Geosynthetics: Materials, Applications and Markets

 Published On: May, 2015 |    No of Pages: 153 |  Published By: BCC Research | Format: PDF
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The U.S. market for geosynthetics will reach nearly $2.4 billion in 2015 and should reach nearly $2.8 billion by 2020, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% between 2015 and 2020.

This report provides:
-An overview of the global markets and applications for geosynthetics.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
-Descriptions of various types of geosynthetics including geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geocomposites, geocells and geofoams.
-Discussion of applications for each type of geosynthetics material.
-Analysis of the market's dynamics, including growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
-Company profiles of major players in the geosynthetics field.

Introduction & Scope

INTRODUCTION

STUDY BACKGROUND
“Geosynthetics” is the term coined to describe a class of synthetic materials that has been developed for geotechnical applications, that is, applications relating to geological materials, earth structures and foundations. Geotextiles made from natural fibers have been used for thousands of years. For example, they were used to stabilize roadways in ancient Egypt, where the dryness of the climate offset natural fibers’ tendency to deteriorate when submerged in the soil.

However, more widespread use of geotextiles had to await the development of suitable synthetic fibers that resisted deterioration in the ground. The development of polymer-based geosynthetics provided the needed stimulus, and acceptance and use of geosynthetics has expanded rapidly since the early 1980s.

Today, geosynthetics are used in a growing range of applications, including roads and railways, construction, flood and erosion control, waste containment, mining, and agriculture. The U.S. is the world’s largest market for geosynthetics, consuming nearly $2.4 billion of geosynthetics in 2014.

In the U.S., geosynthetics are the object of increased interest as a tool in the rebuilding and expansion of the U.S. infrastructure. Geosynthetics are especially useful in an environment of increasing land scarcity, increased awareness of seismic hazards, and more stringent environmental regulations.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The primary goal of this report is to develop a detailed understanding of the U.S. market for geosynthetic materials. While not ignoring other geographical markets, the market for geosynthetics outside the U.S. receives less detailed attention. Specific objectives of the report include the following:
-Characterizing the main types of geosynthetics that are on the market today, and highlighting recent technical developments as the basis for anticipating new geosynthetics product introductions and applications over the next five years.
-Identifying the current and potential applications for each type of geosynthetics material, and quantifying the baseline (2014) market for geosynthetics in each of these applications.
-Analyzing and predicting trends in geosynthetic applications, as the basis for projecting the probable market for each type of geosynthetics material through 2020.
-Analyzing the structure of the U.S. geosynthetics industry, including numbers and size of firms, market shares, financial strength, and intellectual property (IP)
portfolios.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report is intended especially for executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers with a need to know where the market for geosynthetic materials is headed in the next five years. The report’s findings and conclusions should also be of interest to readers in government and private companies that operate public infrastructure, as well as the engineering and construction community.

SCOPE OF REPORT
The scope of report covers the U.S. market for all types of geosynthetics between 2014 and 2020, including:
-Geotextiles.
-Geogrids and geonets.
-Geomembranes.
-Geocomposites.
-Other types (e.g., geocells, geofoams, geo-others).

The report also includes a general discussion of developments in the geosynthetics market outside the U.S. The study format includes the following major elements:
-Executive summary.
-Types of geosynthetics, their respective properties, advantages and disadvantages, and applications.
-Conditions and trends in major markets (e.g., road construction) that affect the demand for advanced materials and technologies.
-Size, segmentation, and growth trends of the U.S. geosynthetics market.
-General perspectives on the international geosynthetics market.
-Industry structure and market shares.
-Appendices (vendor profiles, key patents).

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
The report’s findings and conclusions are based on information gathered from a wide range of sources, including geosynthetics vendors, users, engineering and consulting firms. Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature, and on-line databases to produce the projections contained in this report.

The base-year for analysis and projection is 2014. With 2014 as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2015 to 2020. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with our understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and
analytical perspective.

The methodologies and assumptions used to develop the market projections in this report are discussed at length under the various segments addressed. The report carefully documents data sources and assumptions. This way, readers can see how the market estimates were developed and, if they so desire, test the impact on the final numbers of changing assumptions such as price. 

