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Geotextiles Market Analysis Report By Material, By Application, By Product, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2027

Report ID: MN17617508  |  Published: May 2020  |  No of Pages: 122
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Textiles

Industry Insights

The global geotextiles market size was accounted for USD 4.6 billion, in 2019. It is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% over the forecast period, 2020-2027. Geotextiles are widely used across various construction projects such as landfills, harbors, roads, and drainage structures. It helps in enhancing the stabilization of soil.  This is projected to proliferate the growth of the market from 2020 to 2027.

Factors such as cost-effectiveness and durability of geotextiles and rising awareness regarding the erosion of soil are anticipated to propel the product demand across the globe. Moreover, certain initiatives and regulatory policies have helped in promoting the product and increasing awareness about the advantages of geotextiles which is projected to significantly impact the growth of the market.

U.S. geotextile market

The wide application of geotextiles in the U.S. for controlling soil erosion and restoring landmasses that are eroded by hurricanes and storms is anticipated to propel the product demand and its adoption in the country.

The woven geotextiles segment is projected to attain significant growth in the forthcoming years owing to its durability and anti-corrosive property. These textiles are woven together with slit films, fibrillated yarns, and monofilaments that can sustain high load capacity. These textiles are generally used for constructing roads.

There are strict government regulations for using a specific type of geotextiles for specific applications in European countries such as the U.K. and Germany. There are many favorable policies in these countries for using geotextiles in order to control soil erosion. These factors are projected to propel the demand for such textiles in this region.

The rising construction industry and growing infrastructural activities in China are projected to propel the demand for geotextiles in the region. Moreover, rising investments of government for infrastructural development in the country are anticipated to further proliferate the product demand over the forecast period.

Product Insights

On the basis of product, the geotextile market is segmented into non-woven, woven, and other geotextiles. In 2019, the non-woven segment held the largest market share owing to rising adoption across different verticals such as packaging, construction, agriculture, furniture, pharmaceuticals, and automobiles. This segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.2% from 2020 to 2027. Non-woven geotextiles are extensively used across the transport infrastructure industry owing to their affordability and high strength. Moreover, the rising development of infrastructures in countries such as India and China is projected to propel the segment demand in the Asia Pacific from 2020 to 2027.

The segment of woven geotextiles is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 11% over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to rising product demand for controlling soil erosion. These geotextiles possess the properties of high tensile strength and excellent filtration as they are woven using durable and strong polypropylene yarns. Moreover, the rising adoption of woven geotextiles for road construction is projected to further propel the segment’s growth from 2020 to 2027.

Material Insights

Generally, polyester and polypropylene-based geotextiles are used for preventing soil erosion, wrapping perforated pipes, and filtration of fine soil. The performance of geotextiles is excellent in terms of strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness when compared to conventional materials such as concrete, soil, and rock aggregates.

In 2019, the polypropylene material segment held the largest revenue share across the global market owing to its excellent performance and resistance to inorganic salts and chemicals. Moreover, the rising adoption of polypropylene geotextiles in the Asia Pacific is projected to boost the segment demand from 2020 to 2027.

On the other hand, the polyethylene material segment is projected to attain significant growth owing to the excellent heat resistance offered by these geotextiles. However, low recyclability and low tensile strength are the factors anticipated to impact the adoption of this segment over the forecast period.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the market is segmented into drainage systems, erosion prevention, drainage system, and other applications. The segment of drainage systems is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% from 2020 to 2027. When geotextiles are incorporated into a drainage system, they ensure the smooth flow of various fluids by forming a drainage channel.

Rising adoption of non-woven geotextiles for construction of roads, preventing soil erosion, and in drainage systems owing to their feature of forming a channel is anticipated to drive the market growth. In addition, the rising demand for constructing various infrastructures such as bridges, roads, and railways is anticipated to further fuel the market growth from 2020 to 2027.

Global geotextiles market share

Geotextiles are extensively used for controlling soil erosion as they can hold the soil and promote the growth of vegetation. Therefore, they help in reducing soil erosion caused for storms, rivers, and hurricanes. These features are projected to boost the popularity of geotextiles across various application segments over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

The rising adoption of geotextiles in countries such as Canada and the U.S. for maintaining their drainage systems is projected to propel the product demand over the forecast period. Moreover, the rising demand for geotextiles in Europe to control and reduce soil erosion caused by water bodies are projected to propel the regional market growth.

The market for geotextiles in Middle East & Africa is projected to attain significant growth from 2020 to 2027 owing to its extensive usage in the construction of roads. Moreover, the high tensile strength offered by the product along with its cost-effectiveness is some of the factors making the product highly suitable for the construction of roads. These properties are expected to drive the demand for geotextiles across the construction industry in the region.

Rapid growth in the industrial sector coupled with rising infrastructural development in countries such as India and China are some of the major factors driving the market for geotextiles in the Asia Pacific. Moreover, the continuous economic development witnessed by this region is projected to drive the market growth from 2020 to 2027.

Geotextiles Market Share Insights

Leading players in this industry include GSE Environmental, Koninklijke Ten Cate B.V., NAUE GmbH & Co., KG., Officine Maccaferri, Propex Operating Company, LLC; and Agru America. These players are focusing on expanding their geographical reach, developing new and improved products, improving operational efficiency, and other strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and collaboration. In addition, they are concentrating on enhancing their distribution network to expand their global presence.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Market representation

Volume in million square meters, revenue in USD million, and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., Germany, U.K., China, India, Brazil, United Arab Emirates

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Volume forecast, revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global geotextile market report based on product, material, application, and region:

• Product Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Non-woven
    • Woven
    • Others

• Material Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Polypropylene
    • Polyester
    • Polyethylene
    • Others

• Application Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • Road construction
    • Erosion prevention
    • Drainage
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
    • North America
        • U.S.
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • U.K.
    • the Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
        • United Arab Emirates

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