Mask is an object generally worn on the face, for protection, performance, disguise, or entertainment. They prevent the spread of infection between the diseased and healthy population. Mask market comprises of the revenue generated by the company’s manufacturing the surgical face masks and N95 respirators by the sale of these products. Surgical masks are loose fitting, generally disposable devices which are frequently used in the healthcare settings for protecting doctors and other medical staff from the risk of infections. These surgical masks are single-use items and are disposed after being used once. N95 respirator mask is defined as personalized protective respiratory device that protects from the airborne and liquid contamination. N95 masks are largely used in the industrial or healthcare sector, to protect workers from a variety of respiratory and airborne diseases. N95 type masks are designed to filter at least 95% of airborne particles.
As per study, “Masks (N95 Respirators and Other Surgical Masks) Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Implications and Growth” the key companies operating in the global masks market include Smith and Nephew, 3M Company, Molnlycke Healthcare, Johnson and Johnson, Medline Industries, DUKAL Corporation, DYNAREX, Key Surgical, CM, Winner, ZHONGT, CK-Tech, Pitta Mask, Piaoan, Ammex, Gofresh, Tianyushu, Rimei among others. Key manufacturers are focusing attention on the aural effects of disposable surgical masks, since this aspect of masks is typically ignored by many manufacturers. In order to avoid the supply shocks, manufacturers should review care patterns of individuals at high risk of Corona-Virus (COVID-19) such as those with existing respiratory diseases.
Based on type, masks market is bifurcated as common grade surgical mask, N95 respirator and others (comfort masks/dust masks). Surgical mask, also known as medical mask, procedure mask, or face mask, is intended mainly for healthcare professionals during surgeries and medical procedures. These masks are primarily designed to protect the wearer to contract the infections. Additionally, N95 masks or respirators offer better protection against the particulate matter and airborne bacteria & viruses. In addition, based on end-user, market is bifurcated as industrial, individual, hospitals & clinics and others.
The masks market is driven by increase in efficiency in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), followed by growth in geriatric population, rise of online pharmacies, surge in epidemic or pandemic outbreaks and growth in improvement of healthcare infrastructure & services. However, increase in trend of noninvasive & robot-assisted surgeries and rise in concerns toward disposal may impact the market. Moreover, growth in technology integration is a key opportunity for market. Furthermore, rise in shift towards disposable devices in developed countries is a major trend for market.
Based on geography, the Asia-Pacific is a leading region in global masks market owing to high air pollution levels coupled with impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region. The Europe and North-America regions are estimated to witness higher growth rated due to high importance of cleanliness and increase inn number of surgical procedures over the forecast period. It is expected that future of the global masks market will be optimistic on account of increase in the number of people suffering from respiratory diseases during the forecast period.
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