AB-HAM is fully prepared in incorporate Mattex Geosynthetics in every possible application. Geotextiles are most commonly used in the foundation of roads and railways, but they are so diverse and valuable in countless other ways. Geotextiles can provide protection in riverbeds and ponds, drainage trenches, and even sporting fields. In the industry of waste containment, geotextiles can be used to protect and cushion landfills and landfill capping systems. Geotextiles can also be used as a layer of filter beneath stones off-shore or on a coastline where tidal fluctuations are prone to cause major damage.

AB-Ham works in partnership with Mattex Geosynthetics in Ethiopia. The Mattex Group, whose presence in the Middle East dates back to 1996, is a western-run, technology-driven company producing top of the line technical textiles. Mattex Geosynthetics specializes in woven and non-woven geotextiles; a planar, permeable, polymeric (synthetic or natural) textile material, which can be woven or nonwoven, used in contact with soil, rock and/or any other geotechnical material in civil engineering application. In collaboration with Mattex Geosynthetics, AB-HAM is geared to serve our international market with wovens and non-wovens, thereby offering a complete and elaborate range of geosynthetics designed to meet all the demands in this field.


GeoMatt NP35,50:

A 100 % needle Punched Polypropylene non-woven geotextiles on a width of 5.9 meter. Very high tensile strengths / unit weight. Used in shore line protection for river banks and waterways as well as for membrane protection in water ponds/ landfills/ waste disposal. 

Needle Punched nonwoven fabrics typically have high permeability as a result of high porosity, and conformability because of their high elongation characteristics.


Separation / Stabilization

Geotextiles function as a strengthening barrier between layers of earth and stone in many applications such as highways, roads, railways, parking structures and the like, even in paved grass systems like sporting fields. Exceed Geotextiles are porous, allowing water to flow through, whilst blocking debris and miscellaneous particles from contaminating other layers. Using geotextiles for separation and stabilization significantly increases the lifespan of a surface. Filtration


Using geotextiles as a filtration layer expels moisture and fine particles from the structure without causing damaging erosion. Exceed Geotextiles serve as a more viable and economical alternative to other conventional sand purification layers.


By wrapping drainage pipes with Exceed Geotexiles, the system is proven to be more long lasting, as well as protected from blockage. Additionally, geotextiles keep soil separated from the drainage system, warranting the efficiency of the drain system.


In their bulk and strength, geotextiles are designed to protect systems. Nonwoven geotextile can be manufactured at substantial thickness to be used as a protective cushion to prevent damage to adjacent layers such as membrane systems in landfills, ponds and so forth. Exceed Geotextiles are durable and can resist puncture from sharp objects.

Asphalt Absorption

Asphalt saturated nonwoven geotextiles layers enhance pavement performance. Nonwoven geotextiles can absorb asphalt emulsions to become a uniformly saturated moisture barrier. Exceed Geotextiles are strong and fibrous, and can hold the suspension in place while maintaining sufficient strength to resist construction damage.



Use of geotextiles in Roads & Railways is one of the most common applications of geotextiles. The pumping effect generated by traffic passing can cause a fast deterioration of the ballast and granular support of those to sleepers and asphalt or concrete.


In urban areas geotextiles can be found in most diverse applications. The geotextiles are being used in access and paved roads, sport fields, riverbed protection, drainage trenches and pond liner protection.


Geotextiles enhance both drainage and lining systems in environmental applications. In the large industry of waste containment, geotextiles are used to protect and cushion landfill liners and landfill capping systems, and they are used as critical components of geocomposites such as geocomposite drains and geosynthetic clay liners.


Tidal fluctuations and wave action can cause major damage to coastlines and offshore construction projects. Nonwoven and specialty woven geotextiles can be used as a filter under layer beneath stone/ rock armor.