Blurry vision: Operators will focus on higher value-added products to combat import penetration

Workplace safety regulations largely drive demand for the Protective Eyewear Manufacturing industry's products. Workplace eye safety standards were first introduced in 1968 by the American National Standards Association and enforced after the formation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970. Since then, OSHA has developed more stringent regulations, the most recent of which were implemented in 2010. While these regulations have supported industry revenue, declines in the overall manufacturing sector have caused revenue to decline over the previous five years. In addition, the rising value of the US dollar has contributed to greater competition from imports, further pushing revenue down. About 60 companies manufacture industry products domestically...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High safety regulations and renewed demand will benefit manufacturers
  • Waning demand from downstream industries has led to revenue declines
  • Manufacturing and mining industries will experience growth, boosting demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Protective Eyewear Manufacturing industry has moderate barriers to entry, given the capital requirements required for starting a new business. Furthermore, several industry regulations govern the manufacturing of protective eyewear products. There is a moderate level of competition in the industry; while there are only 60 domestic operators, there is a high level of import competition. However, companies face a moderate level of industry assistance, given the tariffs imposed on various imported industry goods. (For more information, refer to Industry Assistance section.)Startup costs vary depending on the scale of operations and the manufacturing location. In general, there are high capital costs required to manufacture safety glasses and goggles. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Protective Eyewear Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Regulation in the Protective Eyewear Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Protective Eyewear Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes companies that manufacture protective eyewear. This category primarily includes safety glasses and goggles that are used in laboratories, construction and mining to protect employees from chemical splashes, debris, optical radiation and high heat hazards.

    Industry Products
  • Protective goggles
  • Safety glasses
  • Prescription safety glasses
  • Face shields
  • Industry Activities
  • Industrial goggle
  • Safety goggle
  • Safety glasses
  • 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
  • Regulation
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Regulation spurs demand
  • Employers comply and buy
  • Industry grows despite import competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding markets
  • Product innovation
  • Table: Protective Eyewear Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Glasses & Contacts Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Safety glasses
  • Protective goggles
  • Face shields
  • Prescription safety glasses
  • Chart: Protective Eyewear Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing and mining sector
  • Exports
  • Construction sector
  • Healthcare and laboratory research facilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Protective Eyewear Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Labor
  • Depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Protective Eyewear Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., Stanley Black & Decker Inc.,
  • Table: 3M Company - financial performance
  • Table: Honeywell International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Stanley Black & Decker Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Protective Eyewear 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 Protective Eyewear Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Manufacturing capacity utilization (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    American National Standards Association (Ansi)
  • A private nonprofit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards.
  • Occupational Safety And Health Administration (Osh
  • An agency of the US Department of Labor. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing standards for workplace safety and health.
  • Ophthalmic
  • Of or relating to the eye.
  • Over-The-Glass (Otg) Safety Eyewear
  • Safety glasses that are used in conjunction with separate prescription eyewear.
  • Polycarbonate
  • Common lens material that is lighter weight than normal plastic, blocks UV rays and is shatter resistant.
  • Trivex
  • Common lens material that was introduced in 2001. Similar to polycarbonate lenses, Trivex lenses are thin, lightweight and more impact-resistant than regular plastic or glass lenses.
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