Reconstituted cross ties, made from old tie chips, are being tested to see if they perform as well in the field as they have in laboratory tests. A process developed by Cedrite Corp. produces a pressure molded beam which contains two steel reinforcing bars and involves the mixing of wood fibers with resins. The tie is seen as a possible hedge against future wood shortages and also as a means for solving the environmental problem of disposing of old ties.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-12-8

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  • Accession Number: 00129420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM