Global Surgical Masks Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Reusable Mask, Disposable Mask, Basic surgical mask, Anti-fog Foam, Fluid/Splash Resistant, Others) By Type (Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Polyester, Cotton), By Distribution channel (Online, Offline), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Healthcare

RELEASE DATE Nov 2023
REPORT ID SI3054
PAGES 200
REPORT FORMAT PathSoft

Global Surgical Masks Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Surgical Masks Market Size was valued at USD 5.7 Billion in 2022.
  • The Market Size is growing at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Surgical Masks Market Size is expected to reach USD 12.53 Billion by 2032
  • North America Market is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period

 

Global Surgical Masks Market

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The Global Surgical Masks Market size is anticipated to exceed USD 12.53 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2022 to 2032.

The global surgical masks market revenue growth includes an increasing need to prevent the spread of viral infections, an increasing need to prevent the transfer of droplets, splashes, and sprays in healthcare settings, and an increasing need to mitigate exposure to particulate air pollution.

 

Market Overview

A surgical mask is a kind of personal protective equipment (PPE) that acts as a mechanical barrier to direct airflow into and out of respiratory orifices (such as the mouth and nose). Natural fibers such as cotton, disposable linen, and synthetic materials such as polypropylene are used to make surgical masks. They comprise several layers, including an outer hydrophobic layer, a middle filtering layer, and an inner hydrophilic layer to absorb fluid and moisture. In recent years, manufacturers have made several efforts to improve the quality of surgical masks against harmful bacterial infections. Surgical masks are disposable devices that prevent the spread of infection in healthy populations. Surgical masks are meant to protect doctors and surgeons from harmful infections and pathogens that are set to get suspended in the surgery room. Basic surgical masks are available in a variety of distribution channels, including hospitals and other pharmacies, retail outlets, and online distribution platforms.

 

Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global surgical masks market based on various segments and regions forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the surgical masks market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the surgical mask market.

 

Global Surgical Masks Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 5.7 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:8.2%
2032 Value Projection:USD 12.53 Billion
Historical Data for:2019-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:110
Segments covered:By Product, By Type, By Distribution channel, By Distribution channel
Companies Covered: 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., Owens & Minor, Inc., Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., Ambu A/S, Cantel Medical Corp., Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co., Ltd, Medline Industries, Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care, Prestige Ameritech, Makrite, CNTUS-SUNGJIN Co., Ltd., Foss Performance Materials, LLC, Irema Ireland (Ireland) and Other Key Vendors.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact,Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

People with specific sensitivities are expected to be a significant market driver for these disposable face masks. Respiratory masks are available in a variety of sizes and styles, making them suitable for any individual. The surgical masks protect consumers not only from dust but also from microscopic airborne particles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the use of disposable face masks regularly, particularly for medical personnel who are frequently exposed to viruses, germs, and other diseases. Many social media platforms and smartphone apps have attempted to promote the use of face masks in public and community settings to help prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

 

Restraining Factors

Long-term use of surgical face masks results in acne, dry eyes, dry nose, and headaches. Long mask use not only affects health but also affects work productivity and raises stress levels among healthcare professionals. A survey revealed that the most prevalent symptoms were headache, dry nose, dry eyes, and acne. Skin disintegration, poor cognitive function, and epistaxis were all shown to be associated with chronic mask use.

 

Market Segmentation

The Global Surgical Masks Market share is classified into product, type, and distribution channel.

 

  • The basic surgical mask is expected to grow fastest in the global surgical mask market during the forecast period.     

The global surgical mask market is categorized by product into reusable mask, disposable mask, basic surgical mask, anti-fog foam, fluid/splash resistant, others. Among these, the basic surgical mask segment is expected to grow fastest in the global surgical mask market during the forecast period. Basic surgical masks are available in a variety of distribution channels, including hospitals and other pharmacies, retail outlets, and online distribution platforms. These masks offer basic protection from the surrounding environment and are less expensive than other surgical masks.

 

  • The cotton surgical mask type is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global surgical mask market during the forecast period.   

Based on the type, the global surgical mask market is divided into polypropylene, polyurethane, polyester, and cotton. Among these, the cotton surgical mask segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global surgical mask market during the forecast period. Cotton surgical masks are well-known for protecting healthcare workers from patients' respiratory secretions. Cotton fibers are more effective than synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon at preventing the spread of viruses, pathogenic bacteria, and fungi. The unique physical, chemical, and isoelectric properties of these materials ensure comfort and breathability. Cotton is an excellent material for face masks that protect against a variety of dangerous microbial infections, including Cronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2.

 

  • The offline distribution channel is expected to hold the largest share of the global surgical mask market during the forecast period.

Based on the distribution channel, the global surgical mask market is divided into online and offline. Among these, the offline distribution channel is expected to hold the largest share of the global surgical mask market during the forecast period. Consumers prefer shopping for surgical masks at medical store since they get personalized advice, high-quality service, competitive prices, and a large selection of masks that allow them to compare different masks and determine whether the material is right for them.

 

Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Surgical Masks Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

 

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global surgical masks market over the predicted timeframe.

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Aisa-Pacific is projected to hold the largest share of the global surgical masks market over the predicted years. The market's rapid growth rate is attributed to increasing government stringent rules and regulations implementing mask mandates, which has been linked to a relatively rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 in countries such as China and India, among others. The region's growing presence of healthcare institutions has resulted in the use of surgical masks to prevent Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs). It is anticipated that seniors, growing healthcare costs, and growing awareness of healthcare-acquired disorders among medical professionals will boost the regional market.

 

North America is expected to grow fastest in the global surgical masks market during the forecast period. The demand for surgical masks is increasing in this region as pollution levels rise, causing dust allergies and a variety of other respiratory problems as dangerous pollutants are released into the atmosphere. In addition, older people, growing healthcare costs, and improved knowledge of diseases obtained via healthcare among medical professionals are all forecast to drive growth in the regional market. North America refers the cotton surgical mask, furthermore Cotton is an excellent material for face masks that protect against a variety of dangerous microbial infections, including Coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2.

 

Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global surgical masks along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.

 

List of Key Companies

  • 3M Company
  • Honeywell International Inc. 
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. 
  • Owens & Minor, Inc. 
  • Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
  • Ambu A/S
  • Cantel Medical Corp.
  • Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co., Ltd
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Mölnlycke Health Care
  • Prestige Ameritech
  • Makrite 
  • CNTUS-SUNGJIN Co., Ltd. 
  • Foss Performance Materials, LLC
  • Irema Ireland (Ireland)

 

Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)

 

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, ClearMask, LLC, introduced the "ClearMask Transparent Surgical Mask Plus," an innovative addition to their growing line of transparent masks. This innovative surgical mask features anti-fog technology for clear visibility. It has a secure fit that allows for effective communication while also providing cost-effective protection.

 

  • In December 2022, Honeywell International Inc. added two cutting-edge respiratory products to its portfolio of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals: the DC365 Small Surgical N95 Respirator and the RU8500X series. These products have been NIOSH-certified, proving their high-quality performance and effectiveness in protecting healthcare workers. These new additions demonstrate Honeywell's commitment to providing enhanced protection for those working on the front lines of healthcare.

 

Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Surgical Masks Market based on the below-mentioned segments:

 

Global Surgical Masks Market, By Product

  • Reusable Mask
  • Disposable Mask
  • Basic surgical mask
  • Anti-fog Foam
  • Fluid/Splash Resistant
  • Others

 

Global Surgical Masks Market, By Type

  • Polypropylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyester
  • Cotton

 

Global Surgical Masks Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

 

Global Surgical Masks Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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