Protective Clothing Market to Grow at a CAGR of 6.0% to 2018 adds report “Protective Clothing Market by Application (Thermal, Chemical, Mechanical, Biological/Radiation, Visibility), End-Use Industry (Oil & Gas, Construction, Health Care, Mining, Military, Firefighting) & Material – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” to its store.

The protective clothing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% over the next five years to reach $8 billion by 2018. Asia-Pacific, with its flourishing economy and rapidly expanding industrial sectors, is an emerging market and will experience the second-highest growth in demand during 2013 to 2018, after North America.

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The major driving factors of this market are stringent regulatory requirements related to employees/workers’ safety in end-user industries which enforce many industrial workers to wear protective clothing in risky and hazardous working environments. The other growth driver is industrial development in the emerging economies leading to rising employment rate in the developing countries which directly pushes the demand for safety clothing. Increasing concern over the safety of workers by companies owing to the high cost involved in workplace accidents such as medical cost, compensation, loss of productive hours, etc. are also driving its demand.

Upcoming opportunities such as use of phase change materials in the fabrics of protective apparel show a promising growth for this global market. This will enhance the protective attribute of the thermal protective apparel compared to current materials. Many industrial work environments require multifunctional protective clothing in case of exposure to more than one hazard. Multifunctionality is the growing trend in this global market.

Protective clothing is used in the wide ranging end-user industries such as oil and gas, construction & manufacturing, health care/medical, firefighting & law enforcement, mining, military, and many more. It has a number of protective functions that range from thermal, chemical, mechanical, biological/radiation, and visibility. Thermal and chemical protective clothing are its most important applications. Thermal protective apparel offers protection from extreme heat, cold, electric arc, and fire. It is used in many industries including oil and gas, firefighting, and manufacturing. Chemical protective apparel provides protection from hazardous chemicals in various forms such as liquid, gaseous, or vapor. The global demand for thermal Safety clothing is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the next five years.

This global market is analyzed in terms of revenue ($million) application-wise, on the basis of fabric type, end-user industry-wise, and user type-wise for all major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The revenue figures are further broken down by major countries in respective regions. Aramid & blends, polyolefin & blends, polyamide, PBI, UHMW polyethylene, cotton fibers, laminated polyesters, and others (various rubber types, leather) are the major materials used for the production of protective clothing. The major users of this clothing are by the consumers for personal use and industrial users in risky and hazardous working conditions.

For this report, various secondary sources such as directories, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, chemical magazine articles, world economic outlook, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the protective clothing market. The primary sources – experts from related industries and suppliers – have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations.

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This report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market. It identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. Major companies such as Ansell Limited (Australia), Royal TenCate NV (The Netherlands), Teijin Limited (Japan), DuPont (U.S.), W. L. Gore & Associates (U.S.), Sioen Industries NV (Belgium), 3M Company (U.S.), Honeywell International (U.S.), Waxman Fibers Ltd. (U.K.), Workrite Uniform Company (U.S.), Australian Defense Apparel (Australia), Lion Apparel Inc. (U.S.), Global Manufacturing Co. LLC (U.S.), Kimberly Clark (U.S.), Lakeland Industries Inc. (U.S.), PBI Performance Product Inc. (U.S.), Asatex AG (Germany), Benette Safetywear Ltd. (U.K.), Westex Inc. (U.S.), and Bulwark Protective Apparel (U.S.) have also been profiled in this report.

Scope of the report

On the basis of region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East Africa
  • Latin America

On the basis of application:

  • Thermal
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Biological/Radiation
  • Visibility
  • Other

On the basis of fabric materials:

  • Aramid & Blends
  • Polyolefin & Blends
  • Polyamide
  • PBI
  • UHMW Polyethylene
  • Cotton Fibers
  • Laminated Polyesters
  • Others (various rubber types, leather, PBO)

On the basis of end-use industry:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction & Manufacturing
  • Health care/Medical
  • Firefighting & Law Enforcement
  • Mining
  • Military
  • Others

On the basis of user type

  • Personal
  • Industrial

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