The article discusses the range of synthetic fibres available which has made possible the use of fabrics in permanent and temporary applications in civil engineering. Such fabrics offer rot and mildew resistance, chemical resistance, low water absorption, tensile strength and flexibility. The properties of synthetic fibre polymers of the polypropylene, polyethylene and nylon types of fibre are described. The main classes of fabric can be formed by woven and non-woven methods and can be used for the following functions - separation of fill materials, to allow water to filter through the fabric mesh for drainage purposes and, reinforcement of road bases over soft fill. /TRRL/

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    Morgan-Grampian (Professional Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BOYES, RGH
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00194865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM