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Geotextiles and Geogrids Market in UAE and GCC: Snapshot

The geotextiles and geogrids market in the UAE and GCC is driven by its wide application in engineering such as roadway construction and landscaping. The market is also driven by the use of these geotextiles for soil reinforcement, drainage, erosion control and protection, filtration, and separation. While geotextiles and geogrids are used separately in other parts of the world, the sandy geography of the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC make it beneficial for both the materials to be used to amplify the soil reinforcement properties in various applications such as residential and non-residential construction and rail road construction.

Need to Make Sloping Grounds and Sandy Lands Fit for Construction Activities Will Drive Demand

These materials are in high demand from the UAE and GCC regions as these areas feature lands that are mostly covered by soil and have soft sub-grades, and sloping grounds. These characteristics of the land make the UAE and GCC a difficult region for activities such as reinforcement, stabilization, draining, and isolation of grounds during construction. To solve this problem, geotextiles and geogrids are used to give stability and desired aesthetics to make these lands fit for construction activities as well as extending their performance life.

Depleting Petroleum Reserves Resulting in Volatility in Pricing of Raw Materials

It is estimated that the market for geotextiles and geogrids will receive a huge impetus in the UAE and GCC areas on account of the growing focus of the government for developing gulf railway. The focus on road development and several new tenders issued by regulatory bodies regarding the use of geotextiles and geogrids for erosion control, drainage, and construction will help boost the growth of this market in the UAE and GCC regions. On the other hand, the fluctuating cost of raw materials may pose a challenge for the growth of this market. The cost fluctuation is occurring majorly due to the depleting reserves of petroleum, which in turn is making the price of polyester and polypropylene, volatile.

Nonwoven Geotextiles to Continue to Enjoy High Demand

Of the different product types such as woven, knitted, and non-woven, the market for non-woven has been leading on account of its high use for drainage sub-systems and construction of roads, the growing infrastructure activities, especially the drainage systems, in this part of the world is also aiding the growth of this market segment. The nonwoven segment will also witness the fastest growth in the years to come, driven by its easy availability and cheap price. By application, the road construction segment has been leading in the market. However, the erosion control segment will emerge as the fastest growing application segment in the years to come.  Growing awareness of the benefits of the use of geotextiles for soil protection will help this segment to grow.

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which are used in foundation, rocks and soil to increase stability and decrease erosion caused due to wind and soil. They are generally made up of synthetic or natural fibers and can be woven, nonwoven or knitted, depending on the application for which they are used. Geogrids are fabrics made typically of polymer fibers such as polyester (PET), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). These materials exhibit excellent soil reinforcement properties. The demand for geotextiles and geogrids has been growing significantly over the past few years owing to rise in consumer awareness regarding the application scope of these materials. In addition, awareness regarding the long-term benefits of these materials in drainage systems, roads and construction has been one of the vital factors augmenting the market demand. Increasing focus of various national governments on infrastructure development is expected to drive the demand for these materials within the forecast period. Moreover, on-going plans to develop “green” cities are expected to boost the demand for geotextiles and geogrids in the GCC over the next few years. 
This market research report provides complete analysis on geotextiles and geogrids and estimates its global demand from 2013 to 2019, based on volume (thousand square meters) and revenue (thousand USD). This report elucidates in detail the drivers and inhibitors affecting the geotextiles and geogrids market demand along with the opportunities present and available over the next few years. Additionally, a comprehensive study of the value chain for the said segment has been incorporated for enhanced understanding of the market. Moreover, Porter’s five forces model outlines the degree of competition present in the geotextiles and geogrids market in GCC (excluding UAE) and UAE. Furthermore, an attractive analysis has been provided by different applications for both geotextiles and geogrids, which represent the attractiveness of each application of the market within the forecast period.
The report has been segmented into geotextiles and geogrids on the basis of volume (thousand square meters) and revenue (thousand USD). Each market has been segmented by demand in GCC (excluding UAE) and UAE on the basis of volume (thousand square meters) and revenue (thousand USD). The geotextiles market has been segmented on the basis of product and applications. The market for geogrids has been segmented based on its applications. Each of these segments have been analyzed and forecast based on current trends for a time period ranging from 2013 to 2019.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) includes Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, for this study, GCC has been considered excluding UAE as this has been included as a separate region in the report. Market estimates for this study have been based on volumes, with revenues being derived through regional pricing trends. The price for commonly available grade of geotextiles and geogrids has been considered and customized product pricing has not been included. The market has been analyzed based on expected demand and the market data for each segment is based on demand volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors and direct selling regional producers. Forecasts have been based on expected demand from application segments, primarily roadways and landscaping.
The study includes profiles of the major players present in this region. Key market participants profiled in this report include Alyaf Industrial Co.Ltd., BMC Gulf, Exeed Industries, Mattex Geosynthetics and Tensar International Corporation among other. The key participants are profiled with company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis and recent developments.
The market has been segmented as below:
Geotextiles Market - Product Segment Analysis
  • Non-woven
  • Woven
  • Knitted
Geotextiles Market - Application Analysis
  • Road construction
  • Drainage
  • Erosion control
  • Others (Landfills)
Geogrids Market: Application Analysis
  • Roadways
  • Landscaping
  • Others
Geotextiles Market - Regional Analysis
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (excluding UAE)
  • United Arab Emirates
Geogrids Market - Regional Analysis
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (excluding UAE)
  • United Arab Emirates

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