Geosynthetics

Gains will be driven by a projected recovery in construction spending from a reduced 2010 base and by increased spending on transportation infrastructure.

US demand to rise 6.8% annually through 2015

Demand for geosynthetics in the US is projected to advance 6.8 percent annually to 1.3 billion square yards in 2015, valued at $3.1 billion. This growth rate is a healthy rebound over the decrease posted between 2005 and 2010, when sales of geosynthetics were restrained by the recession that occurred in the latter half of that period. Gains will be driven by a projected recovery in construction spending from a reduced 2010 base and by increased spending on transportation infrastructure.

Geosynthetics can be used to improve the lifespan of roads and other structures by stabilizing foundations, promoting drainage and filtration, and separating dissimilar solid materials, generally at a lower cost than alternative products. Additionally, environmental concerns will continue to generate demand for geosynthetics in such increasingly popular projects as methane recovery systems and green roofs.

Growth prospects remain bright for geotextiles

In 2010, geotextiles accounted for 70 percent of area demand, as their versatility makes them appropriate for a wide range of applications. Growth prospects for geotextiles remain bright, as they are the most frequently used geosynthetic in both the construction and transportation infrastructure markets -- the two markets in which demand for geosynthetics is forecast to advance most rapidly. Geonets, which are used primarily as components of drainage systems, are expected to achieve the fastest gains in area demand, albeit from a reduced 2010 base.

The rebound in construction spending and increased recognition of the performance advantages of geonets, such as chemical resistance and ease of installation, will boost gains. In value terms, geomembranes, which are significantly more expensive per square yard than other types of geosynthetics, accounted for the greatest share of the market, comprising nearly half in 2010. Geomembranes will continue to hold the leading share of value demand in 2015. However, nonwoven geotextiles will experience the most rapid value gains.

Transportation infrastructure to remain top market

The transportation infrastructure market was the largest market for geosynthetics in 2010, accounting for one-third of total area demand. Historically, construction has been the largest market for geosynthetics; however, the effects of the 2007- 2009 recession were particularly strong in the construction market. The transportation infrastructure market will remain the largest market for geosynthetics in 2015, benefiting from the allocation of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. However, demand for geosynthetics will grow most rapidly in the rebounding construction market.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 904 million square yard US geosynthetics industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product (e.g., geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geonets), market (e.g., construction, transportation infrastructure, landfills, liquid containment) and region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including GSE Lining Technology, Propex and TenCate Geosynthetics North America.

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  1. Geosynthetics

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  2. INTRODUCTION - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $95.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6. GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2005 - 2020

    $60.00

  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $2,605.00

  8. Macroeconomic Environment (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  9. Macroeconomic Environment (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Environment (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  11. Macroeconomic Environment (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  12. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  13. Demographics (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  14. Demographics (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  15. Demographics (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  16. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  17. Construction Expenditures (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  18. Construction Expenditures (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  19. Construction Expenditures (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  20. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  21. Residential Construction Expenditures (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  22. Residential Construction Expenditures (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  23. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  24. Housing Starts (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  25. Housing Starts (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  26. Housing Starts (3 of 3)

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  27. HOUSING STARTS (thousand units) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  28. Housing Stock (1 of 2)

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  29. Housing Stock (2 of 2)

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  30. HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  31. YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2010 (percent)

    $35.00

  32. Nonresidential Construction Expenditures (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  33. Nonresidential Construction Expenditures (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  34. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  35. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  36. Nonresidential Building Stock (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  37. Nonresidential Building Stock (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  38. NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  39. Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures

    $35.00

  40. NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  41. NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  42. Highway Spending (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  43. Highway Spending (2 of 2)

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  44. HIGHWAY SPENDING BY TYPE (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  45. Agricultural Trends (1 of 3)

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  46. Agricultural Trends (2 of 3)

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  47. Agricultural Trends (3 of 3)

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  48. AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  49. Waste Stream Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  50. Waste Stream Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  51. Waste Stream Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  52. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE GENERATION, RECOVERY & DISPOSAL (million tons) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  53. Environmental & Regulatory Issues (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  54. Environmental & Regulatory Issues (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  55. Environmental & Regulatory Issues (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  56. Pricing Trends

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  57. GEOSYNTHETICS PRICING (dollars per square yard) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  58. Foreign Trade (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  59. Foreign Trade (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  60. GEOSYNTHETICS FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  61. Imports of Geosynthetics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  62. Imports of Geosynthetics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  63. Exports of Geosynthetics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  64. Exports of Geosynthetics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  65. World Market for Geosynthetics

