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.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

ISHN Magazine

ISHN JAN 2015 COVER

2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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 - January 2015

FDO JAN 2015 COVER

 

For 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 THE JANUARY 2015 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

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.