What is the difference between a woven and nonwoven geotextile?

June 16th, 2021

By Joshua Venters, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group The use of geotextiles has steadily grown over the past century. Geotextiles were initially derived from existing textiles that were readily available on the market, such as carpet backing and upholstery fabric. Manufacturers have modified geotextiles to provide increased benefits to roadway construction. While there are two […]

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Benefits of woven and nonwoven geotextiles

March 18th, 2021

Woven geotextile fabrics are manufactured through traditional weaving of individual threads into sizeable sheets. Individual threads are made of different kinds of materials, ranging from fibrillated yarns to monofilaments, slit films, etc. They are woven together on a specialized loom to create a large, uniform piece or sheet of geotextile material. Because of this process, […]

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GCL woven side against geomembrane

October 1st, 2015

Flammability? Zip ties? MARV? Ponds? GT Specs? Questions and answers from the GMA Techline. I seem to recall a webinar or presentation in which the presenter warned against using the woven side of a GCL against a geomembrane due to bentonite squeeze-out and subsequent slippage. Instead, the nonwoven side was recommended against the geomembrane with […]

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