Global Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Outlook Report 2023-2028: North America to Spearhead Growth as 3M, Honeywell, Kimberly Clark, & MSA Safety Dominate

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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 emerges as the cornerstone of the global personal protective equipment (PPE) market, wielding a substantial revenue share exceeding 33% in 2022. This commanding position is a testament to the region's robust industrial infrastructure and widespread integration of PPE products across diverse sectors. Driven by stringent regulatory frameworks and the imposition of severe penalties for noncompliance, North America's countries have witnessed extensive PPE adoption, fostering a culture of regular equipment usage for safety.

The PPE market's frontrunners are actively steering their strategies towards product innovation, forging strategic joint ventures, and orchestrating mergers and acquisitions. These endeavors converge to amplify the quality of PPE through novel advancements in design, materials, and manufacturing methodologies.

In this dynamic landscape, the demand for PPE has witnessed remarkable surges. A compelling instance is the collaboration between healthcare entity Vizient and Safe Source Direct, LLC, in November 2022. This alliance paved the way for chemo-rated nitrile gloves, underpinning a robust supply chain for crucial medical resources, including medical gloves, and epitomizing the market's commitment to enhanced safety and preparedness.


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.

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages288
Forecast Period2022 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$22 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$34.38 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate7.7%
Regions CoveredGlobal


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


Key Company Profiles

  • 3M
  • Honeywell
  • Kimberly Clark Corporation
  • MSA Safety Incorporated

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Avon Rubber PLC
  • Ansell
  • Cardinal Health
  • Lakeland
  • DuPont
  • Alpha Pro Tech
  • Dynarex Corporation
  • W.W. Grainger Inc.
  • Wurth Group
  • Radians Inc.
  • Gateway Safety, Inc.
  • Sioen
  • Bunzl
  • TenCate
  • Gore
  • Global Industrial
  • Global Glove and Safety
  • Mallory
  • DeWALT
  • Momentum Group
  • Wenass
  • PBI Fabrics
  • PIP Global
  • Sanctum Workwear
  • Alexandra
  • Bennett Safetywear


Macroeconomic Overview

  • Economic Growth
  • Income Levels
  • Currency Exchange Rates
  • Government Policies
  • Technological Advances
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Demographics
  • Global Health Pandemics

Benefits of Using Personal Protective Equipment

  • Protection from Hazards
  • Increased Safety
  • Compliance With Regulations
  • Improved Confidence
  • Reduced Healthcare Costs
  • Customization

Development in Covid-19 and Other Diseases Surfacing

Rising Demand for Efficient Hand Safety Equipment

Strict Regulatory Standards

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