Geomembranes are amid the fastest growing under the geosynthetics market. The global geomembranes market is anticipated to touch a noteworthy USD of 4.05 billion at a stunning 9.5% CAGR during the forecat period (2021-2028). A geomembrane is a synthetic barrier or membrane liner having low permeability. It is used with materials associated to geotechnical engineering for controlling gas or fluid migration in a system, structure or project. It is generally used where loss of materials is not allowed such as hazardous materials, soil, vapor, wastewater, clean water or other substances which does not require to escape from its designated space. Owing to its alluring features and noteworthy benefits, geomembrane is largely used in an array of industries with the goal of containment. It is used in verticals namely construction, transportation, mining, energy, agriculture and other industrial waste and water management industries. Geomembranes help to line highways, roads, sewers, pipeways, tunnels, dams, landfills, canals, ponds and other applications that need steadfast retention of gases and fluids. Also, it helps in preventing erosion, leakage, water contamination, protection against the sun and is guaranteed to contain whatsoever wastes or liquids one’s application may need.
There are a couple of factors that is driving the growth of the geomembranes market. Some of the market trends and factors in this market as per an analysis conducted by Market Research Future (MRFR) include increased environmental concerns, rigorous environmental regulations, latest developed standards for building codes and commercial structures, inception of innovative technologies, efficient practice of geomembranes application and need to safeguard infrastructure and water bodies. On the flip side, factors such as fluctuating prices in raw materials, fall in demand for waste management and mining applications and high cost of research and development are likely to hamper the growth of the global geomembranes market.
Market Research Future report provides a comprehensive segmental analysis of the Geomembranes market growth on the basis of types, technology, applications and end user.
Based on types, it is segmented into PP, EPDM, PVC, LLDPE, HDPE and others. Of these, the HDPE segment is anticipated to have the maximum share in the geomembranes market owing to its suitability in myriad applications.
Based on technology, the geomembranes market is segmented into laminations, cast film, blown film and others.
Based on application, it is segmented into oil and gas, canals, water storage, mining, waste and landfills and others. Of these, the waste management section had the maximum market share with regards to volume due to rising demand for geomembranes especially in the waste management applications mostly landfill liners.
Based on end users, the geomembranes market is segmented into building and construction, petrochemicals, industrial packaging, water management, agriculture, aquaculture and others.
Based on region, the geomembranes market covers growth opportunities and latest trends across North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. Of these, Asia Pacific holds the lion’s share in the geomembranes market owing to its growing demand in different end-user industries such as building and construction, agriculture, water management and aquaculture particularly in China which is followed by India and Japan. Europe occupies the second position followed by North America. The factors that can be accounted for the growth of this market in the North American region include the large applications of geomembranes manufacturers in oil and gas canals, water storage, mining, waste and landfills and others in different industries. The Middle East and Latin America too witnessed a favorable growth in the geomembranes market owing to the different types of geomembranes.
The global geomembranes market is competitive and fragmented. The key players in this market have tried different tactics such as acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, agreements, expansions, product launches and others to make their mark and boost their footprints within the market.
Leading players profiled in the geomembranes market include Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (US), Colorado Lining International, Inc. (US), NAUE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Agru America, Inc. (US), Officine Maccaferri S.p.A (Italy), Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece), Solmax International, Inc. (Canada), Carlisle SynTec Systems (US), Atarfil SL (Spain), and GSE Environmental, LLC (US).
Jan 2019- Layfield Geosynthetics has disclosed the launch of the VaporFlex Premium geomembrane which has been specially designed for offering gas barrier of an ultra-low permeability in various geo-environmental applications. These include leachate collection ponds, geofoam wrap, landfill capping, odor control covers, brownfield barriers, contaminated soil remediation, containment and gas barriers.