Medical Masks Market - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018-2026


As per the research citations in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 report, approximately 1 in every 25 hospitalized patients suffers from healthcare-associated infections every day. The primary purpose of surgical masks is to protect healthcare professionals from the inhalation of respiratory particles and droplets that have the potential to induce respiratory tract infection. Medical masks are widely utilized in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dentists, and healthcare professionals working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The drivers responsible for the growth of the medical mask market are increasing public health awareness of the need to use anti-pollution facemasks due to rising air pollution and the increasing number of surgical procedures performed to seek treatment for chronic diseases.

N95 respirators intended for medical purposes must receive National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) certification from the USFDA after proving the particulate filtration efficiency and bacterial filtration efficiency tests. Respirators intend to reduce the wearer's exposure to airborne contaminants with a size of fewer than 100 microns, making it mandatory to wear them during the entire time the user is in a contaminated environment. N95 respirators are generally used by employees working in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as a protective measure against particulate matter generated during the manufacturing process. The respirators market is driven by parameters such as the rising prevalence of respiratory diseases and increasing production activities in the biopharmaceutical and chemical industries. The medical mask market is also growing due to the easy availability of raw materials for the manufacturing of facemasks and respirators, as well as stringent regulations for the safety of patients and healthcare staff.

The global medical masks market is divided into the following categories:


    • Facemasks
    • Respirators


    • Hospitals and Clinics
    • Industrial
    • Others


  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

Key players identified for the global medical masks market include:

The distinguished players engaged in the manufacturing of medical masks are Ansell Healthcare LLC, BioClean, Besco Medical, Medline Industries, Inc., Molnlycke Healthcare, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Hunkar Ecza ve Medikal, Ho Cheng Enterprise, and 3M Company.

This report offers the following:

  • Medical masks market assessment provided by providing market size and compounded annual growth rate
  • The competitive landscape of the key players in the medical masks market is provided by considering a market position in 2017.
  • Attractive investment propositions are covered in the geography segments on the basis of the latest market trends prevalent in the medical masks market, primarily focusing on demand and consumer compliance.
  • The company profiles section gives useful information about the diverse range of facemasks and respirators available in the product portfolio segment. Mergers and acquisitions and other strategic developments between key players are mentioned in the recent news coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Medical Masks is expected to reach US$ XX Mn in 2026.

The Medical Masks market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years,at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2018-2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

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Published Date:  Feb 2018
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   58972
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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