Medical Mask Market Research Report — Global Forecast till 2032

Medical Mask Market Research Report: Information By Product (Surgical Masks, N95 Respirators, Face Masks, Full-Face Masks, Laryngeal Masks [Disposable, Reusable], Anesthesia Masks [Disposable, Reusable]), By Application (Respiratory Safety, Infectious Diseases, Allergies, Surgeries), By End User (Hospitals, Diagnostics Laboratories, Research & Academic Institute, Individuals), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/Pharma/17673-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | March 2024         

Global Medical Mask Market Overview


Medical Mask Market Size was valued at USD 5.2 Billion in 2022. The Medical Mask market industry is projected to grow from USD 5.69 Billion in 2023 to USD 11.76 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases and the growing geriatric population are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Medical Mask Market Overview


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


Medical Mask Market Trends



  • Rising sustainable and eco-friendly masks is driving the market growth


The effects of single-use plastics, such as disposable masks, on the environment are becoming increasingly apparent to consumers. The goal to lessen plastic waste and the carbon footprint related to mask production and disposal drives the trend toward sustainable and environmentally friendly masks. Regulatory agencies and governments alike are realizing how important it is to address the environmental issues around single-use plastics, including disposable masks. The use of eco-friendly techniques by manufacturers can be encouraged by implementing rules and programs that support the use of sustainable materials in mask production.


In addition, the World Health Organisation (WHO) projected in March 2020 that 1.6 million medical goggles, 76 million examination gloves, and 89 million medical masks are needed monthly for the COVID-19 response. To support the disposable face mask business, the WHO estimates that the industry needs to increase manufacturing by 40% and calls on governments to move swiftly to improve supply.


Customers are looking for masks that complement their preferred looks and styles. Individuals can select from various colors, colors, patterns, and designs with customizable options, transforming masks into a style statement and promoting frequent use. Companies, organizations, and people can customize masks by adding branding components, logos, or personalized text. This is especially important for companies, occasions, and marketing campaigns since it increases the need for personalized masks. Customized size options facilitate a more secure and pleasant fit. Customization enables people to choose mask sizes that best fit the features of their faces, improving wearer comfort and providing superior protection.


Health monitoring sensors can be added to smart masks to check body temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate, among other critical indications. This real-time health data can benefit people, particularly in high-risk and healthcare settings. Smart masks with integrated air quality sensors can watch for allergens, pollutants, and particle matter in the surrounding air. Users receive alerts or messages to improve respiratory protection when the air quality reaches predetermined criteria. Sensors that monitor the filtration system's health can be found in smart masks. Users receive alerts or notifications when replacing the filters to ensure maximum protection and preserve the mask's efficacy. Thus driving the Medical Mask market revenue.


Medical Mask Market Segment Insights


Medical Mask Product Insights


The Medical Mask market segmentation, based on product, includes surgical masks, N95 respirators, face masks, full-face masks, laryngeal masks [disposable, reusable], and anesthesia masks [disposable, reusable]. The surgical masks segment dominated the market. Healthcare workers, such as physicians, nurses, and surgeons, can lower their risk of healthcare-associated infections by using surgical masks to shield them from respiratory secretions, blood splashes, and other potentially infectious materials during medical procedures.


The N95 respirators segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the medical mask market during the forecast period. High protection against airborne pathogens, including germs and viruses, is provided by N95 respirators. They offer a robust defense against respiratory droplets and aerosols that might contain infectious organisms because they are made to filter out at least 95% of airborne particles.


Medical Mask Application Insights


Based on application, the Medical Masks market segmentation includes respiratory safety, infectious diseases, allergies, and surgeries. The respiratory safety category has the largest market share. In high-risk areas, N95 respirators are essential to personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by healthcare workers and others. They provide respiratory protection by having a high filtering efficiency against airborne infections.


Throughout the forecast period, the medical mask market’s infectious diseases segment is anticipated to grow quickly. The community transmission of infectious diseases is lessened when medical masks are worn, particularly in confined or crowded areas. This covers environments including public transportation, educational institutions, and retail stores.


Figure 1:  Medical Mask Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Medical Mask Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


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


Medical Mask End User Insights


Based on end users, the Medical Mask market segmentation includes hospitals, diagnostics laboratories, research & academic institutes, and individuals. The hospital's category leads the market. Patients with infectious disorders are isolated in hospitals according to strict protocols. To stop contagious respiratory droplets from spreading to other patients within the medical facility, patients in isolation wear masks.


During the projection period, the medical mask market’s diagnostics laboratories segment is anticipated to grow faster. Respiratory protection equipment, such as N95 respirators, is frequently required in laboratories operating under higher biological safety levels (BSL-2, BSL-3), where there is an increased danger of exposure to infectious agents.


