Woven Geotextiles are woven from durable, high-modulus polypropylene yarns into competent, robust, dimensionally stable geotextiles. These geotextiles are available in varying tensile strengths and hydraulic properties to suit particular project demands.
Woven Geotextiles are often used for separation and stabilization in the construction of roads. The woven geotextile’s separation action prevents the mixing of dissimilar soils allowing each soil layer in the road structure to function as intended.This is done by imparting stability through the tension membrane effect into the road section reducing rutting and extending roadway life.
Woven geotextiles are made from polypropylene as well, but the manufacturing process, product characteristics, and applications differ dramatically from those of nonwovens. Narrow strands of polypropylene tape are woven together during manufacturing, producing a sturdy fabric, but one with much less permeability than nonwovens.