Out of air: Foreign competition will subdue growth, despite improved technology

The Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing industry has exhibited slight growth due to the high prevalence of respiratory diseases among many downstream sectors. Additionally, many manufacturers have integrated their products with technology, which has been particularly integral in attracting downstream markets that operate in extreme conditions (e.g. the mining sector). Industry revenue is expected to continue growing modestly over the next five years, but strong foreign competition will constrain profit...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
2,390
Businesses
95
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Manufacturers have integrated their products with technology, attracting downstream markets
  • Regulations that require employers to supply protective equipment have limited declines
  • Manufacturers will likely change their recommended cartridge schedule
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Non-powered air purifying respiratorsIn 2017, non-powdered air purifying respirators (APR) are expected to account for 63.4% of total revenue. There are three types of APR series, including the N, R and P series. The N series includes non-powered air purifying respirators for workplaces that do not have oil aerosols, whereas the R and P series are used for removing oil-based liquid particles. The advantages of non-powered air purifying respirators is that they are light weight, are typically low cost (compared with other respirators) and do not restrict worker mobility. Over the next five years, demand for other respirator models will constrain demand for this product segment...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Having a good reputation
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for defense and Industrial production index in the Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures respiratory protection equipment, including respirators, masks and accessories, gas masks, respiration air supplying self-contained breathing apparatus and accessories, respirator filters and accessories, protective films, and powered air-purifying respirator systems (PAPRs) and accessories. The industry does not include sleep and breathing aids for consumers with medical conditions, since these products are not considered protection equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Non-powered air purifying respirators
  • Powered air purifying respirators
  • SCBA respirators
  • Airline respirators
  • SCBA and airline combination respirators
  • Combination air-purifying and air-supplied respirators
  • Industry Activities
  • respirators
  • masks
  • filters and accessories
  • powered air purifying respirator systems (PAPRs)
  • other respiratory protection equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for defense
  • Industrial production index
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • International trade
  • Enterprises and employees
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • End-of-life indicators undergo change
  • Regulations play a role in international trade
  • Table: Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural Disaster & Emergency Relief Services

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

  • Products & Services
  • Non-powered air purifying respirators
  • Powered air purifying respirators
  • Combination air-purifying and air-supplied respirators
  • Airline respirators
  • SCBA respirators
  • SCBA and airline combination respirators
  • Chart: Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Wholesale trade
  • Other
  • Retail trade
  • Agriculture
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Respiratory Protection 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 Respiratory Protection Equipment Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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)
  • Industrial production index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cbrn Defense (Cbrnd)
  • The passive protection, avoidance and mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents, such as through the use of respiratory protection equipment.
  • Elastometric Respirator
  • A rubberized device that uses removable filters, which are either disposable or washable, to filter air as the user breathes through the device.
  • Particulate Matter
  • A complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets. Also known as particle pollution.
  • Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (Papr)
  • A device that takes contaminated air and filters it with a portable motor before supplying breathable air to the user.
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • A device that provides a breathable air source that is carried by the user. Also known as a compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA).
  • Supplied-Air Respirator (Sar)
  • A device that is connected to a fixed (non-portable) air supply.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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