FABRICS FOR ROADS

Monarflex of Denmark, Ici, and Chemie Linz of Austria showed new or recently developed artificial fibre, fine mesh fabrics suitable for separating different layers in road building and for drainage. These polypropylene-based materials can be used to contain tipped material while still permitting drainage. Or, laid beneath aggregate on marshy ground, they can prevent the aggregate sinking into the subsoil, thus producing roads strong enough to carry heavy construction vehicles. Other uses include site stabilisation for car parks and playgrounds, filtration membranes in erosion control, and reinforcement of asphalt in road repair works. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Publication Date: 1974-12-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 875
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 64
    • Issue Number: 928
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM