Disposable Masks Market is Expected to Flourish at a 7% CAGR and Reaching US$ 9.7 Bn by 2032 | Exclusive Report by Future Market Insights

The global disposable masks market is projected to reach a value of US$ 9.7 Bn by 2032, with the demand growing at a healthy CAGR of 7% from 2022 to 2032.

Driven by an escalating emphasis on the safety and security of healthcare workers, the target market will reach an estimated US$ 4.9 Bn by the end of 2022. These masks are also used on a large scale to eliminate the chances of cross-contamination during surgeries and OPD sessions. Thus, the target market looks ahead to bright prospects during the forecast period.

Surging awareness regarding airborne diseases and infections, high demand in healthcare sector for protection and prevention purposes, and protection against dust particles are certain factors that promote the usage of disposable masks. In addition, more and more consumers are presenting an inclination towards sustainable items which is driving the demand for disposable face masks made from biodegradable materials.

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Buyers are keen on using these sustainable products to improve waste disposal practices in a manner that doesn’t harm the environment. Thus, many manufacturers are introducing disposable masks using natural polymers and other biodegradable materials like cellulose, starch, and lignin. These kind of developments are likely to have a positive impact on the target market in the upcoming years.

Again, the rising popularity of non-woven masks across the world will further propel the demand for disposable masks. These non-woven masks effectively provide protection and reduce the risks of skin infections for consumers with sensitive skin. Many labels are also releasing these masks in a wide range of colors and styles to meet the growing demand for attractive accessories. All of these considerations will fuel the growth of the disposable masks market during the forecast period.

“Rising safety concerns in healthcare industry is expected to augment the global sales of the disposable masks market over the forecast period,” says an FMI analyst.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Risk of cross-contamination strengthens disposable masks market prospects.
  • Availability of counterfeit masks may stunt the target market growth.
  • The disposable masks market in the U.S. is expected to grow at 7% CAGR.
  • The U.K.’s disposable masks market will expand at 8% CAGR, reaching US$ 167.1 Mn in 2032.
  • China’s disposable masks market will register a CAGR of 7.4% during the assessment period.
  • By product type, dust segment will record a CAGR of 8.5% during 2022-2032.
  • By closure type, earloop disposable mask segment will generate high demand over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 3M Company, Besco Medical Limited, Honeywell International Inc., Valmy SAS, Ansell, Moldex Corporation, Uvex Group, Kowa Company Ltd, SAS Safety Corporation, Kwalitex Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Eagle Health Holdings Limited, and Medicom Group among others are some of the major players in the disposable masks market profiled in the full version of the report.

Leading market players are concentrating on investing in research and development activities to integrate the use of sustainable materials. These enterprises are keen on adopting stronger promotional tactics, mergers, acquisitions and collaboration strategies to gain a competitive advantage.

More Insights into Disposable Masks Market Report

In its latest report, FMI offers an unbiased analysis of the global disposable masks market, providing historical data from 2015 to 2021 and forecast statistics for 2022 to 2028. To understand the global market potential, growth, and scope, the market is segmented on the basis of product type (surgical, respirator, dust), application (industrial, hospital, personal), closure type (earloop closure, headband closure, tie closure), sales channel (direct/ B2B, indirect/ B2C), and region.

According to the latest FMI reports, based on segmentation, the indirect/ B2C sales channels will make significant contributions to the overall market growth. The popularity of online retail channels will supplement the growth of the disposable masks market. By the application type, personal use segment will dominate the global market space owing to the rising cases of dust allergies

Disposable Masks Market by Category

Product Type:

  • Surgical
  • Respirator
  • Dust


  • Industrial
  • Hospital
  • Personal

Closure Type:

  • Earloop Closure
  • Headband Closure
  • Tie Closure

Sales Channel:

  • Direct/B2B
  • Indirect/B2C


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Asia Pacific excluding China & Japan
  • Japan
  • China
  • Middle East & Africa

Based on region, the disposable masks market in the United Kingdom will exhibit considerable growth during 2022-2032. The target market in this country will grow at a CAGR of 8%, reaching a valuation of US$ 167.1 Mn while creating a growth opportunity of US$ 90 Mn. This growth can be attributed to a string healthcare establishment as well as increasing investment in the same sector. Apart from the U.K., the U.S., and China disposable masks market are set to present remarkable growth over the projected period.

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