Top 12 Companies in the Global Personal Protective Equipment Market

Personal Protective Equipment Market


The 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Dynarex Corporation, W.W. Grainger Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Wurth Group, MSA Safety Incorporated, Radians, Inc., Ansell Ltd., and Avon Protection plc, among others, are the major players in the global personal protective equipment market.  


The global personal protective equipment market reached a value of USD 68.6 billion in 2022. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of about 5.70% in the forecast period of 2023-2028, to reach a value of USD 85.5 billion by 2028. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by the increasing awareness among workers about personal protection, rising prevalence of contagious diseases, and thriving end user sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemical, among others. 


The potential risks of working in hazardous environments is increasing the demand for the personal protective equipment as they reduce the chances of exposure to contaminants and also of getting an illness or injury. Moreover, the precautionary steps taken by the governments of various countries to improve safety standards in various industries by making the use of protective equipment mandatory has further contributed to the growth of the market. 


The increasing research and development activities in various facilities such as chemical plants, laboratories, and pharmaceutical centres involving risk to health are further propelling the growth of the personal protective equipment market. Various governments are focusing on regional development by boosting the development of railway lines, industrial facilities, residential structures, highways, and commercial structures which is thereby expected to fuel the demand for personal protective equipment from the construction centre. 


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Top 12 Personal Protective Equipment Companies in the World:

The 3M Company

Headquarters: Minnesota, United States
Establishment: 1902


The 3M Company stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company and is known widely for inventing several new products for both consumer as well as industrial end users. It is a conglomerate company that focuses on manufacturing and supplying a broad range of products and equipment to consumers operating in the fields of healthcare and other industries requiring safety of workers. The products supplied by them include adhesives, cleaning supplies, abrasives, building materials, compounds and polishes, automotive parts and hardware, and coatings, among others. 


Honeywell International Inc.

Headquarters: North Carolina, United States
Establishment: 1906


Honeywell International Inc. is a multinational company that mainly focuses on providing energy efficient solutions and products for process technologies, productivity, safety, security, as well as sensing technologies, specialty chemicals, spare parts, technical services, electronic and advanced materials, and repair, overhaul, and maintenance services. Honeywell International operates in sectors such as building technologies, aerospace, military, and microelectronics, among others. The company manufactures with an aim to address the challenges faced by energy, safety, global urbanisation, security, and productivity sectors and provide them with solutions. 


Cardinal Health Inc.

Headquarters: Ohio, United States
Establishment: 1971


Cardinal Health Inc. is a healthcare service company that is known for improving the cost-effectiveness of healthcare by providing products and services that help in cost-savings during patient care. The company manufactures and supplies durable and professional products and services to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Cardinal Health mainly focusses on distributing value-based branded and generic products to hospitals, pharmacies, and ambulatory surgery centres, among other healthcare centres, with an aim to deliver high quality care. 


Dynarex Corporation

Headquarters: South Carolina, United States
Establishment: 1967


Dynarex Corporation is a leading healthcare manufacturing company that designs and manufactures disposable healthcare products which are then distributed all across the world to support consumers and medical practitioners in preventing the spread of diseases and also in reducing the risk of infections. They help healthcare practitioners provide patients with higher standards of care through a wide range of respiratory treatments. Their products are used to treat a variety of acute as well as chronic wounds. 


W.W. Grainger Inc.

Headquarters: Illinois, United States
Establishment: 1927


W.W. Grainger Inc. is a distribution company that deals with the supply of industrial equipment and safety, providing supplies to its customers from both private and public sectors. It has a number of owned brands that exclusively distribute their products. They are a B2B distributor of products related to operations, maintenance, electrical, repair, and similar fields all across the globe. The company focuses on their goal to keep the world working and therefore prioritises to build and run safe, productive, and sustainable operations. 


Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Headquarters: Texas, United States
Establishment: 1872


Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a multinational manufacturing company of personal care products such as sanitary products and medical and surgical instruments. By transforming ideas into innovative products, they provide adult care products, baby and childcare products, feminine care products, and family care products, among others. The product portfolio of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation includes disposable diapers, paper towels, napkins, swim pants, baby wipes, facial and bathroom tissues, and training and youth pants. 


DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Headquarters: Delaware, United States
Establishment: 2017


DuPont de Nemours Inc. is a chemical company that, with the use of science, aims to make the world a better place to live in. They aim at creating a safe and healthy environment by providing technology-based solutions and materials such as adhesives, fabrics, home garden products, resins, consumer products, construction materials, electronics, fibres, fabrics and nonwovens, medical devices, and printing products, among others. It mainly provides its product to the electronics and industrial, mobility and materials, and water and protection sectors. 


Wurth Group

Headquarters: Kunzelsau, Germany
Establishment: 1945


Wurth Group is a fastener company that is known globally as a developer and wholesaler for several assembly and fastening materials. Products manufactured and distributed by them include screws and their accessories, chemicals, electromechanical components, tools, installation materials, fasteners, dowels, electronic components, machines, furniture and construction fittings, storage and retrieval systems, and automotive hardware, among others. Apart from focussing on satisfying their customers, the company also strives to inspire them by providing ideas that ultimately help customers progress in their business. 


MSA Safety Incorporated

Headquarters: Pennsylvania, United States
Establishment: 1914


MSA Safety Incorporated is an American company that is involved in the manufacturing and distribution of safety equipment which are in demand by sectors such as construction, fire service, oil and gas production, military, and chemical production, among others. They focus on providing protection to both the people and infrastructures of facilities from hazardous conditions. Its products include fall protection, industrial head protection, breathing apparatuses, and flame detection systems, among others. 


Radians, Inc.

Headquarters: Tennessee, United States
Establishment: 1996


Radians Inc. is a personal protection equipment manufacturing company that offers products such as safety glasses, sporting goods, gloves, high visibility apparel, and hardware, among other products. Their product portfolio includes hand protection, safety eyewear, rainwear, head gear, lens cleaning accessories, and cooling and warming gear, among others. Radians manufacture and thoroughly test their products to ensure maximum performance and protection while also catering to the comfort requirements and price considerations of consumers. 


Ansell Ltd.

Headquarters: Richmond, Australia
Establishment: 1929


Ansell Ltd. is a global manufacturing company that designs and manufactures protective medical and industrial gloves. They are known to be experts in safety solutions all across the globe and have delivered the most advanced solutions and equipment to consumers globally. The main consumers of their hand and body protection equipment are personnel from industrial and healthcare sectors. The company manufactures with an aim to improve the lives of workers across various industries. 


Avon Protection plc

Headquarters: Melksham, United Kingdom
Establishment: 1885


Avon Protection plc is an equipment manufacturing company that specialises in engineering and is involved in the designing, production, testing, and distribution of integrated protective systems. The company focuses on respiratory protection equipment, full face respirators, escape hoods, ballistic helmets, modular PAPR units, SCBA systems, and other breath assist solutions, among others. They provide products such as respiratory protection, head protection, and other solutions to law enforcement, military, and fire fighters, among other first responders.


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