"Innovative Market Solutions to Help Businesses Make Informed Decisions"

GCC Geocomposites Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Geotextile - Geonet Composites, Geotextile - Geomembrane Composites, Geomembrane - Geogrid Composites, Geotextile - Geogrid Composites, and Others), By Function (Separation, Drainage, Reinforcement, and Others), By Application (Water & Wastewater Management, Road & Highway, Landfill & Mining, Soil Reinforcement, and Others), and Country Forecast, 2023-2030

Last Updated: June 03, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI107557



Play Audio Listen to Audio Version

The GCC geocomposites market size was valued at USD 13.28 million in 2022. The market is projected to grow from USD 13.78 million in 2023 to USD 18.23 million by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period.

Geocomposites are engineered materials made using different layers of geosynthetics such as geotextiles and geomembranes. The unique properties offered by these products help address various challenges encountered in construction activities. A few of the functionalities offered by these composite products include drainage, separation, soil reinforcement, and filtration. These geocomposites increase stability and strengthen the underlying soil, which is critical in any construction activity.


Supply Chain Disruptions Due to Lockdown Restrictions Influenced Market Growth

Countries in the GCC had imposed restrictions on material distribution and transportation owing to which manufacturing plants in the region either had to operate at a reduced production capacity or even had to shut down their manufacturing facilities. As a result, the production of geocomposites was reduced significantly, which was further aggravated by logistics challenges, and labor shortages. Geocomposite producers faced a supply shortage, at least for the first half of 2020, due to trade restrictions in key industrial nations such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar. The demand side was affected as the COVID-19 crisis gave a severe blow to the construction industry and road & highway projects. Various construction projects were postponed, canceled, or continued at a slower pace. As a result of this issue, construction activities were stalled and the demand decreased drastically during the pandemic period. However, the economies across the region have already entered a recovery phase. Demand for these composite products is likely to rise, creating attractive opportunities for GCC geocomposites market growth during the forecast period.


Request a Free sample to learn more about this report.

Rising Adoption of Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Construction Materials to Prompt Increase in Consumption

Environmental sustainability is anticipated to drive higher demand for geocomposites owing to their cost effectiveness in the long term and an efficient way to manage environmental issues. These products can replace and reduce the use of traditional construction materials such as concrete and asphalt, which require large amounts of natural resources. Thus, using these composites can significantly reduce the strain on natural resources. The energy consumed to produce these composite products in comparison to conventional materials is also less. This implies that less greenhouse gases can be produced during geocomposite manufacturing relative to asphalt and concrete. In addition, the high durability offered by these products means they require less frequent replacement, reducing the amount of waste generated from construction and maintenance activities. Some composites can also be recycled at the end of their useful life. For example, recycled geotextile can be used as alternate fuel in cement kilns. This further improves the environmental acceptability of such composite products and prompts wider adoption in construction projects.


Rising Use of Geocomposites in Construction Activities to Drive Market Growth

The regional construction industry has been growing at a modest pace over the past few decades and is expected to rise during the forecast period. The region has undergone rapid infrastructure development in the past decade, driven by population growth, urbanization, and governments’ economic diversification initiatives. Furthermore, the construction sector in region witnessed significant investments in various projects, including residential and commercial buildings, transportation infrastructure, power and water projects, along with tourism-related developments.

They are widely used in the construction industry due to their diverse functionality. The products are increasingly used in these projects as they offer cost-effective solutions for various challenges encountered during construction activities. In addition to infrastructure development, the GCC countries have been focusing on environmental sustainability. These composite products can be used to mitigate environmental issues such as soil erosion and pollution. Thus, these composite products are witnessing higher demand in environmental projects such as landfill liners, wastewater treatment, and soil remediation. As the region's construction sector expands during the forecast period, the demand for construction materials including different types of composite products is expected to increase, thus driving the market growth.


Fluctuating Raw Material Prices to Hinder Market Growth

Geocomposites are majorly manufactured using synthetic polymers derived from crude oil, globally. These polymers include polyethylene, polyester, and polypropylene. The historic crude oil prices that keep on fluctuating have been demonstrated to have a substantial effect on prices of these raw materials, are thus expected to limit the market growth.  In comparison to traditional construction materials such as gravel and asphalt, the initial cost associated with these composite products can be relatively much higher. This makes it difficult for some projects to justify the higher costs of composite products. The cost of construction projects is often a critical factor, and project owners may be reluctant to invest in materials that are more expensive than necessary, limiting their wider adoption.


