Disposable protective apparel, refers to a clothing designed for a single use after which it is recycled or is disposed as solid waste. The term often implies short-term convenience and not medium to long-term durability. Disposable protective apparel manufacturers produces a multitude of items that protects from head to toe such as hard hats, respiratory marks, helmets, tyvek suits, gloves and many more that are planned for one use only. The main reason is infection control; when used only once it cannot send infectious agents to people. Disposable protective apparel is primarily used for safety of workers or people against dangers. Increasing demand from various end use industries such as chemicals, oil & gas, medical, pharmaceutical, mining and automotive among others, the demand for disposable protective apparel is rapidly growing.
Disposable Protective Apparel Market: Drivers & Restraints
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The type of disposable protective apparel differs on the basis of industry in which one works. As per Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued criteria for all way of protective clothing. Owing to this, workers or people can study OSHA standards to know what to wear and what level of protection is required with respect to their work. Certain government rules and regulation along with standardization in personal protective equipment industry, is expected to drive the growth in the disposable protective apparel market. Increasing demand from healthcare, research and pharmaceutical is escalating the growth in global disposable protective apparel market. Additionally rising safety concerns along with increasing industrialization in developing economies of China, India and Brazil are expected to drive the disposable protective apparel market. However, complex manufacturing process and high cost associated with disposable protective clothing are expected to be key challenges for the disposable protective apparel market.
Disposable Protective Apparel Market: Segmentation
On the basis of application, the global disposable protective apparel market can be segmented into:
- Other (Bioclean, Hospital, & Semiconductor)
On the basis of material type, the global disposable protective apparel market can be segmented into:
- Spunbonded polypropylene
- Compressed polyethylene
- Others (Vinyl)
On the basis of product type, the global disposable protective apparel market can be segmented into:
- Disposable gloves
- Splash gowns
- Lab coats
- Scrub suits
- Disposable coveralls or shirts and pants
Disposable Protective Apparel Market: Region-wise Outlook
The global disposable protective apparel market is geographically segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan and Middle East & Africa. North America and Europe markets are mature markets. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market and holds the major market share in the global disposable protective apparel market.Developing economies such as Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Russia where the demand for healthcare is beginning to increase, are expected to help sustain growth of the disposable protective apparel market.These countries will certainly offer alternate markets for new penetration models with disposable protective apparel.
Disposable Protective Apparel Market: Key Players
Some of the key market participants in the global disposable protective apparel market are:
- Lakeland Industries
- Cellucap Manufacturing
- Alpha Pro Tech
- Shenzhen Selen Static Scientific Co., Ltd.
- Royal TenCate NV
- W. L. Gore & Associates
- Cardinal Health
- Honeywell International
- PBI Performance Product Inc.
- Benette Safetywear Ltd
- Bulwark Protective Apparel
- Ansell Limited
- Life Science Products, Inc.
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