Millioninsights.com, a distributor of market research reports, expects a surge in the demand for protective clothing. The rising concerns regarding the safety of workers and increasingly stringent government regulations are leading factors driving this market, the report says.
The booming demand for multifunctional protective clothing from end-user industries is also propelling the market, as well as rapid industrialization and improving economic conditions in emerging countries. On the other side, the research and development of protective fabrics require major investment, which add to the overall price, so the high cost of the garments will hamper even larger growth in this market.
The global protective clothing market is segmented on the basis of type, application, end-use industry, user type, and geography. Protective clothing involves garments or textile materials that are worn to safeguard personnel from coming in contact with a hostile element or environment. The degree of danger or exposure to risk varies according to the end-user industries. Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing and accessories like helmets, goggles, gloves and air-purifying respirators. Hazmat suits generally consist of full body garments.
On the basis of application, the protective clothing market is segmented into thermal, chemical, mechanical, biological/ radiation, visibility and others. On the basis of end-use industry, the protective clothing market is segmented into oil and gas, healthcare and medical, construction and manufacturing, firefighting and law enforcement, military and mining.