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Global Respiratory Protection Equipment Market 2016-2020

Global Respiratory Protection Equipment Market 2016-2020

About RPE

RPE is used to minimize the wearers’ exposure to airborne hazards. RPE finds application in industries such as manufacturing, chemicals, construction, oil and gas, food, and pharmaceuticals. RPE is used not only by industrial consumers but also by the general public to protect from pollution. The selection of RPE depends on risks that the wearer is exposed to and the intensity and duration of the exposure. One of the major drivers of the global respiratory protection market is the increasing adoption of PPE in APAC. The manufacturing and construction industry in APAC is outperforming the global manufacturing and construction industry and will drive the demand for RPE over the forecast period. Stringent government regulations regarding the health and safety of employees also play a key role in the growth of this market.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global respiratory protection market to grow at a CAGR of 6.84% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global respiratory protection market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the worldwide retail sales of sir-purifying respirators (APR), and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Respiratory Protection Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Avon Protection Systems
  • 3M
  • Honeywell
  • MSA Safety
Other prominent vendors
  • Alpha Pro Tech
  • Bullard
  • Drägerwerk
  • Gentex
  • Grolls
  • Gurit Holdings
  • Intech Safety
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Moldex-Metric
  • Ocenco
  • RPB Safety
  • RSG Safety
  • Siyasebenza Manufacturing
Market driver
  • Increase in hydraulic fracturing activity
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Market challenge
  • Impact on work performance
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Market trend
  • Increased competition among manufacturers
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Respiratory Protection Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global respiratory protection market: Avon Protection Systems, 3M, Honeywell, and MSA Safety.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alpha Pro Tech, Bullard, Drägerwerk, Gentex, Grolls, Gurit Holdings, Intech Safety, Kimberly-Clark, Moldex-Metric, Ocenco¸ RPB Safety, RSG Safety, and Siyasebenza Manufacturing.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Emphasis on comfort and personalization will be a key trend for market growth. The fit of the equipment often determines its effectiveness in providing protection to the wearer. Good fit and comfort play a vital role in the effective working of PPE, and manufacturers are abandoning the one-size-fits-all model as fit differs from one person to the next. Proper fit is crucial to protecting the wearer from harmful particles. For instance, Advantage Half-Mask 420 respirators offered by MSA Safety have its UniBond over-mold facepiece to eliminate leaks and AnthroCurve face seal, which adapts to various head sizes and facial contours, offering the wearer comfort and fit. The comfort of the equipment will also increase wearer compliance. Companies often customize the equipment to suit specific working environments. For instance, US-based Total Safety, a leading provider of industrial respiratory protection solutions offers custom designs to comply with end-users' specific requirement.”

According to the report, increase in terrorist attacks will be a key driver for market growth. From 1970 to 2014, 143 terrorist attacks, including 95 chemical, 35 biological, and 13 radiological, were reported globally. The increased threat of chemical attacks forces countries to improve their preparedness in future and equip their rescue and law enforcement forces with proper ammunition as well as safety equipment. Although RPE are not effective against all forms of chemical or biological attacks, gas masks, used properly, can protect wearers to an extent.

Further, the report states that for an organization, purchasing PPE like RPE for its employees is expensive. With strict government regulations on employee health and safety, employers are more focused on complying with the rules by proving the equipment rather than ensuring its appropriate use or functionality. So, the challenge for the RPE vendors is to ensure the quality with respect to safety and functionality while keeping the cost at a reasonable level. The cost of PPE includes a number of factors such as purchase price, maintenance cost, and service life. So, using the equipment that provides assured quality and functionality, even if they are expensive, will help employers save more over the long term.

Companies Mentioned

Avon Protection Systems, 3M, Honeywell, MSA Safety, Alpha Pro Tech, Bullard, Drägerwerk, Gentex, Grolls, Gurit Holdings, Intech Safety, Kimberly-Clark, Moldex-Metric, Ocenco¸ RPB Safety, RSG Safety, Siyasebenza Manufacturing.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Scope of study
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Standard conversion rates used in the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Global PPE market
      • Table Global PPE market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global PPE market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global employment distribution by sector 1950-2020 (%)
      • Table Global RPE market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Hierarchy of controls to prevent respiratory hazards
      • Table Hazardous substances present in workplace
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Product overview
      • Table Global RPE market by product 2015
    • Global APR market
      • Table Types of air-purifying filter
      • Table Global APR market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Different types of cartridges used in non-powered respirators
    • Global SCBA market
      • Table Global SCBA market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Types of SCBA
      • Table Summary of global RPE market by product type 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Overview
      • Table Global RPE market by end-user industry 2015
    • Global RPE market in healthcare industry
      • Table Recommended type of RPE for aerosol transmissible diseases
      • Table Global RPE market in healthcare industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global RPE market in oil and gas industry
      • Table Global demand for oil Q2 2013-Q2 2016 (millions of barrels/day)
      • Table Global RPE market in oil and gas industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global RPE market in chemical industry
      • Table Global chemical industry revenue 2002-2014 ($ trillions)
      • Table Global RPE market in chemical industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global RPE market in construction industry
      • Table Global RPE market in construction industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Lead concentration and type of respirators to be used
      • Table Hazards and type of respirator to be used
    • Global RPE market in law enforcement
      • Table Global RPE market for law enforcement 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global RPE market in other industries
      • Table Global RPE market in other industries 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Summary of global RPE market by end-user 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global RPE market by geography
      • Table Global RPE market by geography 2015 (%)
    • RPE market in North America
      • Table Fatal occupational injuries in the US by cause 2014
      • Table RPE market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • RPE market in Europe
      • Table Standardized rates of fatal injury per 100,000 workers in select countries in Europe 2013
      • Table Number of fatal injuries by industry in UK 2015-2016
      • Table Number of FDI projects in Europe 2010-2014
      • Table RPE market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • RPE market in APAC
      • Table RPE market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • RPE market in ROW
      • Table RPE market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Summary of global RPE market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Chemical, biological, and radiological attacks worldwide 1970-2014
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Avon Protection Systems
    • 3M
    • Honeywell
    • MSA Safety
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Other prominent vendors
    • Alpha Pro Tech
    • Bullard
    • Drägerwerk
    • Gentex
    • Grolls
    • Gurit Holdings
    • Intech Safety
    • Kimberly-Clark
    • Moldex-Metric
    • Ocenco
    • RPB Safety
    • RSG Safety
    • Siyasebenza Manufacturing
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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