Floating covers, primarily due to their low maintenance nature and excellent UV resistance, continue to experience stable utilization due to their relatively low permeability and the ability to provide water bodies with long-term protection against environmental adversity and contaminating agents. They are geosynthetic covers placed over above-ground reservoirs.
Superior material strength, lightweight design, affordable price point and exceptional versatility together account for the ideal characteristics of floating covers that drive their adoption for a variety of applications, including external contamination prevention and odour prevention
In the coming years, increasingly growing understanding of water conservation and contamination prevention will continue to provide momentum to the constantly growing market for floating covers. An enormous amount of industrial waste water produced on a daily basis needs to be properly stored for treatment. Therefore, the extensive use of floating covers for wastewater / liquid treatment is anticipated to augment the global floating covers market. Furthermore, decent usage of floating covers continues to be reported by food processing plants, brewing companies and chemical treatment and manufacturing units.
Sustainability remains a major concern for manufacturers and customers, considering the optimistic growth outlook expected for floating landscape covers. Floating covers are typically made from materials derived from plastic and require a long period of time for environmental degradation.
In addition, complete biodegradability of the core manufacturing materials used in floating covers remains a questionable problem that continues to draw worldwide research interests. This might remain a major bottleneck over the near future against the increasing market for floating covers.