Geotextiles

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Product GuideApplications
ProctorGeo Eco Rain
  • Subsurface irrigation system
ProctorGeo IRMA
  • Separating layer in ballasted or paved Inverted Roof Membrane Assembly (IRMA) flat roofs
ProctorGeo HC9 Spacer Mat
  • Roofing underlay solution for zinc, copper and other standing seam roof systems
ProctorGeo Vap 120
  • Vapour permeable membrane for wall, ceiling and floor assemblies
ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8
  • A dimpled HDPE sheet that provides an effective material for use as a foundation liner, subbase course or seepage layer.
ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8 Plus
  • The D-Rain DC8+ structure effectively captures and transports high volumes of water and resists the loads from earth and formwork.

ProctorGeo IRMA

Details

ProctorGeo IRMA is designed for use as a separating layer in ballasted or paved Inverted Roof Membrane Assembly (IRMA) flat roofs. ProctorGeo IRMA acts as a filter layer preventing fines and other debris from passing through, and also as a water flow reducing layer minimising cold rainwater flowing between the insulation and the roof waterproofing thus reducing the consequent rainwater cooling effect.

Rainwater that penetrates IRMA roof systems reaching the waterproof layer can impact on the thermal performance of the construction. To take account of this loss in thermal performance, the initial R-value of the roof should be corrected by subtracting a rainwater correction factor (determined using the method described in BS EN ISO 6946:2007) dependent on local rainfall and the proportion of rainwater reaching the waterproof layer under the insulation.

This can be substantially reduced by incorporating ProctorGeo IRMA as a water-flow reducing layer directly above the insulation, to drain rainwater off the roof before it reaches the waterproof layer.

ProctorGeo IRMA is impermeable to liquid water and substitutes conventional fleece filter fabrics that do not perform as an effective water draining separation layer.

Features

  • High vapour permeability
  • Water resistance up to 2.5m head of water
  • UV stable for up to 2 months exposure in Australia and New Zealand
  • Resistance to the effects of lime water, sodium chloride solution and sulphurous acid in concentrations required by EN 1847
  • Strong, yet lightweight for ease of application
  • Resistant to mould
  • Available in 3m wide rolls to reduce overlaps

Applications

  • As a vapour permeable separating and water control layer for use in Inverted Roof Membrane Assembly (IRMA) Systems

Technical Data

Product Name:ProctorGeo IRMA
Product Description:Vapour permeable separating and water control layer for use in Inverted Roof membrane Assembly (IRMA) systems.
Product code:ProctorGeo IRMA
Colour:Dark Grey
Width x Length:1.5m x 50m (75m2) or 3m x 50m (150m²)
Resistance to water penetration:-20°C
Resistance to water penetration after artificial ageing:> 170/100 N/5cm
Flexibility at low temperature:>60/70 NPass
Tensile Strength after artificial ageing MD/CD:> 2.5m
Resistance to tearing MD/CD:
Resistance to the effects of lime water, sodium chloride solution and sulphurous acid:
Hydrostatic Pressure:
Classification:This product has been manufactured in
conformity with EN 13859-1:2. Quality control checks on thefinished product include:

  • Weight
  • Tear
  • Dimensional stability
  • Reaction to fire
  • Tensile strength and elongation
  • Water resistance
  • Water vapour transmission
  • Properties after artificial ageing

ProctorGeo HC9 Spacer Mat

Details

Moisture can potentially build up under metal roof sheeting and cause structural damage and corrosion of the roof sheet. Designed for such applications, ProctorGeo HC9 Spacer Mat is a three dimensional shaped mesh of UV stabilized polypropylene monofilaments, tangled and fused together.

ProctorGeo HC9 is used to provide permanent drainage and ventilation between the roof sheeting and water resistant roofing underlay. It also offers provides significant sound reduction from rain impact noise.

When used in conjunction with a ProctorWrap roofing underlay and ProctorWrap SLS Tapes this offers a complete roofing underlay solution for zinc, copper and other standing seam roof systems.

Features

  • Provides a permanent drainage channel for condensate or moisture that may get under the roof sheet.
  • Provides space for continuous air movement between the roof deck/underlay and metal roof.
  • Reduces corrosion risk— of particular importance with zinc or galvanized steel roof sheets.
  • UV resistant during installation.
  • Reduction in rain and hail impact noise on metal roofing of up to 10dB.
  • Allows for movement of the roof sheet under temperature fluctuation.
  • Contributes to reduction in temperature of the roof substrate in summer conditions.
  • Allows for evaporation of moisture from the roofing structure when used in conjunction with a ProctorWrap vapour permeable (breathable) membrane.
  • Low water storage potential.
  • Flexible and lightweight for ease of install.
  • Easily cut with scissors or knife.
  • Declaration of CE Conformity.

Technical Data

Physical Properties:EN 1849-2350g/m² (+5%)
Thickness:EN 1849-29mm (+15%)
Tensile Strength:
MD
CD
EN 12311-270N/50mm (+15%)
40N/50mm (+15%)
Reaction to fire:EN 13501-2Class E
Temperature Range: –-20°C / 80°C
UV Stability: –4 Weeks
Roll Width: –1.4m
Roll Length: –30m
Coverage: –42m²

ProctorGeo Vap 120

Details

ProctorGeo Vap120 is a light duty vapour retarder and convection barrier. The high air and water vapour resistance of the two layer polyolefin non-woven membrane resists the flow of vapour by both diffusion and air movement through wall, ceiling and floor assemblies thus helping protect the building fabric and insulation from condensation and related problems such as mould, timber rot, corrosion and loss of thermal resistance.

When installed as a continuous layer, ProctorGeo Vap120 will help form an air tight layer reducing the loss of heated air or cooled air from the building thus improving the energy efficiency of the building enclosure.

Vapour retarder should be ProctorGeo Vap120 vapour retardant membrane, tested to AS/NZS 4200,1:1994 standards, secured in accordance with product user guide.

Summary Specification

  • Vapour resistance: No less than 40MNs/g
  • Duty classification: Light
  • Water Barrier Classification: High
  • Emmitance: Non-reflective
  • Flammability Index: Low
  • Notes: Non conductive and not subject to corrosion
CriteriaReferenceResults
Duty Classification:Table 1 AS/NZS 4200.1:1994Light*
Vapour Permeability:ASTM E960.02μg/N.s
Vapour Resistance:ASTM E9649MN.s/g
Vapour Barrier Classification:ASTM E96Medium
Emittance:AS/NZS 4201.5Non-reflective
Water Barrier:AS/NZS 4201.6High
Absorbency:AS/NZS 4201.6Unclassified
Resistance to Dry
De-Lamination:
AS/NZS 4201.1Pass
Resistance to Wet
De-Lamination:
AS/NZS 4201.2Pass
Shrinkage:AS/NZS 4201.3< ±0.5%
Tensile Strength:

  • Machine Direction (k/Nm)
  • Lateral Direction (k/Nm)
4.5 kN/m
3.1kN/m
Edge Tear Resistance:

  • Machine Direction (k/Nm)
  • Lateral Direction (k/Nm)
227N
157N
Burst Strength303N
Flammability IndexAS/NZS 1530 Part 2≤ 5**
Allowable UV exposure
prior to completion of
cladding
2 months
* ProctorGeo Vap 120 is classified as light duty in accordance with the value specified for bursting strength.
** Testing to AS1530.2. has only been conducted on sections of material without integrated tape.

ProctorPassive SmartVap 100

Air barrier with variable vapour diffusion resistance

Product Description

ProctorPassive SmartVap 100 (SmartVap) is a two layer AS4200.1 compliant light duty air barrier and variable vapour diffusion resistance retarder.

Application

When installed as a continuous layer, SmartVap will form an air tight layer, improving the efficacy of ventilation systems and thermal efficiency of the building enclosure. The effective management of air and vapour passage through wall, ceiling and floor assemblies can help protect the building fabric and insulation from condensation and related problems such as mould, timber rot, corrosion and loss of thermal resistance.

SmartVap should not be used on the exterior side of insulation in cold and temperate climates as an alternative to a vapour permeable sarking, where there is a risk that condensation will form on the interior face of the retarder.

Variable vapour diffusion resistance

The functional layer of SmartVap is a polyamide film. Such films passively adjust vapour diffusion resistance depending on the humidity where located. The polyamide absorbs water vapour from the air, opening the molecular pores thus adjusting vapour diffusion resistance according to ambient humidity conditions.
SmartVap is not “smart” enough to tell what season it is, and it would be simplistic to claim vapour tight in winter and vapour open in summer. The vapour resistance of SmartVap is not seasonal, but is influenced by the relative humidity on both sides of the membrane where it is located, whatever the season.

When the ambient humidity is low the diffusion resistance is higher. When the ambient humidity is high, the diffusion resistance is lower. This functionality can assist the building fabric to dry towards the interior when relative humidity is higher, and vapour pressure is lower on the interior side of the membrane.

Durability

Although ProctorPassive SmartVap can be used as temporary protection during construction, it can not be used as a primary waterproofing membrane. The product may be damaged by careless handling, high winds or vandalism, and should not be left uncovered for longer than is absolutely necessary. Any damaged areas should be replaced before completion.

