APAC Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market to Hold USD 3.0 Bn by 2026

Published Date: 2020-05-15

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According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled Asia Pacific Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market Value is set to exceed USD 3.0 billion by 2026. Rising awareness about infection control and growing incidence of infectious diseases will accelerate the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and other products. Increasing geriatric population pool that is highly prone to infections including coronavirus infection due to lower immunity will in turn create demand for PPE. Moreover, outbreaks of infectious diseases are further leading to increase in hospital admissions, thereby driving the demand for personal protective equipment in the forthcoming years.

Several regulatory authorities have established stringent regulations to ensure healthcare workers’ safety. Increasing awareness about workplace safety standards and regulations to avoid cross contamination in a hazardous environment will stimulate the market growth. Furthermore, government initiatives to boost the development process of personal protective equipment during pandemic situations such as COVID-19, Ebola virus and swine flu will offer immense growth potential to PPE manufacturers. However, high price of specialized clothing along with cost of required raw materials will impede market growth in the near future.

Hand and arm protection equipment product segment accounted for more than 40% revenue share in 2019. Recent outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically increased the demand for gloves and elbow protectors among several other equipment for better functioning of healthcare workers. Hand and arm protection are considered important as majority of infection caused by pathogenic microorganism are present on skin surfaces leading to various diseases. Therefore, increasing importance of hand protection during treatment will augment the segmental growth over forecast period.

Reusable personal protective equipment market was valued over USD 500 million in 2019. Reusable protective equipment offers long-term usage and can be used multiple times. Therefore, the advantages such as durability and cost-containment over disposable equipment will provide growth opportunities to the segment in the upcoming future.

Hospitals segment accounted for more than USD 1.1 billion in 2019 and will witness robust growth during the projection period. Increase in number of hospital admissions owing to rising burden of chronic diseases as well as pandemic situations will offer substantial growth opportunities to the segment. Moreover, growing healthcare expenditure by the government have resulted into well developed and equipped infrastructure. This is assisting rise in the number of procedures performed in hospitals. Thus, aforementioned factors will drive the market growth in the coming years.

Japan held significant market share in Asia Pacific personal protective equipment for infection control market. Due to developed healthcare infrastructure and presence of major players in the country, the market will witness momentous growth in the forecast period. Further growing research and development activities within laboratories and institutes will stimulate market growth in the region during analysis timeframe.  

Major market players in the market are Honeywell International, The 3M Company and B. Braun Melsungen AG among other industry participants. These market players are undertaking strategies such as technology advancement, new product development and inorganic growth strategies to strengthen market presence and company expansion. For instance, in March 2020, 3M Company announced partnership with Ford Motor, Inc. to increase their production capacity for N95 respiratory masks. This collaboration will assist in business growth of the firm.

Asia Pacific Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

Market Share, By Product, 2015 to 2026, (USD Million)

  • Hand and Arm Protection Equipment
    • Gloves
    • Elbow Protectors
    • Others
  • Protective Clothing
    • Full Body Suits
    • Surgical Gowns
    • Vests
    • Others
  • Face Protection Equipment
    • Respirators and Face Masks
    • Shield
    • Eyewear
    • Others
  • Others

Market Size, By Type, 2015 to 2026, (USD Million)

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

Market Value, By End-use, 2015 to 2026, (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Research and Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following region and countries:

  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam