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Protective Face Mask Market to Grow at 7.1% CAGR till 2027; Exponential Spread of the COVID-19 Infection Worldwide to Create Wide Opportunities

July 17, 2020 | Chemicals & Materials

The global protective face mask market size is projected to reach USD 3,590.40 million by 2027 owing to heightening demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare facilities, observes Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Protective Face Mask Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Medical Face Mask {Surgical & Procedure, N-95 Respirators, and Others}, Respirator, and Others), By Usage (Disposable, and Reusable), and By End-Use (Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction, Manufacturing, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027”. The report states that the value of the market stood at USD 1,222.37 million in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.1% from 2020 to 2027.

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to boost the protective face mask market growth throughout 2020 as the demand for face masks and other PPE is rising at a rapid rate worldwide. This demand is emerging not just from frontline health workers, but also from regular civilians as governments have made it compulsory for everyone to wear masks when moving in public places.

3M Scales Up Global Production of COVID-fighting N95 Respirators

In March 2020, as the coronavirus was fastening its hold on the world, US-based 3M announced that it will substantially be elevating its production capacities worldwide to equip healthcare workers with N95 respirator masks. The company had doubled its global output capacity when the outbreak of the virus occurred in early 2020, manufacturing nearly 100 million masks a month. In the US, the new capacity additions will be dedicated to aiding governmental efforts to fight the spread of the virus. Overall, 3M intends to increase its production capacity by 30% across its plants in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America.

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Increasing Frequency of Infectious Diseases to Stoke Adoption of Face Masks

In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) had warned that the frequency of infectious diseases is likely due to natural mutations in pathogens. Moreover, the extent of spread of these diseases was also forecasted to expand. For example, the H1N1 Influenza of 2009 was transmitted rapidly between humans and soon spread around the world at an unprecedented pace. Similarly, the 2002 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) erupted in China and speedily established its presence in nearby regions and later spread to Canada via air travel. Today, COVID-19 is being transmitted uncontrollably through droplets released by coughing or sneezing by an infected and also by touch. Protective face masks, to some extent, prevent the inhalation of these droplets which can stay in the air for prolonged periods. Thus, with infectious diseases becoming commonplace in the world, the uptake of face masks will increase inevitably.

Production Expansion to be the Core Focus of Market Players amid COVID-19

Battling the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the employment of public resources by governments around the world. Private companies, with their massive production bases and technologies, are stepping up and providing strong support to governmental efforts amid this acute crisis. Many players in this market are bringing together their expertise and collaboratively expanding their production capacities to meet the surging demand for protective face masks worldwide.

Industry Development:

  • March 2020: Honeywell International, the US-based conglomerate, declared its decision to rapidly expand its manufacturing capacity of N95 respirator masks at its plant in Rhode Island. The expansion will be aimed at supporting the US government’s coronavirus response as well as create 500 new jobs.

List of Companies Profiled in this Market Report:

  • Medicom (Canada)

  • Eclipse Automation Inc. (U.S.)

  • Alpha Pro Tech (Canada)

  • Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)

  • 3M (U.S)

  • ANSELL LTD (Australia)

  • Cardinal Health (U.S.)

  • Moldex-Metric (Germany)

  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (U.S.)

  • DuPont (U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

  • The healthcare segment held a market share of 83.3% in 2019 and is expected to grow considerably on account of escalating demand for face masks by health professionals in hospitals and clinics.

  • The market size in North America stood at USD 471.10 million in 2019 and the region is anticipated to lead the protective face mask market share owing to aggressive promotion by governments in the region for the adoption of face masks by citizens.

  • In Asia Pacific, the market will be mainly driven by the dominance of India and China in the manufacture and supply of raw materials required for PPE.

Table of Segmentation:



Study Period


Base Year 


Forecast Period


Historical Period



  Value (USD Million)


By Type

  • Medical Face Mask

    • Surgical & Procedure

    • N-95 Respirators

    • Others

  • Respirators

  • Others

By Usage

  • Disposable

  • Reusable

By End-Use

  • Healthcare

  • Oil & Gas

  • Mining

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia & CIS, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America)

  • The Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Global Protective Face Mask Market
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