The 72nd issue of the Performance Apparel Market report from Textile Intelligence predicts, chemical protective clothing market will grow at a CAGR of 9.1 per cent from 2021-26. This forecast is based partly on expectations of rapid industrialization in many parts of the world and partly on expectations of significant growth in the number of life-threatening incidents involving hazardous materials, including chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies, outbreaks of disease and industrial accidents.
Another major factor driving the strong forecast is continuing pandemic and increased pressure on employers to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers. Transportation of hazardous materials is also boosting the growth of this market. In the US alone, there were 71 injuries and deaths as a result of the transportation of hazardous materials in 2020.