Disposable oxygen masks offers a medium to transfer breathing oxygen gas from a storage tank to the lungs. They feature a soft, air-filled cuff to allow a close fit to the patient's face with an easy grip and a dome with thumb rest, supplied with hook ring. Cushion and mask dome are made up of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride).
Disposable oxygen mask are wore on the face to protect nose & mouth from harmful gases and viruses in the environment that tend to cause infection. In healthcare sector, researchers and physicians usually wear disposable oxygen masks for safety from airborne infections.
Moreover, disposable face masks are also used by patients suffering from diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and others. On the basis of product, disposable oxygen mask are available in the market as pediatric disposable oxygen masks and adult disposable oxygen masks.
Global Disposable Oxygen Masks Market Dynamics
Increasing prevalence of respiratory related diseases around the globe is expected to propel the global disposable oxygen masks market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to the World Health Organization Forum of International Respiratory Societies 2017 report, around 65 million people suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and 3 million die each year from COPD, making it the third major cause of death around the globe.
Same report also revealed that around 334 million people suffer from asthma, the most common chronic disease in children affecting 14% of the children, globally. Lung cancer was the cause of death of 1.6 million people each year and pneumonia affects millions of people, annually which is the leading cause of death among the children below 5 years.
Moreover, increasing urbanization and industrialization is leading to poor air quality, which is playing vital factor in rising respiratory diseases and. For instance, according to the World Health Organization 2018 report, 4.2 million deaths every year are caused due to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Also, outdoor air pollution in both rural areas and cities was estimated to cause 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2016. Owing to these factors, physicians advise patients for oxygen therapy using oxygen masks, which is propelling the global disposable oxygen market growth. However, availability of alternative products in the market such as nasal cannula are expected to hinder growth of disposable oxygen masks market size.
Global Disposable Oxygen Masks Market – Regional Insights
On the basis of region, the global disposable oxygen masks market is segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. North America holds the major position in the disposable oxygen masks market, due to increasing government support for offering better healthcare solutions such as these masks. Furthermore, key players in this region are focusing on launching new and novel products, which is expected to aid in growth of the market.
For instance, TereoPneuma, Inc., a California-based medical device company received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its ReDe Mask in 2017. ReDe mask is a disposable single-use oxygen face mask, with a monitor to instantly measure the breathing intervals. ReDe mask comes with a three color LED signaling system to indicate breathing events. A yellow indicator illuminates when the respiration rate is 3 to 8 breaths per minute. Similarly, a green indicator lightens with each breath when the respiration rate is above 8 breaths per minute and a rapid red indicator illuminates, when the breathing is less than 3 breaths per minutes.
Asia Pacific region is expected to show significant growth in the global disposable oxygen masks market followed by Europe, owing to increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases and increasing healthcare research. For instance, according to the study published in The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2012, national burden of asthma was estimated at nearly 17.23 million in India.
Global Disposable Oxygen Masks Market – Competitive Landscape
Key players operating in the global disposable oxygen masks market includes Medline Industries, Inc., HEYER Medical AG, Dynarex, Drive Medical, Ambu A/S, Besmed Health Business Corp, BLS Systems Limited, Flexicare Medical Limited, and VYAIRE MEDICAL INC. Market players are engaged collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and introduction of new products to retain their position in the market. For instance, in 2017, Medline Industries, Inc. completed the acquisition of Centurion Medical Products. Centurion will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Medline.
Global Disposable Oxygen Masks Market – Taxonomy
On the basis of product, the global disposable oxygen masks market is segmented into:
- Pediatric Disposable Oxygen Masks
- Adult Disposable Oxygen Masks
On the basis of end users, the global disposable oxygen masks market is segmented into:
On the basis of geography, the global disposable oxygen masks market is segmented into:
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East