AGRUTex®

Product Overview

AGRUTEX is a nonwoven geotextile product line specifically designed for environmental, civil, and mining applications. When in service, AGRUTEX provides filtration, separation, and/or protection for other geosynthetics. AGRUTEX is easy to install and has a track record of high performance. The geotextile possesses high strength thanks to internally produced staple fibers, which are needled together to form a stable network that retains relational dimensional stability. Additionally, polypropylene provides resistance to ultraviolet, biological, and chemical degradation.

Environmental Applications

AGRUTEX can take a role in filtration, drainage, separation, liner protection, or gas collection as part of an environmental liner system. This geotextile contributes to environmental applications that require high-quality products that exceed GRI standards and government regulations. AGRUTEX is utilized in environmental applications such as landfills, coal ash impoundments, and other waste containment systems. Its role can be broken down into three tasks: to protect geomembranes, to support gas collection and venting systems, and to support liquid and/or gas pressure relief systems.

AGRUTEX’s stability and durability lends itself to bridging across studs of the Super Gripnet geomembrane enabling the built-in drainage layer of the AGRU IDS system. AGRU IDS, short for Integrated Drainage System, is an advanced engineered geosynthetic solution for closure and containment applications that eliminates the need for traditional geocomposites, since the geotextile and liner work together to serve as the drainage layer. This system is exclusively engineered by AGRU, with the most significant benefits being cost and time savings during installation.

Civil Applications

AGRUTEX can take a role in filtration, drainage, separation, and stabilization in a number of civil engineering applications. The six main civil engineering categories are: Road works, railway works, river canals and coastal works, drainage, sports field construction, and agriculture. AGRUTEX can be implemented in a number of ways for these civil engineering projects, including to reinforce soil banks, to promote a firm base for roads and highways, to line ground drains, and to prevent erosion along river banks and the coast.

Mining Applications

AGRUTEX can take a role in cushioning and liner protection, filtration, drainage, and separation in a host of mining applications. A well-designed heap leach pad is essential not only to protect the environment, but also to increase your ability to recover valuable ore from your mining operation. During the preparation of the heap leach pad, AGRUTEX serves to protect the low-permeability geomembrane liner from being punctured by an imperfect subgrade. In this application, AGRUTEX is available in a range of weight classes to meet your subgrade preparation requirements.

In situations with limited availability of operations soil, you can incorporate AGRUTEX into a geocomposite that is capable of supporting the load of heavy-duty machinery, protecting the underlying heap leach pad.

After the heap leach pad is complete, AGRUTEX can also be used as a filter for solution trenching. In this application, AGRUTEX acts as a filter that finely sifts larger particulates from solutions as it is collected as part of the operation.

When mining operations have finally ceased and an impermeable barrier is necessary, AGRUTEX can be combined with a geomembrane or a geocomposite product. This AGRU solution, Integrated Drainage System (IDS), is a Subtitle D-compliant closure and containment system that incorporates an advanced drainage structure within the geomembrane component. By combining multiple layers—each with its unique benefits—into one product, AGRU provides a powerful closure and containment solution that also delivers significant cost savings.

Technical Aspects

  • Stocked and readily available in AGRU’s Fernley, NV and Andrews, SC facilities to effectively service customers nationwide minimizing product lead times.
  • Extends the life of projects and may eliminate the need to import soils for the working or reworking of the sub base.
  • Enables the use of more effective aggregates for drainage applications.
  • Highly customizable to fit your specific application or project requirements.
  • A critical component to AGRU’s Integrated Drainage System (IDS), an advanced engineered geosynthetic solution for closure and containment applications.
  • AGRUTEX geotextiles are engineered for use in environmental, civil, and mining applications.
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  • Civil Data Sheet
  • Civil Data Sheet 040 - 160
  • Environmental Data Sheet
  • Environmental Data Sheet 041 - 161
  • Ultra Heavy Weight Data Sheet
  • Ultra Heavy Weight Data Sheet 321 - 241
  • Containment Solutions

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