GVR Report cover Powered Air Purifying Respirators Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Powered Air Purifying Respirators Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Half Mask, Full Face Mask), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-912-8
  • Number of Pages: 127
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global powered air purifying respirator market size was estimated at USD 2.37 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2023 to 2030. The industry growth is expected to be driven by the emergence of various infectious biohazards and the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, the use of these products by doctors and healthcare workers has increased as they offer maximum protection from coronavirus as compared to reusable elastomeric half-face piece respirators and N95 FFRs. From the beginning of 2021, all the business started their operations normally, due to which, the demand for powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) increased from various industries, such as oil & gas, petrochemical, industrial, and others. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases, healthcare workers are at a high risk of contracting respiratory illnesses during checkups and operations of patients, which is expected to boost the demand for these products in the U.S. Stringent regulatory norms regarding employee health and safety in high-risk activities in the U.S. are expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

 U.S. powered air purifying respirators market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

A growing number of large-scale infrastructure investments, including hotels and medical hospital projects in New York, Missouri, and Los Angeles, are expected to drive the market. Growing demand for floor space expansion in various industries has led to an increase in construction and renovation projects in the country. Thus, the growing construction industry is expected to have a positive impact on product demand.

PAPR production is highly capital-intensive due to the high costs of raw materials and complex manufacturing processes. Major raw material suppliers & material manufacturers have integrated along the value chain to develop these products and accessories in a cost-efficient manner. Initial capital investment is high, and this is expected to be an entry barrier for new market participants. A complex manufacturing process, coupled with the need to fulfill safety requirements, is a major challenge in this industry. PAPRs that fail to comply with safety standards will not be available for commercial sales. Any loopholes in the manufacturing process would lead to the rejection of the product due to stringent norms. This can be a major challenge for the market.

Product Insights

The full-face masks segment led the PAPR market in 2022 and accounted for a share of more than 51.5% of the global revenue. Full face masks are utilized for protection against hazards, such as asbestos stripping and disposal activities. Growing concerns regarding employee safety in hazardous environments are expected to drive the demand for full face masks over the forecast period. Helmets, hoods, and visors can be combined with other respiratory equipment, providing high compatibility and flexibility in the respiratory program. The growing construction and oil & gas industries in the Middle East region, coupled with the increasing penetration of helmets, hoods, and visors in the aforementioned industries, is anticipated to boost the segment growth over the forecast period.

On the other hand, the half mask segment is likely to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. The half masks offer higher protection as compared to N95 masks as they comprise P100 high-efficiency filters. The compact and lightweight structure of the half masks aids in boosting their demand. These products are used in high-dust environments, mining, grain & food handling, metal fabrication & welding, healthcare & biological material handling applications. Half masks are designed to meet specifications set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and tested & certified in the NIOSH labs.

Application Insights

The Industrial segment led the market and accounted for a share of 16.2% of the global revenue in 2022. Healthcare workers are exposed to numerous health and safety hazards, such as biological & blood borne pathogens hazards, waste anesthetic gas exposures, and potential chemical & drug exposures. PAPR gives protection from these hazards due to which, these products have a high demand from the healthcare industry. Firefighters are exposed to numerous carcinogenic and toxic compounds formed as byproducts of combustion in cases of fire. The rising number of fire accidents and blowouts coupled with stringent safety norms, particularly in North America and Europe, are forcing employers to focus on the safety of workers. This is expected to drive the product demand in the fire services segment.

 Global powered air purifying respirators market share, by application, 2022 (%)

The pharmaceutical application segment is likely to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period. Potential hazards in the pharmaceutical industry include dust, ultraviolet light, and exposure to chemicals. The production processes at pharmaceutical facilities can pose risks to workers’ health. Product has a high demand from the pharmaceutical industry due to its extensive usage to prevent occupational diseases in workers and ensure their safety. The risks involved with surface mining are high, and the airborne particles released during the process are dangerous, wherein these respiratory hazards are likely to result in fatal and severe illnesses. The use of these products protects the workers from respiratory hazards, due to which, the product demand is expected to be high in the mining applications over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global PAPR market in 2022 and accounted for a share of more than 39.5% of the global revenue. The strict norms concerning occupational health & safety established by regulatory bodies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standard Institution (ANSI), are enforcing employers in the region to adopt PAPR to ensure employee safety. The growing investments in the automobile and construction industries, coupled with stringent regulations regarding employee health and safety, are expected to drive the market in Germany over the forecast period. In addition, huge costs associated with the non-compliance of workplace safety standards are expected to drive the product demand in various industries.

Powered Air Purifying Respirators Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

The demand for these products is estimated to witness the fastest growth in Asia Pacific over the forecast period. A growing number of cases of industrial fatalities in the region’s emerging economies due to low awareness regarding employee safety and lack of proper protective gear is expected to propel the market growth. The growing oil & gas industry in the Middle East region is expected to drive the product demand over the forecast period. Concerns regarding respiratory illnesses coupled with stringent industry regulations are also expected to drive product demand. Recent developments in treating Ebola across various regions of Africa were a major factor contributing to the product demand in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Generic strategies adopted by the companies usually include mergers & acquisitions, distribution network expansion, and product portfolio expansion. For example, in July 2020, Gentex Corp. acquired Aero Parts Australia Ltd. (APA), a supplier of military equipment, commercial air, and life support, in New Zealand and Australia. This acquisition will further enable Gentex to cater to its customers in the aforementioned countries. Major players are investing in R&D activities to launch unique products to increase their market share. For instance, in August 2019, Optrel AG launched the e3000X PAPR system, which protects workers from particles, such as smoke, aerosols, or dust. Some prominent players in the global powered air purifying respirators 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

Recent Developments

  • In September 2022, Dräger launched its new Powered Air-Purifying Respirator System with headpieces that offer expanded technical capabilities to filter hazardous substances from the ambient air at a competitive price.

  • In August 2021, Bullard launched its Salus-HC powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) for critical patient care. SALUS-HC offers a full range of motion with its shoulder-mounted design, and its sound-dampening motor technology also features superior clarity in speech and hearing intelligibility.

Powered Air Purifying Respirators Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 2.45 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 3.81 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, application, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; UK; Turkey; Italy; Spain; Netherlands; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Philippines; 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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Global Powered Air Purifying Respirators Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global powered air purifying respirators market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

Global Powered Air Purifying Respirators Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Half Mask

    • Full face Mask

    • Helmets, Hoods & Visors

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Oil & Gas

    • Metal Fabrication

    • Agricultural

    • Food & Beverage

    • Fire services

    • Petrochemical/chemical

    • Industrial

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Mining

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Russia

      • UK

      • Turkey

      • Netherlands

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

      • Philippines

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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