Controlling web gauge and tensile strength saves >£500k p.a.
Raw material yield improvement  and process control – geosynthetics



Private Geosynthetics Company


Reduce specific cost of raw material usage by decreasing gauge variation and at the same time improving tensile strength


•  8% reduction in polymer usage per square metre whilst improving tensile strength

•  Total annualised material savings in excess of £525k p.a.


•  Form a multi-disciplinary site team and coach them to use our problem solving approach

•  Identify the process variables that give rise to break rate, gauge variation and high edge waste - and bring them under control

•  Understand what drives cross web tensile strength versus the machine direction;  change the material lay up pattern to achieve a 1:1 ratio and therefore increase throughput

In turn, this frees capacity for further sales growth