Disposable Face Mask Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Type (Surgical mask, Dust Mask, and Respirator Mask); Distribution Channel (Online and Offline); Material (Cotton, Polypropylene, and Other); End-User (Laboratories, Hospitals & Clinics, Individual/Personal, Mining and Manufacturing, and Industrial); Region/Country









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Disposable Face Mask Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 19% over the forecast period (2021-2027). The high incidence of air born infections and rising pollution, rising demand for face mask in healthcare sector, and adoption of face mask by public are all driving factors in the disposable face mask market.

In 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 89 million medical masks are required for the COVID-19 response each month, along with 76 million examination gloves and 1.6 million medical goggles, globally. WHO also estimates that the industry must increase manufacturing by 40% and urges governments to act quickly to boost supply. This in turn expected to fuel the disposable face mask market

Airborne diseases Most Common Global Health Condition, (%)

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Some of the major players operating in the market include 3M, Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd., Cambridge Mask Co, Cardinal Health, Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Moldex-Metric Inc., Prestige Ameritech, Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co., Ltd, The Gerson Company. Several M&A’s along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to boost their presence in different regions.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst Type, Surgical mask segment dominated the market in 2020”

Based on type, the market is segmented into surgical mask, dust mask and respirator mask. Surgical mask segment held the prominent share in the market and accounted for the significant revenue share owing to its widespread demand from the healthcare sector and easy availability across hospitals and other pharmacies, retail outlets, and online distribution platforms. Furthermore, they are less expensive as compared to other types of masks.

“Amongst Distribution Channel, Offline segment dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on distribution channel, the Disposable Face Mask market is segmented into Online and Offline. The offline segment dominated the market and accounted for the prominent revenue share. Offline distribution channels are expected to play an important role in market growth on account of their convenience and goodwill among consumers.

“Amongst Material, Polypropylene holds significant market share in 2020.”

Based on material, the market is segmented into Cotton, Polypropylene, and others. Polypropylene segment led the face mask market share. Nonwoven polypropylene (NWPP) is the most common material used in medical grade masks and it is used in both N95 and surgical masks. Nonwoven polypropylene (NWPP) is considered a good choice for fabric masks because it is lightweight, reusable, breathable, water-resistant, and helps with filtration.

“Amongst End-User, Hospital and Clinic would witnesses significant CAGR during the Forecast Period.”

Amongst End-User, the Disposable Face Mask Market is segmented into Laboratories, Hospitals & Clinics, Individual/Personal, Mining & Manufacturing, and Industrial. Hospitals & Clinics held significant share in disposable face mask in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increased demand for disposable face masks as they were primarily consumed in the healthcare segment and individuals. .

“Asia Pacific represents as one of the most prominent market.”

For a better understanding of the market adoption of Disposable face mask, the market is analyzed for the countries such as North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia- Pacific), & Rest of World. Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2020. The large population contribute to the Asia Pacific region’s big proportion. China has had a high impact of COVID-19 with Wuhan being the epicenter. Therefore, it is expected that there will be an increased product demand in the local market due to government mandates. Furthermore, high population in the country coupled with low-cost mass manufacturing will be conducive to driving the adoption rate. Increased awareness regarding the benefits of masks in warding off the corona virus will drive the local industry expansion.

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  • Deep dive regional & country-level analysis of the industry

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1.1.   Market Definitions
1.2.   Limitation
1.3.   Stake Holders
1.4.   Currency used in Report


2.1.   Research Process of the Disposable Face Mask Market
2.2.   Research Methodology of the Disposable Face Mask Market
2.3.   Forecasting Method
2.4.   Respondent Profile
2.5.   Main Objective of the Disposable Face Mask Market










7.1.   Surgical Mask 
7.2.   Dust Mask
7.3.   Respirator Mask


8.1.   Online
8.2.   Offline


9.1.   Cotton
9.2.   Polypropylene
9.3.   Others


10.1.                     Laboratories
10.2.                     Hospitals & Clinics
10.3.                     Individual/Personal
10.4.                     Mining & Manufacturing
10.5.                     Industrial


11.1.                     North America Disposable Face Mask Market 
11.1.1.    United States
11.1.2.    Canada 
11.1.3.    Rest of North America
11.2.                     Europe Disposable Face Mask Market 
11.2.1.    Germany 
11.2.2.    France 
11.2.3.    United Kingdom
11.2.4.    Italy 
11.2.5.    Spain 
11.2.6.    Rest of Europe
11.3.                     Asia Pacific Disposable Face Mask Market
11.3.1.    China 
11.3.2.    Japan 
11.3.3.    India 
11.3.4.    Australia 
11.3.5.    Rest of Asia Pacific
11.4.                     Rest of World Disposable Face Mask Market 


12.1.                     Market Drivers
12.2.                     Market Challenges
12.3.                     Impact Analysis








16.1.                     Demand Side Analysis
16.2.                     Supply Side Analysis
16.2.1.    Top Product Launches
16.2.2.    Top Business Partnerships
16.2.3.    Top Business Expansions, Investments and Divestitures
16.2.4.    Top Merger and Acquisitions




18.1.                     Competitive Landscape
18.1.1.    Porters Fiver Forces Analysis          Bargaining Power of Buyer          Bargaining Power of Supplier          Intensity of Rivalry          Threats of New Entrant          Threat of Substitute
18.1.2.    Company Shares, by Revenue


19.1.                     3M 
19.2.                     Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
19.3.                     Cambridge Mask Co
19.4.                     Cardinal Health, Inc.
19.5.                     Honeywell International Inc.
19.6.                     Kimberly-Clark Corporation
19.7.                     Moldex-Metric Inc.
19.8.                     Prestige Ameritech
19.9.                     Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Co. Ltd.
19.10.                  The Gerson Company

Research Methodology

Analyzing the historical market, estimation of the current market, and forecasting the future of the Disposable Face Mask Market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of disposable face mask across various regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the industry. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecast the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below.

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detailed secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the disposable face mask through company internal sources such as annual report & financial statements, investor presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the disposable face mask, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments included in the report are by type, distribution channel, material, and end-user. Further regional & country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of the Disposable Face Mask Market in the global context.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as rising pollution, increasing risk of air born disease and rising awareness about health protection and aseptic measures, etc. Historical trends and their year-on-year impact on the market size and share was analyzed. Demand and supply side scenario was also thoroughly studied.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the Market, and market shares of the segments and company. All the required percentage split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., top-down/bottom-up approach was applied to arrive at the market forecast to 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major regions globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$)
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the Disposable Face Mask Market in terms of products & services offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market.

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major countries. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

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Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers of each segment and sub-segment of the Disposable Face Mask Market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of type, distribution channel, material, and end-users for the major country/region globally.

The main objective of the Disposable Face Mask Market Study

The current & future market trends of disposable face mask were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments from the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends would determine the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional & country level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of disposable face mask market in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include of type, distribution channel, material, and end-users
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the disposable face mask for the major regions & countries
  • Major regions studied in the report include North America (United States, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia- Pacific), and Rest of World
  • Company profiles of the Disposable Face Mask Market players and the growth strategies adopted by them to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional & country level analysis of the industry