World Geosynthetics to 2019

Published: December 2015
No. of Pages: 404
   

Worldwide demand to grow 6.1% annually through 2019

Worldwide demand for geosynthetics is expected to increase 6.1 percent per year through 2019 to 6.5 billion square meters. An acceleration of nonbuilding construction activity will fuel gains for geosynthetics. Further advances will arise from growing concerns regarding environmental protection and greater awareness of the performance advantages of geosynthetics in a wide variety of applications, allowing geosynthetics to gain market share at the expense of other geotechnical solutions, including organic erosion con-trol blankets, aggregate, and compacted soil. Additionally, the implementation of more stringent regulatory standards for environmental stewardship, waste management, and construction codes will provide opportunities for geosynthetics.

Tranportation infrastructure market to post fastest gains

The transportation infrastructure market is expected to register the fastest gains through 2019, aided by the ongoing expansion of road and railway networks around the world and the increasing use of geosynthetics in these projects. In developing countries, geosynthetics will be specified more frequently. In high-income countries, road construction projects have long used geosynthetics for filtration. Over the next decade, geosynthetics’ use will expand to provide erosion control, roadside drainage, and soil stabilization underneath retaining walls. In non-transportation construction projects, sustained gains in both building and nonbuilding construction activity will drive demand for geosynthetics, as they can reduce long term maintenance costs and increase the lifespan of structures.

Demand in China to bolster Asia/Pacific regional growth

The Asia/Pacific region accounted for half of world demand in 2014. The region is expected to register the fastest growth through the forecast period, primarily stimulated by China, where geosynthetics demand is expected to double. China is expected to account for 60 percent of additional global demand generated be-tween 2014 and 2019, primarily based on its ongoing development of large-scale infrastructure projects and the need for erosion control. Geosynthetics sales in India are projected to grow at a double-digit pace through 2019 due to the Indian government’s continued investment in the country’s public infrastructure.

Construction sector to drive North America market gains

In 2014, North America was the second largest regional geosynthetics market, accounting for 22 percent of global sales. The US is one of the world’s largest mar-kets, with 18 percent of global demand in 2014. The position of the US market reflects the immense size and advanced nature of the country’s economy. Through 2019, growth in North America will benefit from the expected acceleration of growth in its construction sector. Additional support for growth will come from environmental regulations that focus on preventing harmful materials from contaminating groundwater supplies.

Company Profiles

Profiles 36 global industry players such as GSE Holding, Low & Bonar, NAUE, Officine Maccaferri, Propex & Royal Ten Cate

Additional Information

This study analyzes the world market for geosynthetics, including geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geonets, and others (e.g., geocells, geofoams, geosynthetic clay liners, and preformed geocomposites). Unless stated otherwise, “geotextiles” refers only to synthetic geotextiles, as natural fiber geotextiles are not included in the scope of this study. Plastic geopipes also are excluded. Markets include construction, transportation infrastructure, landfills, liquid containment, and such others as mining and secondary containment applications, in which geosynthetics form a second barrier on the outside of a storage container in order to protect against leaks and spills. Historical data for 2004, 2009, and 2014 and forecasts for 2019 and 2024 are provided for demand in million square meters. As used in this study, the term “demand” refers to sales or apparent consumption and denotes production from a nation’s indigenous geosynthetic manufacturing facilities plus imports, less exports. Tabular details may not add to totals due to independent rounding. Ratios may be rounded for the sake of clarity.

A wide variety of primary and secondary sources were used in the compilation of this report. These include national and regional statistical agencies, industry experts, trade associations, online databases, and other Freedonia studies. The US Census Bureau, European Union, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), United Nations, World Bank, and various national government statistical publications were among the public sector data sources utilized. Primary information was gathered through consultations with personnel of participating companies. Secondary data and background information were obtained from various publications, including Civil Engineering, ENR/Engineering News-Record, Geosynthetics, Roads & Bridges, TextileWorld, Waste Management World, and World Highways, among others.

