Medical Face Shield Market

2020 Analysis and Review: Medical Face Shield Market by Type – Anti-fog, Anti-glare and Others* for 2020-2030

  • 2020-07-11
  • REP-GB-11864
  • 40 Tables
  • 152 Figures
  • 241 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Medical Face Shield Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Medical Face Shield market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Medical Face Shield market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Medical Face Shield Market Outlook and Key Findings

  • The global medical face shield market to witness a CAGR of ~11% through 2030
  • Consumer preference for added protection can cause medical face shields to become as ubiquitous as face masks
  • Demand for anti-fog medical shields expected to grow during the forecast period
  • Medical face shield market witnessing entry of non-specialists, such as Apple, Ford, and Nike

Market Witnessing Foray of Non-Traditional, Non-Specialist Players

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the face shield market was a niche, with specialized players catering to the demand.

However, as the pandemic has intensified, many non-specialist brands have made a foray – some sensing an opportunity, while others are motivated by ‘doing their bit’ sentiment.

For instance –

  • GIR, the company dealing with kitchen utensils, has shifted a part of its production to developing breathable face shields made from LGFB- and FDA-approved medical-grade silicone. It could be cleaned after every use in oven, microwave, dishwasher, autoclave, or hand washing with hot water and soap
  • In May 2020, Ripclear (known for making advanced protective film for outdoor sports eyewear), announced the launch of its V2 Shield. The objective is to help EMS workers, police, nurses, and operations personnel fight Covid-19.
  • Apple, in Apr 2020, jumped in with its easy to sanitize, pack, and adjust “face shields”. These face shields comprise 3 parts – latex-free silicone strap, face shield, and forehead band.
  • Steelbird Helmets, in Apr 2020, came up with medical face shields to hand over to the healthcare workers for fighting Covid-19
  • In Apr 2020, Mahindra retooled its manufacturing facility at Detroit for producing medical face shields for the localized frontline healthcare workers along with first corresponders
  • In Mar 2020, Bauer, the company manufacturing hockey gear, shifted its production from helmet visors to medical face shields to address the novel coronavirus pandemic
  • Ford, from Apr 2020 onwards, started manufacturing medical face shields at their European facilities as a constructive measure of providing safe working environment for employees returning during Covid-19 pandemic
  • In Mar 2020, Mahindra started production of medical face shields to distribute amongst medical attendants, nurses, doctors, and support staff. This production started at its Mumbai-based plant in Mumbai

Medical Face Shield Market Trends

Several educational institutes, universities, and medical face shield market players are coming up with novel varieties of medical face shields to cope up with the Covid-19 crisis. This trend is expected to continue even in the forecast period, as the demand for medical face shield will persist to avoid the further outbreak.

For instance –

In Mar 2020, a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) declared devising a new technique for meeting the growing demand for medically disposable face shields. As such, machines would be cutting design from hoards of flat sheets/hour.

On arrival of these flat sheets in hospitals, the health care personnel could easily fold them into 3D face shields prior to adjusting with respect to their faces. Budmen Industries, in Mar 2020, converted the 3D-printer business into production site pertaining to face shields for being used by those at Covid-19 test sites all over the US.

Disposable Medical Face Shields

On the other hand, the trend of disposable medical face shields is on the rise. Medical practitioners specially prefer them as the chances of contamination are reduced to a great extent. For instance – Halyard’s full length anti-fog disposable non-sterile face shield is designed for dental offices, hospitals, and labs.

Medical Face Shield Market Characteristics & Attributes with Regional Relevance

Though the entry barriers aren’t that stringent, regulatory complexity are the factor acting as restraint. The competitive landscape speaks volumes of relentless efforts taken by the players to stand out in the market.

Besides, the outbreak of Covid-19 has changed the paradigms of medical face shield market. The market was into linear transition mode prior to the pandemic. However, it has grown by more than 100% in the last 2 months.

The pandemic has increased the demand for medical face shield market to the extent of even the non-seasoned players going for manufacture of medical face shields. So, the upward transition will see the medical face shields draw 10X revenue from the seasoned as well as offbeat players in the upcoming months.

Medical Face Shield Market: Region Wise Analysis

  • The US and East Asia continue to be the most lucrative markets for personal safety equipment specifically for medical face shield
  • East Asia’s market accounts for about one-third of global medical face shield market and is expected to witness staggering growth in the future.
  • Australia, India and Brazil represent significant opportunity for medical face shield market.
  • With increasing production facilities and product adoption the opportunity for the market players for medical face shield has increased manifold.

Major Players in the Medical Face Shield Market

The global medical face shield market is dominated by top manufacturers (Honeywell International Inc., Paulson Manufacturing, Marian Inc., Inovus Medical, MSA Safety) with a revenue share of ~40%.

The players have their distribution networks in place to ensure the consumers of on-time delivery along with reaching out to broader geographies.

Further growth opportunities are likely to be provided by growing incidences of infectious and contagious ailments, stern regulatory framework, and increasing adoption of medical face shields by the end-users to maintain workers’ health.

  • Kimberley-Clark Corp

Kimberley-Clark Corp. designs face shields especially for environments and procedures prone to exposure to blood/bodily fluids by splashing. The company is likely to scale high in Asian economies that are known for more number of mishaps, as being at the spot is likely to cause infection.

  • Ruhof Healthcare

Ruhof manufactures medical as well as non-medical face shields. The chin length guard permits airflow, so as to make way for extended wear. Being known for making the first enzymatic detergent to clean surgical instruments, Ruhof’s medical face shields could go great guns with consumers being able to lay their hands on these cleaning solutions in one go.

