Face Mask Market: Global Industry Forecast (2022-2029) by Nature, Product, Type, Material Type, End Use, Distribution Channel, and Region

Face Mask Market size was valued at US$ 8280 Mn. in 2021 and the total Face Mask revenue is expected to reduce by -27.8% from 2022 to 2029, reaching nearly US$ 610 Mn.

Face Mask Market Overview:

A face mask is a product that covers the nose and mouth of the wearer. Face masks are not personal protective equipment and are intended for use as source control by the general public and health care providers (HCP) by CDC standards. Face masks may or may not meet any fluid barrier or filtration efficiency levels; thus, they are not a replacement for N95 respirators or other Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), which provide respiratory protection to the wearer, or surgical masks, which provide fluid barrier protection to the wearer. The increasing use of face masks for surgeries is the key factor driving the growth of the face mask market. Additionally, rising public awareness of the negative consequences of airborne illnesses and their emission levels would drive up demand for the product during the forecast period. The rising frequency of respiratory and cardiovascular disorders would drive demand for face masks. Additionally, the rising popularity of handcrafted masks on online buying platforms would assist the global industry. The increase in growth of the global face mask market is driven by the growing demand for personalized face masks. However, the availability of several low-quality masks and the product's discomfort may restrict the face mask market growth. Face Mask MarketTo know about the Research Methodology : Request Free Sample Report

COVID-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 outbreak increased demand for protective equipment such as face masks. COVID-19 infection is a contagious illness that may be transmitted via speaking. As a result, the demand for masks increased to stop the virus's spread. Across the globe, governments have required the usage of masks. Additionally, airports began providing complimentary masks to travelers to ensure a safe journey. As a result, the COVID-19 outbreak has benefited the global face mask market. Additionally, government incentives to increase manufacturing capacity accelerated market growth. For example, Honeywell International extended its production capacity in Phoenix with government backing to make N95 face masks in March 2020. According to the World Health Organization, overall face mask production has to be boosted by 40% to address the global shortages. The pandemic has already spread to over 213 nations, prompting several governments to prohibit the shipment of personal protective equipment such as face masks. As a result, numerous firms are stepping up their efforts to close the supply-demand gap for these face masks. Over 75 nations enforced the use of face masks in public settings by May 2020, and over 88% of the world's population lived in countries that encouraged the use of face masks in public settings. In addition to the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential of new viruses, widespread use of face masks is a result of high levels of air pollution in population places such as India and China. The widespread use of protective masks to prevent respiratory ailments caused by pollution is driving the market growth. However, the lower profit margins on protective masks are likely to deter new entrants. Additionally, rigorous government regulations regarding N95 respirators are expected to have a negative influence on the growth of the face mask market.

Face Mask Market Dynamics:

Growing demand for Surgical Masks in Clinical Institutions and emergency rooms for protection purposes

A surgical mask helps to block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatters that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping them from reaching your mouth and nose. Surgical masks may also help reduce exposure of your saliva and respiratory secretions to others. Thus surgical masks are widely used in healthcare industries. A surgical mask only provides barrier protection against large-particle droplets and does not effectively filter inhaled small particles, fumes, or vapors. A surgical mask is primarily used to protect patients and healthcare workers from people who may have respiratory infections or to protect sterilized or disinfected medical devices and supplies. As a result, the demand for surgical masks is increasing throughout the forecast period.  

Increased use of Online Marketing

Many social media platforms and smartphone apps have attempted to promote the use of face masks in public and communal settings to assist prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Facebook, the social media giant, is already collaborating with the World Health Organization and is offering free advertising space to help raise awareness about the COVID-19 outbreak. The corporation has altered the user interfaces of social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram by posting notifications on top of the feeds area, urging users to use face masks, and offering other suggestions to prevent COVID-19 transmission. These ideas are CDC guidelines and hence incredibly beneficial to consumers.

