Insulating Gloves Grab Lion’s Share of Electrical Personal Protective Gear Market

by Dawn Allcot

Insulating gloves, hard hats, protective footwear, and other clothing items are designed to keep automotive engineers and other professionals who work with electrical systems safe. Thanks largely to their use in automotive industries, the worldwide market for these products is set to exceed $20 billion US dollars by the end of 2025. Demand for electric personal protective equipment (PPE) from automotive applications will exceed $250 million in the same time period.

Mounting demand for safety equipment including arc rated clothing, insulating gloves, hard hats, and protective footwear to gain protection against burns, puncture cuts, and electrocution should stimulate overall industry growth, according to a report by Global Market Insights.

Rising product demand owing to employer inclination towards superior workplace safety should also boost market growth. Growing manufacturer focus toward aesthetic appearance, customer comfort and safety will increase safety equipment adoptions, propelling electrical safety PPE market size.

U.S. electrical PPE industry size will surpass USD 6.5 billion by 2025. Stringent safety regulations including OSHA general industry standards 1910.137 addressing electrical protective equipment requirements for different processes should fuel product demand.

The size of the electrical safety PPE market from arc rated hoods may also witness substantial growth over 5.5% by the end of 2025. This product is predominantly utilized for protection from electrical arc flash and flash fire hazards. It offers head, ear, neck & shoulder protection, anti-fog face shield, electrical & fire resistance and durability which should fuel product demand. Rising demand for arc rated hoods in the power generation industry due to increasing safety awareness should foster electrical PPE market growth.

It’s not just the automotive sector that’s fueling growth. The electrical PPE market size from the oil and gas sector may observe strong gains on account of its usage against arc flash, explosion and electric shock hazards caused by low voltage motors, medium voltage machinery and distribution board should fuel product demand. The growing oil and gas industry should foster product demand due to expanding investments in explorations activities in addition to rising demand for gasoline.

Across the world, the market size for China’s electrical safety personal protective equipment from insulating gloves alone may exceed $650 million US dollars by the end of 2025. Growing demand for insulating gloves should fuel product demand. A rising Chinese manufacturing industry due to the Made in China 2025 initiative should increase inland production to drive regional industry growth.

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