Today's News / PPE

Respiratory protection in U.S.: A billion-dollar market

January 3, 2013
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

U.S. manufacturers of industrial 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 generate annual revenues of $1 billion, according to market researcher IBISWorld.

The industry does not include sleep and breathing aids for consumers with medical conditions, since these products are not considered protection equipment

According to IBISWorld, 16 businesses in the U.S. manufacture industrial respiratory protection products, and employ 1,804 workers.

Annual growth of U.S. respiratory protection products is pegged at 1.3%, according to IBISWorld. Sales will benefit from renewed industrial production, as downstream manufacturers and mining firms demand equipment again, according to the market research firm. Plus, strong export markets will provide demand for the industry in the next five years to 2017.

Still, an increase in imports will continue to dampen profit margins, and US-based firms will look to focus on high valued-added items, according to the report.

In the five years to 2012, IBISWord estimates revenue from the respiratory protection equipment manufacturing industry grew at an annualized rate of 1.3% to $1.1 billion. Demand for respirators is generally quite stable due to exposures when working with gases and hazardous materials. Demand fell in some of the industry’s markets, including industrial manufacturing.

As the world’s largest independent publisher of U.S. industry research, IBISWorld’s team of expert analysts covers 700 different market segments. Each industry report is presented in an objective, easy to understand format, providing hard-to-find answers to top market research questions. Each market report is available online in HTML and PDF format.

Call IBISWorld at 800-330-3772 or visit www.ibisworld.com for more information.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

9/9/14 2:00 pm EDT

Welding: It doesn't have to be a grind. The latest in respiratory protection and PPE for welders and grinder

Attendees of this webinar will gain knowledge of hazards and appropriate PPE for welding applications, regulatory drivers that are changing the landscape of PPE within welding applications and the latest product technologies being offered in welding PPE.

ISHN Magazine

ISHN_0814cov.jpg

2014 August

Check out ISHN's August issue which features content about pain prevention, forklift operation safety and a preview of the National Safety Congress and Expo.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - May 2014

ISHN0514FDO_cover.jpgFor Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THEMAY 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.