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The sanitary mask is a mask that covers the mouth and nose in order to prevent the circulation of microbes by airways or projection of droplets, when the wearer exhales (to avoid contamination) or when inhaling (to avoid being contaminated). There are three types of sanitary masks standardized and approved in France: FFP (disposable, 1, 2 and 3 depending on the level of filtration), surgical masks (disposable, type I, II and IIR) and masks known as "general public" which are textile masks. The latter are often washable and reusable.

Worldwide, mask sales have increased by 87%, with China dominating the international market with 57% of sales. The main producers of masks (in particular FFP and surgical masks) operate in the medical, hygiene and industrial sectors. The four historical manufacturers established in France are Kolmi, Boye, Valmy and Macopharma. The health crisis has seen the emergence of new players such as Brocéliande, Savoy, BB distrib, Bio Serenity and Chargeurs. For fabric masks, many textile companies have also produced and sold "consumer" masks.

In France, the production of masks varies according to the waves of contamination of the coronavirus, the appearance of new variants and the decisions of the executive associated with the rules of wearing the mask. It is this volatility that causes difficulties in matching production capacity to demand. For example, demand was far greater than production capacity in the spring of 2020, when the epidemic began in France, while the reverse is true in the second half of 2021, causing production to fall by about 90% of FFP2 masks.






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