Respiratory Protective Equipment Market (By Product: Air purifying respirator, Powered, Supplied air respirator, Others; By Application: Industrial, Medical & healthcare, Military & aviation, Public service, Consumer) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2020 - 2027

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Acumen research and consulting estimates that the global respiratory protective equipment market is anticipated to reach market size of around US$ 13,000 Mn by 2027 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 5% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2020 – 2027.

Air protective equipment is intended to prevent accidental inhaled toxic pollutants in the soil from staff in factories. Such instruments disinfect the air by eliminating hazardous pollutants and provide clean air for breathing. Employees that are needed to operate when the presence of hazardous gases, liquids, poisonous dusts or sprays is inadequate or oxygen is inadequate, need respirators to cover themselves. Many businesses pursue good workplace well-being initiatives, encouraging the production of outstanding respiratory security devices by global health and safety experts and by manufacturers.

Market Insights

The increasing awareness of the health and welfare of employees in various industries is pushing the growth of the sector. Also, market trends are enhanced by promising safety principles set up by regulatory entities. Furthermore, the growing prevalence of chronic respiratory illnesses would boost industry patterns. In the coming years, current self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) innovations and new projections in disposable gas masks will probably explore new market growth horizons. In fact, elevated mesothelioma, which has extreme cancers, would further affect the defense of internal body organs such as lungs, abdominal cavity and back. However, the complicated method of manufacturing will raise the likelihood of brakes in the industry. Nevertheless, incessant liquid silicone and Nylon supplies are predicted to have a positive effect on product popularity, thus eliminating the effect of market growth inhibitors in the building of face parts and the increase in research & development related to innovations in developing gas detection technology. In addition, the exponentiation of market development is projected to extend the increasing operation of creativity to build RPE with light and solid components that last in harsh weather conditions. Furthermore, the technological breakthroughs and expanded consumer preferences in safety products that offer protection with better aesthetic appeal are expected to raise the size of the demand for respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

Sulfide hydrogen gas is harmful for humans. This gas is emitted by oil and gas wells; therefore fatal respiratory accidents or deaths in such workplaces will occur. Moreover, employees who use hazardous chemicals are exposed to dangerous oil and gas by-products during hydraulic fracturing. Experts expect that the growing demand for RPE from petroleum and gas sectors will fuel the rise in off-shore and onshore boiling and expanded workforce. Owing to the large amount of mining dangers such as inhalation of poisonous gasses and the interaction of contaminants with the environment, which may jeopardize the life of workers or cause diseases, it is projected that there will be increased drug penetration in the mining industry. A range of carcinogenic and toxic compounds are present for firefighters. Inhalation of hot gasses and these compounds can lead to chronic and acute health effects, such as reduced lung capacity, lung damage and lung function changes. In combination with the RPE's ability to protect firefighters against inhaling such harmful compounds, increasing fire incidences are expected to increase demand.

The market was dominated by North America, representing a share of world revenues of 39.37 percent in 2019. During the projected period regional demand is likely driven by the presence of stringent safety regulations and increased employees awareness of personal safety in almost every industry. However, the geographic development of the industry is expected to be augmented by growing industries in North America including oil and gas, chemicals and manufacturing. Europe is expected to make progress over the forecast period with a CAGR of 9.0%. The growing demand for highly effective RPEs is expected to increase the demand for RPEs in the region over the forecast period, combined with the growing demand for hazardous particulate matter in most of core industries including metal production, oil and gas production, automotive, and refining. Asia-Pacific is characterized by a flourishing pharmaceuticals, mining and construction sectors that use respiratory products extensively, for example disposable and non-disposable respirators, self-contained breathing systems, powered air purifiers, respiration exhaust systems and aviation equipment to prevent fatalities in the workplace. All these, in turn , is expected in the coming years to drive the market. Increased investments in construction and the oil and gas industries in the Middle East and Africa region are projected to accelerate industrial production. The region's manufacturing industry is also expected to be driven by growing investments in aircraft component production, textile machinery and manufactured metal products. Furthermore, increasing concern about workplace accidents and respiratory hazards combined with strict regulations are expected to fuel development on the regional market.

Key Players

Major players included in this report are RPB Safety, Delta Plus Group, Alpha Pro Tech, Dragerwerk AG & Company KGaA, Honeywell International Inc, Mine Safety Appliances, Bullard, Polison Corporation, Kimberley Clark Corporation, The Gerson Company, Uvex Safety Group, and other.

The global respiratory protective equipment market is segmented as below:

Market Segmentation

Respiratory Protective Equipment Market By Product

Air purifying respirator

  • Unpowered

            Disposable half mask

            Reusable half mask

            Full face mask


  • Half face mask
  • Full face mask
  • Helmets, hoods & visors

Supplied air respirator

  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Airline respirator


Respiratory Protective Equipment Market By Application


Medical & healthcare

Military & aviation

Public service


Respiratory Protective Equipment Market By Geography

North America

  • U.S
  • Canada


  • U.K
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Increasing awareness about importance of workplace safety is expected to drive the growth of the respiratory protective equipment market.

The market value of respiratory protective equipment is anticipated to be around US$ 13,000 Mn in 2027.

It is anticipated to grow around 5% CAGR amid the forecast period 2020-2027.

Increased automation in various end-use industries is a major factor expected to restraint the growth of the market.

RPB Safety, Delta Plus Group, Alpha Pro Tech, Dragerwerk AG & Company KGaA, Honeywell International Inc, Mine Safety Appliances, Bullard, Polison Corporation, Kimberley Clark Corporation, The Gerson Company, Uvex Safety Group and others are the prominent players in the market.

North America is projected to grow at a fast pace during forecast period from 2020-2027.

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