Global Nuclear Protective Clothing Market – Use of Ultrasonic Seaming Technology to Facilitate Market Growth

Renewable energy

The global nuclear protective clothing market is currently valued at almost USD 239 million and is expected to surpass USD 275 billion by 2021, says Technavio.

Technavio has announced its latest market research report on the global nuclear protective clothing market, under its power portfolio. This market analysis discusses the major drivers and key emerging trends and offers an analysis of key vendors like 3M, DuPont, Honeywell, and Lakeland Industries.

According to  Thanikachalam Chandrasekaran, a lead analyst for power research at Technavio, “Protective clothing used in the nuclear industry are majorly single use because of various reasons including a high rate of personnel contamination events. Besides, all nuclear power plants have a finite period of operating time, and after this period, the power station needs to be decommissioned and cleaned up. Decommissioning of nuclear plants also demands protective clothing as it involves high threats of radiation contamination.”

Single use protective garments reduce the chance of cross-contamination with radioactive particles. The garments are designed to minimize the penetration of radioactive particles and offer body coverage free of radioactive materials. With existing operable nuclear plants as well as nuclear plants that are planned and under construction, Technavio’s market research analysts anticipate a consistent demand for nuclear protective clothing in the global market.

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Rising use of ultrasonic seaming technology

Seam quality is closely linked to the functionality of protective clothing as they are constantly exposed to mechanical and heat stress. Vendors in the market are continually working on offering innovative garment materials and offer garments designed for specific hazards such as nuclear contaminants, flames, and chemicals. Similarly, seaming technology has also been improved with time from stitched (serged) seam to heat sealed seam to ultrasonic seaming. This has improved the performance of the protective clothing in terms of greater resistance to hazardous materials (impermeable).

Increasing number of nuclear power plants in APAC

APAC has a high demand for electricity due to factors such as increasing population, rising urbanization, and fast-growing economies. Out of 130 operable nuclear power plants located across the globe, APAC is home to around 30% of them. Furthermore, the rising number of nuclear plants that are under construction in APAC is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of the global nuclear protective clothing market. Developing countries such as India and China experience demand to increase power production due to growing population, resulting in growth in the number of nuclear power plants.

This research report includes an in-depth analysis and market shares and sizes of the sub-segments and geography. An analysis of the key companies, including their market shares, business overview, key financials, etc. is provided in this study. This market study also provides a detailed analysis of key drivers, challenges, and opportunities influencing this market.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report titled, ‘Global Nuclear Protective Clothing Market 2017-2021’. Technavio also customizes reports by other regions and specific segments upon request.

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