    $35.00

  66. WORLD GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND BY MAJOR REGION, 2010 (percent)

    $35.00

  67. North America - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  68. Western Europe - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  69. Asia/Pacific - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  70. Other Regions - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  71. PRODUCTS - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $2,130.00

  72. General

    $35.00

  73. Geosynthetics - Area Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  74. Geosynthetics - Area Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  75. GEOSYNTHETICS AREA DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  76. Geosynthetics - Value Demand

    $35.00

  77. GEOSYNTHETICS VALUE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  78. GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND: AREA VERSUS VALUE, 2010 (percent)

    $35.00

  79. Geotextiles - Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  80. Geotextiles - Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  81. Geotextiles - Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  82. Geotextiles - Demand by Type

    $35.00

  83. GEOTEXTILE DEMAND BY TYPE (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  84. Nonwoven Geotextiles - Overview (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  85. Nonwoven Geotextiles - Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  86. Nonwoven Geotextiles - Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  87. NONWOVEN GEOTEXTILE DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  88. Nonwoven Geotextiles - Product Characteristics & Producers

    $35.00

  89. Woven & Knit Geotextiles - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  90. Woven & Knit Geotextiles - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  91. WOVEN & KNIT GEOTEXTILE DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  92. Woven & Knit Geotextiles - Product Characteristics & Producers (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  93. Woven & Knit Geotextiles - Product Characteristics & Producers (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  94. Geotextiles - Demand by Market

    $35.00

  95. Geotextiles - Product Characteristics

    $35.00

  96. Geomembranes - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  97. Geomembranes - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  98. GEOMEMBRANE DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  99. Geomembranes - Demand by Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  100. Geomembranes - Demand by Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  101. Geomembranes - Product Characteristics & Producers

    $35.00

  102. Polyethylene Geomembranes

    $35.00

  103. Geomembranes - All Other Materials (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  104. Geomembranes - All Other Materials (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  105. Geogrids - Overview

    $35.00

  106. GEOGRID DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  107. Geogrids - Demand by Market

    $35.00

  108. Geogrids - Product Characteristics & Producers

    $35.00

  109. Geonets (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  110. Geonets (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  111. GEONET DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  112. Other Geosynthetics

    $35.00

  113. OTHER GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  114. OTHER GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  115. Geosynthetic Clay Liners (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  116. Geosynthetic Clay Liners (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Preformed Geocomposites (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  118. Preformed Geocomposites (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  119. All Other Geosynthetics - Geocells

    $35.00

  120. All Other Geosynthetics - Geofoams

    $35.00

  121. All Other Geosynthetics - Miscellaneous

    $35.00

  122. Geosynthetics - Demand by Material (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  123. Geosynthetics - Demand by Material (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  124. GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  125. MARKETS - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $1,365.00

  126. Overview

    $35.00

  127. Geosynthetics - Area Demand by Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  128. Geosynthetics - Area Demand by Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  129. GEOSYNTHETICS AREA DEMAND BY MARKET (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  130. Geosynthetics - Value Demand by Market (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  131. Geosynthetics - Value Demand by Market (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  132. GEOSYNTHETICS VALUE DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  133. Construction Market for Geosynthetics

    $35.00

  134. CONSTRUCTION GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  135. Construction - Geosynthetics Demand by Product (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  136. Construction - Geosynthetics Demand by Product (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  137. Construction Market Applications - Stabilization & Reinforcement (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  138. Construction Market Applications - Stabilization & Reinforcement (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  139. Construction Market Applications - Drainage & Filtration

    $35.00

  140. Construction Market Applications - Erosion & Sedimentation Control (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  141. Construction Market Applications - Erosion & Sedimentation Control (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  142. Transportation Infrastructure Market for Geosynthetics

    $35.00

  143. TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  144. Transportation Infrastructure - Geosynthetics Demand by Product (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  145. Transportation Infrastructure - Geosynthetics Demand by Product (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  146. Transportation Infrastructure - Market Characteristics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  147. Transportation Infrastructure - Market Characteristics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  148. Landfill Market for Geosynthetics

    $35.00

  149. LANDFILL GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  150. Landfills - Geosynthetics Demand by Product (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  151. Landfills - Geosynthetics Demand by Product (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  152. Landfills - Market Characteristics

    $35.00

  153. Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics - Demand by Product (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  154. Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics - Demand by Product (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  155. LIQUID CONTAINMENT GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  156. Liquid Containment - Market Characteristics

