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Power Air Purifying Respirator Market, 2025 | PAPR Industry Report

Power Air Purifying Respirator Market Analysis Report By Product, By End Use, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17618036  |  Published: August 2020  |  No of Pages: 120
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning)  |  Publisher: Grand View Research

Industry Insights

The global power air purifying respirator market size was accounted for USD 1.8 billion in 2018 and expected to grow with a CAGR of 6.8%, during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025. The growing number of petrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as increasing demand for firefighting services across the world, is projected to fuel the demand for respiratory protection equipment including power air purifier. The powered air-purifying respirator protects an individual from inhaling hazardous gases, chemicals, smokes, dust particles, mists, and sprays. Furthermore, the hazardous emissions from asbestos, diesel engine, silica & mineral oils can cause lung impairment, respiratory cancers, and mesothelioma ailments. Moreover, toxic vapor, dust, fumes and gases can cause various chronic obstructive pulmonary ailments and other non- cancerous ailments. These life-threatening diseases are forcing employers to provide proper protective equipment gears to workers, which, in turn, is expected to accelerate the market growth in the forthcoming years.

The power air-purifying respiratory equipment is an essential tool, which is used by the underground sewage treatment, mining and oil & gas industry workers. It protects workers from chemicals, radiological, toxic gases, and nuclear hazards. For instance, as per the national statistics health and safety executives, there were around 12,000 workers deaths every year in the U.K., due to exposure to the asbestos mineral, which is a serious concern related to the safety of the workers. Furthermore, with the rising awareness about the importance of the personal protective equipment gears, the demand for the product is expected to rise, which, in turn, is expected to augment the market growth.

U.S. power air purifying respirator market

Government across the globe are introducing stringent regulations regarding employee health & safety, and making sure that employer must provide essential PPE gears to employees in the harsh & hazardous environments. These types of initiatives are expected to drive the demand for PAPR products during the forecast period, 2019 to2025. For instance, government regulatory bodies such as NIOSH and OSHA, and various other industries as well as safety groups are continuously focusing on the development of high quality and advanced PPE products. Furthermore, while extracting the oil & gas, mining the minerals and manufacturing chemicals & drugs can contain various hazardous gases, chemicals and smokes. Thus, the requirement for PAPR equipment’s is mandatory across the industries, as a result, projected to boost the market growth in the upcoming years.

The PAPR market in the U.S. is expected to see tremendous growth over the forecast period, due to growing adoption of PAPR product in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Furthermore, the rising adoption of full-face mask products and growing demand for dust masks equipped with the power filters are expected to bolster the market growth in the forthcoming years. However, the cost associated with the air-purifying respirators is ten times more than the cost of supplied-air respirators. Furthermore, lack of safety awareness regarding the PPE is projected to hinder the market growth in the upcoming years.

Product Insights

The product segment has been bifurcated into half mask; full face mask; and helmets, hoods, & visors. The full face mask segment held the largest market share and accounted for 50.6% market revenue share in 2018 and projected to see substantial growth over the forecast period. The full face masks are majorly used for gaining the protection from hazards, such as underground sewage treatments, disposal activities and asbestos stripping. Furthermore, the rising awareness regarding the health concerns of employees and increasing number of stringent regulations related to workplace safety are expected to fuel the demand for full masks. Thus, projected to augment the segment growth in the upcoming years.

The helmets, visors, and hoods segment has captured 17.1% of market revenue share in 2018 and anticipated to see significant growth with a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025. The segment growth is attributed to rising adoption of half-mask products across various industries such as powder coating, manufacturing, painting and pharmaceutical industries.

