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Market for Protective Clothing will reach $12.3 billion by 2025

Published: January 16, 2023

The report Protective Clothing Market by Material Type (Aramid & Blends, Polyolefin & Blends, Polyamide, and PBI), Application (Thermal, Chemical, and Visibility), End-Use Industry (Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Mining) – Global Forecast to 2025″, is projected to reach USD 12.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.9% from USD 8.8 billion in 2020. The protective clothing market is driven by stringent regulations in the developed nations for the safety of personnel and rising awareness regarding the safety of workers. Moreover, increasing demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards is also expected to boost the market for protective clothing. The protective clothing market in APAC offers immense growth opportunities on account of the rising concern of the governments regarding the safety of the personnel. However, the high pricing of specialized protective fabrics restrains the growth of the protective clothing market.

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Some of the prominent key players are:

  • 3M Company (US),
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (US)
  • Ansell Limited (US)
  • Kimberly Clark Corp (US)
  • Lakeland Industries, Inc. (US)

Opportunities: Use of phase change materials

The phase change materials (PCMs) have the ability to change their phase with respect to a certain temperature range, and in the process, absorb, accumulate, and release large amounts of energy in the form of latent heat. PCMs absorb heat, and in the process, change from solid to liquid state. Similarly, liquid PCM releases heat and, in the process, gets converted into solid PCM. This inherent property of PCM can be used for heat absorption and release as and when required. Therefore, the use of phase change materials has opened up new opportunities for protective clothing manufacturers.

Aramid & blends is the largest segment of the protective clothing market.

Aramid & blends are the synthetic polyamides made from aromatic monomers and fibers. This is due to the increased demand for advanced materials from the oil & gas, firefighting, and healthcare industries. Aramid & blends are widely used in the firefighting, chemical, oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, and military end-use industries owing to their high mechanical strength and abrasion resistance. They offer high tensile strength and durability with thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance. Para-aramid fiber and meta-aramid fiber are the two main types of aramids that are widely used for ballistic aircraft and high-temperature applications.

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North America is estimated to be the largest market for protective clothing during the forecast period.

North America is the largest protective clothing market and is expected to continue dominating the global market during the forecast period. The major companies of protective clothing are headquartered in North America. The protective clothing market in North America is highly fragmented due to the presence of several small and medium-sized companies. North America is the major exporter of technical textiles and protective clothing to South Korea, India, China, Japan, and Brazil. The market is largely driven by the increased awareness of safety and regulations that mandate the usage of protective clothing in various industries.

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