Hazmat Suits Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Hazmat Suits Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The hazmat suits market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.11% over the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the market's growth. Initially, with the increasing COVID-19 cases around the world, governments across the world implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which not only led to a drop in footfall in clinics and hospitals but also led to the cancellation or postponement of many procedures, which had an impact on the studied market. However, as per the article "Personal protective equipment (PPE) pollution associated with the COVID-19 pandemic along the coastline of Agadir, Morocco" published in December 2021, there was an increase in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as a sanitary measure against the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and most governments have enforced the use of PPE in public areas such as hospitals, clinics, airports, and other public places. Hazmat suits are the type of PPE that are used in areas where there is a high chance of contamination. Hence, such increasing use of PPE amid the COVID-19 outbreak boosted the market's growth over the pandemic phase.

Furthermore, factors such as strict law enforcement on employee safety and increased demand for hazmat suits due to the high prevalence of various chronic viral diseases are expected to bolster demand for the use of hazmat suits, thereby driving the market growth.

Currently, there is increasing demand for biotechnology and pharmaceuticals for drug discovery and development, owing to increasing chronic viral infectious diseases. As per data updated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in July 2022, several confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus diseases were detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between April 23 and July 3, 2022, with a 100% fatality ratio. As it is one of the most dangerous and life-threatening infectious diseases and there is a lack of good vaccines, doctors treating epidemic diseases rely on cumbersome PPE for their safety. In addition, an article by Maya Prabhu, published in Gavi.org in August 2021, stated that modern hazmat suits work against Ebola infections. As per the author mentioned above, modern high-tech hazmat suits are proven to be used in the chemical and nuclear sectors and also found their earliest adaptation to medical practice during the Ebola virus outbreaks. Therefore, with the increase in such infectious outbreaks, the demand for hazmat suits is increasing and is anticipated to boost the market studied.

Furthermore, several other types of research describe the use of hazmat suits for various purposes and are increasing the demand for the suits. According to the article "HAZMAT Suit Levels: How Many Are There?" published in January 2022 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the law related to the regulations of Hazmat suits is found under "Appendix B to § 1910.120" and the law specifies the bare minimum safeguards that must be in place. Employers must adhere to these regulations, but they must also customize Hazmat PPE for the circumstances and hazardous materials that employees will face. These rules and regulations for the compulsory use of the suits are anticipated to drive the market's growth.

Therefore, owing to the aforesaid factors, the market is anticipated to witness growth over the forecast period. However, limitations associated with Hazmat Suits and a lack of training provided to caregivers on their efficient use may impede the market's growth.

Key Market TrendsPharmaceutical Industry Segment is Anticipated to Witness Growth Over the Forecast Period

The pharmaceutical industry segment is expected to grow during the forecast period. There is an increasing number of pharmaceutical companies globally, which are solely focused on the development of drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients, which use various chemicals, and workers are at risk of exposure to chemicals and hazardous materials which affect their respiratory health. Thus, the use of hazmat suits in the pharmaceutical industry is anticipated to grow, driving the segment's growth.

In addition, novel drug development in the pharmaceutical industry is expected to drive market growth in this segment. As per the data updated by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, "Facts & Figures Report 2021", as of February 2021, approximately 382 vaccine candidates were in development, among which 24 were in Phase I, 34 were in Phase II, and 23 were in Phase III trials. In addition, according to the article "Pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) – statistics & facts" published in November 2021, there were nearly 5,100 pharmaceutical companies with active R&D pipelines in 2021. And there were over 18,600 drugs that were in various stages of development worldwide. These increasing numbers of drugs are predicted to increase the potential hazardous impact on workers in the workplace. Thus, the demand for hazmat suits is expected to increase at the drug production sites, which is thereby expected to drive the market segment's growth.

Moreover, individuals working in drug manufacturing and antibiotic manufacturing factories often encounter issues related to breathing and work-related asthma. An article published in September 2021, titled "Dealing with Respiratory Hazards in A Pharmaceutical Workplace" stated that even though pharmaceutical factories are generally clean and well-maintained workspaces, air contamination through chemical hazards or pharmaceutical ingredients has been a significant occupational health and safety (OHS) issue within the pharma industry. This sometimes leads to acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) respiratory effects among the workers. Hence, with the increase in drug development and manufacturing processes, the risk of acquired occupational respiratory diseases is also expected to rise. Thus, such instances are anticipated to increase the demand for the use of hazmat suits across pharmaceutical industries.

Therefore, the aforementioned factors are anticipated to drive the segment's growth over the forecast period.

North America is Anticipated to Witness Growth Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the hazmat suits market over the forecast period. An increasing number of research and development (R&D) activities and investments in the sector, new product launches, and increasing chronic infectious diseases are major factors attributed to the growth of the market in the region.

Most pharmaceutical companies spent about one-quarter of their revenues on average on R&D expenses, which was nearly twice as large a share of revenues as they spent in 2000, as per the United States Congressional Budget Office report published in April 2021. These pharmaceutical expenditures in the country are expected to increase the number of workers required for pharmaceutical operations in the industry. This is expected to create a demand for hazmat suits, which are required for employee protection, thus driving the growth of the studied market in the country.

The major players in the country are focused on various development and innovation, followed by strategic activities such as collaborations and partnerships. For instance, in March 2020, DuPont expanded the production and delivery of Tyvek Hazmat suits to protect doctors and nurses during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Tyvek hazmat suits offer medical personnel protection from contracting the virus themselves. Thus, such developments in the country are anticipated to drive market growth in the region.

Moreover, the data updated by Statistics Canada in January 2022 mentioned that the pharmaceutical sector's research and development is important to the Canadian economy and the sector contributed more than USD 15 billion in direct value added to the Canadian economy. This high investment in the pharmaceutical sector in the country complements the increasing workforce engaged in pharmaceutical development. Thus, such instances are anticipated to increase the demand for hazmat suits, thereby contributing to the market's growth.

Therefore, the factors mentioned above are expected to drive the market's growth over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The market for hazmat suits is consolidated and consists of a few major players. Most of the companies that are dominating the market are based in the United States. The major players in the hazmat suits market share are actively participating in the development of new products and engaging in partnerships to expand their market presence. 3M Company, Dragerwerk AG Co., DuPont Inc., Halyard Health Inc., Kimberly Clark Corporation, and Lakeland Industries Inc. are some of the major market players, among others.

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1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Strict Law Enforcement on Employee Safety
4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Hazmat Suits Due to High Prevalence of Various Chronic Viral Diseases
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Limitations Associated with Hazmat Suits
4.3.2 Lack of Training Provided to Caregivers on Efficient Use of Equipment
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD Million)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Level - A
5.1.2 Level - B
5.1.3 Level - C
5.1.4 Level - D
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Chemical Waste
5.2.2 Infection Control
5.2.3 Bio-hazard and Hazardous Material
5.2.4 Fire/High Temperatures
5.3 By End User
5.3.1 Pharmaceutical Industry
5.3.2 Biotechnology Industry
5.3.3 Other End Users
5.4 By Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 3M
6.1.4 Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
6.1.5 DuPont
6.1.6 Halyard Health Inc.
6.1.7 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
6.1.8 Kappler
6.1.9 Lakeland Inc.
6.1.10 Lancs Industries
6.1.11 MATISEC
6.1.12 Respirex

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