Shining armor: Revenue will continue to grow, despite some low-cost import competition

The Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing industry thrives on safety regulations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has continued to implement an increasing number of regulations to protect workers. As a result, more workers in hazardous conditions must use personal protective equipment to prevent injury, which has and will continue to sustain demand for industry products and mitigate industry volatility. Demand from construction and industrial growth will continue to drive demand for personal protective equipment and clothing over the five years to 2023. Appreciation of the US dollar, however, will limit growth and consolidation is expected to continue as foreign competition intensifies and operators aim to increase their market reach...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.3%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
9,009
Businesses
237

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low-cost imports pose a growing threat to domestic manufacturers, despite rising demand
  • A strong rebound in the construction sector has bolstered demand for industry products
  • Demand from the construction market will drive industry growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2018, for every $1.00 spent on wages, the average industry operator will invest $0.13 in capital equipment. Although a significant amount of machinery and equipment is used in the manufacture of personal protective equipment and clothing, the level of depreciation costs is somewhat offset by the industry's reliance on skilled labor, which ultimately increases total wage costs.Highly trained engineers and developers are employed by these companies to ensure that the protective equipment produced is consistent with safety regulations, product codes and other standards that industry operators must comply with. Non...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Value of construction in the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture personal protective equipment. This includes protective equipment for hands, feet, eyes, ears, faces and respiratory systems. This industry also manufactures ergonomic and fall protection equipment, and protective clothing such as hazmat suits and reflective vests.

    Industry Products
  • Eye and face protection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Ergonomics/fall protection
  • Ear protection
  • Head protection
  • Industry Activities
  • Head protection equipment
  • Respiratory protection equipment
  • Protective ear equipment
  • Fall protection systems
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of construction
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Local and state government investment

  • Current Performance
  • Employers comply and industries buy
  • Injured by imports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Employers comply and industries buy
  • Injured by imports
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hose & Belt Manufacturing
  • Metal Tank Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Respiratory protection
  • Head protection
  • Eye and face protection
  • Ergonomics/fall protection
  • Ear protection
  • Chart: Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Exports
  • Mining sector
  • Construction sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesLaborDepreciationOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., MSA Safety Appliances,
  • Table: 3M Company - financial performance
  • Table: Honeywell International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: MSA Safety Appliances - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Industrial production (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bump Camp
  • A specific type of head protection.
  • Carabiner
  • A metal loop used to connect components in safety-critical systems.
  • Ergonomics
  • The scientific study of the well being of the human body within a system.
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