Geomembrane Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Geomembrane Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Raw Material (HDPE, LDPE, EPDM, PVC), By Technology (Extrusion, Calendering), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-782-7
  • Number of Report Pages: 120
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2023
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Advanced Materials

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the geomembrane market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for geomembrane market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of geomembrane market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Geomembrane Market Categorization:

The geomembrane market was categorized into four segments, namely raw material (HDPE, LDPE, EPDM, PVC), technology (Extrusion, Calendering), application (Waste Management, Water Management, Mining, Lining Systems), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The geomembrane market was segmented into raw material, technology, application, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The geomembrane market was analyzed at a regional level. The global was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into fourteen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; the UK.; France; Italy; Spain; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Geomembrane market companies & financials:

The geomembrane market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • GSE Environmental  - GSE Environmental is a U.S.-based conglomerate established in 1972 and involved in the production of geosynthetic products. Headquartered in Houston, the company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Houston, South Dakota (U.S.), Kingstree (U.S.), Spearfish (U.S.), Antofagasta (Chile), Suzhou (Thailand), Rechlin (Germany), Shanghai (China), and 6th of October City (Egypt). The company’s product portfolio includes geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geonets, geocomposites, geogrids, geotextiles, liner integrity monitoring systems, and specialty. The specialty products include aquatanks, concrete protective liners, curtainwall and gundwall, polylock, oil containment booms. Geosynthetic products of the company are used in coal ash containment, solid waste control, mining, liquid containment, oil & gas, and other industrial & civil applications.

  • CETCO - CETCO is a U.S.-based company engaged in the business of building materials, environmental products, and oil services. The company was established in 1992 and is headquartered at Illinois, U.S. CETCO operates its business through three segments which include lining technologies, building materials, and energy services. The company's environmental products division is responsible for producing and marketing geomembrane. CETCO has been a subsidiary of U.S. based Mineral Technologies, Inc. (MTI) with strategic business operations centers in Germany, Poland, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Chile, Brazil, India, and China since 2015. MTI construction technologies business division is responsible for producing and marketing geomembrane.

  • AGRU - AGRU was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Bad Hall, Austria. The company is engaged in producing and distributing plastic products including piping systems, concrete protection lining systems, and geomembrane. As of December 2018, AGRU had five production units in the U.S., Germany, Poland, Austria, and China, 150 strategic business units and a workforce of over 1,200. The company’s production and distribution process has been accredited by ISO 9001:2008 certified. AGRU caters to a wide range of application segments including agruline, industrial, purad, concrete protection, semi-finished, agruair, lining systems and welding systems. The company provides HDPE geomembranes manufactured using PE, FPO, and FPP under the lining systems segment.

  • Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd. - Geofabrics Australasia Pty. Ltd. was established in 1978 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The company is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of geosynthetic products in Australia and New Zealand. It has branches throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific region. The company’s product portfolio primarily includes geogrid, geotextiles, geosynthetic cementitious composite mat, gabion baskets, geosynthetic clay liners, stormwater management chambers, netting or drapery systems, dewatering containers, geonets, and silt curtains. It caters its products to various end-use industries such as roads, rail, mining, civic landscaping, building & construction, underground mining, and water management.

  • Carthage Mills Erosion Control Company, Inc. - Carthage Mills Erosion Control Company, Inc. was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Ohio, U.S. The company is engaged in producing and marketing geosynthetic products and related accessories. The company’s product portfolio comprises geotextile, geogrids, geonets, ground cover fabrics, erosion control blankets, and reinforcement mats. Furthermore, the company provides off-line slitting, rerolling, and custom fabrication services. It provides products to numerous application segments including roads, embankments, drainage, retaining walls, pavements, and turfs. Geomembranes are manufactured by the company using Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and High Strength Polyethylene.

  • NAUE GmbH & Co., KG - NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, formerly Naue Fasertechnik GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 1954. It changed its name to NAUE GmbH & Co. KG in 2005. The company has its headquarters in EspelkampFiestel, Germany, with production and installation facilities located in Poland, France, the UK, Italy, Romania, and Malaysia. As of December 2018, the company had over 480 employees working across 12 companies. The company, along with a few other companies such as NAUE Sealing GmbH & Co. KG, BBG Bauberatung Geokunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG, Geosyntetyki NAUE Sp. Z.o.o., NAUE Applications S.A.R.L., NAUE Geosynthetics Ltd., NAUE Geosystem S.r.l., NAUE Romania S.R.L., NAUE Asia Sdn. Bhd., NAUE America, Inc., and UTEK Umweltschutztechnologien GmbH, operate under the NAUE group umbrella.

  • Solmax International Inc. - Solmax International Inc. was established in 1981 and is headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. The company is engaged in manufacturing geomembrane and fluid transport systems. As of December 2018, Solmax had business presence in over 60 countries with employee strength of over 100. The company processes resins including HDPE, LLDPE, and PVC for geomembrane production. Since 1983, Solmax supplied over 15 million square meters of geomembrane for more than 1,000 projects across various regions. The company has been granted quality certificates, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, GAI-LAP, and OHSAS 18001.

  • Officine Maccaferri S.p.A. - Officine Maccaferri S.p.A. (Maccaferri), founded in 1879, is a subsidiary of Società Esercizi Commerciali Industriali (S.E.C.I.) S.p.A. The company has its headquarters in Zola Predosa, Italy. The company provides advanced solutions for problems related to erosion control, soil reinforcement, stabilization of the soil, and infrastructure development in application areas such as roads, railways, canals, rivers, coastal defenses, and landfills. It owns over 70 subsidiaries in over 100 countries. As of December 2018, the company employed over 3,000 individuals globally. The company offers solutions across sectors, namely agriculture, mining, infrastructure, environmental protection, and hydraulics & coastal works. Various industries utilizing the products manufactured by the company include oil & gas, energy, agribusiness, sport, building & construction, emergency services, coastal & river control works, transportation infrastructure, military, environmental protection, mining, and urban infrastructure.

  • Plastika Kritis S.A - Plastika Kritis S.A. was incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Iraklion, Greece. The group is engaged in manufacturing and marketing master batches, plastic films, geomembranes, polyethylene pipes, recycled pipes, and green energy. The company’s product portfolio is tailored for a wide range of applications including horticulture, agriculture, plastics, water management, and environmental engineering. As of December 2018, Plastika Kritis had affiliates in China, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Romania, and France with employee strength of over 900 people. The company exports its products to around 70 countries globally. In 2004, the company established a new production unit of geomembranes in China. The unit manufactures HDPE geomembranes having a width of 7 meters and thickness of 2.5 millimeters. Furthermore, the company has a 12 MW Wind park and 340 kW of photovoltaic stations in Greece, which is a major source of energy for its manufacturing plants.

  • Nilex, Inc. - Nilex, Inc. was established in 1977 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada. The company supplies geosynthetic materials and provides innovative solutions to solve the challenges in civil and environmental construction projects. The company's geographic presence is limited to the U.S. and Canada, with five offices in Canada and three in the U.S. The company offers products under five segments: roads & rails, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls & slopes, erosion & sediment control, water management, and containment. Roads & rails segment includes Aqua Patch, Biaxial Geogrids, GlasGrid, PaveDrain, and Petrotac, whereas MSE walls & slopes segment contains ARES Retaining Wall System, EnviroGrid cellular confinement system, and Mesa Segmental Retaining Wall System.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Geomembrane Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2021, historic information from 2017 to 2020, and forecast from 2022 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Geomembrane Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2021 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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