Global Respiratory Protection Equipment Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Aug 2016
  • Pages: 77
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This market research report analyzes the key players in the global respiratory protection equipment market such as Avon Protection Systems, 3M, Honeywell, and MSA Safety. A competitive analysis of this market is also presented by product (air-purifying respirators and SCBA), by end user (healthcare, oil and gas, chemical, construction, law enforcement, and others), and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Overview of the respiratory protection equipment (RPE) market

Extensive research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global respiratory protection equipment (RPE) market will witness steady growth and will post a CAGR of close to 7% over the forecast period. The governments of various countries around the world have implemented stringent regulations on the work environment to ascertain the welfare and safety of employees, which is one of the major factors driving this market’s growth. For instance, OSHA international is charged with ensuring that a workplace is free from recognized hazards that can cause serious physical harm to workers in North America, Europe, Asia, and others. Moreover, the increasing number of accidents at the workplace and reports of unsafe working conditions has led governing bodies to ensure that the employers follow the regulations on work environment, employee safety, and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Furthermore, these agencies also conduct safety inspections at facilities to ensure the safety of employees. As these regulations are mandatory in various industries, employers need to follow these guidelines and will lead to the increasing adoption of RPE in the coming years.

In terms of geography, North America was the highest revenue-contributing region in the global RPE market and accounted for over 41% of the market shares during 2015. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal injuries increased by 17% in the mining sector, by 14% in the agriculture sector, and by 9% in the manufacturing sector. Moreover, the improvement in the economy of North America has boosted the construction industry in the region, which will also contribute to this market’s growth in the region.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global RPE market is partially fragmented with the presence of several small- and medium-sized vendors. The increasing focus on R&D activities and investments by the market leaders ensure that product innovation is given priority. Although the top-five vendors cater to the majority of the market, most private labels sell PPE at a lower price in an attempt to use sales volumes to gain market share. This has led to the entry of several new vendors in this market. However, these new vendors are limited to producing equipment that requires low technical knowledge and expertise.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • Avon Protection Systems
  • 3M
  • Honeywell
  • MSA Safety

Other prominent vendors in the market include Alpha Pro Tech, Bullard, Drägerwerk, Gentex, Grolls, Gurit, Intech Safety, Kimberly-Clark, Moldex-Metric, Ocenco, RPB Safety, RSG Safety, and Siyasebenza Manufacturing.

Product segmentation and analysis of the RPE market

  • APR (Air-purifying respirators)
  • SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus)

During 2015, the air-purifying respirators segment dominated the global RPE market and accounted for close to 57% of the revenue market shares. APR is used to prevent airborne contaminants such as toxic vapors, particles, and gasses from entering the respiratory system of the wearer. These systems are extensively used in environments with sufficient oxygen and low level of contamination. They are mostly used in oil and mining and chemical industries. The manufacturers are developing new types of respirators that are comfortable to wear for a longer period, which will boost this segment’s growth in the coming years.

Segmentation by end user and analysis of the RPE market

  • Healthcare
  • Oil and gas
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Law enforcement
  • Others (pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and transportation)

According to the market research analysts, the healthcare segment will dominate the market and accounted for close to 26% of the market shares in terms of revenue. Healthcare personnel includes staff that provides housekeeping, clerical, dietary, housekeeping, security, and maintenance services. As the hospital staff is directly or indirectly exposed to pathogens that cause airborne transmissible diseases, it is mandatory for the hospitals to take the necessary safety precautions to protect the staff from exposure to these pathogens. Moreover, the increase in epidemics in the recent years, like Ebola will also lead to the augmented adoption of RPE by hospitals around the world.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global RPE market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global RPE market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global RPE market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global RPE market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global RPE market?

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Respiratory protection equipment is a kind of personal protective equipment (PPE), which is used across various industrial sectors to safeguard employees from contaminants, aerosolized chemicals, and other harmful gases. The equipment also helps people to protect themselves from the detrimental effects of pollution, airborne diseases, and other impurities. Owing to the increased use of chemical weapons during terrorist attacks, various government and military workforces have initiated the use of respiratory protection equipment. Also, growth in the spread of several air-borne diseases has led to an increase in the demand for respiratory protection equipment among industries as well as individuals.

The report, global respiratory protection market, is a part of Technavio’s new research areas portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as agricultural equipment, furniture and home furnishing, health and wellness, home kitchen and large appliances, lab equipment, and outdoor gear. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Scope of study
  • Vendor segmentation
  • Common currency conversion rates
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Global PPE market
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by product

  • Market overview
  • Global APR market
  • Global SCBA market

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-user

  • Overview
  • Global respiratory protection market in healthcare industry
  • Global respiratory protection market in oil and gas industry
  • Global respiratory protection market in chemical industry
  • Global respiratory protection market in construction industry
  • Global respiratory protection market in law enforcement
  • Global respiratory protection market in other industries

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global respiratory protection market by geography
  • Respiratory protection market in North America
  • Respiratory protection market in Europe
  • Respiratory protection market in APAC
  • Respiratory protection market in ROW

PART 09: Market drivers

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Avon Protection Systems
  • 3M
  • Honeywell
  • MSA Safety
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: 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

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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