Personal Protective Equipment are devices or appliances intended to be worn on or carried by a person to prevent one or more health and safety hazards. It is the unitary combination of several devices or appliances and combined personal protective devices or appliances that are worn or carried by a person with or without personal protective equipment for special activities. Personal Protective Equipment is the first level of protection against injuries or illness in the workplace. Personal protective equipment is products that protect the user (or wearer) from health and safety risks in the workplace. Manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE) are helmets, shields, etc., and Personal protective equipment (PPE) for self-defense, such as spray cans, personal defense weapons, etc.
Global Personal Protective Equipment Market estimated to grow with a significant rate during the forecast period, 2020-2027. The stringent regulatory framework and growing awareness about the importance of work safety are vital factors expected to drive the global personal protective equipment market in the future timeframe. Additionally, the surge in demand for respiratory equipment in mining, emergency response, military and law enforcement, healthcare, and fire services industry will fuel the global personal protective equipment market in the upcoming periods. Moreover, the growing adoption of strict regulations and policies in factories and other workplaces by governments is projected to trigger the global personal protective equipment industry in the forecast period.
With the continuous development of industrialization, the labor environment is becoming more and more complex, and the risk of hand injuries during the labor process continues to increase and presents a diversified development trend. The employer must equip workers with appropriate personal protective equipment to prevent or mitigate them according to specific conditions. Furthermore, technological advancements in the PPE products, along with changing consumer behavior, would influence the global personal protective equipment market size in the augmented period. In addition, a huge surge in demand for disposable gloves from the hospitals and nursing homes due to growing awareness about personal and patient safety will propel the global personal protective equipment industry in the expected periods.
Functional safety is east to wear protective gloves widely used in many fields such as machining, automobile manufacturing, construction engineering, agriculture and fishery, mining metallurgy, petrochemicals, electronics manufacturing, outdoor equipment, fire equipment, and military equipment, etc. The demand for products is directly related to the production intensity and a number of employees in the downstream application field.
There are various stringent regulatory guidelines that have made mandatory for employers to provide their employees with certified protective gear. For instance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued certain regulations that mandate to protect the employees from various workplace hazards.
Recently, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the surge in demand, panic buying, hoarding, and abuse had disrupted the global supply of personal protective equipment, and the situation is getting worse, putting lives at risk from new coronaviruses and other infectious diseases.
According to WHO modeling, to cope with coronavirus disease in 2019, an estimated 89 million medical masks and up to 76 million pairs of medical examination gloves are required each month, while the international demand for goggles is 1.6 million pairs per month. WHO estimates that to meet increasing global demand, manufacturing must increase output by 40%.
Based on type, the global Personal Protective Equipment market classified into Hands & Arm Protection (Protective Gloves, Wrist Cuffs and Armlets, Elbow Protectors, and Others), Protective Clothing (Full Body Suits, Surgical Gowns and Others), Foot & Leg Protection (Safety Boots and Shoes, Leggings, Metatarsal Guards, Toe Guards, and Others), Respiratory Protection (Respirators, and Breathing Apparatus), Eye & Face Protection Equipment (Safety Spectacles, Welding Shields, Safety Goggles, Face Shield), Head Protection and Others(Fall Protection and Hearing Protection). The Hands & Arm Protection segment predicted to grow with a high rate during the forecast period, owing to the growing demand for hands & arm protection equipment in the manufacturing, healthcare, and construction industries. The Hands & Arm Protection equipment includes protective gloves, wrist cuffs and armlets, elbow protectors, and others. The surge in demand for disposable and durable gloves in the healthcare industry for medical treatments and sanitation.
Respiratory Protection segment will grow attributable to the huge demand for respiratory protection equipment in mining, petrochemical, and oil and gas sectors.
In addition, growing demand for Protective Clothing in various industries such as healthcare and chemicals. It includes full Body Suits, Surgical Gowns, and Others.
Based on the end-user industry, the global Personal Protective Equipment market categorized into Manufacturing, Construction, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Transportation, Firefighting, Food, and Others. Healthcare segment expected to gain maximum revenue by 2027 owing to the huge demand for personal protective equipment such as protective clothing, respiratory, and hand protective gear in the medical industry to ensure employees’ safety and wellbeing. Additionally, recently outbreak COVID-19 has demanded protective equipment for healthcare workers to act swiftly to boost the production of masks, respirators, and gloves.
The Construction segment will on account of the rapidly growing consumer spending and new construction projects in developing countries like China, India, and Brazil.
Based on geography, the global PPE market size segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. North America estimated to occupy the lion’s market share by 2027, owing to the augmented awareness for safety and regulations about the usage of personal protective equipment in various industries. Additionally, the rise in demand for medical products and the growing health concerns owing to the unhealthy lifestyles will drive the PPE market in North America.
The Asia Pacific will drive due to the increasing demand for employee health & safety in the healthcare industry coupled with the rise in the COVID-19 cases across these regions on account of the absence of a protective kit.
Companies such as 3M Co., MSA Safety Inc., Ansell Limited, Honeywell International Inc., E I DuPont de Nemours and Co., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Lakeland Industries, Inc., Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., Sioen Industries NV, Avon Protective Systems, Inc., Radians, Inc., JAL Group France SAS, COFRA SRL, and Rock Fall Limited are the key players in the Global Personal Protective Equipment Market.
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