Disposable Respirators Market by Product Type (P-Series, N-Series, R-Series) by End-use Industry (Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Chemicals, Healthcare Others) Regional Outlook - Global Industry Insights, Trends and Forecast (2017 - 2025)

Created On: Aug-2018
Report ID: IR182
Format: PDF

Disposable respirators are placed over the nose and mouth to inhale germs free air. The product is disposed post its use Unlike traditional respirators such as dust mask, disposable respirators have capabilities to filter the tiny particles from air thereby enhancing the air quality to breath. This advanced respirator is tested and recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for the use. Moreover, disposable respirators market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period owing to rise of airborne viruses such as measles, influenza, anthrax and tuberculosis among others coupled with the prevalence of epidemics due to inappropriate sanitation and lack of precautions on time.

Market Dynamics

Widespread rise on the air pollution levels has escalated the growth of the disposable respirators market. According to the World Health Organization’s estimations, approximately 7 million people dies each year owing to the exposure of fine particles of air pollutants that penetrates deep into the lungs and cardiovascular system that results into chronic obstructive lung cancer, stroke, pulmonary diseases, heart diseases and respiratory infections such as pneumonia.

The burning of fossil fuels, often considered as one of the major causes that encourages the growth of disposable respirators market. This activity releases carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide gas, nitrogen oxide and mercury in abundance which can result in neurological defects, organ damage, immune system problems and others.

However, disposable respirators are not designed for the children and the people with facial hair owing to improper fitting which is a restraining factor for the growth in the disposable respirators market.

By Product Type

On the basis of product type, the disposable respirators market is segmented into P series, N series and R series. Among the three series, N series is the most prevalent disposable respirator. Moreover, the N series is anticipated to have a prominent share in the market over the forecast period owing to its large applications, particularly N95 that is designed to provide 95% efficiency level in terms of dust filtration. As per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), N95 respirator blocks as tiny as 0.3-micron test particles, if fitted accurately on the face.

End-use Industry Segment

Healthcare industry is anticipated to have prime share over the forecast period owing to the outbreak of certain diseases in the past years such as the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Ebola at global level. SARS is largely spread by touching the skin or the objects exposed to infectious droplets. Whereas, Ebola is spread via animals thereafter, spread by blood and body fluids from the person effected with Ebola. According to the Centre of Disease Control and Protection, the total cases of Ebola is estimated to be 28,658, of which 11, 325 declared dead between the year 2014 to 2016. With the rise in the awareness of such diseases worldwide by government bodies such as the World Health Organization, U.S. FDA and European Union has resulted in the rise of demand for disposable respirators for the protection against these transferable diseases. Multiple companies such as Moldex, 3M and Kimberly Clark Professionals among others provides disposable respirators particularly N95 approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Institute of Occupational and Safety Health (NIOSH).

Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market over the forecast period.in disposable respirators market owing to rise in the awareness amongst the population coupled with the rising air pollution particularly in Japan and China. With the rising concerns of Japanese government and standard set by the regulatory bodies, is anticipated to nudge the growth in the market. For instance, Shigemitsu Works Co, Ltd., provides DS2 disposable respirator. which is approved by Japanese Industrial Safety and Health Law. This disposable respirator utilized during sander work, construction work, pesticide spraying and general dust work among others. On the other hand, in 2016 death rates tolls to 1.58 million in China due to deteriorating air quality owing to the industrial pollution and fossil burnings such as coal, oil and gasoline which release carbon dioxide in abundance. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, China accounted for 27.5 percent of the global energy consumption with respect to CO2 emissions in 2014. Moreover, China installed new power plants in 2014 of 113 gigawatts (GW), out of which 48% was based on fossil fuel. Attributed to the rising air pollution, concerns and placing newer plants contributing to fossil fuel, the disposable respirators market is anticipated to grow over the forecast period.

Key Industry Payers

Major players functioning in the disposable respirators market include Moldex, Honeywell, Kimberly clark, 3M, The Gerson Company, Gateway Safety, VWR, Alpha Protech, Ansell, Alpha Solway and Dragerwerk among others. In 2017, 3M acquired Scott Safety from the Johnson Control worth $2 billion. The Scott Safety company will be a part of 3M’s safety division. The products included in the safety division comprises of respiratory protection products, thermal imaging devices and others for the utilization for firefighters and industrial workers. Moreover, in 2015, the company also acquired capital safety from KKR & Co. for $2.5 billion. Thus , the company is expanding its safety division to grow in the market.

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Our Research Approach Includes
  •  Market Outlining
  •  Framing discussion guide
  •  Data Validation
  • Data Analysis
  •  Re-Validation and Finalization of Data
  •  Report Insights and Publishing
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