Geotextile Materials Selection
Mesh and Micron Size Conversion Chart
When choosing different types of geotextile materials, a mesh to micron size chart can help you find out what type of geotextile fabric is right for you. Geotextile materials are available in a range of woven and nonwoven fabrics to accommodate applications that require stabilization, aggregate separation, or filtration. The geotextile function depends widely on the micron sizes and fabric make. As one of the top U.S. geotextile fabric suppliers, GEI Works offers a variety of geotextile materials for many applications and industries. See our mesh to micron size geotextile comparison chart below.
Complete Mesh Size to Micron Chart
Use our mesh to micron size comparison chart below when selection geotextile for your project. Listed on all of our geotextile materials specification charts is a property called AOS or Apparent Opening Size. The value for the AOS will be listed in US Sieve. Match the US Sieve for your fabric to find the size in inches, millimeters and microns.
Types of Geotextile Materials
Geotextiles are durable fabrics that stabilize soil and increase ground strength in different applications. Geotextiles are usually made from polypropylene and are used in erosion control and slope stabilization. We offer nonwoven and woven geotextiles. See the charts below for more information on nonwoven and woven geotextile fabric applications and mesh to micron size comparisons.
|Nonwoven Geotextiles||Woven Geotextiles|
Geotextile Micron Size Chart
|Fabric||US Sieve (AOS)||Micron Sizes|
|3.1 oz. Nonwoven||50||297|
|3.5 oz. Nonwoven||50||297|
|4 oz. Nonwoven||70||210|
|6 oz. Nonwoven||70||210|
|8 oz. Nonwoven||80||177|
|10 oz. Nonwoven||100||149|
|12 oz. Nonwoven||100||149|
|16 oz. Nonwoven||100||149|
Types of Filtered Material for Micron Sizes
Use the chart below as a guide to determine the mesh to micron size for the type of material involved in your project.
|US Sieve||Micron Size||Typical Material|
Geotextile Materials Application Chart
To help select woven or nonwoven geotextile fabric for various applications, the following table has been developed. Geotextile Fabrics are manufactured in different weights to accommodate specific project needs for durability, drainage, and other factors. GEI Works is a one of the top geotextile fabric suppliers, so contact our knowledgeable staff for help after reviewing the chart.
|Woven Slit Film Fabric||
|Woven Monofilament Fabric||
|High Strength Wovens||
|Pre-Fabricated Drainage Structure||
|Combination of Grids and Nonwoven Fabric||
Natural Fiber Products
As an alternative to synthetic geotextile materials, natural fiber products like coir can also be implemented to help with erosion control and stabilization in your location. Unlike geotextiles, coir is a natural, biodegradable product. Our coir products include: