GVR Report cover Power Air Purifying Respirator Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Power Air Purifying Respirator Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Half Mask, Full Face Mask, Helmets, Hoods & Visors), By End-use (Industrial, Healthcare), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Sep, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-912-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 126

Report Overview

The global power air purifying respirator market size was valued at USD 1.91 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5% from 2020 to 2027. Favorable government regulations pertaining to employees’ safety and the emergence of several infectious biohazards are expected to drive the demand for Power Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Increasing awareness regarding employees’ health and safety, coupled with rising industrial fatalities due to respiratory diseases in developing economies, is anticipated to spur market growth over the forecast period. Safety standards by regulatory agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the European Commission, mainly in Europe and North America, are expected to fuel the growth of the PAPR industry over the long term.

The U.S. power air purifying respirator market size

Stringent regulatory norms regarding employees’ health and safety in high-risk activities, such as mining, oil and gas, and construction, are expected to drive PAPR demand over the long term. Increasing investments in the military and defense sector are further expected to drive demand in the U.S. Moreover, growing concerns over high-risk activities in various industries, including healthcare, are anticipated to drive product demand over the forecast period.

Stringent regulations on threshold levels have been set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) for employees in the healthcare sector worldwide. Conventions regarding worker’s health and safety issues and practices, such as total quality management (TQM), are expected to fuel the demand for PAPR over the forecast period.

PAPR motors powered by battery sources play an essential role in supplying filtered air to head tops, such as hood, facepiece, and helmet. Cartridges are fitted to facepieces to filter particulate matter and toxic fumes. The choice of filters is governed primarily by the operating environment of the user. Approval of these components by regulatory bodies across the regions is of vital importance to the component manufacturing companies.

Lack of training and expertise in using PAPR has remained a major factor for the dominance of N95 respirators over PAPR in hospitals and other healthcare sectors. Apart from the healthcare industry, other industries such as fire services, construction, industrial, and oil and gas have high-risk activities that necessitate the usage of PAPR to reduce cases of workplace-related illnesses and fatalities.

Product Insights

The full face mask segment held the largest share of 51.1% in 2019 and is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027. Increasing the use of full-face PAPRs to provide protection while performing medium and light work rates, including sustained arm and hand movements or similar to brisk walking. In addition, the optimum level of protection provided by the product is likely to drive its demand in the healthcare industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helmets, hoods, and visors are designed to fit a wide range of industrial applications. Growing construction and oil and gas industries in the Middle East region, coupled with increasing penetration of helmets, hoods, and visors in the two industries, is anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period.

Half-mask PAPR has been designed to meet specifications set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and tested and certified in the NIOSH labs. Respirators for fire and emergency services are further tested and certified to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Rising demand for respiratory protection in emerging economies is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

The half-mask PAPR provides higher protection than N95 masks as it comprises P100 high-efficiency filters or High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. The lightweight and compact structure of the half-mask PAPR aids in augmenting demand over the forecast period. These products are used in metal fabrication and welding, high dust environments, mining, quarries, grain, and food handling, and healthcare and biological material handling.

End-use Insights

The industrial segment led the market and accounted for the largest share of 16.6% in 2019. Growing industries, such as automotive, metal forming, manufacturing, glass making, and paper and pulp, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, are anticipated to increase the respiratory protective equipment demand, including PAPR, to protect their employees against inhalation of particulate matter, vapors, and gases.

The fire services segment accounted for 10.1% share of the overall revenue in 2019. The rising number of fire accidents and blowouts, coupled with stringent safety norms, particularly in North America and Europe, is forcing employers to focus on the safety of workers. This is expected to drive the product demand over the coming years.

Employees in the metal fabrication industries are continuously exposed to asbestos, which may result in mesothelioma cancer that affects the protective lining of the internal organs, including the lungs, heart, and abdominal cavity. This, in turn, is projected to boost the demand for power air-purifying respirators in the metal fabrication segment.

Global power air purifying respirator market share

In the beverage manufacturing industry, employees may be exposed to hazardous dust, chemicals, and fibers that can cause lung disorders. Thus, to prevent such occupational health hazards, the use of appropriate PPE is recommended by various organizations, which is expected to have a positive impact on the demand for PAPR over the coming years.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for 39.7% share of the global revenue in 2019. Strict safety legislation for asbestos mining and raising awareness among employees about personal and respiratory safety in majority of industries are expected to drive the regional product demand over the forecast period.

The increasing number of respiratory risks due to exposure to hazardous particulates in a majority of core industries, such as metal manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, and refining, coupled with the growing need for highly effective respiratory protective equipment, is expected to augment the demand for powered air-purifying respirators in Europe over the forecast period.

Growing investments in the construction, manufacturing, and food and beverage sectors are anticipated to drive product demand over the forecast period. Countries such as China and India are likely to witness substantial growth in the automobile and electronics industries. Stringent norms pertaining to employees’ safety and health in various high-risk activities are expected to drive PAPR demand in the Asia Pacific over the forecast period.

Growing investments in the defense, healthcare, and agriculture industries are expected to play a primary role in the economic growth of various countries, including Colombia and Chile. Stringent government regulations regarding employees’ safety and exposure to toxic gas are expected to drive the demand for PAPR in Central and South America over the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Market players focus on the timely procurement of raw materials to avoid disruption in the production and supply of the products. The players are also focused on inventory management to avoid restricted or excessive product supply to the market. Major market players prioritize investment in research and development activities to focus on innovative technologies for new product development to gain a competitive edge. Generic strategies adopted by the companies usually include product portfolio expansion, mergers & acquisitions, and distribution network expansion. For instance, in July 2020, Gentex Corporation completed the acquisition of Aero Parts Australia Ltd. (APA), a distributor of commercial air, life support, and military equipment in Australia and New Zealand. This acquisition will further enable Gentex to cater to its customers in the aforementioned countries. Some of the prominent players in the power air purifying respirator market include:

  • 3M

  • Avon Rubber PLC

  • Bullard

  • ILC Dover

  • Honeywell International, Inc.

  • Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

  • Optrel AG

  • Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Sundstrom Safety AB

Power Air Purifying Respirator Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 2.08 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 3.67 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.5% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

3M; Avon Rubber PLC; Bullard; ILC Dover; Honeywell International, Inc.; Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA; Optrel AG; Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Sundstrom Safety AB

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Segments Covered in the Report

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

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

    • Half Mask

    • Full Face Mask

    • Helmets, Hoods & Visors

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

    • Oil & Gas

    • Metal Fabrication

    • Agricultural

    • Food & Beverage

    • Fire Services

    • Petrochemical/Chemical

    • Industrial

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Mining

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Spain

      • The U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Australia

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Argentina

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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