The global disposable masks and respirators market exhibited strong growth during 2014-2019. Disposable masks and respirators refer to the respiratory protective equipment that filter out pollutants and other harmful air-borne infections. They can be widely classified into surgical masks, respirator masks, and dust masks. Disposable masks are usually made of non-woven materials, including filter layers, mask straps, nose clips, etc. Furthermore, respirator and dust masks comprise of a diverse range of particulate respirators, including N99, R95, 3M, N95, etc. Disposable masks and respirators are adopted as protective face coverings across various sectors, including healthcare, construction, mining, oil and gas, chemical, etc.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020 is currently driving the demand for disposable masks and respirators across the globe. As of July 2020, more than 15 Million people across the globe were infected with COVID-19. Furthermore, the growing awareness towards the benefits of particulate respirators, such as N95 and KN95, that restrain microdroplet transmission into the respiratory tract, is also propelling the product demand. Apart from this, the growing traction of disposable masks and respirators in the medical sector for protecting healthcare professionals against disease contraction is further catalyzing the market. Moreover, the increasing number of invasive surgeries is also fueling the adoption of surgical masks across healthcare facilities to combat cross-contaminations between patients and surgeons. Besides this, the implementation of stringent regulations pertaining to occupational health and safety across several industrial sectors is also driving the demand for disposable masks and respirators. The growing levels of industrialization along with the rising incidences of workplace-based respiratory hazards are further augmenting the market. Additionally, the increasing amount of NOx emissions from the transportation, aviation, power generation, and marine sectors is also catalyzing the product demand. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global disposable masks and respirators market to continue its strong growth during the next five years.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global disposable masks and respirators market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country level from 2020-2025. Our report has categorized the market based on region, product type, distribution channel and end use.
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The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being 3M Company, Alpha Pro Tech Ltd., Alpha Solway Limited, Ambu A/S, Honeywell International, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Moldex-Metric, Prestige Ameritech, SAS Safety Corp., and VWR International, LLC.
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