Welding helmets are a type of headgear used to protect the worker from harmful radiations emitted while performing the welding process. Welding helmets also protect the face and neck from the flashes and flame generated during welding. Helmets are a critical part of protection and operator safety in grinding and welding processes. While selecting a helmet, a number of options are considered for a specific environment or application. Different categories of helmets offer varying solutions and technologies that not only play a role in welding operator safety, but also impact comfort and productivity. There are two main types of welding helmets: auto-darkening and passive. For mechanics who lower and raise their helmets frequently, auto-darkening helmets offer greater convenience and ease of use, as the sensors will automatically darken the lens once they detect the arc. In the auto-darkening helmets category, two options are available: variable or fixed shade. The lens has different shades that the operator can select with a variable shade helmet, which is beneficial when welding processes and applications vary. Passive helmets consist of a dark lens that does not adjust or change, and welding mechanic lower the helmet as they start the arc when using this type of helmet.
The global welding helmets market is anticipated to witness lucrative growth over the forecast period due to growing demand from shipbuilding, offshore exploration, automotive, oil & gas, construction, aerospace, and energy sectors. Most industrial products manufacturing involve welding processes. Therefore, demand for welding helmets is increasing worldwide in order to carry out the welding process. Additionally, improvement in the areas of manufacturing and construction drives the need for more advanced protection accessories during the welding process, further driving market growth. Moreover, robust growth of the construction sector worldwide is expected to fuel the demand for welding helmets in the near future. In addition, ongoing R&D activities to develop effective, innovative, and low-cost products are likely to propel the welding helmets market. The constant need for repairing & maintaining existing applications across various industries may further increase the product demand over the next few years. Also, escalating need for cars worldwide would boost the need for spending more on robotics and tools in the automotive business, subsequently driving the market demand. However, fluctuations in price of raw materials such as aluminum, copper, titanium, bronze, etc. is anticipated to limit the growth of the welding helmets market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is expected to be a prominent market for welding helmets due to many government policies framed by countries such as China, Japan, and India to force industrial manufacturers to provide protection to welders, which is likely to boost the demand for welding helmets in the region.
The global welding helmets market can be segmented based on product, shade lenses, power type, application, distribution channel, and region. Based on product, the welding helmets market can be classified into auto darkening welding helmets, and passive welding helmets. On the basis of shade lenses, the market can be segregated into fixed and variable. In terms of power type, the welding helmets market is segmented into solar, battery, and both. Based on application, the market can be categorized into shipbuilding, energy, automotive, general industrial, infrastructure construction, and others. On the basis of distribution channel the welding helmets market is classified into online and offline. In terms of region, the global welding helmets market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
Key players operating in the global welding helmets market include The Lincoln Electric Company, 3M, ArcOne, Jackson Safety, Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Antra, Wenzhou Essen Security Technology. Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Optrel AG, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Sellstrom, JSP, Hypertherm, Inc, ESAB, GYS, Changzhou Shine Science & Technology, Optech, Kemper America, Hobart Welding Products, Ningbo Geostar Electronics Co. Ltd, Instapark, and Save Phace, Inc. These market players are focused on mergers & acquisitions and business alliances. Manufacturers are focusing on advancement in technology. Furthermore, companies are adopting innovative marketing strategies to attract customers.
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