Japan Protective Clothing market was valued at US$607.921 million in 2019. Japan’s growing pharmaceutical industry is one of the major factors that is boosting the market growth of protective clothing in the country. The booming aging population in the country is leading to rising manufacturing across the pharmaceutical industry. This is further supported by the government’s favorable policies to promote and attract pharma companies, both foreign and domestic, to the Japanese market. For example, the revision of the nation’s pharmaceuticals law, PMD Act, in 2014 along with other changes has accelerated regulatory approval for some drugs and devices, leading to a number of licensing deals, partnerships, and research collaborations in the country. The presence of many chemical manufacturing facilities in Japan also drives the demand for protective clothing in the country. Furthermore, this growing geriatric population base in Japan is also spurring the demand for more and better healthcare facilities which, in turn, is propelling the protective clothing market growth in the country. All these factors are encouraging market players to diversify their product portfolio in order to gain significant market share. For example, in 2019, Toray Industries developed Livmoa CL, a sterilized type of clothing that can be used in cleanrooms in collaboration with the research and development center for cell therapy at the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (FBRI) at Kobe.
Japan 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, Japan protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.