Protective Clothing Market

Protective Clothing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

Protective Clothing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material Type (Aramid & Blends, Polyolefins & Blends, Polyamide, PBI, UHMW PE, Cotton Fibers, Laminated Polyesters, Others) By Application (Thermal, Chemical, Mechanical, Biological/Radiation, Visibility, Others) By End-Use Industry(Oil & Gas, Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare/Medical, Firefighting & Law Enforcement, Mining, Military, Warehouse & Logistics, Others)By End-User Type (Industrial, Personal) Based On Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

Report ID : BMRC 1897
Number of pages : 300
Published Date : Nov 2022
Category : Chemical And Materials
Delivery Timeline : 48 hrs

The Global Protective Clothing Market is valued at USD 9137.9 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 14387.9 Million by 2028 with a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period.

Global Protective Clothing Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, and Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2022-2028- Intensifying concern of both the employers and employees regarding the safety at the workplace and increasing awareness regarding the use of these protective clothing are some of the major factors driving the growth of the Global Protective Clothing Market.

Scope of Global Protective Clothing Market Report:-

Protective clothing is any clothing particularly intended, treated, or fabricated to shield personnel from hazards that are affected by severe environmental situations, or a hazardous work situation. Certain protective clothing may be designed to safeguard the workers from the working atmosphere owing to infection or pollution. Protective clothing is normally used to signify apparel and apparel accessories that emphasize physical security for the body.

The Covid-19 outbreak has destructively impacted the demand for protective clothing, as it has diminished industrial activities all over the globe. Owing to failure in the supply chain, deficiency in raw material, and drop of the production process, the industrial sector was totally disturbed. As a result, there has been a considerable decline in the growth of the protective clothing market. On the contrary, a few of the positives of the Covid-19 outbreak on the market are the increase in demand from pharmaceutical segments, due to an increase in R&D activities for vaccine development.

Global Protective Clothing Market Segmentation:-

The global protective clothing market is segmented on the basis of material type, application, end-user industry, end-user type, and geography. Based on material type, the global protective clothing market is classified as aramid & blends, polyolefins & blends, polyamide, PBI, UHMW pe, cotton fibers, laminated polyesters, and others. Based on application, the global protective clothing market is divided into thermal, chemical, mechanical, biological/radiation, visibility, and others. Based on end-use industry, the global protective clothing market is segmented as oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, healthcare/medical, firefighting & law enforcement, mining, military, warehouse & logistics, and others. On the basis of end user type, the global protective clothing market is classified as industrial and personal.

By Material Type:

  • Aramid & blends
  • Polyolefins & blends
  • Polyamide
  • PBI
  • Cotton Fibers
  • Laminated Polyesters
  • Others

By Application:

  • Thermal
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Biological/Radiation
  • Visibility
  • Others

By End-Use Industry:

  • Oil & gas
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Firefighting & Law enforcement
  • Mining
  • Military
  • Warehouse & Logistics
  • Others

By End-User Type:

  • Industrial
  • Personal

The regions covered in this global protective clothing market report are Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Based on a country level, the market of global protective clothing is subdivided into the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Middle East Asia (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.

Protective Clothing Manufacturers

Some of the key players for the global protective clothing market are

  • DuPont
  • Lakeland Industries, Inc.
  • Ballyclare Limited
  • 3M Company
  • Koninklijke Ten Cate NV
  • Teijin Limited
  • VF Corporation
  • Cetriko S.L.
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Glen Raven Inc.

Recent Developments:-

News-DuPont Personal Protection Announced Launch of Thermo-Hand Technical Evaluation Unit

On February 2nd, 2022; one-of-a-kind demonstration tool facilitates in evaluation of thermal hand protection performance DuPont declared the launch of Thermo-Hand, the newest burn evaluation unit designed to establish the heat and flame protection performance.

Vietnam's Dony Launched Protective Coverall for Healthcare Workers

On December 13th, 2021; A garment manufacturer in the country, Vietnam’s Dony unveiled the Dony protective coverall intended to offer all-around protection to healthcare workers. The garments offer head-to-toe protection with ease and comfort.

Ballyclare Launched New ProTec Workwear Range

On January 28th, 2021; BALLYCLARE, one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of both general workwear and specialist protective clothing, extended their Category III ‘Life-Saving’ workwear range with the launch of a new and innovative range of multi-hazard protective garments designed to meet the needs of wearers in a variety of mining and quarrying applications. The new Ballyclare ProTec workwear range includes a comprehensive selection of flame-retardant garments which offer protection against various hazards such as electrical arc flashes, static discharges, welding sparks, molten metal and many more.

Charnaud Launched New Medi-Safe Garments in time of Crisis

On June 1st, 2020; AJ CHARNAUD & COMPANY had, since its foundation in 1975, been at the forefront of developing and manufacturing personal protective clothing and Personal Protective Equipment. Charnaud launched new medi-safe garments in time of crisis. This new range of garments will provide protection to healthcare professionals and their patients in the fight against viruses. Using Medi-Smart fabric to integrate anti-microbial protection into the most common medical products, such as; scrubs, lab coats and privacy curtains. The patented, bleach-activated technology harnesses the proven power of readily available chlorine bleach to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Advanced molecular engineering binds chlorine to fibres to turn otherwise passive textiles into one more layer of active defence against inadvertent microbial exposure, contamination and infection.