Ensure that ProctorPassive SmartVap is covered as soon as possible, and not left exposed to UV for longer than 4 weeks. ProctorPassive SmartVap is not to be used in installations where it could be exposed to long term UV radiation.

Benefits

  • Air tight
  • Semi-translucent for ease of installation
  • Variable water vapour diffusion resistance
  • High water resistance
  • Non perforated
  • Non conductive
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • AS4200.1 testing and compliance

Sample Specification

Vapour and air retarder should be ProctorPassive SmartVap 100 vapour and air retarder membrane, tested to AS/NZS 4200.1:1994 standards, installed in accordance with the product user guide.

Duty classification: Light
Air permeance (EN12114:2001): <0.02 m³/(h.m².50Pa) Emittance: Non-reflective
Flammability Index: Low
Notes: Non conductive and not subject to corrosion

Health and Safety
Information on any known health risks on our products is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheets available from Proctor Group Australia.

Disclaimer
The details supplied here are based upon good practice and currently available information and should be read in conjunction with the most up to date product user guide. Please check that the this product is suitable for your particular application. Please contact us to discuss your project and any particular technical enquires.

Classifications under AS4200.1
CriteriaReferenceResults
Duty ClassificationTable 1 AS/NZS 4200.1:1994 Light*
Vapour PermeabilityASTM E96 (Procedure B)Wet cup 23˚ C/ 50% RH0.55 μg/N.s
Vapour ResistanceASTM E96 (Procedure B)1.83 MN.s/g
Vapour Barrier ClassificationAS4200.1:1994 Low
Vapour Control Membrane Classification AS4200.1:2017Vapour Permeable  Class 3
 Air Tightness ISO 5636-5Air Barrier (≥ 0.1 MNs/m³)
Emittance AS/NZS 4201.5Non-reflective
Water Barrier AS/NZS 4201.4High
Absorbency AS/NZS 4201.6Unclassified
Resistance to Dry De-LamainationAS/NZS 4201.1Pass
Resistance to Wet De-Lamination AS/NZS 4201.2Pass
Shrinkage AS/NZS 4201.3< ±0.5%
Burst StrengthAS 2001.2.19 > 200N
Flammability IndexAS/NZ 1530 Part 2 ≤ 5
Tensile Strength AS 1301.448
– Machine Direction (kN/m) 2.5 kN/m
– Lateral Direction (kN/m) 1.9 kN/m
 Edge Tear Resistance TAPPI T470
– Machine Direction (N) 134N
– Lateral Direction (kN/m)104N
* ProctorPassive SmartVap 100 is classified as light duty in accordance with the value specified for bursting strength.** ProctorPassive SmartVap is a multilayer laminate product and is not therefore suitable for testing to AS1530.1. Please note that ProctorPassive SmartVap is a polyamide based material and therefore does not meet the deemed to satisfy requirements in the National Construction Code (NCC) as a non-combustible material.

 

European Air Tightness & Vapour Resistance Testing
CriteriaReferenceTest Results
Air PermeabilityEN 12114:2001<0.02m3/(h.m2 50Pa)
Vapour PermeabilityEN 1931 (B) Dry cup 23˚C RH 75%10.5 MNs/g
EN 12572 (A) Dry cup 23˚C RH 50%11.25MNs/g
EN 12572 (C) Wet Cup 23˚C RH 93/50% 1.15MNs/g
Sd value range for film 0.15m to 5m

ProctorGeo EcoRain

Details

ProctorGeo EcoRain®  is an innovative technology for subsurface irrigation that can be used for a number of areas that need to be greened. Due to its outstanding efficiency, it is able to fight one of the most pressing environmental and developmental issues, which is water shortage.

Due to the subsurface irrigation system of the ProctorGeo EcoRain® irrigation mat the water is supplied directly at the roots, where it is needed the most. This is an efficient way to irrigate, where conventional systems have been unable to succeed.

This product has been successfully applied internationally showcasing the economic efficiency of this product.

