The rapid increasing of speed and weight of trains place heavy demands on the bearing course. Hipertex® Geotextiles
stabilise the foundation, enabling it to withstand dynamic loads.
Hipertex® geotextile is the perfect solution for present civil engineering works and tomorrow building challenges.
Designed to comply with the modern design requirements, Hipertex® is a step forward in comparison to other traditional building products.
Hipertex® is made with very high tenacity fibers of polypropylene and with the best production lines available. Its mechanical and hydraulic properties are at the top on the geotextiles market.
It is generally recognised that the use of Hipertex® in building works allow to save raw material costs and improve the work performances if compared to traditional building technical solutions.
The characteristic opening size of Hipertex® is designed to retain particles while allowing free movement of water, making it possible to separate two layers during intense hydraulic activity. Hipertex® preventing the ingress of fines into drainage media and provide the same flow rates on the job site, eliminating future clogging and costly project damage.
Characteristics required for use in the construction of railways
As for the roads, the problem of global instability of railway embankments constructed on medium and low bearing capacity soil, can be solved by placing an Hipertex® geotextile on the foundation of the series Hipertex® made of very tough polypropylene.
This has the function of geosynthetic separator between soils of different quality and in some cases can compensate the insufficient shear strength of the soil by absorbing the tensile stresses generated along the sliding surfaces and transferring them to the stable part of the embankment.