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4 $0
STUDY BACKGROUND
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2 $250
Table Summary : U.S. GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : U.S. GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: GEOSYNTHETICS OVERVIEW 13 $848
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GEOSYNTHETICS
GEOSYNTHETICS MARKETS

Chapter- 4: TRENDS IN MAJOR GEOSYNTHETIC END-USER MARKETS 58 $3781
TRANSPORT
FLOOD CONTROL
WASTE MANAGEMENT
MINING
AGRICULTURE
PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION

Chapter- 5: MARKET FOR GEOTEXTILES 15 $978
TYPES OF GEOTEXTILE
GEOTEXTILE MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES
GEOTEXTILE APPLICATIONS
GEOTEXTILE MARKETS

Chapter- 6: MARKET FOR GEOMEMBRANES 11 $717
TYPES OF GEOMEMBRANES
GEOMEMBRANE APPLICATIONS
GEOMEMBRANE MARKETS

Chapter- 7: MARKET FOR GEONETS AND GEOGRIDS 7 $456
TYPES OF GEONETS AND GEOGRIDS
MATERIALS/FABRICATION
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS
GEOGRID MARKETS

Chapter- 8: MARKET FOR GEOCOMPOSITES 7 $456
TYPES OF GEOCOMPOSITES
MATERIALS
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS
MARKETS

Chapter- 9: MARKET FOR OTHER TYPES OF GEOSYNTHETICS 5 $326
TYPES
MATERIALS
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS
MARKETS

Chapter- 10: GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVES 3 $196
Figure 35 : GLOBAL MARKETS FOR GEOSYNTHETICS, 2014
Figure 36 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN GLOBAL GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET, 2014-2020
Table 33 : PROJECTED SALES OF GEOSYNTHETICS IN MAJOR GLOBAL MARKETS, THROUGH 2020
Figure 37 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN REGIONAL GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET SHARES, 2014-2020

Chapter- 11: INDUSTRY CHARACTERISTICS 6 $391
FIRMS
MARKET SHARES
Chapter- 12: COMPANY PROFILES 19 $1239
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GEOTEXTILES
GEOGRIDS
GEOMEMBRANES
GEOCELLS
GEOFOAMS/GEOCOMBS
GEOPIPES
DIVERSIFIED MANUFACTURERS

Chapter- 13: PATENT ANALYSIS 3 $196
INTRODUCTION
PATENTS BY TYPE OF MATERIAL
PATENTS BY APPLICATION
PATENT ASSIGNEES

List of Tables
Summary Table : U.S. GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : GEOSYNTHETICS FUNCTIONS
Table 2 : U.S. GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET BY TYPE OF MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020
Table 3 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOSYNTHETICS BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 4 : U.S. HIGHWAY EXPENDITURES, THROUGH 2010
Table 5 : EXTENT OF U.S. ROAD AND HIGHWAY NETWORK, 2008-2013
Table 6 : U.S. HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES, THROUGH 2020
Table 7 : EXPENDITURES ON RAILWAY TRACK NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 8 : RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES, THROUGH 2020
Table 9 : TOTAL U.S. SPENDING ON FLOOD CONTROL DAMS AND LEVEES, THROUGH 2020
Table 10 : PUBLIC SPENDING ON LEVEE REHABILITATION AND CONSTRUCTION, THROUGH 2020
Table 11 : TOTAL PUBLIC SPENDING ON DAM SAFETY, REHABILITATION, AND CONSTRUCTION, THROUGH 2020
Table 12 : U.S. INVESTMENTS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES, THROUGH FY 2020
Table 13 : U.S. HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTAINMENT CAPITAL COSTS, THROUGH 2020
Table 14 : U.S. LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY POPULATION TRENDS, THROUGH 2014
Table 15 : IRRIGATION CANAL LINER PERFORMANCE COMPARISONS
Table 16 : MILES OF OPEN SURFACE IRRIGATION CANALS AND DITCHES, THROUGH 2013
Table 17 : U.S. EXPENDITURES ON MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF IRRIGATION FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2013
Table 18 : GEOTEXTILE POLYMER CHARACTERISTICS
Table 19 : TYPES OF BIODEGRADABLE GEOTEXTILES
Table 20 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOTEXTILES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 21 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOTEXTILES BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : GEOMEMBRANE PROPERTIES
Table 23 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOMEMBRANES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 24 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOMEMBRANES BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 25 : KEY PROPERTIES OF GEOGRIDS
Table 26 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOGRIDS AND GEONETS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOGRIDS AND GEONETS BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 28 : PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT GEOCOMPOSITE TYPES
Table 29 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOCOMPOSITES, THROUGH 2020
Table 30 : ANNUAL SALES OF GEOCOMPOSITES BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 31 : ANNUAL SALES OF OTHER GEOSYNTHETICS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 32 : ANNUAL SALES OF OTHER GEOSYNTHETICS BY END USE, THROUGH 2020
Table 33 : PROJECTED SALES OF GEOSYNTHETICS IN MAJOR GLOBAL MARKETS, THROUGH 2020
Table 34 : MAJOR GEOSYNTHETICS PATENT HOLDERS (AS OF MARCH 15, 2015)

