Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG released a new geogrid geocomposite aimed at increasing the efficiency of construction projects.
Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials launched EnkaGrid MAX C, a new geogrid geocomposite consisting of a reinforcing geogrid bonded to a separation and filtration nonwoven geotextile, the company said in a prepared statement.
When weak subgrade soils are present, most infrastructure applications—such as the construction in high-traffic areas of the worksite—require installation of two products: a geogrid to reinforce the granular layers of the subbase and a nonwoven geotextile for filtration and separation to create a geogrid composite.
“This means that the same work has to be done twice to purchase two products, get them to the site, manage stock and lay the geogrid and the nonwoven geotextile,” says Tamás Szatmári, head of application management for Freudenberg’s Low and Bonar PLC. “By providing the three required functions in one product, EnkaGrid MAX C substantially cuts complexity and costs for every stakeholder involved. Installation, for example, can be completed up to twice as fast.”
By providing the three required functions in one product, EnkaGrid MAX C substantially cuts complexity and costs for every stakeholder involved. Installation, for example, can be completed up to twice as fast.Tamás Szatmári, head of application management, Low and Bonar PLC
EnkaGrid MAX C is made up of a biaxial geogrid bonded at intervals to a needlepunched nonwoven geotextile. The chosen bonding method guarantees optimal interlocking of granular soils with the geogrid.
EnkaGrid MAX C can be ordered in tensile strengths ranging from 14,751 to 59,000 pound-force per foot (20 to 80 kN/m). It is supplied on rolls with a width of 16 feet (5 m).
“The geogrid geocomposite comes with extensive support offered by our team of experienced Application Managers. They assist engineers and clients from feasibility study to design and execution,” says Szatmári.