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Geosynthetic Clay Liner Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Raw Material (Polypropylene, Bentonite), By Application (Containment & Waste Water Treatment, Landfill, Energy, Roadways & Civil Construction, Others) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Published On : June 09, 2020 | Report ID: FBI102916 | Status : Ongoing



Geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) is a fabric type of material that produces hydraulic barrier. This liner comprises of two layers of geotextile combined with bentonite clay. Bentonites provide low permeability, long-lasting resistance, and high swelling capacity, due to that it makes geosynthetic clay liner an ideal choice over traditional compacted clay liners. Further, as a lining material, it is preferred in canals and wetlands. GCL provides self-sealing, easy installation, and better hydraulic performance, hence, it is mainly used in construction, mining, and upstream oil & gas exploration sites.

The need for geosynthetic clay liners is rising at its rapid pace owing to increasing its use in various applications such as transportation facilities, storage tanks, canals, surface impoundments, and ponds. GCLs utilized as linings to prevent water leakage out of landfills. Further, many governing regulatory bodies have instructed the use of these liners in landfills and containment. Also, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has placed numerous legislations that dynamically standardize landfill construction. Hence, increasing use of GCLs in various applications will surge the growth of geosynthetic clay liner market.

Key Market Driver -

Rising use of geosynthetic clay liners in various applications to drive the market.

Key Market Restraint -

High chances of getting punctured during installation is hampering the market growth.

The chances of getting punctured in the course of or after installation can lose the hydraulic performance of GCLs. Further loss of hydraulic integrity and bentonite thinning in the future is anticipated to hamper the market growth.

Market Segmentation:

Based on raw material, the market for geosynthetic clay liner market is segmented into polypropylene and bentonite. Based on application, the market is segmented into containment & wastewater treatment system, landfill, energy, roadways & civil construction, and others. From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

Some of the key players in the geosynthetic clay liner market includes, Nilex Inc., GSE Holdings, CETCO, Layfield Group Ltd., Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc., GEOFABRICS, Global Synthetics, Geotech Systems, Huesker, and Wall Tag Pte Ltd.

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  • Porters Five Forces Analysis

Regional Analysis:

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The geosynthetic clay liner market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific accounted for the highest revenue share during the forecast period, owing to the presence of large number of companies in China and Australia. In North America, the US and Canada are leading contributors, due to rising shale gas production. The growth in Europe is attributed to the stringent government regulation placed for the use of geosynthetic clay liners in landfills and containments. The Middle East & Africa is anticipated to grow with sustainable growth, due to rising awareness regarding safe mining practices and the growth in construction industry.




By Raw Material

  • Polypropylene

  • Bentonite

By Application

  • Containment & Waste Water Treatment

  • Landfill

  • Energy

  • Roadways & Civil Construction

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Geosynthetic Clay Liner Market Developments

  • In February 2020, Colloid Environmental Technologies Company (CETCO) introduced BENTOMAT DN-HS, a geosynthetic clay liner. This will help the company to expand its product portfolio.

  • In January 2018, Hanes Geo Components (HGC) acquired Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc. This acquisition will help the company to increase its distribution network in North America for geotextile and erosion control products

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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