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Nonwovens Geotextiles
Geotextiles play a key role in many environmental engineering and construction projects. Versatile and lightweight, they are typically used for drainage, filtration and soil stabilization applications.

More robust than woven materials, nonwoven geotextiles retain their size and shape and are resistant to damage from construction. They can be manufactured in different weights and strengths for specific project needs.

The filtration properties of nonwoven geotextiles help retain soil particles in drainage applications while allowing free water flow. They also help prevent soil erosion and provide cushioning and protection for containment projects.

AMETEK Surface Vision provides on-line detection, identification and visualization of nonwoven defects to major manufacturers around the world. Our trusted, expert solutions have been in use in the industry for more than 20 years, with more roll goods producers guaranteeing their quality through us than all other inspection systems combined.
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    • Nonwovens Chemical Bonded
      Chemical Bonded

      Binders can be laid onto the web surface to join the fibers together chemically. This may result in surface blemishes, and so needs careful inspection.

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    • Nonwovens Composites

      Composite nonwovens combine a mixture of fibers and plastics to form a specialized fabric. This requires surface monitoring to ensure the different components form a uniform surface.

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    • Nonwovens Thermal Bonded
      Thermal Bonded

      Webs of synthetic fibers are bonded together by heat, often applied by heated rolling. An automated inspection system will detect any surface defects from this production process.

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    • Nonwovens  Thru-air Bonded
      Thru-air Bonded

      Fibers can be spun into a web by directed, heated air through a continuous process. Manual inspection can be difficult at this stage, so an accurate automated solution is required.

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