GVR Report cover Healthcare Powered Air Purifying Respirator Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Healthcare Powered Air Purifying Respirator Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Full Face Mask, Half Mask), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, Central & South America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-706-6
  • Number of Report Pages: 100
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Forecast Period: 2021 - 2028 
  • Industry: Advanced Materials

Report Overview

The global healthcare powered air purifying respirator market was valued at USD 294.0 million in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.0% from 2019 to 2028. The emergence of biological viruses, such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome, Zika, coronavirus, and severe acute respiratory syndrome and the shifting trend toward proactive measures in the healthcare sector is expected to drive product demand over the forecast period.

U.S. healthcare powered air purifying respirator market size, by product, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

Medical respirators are recommended to be used by healthcare professionals directly exposed to the coronavirus. However, in case of unavailability of these respirators, alternatives such as surgical masks and other classes of filtered facepiece respirators, including Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), elastomeric half-mask respirators are used. This is anticipated to drive the demand for PAPR in the healthcare industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. has the highest healthcare spending in the world. With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, healthcare workers are at a high risk of contracting respiratory illnesses during operations and checkups of patients. This, in turn, is anticipated to boost the demand for PAPRs used in the healthcare industry in the U.S.

The demand for healthcare services and products has led to the increased adoption of PPE such as respirators masks, helmets, hoods, visors gloves, gowns, lab coats and aprons, coveralls, bouffant caps, and shoe covers. In addition, the increasing geriatric population across the globe is anticipated to boost healthcare spending over the forecast period, which is expected to further augment the demand for medical essentials such as powered air-purifying respirators.

With the presence of a large number of raw material suppliers in the market, buyers have the advantage of entering into agreements with suppliers based on their requirements. This lowers the cost of switching suppliers and increases buyer power. There is less threat of backward integration as fiber manufacturing and raw material sourcing are highly capital-intensive in nature.

Major components of PAPR such as face-seal, filters, and cartridges are subjected to fit testing prior to usage. This process involves complex and time-consuming procedures. Shifting consumer trends toward N95 can be attributed to the ease of use of N95 respirators, subsequently hampering the market growth of PAPR in the healthcare sector.

Product Insights

The half mask segment led the market and accounted for 55.4% of the global revenue share in 2020. Half-mask PAPR has been designed to meet specifications set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and is tested and certified in the NIOSH labs. Rising demand for respiratory protection in emerging economies is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

The full-face mask PAPR comprises an elastomeric facepiece, which is manufactured using either silicone or rubber.

These PAPRs are fitted with vapor filters, gas filters, particle filters, or a combination of all of the above. These respirators protect while performing light and medium work, including hand movements and sustained arm, or those similar to brisk walking.

Global healthcare powered air purifying respirator market share, by product, 2020 (%)

The helmets, hoods, and visors segment is estimated to witness a CAGR of 9.1% from 2019 to 2028, in terms of revenue. Helmets, hoods, and visors are combined with other respiratory equipment, providing high compatibility and flexibility in the respiratory protection equipment portfolio. This segment provides eye and respiratory protection to people with facial scars, missing dentures, and beards.

Furthermore, the utilization of combination cartridges has the ability to provide protection against exposure to vapors, gases, and particles. The presence of flowing air in these products aids in providing a cooling effect to the wearer. The aforementioned factors are anticipated to drive the growth of the segment over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America led the healthcare powered air purifying respirator market and accounted for over 39.9% of the global revenue in 2020. North America is one of the most severely affected regions in the world by the COVID-19. The spread of the coronavirus in the region led to the rising demand for PAPR in North America over the forecast period. Government authorities in the region are expected to invest increasingly in healthcare infrastructures post-COVID-19 pandemic. This is expected to have a positive impact on the market growth in North America.

The demand for healthcare PAPRs is estimated to witness growth at a CAGR of 10.6% in the Asia Pacific over the forecast period. Major factors contributing to the growth include expanding healthcare infrastructures such as hospitals and clinics, increasing number of people opting for home care facilities, and rising medical tourism.

The healthcare PAPR market in India is expected to witness tremendous growth over the forecast period on account of rapid changes in the country’s healthcare system. Rising prevalence of obesity has increased the instances of chronic illnesses, such as heart diseases and diabetes, which further require healthcare treatment and services. This is anticipated to benefit the growth of the healthcare PAPR market in the country.

The demand for healthcare services in Central & South America is witnessing growth owing to several factors, including the aging population on account of longer life expectancy and lower birth rates, coupled with the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and expanding healthcare coverage. Improving healthcare infrastructure, coupled with the expanding healthcare industry is expected to benefit the growth of the healthcare PAPR market in the region in the near future.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Strategies adopted by the manufacturers of healthcare PAPR usually include product portfolio expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and distribution network expansion. For instance, in July 2020, Gentex Corporation acquired Aero Parts Australia Ltd. (APA), a distributor of commercial air, and military equipment in Australia & New Zealand.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for a wide range of personal protective equipment. Thus, to cater to this increasing demand, the companies are focusing on increasing their production capabilities. For instance, in April 2020, ILC Dover LP expedited the manufacturing process of its new PAPR hood called Sentinel EZ BioHood, specially designed for healthcare workers attending the COVID-19 infected patients. Some of the prominent players in the healthcare powered air purifying respirator market include:

  • 3M

  • Honeywell International Inc.

  • MSA

  • Bullard

  • Maxair Systems

  • RPB Safety


  • ILC Dover LP


  • Gentex Corporation

Healthcare Powered Air Purifying Respirator Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 301.6 million

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 381.7 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 10.0% from 2019 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2019 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

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

Key companies profiled

3M; Honeywell International Inc.; MSA; Bullard; Maxair Systems; RPB Safety; OPTREL AG; ILC Dover LP; ALLEGRO INDUSTRIES;            Gentex Corporation

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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 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global healthcare powered air purifying respirator market on the basis of product and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Full face mask

    • Half mask

    • Helmets, hoods & visors

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    •  Europe

      • France

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Spain

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Argentina

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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