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 Achieves BBA Certification for Secugrid® HS Geogrids
    Late last week, global geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE confirmed that its innovative high-strength geogrid Secugrid® HS has received BBA certification. It’s a significant achievement and an acknowledgement of the high quality of the material. BBA Certification provides assurance of technical compliance within the construction industry. The certificate was presented to Andy Cracknell, Director of N... »
  • Landfill Expansion and Mondernization in Shenzhen
    Shenzhen is one of China’s many cities on a fast modernization track. Not unexpectedly, the city’s rapid industrial and residential growth has created numerous environmental quality challenges. The Hong Hua Ling Landfill is a unique piece of Shenzhen’s development, for the landfill exemplifies not only the challenges of the city’s past waste practices but how its future is being protected. H... »
  • Sand Mats Protect World Cultural Heritage Site Underwater
    The prehistoric pile dwellings in upper Lake Zurich, Switzerland originated 4000 years ago and were awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. These unique sites provide essential insight into Alpine European communities the in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. The pile dwellings around Lake Zurich represent 10% of all known sites of this nature through Europe. When natural erosion an... »
  • Four Australia Landfill Design Seminars Headline August Opportunities
    Global Synthetics is partnering with NAUE Geosynthetics (Germany and Malaysia) and Skaps (USA) to offer a series of four landfill seminars across Australia in August. The event, Advances in Landfill Design and Specification Using Geosynthetics, will feature international experts and state-of-practice insight into the latest technology in landfill and containment structures. Also of emphasis will b... »
  • 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, ... »

Kent Von Maubeuge
NAUE GmbH & Co.

Gewerbestrasse 2
32339 Espelkamp-Fiestel
Phone: +49 5743 41 228
Fax: +49 5743 41 284

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