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Europe Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market Size By Product (Hand & Arm Protection Equipment {Gloves, Elbow Protectors}, Protective Clothing {Full Body Suits, Surgical Gowns, Vests}, Face Protection Equipment {Respirators and Face Masks, Shields, Eyewear}), By Type (Reusable, Disposable), By End-use (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Research and Diagnostic Laboratories), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Austria), Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026

Published Date: May 2020 | Publisher: Graphical Research Report ID: GR1359 | Delivery : PDF

Industry Trends

Europe Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market Share was valued at USD 2.5 Billion in 2019 and is expected to witness -21.2% CAGR from 2020 to 2026.

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Increasing focus of pharmaceutical companies and research institutes on drug and vaccine development will escalate the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) for infection control in the region. Several research universities are focused on development of therapeutics and preventive medicine against numerous diseases including Ebola and COVID-19. Thus, need for safety and protection from infectious agents will increase the adoption of PPE in the foreseeable future.

Adoption of PPE to protect individuals from infections will stimulate the Europe personal protective equipment for infection control industry growth. Personal protective equipment including face shields, PPE suits and surgical gowns among others are aimed to provide protection against severe health hazards During pandemics such as Ebola, influenza and COVID-19, personal protective equipment are essential to contain infection transmission. Thus, owing to rising demand for personal protective equipment the market will foresee exponential growth in the forthcoming years.

Europe Market Size, By Product

Based on product, the segments analyzed in this report include hand & arm protection equipment, protective clothing, face protection equipment and others. Protective clothing segment more than USD 800 million revenue in 2019. Rise in number of hospital admissions and ambulatory surgical centers contributed to considerable demand for surgical gowns and full body suits. Furthermore, full body suits offer effective body protection against transmission of infections therefore the protective clothing will grow at significant rate in the future.

Europe Market Share, By Type

Based on type, personal protective equipment for infection control market is bifurcated into reusable and disposable products. Disposable segment accounted for more than 74% share in 2019. Advantages include minimized risk of spread of pathogenic agents from patients to healthcare professionals. Moreover, high need for infection control during COVID-19 will be the foremost factor driving the customer preference for disposable PPE in the neae future.

Europe Market Value, By End-use

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Based on end-use, the market is classified as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, research & diagnostic laboratories and others. Hospital segment held largest revenue share in 2019. Improving infrastructure and availability of well-equipped surgery theaters will lead to greater preference for procedures at hospitals. Moreover, infectious disease outbreaks are leading to high demand for emergency care in hospitals. Recent COVID-19 pandemic reported lakhs of hospital admissions across the region. Thus, increased demand for critical patient care will upswing the demand for personal protective equipment in foreseeable future. 

Europe Market Forecast, By Country

Spain personal protective equipment for infection control market is forecasted to foresee rapid demand for PPE in the future owing to significant rise in number of COVID-19 patients. Incidence of COVID-19 has affected lakhs of people in the country and the number is further expected to increase. Government initiatives to reduce the burden of disease and thus rising spending on PPE, will provide significant market potential for personal protective equipment for infection control in the country.

Competitive Market Share

Some of the key market players involved in the market include Drägerwerk AG, B.Braun Melsungen AG and SHIELD Scientific among other market players. These major market players are adopting various business strategies such as new product development, mergers and acquistions to set their footprint in the industry. In March 2020, the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) announced about its collaboration with several entities to meet the unmet demand of personal protective equipment during COVID-19. The initiative will fast pace the production and help manufacturers to effectively provide the customers with PPE.

Industry Background

Use of personal protective equipment in Europe started long back in 1825 by an Italian scientist named Giovanni Aldini. He designed mask providing protection against heat and smoky air. Later, certain laws and policies were introduced regarding workplace safety. In 2016, a new European regulation on personal protective equipment was introduced including revised standards and regulations offering protection against chemical and biological risks. According to PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425, all member countries were obliged to adopt these regulations that resulted in the development of PPE equipment manufacturing industry in the region. Moreover, due to the recent incidence of COVID-19 European Commission implemented polices regarding PPE that will positively impact the supply of personal protective equipment in the region.

Frequently Asked Question(FAQ) :

According to Graphical Research, Europe Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market Share was valued at USD 2.5 Billion in 2019 and is expected to witness -21.2% CAGR from 2020 to 2026.
Some of the key market players involved in Europe personal protective equipment for infection control market include Drägerwerk AG, B.Braun Melsungen AG and SHIELD Scientific among other market players.
Europe Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market Size By Product (Hand & Arm Protection Equipment {Gloves, Elbow Protectors}, Protective Clothing {Full Body Suits, Surgical Gowns, Vests}, Face Protection Equipment {Respirators and Face Masks, Shields, Eyewear}), By Type (Reusable, Disposable), By End-use (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Research and Diagnostic Laboratories), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Austria), Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026

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