firefighting, food etc.)
In terms of distribution channel, the global personal protective equipment market has been bifurcated into online and offline
Based on region, the global personal protective equipment market has been divided into North America (U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America), Europe (U.K., Italy, France, Germany, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa ( GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa), and South America (Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of South America)
The personal protective equipment market is fragmented due to the presence of several players. Competition is expected to intensify in the near future with the entry of several local players. Key companies profiled in the research report include 3M Company, Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., Ansell Limited, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, E I du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont), Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Lakeland Industries Inc., MSA Safety Inc., and Uvex safety.