News center
We can collaborate to generate a prosperous situation for all.

Global Personal Protective Equipment Market Outlook Report 2023: A 34.38 Billion market by 2028

Aug 11, 2023

DUBLIN, Aug. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Personal Protective Equipment Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2023-2028" report has been added to's offering.

The global personal protective equipment market is expected to reach a value of $34.38 billion by 2028 from $22 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.73% from 2022 to 2028

North America held the largest revenue share in the global personal protective equipment market in 2022, accounting for over 33%. The market growth was primarily owing to its well-developed industrial infrastructure and widespread adoption of products across various sectors. The strict regulatory environment and severe penalties for noncompliance in North American countries have led to high product penetration and regular usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Key players in the personal protective equipment [PPE] market actively focus on product innovation, forming joint ventures, and engaging in mergers and acquisitions. These strategies aim to enhance the quality of personal protective equipment (PPE) through innovations in design, materials, and manufacturing processes.

Subsequently, there has been a considerable increase in the demand for PPE. For example, in November 2022, healthcare company Vizient and Safe Source Direct, LLC collaborated to provide chemo-rated nitrile gloves, ensuring a secure supply chain for medical supplies, including medical gloves.


Growing Concerns Related to Industrial Incidents

Workplace hazards cause severe injuries with chemical, electrical, physical, and other components. Therefore, the use of PPE has been intensified across geographies to reduce the number of accidents at workplaces. Since PPE acts as a barrier between the workers and the hazardous elements during work in industries.

Emerging Demand for Packaged Food

Consumers expect several conditions to be met regarding their food purchases, including cleanliness, quality, and cost, to help protect customer safety and satisfaction. Further, companies within the food service industry must make sure that any employees indulged in the handling, preparing, processing, and transporting food products are using appropriate food industry workwear, food safety, and proper hygiene techniques. This also helps protect companies' brand reputations. Further, the appropriate type and use of PPE are the most essential factors.

Growing Healthcare Industry

Healthcare is a growing sector in which the norms of biotechnology are applied to the development of drugs. Genetic testing is a method of medical testing that stipulates the changes in an organism's chromosomes, proteins, or genes. A genetic test result could verify or exclude an anticipated genetic condition or help assume a person's chance of developing or endorsing a genetic disorder. Hence such reasons are propelling the growth of the personal protective equipment [PPE] market during the forecasted period.

Emerging Construction Industry

The construction workers must be the ones most prone to a construction accident. These hazards include injury to the eye, limbs, and other body parts and worker fatalities. To reduce injuries from such accidents, the worker must wear gloves, safety goggles, knee pads, hard hats or helmets, earmuffs, respirators, and vests whenever needed. Hence, propel the personal protective equipment market growth owing to the rising workers' safety in the construction industry.



The reusable PPE segment dominates the global personal protective equipment market owing to its features, such as being consumed numerous times and made with good-quality materials for repeated use.

The rising awareness of sustainability across the globe has significantly raised the demand for reusable products, as the use of disposable PPEs on a global scale has caused problems when it comes to waste and pollution.

However, the disposable PPE segment is growing at a higher CAGR during the forecast period as they are more long-lasting and safe than disposable. Industries in which disposable protective clothing is used include chemical industries, healthcare, food processing, chemical, and others.


Protective clothing, such as chemical defending, cleanroom clothing, heat & flame protection, and mechanical protective clothing, is the largest product segment in the global personal protective equipment market.

Rising accidents, deaths, and injuries drive the demand for protective clothing supported by their characteristics, such as high performance, better quality, and high wear and tear.

Furthermore, the hand-protection is growing at a high rate due to the consumption of personal protective gloves to protect hands from injuries from abrasions, cuts, burns, and chemical reactions. Health risks linked with hazardous chemicals.


Due to the growing regulations, the chemical protection segment dominates the global personal protective equipment market. The demand for such chemical-defending wearables is expected to increase.

Moreover, the need for chemical resistance apparel, other wearables, and breathable factors is expected to increase the demand in the forecast period in the market in various industries.


The global personal protective equipment market by end-user segments as oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical & healthcare, aerospace & defense, automotive, food & beverage, and other industries. The oil & gas holds the largest personal protective equipment (PPE) market share.

The global economy is majorly dependent on the oil & gas industries, and the demand for oil and gas consistently increases as global economies and infrastructure depend on petroleum-based products.

Furthermore, the demand for products in the oil and gas sector will always grow in the next years. The sector needs high-quality PPE products, which must meet resistance and durability requirements, even in difficult environments, harder than other industrial sectors, contributing to market growth.


Market Opportunities & Trends

Rising Demand for Sustainable Products

Growing Concerns Related to Industrial Incidents

Emerging Demand for Packaged Food

Market Growth Enablers

Growing Healthcare Industry

Emerging Construction Industry

Rising Fire Incidents

Market Restraints

Tough Competition Post Covid-19

Disruption in Value Chain

Fluctuations in Raw Material Prices

Macroeconomic Overview

Economic Growth

Income Levels

Currency Exchange Rates

Government Policies

Technological Advances

Environmental Regulations


Global Health Pandemics

Benefits of Using Personal Protective Equipment

Protection from Hazards

Increased Safety

Compliance With Regulations

Improved Confidence

Reduced Healthcare Costs


Development in Covid-19 and Other Diseases Surfacing

Rising Demand for Efficient Hand Safety Equipment

Strict Regulatory Standards


Key Company Profiles



Kimberly Clark Corporation

MSA Safety Incorporated

Other Prominent Vendors

Avon Rubber PLC


Cardinal Health



Alpha Pro Tech

Dynarex Corporation

W.W. Grainger Inc.

Wurth Group

Radians Inc.

Gateway Safety, Inc.





Global Industrial

Global Glove and Safety



Momentum Group


PBI Fabrics

PIP Global

Sanctum Workwear



Bennett Safetywear

For more information about this report visit

About is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.

Media Contact:

Research and MarketsLaura Wood, Senior [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716

Logo -

View original content:

SOURCE Research and Markets