GVR Report cover Industrial Protective Clothing Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Heat & Flame Protection, Chemical Defending, Clean Room Clothing), By End-use (Construction), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-206-8
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global industrial protective clothing market size was valued at USD 18.93 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% from 2022 to 2030. Rising awareness of the requirement of preventing work-related fatal accidents is likely to propel market growth. Governments all around the globe have made the wearing of industrial protective clothing essential in order to limit the risk of infection. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, most healthcare professionals prefer industrial protective clothing to safeguard their health. As a result, the need for industrial protective clothing has soared. Increased onshore and offshore drilling operations, as well as increased shale gas production in the U. S., are the factors expected to boost industrial protective clothing demand to protect personnel from workplace hazards. Ongoing improvements in government initiatives to make the country more energy independent are the reasons likely to increase local shale output in the region even further.

 U.S. industrial protective clothing market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

The U.S. is one of the world’s largest producers of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, the country has a large workforce involved in oil and gas activities, which necessitates the use of high-quality protective apparel. The existence of regulating organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) along with severe labor rules is expected to boost the expansion.

The countries most affected by COVID-19, such as the U.S., have implemented specific legislation, such as the Defense Production Act (DPA), in which local manufacturers are entrusted with manufacturing PPE like industrial protective clothing and ventilators for healthcare workers. This is expected to drive the demand for industrial protective clothing in the region.

Fashion conglomerates, premium brands, and designers are also producing PPE, such as masks, face shields, and protective clothing, to safeguard employees exposed to the Covid-19 virus. For example, in April 2020, Adidas, a German multinational producer of shoes, clothes, and accessories, partnered with Carbon, a 3D printing business located in the U.S., to develop 3D-printed face shields to aid with the pandemic crisis.

Product Insights

The chemical defending protective clothing segment led the market and accounted for a 31.7% share of the global industrial protective clothing revenue in 2021. Chemical defending garments protect the employees against exposure or contact with chemicals. The majority of these products are employed in the oil & gas, chemical, and healthcare industry.

In major industries where workers are exposed to harsh conditions such as radiation, pressure, and high temperatures, long-lasting industrial protective clothing is utilized. Increased demand for long-lasting industrial protective clothing to enable uninterrupted work is expected to increase the demand for industrial protective clothing during the forecast period.

The demand for heat & flame protective clothing is expected to witness growth at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. This is owing to the rising construction, oil & gas, chemical, and firefighting industries, particularly in emerging economies of Asia Pacific including China, India, and Vietnam, coupled with the penetration of the product in these industries.

Mechanical industrial protective clothing accounted for a 15.0% share of the global industrial protective clothing revenue in 2021. Mechanical industrial protective clothing protects employees against various hazards, including sharp object injuries such as cuts, slash hazards including chain saws, sheet metal, glass, knives or sharp edges, and stabs and puncture-related injuries.

End-use Insights

The healthcare application segment accounted for a 34.0% share of the global revenue in 2021. The adoption of new practices and the development of advanced products are expected to have a positive impact on the use of medical services across the globe. In addition, increasing disposable income is expected to aid developing economies in availing of advanced healthcare services, thereby driving the expenditure in the healthcare industry.

The manufacturing application segment is likely to expand at a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period. With the rising workforce, new factories and plants have been set up in the country, which is expected to drive the industrial protective clothing market throughout the forecast period. In addition, the rising workforce in the industry is likely to trigger product demand to safeguard employees and avoid overhead costs such as compensations.

 Global industrial protective clothing market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

The pharmaceutical application segment accounted for a 4.8% share of the global revenue in 2021. Employees working in this industry face various on-the-job hazards as they come in contact with biological agents, chemical substances, and drugs. Different types of protective clothing are required by workers that include protection against liquid pressurized chemicals, hazardous and non-hazardous particles, and liquid aerosol.

The construction application segment of industrial protective clothing is likely to develop at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period. The overhead costs associated with workshop mortalities or injuries are anticipated to augment the demand for protective clothing in the construction sector during the forecast period. The growing construction industry, particularly in Germany and the UK, is expected to boost the demand for the product throughout the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Europe led the market and accounted for a 33.16% share of the global revenue in 2021. Increased construction activity in Europe due to low mortgage rates is expected to propel the use of protective clothing in new construction as well as renovation activities. Demographic factors such as differences in economic activity and income distribution are expected to drive the market in the region.

North America accounted for 31.2% share of the global revenue in 2021. The industrial protective clothing market in North America is oversaturated. However, categories such as heat and fire-retardant protective garments are experiencing tremendous expansion. The increased use of flame-retardant clothing in the chemicals, oil & gas, metals, and pulp & paper sectors has contributed to the region’s industrial protective clothing penetration in recent years.

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific accounted for a 19.1% share of the global revenue in 2021. The rising number of occupational fatalities, coupled with rising industrial protective clothing requirements, the need for high durability mechanical wear resistance, and high utility industrial protective clothing in the majority of core industries such as refining, oil & gas, metal manufacturing, and automotive, is expected to drive market growth in the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period.

During the forecast period, the Central & South America region is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.3%. Demand for this product is likely to be driven by factors such as the rising construction industry, which includes the development of ports, apartments, buildings, and hotels. Furthermore, rising spending in Argentina’s healthcare and pharmaceutical industries is expected to boost the market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Manufacturers use a variety of strategies, such as acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, new product developments, and geographic expansions, to increase market penetration and meet the shifting technological demands from numerous applications, including manufacturing, construction, mining, chemical, oil & gas, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and others.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted industrial protective clothing manufacturers to improve their production facilities and cater to the growing demand. For instance, in August 2020, Honeywell International Inc. added an N95 face mask production line in India. The new manufacturing plant will specialize in delivering automation solutions and field instruments, as well as testing and manufacturing equipment for the process industries, which will continue alongside the new face mask production. Some of the prominent players in the global industrial protective clothing market include:

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

  • Honeywell International Inc

  • Lakeland Industries, Inc.

  • PBI Performance Products, Inc.

  • Kimberly-Clark

  • Benette Safety wear

  • Ansell Ltd


  • Australian Defense Apparel

  • Workwear Outfitters, LLC

  • DuPont

  • TenCate Protective

Industrial Protective Clothing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 18.35 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 31.18 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market position analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors,  trends

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; UK; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Indonesia; Australia; Thailand; Malaysia; Brazil; Argentina; UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Key companies profiled

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Honeywell International Inc; Lakeland Industries, Inc.; PBI Performance Products, Inc.; Kimberly-Clark; Benette Safety wear; Ansell Ltd; TEIJIN LIMITED; Australian Defense Apparel; Workwear Outfitters, LLC; DuPont; TenCate Protective

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Global Industrial Protective Clothing Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global Industrial Protective Clothing Market report based on the product, end-use, and region:

Global Industrial Protective Clothing Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Heat & flame protection

    • Chemical defending

    • Clean room clothing

    • Mechanical protective clothing

    • Limited general use

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Construction

    • Manufacturing

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemicals

    • Food

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Transportation

    • Mining

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • France

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Spain

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Indonesia

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • Malaysia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • UAE

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Korea

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