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Radiation Protection Apparels Market Research Report: Information By Material (Lead-Free, Lead-Based and Light Lead Composite), By Product Type (Aprons, Gloves, Head Shields, Thyroid Shields and Others), By End Use (Hospitals and Clinics, Diagnostic Centers, Research Laboratories, Specialty Clinics and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/HC/5982-CR | 160 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| March 2023

Global Radiation Protection Apparels Market Overview


Radiation Protection Apparels Market Size was valued at USD 0.7 Billion in 2022. The radiation protection apparels market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.75 Billion in 2023 to USD 1.308 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.26% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032).The key market drivers fueling the rise of the market is the increased use of radiation protective clothing in various medical imaging procedures, including radiography, computed tomography, and fluoroscopy. The growth of anti-radiation clothing technology and the increase in medical imaging processes are two aspects that are driving the market. 


Radiation Protection Apparels Market Overview


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


Radiation Protection Apparels Market Trends



  • Increase in medical imaging activities is driving the market growth


There has been a huge growth in the cost of healthcare, the amount of medical imaging tests performed, and the population's exposure to X-rays and other radiation. Computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) exams more than doubled between 2010 and 2020, according to a study that was published in the November 2021 issue of the journal Healthcare (Basel). Healthcare workers using imaging equipment for medical diagnostics, especially X-rays, wear protective equipment to reduce their exposure to dangerous radiation. As a result, there is an increasing need for radiation protection clothing due to increased medical imaging activities.


Furthermore, in numerous areas, including radiology, interventional cardiology, and surgery, patients, doctors, and staff are concerned about radiation safety. The largest radiation dosage for medical professionals is caused by radiation that is released during fluoroscopic procedures. Healthcare workers are exposed to low radiation levels through diagnostic imaging modalities such as computed tomography, mammography, and nuclear imaging. For instance, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) claims that studies 94, 160, and 184 have compiled data on population exposure to radiation exposure from both naturally occurring and artificially manufactured sources. The average annual per capita effective dose from exposure to ionizing radiation in the United States in 2017 was roughly 6.2 millisievert (mSv), excluding doses to patients from external beam radiation therapy, according to the NCRP Report No. 160. The whole American population falls within the scope of these averages. Nearly 50% of this, or 3.1 mSv, came from naturally occurring sources, whereas nearly 48%, or 3.0 mSv, came from patient exposure due to medical procedures. Only 0.14 mSv, or around 2%, came from other sources such as consumer goods and activities and occupational exposure. Thus, driving the radiation protection apparels market revenue.


Radiation Protection Apparels Market Segment Insights


Radiation Protection Apparels Material Insights


The radiation protection apparels market segmentation, based on material includes lead-free, lead-based and light lead composite. The lead-free segment dominated the market due to its toxicity-free and lightweight nature. The market for radiation protective clothing is also anticipated to reach new heights as a result of the rising demand for technologically advanced lead-free items.


Figure 1: Radiation Protection Apparels Market, by Material, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion) 


Radiation Protection Apparels Market


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


Radiation Protection Apparels Product Type Insights


The radiation protection apparels market segmentation, based on product type, includes aprons, gloves, head shields, thyroid shields and others. The gloves category generated the most income due to the widespread use of these aprons in medical settings and their high availability. The main driving force behind this market segment is the longevity and effectiveness of these aprons in shielding the body from radiation. Conversely, ongoing care and financial support for R&D initiatives are anticipated to increase product demand.


Radiation Protection Apparels End Use Insights


The radiation protection apparels market segmentation, based on end use, includes hospitals and clinics, diagnostic centers, research laboratories, specialty clinics and others. The hospitals and clinics category generated the most income due to the rising imaging technology demand. Radiologic technicians are needed to operate medical imaging devices like computed tomography (CT) and X-rays in hospitals and clinics for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Radiologic technicians employ personal protection equipment (PPE), such as clothes or other protective equipment (including aprons) to shield themselves from ionizing radiation when utilizing this medical imaging equipment. Therefore, it is anticipated that the increase in radiologic technicians will directly impact the industry for radiation protective clothing for medical professionals.


Radiation Protection Apparels Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American radiation protection apparels market area will dominate this market as a result of the region's regulatory requirements. The expansion of radiation protective aprons in the area is also attributed to increased efforts by both public and commercial organisations to inform the public about radiation's seriousness and negative effects. The North American market is expanding due to increased radiation safety awareness, increased radiography procedures, and ongoing research into the creation of new and more sophisticated radiation protection systems.


