Gescher (Westphalia/Germany), March 1, 2021 – The long-proven Fortrac T geogrid is now also available in the ecoLine version. HUESKER Group has succeeded in producing the flexible, extremely resilient geogrid for reinforced soil structures from 100 % recycled PET yarns. The company had previously successfully introduced another classic product in the ecoLine, HaTelit C eco asphalt reinforcement, also made from recycled PET yarns.
The yarns used in ecoLine are 100 % PET recycled material. By dispensing with primary raw materials, they make a valuable contribution to sustainable construction through resource conservation and CO2 emission savings. The product quality and safety requirements for Fortrac T eco are high. "Our ecoLine geogrids meet the same high quality standards as the original product made from virgin fibers. Fortrac T eco is made from high-modulus polyester yarns and can withstand tensile forces of up to 1,600kN/m," explains Sven Schröer, Managing Director for the HUESKER Group's global sales and application technology activities within the Geosynthetics sector.
The same applies to Fortrac T eco: the high interaction flexibility ensures optimum ground interlocking effects. The high quality of the geogrid is also evident in the crossing points. They are free of weak points, as there are no production-related molecular structural changes.
Fortrac geogrids are used, among other things, in the construction of steep slopes, retaining structures, bridging of sinkholes or also for embankments on piles. In many areas of application, construction methods using geotextiles already show clear economic and ecological advantages compared to conventional approaches. Due to the high design strength, lower and thus more cost-effective strengths can be selected. For example, in the case of embankment foundations for slope constructions, excavation can be avoided and area savings can be achieved by building over steep slopes.
HUESKER ecoLine geogrids are manufactured at the company's headquarters in Gescher/Westphalia.