COVID-19 Impact on Global Market for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Gowns, Masks, Respirators

Published March 2020 | 54 Pages | 33 Exhibits | Forecasts Through 2025


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Global sales of masks and respirators will exceed pre-pandemic estimates for these products by 211% and 305%, respectively. In 2020, global sales of masks and respirators are projected to reach between $8.0 and $10.7 billion, depending on how the COVID-19 virus spreads. A massive increase in demand for these products, coupled with unit shortages, have caused average sale prices to increase by as much as 4X. 

This report features three projected forecasts that take into consideration different scenarios of transmission and containment. These forecasts project revenue and units distributed assuming contained, sustained, and widespread transmission of the virus. 


Companies covered in this analysis include: 3M (MMM), Cardinal Health (CAH), Honeywell International (HON), Premier, Prestige Ameritech, Alpha Pro Tech (APT), Makrite Industries, Moldex Metric, Aero Pro, Louis M. Gerson Company, Shanghai Dasheng Health Products, Foss Performance Materials, Hakugen Earth, and Shanghai Gangkai Purifying Products Company, among others.


This special market assessment report focuses on the demand for personal protective equipment and diagnostic medical devices created by the Coronavirus outbreak. The report provides an analysis of:


  • Current market size, impact of Coronavirus, market forecast scenarios
  • Demand-supply imbalance for respirator masks
  • Country analysis where a substantial shortage of masks and other medical supplies exist
  • Pricing increase analysis of respirator masks
  • Scenario based forecasts of respirator masks
  • Information on (existing) respirator masks manufacturing companies and (new) non-medical device companies that have entered into manufacturing of face masks due to the unprecedented demand
  • More

Companies Covered


Aero Pro Co., Ltd.

Alpha Pro Tech

Cardinal Health

Foss Performance Materials

Hakugen Earth Co. Ltd

Honeywell International Inc.

Louis M. Gerson Company, Inc.

Makrite Industries Inc.

Moldex-Metric, Inc.

Premier Inc.

Prestige Ameritech

Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Company, Ltd.

Shanghai Gangkai Purifying Products Company Ltd.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary


1. History of Major Epidemics

1.1 Coronavirus Outbreak


Exhibit 1-1: A Brief History of Pandemics, 165-2012

Exhibit 1-2: Fatality Rate of Coronavirus Compared with Other Major Epidemics

Exhibit 1-3: Epidemic curve of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported outside of China

Exhibit 1-4: COVID -19 Disease Progression, by Country


2. Impact of the Corona Virus Outbreak on Medical Equipment

2.1 Personal Protection Equipment

2.2 Capital Equipment

2.3 Respiratory Diagnostic and Support Equipment

2.4 Clinical Diagnostic Equipment

2.5 Medical Supplies and Commodities in Demand

2.6 Surgical Masks Market

2.6.1 Simple Masks

2.6.2 Respirator

2.7 Quality Standards

2.7.1 European standard EN 14683.

2.7.2 American Society for Testing and Materials Standards

2.7.3 European Standard EN 149:2001

2.7.4 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hazards


Exhibit 2-1 WHO Guideline for Medical Supplies/Commodities


3. Surgical Apparel (Personal Protection Equipment) Market


Exhibit 3-1: Global Surgical Apparel Market ($M), By Product Type (2014-2019)

Exhibit 3-2: Global Surgical Apparel Market ($M), By Product Type (2020-2025)


4. Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak on Personal Protection Equipment

4.1 Personal Protective Equipment Demand Forecast

4.2 Market Forecast Scenarios for Surgical Gowns

4.3 Market Forecast Scenarios for Surgical Masks

4.4 Market Forecast Scenarios for Respirators

4.5 Impact of Coronavirus on the Surgical Masks and Respirator Markets

4.5.1 Supply & Demand of Surgical Mask and Respirators, by Country

4.5.2 Price Surge of Surgical Masks and Respirators


Exhibit 4-1 Surgical Gowns Market Forecast (2020-2025)

Exhibit 4-2 Surgical Masks Market Forecast (2020-2025)

Exhibit 4-3 Respirator Market Forecast (2020-2025)

Exhibit 4-4 Demand and Supply Status of Surgical Masks by Country

Exhibit 4-5 Demand and Supply Status of Respirators by Country


5. Surgical Masks and Respirators Market Outlook

5.1 The localized supply chain for essential medical supplies

5.2 National stockpile of essential medical supplies

5.3 Stringent public health standards

5.4 Advanced masks and respirators to counter the spread of COVID-19

5.5 Further fragmentation of the surgical apparel market

5.6 Incremental gain in market size of surgical masks and respirators


6. Company Profiles

6.1 3M

6.2 Cardinal Health

6.3 Honeywell International Inc.

6.4 Premier Inc.

6.5 Prestige Ameritech

6.6 Alpha Pro Tech

6.7 Makrite Industries Inc.

6.8 Moldex-Metric, Inc.

6.9 Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Company, Ltd.

6.10 Aero Pro Co., Ltd.

6.11 Shanghai Gangkai Purifying Products Company Ltd.

6.12 Louis M. Gerson Company, Inc.

6.13 Foss Performance Materials

6.14 Hakugen Earth Co. Ltd


Exhibit 6-1: 3M Company Overview

Exhibit 6-2: 3M Product Details

Exhibit 6-3: 3M Investors

Exhibit 6-4: 3M Financial Statement

Exhibit 6-5: Cardinal Health Company Overview

Exhibit 6-6: Cardinal Health Product Details

Exhibit 6-7: Cardinal Health Investors

Exhibit 6-8: Cardinal Health Financial Statement

Exhibit 6-9: Honeywell International Inc. Company Overview

Exhibit 6-10: Honeywell International Inc. Financial Statement

Exhibit 6-11: Premier Inc. Company Overview

Exhibit 6-12: Prestige Ameritech Company Overview

Exhibit 6-13: Alpha Pro Tech Company Overview

Exhibit 6-14: Makrite Industries Inc. Company Overview

Exhibit 6-15: Moldex-Metric, Inc. Company Overview

Exhibit 6-16: Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacture Company, Ltd Company Overview

Exhibit 6-17: Aero Pro Co., Ltd Company Overview

Exhibit 6-18: Shanghai Gangkai Purifying Products Company Ltd. Company Overview

Exhibit 6-19: Louis M. Gerson Company, Inc. Company Overview

Exhibit 6-20: Foss Performance Materials Company Overview

Exhibit 6-21: Hakugen Earth Co. Ltd. Company Overview


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