It can be blended with any other fibre in the PFE portfolio, allowing the original clarity to show through. Polypropylene staple fibre nonwoven geotextiles display high tensile strength, with excellent elongation and particle retention properties. The inert fibre has no detrimental effect on the environment, and is suitable for harsh soil and water conditions, including salt and chemical attack.
Geotextile applications include shoreline protection, waste containment, and civil construction. Geocontainers are specified in the design of artificial groynes and breakwaters, in beach nourishment and dune establishment, and erosion prevention on riverbanks. Geotextiles are also used to protect the waterproof membranes in waste containment dams. In civils, geotextiles are used to contain the fines in the bearing courses, and prevent clogging of the drainage layer in road and building works. Other applications include golf bunker and vegetation establishment matting.
The specifications of our GHT™ fibre are a critical component in achieving the performance parameters on the final geotextile products. The addition of various stabilisation systems provides a range of flexible options on enquiry. Customer-specific colours and kilolangley requirements are matched on request, with a minimum quantity of 5 tonnes per colour applicable.
The following products are available in this category
- GHT™ 6.7
- Geo 11/17
- GHT™ 83
GHT™ 6.7 fibre offers fine decitex, with extremely high tenacity, a high crimp level and a long cut length. This, together with low elongation, enables manufacturers of geotextiles to meet specifications in terms of tensile strength, static puncture resistance, energy absorption and pore size.
Geo 11/17 fibres relatively fine decitex, facilitating the web forming process. High UV stabilisation may be specified where exposure to sunlight is critical, such as in the manufacture of geocontainers for shoreline protection and landscaping applications.
GHT™ 83 fibre offers coarse decitex, adding bulk to heavy-weight geotextiles. High UV stabilisation may be specified where exposure to sunlight is critical, such as in the manufacture of geocontainers for shoreline protection and landscaping applications.