The global geotextile tubes market size is projected to surpass USD 4.86 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports.
The global geotextile tubes market size was valued at USD 2.40 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2020 to 2027.
The growing product demand from the wastewater treatment industry for sludge dewatering applications is anticipated to positively impact the growth.
Breakwater, groins, revetment, and seawalls are some of the traditional methods that are used to control coastal erosion. However, geotextile tubes have emerged as an effective alternative to these traditional methods owing to their superior erosion control attributes along with low cost and ease of installation.
Strict environmental standards and regulations related to human health safety are expected to stimulate the implementation of effluent treatment in the pulp and paper and power generation industry. Thus, geotextile tubes are witnessing wide-ranging adoption in a variety of applications such as dewatering and slurry containment generated form these industries.
Manufacturers are using various protectants to improve the UV resistance of the product. These protectants contain polyurea, which forms a protective shell to enhance the performance of the products by protecting them from ultraviolet radiation. Furthermore, manufacturers are using anti-fouling agents to enhance the dewatering performance of the geotextile tubes.
The woven geotextile tubes segment is emerged as the leading segment in 2019 with a market share of 76.6% owing to its wide-ranging utilization to prevent coastal erosion application. Woven geotextile tubes exhibit superior mechanical strength and structural stability against the coastal waves and help in dissipating the erosional forces.
Non-woven geotextiles are produced by the bonding of fibers by way of chemical bonding, heat, needle punching as opposed to weaving. These fabrics generally used in filters or separation applications owing to superior porosity. Furthermore, they are used as supporting material to woven geotextiles in various structural applications.
The nonwoven geotextile tubes segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 9.4% over the projected period. These tubes are widely used in the dewatering of sludge, mining residue on account of their highly porous structure. The use of these tubes delivers a significant reduction in waste volume thereby reducing the treatment and transportation costs.
The marine and hydraulic end-use segment led the product market with a share of 45.5% in 2019. Growing investment in the protection of coastal areas and beach rejuvenation activities is the primary factor driving the segment growth. Furthermore, increasing product use in the construction of flood mitigation structures is having a positive impact on segment growth.
Technological advancements in manufacturing technology such as the use of recycled and naturally derived fibers coupled with the use of various additives to improve the UV resistance and to reduce the fouling potential are also expected to have a favorable impact on the market growth.
The environmental engineering segment is projected to grow at a significant pace over the forecast period. Globally, there has been a growing focus on maximizing the recycling of municipal and industrial wastewater discharge thereby driving the demand for the sludge dewatering applications.
Growing investment in the construction of the marine structure such as ports, bridges, and tunnels is driving the demand for the product in the construction segment. Furthermore, the strict implementation of aquaculture waste discharge rules is projected to drive the growth of the agricultural engineering segment.
Europe accounted for about 25.8% of the overall market for geotextile tubes. Europe has been at the forefront of undertaking various initiatives to reduce coastal erosion activities. Germany and France are some of the leading countries that are using the product as an effective low-cost alternative to the traditional coastal protection structures.
The product market within the UAE is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period. Growing land reclamation activities are expected to provide a major boost in the product demand within the county. Moreover, rising investment in various development of marine structures is projected favorably impact the market.
Asia Pacific was the largest market for geotextile tubes in 2019. The region witnesses the periodic occurrence of hurricanes and floods. As a result, the countries in the region are making significant investments in coastal protection structure to prevent coastal erosion and seawater ingress thereby, driving the product demand.
The countries Central and South America region including Brazil, Argentina, and Chile are endowed with long coastlines and derive significant revenues from beach tourism. These countries are anticipated to make a robust investment in coastal protection activities to prevent coastal erosion thereby driving the product demand.
Key Market Players
Major companies in the geotextile tubes market include Ace Geosynthetics (Taiwan), Officine Maccaferri (Italy), Low & Bonar (UK), Flexituff Ventures International Limited (India), TechFab India Industries Ltd (India), Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd (Australia), Koninklijke TenCate (Netherlands), NAUE GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), Huesker (Germany), and Fibertex Nonwovens (Denmark) are some of the leading players operating in the geotextile tubes market.
Marine & Hydraulic
Central & South America (CSA)
Middle East & Africa (MEA)