World Geosynthetics to 2019

Table of Contents

Introduction X

I. Executive Summary 1

II. Market Environment 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Gross Fixed Investment Outlook 9
World Demographic Outlook 11
World Construction Activity 13
Nonbuilding Construction 16
Nonresidential Building Construction 18
Residential Building Construction 20
World Paved Roadway Outlook 23
World Agricultural Outlook 25
Pricing 27
Environmental & Regulatory Issues 28

III. Overview 33
General 33
Demand by Region 34
Demand by Type 39
Geotextiles 42
Geomembranes 48
Geogrids 51
Geonets 54
Other Geosynthetics 58
Markets 66
Construction 69
Transportation Infrastructure 72
Landfills 77
Liquid Containment 83
Other Markets 88
Production & Trade 93

IV. North America 96
General 96
Demand by Type & Market 98
United States 101
Canada 109
Mexico 116

V. Western Europe 125
General 125
Demand by Type & Market 128
France 132
Germany 139
United Kingdom 146
Italy 153
Spain 160
Netherlands 167
Other Western Europe 173

VI. Asia/Pacific 181
General 181
Demand by Type & Market 184
China 187
India 196
Japan 206
Australia 213
South Korea 219
Taiwan 226
Other Asia/Pacific 232

VII. Other Regions 240
Central & South America 240
Demand by Type & Market 243
Brazil 245
Other Central & South America 252
Eastern Europe 259
Demand by Type & Market 263
Russia 264
Poland 272
Other Eastern Europe 277
Africa/Mideast 284
Demand by Type & Market 287
Turkey 289
Other Africa/Mideast 295

VIII. Industry Structure 304
General 304
Industry Composition 305
Market Share 308
Competitive Strategies 313
Research & Development 315
Distribution 316
Mergers & Acquisitions 317
Cooperative Agreements 320
Company Profiles 324
ADS Incorporated 325
AFITEX-TEXEL Geosynthetics, see ADS AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH 328
AMCOL International, see Minerals Technologies Asahi Kasei Corporation 331
Ashimori Industry Company Limited 333
AVINTIV, see Berry Plastics Beaulieu International Group NV 334
Berry Plastics Corporation 335
Colloid Environmental Technologies, see Minerals Technologies CONTECH Engineered Solutions LLC 338
Cooley Group Holdings Incorporated 340
Don & Low, see Thrace Plastics Dow Chemical Company 342
ERO-TEX, see Leggett & Platt Fibertex Nonwovens A/S 345
Freudenberg & Company KG 347
Garware-Wall Ropes Limited 349
GSE Holding Incorporated 350
Hanes Geo Components, see Leggett & Platt Hongxiang New Geo-Material Company Limited 355
HUESKER Synthetic GmbH 356
Huikwang Corporation 359
HUITEX Geosynthetics, see Huikwang Integra Plastics, see Raven Industries Intermas Nets SA 360
JUTA as 362
Kusumgar Corporates Private Limited 364
Leggett & Platt Incorporated 365
Low & Bonar plc 368
Lumite, see Thrace Plastics Maeda Kosen Company Limited 371
Minerals Technologies Incorporated 372
NAUE GmbH & Company KG 375
Non Woven Solutions, see Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
Officine Maccaferri, see S.E.C.I. Okasan Livic Company Limited 377
Polymer Group, see AVINTIV Specialty Materials Propex Operating Company LLC 378
Raven Industries Incorporated 380
Royal Ten Cate NV 383
Saint-Gobain 387
Samyang Corporation 389
S.E.C.I. SpA 390
Shandong Taifeng Geosynthetics Company Limited 395
SIBUR Holding PAO 397
Taiyo Kogyo Corporation 398
TENAX SpA 399
Texel, see ADS
Thrace Plastics Company SA 401

List of Tables

Section I -- Executive Summary
Summary Table 3

Section II -- Market Environment
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Gross Fixed Investment by Region 11
3 World Population by Region 13
4 World Construction Expenditures by Region 16
5 World Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures by Region 18
6 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region 20
7 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region 23
8 World Paved Roads by Region 25
9 World Agricultural Value Added by Region 27

