The geosynthetic clay liner market is projected to experience a huge growth owing to the rising awareness regarding the landfill protection in mining and construction industries. The growing expenditure for infrastructural developments in India, China, and several Middle East countries, is expected to act as a significant market growth driving factor.
Clogging problems related to geotextiles, wherein geosynthetic clay liners are utilized, may cause a threat to the overall market in the next few years. The increasing significance of bio-based polymers with regards to the increasing concerns over lowering the greenhouse gas releases is anticipated to push the raw material providers to increase the spending for the new products development, such as bio-polypropylene & bio-ethylene. The global geosynthetic clay liner market is classified as applications and regions.
The landfill was the biggest application sector in 2014. A strict framework has been structured by the various regulatory bodies, such as European Commission, for mandating the usage of disposal practices & waste management to manage the mining industry pollution. All these rules & regulations are likely to boost the geosynthetic clay liners’ application in landfills over the next few years. Containment & wastewater management is anticipated to experience a rapid growth over the forecast period. Geosynthetic clay liners are utilized as lining solution & liquid containment in various applications due to its properties such as low permeability and high shear resistance. It is also utilized as a containment solution in recreational & golf course ponds, coal ash discarding facilities, and shale gas production.
The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region dominated the regional market of the geosynthetic clay liner market in 2014. The existence of a lot of mining corporations in Australia & China is likely to play an important role in boosting the market demand. The growing shale gas production in the United States and Canada is expected to spur the product demand in wastewater management in North America. The Commission of the African Union has structured several plans to promote infrastructural development in nations, such as Tanzania. All such developments are anticipated to raise the market penetration of the product in the building & road construction in the near future.
The global market is occupied by the geosynthetics manufacturing companies that are concentrating on geomembranes & geotextile due to the application growth in wastewater management & soil reinforcement. The major market participants are Terrafix, Huesker, and GSE Holdings.