Protective Face Masks Market Future Challenges and Industry Growth Outlook by 2020-2026

Protective Face Masks Market report offers in-depth analysis of the industry size, share, major segments, and different geographic regions, forecast for the next five years, key market players, and premium industry trends. It also focuses on the key drivers, restraints, opportunities and industry challenges.

The protective face masks market is poised to accumulate noteworthy gains in the coming years owing to the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases across the globe. Ever since first reports of the disease came out, several international organizations like CDC (Centre for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) have suggested the general public to start using face masks to avoid spreading the virus. Protective masks effectively trap the aerosol that contain the virus in its filters, which significantly helps in decreasing the spread of the disease. With the number of COVID-19 cases rising at an unprecedented rate, there has been an exponential rise in demand for the masks over the recent months. Additionally, as people become more aware about the potential benefits of these masks in preventing infections and allergies, the demand is further expected to increase tremendously.

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The increasing load of chronic diseases has also led to a rise in number of surgeries across the world. As per WHO, over 60% of 56.1 million deaths that occurred in 2001 were because of chronic disease. It is further projected that this number is likely to rise up 57% by the end of 2020 as there is slated to be a rise in the total number of surgeries across the world, which will fuel the demand for masks used by surgeons while conducting surgical procedures.

Moreover, a rise in chronic illnesses like metabolic and heart disease, because of unhealthy lifestyles, is further projected to impel the demand for face masks over the projected timeframe.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Protection) has advised the general public to wear a cloth face covering or a cloth mask in public areas, where the social distancing measures cannot be easily maintained, especially in places of important community-based transmission. Furthermore, given the current situation, places like retail stores as well as public transport, where the rules of social distancing cannot be easily followed, are mandating the use of mask for people entering the premises, which is likely to create a trend where using protective masks in such places becomes a commonplace practice.

Notable industry players operating in face masks market include Moldex, Cardinal Health, 3M, CrossTex, Henry Schein, Dentsply Sirona, Honeywell, and Coltene among others.

As per a research report by GMI, protective face masks market is estimated to surpass $2.8 billion by 2026.   

The face shields product segment represented a valuation of over $94 million in 2019 and is projected to witness substantial growth through the forecast timeframe. Face shields are generally used as a second layer of protection worn over the face masks.

Face shields effectively further extends the overall lifecycle of a protective face mask and also lessens the chances of getting infected by a considerable margin. Over the coming years, the cost-effective nature of face shields is likely to boost the segment expansion.

The hospitals and clinics segment is forecast to dominated the overall industry share over the projected time span. The industry was already valued at over $336 million in 2019 and, given the critical demand for PPEs at the front lines, will continue to show exponential growth.

In fact, the presence of a large number of doctors across hospitals treating COVID-19 cases is ensuring that the supply chain of protective masks in the industry remains strong for the foreseeable timeframe. Moreover, increasing patient preference to opt for hospitals, for their treatment, because of the high availability of professionals as well as better care quality will fuel the growth of the segment further.

Overall, apart from practicing social and physical distancing, wearing face masks and properly washing hands in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, there are other recommendations as well. As per the WHO, it is also advised that people replace the mask they are using with a new mask once the mask being used gets damp. Moreover, it is also advised to not reuse the masks that are meant for single use. Considering all the precautionary measures and the growing importance of masks amidst the pandemic, the demand for face masks is expected to increase over the coming years. 

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Chapter 5.    Protective Face Masks Market, By Distribution Channel

5.1. Key segment trends

5.2. Distributors

5.2.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

5.3. Pharmacies

5.3.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

5.4. Online stores

5.4.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

Chapter 6.    Protective Face Masks Market, By End-use

6.1. Key segment trends

6.2. Hospitals & clinics

6.2.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

6.3. Ambulatory surgical centers

6.3.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

6.4. Long-term care centers

6.4.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

6.5. Research institutions

6.5.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

6.6. Individuals

6.6.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)

6.7. Others

6.7.1.  Market size, by region, 2015 – 2026 (USD Million)