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Geotextile line addresses EPA’s new effluent guidelines

March 12th, 2010 / By: / Industry News

Fiberweb Inc. has introduced Typar Matrix 3-D geotextiles. The new patent-pending, three-dimensional geotextile products are designed to reduce soil erosion and help meet recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effluent limit guidelines, according to a press release from the company.

The new line of geotextiles offer a passive-treatment system designed to work with silt fence, straw wattles, and other traditional practices to ensure compliance with the new regulations. The EPA guidelines place national monitoring requirements and enforceable numeric limitations on construction and development site stormwater discharges.

Manufactured with a durable, nonwoven fabric in a honeycomb formation, the new Typar geotextiles can be filled with sand, earth, rock, mulch, or other specified material to produce a stable, self-supported, filtration structure, according to the press release. Water flows through the structure while soil particles are retained, thereby reducing sediment runoff. This product is available in four sizes.

For more information on the Typar Matrix 3-D geotextiles: www.typargeotextiles.com

For additional details on the new EPA guidelines: www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/construction

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