Disposable face mask industry to register 19.5% CAGR

Dublin, December 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “Disposable Face Mask Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Forecast (2021-2026)” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global disposable face mask market is expected to register a CAGR of 19.5% during the forecast period.

Official UK guidelines released in February 2020 claimed standard and respirator masks offered 80% protection against SARS-CoV-2. By March 2020, Public Health England, among other major associations around the world, has published guidelines on when to use different types of masks and for different situations. This is likely to have a positive impact on the studied market.

In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 89 million medical masks are needed each month for the response to COVID-19, along with 76 million examination gloves and 1.6 million medical glasses. , in the world. The WHO also estimates that the industry needs to increase manufacturing by 40% and urges governments to act quickly to increase supply and should fuel the disposable mask market.

The main driver of market growth is increasing pollution levels, rapid industrialization, increasing awareness of health protection. In addition, the increasing number of surgeries performed daily across the world with the unprecedented spread of the coronavirus is promoting the adoption of disposable masks.

In addition, the growing awareness of aesthetics, on a global scale, is increasing the number of cosmetic surgeries. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15.6 million cosmetic procedures and 6.8 million reconstructive procedures were performed in 2020 in the United States. A disposable face mask acts as a protective barrier between surgical teams and patients. It also helps prevent germs and reduce the chances of being affected by environmental contaminants and hence, they are quickly obtained during surgeries.

In addition, according to State of Global Air 2018, a report released by the Health Effects Institute, approximately 95% of the world’s population resides in areas where minimum levels of PM 2.5 set by the World Health Organization for a healthy air is not achieved. . Thus, increasing pollution level across the world will trigger the disposable face market. In addition, the increase in airborne illnesses, the increase in consumption of personal use masks and the increase in cases of nosocomial infections will also create a lucrative opportunity for disposable masks.

Key market trends

  • Nonwoven face masks are expected to hold the largest market share
  • North America is expected to hold a significant share

Competitive landscape

The disposable face mask market is fragmented and competitive consisting of several major players. Some of the companies that currently dominate the market are uvex Group, 3M, Honeywell International Inc, Moldex-Metric, Inc., Kowa Company, Ltd., The Gerson Company, SAS Safety Corp and Kimberly-Clark. Market players focus on new product development and product launches. For example, in August 2020, KARAM launched its “line of disposable face masks” to provide protection against viruses, bacterial microorganisms, dust, pollen and smoke.

Key topics covered

1.1 Hypotheses of the study and market definition
1.2 Scope of the study



4.1 Market overview
4.2 Market drivers
4.2.1 Increase in pollution level
4.2.2 Rapid industrialization
4.2.3 Increased awareness of health protection
4.3 Market restrictions
4.3.1 Higher cost of raw materials
4.4 Porter’s five forces analysis

5.1 By product
5.1.1 Nonwoven masks
5.1.2 Dust masks
5.1.3 Protective masks
5.2 By application
5.2.1 Industrial
5.2.2 Staff
5.3 By distribution channel
5.3.1 Online
5.3.2 Offline
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America
5.4.2 Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Rest of the world

6.1 Company profiles
6.1.1 Uvex Group
6.1.2 3M
6.1.3 Honeywell International Inc.
6.1.4 Moldex-Metric, Inc.
6.1.5 Kowa Company, Ltd.
6.1.6 The Gerson Company
6.1.7 SAS Safety Corp
6.1.8 Kimberly Clark
6.1.9 Ansell Limited
6.1.10 Cardinal Santé Inc.
6.1.11 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
6.1.12 Hartalega Holdings Berhad


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