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Global Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market - Segmented by Type (Thermal, Chemical, Ballistic), User (Industrial, Personal), End-user Vertical (Industrial, Oil & Gas, Construction), Product (Head Protection, Eye & Face Protection, Respiratory Protection), and Geography - Growth, Trends, And Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID : 1573474  |  
  • Published : Feb-2018  |  
  • Region : Global  |  
  • Pages : 103   |  
  • Publisher : Mordor Intelligence

The global advanced protective gear and armor market was estimated at USD 13.93 billion in 2017. The market is expected to reach USD 18.40 billion by the end of 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.75% during the forecast period (2018 - 2023).

The advanced protective gear and armor market is expected to witness steady growth across the world, owing to the high frequency of terrorist activities and related geopolitical events. Though protective gear remains an integral part of the defense industry, it is not reflected in the expenditure and only a small amount is allocated for the purchase of protective gear. Emphasis on mobility and comfort has been a widely-accepted trend across different manufacturing verticals, as ease of movement is very critical in intense situations.

The evolution of wearable technology is further expected to boost the industry demand for advanced protective gears that are integrated with sensors and other assisting technologies, which can help report any vital stress signals and other information to signal the safety state of the employee. Leading manufacturers in the market have entered the developing economies to fuel the growth of brands, take advantage of the large untapped potential, and exploit the opportunity to enhance their hold on the global protective gear and armor market.


Countries have been making safety regulations more stringent than before. The enforcement of these stringent regulations helped to increase the levels of awareness among both employers and workers across the industries. Labelling products is aimed at informing the workers regarding the hazards from which these products offer protection. This initiative has resulted in significant increase in awareness among the industry workers, particularly within the construction industry. Considering the direct and indirect monetary losses, organizations that involve in physical risks are persistently insisting their employees on using the correct personal protective equipment to avoid accidental damage. Replacing skilled workforce is not an easy task, which further prompts the organizations to stress on the importance of their employees using protective equipment. These organizations often conduct safety awareness drives and training sessions to educate their respective workforce regarding the safety and related precautionary measures, which hold a critical importance in ensuring the safety of the employees.


The Government of China has recommended the use of advanced protective gears and armors across industrial hubs for improving safety measures. Moreover, most of the developing countries in APAC and Europe are undertaking the policy-level initiatives for the use of protective gears and fiscal measures for funding requisite technological safety upgrades. Chemical industry is also one of the most unsafe workplaces, as most of the workers work with hazardous chemicals. Hence, they need protective gloves, helmets, and aprons to cover their bodies, even from radiation. These dynamics are driving the market for protective gears in the industrial sector. With rapid advances in technologies, automobiles currently are becoming more complex. In addition, the automobile industry, globally, is flourishing and it is expected that the total number of vehicles worldwide could double to 2.5 billion by 2050.


Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets in the global advanced protective gear and armor market. The region is expected to witness the highest CAGR in the global markets, with China, Japan, and India leading the growth over the forecast period. The markets in China and India are expected to be driven by the high demand from the military & defense and law enforcement sectors. Growing budgets for defense and military operations and the presence of a large number of individuals working in these segments are the primary factors expected to influence the demand for protective gear in the military & defense sector. Local law enforcement is also witnessing growing importance, in turn, driving the demand for personal protection equipment for these personnel. Growing innovations in materials and decreasing costs are also expected to help boost the growth of these products in Asia-Pacific.

Major key players include 3M, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, BAE Systems, Bolle Safety, MSA Safety, Eagle Industries


• July 2017: MSA Safety Incorporated announced that it completed its acquisition of Globe Holding Company LLC. Globe is a leading innovator and manufacturer of firefighter protective clothing and boots, with approximately 420 employees across four US locations.

• January 2017: BAE systems and Turkish aerospace Industry signed a heads of agreement to collaborate on the first development phase of an indigenous fifth-generation fighter jet for the Turkish Air Force- TF-X.

Reasons to Purchase this Report

• To know as to how the market scenario of advanced protective gear and armor is changing.

• To analyze various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis.

• To know about the product type and end-user vertical that are expected to dominate the market.

• To know about the regions that are expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period.

• To identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by major market players.

• Three months analyst support, along with the Market Estimate Sheet (in excel).

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1. Introduction

1.1 Scope of the Study

1.2 Executive Summary

2. Research Methodology

2.1 Study Deliverables

2.2 Study Assumptions

2.3 Research Methodology

2.4 Research Phases

3. Market Insights

3.1 Market Overview

3.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

3.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Customers

3.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

3.2.4 Threat of Substitute products

3.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

3.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.4 Industry Policies

4. Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.2.1 Rising Demand for Products Offering Comfort and Style

4.2.2 Increasing Safety Awareness across the Industries

4.2.3 End-User Preferences for Ergonomic Equipment in Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment

4.3 Market Restraints

4.3.1 Increasing Threat from the Low-cost and Private Label Products

4.3.2 Low Safety Compliance in Construction Industry

4.3.3 Dearth of Innovation Restraints Product Differentiation

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.4.1 Smart Wearable for PPE Industry

4.4.2 Add-On Technologies for Firefighters Personal Protection Equipment

4.4.3 Vending Machines for Personal Protective Equipment

5. Advanced Protective Gear and Armor- By Materials

6. Global Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market - Segmentation by Type

6.1 Thermal

6.2 Chemical/Biological

6.3 Ballistic

6.4 Others

7. Global Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market - Segmentation by User

7.1 Industrial

7.2 Personal

8. Global Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market - Segmentation by End-User Vertical

8.1 Industrial

8.2 Oil & Gas

8.3 Healthcare

8.4 Law Enforcement

8.5 Construction

8.6 Others

9. Global Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market - Segmentation by Product

9.1 Foot Protection

9.2 Head Protection

9.3 Eye & Face Protection

9.4 Hearing Protection

9.5 Fall Protection

9.6 Hand Protection

9.7 Respiratory Protection

9.8 Protective Apparel

9.9 Gas Detection

10. Global Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market - Segmentation by Geography

10.1 North America

10.1.1 United States

10.1.2 Canada

10.2 Europe

10.2.1 Germany

10.2.2 United Kingdom

10.2.3 France

10.2.4 Others

10.3 Asia-Pacific

10.3.1 China

10.3.2 Japan

10.3.3 India

10.3.4 Others

10.4 Latin America

10.4.1 Brazil

10.4.2 Argentina

10.4.3 Mexico

10.4.4 Others

10.5 Middle East & Africa

10.5.1 United Arab Emirates

10.5.2 Saudi Arabia

10.5.3 South Africa

10.5.4 Others

11. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles

11.1 3M Co.

11.2 Kimberly - Clark Corporation

11.3 Alpha Pro Tech Ltd

11.4 Uvex Safety

11.5 BAE Systems PLC

11.6 Arco Ltd

11.7 Bolle Safety

11.8 Asatex AG

11.9 Honeywell Internation Inc.

11.10 JSP Ltd

11.11 Ansell Ltd.

11.12 E.I Du Pont De Nemours and Company

11.13 MSA safety Inc

11.14 Point Blank Enterprises

11.15 Eagle Industries

11.16 Survitec Group Ltd

12. Investment Analysis

13. Future of the Advanced Protective Gear and Armor Market

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