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Protective Clothing Market by Material Type (Aramid & Blends, Polyolefin & Blends, Polybenzimidazole, Cotton Fibers, Laminated Polyesters and Others); Application (Thermal, Mechanical, Chemical, Radiation and Others) and End-user Industry (Oil & Gas, Construction & Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Law Enforcement & Military, Firefighting and Others) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

  • ALL22924
  • 155 Pages
  • October 2016
  • Materials and Chemicals

Innovation in textile industry and launch of new fibers have transformed the familiar functions of conventional textile to the advance textile industry. Protective clothing are manufactured using traditional textile production technologies such as weaving, knitting, and non-woven materials. Specialized techniques such as 3D weaving, spacer fabric knitting and braiding using natural and man-made fibers, and finishing technology are also employed in the manufacturing of protective clothing. Wide range of high performance fibers are used in manufacturing of protective clothing to impart protection from hazardous environment. For example, Kevlar, Nomex (DuPont), Twaron (Acordis) aramids, Spectra (Allied) HDPE fibers, PBI, Kermel (Rhone Poulenc), P84 (Inspec), carbon impregnated fibers, aramid spunlace materials, fiberglass, steel, copper, and other metal fibers finds application in the protective clothing.

Protective clothing are used in protection of workers and professionals in various end-use industries owing to their novel chemical and physical attributes, to counteract potential threats in hazardous environment. Heavy investment in R&D activities by government organizations is expected to propel the market growth. However, extended research timelines incur high cost to companies, which restricts the growth of the market.

The report segments the world protective clothing market based on application and region. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into thermal, mechanical, chemical, radiation and others. Based on material type, the market is segmented into aramid & blends, polyolefin & blends, PBI, cotton fibers, laminated polyesters and others. The world protective clothing market is also segmented by end-user industry into oil & gas, construction, pharmaceuticals, law enforcement & military, firefighting and others. Furthermore, the report is segmented based on four regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Geographic breakdown and analysis of each of the aforementioned applications is included for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Business agreements, collaboration and product launch are the leading strategies adopted by key players to strengthen their geographical outreach. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Lakeland Industries, Inc., 3M Company and Workrite Uniform Company, Inc., are the major companies who have adopted collaborations, supply and manufacturing agreements, and product launch as their key business strategy. The market players profiled in this report are protective clothing manufacturers who either use it internally in some applications, or supply it to other end-users in the industry.

Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players in the report are:

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Lakeland Industries, Inc.
  • 3M Company
  • Workrite Uniform Company, Inc.,
  • W. L. Gore & Associates
  • Glen Raven
  • Ballyclare Limited
  • Koninklijke Ten Cate NV
  • Cetriko
  • Teijin Limited


  • The study provides an in-depth quantitative analysis of the world protective clothing market with current trends and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report provides the quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations through 2014‐2022 to identify the prevailing market opportunities to capitalize on.
  • Extensive analysis of application forecasts the various types of protective clothing that can be used in different end-user applications.
  • Competitive analysis highlights the business practices followed by leading players across various regions.
  • An in-depth analysis of current research and clinical developments that affect the market behavior.
  • Comprehensive analysis of all geographic regions are provided that determines the prevailing opportunities there.
  • Analysis of key market players and their strategies are discussed to identify the competitive outlook.


The world protective clothing market is segmented based on application, material type, end-user industry and geography.

  • By Application
  • Thermal
  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Radiation
  • Others

By Material Type

  • Aramid & blends
  • Polyolefin & blends
  • PBI
  • Cotton Fibers
  • Laminated Polyester
  • Others

By End-use Industry

  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Law Enforcement & Military
  • Firefighting
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America                
    • U.S.            
    • Canada            
    • Mexic        
  • Europe            
    • Germany            
    • UK            
    • France            
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe    
  • Asia-Pacific        
    • Japan            
    • China            
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA                    
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • South Africa
    • Rest of LAMEA


  • Fibertex A/S
  • Kermel
  • Rongxin Industry Manufacture Limited
  • Ebruzen Textile Industry Trade Co Ltd.
  • Wuhan Kinglong Protective Products Co., Ltd.
  • Veridian Fire Protective Gear
  • Ohnaka Industry Co., Ltd., etc.

*Above companies were not profiled in the report and can be added based on client request.

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