Geomembrane Market Size, Share, Growth Report 2030

Geomembrane Market

Geomembrane Market By Raw Material (LDPE, HDPE, EPDM, PVC, and Others), By Technology (Extrusion, Calendering, and Others), By Application (Waste Management, Water Management, Mining, Lining Systems, and Others), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2023 – 2030

Category: Chemical & Materials Report Format : PDF Pages: 177 Report Code: ZMR-1585 Published Date: Mar-2023 Status : Published
Market Size in 2022 Market Forecast in 2030 CAGR Base Year
USD 2.3 Billion USD 3.5 Billion CAGR of 5.4% 2022

Industry Prospective:

The global geomembrane market size was worth around USD 2.3 Billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 3.5 Billion by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 5.4% between 2023 and 2030. The report analyzes the global geomembrane market’s drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the geomembrane industry.   

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Geomembrane Market: Overview

Geomembranes are composed of elastic polymeric materials that are impermeable by nature; as a result, they act as a barrier to the movement of liquids, including water, and other soluble substances. It can also be produced by spraying polymer, elastomer, multilayered bitumen geocomposites, or asphalt onto geotextiles. Because of their extremely low permeability, it is also known as liners or manufactured membranes. Significant mechanical characteristics of these membranes include impact resistance, tensile strength & elongation, interface shear strength, and tear resistance. Mining, solid refuse containment, and water containment are just a few of the many uses for geomembranes.

Key Insights

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global geomembrane market is estimated to grow annually at a CAGR of around 5.4% over the forecast period (2023-2030).
  • In terms of revenue, the global geomembrane market size was valued at around USD 2.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 3.5 billion, by 2030.
  • The geomembrane industry is driven by rising environmental pollution and environmental policies that are implemented by regulatory agencies.
  • Based on the raw material, the HDPE segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
  • Based on the technology, the extrusion segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022.
  • Based on the application, the waste management segment is growing at a rapid rate over the forecast period.
  • Based on region, the Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period.

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Geomembrane Market: Growth Drivers

The increasing level of environmental awareness drives the market growth

One of the key factors propelling the global geomembranes market is the rising level of environmental awareness. At a reasonable price, geomembranes can effectively stop the leakage of hazardous gases, toxic liquids, and other contaminants, minimizing environmental harm. Due to its stability and safety when used on landfill sites, it is widely used in many landfill sites around the globe. For almost 20 years, bottom covers made of geomembranes, particularly HDPE geomembranes, have been used in landfills.

It is additionally employed as drifting caps and covers for leachate pools. While a geomembrane cap holds landfill gas and stops precipitation from becoming leachate, a geomembrane liner safeguards groundwater. A floating cover stops odor emissions, drinkable water pollution, and evaporation. The demand for freshwater resources and appropriate waste management projects is rising as a result of population growth and the rapid industrialization of various countries, which will also increase the demand for geomembranes.

Geomembrane Market: Restraints

Volatility in the price of raw materials is a major restraint for the market growth    

Geomembranes are primarily made from basic materials such as HDPE, LDPE/LLDPE, PVC, PP, EPDM, and others. To improve the efficacy of geomembranes, additives, antioxidants, and plasticizers are also included. Crude oil directly affects the cost and accessibility of the aforementioned raw materials.

Materials like polyethylene and propylene, whose values are highly erratic, have inconsistent end-product prices. Due to the rising cost of synthetic rubber, EPDM materials have also seen a substantial price increase. Providing affordable geomembranes is still a concern for the producers because the cost of raw materials is closely correlated with the cost of crude oil.

Geomembrane Market: Opportunities

Rapid growth in the construction and mining industry provides a lucrative opportunity

As part of mine restoration, HDPE liners are used to seal the mine to prevent waste from polluting the ecosystem. High tensile strength HDPE geomembrane liners can be coextruded with electrical layers to help with quality assurance and leak detection during installation.

Generally, geomembrane lining is a safe and dependable way to shield the environment from risky industries. The preferred technique for removing minerals from low-grade rock from open pit mines has supplanted heap mining. However, this method requires the use of a robust container that can withstand the heavy weight and jagged edges of the piled-up material. Before the solution is gravity directed to a collecting device, a geomembrane liner collects it and stops it from migrating into the earth.