By Product Analysis

Superior Functionality Offered by Geotextile-Geonet Composites to Result in Wider Adoption across Different Construction Activities

Based on product, the market is segmented into geotextile - geonet composites, geotextile - geomembrane composites, geomembrane - geogrid composites, geotextile - geogrid composites, and others.

In 2022, the geotextile-geonet composites market segment accounted for the dominant market share in terms of revenue. Geotextiles are permeable fabrics used to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain soil, while geonets are plastic mesh-like materials that provide drainage paths. The combination of these two geosynthetic materials provides both filtration and drainage functions. The geotextile layer acts as a filter, preventing the soil or other materials from clogging in the geonet layer, while the geonet layer provides a high-flow path for water to drain through the composite. They are often used in road and railway construction as a drainage layer, where they prevent water build-up under the pavement. While in applications such as landfills, they are used to facilitate leachate collection and removal. These types of composite products offer a cost-effective and efficient solution for many civil engineering projects that require both filtration and drainage capabilities.

In a geomembrane-geogrid composite, the geogrid acts as a reinforcement layer that helps distribute loads and provide stability to the structure. The geomembrane, in turn, acts as a barrier layer to prevent the migration of fluids and gases. The combination of these two materials creates a highly effective containment system that can withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. These types of composite products have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their superior performance, durability, and ease of installation compared to traditional containment systems.

By Function Analysis

Drainage Segment Accounted for Dominant Share Owing to its Wide Usage in Road, Railways, and Landfill Applications

In terms of function, the market is segmented into separation, drainage, reinforcement, and others.

Geocomposites used for drainage typically include a core made of a highly permeable material such as a geonet or geospacer, sandwiched between two geotextile layers. These types of composite products are used in a wide range of applications, from road and railway construction to building foundations and retaining walls. They are commonly used in landfill and environmental remediation projects, where they help to collect and regulate contaminated water and prevent it from polluting surrounding areas. They act as an effective and versatile tool for drainage in infrastructure projects, reducing the risk of damage from water buildup and ensuring the durability and safety of structures.

Another major function of a geocomposite for separation is to prevent the mixing of different soil layers or materials, which can lead to instability, settlement, and other problems. Composite products for separation are designed to ensure that the materials such as soil, sand, and gravel remain in their place and don’t mix. This can be important in applications such as road and railway construction where a strong and stable base is necessary for safety and long term durability of infrastructure projects.

By Application Analysis

To know how our report can help streamline your business, Speak to Analyst

Road & Highway Segment Accounted for Dominant Share Owing to High Functionality in Road Building Applications

In terms of application, the market is segmented into water & wastewater management, road & highway, landfill & mining, soil reinforcement, and others.

Road & highway held dominant GCC geocomposites market share in 2022. This application segment is anticipated to remain largest during the review period. Geocomposites when used in construction of road and highway structures offer a range of benefits in terms of performance, durability, and maintenance. These products can help to prevent water from entering into road structures, preventing the damage caused due to phenomena such as freeze-thaw cycles. They improve the stability and load-bearing capacity of roads, reduce the risk of cracking, and make the road more resistant to erosion. The structural stability offered by these products in road construction and increasing awareness of the environmental benefits are likely to drive their use in road and highway construction.

In water management, these composite products can be used as filters to remove impurities from water, as drainage layers to manage water flow, and as erosion control materials to protect slopes and riverbanks. In addition, these composites are used in wastewater management applications to help contain and manage the flow of wastewater, as well as to filter out contaminants. For example, geotextile-geomembrane composites are commonly used as a barrier to prevent the migration of contaminants into groundwater or surface water.


Saudi Arabia accounted for a major market share in 2022. The major factor driving the demand for these composite products in Saudi Arabia is their increased use in construction and infrastructure development. The construction sector in the country is driven by government initiatives focused to diversify the economy and promote private investment. The Saudi government has launched several large-scale infrastructure projects requiring these products for various applications such as soil stabilization, drainage, and erosion control.

These composite products are well-suited to the extreme weather conditions in Saudi Arabia, which can be challenging for traditional construction materials. The hot and dry climate in many parts of the country can cause soil erosion and other types of damage, making these composite products an ideal solution in soil stabilization and erosion control. As the country's construction sector expands during the forecast period, the demand for construction materials including different types of composite products is expected to increase, thus driving market growth.