  • Key Surgicals LLC

Key Surgicals LLC differentiate themselves from their counterparts in terms of “Tyvek” expanders. These anti-glare, anti-fog face shields could be used with reusable frames. They could be of great use in small-scale hospitals where frames could be reused and affability could be maintained.

Other major players in the market are-

  • Hobart Welding
  • Medline Industries
  • Hager & Werken GmbH & Co. KG.
  • DiaDent Group International
  • Dymax Corporation
  • GETT Gerätetechnik GmbH
  • Linear Medical
  • Magid Glove & Safety
  • Univet S.r.l.

Medical Face Shield Market: The Way Forward

The healthcare industry has been on the toes since the emergence of Covid-19. Medical face shields were spoken of and also used during the other pandemics like SARS, Zika, and likewise.

However, this time around, the fatalities are more to count. The situation has not yet come under control. In line with this crisis, everything – right from production to delivery has been catalyzed and continues to do so.

Even those not into healthcare have pitched in. With this short-term increase, the growth rate in the forecast period is projected to be ~11% as per FMI.

As WHO has confirmed; Covid-19 won’t stop to be a part of our lives. So, living with this disease, using medical face shields proves to be a viable option. The medical face shield market is all set to witness an exponential growth in the near future.

Moreover, with the advent of 3D printed medical face shields, technology and medical science are expected to make greater strides in the forecast period.

Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2020–2030

A recent market study published by Future Market Insights (FMI) offers global industry analysis for 2015–2019 and forecast for 2020–2030. It also offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historical as well as current growth parameters of the medical face shield market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with utmost precision.

Medical Face Shield Market: Segmentation

The global market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present a complete market intelligence approach to the reader.


  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene terephthalate glycol
  • Acetate
  • Propionate


  • Anti-fog
  • Anti-glare
  • Others


  • Disposable
  • Reusable

Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Report Chapters

Chapter 01 – Executive Summary

The report commences with the executive summary of the medical face shield market, which encompasses the key findings and key statistics of the market. It also encloses the market value (US$ million) estimates of the leading segments of the market.

Chapter 02 – Market Overview

Readers can find the detailed segmentation of the medical face shield market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basics of market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help the reader understand the scope of the report.

Chapter 03 – Key Market Trends

The market report provides the market trends that are expected to significantly impact its growth during the forecast period. Detailed industry trends are provided in this section.

Chapter 04 – Market Background

This chapter explains the macroeconomic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the market during the forecast period. Along with the macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the forecast factors for the market. Moreover, in-depth information about the market dynamics and their impact analysis have been provided in the successive section. The readers will also understand the key trends followed by the leading manufacturers in the medical face shield market.

Chapter 05 – Market Context

This section includes the factors that have turned out to be highly successful along with the strategies adopted by key market participants. Additional viewpoint on global average pricing analysis benchmark and consumer sentiment analysis likely to contribute to market growth are highlighted as well.

Chapter 06 – Covid-19 Crisis Analysis

This chapter looks through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and lists out the probable future impact pertaining to medical face shield market.Chapter 07 – Medical Face Shield Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast, 2020-2030

This section gives the market value analysis and forecast for the market in the forecast period (2020–2030). There is a detailed analysis of the historical medical face shield market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2020), and an incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2020–2030). This section also explains the global market volume analysis and forecast between 2020 and 2030.

Chapter 08 – Global Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, By Material

Based on material, the market constitutes polycarbonate, polyethylene terephthalate glycol, acetate, and propionate. Readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the market and market attractiveness analysis based on material.

Chapter 09 – Global Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, By Type

Based on type, the market is segmented into anti-fog, anti-glare, and others. Readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the medical face shield market based on type.

Chapter 10 – Global Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, by Usage

Based on Usage, the market spans disposable and reusable. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the market - usage wise.

Chapter 11 – Global Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, by Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and online pharmacies. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the medical face shield market as per distribution channel.

Chapter 12 – Global Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030, By Region

This chapter explains how the market will grow across various regions, such as North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Chapter 13 – North America Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth pertaining to North America, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada.

Chapter 14 – Latin America Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

Readers can find detailed pricing analysis impacting growth of Latin America’s medical face shield market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the market in the leading Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America.

Chapter 15 –Europe Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

Important growth prospects of the market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, BENELUX, Russia, and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.

Chapter 16 – South Asia Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Rest of South Asia are among the leading countries in the South Asia, which are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asian market in this chapter. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of South Asia’s medical face shield market during the period 2020–2030.

Chapter 17 –East Asia Medical Face Shield Market 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

This chapter highlights the growth of the medical face shield market in East Asia by focusing on China, Japan, and South Korea. This section also helps readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the market in East Asia.

Chapter 18 – Oceania Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

Australia and New Zealand are the prime regions of assessment to look through the growth prospects of the market of Oceania.

Chapter 19 – MEA Medical Face Shield Market Analysis 2015–2019 and Forecast 2020–2030

This chapter provides information about how the market will grow in the major countries in MEA such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, and the rest of MEA during the forecast period.

Chapter 20 – Competition Analysis

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the leading stakeholders in the medical face shield market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Honeywell International Inc., Paulson Manufacturing, Marian Inc., Innovus Medical, MSA Safety, and others.

Chapter 21 – Assumptions and Acronyms

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the market report.

Chapter 22 – Research Methodology

This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to draw various inferences as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the market.

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References Catalogue

  • Industry Magazines
  • Factiva
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Emergency Care Research Institute
  • Global Clinical research Organizations
  • Research organisations
  • Company Press Releases
  • Annual Reports and Investor Presentations
  • Peer-reviewed Journals
  • Government Websites and Publications
  • Trade Websites
  • Clinical Trial Registries
  • Country-specific Regulatory Authorities
  • World Bank, WHO

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