Coverall (Boiler Suits). Protective Coveralls and Boiler Suits for Industrial Professional. Workwear Industry
Coveralls are used for a range of industrial purposes, ranging with treatments for anti-static, flame spread resistant properties, different colour options, and accessories. Historically, outside of the flight industry, coveralls were often used by men maintaining coal-powered boilers. These garment which is usually used as protective clothing when working.
Boilersuit is a one-piece garment with full-length sleeves and legs like a jumpsuit, but usually less tight-fitting. Its main feature is that it has no gap between jacket and trousers or between lapels, and no loose jacket tails. It often has a long thin pocket down the outside of the right thigh to hold long tools. It usually has a front fastening extending the whole length of the front of the body up to the throat, with no lapels.
It may be fastened with buttons, a zip, Velcro, or snap fasteners. Boilersuits with an attached hood are available. The word “boilersuit” may also refer to disposable garments. Boilersuits are so called because they were first worn by men maintaining coal-fired boilers. To check for steam leaks or to clean accumulated soot from inside the firebox of a steam locomotive, someone had to climb inside, through the firehole (where the coal is shovelled in). A one-piece suit avoids the potential problem of loosened soot entering the lower half of one’s clothing through the gap in the middle. As the firehole opening is only just large enough for a fit individual to negotiate, a one-piece suit also avoids the problem of the waistband snagging on the firehole as one bends to wriggle through, or of jacket tails snagging if one has to come out backwards.
The global Coveralls market was million US$ in 2018 and is expected to million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of between 2019 and 2025. 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.
Global protective clothing market was valued at $8,003 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $10,211 million by 2022, supported by a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period 2016 to 2022. All fabrics are protective to some extent but protective clothing are not only concerned to protect just from daily needs but also from situations where hazards or risks are present and that have the potential to be life threatening or pose considerable potential for injury or damage to the person working in and around the hazard.
Global Protective Clothing Market Segmentation
Protective clothes are designed to prevent the person and/or product from coming in contact with adverse elements of the environment, thus providing protection, and/or reducing the risk of exposure. Based on the industry, protective clothing can be of fire & heat resistant, chemical resistant, cold resistant, ballistic & mechanical resistant, and UV resistant.
The demand for protective clothing is expected to witness significant growth owing to rising worker safety concerns in manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas, and construction sectors. Rising awareness to control industrial accidents and fatalities at workplace is expected to further propel the demand. Innovations by the industry players to improve chemical, cold, mechanical and ballistic, and fire resistance of these products is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth.
U.S. Industrial Protective Clothing Market Demand, By Application, 2014-2025 (Million Square Meter)
Rising health concerns owing to exposure to harmful emissions and smoke coupled with increasing mishaps, particularly in oil and gas and mining industry are likely to support the product demand. Increasing number blue-collar workforce in construction and manufacturing industries is further projected to propel the demand for protective clothes over the forecast period.
The rising concerns regarding the safety of workers coupled with the increasing stringency of government regulations are by far the leading factor driving the global protective clothing market. The booming demand for multifunctional protective clothing from end-user industries is also propelling the market. Furthermore, the rapid industrialization along with improving economic conditions in emerging countries is providing a significant boost to the growth of the market. On the flip side, the research and development of protective fabrics require hefty funds, which adds to the overall price of protective clothing. Therefore, their high cost is hampering the growth of the market.