Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL) are high-performance geocomposites that are used as an alternative to conventional compacted clay liners. GCLs consist of two layers of geotextile stitched together enclosing a layer of processed sodium bentonite. Bentonite is a natural sealant, and when in contact with water, swells to form a low permeability clay liner. Geosynthetic clay liners have a long-lasting resistance to physical and chemical break-down in harsh environments such as landfills and other containment systems.
- Unique self-sealing attributes that reduce the risk of punctures and leakage.
- Excellent shear resistance properties due to needlepoint reinforcement.
- Better hydraulic performance.
- Ease of installation. & Increased air space.
- Cost-effective: one truckload of GCL replaces 200 truckloads of clay.
- Irrigation ponds, canals, reservoirs, & ditches
- Landfills & dams
- Aquaculture & horticulture
- Landfill liners, covers, & caps
- Liquid containment