Secutex® is a needle-punched staple fibre nonwoven geotextile, some products
additionally calendered, used for separation, filtration, protection and
Secutex® is multifunctional
Secutex® geotextiles are used in many fields of civil engineering
including hydraulic engineering, landfill engineering, road construction
and tunnel construction. As a separation layer, Secutex® prevents
individual and distinct granular layers from contaminating one another.
Thus, structural fill and base courses maintain their integrity for a
substantially longer period of time than otherwise possible. When fine
soil layers are present next to drainage layers on highway or railway
construct ion projects, Secutex® functions as a filter preventing fine
soil particles from washing through and com promising the drainage
ability of the coarser layers. Displacement of small amounts of water in
problem areas is facilitated by the in-plane Secutex® transmissivity.
Secutex® nonwoven geotextiles with a high mass per unit area can also
protect geomembranes or pipes against mechanical damage. If necessary, a
woven geotextile can be integrated into the matrix of Secutex® to
distribute dynamic loads and thus augment its protective abilities.
Secutex® is safe
Secutex® is recognised for its long-term filter stability and
separation performance. Its elongation properties are extremely high
such that a high resistance to impacts and push-through loads is
achieved. For protection applications, Secutex® ensures the necessary
factors of safety when manufactured with sufficient thickness. The
mechanical properties of Secutex® – elongation, abrasion resistance,
plunger puncture resistance (CBR), and its overall robustness – and our
many years of experience with geosynthetics guarantee a high degree of
safety. Properly selected Secutex® geotextiles can safely accommodate
heavy dynamic loads and physically aggressive soil conditions. Ask for
details of the geotextile robustness classifications of Secutex®.
Secutex® is economical
Secutex® reduces the requirements for fill materials and there fore
the amount of excavation required to achieve a given profile.
Significant savings are realised not only on construction costs but also
on maintenance costs. Secutex® offers lower construction costs, lower
follow-up costs, and higher performance.
Secutex® is simple
Secutex® can be handled and installed on site with little difficulty.
Rolls are simply deployed on site; no special equipment is required.
When compared to conventional construction methods, Secutex® makes
the grade. Its high elongation capacity and robustness make Secutex®
extremely durable. Secutex® reduces construction and maintenance costs
and has numerous fields of applications.