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Rail Components Catalog Track Products Environmental Protection

Rail Industry Component:
L.B. Foster Company: GTPlus™ Absorbent Track Mat

L.B. Foster Company

The GTPlus™ track mat is designed to absorb contaminants, yet permit water to pass through. Its base material is a melt-blown polypropylene that can absorb more than 20 times its weight while retaining strength for removal and disposal from a top layer of non-woven polyester geotextile. It is also effective for leak and drip control underneath most types of rolling stock and track maintenance equipment, as well as for applications including steam cleaning of track maintenance equipment, the company says. The company has also introduced a smaller version the Spot™ Mat available in 2-foot by 8-foot (SPOT™ Mechanic), 5-foot by 5-foot and 10-foot by 10-foot that includes grommets for affixing to the work area. It is made with recycled materials. GTPlus is part of the Enviro-FORCESM of environmental products and services tailored for the rail industry.