Case Study: Enhancing Mining Efficiency with Ocean Non Wovens’ Geotextile Solutions  

June 3, 2024 | Case Studies


Mining projects are fundamental to the industrial and economic development of a region. However, these projects come with their own set of challenges, particularly in terms of environmental sustainability, operational efficiency, and site stability. In this case study, we explore how Ocean Non Wovens, a leading manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetics, contributed to a mining project in Rayagada, Odisha. Our product, the Ocean Non Woven Geotextile-200 GSM, played a pivotal role in ensuring the project’s success, with a total of 4000 square meters used. 

The Rayagada Mining Project 

Project Overview 

The Rayagada mining project in Odisha is a significant initiative aimed at extracting valuable minerals while adhering to stringent environmental standards. The terrain and climate conditions in Rayagada pose unique challenges, including soil erosion, water management, and maintaining the structural integrity of the mining site. 

Challenges Faced 

  1. Soil Erosion and Stability: Mining activities often disturb the natural soil structure, leading to increased erosion and instability. This can compromise the safety of the site and reduce operational efficiency. 
  1. Water Management: Effective drainage systems are crucial in mining to prevent waterlogging and manage stormwater runoff. Poor water management can lead to operational delays and environmental hazards. 
  1. Environmental Compliance: Modern mining projects must comply with stringent environmental regulations, ensuring minimal impact on the surrounding ecosystem. 

Role of Geotextiles in Mining 

Geotextiles are a versatile solution used in various civil engineering applications, including mining. They are engineered fabrics that offer numerous benefits: 

  1. Reinforcement: Geotextiles enhance the structural stability of the soil, providing reinforcement and preventing erosion. 
  1. Filtration: They allow water to pass through while retaining soil particles, which is crucial for effective drainage systems. 
  1. Separation: By separating different layers of soil, geotextiles prevent intermixing, maintaining the integrity of the construction. 
  1. Protection: They protect geomembranes and other structures from damage caused by sharp objects or heavy loads. 

Implementation of Ocean Non Woven Geotextile-200 GSM 

Product Features 

The Ocean Non Woven Geotextile-200 GSM is specifically designed for high-performance applications. Key features include: 

  • High Tensile Strength: Ensures durability and long-term performance under heavy loads. 
  • Excellent Filtration Properties: Maintains effective drainage while preventing soil erosion. 
  • UV Resistance: Protects against degradation from sunlight exposure. 
  • Chemical Resistance: Suitable for use in environments with potential chemical exposure. 

Application in Rayagada Project 

  1. Site Preparation: Before the installation of the geotextile, the site was meticulously prepared to ensure optimal placement and performance. This involved grading the surface and removing any sharp objects that could damage the fabric. 
  1. Installation: The Ocean Non Woven Geotextile-200 GSM was rolled out across the designated areas. Care was taken to ensure proper overlap between sections to maintain continuity and effectiveness. 
  1. Performance Monitoring: Throughout the project, the performance of the geotextile was closely monitored. This included regular inspections and testing to ensure it met the required standards. 

Benefits Achieved 

Improved Soil Stability 

The installation of Ocean Non Wovens’ geotextile significantly improved soil stability across the site. By reinforcing the soil structure, the geotextile helped prevent erosion and maintained the integrity of the mining infrastructure. 

Enhanced Water Management 

Effective water management was a critical requirement for the Rayagada project. The geotextile’s filtration properties ensured efficient drainage, reducing the risk of waterlogging and maintaining operational efficiency even during heavy rains. 

Environmental Protection 

Using our geotextile contributed to the project’s environmental compliance. By preventing soil erosion and managing water runoff, the project minimized its impact on the surrounding ecosystem. 


The successful implementation of Ocean Non Woven Geotextile-200 GSM in the Rayagada mining project underscores the importance of using high-quality geosynthetics in challenging environments. Our product not only met but exceeded the expectations, providing enhanced stability, effective water management, and environmental protection. 

Why Choose Ocean Non Wovens? 

At Ocean Non Wovens, we are committed to delivering innovative geosynthetic solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and performance. Our geotextiles are designed to address the specific needs of your projects, ensuring durability, efficiency, and sustainability. Trust Ocean Non Wovens for your next project and experience the difference that top-tier geosynthetics can make. 

For more information on our products and services, visit our website or contact our team of experts today. Let us help you build a stronger, more sustainable future. 

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