The global disposable protective clothing market was valued at $2,604.0 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $4,686.8 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2019 to 2026. Protective clothing is a clothing designed to protect the personnel from hazardous working environment and extreme environmental conditions. Lab coats used by scientists and ballistic vests worn by law enforcement officials fall into the category of disposable protective clothing.
Global Disposable Protective Clothing Market
From cleanrooms to chemical plants, protective clothing is utilized increasingly to address hazardous conditions pertaining to physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. The rise in stringent governmental regulations toward safety of workers increase the use of disposable protective clothing worldwide. Continuous growth in demand for protective clothing from various end-use industries is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period. Extensive investments in R&D, which leads to the development of new disposable protective clothing products is also expected to offer growth to the global market. However, factors such as high price of protective clothing and a constant threat of substitution is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. A growth in the penetration of protective clothing in industries such as oil & gas and Healthcare will is expected to offer significant growth opportunities to the market.
The report focuses on the use of disposable protective clothing in several industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, defense, and others. Moreover, based on material type, the global disposable protective clothing market report is analyzed across polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester, and other types of materials. Based on application, the market is classified into thermal, mechanical, radiation, chemical and others. Based on region, the market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
China in Asia-Pacific region experiences significant growth in the global disposable protective clothing market. The rapid industrialization along with an increase in investment in end-use industries such as medical, chemicals, and oil & gas industry makes China one of the leading countries worldwide, in terms of demand and commercialization of protective clothing. Few of the companies are making significant contribution in the growth of the market. These include Wuhan Kinglong Protective Products Co., Ltd., Teijin Limited, Ohnaka Industry Co., Ltd., and Rongxin Industry Manufacture Limited.
The key players operating in the global disposable protective clothing market include Lakeland Industries, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 3M Company, W. L. Gore & Associates, Workrite Uniform Company, Inc., Ballyclare Limited, Glen Raven, Koninklijke Ten Cate NV, Cetriko and Teijin Limited. To stay competitive, these key players are adopting different strategies such as product launch, partnership, merger and acquisition. In an instance, 3M and Schuberth GmbH entered into an agreement to develop new improved ballistic head protection system for military and law enforcement applications. This strengthened the company’s position in the market of ballistic head protection systems.
Other players involved in growing disposable protective clothing market trends include Ebruzen Textile Industry Trade Co Ltd., Fibertex A/S, Wuhan Kinglong Protective Products Co., Ltd., Kermel, Rongxin Industry Manufacture Limited, Veridian Fire Protective Gear and Ohnaka Industry Co., Ltd., and so forth.
Based on region, Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region in the global disposable protective clothing market. Innovation and development in the disposable protective clothing market is the prime driver responsible for the market growth. In 2011, Royal TenCate has entered into a memorandum with Beijing Chnamax International Investment Co. Ltd. to expand the market of flame-retardant fabrics for defense applications in China. This helped in the development of disposable protective clothing market in this region.
Asia-Pacific would exhibit an CAGR of 7.5% during 2019-2026.
Based on material-type, the polyethylene segment dominated the disposable protective clothing market share in 2018. Chemical protective clothing market is experiencing an increase in the demand of polyethylene clothing as they provide excellent resistance against chemicals. For example, Tyvek spun bounded nonwoven olefin fabric is commonly used to manufacture chemical resistant clothes.
Polyethylene is projected as the fastest growing segment.
Based on application, the thermal segment is projected to be the fastest growing segment in the global disposable protective clothing market. Thermal disposable protective clothing market is driven by innovation and developments. In an instance, on August 2016, Magid, manufacturer and supplier of safety solutions, and personal protective equipment launched a flame resistance welding jacket having breathable FR mesh back panel to help prevent heat exhaustion.
Thermal segment is projected as the fastest growing segment.
Based on end-use industry, the manufacturing segment is the fastest growing segment attributed to the rise in demand in industrial environments. Workers need disposable protective clothing to minimize their exposure to hazards. Disposable protective clothing is lightweight, breathable fabric that protects people and visitors from dirt and grime. Growing use of industrial protective clothing in manufacturing sector is expected to offer growth to the market.
By End-user Industry
Manufacturing segment would exhibit an CAGR of 7.4% during 2019-2026.
Key Benefits for Disposable Protective Clothing Market:
- Porter’s five forces analysis helps to analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building.
- It outlines the current trends and future scenario of the disposable protective clothing market size from 2018 to 2025 to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets.
- Major countries in the region have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution in the disposable protective clothing market analysis at the regional and country-level market.
- The key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their detailed impact analyses are elucidated in the study.
- The profiles of key players along with their contribution in disposable protective clothing market growth are enlisted in the report.
- The report also focuses on use of protective clothing in industrial protective clothing market such as manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, defense and others.
Disposable Protective Clothing Market Report Highlights
By End Use Industry
Key Market Players
Cetriko S.L., The 3M Company, Lakeland Industries, Inc., Teijin Limited, W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC., Glen Raven Inc., DuPont., Thermofisher Scientific, Ballyclare Limited, Koninklijke Ten Cate NV
Key player snapshot
The global disposable protective clothing market is expected to grow at a substantial rate during the forecast period. The factors that drive the demand for disposable protective clothing in various end-use industries include increase in concern toward safety of workers coupled with stringent governmental regulations. The stringent government regulations for workers safety is one of the major factors expected to contribute significantly toward the growth. In an instance, Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) regulations, administered by the Department of Labor have set up various standards for different workplaces. All the industries have to comply with the set standards.
The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 and the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 also focus on protection of employee by encouraging use of disposable protective clothing at workplace. At the European Union level, regulations for personal protective equipment is ruled by Directive 89/686/EEC on personal protective equipment (PPE). The regulations are developed to ensure that personal protective equipment such as disposable protective clothing meets common quality and safety standards for workers engaged in hazardous work environment. These regulations make compulsory for workers to wear protective clothing at workplace to ensure safety at workplace.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) are two organizations intended to compile together standards pertaining to disposable protective clothing. One of the general regulation established by American National Standard in 2014 was related to the limited use and disposable coveralls size and labeling requirements. The ANSI Standards process need review and updates every 5 years. The 2014 update developed by ISEA states that the size chats of disposable clothing should be updated and maximize to make sure the workers are adequately covered. It contains a series of test movement protocols that enables workers to choose the right size of garment for effective protection. This standard is scheduled for review in 2019.