Global Safety Goggles and Glasses Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Aug 2016
  • Pages: 61
  • SKU: IRTNTR10028
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This market research report analyzes the leading vendors in the global safety goggles and glasses market such as Honeywell, 3M, and Bollé Safety. A comprehensive study of this market is also presented by end-use industry (oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, mining, and others) and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW).

Global safety goggles and glasses market forecast

According to the safety goggles and glasses industry analysis, our analysts at Technavio has shown that the safety goggles and glasses market will grow at a steady pace and will post a moderate CAGR of close to 4% over the forecast period.  The safety goggles and glasses market is characterized by continuous innovations, the focus of which is shifting from performance to the aesthetic appeal of the safety glass. As vendors have achieved optimum performance standards set by the market, they are now focusing on features and styling to expand their product portfolios. The increasing focus on the aesthetic appeal of the safety goggles will drive this market’s growth in the coming years.

The augmented demand for safety glasses with anti-fog functionality is one of the emerging safety goggles and glasses market trends spurring the growth prospects for this market during the predicted period. Lenses fog easily when the outside temperature is lower than the body temperature, leading to obscure vision. This defeats the purpose of wearing protective eyewear, forcing the wearer to remove the lens to clean them. Removing the lenses, even for a short period, makes the wearer vulnerable to eye injuries due to non-compliance. This has led to the rising demand and adoption for safety goggles with anti-fog coatings. Vendors in the market offer anti-fog products that use different modes of action to prevent fogging of lenses. For instance, vendors, including 3M, offer safety goggles and glasses that use lenses with permanently-bonded anti-fog coatings. These advanced coatings provide a long-lasting and clear view to the wearer.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global safety goggles and glasses market is moderately competitive with the vendors focussing on innovating the design and comfort level of their products rather than competing with one another. There are only a few global and branded vendors in the market, while the number of regional vendors that offer low-cost products is higher. The vendors compete on the basis of innovation in design and functionality, certifications from regulatory authorities, the provision of support services, and cost.

Key vendors in this market are 

  • Honeywell
  • 3M
  • Bollé Safety

Other prominent vendors in the market include Kimberly-Clark, Sellstrom, Radians, Protective Industrial Products, MCR Safety, Gateway Safety, Ergodyne, ERB Industries, Encon Safety Products, and Infield Safety.

Segmentation by end use industry and analysis of the safety goggles and glasses market

  • Oil and gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Mining

In terms of revenue, the oil and gas segment accounted for the largest share of 25% of the global safety goggles and glasses market in 2015. The oil and gas industry poses several occupational hazards that necessitate the use of various types of personal protective equipment, including safety eyewear. Safety glasses and goggles designed for the oil and gas industry should protect the wearer from hazards such as molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids, chemical gasses and vapors, flying particles, and light radiation. Also, the increasing demand for over-the-glass goggles, which can be worn over prescription eyeglasses, will drive this market segment’s growth over the next four years.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the safety goggles and glasses market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

In terms of geography, North America led the global safety goggles and glasses market, accounting for nearly 35% of the market shares during 2015. The growth of this market in the region is attributed to stringent worker safety regulations and high worker compensation in case of injuries. Most large companies in the region employ specialized safety managers that work closely with vendors to select suitable protective equipment and promote wearer compliance. Moreover, the US is the innovation hub for safety goggles and glasses since vendors focus on enhancing comfort, fit and the style of these products. Vendors in this region contribute substantially to innovations in material and production technologies, propelling this market’s growth prospects in the region.

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 safety goggles and glasses market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global safety goggles and glasses market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global safety goggles and glasses market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global safety goggles and glasses 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 safety goggles and glasses market?

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  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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