According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled North America Personal Protective Equipment for Infection Control Market Size Estimated to Exceed USD 7.0 Billion By 2026. Growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) owing to increasing incidence of infectious diseases will escalate the market growth during projected period. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 448,000 hospital admissions were associated with infectious and parasitic diseases in 2017. Moreover, recent outbreak of COVID-19 has affected over 2 million people across the globe that will further stimulate the demand for personal protective equipment to effectively control the infection transmission.
Stringent regulations associated with workplace safety at healthcare facilities will further boost the demand for personal protective equipment in coming years. The Occupational Health and Safety Act have established rules and regulations regarding workplace safety and use of PPE. Also, the World Health Organization recommends the governments and industries to boost manufacturing of PPE to overcome the shortage of infection control products pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic. However, complexity of manufacturing process and high cost of raw materials may impede market growth in the forthcoming years.
Face protection equipment product segment held more than 30% revenue share in the 2019. Rise in surgical procedures in healthcare facilities and growing research and development activities will drive the demand for protective masks and eyewear over the analysis period. Furthermore, significant increase in number of COVID-19 patients will result into increasing adoption of face protection equipment, thereby augmenting the segmental growth.
Disposable personal protective equipment market was valued over USD 3.0 billion in 2019. High risk associated with transmission of infectious agents through used protective masks, gloves and body suits lead to preference for disposable protective equipment over reusable PPE. Thus, in order to minimize the infection risk, disposable PPE will foresee rapid adoption among healthcare professionals.
Research and diagnostic laboratories held about 17.0% market share during the projection period owing to the increasing adoption of personal protective equipment among these facilities. Numerous research activities are being conducted for development of novel drugs and vaccines pertaining to coronavirus infection. Thus, with rising adoption of personal protective equipment for infection control in research centres, the segment will foresee robust growth.
The market was dominated by U.S. PPE market and is estimated to witness momentous growth during the projected period. U.S. personal protective equipment for infection control industry was valued over 4.0 billion in 2019. Increasing research and development activities in the country will positively impact the market growth. Furthermore, exponentially rising number of COVID-19 patients along with several other infectious diseases in the country will drive business growth in the upcoming period.
Major market players in market are The 3M Company, Honeywell International, Ansell and Cardinal Health among other industry participants. These companies are undertaking strategic initiatives such as new product launches, collaborations and technology advancement to strengthen market position and company expansion. For instance, in March 2020, the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) announced its collaboration with several firms to meet the unmet demand of personal protective equipment during COVID-19 emergency. The collaboration will expand the production capacity and help manufacturers to effectively provide the customers with PPE.
North America 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
- Elbow Protectors
- Protective Clothing
- Full Body Suits
- Surgical Gowns
- Face Protection Equipment
- Respirators and Face Masks
Market Size, By Type, 2015 to 2026, (USD Million)
Market Value, By End-use, 2015 to 2026, (USD Million)
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- Research and Diagnostic Laboratories
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