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Coir – GEO Textiles

WELCO GEO TEXTILES are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geotextile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (looks like mail bag sacking), needle punched (looks like felt), or heat bonded (looks like ironed felt).

WELCO GEO TEXTILES use will sometimes mask slope failures until erosion is too far advanced to effectively and cheaply remediate the slope. When advanced erosion is detected it means costly restoration. In contrast when a hydroseeded area has crust failure, whether from weather, human or animal activity, the damage is visible early and can be cheaply repaired.

The major use of white coir is in rope manufacture. Mats of woven coir fibre are made from the finer grades of bristle and white fibre using hand or mechanical looms. White coir also used to make fishing nets due to its strong resilience to salt water.

Properties of Coir Geotextiles

  1. 100% natural and bio-degradable
  2. Capable of being customised to specific requirements
  3. High tensile strength of coir protects steep surfaces from heavy flows and debris movement
  4. High durability permits plant and soil establishment, natural invasion and land stabilisation