Protective Clothing: Multi-functionalities in Product Offerings Impacting the Market for Protective Clothing

 Protective Clothing Market

Protective clothing is the collection of textiles that are designed for the protection of wearer against different environmental factors such as unwanted exposure to chemicals, heat, cold and various others factors. These clothes are worn by the workers in conditions such as construction, manufacturing, military and other harmful conditions. These clothes are produced from specialized fabrics that can protect the wearer from extreme climactic conditions.

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Protective clothing market is expanding due to growing incidences of environmental and industrial hazards, imposing strict governmental regulations regarding the safety of workers and individuals in extreme conditions, the effects of these factors are mentioned below:

  • Growing incidences of environmental and industrial hazards: With the increasing industrialization levels worldwide and the focus of different authorities on increasing the levels of industries present in the region. This directly increases the risks for environmental and industrial hazards even with integrating different safety measures in the facilities. This trend of rising industrialization therefore has resulted in high demands for protective clothing and is expected to result in continued rise for the forthcoming period of 2019-2026
  • Imposing strict governmental regulations regarding the safety of workers and individuals in extreme conditions: Along with the industrialization trend, the governments have also imposed a number of regulations and compliances in regards to the usage of protective clothing and safety measures to protect the workers in various environmental conditions and circumstances that can be life threating if not taken care of properly

Innovative product launches and expansion of market share by the different market players:

  • In March 2019, TOOLS Finland Oy, announced that they had agreed for the acquisition of Lindström Group’s personal protective equipment range of business products, situated in Finland. This acquisition has ensured that the company is able to offer better quality of products in a wider product range consisting of gloves, helmets, footwear, protective clothing and fall protection amongst various others
  • In October 2018, Snickers Workwear announced the availability of their first certified protective clothing product offerings. This launch has ensured that the company has established themselves as a complete supplier of workwear, protective clothing and other clothing associated products in the industries. The clothing range have been certified against the protection of flame, cold, visibility and antistatic factors

The market is segmented on the basis of material as cotton fibers, polyamide, aramid & blends, PBI, UHMWPE, polyolefin & blends, laminated polyesters and others. Application has been segmented into radiation, visibility, chemical, thermal, mechanical and others. End-use vertical is categorized into firefighting & law enforcement, military, oil & gas, construction & manufacturing, healthcare, mining and others. End-user is categorized as industrial and personal.

“According to Data Bridge Market Research, Global Protective Clothing Market is expected to be growing with a steady CAGR during the forecast period of 2019 to 2026”

Some of the major players operating in market are KCWW, Honeywell International Inc., Koninklijke Ten Cate bv, Sioen Industries NV, Globe Holding Company, LLC, Workrite Uniform Company, Globus (Shetland) Ltd, 3M, ANSELL LTD., NSA - NATIONAL SAFETY APPAREL, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., KERMEL, LION Group, Inc., Lakeland Inc., TEIJIN LIMITED, Milliken & Company, Logistik Unicorp Inc., Hydrowear B.V., VF Imagewear, Inc., Glen Raven, Inc. and Protal.

With the availability of various innovations being presented by the different clothing manufacturers, there has been the availability in product range regarding multi-functionalities of these clothing products such as the enhanced aesthetic appeal of these clothes while also invoking equally efficient protective features. This trend of developing multi-functional clothing range has improved the platform availability for market expansion and the subsequent expansion of market player’s share in the industry.

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