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Contech Engineered Solutions: Tracktex High-Performance Geocomposite

Since 2016, Contech Engineered Solutions has been selling and promoting Tracktex™ High-Performance Geocomposite — a multilayer composite with a unique microporous filter media guarded by specially engineered protective nonwoven geotextiles.

The filter is an orientated microporous polymeric film with a series of microcells and interconnecting pores, characterized by its relative strength and ability to transmit water vapor and/or liquid under controlled conditions. This inherent characteristic allows the upward migration of liquid under load that will de-water the subgrade, improving load bearing capacity.

Developed by geotechnical rail specialists and proven in applications across the world, Tracktex can "substantially extend maintenance intervals, by at least 25 times, generating significant cost savings in maintenance budgets for operators dealing with problem track sections, where ‘mud pumping’ contaminates the ballast," the company says.

For more information on Tracktex and other site solutions, visit Contech Engineered Solutions at Booth #4030 at Railway Interchange 2017, which will be held Sept. 17-20, 2017, in Indianapolis.