According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Disposable Protective Clothing Market by Material Type, Application, and End-use Industry: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026," 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.
The demand for protective clothing has witnessed a significant growth attributed to the rise in penetration in oil & gas, healthcare, defense, firefighting, construction & manufacturing, and mining industries. The market is expected to experience tremendous growth due to rise in use of disposable protective clothing in these industries. Protective clothing is an intense R&D oriented industry. All the industry players are investing immensely to find new avenues for their product segments and to reduce the overall production cost.
Some of the major factors that drive the demand for protective clothing include increase in concern toward safety of workers coupled with stringent governmental regulations. Furthermore, continuous growth in demand for protective clothing from various end-use industries, such as healthcare, oil & gas, and other industries are expected to boost the market growth. However, factors such as high price of protective clothing is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. The global disposable protective clothing is yet to explore its full potential. An increase in demand for disposable protective clothing from emerging economies such as India, China, South Korea, and Brazil are expected to offer future growth opportunities to the market.
On the basis of material type, the polyethylene segment holds the highest share of the disposable protective clothing market in 2018 and the trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.
North America was the highest contributor to the global market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is estimated to reach $1,584.1 million by 2026 at a significant CAGR of 7.5%. North America and Asia-Pacific collectively accounted for about 71.3% share of the global disposable protective clothing market in 2018, with the former constituting around 39.1% share.
The key players making positive impact on the global disposable protective clothing market includes 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. These players are investing significantly on R&D to launch new disposable protective clothing for commercial applications at a low cost. Teijin Limited had developed a new heat retardant masterbatch, which consists of Teijin’s phosphorus flame retardant FCX-210 and a polymer. This masterbatch enabled textile manufacturers to impart superior heat resistance to a wide range of products.
According to Eswara Prasad, Manager, Chemical & Material at Allied Market Research, “Significant technological advances are taking place in the disposable protective clothing industry in search for improved protection of human beings. Use of active protection system, Protective flex, and thermal sensitivity fabrics are few of the advances encountered in the global disposable protective clothing market. Advanced protective system is an advanced fabric, which contains three-dimensional spacer textile treated with specially formulated, responsive silicone coating. The fabric is soft and flexible under normal conditions; however, when stressed under high impact force, the material becomes rigid, and then returns to a flexible state. Such advances are expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities to the market.”
Key Findings of the Disposable Protective Clothing Market:
- In 2018, the Asia-Pacific market is predicted to hold a share of over 32% in disposable protective clothing market share.
- The Polyethylene segment is expected to hold a dominant share in the disposable protective clothing market size, over the projected period.
- The manufacturing application segment is projected to grow with a CAGR of 7.2% by 2026.
- The qualitative data in the report aims on the recycled glass market trends, dynamics, and developments in the disposable protective clothing industry while the quantitative data provides information about the market share and market size in terms of revenue and volume.
The market players have adopted agreement, product launch, and expansion as their key strategies to gain competitive advantage in this market. 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.