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North American Above-the-neck Personal Protective Equipment Market, Forecast to 2022

North American Above-the-neck Personal Protective Equipment Market, Forecast to 2022

Commoditization has characterized the North American above-the-neck PPE market. Growth in the market has been somewhat offset by reduced demand from key sectors such as manufacturing and oil & gas. Growth in the overall market is likely to hinge upon the strength of the overall economy and outlook for the oil & gas sector. The fastest growing segments are likely to include eye protection, face protection followed by head and hearing protection. New product innovation is likely to be limited to eye and face protection--this is likely to give a fillip to sales. Leading incumbents such as 3M and Honeywell are likely to continue to dominate the above-the-neck PPE market due to strong product portfolios, presence of significant buffers against macro headwinds and high penetration rates of the installed base.

Going forward, increased stratification is expected to continue with low-end commoditized products driving unit volume growth and niche products driving average selling price. Market acceptance for smart PPE is likely in the early stages--price points have to come down for products to gain higher rates of traction in the market. High-risk industries such as oil & gas are likely to afford significant growth opportunities as regulatory bodies are shoring up their safety practices. Consolidation is expected to continue during the forecast period as the above-the-neck PPE market continues to be very fragmented.

Prices of products in the above-the-neck PPE market tend to be stable or growing marginally, primarily due to the addition of value-added features. For example, the use of anti-fog coatings in prescription eyewear is expected to marginal price increases. The entry of millennials into the workforce is creating demand for new products, for example, fashionable eyewear. The end-user verticals which are likely to generate the highest demand include construction which is expected to see moderate growth and oil & gas which is expected to see reduced uncertainity. Regional dynamics are likely to be largely unchanged; supply-side dynamics are likely to change should there be increased consolidation whereas demand-side dynamics depend largely upon the overall economic outlook.

Research Scope
Product segments covered in this report include the following:
• Head Protection
• Face protection
• Eye protection
• Hearing protection

Key Conclusion
Barriers to entry continue to be high for certain product segments including laser eyewear, specialty face shields, welding helmets and electronic ear muffs. Leading incumbents in the space are likely to continue to innovate as investments in R&D are expected to continue going forward. For example, electronic ear muffs with two-way radio communication is gaining increasing acceptance in the market. Frost and Sullivan analysis reveals that manufacturers are likely to benefit from strategically expanding their market presence in developing countries with high standards of safety. Risks to a positive outlook include higher than expected volatility in the oil & gas sector and lack of innovation in certain product segments.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Above-the-neck PPE Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Geographical Scope
    • Market Overview—Definitions
    • Market Segmentation
    • Market Overview—Segmentation
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market and Product Trends
  • Drivers and Restraints—Total Above-the-neck PPE Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecast and Trends—Total Above-the-neck PPE Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Above-the-neck PPE Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast by Segment
      • Table Total above-the-neck PPE Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Percent Revenue Breakdown by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Country or Region
      • Table Total Above-the-Neck PPE Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total Above-the-neck PPE Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, North America, 2014–2022
    • Percent Revenue Breakdown by Vertical Market
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Vertical Market
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis— Total Above-the-neck PPE market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Above-the-neck PPE Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors Assessment
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the above-the-neck PPE market
    • CEO's 360 degree perspective
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Transformation in the Above-the-neck PPE Ecosystem— 2017
    • Growth Opportunity 1—Innovation in the above-the neck PPE
    • Growth Opportunity 2—Smart PPE
    • Growth Opportunity 3—New initiatives
    • Growth Opportunity 4—Entry of Millennials
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Head protection segment
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Head protection segment—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Regulatory Requirements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Head Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Head Protection Segment: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Head Protection Segment: Average Price, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Breakdown by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Head protection segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Head Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Head Protection Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Eye Protection Segment
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Eye Protection Market— Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Regulatory Requirements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Eye Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Eye Protection Segment: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Eye Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Eye Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Eye Protection Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 7 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Non-prescription Eyewear Market
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Non-prescription Eyewear Market—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Non-Prescription Eyewear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Non-Prescription Eyewear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Non-Prescription Eyewear Market: Average Price, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Non-prescription Eyewear Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 6 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Prescription Eyewear Market
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Prescription Eyewear Market—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Prescription Eyewear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Prescription Eyewear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table Prescription Eyewear Market: Average Price Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Prescription Eyewear Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Laser Eyewear Market
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Laser Eyewear Market—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Laser Eyewear Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Laser Eyewear Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Laser Eyewear Market: Average Price, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Laser Eyewear Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Face Protection Segment
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Face protection segment—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Regulatory Requirements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Face Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Face Protection Segment: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Face Protection Segment: Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Face Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, North America, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Face protection segment: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Face Shield Market
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Face Shields Market—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Face Shields Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Face Shields Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Face Shields Market: Pricing Trends Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Face Shields Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Face Shield Market: Percent Company Market Share Analysis of top 3 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Welding Helmet
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Welding Helmet Market—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Welding Helmet Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Welding Helmet Segment: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Welding Helmet Segment: Pricing Trends Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Welding Helmet Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 6 participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Hearing Protection Segment
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Hearing protection segment— Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Hearing Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Hearing Protection Segment: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Hearing Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2014–2022
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Hearing Protection Segment: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Hearing Protection Segment: Company Market Share Analysis of top 3 Participants, North America, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Ear Plugs and Bands Market
    • Ear Plugs and Bands Market Overview and Trends
    • Ear Plugs and Bands—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Ear Plugs and Bands Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Ear Plugs and Bands Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America 2014–2022
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Ear Plugs and Bands Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, North America, 2017
  • Ear Muffs Market
    • Market Overview and Trends
    • Ear Muffs—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Ear Muffs Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Ear Muffs Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends Forecast
      • Table Ear Muffs Market: Pricing Trends Forecast, North America 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Ear Muffs Market: Revenue Breakdown by Product Type, North America, 2017
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
  • Passive Ear Muffs Market
    • Passive Ear Muffs Market Overview and Trends
    • Passive Ear Muffs—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Passive Ear Muffs Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Passive Ear Muffs Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Passive Ear Muffs Market: Pricing Trends and Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Passive Ear Muffs Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, North America, 2017
  • Electronic Ear Muffs Market
    • Electronic Ear Muffs Market Overview and Trends
    • Electronic Ear Muffs—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Electronic Ear Muffs Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Electronic Ear Muffs Market: Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Electronic Ear Muffs Market: Pricing Trends Forecast, North America, 2014–2022
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment and Pricing Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue by Product Type
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Electronic Ear Muffs Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 2 Participants, North America, 2017
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
    • Partial List of Companies in "Others"

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