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Maccaferri ParaLink 1200 installed on the N7 near Malmesbury, Western Cape

Maccaferri ParaLink 1200 installed near Malmesbury - Maccaferri Africa

Another successful project by Maccaferri Africa has commenced in August 2015 on the N7 near Malmesbury – Western Cape.

The basal reinforcement was designed by using Maccaferri software Mac.B.A.R.S together with AECOM Cape Town.

ParaLink 1200 has recently been installed by Power Construction to reinforce the foundation of a 15m high embankment.

ParaLink geogrids are unique planar structures consisting of a monoaxial array of composite geosynthetics strips. Each single longitudinal strip has a core of high tenacity polyester yarns tendons encased in a polyethylene sheath; the single strips are connected by non-resisting cross laid polyethylene strip that gives a grid like shape to the composite.

They are amongst the most tried and tested geogrids in the world offering 120 year design life and high performance. The incredibly tough polyethylene sheath is resistance to physical, chemical and biological conditions found in reinforced soil structures. The standard maximum ultimate tensile strength of ParaLink is 1350 kN/m.

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