Features

Up to 70% water saving

  • Limits evaporation
  • High water storage capacity
  • No exposure to wind
  • Even higher water saving effect if irrigation runs during night time
  • Reduction of soil erosion and improved greening of sparsely vegetated areas
  • Extremely good root penetration, prevention of stagnant water and less pest affection due to dryer topsoil line

Improved plant growth

  • Almost 100 % even water distribution over the entire area to be irrigated
  • Water supply directly at the roots
  • First, the water is stored in the mat
  • Then, the roots take the required amount of water from the mat
  • Strengthens the root system
  • More efficient use of water, almost no loss of water through evaporation
  • Possible supplementation with fertilizer

Improved usage/applications

  • Irrigation is possible at anytime
  • Area can be utilized during the irrigation periods
  • Reduced risk of vandalism
  • Reduced risk of damage during maintenance work
  • No flooding of roads/less danger with regard to aquaplaning
  • No unpleasant smell if treated water is used

Technical data

Product Name:ProctorGeo EcoRain
Cover fleece:Special polypropylene fleece 250 g/m²
Pipe cover:Special polypropylene fleece
Seam:PP thread
Bottom fleecer:Special polypropylene fleece 250 g/m²
Water storage capacity:41 per m²
Water pressure (inlet pipe):1-4 bar
Dimensions (per roll):0.80m x 75m = 60m² per roll
Outer diameter:1.20 m
Inner diameter:0.40 m
Width:0.42 m
Weight per m²:Dry approximately 1,000g
Wet/saturated approximately 5,100g
Drippers:Pressure Compensated
Distance between drippers in the pipe:33 cm
Quantity of water per dripper:2.2 L/h
Quantity of water per m²:Circa 18 L/h
Dripline:16 mm internal diameter
33 mm external diameter
Distance between pipes:35 cm

ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8

Details

ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8  (D-Rain DC8) is a dimpled HDPE sheet that provides an effective material for use as a foundation liner, subbase course or seepage layer in double masonry walls. When used below screed the D-Rain DC8 provides protection from rising damp.

The compressive resistance 200kPa  will be suitable for most common applications but where a higher compressive resistance is required, please contact us with your requirements.

D-Rain DC8 can be used in conjunction with a non woven geotextile but for such applications ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8 Plus with an integrated 100gsm non-woven geotextile is more suitable.

Features

  • Acts as a protection layer over waterproofing membranes.
  • Suitable when sealed to creates a vapour barrier.
  • Compressive strength permits usage in moderate load-bearing situations of up to 200kN/m²
  • Wide and easy to handle rolls result in rapid and low cost installation

Technical data

Physical PropertiesTest MethodResult (tolerance)
Compression resistance200kPa (±20%)
Total thicknessEN 9863-18mm (±10%)
Total weightEN 9864500g/m² (±5%
Short width Tensile Strength MD/CDEN 12311-2>250N/50mm
Elongation at maximum load

MD

CD

EN 12311-2 

>20%

>25%

Roll Width 2m or 2.4m
Roll length20m
Rolls per pallet12

The information supplied here are based upon good practice and currently available information. Please contact us to discuss your project and any technical enquires.

ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8 Plus

Details

ProctorGeo D-Rain DC8 Plus (GeoD-Rain DC8+) is a dimpled HDPE sheet that provides an effective drainage and membrane protection layer for use with foundation walls, flat roofing and underground structures.  The integration of a 100gsm non-woven geotextile over the 3 dimensional dimpled layer prevents soil particles from blocking drainage.

The D-Rain DC8+ structure effectively captures and transports high volumes of water and resists the loads from earth and formwork. The compressive resistance 200kPa  will be suitable for most common applications but where a higher compressive resistance is required, please contact us with your requirements. Products such as D-Rain DC10+ may be suitable.

D-Rain DC8 Plus is installed with the non-woven geotextile facing the backfill, soil or ballast.

Features

  • Provides an efficient drainage system for underground structures.
  • Acts as a protection layer over waterproofing membranes in horizontal and vertical applications.
  • When sealed, creates a vapour barrier.
  • Compressive strength permits usage in moderate load-bearing situations of up to 200kN/m²
  • Wide and easy to handle rolls result in rapid and low cost installation.

Technical data

Physical PropertiesTest MethodResult (tolerance)
Compression resistance200kPa (±20%)
Total thicknessEN 9863-18mm (±10%)
Total weightEN 9864600g/m² (±5%
Geotextile weightEN 9864100gm² (±15%)
Tensile Strength MD/CDEN 1031910kN/m (-20%)
Elongation at maximum load

MD

CD

EN 10319 

50% (±25%)

50% (±25%)

Drain flow capacityEN 129580.25l/m.s. (-20%)
Horizontal application(M/R 20kPa i = 0.04)
Roll Width 2m or 2.4m
Drain flow capacityEN 129581.75l/m.s (-20%)
Vertical application (M/R 20kPa i = 1)
Roll Width2m or 2.4m
Roll length20m
Rolls per pallet6

The information supplied here are based upon good practice and currently available information. Please contact us to discuss your project and any technical enquires.