TenCate Geosynthetics Launches Mirafi® RS 580i For Roadway Reinforcement

TenCate Geosynthetics North America, Pendergrass, Ga., the U.S. operation of the Netherlands-based
Royal Ten Cate’s TenCate Geosynthetics business, now offers the TenCate Mirafi® RS580i roadway
reinforcement geotextile.

The new geotextile has been highly engineered to provide base reinforcement and subgrade
stabilization coupled with high water permeability and soil retention, according to the company.
Features include double-layer construction to allow good filtration and drainage, uniform openings
to enable consistent filtration and flow comparable to a fine to coarse sand layer, and an orange
color pattern to differentiate it from traditional black geotextiles. The company reports TenCate
Mirafi RS580i also features high tensile modulus properties that enhance load distribution and
product durability including damage resistance when installed under moderate to severe stress

“Our product development team developed the perfect geosynthetic that would maximize
performance while reducing costs for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization applications.
They reviewed many years of research and created a unique manufacturing process that would fully
integrate the important performance properties into one geosynthetic,” said Brett Odgers, market
manager, roadway reinforcement, TenCate Geosynthetics North America.

The company is making the new product available through its distribution partners in a range
of roll sizes. Panels also may be seamed either in the factory or in the field to give cross-roll
direction strength to the installed geotextile.

May 18, 2010