End-Use Insights

The end-use segment has been divided into oil & gas, fire services, petrochemical/chemical, industrial, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, mining and others. The industrial segment held the largest market share and accounted for 20.5% of market revenue share in 2018. The rising number of metal forming, welding, and glass manufacturing activities are releasing various hazardous gases and toxic fumes, which, in turn, can lead to various health ailments such as occupational asthma, pneumoconiosis and others.The PAPR products such as full-face masks and half masks are widely used in industries in order to prevent employees from harmful gases, dust, vapors, and fumes. Furthermore, rising health concerns in heavy manufacturing industries are anticipated to further accelerate the industrial segment growth in the forthcoming years.

Global power air purifying respirator market

The oil and gas segment held the second-largest revenue share in 2018 and projected to grow with a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025. The rising number of construction activities, growing demand for underground sewage treatments and increasing number of oil and gas industries, especially  in developing economies such Japan, China and India are projected to accelerate the segment growth in the upcoming years.

Regional Insights

Europe held the largest market share and accounted for 33.2% of market revenue share in 2018 and it is projected to see significant growth over the forecast period. The stringent regulatory compliances and laws related to the employee health & safety and rising number of respiratory diseases across the region are expected to fuel the demand for PAPR products in the forthcoming years. Furthermore, the stringent regulatory standards for the manufacturing procedures in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are projected to boost the regional growth in the upcoming years.

Asia Pacific market is projected to see the significant growth during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025 and expected to capture 20.7% of the market revenue share by the end of 2025. Rising investments in the manufacturing, healthcare, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and construction industries are expected to augment the regional market growth in the forthcoming years. Furthermore, the infrastructural development in the transportation and petrochemical industry and growing importance for employee's safety are anticipated to positively impact regional growth. The Middle East & Africa and Central & South America regions are expected to see substantial growth, due to technological development, rising number of mining and oil & gas industries and a large number of employees working in the hazardous activities.

Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has positively affected the power air-purifying respiratory (PAPR) market, owing to the incompetence of the FFP3 mask while treating the COVID-19 patients. For instance, as per the Health & Safety Executive Law, the FFP3 masks should not be worn longer than 60 minutes while performing the operations, as it can easily surpass the COVID-19 tracheostomy while donning-doffing process. Furthermore, as the coronavirus cases are kept on increasing, the demand for ENT surgeries will rise and the risk for spreading the infection to surgeons will also increase. Thus, for ensuring the safety of surgeons, the demand for PAPRs product across the globe are expected to rise.

Power Air Purifying Respirator Market Share Insights

Key companies in the market are 3M Company, Avon Rubber PLC, Bullard, ILC Dover, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Optrel AG and others.  The market players are heavily investing in the R&D activities and developing new products in order to expand product portfolio and gain a competitive edge in the market. Additionally, market players are also implementing various strategies such as strategic partnerships, mergers & collaborations, and product expansion. For instance, in 2017, 3M has acquired the Scott Safety (Canada), which is a subsidiary of Johnson Controls International PLC (Ireland). Moreover, with the help of this acquisition company will be able to expand its product portfolio and geographical presence. 

The market is projected to see tremendous growth by the end of 2025, owing to the rising demand for the product among the end-use industries. Furthermore, supportive regulatory frameworks and rising importance for work-related safety are expected to force the employers to comply with the health & safety standards, which, in turn, is projected to upsurge the product demand during the forecast period, 2019 to 2025. The rising development in the technology is promoting manufacturers to offer comfortable and integrated respiratory protection products, which can prevent from multiple hazards and provide respiratory, face, head, hearing and eye protection solutions. These developments will help companies in gaining the larger market share and remain competitive in the market.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Russia, China, India, Japan, and Brazil

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Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global power air purifying respirator market report on the basis of product, end-use, and region:

• Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Half mask
    • Full face mask
    • Helmets, hoods, & visors

• End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Oil & Gas
    • Fire services
    • Petrochemical/chemical
    • Industrial
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Healthcare
    • Mining
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • North America
        • The U.S.
        • Canada
        • Mexico
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • Russia
        • The U.K.
        • France
    • Asia Pacific
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
    • Middle East and Africa

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