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Started in 1996 as a Geonet manufacturer in Commerce USA, SKAPS Industries has been continually expanding in the space of technical textiles. Our product portfolio includes Geotextiles – Woven and Nonwoven, Geonets, Geocomposites, Fiberglass Fabric, Form Fabric – SKAPS HydrotexTM and industrial products like produce netting, roofing, frost blanket etc. SKAPS Industries is the largest manufacturer of Geocomposites in the world.

Manufacturing Facility in Mundra, India
With a strong focus on Quality and Customer Satisfaction we have grown bigger both in size and customer base. We have seven manufacturing plants in USA and India and we supply our products to nearly 60 countries worldwide. We practice TPM – Total Productive Maintenance at all our plants which helps us to maintain and improve our production and quality systems.

This splendid journey of over 20 years would not have been possible without our employees who proudly believe in the motto of Be One, Be SKAPS. We have a very talented team of individuals who make us what we are. They are the ones who help us realize our true potential.

SKAPS Non Woven Geotextile being installed at a landfill site
SKAPS Geotextile being installed
Our vision is to be the benchmark of Quality in every industry we cater to. This would be achieved with the involvement of every employee at SKAPS and stabilization of our processes through TPM.

Through this blog we intend to share our experience in technical textiles manufacturing, knowledge about our products and their applications, industry trends and to exchange new ideas and developments in the industry.

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