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U.S. Negative Pressure Escape Masks Market Size By Application (Industrial, Medical & Healthcare, Military & Aviation, Public Service), Industry Analysis Report, Country Outlook Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4877
  • Published Date: Dec 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

The U.S. Negative Pressure Escape Mask Market size was valued over USD 43.7 million in 2019 and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of over 4.2% from 2020 to 2026. Increasing oil & gas exploration activities in the region are expected to fuel the negative pressure escape mask demand over the forecast period.

Rapid industrialization has been a major factor contributing to the market owing to its widespread applications in maintaining safety against toxic substances including powdered chemicals, solvents, gases, and sprays. Strong growth indicators in oil & gas, chemical manufacturing, aerospace, metal fabrication, pulp & paper, and medical industries in the region are likely to help attain promising gains to the U.S. negative pressure escape mask market size over the projected timeframe.

U.S. Negative Pressure Escape Mask Market Statistics

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The U.S. is the predominant region for the respiratory equipment market owing to awareness towards safety and strict regulations regarding the safety of labor. The rapidly growing healthcare and medical industry is also expected to drive the U.S. negative pressure escape mask market growth owing to the widespread usage of escape masks during emergency situations to avoid the inhalation of air contaminated with infectious micro-organisms. Respiratory protection equipment manufacturers have increasingly differentiated their products on the basis of technology, quality, and end-user application.

As federal funding for defense rises, so does the demand for respiratory protection devices. According to the US Army Medical Department, the military may require respiratory protection devices to protect individuals from chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, and toxic industrial materials. Furthermore, the Department of Defense may use gas masks to protect soldiers that are deployed in war zones. The federal funding for defense is expected to increase in the coming future.

The industrial production index (IPI) measures the output from mining, manufacturing, electric, and gas industries. As the IPI rises, so does the demand for respiratory masks. In particular, downstream markets that manufacture products with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents will require respiratory protection equipment to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s respiratory protection standards. IPI is expected to increase in the future, presenting an opportunity for negative pressure escape mask.

As the trade-weighted index (TWI) rises, industry exports become more expensive for global consumers, whereas imports become relatively inexpensive for domestic downstream markets. As a result, this trend intensifies competition for the industry in line with the surged demand for respiratory equipment produced by foreign manufacturers in the domestic market.

Downstream markets will be quick to purchase industry products due to respiratory violations being the fourth most cited violation in fiscal 2016 (latest data available), according to data from OSHA. OSHA has a myriad of violation penalties, which are set incrementally higher for employees that were exposed to physical harm or death. In addition, repeat violations can result in a significant fine of up to USD 70,000 for each violation within the previous three years. As a result, companies that have repeat violations will likely focus on complying with respiratory protection requirements.

COVID-19 pandemic will have a positive impact on the industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the business functions of several industries across the country. Lockdowns enforced by the government to prevent the COVID-19 spread are expected to have adverse impacts on several end-user industries; however, the U.S. negative pressure escape mask market witnessed a positive impact during 2020. 

The industrial sector in the country has been operating with extra safety measures, which shall, in turn, generate huge revenue gains during the year compared to the previous years. As per new government directives, the manufacturing units are allowed to operate with additional safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These safety measures direct the use of various preventive kits including escape masks and respirators, hence showing a positive trend in terms of revenue throughout 2020.

Moreover, the demand for industrial, military, and public services is anticipated to show steady gains, whereas the healthcare sector is projected to show promising gains during the year. The demand for the medical sector is rising due to the increasing need for emergency medical aids across the country. The demand for the medical sector is projected to grow at a highest CAGR of over 4.8% throughout the assessment period.

The manufacturing sector is the hardest hit segment by the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel Coronavirus first spread in China due to which the communist regime in the country imposed strict lockdown in the Hubei province. As the companies in the U.S. are highly dependent on Chinese factories for raw materials supply, the lockdown brought many manufacturing facilities to a standstill, derailing the entire global supply chain.

Most of the product manufacturers in the U.S. have one or more tier 1 & 2 suppliers based in China. Coronavirus originated in China, and its immediate affect was felt and witnessed in China. China imposed a lockdown that affected the global supply chain. The U.S. manufacturers witnessed a reduced supply of raw materials in the first month of 2020. After June 2020, China opened its market and allowed manufacturers to produce, restoring the raw material supply. Raw material supply will most likely be restored by the end of 2020.

Industrial will remain the dominant application segment over the forecast period

U.S. Negative Pressure Escape Mask Market by Application

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The product demand in the industrial sector will remain the highest throughout the forecast period. It is used for the workers safety in the industrial sector. Industrial applications are expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3%. The high growth of negative pressure escape masks for industrial applications is attributed to the increased awareness about safety and strict regulations by different regulatory authorities including OSHA regarding the RPE use.

These products are extensively used by the pharmaceutical industry during manufacturing of a variety of drugs to protect workers from hazardous chemicals including phenols, aromatic chemicals, preservatives, excipients, dust particles, etc., generated during the dosage formulation.

The U.S. negative pressure escape mask market is highly consolidated

The U.S. negative pressure escape mask industry is highly consolidated with major companies constituting around 80% of the market share. Some of the prominent players in the market are Honeywell International, Inc., 3M, and Mine Safety Appliances (MSA). Other major companies working in the industry include RPB Safety LLC, Bullard, Delta Plus Group, ILC Dover, The Gerson Company, and Drägerwerk AG & Company KGaA.

The U.S. negative pressure escape mask market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, by Application

  • Industrial
  • Medical & healthcare
  • Military & aviation
  • Public services
  • Others
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Sayan Mukherjee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The U.S. market for negative pressure escape masks was pegged at over USD 43.7 million in 2019 and will expand at 4.2% CAGR up to 2026 with increased oil and gas exploration activities in the region.

The U.S. negative pressure escape mask industry share from industrial applications will record over 4.3% CAGR between 2020-2026 due to improved safety awareness and stringent regulations on RPE use.

More than 80% share of the negative pressure escape mask market in the U.S. is held by leading players, including 3M, Honeywell International and Mine Safety Appliances.

Negative pressure escape mask demand in the U.S. grew in 2020 owing to increased adoption of safety measures and preventive kits like masks and respirators to counter the risk of coronavirus infection.

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 35
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