Global Chemical Protective Clothing Market, By Type (Aramid and Blends, PBI, Polyamide, Cotton Fibers, Laminated Polyester, Polyolefin and Blends, UHMW Polyethylene, Others), Material Type (Thermal, Mechanical, Chemical, Biological/Radiation, Others), Source (Natural Fiber, Synthetic Fiber), Product (Coveralls, Hand Wear, Face Wear, Footwear, Others), Usability (Single-Use Protective Clothing, Reusable Protective Clothing), End-Use Industry (Construction and Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Healthcare/Medical, Firefighting and Law Enforcement, Mining¸ Military, Others), Application (Industrial, Personal) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029
Market Analysis and Size
Over the recent years, the economic expansion in developing countries, has been rapidly boosted the chemical sector. Chemicals are utilized in a wide range of industries, including industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, food, fire and safety, and the military, which necessitates wearing protective clothing. Moreover, there has been surge in agencies that manage safety standards for diverse industries. As a result, demand for chemical protection apparel is likely to skyrocket over the forecast period.
Global Chemical Protective Clothing Market was valued at USD 1.33 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 2.21 billion by 2029, registering a CAGR of 6.53% during the forecast period of 2022-2029. The “aramid and blends” segment accounted for the major share owing to excellent thermal resistance property as well as their high demand from end-use industries such as construction and manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare and others. In addition to the market insights such as market value, growth rate, market segments, geographical coverage, market players, and market scenario, the market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team also includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and climate chain scenario.
Report Scope and Market Segmentation
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
By Type (Aramid and Blends, PBI, Polyamide, Cotton Fibers, Laminated Polyester, Polyolefin and Blends, UHMW Polyethylene, Others), Material Type (Thermal, Mechanical, Chemical, Biological/Radiation, Others), Source (Natural Fiber, Synthetic Fiber), Product (Coveralls, Hand Wear, Face Wear, Footwear, Others), Usability (Single-Use Protective Clothing, Reusable Protective Clothing), End-Use Industry (Construction and Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Healthcare/Medical, Firefighting and Law Enforcement, Mining¸ Military, Others), Application (Industrial, Personal)
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Ansell Ltd (Australia), 3M (U.S.), VF CORPORATION (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc., (U.S.), Lakeland Inc., (U.S.), Kimberly Clark Corp (U.S.), MAS (U.S.), W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (U.S.), Respirex (U.S.), Kappler Inc. (U.S.), DuPont (U.S.), International Enviroguard (U.S.), SOLVAY (Belgium), DAIKIN (Japan), Dow (U.S.), Delta Plus Group (U.S.), Sion Industries NV (Belgium), and Teijin limited (Japan)
Chemical protective clothing is a type of personal protective equipment that is worn to protect people from chemical, biological, thermal, nuclear, and radiation risks. Helmets, high-visibility vests, eye shields, facemasks, gloves, safety boots, steel toe caps, and respiratory aids are some of the most often used chemical protective apparel. It also includes single-use clothes, reusable industrial workwear, and firefighting gear that is strengthened with extra protective layers to reduce exposure to unseen and dangerous chemicals.
Chemical Protective Clothing Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail as below:
- Increased Demand From Industries
Chemical protective clothing market’s growth is being driven by growth in the pharmaceutical and industrial industries. India's overall pharmaceutical product and medicine exports in 2020 were USD 24.44 billion, up from USD 20.58 billion in 2019. As many research and development activities connected to vaccine development, medications and medicines against COVID-19 and, more recently, black/white fungus were done during the covid-19, the demand for protective gear surged. Chemical protective apparel protects laboratory personnel from the harmful effects of chemicals. The market is also driven by demand from the industrial sector, as worker safety is prioritized, and protective clothing serves to protect people from toxins, radiation, and heat. Therefore, increased demand from pharmaceutical and industrial industries accelerate the market growth.
- Strict Rules and Regulations
The increase in regulatory standards and requirements stringency have largely accelerated the market growth over the forecasted period. Different countries in North America and Europe have severe rules and regulations regulating safety in numerous industries, such as Firefighters must wear protective pants, coats, gloves, boots, and self-contained breathing apparatus, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations of 1971 and 1981 in the United States. In July 2018, the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition was established in Geneva, Switzerland, to promote the adoption of International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) in the construction industry. As a result, these regulations further boost the market growth.
The rising product adoption across various industry verticals will further propel the growth rate of chemical protective clothing market. Additionally, the rapid industrialization across the globe will also drive market value growth. The rise in employment rates in various industry verticals is projected to bolster the market's growth.
- Awareness and Developments
Furthermore, the rising awareness of employee and work safety in workplaces and the extensive research and development (R & R&D) activities extend profitable opportunities to the market players in the forecast period of 2022 to 2029. Additionally, the product innovations by manufacturers such as the development of nanotechnology-based materials that are light in weight and offer superior protection against various hazards will further expand the future growth of the chemical protective clothing market.
