Protective Face Mask Market worth over $7bn by 2027

Protective Face Mask Market size is set to surpass USD 7.1 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

With rising cases of COVID-19 positive cases, the demand for face masks has increased exponentially in 2020, thereby fostering the market growth. To meet the growing demand of protective face masks, various market players have doubled their production. For instance, 3M, one of the major market leaders involved in manufacturing of face masks, announced that it has double the manufacturing of N95 protective face masks. This step was taken to meet the need of facial masks amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, another market participant Berry Global, an Indiana-based plastic packaging manufacturer, announced that it has added another pilot line in its Virginia facility for increasing the facial mask output to approximately 200 million. Such expansion strategies adopted by several companies will help in meeting the growing demand.


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Increasing awareness regarding protective benefits of masks will boost the adoption rate

There has been an increase in awareness pertaining to benefits of wearing face masks. Protective face masks are intended to be worn by healthcare professionals during surgeries and examination to minimize the risk of cross infection or contamination. The masks are made of non-woven material that acts as a barrier to fluid and aerosols released during coughing or sneezing. Such advantages associated with masks will increase the product demand, thus driving the market value. Furthermore, rising number of surgeries coupled with increasing prevalence of COVID-19 infection will create high demand for protective face masks among the individual. This will result in growing acceptance of face masks.

Complex regulatory landscape for N95 respirators may act as a barrier in the protective face mask market demand

Complex regulatory landscape may act as a barrier in the market revenue. Various governments and organizations have laid certain guidelines and rules for safer and effective manufacturing of N95 respirators, as they may cause flammability. Therefore, stringent government policies for manufacturing N95 protective face masks by U.S. FDA and European Union of Medical Device Regulations (EU MDR) may hamper the industry expansion. Moreover, FDA has classified N95 respirators under Class II devices and it requires premarket review in accordance with Surgical and Infection Control Devices (OHT4). Thus, complex regulatory framework for manufacturing and review of N95 respirators may hinder the market progression.

Increasing utilization of surgical masks in hospitals and ASCs owing to combat infectious disease will spur the segment growth

Surgical masks segment accounted for USD 2.4 billion revenue in 2020. With the spread of COVID-19 cases, various government organizations have implemented stringent regulations to mandate the use of face masks in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. These setting operate with high number surgeries. Thus, to combat the spread of virus in emergency department will augment the use of surgical face masks, thereby enhancing the industry growth. Additionally, surgical masks are used by healthcare professionals to shield protect themselves while treating patients, thereby fueling the segment expansion.

Browse key industry insights spread across 220 pages with 332 market data tables & 11 figures & charts from the report, Protective face mask Market Size By Procedure Masks, Surgical Masks {ASTM Level 1, ASTM Level 2, ASTM Level 3}, N95 Respirators {With Valve, Without Valve}, Face Shields {Disposable, Reusable}), By End-use (Hospital & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Long Term Care Centers, Research Institutes, Individuals), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027” in detail along with the table of contents:

Transformation of various long-term care centers into isolation wards for COVID-19 positive cases will propel segment revenue

The long-term care segment held 10.2% of the market share in 2020 led by the transformation of various long-term care settings into isolation wards to accommodate the growing number of COVID-19 patients. In addition, appropriate precautions need to be implemented so as to minimize the spread of infection among the newly created isolation wards. As face masks and other protective gear help in minimizing the spread of infection, the segment is expected to show significant growth in the future and drive the industry progression of protective face masks.

High incidence of COVID 19 in the North American region will positively impact the demand of protective face masks

North America protective face mask market size is anticipated to reach USD 376.1 million by 2027 due to the presence of highest number of COVID-19 cases. North America accounted for more than 25% of the total number of coronavirus positive patients as of 10th March 2021. This will influence the market expansion across the region. Also, presence of major companies across the region and focus of such companies to increase the production of protective face masks will upsurge the market demand. Furthermore, increase in production of face masks is necessary to meet the growing need of face masks by patients and doctors. This will significantly impel the industry expansion of protective face masks.

Market players are focusing on various expansion strategies to boost the production

Prominent companies functioning in the global market are 3M, Honeywell, Cardinal Health, Dentsply Sirona among others. The market leaders are focused on expanding the production capability to cater to the growing needs and demand for protective face masks.

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