World Industrial Protective Clothing Market

Date: 2016-08

Industrial protective clothing is the safety clothes that the workforce wears during production hours to safeguard against environmental hazards. The aim of this report is to analyze the present and projected trends of the industrial protective clothing market as it is expected that the demand would grow constantly due to increased emphasis on employee safety. The study covers an in-depth analysis of the market potential of the various fabric materials, applications, end-use industry, and user type of the industrial protective clothing market. The report analyzes opportunities in the advanced and developing countries so that companies can make strategies as per their targeted regions.

Stringent employee safety regulation across industrial sectors is the key driver for the market, as companies have to provide protective clothing to workers to abide by the regulations. Additionally, the growing emphasis on the workers’ safety is another driver for the market. Emerging economies are engaged in heavy industrialization, which has increased the employment rate. Therefore, increase in the number of workers is another driving factor for the market. However, high cost of safety clothing is a restraint for the market growth as end-use industry would keep using old and outdated clothing instead of buying new and safer clothes. Additionally, increased automation is expected to reduce the hazards of workers in industrial environment, as they would be less exposed to unsafe workplace. Due to this, the need for protective clothing would diminish, limiting the market growth.

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Analysis by ApplicationsThe various applications of the market are thermal, chemical, mechanical, biological/radiation, visibility and others. The thermal application has the largest market share, as protective clothing against heat is used in almost all industry verticals. However, biological/radiation application is expected to have the highest market potential, as it is essential to protect workers health from radioactive waves, which are extremely harmful.

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Analysis by Fabric MaterialThe fabric materials used to produce protective clothing are aramid & blends, polyolefin & blends, polyamide, polybenzimidazole (pbi), uhmw polyethylene, cotton fibers, laminated polyesters and others (various rubber types, leather). Polyethylene material is projected to have the largest revenue share, as it is lightweight and has high resistance to ultraviolet degradation. However, it is expected that laminated polyester would have the highest growth potential as it provides elasticity and is comparatively cheaper than other materials.

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Analysis by End-User IndustryThe end-user industries using industrial protective clothing are oil & gas, construction & manufacturing, health care/medical, firefighting & law enforcement, mining, military and others. The construction & manufacturing sector currently has the largest revenue share as it uses protective clothing in large volumes for the safety of employees in hazardous environment. However, the oil & gas industry is expected to have to best market potential as the industry has become ultra dangerous due to increased complexities in oil exploration.

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Analysis by GeographyThe geography segment consists of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (LAMEA). The North American region is projected to have the highest revenue in the present market situation, as it is a highly advanced industrial region with high emphasis on workforce safety due to government regulations. However, the Asia-Pacific region has several developing countries that have started engaging in industrialization; therefore, this region is expected to have the best growth prospects.

Competitive LandscapeProduct launch is the key strategy opted by companies to increase their market share as it is a volume driven market, as industries require protective clothing on a regular basis. Some of the key companies profiled in the report are Ansell Limited, Australian Defense Apparel, Du Pont De Nemours And Company, Globe Manufacturing Co. LLC, Honeywell International, Inc., Kimberly Clark, Pbi Performance Products, Inc., Sioen Industries Nv, Waxman Fibers Ltd. and Westex Inc.

High Level AnalysisThe report analyzes the bargaining power of buyers & suppliers, threat of substitute products and new entrants based on the Porter’s five force model. The various industries are the consumers of the market and they have an upper hand over the suppliers. Suppliers have to make protective clothing according to the demand of the end-user industry; therefore, the bargaining power of suppliers is low. The threat of substitute products is high as new fabric materials can be used to produce varied clothing. Threat of new entrants is high as the market is very attractive in terms of growth and does not involve high technical expertise. The intensity of rivalry is high as companies are constantly developing innovative products to retain and increase their market share. The value chain analysis provides insights about the role of all participants in the supply chain of the market. The key investment pockets are analyzed based on the market estimations of each segment.


Comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and limit the growth of the market are provided
Market estimations are done according to the present market scenario and projected future trends for the period 2013-2020 with 2012 as base year
In-depth analysis of various geographies would give an understanding of the trends in various regions so that companies can make region specific plans
Deep-dive analysis of segments such as fabric material types, applications, end-user industries and user types provide insights that would allow companies to gain competitive edge
The detailed discussion of the supply chain participants of the market provides value chain analysis
KEY DELIVERABLESThe market is segmented on the basis of applications, fabric materials, end-users, user types and geography as follows:



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

Oil & Gas
Construction & Manufacturing
Health care/Medical
Firefighting & Law Enforcement

North America


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