Non-Powered Air Purifying Respirator (APR) Market is set to witness massive growth between 2023 and 2032, mainly due to rising awareness about hygiene and safety, in addition to the implementation of strict safety and health standards in Europe and North America.

Overall, the non-powered air purifying respirator (APR) market has been segmented in terms of product, application, distribution channel, and region.

Based on the product, the disposable/ filtering facepiece respirators segment is set to witness rapid growth through 2032. FFRs are designed to reduce a wearer’s exposure to harmful particles present in the air, pushing their consumption globally during the next ten years.

On the basis of application, the industrial segment is anticipated to grow at 4.5% CAGR through 2032. The coronavirus pandemic had severely impacted the manufacturing sector, both on the supply and the demand side. Besides, the slowed-down economic activities across the globe also negatively influenced the sectoral growth, which is now recuperating given the increasing manufacturing industries and the reopening of major factories across the world. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the USA, manufacturing activities increased by a whopping 9% during the Q2 of 2021.

With the rising industrial activities, the chances of worker injuries and inhalation of toxic fumes will surge considerably. This is slated to augment the demand for non-powered air purifying respirators in the industrial sector.

In the context of the distribution channel, the offline segment is anticipated to grow over the next decade. Through offline distribution channels, products can be directly sold to consumers across various sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and medical and healthcare. Besides, the offline mode of sales also allows the formation of long-term relationships and creates resale opportunities as well, which will add impetus to the market growth.

In the regional context, the Europe non-powered APR market will grow at 4.5% CAGR over 2023-2032. The regional market growth will be characterized by the implementation of occupational safety standards, that require one to use respiratory protection equipment in the work environment. For instance, the Moldovan Labour Inspectorate with the assistance of the International Labour Organization, developed a new IT platform, which is to be used to report accidents in workplaces. As per reports, the non-fatal workplace accidents are 20 times more than the reported numbers and the new platform will assist Moldova to overcome the underreporting of work accidents.

Besides, rapid expansion of medical and healthcare, pharmaceutical, fire services, food and beverages, and chemical and petrochemical industries will also drive the market demand during the foreseeable future.