People who work in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities are prone to exposure to biological hazards and pathogens. Facial masks are used to protect professionals against such infections. According to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 in Europe, every employer should ensure that suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided free of charge. This is necessary wherever there are concerns about health. Employers should also provide information, training, and instructions on the use of this equipment.
Growing awareness among people regarding personal safety will surge demand and the growth of the facial mask market. It is sole responsibility of a facility in-charge or the employer to supply PPE and train the staff and workers about its usage. In Russia, the Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Russian Federation N 290H was adopted on approval of the Inter-industry regulations of provisions of employees with special clothing, special footwear, and other personal protective equipment, as amended in 2009. Such safety regulations favor the adoption of facial masks, driving the expansion of the facial mask market size.
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- 3M Co
- Honeywell International Inc
- Dragerwerk AG & Co KgaA
- Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd.
- Air Liquide Medical Systems
- Cardinal Health
- Koninklijke Philips NV
- CAntel Medical Corp
- Teleflex Inc.
- Well Lead Medical Co Ltd
- Ambu AS
- Vincent Medical
- Flexicare Medical Ltd
- SunMed LLC
Strong Competition Due to Product Developments and New Launches
Introduction of new technology has encouraged development of new and advanced products. Many manufactures are focused on the development of new products and make significant investments in R&D for product development.
For instance, in 2017, ResMed announced the launch of ultraSoft full memory masks - Air Touch F20 full face mask, which is used in the treatment of sleep apnea. Similarly, in 2019, Air Liquid Medical Systems launched Respireo Soft Nasals masks for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea to aid aeration while sleeping.
Development of new products and launches into the market are expected to significantly boost the growth of the facial mask market over the coming years.
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Facial Mask Market: Consolidated Space Dominated by Key Players
The facial mask market is highly consolidated in nature, with key players acquiring almost half of the market share. There are more than 10 prominent manufacturers in the facial mask market. Some of them are 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc, Dragerwerk AG & Co KGaA, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd., Koninklijke Philips N.V, and Teleflex Incorporated.
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Regional Outlook of Facial Mask Market
North America dominates the facial mask market share with around 1/3 of the market share, which is double than that of Europe. East Asia will be a promising market for facial masks, and is anticipated to grow 1.7X over the forecast period of 2020 to 2030. East Asia has many local manufacturers of facial masks, and China leads the region for this very reason.
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Impact of COVID-19 on Facial Mask Market
The COVID-19 crisis will have many short- and long-term impacts on all industries. For the facial mask and PPE industry, the impact of the pandemic has been positive, as demand for facial masks is skyrocketing. Shortage of facial masks during the peak of COVID-19 has encouraged many countries to manufacture their PPE locally.
An extensive analysis of the facial mask market has brought our analysts to a conclusion that, the market is growing significantly. Anesthesia masks and non-invasive ventilation masks dominate the global facial mask market by product in terms of market growth. North America holds more than 40% of revenue share due to high adoption of facial masks in this region. Emerging countries such as China and India are expected to offer lucrative opportunities for players in the facial mask market, owing to increasing burden of surgeries and growing awareness about healthcare and patient safety. Talking about end users, hospitals will dominate as they are major consumers of facial masks.
Key Segments of Facial Mask Market
PMR’s study on the facial mask market offers information divided into four important segments — product, usage, distribution channel, and region. This report offers comprehensive data and information about the important market dynamics and growth parameters associated with these categories.