Global Air Purifying Respirators Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Half, Full Face Mask), By Application (Oil & Gas, Metal Fabrication, Agricultural, Food & Beverage, Fire Services, Petrochemical/Chemical, Industrial, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Mining & Others), By Region (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Rest of North America, The UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway), Benelux Union (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg), Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Rest of Southeast Asia), Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) – Global Insights, Growth, Size, Comparative Analysis, Trends and Forecast, 2021-2030

Industry: Advanced Materials


The Global Air-Purifying Respirators Market Size was estimated at USD 2.65 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2021 to 2030. The rise of numerous viral health hazards, as well as the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, are predicted to boost market expansion. Since of the pandemic, the adoption of these products by doctors and healthcare professionals has increased because they provide the best coronavirus protection when compared to reusable elastomeric half-face piece respirators and N95 FFRs. As of the beginning of 2021, all businesses resumed normal operations, increasing demand for air-purifying respirators (APR) from diverse industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, industrial, and others.

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Powered air-purifying respirators are indicated for hazardous particle or gas concentrations larger than the corresponding occupational exposure limit, according to the NIOSH Respirator Selection Logic. Still, less than the immediately harmful to life or health (IDLH) threshold and the maximum-use concentration recommended by the manufacturer if the respirator has a suitably assigned protection factor.

COVID-19 Analysis 

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on PAPR demand in the healthcare industry. In the medical industry, N95 filtering face piece respirators (FFRs), surgical N95 FFRs, and PAPRs are all routinely utilized. PAPRs can be employed during procedures where healthcare workers are at a higher risk of being exposed to aerosolized microorganisms that might cause acute respiratory illnesses. Healthcare staff who are directly exposed to the COVID-19 virus should wear surgical N95 respirators or medical respirators. If these respirators are not available, other solutions must be used, such as surgical masks and other types of filtered face piece respirators, such as PAPRs, full-face pieces, and elastomeric half-mask air-purifying respirators.

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, healthcare professionals are at a significant risk of catching respiratory infections during patient examinations and surgeries, which is predicted to increase the demand for these goods in the United States. Stringent regulatory standards in the United States governing employee health and safety in high-risk activities are projected to drive market expansion over the forecast period. The industry is likely to be driven by an increasing number of large-scale infrastructure expenditures, such as hotels and medical hospital projects in New York, Missouri, and Los Angeles. The increased demand for floor space growth in various industries has resulted in a surge in construction and renovation projects across the country. As a result, the expanding construction industry is likely to boost product demand.

Global Air Purifying Respirators Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:2.65 billion
Forecast Period:2021-2030
Forecast Period 2021-2030 CAGR:6.1%
Historical Data for:2017-2020
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:119
Segments covered:By Product, By Application, By Region
Companies Covered:3M, Avon Rubber PLC, Bullard, ILC Dover, Honeywell International, Inc, Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Optrel AG, Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sundstrom Safety AB.
Growth Drivers:1) The full-face masks segment dominated the air-purifying respirators market in 2021. 2) The healthcare segment dominated the air-purifying respirators market in 2021
Pitfalls & Challenges:Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases

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Product Insights

The full-face masks segment dominated the air-purifying respirators market in 2021. Full-face masks are used to protect against risks such as asbestos removal and disposal. Over the projection period, raising concerns about employee safety in hazardous situations are likely to increase demand for full face masks. Helmets, hoods, and visors can be paired with other breathing equipment, giving the respiratory programme greater compatibility and flexibility. The burgeoning construction and oil & gas sectors in the Middle East region, combined with increased penetration of helmets, hoods, and visors in the industries, are expected to drive segment growth during the forecast period.

Application Insights

The healthcare segment dominated the air-purifying respirators market in 2021. Healthcare employees face several health and safety risks, including biological and blood-borne pathogens, waste anesthetic gas exposures, and potential chemical and drug exposures. PAPR protects against these dangers, which is why these products are in high demand in the healthcare industry. In the event of a fire, firefighters are exposed to a variety of carcinogenic and poisonous substances created as byproducts of combustion. The increased number of fires and blowouts, along with tight safety standards, is compelling firms to prioritize worker safety, particularly in North America and Europe. This will drive product sales in the fire brigade service segment.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the global air-purifying respirators market in 2021. The severe work safety standards set by the regulatory authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American National Standard Institution (ANSI) encourage firms in the region to use PAPR to ensure employee safety. Growing investments in the automobile and construction industries, combined with tight laws governing employee health and safety, are likely to boost the German market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the high costs associated with noncompliance with workplace safety requirements are projected to boost product demand in a variety of businesses.

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Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Generic strategies adopted by the companies usually include mergers & acquisitions, distribution network expansion, and product portfolio expansion. For instance, Gentex Corp bought Aero Parts Australia Ltd. (APA) in July 2020, a supplier of military equipment, commercial air, and life support in New Zealand and Australia. Gentex will be able to better serve its customers in the countries because of this transaction. Major firms are spending in research and development to launch distinctive products and enhance their market share. For example, Optrel AG launched the e3000X PAPR system in August 2019, which protects workers from particles such as smoke, aerosols, or dust. Some prominent players in the global air-purifying respirators market including 3M, Avon Rubber PLC, Bullard, ILC Dover, Honeywell International, Inc. amongst others.


By Product

  • Half Mask
  • Full Face Mask
  • Helmets, Hoods & Visors

By Application

  • Oil & Gas 
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Agricultural
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fire Services
  • Petrochemical/Chemical
  • Industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Mining
  • Others

Key Players

  • 3M
  • Avon Rubber PLC
  • Bullard
  • ILC Dover
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
  • Optrel AG
  • Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Sundstrom Safety AB

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