Europe Protective Clothing Market Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Flame Retardant Apparel, Chemical Defending Garment, Cleanroom Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Limited General-Use Clothing), By End-User Industry (Oil And Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace And Defense, Healthcare, Government), And By Country - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061613528
  • Pages : 111

The Europe protective clothing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% from an initial value of US$1,609.975 million in 2021 and is estimated to reach a market size of US$2,438.462 million in 2028.

Factors such as rising concerns regarding the safety of workers around the various end-user industry, the presence of a well-established manufacturing sector in the region, and expanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical and aerospace, and defense are significantly boosting the overall market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, rising awareness about controlling fatalities and accidents across various industries is anticipated to increase the demand for flame retardant apparel which in turn is projected to drive the overall market growth.


The presence of major regional and global market players in the region is further expected to drive the market. Some of these players include firms like DuPont, Honeywell International Inc, and 3M, to name a few. These market players engage in favorable developments, in response to the growing demand for this type of clothing, which is expected to drive market growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic drove the market in the region due to the growing demand for protective equipment that it caused. For instance, EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Confederation) actively provided resources to the suppliers and producers of this clothing in the region to increase the production of protective masks and gowns in response to the onset of the pandemic.

Key developments.

The market in the region is expected to bolster due to the growing end-user industries, the presence of major market players in the region along with favorable market development.

  • Ansell in June 2021 announced its expansion to the Russian region. The firm reached an agreement with the government of the Tula region regarding the investment for the production facility in Russia. Through this deal, the company aimed at localizing the production of its ActivArmr Hycron gloves in Russia, which is suitable for workers working in the manufacture of metal and motor.
  • In July 2020, DuPont launched the Tyvek Together Program, to bolster the supply of protective clothing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the amount of clothing produced to about 15 million units per month.

By end-user industry, Europe’s protective clothing market is segmented into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and government. The oil and gas segment is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. The oil and gas industry in Europe is a burgeoning sector, which is expected to drive the protective clothing market in the region as the workers in this industry require protective clothing in order to shield them from any fire hazards that may happen at their work site. In January 2019, Irkutsk Polymer Plant sealed an agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation to establish a 650,000 t/y facility in Russia for polyethylene and ethylene production. Thus, such investments in the expansion of petrochemical production in the region are expected to increase employment, thereby driving the demand for protective clothing equipment.

By country, the Europe commercial greenhouse market is divided into Germany, France, the UK, Spain, and others. Germany accounted for a market share. Germany is witnessing positive growth in its industrial sectors such as oil & gas and manufacturing which has boosted the country’s overall industrial productivity. For instance, according to the U.S Energy Information Administration, in August 2022, Germany's crude oil production stood at 42 thousand barrels per day, which represented an increase of 23.5% over 34 thousand barrels produced in 2021 for the same month. Such growing production is expected to boost the demand for protective clothing in Germany’s oil & gas sector to safeguard workers from unfortunate chemical and heat exposures during production hours.

Europe Protective Clothing Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$1,609.975 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$2,438.462 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 6.11% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, End-User Industry, And Country
Regions Covered Germany, France, UK, Spain, Others
Companies Covered DuPont, Honeywell International Inc, Lakeland Industries Inc, MSA, 3M, Ansell Ltd, RSG Safety BV, HT Hughes Workwear, Scott Group, PPSS Group
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Key Market Segments

  • By Type
    • Flame Retardent Apparel
    • Chemical Defending Garment
    • Cleanroom Clothing
    • Mechanical Protective Clothing
    • Limited General-Use Clothing
  • By End-User Industry
    • Oil and Gas
    • Chemical
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Healthcare
    • Government
  • By Country
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • 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 Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.4. The threat of New Entrants

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Flame Retardent Apparel 

5.3. Chemical Defending Garment 

5.4. Cleanroom Clothing

5.5. Mechanical Protective Clothing

5.6. Limited General-Use Clothing


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Oil and Gas 

6.3. Chemical 

6.4. Pharmaceuticals 

6.5. Aerospace and Defense

6.6. Healthcare

6.7. Government


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Germany 

7.3. France 

7.4. UK 

7.5. Spain 

7.6. 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. DuPont

9.2. Honeywell International Inc 

9.3. Lakeland Industries Inc

9.4. MSA

9.5. 3M

9.6. Ansell Ltd

9.7. RSG Safety BV

9.8. HT Hughes Workwear

9.9. Scott Group

9.10. PPSS Group


Honeywell International Inc

Lakeland Industries Inc



Ansell Ltd

RSG Safety BV

HT Hughes Workwear

Scott Group


PPSS Group

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