Disposable Face Mask Market by Type (Surgical Masks and Non-Surgical Masks), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Retail, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022-2030)
The market crossed US$ 29 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to hit US$ 43 billion by 2030, recording an approximate CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period.
Increased Demand for Disposable Face Mask after the COVID-19 Outbreak
The growth of disposable face masks is majorly attributed to rising awareness about protection against contagious diseases and harmful pollutants. Disposable face mask act as a barrier against the viruses and infection causing bacteria which prevent the risk of various illnesses and diseases. The demand for disposable face masks increased enormously after the outbreak of COVID-19 as governments, doctors, and healthcare advisors mandated the use of face mask to minimize the spread of the virus. Moreover, consumers were extremely concerned about their health and invested in good quality disposable face masks. These factors significantly boosted the disposable face mask market.
Within the report, the market is segmented into type, distribution channel, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into surgical masks and non-surgical masks. In terms of distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets & hypermarkets, specialty stores, online retail, and others. Geographically, the market is sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.
Benefits of Disposable Face Mask
Disposable face masks are generally made of non-woven fabric, usually polypropylene, which offers high barrier to bacteria, pathogens, and viruses. At the same time, these face masks provide better air permeability which enables proper breathing. Manufacturers of face masks are developing multi-layered products to offer high level protection from infections and viral diseases. The awareness about wearing disposable face mask while travelling and going to public places has increased among people since the outbreak of COVID-19. People are increasingly wearing face masks to prevent risk of diseases. Also, disposable face masks are affordable and long-lasting. All these factors are driving the disposable face mask market growth.
Rising Popularity of Biodegradable Face Masks
The sustainability concerns of people have increased with rising awareness of negative impacts of plastics and pollutants on environment. Plastic waste generation and disposal are among the major concerns of governments and environmental bodies. Also, consumers are switching to plastic-free products to reduce their overall environmental footprints. Therefore, manufacturers are launching biodegradable face masks to meet the emerging consumer requirements. For instance, The Pure Option offers biodegradable face masks made from corn-based polylactic acid (PLA) and sustainable paper with a biodegradable ear loop and nose cone. Such products are gaining huge traction among consumers, propelling the market growth.
Recent strategic developments in disposable face mask market
The disposable face mask market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:
- In January 2022, Maskc introduced KF94 face mask which consists of four layers made with non-woven fabric.
- In November 2021, Ezzigroup Inc got an approval from Health Canada approved for its disposable surgical grade mask. These masks are ASTM F-2100 certified
The disposable face mask market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. 3M; Honeywell International Inc; Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.; Moldex-Metric; and AlphaProTech are among the prominent players operating in the market.
Target audience for the report:
- Suppliers of raw materials for manufacturing disposable face mask
- Manufacturers and distributors of disposable face masks and respirators
- Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
- Manufacturers of disposable face masks
- Retailers of disposable face mask, surgical items, healthcare equipment
- Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies
Scope of the report:
In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:
- Surgical Mask
- Non-Surgical Mask
- Distribution Channel:
- Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
- Specialty Stores
- Online Retail
- North America
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- South & Central America
- Middle East & Africa
- Companies profiled
The List of Companies
- Honeywell International Inc
- Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.