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HUESKER Group launches Fortrac T eco PET recycled yarn geogrid

March 8th, 2021 / By: / Geogrids

HUESKER Group announced that the Fortrac T geogrid is now available in the ecoLine version. The flexible, resilient geogrid for reinforced soil structures is made from 100% recycled polyester (PET) yarns. The company had previously introduced another product in the ecoLine, HaTelit C eco asphalt reinforcement, also made from recycled PET yarns.

By dispensing with primary raw materials, Fortract T eco geogrids make a valuable contribution to sustainable construction through resource conservation and CO2 emission savings. The product quality and safety requirements for Fortrac T eco are high.

“Our ecoLine geogrids meet the same high-quality standards as the original product made from virgin fibers,” said Sven Schröer, managing director for the HUESKER Group’s global sales and application technology activities within the Geosynthetics sector. “Fortrac T eco is made from high-modulus polyester yarns and can withstand tensile forces of up to 1,600 kN/m [14,161,193 pound-force per inch].”

The same applies to Fortrac T eco: The high interaction flexibility ensures optimum ground interlocking effects. The high quality of the geogrid is also evident in the crossing points. They are free of weak points, as there are no production-related molecular structural changes.

Fortrac geogrids are used, among other things, in the construction of steep slopes, retaining structures, bridging of sinkholes and embankments on piles. In many areas of application, construction methods using geotextiles already show clear economic and ecological advantages compared to conventional approaches. Due to the high design strength, lower and, thus, more cost-effective strengths can be selected. For example, in the case of embankment foundations for slope constructions, excavation can be avoided and area savings can be achieved by building over steep slopes.

HUESKER ecoLine geogrids are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Gescher/Westphalia, Germany.

FIGURE 1 Reinforced soil systems at the major project Buitenring Parkstad, Limburg, The Netherlands, with 30 bridge abutments.
FIGURE 2 Fortrac geogrids exhibit very good interaction flexibility, which ensures optimum ground interlocking. They are extremely resilient and can withstand high tensile forces.