Profile – RM Geotex Ltd.
RM Geotex Ltd. is a progressive non-woven Geotextile Manufacturer in Bangladesh. The Company projects bright and promising future ahead in Bangladesh. Our state of art equipments ensures high quality product, meeting the needs and expectations of customers.
We are committed to deliver products and services to support industrial and social infrastructural development of Bangladesh through leading edge customized Geotextile solution. Our Geotextile fabrics are designed to meet today’s advanced geotechnical engineering requirements for Stabilization, Separation, Filtration, Reinforcement and Erosion Control. Using the latest technology in fabric manufacturing provides our customers with quality products unsurpassed in the industry.
Our Geotextiles are especially suitable for the following applications: road works, construction, ground systems, drainage/filtration, hydraulic works and waste disposal.
RM Geotex Ltd. carries forward the legacy and manufacturing excellence of the Mamun Group, a diversified business conglomerate and one of the leading global. The Mamun Group operates multiple production facilities in Shibrampur, Faridpur in Bangladesh. We aim to become a global leader of technical textiles with quality, innovation, trustworthiness, and technological prowess woven as intrinsic brand values.
What is Geotextiles:
In the prefix of geo-textile, geo means earth and the ‘textile’ means fabric. Geo-textiles are the most versatile and cost-effective ground modification materials. It is a special type of technical textile which is used in foundation, soil, rock, earth, or any other geotechnical engineering material in human made project, structure or system. Their use has expanded rapidly into nearly all areas of civil, geotechnical, environmental, coastal, and hydraulic engineering. Earlier, all the geo-textiles were manufactured by synthetic fiber. But this is harmful for the environment. For the eco-friendly properties, the natural fiber geo-textile getting popularity. Jute geo-textile (geo-jute) is one of the most popular natural geo-textile. The popularity of jute geo-textile in the world market is increasing day by day due to its eco-friendly characteristics. Bangladesh is one of the biggest jute producing country. So Bangladesh has a great chance to earn a lot of money by exporting jute geo-textile. But most of the jute processing industries are exporting raw jute, jute yarn and jute packaging material. The export earning can be increased several times by exporting geo-jute within same raw material with significant value addition.
Geo-textiles in world market:
Geo-textile is one of the most rapidly growing sectors. In comparing with the other technical textiles, the annual growth rate of geo-textiles is very high.
Geo-Textiles & the environment
Now a day’s environment and ecological sustainability become one of the prime issues in the modern development strategy. Without positive environmental and ecological sustainability product becomes obsolete. No benefit can be harnessed from this type of technology whatever big achievement it may be.
Geo-textiles are not new technology. But their modern uses have started with the advancement of synthetic and polymeric products and their ever increasing applications in different forms and areas of civil engineering are not very old. At the beginning synthetic geo-textile materials were mostly popular. Synthetic geo-textiles are made of polymers and plastics. Hydro-carbons, petro-chemicals, fossils are the basic raw materials for their production. All green house gases and effects are somehow related with their manufacturing which causes acid rain, deforestation, desertification, depletion in ozone layer and biodiversity, warming of earth, rising of sea water level etc. During their manufacturing process various plasticizers, fillers, sensitizes, stabilizers, antioxidants etc. are to be compounded for effective product development. These additive materials are more hydrolysable and have got properties from alkaline to acidic in nature. Moreover, non-destructible nature of these synthetic geo-textiles has direct effect on soil, water, air and other biotic and a biotic system. Again these geo-textiles often come in contract with life cycles of animals, fisher, insects, and pest along with various micro organisms and create imbalance in their natural conditions of life leading.
Synthetic geo bag laid alongside the Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf marine drive not successful in all the places to protect that.
On the other hand jute geo-textile is biodegradable and eco-friendly. In the manufacturing process of jute geo-textile no harmful chemical is used. So it is not harmful for the environment. After a certain period the jute geo-textile meshes with the soil and act as a fertilizer.
Using jute as geo-textiles is a recent and emerging technology in nontechnical and bio-engineering fields. Geo-textiles are not a single commodity. All jute products can be used as geo-textiles. But one of the most important weaknesses of the jute products is their quick biodegradability. But their life span can be extended even up to 20 years through different treatments and blending. Thus it is possible to manufacture designed biodegradable jute geo-textile, having specific tenacity, porosity, permeability, transmissible according to need and location specificity.
Advantages of jute geo-textile:
- Abundant Availability
- Superior drape ability
- Greater Moisture Retention Capacity
- Lower Costs compared to Synthetic Geo-textiles
- Ease of Installation
- Bio-degradable Properties
Jute geo-textile and Bangladesh:
Jute is a lingo-cellulose, composite natural fiber. It is a seasonal agricultural crop. Widely grow in this part of the world particularly Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Temperate, wet and humid climate of Bangladesh are very conducive to the growth of jute. Jute produced in Bangladesh was once known as the ‘Golden fiber’ accounting for 80% of total world export. In course of time with the advent of synthetic material however, Jute lost that primary position and have to go for diversification. Jute Geo-textile is one of those effects of diversified approaches. Now a days, jute geo-textile is getting popularity in foreign market. The imputers are showing interest to buy jute geo-textile in case of synthetic geo-textile, because of its eco-friendly characteristics and cheap cost. So the demand of jute geo-textile in foreign market is increasing rapidly. As we are a major jute producing country, so it is a great chance for us to earn a lot of foreign currency by exporting jute geo-textile.