Protective Face Mask Market

Protective Face Mask Market Size, Analysis By Product Type (Disposable, Reusable), By Material Type (Plastic, Silicone, Metal, Others), By End-use Industry (Chemical & Petrochemical, Healthcare and pharmaceutical, Mining and Construction, Agriculture, Others) - Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Protective Face Mask Market Covering 30 + Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Protective Face Mask Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global market in protective face masks is USD 10.79 Billion in 2022. The market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 9.1% in the forecast period. The market is estimated to surpass a value of USD 25.78 Billion by end of 2032.

Health groups and organizations have conducted a number of inspections and tests in recent years to raise the safety standards for protective face masks. A face mask is a piece of gear used to guard against dangers like pollution. The development of the market is also anticipated to benefit from technical advances in the number of masks for the protection of workers.

In clinical research facilities, protective face masks also guard against infections and bacteria. It is one example of an advanced creative product because ordinary face masks do not protect against dangerous gases and chemicals due to a thin physical barrier.

Report Attributes


Market size (2022 A)

USD 10.79 billion

Base Year for Estimation


Forecast duration for this research


Forecasted Market value (2032 F)

USD 25.78 Billion

Global Market Growth rate (2022-2032 E)

CAGR of 9.1%

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3M Company
  • Moldex-Metric Inc.
  • JSP Ltd.
  • Alpha Solway Ltd
  • Ansell Limited
  • Delta Plus Group
  • Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company
  • Intech Safety Private Limited
  • Polison Corporation etc.

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What are the factors propelling demand for this market?

The rising awareness regarding the health and safety of employees working in the manufacturing industry has increased and many protective measures are being adopted. Rising concerns regarding proper protective equipment such as protective face masks for workers in several industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, mining, agriculture, and construction, are expected to create growth opportunities for the market.

In addition, strict regulations and norms from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) regarding the safety and health of industry workers are positively expected to impact the growth of the market. In addition, according to the WHO, nearly 4 million deaths in 2017 were recorded due to exposure to air pollution.

What are the restraints faced by market players?

The high cost of face masks, as well as the lack of awareness regarding the usage of face masks in undeveloped economies, are factors expected to hamper the growth of the market. These masks are majorly demanded in chemical and mining industries owing to the high need for protection.

These masks are beneficial in protecting wearers’ faces and avoiding contaminated minerals and biological items which otherwise may enter the body. The recent pandemic of Covid-19 has generated significant awareness about these masks and expected to remain in demand for the forecast period.

In terms of personal protective equipment, China is the leading country while being the epicenter of the pandemic has stayed in lockdown for a long time which has affected world sales of protective equipment. The recovery in the supply chain and high prices of raw materials is a major challenge faced by manufacturers post-pandemic.

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Segment wise Insights

The disposable masks segment is anticipated to hold major growth in market share in the upcoming period. There is the penetration of hospital-acquired infection among the geriatric population which is anticipated to gain the fastest CAGR in the forecast period. The distinct manufacturers use different materials for these facemasks. Government restriction for use of masks while in a public place has boosted demand for these options.

Medical face masks are anticipated to grow in the forecast duration. The market is dominated by the use of non-woven fabric face masks. These masks are preferred more as they offer more bacterial filtration. Surgical masks needed by healthcare professionals are made from the use of natural fiber and shield cross-contamination during the surgical process.

On the basis of the end-use industry, the healthcare sector is dominant as the industry holds a major share. Clinics, hospitals, and manufacturing are key users of these masks. Workplace health and hygiene are primarily considered in hospitals and labs which is increasing the demand for such masks.

Regional Outlook

North America & Europe are expected to be the leading regional markets for face masks during the forecast period. Emerging economies such as India and China in the Asia Pacific are expected to witness significant growth due to the increasing usage of protective face masks in the chemical & healthcare industries. Brazil is likely to be a possible large market for face masks in upcoming years owing to high disposable income in this region.

Asia Pacific market is expected to grow rapidly as the adoption of these masks has increased owing to rising pollution. The countries like India and China are major marketplaces for these masks. Asia Pacific is one of the dominant regions for hospitals as these regions are highly populated and owe major demand for hospital supply and lucrative opportunities for manufacturers.

The European market is driven by its larger geriatric population and customer base. There is a rise in awareness about health and personal care which is anticipated to increase the share of personal protective types of equipment in the forecast period. European countries like Germany, France, the UK, and Italy are regulating the usage of face-covering masks and tend to be the ideal markets for manufacturers in the forecast period.

The Middle East and Africa are expected to have stagnant growth in the global protective face mask market during the forecast period. The Latin America protective face mask market is expected to witness sluggish growth during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The industry has intensified competition as there are many competitors in the market. These companies are consistently investing in product research and technological upgradation in order to speed up production and save labor costs. Innovation, collaboration, and expansion are key tactics used by these firms to maintain a market edge over other firms.

Manufacturers have focused on technological innovation and trying to meet local and international standards in mask formation. The major players in this market benefitted from the development of automotive parts owing to cost-effectiveness. These firms are enhancing precision levels with the adoption of needed technology and it is expected to increase the commercialization of these tools in the forecast period.


  • By Product Type

    • Disposable
    • Reusable
  • By Material Type

    • Plastic
    • Silicon
    • Metal
    • Others
  • By End-User Industry

    • Chemical and petrochemical
    • Healthcare and pharmaceutical
    • Mining and Construction
    • Agriculture
    • Others
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • CIS & Russia
    • Japan
    • Asia - Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ)
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

- FAQs -

What is the growth rate expected for this market?

The market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 9.1% in the forecast period.

What is the present market valuation?

The global market in protective face masks is USD 10.79 Billion in 2022.

What is the future outlook for this market?

The market is estimated to surpass a value of USD 25.78 Billion by end of 2032.

Who are the prominent players in the industry?

The key companies in this market are- • 3M Company • Moldex-Metric Inc. • JSP Ltd. • Alpha Solway Ltd • Ansell Limited • Delta Plus Group • Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company

Which region is dominant in this market?

North America & Europe are expected to be the leading regional markets for protective face masks during the forecast period.

Protective Face Mask Market

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