Global Protective Clothing Market Dynamics–

In an outbreak of Covid-19, the danger of healthcare workers being contaminated is much larger than the normal population, as they are in direct contact with patients. Protective equipment is considered to be a vital component that can be used to shield the workers from droplets from sneezes, coughs, and aerosol-producing processes, in addition to other contaminated body fluids and surfaces from diseased patients. For example; as per the World Health Organization 2020, more than 30 million protective gowns were needed every month during a pandemic for healthcare workers. Besides this, many organizations, businesses, and market players have hugely contributed to the market by manufacturing protective clothing and providing them to the rest of the world. As a result, the demand for protective clothing has massively increased in the healthcare sector for a long time. Also, has created a plethora of opportunities for various key players to leverage into the market. Consequently, this factor is significantly driving the growth of the protective clothing market worldwide.

In addition, the various key players are implementing several strategies such as product launch, business expansion, partnership, acquisition, collaboration, and agreement to remain competitive in the protective clothing market. And this is one of the factors supplementing the protective clothing market at the highest pace. For instance; Lakeland industries introduced a new line of apparel named Linemen. It proposes an outstanding athletic fit with high-performance fire resistance (FR) qualities, multi-weight fabrics for optimal layering effectiveness, breathability & moisture-wicking technology, and others. This product launch improved company’s existing product layering system particularly aimed for electrical utility linemen. Furthermore, Dupont invested in the TyvekTogether program to boost its manufacture of Tyvek and Tychem garments. The TyvekTogether capacity development program will improve the company’s manufacture to around 15 million garments per month from 9 million garments each month. This will further enhance the company’s market size globally.

Apart from the aforementioned aspects, factors such as high investment in R&D activities and soaring prices of protective clothing are expected to impede the protective clothing market growth. Despite this, soaring advancements in clothing regarding protection are expected to generate ample of opportunities for the further growth of the market.

Global Protective Clothing Market Regional Analysis–

Geographically, North America is accounted for the largest share in the global protective clothing market owing to soaring government initiatives and programs arranged by them. U.S. Department of Labor agencies has concern for the administration and enforcement of the laws legislated to keep the safety and health of workers in America. For example; the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has teamed up with numerous health and safety organizations, across the Workplace Innovator Award program, to generate new ideas and solutions. Agencies in collaboration with market players are anticipated to promote these measures to bolster safety standards, which is also fostering the protective clothing market growth in this region. Not only OSHA, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Fair Labor Standards Act, and many others are also playing an essential role for workers' safety and accordingly propelling the protective clothing market all across North America.

The Asia Pacific is another fastest-growing region in the global protective clothing market due to the increasing growth of the building & construction industry, automotive industry, and rising awareness regarding the benefits of using protective clothing in this region. Growing general population growth and related new construction, deteriorating infrastructure, and aging buildings are overall boosting the number of employees working in the construction sector. In accordance with National Sample Survey Organization, the number of construction workers in India is at over 74 million. Besides, construction enterprises in China employed nearly 53.67 million people in 2020. The safety of the workers stands as first priority and protective clothing helps them to stay safe and under protection.

Report Analysis Details
Historical data 2015 - 2020
Forecast Period 2021 - 2028
Market Size in 2021: USD 9137.9 Million 
Base year considered 2020
Forecast Period CAGR %:


Market Size Expected in 2028: USD 14387.9 Million 
Tables, Charts & Figures: 175
Pages 200
Protective Clothing Manufacturers DuPont, Lakeland Industries, Inc., Ballyclare Limited, 3M Company, Koninklijke Ten Cate NV, Teijin Limited, VF Corporation, Cetriko S.L., W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., and Glen Raven Inc.
Segments Covered By Material Type, By Application, By End-Use Industry, By End-User Type
Regional Analysis North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Key Benefits of Global Protective Clothing Market Report–

  • Global Protective Clothing Market report covers in-depth historical and forecasts analysis.
  • Global Protective Clothing Market research report provides detailed information about Market Introduction, Market Summary, Global market Revenue (Revenue USD), Market Drivers, Market Restraints, Market opportunities, Competitive Analysis, Regional and Country Level.
  • Global Protective Clothing Market report helps to identify opportunities in the marketplace.
  • Global Protective Clothing Market report covers an extensive analysis of emerging trends and competitive landscape.

On Special Requirement Protective Clothing Market Report is also available for below Regions and Country:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Rest of Europe


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Global Protective Clothing Market is expected to reach USD 14387.9 Million by 2028 with a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period.
The Global Protective Clothing Market is valued at USD 9137.9 Million in 2021
DuPont, Lakeland Industries, Inc., Ballyclare Limited, 3M Company, Koninklijke Ten Cate NV, Teijin Limited, VF Corporation, Cetriko S.L., W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., and Glen Raven Inc.
Intensifying concern of both the employers and employees regarding the safety at the workplace and increasing awareness regarding the use of these protective clothing are some of the major factors driving the growth of the Global Protective Clothing Market.
North America is accounted for the largest share in the global protective clothing market