Protective Clothing Market worth $12.3 billion by 2025 – At a CAGR of 6.9%

According to a market research report, the “Protective Clothing Market by Material Type (Aramid & Blends, Polyolefin & Blends, Polyamide, and PBI), Application (Thermal, Chemical, and Visibility), End-Use Industry (Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Mining) – Global Forecast to 2025”, is projected to reach USD 12.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.9% from USD 8.8 billion in 2020.

Protective clothing protects the wearer from hostile elements, objects, or environments and prevents the risk of injuries. It is designed according to the requirement of specific applications such as for protection against environmental hazards faced during various industrial activities, such as construction and oil exploration. It is developed according to the requirements of specific applications. It is manufactured using high-performance materials to enhance its properties. For instance, polybenzimidazole (PBI) is combined with aramid and other high-performance fibers to enhance its physical properties. Protective clothing is used in applications where safety and protection of the wearer are required. Apart from safety and protection, the clothing must also provide comfort, mobility, and flexibility.


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The leading manufacturers of protective clothing market are 3M Company, Ansell Limited, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Kimberly Clark Corp, Lakeland Industries, Honeywell Industries, Royal Tencate NV, and Sioen Industries NV and others. The leading market players are focusing on new product launches to cater to specific demands of end customers and expansions to increase their geographic reach. Besides, they have adopted the strategy of acquisitions to increase their market reach, enhance their product portfolio, and strengthen their market positions. As product differentiation is quite significant in the market, the companies are focusing more on product development, which helps the players to stay competitive in the market.


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The aramid & blends segment accounted for the largest share, in terms of value, in 2019. The dominance is attributed to the high tensile strength and durability with thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. Para-aramid fiber and meta-aramid fiber are the two main types of aramids that are widely used for ballistic aircraft and high-temperature applications.

The thermal application segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2019 due to its wide application. The rising demand for oil has led to an increase in oil exploration & drilling activities, thus, driving the demand for thermal protective clothing, globally. Thermal protective clothing is largely used for high-temperature industrial operations. Stringent regulations and employer awareness is also expected to further drive the demand for thermal protective clothing.

The manufacturing segment accounted for the largest share of the protective clothing market, in terms of value, in 2019. Manufacturing is the largest end-use industry of the protective clothing market because of increased injuries and hazards at the manufacturing facilities. Workers are exposed to hazards during cutting, grinding, and nailing, thus, increasing the demand for protective clothing, thereby, driving the protective clothing market.

The industrial segment accounted for the largest share of the protective clothing market, in terms of value, in 2019. The growth is due to strict safety and precautionary measures, as the industrial workers are often exposed to risks during welding, cutting, blow out, fire, and chemical spills. The industrial protective clothing is made up of specialized materials which prevents the workers from various physical hazards.

North America is estimated to be the largest market for protective clothing during the forecast period, in terms of value. The rising demand for specialized clothing is driving the market for protective clothing in North America owing to government initiative regarding personnel safety in various industries. The demand for protective clothing in the US is estimated to be mainly driven by the stringent regulations that ensure the safety of workers in various industries. The increasing import of protective clothing from Mexico is also driving the protective clothing market in North America.


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