WIELSBEKE - Geotextiles provide highly versatile, durable and natural resource-saving alternatives in large infrastructure works, and offer durable protection in erosion control and waste/water management projects. As a major supplier to this industry, Beaulieu International Group will showcase how its latest geotextile solutions offer greater sustainability for civil engineering projects at the upcoming EuroGeo7 exhibition.
At the show, which takes place in Warsaw in September, Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI) and Beaulieu Technical Textiles (BTT) will highlight a range of high-performance geosynthetics ranging from high tenacity fibres for lightweight, nonwoven geotextiles to high durability woven geotextiles with an environmentally beneficial impact.
“EuroGeo7 is bringing the geotextile community together to further promote and develop geosynthetics in a fast changing global economy striving for growth while reducing its carbon footprint along the supply chain," said Jefrem Jennard, Sales Director Fibres, and Roy Kerckhove, Sales Director Technical Textiles. “We are continuously developing our fibres and finished engineering textiles with proven sustainability-enhancing benefits to progress product development and customer sustainability goals on fossil carbon reduction, while taking concrete steps to reduce our own environmental footprint.”
For manufacturers of nonwoven geotextiles, BFI’s high-tenacity HT8 staple fibres enable customers to achieve nonwovens with high mechanical performance at reduced fibre weight. The HT8 high tenacity fibres are designed in a way that customers can meet the industry durability standards for a longer service lifetime, supporting more sustainable design and resource reduction over time.
BTT’s woven geotextiles are amongst the most sustainable in the industry and provide a wide range of functions, including separation, filtration, reinforcement and erosion control. They follow the comprehensive European standard EN 15804+A2 and are accompanied by third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) to communicate the sustainability of each product to customers transparently.
According to BIG, sustainability improvement is key to its long-term strategy, demonstrated by its commitment to supporting the geotextile industry by targeting and accelerating change and communicating the sustainable performance of its products. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are integrated into its business and are the foundations of the new Route 2030 Sustainability Roadmap.
BFI and BTT have also conducted lifecycle assessments to calculate their activities' carbon footprint and solutions and have received external recognition for their ongoing sustainability efforts. For example, in 2022, BFI was awarded a Silver EcoVadis sustainability rating, and BFI and BTT are proud recipients of the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2022.