Geomembranes Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Geomembranes Market Research Report: Information by Resin Type (Thermoplastic Polymers, and Elastomers), Technology (Blown Film, Calendaring, and Spread Coating), Application (Landfills, Water Management, Mining, Bioenergy Generation Plants, and Agricultural), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/2325-HCR | December 2022 | Region: Global | 140 Pages         

Geomembranes Market

The Geomembranes Market is expected to reach USD 4 Billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 7% during the review period from 2022-2030.

Segmentation

By Resin Type Thermoplastic Polymers Elastomers
By Technology Blown Film Calendaring Spread Coating
By Application Landfills Water Management Mining Bioenergy Generation Plants Agricultural

Key Players

  • GSE Environmental (US)
  • NAUE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Owens Corning (US)
  • Atarfil SL (Spain)
  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (US)
  • AGRU AMERICA INC (US)
  • Icopal company (UK)
  • Officine Maccaferri Spa (Italy)
  • GEOSER (Turkey)
  • Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece)
  • GEOFABRICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD
  • Geosynthetic Technology Ltd (UK

Drivers

  • The LLDPE is a high-quality geomembrane and is also economical with applications for intended for long life and where a high degree of strength and durability.
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Market Synopsis


The Geomembranes Market is expected to reach USD 4 Billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 7% during the review period from 2022-2030.

Geomembranes, commonly known as geomembrane liners, are impermeable membranes used in combination with rocks or earth or cement, to block fluid migration and waste management in man-made structures. These membranes are made up of synthetic polymers in sheets form with thickness ranging from 0.25 to 3.5 mm. The majorly used materials include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), and polypropylene (PP). HDPE is the most chemically resistant geomembrane in the polyethylene family and is UV stable and durable. It is installed using a hot wedge and extrusion welders that helps to increase the strength of the geomembrane sheets. The LLDPE is a high-quality geomembrane and is also economical with applications for intended for long life and where a high degree of strength and durability.
Geomembranes, the largest type of geosynthetics, are used in a broad range of applications including landfills, wastewater lagoons, mining sites, brine & processed water systems, potable water systems, liquid containment with food contact, golf courses & decorative ponds, and other industrial applications. Due to their ability to block fluids, they help prevent the dispersal of contaminants and may be used with soil liners or permeable geotextiles to create a composite lining system that provides added security. 

The prominent factor driving the growth of the global market is the growing concern towards water conservation. Geomembranes are the solution for water containment in the construction and manufacturing sectors globally. Additionally, the increasing demand for geomembranes in municipal waste containment and landfill closures is expected to drive the market growth in the coming years. Geomembranes help protect the groundwater from getting polluted and thereby reduce/eliminate the generation of waste liquid after filling the landfill. Moreover, a vast reworking of clean water act has required most publicly and commercially operated wastewater treatment to install lagoon liner systems for preventing the entry of contaminants into groundwater sources or streams. This is likely to boost demand for the geomembranes in these applications in the years to follow.  
The mining industry is one of the major consumers of geomembranes. The increasing adoption of the new mining processes involving the heap leach method of precious metal extraction using chemical solutions has resulted in low-cost extraction from low-grade ores. This process causes high contamination of soil and groundwater due to the use of chemicals, where geomembrane liners are optimum solutions for preventing the contamination. With the increasing mining activities, the demand for geomembranes is likely to grow exponentially in the near future.

Furthermore, with the growing technological developments such as new arc equipment, in which geomembrane is used for leakage detection by TRI Environmental and development of solar panels on landfills using geomembranes is further expected to create lucrative opportunities for the manufacturers of geomembranes for product development in the near future. However, fluctuating raw materials on account of the volatility in crude oil prices are estimated to be a key factor hampering the growth of the global market during the review period.

Global Geomembranes Market Share, by Application, 2018 (%) Source: MRFR analysis Regional Analysis

The global geomembranes market has been segmented into five key regions, namely, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The regional market in North America dominated the global market in terms of value and is likely to witness moderate growth in the years to follow. Stringent regulations pertaining to the groundwater pollution and wastewater treatment is driving the demand for geomembranes in the regional market. The market in Europe is the other major regional market for geomembranes owing to the largescale mining activities in the region and the stringent regulations associated with water conservation and water pollution. The Asia-Pacific market is projected to be a lucrative regional market in the years to follow owing to the increasing construction activities in the country-level markets in China, India, Japan, and other Southeast Asian economies.

