Afitex: Down to earth intelligence
AFITEX, a French company specialising in ground drainage, earth-retaining and lining systems, designs and markets innovative solutions for construction, urban equipment, road infrastructures, hydraulic works, waste storage facilities or mining industry.
AFITEX carries out the design, manufacture and marketing of synthetic materials mainly intended for the construction market – transforming textile raw materials into geocomposite drainage products. This equipment, such as SOMTUBE, ALVEODRAIN or DRAINTUBE, is adapted in view of a variety of applications for the following sectors:
- Construction: for the protection, drainage and sealing of foundations: SOMDRAIN (sealing and drainage of underground vertical walls); SOMTUBE (drainage under paving); ALVEODRAIN (drainage of underground vertical walls) and COVERDRAIN (horizontal drainage under vegetation-covered terraces, and sports grounds). Practical and economical processes, confirmed by technical assessments from the CSTB (French Scientific and Technical Construction Agency).
- Environment: waste storage facilities, and drainage and sealing of hydraulic works with DRAINTUBE (water and gas drainage), STABILINER (groundwater protection through drains) and ALVEOTER (slope and ballast retaining).
- Lastly, Public Works: road infrastructure decontamination, lifespan improvement, groundwater protection, etc. (from foundations to surface environment). The usual products are SOMTUBE (drainage behind earth ballast), DRAINCOTEX (fin drain on the roadside), STABILINER (watertight and plantable ditches and channels) and ALVEODRAIN (art works drainage). Technical certifications, calculation software and technical assessments.
In keeping with the wide diversity in its know-how, and its commitment to service and innovation, AFITEX has also developed software in partnership with universities and research centres, aiming at optimising the quality of its products – particularly regarding the sizing of technical textiles.
AFITEX thus asserts its presence in France and worldwide through a network of distributors specialising in geosynthetics, as well as subsidiaries in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Latin America and Canada.
For further information, please contact:
13-15 rue Louis Blériot
Tel: +33 2 37 18 01 51
Fax: +33 2 37 18 01 60
Web site: www.afitex.com