Industrial Protective Clothing and Equipment Market

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Industrial Protective Clothing and Equipment Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

Industrial Protective Clothing and Equipment Market

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Industrial Protective Clothing and Equipment Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

SKU : ARZ200714 Published on : August 2020 Pages : 298


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Industrial Protective Clothing and Equipment Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis Report by Protection (Industrial Protective Clothing, Face Protection, Foot Protection, Head Protection, Hand Protection, and Others), Material (Aramid, Polyolefins, Poly Benzimidazole, and Others), Product (Flame Retardant, Chemical Protection, Cleanroom Apparel, and Others), Durability (Durable and Disposable), End-users (Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Chemical, Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, Automotive, Consumer Products, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, And Middle East & Africa) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Competitive Landscape, & Forecast, 2020–2025


The global industrial protective clothing and equipment market size is to cross $69 billion by 2025, growing at a promising rate. Market growth can be contributed to the growing prevalence of workplace-related accidents and injuries across the globe. Globally, numerous accidents and injuries happen primarily caused due to falling objects, chemical reactions, and unhygienic working conditions. Accidents have increased globally at construction sites, mining, and electric shocks in the electrical, industrial sector. Approximately 40% of workers suffer from such fatalities in the industrial workplace worldwide. Therefore, the growing incidence of disease burden globally, followed by growing unmet needs for hygiene and safety protection, is expected to drive the market.

The spread of COVID-19 has hit operations in several industries, including construction, mining, automotive, oil & gas, and electronic & semiconductor. Industrial protective clothing and equipment used in such industries have a low demand due to the shutdown of operations since the outbreak of the virus. However, safety gear such as masks, face shields, gloves, goggles, aprons, lab coats, coveralls, and a few other protective clothing and equipment are expected to observe an increase in demand during COVID-19 restrictions.


  • The hand protection segment is expected to reach a revenue of close to $19 billion by 2025 due to the increased demand from healthcare, defense, and other industries due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
  • The protective clothing segment is likely to observe an incremental growth of over $5 billion by 2025 on account of rapid industrialization and the implementation of stringent industrial safety regulations in emerging markets.
  • The oil & gas segment is projected to observe as subdued growth during the period 2019–2025 due to the disruption in the supply chain and less demand.
  • The APAC region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, driven by the growing development in healthcare facilities and the penetration of pharmaceutical firms.









Revenue (2025): $69 Billion

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR): Over 6%


North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa


US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, and South Africa


This research report includes a detailed segmentation by protection, material, product, durability, end-users, and geography.



Industrial protective clothing and equipment are an essential element of the overall worker safety control strategy, primarily in construction, chemical, mining, oil & gas, and healthcare industries. The global industrial protective clothing and equipment market is highly competitive, with multiple players delivering a diverse range of protection goods.  The increased stringency to implement safety practices and follow standard operating procedures government and safety regulatory authorities such as OSHA, NIOSH, NFPA, NPS has increased the demand for protective clothing and equipment. The market is expected to observe an increase in demand from APAC, Europe, and North America; however, the demand from MEA and Latin America is expected to grow gradually. In terms of application, the market is covered under two major segments: industrial protective clothing and industrial protective equipment.


The industrial protective equipment market consists of several safety devices, including face, head, hand, and foot protection gears. The face protection market is expected to grow at a healthier rate during the forecast period. Construction, healthcare mining, electronics and semiconductor, and other manufacturing industries are the major end-users of face protection devices. The demand for face protection devices is witnessing a steep increase on account of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

The rising awareness and importance of employee safety has driven the protective goggles and glasses market. Similarly, the growing demand from manufacturing, automobile, electronics, and semiconductor industries has significantly affected the global face shield industry. With the increased safety regulations, the demand has increased and is expected to drive the demand for face shields.

The increased focus on compliance with regulations and legislation through government regulations in sectors is expected to drive the demand for foot protective equipment. Currently, boots and shoes are facing low demand, owing to Covid-19 lockdown and regulations on the reopening of industries with limited workers. However, shoe covers are in demand in the healthcare manufacturing industry. Hence it is expected to drive the industrial protective equipment market size.

