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PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market to Grow with a CAGR of 4.56% through 2028

Growing utilization in various sector such as road & highways, railways, and dams & canals are factors driving the Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market in the forecast period 2024-2028. 

According to TechSci Research report, “PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market – Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2028”, the Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market stood at USD 2.95 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 4.56% in the forecast period, 2024-2028. In the realm of civil engineering and construction, geotextiles have emerged as unsung heroes, playing a pivotal role in enhancing the longevity, stability, and sustainability of infrastructure projects. Among these versatile materials, PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) and Polypropylene-based geotextiles have garnered attention for their exceptional properties and wide-ranging applications. Geotextiles are engineered materials that find application in civil engineering and construction projects, primarily to improve soil stability, drainage, and erosion control. They are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor exposure, including exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, moisture, and extreme temperatures.
One of the primary applications of PET & Propylene based geotextiles is in soil reinforcement. They are placed within soil layers to enhance stability, especially in structures like retaining walls and embankments. By distributing loads and reducing soil movement, PET & Propylene based geotextiles play a crucial role in preventing erosion and soil subsidence.

Furthermore, these geotextiles facilitate effective drainage systems by allowing water to flow through while preventing soil particles from clogging the system. This function is vital in road construction, landfills, and various drainage applications.

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Furthermore, PET & Polypropylene based geotextiles are employed to mitigate erosion in construction sites and environmental restoration projects. They stabilize the soil and prevent sediment from being carried away by rainwater, preserving the ecological balance. These geotextiles are also incorporated into road construction to improve load distribution, reduce maintenance needs, and extend road life. They also play a crucial role in the reinforcement of railway tracks.

The Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market is segmented into type, technology, application, regional distribution, and company.

Based on its type, the woven enhancer segment has emerged as the predominant market leader. The woven geotextile products stand out for their remarkable attributes, including exceptional tensile strength, prolonged durability, heightened performance, reduced long-term maintenance costs, and an extended project lifespan. These collective advantages significantly contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact associated with infrastructure projects. These geotextiles also exhibit a high resistance to UV degradation, rendering them highly suitable for extended usage across a diverse range of applications. Consequently, they find widespread utilization in activities related to drainage systems, soil reinforcement, soil separation, filtration processes, embankment projects, and various construction endeavors.

Furthermore, the non-woven segment is poised to assert its dominance in the geotextiles market throughout the forecast period. This supremacy is primarily attributed to the extensive growth in infrastructure development, which propels the heightened demand for non-woven geotextile products across various applications. These applications encompass road construction, railway projects, highway development, airport construction, soil separation techniques, drainage systems, soil reinforcement methods, and filtration processes. Insightful data sourced from the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) reveals that a substantial 750 square kilometers of nonwoven geotextiles are both produced and utilized annually, with a significant 60% share dedicated to road construction projects. Notably, a transition from traditional gravel to nonwoven materials in the construction of new roads within the EU has the potential to lead to a noteworthy reduction of approximately 6.8 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, underscoring the remarkable environmental benefits and cost-efficiency offered by nonwoven geotextiles. Furthermore, these materials provide distinct advantages to end-users due to their lightweight properties, resilience to temperature fluctuations, and impressive resistance to punctures and tears.

Based on technology, the needle punch segment commands the highest share of revenue. The needle punch segment is positioned to secure the market's largest revenue share and maintain its dominance in the years to come. This is primarily attributed to the significant advantages offered by this technology, coupled with its high process efficiency. Furthermore, the environmentally friendly nature of the needle punch technology and the recyclability of the products it generates contribute to the growth of this segment. These factors collectively bolster the expansion of the global polypropylene-based non-woven geotextile market in the foreseeable future.

