Global Disposable Face Mask Market

Disposable Face Mask Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis, By Product(Dust, Protective, Non-woven), By Application(Personal and Industrial), By Region - Industry Forecast 2024-2031


Report ID: SQMIG30L2136 | Region: Global | Published Date: April, 2024
Pages: 198 |Tables: 61 |Figures: 75

Disposable Face Mask Market Insights

Global Disposable Face Mask Market size was valued at USD 2.38 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow from USD 2.56 billion in 2023 to USD 4.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period (2024-2031).

Disposable mask manufacturers are developing masks that are gentle on the skin, painless, and provide good filtration. Masks with three layers of protection are preferred. The five-layer protection of the KN95 disposable mask has been noticed by many people. Standard 3-layer disposable masks do not provide the same level of protection as these masks. Masks that protect against droplets and particles are being developed by disposable mask manufacturers. Melt blown materials, which effectively block particles, are becoming increasingly popular in disposable masks, but nonwoven filters out large particles. Manufacturers in the disposable face mask market are expanding their unisex mask production capabilities.

The number of disposable face masks is expected to increase in the coming years due to operations and OPD appointments. This face mask helps prevent the spread of potentially dangerous viruses or bacteria present in liquid droplets and aerosols from the patient's lips. Also, the growing trend of personalized and printed face covers opens up new opportunities in the disposable face mask market.

The surge in demand for disposable face masks has prompted numerous sweatshop owners to manufacture fake face masks to meet the increased demand from consumers in various parts of the world. For the same reason, these sweatshop owners mark their goods with fictitious brand names of well-known healthcare products like 3M. However, the rapid spread of the coronavirus worldwide, as well as government regulations mandating the use of face masks during the pandemic, is predicted to increase the demand for disposable face masks in the near future. However, the increasing prevalence of fake products online and in physical stores may limit market growth. 

US Disposable Face Mask Market is poised to grow at a sustainable CAGR for the next forecast year.

Market Snapshot - 2024-2031

Global Market Size

USD 2.38 billion

Largest Segment

Non-woven Mask

Fastest Growth

Non-woven Mask

Growth Rate

7.6% CAGR

Global Disposable face mask market 2022-2030 ($ Mn)
Country Share for Asia Pacific Region- 2022 (%)

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Disposable Face Mask Market Segmental Analysis

Global disposable face mask market is segmented on the basis of product, application and region. On the basis of product, global market is segmented into dust, protective and non-woven. On the basis of application, global Disposable Face Mask Market is segmented into personal and industrial. On the basis of region, global Disposable Face Mask Market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

 

Disposable Face Mask Market Analysis by Product

On the basis of product, global disposable face mask market is segmented into dust, protective and non-woven. Protective face masks dominated the global market and accounted for nearly 36% of the total revenue. This product range includes air-purifying respirators, which benefit patients with cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, and asthma. Some protective masks, such as the N95, provide more protection for medical professionals exposed to patient respiratory secretions.

Non-woven face masks are made of plastic such as polypropylene to protect workers from various diseases in the workplace. These masks are free from PVC, latex, and DEPH. Knitted masks are commonly used in hospitals because they are constructed with two or three layers of protection. These masks are used when enhanced protection is needed to prevent allergic reactions in consumers with sensitive skin.

Disposable Face Mask Market Analysis by Application

On the basis of application, global disposable face mask market is segmented into personal and industrial. The industry segment account for more than 80% of the global market and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The potential expansion of the industry is primarily due to the proliferation of hospitals across the globe, which is used by healthcare workers. Also, the increase in the number of operations and OPD sessions is driving the market to a great extent. According to the most recent WHO figures, around 6 million patient treatment procedures are conducted in Europe each year.

Increasing pollution and airborne infections are expected to increase the personal use of disposable face masks in the future. Also, public awareness about viral outbreaks and their health will increase the use of personal face masks. This has forced major market participants to increase their production sizes for personal face masks. To attract a large customer base, many manufacturers also make personalized and printed face masks.