Medical Mask Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Medical Mask market area will dominate this market. The necessity of readiness and reaction mechanisms has been highlighted by the experience of handling international health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States and Canada, two North American nations, have prioritized using medical masks, which has helped sustain demand.


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


Figure 2:  MEDICAL MASK MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


MEDICAL MASK MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe's Medical Mask market accounts for the second-largest market share because healthcare is generally expensive in European countries. The market's expansion and accessibility are facilitated by the large investments made in personal protective equipment, such as medical masks, and healthcare infrastructure. Further, the German Medical Mask market held the largest market share, and the UK Medical Mask market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Medical Mask Market is expected to grow fastest from 2023 to 2032. This is due to a sizable and highly populated population in the Asia Pacific region. Particularly in populated areas where respiratory diseases are more dangerous, the rise of urbanization and high population density support a persistent demand for medical masks. Moreover, China’s Medical Mask market held the largest market share, and the Indian Medical Mask market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Medical Mask Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The medical mask market is still growing due to major investments made in research and development by industry leaders to increase the scope of their product offerings. Market players are also involved in various strategic initiatives to broaden their  reach. Significant developments for the industry have been brought about by contracts, increased investment, mergers and acquisitions, new product introductions, and collaboration with other companies. In a market that is becoming more competitive and dynamic, the medical mask industry must offer products at reasonable prices to expand and prosper.


Manufacturing locally to save operational costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers adopt worldwide Medical Mask to support clients and expand the market sector. The Medical Mask industry has greatly benefited medicine in the last few years. Major players in the Medical Mask market, including Medline Industries Inc., ANSELL Ltd., Owens & Minor, Besco Medical Ltd., Cardinal Health, B. Braun SE, KCWW, 3M, Ambu, Smiths Group PLC, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Honeywell is a technology and engineering business owned by Honeywell International Inc. The company develops and produces technology that tackles problems in multiple areas, such as energy, safety, security, productivity, and urbanization worldwide. In addition to electronic and advanced materials, productivity, sensing, safety, and security technologies, specialized chemicals, energy-efficient products and solutions, and replacement parts are also provided by Honeywell. In addition, it offers technical and managerial services as well as maintenance, overhaul, and repair. Honeywell provides services to clients in the building & construction, petrochemical, aerospace, and refining sectors. In October 2021, Honeywell launched a new range of lightweight, ergonomic headgear that combines face and lung protection for demanding work environments like chemical processing, oil and gas, and manufacturing sites.


Sandler AG designed and produced nonwoven roll goods for use in home textiles, the automotive, filtration, construction, and agricultural industries, as well as the hygiene and wipes business. The family-owned business is one of the top 15 producers of nonwovens in the world. Sandler provides a range of production technology in one place, making it an inventive partner. Unique product solutions are generated in collaboration with partners from every step of the value chain. Consequently, Sandler has an unmatched product range in the industry; Sandler is a center of competence for producing nonwoven roll products. A key component of Sandler's company philosophy has always been corporate responsibility for sustainable economic, social, and environmental practices. The Sandler Group stated in April 2020 that it would be investing in creating a non-woven respirator mask line, intending to manufacture more than 800 million masks to meet the growing demand.


Key Companies in the Medical Mask market include



Medical Mask Industry Developments


January 2022: Maskc introduced the KF94 Face mask, which has four layers: two non-woven, melt-blown center layers, a soft inner layer that is kind to the skin, and an exterior non-woven layer.


March 2020: A collaboration between 3M and Ford Motor Company was announced in response to the increased demand for 3M's powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) caused by the coronavirus outbreak.


Medical Mask Market Segmentation


Medical Mask Product Outlook



  • Surgical Masks

  • N95 Respirators

  • Face Masks

  • Full-Face Masks

  • Laryngeal Masks

    • Disposable

    • Reusable



  • Anesthesia Masks

    • Disposable

    • Reusable




Medical Mask Application Outlook



  • Respiratory Safety

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Allergies

  • Surgeries


Medical Mask End User Outlook



  • Hospitals

  • Diagnostics Laboratories

  • Research and Academic Institutes

  • Individuals


Medical Mask 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



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 5.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 5.69 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 11.76 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.50% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Application, End User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Medline Industries Inc., ANSELL Ltd., Owens & Minor, Besco Medical Ltd., Cardinal Health, B. Braun SE, KCWW, 3M, Ambu, Smiths Group PLC, and Others
Key Market Opportunities Rising R&D for multifunctional masks and government initiatives and regulations
Key Market Dynamics Increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases and growing geriatric population




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Medical Mask market size was valued at USD 5.2 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.50% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are Medline Industries Inc., ANSELL Ltd., Owens & Minor, Besco Medical Ltd., Cardinal Health, B. Braun SE, KCWW, 3M, Ambu, Smiths Group PLC, and Others.

The surgical masks category dominated the market in 2022.

Respiratory safety had the largest share of the market.

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