September 03, 2020
According to the research report titled ‘Protective Face Masks Market Size By Product, By Distribution Channel By End-use, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026’, available with Market Study Report LLC, global protective face masks market is expected to grow substantially during 2020-2026.
Rising prevalence of COVID-19 along with increasing awareness pertaining to PPE (personal protective equipment) are major factors driving the growth of global protective face masks industry. For those uninitiated, protective face masks are type of personal protective equipment that are used to protect users from various liquids and airborne particles that can contaminate the face.
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The WHO (World Health Organization) has recommended the use of protective face masks and hand sanitizers in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In fact, the demand for protective face masks spurred unexpectedly in last few months driven by the need to protect patients and healthcare workers amidst coronavirus pandemic.
Based on the product landscape, the surgical masks market segment is expected to surpass USD 540 million by the year 2026. These disposable masks are loose-fitting which cover the chin, mouth and the nose. They help block sprays or splatters, splashes, and large-particle droplets which may contain the virus and protect the user. Rising adoption of surgical masks in hospital surgeries is also fueling the segmental share.
Citing the distribution channel, the distributors segment was worth USD 475 million in the year 2019 and is expected to register consistent growth during the analysis timespan.
Moving on to end-user landscape, the ambulatory surgical centers segment accounted for 26.2% market share in the year 2019 and is predicted to showcase unswerving growth in the ensuing years.
Considering the geographical landscape, Latin America protective face masks industry generated revenues worth USD 80 million in the year 2019 and is poised to accumulate similar returns in the forthcoming period. Meanwhile, Middle East & Africa market is estimated to reach USD 75 million by the year 2026.
The key participants in global protective face masks market are Moldex-Metric Inc., Medibase, Hygeco International Products, Honeywell International Inc., Henry Schein Inc., Fisher Scientific International Inc., Dentsply Sirona, DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG, Crosstex International Inc., Coltene Whaledent Private Limited, Cardinal Health Inc., BSN Medical GmbH, Akzenta GmbH & Co. KG., Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, and 3M Co. among others.