List of Figures
Summary Figure : U.S. GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET BY SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 1 : U.S. GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET TRENDS, 2014-2020
Figure 2 : TRENDS IN MARKET SHARES OF DIFFERENT GEOSYNTHETICS, 2014-2020
Figure 3 : TRENDS IN GEOSYNTHETIC MARKET BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 4 : TRENDS IN TOTAL U.S. HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES, 2014-2020
Figure 5 : OWNERSHIP OF U.S. RAILWAY TRACKS, 2014
Figure 6 : TRENDS IN TRACK-RELATED RAILROAD INCIDENTS/ACCIDENTS, 2000-2010
Figure 7 : U.S. RAILROAD AND RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM EXPENDITURES ON TRACK AND RELATED STRUCTURES, 2013
Figure 8 : U.S. RAILROAD AND RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM EXPENDITURES ON TRACK AND RELATED STRUCTURES, 2020
Figure 9 : TRENDS IN EXPENDITURES ON AIRPORT RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION, 2014-2020
Figure 10 : OWNERSHIP OF U.S. DAMS, 2013
Figure 11 : TRENDS IN DISCARDS TO U.S. LANDFILLS, 1980-2012
Figure 12 : ANNUAL LANDFILL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY, 1996-2014
Figure 13 : TRENDS IN TOTAL AND AVERAGE LANDFILL CAPACITY, 1990-2013
Figure 14 : TRENDS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT INVESTMENTS, FY 2014-FY 2020
Figure 15 : INDUSTRY SEGMENTS' SHARES OF WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT EXPENDITURES
Figure 16 : TRENDS IN INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT EXPENDITURES, 2014-2020
Figure 17 : TRENDS IN HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL IN LANDFILLS/SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS, 2001-2011
Figure 18 : TRENDS IN U.S. PRODUCTION OF METAL ORES, 2007-2014
Figure 19 : COMPOSITION OF U.S. MINING WASTES, 2014
Figure 20 : TRENDS IN MINE RECLAMATION BOND RELEASES, 2002-2010
Figure 21 : TRENDS IN NUMBER OF NEW FEDERAL MINING PERMITS ISSUED, 2003-2013
Figure 22 : TRENDS IN ACRES OF U.S. FARMLAND IRRIGATED BY OPEN SURFACE CANALS AND DITCHES, 2003 AND 2013
Figure 23 : TRENDS IN SALES OF U.S. AQUACULTURE PRODUCTS, 2005 AND 2013
Figure 24 : TRENDS IN NUMBER OF U.S. AQUACULTURE FARMS AND AVERAGE SALES PER FARM, 2005 AND 2013
Figure 25 : TRENDS IN USE OF PONDS AND RACEWAYS IN U.S. AQUACULTURE, 2005 AND 2013
Figure 26 : TRENDS IN U.S. PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION SPENDING, 2007-2014
Figure 27 : U.S. GEOTEXTILES MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 28 : U.S. GEOTEXTILES MARKET SHARES BY FUNCTION, 2014-2020
Figure 29 : U.S. GEOMEMBRANE MARKET SHARES BY TYPE OF MATERIAL, 2014-2020
Figure 30 : U.S. GEOMEMBRANE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 31 : U.S. GEOGRID MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 32 : U.S. GEOCOMPOSITE MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 33 : U.S. GEOGRID MARKET SHARES BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 34 : U.S. OTHER GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET SHARES BY FUNCTION, 2014-2020
Figure 35 : GLOBAL MARKETS FOR GEOSYNTHETICS, 2014
Figure 36 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN GLOBAL GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 37 : PROJECTED TRENDS IN REGIONAL GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET SHARES, 2014-2020
Figure 38 : GEOSYNTHETICS MANUFACTURERS PRODUCING FOR THE U.S. MARKET BY PRINCIPAL PRODUCT, 2014
Figure 39 : U.S. GEOTEXTILE MARKET SHARES, 2013
Figure 40 : U.S. GEOMEMBRANE MARKET SHARES, 2013
Figure 41 : U.S. GEOGRID MARKET SHARES, 2013
Figure 42 : U.S. GEOGRID MARKET SHARES, 2013
Figure 43 : GUNDLESLT ENVIRONMENTAL REVENUES BY MARKET SEGMENT, 2013
Figure 44 : PATENT SHARES BY TYPE OF MATERIAL
Figure 45 : PATENTS ISSUED FOR GEOSYNTHETIC FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES VS. APPLICATIONS


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