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Disposable Face Masks Market

Disposable Face Mask Market- Global Industry Size, Share, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast, 2018-2028, Segmented By Product (Non-woven Masks, Dust Masks, Protective Masks, Surgical Masks, Others); By Material (Polypropylene, Melt Brown, Nylon, Cotton, Others); By End-Use (Personal/Individual, Commercial, Industrial); By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline); By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa);

  • Published Date: February 2022
  • Report ID: BWC20059
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 246

Report Overview

The global disposable face mask market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.1% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2028, predominantly due to the growing air pollution, rising health awareness, and a increasing number of surgical procedures around the world. Moreover, the recent emergence of COVID-19 has created an exponential demand for disposable face masks and also led to increased health awareness among the people for face masks.

Disposable Face Mask Overview:

Disposable face masks, also known as “use and throw face masks”, are generally worn once and then discarded. The demand for disposable face masks has surged recently owing to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. Disposable face masks come with a triple-layer of material that is fluid-resistant and protect the wearer from droplets of infectious substances emitted during coughing/sneezing/talking.

Global Disposable Face Mask Market Forecast and Trend

Growth Drivers

Increasing air pollution is propelling the growth of the global disposable face mask market

Air pollution is growing at an alarming rate around the world owing to growing industrialization, increasing number of vehicles, and release of harmful gases into the environment. Additionally, the rapidly declining air quality is creating health issues for people around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution can cause serious health issues, including asthma, cardiovascular risks, chronic headaches, and eye irritation. The WHO further states that global annual casualties caused by air pollution stand at around 2.4 million. Moreover, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) states that air pollution contributes around 50% of all childhood pneumonia deaths in the world.

Likewise, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) reports that air pollution causes more than 6 million premature deaths every year. That's more than all deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria put together. Moreover, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has estimated that 40 people could die every day over the next decade, i.e., till 2030, from strokes and heart attacks caused by air pollution. Thus, the growing health issues and deaths caused by air pollution are forcing people to wear face masks, which is driving the growth of the global disposable face mask market.

Growing number of surgeries supporting the growth of the global disposable face mask market

Disposable face masks are essential for any surgery. When first introduced, surgical face masks were meant for protecting physicians from surgical wound infections. These days, physicians, their assistants, as well as scrub nurses, are all required to wear masks during surgical procedures. In addition, all operating room members are required to wear face masks when treating patients susceptible to infections such as those undergoing neurosurgery, vascular, and orthopedic procedures. Disposable face masks are also vital for treating trauma patients and patients with blood-borne diseases.

The Lancet - a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, states that currently almost 313 million surgical procedures are performed every year around the world and only 6% of those procedures take place in the poorest countries, where around one-third of the global population resides. Furthermore, the Lancet reports that basic life-saving surgical care could save at least 77.2 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) every year. The large volume of surgeries is one of the major drivers for the global disposable face mask market and with the number of surgeries expected to rise in the coming years, it is expected to support the growth of the global disposable face mask market during the forecast period as well.

Impact of COVID-19 in the industry

The COVID-19 created multiple issues for the global disposable face mask market. As the COVID-19 cases surged around the world, the global disposable mask market registered an exponential surge in the demand for face masks. Consequently, face mask manufacturers ramped up their production of the face masks to cater to the surging demand. However, amid nationwide lockdowns, closed borders, shortage of labor, and difficulties in raw material procurement, the companies struggled to meet the growing. However, some of the global players, such as Honeywell, 3M, and others, ramped up their face mask production capacities to meet the surging demand.

In April 2020, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced that they have provided 45 million surgical masks to hospitals across the country. Chemical giants like Bayer also ramped up their face mask production amid news of face mask shortage during the pandemic.  Currently, North America is battling the rising incidence of the Omicron virus, as well as the shortage of disposable face masks. The supply chain issues that started during the first wave of the COVID-19 are not yet resolved and are the main reason behind the shortage of disposable face masks in North America.

Global Disposable Face Mask Market: By Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channels, the global disposable face mask market is categorized into online and offline segments. In 2021, the offline segment dominated the market.  However, the online segment is expected to register faster growth during the forecast period. Growth of the online segment can be attributed to the explosive growth of e-commerce and the lockdown caused by the pandemic, which prevented people from going outside. Additionally, the increasing penetration of smartphones and the internet in middle- and low-income countries is also expected to support the faster growth of online distribution.

Disposable Face Mask Market Share

Global Disposable Face Mask Market: By Region

Based on regions, the global disposable face mask market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa. In 2021, North America region dominated the market and held the largest share owing to the worsening air quality of the region due to growing industrialization and urbanization. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in North America, more than 140 million people live in municipalities with unsafe levels of air pollution. UNEP further states that approximately 6,500 Canadians die every year from poor air quality. Additionally, the presence of global players as well as increasing health awareness have contributed to the dominance of the region in the global disposable face mask market.

