Global PPE market set for big growth

PPE-honeywellThe global personal protective equipment (PPE) market, valued at US$33.9bn in 2013, will be expected to reach US$55.5bn by 2020

The growth, representative of a CAGR of 7.3 per cent from 2014 to 2020, was revealed in a study by Transparency Market Research.

Referring to items such as goggles, clothing and helmets, PPE products have been designed to protect the wearer body from injury or a hazardous environment.

Strict government rules and regulations and the urgency to ensure safety at workplace have been the two important factors driving the global personal protective equipment market, with government across the globe set to execute safety rules in the coming six years, the report said.

Major players in the global personal protective equipment market include 3M, Ansell, JAL Group, Alpha Protech, Honeywell Safety Products and Rock Fall.

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