Geotextiles have been used for thousands of years in agriculture and civil engineering. Geotextiles were previously made from materials such as natural fibres and vegetation blends. Geotextiles are now made from synthetic and natural fibers/polymers. Polyamides, polyethylenes, polypropylene, and polyester are synthetic polymers used in the manufacture of geotextiles. Grids, mats, nets, and webs are made from geotextile fabrics. Plant-based geotextiles have a shorter shelf life than synthetic fibers/polymers. The biological or chemical reactions/processes have no effect on synthetic fibres.
Nonwoven geotextiles dominated the geotextile market in 2019 due to their widespread use in construction, furniture, hygiene products, automobiles, medical products, agriculture, and packaging. Over the forecast period, the non-woven segment is expected to grow at a significant revenue-based CAGR of 12.2 percent. By application, road construction and pavement repair is the largest segment of the Geotextile Market. Geotextiles have proven to be the best solution for ground stabilisation issues, increasing pavement life, highway repair and rehabilitation, cost control, and improving road lifespan. As a result, geotextiles are in high demand by this application segment.