Global Disposable face mask market By Product, 2022(%), 2023 (%)

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Disposable Face Mask Market Regional Insights

On the basis of region, global disposable face mask market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. Asia Pacific accounts for over 27.08% of revenue share in the global market and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The presence of large populations, especially in nations like India and China, benefits manufacturers in the region. Additionally, the growing number of healthcare services and hospitals in the region is increasing exponentially. The expanding industrial sector, as well as government rules and regulations aimed at protecting the health of workers, are expected to fuel the market growth in the region. Also, increasing disposable income and urbanization in China and India are expected to increase demand for the product in the coming years.

The disposable face mask market in North America is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. Due to the increasing pollution levels due to the release of hazardous gases into the atmosphere, the demand for the product is increasing in the region. Other major factors driving the market in North America are the high spending power of the working-class population and the provision of low-cost masks by the government to protect individuals. Also, increased public awareness about personal health and hygiene is a factor contributing to the growth of the region.

Global Disposable face mask market By Geography, 2022-2030, 2024-2031
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Disposable Face Mask Market Dynamics

Disposable Face Mask Market Driver

  • Increased use of social media marketing

Several social media platforms and smartphone apps have attempted to promote the use of face masks in public and community settings to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Facebook, the social media giant, is already collaborating with the World Health Organization and providing free ad space to raise awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic. Corporations have changed the user interfaces of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram by posting alerts at the top of the feed section, urging users to use face masks, and providing other instructions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. These ideas are CDC recommendations and therefore incredibly beneficial for consumers.

Disposable Face Mask Market Restraint

  • Price volatility in raw materials

Volatile raw material prices are one of the primary restraints for the full growth of the face mask market. Face masks are made from non-woven materials, metal strips, and ear loops, all of which come from the oil and gas, and mining industries. Supply chain disruptions and lower production output hampered the flow of raw materials in early 2020, though such disruptions continue to plague market prices in 2021. Fluctuations in raw material prices have had a negative impact on cash flow, profitability, and earnings of industries. 

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Disposable Face Mask Market Competitive Landscape

Global disposable face mask market is highly competitive with the presence of local as well as global companies. The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, which are contributing to the growth of global market.

For example, in January 2022, Maskc launched a new KF94 disposable face mask. The latest disposable face mask from the celebrity-favourite brand comes in a pack of 10 and each mask has a bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) of 94% or higher. The mask is made of four layers with two middle layers made of non-woven and melt-blown fabrics, with a non-woven outer layer. The mask also comes with an adjustable nose clip and chin cover to help create a secure fit on the face.

Disposable Face Mask Market Top Player's Company Profiles

  • 3M Company
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Ambu A/S
  • Ansell Limited
  • Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.
  • Medline Industries Inc.
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Prestige Ameritech
  • Cantel Medical Corporation
  • The Gerson Company
  • Halyard Health, Inc.
  • Kowa Company Ltd.
  • Medicom Group
  • Moldex-Metric, Inc.
  • Molnlycke Health Care AB
  • Ohlone Press LLC dba Primo Dental Products
  • Owens & Minor, Inc.
  • The Louis M. Gerson Co., Inc.
  • Winner Medical Co., Ltd.

Disposable Face Mask Market Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, the Biden administration announced the distribution of 400 million high-quality masks to Americans for free. According to the program, N95 masks will be sent to several local pharmacies and community health centres across the US, with three masks available for each adult. The program is part of an aggressive new effort by the Biden administration to combat a surge in new Covid-19 infections that is largely driven by the highly contagious omicron strain of the coronavirus.
  • In April 2022, a federal judge in Florida struck down mask mandates on planes, trains, buses and other public transportation. The move comes less than a week after the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention extended the deadline until May 2022.
  • In June 2021, engineers from MIT and Harvard University collaborated to develop a new face mask that could detect wearers with Covid-19. A small, disposable sensor in a face mask can detect the coronavirus in 90 minutes. The sensor is made from freeze-dried cellular machinery that can be used to detect other viruses. In addition, facial sensors can be worn in clothing such as lab coats, enabling a new approach to monitoring health care workers for various diseases or other threats.

