Protective Face Masks Market Size By Product (Procedure Masks, Surgical Masks {ASTM Level 1, ASTM Level 2, ASTM Level 3}, N95 Respirators {With Valve, Without Valve}, Face Shields {Disposable, Reusable}), By Distribution Channel (Distributors, Pharmacies, E-commerce) By End-use (Hospital & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Long Term Care Centers, Research Institutes), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Apr 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4639  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 220   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Protective Face Masks Market exceeded USD 1 billion in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over -10.1% between 2020 and 2026. As the COVID-19 crisis intensifies with a growing number of cases across the globe, several health authorities such as the WHO and the CDC have advised the use of protective masks to reduce the chance of infection. Furthermore, due to the rising number of cases, there has been a global surge in demand of masks for medical personnel. To meet this demand, manufacturers across the globe have ramped up the production.

Protective Face Masks Market

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Protective face masks are intended to be worn by healthcare professionals during surgeries and examinations to minimize the risk of transmission of infection. The masks are made of non-woven material that acts as barrier to fluid. This serves to reduce the transmission of infection between individuals.

There has been an increase in awareness pertaining to benefits of wearing protective face masks. This is expected to drive the demand for protective face masks during the analysis timeframe. Furthermore, governments across the globe found their emergency supplies inadequate due to the unprecedented scale of the crisis. This will lead to an increase in government stockpiling of supplies. These factors are expected to fuel the demand for protective face masks throughout the forecast timeframe.

Protective Face Masks Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2019: USD 1.03 Billion
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR: -10.1% 2026 Value Projection: USD 2.8 Billion
Pages: 220 Tables, Charts & Figures: 422
Geographies covered (23): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran
Segments covered: Product, Distribution Channel, End-use and Region
Companies covered (15): 3M, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Akzenta GmbH & Co. KG., BSN Medical, Cardinal health, Coltene, Crosstex, DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG, Dentsply Sirona, Fisher scientific, Henry Schein, Honeywell, Hygeco International Products, Medibase, Moldex
Growth Drivers:
  • Rising cases of COVID-19 infection
  • Growing number of surgeries
  • Increasing awareness regarding protective benefits of masks
  • Government guidelines on usage of masks
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Low profit margin
  • Government regulation for manufacturing N95 masks

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Increasing cases of corona virus coupled with authority guidelines will drive the protective face masks demand

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prescribed the use of masks to combat the spread of the highly infectious Corona virus. It has been established that the infection spreads through contact with aerosol. The virus forms droplets in the form of aerosol that can infect healthy individuals through contact with the nose and eyes.

Protective face masks offer a degree of protection against the virus, especially to people in regular contact with infected people. As the count of cases continues to increase, the demand has increased exponentially from the caregivers. Furthermore, as organizations such as the WHO and Center for Disease Control (CDC) prescribe the use of masks, there has been a surge in product demand from individuals in the market.

Nations across the globe experienced shortages of protective face masks in their emergency stockpiles. This shortage affected the N95 type of masks the most. Therefore, it is expected that governments will increase their emergency stockpiles to mitigate similar disasters in the future.

Growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 will propel the demand for procedure masks

Protective Face Masks Market By Products

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Procedure masks dominated the market share and held around 40% industry share in 2019. Procedure masks are used by caregivers during check-ups and dental exams. Also, they are used by individuals to reduce chances of allergies and common infections. The surge in demand from the general public to combat the spread of COVID-19 infection will boost the segment expansion.

N95 respirators accounted for market value of USD 321.3 million in 2019. N95 respirators are preferred by medical personnel as they prevent the entry of 95% of substances larger than 0.03 microns. The efficacy of these respirators in preventing the spread of the corona virus will boost the product demand. N95 respirators are further segmented as respirators with valve and without valves. The segment without valves dominated the market share with USD 31.7 million in revenue and will showcase substantial growth. The growth can be attributed to the cost-effective nature of the product.

Social distancing will increase the demand of masks in e-commerce stores

E-commerce segment is expected to reach USD 718.5 million by 2026. High growth can be attributed to the increasingly stringent social distancing measures put in place by governments. These restrict individuals from leaving their houses, and thus there will be a surge in demand for protective face masks from online stores.

Distributors dominated the protective face masks market with a value of USD 2,435.1 million in 2020 and will continue to have a significant market share through 2026. The growth can be attributed to the reliance of hospitals and clinics on distributors for bulk buying of protective masks. Furthermore, as an increasing number of organizations and countries stock up on protective face masks, there will be increased demand from distributors. Also, availability of several brands, and wholesale price accounts for preference towards distributors.

Individual segment to see a sharp rise due to increase in awareness regarding mask usage

The individual segment held 15% market share in 2019 and will witness significant growth over 2020 to 2026. Owing to growing demand for protective face masks among the general public due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Furthermore, increasing awareness about role of masks in prevention of allergies and infections will increase product demand.

Research institutes held USD 46.4 million in market value in 2019. The increasing number of clinical trials and research, especially in life-sciences will boost the segment growth, driving the protective face masks market growth.

Europe will see significant growth due to the COVID-19 infection

Europe Protective Face Masks Market

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The European protective face masks market was valued at more than USD 135 million in 2019. The European region has been significantly affected with COVID-19 with nearly 200,000 cases in Italy alone. Key regional market players are ramping up production to meet the growing demand. These factors are expected to drive the regional industry growth over the forecast period.

Italy will be one of the fastest expanding markets in the region. The growth is a result of high number of COVID-19 cases. Furthermore, increased awareness regarding usage of face masks will be a key impacting factor. These factors will propel the local industry expansion over the forecast period.

Several players are setting up new production line to meet the momentous demand

Few key players in the protective face masks market share are 3M, BSN Medical, Honeywell, Coltene, Cardinal Health, Dentsply Sirona among others. These market players are adopting various combination of growth strategies to capture larger market share and increase their revenue. Furthermore, companies are focusing on ramping up the production of protective face masks in a bid to combat the COVID-19 infection.

Recent industry developments:

  • In March 2020, BYD Company announced that it opened one of the largest facilities to manufacture face masks. The company announced that the new facility had the operation capability of producing about 5million masks daily. This expansion enabled the company to meet the acute shortage of face masks, thus expanding their protective face masks portfolio and increased their market penetration.
  • In March 2020, General Motors announced setting up a face mask manufacturing plant that could produce up to 50,000 protective face masks in a day. This strategy enabled the company to provide essential face masks to the U.S and increased their market share.

The protective face masks market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Procedure Masks
  • Surgical Masks
    • ASTM level 1
    • ASTM level 2
    • ASTM level 3
  • N95 Respirators
    • Without valve
    • With valve
  • Face Shields
    • Disposable
    • Reusable

By Distribution Channel

  • Distributors
  • Pharmacies
  • Online

By End-use

  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Long-term care centers
  • Research institutes
  • Individuals
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • Belgium
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Iran

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of protective face masks valued over USD 1 billion in 2019.
The industry share of protective face masks is projected to witness -10.1% CAGR through 2026.
Procedure masks dominated the market and held around 40% share in 2019, says a GMI report.
The N95 respirators accounted for a market value of USD 321.3 million in 2019.
The European protective face masks industry was valued at more than USD 135 million in 2019 and will see significant growth during the forecast timeframe.
According to this report, e-commerce segment is expected to reach USD 718.5 million by 2026.

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  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Pages: 220
  • Tables: 396
  • Charts / Figures: 26
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Countries covered: 23

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