According to a new market research report the 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″, The protective clothing market is projected to reach USD 12.3 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.9% from USD 8.8 billion in 2020.

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This report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the companies listed below:

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

Impact of COVID-19 on protective clothing market

As a result of the global pandemic due to COVID-19, the low growth of the protective clothing market is expected for the year 2020. The Due to the lockdown in major countries, supply chain failures, raw material shortage, labor shortage and temporary closure of operations, there has been a considerable decline in the industrial activity. The oil & gas and construction are the major industries affected by COVID, whereas other industries have also experienced slowdown. This has resulted in the decline in market growth for protective clothing in 2020.

3M Company (US) is developing its protective clothing segment by launching new products and expanding its global presence through acquisition. 3M acquired Scott Safety (US) from Johnson Controls (US) in October 2017. The acquisition helped the company widen its product portfolio of safety products & solutions. The company also acquired Ivera Medical Corp. (US) in March 2015, thereby, expanding its business in the healthcare sector. It has the opportunity to develop more efficient and durable products for global sale.

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E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (US) focuses on R&D to produce protective fabrics and clothing for defense, law enforcement, chemical, and industrial applications. The strong supply chain and distribution network of the company helps it to have a competitive edge over its competitors. The advanced protective clothing offered by the company finds high demand from end-use industry such as oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, and others. The company, through various agreements, has improved its presence in emerging markets of APAC.

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

The aramid & blends segment is estimated to lead the protective clothing market, in terms of value, in 2020. The demand for aramid & blends is fueled by the increasing use of protective clothing for industrial safety & protection. The use of aramid fibers in the military grade equipment and protective gears is increasing, thus, driving the protective clothing market growth over the forecast period. The dominance of the aramid & blends segment is attributed to its ability to provide high tensile strength and durability with thermal, chemical, and radiation resistance.

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Manufacturing is estimated to be the largest end-use industry segment of the protective clothing market during the forecast period.

The manufacturing segment is estimated to be the largest end-use industry of protective clothing during the forecast period. The selection of the material type for protective clothing to be used in the manufacturing industry depends on the desired application and performance. The use of such clothing helps to reduce the risk of on-job injuries and casualties. The growing infrastructural development and rising construction activities in the developing nations are likely to boost the growth of the protective clothing market during the forecast period.

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 market is largely driven by the increased awareness for safety and regulations that mandate the usage of protective clothing in various industries. Apart from the major producers, small companies are also focusing on developing advanced protective clothing that is used in making safety gloves and jackets. The market in North America is largely driven by innovation. The players in the protective clothing market are focusing on developing innovative products to widen their product portfolio and offer advanced products.

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