Global industrial protective clothing market is poised to garner substantial proceeds by the end of the forecast year. Majority of this growth can be associated with mounting worker safety concerns when operating in manufacturing, construction, chemical, and oil & gas sectors. The presence of stringent government regulations to minimize the incidences of industrial accidents and fatalities at workplace will certainly augment industrial protective clothing market share.
According to products, the industry is bifurcated into durable and disposable. The disposable segment includes a range of safety gloves such as disposable thin mill gloves, cut resistant gloves, general purpose gloves, and chemical resistant gloves. Disposable cut resistant gloves segment held more than 6.5% revenue share during 2018.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 20% of workplace injuries include cuts and lacerations to the hand and fingers. Rising occurrence of worker hand injuries will drive the demand for cut resistant gloves. General purpose gloves segment held over 6% revenue share in 2018.
Chemical resistant gloves are anticipated to experience a significant demand over the forthcoming years. These gloves provide superior protection against potentially harmful chemicals. Extensive application of chemical resistant gloves in chemical, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage sector drive the product demand.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 70% of hand and arm injuries can be prevented with the use of proper protective gloves. Increasing focus on minimizing worker injuries will foster the overall disposable protective gloves segment growth.
Based on the applications, industrial protective clothing market can be segmented into flame retardant apparel, clean room clothing, mechanical protective clothing, limited general use clothing, and others. The others segment includes applications such as antimicrobial protective clothing which helps eliminate microbes without the use of toxic chemicals. Limited general use clothing application segment captured more than 12% revenue share in 2018.
Chemical defending garments segment can be further divided into radiation protection, particulate matter, and others. Particulate matter accounted for over 12.5% share in 2018. The others segment includes head coverings, masks, and coveralls. This segment held more than 12.5% revenue share in global industrial protective clothing market during 2018.
Latin America industrial protective clothing industry is projected to exhibit lucrative growth over the forecast timeframe. This can be largely attributed to robust technological advancements in textile manufacturing in the region.
Middle East & Africa industrial protective clothing market held more than 12.5% revenue share in 2018 and is slated to witness exponential growth in the near future. Rapid expansion of various industries in recent years is fueling the regional growth.