Global PPE Market for Food Processing Industry 2017-2021
About PPE Market for Food Processing Industry
PPE includes an array of clothing and safety equipment, used by workers to protect themselves from hazards, injuries, and infections in the workplace. The equipment includes hard hats, earplugs, face masks, harnesses, boots, and high visibility clothing. PPE finds application in a number of industries such as manufacturing, chemicals, construction, oil and gas, food, and pharmaceuticals. PPE is used to reduce health and safety risks not only at workplaces but also while participating in sports and recreational activities. The selection of the PPE must be in accordance with the risks that the wearer is exposed to and the intensity and duration of that exposure.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global PPE market for food processing industry to grow at a CAGR of 4.06% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global PPE market for food processing industry for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global PPE Market for Food Processing Industry 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global PPE market for food processing industry: 3M, Ansell, Drägerwerk, and DuPont
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alpha Pro Tech, AMMEX, Honeywell International, Kimberly-Clark, Sioen Apparel, and W. L. Gore & Associates.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Augmented use of wearable technology. Wearable technology has been experiencing growing adoption in the consumer segment and is gaining momentum in the industrial segment as well. The implementation of wearable technology in the industrial environment is a new concept, which will ensure and enhance employee safety. Wearable technology is a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is used to collect data and provide information in a faster and more convenient way. A wearable user interface provides vital information through electronics, which are designed to be worn on the human body.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is High susceptibility to injuries in the food processing industry. The workers in the food processing industry are highly susceptible to a number of injuries. The frequent contact with knives and other dangerous cutting machinery, bacteria, and high temperatures can cause several injuries to workers in the industry. The food industry accounts for over 16% of all manufacturing injuries. At the same time, food regulations are becoming more stringent every day. PPE, therefore, is more important than ever in the food processing sector. With the majority of food handling operations being manual, efficient protection is imperative.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Trade-off between cost and functionality. Many workplaces, such as the food processing industry, require the simultaneous use of various types of protective workwear due to the presence of multiple hazards. However, using protective workwear in combination is a concern for employers as the use of one type of workwear may render another type ineffective. This is very common in the food processing industry and often poses a greater threat of injury to the wearer. For example, safety goggles cannot be used with respiratory masks or ear muffs, as this often reduces the protection of the wearer. The challenge is to make different protective workwear compatible for combined use, based on the work environment.
3M, Ansell, Drägerwerk, DuPont, Alpha Pro Tech, AMMEX, Honeywell International, Kimberly-Clark, Sioen Apparel, and W. L. Gore & Associates.
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