GEOPAT® is a registered brand name, which is also popularly known. GEOPAT® is sometimes called polyflakes or geotextile chips and consists of a geotextile chip with an average size of 2 cm².
This chip is drawn from an unwoven geotextile cloth. GEOPAT® retains 20% moisture, so your equestrain surface stays moisturized longer, which is ideal for a dressage or jumping surface.
Depending on the type of sand and the irrigation, 2 to 3 kg per m² is mixed in the sand.
The application of Geo textile fibers, also called polyflakes, applies to arena surfaces manufactured partially or entirely of fiber chips, and in particular fiber materials: these are synthetic materials whose fibers, threads or filaments are crossed over in the longitudinal and transverse directions (two dimensional). Generally this is referred to as a non-woven cloth.
The fiber materials of the geotextile system serve as a stabilizing surface and are chiefly used in the roads and waterways construction industry. One of the main requirements is that the geotextile system technically qualifies for trouble free use after prolonged contact with water or excrements and that it is preferably made of plastic materials that can also be used in conjunction with foods.
Subject requirement conforming geotextile materials are extremely strong and non-biodegradable. They are manufactured from plastics such as polyester fibers (e.g. polyethylene terephthalate), acryl fibers, polyamide fibers and/or polyalkeen fibers (such as polypropylene or polyethelene). Conforming the requirements, only fibers are used that are made of such plastics that can also be used in the food industry and, consequently, pose no threat to the ground water.