From the offline distribution channel group, the big surgical mask market growth came. Drug stores, hospitals, and clinics are part of the offline distribution channel. A large variety of healthcare items and medications are offered through drug stores.
At drug stores, consumers can purchase both over-the-counter and prescription drugs. The latest worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a shortage of surgical masks in most of the world's drug stores. Therefore the price of surgical masks has been boosted by most drug stores.
During the forecast period, Europe will give market vendors many growth opportunities. The growing number of surgeries in the area would have a direct effect on the market growth of surgical masks in this region.
The main markets for surgical masks in Europe are the UK and Germany. The growth of the market in this area will be slower than the market growth in other regions. The recurrent occurrence of epidemics, one of the major consumer developments in surgical masks, would also affect the growth of the targeted market.
Due to delays in implementing control measures or the lack of control measures, poor sanitation, and weak immunity to the disease among the indigenous population, flu or any other disease may turn into an epidemic. In controlling and preventing the spread of airborne diseases, surgical masks play a significant function.
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is the most recent example of such an outbreak. In December 2019, COVID-19 emerged in China and spread to nearly every part of the world. The solution for the treatment of this disease has yet to be found, and healthcare professionals are proposing the use of surgical masks to avoid population spread. During the forecast era, such factors will have a major effect on the market for surgical masks.
Surgical mask market:
The global epidemic could be caused by factors such as poor sanitation, poor immunity among people, and delays in implementing control measures to contain the spread of flu and other diseases. One such recent example is the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
It started in December 2019 in China and has spread to almost every country across the globe. Health care practitioners and governments around the world are promoting the use of surgical masks in order to contain the spread of the virus.
In addition to general use, surgical masks are commonly used by doctors, nurses, social workers, housekeepers, and others at high risk of exposure, including influenza, meningitis, and measles, to certain airborne diseases.
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, these diseases transmit by liquid droplets suspended in the air. The rising occurrence of epidemics is therefore expected to fuel the market's growth over the forecast period.
Five big Surgical Mask Companies:
Via segments such as Safety and Automotive, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer, 3M Co. runs its business. The company sells a flat surgical mask with an anti-fog/anti-reflective coated face shield, the 3M Surgical and Specialist Masks, which are surgical masks with a face seal fitting, and the 3M Tie-on Surgical Mask with Face Shield.
Ansell Ltd. manages the organization across divisions such as Industrial and Healthcare. A disposable, flat pleated medical face mask called the Medical face mask, Model II - EN14683 is sold by the business. It is used in cases where the healthcare worker is not at risk of exposure to blood and/or bodily fluids from the patient or work environment.
Via segments such as disposable medical goods and durable medical equipment, Dynarex Corp. operates its business. With Ties Blue (2205) and Surgical Face Mask - with Ties & Plastic Shield Blue (2206), the company provides the Surgical Face Mask. They are versatile and have shields that are fluid-resistant to protect the caregiver from fluids being transferred.
Cardinal Health Inc.
Through segments such as Pharmaceutical and Medical, Cardinal Health Inc. operates its business. ASTM Level 1 Surgical Masks and ASTM Level 3 Surgical Masks are issued by the company. ASTM Level 1 Masks, especially in low-fluid situations, are a cost-effective solution for general use. Four layers of construction are used in ASTM Level 3 Surgical Masks and are built for fluid safety.
Investor AB conducts its business across parts such as Listed Firms, Patricia Sectors, EQT Investments, and Groupwide Investor. Via its subsidiary, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, the company provides BARRIER Medical face masks and Surgical Mask Barrier. BARRIER Medical face masks are medical face masks designed to help control infection. Non-sterile surgical masks made of cellulose material are the Surgical Mask Barrier.
Driving the growth of the Surgical Mask market:
According to a new report by Reports and Statistics, the global demand for surgical masks is expected to hit USD 87.67 billion by 2027. It is expected that the increase in the number of people with COVID-19 infections will drive the global demand for surgical masks. Globally, there are 823,626 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the latest news from the World Health Organization, and 72,736 new cases have been identified as of 1 April 2020.
Besides, the World Health Organization advises the use of masks everywhere due to this pandemic outbreak. In exchange, this raises the market for surgical labels. To control such infections, especially in cases of circumventing droplet transmission, the use of a face mask is extremely necessary. The efficacy of a surgical face mask is 68% to prevent the transmission of SARS.