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: Radiation Protection Apparels Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion) 


Radiation Protection Apparels Market Regions


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


Europe radiation protection apparels market accounts for the second-largest market share. The established healthcare system and growing insurance coverage in this area are responsible for the market's growth. The rising share can also be attributable to the increasing number of radiography procedures and healthcare professionals that use radiography equipment. Further, the German radiation protection apparels market held the largest market share, and the UK radiation protection apparels market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Radiation protection apparels Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2024 to 2032 because the market for protective garments is using technology more and more. Additionally, because of the region's abundant supply of raw materials and affordable labour, many businesses are concentrating their expansion efforts there. Moreover, China’s radiation protection apparels market held the largest market share, and the Indian radiation protection apparels market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Radiation Protection Apparels 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 radiation protection apparels 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, radiation protection apparels industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the radiation protection apparels industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the radiation protection apparels industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the radiation protection apparels market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include INFAB Corporation (US), Barrier Technologies (US), Kiran Medical Systems (India), MAVIG (Germany), Ultraray (Canada), SIMAD X-Ray Medical Technology (Italy), Bar-Ray Products (US), Shielding International, Inc. (US), Lite Tech, Inc. (US), Scanflex Medical (Sweden), Biodex Medical Systems (US) and Cablas srl (Italy).


Medical equipment is made by MAVIG GmbH. The business sells mobile shields, radiation-protected observation windows, and x-ray protective and suspension systems. MAVIG offers services to clients all around the world. The product line consists of radiation protection curtains, built-in windows, mobile X-ray shields, monitors, lamps and upper and lower body shields for surgery and examination tables. It also includes personal radiation protection clothing and accessories.


The US-based INFAB Corporation produces top-notch radiation protective gear and accessories for the medical industry. The company has been researching, creating, and producing highly sophisticated radiation attenuation solutions for medical professionals worldwide since its founding in 1979. It offers a variety of goods, including thyroid shields, lead gloves, lead caps, and lead aprons. The leading producer of radiation safety gear is Barrier Technologies.


Key Companies in the radiation protection apparels market include



  • INFAB Corporation (US)

  • Barrier Technologies (US)

  • Kiran Medical Systems (India)

  • MAVIG (Germany)

  • Ultraray (Canada)

  • SIMAD X-Ray Medical Technology (Italy)

  • Bar-Ray Products (US)

  • Shielding International, Inc. (US)

  • Lite Tech, Inc. (US)

  • Scanflex Medical (Sweden)

  • Biodex Medical Systems (US)

  • Cablas srl (Italy)


Radiation Protection Apparels Industry Developments


November 2021:In medical radiation, MAVIG has introduced a new line of X-ray protective apparel and accessories. This includes its proprietary Balance RA631 series vest and skirt for all-around protection with unique characteristics that notably set it apart from other two-piece models.


March 2020:The 903 Reverse Vest & Skirt Line from INFAB Corporation is extremely protective against scatter radiation and has a snug and comfortable fit. The 903 Reverse Vest & Skirt is a 2-piece outfit that offers complete wraparound protection. It is specifically made to distribute weight between the shoulders and waist equally.


Radiation Protection Apparels Market Segmentation


 Radiation Protection Apparels Material Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  •  Lead-Free

  • Lead-Based

  • Light Lead Composite


Radiation Protection Apparels Product Type Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  •  Aprons

  • Gloves

  • Head Shields

  • Thyroid Shields

  • Others


Radiation Protection Apparels End Use Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Hospitals and Clinics

  • Diagnostic Centers

  • Research Laboratories

  • Specialty Clinics

  • Others


Radiation Protection Apparels Regional Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)




  • 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 0.7 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.75 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 1.308 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 16.26% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Material, Product Type, End Use 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 INFAB Corporation (US), Barrier Technologies (US), Kiran Medical Systems (India), MAVIG (Germany), Ultraray (Canada), SIMAD X-Ray Medical Technology (Italy), Bar-Ray Products (US), Shielding International, Inc. (US), Lite Tech, Inc. (US), Scanflex Medical (Sweden), Biodex Medical Systems (US) and Cablas srl (Italy)
Key Market Opportunities Increase in the technological advancements in anti-radiation clothing
Key Market Dynamics Increase in number of medical imaging processes Higher awareness among people working in radiation prone settings


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The radiation protection apparels market size was valued at USD 0.7 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 16.26% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the market.

The key players in the market are INFAB Corporation (US), Barrier Technologies (US), Kiran Medical Systems (India), MAVIG (Germany), Ultraray (Canada), SIMAD X-Ray Medical Technology (Italy), Bar-Ray Products (US), Shielding International, Inc. (US), Lite Tech, Inc. (US), Scanflex Medical (Sweden), Biodex Medical Systems (US) and Cablas srl (Italy).

The lead-free category dominated the market in 2022.

The gloves had the largest share in the market.

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