Protective Clothing Market Overview and Scope by 2022

Protective clothing is a part of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which consists of clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment and is designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection from hazards that may be physical, electrical, heat, chemical, biohazards, or airborne particulate matter. Protective clothing is worn for job-related occupational safety and health purposes, but it may not be too comfortable to the user, or may create additional strains which may impact his ability to carry out work.


Employees and workers, especially those involved in production and research and development, in industries such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical, oil and gas, firefighting, construction and manufacturing, law enforcement and military are the end-users of this product.

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Market Dynamics and Opportunities

The global market for protective clothing is estimatedto grow at a promising rate of about7.15% due to the growth of its parent markets like pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical sector markets. Increase in awareness level, increased focus on the safety of workers, stricter government rules and regulations, continuous R&D in the parent markets, etc. are some factors that propel the demand for protective clothing. However, the threat of substitution due to constant innovation and the fact that these clothing are very expensive are some factors that act as growth inhibitors.

Market Segmentation 

The marketfor protective clothingis segmented in terms of the type of material,type of application and the end-user industry. Based on product, the globalprotective clothingmarket for life sciences is broadly categorized as thermal, mechanical, chemical, radiation and others (Bacterial & Viral and Visibility, etc.). On the basis of application, the protective clothingmarket for life sciences is divided into cotton fibers, aramid and blends, polyolefin and blends, laminated polyesters, polybenzimidazole (PBI), and others (PPS, Amide-imide and Viscose, etc.). Further, according to the end-user industry, this market can be classified into oil and gas, firefighting, pharmaceuticals, construction and manufacturing, law enforcement and military, and others(mining, medical, biotechnology, etc.).

Regional/Geographic Analysis

The globalprotective clothingmarket for life sciences is growing by leaps and bounds in Asia Pacific and it is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.2%. However, North America is considered to be the largest market for protective clothing, and South America to be fastest growing market during the forecast period. Europealso has a wide scope for this market.

Key Players

Some of the major players operating in the global protective clothing market for life sciences include:3M, Bioclean, E. I. Du Pont De Nemours, Kappler, Irudek Group, Lakeland Industries, Ansell Healthcare, Berkshire Corporation, Honeywell Safety, Tronex and Kimberly Clark Corporation.

Report ContentsRegional AnalysisReport Highlights
Market segments
Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
Supply & Demand Value Chain
Market – Current Trends
Competition & Major Companies
Technology and R&D Status
Porters Five Force Analysis
Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players

North America
US and Canada

Latin America
Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America

Western Europe
EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
Rest of Western Europe

Eastern Europe
Rest of Eastern Europe

Asia Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East and Africa
GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
South Africa
North Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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