NAUE GmbH & Co. KG (an ISO 9001 certified group of international companies) manufacturers geotextiles, geomembranes, GCLs, geogrids, drainage and erosion control mats for all geotechnical and civil engineering applications. They also offer product development and geotechnical advice to assist with even the most challenging projects. Major applications in which NAUE’s technologies are utilized include landfill design and closure, groundwater protection, road building, tunneling, waterproofing, environmental remediation, hydraulic engineering, shoreline stabilization, and much more.

NAUE’s innovations, such as the needlepunching process for geosynthetic clay liners, have earned the company accolades, including the highest honor bestowed by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)–an IGS Award.

At NAUE, we offer project-specific product development, geotechnical engineering support, and solutions to complicated challenges to simplify your project, increase the sustainability of your sites, and extend project service lives.

Geosynthetic Approach Saves 40% Cost for Arkun Dam

The newly constructed Arkun Dam hydropower facility on the Çoruh River (Turkey) would have been considerably more expensive if conventional concrete walls were used along the edges of the power station. NAUE Geosynthetics profiles the project and the reinforced earth option that was selected and which saved 40% on the cost for this portion of the project.
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In addition to NAUE's extensive product portfolio (outlined below), users can gain insight into geosynthetics through NAUE TV--a library of informational project, application and material short films--and the company's extensive case study library.


Bentofix® - Bentofix® is a needle-punched reinforced geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) with two geotextile layers encapsulating a layer of sodium bentonite for sealing applications. Bentofix® "X" types are needlepunched GCLs where the woven fabric is coated with a low permeability and gas-tight polyolefin coating to achieve an immeadiate barrier prior to hydration.

Carbofol® - Carbofol® is a chemical resistant geomembrane with smooth of structure-embossed surface for sealing applications.

Combigrid - Combigrid® is a composite product of a Secugrid® geogrid, with a needle-punched Secutex® nonwoven geotextile firmly welded between the reinforcement bars, for soil stabilisation, separation and filtration applications.

Secugrid® - Secugrid® is a structurally sound and stable geogrid for soil reinforcement, manufactured of extruded and drawn bars, flat and welded solidly together.

Secudrain® - Secudrain® is a three-dimensional composite product, consisting of a drainage core and firmly attached filter nonwoven geotextiles for drainage applications.

Secumat® - Secumat® is a three-dimensional erosion control mat with a labyrinth-like synthetic core.

Secutex® - Secutex® is a needle-punched staple fibre nonwoven geotextile, some products additionally calendered, used for separation, filtration, protection and drainage.

Terrafix® - Terrafix® is a single- or multi-layer, needle-punched nonwoven for separation, filtration, protection and sand container applications.

m3 - NAUE m3 is a Secugrid® reinforced slope and retaining wall system. Multiple material combinations and designs (Clamp, Wrap, Nail, Gabion, Block, Panel, Steel T, Steel P) give the designer a huge array of options for slopes and wall configurations, angles, and aesthetics.


  • NAUE Earns ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification
    In its annual year-end newsletter, NAUE Geosynthetics has announced a significant achievement: ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification for its production sites in Germany. The international company manufactures Bentofix® geosynthetic clay liners, Carbofol® geomembranes, Secugrid® geogrids, Combigrid® composite reinforcement materials, and other well-known geosynthetic brands. The global, ... »
  • PODCAST: Perspectives on Puncture Protection for Landfill Lining Systems
    The field of geosynthetics has often been defined by how these materials improve the performance and economics of a particular site or application. One of the ways that geosynthetics achieve such goals is through rigorous testing to ensure proper selection of a material. However, engineering approaches are often driven by a market’s level of infrastructure development and regulatory readiness. Thi... »
  • Geosynthetic Response to Gas Pipeline Explosion
    By NAUE Geosynthetics – In the early hours of an October Saturday, a high-pressure gas pipeline exploded in Lithuania’s Širvintos region near the village of Medžiukai. The Lithuanian Emergency Response Facility arrived at the site to discover that more than 75m of pipe length had been destroyed in the blast. The explosion was powerful enough to have left behind a 15m-diameter, 3m-deep hole that ex... »
  • NAUE Asia Achieves SAMM Accreditation for Testing Geosynthetics
    When the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG founded NAUE Asia Sdn. Bhd. (NASB) in Malaysia in 2011, it did so to serve infrastructure markets in Asia and Oceania—and to do so with the same high-quality standards it employs at its renowned facilities in Germany. Now, the NAUE Asia testing laboratory has achieved SAMM accreditation for testing geosynthetics, in accordanc... »
  • Pumped Storage Facility Revitalized by GCL Barrier
    By NAUE – After more than 50 years of operation, the Hohenwarte II pumped storage facility near Saalfeld/Thuringia had seen many changes both in the ways in which the facility needed to be used and in its infrastructure and performance. Numerous changes had occurred to the site’s inlets and outlets. The pumped storage facility began to exhibit high rates of leakage. The issue was the aging, ... »

Kent Von Maubeuge
NAUE GmbH & Co.

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32339 Espelkamp-Fiestel
Phone: +49 5743 41 228
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