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Types of Geotextile Materials
Geotextiles are durable fabrics that stabilize soil and increase ground strength in different applications. Geotextiles are usually made from polypropylene and are used in erosion control and slope stabilization. We offer nonwoven and woven geotextiles. See the charts below for more information on nonwoven and woven geotextile fabric applications and mesh to micron size comparisons.
Geotextile Micron Size Chart
Use our mesh to micron size comparison chart below when selecting geotextile for your project. Listed on all of our geotextile materials specification charts is a property called AOS or Apparent Opening Size. The value for the AOS will be listed in US Sieve. Match the US Sieve for your fabric to find the size in inches, millimeters and microns. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us. We are happy to help.
|Fabric||US Sieve (AOS)||Micron Sizes|
|3.1 oz. Nonwoven||50||297|
|3.5 oz. Nonwoven||50||297|
|4 oz. Nonwoven||70||210|
|4.5 oz Nonwoven||70||210|
|6 oz. Nonwoven||70||210|
|8 oz. Nonwoven||80||177|
|10 oz. Nonwoven||100||149|
|12 oz. Nonwoven||100||149|
|16 oz. Nonwoven||100||149|
Types of Filtered Material for Micron Sizes
Use the chart below as a guide to determine the mesh to micron size for the type of material involved in your project.
|US Sieve||Micron Size||Typical Material|
Geotextle Mesh Size to Micron Conversion Chart
Mesh to Micron Size Comparison Chart
Geotextile Materials Application Chart
To help select woven or nonwoven geotextile fabric for various applications, the following table has been developed. Geotextile Fabrics are manufactured in different weights to accommodate specific project needs for durability, drainage, and other factors. We are one of the top geotextile fabric suppliers, so contact our knowledgeable staff for help after reviewing the chart.
|Nonwoven Fabric||Subsurface Drainage
Stabilization and Separation
Railroads Only Use Heavy Weight Nonwovens
|Woven Slit Film Fabric||Stabilization and Separation
|Woven Monofilament Fabric||Subsurface Drainage
Erosion Protection (in gap graded soils)
|High Strength Wovens||Stabilization and Reinforcement|
|Grids||Stabilization and Reinforcement|
|Drainage Nets||In-Plane Drainage (with light weight nonwovens)|
|Pre-Fabricated Drainage Structure||Subsurface Drainage|
|Combination of Grids and Nonwoven Fabric||Special Stabilization
Natural Fiber Products
As an alternative to synthetic geotextile materials, natural fiber products like coir can also be implemented to help with erosion control and stabilization in your location. Unlike geotextiles, coir is a natural, biodegradable product. Our coir products include: