GVR Report cover Face Shields Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Face Shields Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Full Face Shield, Half Face Shield), By End-use (Healthcare, Construction, Chemical), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-812-1
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global face shields market size was valued at USD 1.7 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.0% from 2020 to 2027. Rising awareness about healthcare-associated infections, along with the growing cases of Covid-19 across the globe, has resulted in augmenting the demand for face shields. Face shields made of thermoplastics can withstand impact, heat, chemicals, or other hazards. These face protection products are widely used across various healthcare settings and have played a vital role in protecting healthcare workers as well as patients from cross-contamination and transmission of pathogens during medical examinations and surgeries.

U.S. face shields market size

The rising geriatric population, presence of sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, and relatively higher disposable consumer incomes are some vital factors driving the healthcare industry in U.S. Furthermore, the recent Covid-19 pandemic outbreak is likely to act as a significant driver for face shields in the country.

Face shields are widely used across various healthcare settings and end-use industries. It has played a vital role in protecting healthcare workers as well as patients from cross-contamination and transmission of pathogens during medical examinations and surgeries, due to which, it has been made mandatory and recommended across the healthcare sector.

The Covid-19 pandemic has put a few healthcare facilities under immense pressure and stretched others beyond their capacities. To minimize its impact and respond to this worldwide public health emergency, every health source is leveraged. As a result, the national governments are failing to protect healthcare workers in this rapidly changing industry dynamics.

According to the World Health Organization, healthcare workers accounted for approximately 10% of the global Covid-19 infections in July 2020. Ensuring access to PPE for healthcare workers has become essential; therefore, a large number of manufacturers have increased their production capacities to produce PPE, such as face shields, on a larger scale.

Product Insights

Full face shields led the market and accounted for 61.5% of the global revenue share in 2019. The segment will expand further at the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027 on account of high demand for face protection in various end-use industries, such as construction, healthcare, chemical, oil & gas, and manufacturing. Different types of full-face shields include a headband, disposable, pivot & wide face shields, food-grade plastic shields, and face shields with built-in glasses.

Rising product demand in the healthcare sector amid coronavirus outbreak, coupled with the increasing awareness about workplace safety in various end-use industries, is anticipated to create growth opportunities for market participants. Half face shields segment is also estimated to witness steady growth from 2020 to 2027, especially in the U.S., on account of rising product adoption by pre-hospital emergency medical providers, laboratory workers, veterinary care personnel, dental providers, and healthcare workers.

Half face shields are sometimes considered as an alternative to goggles as they are efficient in preventing eye contamination from bodily fluids. However, due to the lack of a good facial seal peripherally, face shields are used adjunctively to other personal protective equipment.

End-use Insights

Healthcare end-use segment led the market and accounted for 23.7% of the total market revenue in 2019. Rapid growth in the number of Covid-19 cases across the globe has led to an insufficient supply of face shields for healthcare professionals. The presence of strict government regulations in the U.S. about the safety of healthcare professionals along with high penalties for non-compliance with standards has augmented product adoption.

Face shields act as a secondary protection device that helps in protecting workers from sprays or chemical splashes and optical radiation or sparks in brazing, cutting, or welding operations. A rise in the number of workplace injuries is anticipated to propel the product demand in the construction industry over the forecast period.

Global face shields market share

Face shields made up of acetate are highly utilized in chemical applications as they provide high optical clarity and rigidity. Acetate-based products also offer high impact resistance and can withstand cracking over a wide range of temperatures under normal stress along with excellent resistance against oil and grease. In addition, they also provide high flexibility over long periods and do not become distorted under normal temperatures.

Product demand in the manufacturing industry is estimated to witness a significant CAGR of 13.1% from 2020 to 2027. A large number of non-profit organizations are partnering with manufacturing companies to create awareness about worker safety via campaigns and training modules. In addition, rising government focus on employer safety is expected to create opportunities for product manufacturers over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Europe led the market and accounted for 33.3% of the global revenue share in 2019. Lockdowns in major cities of the region resulted in a halt in several construction activities leading to a decline in the construction output, which is likely to negatively impact the product demand. In China, the medical & healthcare industry is expected to flourish due to several factors, including rising geriatric population, rapid urbanization, improving living standards, and expanding healthcare infrastructure. These factors are also expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the face shields market over the forecast period.

Growing concerns regarding employee health and safety in earthquake-prone areas are expected to compel employers to adhere to workplace safety regulations and encourage them to adopt PPE usage in high-risk activities. This is also estimated to drive market growth over the coming years. Moreover, increasing construction activities to rebuild the structures damaged due to natural calamities are anticipated to have a positive impact on product demand. Rising cases of Covid-19 in South Africa has led the regional government to boost the procurement drive for PPE to ensure a steady supply of the devices, thereby supporting the market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global market is highly competitive and characterized by the presence of both global and regional companies. Factors, such as lack of raw material supplies, labor shortages, and lockdowns in various countries have caused the demand-supply gap in the market. Product shortages have forced a large number of domestic manufacturers to scale up their production capacities.

Several apparel companies have also started manufacturing face shields to meet the growing demand due to the Covid-19 crisis. For instance, in April 2020, Adidas, a German multinational manufacturer of shoes, clothing, and accessories partnered with Carbon, a U.S.-based 3D printing company, to manufacture 3D printed face shields. Some prominent players in the global face shields market include:

  • The 3M Company

  • Honeywell International, Inc.

  • Alpha Pro Tech

  • Casco Bay Molding

  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.

  • Lakeland Industries

  • MSA Safety

  • Precept

  • Prestige Ameritech

  • Pyramex Safety Products, LLC

  • Sanax Protective Products

  • Key Surgical


  • Medline Industries, Inc.

  • Gateway Safety, Inc.

Face Shields Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 2.0 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 5.4 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 15% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; Italy; Russia; Spain; U.K.; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Indonesia; Australia; Thailand; Malaysia; Brazil; Argentina; UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Key companies profiled

The 3M Company; Honeywell International Inc.; Alpha Pro Tech; Casco Bay Molding; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Lakeland Industries; MSA Safety; Precept; Prestige Ameritech; Pyramex Safety Products, LLC; Sanax Protective Products; Key Surgical; KARAM; Medline Industries, Inc.; Gateway Safety, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global face shield market report on the basis of product, end use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • Full Face Shield

    • Half Face Shield

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • Healthcare

    • Construction

    • Chemical

    • Oil & gas

    • Manufacturing

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Spain

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Indonesia

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • Malaysia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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