The functional life
Due to the low biological activity in glacier protection applications and snow farming, repeated use can be assumed. However, if the degree of pollution is too high and the reflectivity is too strongly impaired, the nonwoven fabric should be replaced with a new one. The already used and therefore stressed nonwoven can be composted, thermally recycled or covered with soil. It is converted 100% into biomass, CO2 and water. In all disposal paths, only as much CO2 is released as the biomass bound from the environment during its creation (plant growth).
Due to the industrial production of the fibres and the constant needling process, a consistent and reproducible quality
of the nonwoven fabric is achieved. Naue GlacierProtect is available with a mass per unit area of 500g/m² and a width of 4 metres. Other weights per unit area and widths are available on request.
The connection technology
The nonwoven can be sewn on-site with sewing machines suitable for thick nonwovens, also in battery operation. The thread used consists of the same raw material as the fibres and is completely biodegradable. This way, there is no entry of plastics into the sensitive areas of the places of use.