EnkaGrid MAX & EnkaGrid TRC

Soil reinforcement with Geogrids
Performance proven over 20 years

Lateral spreading of granular particles due to repeated traffic loads is one the predominant causes of the deterioration of paved and unpaved roads as well as railway structures. The stabilization of these structures is one of the key applications of geosynthetics. EnkaGrid MAX and EnkaGrid TRC geogrids are the preferred choice of designers and contractors around the globe when it comes to selecting reliable, easy to install reinforcement products to extend the service life of road and rail infrastructure.

This is EnkaGrid MAX

EnkaGrid MAX geogrid by Enka Solutions copyrights Low & BonarEnkaGrid is a biaxial geogrid made of extruded polypropylene strips. These are laser-welded to form the finished product.

The unique EnkaGrid MAX production technology ensures that the geogrid’s junctions deliver the same stress-strain performance throughout the matrix.

EnkaGrid MAX is available in different strengths, and the aperture size and individual tensile strength are designed to provide the required in-plane stiffness and interaction needed for long-term efficient soil reinforcement. EnkaGrid MAX can be delivered in rolls measuring up to five meters wide.

This is EnkaGrid TRC

EnkaGrid TRC geogrid for soil reinforcement by Enka SolutionsThe biaxial geogrid EnkaGrid TRC is made of an aramid fiber grid covered by durable polyester nonwoven fabrics.

As a multifunctional geocomposite, this high-performance geogrid not only reinforces. It also acts as a separator and filter for the soil layers.

The geogrid possesses a high modulus combined with a maximum strain value of just 3.5 % at break. For maximum speed of installation, EnkaGrid TRC is available rolls with a width of 5 m.

How EnkaGrid MAX and EnkaGrid TRC reliably reinforce roads and rail structures

Single or multiple layers of EnkaGrid MAX or EnkaGrid TRC geogrids absorb forces originating from road and rail traffic, both longitudinally and in a transverse direction. This inhibits deformation and the development of rutting in the surface. As such, both geogrids help significantly increase the service life of the finished structure while minimizing required maintenance. Additionally, especially during the construction of roads, EnkaGrid MAX and EnkaGrid TRC often provide substantial cost savings. This is because they allow a reduction of the thickness of the unbound base course.

EnkaGrid MAX exhibits optimal interaction with most granular soil types. It can be used in every natural aggregate as well as with recycled material. The interaction between the geogrid and granular material minimizes particle movement. This interlocking effect prevents lateral spreading of the base material and delivers tensile stiffness to the subbase. Because it is made of polypropylene, EnkaGrid MAX provides excellent durability and resistance to installation damage.

When no creep deformation is allowable in reinforcement or stabilization layers, EnkaGrid TRC is the right solution. Suitable for use on weak soil, EnkaGrid TRC delivers reinforcement, separation and filtration in one easy-to-install product. The high stiffness of the geogrid composite reinforces the base course beneath roads over weak subsoils. At the same time the nonwoven prevents fine particles from migrating up into the sub-base, thus enabling in-plane water flow during compaction of the sub-base.

What makes EnkaGrid MAX and EnkaGrid TRC geogrids the right choice for roads and rail infrastructure?

Features:

  • Creates an excellent soil-grid interaction for all types of soil (EnkaGrid MAX)
  • High radial stiffness (EnkaGrid MAX)
  • Multifunctional geogrid (EnkaGrid TRC)
  • High modulus at low strain – mean elongation at break 3.5 % (EnkaGrid TRC)
  • Consistent stress-strain performance
  • Wide product range to suit specific project requirements
  • Excellent mechanical long-term durability
  • Superior resistance to installation damage
  • Extensive design support and technical documentation available

Benefits:

  • Reliable and proven reinforcement solutions
  • Effective reduction of differential settlement
  • Opportunity to realize cost-efficient road and rail designs
  • Ease of handling on-site
  • Fast installation
  • CO2 emission savings
Downloads
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Document types
  • Installation Manual
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  • EnkaGrid MAX Base Reinforcement Installation Manual
    Official Installation guidelines from the manufacturer
    PDF 1mb
  • EnkaGrid TRC Installation Manual
    Official Installation guidelines from the manufacturer
    PDF 1mb
  • High Performance Geogrids
    EnkaGrid
    PDF 3MB
Where to buy EnkaGrid geogrids (contact your nearest office)
China
Sales office
No.9 Xingtang West Road, Chunjiang Zhen, New District 213034 Changzhou, China
France
Sales office
Pacific Tower
11-13 Cours Valmy
92977 Paris La Défense Cedex, France
Hungary
Sales office
H-2040,
Budaörs;
Puskás Tivadar u. 5
Hungary
Germany
Sales office & Manufacturing
Glanzstoffstrasse1,
63784 Obernburg,
Germany
Netherlands
Sales, Manufacturing & R&D
Westervoortsedijk 73,
6827 AV Arnhem,
The Netherlands
Design support
Online calculator for reinforcement applications

Geogrids design calculator by Enka Solutions find the right EnkaGrid for your project

 

Single-layer reinforcement is applied to achieve sub-base stabilization for roads and railways. This efficient tool evaluates the required base course thickness and suggests an appropriate reinforcement product.

 

 

Design calculator