DATE : 04/07/2023

Our DRAINTUBE solution dedicated to fluid drainage is endowed with a new logo !

DRAINTUBE is the historical solution created by AFITEXINOV: dedicated to fluid drainage (liquid and gas), this geocomposite has been tried and tested successfully for more than 30 years on site and deserved a logo !


A quick reminder on these geosynthetics:

DRAINTUBE is a multi-linear geocomposite (definition according to ASTM D4439 and ISO/TC 221 – ISO DTR 18228-Part 4 terminology). It is composed of nonwoven and needle-punched polypropylene or polyester geotextiles incorporating ringed and perforated polypropylene drain pipes. The space in between the drain pipes, inside the geocomposite, as well as the selected geotextile type is determined depending on the flow to be flushed and the project features. The space between the drain pipes can vary from 250 mm and 2 m. AFITEXINOV has also developed LYMPHEA; a software program enabling accurate dimensioning of the DRAINTUBE solution.




The DRAINTUBE geocomposite serves several purposes in a single product:

  • DRAINTUBE geotextile layers allow a separation and filtration of the soil particles, protecting and directing water towards the drain pipes.
    The choice of the geotextile varies depending on the project parameters, the type of soil in contact and the constraints on the project to ensure optimum filtration.
  • The perforated drain pipes allow a quick drainage and evacuation of fluids (waters, landfill leachates) or of gas towards the outlet designated at the conception stage.


The main advantages of the DRAINTUBE usage are:

  • Replacement of the granular layers traditionally used for drainage,
  • Flexible product allowing a quick installation by overlap or with connectors,
  • Rapid drainage of fluids, even for low slopes,
  • Drainage characteristics are preserved with time, even under heavy loads, the product has been tested under 2.500 kPa constraints.
  • Specific connectors have been developed for gas collection to limit system discharge.


DRAINTUBE offers environmental, economic and social benefits through the replacement of granular draining materials for similar to identical levels of performance:

  • Environmental benefit: decrease of the aggregate quantity and of the transportation volume needed for an overall project,
  • Economic benefit: a solution by sqm cheaper than an aggregate layer, the overall project is cheaper,
  • Social benefit: a shorter construction time, less trucks carrying aggregates on the roads.


The DRAINTUBE applications are many and varied:

  • Construction: under-paving drainage, sports fields drainage, polluted sites and ground drainage;
  • Landfills: bottom of cell drainage, drainage during cell filling phase, final cover drainage, cell embankment drainage,
  • Hydraulic structures: drainage under basin, embankment drainage, detection and control of leakage under a waterproof geomembrane.
  • Mining engineering: mud mangling, under basin drainage, tailing pond covering, Barrier for dry tailing of mining waste materials.


A dedicated logo

We have chosen to endow the DRAINTUBE solution with its own logo in order to reflect its unique and innovative nature.


 We have chosen to endow the DRAINTUBE solution with its own logo in order to reflect its unique and innovative nature.


This new logo will be deployed on the different mediums dedicated to the solution throughout the year 2023. A new graphic identity which will mark and make the product stand out.