Industrial Protective Clothing Market Overview:
Global protective clothing market was valued at $8,003 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $10,211 million by 2022, supported by a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period 2016 to 2022. All fabrics are protective to some extent but protective clothing are not only concerned to protect just from daily needs but also from situations where hazards or risks are present and that have the potential to be life threatening or pose considerable potential for injury or damage to the person working in and around the hazard.
Protective clothes are designed to prevent the person and/or product from coming in contact with adverse elements of the environment, thus providing protection, and/or reducing the risk of exposure. Based on the industry, protective clothing can be of fire & heat resistant, chemical resistant, cold resistant, ballistic & mechanical resistant, and UV resistant.
Breakdown of Primary Respondents
The report exclusively focuses on current market trends and future growth opportunities in the industrial protective clothing market. The report also focuses on various material, application and various end-user industries of protective clothing, which includes oil & gas, construction & manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, law enforcement & military, firefighting and others. Moreover, the report analyzes the current market trends of protective clothing in different geographies and suggests the future growth opportunities by analyzing government regulations & policies, thereby further increasing the consumer acceptance of protective clothing.
Factors such as growing concern towards safety of workers coupled with stringent governmental regulations, continuous growth in demand for protective clothing from various end-user industries and extensive investments in research & development-which leads to development of new products and makes way for new applications are expected to boost market growth are expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. 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 pharmaceuticals will provide significant opportunities to the industry players across the value chain. Furthermore, an increase in demand from emerging economies such as India, China, South Korea, and Brazil are expected to drive future growth.
The report focuses on current market trends and future growth opportunities of protective clothing in various industries such as oil & gas, construction & manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, law enforcement & military, firefighting and others. Moreover, it analyzes the extent of applications for protective clothing in different geographies and suggests the future growth opportunities by analyzing government regulations & policies, thereby further increases consumer acceptance in that region. The market provided is based on the demand or consumption quantity across various applications at country level. Further, by conducting bottom-up approach and considering price trends the market value and volumes were derived.
Global Protective Clothing Market Segmentation
The key players in the global industrial protective clothing market adopt different key strategies, such as product launch, expansion, collaboration, agreement, and acquisition to withstand in the global competitive market. The market players profiled in this report are protective fabric manufacturers, who serve the product globally to several end-user industries. The data pertaining to market players and their strategic moves are gathered through annual reports and press releases of respective companies, various blogs available on the website, and primary calls made to the experts in the industry.
Top Player Positioning, 2015
By material type, aramid & blends, polyolefin & blends, polybenzimidazole (PBI), cotton fibers and laminated polyesters are some of the major market segments. Further, laminated polyesters, PBI and aramid & blends are expected to be the most attractive markets for new entrants as well as for the industry players.
Top Investment Pockets
Stringent U.S. governmental regulations regarding the safety of workers such as occupational safety and health act (OSHA) and flammable fabrics act under consumer safety commission is also driving the market for protective clothing during the forecast period. Increasing disposable income in the emerging economies coupled with significant opportunities in end-user industries are expected to provide significant opportunities for key players operating in the market.
Key trends that drive the market penetration of protective clothing are:
- New application development and product designing
- Falling prices of protective clothing
- Government support and R&D funding
- Business and capacity expansion by existing players and new entrants
- Increasing collaborations among industry players to meet challenges in the industry
- Continuous efforts to simplify manufacturing process
The rapid industrialization coupled with an increase in investments in medical, chemicals and oil & gas industry in China makes it one of the leading countries worldwide, in terms of demand and commercialization of protective clothing. Key players from Asia-Pacific include Teijin Limited, Rongxin Industry Manufacture Limited, Wuhan Kinglong Protective Products Co., Ltd., Xiamen Yaojia Garment Co., Ltd., and Ohnaka Industry Co., Ltd. etc.
China Protective Clothing Market: 2014-2022
The protective clothing manufacturers either use in-house materials or buy from raw material suppliers to process them. Major companies that manufacture protective clothing are E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Lakeland Industries, Inc., 3M Company, Workrite Uniform Company, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associates, Glen Raven, Ballyclare Limited, Koninklijke Ten Cate NV, Cetriko and Teijin Limited.
Other players in the value chain include Fibertex A/S, Kermel, Rongxin Industry Manufacture Limited, Ebruzen Textile Industry Trade Co Ltd., Wuhan Kinglong Protective Products Co., Ltd., Veridian Fire Protective Gear and Ohnaka Industry Co., Ltd., etc.
KEY MARKET BENEFITS
- The study provides quantitative analysis of the global protective clothing industry with current trends and future estimations through 2014-2022 to identify the prevailing market opportunities to capitalize on.
- Extensive analysis by end-user industry, application and material type predicts the various types of protective clothing used in different end-user applications.
- Competitive intelligence highlights the business practices followed by leading players across various regions.
- An in-depth analysis of current research and clinical developments within global protective clothing industry is provided with key dynamic factors that affect the market behavior.
- Comprehensive analysis of all geographic regions are provided to determine the prevailing opportunities in these geographies.
- Key market players and their strategies are analyzed to identify the competitive outlook.
Key Market Segments
The global protective clothing market is divided based on application and geography.
By Material Type
- Aramid & Blends
- Polyolefin & Blends
- Polybenzimidazole (PBI)
- Cotton Fibers
- Laminated Polyesters
- Others (PPS, Amide-imide and Viscose, etc.)
- Others (Bacterial & Viral and Visibility, etc.)
By End-user Industry
- Oil & Gas
- Construction & Manufacturing
- Law Enforcement & Military
- Others (Mining, Chemical Industry, etc.)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South Africa
- Rest of LAMEA