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World Geosynthetics


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Global demand to rise 5.3% per annum through 2013
Worldwide demand for geosynthetics is projected to rise 5.3 percent annually to 4.7 billion square meters in 2013. China, India, Russia and other countries with large-scale infrastructure developments planned, and evolving environmental protection regulations and building construction codes are expected to register the strongest advances. While growth in geosynthetic sales is expected to be substantial in nearly every region, the underlying reasons for that growth will vary widely.

Strong growth in China will benefit Asia/Pacific region
The Asia/Pacific region, the largest market, accounted for 44 percent of global geosynthetic sales in 2008. Advances in this region are primarily driven by China, which itself accounted for three-quarters of the region’s geosynthetic sales in 2008. Gains stem from the country’s ongoing development of large-scale hydrological and transportation infrastructure projects, as well as its need to protect against erosion and soil loss. Similarly, India is expected to exhibit double-digit annual growth through the forecast period as it also develops its transportation infrastructure and landfills, as well as greater erosion protection. However, in many of the least developed countries of the world, growth will be more limited due to lack of adequate funding, a lack of regulations that require geosynthetic use and the presence of lower-cost alternatives.

The North American region was the second largest market in 2008, accounting for nearly a quarter of global sales. Advances in the US market are expected to be aided in the near term by government spending initiatives on roads, bridges and other public works projects that have been included as part of an economic stimulus package. Canada’s geosynthetics market is much smaller than that of the US, but benefits from a comparable level of development, regulation and ability to fund the upfront costs of geosynthetics. The Mexican market is smaller still and much less mature than its US and Canadian counterparts, largely because of competition from lower-cost alternatives such as rock aggregate and natural fiber geotextiles, as well as a less stringent environmental and construction regulatory environment.

Western Europe and Japan are fairly comparable to the US in terms of the level of maturity of their respective geosynthetic markets, as well as the type of regulatory environment. These countries are constructing large-scale infrastructures and landfills at a much slower pace than in less mature markets. However, the relative affluence of these countries allows them to use advanced geosynthetic technologies to improve construction and environmental protection practices despite their larger upfront costs.

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Major markets to exhibit healthy advances
In 2008, the construction market accounted for the largest share of geosynthetic sales, benefitting from factors such as the passage of environmental regulations and building codes, as well as the rising need for erosion control and other practices to provide reinforcement and drainage and to protect against soil loss in a growing number of countries. The transportation infrastructure market was the second largest market in 2008, and both it and construction are expected to post strong growth through 2013. Gains will be aided by the increasing use of geosynthetics in transportation infrastructure to extend the useful life of these projects and reduce the maintenance requirements.

INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
World Economic Overview
Recent Historical Trends
World Economic Outlook
World Fixed Investment
World Demographic Outlook
World Construction Activity
Nonbuilding Construction
Nonresidential Building Construction
Residential Building Construction
World Paved Roadway Outlook
World Agricultural Outlook
Pricing
Environmental & Regulatory Issues
III. OVERVIEW
General
Demand by Region
Demand by Type
Geotextiles
Geomembranes
Geogrids
Geonets
Other Geosynthetics
Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Preformed Geocomposites
Geocells
Geofoams
All Other Geosynthetics
Markets
Construction
Transportation Infrastructure
Landfills
Liquid Containment
Other Markets
Production & Trade
IV. NORTH AMERICA
General
Demand by Type & Market
United States
Canada
Mexico
V. WESTERN EUROPE
General
Demand by Type & Market
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
Other Western Europe
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC
General
Demand by Type & Market
Australia
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Other Asia/Pacific
VII. OTHER REGIONS
Latin America
Demand by Type & Market
Brazil
Other Latin America
Eastern Europe
Demand by Type & Market
Poland
Russia
Other Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast
Demand by Type & Market
Turkey
Other Africa/Mideast
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Industry Composition
Market Share
Competitive Strategies
Research & Development
Distribution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
ADS Incorporated
AFITEX-TEXEL Geosynthetics Incorporated, see ADS Incorporated
AMCOL International Corporation
Anglo-Danish Fibre Industries Limited, see Low & Bonar plc
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Ashimori Industry Company Limited
Beaulieu International Group
Belton Industries Incorporated
Bianchini Ingeniero SA, see S.E.C.I. Spa
Bonar Technical Fabrics NV, see Low & Bonar plc
Coastal Protection Systems Srl, see S.E.C.I. Spa
Colbond bv, see Low & Bonar plc
Colloid Environmental Technologies Company, see AMCOL International Corporation
CONTECH Construction Products Incorporated
Cooley Group Holdings
Don & Low Limited, see Thrace Plastics Company SA
Dow Chemical Company
Fibertex A/S
Fiberweb plc
Freudenberg & Company
Garware-Wall Ropes Limited
Geo-Tipptex Ipari es Kereskedelmi kft, see Low & Bonar plc
Gundle/SLT Environmental Incorporated
Hanes Geo Components, see Leggett & Platt Incorporated
HUESKER Synthetic GmbH
Huikwang Corporation
HUITEX Geosynthetics, see Huikwang Corporation
JUTA as
Kuraray Company Limited
Leggett & Platt Incorporated
Linear Composites Limited, see S.E.C.I. Spa
Low & Bonar plc
Lumite Incorporated, see Thrace Plastics Company SA
Maccaferri Incorporated, see S.E.C.I. Spa
Maccaferri SA Pty, see S.E.C.I. Spa
Maeda Kosen Company Limited
NAUE GmbH & Company KG
Nilex Incorporated
North American Green, see Tensar Corporation
Officine Maccaferri Spa, see S.E.C.I. Spa
Okasan Livic Company Limited
Poly-America LP
Propex Holding LLC
Raven Industries Incorporated
Royal Ten Cate NV
Saint-Gobain
Samyang Corporation
S.E.C.I. Spa
Shandong Taifeng Geosynthetics Company Limited
Solmax International Incorporated
Synthetic Packaging Limited, see Thrace Plastics Company
Taiyo Kogyo Corporation
TENAX International BV
Tensar Corporation
Terram Limited, see Fiberweb plc
Texel, see ADS Incorporated
Thrace Plastics Company SA
Trelleborg AB
Other Companies Mentioned In Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
2 World Gross Fixed Capital Formation by Region
3 World Population by Region
4 World Construction Expenditures by Region & Sector
5 World Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures by Region
6 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region
7 World Residential Building Construction by Region
8 World Paved Roads by Region
9 World Agricultural Value Added by Region
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Geosynthetics Demand by Region
2 World Geosynthetics Demand by Type
3 World Geotextile Demand by Region
4 World Geomembrane Demand by Region
5 World Geogrid Demand by Region
6 World Geonet Demand by Region
7 World Other Geosynthetics Demand by Region
8 World Geosynthetics Demand by Market
9 World Construction Market for Geosynthetics by Region
10 World Transportation Infrastructure Market for Geosynthetics by Region
11 World Landfill Market for Geosynthetics by Region
12 World Liquid Containment Market for Geosynthetics by Region
13 World Other Markets for Geosynthetics by Region
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Market Environment
2 North America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market
3 United States: Market Environment
4 United States: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
5 United States: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
6 Canada: Market Environment
7 Canada: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
8 Canada: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
9 Mexico: Market Environment
10 Mexico: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
11 Mexico: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Market Environment
2 Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market
3 France: Market Environment
4 France: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
5 France: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
6 Germany: Market Environment
7 Germany: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
8 Germany: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
9 Italy: Market Environment
10 Italy: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
11 Italy: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
12 Netherlands: Market Environment
13 Netherlands: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
14 Netherlands: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
15 Spain: Market Environment
16 Spain: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
17 Spain: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
18 United Kingdom: Market Environment
19 United Kingdom: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
20 United Kingdom: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
21 Other Western Europe: Market Environment
22 Other Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
23 Other Western Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
2 Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market
3 Australia: Market Environment
4 Australia: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
5 Australia: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
6 China: Market Environment
7 China: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
8 China: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
9 India: Market Environment
10 India: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
11 India: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
12 Japan: Market Environment
13 Japan: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
14 Japan: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
15 South Korea: Market Environment
16 South Korea: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
17 South Korea: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
18 Taiwan: Market Environment
19 Taiwan: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
20 Taiwan: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Latin America: Market Environment
2 Latin America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market
3 Brazil: Market Environment
4 Brazil: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
5 Brazil: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
6 Other Latin America: Market Environment
7 Other Latin America: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
8 Other Latin America: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
9 Eastern Europe: Market Environment
10 Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market
11 Poland: Market Environment
12 Poland: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
13 Poland: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
14 Russia: Market Environment
15 Russia: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
16 Russia: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
17 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment
18 Other Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
19 Other Eastern Europe: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
20 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment
21 Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Type & Market
22 Turkey: Market Environment
23 Turkey: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
24 Turkey: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
25 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Type
27 Other Africa/Mideast: Geosynthetics Demand by Market
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Geosynthetics Sales by Company, 2008
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Geosynthetics Demand by Region, 1998-2018
2 World Geosynthetics Demand by Type, 2008
3 World Geosynthetics Demand by Market, 2008
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2008
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2008
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific Geosynthetics Demand by Country, 2008
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Geosynthetics Market Share, 2008

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