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 masks), By End Use (Oil & Gas, Industrial, Healthcare), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Apr, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-912-8
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 120

Industry Insights

The global power air purifying respirator market size was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.8% by 2025 owing to increasing demand in fire services, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. A powered air purifying respirator draws in ambient air from the environment and supplies purified air to the equipment. It protects employees against harmful smokes, dust, vapors, mists, fogs, gasses, and sprays, which otherwise may cause lung impairment, cancer, diseases, or death.

Stringent regulations regarding employee health and safety in the healthcare sector, coupled with rising concerns pertaining to biological hazards, are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Growing health awareness and favorable regulations are expected to drive the market over the forecast period in developed regions such as Europe and North America as well as developing markets in Asia Pacific.

U.S. power air purifying respirator market

Regulatory bodies such as OSHA and NIOSH, as well as other industry and safety groups have been evaluating the type and extent of chemical and other health hazards across industries. Employees using hazardous chemicals in operational processes of oil and gas drilling, including during hydraulic fracturing, may be exposed to hazardous byproducts.

The PAPR market in the U.S. is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to surging demand for dust masks with power filters in the industrial and healthcare industries. Demand for full-face mask is projected to drive the U.S. market over the forecast period. These respirators are used for light and medium-work rate, which includes sustained hand and arm movements. However, a lack of safety awareness regarding respiratory protective equipment is anticipated to affect the overall growth over the forecast period.

Product Insights

Full face masks are utilized for protection against hazards, such as asbestos stripping and disposal activities. It is a leading product segment in the market that accounted for a 50.6% share in 2018. The segment is expected to account for a significant share by 2025. Rise in health concerns among manufacturers pertaining to employee safety is expected to drive the demand for full face masks by 2025.

The helmets, hoods, and visors segment accounted for 17.1% share in the market in 2018 and is projected to register a prominent CAGR of 5.1% by 2025. Half masks are projected to account for a significant share in the overall market in 2025. This segment finds significance in various end uses, such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, powder coating, and painting.

End-use Insights

The industrial segment emerged as the dominant end-use sector in the market, accounting for 20.5% share in 2018. It is projected to expand at an estimated CAGR of 6.7% by 2025. The oil and gas segment was the second major end-use sector and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5% over forecast years. Healthcare is projected to be the prominently growing end-use segment on account of concerns pertaining to deaths in mining and construction industries and occupational diseases. Expansion of the construction and oil and gas industries in emerging economies such as India, China, and Japan is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Global power air purifying respirator market

PAPR such as half masks and full-face masks are used in industries to ensure the safety of employees against inhaling harmful dust, fumes, vapors, or gases. Rising health concerns in heavy industrial environments are expected to drive the product demand in the industrial segment over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Europe emerged as the leading regional market accounting for a 33.2% share in 2018 and is expected to witness considerable growth by 2025. Stringent regulatory standards regarding employee health and safety are projected to benefit the regional market expansion. In addition, regulatory norms for manufacturing procedures in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries are expected to drive the product demand over forecast years.

Demand for power air purifying respirators in Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period and the region is projected to account for a 20.7% revenue-based share by 2025. Increasing spending on construction projects, coupled with expanding transportation and petrochemical industries in the region, particularly in India and China, is estimated to propel the product demand over the forecast period. The Middle East and Africa and Central and South America markets are forecasted to witness significant growth owing to the expansion of several end-use industries.

Power Air Purifying Respirator Market Share Insights

The market is expected to gain traction by 2025 owing to rise in demand from end-use industries. Favorable regulatory frameworks aiming at the prevention of occupational diseases in workers and ensuring their safety forces employers to comply with occupational health and safety standards, which is expected to surge product demand over the forecast period. Global multinational companies are forecasted to dominate the industry and are majorly concentrated in North America and Europe. Top market players are anticipated to contribute heavily to the market growth.

Companies such as Bullard, 3M, and Optrel have invested significantly in order to enhance their product portfolio by developing power air purifying respirator designed specifically for welding and allied end uses. Aforementioned factors are expected to steer the product demand over the long term. Manufacturers in the market are investing significantly to enhance their R&D capabilities in the business and formulating new business strategies to upgrade their market position.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Russia, China, India, Japan, and Brazil

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. 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, 2015 - 2025)

    • Half mask

    • Full face mask

    • Helmets, hoods, & visors

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Oil & Gas

    • Fire services

    • Petrochemical/chemical

    • Industrial

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Mining

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • Russia

      • The U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

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