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


As per the research citings of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 report, approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients suffer from healthcare associated infections every day. The primary purpose of surgical masks is to protect the healthcare professionals from the inhalation of respiratory particles and droplets which have a potential to induce respiratory tract infection. The medical masks are widely utilized in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, dentists and healthcare professionals working in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The drivers responsible for the growth of medical masks market are increasing public health awareness to use anti-pollution facemasks due to rising air pollution and 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 wearers’ exposure to airborne contaminants in size less than 100 microns, making it mandatory to wear it during the entire time the user is in contaminated environment. N95 respirators are generally used by employees working in chemical and pharmaceutical industries as a protective measure against particulate matters generated during manufacturing process. The respirators market is driven by parameters such as rising prevalence of respiratory diseases and increasing production activities in biopharmaceutical and chemical industries. Easy availability of raw materials for the manufacturing of facemasks and respirators and stringent regulation for safety of patients and healthcare staff are also responsible for the growth of medical masks market.

The global medical masks market is segmented on the following bases:

  • Type
    • Facemasks
    • Respirators
  • End-users
    • Hospitals and Clinics
    • Industrial
    • Others
  • Geography
  • 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 Middle East and Africa


Key players identified for 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:

  • Market assessment for medical masks market covered by furnishing the market size and compounded annual growth rate
  • Competitive landscape of the key players involved in the medical masks market is given by considering market position for the base year 2017 
  • Attractive investment proposition is 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
  • Company profiles section gives useful information of 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
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