What are Geotextiles?

What are Geotextiles?
Geotextiles (also referred to as geosynthetics) are porous fabrics used for a range of civil engineering applications. When used in conjunction with soil, it is used to separate, filter, reinforce, protect or drain.

What is it made from?
Geotextiles are made from polypropylene or polyester and are available in three types: woven, needle punched and heat bonded.

What is it used for?
Geotextiles are primarily used to support the construction of roads, airfields, railroads, embankments, retaining structures, reservoirs, canals, drainage systems and coastal engineering.

Development of these products started after the Second World War. Since then, they became one of the most outstanding innovations in geotechnical engineering with ever-growing importance in the construction industry. World-wide demand should rise to an impressive 8.9%, giving a global demand of more than 5 billion square meters in 2017.

Here at Rouden Pipetek, we supply a wide range of Geotextile membranes to suit your needs. We have a knowledgeable team who can help and advise, therefore ensuring you are supplied the best product for the job.

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