U.S. Protective Clothing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Flame Retardant Apparel, Chemical Defending Garment, Clean Room Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Limited General-Use Clothing), And By End-User Industry (Oil And Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace And Defense, Healthcare, Government) - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Aug 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061613540
  • Pages : 90

U.S. protective clothing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.34% during the forecast period to reach a market value of US$6,706.413 million by 2027 from US$3,828.019 million in 2020.

Stringent government regulations regarding workers’ safety are the major driver of the protective clothing market in the U.S. The country strictly focuses on the health and safety of workers in hazardous work environments, clearly boosting the demand for protective clothing in the country. The presence of major market players such as 3M, Honeywell, and Lakeland also contributes significantly to the market growth of protective clothing in the U.S. Growing end-use industries such as oil and gas, chemical, aerospace, and defense are 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 significant driver of the protective clothing market in the U.S. The market players are constantly engaged in strategic acquisitions, collaborations, and new product launches and diversifying their product portfolio to expand their market share. This is also fuelling the protective clothing market growth in the country.

COVID-19 Insight

The decline in industrial and commercial activities during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decline in the market demand for protective clothing. Moreover, the adoption of automation technologies has also resulted in a decline in demand for workers, affecting market growth. However, owing to the rapidly increasing infection cases, the COVID-19 pandemic had substantially boosted the demand for protective clothing in the healthcare sector, bolstering the overall market growth.

This has also encouraged market players to launch new protective clothing products to prevent the transmission of viruses. For example, Chargeurs has recently announced the launch of LainièreSanté™, 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 garments, 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.

Key Developments

  • June 2022: Seismic, a clothing brand that creates Powered Clothing, just debuted its newest collection. It includes the first seismic-powered clothing particularly created for worker safety, which contains an anover-the-clothes "vest-style" garment with a toolbelt form-factor hardware "carrier" at the waist. The Seismic Suit was developed and designed in accordance with OSHA requirements to safeguard employees' upper and lower backs when they are in repeated, uncomfortable, and dangerous positions.
  • April 2022: NIOSH and HeroX, a marketplace for crowdsourcing, have partnered to launch a challenge to enhance protective gear in an effort to lessen the issue of ill-fitting clothing. The NIOSH Protective Clothing Challenge—Leaving No Body Unprotected, as described in a news release, aims to develop innovative protective gear that is accessible to everybody. It focuses particularly on protective coveralls, specialized firefighting equipment, and medical gowns.

U.S. Protective Clothing Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$3,828.019 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$6,706.413 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 8.34% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Type, And End-User Industry
 Companies Covered  Honeywell International Inc., MSA, 3M, DuPont, Lakeland Industries, 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

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. 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. Market Opportunities
4.4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.5. Life Cycle Analysis-Regional Snapshot
4.6. Market Attractiveness

5. U.S. 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. U.S. 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. Competitive Environment and Analysis
7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

8. Company Profiles
8.1. Honeywell International Inc.
8.2. MSA 
8.3. 3M
8.4. DuPont
8.5. Lakeland Industries, Inc.

Honeywell International Inc.




Lakeland Industries, Inc.