North America 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 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Aug 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061613536
  • Pages : 111

North America protective clothing market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.91% over the forecast period to attain a market size of US$7,274.725 million in 2027, from US$4,269.177 million in 2020.  

Strict workers’ safety regulations in countries like the U.S. and Canada are the primary driver of the protective clothing market in North America. As per the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations under the United States Department of Labor, workers are required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazards at the workplace that causes serious injuries and illnesses. This equipment includes gloves, respirators, vests or full-body suits, glasses, and shoes.

Expanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, aerospace, and defense in North American countries significantly boost the demand for protective clothing in the region. According to the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration), the U.S. surpassed Saudi Arabia in 2018 to become the world’s largest petroleum producer. Recently the global chemical manufacturer Dow has announced to incrementally expand the capacity at its ethylene facility in Western Canada by approximately 130,000 metric tons by adding another furnace. The presence of significant as well as a large of protective clothing manufacturers in the region also contributes to the region’s market growth. In February 2019, a leading North American supplier of hand protection and general safety products, Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), announced that the company had signed a definitive agreement to acquire West Chester Protective Gear (Cincinnati, Ohio) which is also a global leader in providing personal protective equipment to both industrial and retail channels.

Covid-19 Impact on North America Protective Clothing Market:

The global COVID-19 outbreak has substantially boosted the demand for protective clothing in this region. With the continuous rise in the number of patients suffering from coronavirus, countries are increasingly demanding both protective equipment as well as protective clothing in order to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. The market for protective gear in North America has been affected by the aforementioned causes. The abrupt rise in demand for medical apparel due to the pandemic, including gowns, masks, and other items, had a favourable impact on the demand for protective clothing across the region.

Key Development:

  • According to CMS, each year, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients are diagnosed with at least one infection related to hospital care alone. To prevent cross-contamination and the spread of infections and to maintain good hygienic procedures there is a growing demand for protective medical clothing across the healthcare industry of the region.
  • Increasing number of surgeries in a country like the US is expected to boost the demand for medical protective clothing which in turn will further drive the overall market growth. In 2010, around 600,000 Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries were performed in the United States which is estimated to reach more than 3 million TKA procedures by 2030 (Source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons).

The North American protective clothing market has been segmented based on the type, end-user industry, and country. By type, the market has been segmented as flame retardant apparel, chemical defending garments, cleanroom clothing, mechanical protective clothing, and limited general-use clothing. By the end-user industry, the North American protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and government. The North American protective clothing market has been classified in terms of the country like the U.S., Canada, and Mexico

North America Protective Clothing Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$4,269.177 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$7,274.725 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.91% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Type, End-User Industry, And Country
 Regions Covered  U.S., Canada, Mexico
 Companies Covered DuPont, Honeywell International Inc., MCR Safety (Acquired by Bunzl Plc), Lakeland Industries, Inc., MSA, 3M, ANSELL LTD., Protective Industrial Products, Inc.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • 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
  • By Country
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Covid-19 Scenario
1.3. Market Definition
1.4. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
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 Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Function
4.4. Function Value Chain Analysis

5. North America Protective Clothing Market Analysis, By Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Flame Retardant Apparel
5.3. Chemical Defending Garment
5.4. Cleanroom Clothing
5.5. Mechanical Protective Clothing
5.6. Limited General-Use Clothing

6. North America Protective Clothing Market Analysis, By End-User Industry
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. North America Protective Clothing Market Analysis, By Country
7.1. Introduction
7.2. U.S.
7.3. Canada
7.4. Mexico

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
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. Company Profiles
9.1. DuPont
9.2. Honeywell International Inc.
9.3. MCR Safety (Acquired by Bunzl Plc)
9.4. Lakeland Industries, Inc.
9.5. MSA
9.6. 3M
9.8. Protective Industrial Products, Inc.


Honeywell International Inc.

MCR Safety (Acquired by Bunzl Plc)

Lakeland Industries, Inc.




Protective Industrial Products, Inc.