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Flame Retardant Apparel: Introduction

  • Flame retardant apparel are personnel protective apparel that are designed and specially manufactured from blended materials which have been chemically treated to provide self-extinguishing properties.
  • End-users are opting for flame retardant apparel while performing activities that expose them to flames, radiant heat, and potential molten substance splash. It provides assurance to the user, protecting them from the hazards of flames, as flame retardant apparel come with a label that specifies protection from the risk of flames and thermal exposure.
  • Flame retardant apparel are found to be an ideal solution for workers to prevent burn injuries in areas with sparks, open flames, and other potential fire hazards, as it resists ignition and helps insulate against heat.
  • Major players across the globe are introducing flame retardant apparel with smart designs and unique blended materials that protect users from the risk of flames. This is likely to drive demand for flame retardant apparel in the coming years.

Increasing Concerns about Worker Safety

  • Rapid growth in the industrial sector is likely to lead to demand for personal protective apparel in order to prevent the risks associated with flames or undue fatalities. Rising awareness among users and the industrial sector about usage of flame retardant apparel while performing industrial tasks is also driving the growth of the flame retardant market. Promotions by government and regulatory bodies about the usage of safety apparel for workers in industries is also influencing the growth of the flame retardant apparel market. In addition, increasing popularity of lightweight, comfortable, tear resistant materials, and multi-functional apparel among users is also promoting the growth of the flame retardant apparel market.

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Presence of Alternative Solutions: A Key Restraint

  • Rising acceptance of cost-effective alternative solutions such as personal protective equipment and accessories in the industrial sector may act as a barrier for the growth of the flame retardant apparel market. Increase in the cost of raw materials for manufacturing flame retardant apparel is a major factor that influences end-users to opt for alternative solutions and slows down the growth of the flame retardant apparel market. In addition, overall impact of the pandemic situation (COVID-19) across the globe is also likely to hamper the growth of the flame retardant apparel market.

Asia Pacific a Potential Market for Flame Retardant Apparel

  • The global flame retardant apparel market can be divided into five regions: North America (NA), Europe (EU), Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SA)
  • North America country-level analysis features the U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America. Analysis and forecast of the flame retardant apparel market in Europe includes the U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe. Similarly, the market in Asia Pacific comprises India, China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Middle East & Africa includes GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. The flame retardant apparel market in South America has been segmented into Brazil and Rest of South America.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to remain a potential market for flame retardant apparel during the forecast period, owing to a growing industrial sector in the region that opts for flame based or heat treatment while performing operations.

Key Players Operating in the Global Flame Retardant Apparel Market

The global flame retardant apparel market is moderately fragmented in nature, due to presence of a large number of regional and global players. A few of the key players operating in the global flame retardant apparel market are:

  • 3M Co.
  • Ansell Ltd.
  • Carhartt Inc.
  • Cintas Corp.
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Eagle Technical Products Ltd.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Lakeland Industries Inc.
  • National Safety Apparel
  • VF Corp.
  • Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.

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Global Flame Retardant Apparel Market: Research Scope

Global Flame Retardant Apparel Market, by Type

  • Shirt
  • Jackets
  • FRC Coverall & Suits
  • Pant
  • Others (Lab coats, Gloves, etc.)

Global Flame Retardant Apparel Market, by Price

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Global Flame Retardant Apparel Market, by Application

  • Firefighters
  • Metallurgical
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Power and Utility
  • Mining
  • Others (Defense, Shipbuilding, etc.)

Global Flame Retardant Apparel Market, by Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline
    • Specialty Stores
    • Mega Retail Stores
    • Others (Departmental Stores, Individual Stores, etc.)

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The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

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10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

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