Medical PPE Devices Market Research Report - Forecast Till 2024

Medical PPE Devices Market Research Report: Information By Product Type (Protective Clothing, Respiratory Protection, Face Protection, Eye Protection, Hand Protection, and Others), By End-use Industry (Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities, and Others), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/HC/14638-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | March 2024         

Global Medical PPE Devices Market Overview


Medical PPE devices market size was valued at USD 21.2 Billion in 2022. The medical PPE devices market industry is projected to grow from USD 22.28 Billion in 2023 to USD 32.919 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.00% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Growing awareness of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and increasing product demand, particularly from the healthcare sector, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are key market drivers anticipated to propel market expansion.


Medical PPE Devices Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Medical PPE Devices Market Trends



  • Growing Need for PPE Devices in the Healthcare Sector is Driving the Market Growth


Healthcare providers and patients in critical care are becoming increasingly concerned about their safety due to the disease's high contagiousness and ability to spread asymptomatically. Medical PPE devices such as gloves, face masks, gowns, coveralls, face shields, and goggles were in great demand in the sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic's worldwide effects. The market will expand as more people become aware of the benefits of using personal protective equipment (PPE) to lessen exposure to risks that could have a major negative impact on one's health. In order to assist the expansion of the market as a whole, businesses are concentrating on boosting the product's production capabilities. For instance, 3M's manufacturing centers in the US, Asia, and Europe produce 1.1 billion N95 respirators annually more than they did before to the epidemic. Moreover, the market for medical PPE devices is expected to increase due to the growing concern about worker safety and health and the rising number of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Tight government regulations on safety would compel employers to follow industry standards, which would increase the demand for personal protective equipment in the medical field. Over the course of the forecast period, these factors are anticipated to support the expansion of the medical PPE devices market.


The medical PPE devices market is expanding as a result of several factors, such as the growing acceptance of efficient surgical techniques and greater awareness of the need to maintain safe hygiene standards. Furthermore driving the market's expansion is the growing popularity of inventive and reasonably priced surgical techniques. Data from CIHI in 2021 shows that in Canada between 2020 and 2021, there were 51,660 hip replacement procedures, 51,599 knee replacement surgeries, and 50,415 fracture cases. Similar statistics revealed that there were 44,369 burn victims in Africa as of October 2021, according to data published in the Journal of Surgical Research. Thus, rising rates of acute wounds might fuel the need for operations, which would raise the nation's need for medical PPE devices and accelerate the market's expansion throughout the course of the projection year. In medical settings, where doctors and nurses are responsible for caring for patients, the usage of surgical masks is very important. Additionally, a large number of surgeries are being done worldwide, which has led to a major growth in the need for surgical masks. In conclusion, the market for medical PPE devices is expanding due to a rise in surgical procedures, a wide distribution of surgical masks throughout the world, and the introduction of new products.


Another significant development in the market for medical PPE devices is the introduction of new products. To expand their product line and solidify their place in the market, companies are concentrating on introducing new goods. For instance, to safeguard healthcare workers from workplace mishaps, Apex Medical, a worldwide company with headquarters in India and expertise in medical treatments, introduced a range of personal protection equipment in June 2020. Gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothes, and safety footwear are among the products in the product line that help prevent infections in healthcare and home care environments, both for healthcare professionals and their patients. Thus, driving the medical PPE devices market revenue.


Medical PPE Devices Market Segment Insights


Medical PPE Devices Product Type Insights


The medical PPE devices market segmentation, based on product type includes Protective Clothing, Respiratory Protection, Face Protection, Eye Protection, Hand Protection, and Others. The protective clothing segment dominated the market. The increased need for protective clothes may result from the increasing demand for coveralls, isolation gowns, and aprons, which are used to prevent the virus from spreading. The major purpose of a coverall is to protect the entire body, including the head, feet, back, and lower legs. Protective clothing is categorized by the FDA into three categories: surgical gowns, non-surgical gowns, and surgical isolation garments.


Medical PPE Devices End-use Industry Insights


The medical PPE devices market segmentation, based on end-use industry, includes Hospitals, Home Healthcare, Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities, and Others. The hospitals category generated the most income due to the rapidly rising incidence of coronavirus cases. Medical PPE device helps prevent the spread of germs in hospitals. Hospitals utilize three different types of medical gloves: latex, nitrile, and vinyl. In order to protect themselves from a variety of harmful microorganisms, healthcare workers in hospitals and clinics are legally obligated to wear protective gloves.


