India Protective Clothing market was valued at US$285.582 million in 2019. Rising concerns regarding workers’ safety in various industries with a hazardous work environment is boosting the demand for protective clothing in the country. The country is increasingly investing in industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and chemical to ramp up domestic production is also contributing to the increasing demand for protective clothing in the country. For instance, in 2018, Asian Paints invested Rs4,000 crore to expand the capacity at its Mysuru and Vishakhapatnam facilities. With an increasing number of investors coming forward to invest in ever-growing sectors including pharma and biotechnology, supported by the positive measures taken up by the central and state governments, the country’s cleanroom industry is booming which, in turn, is also fuelling the demand for protective clothing in India.
The recent COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak has also severely affected India. With a surging number of people with coronavirus and need to treat them while preventing the spread is also augmenting the demand for protective clothing in the country. The Indian government is actively collaborating with protective clothing manufacturers to keep up the supply of required medical protective gear and medical equipment including masks and ventilators. For example, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has collaborated with local companies to manufacture 20,000 N99 masks per day.
India Protective Clothing market has been segmented based on the type and end-user industry. By type, the market has been segmented as flame retardant apparel, chemical defending garment, cleanroom clothing, mechanical protective clothing, and limited general-use clothing. By the end-user industry, India protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.