Furthermore, the growing mining activities in the region is further expected to boost demand for geomembranes in the region.
The Middle East & Africa is expected to be the other lucrative market for geomembranes owing to the high growth potential exhibited by the major economies including Egypt, the UAE, Turkey, and South Africa, on account of the expanding mining sector in these countries.


Market Segmentation


The global geomembranes market has been segmented on the basis of resin type, technology, application, and region. Based on resin type, the global geomembranes market has been classified as thermoplastic polymers, elastomers, and others. The thermoplastic polymers segment is further sub-segmented into HDPE, LLPDE, PVC, VLDPE, PP, and others. Based on technology, the global geomembranes market has been segmented into blown film, calendaring, spread coating, and others. Based on application, the global geomembranes market has been segregated into landfills, water management, mining, bioenergy generation plants, agricultural, and others. The water management segment is further divided into wastewater repository and treatment, canal liners, and pond liners. The global geomembranes market has been studied with respect to five key regions—Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Key Players


GSE Environmental (US), NAUE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Owens Corning (US), Atarfil SL (Spain), Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (US), AGRU AMERICA, INC (US), Icopal company (UK), Officine Maccaferri Spa (Italy), GEOSER (Turkey), Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece), GEOFABRICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD (Australia), and Geosynthetic Technology Ltd (UK) are some of the key players operating in the geomembranes market.

Recent Development

February 2021- Raven Industries, Inc. revealed that the company’s Engineered Films department had developed the latest smooth-edge technology in addition to its 7-layer barrier extrusion line to produce 23’ wide textured sheet geomembranes.
The latest smooth-edge extrusion process helps produce a high-quality, smooth surface edge on both the textured side products, top, and bottom. The latest technology helps in boosting the thermal fusion welding surface and weld integrity of the Raven’s 23’ wide single- and double-side textured HydraLine™ products, which is 30-80 mil (0.75 mm-2.0 mm) thick, including:

LLT-Series linear-low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) geomembranes

HDT-Series high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes

The Raven HydraLine™ HDT- and LLT-Series are developed with a textured surface for extra puzzling applications, which need elevated friction angles for superior stability on steep slopes, elevated work-site safety, and stabilization earthen and secondary geosynthetics.

This complex line improvement was developed in just over 12 months — including installation, build, and design- and its huge 66-inch extrusion die body weighs in at over 10,000 lbs. with a capacity to produce 16 million pounds, this multi-layer line can produce smooth 23’ seamless geomembranes alongside complex multi-layer barrier structures for the efficient inhibition of hazardous volatile organic compounds.


Intended Audience



  • Geomembranes manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of geomembranes

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • End users

  • Nationalized laboratories



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 4 Billion
  CAGR   7% (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Resin Type, Technology, Application and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   GSE Environmental (US), NAUE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Owens Corning (US), Atarfil SL (Spain), Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (US), AGRU AMERICA, INC (US), Icopal company (UK), Officine Maccaferri Spa (Italy), GEOSER (Turkey), Plastika Kritis S.A. (Greece), GEOFABRICS AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD (Australia), and Geosynthetic Technology Ltd (UK)
  Key Market Opportunities   The prominent factor driving the growth of the global market is the growing concern towards water conservation.
  Key Market Drivers   The LLDPE is a high-quality geomembrane and is also economical with applications for intended for long life and where a high degree of strength and durability.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global geomembranes market is expected to exhibit a solid 7% CAGR over the forecast period from 2022-2030.

Major technologies used to apply geomembranes include blown film, calendaring, and spread coating, among others.

North America held the largest share in the global geomembranes market in 2018.

Leading players in the geomembranes market include Owens Corning, NAUE, GSE Environmental, Atarfil SL, Agru America Inc., Icopal, GEOSER, and Geosynthetic Technology Ltd.