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Rail GeoTextiles

For many years GEOfabrics has developed and provided a broad spectrum of tailor engineered geotextiles that are specifically manufactured to address many of the problematic ground conditions that exist beneath railway track.

Our Rail GeoTextiles - RK1 & RK9

RK1 is GEOfabrics standard separation and filtration geotextile for use with a new sand blanket or where there is an existing good quality formation with a small percentage of coarse particles, i.e. less than 10% by weight <14mm.

Extensive and continual testing and development has demonstrated its world class-leading mechanical strength and hydraulic properties and long service life under dynamic loading conditions. This is as a result of the product performance characteristics:

  • High puncture resistance
  • High elongation to break
  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Excellent filtration characteristics at all strains
  • UV resistance

 

Where there is an existing formation with a larger percentage of coarse particles, i.e. greater than 10% by weight >14mm a more robust separator RK9 is normally specified.

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