TenCate Geosynthetics introduces new roadway reinforcement product
TenCate Geosynthetics has introduced in North America the new roadway reinforcement product TenCate Mirafi RS580i, a highly engineered geosynthetic product for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization, according to a May press release. This new, high-strength geosynthetic material provides reinforcement and base course confinement integrated with high water flow and soil retention capabilities.
RS580i integrates five main properties needed for successful performance in roadways: separation, reinforcement, confinement, filtration, and product identification. The double-layer construction provides filtration and drainage, while the uniform openings provide consistent filtration and flow characteristics of a fine to coarse sand layer, the release stated.
The orange color pattern distinguishes RS580i from standard black geotextiles. This new roadway reinforcement product integrates high tensile modulus properties with soil and base course confinement, to provide load distribution, durability, and resistance to damage from moderate to severe stress installations, the release continued.
With more than 30 years of research experience in roadway reinforcement, TenCate Geosynthetics is a leader in developing products with specific properties necessary for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization applications.
“Our product development team developed the perfect geosynthetic that would maximize performance while reducing costs for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization applications. They reviewed many years of research and created a unique manufacturing process that would fully integrate the important performance properties into one geosynthetic,” said Brett Odgers, market manager of roadway reinforcement at TenCate Geosynthetics in Pendergrass, Ga. “Our new, patent pending product will be available through our many distribution partners in a variety of roll sizes to fit specifications for roads, railways, haul roads, or embankment projects,” Odgers said.