Figure 1: Medical PPE Devices Market, by End-use Industry, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Medical PPE Devices Market, by End-use Industry, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Medical PPE Devices Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American medical PPE devices market area will dominate this market because people are becoming more conscious of the need to use medical protection equipment. Furthermore, the region's high air pollution levels, government initiatives, and new product releases are propelling the expansion of the market.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: MEDICAL PPE DEVICES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


MEDICAL PPE DEVICES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe medical PPE devices market accounts for the second-largest market share. The use of medical PPE devices has expanded in the region as a result of favorable government regulations and growing public awareness of public safety. Moreover, the market expansion is being stimulated by the rising investment in research and development aimed at increasing the productivity of medical PPE devices. Further, the German medical PPE devices market held the largest market share, and the UK medical PPE devices market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Medical PPE Devices Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The need for safety and cleanliness is rising as a result of an increase in surgical procedures, which increases the danger of infection both during and after the procedure. The usage of gloves and masks is encouraged by a number of hygiene awareness campaigns in this area, and enhancing personal hygiene is expected to open up new prospects in the medical PPE devices market in the near future. Moreover, China’s medical PPE devices market held the largest market share, and the Indian medical PPE devices market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Medical PPE Devices Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the medical PPE devices market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, medical PPE devices industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the medical PPE devices industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the medical PPE devices industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the medical PPE devices market are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations includes 3M (US), Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd (Canada), Ansell (Australia), MEDISCA Plattsburgh (US), 0&M Halyard, Inc. (US), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US), Cardinal Health, Inc (US), Medline Industries, LP (US), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US), and Honeywell International Inc. (US).


Kimberly-Clark Corp. is a company that produces and distributes household and personal care goods. Its product line includes training and youth trousers, baby wipes, paper towels, swimsuits, napkins, facial and toilet tissues. Along with clothing, the company sells sanitizers, soaps, and goods for feminine hygiene and incontinence. Under the brands Kleenex, Scott, Thinx, Andrex, Huggies, Kotex, Depend, Cottonelle, and WypAll, Kimberly-Clark sells its goods. Supermarkets, warehouse clubs, pharmacies, department stores, mass merchandisers, and other retail establishments make up its clientele.


Across a range of industries, Ansell Limited (Ansell) offers health and safety protection solutions that enhance people's lives. It designs, produces, and sells a wide variety of hospital apparel as well as hand and arm protection products. It also provides healthcare, industrial safety, and medical gloves. Ansell sells its products to consumers, industrial workers, patients, and healthcare professionals. The company carries out research in order to create novel products. In May 2021, Ansell, a multinational producer of PPE for the healthcare industry, joined the Tyvek Together initiative in response to the increasing need for PPE supplies and essential protection.


Key Companies in the medical PPE devices market include




  • 3M (US)




  • Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd (Canada)




  • Ansell (Australia)




  • MEDISCA Plattsburgh (US)




  • 0&M Halyard, Inc. (US)




  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US)




  • Cardinal Health, Inc (US)




  • Medline Industries, LP (US)




  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US)




  • Honeywell International Inc. (US)




Medical PPE Devices Industry Developments


November 2022:Safe Source Direct, LLC and healthcare provider Vizient worked together to deliver chemo-rated nitrile gloves, guaranteeing a safe and secure medical supply chain that includes medical gloves.


July 2020:To support the worldwide response to COVID-19, researchers from 3M and M.I.T. began researching a new rapid test that can identify the virus. Research is moving quickly to find out if a quick and easy-to-use diagnostic instrument that can deliver very accurate results can be mass produced.


Medical PPE Devices Market Segmentation


Medical PPE Devices Product Type Outlook




  • Protective Clothing




  • Respiratory Protection




  • Face Protection




  • Eye Protection




  • Hand Protection




  • Others




Medical PPE Devices End-use Industry Outlook




  • Hospitals




  • Home Healthcare




  • Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities




  • Others




Medical PPE Devices Regional Outlook




  • North America






  • US




  • Canada






  • Europe






  • Germany




  • France




  • UK




  • Italy




  • Spain




  • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 21.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 22.28 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 32.919 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.00% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, End-use Industry, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled 3M (US), Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd (Canada), Ansell (Australia), MEDISCA Plattsburgh (US), 0&M Halyard, Inc. (US), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US), Cardinal Health, Inc (US), Medline Industries, LP (US), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US), and Honeywell International Inc. (US)
Key Market Opportunities Growing the amount of research and development
Key Market Dynamics Increase in surgical procedures Increasing conscience about maintaining safe hygiene procedures




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The medical PPE devices market size was valued at USD 21.2 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.00% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are 3M (US), Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd (Canada), Ansell (Australia), MEDISCA Plattsburgh (US), 0&M Halyard, Inc. (US), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (US), Cardinal Health, Inc (US), Medline Industries, LP (US), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US), and Honeywell International Inc. (US).

The protective clothing category dominated the market in 2022.

The hospitals category had the largest share in the market.

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