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Geotextiles in Landfill – Melville Wood Case Study

Landfill Basal Protection – HPS 19

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Lower Melville Wood Landfill, Fife


CT Lining Ltd


HPS19 Geotextile (6m x 50m)


Landfill Basal Protection – GEOfabrics HPS19

Another great example of the GEOfabrics HPS19 protection geotextile being installed as part of the basal system at Lower Melville Wood landfill site.

HPS19 is a thick needle punched non-woven geotextile manufactured from 100% virgin polypropylene high tenacity fibres containing 1% active carbon black. The main functions of the HPS19 is to protect the geomembrane from puncture, ultraviolet degradation, thermal and localised stress concentrations.

The HPS19 is also installed to protect the liner from stresses, puncture and penetration from the overlying drainage media and waste; both short term dynamic loadings and long-term static loadings. A protective material must protect the geomembrane through the permanent distribution of concentrated stresses on the geomembrane

For more information on our Landfill Products please contact our Sector Manager Gavin O’Brien – Landfill Engineering (UK & Ireland) –

The benefits of using GEOfabrics HPS19:

Easy installation – 6m wide rolls
Manufactured for performance – high tenacity fibre Isotropic properties – Strength in all directions
UV Stabilised – Active carbon black
100% virgin polymer Fibres – 100 years durability

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