This research service provides an analysis of the global welding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market. The study addresses key aspects such as drivers and restraints, key regulations, and the potential for growth. Market drivers and restraints have been discussed for the period 2017-2021. Key welding techniques and processes have been defined including gas welding, arc welding, resistance welding, and laser welding. Products that lend themselves suitable for specific welding applications have been identified.  Market, product, and technology trends for varied PPE segments have been analyzed with particular emphasis on trends, which are likely to result in a higher uptick in sales. Distribution channels have been identified. The impact of changing demographics of the welder base has been analysed.

Market share analysis has been provided for product segments including welding head and face protection, eye protection, hearing protection, hand protection, and protective clothing and foot protection. Specific emphasis has been laid on the factors that contribute to dominance in certain sub-segments. Competitive factors assessment for each product segment has been provided with an emphasis on features that improve comfort and performance. Growth estimates have been made for product segments, taking into account the challenges in the macroeconomic environment. An analysis has been provided for regions across the globe including North America, Western Europe, Rest of the World, and Asia-Pacific.
  • Head and face protection
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective eyewear
  • Protective footwear
  • Protective clothing
Pricing analysis has been provided for all product segments. Information on the degree of technology change and price sensitivity is provided and the level of risk is analysed. The fastest growing segments in the welding PPE industry are identified. Additionally, insights into major market trends that are likely to characterize the welding PPE market are provided. For example, the impact of changes made to directives governing the use of PPE in Europe. Other major trends such as uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment have been analysed. SWOT analysis has been carried out for the leading market participants in the welding PPE space including companies 3M, ESAB, Honeywell, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Uvex Safety, and Optrel. Growth opportunities that characterize the welding PPE ecosystem have been detailed, taking into account policy initiatives that are likely to have an impact on the market. Market participants in the welding PPE landscape that are emerging have been identified. Growth levers have been identified along with discussions on whether unit volumes or prices are likely to drive revenue.