One of the main factors propelling the growth of the global geomembrane market in the expanding construction and mining industry in emerging countries is the lightweight, tough, and incredibly flexible geosynthetic liners made of high-density polyethylene. These features also reduce shipping and installation costs.

Geomembrane Market: Challenges

Short durability of geomembrane poses a major challenge

The geomembranes' polymer degradation is influenced by several variables. The lifespan of the geomembranes is impacted by elements like UV exposure, chemical effect, biological contaminants (animal, fungus), and thermal expansion, in turn, act as a major challenge for market expansion.

Geomembrane Market: Segmentation

The global geomembrane industry is segmented based on raw material, technology, application, and region.

Based on the raw material, the global market is bifurcated into LDPE, HDPE, EPDM, PVC, and others. The HDPE segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. HDPE is used in the production of geomembranes due to key properties such as ease of installation and thermal stability. HDPE is preferred over other raw materials due to its high strength, which is a desirable property in many applications.

It is commonly used in the production of geomembranes because its application is in industries such as mining and construction, which have a high growth potential. Besides, EPDM is expected to hold a significant market share over the forecast period. Due to its superior mechanical strength, excellent flexibility, and efficient UV resistance, it is being used as a raw substance more and more frequently. Over the anticipated period, increasing consumer awareness of EPDM's application in emerging countries' construction industries is anticipated to support market expansion.

Based on the technology, the global geomembrane industry is segmented into extrusion, calendering and others. The extrusion segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022 and is expected to continue the same pattern during the forecast period. It is widely used in activities connected to groundwater protection, water use, civil construction, and environmental protection.

Throughout the forecast period, a rise in these activities is anticipated to benefit the segment. Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are used to make extruded geomembranes. Additionally, thermoplastic materials like HDPE are used for thermal bonding to create extruded geomembranes. The high development potential of these materials and their widespread use are anticipated to strengthen the extrusion technology market.

Based on the application, the global geomembrane market is segmented into waste management, water management, mining, lining systems, and others. The waste management segment is growing at a rapid rate over the forecast period. Through stringent regulations aimed at implementing waste management practices in the municipal and industrial sectors, governments are encouraging the use of geomembranes. The booming shale gas industry in the United States and Canada is predicted to have a major impact on the penetration of geomembranes in water management over the forecast period. In addition, a favorable outlook for the Asia-Pacific construction industry is anticipated to increase demand for geomembranes in water management.

Recent Developments:

  • In April 2021, SOLMAX, a manufacturer of polyethylene geomembranes, announced that it has agreed to acquire TenCate Geosynthetics from Koninklijke Ten Cate.
  • In March 2022, the Minas de Riotinto, Huelva (ES)-based company Geotexan S.A., which specializes in the manufacture and sale of geosynthetics and fibers with a strong market position in Spain, has reached an agreement to be acquired by The BontexGeo Group, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geosynthetics for civil engineering applications. BontexGeo increases its geographic footprint in Europe as a result of this acquisition.
  • In September 2021, Dow introduced INTREPID 2499 Bimodal HDPE Resin for geomembranes, which is created for uses requiring extremely high levels of toughness, longevity, and durability. As a result, there will be chances to minimize environmental risks, replacement frequency, and waste entering the environment overall.

Geomembrane Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Geomembrane Market Research Report
Market Size in 2022 USD 2.3 Billion
Market Forecast in 2030 USD 3.5 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate CAGR of 5.4%
Number of Pages 177
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
Key Companies Covered Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Anhui Huifeng New Synthetic Materials Co., Ltd, Carlisle SynTec Systems, Officine Maccaferri Spa, Juta, a.s., Carthage Mills, Inc., Nilex Inc., MTI, GSE Environmental, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, GEOFABRICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD, PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A., Colorado Lining International Inc, Environmental Protection, Inc., LAYFIELD GROUP. LTD., Raven Industries, Inc., Seaman Corporation, Titan Environmental Containment, Solmax, and Agru America, Inc. among others.
Segments Covered By Raw Material, By Technology, By Application, And By Region
Countries Covered North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
Base Year 2022
Historical Year 2017 to 2021
Forecast Year 2023 - 2030
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Geomembrane Market: Regional Analysis