Raw material price fluctuations restrict the market growth

Fluctuating raw material prices are one of the primary constraints to the face mask market growth. Face masks are constructed of nonwoven fabrics, metal strips, and ear loops, all of which come from the oil and gas and mining industries. Supply chain interruptions and poor industrial production impacted the flow of raw materials in early 2020, but such issues have continued to haunt market prices even in 2021. Raw material price fluctuations have had a negative influence on the cash flows, profitability, and earnings of enterprises in the face mask industry.  

Prolonged wearing of masks can cause Health Complications

Wearing masks for an extended period generates a slew of physiologic and psychological consequences, as well as a decline in job performance. When wearing masks, activities cannot be completed as long or as efficiently as when not wearing masks. Additionally, wearing masks and PPE reduces the amount of time that an activity may be sustained. Long-term use of N95 and surgical masks causes headaches, difficulties breathing, acne, skin disintegration, rashes, and poor memory. It also obstructs eyesight, communication, and thermal balance. Shearing and skin breakdown can be caused by frequent mask changes, and breakdown on the bridge of the nose and cheekbones can be ascribed to tight-fitting masks and goggles that impose pressure on these specific locations.  

Increased awareness of Health and Hygiene in developing nations

Developing economies and nations like China, Brazil, India, and South Africa are expected to generate huge development potential for face mask companies. Some of the factors influencing the growth of the face mask market in these nations include an aging population, increasing patient volumes, growing per capita income, and increased awareness of health and hygiene. Companies are expected to capitalize on these advancements and increase their global reach to generate more income.  

High Investment in Face Mask Production

Polypropylene is a typical nonwoven material used in the production of face masks (PP). Only a few businesses in the world manufacture a specific type of material known as electric melt-blown polypropylene. Companies have to make a large initial investment as well as capital expenditure to create this material since specialized machinery such as hoppers, extruders and melt spinning systems are required. Encounter mask industry newcomers face hurdles because of the specialized equipment and costly capital investment.

Face Mask Market Segment Analysis:

By Nature, the Disposable segment held the largest market share in 2021 but, at the end of the forecast period, the Reusable segment is expected to dominate the market because of the scarcity of disposable face masks, as well as their affordability and convenience of use, reusable face masks would be widely used and driving the segment growth. The COVID-19 pandemic, which was spread by respiratory droplets, raised global demand for face masks (herein masks), which are used by healthcare professionals and the general public to minimize viral transmission in conjunction with social distance and cleanliness. Depending on cultural and economic considerations, the public has voluntarily or involuntarily adopted disposable or reusable masks. Reusable masks may be subjected to extended durations of usage, many reuses without washing, poor cleaning processes, or diminished protection by washing more frequently than suggested. Reusable masks have been proposed as safe and environmentally beneficial alternatives, with the mandatory use of disposable masks exacerbating environmental concerns from manufacture through disposal. However, the environmental effect of reusable masks is determined by their kind as well as user behavior and mask selection by ordinary citizens i.e., reusability, times of reuse, type of washing, and use of filters or not. Reusable cloth masks are widely accessible at low prices, with quality ranging from handmade or artisanal creations to factory outputs subjected to certification. However, given the vast diversity in protective efficiency, the growth of virus types with enhanced transmissibility has prompted worries about the widespread usage of reusable masks. To minimize economic disruption caused by lockdowns and the overloading of public health systems, many nations (including France, Austria, and Germany) are requiring the usage of disposable masks in a variety of public settings. As a result, market growth would be restricted. Face Mask MarketThe dominance of the Disposable segment is because the Disposable masks performed better than tested reusable masks. Disposable face masks are medical equipment that is worn to cover the mouth and nose and keep harmful airborne chemicals or other impure substances from being inhaled. It also acts as a barrier against sick persons who may unwittingly transfer infections through pollutants that come out of their mouths. Disposable face masks are commonly used in medical health care facilities to limit the spread of diseases from ill patients. When the sufferer comes into touch with other individuals, the masks are highly effective. Facemasks are also worn by hospital workers and individuals working in medical healthcare institutions since they routinely deal with a variety of patients suffering from various ailments. Disposable face masks are not intended to be used for extended periods. If the masks get destroyed or if the person wearing them suddenly finds it difficult to breathe, they should be discarded immediately. Doctors and nurses who perform surgical operations in medical healthcare facilities use surgical face masks to prevent the spread of germs and other impurities that might infect the patient. Alternatively, it prevents germs from escaping from the patient and contaminating the medical team during the surgery. If used face masks are not properly disposed of, they might cause diseases. As a result, old face masks must be stored in hard plastic bags before being discarded in wastebaskets.

