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Global Disposable Masks and Respirators Market to Grow at 22.6% During 2022-2027,Propelled by Recent Outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on May 23, 2022

The latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Disposable Masks and Respirators Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity, and Forecast 2022-2027,”finds that the global disposable masks and respirators market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 22.6% during the forecast period (2022-2027).Disposable masks and respirators are protective equipment that filters out pollutants and other harmful air-borne infections.They are made of non-woven materials, filter layers, mask straps, and nose clips and are meant for singleuse only. These masks are worn over the nose and mouth to prevent the wearer from inhaling dust, smoke, and other toxic substances. Owing to these properties, disposable masks and respirators are adopted as protective face coverings across healthcare, construction, mining, oil and gas, and chemical industries.

We are regularly tracking the direct effect of COVID-19 on the market, along with the indirect influence of associated industries. These observations will be integrated into the report.

Global Disposable Masks and Respirators Market Trends:

The market is primarily driven by the recent outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Masks, such as N99, R95, 3M, and N95, are widely used to prevent the contamination of the virus. In addition, the growing awareness regarding the benefits of particulate respirators that restrain microdroplet transmission into the respiratory tract represents another major growth-inducing factor. Besides this, medical professionals adopt disposable masks and respirators to prevent cross-contamination between surgeons and patients and minimize the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). This, coupled with the rising incidences of workplace-based respiratory hazards, is positively influencing the market growth. Moreover, the increasing amount of NOx emissions from the transportation, aviation, power generation, and marine sectors, the implementation of stringent regulations regarding occupational health and safety across several industrial verticals, and the increasing investments in clinical trials of novel products are some of the other factors creating a favorable market outlook across the globe.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the product type, the market has been classifiedinto surgical, respirator (N-series, R-series, and P-series), and dust masks.
  • On the basis of the distribution channel, the market has been categorizedinto pharmacies, hospitals and clinics, and online channels.
  • Based on the end use, the market has been segmented into healthcare, industrial, and personal.
  • Region-wise, the market has been divided into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others), and Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and others). 
  • The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report, with some of the key players being3M Company, Alpha Pro Tech Ltd., Alpha Solway Limited, Ambu A/S, Honeywell International, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Moldex-Metric,Inc., Prestige Ameritech Ltd., SAS Safety Corp., and VWR International, LLC.


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