N95 Medical Protective Masks Market Size To Rake USD 6.94 Bn By 2032

Published Date : 23 Nov 2023

The global N95 medical protective masks market size surpassed USD 3 billion in 2022 and it is expected to rake around USD 6.94 billion by 2032, poised to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2023 to 2032.

N95 Medical Protective Masks Market Size and Growth Rate From 2023 To 2032

Market Overview

In the wake of global health crises and the ever-present risk of infectious diseases, the demand for high-quality protective equipment has experiencing significant surge. Among the frontline defenders against airborne pathogens, N95 medical protective masks have emerged as a crucial component in safeguarding public health. Increasing cases of allergies among people owing to rising level of pollution is driving the demand for N95 face masks. Moreover, increasing initiatives taken by the government in order to reduce the airborne disease due to the bad air quality is also proliferating the demand.

These masks are a type of respirator that is designed to provide a high level of filtration efficiency for airborne particles. They are commonly used in healthcare settings to protect healthcare workers from exposure to respiratory pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The United States released over 66 million tonnes of pollutants into the atmosphere in 2022. In 2022, more than 80 million people in United States lived in countries that have pollution level above the NAAQS.

Regional Analysis

North American is anticipated to register significant revenue by 2032. The growth of the region is attributed to the increasing concern of health and hygiene. Growing awareness among consumers and government regarding the environmental concerns caused due to the usage of synthetic mask is shifting the demand for N95 medical protective masks across the region. Moreover, rising penetration towards eco-friendly products are also proliferating the growth of the industry. An increasing number of people are suffering from infectious diseases which is further creating the lucrative opportunity for N95 masks.

In March 2023, the PADM Medical Group of Companies received more than 500K approval from the United States FDA as a support for its first plant-based face mask for healthcare and medical settings. According to centres for disease control and prevention, more than 4% of adults have been diagnosed with COPD, or chronic bronchitis in 2022.

The demand for N95 mask in United States is also experiencing a major growth owing to the rising number of hospital admission. The growing number of acute disease patients is also rising in Canada is expected to drive the growth of the market.

N95 Medical Protective Masks Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Revenue in 2023 USD 3.25 Billion
Projected Forecast Revenue by 2032 USD 6.94 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 8.8%
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Market Dynamics


Increasing advancement of technology

Growing advancement of technology is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Due to the surging number of coronavirus cases, the demand for innovative and comfortable mask has increased significantly. Advancements in manufacturing technologies have allowed for increased production efficiency and the ability to meet the heightened demand for N95 masks. Automation and improved production processes have contributed to a more scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of these critical protective devices.

Increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases

The growing level of pollution across the world is leading to surge in respiratory diseases. Human activities such as industrial processes, traffic, and energy production are contributing to the air pollution. These disease are leading to rise in the number of mortalities across various regions . The disease such as asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are leading to numerous death worldwide. Harmful effects of air pollutants and particles are driving the demand for these masks. For instance, Between 2022 and 2031, national health spending is expected to increase by an average of 5.4%.


Environmental concerns

Surging usage of N95 masks due to the increasing cases of virus has contributed to environmental concerns. These masks Are designed in a way that they are used Once, however, the disposal of these masks are leading to surge in environmental contamination. Moreover, disposing of these N95 is leading to landfills. The synthetic material used in the manufacturing of these masks are not biodegradable further affect the soil and water quality. Thus, such environmental concerns due to masks are restraining the growth of the market.

Surging cost of production

The cost of producing N95 masks, especially those meeting high filtration standards, can be significant. Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials, such as melt-blown fabric and other filter materials, can impact the overall cost of production. Moreover, the production of these masks requires continuous innovation owing to the surging advancement of technology. The growing innovation in production processes and materials is expected to further add to the cost and restrain the growth of the market.


Adoption of eco-friendly masks

The N95 masks are widely used in the healthcare environment in order to prevent from harmful particles in air as they have higher filtration efficiency. However, the production of these mask have significantly impacted the environment. Various manufacturers across the globe are taking various initiatives in order to reduce the energy consumption. Moreover, increasing focus on the usage of sustainable material is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the market. Thus, the sustainable approach in healthcare is expected to drive the demand for eco-friendly masks.

Government support

Government of various economies are taking initiatives in order to propel the production of N95 masks. According to various researches N95 masks are proven as effective is preventing the airborne disease, as they have the higher filtration efficiency. Moreover, they are focusing on stocking up the N95 masks for any emergency situation. Other regulatory measures to mandate the face mask is also creating lucrative opportunities in the market growth.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2022, A group of researchers from the University of Kentucky, under the direction of Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering, and Rollie Mills, Ph.D., his student, created a medical face mask membrane that has the ability to both collect and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein upon contact.
  • In April 2023, Honeywell revealed that it is planning to invest more than USD 95 million in the product of US mask. The investment will help in meeting the production capacity of mask.
  • In May 2022, Honeywell launched the DC365 compact surgical N95 respirator due to the high demand among healthcare professionals. The launch aims to expand the client base.

Key Market Players

  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • 3M
  • Kowa Company Ltd.
  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
  • Prestige Ameritech
  • Cardinal Health
  • The Gerson Company
  • Ohlone Press LLC
  • Cambridge Mask Co

Market Segmentation

By Application

  • Personal
  • Industrial

By Product

  • Mask without Exhalation Valve
  • Mask with Exhalation Valve

By End-use

  • Drug Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Online Stores

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