Disposable Face Mask Key Market Trends

  • The use of non-woven fabric masks is a key trend in global market. Non-woven fabric masks protect the user's respiratory tract and filter the air that the user breathes in, thus providing protection from various diseases that may arise from virus transmission. Non-woven face shields are mainly used in the hospital industry and are manufactured with two to three layers of protection. Users love these masks because of the superior protection they offer against allergic reactions for consumers with sensitive skin.

Disposable Face Mask Market SkyQuest Analysis

SkyQuest’s ABIRAW (Advanced Business Intelligence, Research & Analysis Wing) is our business information services team that collects, collates, co-relates, and analyses the data collected by means of primary exploratory research backed by the robust secondary desk research.

According to our global disposable face mask market analysis, by product segment, protective face masks dominated the global market and accounted for nearly 36% of the total revenue. By region, Asia Pacific accounts for over 27.08% of revenue share in the global market and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The use of non-woven fabric masks is a key trend in global market. However, the increasing prevalence of fake products online and in physical stores may limit market growth. Also, fluctuation in raw material prices hampers market growth.

Report Metric Details
Market size value in 2023 USD 2.38 billion
Market size value in 2031 USD 4.6 billion
Growth Rate 7.6%
Forecast period 2024-2031
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments covered
  • Product
    • Dust, Protective, Non-woven
  • Application
    • Personal and Industrial
Regions covered North America (US, Canada), Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Rest of Latin America), Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of MEA)
Companies covered
  • 3M Company
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Ambu A/S
  • Ansell Limited
  • Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.
  • Medline Industries Inc.
  • DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • Prestige Ameritech
  • Cantel Medical Corporation
  • The Gerson Company
  • Halyard Health, Inc.
  • Kowa Company Ltd.
  • Medicom Group
  • Moldex-Metric, Inc.
  • Molnlycke Health Care AB
  • Ohlone Press LLC dba Primo Dental Products
  • Owens & Minor, Inc.
  • The Louis M. Gerson Co., Inc.
  • Winner Medical Co., Ltd.
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Table Of Content

Executive Summary

Market overview

  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Market Overview
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Disposable Face Mask Market Characteristics
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market by Geography
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Market Segmentation
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Data Table on Incremental Growth
  • Exhibit: Executive Summary – Chart on Vendor Market Positioning

Parent Market Analysis

Market overview

Market size

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • SWOT Analysis

KEY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Technology Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and details)
  • Pricing Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of technology and pricing details)
  • Supply Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Supply Chain Presentation)
  • Value Chain Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Detailed Value Chain Presentation)
  • Ecosystem Of the Market
    • Exhibit: Parent Market Ecosystem Market Analysis
    • Exhibit: Market Characteristics of Parent Market
  • IP Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of product/technology, patents filed, inventor/company name, acquiring firm)
  • Trade Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Import and Export data details)
  • Startup Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Emerging startups details)
  • Raw Material Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Mapping of key raw materials)
  • Innovation Matrix
    • (Exhibit: Positioning Matrix: Mapping of new and existing technologies)
  • Pipeline product Analysis
    • (Exhibit: Data Table: Name of companies and pipeline products, regional mapping)
  • Macroeconomic Indicators

COVID IMPACT

  • Introduction
  • Impact On Economy—scenario Assessment
    • Exhibit: Data on GDP - Year-over-year growth 2016-2022 (%)
  • Revised Market Size
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Disposable Face Mask Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Impact Of COVID On Key Segments
    • Exhibit: Data Table on Segment Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • COVID Strategies By Company
    • Exhibit: Analysis on key strategies adopted by companies

MARKET DYNAMICS & OUTLOOK

  • Market Dynamics
    • Exhibit: Impact analysis of DROC, 2021
      • Drivers
      • Opportunities
      • Restraints
      • Challenges
  • Regulatory Landscape
    • Exhibit: Data Table on regulation from different region
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porters Analysis
    • Competitive rivalry
      • Exhibit: Competitive rivalry Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of substitute products
      • Exhibit: Threat of Substitute Products Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Exhibit: buyers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Exhibit: Threat of new entrants Impact of key factors, 2021
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Exhibit: Threat of suppliers bargaining power Impact of key factors, 2021
  • Skyquest special insights on future disruptions
    • Political Impact
    • Economic impact
    • Social Impact
    • Technical Impact
    • Environmental Impact
    • Legal Impact

