Global Protective Clothing Market to Reach $12.5 Billion by 2026

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Global Protective Clothing Market to Reach $12.5 Billion by 2026
Protective clothing is referred to as specialized garments that play a major role in ensuring worker safety, particularly in hazardous working environments, to minimize accident and fatality rates. The clothing is a part of the larger personal protection equipment (PPE) market that mainly includes disposable and durable products with different applications. Protective clothing protects the wearer against occupational hazards and effects of asbestos, bruises, chemicals, cuts, dry particles, electric arc flash, fire, flame, intense heat, lead, and mold. The clothing is specifically designed to offer protection from toxic fumes, chemicals, heat, and radiations that bring potential health risks like skin irritation, loss of vision, pulmonary ailments, and cancer. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Protective Clothing estimated at US$10.3 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$12.5 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.1% over the analysis period. Aramid & Blends, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.3% CAGR and reach US$4.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Polyolefin & Blends segment is readjusted to a revised 5.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $3.7 Billion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $1.6 Billion by 2026
The Protective Clothing market in the U.S. is estimated at US$3.7 Billion in the year 2022. China, the world`s second-largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$1.6 Billion by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 7.5% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 4.1% and 5.4% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 5.5% CAGR. Safety standards and requirements implemented by leading regulatory agencies such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), especially in North America and Europe, are major drivers for the protective clothing market. In addition, conventions about worker health & safety coupled with practices like total quality management (TQM) are boosting demand for protective clothing. Regulatory agencies have made it mandatory for organizations to comply with standards related to worker safety at workplaces. The strict regulatory framework across mature economies such as the US and the UK is compelling industries to follow guidelines and rules to avoid occupational hazards.

Polybenzimidazole (PBI) Segment to Reach $2.2 Billion by 2026
In the global Polybenzimidazole (PBI) segment, the USA, Canada, Japan, China, and Europe will drive the 6.6% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$1.2 Billion will reach a projected size of US$1.9 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest-growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$128.5 Million by the year 2026, while Latin America will expand at a 6.8% CAGR through the analysis period.

All Eyes on Innovation as the Engine of Growth in the Market
There is growing investments in R&D projects geared to develop new innovative, high-performance materials that are effective against chemical degradation, penetrability, and permeability. Various types of materials like Butyl Rubber, Polyvinyl chloride, Neoprene, and Natural Rubber provide varying levels of resistance and protection. PPEs, especially gloves need to feature tensile strength to provide protection against tears, punctures, and abrasions. Smart materials such as polymer matrices, shape memory polymers, polymer gels, superabsorbent polymers, polymeric ionic liquids, etc. are enabling the development of advanced PPE that can act as responsive barriers that enhance both comfort and safety. PPEs with adjustable breathability and self-decontaminating membrane are already being commercialized on the promise of offering smart safety against chemical, biological, and nuclear hazards. Self-decontaminating PPE protective clothing and gloves have especially strong potential in the industrial and healthcare sectors. This PPE are made from silver and silver salts that capitalize on the antimicrobial properties of silver. Shear thickening fluids are being used in body protective clothing, providing unrivaled liquid protection against falls, and slips.

Defined as liquid materials integrated between layers of solid material, shear thickening fluids turn solid upon impact in a matter of milliseconds. Shear Thickening Fluid impregnated protective clothing is puncture resistant and offers the ultimate protection against tears thus enhancing the tactical ability and work performance of the wearer. Some of the other innovative smart materials being researched for use in PPE include thermoregulating phase change materials, N-halamines, bioengineered enzymes, elastomer foams, metal oxides, and light-activated compounds, electroactive polymers, and nanomaterials.

Phase change materials (PCMs) have demonstrated capability in developing breathable clothing. Improved thermal cooling is one of the key benefits offered by garments containing PCMs and is valuable for steel mill workers, chemical factory workers, fire-fighters, and nuclear plant workers who are continuously exposed to fire, heat, electric arc, and cold. PCM composite fibers are commercially available in the market. Self-decontaminating barrier membranes based on PPE are taking huge commercial strides supported by developments in manufacturing technologies like electrospinning, graft polymerization, etc. Self-decontaminating PPE offers smart protection against chemical and biological hazard and also limits secondary contamination. These materials enhance the longevity and durability of the apparel by eliminating progressive clogging of the fiber with contaminants which in conventional PPE will ultimately impact the breathability of the clothing. The market is also witnessing demand for multifunctional protective wear. Workers operating in multiple work environments prefer multifunctional protective clothing in order to safeguard against more than one hazard. More

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