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FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Size

ID: MRFR//8840-CR | 105 Pages | Author: Kinjoll Dey| September 2020

As the incidence rate of infectious diseases continues to rise, there is an escalating demand for personal protection products, particularly face masks. This surge in demand has spurred the growth of the global market for filtering facepiece (FFP) grade protective masks. The market is experiencing a notable increase in both manufacturers and distributors worldwide, creating significant growth opportunities.

The global FFP2 grade protective masks market is categorized into two main types: flat-fold type and cup style. The flat-fold type segment is anticipated to reach USD 4,579.71 million by the end of 2027, exhibiting a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.56% from 2020 to 2027. The popularity of flat-fold design can be attributed to its space-saving attributes and individual packaging benefits. This design facilitates easy storage and transportation, offering masks with adjustable nose clips and soft foam nosepieces for a customized fit. Additionally, these FFP2 fold-flat disposable masks are designed to cover the nose, mouth, and chin, adapting to different face shapes and providing comfort even during extended wear.

In contrast, the cup-style segment accounted for a substantial market share of 33.6% in 2019. These masks offer good air permeability and a spacious breathing chamber. Featuring heat-molded elastic for a secure fit, cup-style masks find applications in various settings such as grinding, polishing, glass etching, pharmaceuticals, and industries like ceramics and coal.

The market's applications are divided into individual and medical institutions. The individual application segment is projected to reach USD 3,661.23 million by the end of 2027, with a CAGR of 5.61% from 2020 to 2027. This surge is attributed to the global mandate by the World Health Organization (WHO) for individuals to wear masks during interactions with others due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical institutions held a significant market share of 43.1% in 2019. In medical settings, personnel are required to wear masks when entering rooms with patients suspected or confirmed to be infected with 2019-nCoV. Disposable masks are recommended during interactions with a large number of COVID-19 patients. The WHO has mandated the use of FFP2 masks or equivalent standards from the European Union when performing aerosol-generating procedures like tracheal intubation, non-invasive ventilation, tracheotomy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, manual ventilation before intubation, and bronchoscopy.

The global FFP2 grade protective masks market is witnessing substantial growth driven by the imperative need for personal protection, especially in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. The diverse design options and applications cater to the varied requirements of individuals and medical institutions, further contributing to the market's expansion.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size Value In 2022 USD 3.5 Billion
Market Size Value In 2023 USD 3.7 Billion
Growth Rate 5.30% (2023-2032)

Global FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Overview

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Size was valued at USD 3.7 Billion in 2023. The FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market industry is projected to grow from USD 3.89 Billion in 2024 to USD 5.6 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.64% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increase in the prevalence and patient population of diseases like the COVID-19 outbreak, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth. 

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Overview1

Type: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Trends

Increase in prevalence of diseases such as COVID-19 pandemic is driving the market growth

It is projected that when illnesses like the Covid-19 epidemic spread and more people become ill, the market for FFP2 grade protective masks will grow. Additionally, the increase in the prevalence of respiratory diseases and the expansion of large institutions' R&D initiatives may both support the market's growth. The industry is also expanding as a result of an increase in the number of actions done by market participants in accordance with various plans. Due to the expansion of the medical device and healthcare infrastructure industries, the market for FFP2 grade Protection masks may reach a new high. The market for protective masks of the FFP2 grade is growing for a variety of reasons. These factors include the growing number of coronavirus cases as well as the concern for people's health in the modern world caused by the growth in pollution. Pollution has an effect on the environment. Another problem is the sharp increase in infectious and contagious disease prevalence. Products for personal protection, such face masks, are also needed by people nowadays.

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market has expanded quickly due to the increased focus on lowering the transmission rate and the growing public awareness of the value of maintaining personal hygiene. Due to the pandemic, there is now a greater requirement for FFP2 grade protection masks for both patients and medical personnel. The world's need for these masks is fueled by the frightening rate at which the number of pandemic victims has risen. The increase in government financing for investments and the modernisation of medical infrastructure, as well as the increased prevalence of hospital acquired infections, are both favourable to the market. Investments made by market participants in FFP2 Grade Protective Mask will be directed towards acquiring new technologies, obtaining raw materials, enhancing product portfolios, effectively procuring inventory, and using skills to sustain growth in challenging circumstances. The market value is increased by the growing number of healthcare initiatives and projects designed to promote public awareness. The producers of FFP2 Grade Protective Masks and other players in the industry are focusing on nation-specific strategies because it is well known that the economic and social conditions varies substantially between various markets and countries. The USD 60/barrel swing in crude oil costs over the course of a year is beginning to emerge as a significant issue for the FFP2 grade protective mask business, as fuel and chemical prices are having an impact on many other market segments. Thus, driving the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market revenue.