Competitive Landscape

Some of the dominant players operating in the global disposable face mask market are 3M, AERO PRO CO., LTD., and Honeywell International Inc. Other players operating in the market include Kimberly-Clark (KCWW), Kowa Company, Ltd., Makrite, Moldex-Metric, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, The Gerson Companies, uvex group, Cardinal Health Inc., Ansell Limited, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., SAS Safety Corp., Alpha Pro Tech, The Medicom Group, Huhtamaki Oyj, Owens & Minor, Medline Industries, Ambu A/S, and others.

In order to gain an edge over other players operating in the global disposable face mask market, companies launch new products and technologies, provide cost-effective services, collaborate with government agencies, and engage in mergers and acquisitions.

 

Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, global coffee chain – Starbucks instructed its employees to shift to using disposable paper masks instead of cloth face masks as the latter is not very effective against Omicron. The company is also encouraging its employees to get vaccinated and disclose their status. The coffee chain has also asked its employees to get vaccinated by 9th Feb, 2022 or submit to weekly testing for the COVID-19.

 

  • In November 2021, Ezzigroup Inc., manufacturer and distributor of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits launched its first ever compostable surgical grade face mask manufactured in Canada. · As reported by the company, the masks are ASTM F-2100 certified, Health Canada approved, and will be available for sale in Canada and the United States from December 2021 under the brand name "EzziMed."

 

Scope of the Report:

Attribute Details
Years Considered Historical data – 2018-2021
Base Year – 2021
Forecast – 2022 – 2028
Facts Covered Revenue in USD Million 
Market Coverage North America (US, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Rest of APAC), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LATAM), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Rest of MEA)
Product/Service Segmentation By Product, Material, End-Use, Distribution Channel, and Region
Key Players Key players are 3M, AERO PRO CO., LTD., Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark (KCWW), Kowa Company, Ltd., Makrite, Moldex-Metric, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, The Gerson Companies, uvex group, Cardinal Health Inc., Ansell Limited, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., SAS Safety Corp., Alpha Pro Tech, The Medicom Group, Huhtamaki Oyj, Owens & Minor, Medline Industries, Ambu A/S, and other prominent players

 

By Product

  • Non-woven Masks
  • Dust Masks
  • Protective Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Others

By Material

  • Polypropylene
  • Nylon
  • Melt Brown
  • Cotton
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Personal/Individual
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
      1. Primary and Secondary Sources
    2. Quantitative Research
      1. Primary and Secondary Sources
    3. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents
      1. Secondary Research
      2. Primary Research
    4. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
    5. Key Questionnaire asked during Primary Interviews
    6. Key Primary Responses
    7. Market Size Estimation
    8. Assumption for the Study
    9. Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Global Disposable Face Mask Market – Industry Insights
    1. Value Chain
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunity
      4. Challenges
    3. Recent Developments / Technical Landscape
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  5. Global Disposable Face Mask Market Overview, 2018-2028
    1. Market Size & Forecast
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Product
        1. Non-woven Masks
        2. Dust Masks
        3. Protective Masks
        4. Surgical Masks
        5. Others
      2. By Material
        1. Polypropylene
        2. Nylon
        3. Melt Brown
        4. Cotton
        5. Others
      3. By End-Use
        1. Personal/Individual
        2. Commercial
        3. Industrial
      4. By Distribution Channel
        1. Online
        2. Offline
      5. By Region
        1. North America
        2. Europe
        3. Asia-Pacific
        4. Latin America
        5. Middle East & Africa
  6. North America Disposable Face Mask Market, 2018-2028
    1. Market Size & Forecast
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. Product
      2. Material
      3. End-Use
      4. Distribution Channel
      5. Country
        1. U.S.
        2. Canada
  7. Europe Disposable Face Mask Market, 2018-2028
    1. Market Size & Forecast
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. Product
      2. Material
      3. End-Use
      4. Distribution Channel
      5. Country
        1. Germany
        2. France
        3. UK
        4. Spain
        5. Netherlands
        6. Italy
        7. Rest of Europe
  8. Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market, 2018-2028
    1. Market Size & Forecast
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. Product
      2. Material
      3. End-Use
      4. Distribution Channel
      5. Country
        1. China
        2. India
        3. Japan
        4. South Korea
        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
  9. Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market, 2018-2028
    1. Market Size & Forecast
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. Product
      2. Material
      3. End-Use
      4. Distribution Channel
      5. Country
        1. Argentina
        2. Brazil
        3. Mexico
        4. Rest of Latin America
  10. Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market, 2018-2028
    1. Market Size & Forecast
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. Product
      2. Material
      3. End-Use
      4. Distribution Channel
      5. Country
        1. Saudi Arabia
        2. South Africa
        3. UAE
        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa
  11. Competitive Landscape
      1. List of Key Producers and Their Offerings
      2. Market Share / Ranking Analysis (2021)
      3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
  12. COVID-19 Impact
  13. Company Profiles (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Key Product landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook) *
    1. 3M 
    2. AERO PRO CO., LTD.
    3. Honeywell International Inc.
    4. Kimberly-Clark (KCWW)
    5. Kowa Company, Ltd.
    6. Makrite
    7. Moldex-Metric
    8. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
    9. The Gerson Companies
    10. uvex group
    11. Cardinal Health Inc.
    12. Ansell Limited
    13. DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
    14. SAS Safety Corp.
    15. Alpha Pro Tech
    16. The Medicom Group
    17. Huhtamaki Oyj
    18. Owens & Minor
    19. Medline Industries
    20. Ambu A/S
    21. Other Prominent Players
  14. Key Strategic Recommendations

