Protective Face Masks Market size was valued at over USD 12.7 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at around -1.7% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. A growing number of COVID-19 cases across the globe has forced several health authorities such as the CDC and the WHO to mandate the use of protective face masks to reduce the chance of infection. Due to the rising number of cases, there has been a global surge in demand for masks for medical personnel. Thus, to meet this demand, manufacturers across the globe have ramped up the production, thereby supplementing the market growth.
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 a barrier to fluid. This serves to reduce the transmission of infection between individuals.
There has been an increase in awareness pertaining to the benefits of wearing protective face masks. This is expected to drive the demand for the protective face masks market during the forecast period. Also, governments across the globe found their emergency supplies inadequate owing to the unprecedented scale of the crisis. This will lead to an increase in government stockpiling of supplies.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have a largely positive impact on the global protective face masks market in 2020. It can be projected that the pandemic will expedite the adoption of face masks. With hospitals operating at full capacity to treat COVID-19 patients, there has been increasing demand for face masks. To overcome these consequences, companies are ramping up production to meet the demand. These factors will propel the global protective face masks market expansion. Countries such as China, U.S., and Japan are set to garner significant revenue due to the presence of various manufacturers and high demand for protective face masks. However, this trend is predicted to change in 2021 with control over the number of new COVID-19 cases and the launch of various vaccines for the prevention of infection. This will lead to a decrease in the sales of protective face masks in 2021.
The key players profiled in the Protective Masks report are Reckitt Benckiser Group, The Himalaya Drug Company, Procter and Gamble, Gojo Industry Inc., Henkel Corporation, Unilever, Vi-Jon Laboratories Inc., Chattem Inc., Best Sanitizers Inc., and Kutol Products Company.
Protective Masks Market Key Segments:
Protective Masks Market, By Product
- Procedure Masks
- Surgical Masks
- ASTM level 1
- ASTM level 2
- ASTM level 3
- N95 Respirators
- Without valve
- With valve
- Face Shields
Protective Masks Market, By End-use
- Hospitals & clinics
- Ambulatory surgical centers
- Long-term care centers
- Research institutes
Protective Masks Market, By Sales Channel
Protective Masks Market By Geography
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of LAMEA