Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Safety Apparel Market Size to grow by USD 16261.3 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Safety Apparel Market” by Application (Chemical defending, Flame retardant, Mechanical, High visibility, Others) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 16261.3 million, at a CAGR of over 16.79% during the forecast period. In the safety apparel market, manufacturers are prioritizing research and development (R&D) to enhance the acceptance and efficacy of safety garments. Technological advancements, coupled with evolving consumer preferences, necessitate safety alongside fashion. Chemical-protective clothing must be highly durable, lightweight, breathable, and comfortable for factory workers. These specifications are anticipated to fuel the demand for multi-functional, sector-specific safety apparel. Consequently, advancements in product designs and specifications are projected to intensify competition within the industry. Moreover, the heightened emphasis on innovation in product design and functionality will necessitate the procurement of raw materials that offer characteristics such as lightweight, comfort, superior heat resistance, and wear resistance. As a result, market players are compelled to invest significantly in R&D to cater to these requirements.

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By Application, the Chemical defending segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024


By Geography, APAC  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The Safety Apparel Market encompasses various levels of protective clothing, each offering distinct degrees of shielding against hazardous chemicals, vapors, gases, and splashes. Level A gear is the most comprehensive, featuring a negative pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus, and sealed seams for complete encapsulation. Level B apparel, while similar to Level A, may not cover seams and offers partial protection against vapors, specifically designed for highly toxic chemical splashes. Level C equipment includes protective coveralls and boots, along with the possibility of a respirator for splash protection. Lastly, Level D apparel is the least protective, consisting primarily of coveralls and boots made from chemical-resistant fabrics like cotton blends, nylon, or polyester, for splash and dirt resistance.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The Safety Apparel Market encompasses the production, distribution, and sale of protective clothing and accessories designed to shield workers from occupational hazards. Key market drivers include stringent safety regulations and the growing awareness of workforce safety. Companies prioritize innovation, utilizing advanced materials and technologies to create high-performance safety apparel. Market size is projected to expand significantly due to increasing industrialization and rising labor force in developing economies.

The Safety Apparel Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • 3M Co.
  • Anbu Safety Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Ansell Ltd.
  • Ballyclare Ltd.
  • Delta Plus Group
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Kermel
  • Kimberly Clark Corp.
  • Lakeland Industries Inc.
  • NASCO Industries Inc.
  • OccuNomix International LLC
  • Sioen Industries NV
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • UniFirst Corp.
  • VF Corp.
  • W. L. Gore and Associates Inc.

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Research Analysis Overview

The Safety Apparel Market encompasses a wide range of protective clothing designed to shield individuals from various workplace hazards. Key industries driving the market include chemicals and pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and shale gas production. In these sectors, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as ventilators, specialized clothing, and multifunctional clothing are essential. Healthcare professionals are at risk of infection, necessitating the use of PPE to mitigate infection risks. In contrast, industrial workers face hazardous conditions, including high temperatures, chemicals, and radiation. Industrial protective clothing, including safety boots, is crucial to prevent work-related fatal accidents. Government authorities impose stringent regulations to ensure domestic and industrial safety. Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are increasingly used in safety apparel to maintain optimal body temperature in extreme conditions. Hazardous conditions, such as those encountered in shale gas production, necessitate the use of advanced protective clothing. Wear and tear is a significant challenge for safety apparel, necessitating regular replacement. The market for safety apparel is expected to grow significantly due to the increasing awareness of health and safety concerns and the need to mitigate workplace hazards.

Market Research Overview

The Safety Apparel Market encompasses a wide range of industries, including Hotels, Buildings, Apartments, Ports, the Metals industry, Refining industry, and more. In these sectors, workers face various hazards such as pressure, harsh conditions, and exposure to chemicals. To mitigate these risks, the market offers Mechanical wear resistance, Flame-retardant clothing, and Chemical defending garments. The North American market is a significant player in the Safety Apparel industry, with key segments being the Pharmaceutical segment and Manufacturing end-use segment. In these industries, workers are exposed to infection risks and workplace hazards, necessitating advanced protective clothing made from materials like Polybenzimidazole (PBI) fiber, laminated polyesters, Polyolefin & blends, Cotton fibers, Polyamide, and Aramid & blends. PPE, including masks, ventilators, jackets, safety gloves, and face shields, is essential in industries with hazardous conditions. Designers and premium brands, as well as fashion conglomerates, are increasingly focusing on creating multifunctional clothing using Phase Change Materials and specialized clothing that adheres to stringent regulations. Industries like the Glass, Wood, Steel, Metal fabrication, Pulp & paper, Chemicals, Concreting, Blasting, Drilling, Boring, Digging, Trenching, Excavating, and Grading require protective apparel for workers exposed to moving machinery, traffic, radiation, chemicals, high temperatures, and industrial hazards. Safety regulations mandate the use of protective clothing in the Military, Oil & gas, Firefighting, and other industries to prevent injuries and workplace deaths. Aramid fiber, a high-performing fabric, is widely used in industrial protective clothing due to its mechanical strength, chemical resistance, and ability to withstand high temperatures. The temperature range of protective materials can vary, with some in the liquid state and others in the solid state, offering different levels of protection. Latent heat and material type also play a crucial role in the effectiveness of safety apparel. In conclusion, the Safety Apparel Market caters to various industries and hazardous conditions, providing essential protective clothing to prevent injuries, workplace deaths, and other workplace hazards. With stringent regulations and a focus on advanced protective materials, the market continues to evolve and adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of industries and workers.


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