The UAE has been investing heavily in its infrastructure, with numerous large scale projects in the pipeline. These products help to improve the overall quality of construction projects, reduce maintenance costs, and increase the lifespan of construction. There is a growing awareness among architects, builders, and building owners regarding the benefits of using these composite products in construction activities. This in turn is likely to benefit and drive market growth.

Qatar has been witnessing significant infrastructure development which needs geocomposite applications such as drainage, erosion control, and soil reinforcement for civil construction. In addition, Qatar is a desert country with limited water resources. These composite products are deployed in construction activities to manage water runoff, control erosion, and protect against soil degradation, which can be especially important in arid climates. Thus, geocomposites can be used to improve the efficiency of irrigation systems and provide solutions for groundwater recharge. The demand for these composite products is likely to continue to rise as the country invests in infrastructure development and seeks innovative solutions to the region's specific environmental and construction challenges. The high functionality offered by these products make them a better construction material in comparison to other traditionally used materials. This is likely to prompt higher adoption of composite products, driving market growth.


Strategic Planning Adopted by Companies to Strengthen Market Share

The competitive rivalry in the market is significantly high. The regional market is majorly dominated by a few major market players. Geocomposite manufacturing is a highly capital-intensive industry. Manufacturing facilities require setting up specialized machinery along with R&D capabilities. The competitive landscape of market includes major companies such as ALYAF Industrial Co.Ltd., TenCate Geosynthetics Americas, Officine Maccaferri Spa, and ABG Limited. The key players compete fiercely on pricing, quality, and developing new innovative products. Several other companies, such as GEONATPET, Genap BV, GAST Manufacturing, Inc., Terram Geosynthetics Pvt. Ltd., and Ocean Global, are among other active participants in the market.



  • January 2022 – Genap signed an exclusive partnership with Watershed Geo, a GA based key geosynthetics manufacturer, for the distribution and installation of ClosureTurf, a synthetic end capping system for landfills.


An Infographic Representation of GCC Geocomposites Market

To get information on various segments, share your queries with us

The research report provides a detailed analysis of the market and focuses on crucial aspects such as leading companies, products, functions, and applications. Also, it offers insights into market trends and highlights vital industry developments. In addition to the factors mentioned above, the report encompasses various factors contributing to the market growth in recent years. It further includes historical data & forecasts revenue growth at country level and analyzes the industry's latest market dynamics and opportunities.

Report Scope & Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


CAGR (2023-2030)

CAGR of 4.1% from 2023-2030


Value (USD Million), Volume (Million Square Meters)


By Product; By Function; By Application; and By Country

By Product

  • Geotextile - Geonet Composites

  • Geotextile - Geomembrane Composites

  • Geomembrane - Geogrid Composites

  • Geotextile - Geogrid Composites

  • Others

By Function

  • Separation

  • Drainage

  • Reinforcement

  • Others

By Application

  • Water & Wastewater Management

  • Road & Highway

  • Landfill & Mining

  • Soil Reinforcement

  • Others

By Country

  • Saudi Arabia

  • UAE

  • Qatar

  • Rest of GCC

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the GCC market size was USD 13.28 million in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 18.23 million by 2030.

In 2022, the Saudi Arabia market size stood at USD 6.18 million.

Registering a CAGR of 4.1%, the market will exhibit steady growth during the forecast period (2023-2030).

The geotextile - geonet composites segment is expected to lead this market during the forecast period.

Rising use of product in construction activities is anticipated to drive market growth.

ALYAF Industrial Co.Ltd., TenCate Geosynthetics Americas, Officine Maccaferri Spa, and Terram Geosynthetics Pvt. Ltd., are few of the major players in the market.

Saudi Arabia dominated the market in terms of share in 2022.

The rising usage of sustainable and environmentally friendly construction materials is anticipated to register industry expansion.

