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Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Material, by Product, by End-use Industry : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Supriya Bhosale | Surya Sanka
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Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market Research: 2032

The Global Flame Retardant Protective Wear market size was valued at $3.5 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $6.1 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2023 to 2032. The flame retardant protective wear is designed to protect the wearer from flames and thermal injuries. The flame retardant protective wear comprises of the fabric that can self-extinguish naturally. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the workers working in electric arc, molten metal, energized circuit panels, and other sectors need to compulsorily use flame retardant protective wear to safeguard themselves from fire accidents and injuries.

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market

Demand for flame retardant protective wear is likely to rise as a result of rapid industrial development in order to prevent avoidable fatalities. Flame retardant protective wear clothing is made from chemically-treated fabrics that can resist flames and can self-extinguish. As consumers and the industrial sector learn more about the advantages of wearing flame retardant wear while performing industrial tasks, the market for flame-retardant products is also expanding. As the demand for comfortable, lightweight, and more heat-resistant materials increases, market players need to make R&D investments to raise the quality of their products. Flame retardant protective wear comprises of fabric that is non-conductive and will not melt onto the skin thereby preventing burns and injuries. This protective wear comprises of shirts, pants, jackets, and others that offers thermal insulation to the wearers and protects the wearer from extreme heat, flames, and fire. These factors are anticipated to boost the flame retardant protective wear market in the upcoming years.

The increasing acceptance of less expensive alternatives, such as personal protective equipment and accessories,to boost the construction worker safety in the industrial sector is expected to act as a major barrier to the growth of the market for flame retardant protective wear. A significant factor encouraging end users to choose more affordable alternatives is the increase in the cost of the raw materials used to make flame retardant clothing. The market for flame retardant protective wear is projected to experience growth challenges due to the availability of affordable alternative solutions.

Promotions made by the government and regulatory bodies about the use of safety clothing for employees in various industries is also anticipated to have an impact on the market expansion for flame retardant protective wear. The rising consumer preference for lightweight, comfortable, tear-resistant materials, and multifunctional clothing is also projected to boost the demand. The market is anticipated to expand in the future as a result of rising demand for fire-resistant fabrics in residential and commercial furnishings, strict industrial fabric standards, and rising demand from the mining sector. Several ongoing R&D activities related to medicines and vaccine development have increased the demand for the flame retardant apparel.

Flame protective apparel protects the laboratory personnel from the intensified effects of the burning flame. The market is also driven by an increase in demand from the industrial sector, as worker safety is prioritized, and flame retardant clothing protects people from flame and heat. Therefore, increase in demand for flame retardant apparel from the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors is anticipated to create several opportunities in the flame retardant protective wear market in upcoming years.

The key players profiled in this report include:

ANSELL LTD, 3M, VF CORPORATION, Honeywell International Inc., Lakeland Inc, Kimberly Clark Corp, DuPont, SOLVAY International Enviroguard, and W. L. Gore & Associates Inc.

The flame retardant protective wear market is segmented on the basis of product, material, end-use industry, and region. By product, the market is divided into apron, coat, pant, jacket, sleeves, and others. By material, the market is classified into kevlar, modacrylic, nomex, and others. By end-use industry, the market is divided into electrical, oil & gas, construction & manufacturing, mining, and others. By region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The flame retardant protective wear market is segmented into End-use Industry, Material and Product.

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market by Material

By Material:

The modacrylic sub-segment dominated the global flame retardant protective wear market in 2022. Modacrylic fiber is also known as modified acrylic fiber and synthetic acrylic fiber. Flame retardant protective wear made from modacrylic material offers excellent durability, comfort, and protection as these materials offer excellent solvent and chemical resistance. . Modacrylic is a soft material, resilient, has strong tenacity, is resistant to heat, chemicals, corrosion, and sunlight, and is retentive in shapes, among other functionalities. In addition, it can withstand high temperatures, making it suitable for applications in thermal insulation and heat stabilization in a variety of end-use industries, including automotive, industrial applications, protective clothing in the medical sector, mining, extraction, petrochemicals, and others. Such applications of flame retardant protective wear are bound to create a scope of growth for the sub-segment during the forecast period.

