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TerraTex® GE116

TerraTex® GE116 is a needle-punched nonwoven geotextile made of 100% polypropylene staple fibers, which are formed into a random network for dimensional stability. TerraTex® GE116 resists ultraviolet deterioration, rotting, biological degradation, naturally encountered basics and acids. TerraTex® GE116 conforms to the properties listed as per Table 1-10-2, Extra Heavy, of AREMA Manual of Railway Engineering, pg. 1-10-7, (2013)




All values provided are intended for rapid comparison purposes, only. Please refer to a specific product’s Product Data Sheet (PDS) and the disclaimers therein for a detailed listing of all characteristics, associated definitions and values needed for structure design, specification compliance review and product submittal purposes. Please Download PDS for all information transfer, printing and submittal purposes.

Unless noted otherwise, all values are minimum average roll values (MARV).
Property Test Method English Metric
Weight (Typical) 1
ASTM D5261 16.0 oz/yd2 543 g/m2
Grab Tensile
ASTM D4632 350 lbs 1.555 kN
Grab Elongation
ASTM D4632 20 % 20 %
Trapezoid Tear
ASTM D4533 150 lbs 0.665 kN
Pin Puncture Resistance
ASTM D4833 185 lbs 0.820 kN
Mullen Burst
ASTM D3786 620 psi 4,270 kPa
Permittivity 1
ASTM D4491 0.67 sec-1 0.67 sec-1
Permeability 1
ASTM D4491 0.10 cm/sec 0.10 cm/sec
Water Flow Rate 1
ASTM D4491 50 gpm/ft2 50 Lpm/m2
AOS 1 , 2
ASTM D4751 70 US Std. Sleve 0.212 mm
Planar Transmissivity 3
ASTM D4761 0.006 ft2/min 0.0000093 m2/sec
Abrasion Resistance Strength Retained
ASTM D4886 80 % 80 %
UV Resistance
ASTM D4355 70 % @ 500 hrs 70 % @ 500 hrs

  • 1   At the time of manufacturing. Handling, storage, and shipping may change these properties.
  • 2   Value represents maximum average roll value.
  • 3   Transmissivity is measured at Gradient 1.0 and 3.5 psi load with 15-minute seating time between steel plates.