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reinforcement material Applications

  • roads

    The product produced by our firm helps to strengthen the paved surfaces by setting up a separation barrier between subsoil and base, permitting free water to drain quickly, but preventing soils from moving into the base. The fabric adds tensile reinforcement to the pavement permitting heavier wheel loads while substantially reducing maintenance. It also provides a long lasting, better quality surface while allowing a 25 per cent reduction in base course aggregate.

    By Manas Geo Tech India Pvt. Ltd. based in New Delhi, INDIA.

  • Water-blocking geotextiles

    SAF is the key component for a range of geosynthetic membrane fabric technologies – which can be adapted into a wide range of formats – that are used by many industries requiring water-sealant solutions. Such fabrics are designed to act as a barrier to water and help alleviate the problems of flooding. As a fibrous super absorbent it allows for ease of handling, giving rise to exceptionally substantive and even distribution profiles within final fabric construction. As such, geosynthetic membrane fabrics incorporating this technology offer truly unparalleled levels of waterblocking performance. These fabrics have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect and/or drain, and offer many advantages that are extremely important to demanding civil engineering projects. The fact that they can be supplied in rolls is also a huge benefit when being used on large-scale projects.

    By Technical Absorbents based in Grimsby, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Erosion Control & Sediment Control

    Nilex’s engineered erosion control and sediment control products reduce the damaging effects of rainfall, wind and wave action on soil structures while replacing or reducing the dependency on scarce natural resources.

    Erosion Control 

    Geosynthetic erosion control products are designed to reduce damaging effects of rainfall, run-off, and wave and wind action on soil structures by redirecting water flow or acting as a barrier between the soil surface and water.

    Nilex Erosion Control systems include: Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs); Turf Reinforcement Mats(TRMs); Gabion systems; Concrete Revetment and Mattresses; and Cellular Confinementsystems.  

    Sediment Control

    Properly implemented sediment control practices can result in minimal soil loss, little damage to 
    off-site receiving channels, enhanced project aesthetics and fewer complaints from regulators and the public.

    Nilex Sediment Control systems include: GeoRidge Bio; Silt Fence; Turbidity Curtains;SedimentSTOP and Wattles; and Water Inflated Dams.

    By Nilex based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).

  • Soil Stabilization

    Problem: Poor load-bearing soils pose a significant problem for transportation and construction needs. Unpaved areas, such as access roads, paths, parking lots, driveways, etc can be highly vulnerable to near-surface shear failure and rutting, especially in moist conditions or areas with higher expected loads. Typically, engineers bridge over weak soils with rigid structures such as thick, reinforced concrete for roads and highways. However, such techniques are prohibitively expensive and inordinately difficult to install. The poorer the quality of the sub-base and the heavier the expected loads, the greater the amount and better the quality of support required.

  • Retaining Wall Construction

    Problem: Retaining Wall structures are growing ever more necessary as construction is forced to deal with rough terrain, steep slopes, and embankment reinforcement. Changes-in-grade present obstacles for roads and other development requiring flatter, more usable land. Most current types of retaining walls are made of cast-in-place, steel-reinforced concrete walls whose virtue is based entirely upon its internal strength and rigidity. However, these cantilever walls are expensive, vulnerable to cracking from high stress situations, and unattractive in the environment.

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