Global Respiratory Protection Equipment Market 2016-2020
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.
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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:
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.
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.