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GLOBAL PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MARKET

INTRODUCTION

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a safety gear that protects the user against injury risks at workplace. PPE consists of bunch of products to protect different parts of human body. Stringent regulatory guidelines have made mandatory for employers to provide its employees with standard protective gears.

 

Info Graphic: Personal Protective Equipment Market

 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 disease there has been continuous rise in number of cases this has led to huge shortage of personal protective equipment. Various multinational companies from different discipline are coming together to overcome this situation.

 

MARKET SEGMENTATION

By Product

  • Head Protection
  • Protective Clothing
  • Respiratory Protection
  • N95 Masks
  • Hand Protection
  • Disposable Gloves

 

By Geography

  • Top 60 Countries with highest COVID-19 infections

MARKET DYNAMICS

The virus outbreak has caused drastic changes in the market. Various companies are launching special task force to ramp up the production of personal protective equipment. World Health Organization (WHO) urged all the nations to boost their production by 40% and has requested to remove the export restrictions which is causing to limited global supply. Many tech companies are collaborating with healthcare firms to speed up the production process.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MARKET BY PRODUCT TYPE

In terms of product segmentation, hand protection had the highest market share. Since almost every industry demand for particular kind of gloves the hand protection market is the highest revenue generating segment. Oil & Gas and Medical & Health care are considered to contribute majorly to hand protection market.

 

Respiratory protection equipment is the next largest segment consisting of air purifying and supplied air respirators. Basic surgical masks also used in Medical and health care also contribute immensely towards protection equipment market.

 

Info Graphic: Personal Protective Equipment Market

The ongoing pandemic outbreak has led to huge spike in demand of the respirators and other protection equipment from medical & health care sector such as gloves, clothing and others.

 

The graphic shown below depicts the market share of equipment based on the product:

 

Info Graphic: GLOBAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MARKET

US PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MARKET

US is the hub for most of the health care companies manufacturing protective equipment. In spite of this health officials have warned stockpiles of these equipments maybe insufficient despite manufacturers speeding up the process. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released certain regulations to be followed by the equipment manufacturers.

As of 30th March 2020 , US now has most of the COVID-19 infections globally. To battle on-going pandemic Clothing companies and designers such as Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Karla Colletto produced in house masks and associated equipment to help medical professionals or re tooled their factories to help the cause. Several state governments have taken various intitiatives to counter the shortage, For example

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered all hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient clinics, dental clinics, and veterinary clinics with surplus PPE supplies to help out hospitals with shortage. It was also encouraged to cancel or postpone non-essential uses of PPE during the ongoing state of emergency, so that the equipment can be conserved and redirected to the state’s Covid-19 response

 

 

EUROPE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MARKET

European Union made a joint procurement of personal protective equipment that exceeds the needs of member states fighting the coronavirus outbreak, European Union states needed 10 times as much personal protective equipment and other medical devices compared to stock in hand . The situation was worsened by restrictions imposed by some EU states on export of medical gear to other EU states.

 

NHS has announced there is serious shortage of protective equipment for medical personnel all across Europe. Doctors are threatening to quit service as they are unable get access to equipments. EU has restricted the export of protective equipment. It is estimated that this year expenditure on protective equipment is skyrocket to $265 Million in contrast with ~$17 Million last year. Military personnel have been helping by supplying the equipments to the hospitals.

 

Healthcare workers accounted for 9 % of Italy’s Covid 19 positive cases i.e. 2,609 out of 41,000 and 12% of Spain’s cases i.e. 5,400 as of 24 March 2020 mainly due to the lack of personal protective equipment.

 

FUNDING ALLOTED BY GOVERNMENTS FOR FIGHTING COVID-19

These 24 countries have so far allotted $1.7 Trillion to fight COVID-19 

 

Country$Billion
Spain223
Germany808
Iran5
France50
S. Korea9.8
Switzerland42.6
UK14.8
Netherlands22
Austria42
Belgium8.6
Norway2
Sweden29.6
Australia2.4
Brazil144
Canada82
Malaysia58
Turkey15.5
Israel22.9
Ireland3.3
Pakistan7.2
Thailand3

 

 

CHINA PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MARKET

Chinese suppliers used to supply almost 80% of protective equipment to US. This has taken serious hit due to the pandemic outbreak. The worst hit region China is slowly recovering and has started exporting the medical supplies to Europe.

Gerber Technologies have been working in China over past 2 months and has helped to improve equipment manufacturing with the help of Shanghai Challenge Textile Co.

RECENT MARKET TRENDs

InkSmith Canadian Tech Company is partnering with healthcare firms to increase the production of protective equipment such as masks and face shield.

Nike has approached Oregon Health & Science University to develop safety gears for health care workers.

More than 130 Australian companies have stepped up to speed up the production of protective equipments such as gloves, gowns and masks.

Ford has partnered with GE healthcare and 3M to quickly increase the supplies from these firms.

Fashion giants H&M and Inditex have committed in operations to help improve the medical supplies across Europe.

MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST

Department of Defence in US has committed release protective equipment including 5 million face masks and out of which 1 million has been made available immediately.

Cycling and Bike industries are expected to jump in to help the healthcare workers to speed up the manufacturing process.

 

Info Graphic: Personal Protective Equipment Market

EU is planning for air shipment of protective equipments including 2 million face masks from China to meet the rising demands of equipments. Health and Safety   Executive (UK) has expecting equipments from China including 11 million masks, 1 million goggles and 50,000 gowns.   

 

The global personal protective equipment market is estimated at $XXM in 2020

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

The key players in the protective equipment sector are 3M (US), Honeywell International (US), DuPont De Nemours (US), Alpha Pro Tech (Canada), Metric AG (Germany), Delta Plus Group (France) and Ansell Ltd (US).

 

China based companies have a strong hold in the supply-chain of fabrics required for protective equipment manufacturing.

 

COMPANY PROFILE

  1. Honeywell International Inc
  2. DuPont De Nemours
  3. 3M Co
  4. Kimberly-Clark Co
  5. Ansell Ltd
  6. MSA Safety Inc
  7. Avon Rubber
  8. Delta Plus Group
  9. Uvex Safety
  10. Alpha Pro Tech
  11. Metric AG
  12. Lakeland Industries

 

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