Section III -- Overview
1 World Geosynthetics Demand by Region 37
2 World Geosynthetics Demand 41
3 World Geotextiles Demand 42
4 World Synthetic Geotextiles Demand by Region 46
5 World Geomembranes Demand by Region 50
6 World Geogrids Demand by Region 53
7 World Geonets Demand by Region 57
8 World Other Geosynthetics Demand by Region 59
9 World Geosynthetics Demand by Market 67
10 World Construction Market for Geosynthetics by Region 71
11 World Transportation Infrastructure Market for Geosynthetics by Region 76
12 World Landfill Market for Geosynthetics by Region 82
13 World Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics by Region 87
14 World Other Markets for Geosynthetics by Region 92

Section IV -- North America
1 North America: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 98
2 North America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 100
3 United States: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 103
4 United States: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 105
5 United States: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 107
6 Canada: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 111
7 Canada: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 112
8 Canada: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 114
9 Mexico: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 119
10 Mexico: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 120
11 Mexico: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 123

Section V -- Western Europe
1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 128
2 Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 131
3 France: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 135
4 France: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 136
5 France: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 138
6 Germany: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 142
7 Germany: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 143
8 Germany: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 145
9 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 148
10 United Kingdom: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 150
11 United Kingdom: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 152
12 Italy: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 156
13 Italy: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 157
14 Italy: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 159
15 Spain: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 163
16 Spain: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 164
17 Spain: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 166
18 Netherlands: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 169
19 Netherlands: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 170
20 Netherlands: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 172
21 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 176
22 Other Western Europe Geosynthetics Demand by Type 177
23 Other Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 179

Section VI -- Asia/Pacific
1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 184
2 Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 186
3 China: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 190
4 China: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 192
5 China: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 194
6 India: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 199
7 India: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 201
8 India: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 204
9 Japan: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 208
10 Japan: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 210
11 Japan: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 212
12 Australia: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 215
13 Australia: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 216
14 Australia: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 218
15 South Korea: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 222
16 South Korea: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 223
17 South Korea: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 225
18 Taiwan: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 228
19 Taiwan: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 229
20 Taiwan: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 231
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 234
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 236
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 238

Section VII -- Other Regions
1 Central & South America: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 243
2 Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 245
3 Brazil: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 248
4 Brazil: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 249
5 Brazil: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 251
6 Other Central & South America: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 255
7 Other Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 256
8 Other Central & South America: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 258
9 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 262
10 Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 264
11 Russia: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 267
12 Russia: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 268
13 Russia: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 270
14 Poland: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 274
15 Poland: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 275
16 Poland: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 277
17 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 280
18 Other Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 281
19 Other Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 283
20 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 287
21 Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market 289
22 Turkey: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 292
23 Turkey: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 293
24 Turkey: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 295
25 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Geosynthetics 299
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Type 300
27 Other Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Market 302

Section VIII -- Industry Structure
1 World Geosynthetics Sales by Company, 2014 307
2 World Geosynthetics Sales by Company, 2014 308
3 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 319
4 Selected Cooperative Agreements 321

List of Charts

Section III -- Overview
1 World Geosynthetics Demand by Region, 2004-2024 38
2 Geosynthetics Demand in the US, China, & the World, 2004-2024 38
3 World Geosynthetics Demand by Type, 2014 41
4 World Synthetic & Natural Fiber Geotextiles Demand, 2004-2024 43
5 World Synthetic Geotextiles Demand by Region, 2014 47
6 World Geomembranes Demand by Region, 2014 51
7 World Geogrids Demand by Region, 2014 54
8 World Geonets Demand by Region, 2014 58
9 World Other Geosynthetics Demand by Region, 2014 60
10 World Geosynthetics Demand by Market, 2004-2014 68
11 Additional Demand by Market, 2019 vs. 2014 68
12 World Construction Market for Geosynthetics by Region, 2014 72
13 World Transportation Infrastructure Market for Geosynthetics by Region, 2014 77
14 World Landfill Market for Geosynthetics by Region, 2014 83
15 World Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics by Region, 2014 88
16 World Other Markets for Geosynthetics by Region, 2014 93

Section IV -- North America
1 North America: Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2014 101

Section V -- Western Europe
1 Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2014 132

Section VI -- Asia/Pacific
1 Asia/Pacific Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2014 187

Section VIII -- Industry Structure
1 World Geosynthetics Market Share, 2014 309

Published By: Freedonia Group
Product Code: Freedonia Group494


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