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Segment Insights

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Type Insights

The FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market segmentation, based on type, includes flat-fold and cup style. Flat-Fold segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2022. The flat fold FFP2 grade protecting masks market ultimately became the most well-liked due to the characteristics of product launches and the widespread desire by the professionals who used them.

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Application Insights

The FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market segmentation, based on application, includes individual and medical institutions. Individual segment dominated the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market in 2022. All participants must wear masks because of a WHO requirement, so it seems that the individual side or section is given more weight in terms of applicability. This has led to a significant portion of people wearing masts, and as a result, submissions this year are largely from people. 

Figure 1: FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market, by Application, 2023 & 2032 (USD Billion)

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032

Type: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). The primary forces for market expansion in the region may be the increased incidence of novel coronaviruses and the resulting rise in demand for medical products like FFP2 grade protective masks and other things. Further, the U.S. FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market held the largest market share, and the Canada FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Type: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market accounted for the healthy market share in 2022. This is due to the fact that the market is dominated by one company, the healthcare system is well-established, and the average healthcare expenditure is high. Further, the German FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market held the largest market share, and the U.K FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia Pacific FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market is expected to register significant growth from 2024 to 2032. Because the Asia Pacific area has the highest number of COVID cases and there are some big market players in this region. Asia Pacific was anticipated to have the largest market share in 2019. Face masks were in high demand since they were everyone's first line of defence against coming into touch with more people. As in 2020, India and China had the highest number of instances. Masks were worn to prevent people from contracting the sickness. Moreover, China’s FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market held the largest market share, and the Indian FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, FFP2 Grade Protective Masks industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market, including Honeywell, 3M, Ansell Ltd., Kimberly-Clark, CM Mask, DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG, Hakugen Earth, Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacturing Co., Ltd, Shanghai YunQing Industrial Co., Ltd, The Gerson Company, and Winner Medical, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

The 3M Company is a producer and distributor of industrial products and services. Advanced materials, display materials and systems, office supplies, home care, home improvement, roofing granules, closure and masking systems, and other products are also part of the company's product portfolio. Aside from that, 3M offers a variety of services, such as health information systems, consumer health, medical, and dental care. It serves clients from a range of industries, including consumer products, automotive, electronics, healthcare, safety, and energy. The company has manufacturing and conversion facilities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. 3M is based in the American city of St. Paul, Minnesota. In March 2020, the 3M Company increased the manufacture of N95 face masks to meet the demand. This will help the company meet the rising demand for masks.

Honeywell International Inc. is a business that deals with engineering and technology. In order to address issues in a variety of industries, including energy, security, safety, productivity, and urbanisation, the company develops and produces technologies. Among Honeywell's offerings are specialty chemicals, process technologies, electrical and complex materials, productivity, sensing, safety and security technology, and replacement parts. It also provides management, technical, maintenance, and repair services. In the building, petrochemical, aerospace, and refining industries, Honeywell serves customers in North America, Europe, and other continents. It runs manufacturing and other enterprises all around the world. The corporate headquarters of Honeywell are located in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the US. In May 2020, Honeywell International, Inc. enhanced face mask production and built up a production line in the UK.

Key Companies in the FFP2 Grade Protective Masks market include

  • Atina Sasol

  • Performance Chemicals

  • BASF Care Creations

  • Biocosmethic

  • DKSH North America

  • Beijing Brilliance Bio

  • HallStar

  • EMD Chemicals

  • Kobo Products

  • Extracts & Ingredients

  • Spec-Chem Industry

  • Vanderbilt Minerals

  • TRI-K Industries

  • Vantage Specialty Ingredients

  • Symrise

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Industry Developments

May 2020:The Government of Canada and Medicom have confirmed a long-term agreement to produce 20 million N95 respiratory masks and 24 million surgical masks annually beginning this summer for the next ten years. The importance of ensuring local development of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been made clear by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the governments of Canada and Quebec are the most recent to collaborate with Medicom in an increasing number of countries throughout the world.

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Market Segmentation

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Type Outlook

  • Flat-Fold

  • Cup Style

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Application Outlook

  • Individual

  • Medical Institutions

FFP2 Grade Protective Masks Regional Outlook

  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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