North America Respiratory Protective Equipment Market to Reach $3.30 bn by 2026

Published Date: 2020-12-21

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According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “North America Respiratory Protective Equipment Market size will surpass USD 3 billion by 2026. Steady growth of the construction industry will indirectly boost the respiratory protective equipment market size during the coming years.

Rapid industrialization in North America is attributed to rising socio-economic factors, which will help attain promising gains in the respiratory protective equipment market size by 2026. This is majorly due to increasing use of respiratory protective equipment by workers in different industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, mining, metal fabrication, marine, aerospace, textile, etc. During the forecast period, the respiratory protective equipment market is liable to witness a positive surge in its market size owing to increasing awareness of healthcare & human safety and strong advancements in several end-user industries including medical & healthcare, military & aviation, chemical, oil & gas, mining, marine, metal fabrication, aerospace, pulp & paper, textile, and food across the region.

Respiratory protective equipment is used in several industries to ensure the safety of the workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. has provided different regulations and standards under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA states that employees should be provided with and wear the required respiratory protective equipment when working in an environment with insufficient oxygen and harmful smoke, fumes, dusts, fogs, gases, vapors, or sprays as these health hazards may cause lung impairment, cancer, other diseases or death. OSHA has also stated different conditions in which the respiratory protective equipment must be used.

Nevertheless, the high prices of respiratory protective equipment can be attributed to several factors. For the production of respiratory protective equipment several raw materials, such as neoprene rubber, silicon rubber, and other flexile rubbers, are used. These materials are expensive and primarily contribute to higher product prices. Furthermore, the product manufacturing process includes labor-oriented and machine-oriented measures that adds up a larger sum to the final product price that may prove as a barrier in the North America respiratory protective equipment market.

Air purifying respirators purify polluted air and provide breathable air; hence, are called air purifying respirators. The air purifying respirator market is growing at a substantial CAGR owing to the widespread usage of these respirators in several applications, such as industrial, medical & healthcare, military & aviation, and by other consumers, for defense against pollen grains, pollutants, disease causing agents, and dust in hospitals.

Respiratory protective equipment is widely used in the medical & healthcare industry to provide oxygen to patients. Respiratory protective equipment is extensively used by doctors, visitors, nurses, and hospital staff to evade adulteration or protection from airborne disease causing microorganisms. In medical and healthcare, half face masks are used to a larger extent by doctors and nurses while supplied air respirators are used for patients in critical conditions.

Some of the key players operating in the North America respiratory protective equipment market are 3M Company, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA), Alpha Pro Tech, Honeywell International, Inc. Bullard, Delta Plus Group, RPB Safety LLC, The Gerson Company, Intech Safety Pvt Ltd., ILC Dover, and Kimberley Clark Corporation.

The North America respiratory protective equipment Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in thousand units and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026 for the following segments:

North America Respiratory Protective Equipment Market, By Product

  • Air purifying respirator
    • Unpowered
      • Disposable half mask
      • Reusable half mask
      • Full face mask
    • Powered
      • Half face mask
      • Full face mask
      • Helmets, hoods & visors

Supplied air respirator

  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Airline respirator 
  • Others

North America Respiratory Protective Equipment Market, By Application

  • Industrial
  • Medical & healthcare
  • Military & aviation
  • Public service
  • Consumer

The above information is provided on a country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada