GVR Report cover U.S. Geosynthetics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Geosynthetics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Geotextiles, Geomembranes, Geogrids, Geonets, Geocells), And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

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  • Number of Pages: 120
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U.S. Geosynthetics Market Size & Trends

The U.S. geosynthetics market size was estimated at USD 3.08 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2024 to 2030. The U.S. is expected to account for a significant market share of the total shale gas consumption in the future on account of increasing drilling activities for shale gas and tight oil supply conditions. This is projected to positively drive the geosynthetics market in the country over the forecast period.

U.S. Geosynthetics Market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

Geosynthetics are used for base reinforcement, separation, and stabilization of roads and pavements. Furthermore, these products also find their application in subsurface drainage systems for dewatering, road base, and structure drainage. Geotextiles are used in the strengthening of industrial units, car parks, and new roadways. The incorporation of geosynthetics entails sustainable development, a small volume of earthwork, low carbon footprint, and an increased rate of construction. The growth of the construction industry around the world, including the U.S., is expected to remain one of the key market drivers for the global geosynthetics market, further boosting the market in the U.S.

The rising application of geosynthetic materials such as geomembranes for providing seepage control in waste management practices is expected to have a positive impact on the market. Tunnels & civil construction are expected to witness growth owing to the incorporation of geomembrane as a lining medium for preventing the migration of liquid or gas. Geomembrane acts as an agent for providing lining and covering for the landfill in municipal waste, hazardous waste, and coal ash containment. Sanitary landfills usually employ single-liner geomembranes. Furthermore, geomembranes find applications as double liners in hazardous waste management applications such as landfills, leachate collection, and removal systems.

Market Characteristics & Concentration

The market is fragmented due to the presence of a large number of manufacturers in the U.S. New product innovations and the establishment of strategic partnerships with equipment manufacturers are expected to remain critical success factors for market players.

U.S. Geosynthetics Market Concentration & Characteristics

Stringent government regulations in the country are likely to be a favorable factor for the growth of the geosynthetics industry. Federal and state agencies in the country have authorized the use of geosynthetics in various applications including sediment control and slit fence fabrics for erosion. Furthermore, the U.S. EPA has authorized the application of geosynthetic products in landfills under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). As a result, the product demand is likely to witness a positive impact in the U.S.

The high dependency of civil engineers on conventional raw materials such as bricks, cement, and steel has led to high costs of material and transportation. As a result, geosynthetics have gained importance over the aforementioned materials. However, the incorporation of new technologies in soil erosion and the deployment of compacted clay liners are expected to reduce the application of geosynthetics. As a result, the threat of new substitutes is likely to be low to medium during the forecast period.

The market is marked by the presence of a large number of buyers who use geosynthetics in applications such as construction, drainage, landfills, roads, and pavements. Growing demand for environment-friendly products has prompted the use of the products in the construction industry. Therefore, the end-user concentration is expected to be high over the forecast period.

Product Insights

The geotextile segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 54% in 2023. Geotextiles have gained popularity on account of their better performance and functional advantages over other materials. Substances and particles of different sizes present in the soil may become one undesired mixture due to mechanical stress or wear & tear. Geotextiles of appropriate thickness and permeability aid in the separation of these substances under such conditions. This separation helps in the passage of water while retaining the soil particles, which is commonly required in the construction of roads, pavements, and fields.

U.S. Geosynthetics Market share and size, 2023

The geocells segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period. Geocells, alternatively known as cellular confinement systems, are being used in multiple military operations including the construction of bridge approach roads over soft ground, transportation of heavy equipment, and filling of construction materials. Geocells, are lightweight, durable, and three-dimensional honeycomb-like structures fabricated from various materials such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyester, and other polymers.

The ability of geocells to provide lateral confinement on account of their 3D structure aids in increasing the product penetration in earth reinforcement application. Furthermore, they find applications in various civilian activities such as earth reinforcement, load support, slope protection, tree root protection, channel protection, mining, flood control, and road construction.

