Asia Pacific Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Facepiece Type (Full Facepiece, Half Mask Facepiece, Others), By Industry Vertical (Manufacturing, Construction, Mining, Healthcare, Oil And Gas, Chemical), And By Country - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061612307
  • Pages : 85

The Asia Pacific powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 9.89% to grow to US$113.172 million by 2028, from US$58.487 million in 2021.

Medical workers and professionals are exposed to a variety of chemicals and blood or bodily fluid pollution, hence air-purifying respirators are frequently utilized in this industry. Due to the increasing demand for these respirators from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, air-purifying respirators are predicted to see rapid growth. Additionally, the growing focus on safety procedures in the industrial setting due to an increasing number of industrial fatalities in the region's expanding economies like China and India are likely to create good growth revenue generation opportunities for the manufacturers.

Powerful air purifying respirators (PAPR) are increasingly in demand from a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemical, industrial, and others. Further, the market is anticipated to be driven by an increase in large-scale infrastructure projects including refineries and infrastructure projects.

Strict Government Regulations for Worker Safety to boost the market growth.

Employees in the healthcare industry are subject to several health and safety dangers, including exposure to biological and blood-borne diseases, waste anesthetic gas, and possible chemical and medication exposures. As, PAPR guards against these risks, the healthcare sector has a significant need for these products. Firefighters are exposed to several hazardous and carcinogenic compounds that are produced as combustion byproducts when a fire occurs. Firms are being forced to prioritize worker safety due to a rise in fires and blowouts and strict safety regulations, especially in regions like Japan and China. For instance, the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning has various norms for people working in hazardous sites like oil and gas, mining, or healthcare.

Furthermore, air-filtering respirators are routinely worn in mines and mining operations. These hazard-specific respirators employ cartridges to protect against certain pollutants. Each mining worker must wear a respirator to protect themselves from contagious infections. NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - India, states that the respirator worn at work must adhere to the requirements of 42 CFR Part 84. Solutions to health and safety problems are required for miners in all sorts of mines, including those for metal, industrial minerals, crushed stone, coal, and sand and gravel.

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) program in India which counts of all fatalities resulting from workplace injuries occurring in the mining sector to the healthcare segment. The injuries while working in the mining segment are more than 11.5% of the overall segment. People working underground are exposed to various types of chemicals, gases, and many more. Along with safety equipment’s the need for safety mask is also increasing for them. In the coming years many sectors are expected to have stringent government regulations to reduce the risk of life threating disease for their workers.

The use of PAPRs is imperative in the construction industry in terms of safety regulations and the increasing awareness of health risks. There is a growing awareness of the health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances in the construction industry, including silica dust, asbestos fibres, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This awareness drives the demand for PAPRs as they offer a higher level of respiratory protection, reducing the risk of respiratory illnesses and long-term health issues. Furthermore, the construction industry is subject to stringent safety regulations and standards to protect workers from respiratory hazards, such as dust, fumes, and other airborne contaminants. Compliance with these regulations drives the adoption of PAPRs as an effective means of respiratory protection.

The PAPR market has witnessed significant technological advancements, leading to the development of more efficient, lightweight, and comfortable PAPR systems. These advancements have made PAPRs more suitable for the construction industry, where workers often require prolonged use of respiratory protection. On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region is experiencing rapid urbanization and infrastructure development, leading to an increase in construction activities. This surge in construction projects creates a greater demand for respiratory protection, including PAPRs, to safeguard workers' health in potentially hazardous environments.

In addition, demand from majorly populated countries like India is anticipated to boost the growth of the market. Firstly, the healthcare sector is a major user of PAPRs in India, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the demand for PAPRs in this sector. With healthcare workers at high risk of contracting the virus, there has been a surge in demand for PAPRs to protect them from exposure to airborne contaminants. Secondly, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest users of PAPRs in the country. According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, workers in the pharmaceutical industry are exposed to various hazardous substances, and the use of PAPRs can provide adequate respiratory protection.

Key Developments

  • The "Occupational Safety, Health, and Working Conditions Code (OSH Code)", introduced in 2020, mandates the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in various industries. The code outlines the responsibility of employers to provide PPE, including respiratory protection equipment like PAPRs, to their employees in hazardous working conditions.
  • In 2021, Honeywell International Inc. launched a new range of PAPRs that are designed to meet the respiratory protection needs of workers in the construction industry. These PAPRs offer enhanced comfort, improved visibility, and superior respiratory protection.

Segmentation :

  • By Facepiece Type
    • Full Facepiece
    • Half mask Facepiece
    • Others
  • By Industry Verticals
    • Construction
    • Mining
    • Healthcare
    • Oil and Gas
    • Chemical
    • Others
  • By Country
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Taiwan
    • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Data

2.3. Validation


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Full Facepiece

5.3. Half Mask Facepiece

5.4. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Manufacturing

6.3. Construction

6.4. Mining

6.5. Healthcare

6.6. Oil and Gas

6.7. Chemical

6.8. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. China

7.3. Japan

7.4. India

7.5. South Korea

7.6. Indonesia

7.7. Taiwan

7.8. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. 3M

9.2. Bullard

9.3. Honeywell International, Inc

9.4. MSA  

9.5. Avon Protection

9.6. Cleanspace technology

9.7. ILC Dover LP



Honeywell International, Inc


Avon Protection

Cleanspace Technology

ILC Dover LP