U.S. Protective Clothing market was valued at US$1,792.460 million in 2019. Stringent government regulations regarding the workers’ safety is the major driver of the protective clothing market in the U.S. The country strictly focuses on the health and safety of workers that work in the hazardous work environment which is clearly boosting the demand for protective clothing in the country. The presence of major market players such as 3M, Honeywell, and Lakeland in the country also contributes significantly to the market growth of protective clothing in the U.S. Growing end-use industries such as oil and gas, chemical, and aerospace and defense is also driving the protective clothing market growth in the country. According to the EIA (the U.S. Energy Information Administration), the country’s natural gas production increased by 10.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2018, a rise of 11 percent from 2017. Continuously rising defense budget and focus on homeland security is also a major driver of the protective clothing market in the U.S. Market players are continuously engaged in strategic acquisitions, collaborations, and new product launches and diversifying their product portfolio in order to expand their market share which is also fuelling the protective clothing market growth in the country.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has substantially boosted the demand for protective clothing in the healthcare sector, thereby bolstering the overall market growth. This is also encouraging market players to launch new protective clothing products to prevent the transmission of viruses. For example, Chargeurs has recently announced the launch of Lainière Santé™, a new line of personal protective products for consumers, offering much-needed face masks and materials produced globally, including the U.S. Dupont has also partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and FedEx to provide speedy delivery of its Tyvek® garments to support the COVID-19 relief efforts in the country.
The U.S. 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, the U.S. protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.