Key U.S. Geosynthetics Company Insights

The market is majorly run by petrochemical manufacturers across the U.S. The competition in the market is also high due to the presence of a large number of manufacturers. Market players have established strategic partnerships with the distributors to supply their product offerings. Stringent government regulations and depleting petroleum feedstock have contributed to shifting the focus of manufacturers on renewable energy sources and prompted extensive research and development of bio-based raw materials.

Some of the prominent players in the U.S. geosynthetics market are TenCate Geosynthetics Americas; Maccaferri; Concrete Canvas Ltd.; NAUE GmbH & Co. KG; and Propex Operating Company, LLC

  • NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, formerly known as Naue Fasertechnik GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 1967. It changed its name to NAUE GmbH & Co. KG in 2005. The company has its headquarters in Germany, with a global presence across North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.

  • Maccaferri 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 2018, the company employed over 3,000 individuals globally.

Low and Bonar PLC; TENAX Group; Fibertex Nonwovens A/S; AGRU America; TYPAR; HUESKER Group; Tensar International Corporation; Solmax are emerging players in the market.

  • TENAX Group was established in 1960 and headquartered in Viganò, Italy. The company majorly specializes in extruding thermoplastic polymers. Its product range includes fences, screens, plastic nets, geogrids, and geosynthetics, which find applications in areas such as pipeline, packaging, industrial, geotechnical, gardening, fencing, construction, and agriculture.

Key U.S. Geosynthetics Companies:

  • TenCate Geosynthetics Americas
  • Maccaferri
  • Concrete Canvas Ltd.
  • NAUE GmbH & Co. KG
  • Propex Operating Company, LLC
  • Low and Bonar PLC
  • TENAX Group
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • AGRU America
  • HUESKER Group
  • Tensar International Corporation
  • Solmax

Recent Development

  • In January 2024, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG launched Geosynthetics in the ChatGPT store. It has become the first company in the geosynthetics industry to incorporate innovative solutions in the ChatGPT store: Geosynthetics GPT bot. The tool is launched to connect the expertise in geotechnical engineering with the artificial intelligence capabilities of ChatGPT.

  • In September 2021, HUESKER Group implemented its first high-performance robot with the help of ABB, a pioneer in robotics and automation. The tool is capable of handling and palletizing heavy yarn reels. The automation of this process will help the company fasten the production process of high-performance fabrics.

U.S. Geosynthetics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2024

USD 3.25 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 4.58 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.8% from 2024 to 2030

Actual data

2018 - 2023

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Volume in million square meters; revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered


Country scope


Key companies profiled

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas; Maccaferri; NAUE GmbH & Co. KG; Propex Operating Company, LLC; Low and Bonar PLC; TENAX Group; Fibertex Nonwovens A/S; AGRU America; TYPAR; HUESKER Group; Tensar International Corporation; Solmax

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U.S. Geosynthetics Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts market share and revenue growth at country levels and provides an analysis of industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. geosynthetics market report based on product:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Million Square Meters; Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Geotextiles

      • By Raw Material

        • Natural

          • Jute

          • Others

        • Synthetic

          • Polypropylene

          • Polyester

          • Polyethylene

      • By Product

        • Woven

        • Non-woven

        • Knitted

      • By Application

        • Erosion control

        • Reinforcement

        • Drainage systems

        • Lining systems

        • Asphalt overlays

        • Separation & stabilization

        • Silt Fences

    • Geomembranes

      • By Raw Material

        • HDPE

        • LDPE

        • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)

        • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

        • Others

      • By Application

        • Waste management

        • Water management

        • Mining

        • Lining Systems

        • Others

      • By Technology

        • Extrusion

        • Calendering

        • Others

    • Geogrids

      • By Raw Material

        • HDPE

        • Polypropylene

        • Polyester

      • By Application

        • Road construction

        • Railroad

        • Soil reinforcement

        • Others

      • By Product

        • Uniaxial

        • Biaxial

        • Multi-axial

    • Geonets

      • By Raw Material

        • HDPE

        • MDPE

        • Others

      • By Application

        • Road construction

        • Drainage

        • Railroad

        • Others

    • Geocells

      • By Raw Material

        • HDPE

        • Polypropylene (PP)

        • Others

      • By Application

        • Earth reinforcement

        • Load support

        • Tree root protection

        • Slope protection

        • Others

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