March 27, 2023

The Europe protective face mask market size is projected to reach USD 12,619.29 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 8.7% during the forecast period. Fortune Business Insights™ sheds light on the different aspects of this market in its report, titled “Europe Protective Face Mask Market, 2020-2027”. As per the report, the value of the market stood at USD 1,327.67 million in 2019.

List of the Leading Companies Profiled in the Global Market are:

  • Uvex Group (Fuerth, Germany)
  • ANSELL LTD (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (Texas, U.S.)
  • Cardinal Health (Ohio, U.S.)
  • DuPont (Delaware, U.S.)
  • Dentsply Sirona (Pennsylvania, U.S.)
  • DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG (Rastatt, Germany)
  • Medicom (Quebec, Canada)
  • Moldex-Metric (California, U.S.)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.)
  • 3M (Minnesota, U.S.)


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Market Segments

Based on type, this market has been clubbed into medical face masks, respirators, and others. On the basis of usage, the market has been divided into disposable and reusable. By application, the Europe market has been segregated into healthcare, oil & gas, mining, construction, manufacturing, and others. In terms of country, the market has been grouped into Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and the Rest of Europe.

Highlights of the Report

This market report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the market drivers and restraints and their role in shaping the growth pattern of the market. Further, the report encompasses a detailed analysis of all individual market segments, as well as a thorough profiling of market players and microscopic study of their key strategies. Along with this, the report contains actionable insights and research into the regional developments influencing the market.

Driving Factors

Innovative Offerings by Facemask Manufacturers to Accelerate Market Progress

The heightened need for protective face masks in Europe has not only pushed companies to ramp up production, but it has also stoked the creative energies of mask makers. For example, Osmotex, a Swiss sterilizing specialist, announced the development of a unique mask equipped with the osmosis mechanism, which allows the mask to self-sterilize and thus can be used multiple times. The mask is made of osmosis textile and, along with an N95 filter the mask also has a mini control box with a rechargeable battery to perform the sterilization process. France-based Saint-Gobain also announced plans to release its next-generation mask, PRECIMASK, by the end of 2020. This face mask, according to the company, will be transparent and have an unending lifespan due to its ceramic particle filters. These innovations are, thus, giving a positive thrust to this market amid the current pandemic.


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Country Insights

Consistent Rise in COVID-19 Cases to Propel the Market

The major western European economies, mainly the UK, France, and Germany, are set to lead the Europe protective face mask market share during the forecast period on account of the relentless increase in coronavirus cases in these countries. For example, in Spain, latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that at present, there are over 3 million active cases in the country and nearly 66,000 deaths. In the UK, as of 15 February 2021, over 4 million people are COVID positive, with the country reporting 117,166 deaths. In such a dire scenario, the demand for protective face masks is likely to remain exponentially high throughout 2021.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players to Focus on Ensuring Efficient Delivery of Face Masks

As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs Europe and the world, ensuring the availability of protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a mountainous task for governments and private manufacturers. To combat this problem, key players in this market have been adopting strategies to optimize mask production and speed up delivery to support the fight against the coronavirus.

Industry Development:

  • April 2020: DACH Schutzbekleidung announced that it will be delivering 300,000 respiratory masks and 3 million face masks to the German Federal Ministry of Health for distribution across critical infrastructures. By mid-April, the company will supply another 5 million masks.

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