The demand for hard hats, helmets, and other safety hats have been driven by the increased use in construction, mining, oil & gas, automotive, and other sectors until 2019. Safety caps or hard hats serve as the first line of protection against head injuries. Safety helmets are one of the most useful personal protective equipment to wear to protect the brain and head against traumatic impact. Europe is expected to dominate the head protection & safety equipment industry, followed by North America and APAC. However, in 2020, the demand for head protection equipment is expected to decline as most industries faced shut down of their operations in Q1 2020.

The glove sector before pandemic was growing slowly; however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in demand for gloves. Therefore, to protect the whole body against the virus, the demand for gloves has increased. Food and drinks, forestry, metal processing, electronics, and automotive end-users are the major industries with large usage of disposable gloves.


The aramids market is expected to observe a healthier growth during the forecast period as the material is one of the major components used in the manufacturing of protective clothing. Automotive, construction, and military end-users are witnessing a high demand for lightweight and strong fiber material protective clothing, which is expected to fuel the demand for aramid fiber material in the market. APAC, Europe, and North America are expected to emerge as the major contributors to the growth of the industrial protective clothing market size.

The introduction of government regulations to provide personal protective anti-ballistic gears in the defense industry is likely to drive the growth of the polyolefins market during the forecast period. Polyolefins have many properties such as lightweight and high strength to weight ratio, which are expected to drive the growth of the market in several application end-users, including defense, mechanical, and others in protective clothing.

The polybenzimidazole market is limited to a few applications in protective clothing. The market share accounts for low than other materials in protective clothing. Also, major products consist of flame-resistant protective clothing and thermal resistant clothing. The demand is expected to be less for the short term, particularly during the period 2020–2022. Hence, the material is expected to be limited in use and is likely to have stable market growth during the forecast period.

Innovations in terms of material and safety features are expected to boost the industrial protective clothing market share & demand for durable medical protective clothing. They provide high economic feasibility in the long term and offer higher protection than disposable protective clothing. Industries such as healthcare, construction, oil & gas, mining, food processing are expected to increase the demand for durable clothing during the forecast period.


The European industrial protective clothing & equipment market is expected to reach $21 billion by 2025. With the region's expanding legislation and guidance relating to safe garments, the region is expected to witness high consumer demand, thereby increasing sales. Market changes are likely to occur during 2020 and 2021, owing to fluctuations in supply and demand and a gradual decline in normal industry operations. Several countries are expected to raise the demand with the rise in exports, and business sales are expected to increase in the region. Glasses, helmets, facial covers, mouth, and dental caps, gowns, and suits are widely requested security clothing items. The decline in the manufacturing sector is likely to increase the demand for protective clothing and equipment.


The global industrial protective clothing and equipment market share is dominated by vendors that have an international presence. Improving global economic conditions is expected to fuel the growth of the market, making it attractive for the launch of new varieties. One of the key strategies implemented by market players includes the introduction of differentiated products and solutions for different application segments. Hence, companies strive to offer differentiated channels for distribution and better product mix, thereby catering to changing needs. Key manufacturers are extending and expanding the product line-up in their business segments with the launch of several new safety apparel and accessories, thereby gaining an edge over their competitors.

The global industrial protective clothing and equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:

By Protection

  • Industrial Protective Clothing
  • Face Protection
  • Foot Protection
  • Head Protection
  • Hand Protection
  • Others

By Material

  • Aramid
  • Polyolefins
  • Poly Benzimidazole
  • Others

By Product

  • Flame Retardant
  • Chemical Protection
  • Cleanroom Apparel
  • Others

By End-users

  • Healthcare
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Others

By Durability

  • Durable
  • Disposable

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Chile
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Turkey


  1. What is the industrial protective clothing and equipment market size and growth rate during the forecast period?
  2. What are the factors impacting the growth of the industrial protective equipment market share?
  3. Which material type/end-users/region is generating the largest revenue in the North America region?
  4. Who are the leading vendors in the industrial protective clothing and equipment market, and what are their market shares?
  5. What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the personal protective equipment (PPE) market trends? 


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