Global Disposable Face Mask Market: Overview
The disposable face masks aid in protection against infections and bacteria. Disposable face masks are only for one-time use. It is important to dispose of these masks after the use to avoid the transmission of the infections. The disposable masks are flat or pleated, affixed with head straps. The masks have become the foremost weapon in combating the novel coronavirus across the world. The COVID-19 has boosted the demand for disposable masks and hence projected a significant growth in the global disposable face mask market. The global disposable face mask market is likely to witness huge growth with a high CAGR during the forecast period.
Global Disposable Face Mask Market: Growth Factors
Disposable masks have extensive use in the health care sector. The proliferating surgeries and OPD sessions across the world are the major growth factors for the global disposable face mask market. The vital function of the masks is to prevent the transmission of the infection by the potential environment. The hospital and pathology centers are suspected spaces that could be contaminated with the viruses and bacteria that can enter the human body through aerosols and liquid droplets. The increasing visits and interactions of people with doctors and pathologists have increased the demand for disposable masks in the healthcare sector.
Rising airborne infections are creating a huge demand for disposable masks. Furthermore, the increasing pollution level in the highly developed and industrialized area also inducing people to use face masks for their protection against infection and virus.
Moreover, the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus has created an enormous demand for disposable face masks. The pandemic outbreak has generated huge revenue to the global disposable face mask market. Many new players have entered the market due to the extensive demand in the market and its potential to witness huge growth in the coming years due to the pandemic outbreak.
Furthermore, the e-commerce platform is fueling the global disposable face mask market by launching new and attractive face masks. Their efforts to increase the sales by encouraging people to buy masks not only to combat the pandemic outbreak but also as a fashion trend is further propelling the market to grow significantly during the forecast period.
Global Disposable Face Mask Market: Segmentation
The global disposable face mask market can be segmented into product, application, distribution channel, and region.
By product, the market can be segmented into non-woven, dust, and protective masks. Of these, the protective face masks segment holds the largest market share due to their advantage of being efficiently used in the healthcare sector while performing the surgeries and it is of great use to the patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, asthma, or any other lung function. The non-woven masks are extensively used in workplaces to avoid the transmission of infections and hence will propel the market growth during the forecast period.
By application, the market can be segmented into personnel and industrial. The industrial segment is dominating the market due to the proliferation of the healthcare sector across the globe.
By distribution channel, the market can be segmented into the offline and online channels. Initially, the offline segment was growing significantly but with the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the online segment is growing with a high CAGR and is expected to fuel the growth of the global disposable face mask market.
Global Disposable Face Mask Market: Regional analysis
Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global disposable face mask market due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the region. Furthermore, the presence of a high customer base owing to the increasing healthcare and manufacturing facilities is also boosting the regional growth.
North America is emerging as the largest regional market for disposable face masks. The growth can be attributed to the unprecedented increase in COVID-19 cases in the US. This region is likely to witness high growth rates during the forecast period.
Middle East Africa is expected to see growth in the coming years owing to the increasing disposable income of the working population in the region.
Global Disposable Face Mask Market: Competitive Players
Some of the significant players in the global disposable face mask market are SAS Safety Corp., Uvex, Kimberly Clark, Moldex, 3M, Honeywell, IdMASK Co., Ltd., Pranaair, Respro (U.K.) Ltd, RZ Mask, RESPILON Ltd., Moldex-Metric, Inc., Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, Parburch Medical Developments Ltd, Flexicare Medical Ltd., OBP Medical Corporation, and AllScripts Healthcare Solutions.
Global Disposable Face Mask Market: Regional Segment Analysis
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