Status : Published Published On : May, 2020 Report Code : VRHC1234 Industry : Healthcare Available Format : Page : 181

Global N95 Mask Market by Type – Analysis and Forecast (2019-2025)

Industry Insights by Product Type (Masks with Exhalation Valve, Mask without Exhalation Valve), by Application (Industrial Use, Daily Use), by End User (Hospitals/Clinics, Online Stores, Drug Stores)

Industry Overview

From USD 810.0 million in 2019, the global N95 mask market is predicted to grow to USD 1,627.5 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 11.5% during the forecast period (2020–2025). The growth of this market is attributed towards the escalated need of respiratory protective equipment that is needed for normal citizens to be protected and the medical personnel for operations or to acknowledge the patients affected by the virus during an outbreak such as covid-19.

N95 Mask Market Highlights

The N95 mask is medical protective equipment in the form of a mask that covers the nose and the mouth to allow only filtered air to enter into the respiratory system. This product is designed in such a way that it closely fits the facial structure and provides an efficient filtration of particles airborne. The N95 means that the respirator blocks minimum 95% of 0.3micron test particles. The medical masks are generally composed of non-woven fabrics, nose strips; melt blown fabrics and ear bands.

The structure of the mask is of three layers. Its structure is sort of a sandwich structure wherein the outer layer is the antifoam waterproof non-woven fabric, the middle layer is the non-woven fabric that is electric treated and melt blown ant the last layer that is the inner layer is the hygroscopic non-woven fabric that is ordinary spun. This non-woven fabric is PP polypropylene fiber. The advanced technology allows the product with superior filtration performance and is used in medical sterile rooms, protection and purification industry and water treatment industry, along with these the mask can be used in prevention of spreading influenza. The benefits provided by N95 are expected to enhance the growth of global N95 mask market.

Market Segmentation

Insight by Product Type

Based on product type, the global N95 mask market is categorized into masks with exhalation valve, and mask without exhalation valve. During the forecast period, the masks with exhalation valve classification is projected to witness the faster N95 mask market growth, on the basis of product type. This is because; masks with exhalation valve are efficient in protecting wearer with the help of an effective seal. The wearer can comfortably reduce humidity and heat mask unlike mask without exhalation valve.

Insight by Application

On the basis of application, the global N95 masks market is bifurcated into industrial use, and daily use. During 2020–2025, the daily use classification is expected to witness the faster N95 mask market growth, on the basis of application. The advancement in the spread of life-threatening virus such as COVID-19 has led to outgrown demand of the N95 masks in order to protect respiratory organ of any individual from virus, government authorities globally are emphasizing more on the use of N95 masks for every citizen.

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Segments Covered in the Study

Product Type, Application, End User, and Region

Geographies Covered in the Study

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Singapore), and Rest of the World (Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Iran, U.A.E.)

Companies Covered in the Study

The  3M Company, Prestige Ameritech, Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KOWA, Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Company, Ltd., Louis M. Gerson Company, Inc., Cambridge mask Co., Ambu A/S, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Alpha Pro Tech, Moldex-Metric, Inc., and Teleflex Incorporated.

Industry Dynamics

Industry Trends

Prevalence of various startups entering the personal protective equipment market in order to supply necessary equipments at the time of pandemic is the key trend observed in the growth of global N95 mask market. Various business organizations such as H&M that is a cloth merchant has revamped its machinery for production of personal protective equipments apart from normal cloths and several other players globally are adopting this trend. As a result to increasing production of these equipments from several players along with new players are thus anticipated to accentuate the demand for global N95 mask market.

Growth Drivers

Increasing initiatives taken by the government and the spreading awareness of individuals for self-protection and to reduce the rate of respiratory infection in individuals are the growth drivers for the global N95 masks market. Rising respiratory diseases in individuals due to pollution have led to the promotion of N95 masks to protect the individuals from airborne infections. Furthermore, with the spread of a contagious virus, individuals are aware of the use of N95 masks to protect themselves from such infections.

Moreover, spread of a life threatening virus such as COVID-19 globally is necessitating the adoption of N95 masks across the globe. Additionally, there is no vaccine that has been invented till date in order to cure this virus as a result to which WHO (World Health Organization) has emphasized upon taking necessary precautions in order to prevent the global pandemic. In order to prevent spread of such contagious disease the demand for N95 masks are witnessing massive growth that is further contributing towards the growth of global N95 mask market. Furthermore, increasing use of chemicals in manufacturing industries is another factor driving the growth of global N95 masks for the workers.


However, the manufacturing process is time taking and currently there are limited manufacturers of such masks. Most of the masks produced are from China and in the current situation of a pandemic the supply of masks is not able to meet the demand that leads to slow growth of the global N95 mask market.

Geographic Overview

Around the globe, North America was largest N95 mask market in 2019 and the U.S. is the second highest contributor in the production of N95 masks. Moreover, due to the pandemic they have fallen short on their demand for masks and they have about 1% inventory of the total demand. With U.S. as the hotspot of the pandemic, they require a very large quantity of N95 masks.

Asia-Pacific is expected to witness highest CAGR during the forecast period. China produces the highest number of masks. China’s production of masks contributes to 50% of the overall production of N95 masks all over the world. As the pandemic erupted in China in November 2019, the factories at to shut down and the country were not able to meet the daily demand of masks and are supposed to create maximum demand. Additionally, Europe, on the other hand, follows different standards and thus do not demand for the N95 masks, rather they demand for FPP2 masks that are closer to the standards of N95 masks.

Competitive Insight

Key players operating in the global N95 masks market are emphasizing their efforts upon strategic acquisitions in order to strengthen capabilities of research & development that support them in providing innovative solutions to the users and thus gain competitive advantage.

Some of the major players operating the global N95 masks market are The  3M Company, Prestige Ameritech, Honeywell International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KOWA, Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Company, Ltd., Louis M. Gerson Company, Inc., Cambridge Mask Co., Ambu A/S, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Alpha Pro Tech, Moldex-Metric, Inc., and Teleflex Incorporated.

Primary Research

VynZ Research conducts extensive primary research to understand the market dynamics, validate market data and have key opinions from the industry experts. The key profiles approached within the industry includes, CEO, CFO, CTO, President, Vice President, Product Managers, Regional Heads and Others. Also, end user surveys comprising of consumers are also conducted to understand consumer behavior.

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