The impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) is deep and severe across all verticals in almost all major economies in the world.
Before the pandemic, China produced half the world’s face mask. After the outbreak of the disease across China, their exports were halted leading to supply chain disruptions across the world.
In the process offering opportunities for manufacturing-based economies, prompting price hike due to supply shortage, thereby propelling the growth of the segment.
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Definition / Scope
Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by workers to protect themselves against the inhalation of hazardous substances in the surrounding air. This equipment is used by a variety of manufacturing companies involved in the production of chemicals, food products, pulp & paper mills, metalworking plants, construction, textile mills, etc.
This equipment helps to provide protection against various toxic substances including aerosols, chemicals, gases, sprays, solvents, etc.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) is identified by the World Health Organization as an infectious disease primarily caused by the coronavirus family. The virus spreads by saliva droplets or nose discharge and is known to damage the respiratory system, resulting in failure if left unattended.
While there are currently no specific vaccines or treatments for coronavirus, the use of precise PPE, protective and/or respiratory masks may prevent its spread and further outbreak.
The major RPEs used for protection against COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) include Air-Purifying Respirators, n-95 respiratory masks and Particulate Respirators.
N95 mask is the part of personal protective equipment, which is used to protect the wearer from the airborne particles and from the liquid contaminating the face. The N95 masks are specially designed to filter out at least 95% particles from breathing in including dust and molds.
The Air-Purifying Respirators approved for use by CDC for COVID-19 include Elastomeric Half-mask Respirator, Full-Facepiece Respirator, Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (Tight-Fitting Facepiece) and Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (Loose-Fitting Hood).
The APRs are primarily used by healthcare workers and first responders to prevent the exposure to the virus.
The periodic advent of various pandemics and alarming emergency health conditions around the globe has largely affected Respiratory Protection Equipment market trends.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) has enunciated the adoption of respiratory protection equipment. Nearly 1.7 million people have been affected by the pandemic, taking lives of over 108,828, with the number only rising every day.
This has raised countless concerns in the medical sector, prompting healthcare firms to build highly advanced equipment that would help combat COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) spread.
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) outbreak has had a positive impact on the RPE industry, as demand for masks, respirators, protective clothing and gloves has increased significantly.
The manufacturing, aerospace, etc. sectors have supplied RPE to their employees to protect them against the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) pandemic.
Furthermore, due to the increasing demand-supply gap, the manufacturers are operating at 100 per cent ability to supply RPE across regions. Consequently, the RPE market is expected to experience high growth over the forecast period.