Seeking Comprehensive Intelligence on Different Markets?
Get in Touch with Our Experts

Speak to an Expert
  • 2019-2030
  • 2022
  • 2019-2021
  • 108

Personalize this Research

  • Granular Research on Specified Regions or Segments
  • Companies Profiled based on User Requirement
  • Broader Insights Pertaining to a Specific Segment or Region
  • Breaking Down Competitive Landscape as per Your Requirement
  • Other Specific Requirement on Customization
Request Customization Banner

Chemicals & Materials Clients


Client Testimonials

“We are quite happy with the methodology you outlined. We really appreciate the time your team has spent on this project, and the efforts of your team to answer our questions.”

- One of the largest & renowned medical research centers based in the U.S. on a report on the U.S. NIPT Market.

“Thanks a million. The report looks great!”

- Feedback from a consultant on a report on the U.S. Beef Market.

“Thanks for the excellent report and the insights regarding the lactose market.”

- Brazil based company specializing in production of protein ingredients.

“I liked the report; would it be possible to send me the PPT version as I want to use a few slides in an internal presentation that I am preparing.”

- Global Digital Services Agency on a report on the Global Luxury Goods Market.

“This report is really well done and we really appreciate it! Again, I may have questions as we dig in deeper. Thanks again for some really good work.”

- U.S.-based biotechnology company focussing on treatment of chronic pain.

“Kudos to your team. Thank you very much for your support and agility to answer our questions.”

- Europe-based provider of solutions to automate data centre operations.

“We appreciate you and your team taking out time to share the report and data file with us, and we are grateful for the flexibility provided to modify the document as per request. This does help us in our business decision making. We would be pleased to work with you again, and hope to continue our business relationship long into the future.”

- India-based manufacturer of industrial and specialty intermediates with a strong global presence.

“I want to first congratulate you on the great work done on the Medical Platforms project. Thank you so much for all your efforts.”

- One of the largest cosmetics company in the world.

“Thank you very much. I really appreciate the work your team has done. I feel very comfortable recommending your services to some of the other startups that I’m working with, and will likely establish a good long partnership with you.”

- U.S. based startup operating in the cultivated meat market.

“We received the below report on the U.S. market from you. We were very satisfied with the report.”

- Global hearing aids manufacturer.

“I just finished my first pass-through of the report. Great work! Thank you!”

- U.S. based solar racking solutions provider.

“Thanks again for the great work on our last partnership. We are ramping up a new project to understand the imaging and imaging service and distribution market in the U.S.”

- World’s leading advisory firm.

“We feel positive about the results. Based on the presented results, we will do strategic review of this new information and might commission a detailed study on some of the modules included in the report after end of the year. Overall we are very satisfied and please pass on the praise to the team. Thank you for the co-operation!”

- Germany based machine construction company.

“Thank you very much for the very good report. I have another requirement on cutting tools, paper crafts and decorative items.”

- Japanese manufacturing company of stationery products.

“We are happy with the professionalism of your in-house research team as well as the quality of your research reports. Looking forward to work together on similar projects”

- One of the Leading Food Companies in Germany

“We appreciate the teamwork and efficiency for such an exhaustive and comprehensive report. The data offered to us was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!”

- Intuitive Surgical

“I recommend Fortune Business Insights for their honesty and flexibility. Not only that they were very responsive and dealt with all my questions very quickly but they also responded honestly and flexibly to the detailed requests from us in preparing the research report. We value them as a research company worthy of building long-term relationships.”

- Major Food Company in Japan

“Well done Fortune Business Insights! The report covered all the points and was very detailed. Looking forward to work together in the future”

- Ziering Medical

“It has been a delightful experience working with you guys. Thank you Fortune Business Insights for your efforts and prompt response”

- Major Manufacturer of Precision Machine Parts in India

“I had a great experience working with Fortune Business Insights. The report was very accurate and as per my requirements. Very satisfied with the overall report as it has helped me to build strategies for my business”

- Hewlett-Packard

“This is regarding the recent report I bought from Fortune Business insights. Remarkable job and great efforts by your research team. I would also like to thank the back end team for offering a continuous support and stitching together a report that is so comprehensive and exhaustive”

- Global Management Consulting Firm

“Please pass on our sincere thanks to the whole team at Fortune Business Insights. This is a very good piece of work and will be very helpful to us going forward. We know where we will be getting business intelligence from in the future.”

- UK-based Start-up in the Medical Devices Sector

“Thank you for sending the market report and data. It looks quite comprehensive and the data is exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate the timeliness and responsiveness of you and your team.”

- One of the Largest Companies in the Defence Industry
We use cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies . Privacy.