Geofabrics extends recycled geotextiles range

Industrial textile producer Geofabrics has extended its range of recycled products utilised in infrastructure projects with the release of Sealmac Green.

A 100 per cent Australian made nonwoven paving fabric, Sealmac Green is made from recycled plastic water bottles, reducing waste to landfill and strengthening Australia’s recycling supply chain.

For over thirty years nonwoven needle punched geotextiles made from virgin materials have been used in Australia as paving fabrics to seal pavements and waterproof the overlay.

More than billion plastic water bottles are purchased every year, creating 660,000 tonnes of plastic waste annually.

Now the 330,000 km of roadways surfaced with sprayed seals, asphalt, or concrete can be laid on Geofabrics sustainable road surfacing solution.

Geofabrics believes the new product can replace up to 1,000 tonnes of offshore sourced polymer with Australian sourced recycled plastics annually.

Geofabrics Australasia CEO, Dennis Grech said: “Using waste plastic that was otherwise destined for a landfill will not only reduce the cost of road repair and construction, but also increase the strength and durability of our roads.

“Geofabric’s mission is to provide smarter infrastructure solutions for our clients, and by using this new technology we can also revolutionise the way we look at recycled plastic.”

From July 2021, state and federal governments will prohibit the export of plastic waste materials.

Geofabrics, Australia’s only manufacturer of geosynthetic products that builds our nation’s roads, rail, landfill and mining infrastructure, has previously launched its bidim Green geotextile.

Picture: Geofabrics

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