Reliable and durable, geosynthetics provide far superior barrier protection and terrain stabilisation than other more traditional, natural materials. Widely used in the construction industry, geosynthetics for mining are gaining popularity, with the value of this innovative solution now being realised by operators around the world.

Huesker are market leaders in geosynthetics for mining. The company’s Minegrid product is manufactured using high-tenacity polyester and coated with a flame-resistant, anti-static coating.

It is available in a range of tensile strengths, from 35 kN/m to 1000 kN/m, with a standard roll size at 5m x 100m. Shorter, narrower rolls are available upon request.

Huesker’s Minegrid is available through its North American distributer Carroll Technologies.

According to Carroll Technologies president Allen Haywood: “Heusker geosythetics are used for several applications. The Mine Grid product that they supply is typically used on the rib or the walls, where it catches debris. It’s a safety product that prevents debris from rolling out onto roadways, or that may fall and hit bystanders. 

“It can be used underground to support roofs and walls, or used outside to do the same thing; supporting highwalls that follow long roadways. Huesker also has road bedding products to build foundations, or applications where they have soft ground. They have products that help build impoundments for slump pumps or different kinds of impoundments.”

Carroll Technologies provides mining equipment to more than 800 mines across the US alongside its industry-leading, 24/7 Miner Care service, including on-call technical support, factory-certified repair, and rapid response safety compliance. Carroll’s factory-authorised repair centres help to extend the service-life of support products, improving personnel safety as well as the value of your investment.

For more information on geosynthetics for mining or to purchase Huesker’s Minegrid, call Carroll Technologies for a quote at 606-573-1000 or send an enquiry here.