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Heavy Weight Nonwoven Geotextiles

Heavy Weight Nonwoven Geotextiles

US Fabrics' heavy weight nonwoven geotextiles (10 oz. to 16 oz.) are made from staple filaments of polypropylene fiber and are needlepunched and heat set.

  • 10.0 – 16.0 oz/sy
  • NTPEP Approved Fabrics
  • Geomembrane Cushion
  • AREMA Grade Geotextiles
  • Permanent Erosion Control

A heavy weight nonwoven geotextile can be used as a geomembrane cushion in civil applications such as retention/detention ponds. Placing a nonwoven geotextile above or below the impermeable geomembrane helps protect it from punctures.

They are also effective for permanent erosion control applications utilizing large rip-rap and/or requiring extreme drop heights.

Heavy weight nonwoven geotextiles are also used for railroad stabilization. When placed under track, heavyweight nonwoven geotextiles prevent intermixing of the ballast with the soil below. And unlike a geogrid, they can withstand the abrasion.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) recommends a 10-12 oz nonwoven geotextile for regular applications; a 12-16 oz nonwoven geotextile for heavy applications; and a 16-20 oz nonwoven geotextile for extra heavy applications.

MARV Weight Environmental Nonwovens

Nonwoven geotextiles heavier than 16 oz are available. These are M.A.R.V. weight products that are used exclusively in the environmental market. If your landfill project requires these products please take a look at our environmental nonwoven geotextiles.

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