SKAPS Nonwoven division produces Civil and Environmental nonwoven geotextile that is needle-punched and made of 100% polypropylene staple fibers, which are formed into a random network for dimensional stability. All SKAPS geotextile products resist ultraviolet deterioration, rotting, biological degradation, naturally encountered basics and acids. Polypropylene is stable within a pH range of 2 to 13.
SKAPS geotextile fabrics are woven polypropylene materials offering optimum performance when used in stabilization applications. Produced from first quality raw materials, SKAPS woven geotextiles provide the perfect balance of strength and separation in styles capable of functioning exceptionally well in a wide range of performance requirements.
SKAPS TRANSNET is a biaxial geonet manufactured from high density polyethylene for the purpose of environmental drainage control.
SKAPS produces TRANSNET in thicknesses ranging from 160 to 330 mils. The most common application is landfill leachate collection. TRANSNET is specially
formulated to allow for use in high load applications such as landfill cells where compression resistance is critical. The biaxial grid design, which is the proven standard in today’s geonets, provides high flow characteristics in both machine and cross directions. The ability to allow complete flow in all directions is critical due to irregular surfaces caused by settlement and construction. TRANSNET may also be incorporated with a geotextile based on customer specifications.
SKAPS geocomposite is a TRANSNET geonet bonded with a nonwoven geotextile. The primary purpose of a geocomposite is use as a filter media for leachate solutions. The geotextile acts as the filter for the migrating fluid and only allows liquids to enter and be carried by the geonet.
SKAPS selects only high quality polypropylene geotextiles to be used in the manufacturing of its geocomposites. These geotextiles are available in various weights and can be laminated in either a single or double-sided configuration. The final product is based upon engineering requirements.