Geotextiles are permeable fabrics designed to improve or manage the soil for either making it productive or conserving it. The origin of Geotextiles can be traced back to ancient Egypt where natural fiber was added to soil to make it stronger. Geotextiles came into mainstream agriculture and construction industry from 1950 onwards where both natural and synthetic polymers were put to use.
Geotextiles have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect or drain and a layer of Geotextile sheet on the topsoil helps hold together the soil and prevent erosion, also serving as a base for new plants to grow when the soil becomes loose with the repeated beating of changing weather. This feature of geofabrics is called ‘soil-stabilization’.
Geotextiles have been developed into different products such as Geogrid composite, geonet composite, Geomembrane composite, all possessing a wide range of applications in civil engineering such as roads, airfields, railroads, embankments, retaining structures, reservoirs, canals, dams, bank protection, and coastal engineering. Ocean Global serves both Woven and Nonwoven variety of Geo-Fabrics which are designed by specification and function while keeping the costs in mind.
Non-woven geotextiles are made of staple fibers or ceaseless filaments which are reinforced by precisely snaring the fiber with thorned needles. The strands are fortified together by employing thermal, mechanical, or chemical techniques. Thermally reinforced geotextiles contain a wide assortment of opening sizes while artificially fortified non-woven geotextiles are relatively thick.
They are cheaper and faster to produce and have the texture of felt. While Woven textile is used for stabilization and support, non-woven textile helps prevent soil erosion and enables healthy vegetation. Non-woven Geotextile comes in two varieties - Polyester and Polypropylene (PP)
Woven textiles, as the name suggests, are produced by weaving synthetic polymers or natural fibers and offer great tensile strength and load capacity. Woven Geotextile is used for building roadways as they provide a stable base for construction. Since woven fabrics are thick and tense, they are relatively impermeable and are not suitable for filtrati
on. Woven Geotextiles are produced in two kinds, namely, Multifilament and Tape by tape.
Ocean Nonwoven Geotextiles - Polyester (PET)
Ocean Nonwoven Geotextiles - Polypropylene (PP)
Ocean Woven Geotextiles Multifilament
Ocean Woven Geotextiles Tape by Tape