    $35.00

  157. Other Markets for Geosynthetics - Demand by Product

    $35.00

  158. OTHER MARKETS GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  159. Other Markets - Geosynthetics Applications

    $35.00

  160. REGIONS - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $1,390.00

  161. General

    $35.00

  162. Regional Demographics & Economic Trends

    $35.00

  163. Regional Population Patterns

    $35.00

  164. POPULATION BY REGION (million persons) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  165. Regional Economic Outlook

    $35.00

  166. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  167. Regional Construction Activity

    $35.00

  168. CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  169. Geosynthetics Demand by Region (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  170. Geosynthetics Demand by Region (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  171. GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND BY REGION (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  172. Northeast Region - Geosynthetics Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  173. Northeast Region - Geosynthetics Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  174. NORTHEAST GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  175. New England States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  176. Middle Atlantic States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  177. Midwest Region - Geosynthetics Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  178. Midwest Region - Geosynthetics Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  179. MIDWEST GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  180. East North Central States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  181. West North Central States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  182. South Region - Geosynthetics Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  183. South Region - Geosynthetics Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  184. South Region - Geosynthetics Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  185. SOUTH GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  186. South Atlantic States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  187. East South Central States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  188. West South Central States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  189. West Region - Geosynthetics Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  190. West Region - Geosynthetics Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  191. West Region - Geosynthetics Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  192. WEST GEOSYNTHETICS DEMAND (million square yards) 2000 - 2020

    $60.00

  193. Mountain States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  194. Pacific States - Geosynthetics Demand

    $35.00

  195. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $660.00

  196. General

    $35.00

  197. Industry Composition (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  198. Industry Composition (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  199. US GEOSYNTHETICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  200. Market Share (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  201. Market Share (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  202. Market Share (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  203. US GEOSYNTHETICS MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2010 (percent)

    $60.00

  204. Competitive Strategies (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  205. Competitive Strategies (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  206. Research & Development

    $35.00

  207. Marketing (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  208. Marketing (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  209. Distribution

    $35.00

  210. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  211. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  212. COMPANY PROFILES - GEOSYNTHETICS TO 2015

    $1,820.00

  213. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  214. ADS Incorporated (Texel) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  215. ADS Incorporated (Texel) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  216. Agru America

    $35.00

  217. AMCOL International (Colloid Environmental) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  218. AMCOL International (Colloid Environmental) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  219. Belton Industries

    $35.00

  220. Bridgestone Corporation (Firestone Building)

    $35.00

  221. Carthage Mills Erosion Control Company

    $35.00

  222. CONTECH Construction Products (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  223. CONTECH Construction Products (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  224. Cooley Group Holdings

    $35.00

  225. Dow Chemical Company

    $35.00

  226. DuPont (EI) de Nemours

    $35.00

  227. Environmental Fabrics

    $35.00

  228. Environmental Protection

    $35.00

  229. Fiberweb plc (Boddingtons)

    $35.00

  230. GSE Lining Technology (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  231. GSE Lining Technology (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  232. Hallaton Incorporated

    $35.00

  233. HUESKER Synthetic

    $35.00

  234. In-Line Plastics

    $35.00

  235. Inteplast Group (World-Pak) (Barrier-Bac)

    $35.00

  236. Leggett & Platt (Hanes Geo)

    $35.00

  237. Low & Bonar (Colbond)

    $35.00

  238. LyondellBasell Industries

    $35.00

  239. Mannington Mills (Burke)

    $35.00

  240. NAUE GmbH & Company

    $35.00

  241. Nilex Incorporated

    $35.00

  242. Plastatech Engineering

    $35.00

  243. Poly-America LP (Poly-Flex)

    $35.00

  244. Propex Operating Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  245. Propex Operating Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  246. Raven Industries

    $35.00

  247. Reef Industries

    $35.00

  248. Reynolds Group Holdings (Presto Geosystems)

    $35.00

  249. Royal Ten Cate (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  250. Royal Ten Cate (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  251. Royal Ten Cate (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  252. Saint-Gobain

    $35.00

  253. SKAPS Industries

    $35.00

  254. Solmax International

    $35.00

  255. Soprema SA

    $35.00

  256. Strata Systems

    $35.00

  257. TENAX International

    $35.00

  258. Tensar Corporation (North American Green) (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  259. Tensar Corporation (North American Green) (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  260. Tensar Corporation (North American Green) (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  261. Thrace Plastics Company (Lumite)

    $35.00

  262. Watersaver Company

    $35.00

  263. Additional Companies (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  264. Additional Companies (2 of 2)

    $35.00

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