Based on application, the roads & highways segment commands the highest share of revenue. The roads and highways sector is poised to command the largest share of revenue in the market, establishing its dominance in the coming years. This is underpinned by the global increase in the construction of roads and highways. Government-backed initiatives and schemes aimed at promoting and expanding the development of such infrastructure further bolster the growth of the worldwide market for polypropylene-based non-woven geotextiles over the next five years. In terms of GSM classification, the market is categorized into various segments, including Up to 100 GSM, 101-500 GSM, 501-1000 GSM, Above 1000 GSM, and others. Within road construction applications, these geotextiles primarily serve the purpose of filling gaps between roads, significantly enhancing the structural integrity of the soil, and effectively preventing road degradation. This not only strengthens road stability but also reduces the risk of water erosion, thereby prolonging the lifespan of road infrastructure.

Additionally, in agriculture, these geotextile products function as protective barriers against elements like wind and sun. They also provide control against pests, weeds, birds, and insects. Moreover, farmers have increasingly adopted geotextiles to optimize crop yields. The breathable and organic coverings offered by these products are expected to play a crucial role in mitigating soil erosion, ensuring effective weed control, and facilitating proper irrigation. This multi-faceted approach is poised to stimulate growth within this segment.

Based on region, Asia Pacific took center stage as the leading contender in the Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market. The robust growth in the construction industry and the continuous rollout of infrastructure projects in emerging economies such as India and China are key drivers of this trend. Additionally, factors like rapid urbanization, the availability of a skilled labor force, and increased government initiatives aimed at infrastructure development and enhancement will make significant contributions to regional expansion. For example, in August 2020, China State Railway Group unveiled ambitious plans to expand its railway network. The projections include reaching 200,000 kilometers of railway tracks and approximately 70,000 kilometers of high-speed railway networks by 2035. In May 2020, coir manufacturers and exporters in Tamil Nadu, India, expressed optimism about the improvement of rural roads following the mandate of the National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency. This mandate stipulated that over 5% of roads sanctioned under PMGSY-III should be constructed using coir geotextiles sourced from coir-producing states. These developments are expected to provide significant momentum to regional growth in the coming years.

In major European countries, mounting environmental and health concerns have led to a surge in demand for green infrastructure solutions. This trend is primarily driven by their cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and eco-friendly attributes. Stringent EU policies mandate that manufacturers create green infrastructures that not only combat environmental pollution but also safeguard ecosystems. Furthermore, governments are channeling increased investments into road infrastructure projects, driven by rising automotive sales and ongoing developments in road infrastructure. These factors are set to propel regional growth.

Moreover, the North American market is poised for substantial growth in the foreseeable future. In the United States, drainage systems are well-established and expansive, with a consistent and effective maintenance regimen in place. Furthermore, ongoing research and development initiatives, coupled with technological innovations, have led to the introduction of both natural and synthetic materials that demand minimal maintenance. This development is expected to exert a favorable influence on market expansion in the region.


Major companies operating in Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market are:

  • Geosys Group
  • Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • HUESKER Synthetic GmbH
  • Tencate Geosynthetics Americas
  • Hangzhou Nbond Nonwovens Co., Ltd
  • TYPAR Geosynthetics
  • RadiciGroup
  • Ginni Filament Ltd
  • Flexituff Ventures International Ltd.


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“As world facing the challenges of both water scarcity and flooding, effective water management is of paramount importance. Geotextiles made from PET and Polypropylene are emerging as essential components in addressing these issues. They find applications in the construction of reservoirs, ponds, and dams, enabling efficient water storage and regulation of its flow. Additionally, these materials play a crucial role in enhancing filtration processes, ensuring that water entering treatment facilities is devoid of sediment and contaminants. As global water resources continue to diminish, geotextiles are becoming indispensable assets for building resilient water infrastructure creates a lucrative opportunity in the market growth,” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based management consulting firm.

PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market By Type (Woven, Non-Woven), By Technology (Needle Punch, Thermal, Chemical Bonding, Others), By Application (Roads & Highways, Railways, Dams & Canals, Drainage System, Others), By Region, By Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2018-2028F”, has evaluated the future growth potential of Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure, and future market growth. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in Global PET & Polypropylene Based Geotextiles Market.

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