According to BlueWeave Consulting, the rise in number of patients surges the risk of healthcare workers getting infected, and thus facemasks are extensively used in the healthcare segment. The increase in number of surgical procedures around the world is predictable to exertion the global disposable facemask market.
Disposable facemasks are worn by medical staff, industry workers, laboratory personnel, police sanitation workers, and security personnel, airport security personnel, public, and practically by anyone opting to add a further amount of safety and cleanliness to their daily routine. Facemasks covered in the global throwaway facemasks market are the types used to hide the nose and mouth of the wearer to protect against pollution, contamination, or contact to potential viruses and foreign or possibly damaging elements in the environments.
Degradation in the quality of air driving the demand for face masks
Pollution caused by coal-burning in industry, for home heating and power plants accounted for about 40% of PM2.5 exposures and lead to 4.2 Million deaths in 2019 due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Hence, raising public awareness of air quality and the burden of disease caused by air pollution is an essential step in reducing air pollution. This increased the demand for facemasks across polluted countries like China, India, the USA, and others. An N95 mask is a NIOSH-approved respirator that offers 95% protection from outdoor air pollutants. This is also approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as a surgical mask.
Rising commonness of counterfeit products lead to potential growth in the market
Increasing fake products, both in physical stores and online platforms, is one of the crucial factors driving market growth. The false masks are usually made in unsterile sweatshops that were formerly used to making designer jeans or fake handbags. In this regard, there have been examples of many creators cataloging their products with fake brand names of alleged medical supply manufacturers, such as 3M. Such factors are predictable to confine market growth throughout the prediction period.
Anti-Pollution Masks occupy the largest share of the face mask market
The increasing demand for face masks due to rising cases of Covid-19 created an opportunity for anti-pollution masks manufacturer to enhance production capacity with government guidelines and cater to more customers. Growing demand for face masks along with a shortage in the supply has led to many manufacturers ramping up their production capacity, which is among the key attributes driving the market growth. Consumers have been gravitating toward the usage of face masks to protect themselves from breathing in pathogens that may be present in the air.
Global Disposable Face Masks Market: Segmentation
Across the product type, the different examples of products used include Non-woven, Protective, Dust. Non-woven masks are factory-made using plastic deviations such as polypropylene to provide defense against various types of contaminations at workplaces.
By application, the industry is segmented into two categories, namely industrial and personal. The industrial segment is expected to retain its projecting position throughout the forecast timeframe.
By End-use Global Disposable Face Masks Market is separated into, Laboratories, Hospitals & Clinics, Individuals, and Others. Hospitals and clinics are the main end-users of the throwaway facemasks as healthcare specialists are majorly bare to nosocomial infections and are prone to infections from surgical sites.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in the market during the forecast period
In recent years, the Asia Pacific face mask market has gained momentum mainly due to the growing awareness regarding the benefits of protective masks. Due to campaigns by governments and media, there has been increasing awareness about protective benefits offered by masks during the COVID-19 crisis. Furthermore, Asian countries such as China and India have high levels of air pollution. Protective face masks are beneficial in preventing respiratory illnesses due to pollution. The increased awareness regarding these benefits would drive product demand, boosting the regional industry.
Honeywell International Inc.,3M, Kimberly-Clark Corporation,Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.,Moldex-Metric, Inc.,RESPILON Ltd.,RZ Mask,Respro (U.K.) Ltd,Pranaair,idMASK Co., Ltd. and others.