“At Geofabrics, we are proud to launch into Australia and to offshore customers a geotextile that includes Australian sourced recycled plastics. Our customers now have a green, sustainable and Australian made geotextile in addition to our Megaflo pipe range that is also Australian made and made from 100% recycled Australian plastics. ” - Dennis Grech, CEO and Managing Director of Geofabrics Australasia
Geofabrics Australasia, a company registered in Australia with trading and manufacturing operations through-out Australia, provides geosynthetic products for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects in Australia and through-out the world. Geofabrics commenced operations in Australia in 1978 and commenced manufacturing in Albury, NSW in 1986.
The bidim® Geotextile range
Bidim geotextile is the most well-known nonwoven geotextile product on the market today. It leads the way in terms of technical performance and versatility and has applications in virtually every civil engineering construction project. It provides drainage, separation, filtration and protection on large scale infrastructure projects in the construction of our national roads and railways, in our nation’s mining infrastructure as well as in smaller applications such as residential, plumbing and landscaping. Bidim nonwoven geotextiles are manufactured in Australia to ISO 9001 standards. It is manufactured in Albury NSW by a workforce of 55 employees.
Bidim has historically been manufactured with polymer sourced from offshore markets. Bidim Green is a product enhancement that will replace between 500 – 1,000 tonnes of offshore sourced polymer with Australian sourced recycled plastics.
What does this mean for Australia?
“At Geofabrics we pride ourselves in providing Australia with innovative solutions in geosynthetics and social responsibility in protecting our environment. “bidim Green” is providing a solution that will be buried in the ground to serve a design and safety purpose whether in a road, bridge or landfill and not buried in a waste cell to fill a void. Household plastic containers can now be disposed knowing that they will be used to build our future infrastructure in Australia and the World. Bidim Green – MADE IN AUSTRALIA, By AUSTRALIANS FROM Australian Recycled plastics. ”
- Peter Tzelepis, Executive Director - Sales and Business Development, Geofabrics Australasia