Building & Industrial

The Building & Industrial GBU supplies a range of technical textile solutions for niche applications in the building, roofing, air and water filtration and agricultural markets.

BonarAgro Duracover – Conserving fragile natural areas

Primary markets and applications served

  • Building & Roofing Products - solutions for the building envelope and Roofing
  • Agriculture and Horticulture applications
  • Industrial and others – including Filtration applications

World-class brands

Technologies

  • Low & Bonar is a leading producer and supplier of high-quality non-wovens, woven, three-dimensional polymeric mats and composites.

Sales and manufacturing locations

  • Emmen and Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Lokeren, Belgium
  • Obernburg, Germany
  • Asheville, North Carolina, USA
  • Jiangsu, China (joint venture)

Research, development and innovation

Building & Industrial has three Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Centers in Asheville (North Carolina, United States), Arnhem (the Netherlands) and Lokeren (Belgium). These R, D & I centers actively support the growth objectives by developing innovative performance engineered products for current and new customers and markets.

Case study

BonarAgro Duracover – Conserving fragile natural areas

All around Europe, invasive exotic weeds, such as Japanese knotweed, are difficult to eradicate and stifle vegetation. European Integrated Pest Management legislation aims to reduce pesticides being used and a sustainable solution is needed.

BonarAgro’s Duracover is the only 100% bio-based woven product available in the landscaping sector worldwide. A pilot project was set up at Pas de Calais (France) by Eden 62, an organisation responsible for conserving fragile natural areas. After installing Duracover, the weeds were eradicated without using pesticides, with recolonisation by other vegetation within three years.

Based on this success, French cities, municipalities and environmental organisations are now using BonarAgro’s Duracover to fight invasive weeds.