The global geosynthetics market is set to gain traction from the increasing usage of sustainable building materials. Geosystems reduce the usage of natural materials, such as aggregates and sand, thereby simplifying construction activities. In a typical cross-section, for instance, the depth of aggregate layer can be cut off so that less mining is needed for the construction of roads.
Geosynthetics are synthetic materials used in geotechnical and civil engineering applications to improve the performance and properties of soil and rock in various construction, environmental, and infrastructure projects. These materials are manufactured from polymers such as polypropylene, polyester, and polyethylene, and they play a crucial role in enhancing soil stability, erosion control, drainage, and other geotechnical functions.
There are several types of geosynthetics, each designed for specific purposes:
Geotextiles: These are permeable fabrics made of synthetic fibers, used to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain soil. Geotextiles are commonly used for erosion control, road construction, drainage systems, and in coastal engineering projects.
Geogrids: Geogrids are open-mesh materials made of polymers or metals that are used to reinforce soil and create a stable platform for construction. They are often used in retaining walls, slopes, embankments, and pavement systems to enhance load distribution and prevent soil movement.
Geomembranes: Geomembranes are impermeable sheets made of synthetic materials that are used to contain liquids or gases. They are commonly employed in applications such as landfill liners, reservoirs, wastewater containment, and mining operations.
Geocells: Geocells are three-dimensional honeycomb-like structures made from strips of geosynthetics that are interconnected to create a stable cellular network. They are used for erosion control, slope stabilization, and load distribution in various construction projects.
Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs): GCLs are composite materials that combine geosynthetics with bentonite clay. They are used for lining landfills, ponds, and other containment structures to provide a barrier against water and contaminants.
Geofoam: Geofoam is a lightweight fill material made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) or other similar materials. It is used to reduce lateral earth pressures, provide buoyancy, and reduce the overall load on a structure in applications such as embankments, roadways, and bridge abutments.
Geosynthetics offer several advantages in construction projects, including cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, durability, and improved engineering performance. They have become integral components in various civil engineering projects due to their ability to address a wide range of geotechnical challenges.
Fortune Business Insights™ presents a list of companies operating in the geosynthetics market. They are as follows:
- TENAX SPA
- Tensar International Corporation
- GSE Environmental
- Terram Geosynthetics Pvt. Ltd. (TGPL)
- Koninklijke Ten Cate bv
- Garware Technical Fibres Ltd.
- Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
- Techno Fabrics Geosynthetics Pvt. Ltd.
- Fibromat (M) Sdn Bhd.
- AGRU AMERICA, INC.
- Global Synthetics
- Strata Systems, Inc.
- Pietrucha Group
- Tuflex India
- SKAPS Industries
- CTM Geosynthetics
- Maharshee Geomembrane (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- Other key market players