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Medium Weight Nonwoven Geotextiles

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What is Cow Carpet?

Cow Carpet® is a nonwoven geotextile that reduces mud and improves the footing and health of your animals. It works well for feed bunks, stream crossings and paddocks. Cow Carpet® meets most NRCS specifications for Class 1.

What nonwoven can I use to catch debris while washing my boat?

We recommend Marine Recovery Fabric. This product catches paint chips and other deleterious debris that fall off a boat during power washing. Its high flow rate allows plenty of filtered water to pass back safely into the waterway.

Which nonwoven fabrics will work under rip-rap?

US 160NW meets the AASHTO M-288 Class 2 and US 205NW meets the AASHTO M-288 Class 1 for rip-rap applications. However, if you are dealing with fine grain beach sands, a woven monofilament such as US 670 would be the best option. Check the woven filtration section for more info.

Are your medium weight nonwoven filtration geotextiles NTPEP compliant?

Yes. You will find the NTPEP GTX numbers on the data sheets for those nonwoven geotextiles that have been approved by NTPEP.

I am trying to meet a project specification, can you help?

Absolutely! This is what we do best. Give us a call at 800-518-2290. Our geotextile experts are glad to help.

What is an environmental nonwoven geotextile?

An environmental nonwoven is a geotextile manufactured specifically for landfill leachate drainage and liner protection. These products are thicker than standard nonwovens and come in very large and heavy rolls. Unless your project requires an environmental nonwoven you should use a standard civil nonwoven.

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Medium Weight Nonwoven Geotextiles

US Fabrics' medium weight nonwoven geotextiles are made from staple filaments of polypropylene fiber that are needlepunched and heat set.

  • 6.0 – 8.0 oz/sy
  • AASHTO Class 1 & 2 Fabrics
  • NTPEP Approved Fabrics
  • Erosion Control Geotextiles
  • Bulkhead Geotextiles
  • Rip Rap Geotextiles
  • Cow Carpet
  • Stream Crossings
  • Boat Washing

Medium weight nonwoven geotextiles (6oz. to 8oz.) are most commonly used for erosion control applications including behind bulkheads or under rip-rap. A nonwoven geotextile allows a lot of water to pass through it while still keeping existing soils in place.

However, needle-punched nonwovens are not effective for erosion control applications along shorelines consisting of fine grain beach sands. These particles will get caught within the matrix of the fabric causing it to clog. For bulkhead and rip-rap applications along beachfronts it is recommended to use a woven filtration geotextile.

In addition, nonwoven geotextiles can be used in separation applications. The NRCS recommends using a nonwoven geotextile and stone to protect stream crossings.

AASHTO M-288 Class 1 & 2 Nonwovens

US 160NW meets AASHTO M-288 Class 2 for Permanent Erosion Control, Subsurface Drainage, Stabilization and Separation. US 205NW meets Class 1 for these applications.

Specialty Medium Weight Nonwovens

Cow Carpet® will provide better footing and create a healthier environment for your animals in and around paddocks, feeding troughs, watering ramps, feedlots and loafing areas.

US 205NW is useful as a recovery tarp to catch debris and paint chips as a result of cleaning or repairing boats. This versatile fabric catches the debris, but allows water to pass through. The result is significantly reduced runoff and suspended solids pollution as well as much cleaner and safer facilities.

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