Generally the engineering application for the product will determine the most suitable type of geotextile that should be selected for use by the designer or contractor.
There is a very broad differentiation of geotextiles based on the manufacturing processes involved. Global Synthetics can provide continuous filament or staple fibre geotextiles. Polymers offered are polypropylene or polyester.
ProFab®, Geofirma® & Propex® nonwoven geotextiles are manufactured from the extrusion of fibres which are then laid down on a manufacturing "bed" and then needle punched to entangle the fibres such that a dimensionally stable product is formed. Some additional thermal treatment is then applied to further improve the strength of the geotextile. Because of this manufacturing process non-woven geotextiles are generally best used in applications of drainage, filtration and protection.
Global Synthetics offer the ProFab® polyester nonwoven geotextile, the Geofirma® polyester continuous filament nonwoven geotextile and the Propex® polypropylene nonwoven geotxtile in a range of weights, strengths and filtration characteristics for these engineering applications.
In certain applications such as asphalt or chip resealing works the use of a ProFab® paving geotextile may be useful as an interstitial layer (impregnated with bitumen) to provide an impermeable waterproofing layer to the reconstructed pavement and to minimise the propagation of “reflection” cracking.
Global Synthetics | Geosynthetics Manufacturer & Distributor
Global Synthetics is a leading independent distributor and manufacturer of geosynthetics to the engineering, construction and building industries in the Australasia and Pacific region.
Our qualified staff and experienced engineers have a wealth of experience in providing proven, cost effective solutions to environmental, civil engineering and hydraulic problems.
Our products incorporate the latest technology and state of the art materials. These products are most commonly used in the following applications:
• Pavement stabilisation
• Ground improvement
• Soil reinforcement and retaining structures
• Water management
• Drainage systems & hydraulic works