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Nonwoven Geotextiles Market Analysis Report By Application, By Material, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2018 To 2025

Report ID: MN17620041  |  Published: August 2020  |  No of Pages: 119
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Textiles

Industry Insights

The size of Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa nonwoven geotextiles market was accounted for USD 4.12 billion in 2017. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecasted period, from 2018 to 2025. Geotextiles application in inaccessible areas such as hilly areas, owing to infrastructure development is projected to boost the market growth. Moreover, supportive government regulations regarding geotextiles application especially in erosion prevention is also expected to increase the demand for the product.

Benefits associated with nonwoven geotextiles include filtration, soil protection, drainage, separation, and reinforcement. Due to wear & tear and mechanical stress, the particles, and substance inside soil vary in their sizes. Nonwoven geotextiles help in separating these materials which also enables the path for water to flow. Thus, this process is used for constructing roads and pavements. It also improves the lifespan of dams, roads, and other constructions, which is projected to surge the market growth.

China nonwoven geotextiles market

The rising construction of drainage and roadways especially in India, Japan, and China is projected to foster market growth. In addition, growing awareness regarding environmental concerns such as soil erosion, greenhouse gas emission is anticipated to spur the demand for the product.

Raw materials such as polyester, polyamides, and polypropylene are extracted from crude oils. However, fluctuations in oil prices may pose a challenge to the manufacturers. Additionally, rising consumer focus on eco-friendly products is expected to increase the demand for raw materials such as coir and jute.

Material Insights

Polyester material offers filtration application and is useful in soil erosion control. Additionally, its high resistance to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a key factor that is expected to increase the demand for the product.

The polyethylene (PE) segment is projected to grow at a significant rate due to its UV resistance and thermal abilities. This material is available in LDPE and HDPE categories. Polyethylene products are available at affordable prices, which is also projected to foster nonwoven geotextiles market growth. Polyethylene fiber offers high resistance to heat, which is also driving its demand in the construction sector. Polymer products have low recyclability and tensile strength than polypropylene.

Polypropylene geotextiles are widely used in pipeline wrapping, acoustical ceilings, roofing, and tile underlayment application. It is also used in agriculture, other applications such as turf protection, crop covers, capillary matting, and root bags. This segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2018 to 2025.

Application Insights

Soil erosion is prevented by the use of geotextile due to its mat-like or net structure. This process also enables vegetation and germination which makes a stronger top layer. Moreover, it is easy to install and helps in soil retention. The Cost-effectiveness of the product is projected to increase its utilization in railway, motorways, irrigation canals, and roads construction. In addition, growing awareness about products owing to their benefits is expected to positively impact the market growth.

EMEA and APAC nonwoven geotextiles market

Nonwoven geotextiles help in promoting vegetation through reinforcement of soil. Thus, the product is highly used for preventing erosion in stream banks and lakes. Geotextiles are useful in separating soil sediments from water, maintenance of landfills and waterways. Rising drainage demands from the civil engineering industry are also supporting the market growth.

Regional Insights

In China, geotextiles are largely used for the maintenance of drainage systems. Moreover, nonwoven geotextiles are now becoming a key element in infrastructural development. These factors are anticipated to bolster the growth of the nonwoven geotextile market.

The drainage segment in Italy is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 6.5% during the forecasted period. Additionally, the product helps in separating sub-base and base courses in road construction. This is also useful in forming prefabricated drains using 3D structures.

Middle East & Africa is estimated to register a significant growth rate mainly due to the availability of products at a low price. Nonwoven geotextiles provide greater water permeability in inroad construction applications.

Rising foreign direct investment in developing countries such as India and China is expected to have a positive impact on the Asia Pacific market. Furthermore, a growing number of megacities across India and China are also anticipated to bolster the demand for nonwoven geotextiles in the next few years.

Impact of COVID-19

European countries, China, India, and the Middle East countries are under partial or complete lockdown situation owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. The demand for nonwoven geotextile products has declined due to the coronavirus crisis. Amidst the lockdown, geotextile factories are shut down, and lack of labor force is causing an interruption in the production of geotextiles or synthetic fibers.

All the domestic and international shipments are on hold owing to travel restrictions. According to a study by International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), on average 8.0% of orders have slid down during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the shift towards localization across the countries like China, and India is expected to positively impact the growth of the market in the next few years.

Nonwoven Geotextiles Market Share Insights

The market is heavily fragmented owing to the presence of local and global players. Leading players in the market include Royal TenCate; GSE Holdings, Inc.; IENAX Group, NAUE Group; AGRU America, and Global Synthetics. 

Lower entry barriers are projected to create huge opportunities for new companies, which is shaking up the competition among the players. Some of the players focus on developing products based on new technological innovations.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Million square meters, Revenue in USD Million, & CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

France, Germany, U.K., Italy Spain, China, India, Japan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and UAE.

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Volume forecast, Revenue forecast, company share, 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 and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa nonwoven geotextiles market report on the basis of material, application, and region:

• Material Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Polypropylene
    • Polyester
    • Polyethylene
    • Others

• Application Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Road Construction
    • Erosion Prevention
    • Drainage
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
    • the Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
        • UAE
        • Saudi Arabia
        • South Africa
        • Nigeria

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