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.