The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period

The Asia Pacific is expected to drive the growth of the geomembrane industry during the forecast period. Increasing industrialization and the number of manufacturing facilities, along with growing public awareness of pollution and waste management, are some of the main reasons propelling market expansion in this region. The market for geomembranes is also expanding as a result of rising government initiatives to support the circular economy and offset carbon emissions.

These initiatives are further supported by large corporations through their use of recycled materials in the production of high-quality geosynthetic materials. For instance, Geofabrics Australasia, the largest producer and supplier of geosynthetics for the construction and infrastructure sectors, increased the amount of recycled content in its products starting in May 2020 by producing materials that used geotextile roll packaging made entirely of recycled plastic, flat drainage pipe made entirely of recycled HDPE, and nonwoven paving fabrics made entirely of recycled PET.

North America is expected to hold a significant market share over the forecast period due to the increasing construction industry. One of the main factors propelling the market's revenue development in this region is an increase in Research & Development (R&D) activities for novel geomembrane products with high-value investments. Layfield Geosynthetics, a pioneer in the geosynthetics and specialized geomembranes sectors, introduced HydraNet in March 2022, a high-end line of Geonet and Geocomposites. Geonet is bonded to a nonwoven geotextile in HydraNet Geocomposites to create a drainage medium that also provides filtration and keeps silt from getting inside and clogging the geonet. The company's ISO 9001-certified facility in North America produces Layfield's HydraNetTM.

Geomembrane Market: Competitive Analysis

The global geomembrane market is dominated by players like:

  • Bridgestone Americas Inc.
  • Anhui Huifeng New Synthetic Materials Co. Ltd
  • Carlisle SynTec Systems
  • Officine Maccaferri Spa
  • Juta a.s.
  • Carthage Mills Inc.
  • Nilex Inc.
  • MTI
  • GSE Environmental
  • NAUE GmbH & Co. KG
  • GEOFABRICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD
  • PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A.
  • Colorado Lining International Inc
  • Environmental Protection Inc.
  • LAYFIELD GROUP. LTD.
  • Raven Industries Inc.
  • Seaman Corporation
  • Titan Environmental Containment
  • Solmax
  • Agru America.

The global geomembrane market is segmented as follows:

By Raw Material

  • LDPE
  • HDPE
  • EPDM
  • PVC
  • Others

By Technology

  • Extrusion
  • Calendering
  • Others

By Application

  • Waste Management
  • Water Management
  • Mining
  • Lining Systems
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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FrequentlyAsked Questions

An impermeable membrane liner is made of a thin, flexible polymeric layer known as a geomembrane. It does a great job of blocking the flow of substances, including water.

The primary drivers of the market's expansion are the expanding mining and construction sectors as well as the rising demand for waste management systems around the world. Geomembrane liners are frequently used to seal off landfills so that water cannot seep in and further halt the decomposition and biodegradation of the waste.

According to the report, the global market size was worth around USD 2.3 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 3.5 billion by 2030.

The global geomembrane market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

The global geomembrane market growth is expected to be driven by the Asia Pacific. It is currently the world’s highest revenue-generating market owing to the Increasing industrialization and the number of manufacturing facilities, along with growing public awareness of pollution and waste management.

The global geomembrane market is dominated by players like Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Anhui Huifeng New Synthetic Materials Co., Ltd, Carlisle SynTec Systems, Officine Maccaferri Spa, Juta, a.s., Carthage Mills, Inc., Nilex Inc., MTI, GSE Environmental, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, GEOFABRICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD, PLASTIKA KRITIS S.A., Colorado Lining International Inc, Environmental Protection, Inc., LAYFIELD GROUP. LTD., Raven Industries, Inc., Seaman Corporation, Titan Environmental Containment, Solmax, and Agru America, Inc. among others.

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