Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Coverall Market from 2016-2020: Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Coverall–Technavio’s latest report on the global
coverall market
provides an analysis on the most
important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio
defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to
significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.


The global coverall market is expected to reach USD 3,488.29
million by 2020, posting a CAGR of 8.62%.


A coverall is usually made from woven fabrics or rubber-coated rain
suits. The growth of industries such as oil
and gas
and chemical is one of the main drivers of the FR and
chemical-defending coverall market. The low-cost availability of natural
gas and related liquids due to the growth in hydraulic fracturing has
made the US an attractive destination to build new chemical
manufacturing facilities. Around 238 chemicals companies in the US had
announced investment projects in 2015.

Various governing bodies across the world scrutinize the welfare and
safety of employees. For example, OSHA ensures that the employees in the
US work in an environment that is free from recognized hazards that are
likely to cause serious physical harm. In the light of recent accidents
and reports of unsafe working conditions, these governing bodies are
taking measures to ensure that the employers follow the strict
regulations on working conditions, employee safety, and the mandatory
use of specified protective clothing. These bodies also conduct safety
inspections at workplaces to ensure the safety of the working

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The top three emerging trends driving the global coverall market according
to Technavio research analysts are:

  • Emergence of sensor-based protective clothing
  • Growing female participation in labor-intensive industries
  • Technological innovations in fibers

Emergence of sensor-based protective clothing

Workers in the forestry industry require specialized cut-protection
clothing. A conventional cut-protection clothing includes several layers
of special materials made of ultra-strong fibers. When equipment like
the chainsaw comes in the contact with the cloth, the equipment gets
caught in the fabric and is stopped before the wearer is harmed.
However, multiple layers limit the worker’s flexibility and increase
thermal insulation, due to which, the wearer faces extra stress,
especially during warmer seasons.

However, a newly developed electronic protection system, HORST,
uses a technology that requires no contact between the protective
clothing and the equipment. The system acts before the equipment touches
even the outer layer of the system. Magnets on the guide bar of the
chainsaw and the highly sensitive magnetic field sensors incorporated
fabric create a type of protective electronic field around the wearer.
This system aims to reduce the number of layers to a minimum so that the
clothing feels lighter and has less of an insulating effect as well as
provide active protection to the wearer.

Growing female participation in labor-intensive industries

With the growing female participation in the workforce across
industries worldwide, the demand for coveralls designed
specifically for women is increasing. Responding to the demand from
female workers and industrial laborers, manufacturers are likely to
design customized coveralls for women
,” says Abhay Sinha, a lead
analyst from Technavio.

Manufacturers are capitalizing on the growing female participation
in labor-intensive industries by launching customized products for women,

adds Abhay.

Technological innovations in fibers

Most industrial sectors like mining, chemical, military, hospitals, and
energy services involve hazardous work environments that can cause
fatalities in the workplace. To prevent workplace injuries and
fatalities, workers exposed to such hazardous conditions require
protective clothing like coveralls.

Hazards in workplaces vary depending on the industry from low to medium
protection or medium to high protection. Protective clothing creates a
barrier against chemicals, extreme temperature, bacteria and viruses,
and breathability. This has increased the demand for functional
clothing, and manufacturers of coveralls place a high emphasis on new
technologies for producing advanced fibers. With the advent of polymer
technology such as melt spinning and micro fiber spinning, it has become
possible to produce high-quality and high-performance structured fibers.

Top key vendors:

  • Ansell
  • Honeywell
  • Lakeland Industries
  • 3M

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