 

* Financial information of non-listed Companies will be provided as per availability

 

**The segmentation and the companies are subjected to modifications based on in-depth study during the final deliverable.

 

 

List of Figures

 

Fig 1: Global Disposable Face Mask Segmentation

Fig 2: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Value Chain Analysis

Fig 3: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Fig 4: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 5: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 6: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 7: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 8: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Fig 9: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 10: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 11: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 12: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 13: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Fig 14: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 15: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 16: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 17: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 18: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Fig 19: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 20: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 21: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 22: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 23: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Fig 24: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 25: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 26: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 27: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 28: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2018-2028

Fig 29: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 30: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 31: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 32: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Fig 33: Company Share Analysis, 2021

 

 

List of Tables

 

Table 1: Global Disposable Face Mask Size, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 2: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 3: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 4: Global Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 7: North America Disposable Face Mask Size, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 8: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 9: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 10: North America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 11: Europe Disposable Face Mask Size, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 12: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 13: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 14: Europe Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 15: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Size, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 16: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 17: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 18: Asia-Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 19: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Size, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 20: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 21: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 22: Latin America Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 23: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Size, By Product, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 24: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Material, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 25: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By End-Use, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 26: Middle East & Africa Disposable Face Mask Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2018-2028

Table 27: 3M Business Overview

Table 28: 3M Financial Analysis

Table 29: KAERO PRO CO., LTD., Business Overview

Table 30: AERO PRO CO., LTD., Financial Analysis

Table 31: Honeywell International Inc., Business Overview

Table 32: Honeywell International Inc., Financial Analysis

Table 33: Kimberly-Clark (KCWW) Business Overview

Table 34: Kimberly-Clark (KCWW) Financial Analysis

Table 35: Kowa Company, Ltd., Business Overview

Table 36: Kowa Company, Ltd., Financial Analysis

Table 37: Makrite Business Overview

Table 38: Makrite Financial Analysis

Table 39: Moldex-Metric Business Overview

Table 40: Moldex-Metric Financial Analysis

Table 41: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC Business Overview

Table 42: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC Financial Analysis

Table 43: The Gerson Companies Business Overview

Table 44: The Gerson Companies Financial Analysis

Table 45: uvex Group Business Overview

Table 46: uvex Group Financial Analysis

Table 47: Cardinal Health Inc., Business Overview

Table 48: Cardinal Health Inc., Financial Analysis

Table 49: Ansell Limited Business Overview

Table 50: Ansell Limited Financial Analysis

Table 51: DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Business Overview

Table 52: DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Financial Analysis

Table 53: SAS Safety Corp., Business Overview

Table 54: SAS Safety Corp., Financial Analysis

Table 55: Alpha Pro Tech Business Overview

Table 56: Alpha Pro Tech Financial Analysis

Table 57: The Medicom Group Business Overview

Table 58: The Medicom Group Financial Analysis

Table 59: Huhtamaki Oyj Business Overview

Table 60: Huhtamaki Oyj Financial Analysis

Table 61: Owens & Minor Business Overview

Table 62: Owens & Minor Financial Analysis

Table 63: Medline Industries Business Overview

Market Segmentation

By Product

  • Non-woven Masks
  • Dust Masks
  • Protective Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Others

By Material

  • Polypropylene
  • Nylon
  • Melt Brown
  • Cotton
  • Others

By End-Use

  • Personal/Individual
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Ans: The global disposable face mask market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.1% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2028.
Ans: Growing air pollution, rising health awareness, and growing number of surgical procedures around the world are driving the growth of the global disposable face mask market.
Ans: The key players in the global disposable face mask market include 3M, Aero Pro Co., Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark (KCWW), Kowa Company, Ltd., Makrite, Moldex-Metric, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, The Gerson Companies, uvex group, Cardinal Health Inc., Ansell Limited, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., SAS Safety Corp., and other prominent players.
Ans: Online distribution channel is expected to register higher CAGR during the forecast period in the global disposable face mask market.
Ans: The nonwoven segment accounts for the largest share of the market for disposable face masks.