- High Costs of Specialized Clothing
The specialized chemical protective clothing is very costly, creating affordability issues amongst the population. The low affordability hampers the market growth. As a result, the high price of specialized clothing is estimated to create hindrances for the growth of the chemical protective clothing market.
- Drawback Associated with Protective Clothing
One of the most significant drawbacks of wearing protective clothing is the lack of data or statistics on the actual level of protection provided. This is because protective clothing is tested in laboratories under controlled and repeatable conditions. When protective clothing is worn at work, however, additional factors can impact the level of protection provided by the garment. Therefore, the dearth of accuracy level of protection offered by the chemical protective clothing is projected to have negative impact on market.
- Surging Automation Across Industries
There has been growth in automation across the end-use industries, such as construction and manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare/medical, firefighting and law enforcement, mining¸ military and others. This further reduces the workforce across the industries, which further creates less demand for chemical protective clothing. Therefore, this factor is anticipated to challenge the chemical protective clothing market growth rate.
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COVID-19 Impact on Chemical Protective Clothing Market
The outbreak of coronavirus had a moderate impact on the chemical protective clothing market. At the beginning of the COVID phase, the demand from the construction and industrial sector declined as many projects were delayed due to the lockdown restrictions and there was a shortage of workers and laborers as well and there was less migration due to travel restrictions and industrial activities were decreased in different parts of the world. Many companies also assisted in satisfying the PPE requirement, such as Australian company Ansell, which received a contract from the European Union in April 2021 to meet the PPE need. The oil and gas sector also suffered under Covid-19, as lower petroleum product prices reduced corporate profitability, resulting in massive job losses. Many industries had fewer employees, which reduced the demand for protective equipment.
In the aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry saw massive market expansion as demand for vaccinations, medications, and therapies connected to covid-19 and related illnesses was too high. During the covid-19 pandemic, India's pharmaceutical exports surged as well, with total exports of pharmaceutical items and medications reaching USD 24.44 billion in 2020 and USD 20.58 billion in 2019. As many research and development activities connected to vaccine development, medications and medicines against covid-19 and, more recently, black/white fungus were done during the covid-19, the demand for protective gear surged. In 2020, the United States and Canada will export drugs and medicines worth a total of USD 24.7 billion and USD 7.6 billion, respectively. As a result, the market was not much affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as it was highly used across pharmaceutical industries during pandemic and was also lesser adopted across other industries due to shut down.
- On December 31, 2020, Ni Hsin Marketing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ni Hsin Resources Bhd, signed a collaboration and distributorship agreement with WTK Manufacturing and WTK Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd (WTKT) to manufacture and distribute its protective fabric mask, personal protective equipment (PPE), and hand sanitiser domestically and internationally throughout Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and South Asia.
Global Chemical Protective Clothing Market Scope
The chemical protective clothing market is segmented on the basis of type, material type, source, product, usability, end-use industry and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Aramid and Blends
- Cotton Fibers
- Laminated Polyester
- Polyolefin and Blends
- UHMW Polyethylene
- Natural Fiber
- Synthetic Fiber
- Hand Wear
- Face Wear
- Construction and Manufacturing
- Oil and Gas
- Firefighting and Law Enforcement
Chemical Protective Clothing Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The chemical protective clothing market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type, material type, source, product, usability, end-use industry and application as referenced above.
The countries covered in the chemical protective clothing market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
North America dominates the chemical protective clothing market in terms of market share and market revenue and will continue to flourish its dominance during the forecast period of 2022-2029. The market growth over this region is attributed to the increase in awareness about labor safety and stringent government laws.
On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is estimated to show lucrative growth over the forecast period of 2022-2029, due to the chemical industry developments in India, China, South Korea, and Taiwan. Moreover, the strict government regulations are contributing to the high demand for the development and usage of high performance materials in the production of chemical protective clothing in the region.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Chemical Protective Clothing Market Share Analysis
The chemical protective clothing market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to chemical protective clothing market.
Some of the major players operating in the chemical protective clothing market are
- Ansell Ltd (Australia)
- 3M (U.S.)
- VF CORPORATION (U.S.)
- Honeywell International Inc., (U.S.)
- Lakeland Inc., (U.S.)
- Kimberly Clark Corp (U.S.)
- MAS (U.S.)
- W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (U.S.)
- Respirex (U.S.)
- Kappler Inc. (U.S.)
- DuPont (U.S.)
- International Enviroguard (U.S.)
- SOLVAY (Belgium)
- DAIKIN (Japan)
- Dow (U.S.)
- Delta Plus Group (U.S.)
- Sion Industries NV (Belgium)
- Teijin limited (Japan)