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A short guide on geotextile standards

European standards on geotextiles and geotextile-related products are developed by CEN/TC 189 Geosynthetics. International standards are developed by ISO/TC 221 Geosynthetics.

Over the past 20 years both Committees have issued more than 80 standards and amendments to standards, covering both geotextiles (and geotextile-related products) and geosynthetic barriers.

This guide only covers geotextiles and geotextile-related products, not geosynthetic barriers (geomembranes).
European geotextile standards can be roughly divided in product specifications (related to applications) and test methods. This guide will give a summary of the content of the product specifications and a short description of the test methods.

Download the Short guide on European and international geotextile standards edited by Dr Fred Foubert (Centexbel), secretary to CEN/TC 189 Geosynthetics.