Surgical Face Masks Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2021-2028

According to Vision Research Reports, the global surgical face masks market size was valued at US$ 2.2 Bn in 2020 and expected to surpass around US$ 12.5 bn by 2028.

The surgical face masks market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11% during the assessment period.

North America dominated the global surgical face masks market in 2020 and the trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. Growth of the market in the region can be attributed to significant rise in the number of people being affected with the novel coronavirus. Additionally, increase in focus of market players on enhancing their production facilities to meet the rising demand for surgical face masks boosts the growth of the global market.

Surgical face mask, also known as procedure mask, medical mask, or face mask, is primarily intended for healthcare professionals during surgeries or procedures. These masks are designed to protect the wearer from contacting infections. N95 masks or respirators provide better protection against particulate matter and airborne bacteria and viruses. The global surgical face masks market is driven by rise in prevalence of infectious diseases, increase in number of people suffering from respiratory diseases, surge in pandemic of coronavirus, and rise in the number of surgeries performed globally.

Growing COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly across the globe. People infected with coronavirus experience symptoms of mild to moderate respiratory illnesses. The disease is known to spread through respiratory droplets of an infected person. The usage of surgical face masks was advocated for infected persons to curb the spread of the disease. As of April 23, 2020, the disease has spread to over 210 countries, globally, infecting over 2,660,763 people. Increase in fear of infection among people and asymptomatic spread of the disease have led to the usage of masks by all people and creating significant demand for surgical face masks. Moreover, ongoing efforts to flatten the curve of the infection globally have prompted wearing of masks, which is known to minimize the spread of the infection.

Researchers Develop Safe Substance-formulations to Render Viruses Harmless upon Contact with Masks

It has been found that not all surgical face masks are effective in containing the spread of diseases. Hence, researchers are making innovative improvements in surgical face masks that not just trap viruses but also render them harmless. For instance, Hyo-Jick Choi, a professor at the University of Alberta Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, developed a salt formulation that can be applied to the filters of the masks in order to deactivate the virus particles. Thus, companies in the surgical face masks market should collaborate with such researchers to make new improvements in masks.

Companies in the surgical face masks market are increasing their R&D activities to understand the dynamics of simple chemistry to innovate in masks. They are also increasing efforts to improve the efficacy of the fiber filter inside the masks. Experimental scientists are using safe substances such as table salt to develop formulations that render viruses harmless upon contact.

Reusable Surgical Masks Help Reduce Environmental Footprint and Promote Recyclability

The issue of plastic pollution is likely to hamper the growth of the surgical face masks market. As such, the revenue of polypropylene (PP) masks is anticipated to grow aggressively in the market for surgical face masks. However, PP masks break down into micro-plastics that are potentially killing the aquatic ecosystem and wildlife.

An overuse of PP masks has led to increased recycling activities. However, the adoption of recycling processes is still in its nascent stage. Hence, companies in the market for surgical face masks are increasing the awareness about reusable masks that help to significantly reduce environmental footprint.

N95 to Dominate Global Market

In terms of product, the equipment segment is projected to account for major share of the global surgical face masks market during the forecast period. Growth of the segment can be attributed to high demand for these masks, owing to their ability to filter majority of the particulate matter and prevent the entry of particulate matter in the respiratory tract.

Increase in Usage of Disposable Surgical Masks

Based on usage, the disposable segment is anticipated to account for major share of the global surgical face masks market during the forecast period. Growth of the segment can be attributed to the shift from reusable to disposable masks, owing to their advantages such as increased protection.

Prominent Regions

The global surgical face masks market has been segmented into four major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. North America dominated the global surgical face masks market in 2019. The U.S. was the major market for surgical face masks in the region in 2019. Growth of the market in the region can be attributed to rise in prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases, increase in number of surgeries performed, and surge in focus of market players on expansion of production capabilities of surgical face masks to cater to the rising demand. The surgical face masks market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a high CAGR from 2021 to 2028 driven by developing countries such as China and India. Growth of the market in the region can be attributed to increase in levels of air pollution, rise in number of surgeries performed, and surge in medical tourism in the region. Furthermore, a rise in the number of local players entering the market to expand their manufacturing facilities for surgical face masks is likely to augment the market during the forecast period.

Key Players

The global surgical face masks market is fragmented in terms of number of players. Key players operating in the global surgical face masks market are 3M Company, Ansell Limited, Honeywell International, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., Kimberly Clark Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Halyard Health (part of Owens & Minor), Mölnlycke Health Care AB, JMS Co. Ltd., and Sterimed Group.

Market Segmentation

By Product

    • Surgical Masks
      • Basic Masks
      • Anti-fog Masks
      • Fluid/Splash Masks
    • N95 Masks
      • With Valve
      • Without Valve
    • Barrier Masks

By Usage

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

By Mask Type

  • Tie-on
  • Earloop
  • Others

By Protection Type

  • High Barrier
  • Moderate Barrier
  • Low Barrier

By Material

  • Cellulose
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Clinics
  • Academic & Research Centers
  • Others

By Region

    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Report Scope

The Surgical face masks market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Surgical face masks market for the base year 2020 and the forecast between 2021 and 2028. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Surgical face masks market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Surgical face masks market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Surgical face masks market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Surgical face masks capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Surgical face masks by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Surgical face masks market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2017 to 2028. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Surgical face masks market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Surgical face masks market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Surgical face masks industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Surgical face masks market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Surgical face masks market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Surgical face masks market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Surgical face masks market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Surgical face masks. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Surgical face masks. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Surgical face masks are as follows:

  • History Year: 2017-2020
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2021 to 2028

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- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
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- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2017-2020) and forecast (2021-2028);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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