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The respiratory protective equipment market size was USD 6.71 billion in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 8.04 billion in 2021 to USD 10.97 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 4.5% during the 2021-2028 period. This vital information is presented by Fortune Business Insights™, in its report, titled, “Respiratory Protective Equipment Market, 2021-2028.” Factors such as the ability to protect the individual user from inhaling dangerous substances and the rising prevalence of biological infectious hazards will increase the footprint of the market during the forecast period. Additionally, the increasing outbreak of COVID-19 will further fuel the growth of the market.

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Based on type, the market can be segmented into air purifying respirators (APR) and supplied air respirators.

By end-use industry, the market can be divided into industrial, oil & gas, mining, petrochemical, construction, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, fire service, and others.

In terms of geography, the market can be categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Report Coverage

The report on respiratory protective equipment contains a detailed analysis by encompassing critical aspects such as leading companies, products, and a global overview. Additionally, the report offers future market trends and ongoing industry developments to make a compelling read for our users. Factors that are expected to impact the market in a positive/negative manner are also mentioned in the report. 

Drivers & Restraints

Increasing Demand from Healthcare Sector & Rising Adoption of Strict Regulatory Policies to Augment Market

Factors such as rising demand for RPE equipment from the healthcare sector and the rising prevalence of COVID-19 will boost the respiratory protective equipment market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, increasing adoption of stringent regulatory policies and rising protection requirements from toxic, dusts, fogs, and fumes among others will increase the footprint of the market. Also, rising awareness regarding the importance of workplace safety will further drive the market growth.

However, lack of awareness regarding the proper use of equipment will limit the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America to Exert Dominance Owing to Presence of Strict Regulatory Policies

North America will occupy the largest respiratory protective equipment market share during the forecast period due to the existence of stringent regulatory policies regarding personal safety in a variety of sectors.

Asia Pacific will witness considerable market share in terms of global contribution due to rapid industrialization and rising demand from the sectors of healthcare, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, and mining.

Europe will hold a significant market share owing to the rising number of respiratory hazards along with increasing demand for effective RPE.

Competitive Landscape

Mergers & Acquisitions and Improving Product Portfolio to Aid Dominant Players Gain Market Volume

The sector of respiratory protective equipment is highly fragmented with the dominant players occupying the lion’s share of the market. Dominant players in the market are integrating additional features such as air-purifying respirators with automatic filters for gaining a competitive edge over their competitors. For example, in July 2021, 3M launched their new KN95 disposable respirator, which is designed for effective comfort & improved breathability. This respirator will further protect the user from dust, smoke, smog, allergens and other particles. Other players are focused on employing various strategic tactics such as product development, expanding product portfolio, and improving network distribution for improving their market presence.

Industry Development

  • May 2020: Honeywell International Inc. announced that it will be building a new production line capable of manufacturing 4.5 million FFP2 & FFP3 removable face masks per month. These measures were enacted to aid the U.K. government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

List of Key Players Present in the Market

  • 3M (Minnesota, U.S.)
  • Ansell Ltd. (Richmond, Australia)
  • Alpha Pro Tech (Markham, Canada)
  • Avon Protection (Maryland, U.S.)
  • Bullard (Kentucky, U.S.)
  • Delta Plus Group (Apt, France)
  • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Lübeck, Germany)
  • Gentex Corporation (Michigan, U.S.)
  • MSA (Pennsylvania, U.S.)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.)
  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (Georgia, U.S.)
  • Uvex Safety Group (Fürth, Germany)
  • Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (New York, U.S.)

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