Face Mask Market Regional Insights:

The Asia Pacific region has the highest population in the world. To sustain the aging population, developing economies such as India and industrialized countries such as China are constantly strengthening their healthcare infrastructure. Additionally, countries such as Japan have a growing senior population, which is directly related to the requirement for excellent healthcare infrastructure. Countries in this area have also increased their economies in recent years, resulting in rising per capita income and disposable income. During the forecast period, all of these factors are expected to drive the face mask market. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are expected to drive regional growth throughout the forecast period. Coronavirus cases had been identified in a large number of nations, prompting the World Health Organization to proclaim COVID-19 a pandemic (WHO). The race to stymie the virus's spread by diagnosing and treating patients, tracking contacts, restricting travel, quarantining citizens, and canceling big gatherings like athletic events, concerts, and schools became clear. Many governments have imposed travel restrictions, prohibiting overseas visitors from slowing the spread of the virus and reducing community transmission. The WHO recommends several precautions, including covering one's nose and mouth, washing one's hands, and others, to prevent the virus from spreading. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend wearing masks to minimize viral transmission. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are expected to increase in the market. A stock deficit has resulted from an increase in demand for protective face masks. The government has enforced the use of face masks in various nations to combat COVID-19. Face Mask MarketThe WHO has recommended N95 respirators because they are more efficient in preventing viral transmission. The highest level of COVID-19 infection protection is provided by N95 respirators, followed by surgical-grade masks. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a significant increase in demand for medical masks from both the general public and medical personnel. In addition, the market is also expected to grow rapidly owing to mask acceptance in densely populated countries such as China and India, which would largely affect facial mask consumption and demand in the area during the forecast period. Additionally, Asia Pacific is one of the top hospital supply producers of face masks, which is expected to open up new market potential. Manufacturers in the Asia Pacific area have a big client base, particularly in China and India. China and India are also among the world's leading manufacturers of face masks. Europe's face mask market share is being driven by an increasing consumer base, which is being aided by rising health and personal hygiene awareness. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to add significantly to the growth of the market in Europe, with various governments pushing consumers to practice personal hygiene. Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and other European nations have made wearing face masks in public transportation mandatory, which is expected to improve the entire market.

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Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Forecast Period: 2022-2029
Historical Data: 2017 to 2021 Market Size in 2021: US $ 8280 Mn.
Forecast Period 2022 to 2029 CAGR: -27.8% Market Size in 2029: US $ 610 Mn.
Segments Covered: by Nature • Disposable • Reusable
by Product • Protective • Dust • Non-Woven
by Type • Surgical • Respirator • Procedure • Others (Dust Mask, Fashion Mask, PITTA Mask)
by Material Type • Polypropylene (Pp) • Polyurethane • Polyester • Cotton • Others (Flexible Pvc, Pet, Rubber, Silicon)
by End Use • Hospitals & Clinics • Industrial & Institutional • Personal/Individual Protection
by Distribution Channel • Pharmacy & Drug Stores • Supermarket & Hypermarket • Specialty Stores • E-Commerce

