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Protective Clothing Market Size to Reach USD 34.31 Billion by 2027; Rapid Industrialization Worldwide to Skyrocket Demand

April 30, 2020 | Chemicals & Materials

The global protective clothing market size is projected to reach USD 34.31 million by 2027. It is set to gain traction from the rapid industrialization worldwide. It is further upsurging the number of health hazards associated with several materials and chemicals that people work with on a daily basis. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a recently published report, titled, “Protective Clothing Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product (Disposable and Durable), By Application (Flame Retardant Apparel, Chemical Defending Garment {Radiation Protection, Particulate Matter, and Others}, Clean Room Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, and Others), By End-Use (Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Firefighters, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report mentions that the market stood at USD 12.48 billion in 2019. However, it is likely to exhibit a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period between 2020 to 2027.

PIP Broadens Salesforce in Latin America to Better Serve the Local Market

In March 2020, Protective Industrial Products (PIP), a provider of a wide range of consumable personal protective equipment based in New York, expanded its salesforce in Latin America. The company is aiming to widen its supply chains footprint and drive sales in this region. The decision was taken after its success in Mexico. PIP’s skilled sales team would aid in provide service to a large number of consumers consisting of American-based national distributors and other major distributors. This expansion strengthened PIP’s position by making it a global leader of general safety and hand protection products.

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Covid-19 Pandemic to Surge the Demand for Protective Clothing

The rising working population across the globe owing to the expansion of chemical, oil & gas, manufacturing, and healthcare industries would affect the protective clothing market growth positively in the near future. Besides, the governments of many countries are implementing stringent rules and regulations for the manufacturers to take precautions for the safety of workers compulsorily. It would help in preventing occupational mishaps and hazards.

Furthermore, owing to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a rising concern regarding contamination from various sources. The correct disposal and laundering of products is necessary to curb the rate of infection. It is increasing the demand for surgical gowns, coveralls, and isolation gowns from the healthcare sector as these are needed to protect the patients, as well as the workers from the transfer of microorganisms through blood or bodily fluids. However, high cost of an investment may hinder the market growth.

Key Players Focus on Developing Innovative Products to Strengthen Position

Prominent protective clothing manufacturing companies are engaging in research and development activities to refine their product portfolio and gain a competitive edge. As the demand for protecting clothing is increasing day by day from the healthcare industry on account of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are working persistently to bring about the most innovative protective clothing in the market to cater to the urgent needs.

Fortune Business Insights™ lists out all the companies operating in this market. They are as follows:

  • Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)

  • Lakeland Inc. (U.S.)

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (U.S.)

  • PBI Performance Products, Inc. (U.S.)

  • TenCate Protective Fabrics (U.S.)

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (U.S.)

  • Ansell Microgard Ltd. (U.K.)

  • DuPont (U.S.)

  • Bennett Safetywear Ltd. (U.K.)

  • TEIJIN LIMITED (Japan)    

  • Udyogi (India)

  • Sanctum Work Wear Pvt. Ltd. (India)

  • Derekduck Industries Corp. (Taiwan)

  • Protective Industrial Products (PIP) (U.S.)

  • Other prominent companies

A Significant Industry Development-

  • June 2016: Honeywell introduced a new range of moulded and single-use masks. These possess PU foam seals that are mainly designed to enhance comfort, safety, and performance. The new 800 series masks are made of low breathing, humidity, and high performing resistant material. They are best suited for general and construction industrial environments where workers are often exposed to harmful materials found in fumes, mist, and dust.

Further Report Findings-

  • North America procured a revenue of USD 4,677.9 million in 2019 owing to the deployment of strict regulations regarding the safety of the workers by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  • Asia Pacific is anticipated grow at a fast pace stoked by the rising awareness programs about the safety of workers in the developing nations, such as South Korea, India, and China.

  • By end use, the oil and gas segment held 13.5% protective clothing market share in 2019.

The global market can be segmented in the following way:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Billion) and Volume (Million Square Meters)


By Product

  • Disposable

  • Durable

By Application

  • Flame Retardant Apparel

  • Chemical Defending Garment

    • Radiation Protection

    • Particulate Matter

    • Others

  • Clean Room Clothing

  • Mechanical Protective Clothing

  • Others

By End-Use

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Oil & Gas

  • Chemical

  • Firefighters

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Protective Clothing Market
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  • 2019
  • 2016-2018
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