Water & Environment - the value proposition
Geosynthetic products play an important role in separating soil layers, stabilizing earth structures and reinforcing retaining walls, as well as in filtering, drainage, sealing, storage and protection against erosion.. Geosynthetics can also be used for covering water basins and for filtering and dewatering contaminated sludge. Moreover, there is a growing need to be able to measure erosion, soil deformation and infrastructure subsidence.
Creating a breakwater with geosynthetics at Luctody (France)
Among the advantages of using geosynthetics are savings in building materials and transport costs, the possibility of using locally available sand and stones for infill and cover purposes, the life span, and rapid implementation. This also applies in the case of unstable and sloping terrain. As geosynthetics have a relatively small CO2 footprint, they are positioned as sustainable and environmentally friendly systems. Furthermore TenCate Geosynthetics provides the customer with the desired technical support.
Responding to the growing attention to water management and the applicability of geosynthetics, TenCate Geosynthetics has set up a Water & Environment business unit. This is in line with the group’s vision: TenCate Geosynthetics as the leading global provider of geosynthetic products and solutions that enhance the world’s infrastructure, protect the environment and conserve natural resources.