GVR Report cover Europe Disposable Face Masks Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Europe Disposable Face Masks Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Protective Mask, Non-woven Mask), By Application (Industrial, Personal), By Distribution Channel, By Country, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-300-9
  • Number of Report Pages: 80
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2023
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Market Size & Trends

The Europe disposable face masks market size was estimated at USD 343.9 million in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2024 to 2030. The increasing aging population in Europe and the high adoption of disposable face masks for personal use are among the primary factors driving the market growth. Disposable face masks are abundantly used in industrial and medical sectors in the region. Across the healthcare sector, disposable masks are used daily during surgeries, dental check-ups, animal treatment & veterinary practices, and OPD sessions. These masks act as a barrier and help in reducing the chances of being directly infected by other people or by the outside environment.

Germany Disposable Face Masks Market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

Europe disposable face masks market accounted for a 23.7% share of the global market in 2023. Increasing cases of coronavirus in the region led to the market growth for all types of protective masks, including disposable face masks. The governments eased several restrictions on the production of masks in the region and advised their citizens to wear face coverings in public, which attracted new entrants to the market.

Product Insights

The protective mask segment accounted for a revenue share of 35.7% in 2023. It is beneficial for people with cardiovascular diseases as face masks made up of good quality and NIOSH-approved help to protect against exposure to air pollution which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular problems, and it is widely associated with increased blood pressure and reduced heart rate. Protective masks such as N95 offer more protection to healthcare workers while performing medical procedures that expose them to patient’s respiratory secretion.

The non-woven mask segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2024 to 2030. The segment growth is attributed to the high adoption of the product in healthcare facilities. A disposable non-woven face mask comes in two and three layers of protection shield but majorly it is manufactured using three layers of protective fabric. The composition of the face is as its outer layer is made of PP spun bond non-woven fabric, the middle one is PP melt-blown non-woven fabric, and active carbon non-woven fabric is used as a layer inside the facepiece.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline segment accounted for a revenue share of 73.8% in 2023. A majority of the consumers in the region prefer to physically check the products to ensure the quality of the product, which is a key factor driving the offline distribution channel market growth in the region. Moreover, customers who choose to shop in-store also benefit from the presence of authorized salespersons regarding the usage and maintenance of masks.

The online segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2024 to 2030. The number of regular online shoppers has been increasing significantly for purchasing health and personal care products in the last few years. Furthermore, rapid digitalization and several advantages of online shopping such as home delivery, exclusive offers, and easy return is anticipated to boost segment growth over the forecast period.

Application Insights

The industrial application segment accounted for a revenue share of 54.7% in 2023. Significant developments in the healthcare industry in the eastern region, including countries such as Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine, are expected to drive the market in Europe.

Europe Disposable Face Masks Market share and size, 2023

In 2019, the Romanian government allocated a budget of USD 14.50 Million (5% of its GDP), representing an increase of 17% compared to 2018, for the healthcare sector, mainly focusing on the development of new hospitals. Since the past few years, several manufacturers of disposable masks in Europe have witnessed a surge in demand for face-covering masks from the healthcare industry, which is further expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

Rising levels of pollution and high demand to protect from such air pollution is anticipated to drive the personal use segment market growth. Disposable face masks are used to prevent the spread of infections, as well as for precautionary measures.

Country Insights

UK Disposable Face Masks Market Trends

The disposable face masks market in UK held a significant market share of 37.7% in 2023. Increasing demand for disposable face masks in medical and dental labs, research institutes, veterinary clinics, hospitals, and the food processing industry is expected to drive market growth in the country.

Germany Disposable Face Masks Market Trends

The disposable face masks market in Germany is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2024 to 2030. With the increase in the prevalence of chronic medical conditions in the country, there has been a surge in the number of surgical procedures. This has been driving the use of disposable face masks by physicians and nurses to avoid hospital-acquired infections.

Key Europe Disposable Face Masks Company Insights

The players in the market face intense competition from each other as some of these players are renowned manufacturers with diverse portfolios of face protection masks. These companies have a large customer base due to the presence of strong & vast distribution networks, which help them reach both regional as well as international consumers.

Key Europe Disposable Face Masks Companies:

  • DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG.
  • SAS Safety Corp.
  • Kowa Company Ltd
  • Kimberly Clark Worldwide
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • 3M
  • uvex group
  • Ambu A/S
  • Parburch Medical Developments Ltd.

Europe Disposable Face Masks Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 500.0 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.5% from 2024 to 2030


2018 - 2023

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, application, distribution channel, country

Regional scope


Country scope

Germany; UK

Key companies profiled

DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG.; JIANGSU TEYIN IMP. & EXP. CO., LTD; SAS Safety Corp.; Kowa Company Ltd; Kimberly Clark Worldwide; Honeywell International Inc.; 3M; uvex group; Ambu A/S; Parburch Medical Developments Ltd.

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Europe Disposable Face Masks Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Europe disposable face masks market report based on product, application, distribution channel, and country:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Protective Masks

    • Dust Masks

    • Non-woven Masks

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Industrial

    • Personal

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Online

    • Offline

  • Country Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • UK

    • Germany

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