Market Size by Region

  • Chart on Market share by geography 2021-2027 (%)
  • Data Table on Market share by geography 2021-2027(%)
  • North America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • USA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Canada
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Europe
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Germany
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Spain
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • France
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • UK
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Europe
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Asia Pacific
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • China
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • India
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Japan
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Korea
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Latin America
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • Brazil
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of South America
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Chart on Market share by country 2021-2027 (%)
    • Data Table on Market share by country 2021-2027(%)
    • GCC Countries
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • South Africa
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)
    • Rest of MEA
      • Exhibit: Chart on Market share 2021-2027 (%)
      • Exhibit: Market size and forecast 2021-2027 ($ million)

KEY COMPANY PROFILES

  • Competitive Landscape
    • Total number of companies covered
      • Exhibit: companies covered in the report, 2021
    • Top companies market positioning
      • Exhibit: company positioning matrix, 2021
    • Top companies market Share
      • Exhibit: Pie chart analysis on company market share, 2021(%)

Methodology

For the Disposable Face Mask Market, our research methodology involved a mixture of primary and secondary data sources. Key steps involved in the research process are listed below:

1. Information Procurement: This stage involved the procurement of Market data or related information via primary and secondary sources. The various secondary sources used included various company websites, annual reports, trade databases, and paid databases such as Hoover's, Bloomberg Business, Factiva, and Avention. Our team did 45 primary interactions Globally which included several stakeholders such as manufacturers, customers, key opinion leaders, etc. Overall, information procurement was one of the most extensive stages in our research process.

2. Information Analysis: This step involved triangulation of data through bottom-up and top-down approaches to estimate and validate the total size and future estimate of the Disposable Face Mask Market.

3. Report Formulation: The final step entailed the placement of data points in appropriate Market spaces in an attempt to deduce viable conclusions.

4. Validation & Publishing: Validation is the most important step in the process. Validation & re-validation via an intricately designed process helped us finalize data points to be used for final calculations. The final Market estimates and forecasts were then aligned and sent to our panel of industry experts for validation of data. Once the validation was done the report was sent to our Quality Assurance team to ensure adherence to style guides, consistency & design.

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Disposable Face Mask Market size was valued at USD 2.38 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow from USD 2.56 billion in 2023 to USD 4.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period (2024-2031).

disposable face mask market is highly competitive with the presence of local as well as companies. The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, which are contributing to the growth of market. '3M Company', 'Honeywell International Inc.', 'Kimberly-Clark Corporation', 'Ambu A/S', 'Ansell Limited', 'Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.', 'Medline Industries Inc.', 'DuPont de Nemours Inc.', 'Prestige Ameritech', 'Cantel Medical Corporation', 'The Gerson Company', 'Halyard Health, Inc.', 'Kowa Company Ltd.', 'Medicom Group', 'Moldex-Metric, Inc.', 'Molnlycke Health Care AB', 'Ohlone Press LLC dba Primo Dental Products', 'Owens & Minor, Inc.', 'The Louis M. Gerson Co., Inc.', 'Winner Medical Co., Ltd.'

Increased use of social media marketing

The use of non-woven fabric masks is a key trend in market. Non-woven fabric masks protect the user's respiratory tract and filter the air that the user breathes in, thus providing protection from various diseases that may arise from virus transmission. Non-woven face shields are mainly used in the hospital industry and are manufactured with two to three layers of protection. Users love these masks because of the superior protection they offer against allergic reactions for consumers with sensitive skin.

On the basis of region, disposable face mask market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. Asia Pacific accounts for over 27.08% of revenue share in the market and is expected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period. The presence of large populations, especially in nations like India and China, benefits manufacturers in the region. Additionally, the growing number of healthcare services and hospitals in the region is increasing exponentially. The expanding industrial sector, as well as government rules and regulations aimed at protecting the health of workers, are expected to fuel the market growth in the region. Also, increasing disposable income and urbanization in China and India are expected to increase demand for the product in the coming years.

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