North America 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 2022 To 2027

Published:  May 2022 Report Code: KSI061612310 Pages: 96

The North American powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR)) the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.59% during the forecast period to reach US$520.590 million by 2027, from US$274.143 million in 2020.

Workers in hazardous environments, such as industrial production, construction, and healthcare, require filtered air to breathe. A PAPR device is used for welders to avoid inhaling harmful welding toxic gases or vapors produced by welding metals. A welding PAPR system would include a welding headgear with a battery-powered blower that delivers purified air under high pressures. The powered air-purifying respirator has 99.97% filter efficiency. It is a user-friendly device that is made for reuse and requires a one-time investment. Its sizes do not vary because it is suitable for all sizes. Its positive features include accommodating people with facial inconsistencies and men with facial hair. With increasing pollution, population, COVID cases, and respiratory illnesses in the region, the North American Powered Air Purifying Respirators market is expected to grow. According to global health data exchange, North America in 2019 has seen a death rate of 10.07% due to air pollution, causing awareness among the people of the safety measures available owing to the growth of the market for powered air-purifying respirators.

Factors Influencing the Growth of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators in North America. The emergence of biological viruses such as MERS, Novel Coronavirus, Zika, and SARS, and the sudden transition in the healthcare sector toward proactive measures, are projected to drive the market for powered air-purifying respirators over the forecast period. Healthcare providers who have been heavily exposed to the novel coronavirus are supposed to wear medical respiratory protection. In the event that these protection measures are not available, alternative solutions such as surgical facemasks and other categories of filtered face shield respirators, such as powered air-purifying respirators and elastomeric half-mask respirators, are used. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this is expected to drive the market for power air purifying respirators in the health sector.


Powerful air-purifying respirators are cumbersome devices that are not user-friendly or patient-friendly, making it difficult to use the device at home, which is expected to be one of the major challenges the market will face. The cost of maintaining the device is also expected to be a barrier to the market for powered air-purifying respirators.

COVID-19 Impact on North America Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Market:

The pandemic is expected to have a positive impact on the North American powered air purifying respirator market as it is one of the worst hit regions by the pandemic due to government initiatives to provide safety measures to healthcare professionals at work as they are at high risk of contracting the infectious disease due to their direct contact with COVID-19 contracted patients. It was advised to wear a full-face shield mask for them, which is expected to increase the market for PAPR in the region.

Regional Analysis

The powered air purifying respirator market is expected to be led by the North American region. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on North America, making it one of the most affected regions globally, as stated by WHO. The USA alone is seeing 24,062.44 confirmed cases per 100,000 population, which is approximately a 16% rise in cases of coronavirus. The spread of the coronavirus in the region is expected to result in an increase in demand for powered air purifying respirators in North America over the forecast period. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, regional governments are expected to invest more heavily in medical infrastructure. This is anticipated to have a positive impact on the growth of the North American-powered air purifying respirator market.

Recent developments and expansions

  • Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading global manufacturer of Miller® brand arc welding equipment, announced the release of a new Face Shield Powered Air Purifying Respirator in February 2022. (PAPR). The new Miller Face Shield PAPR is intended to keep users comfortable so that their safety equipment remains in place — even in the most extreme applications.
  • ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced the Savage A40 PAPR with Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) technology in September 2021. In all processes, the high-tech Savage A40 PAPR helmet provides extreme comfort and protection. Such innovation can help gain a competitive advantage as well as combat airborne diseases.
  • Ford announced a partnership with 3M in March to build Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs), as well as a separate effort to produce more than 3 million face shields at its Plymouth, Mich., factory. Many hospitals and countries benefited from this.

North America Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Market Scope:



Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$274.143 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$520.590 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 9.59% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Facepiece Type, Industry Vertical, And Country
 Regions Covered  USA, Canada, Mexico
 Companies Covered 3M, Bullard, Gentex Corporation, MSA Safety Incorporated, Avon Protection, Cleanspace technology, ILC Dover LP
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


Key Segmentation:

  • By Facepiece Type
    • Full Facepiece
    • Half Mask Facepiece
    • Others
  • By Industry Vertical
    • Manufacturing
    • Construction
    • Mining
    • Healthcare
    • Oil and Gas
    • Chemical
  • By Country
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Mexico


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

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. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

5.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

5.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

5.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Full Facepiece

6.3. Half Mask Facepiece

6.4. Others



7.1. Introduction

7.2. Manufacturing

7.3. Construction

7.4. Mining

7.5. Healthcare

7.6. Oil and Gas

7.7. Chemical



8.1. Introduction

8.2. USA

8.3. Canada

8.4. Mexico



9.1. 3M co.

9.2. Bullard Group

9.3. Gentex Corporation

9.4. MSA Safety Incorporated 

9.5. Avon Protection  

9.6. Cleanspace technology 

9.7. ILC Dover LP



Gentex Corporation

MSA Safety Incorporated 

Avon Protection  

Cleanspace technology 

ILC Dover LP


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