Personal Protective Equipment

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) research and consulting includes work in diversified strategic and operational areas.

As the PPE industry struggles with pricing pressures and increasing commoditization of products, strategic differentiation of products and services will separate winners from losers in the industry. The competitive landscape for the PPE industry will be very different in 2030, driven by innovation, disruptive business models, and advent of smart and wearable PPE products transforming the workplace to a connected domain enhancing worker safety and productivity.

  1. 20 Feb 2024  |  Global

    Top 10 Growth Opportunities in Personal Protective Equipment, 2024

    Sustainability and Connectivity Will Be the Keys to Growth

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a growing and lucrative industry globally. As the PPE industry struggles with pricing pressures, growing inflation, and global economic uncertainty, successful stakeholders offer strategic product differentiation by adapting their products to changing consumer and regional preferences, and by digitalizing s...

    $2,450.00
  2. 31 Jan 2024  |  Europe

    Western European Construction PPE Growth Opportunities

    Sustainability Targets and Multifunctional PPE Drive Overall Market Potential

    The Western Europe construction PPE market generated 1,579.2 million in revenue in 2023. Increased demand from the fall protection PPE segment is forecast to drive market growth during the forecast period. The hand protection PPE segment accounted for the largest market share, with the number of small and medium manufacturers increasing in Western...

    $4,950.00
  3. 12 Dec 2023  |  Europe

    Western European Firefighter PPE Growth Opportunities

    Increased Incidence of Fires and Fire related Accidents Boost PPE Demand and Revenue Potential

    The Western European firefighting PPE market generated 506.7 million in 2023. Increased incidences of fires year over year and the surge in fire-related fatalities will drive the growth of firefighter PPE such as turnout gear, gloves, boots, SCBA, and helmets, which provide thermal and respiratory protection and protection from injuries resulting ...

    $4,950.00
  4. 13 Oct 2023  |  North America

    North American Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Growth Opportunities

    Stringent NFPA Standards to Drive Product Innovation and Evolution

    The North American firefighting PPE market generated $896.0 million in revenue in 2022. Stringent NFPA regulatory guidelines and increased awareness of fire fatalities will increase firefighting PPE’s growth in North America during the forecast period. Turnout gears make up the largest product segment, with $429.6 million in revenue in 2022, acco...

    $4,950.00
  5. 13 Oct 2023  |  North America

    North American Respiratory PPE Growth Opportunities

    Technological Integration and Sustainability Enhance Future Growth Potential

    In 2022, respiratory PPE generated a revenue of $1212.4 million in North America. The surge in innovation and the integration of cutting-edge technologies, such as cloud computing and data analytics, with SCBA and PAPR product categories will drive market growth during the forecast period. Disposables, nondisposable respirators, and SCBA together ...

    $4,950.00
  6. 31 Jul 2023  |  Europe

    Western European Above-the-neck PPE Growth Opportunities

    Sustainability and Compliance to Safety Regulations Push Future Growth Potential of Multifunctional PPE

    In 2022, above-the-neck PPE generated revenue of €665.0 million in E. In addition to the growing demand for lightweight and comfortable products, the push for PPE products made from sustainable products and processes will ensure high growth rates across segments. Eye protection, the largest above-the-neck PPE product segment is set to witness a ...

    $4,950.00
  7. 28 Feb 2020  |  Global

    Global Smart PPE Market, 2019

    Connected Worker Ecosystems will Transform the Role of PPE

    In the universe of safety and protection, the concept of smart personal protective equipment (PPE) is an exciting opportunity that has the potential, in time, to reshape the future of PPE. However, companies have struggled to gain traction in the market. PPE is, often, thought of as a low-cost investment, and buyers struggle to understand the benef...

    $3,000.00
  8. 19 Sep 2019  |  Asia Pacific

    Chinese Protective Footwear Market, Forecast to 2023

    Sustained Economic Growth and Increasing Safety Awareness to Stimulate Market Growth

    The Chinese protective footwear market is at a growth stage. As the market has not been well-penetrated, it presents significant potential for growth. The Chinese market is highly fragmented with a large number of participants (>100). The top 3 participants together hold a combined total market share of 7% to 10%. Domestic manufacturers account for...

    $3,000.00
  9. 07 May 2019  |  North America

    North American Gas Detection Equipment Market, Forecasts to 2023

    Compliance of Stringent Regulations will Remain the Prerequisite Force, Driving Demand in the Market

    The North American gas detection market is mature and generated revenue of $886.0 million in 2018. Stringent regulations and shifting technological preference are driving the demand for gas detection in the market. The market is expected to reach $1,040.0 million by 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% between 2018 and 2023. Fixed gas de...

    $4,950.00
  10. 19 Mar 2019  |  North America

    North American Fall Protection Market, Forecast to 2023

    Shifting Consumer Trends toward Hard Goods and Rising Awareness on Training Services to Drive Demand

    The North American fall protection market is heading toward consolidation with its key participants focusing on merger and acquisition activities. The top 3 market participants are 3M, Honeywell, and Pure Safety (together accounting for a market share of about 65%). Having an extensive product portfolio catering to various end-use industries, pro...

    $4,950.00