The spread of COVID-19 is increasing the availability of disposable masks at hypermarkets and supermarkets which in turn is fueling the consumption of the disposable masks across the globe.
According to the latest Arizton's market research report, the face mask market size will cross $20 billion by 2020 and will register a CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period.
COVID-19 Impact on Face Mask Market
In the beginning of the outbreak, face masks were mainly recommended for health care workers, people who have COVID-19, and were showing symptoms and people taking care of someone who was ill with the new coronavirus. On April 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance advising all individuals to wear cloth facial covers in public areas where close contact with others is unavoidable, citing new evidence on virus transmission from asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic individuals. Masks are advised to be used in public or when people are nearby as it acts as a physical barrier to protect and others from viral and bacterial particulates. Many people unknowingly infect others by going out and spreading germs by coughing or touching others. Wearing a mask is good for the following reasons:
- It will cut down 95% of the breathing that sends the virus up to 6 feet away in a room.
- It will reduce oral transmission by preventing the virus from getting into the nose or mouth if a contaminated surface is touched.
Disposable Face Mask Market Growth
Disposable face masks are medical supplies that are worn to cover the mouth and nose and prevent people from inhaling poisonous airborne substances or other impure substances. These masks protect health care professionals from harmful bacteria that may leak out either in form of aerosols or liquid droplets from the patient’s mouth. The disposable face mask market is growing at the fastest CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period. The spread of COVID-19 is increasing the availability of disposable masks at hypermarkets and supermarkets which in turn is fueling the consumption of disposable masks across the globe. Some of the other factors driving the global disposable face mask market growth include increasing incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and a rapidly increasing aging population globally.
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Personal Protective Equipment Market Growth
Growing awareness regarding workers’ health and safety, in addition to rising industrial fatalities primarily in emerging economies owing to lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), is anticipated to steer the market over the forecast years. The disposable gloves, medical masks, face protection equipment or face shield, goggles and surgical mask, medical gown or coverall, head cover, N95 respirators, and PPE boots are among some of the personal protective equipment with soaring global demand. The key factor which is expected to drive the market for the personal protective equipment includes stringent regulatory framework, increasing awareness about the importance of healthcare safety, increasing focus on safety preparedness at healthcare facilities, and accelerating rate of cases of COVID-19 infection. Recently, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, researchers and scientists are working continuously to develop high tech protective face mask such as 3-D printed masks using 3D printing technology. Following are the example of new product launches for face mask segment:
Nexera Medical has started producing the SpectraShield N99 antimicrobial respirator mask in which silver and copper is used. The silver and copper elements act as antimicrobial agents that kills and inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungus. The product meets the WHO’s and the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines for controlling exposure to infectious diseases.
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