Face Mask Market, by Region

• North America • Europe • Asia Pacific • Middle East and Africa • South America

Face Mask Market Key Players

3M Company • Honeywell International Inc. • Kimberly-Clark Corporation • Cardinal Health, Inc. • Owens & Minor, Inc. • Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. • Ambu A/S • Cantel Medical Corp. • Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co., Ltd • Medline Industries, Inc. • Mölnlycke Health Care AB • Prestige Ameritech • Makrite • CNTUS-SUNGJIN Co., Ltd. • Foss Performance Materials, LLC. • Irema Ireland • DACH • Te Yin • KOWA • Uvex • The Gerson Company FAQs: 1. Which is the potential market for the Face Mask in terms of the region? Ans. Asia-Pacific is the potential market for Face masks in terms of region. 2. What are the opportunities for new market entrants? Ans. The key opportunity in the market is Increased awareness of Health and Hygiene in developing nations. 3. What is expected to drive the growth of the Face Mask market in the forecast period? Ans. A major driver in the Face Mask market is the Growing demand for Surgical Masks in Clinical Institutions and emergency rooms for protection purposes 4. What is the projected market size & growth rate of the Face Mask Market? Ans. Face Mask Market size was valued at US$ 8280 Mn. in 2021 and the total Face Mask revenue is expected to reduce by -27.8% from 2022 to 2029, reaching nearly US$ 610 Mn. 5. What segments are covered in the Face Mask Market report? Ans. The segments covered are Nature, Product, Type, Material Type, End Use, Distribution Channel, and Region.
1. Global Face Mask Market: Research Methodology 2. Global Face Mask Market: Executive Summary 2.1 Market Overview and Definitions 2.1.1. Introduction to Global Face Mask Market 2.2. Summary 2.2.1. Key Findings 2.2.2. Recommendations for Investors 2.2.3. Recommendations for Market Leaders 2.2.4. Recommendations for New Market Entry 3. Global Face Mask Market: Competitive Analysis 3.1 MMR Competition Matrix 3.1.1. Market Structure by region 3.1.2. Competitive Benchmarking of Key Players 3.2 Consolidation in the Market 3.2.1 M&A by region 3.3 Key Developments by Companies 3.4 Market Drivers 3.5 Market Restraints 3.6 Market Opportunities 3.7 Market Challenges 3.8 Market Dynamics 3.9 PORTERS Five Forces Analysis 3.10 PESTLE 3.11. Regulatory Landscape by region • North America • Europe • Asia Pacific • The Middle East and Africa • South America 3.12 . COVID-19 Impact 4. Global Face Mask Market Segmentation 4.1 Global Face Mask Market, by Nature (2021-2029) • Disposable • Reusable 4.2 Global Face Mask Market, by Product (2021-2029) • Protective • Dust • Non-Woven 4.3 Global Face Mask Market, by Type (2021-2029) • Surgical • Respirator • Procedure • Others (Dust Mask, Fashion Mask, PITTA Mask) 4.4 Global Face Mask Market, by Material Type (2021-2029) • Polypropylene (Pp) • Polyurethane • Polyester • Cotton • Others (Flexible Pvc, Pet, Rubber, Silicon) 4.5 Global Face Mask Market, by End Use (2021-2029) • Hospitals & Clinics • Industrial & Institutional • Personal/Individual Protection 4.6 Global Face Mask Market, by Distribution Channel (2021-2029) • Pharmacy & Drug Stores • Supermarket & Hypermarket • Specialty Stores • E-Commerce 4.7 Global Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security Market, by Region (2021-2029) • North America • Europe • Asia Pacific • The Middle East and Africa • South America 5. North America Artificial Intelligence in Cyber security Market(2021-2029) 5.1 North America Face Mask Market, by Nature (2021-2029) • Disposable • Reusable 5.2 North America Face Mask Market, by Product (2021-2029) • Protective • Dust • Non-Woven 5.3 North America Face Mask Market, by Type (2021-2029) • Surgical • Respirator • Procedure • Others (Dust Mask, Fashion Mask, PITTA Mask) 5.4 North America Face Mask Market, by Material Type (2021-2029) • Polypropylene (Pp) • Polyurethane • Polyester • Cotton • Others (Flexible Pvc, Pet, Rubber, Silicon) 5.5 North America Face Mask Market, by End Use (2021-2029) • Hospitals & Clinics • Industrial & Institutional • Personal/Individual Protection 5.6 North America Face Mask Market, by Distribution Channel (2021-2029) • Pharmacy & Drug Stores • Supermarket & Hypermarket • Specialty Stores • E-Commerce 5.7 North America Face Mask Market, by Country (2021-2029) • United States • Canada • Mexico 6. Europe Artificial Intelligence in Cyber security Market (2021-2029) 6.1. European Face Mask Market, by Nature (2021-2029) 6.2. European Face Mask Market, by Product (2021-2029) 6.3. European Face Mask Market, by Type (2021-2029) 6.4. European Face Mask Market, by Material Type (2021-2029) 6.5. European Face Mask Market, by End Use (2021-2029) 6.6. European Face Mask Market, by Distribution Channel (2021-2029) 6.7. European Face Mask Market, by Country (2021-2029) • UK • France • Germany • Italy • Spain • Sweden • Austria • Rest Of Europe 7. Asia Pacific Artificial Intelligence in Cyber security Market (2021-2029) 7.1. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by Nature (2021-2029) 7.2. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by Product (2021-2029) 7.3. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by Type (2021-2029) 7.4. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by Material Type (2021-2029) 7.5. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by End Use (2021-2029) 7.6. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by Distribution Channel (2021-2029) 7.7. Asia Pacific Face Mask Market, by Country (2021-2029) • China • India • Japan • South Korea • Australia • ASEAN • Rest Of APAC 8. Middle East and Africa Artificial Intelligence in Cyber security Market (2021-2029) 8.1 Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by Nature (2021-2029) 8.2. Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by Product (2021-2029) 8.3. Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by Type (2021-2029) 8.4. Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by Material Type (2021-2029) 8.5. Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by End Use (2021-2029) 8.6. Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by Distribution Channel (2021-2029) 8.7. Middle East and Africa Face Mask Market, by Country (2021-2029) • South Africa • GCC • Egypt • Nigeria • Rest Of ME&A 9. South America Face Mask Market (2021-2029) 9.1. South America Face Mask Market, by Nature (2021-2029) 9.2. South America Face Mask Market, by Product (2021-2029) 9.3. South America Face Mask Market, by Type (2021-2029) 9.4. South America Face Mask Market, by Material Type (2021-2029) 9.5. South America Face Mask Market, by End Use (2021-2029) 9.6. South America Face Mask Market, by Distribution Channel (2021-2029) 9.7. South America Face Mask Market, by Country (2021-2029) • Brazil • Argentina • Rest Of South America 10. Company Profile: Key players 10.1 3M Company 10.1.1. Company Overview 10.1.2. Financial Overview 10.1.3. Global Presence 10.1.4. Capacity Portfolio 10.1.5. Business Strategy 10.1.6. Recent Developments 10.2 Honeywell International Inc. 10.3 Kimberly-Clark Corporation 10.4 Cardinal Health, Inc. 10.5 Owens & Minor, Inc. 10.6 Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. 10.7 Ambu A/S 10.8 Cantel Medical Corp. 10.9 Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co., Ltd 10.10 Medline Industries, Inc. 10.11 Mölnlycke Health Care AB 10.12 Prestige Ameritech 10.13 Makrite 10.14 CNTUS-SUNGJIN Co., Ltd. 10.15 Foss Performance Materials, LLC. 10.16 Irema Ireland 10.17 DACH 10.18 Te Yin 10.19 KOWA 10.20 Uvex 10.21 The Gerson Company

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Report ID 157665
Category Healthcare
Published Date Sept 2022
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