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

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061613530
  • Pages : 90

Germany 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 to US$2,438.462 million in 2028.

Protective clothing is used to protect workers from various hazards such as chemicals, fire, electric shocks, and biological hazards. The market is being driven by several factors such as government regulations, technological advancements, an increase in industrial activities, awareness among people, and the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 defence 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 German government has set stringent regulations to ensure the safety of workers.

These regulations have made it mandatory for industries to provide their workers with protective clothing. For instance, the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has set specific requirements for the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). These regulations have led to an increase in demand for protective clothing in the country. For example, workers in the nuclear power industry are required to wear protective clothing that is resistant to radioactive particles. Germany is a member of the European Union (EU), which has established standards for personal protective equipment (PPE), including chemical defending garments.

Furthermore, with advancements in technology, protective clothing is becoming more comfortable, durable, and efficient. Manufacturers are using new materials and technology to make protective clothing that is lightweight, breathable, and provides better protection. For instance, companies such as DuPont de Nemours, Inc. have introduced Tyvek protective garments that offer an ideal balance of protection, durability, and comfort.

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.

  • 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.
  • In 2020, W.L. Gore & Associates announced a partnership with German textile manufacturer, Norafin Industries. The partnership aims to develop new materials for protective clothing that are lighter, more comfortable, and provide greater protection against hazardous chemicals.

By end-user industry, Germany’s protective clothing market is segmented into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defence, healthcare, and government. The oil and gas segment is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. 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.

The booming pharmaceutical sector of the region also plays an important role in driving the protective clothing market growth in Germany as it is one of the leading research locations for pharmaceutical companies mainly due to the presence of numerous companies that are currently running laboratories for research in active ingredients or galenic. The companies are focused on research on major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes type 2), and Alzheimer’s disease, among others. Further, Various companies operating in the protective clothing market that have established their base in the country have announced plans for protective clothing items for the country’s healthcare workers. For instance, in May 2020, Mondi announced to produce and provide 10,000 protective gowns to healthcare workers working in local nursing homes as well as retirement facilities.

Germany 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 and End-User Industry
Companies Covered DuPont, Honeywell International Inc, MSA, 3M, Ansell Ltd
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Segmentation :

  • 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


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. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


8.1. DuPont

8.2. Honeywell International Inc 

8.3. MSA

8.4. 3M

8.5. Ansell Ltd


Honeywell International Inc



Ansell Ltd