Personal protective equipment is designed to protect body from infection or injury. Personal protective equipment may include items such as safety glasses and shoes, gloves, earplugs or muffs, respirators, or coveralls, hard hats, vests and full body suits.

Personal protective equipment used to protect from various factors such as chemical, physical, electrical, heat, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Personal protective equipments are comfortable and reduces risk of any injury. Personal protective equipments are reusable.

Personal protective equipment’s demand is rising due to rising industrialization in various manufacturing sectors such as food, transportation and pharmaceutical industries. The rate of accidents and injuries is reduced owing to increasing awareness about the safety and usage of personal protective equipment. The stringent rules and regulations by various regulatory authority institutes and governments regarding personal safety and protection for workers at workstations also boost adoption of personal protection equipments.  Various governments also take initiative to provide free safety equipments at hazardous workplaces and organizes routine inspection to keep maintain safety at workplaces. Also, every company has their own safety guidelines for workers to generate awareness towards personal protection and safety.

Personal protective equipment having various types such as head protection, face protection, hearing protection, protective clothing, respiratory protection, protective footwear, fall protection, hand protection, and eye protection. Among these product types, head protection equipment holds major position in terms of revenue owing to increasing incidences of explosions which may cause serious head injury, etc. For the safety purpose, some personal protective equipment includes hard hats and headgears. Face and eye protection is one of the product type of personal protective equipment which includes goggles and face shields. Foot protection equipment such as safety boots and knee pad are used to avoid serious foot and leg injuries. Slip-resistant soles boot is one of the best type of boot which protects leg from serious injuries.

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$ 44,989.1 Mn

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Personal protective equipments are segmented into various end users such as construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, transportation, mining. In construction industry, the adoption for personal protective equipment’s is comparatively high for worker’s safety than other industries.

Europe accounts for major share in terms of revenue and is expected to register a lucrative growth in the personal protective equipment market in the coming years owing to Increasing industrialization in countries in the region. North America plays an important role in personal protective equipment market in terms of value due to increasing demand for smart and technologically advanced personal protective equipments for worker’s safety in various sectors in the region. Adoption of personal protective equipment is high in Asia Pacific and due to high presence of manufacturers in countries such as China and India in the region. This is expected to attract high revenue profits for Asia Pacific market in the coming years.

Prominent players operating in the personal protective equipments market include 3M Company, Ansell Limited, Alpha Pro Tech, Inc., DowDuPont Inc., MSA Safety Incorporated, Lindström Oy, Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Lakeland Industries, Inc., and Sioen Industries NV.