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Respiratory Protection Equipment Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026

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  • 114 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5397933
The global respiratory protection equipment market is evaluated at US$ 6.879 billion for the year 2019 growing at a CAGR of 7.04% reaching the market size of US$ 11.076 billion by the year 2026. Exposure to harmful substances such as chlorine, ammonia gases or solvents, and paint in liquid form among many others can occur in the workplace. These exposures are hazardous for employee’s health and therefore organizations need to implement policies to protect their employees. Respiratory protective equipment is designed to protect the wearer from perilous surroundings at hazardous work locations. Breathing apparatus such as visors, helmets, masks, and hoods or respirators which filter contaminants from workplace air several types of Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE).



Regulations by various governments involving workplace security are the major driving force for the global respiratory protection equipment market. Technological innovations for enhancing RPE and a special focus on comfort and personalization for proper fit increasing the effectiveness of the equipment are also boosting the market growth. However, limitations of RPE such as limited application in areas with a high concentration of chemical contaminants or poorly fitted equipment, and lack of its utilization where oxygen is deficient may impede the overall market growth.

Increasing investments by major market players into research and development are enhancing the capabilities and reliability of these solutions, thus making them fit for use in a wider range of applications even in the harshest atmospheres. This is fueling the adoption of these solutions among the various end-users. North America and Europe hold a significant share in the global market on account of stringent regulations regarding workers’ safety in these regions. Booming industries in these regions are contributing to the increasing demand for this equipment in these regions. The market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness impressive growth on account of the rapid growth of industries in this region.

Rising incidences of mesothelioma, cancer that affects the protective lining of the internal organs, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal cavity, are further anticipated to boost the market growth over the forecast period. It is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos across various industries, including construction, manufacturing, factory, textile mill, power plants, and shipyards.

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has spiked the demand for healthcare protective equipment due to the rising number of cases globally.

The outbreak has surged the demand for PPE such as medical masks, face shields, gloves, gowns and aprons, and respirators such as N95 or FFP2 standard or equivalent which has led to their shortage across various countries. Thus, to tackle this situation, several manufacturers have ramped up their production capacities and are expanding their manufacturing facilities to meet the growing demand which is anticipated to have a positive impact on the market. Several regulatory organizations have recommended various companies and governments to increase their manufacturing of respiratory protective equipment, including respirators and breathing apparatuses. For example, in March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) instructed medical device manufacturers and other industries to increase their protective gear supplies by 40% to meet the needs of the medical community during COVID-19. Surgical masks and respirators are among the most significant aspects of critical care in healthcare, and a decrease in supply may lead to product shortages, diminished profits, and an insecure future. Already, the regional government is placing greater emphasis on centralized stock and local supply chains, as well as requiring businesses to carry out risk assessments on the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.

The rising burden of pandemic and chronic diseases is expected to fuel the market during the forecast period.

The growing burden of pandemic and epidemic diseases, increasing demand for surgical procedures, including minimally invasive procedures, and increasing importance are given to the workplace regarding safety are some of the factors driving the overall market growth. The prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing across the world, due to the rapidly aging population and greater longevity of people with chronic conditions, eventually leading to tremendous pressure on the healthcare system across the world. According to the statistics provided by the World Health Organization in 2019, over one-third of the European population above the age of 15 years has a chronic disease. Two out of three people reaching the retirement age are expected to have at least two chronic conditions.

The WHO's research also shows that the total burden is expected to be even higher in the future if nothing is done about the growth of chronic disease cases. Since surgery addresses a broad spectrum of conditions that incur large social, economic, and health burdens, it is an indivisible and indispensable part of health systems. As a result, the number of surgical procedures has risen significantly to address the global disease burden, thus leading to a rise in the utilization and adoption of respiratory protection equipment. Furthermore, the increasing prevalence of infectious biological hazards, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), are estimated to increase the demand for respiratory protection equipment in the future.

Market Segmentation:


By Camera Type


  • Short-wavelength
  • Mid-wavelength
  • Long-wavelength

By Device Type


  • Un-cooled
  • Cryogenically cooled

By End User Industry


  • Military and Defense
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

By Geography


  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Others
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Others
Frequently Asked Questions about the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market

What is the estimated value of the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market?

The Respiratory Protection Equipment Market was estimated to be valued at $6.88 billion in 2019.

What is the growth rate of the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market?

The growth rate of the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market is 7.0%, with an estimated value of $11.08 billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market?

The Respiratory Protection Equipment Market is estimated to be worth $11.08 billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market?

Key companies in the Respiratory Protection Equipment Market include Bullard, GENTEX Corporation, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Alpha Pro Tech, Prestige Ameritech, Uvex Group, Ansell Ltd. and DuPont.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5. Respiratory Protection Equipment Market Analysis, by Camera type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Short-wavelength
5.3. Mid-wavelength
5.4. Long-wavelength
6. Respiratory Protection Equipment Market Analysis, by Device Type
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Un-cooled
6.3. Cryogenically cooled
7. Respiratory Protection Equipment Market Analysis, by End-user industry
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Military and Defense
7.3. Construction
7.4. Manufacturing
7.5. Others
8. Respiratory Protection Equipment Market Analysis, by Geography
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. USA
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. UK
8.4.4. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. UAE
8.5.3. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. India
8.6.3. Japan
8.6.4. South Korea
8.6.5. Taiwan
8.6.6. Thailand
8.6.7. Indonesia
8.6.8. Others
9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
10. Company Profiles
10.1. Bullard
10.2. GENTEX Corporation
10.3. Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
10.4. Alpha Pro-Tech
10.5. 3M
10.6. Prestige Ameritech
10.7. Uvex Group
10.8. Ansell Ltd.
10.9. Avon Rubber p.l.c.
10.10. DuPont

Companies Mentioned

  • Bullard
  • GENTEX Corporation
  • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
  • Alpha Pro Tech
  • Prestige Ameritech
  • Uvex Group
  • Ansell Ltd.
  • Avon Rubber p.l.c.
  • DuPont