Personal Protective Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Personal Protective Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Mechanical Protection, Chemical Protection, Healthcare Garments), By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Jun, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-705-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 143

Report Overview

The global personal protective textile market size was estimated at USD 4.8 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing needs for health and workplace safety in manufacturing facilities and medical centers are anticipated to ascend the demand for personal protective textiles over the forecast period. The increasing awareness for the protection against heat, flames, microorganisms, and hazardous work environment is likely to support demand for personal protective textiles for clothing and other wearables. Moreover, the growing demand for performance clothing in oil fields and chemical production facilities is expected to support the growth of the market over the forecast period.

U.S. personal protective textile market size

In U.S., ballistic protection clothing applications emerged as the leading consumer of the product owing to rise in the development and production of military-grade clothing. Moreover, the growing demand for PPE in the medical and pharmaceutical industry is likely to provide growth prospects to the market for personal protective textile in the coming years.

The increasing number of fatalities in industrial spaces including production and manufacturing units is anticipated to ascend the demand for personal protective equipment, thereby driving the market. Moreover, switching consumer demand for safety at the workplace coupled with innovative technological developments in high-performance fabrics is likely to support the market.

The growing manufacturing industry in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific is anticipated to open new ventures in the market for personal protective textiles. Stringent regulations for workplace safety and employee benefits in Europe and the Middle East are further expected to accelerate the demand for personal protective equipment, thereby, positively influencing the market.

Personal protective textiles are widely used for the production of gloves, gowns, and protective wearables. The medical and pharma industries across the globe have witnessed sudden demand in PPE kits in light of pandemic situation emerged from coronavirus. The rise in demand for gloves, masks, and gowns is anticipated to increase the consumption of personal protective textiles.

Industrial operations in major manufacturing hubs in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America are expected to grow in the estimated time owing to the rise in demand for industrial machinery and specialized equipment. Moreover, high emphasis on employee safety and protection of manufactured goods is expected to increase the utilization of protective clothing by the frontline workers, this is also likely to support the industrial protective fabrics market.

End-use Insights

In 2019, the law enforcement segment held the largest market share of 28.8% in 2019. It was the largest end-use industry for personal protective textiles grossing a revenue of USD 1.4 billion. Growing demand for personal protective clothing for security forces, military, and the army is anticipated to support segment growth. Moreover, rising demand for ballistic protective products and bulletproof wearables including shield is likely to upscale the personal protective textile market.

The manufacturing industry across the globe is expected to witness significant growth in the coming period on account of high demand from end-users, thereby, is likely to support the demand for personal protective clothing. Industrial manufacturing facilities are focusing to comply with the standard regulations for workplace safety and provide a suitable environment for workers. This, in turn, is expected to support the growth of the market for personal protective textiles.

Medical and pharma industries have witnessed a sudden increase in the demand for PPE kits owing to the current pandemic of coronavirus, thus has positively affected the market for personal protective textiles. These textiles are used for the production of facemasks, gloves, gowns, and other wearables.

Chemical and oil and gas industries in the leading economies are expected to increase the utilization of personal protective wearables in order to reduce the number of fatalities in the workplace. These wearables are also used to prohibit the penetration of liquid chemical, powdered chemicals, and gases into the body through respiration.

Application Insights

In 2019, ballistic protection clothing accounted for the largest application segment with a share of 27.3% and is anticipated to ascend at the highest rate over the forecast period. The rise in the production of military clothing and ballistic protective equipment for military personnel is likely to ascend the demand for personal protective textiles.

Heat and flame resistant clothing application is expected to ascend at a moderate rate owing to the increase in industrial manufacturing. These clothing are widely used in hazardous environments including electricity overloading, chemical spills, oil/gas fire, and extreme heat, and are able to resist convective, conductive, and radiant thermal energy.

Global personal protective textile market share

The ability of personal protective textile to resist the movement and halting of microorganisms on the surface has increased its popularity in medical and pharma clothing applications. The formation of PPE kits and wearables including gloves, masks, gowns, and shields are anticipated to positively impact the market in the projected time.

Personal protective textiles are also used to manufacture curtains for the hospitals, astronaut space suits, and specialty resistant wearables. These wearables possess comfort, resistance to electricity, and sensitivity to the skin, thus are gaining traction in the market. Moreover, the commercial availability of the products is likely to provide growth opportunities for the market in the estimated time.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the market and accounted for revenue share of 33.3% in 2019 on account of the high utilization of protective clothing in the industrial workplace coupled with stringent regulations for workplace safety in the production facilities. Moreover, the growing manufacturing industry and healthcare facilities across the region have provided growth opportunities for the market.

Product demand in the manufacturing industry in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to ascend at a CAGR of 3.5% over the forecast period. The well-established manufacturing sector in India, China, South Korea, and Japan is likely to support the market for personal protective textiles. However, the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the manufacturing sector in the region is likely to hamper the growth.

The U.S. has emerged as a key consumer for personal protective textiles in North America on account of the well-established industrial manufacturing sector in the country. Moreover, high investment in R&D for the defense sector has created a scope for high-performance ballistic clothing and bulletproof wearables, thus has positively influenced the market.

In Middle East & Africa, chemical and oil and gas industries are anticipated to drive the demand for textile products. The involvement of a huge workforce in oil refineries and related industries coupled with rising concerns regarding workplace safety are likely to ascend the demand for personal protective equipment, thereby driving the market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

These players compete based on product quality, durability, and resistance characteristics. Moreover, players are focusing on the introduction of durable and lightweight textile products with enhanced high load-bearing capacity to sustain in the competitive market. Players are focusing on the agreements and contracts with personal protective clothing manufacturers to smoothen the supply chain and sustain in the competitive market. Investments in R&D to enhance the characteristics of the textiles with the involvement of various raw materials are expected to provide growth prospects to the players. Some of the prominent players in the personal protective textile market include:

  • Royal Ten Cate NV

  • DuPont

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

  • Kusumgar Corporates

  • ARGAR S.r.l.

  • PBI Performance Products, Inc.

Personal Protective Textile Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 4.9 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 6.2 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Segments covered

Application, end use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Argentina; UAE; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Royal Ten Cate NV; DuPont; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Kusumgar Corporates; ARGAR S.r.l. ; PBI Performance Products, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global personal protective textile market report on the basis of application, end use, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Heat & flame resistant

    • Mechanical protection

    • Chemical protection

    • Electrical protection

    • Ballistic protection

    • Health care garments

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Firefighting

    • Manufacturing

    • Chemical and Oil & Gas

    • Medical & Pharma

    • Law Enforcement

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America (CSA)

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • UAE

      • Saudi Arabia

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