Government Regulations & Growth in Developing Countries Drives the Global Industrial Protective Clothing Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Industrial Protective Clothing markets. Global Industrial Protective Clothing market is projected to reach US$8.6 billion by the year 2018, driven primarily by strong industrial production growth in developing countries and stringent Government regulations and guidelines for worker/occupational safety. Product innovations like multifunctional protective clothing will also help drive market growth.

Industrial Protective Clothing: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Integral towards ensuring worker safety and minimizing health-related hazards, industrial protective clothing products are indispensable in a multitude of industries. From fire retardant apparel, chemical protective garments to clean room clothing, these protective apparel/garments are used in a wide gamut of industries ranging from chemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, petrochemicals, textiles, wood processing, to automotive manufacturing. Increase in the rate of workplace accidents, fatalities, injuries and illnesses, which continues to remain unacceptably high in developing countries, and the ensuing regulatory crackdown is helping create a fertile environment for the growth. The yet evolving worker safety regulatory framework in developing countries like India and China bodes well for the future of the market, since legislation of new safety guidelines make employer compliance to health/safety issues obligatory thus adding stability to demand. In the developed countries, where a mature safety culture already exists, demand is forecast to stem primarily from replacements due to wear and tear. Rising worker accident insurance costs is also driving investments in protective gear.

The industrial protective clothing market is also forecast to benefit from declining prices and new product innovations that help enhance performance, sturdiness, versatility, maneuverability, and durability of protective clothing. New innovations in manufacturing processes have led to improved product offerings at lower prices. Few of the innovations that have hit the market lately include insect repellent fabric, garments with electroluminescent lighting for higher visibility, and new smart fabrics with resistance to flames, nontoxic chemical splashes, extreme temperatures, arc flashes, among others. With demand constantly on the rise for improved fabrics and fibers with superior performance, manufacturers are focusing on the development of materials such as elastomer, rubber, plastic resin, and man-made fibers, among others. Development of new generation textile and smart fabrics will be squarely focused on apparel properties such as heat stress, comfort, breathability, and absorbency.

Future growth is also forecast to stem from developing markets of Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East. This is primarily because rapid industrialization, robust economic growth, availability of cheap labor, migration of production activities to these regions, strong Governmental support and healthy banking and credit systems, together are making these regions a global manufacturing hub. As the world’s current economic growth engine, the strong manufacturing/industrial production indices in developing countries will directly create a need for safe, secure and healthy work environment thus benefiting the market for industrial protective clothing. Key labor-intensive industries contributing to the increase in demand are mining, construction, and manufacturing.

As stated by the new market research report on Industrial Protective Clothing, Europe and the US together account for a major share of the global market. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market with revenues from the region projected to wax at a CAGR of 5.8% over the analysis period. Growth in the region will be driven by new manufacturing works and construction projects underway in countries such as India, China, and Vietnam, among others. Additionally, apart from being the world’s most populous countries, China and India have a large number of unprotected industrial workers offering untapped potential for future growth. Chemical Protection Clothing represents the largest product market worldwide.

Key players in the market include Ansell Limited, Alexandra PLC, Asatex AG, Bennett Safetywear Ltd., Cosalt PLC., E. I. DuPont deNemours and Co., Eurodress GmbH, Honeywell International, Inc., ILC Dover, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kwintet AB, Lakeland Industries, Inc., Mine Safety Appliances Company, Sioen Industries NV, Workrite Uniform Co., and W. L. Gore & Associates, among others.

The research report titled "Industrial Protective Clothing: A Global Strategic Business Report", announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, challenges, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activity. The report provides market estimates and projections in value (US$) for major geographic markets such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East. Product markets analyzed include Chemical Protection Clothing, Thermal Clothing, and Clean Room Clothing, among others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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