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Healthcare PPE Market to Reach $29.5 Billion till 2028; Unifi Supplies Fibers and Yarns to More than 100 PPE Manufacturers in the U.S.

June 24, 2021 | Chemicals & Materials

The global healthcare personal protective equipment market size is projected to drop from USD 49.9 billion in 2021 to USD 29.5 billion in 2028. In Asia Pacific, various countries are striving to strengthen their diagnostic capabilities with AI. In May 2020, for instance, the Philippines, for instance, collaborated with Lifetrack Medical Systems to develop AI-based decisions for helping radiologists to detect chest CT patterns speculative of COVID-19. Fortune Business Insights™, in its latest report, titled, “Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Protective Clothing {Coveralls, Isolation Gowns, and Others}, Eye & Face Protection {Face Mask, [N95 Respirators, and Surgical Masks & Others], Safety Goggles, and Others}, Gloves {Examination, and Surgical}, By End-user (Healthcare Facilities, Consumers, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028,” mentions that the market stood at USD 37.6 billion in 2020. It is expected to showcase a CAGR of -7.3% during the forecast period in 2021-2028.

Cadillac Products Starts Manufacturing Medical PPE to Meet High Demand amid COVID-19

In April 2020, Cadillac Products Packaging Company and Cadillac Products Automotive Company announced that they blended their factories, capabilities, and workforces to produce healthcare PPE for frontline nurses and doctors. It aims to fight COVID-19. It manufactures films that are required for protective medical gowns. Some of the company’s top suppliers include Rupp Engineering, Dow Chemical, Stevens Custom Fabrication, and Universal Container Corporation. As per one of the company officials, “We are currently producing more than 300 finished gowns per hour. Till date, we have supplied 2,600 gowns in various hospitals.”

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Need to Ensure Safety of Healthcare Workers & People to Boost Growth

The demand for protective clothing, hand protection, and respiratory protection in the healthcare industry is surging at a fast pace because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of clothing helps in ensuring the safety of healthcare workers and people to curb transmission. Healthcare workers nowadays are working in high viral load environments and hence have major risks of getting infected. The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), for instance, joined hands with MAF Clothing Private Limited in April 2020 to develop cost-effective, quality-certified, and fabric-based healthcare PPE. However, wearing this equipment for longer periods of time can often lead to allergies and skin injuries, which, in turn, may hamper the healthcare personal protective equipment market growth.

Contract Signing by Key Players to Expand Their Product Portfolio & Boost Sales Revenue

The global market contains various small, medium, and large enterprises that are striving to maintain their positions by helping government bodies to cater to the high demand for these products. To do so, they are signing new agreements or expanding their production capacities. Besides, numerous non-medical manufacturers are entering into this business to aid people to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Noteworthy Industry Developments:

  • April 2020: Unifi supplied fibers and yarns to more than 100 healthcare PPE manufacturers in the U.S. to help them cater to the high demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • March 2020: Honeywell expanded production capabilities to manufacture N95 face masks. The new production facility is located at the Honeywell Aerospace site and would enable the company to manufacture more than 20 million masks every month in the U.S.

Fortune Business Insights™ presents a list of renowned healthcare personal protective equipment manufacturers operating in the global market:

  • Honeywell International Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.)

  • 3M (Minnesota, U.S.)

  • ANSELL LTD. (Richmond, Australia)

  • Alpha ProTech (Richmond, Australia)

  • Superior Gloves (Ontario, Canada)

  • Medline Industries, Inc. (Illinois, U.S.)

  • Cardinal Health (Ohio, U.S.)

  • DuPont (Delaware, U.S.)

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Texas, U.S.)

  • Sterimed Group (New Delhi, India)

  • Medisca Inc (Montreal, Canada)

  • Moldex-Metric (California, U.S.)

  • MHCare Medical

  • Other Key Players

Further Report Findings:

  • North America earned USD 12.50 billion in 2020 in terms of revenue. It is likely to remain at the forefront throughout the forthcoming years. The increasing R7D activities occurring in the healthcare sector would aid growth. Additionally, the surging awareness of the health and safety laws is making it mandatory to use face masks, isolation gowns, and safety gloves properly. It would also propel growth.

  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow considerably because of the development of various healthcare settings in the region. In India, the production of healthcare PPE and other COVID-19 related medical equipment have increased rapidly, thereby lowering the dependency on international countries. The Indian Medical Device Industry Association, for instance, declared that Indian mask producers usually manufacture around 240 million disposable masks per year for domestic applications.

  • Based on end-users, the healthcare facilities segment generated 44.8% and 47.0% in terms of the healthcare personal protective equipment market share globally and in the U.S., respectively. Numerous countries nowadays have made it mandatory for healthcare workers to wear PPE to protect them against various pathogenic microorganisms. It would bolster this segment’s growth.

The market is segmented this way:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Billion)


  Product; End-user; and By Region

By Product

  • Protective Clothing

    • Coveralls

    • Isolation Gowns

    • Others

  • Eye & Face Protection

    • Face Mask

      • N95 Respirators

      • Surgical Masks & Others

    • Safety Goggles

    • Others

  • Gloves

    • Examination

    • Surgical

By End-user

  • Healthcare Facilities

  • Consumers

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (By Product and By End-user)

      • The U.S. (By End-user)

      • Canada (By End-user)

  • Europe (By Product and By End-user)

      • Germany (By End-user)

      • UK (By End-user)

      • France (By End-user)

      • Italy (By End-user)

      • Spain (By End-user)

      • Rest of Europe (By End-user)

  • Asia Pacific (By Product and By End-user)

      • China (By End-user)

      • Japan (By End-user)

      • India (By End-user)

      • South Korea (By End-user)

      • Southeast Asia (By End-user)

      • Rest of Asia Pacific (By End-user)

  • Latin America (By Product and By End-user)

      • Brazil (By End-user)

      • Mexico (By End-user)

      • Rest of Latin America (By End-user)

  • The Middle East & Africa (By Product and By End-user)

      • South Africa (By End-user)

      • GCC Arabia (By End-user)

      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By End-user)

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