South 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 : KSI061613537
  • Pages : 111

South America Protective Clothing market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.37% over the forecast period to attain a market size of US$464.261 million in 2027, from US$282.137 million in 2020.  

Growing concerns regarding workers’ safety across various industries are substantially bolstering the market growth of protective clothing in this region. Changes in the Brazilian Labor Code came into effect on November 11, 2017, providing specific health and safety requirements for home workers. Rising demand for firefighting services is another major factor significantly supporting the protective clothing market growth in South American countries. With the rise in Amazon fires last year in Brazil, the demand for these services has also increased, thereby augmenting the market growth of protective clothing in the region. Growing investments and favorable measures take-up by the government to ramp up the domestic industries, including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals, are escalating the demand for cleanroom technology which, in turn, is further fuelling the demand for protective clothing. The presence of global chemical manufacturers in Brazil and Argentina, coupled with the expansion of facilities, is also propelling the regional market growth of protective clothing. For example, in August 2019, Sumitomo Chemical Company commenced the full-scale operations of Sumitomo Chemical Chile S.A. to strengthen its business operations related to feed additive methionine and crop protection products in the Latin American region.

The recent global coronavirus outbreak has led to a sudden spike in demand for protective clothing and equipment worldwide, such that many countries, including Brazil, are facing a supply shortage. The COVID-19 pandemic has surged the number of complaints by healthcare workers regarding working conditions and lack of supply of protective gear and equipment. However, this factor provides a great opportunity for protective clothing manufacturers to increase or expand their manufacturing capacity to supply efficiently in case of any pandemic outbreak in the future. This will bolster the protective clothing market growth in South America during the next five years.  

COVID-19 Impact on South America Protective Clothing Market:

In the early stages of a coronavirus pandemic outbreak all the healthcare workers who were working on the front lines to combat the pandemic were given PPE kit, which led to an increase in demand for protective kit, which later led to a scarcity of protective clothing products, most of which were unavailable. Due to the rapid increase in demand for protective gear and equipment caused by the recent global coronavirus outbreak, many nations—including Brazil—are currently experiencing a supply crisis. Healthcare professionals' complaints about their working conditions and the scarcity of protective equipment have increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this element offers a fantastic opportunity for makers of protective garments to boost or extend their production capacity in order to effectively supply in the event of a pandemic epidemic in the future. Over the following five years, this will support the expansion of the protective gear market in South America.

Key development

  • May 2022- In order to increase high-level hazardous protection for chemical workers in India, Kappler and Lakeland have teamed together.
  • Oct 2021- To enter the connected worker market, Lakeland Industries makes a strategic investment of roughly $2.7 million in Inova Design Solutions Ltd.

The South 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 South American protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and government. The South American protective clothing market has been further classified in terms of the country like Brazil, Argentina, and Others.  

South America Protective Clothing Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$282.137 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$464.261 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.37% 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  Brazil, Argentina, Others
 Companies Covered Lakeland Industries, Inc, Honeywell International Inc., DuPont, Kimberly Clark Corporation, FR & Arc rated Workwear
 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
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Others

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. South 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. South 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. South America Protective Clothing Market Analysis, By Country
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Brazil
7.3. Argentina
7.4. Others

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. Lakeland Industries, Inc
9.2. Honeywell International Inc.
9.3. DuPont
9.4. Kimberly Clark Corporation
9.5. FR & Arc rated Workwear

Lakeland Industries, Inc

Honeywell International Inc.


Kimberly Clark Corporation

FR & Arc rated Workwear