Protective Face Masks Market worth over $2.8bn by 2026

Protective Face Masks Market size is set to surpass USD 2.8 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Using face masks is a key factor in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 infection. Various government organizations have provided guidelines pertaining to the rational use of N95 and surgical masks to ensure sufficient supply to the healthcare personnel and patients.


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Companies are increasing the production capacity of face masks to meet the growing need

With increasing cases of COVID-19 positive cases, the demand for face masks has increased exponentially. To meet the growing demand of protective masks, various market players have doubled their production. For instance, 3M, one of the major market players involved in manufacturing of n95 masks, announced on 30th March 2020, that it will double the manufacturing of N95 masks. This step was taken to meet the explosive need of facial masks amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Another market player Berry Global, an Indiana-based plastic packaging manufacturer, announced on April 17th, 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 industry players will help meet the growing demand of facial masks.

Rising demand for surgical face masks

Surgical masks segment accounted for 18.7% market share in 2019. Surgical masks are used by healthcare professionals to shield protect themselves while treating patients. With the spread of COVID-19 cases, various government organizations have implemented stringent regulations to mandate the use of face masks in hotspots and containment areas. Such regulations will spur the use of surgical face masks.

Browse key industry insights spread across 220 pages with 396 market data tables & 26 figures & charts from the report, Protective face masks Market Size By Test Type (Mechanical Tests {Spirometry, Peak-flow Test, Pulmonary Function Test, Blood Gas Test), Imaging Test {X-ray, CT-scan, Ultrasonography, MRI}, In-vitro Diagnostic Tests {Point-of-care Test, Molecular Diagnostic Test}), By Application (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Tuberculosis) By End-use (Diagnostic Centers, Hospitals, Clinics), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020– 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Online stores to show fastest growth during the forecast timeframe

Online stores segment value was around 256.6 million in 2019. The large variety of face masks are available at online platforms and stores that cater to the growing needs of the people. Moreover, there is a growing inclination towards online shopping among consumers to minimize the spread of infectious disease.

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

The long-term care segment held a market share of 9.9% in 2019 and is expected to observe significant growth in the coming years driven by the transformation of various long-term care settings into isolation wards to accommodate the growing number of COVID-19 patients. Appropriate precautions need to be implemented with the help of face masks and other protective gear to minimize the spread of infection among the newly created isolation wards.

High incidence of COVID-19 cases in the North American region

North America protective face masks market size is anticipated to cross USD 360 million by 2026. The regional growth is owing to the presence of highest number of COVID-19 cases. Also, various companies in the region are increasing the production of face masks as increase in production of face masks is necessary to meet the growing need of face masks by patients and doctors.

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