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market by Product

By product, the apron sub-segment dominated the market in 2022. Aprons have many advantages, including the ability to be worn while cooking in a clean environment (such as a kitchen) and the ability to protect internal clothing from spills and stains. While preparing food, serving, cleaning, or engaging in creative activities, the apron can act as a barrier to protect the clothing from contamination. Flame retardant aprons are made of fabrics that have been chemically treated to reduce or suppress the ignition of clothing in the presence of flames, slag, or other hot substances. These fabrics are either incorporated into the fibers of textiles or applied to finished fabrics. These are predicted to be the major factors driving the flame retardant protective wear market during the forecast period.

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market by End-use Industry

By End-Use Industry:

The electrical sub-segment dominated the global flame retardant protective wear market share in 2022. Those who work in the electric power industry, electric arcs present some of the most serious safety risks. Hot gases, an intense pressure wave from the explosion, high temperatures (hotter than the surface temperature of the sun) over brief periods of time and shrapnel from vaporized and molten metal particles are among the hazards associated with arc blasts and flashes. The clothing a worker is wearing could have a significant impact on how seriously injured they could be if they are exposed to an arc. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an interpretation memorandum that provides guidance for complying with the apparel requirements. This memorandum provides information on acceptable types of clothing and on the employer's assessment of the hazards.

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market by Region

By Region:

North America dominated the global market in 2022 and is projected to remain the fastest-growing region during the forecast period. The North America flame retardant protective wear market is expected to experience significant growth opportunities and generate significant revenue in the upcoming years. Workers in end-use industries such as construction, mining, petrochemical, and manufacturing are protected by flame-retardant protective clothing, which is expected to create numerous opportunities in the region. North America currently dominates the global market and is expected to do so during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the various regulations implemented in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for flame retardant protective wear for workplace safety. The North America market is expected to grow at a rapid pace, creating numerous opportunities in the upcoming years.

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  • The report provides exclusive and comprehensive analysis of the global flame retardant protective wear market trends along with the flame retardant protective wear market forecast
  • The report elucidates the flame retardant protective wear market opportunity along with key drivers, and restraints of the market. It is a compilation of detailed information, inputs from industry participants and industry experts across the value chain, and quantitative and qualitative assessment by industry analysts. Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of the buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the market for strategy building

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  • The data in this report aims on market dynamics, trends, and developments affecting the flame retardant protective wear demand

Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2032

USD 6.1 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.8%

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Forecast period

2022 - 2032

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Report Pages

290

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By Product
  • Apron
  • Coat
  • Pant
  • Jacket
  • Sleeves
  • Others
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By End-use Industry
  • Electrical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Construction and Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Others
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By Material
  • Kevlar
  • Modacrylic
  • Nomex
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

Honeywell International Inc., 3M, International Enviroguard, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., Solvay, Ansell Ltd., VF Corporation, Lakeland Inc., DuPont

Author Name(s) : Supriya Bhosale | Surya Sanka
Frequently Asked Questions?

The rising emphasis on worker safety in industries such as oil & gas, chemicals, and electrical industries is the upcoming trend in the flame retardant protective wear market.

Flame retardant protective wear market has a leading application in the electrical sector.

The estimated industry size of flame retardant protective wear market is $6,099.7 million by 2032.

North America is the largest regional market for flame retardant protective wear market.

ANSELL LTD, 3M, VF CORPORATION, and Honeywell International Inc. are the leading companies o hold highest share in the market.

The rising awareness of the risks associated with workplace hazards, such as fire and explosions, is driving demand for flame retardant protective wear. Companies are becoming more proactive in implementing safety measures to protect their workers and assets from the consequences of workplace accidents. This trend is expected to drive the flame retardant protective wear market in the next few years.

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Flame Retardant Protective Wear Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032