Protective Clothing: An Integral Aspect of the Toughest Jobs on the Planet
The rationale behind such an increasing interest in Protective Clothing Market across the world.
Workers' safety has emerged as a consideration that is of paramount importance when it comes to the manufacturing and other processes of an entire value chain. Additionally, the need for protective clothing in sectors like oil and gas exploration and downstream process, healthcare, construction, chemicals processing industry, mining operation and the increasing cognizance of the workplace safety across the sectors are estimated to drive the protective clothing market growth during the immediate future which with further will augmented by various innovations brought about by investments in the protective clothing market. Presently due to the spread of CoVID19 the end-user segment of healthcare is expected to hold a healthy market share. Furthermore, the fast-paced development that is being witnessed in the pharmaceutical sectors due to the race to bring about a valid vaccine is also expected to augment that aforementioned. The other essential application that necessitates the use of protective clothing is for smooth operationality in hazardous environments that are faced by military personnel. Further, the continuous investment in the fertilizers and specialty chemicals sectors is also driving the growth of this market to new heights.
The manner in which the market is responding to the demand for Protective Clothing Market
- Speeding Production: In March, it was reported thatthe production and delivery of Tyvek hazmat suits which are intended for the use by healthcare professionals in the US will be expedited by DuPont (NYSE: DD)., These HAZMAT suits are made out of polyethylene fibers enabling a full-body protection form fluids and aerosols.
- Hazmat Suits becomes a part of daily business activity: In may it was reported that a UK based tech firm Reevo 360 that offers CGIs, floorplans, photography for property agents, and virtual house tour calls have decided to protect their staff from COVID19 by equipping them with Hazmat suits. The suits are at the disposal of any party that’s inclusive of both vendors, clients among others who are keen on visiting the properties.
- In September it was reported that an agreement deployment and utilization of Japanese technology pertaining to personal protective equipment in general, between Toray Industries, Inc., (TYO: 3402) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was reached. Under the purview of this agreement, the capacity to control infection will be rendered a battle-ready status thereby making them capable of facing any sort challenged posed by a sudden outbreak of disease. LIVMOA®5000 protective clothing will be used by Toray Industries, Inc., which has developed this product to disseminate knowledge and spread awareness about healthcare-associated risk. The aforementioned product enables the wearers to perform their duties efficiently simultaneously allowing them to protect themselves from biohazardous materials as well as permitting the flow of moisture allowing the ease of operating along with comfort.
- Launch: In February, it was reported that the London, UK based Survitec Group Limited which is a military equipment manufacturer launched two new protective bodysuits namely, DERMON ICE and NormMb for military personnel operating in hazardous conditions. These suits are categorized as chemical, biological, and radioactive (CBR) protection suits. Low-level gamma rays of up to 130Kev are reported blocked by DERMON ICE suit that is made out of from liquid metal particles with a high thermal conductivity that aids in keeping the soldiers' body temperature cool. Whereas, NormMb suit is a combination of carbon and membrane technologies in hybrid design and is intended for scenarios that involve chemical and biological hazards.
- Launch: Tarmac which is a British building materials company has reportedly attempted to solve the dearth of sufficient maternity workwear for expectant mothers in workforces across the country by developing a specialist protective clothing that is specially designed for pregnant women and at the same time it is fully compliant with British safety standards.
- Partnership: In November, an announcement of a partnership between Westex a leading US flame-resistant (FR) textiles brand by Milliken and Teijin Aramid which is an aramid fiber producer was reported that included a joint commercial and technology for Southeast Asia and Australasia. Through the means of the partnership, Westex Synergy Pro that is an aramid FR fabric is presented by both entities. It is NFPA 2112 and NFPA 70E compliance and EN ISO 11611 and EN ISO 11612 certified for oil gas industry flash fire hazards.
- Acquisition: It was reportedly announced that Safety Supply Corporation, which is aa leading manufacturer of high quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and the parent organization of Radians, Inc., acquired Neese Industries, Inc., which is a renowned global leader in flame-resistant (FR) clothing and protective rainwear for over five decades. Together they were reported to possess manufacturing facilities in Mexico. This would improve the lead times on several products. Furthermore, with the production and in-house design capabilities both the companies will be able to swiftly respond to the unique customer needs. Above all this acquisition enables the Radian to expand its portfolio of flame-resistant (FR) clothing and protective rainwear markets.
- Launch: Identifying a gap in the dearth of protective clothing which is specifically meant for women engaged in civil, commercial, and industrial careers and consequently helps them stay safe and aid them in performing at their highest level, a Texas-based organization called SeeHerWork launched a line of personal protective clothing and equipment for women. The organization tasks itself with designing, manufacturing, and selling workwear, safety equipment, and other job-specific products.
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