The experience and expertise of both AFITEX and Texel strive for excellence in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of high quality specialized synthetic materials – such as DRAINTUBE – primarily used/destined for drainage markets in civil engineering, mining, sports and environment. Located in Sainte-Marie, Quebec, the company transforms basic textiles into high performing geosynthetic drainage products.

Relying on its experience and know-how, the company focuses on three major assets: its high quality products, its outstanding customer service and its innovative edge. AFITEXTexel’s priority is to understand and anticipate customers’ expectations, while at the same time adapting to the designers and entrepreneurs’ constraints and concerns.

Roadworks and civil engineering

To drain water and remove soil pore pressures from geotechnical structures

Performant and cost efficient, this drainage geocomposite also offers many advantages like time-saving, construction optimization, strength and long-term efficiency, and much more..

For centuries, granular materials have been used to provide necessary drainage for roads construction and other earthwork projects. Today, enhanced flow drainage geocomposite products like DRAINTUBE™ FT/FTF offer effective alternatives to gravel layers.

Environmental applications

The solution to multiple drainage concerns for Landfills, Impoundments and Biopiles

Remaining a constant long term drainage capacity, enhanced flow drainage geocomposite DRAINTUBE™ also ensure to reduce the economical, environmental and social footprint on-site.

Manufactured in North America on an European technology, AFITEX-Texel’s enhanced flow drainage geocomposite called DRAINTUBE™ combines the efficient technologies of non-woven geotextiles and perforated pipes into a unique family of geocomposite drains. It evacuates liquids or gas even on flat areas and effectively extracts LFGs during landfill operation etc. Those combinations raise the performance bar and set new standards for the drainage geocomposites.

Tailings and mining applications

A long-term improved solution

Discover the latest standard for flexible, long lasting and cost effective drainage geocomposite for mine dams, tailings dewatering and covers.

For many years, AFITEX-Texel has developed and manufactured enhanced flow drainage geocomposites to decrease pore pressures found in most of soils. These pressures may result in a loss of stability of associated structures. DRAINTUBE™ FT/ST technology is a solution that provides safety, long term stability as well as consequent environmental footprint reductions.

Buildings and Sports field applications

High performance at every stage

DRAINTUBE™ offers an efficient and cost effective drainage solution for buildings and athletic fields.

For many years, gravel and pipes have been used to provide a good liquid drainage and gas collection solutions for buildings and sports fields. Today enhanced flow drainage geocomposite DRAINTUBE™ FT/ST offers the ultimate alternative regarding the performance, cost and environmental footprint reductions.