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Article Title: Global demand for geosynthetics to increase 8.3% pa in 2015
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Publication: Plastemart, 11/12/2012
Freedonia Study: World Geosynthetics (2825)

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Worldwide demand for geosynthetics is projected to increase 8.3% pa to 4.5 billion square meters in 2015, as per Freedonia. This growth rate is an acceleration from the gains of the 2005-2010 period, reflecting in part the reduced 2010 bases of the developed countries. Advances are being driven by the increasing market penetration and large-scale construction plans in place in many developing countries. In 2010, North America was the largest regional market, accounting for 31% of global sales. The US is the world’s largest individual country market, with one-quarter of total sales. Growth in North America benefits from the massive size of its construction sector, which is expected to rebound through 2015 from a low 2010 base, as well as the need to maintain its large transportation infrastructure. Gains are also aided by the region’s building codes and environmental protection regulations. The Asia/Pacific region was only slightly smaller, accounting for 30% of global geosynthetics sal
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Article Title: Oerlikon: Manmade Fibers Continue to Conquer New Areas of Application
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Publication: Textiles Update, 6/28/2013
Freedonia Study: World Geosynthetics (2825)

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Another important application is geotextiles. The Freedonia Group predicts this segment will generate annual growth rates in excess of 8 %. By 2015, global demand for geotextiles is expected to reach a total that would cover an area of 4.5 billion square meters if rolled out. Geotextiles are used in road construction to provide stability to the subgrade, to act as a filter and drainage elements and to reinforce asphalt. In addition, they serve as a separating layer between sand and gravel and as a means of strengthening dams and walls. They are made of particularly tear-resistant manmade fibers, which can be processed into water-permeable plastic mesh covers. - See more at: http://textilesupdate.com/oerlikon-manmade-fibers-continue-to-conquer-new-areas-of-application#sthash.4YxOxUIs.dpuf
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