Propex Receives 2019 Innovation Award

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Last week PETROMAT Enviro, a paving fabric that easily mills and recycles, was awarded the 2019 Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award.

 

“Innovation is what drives us,” said Mike Gorey, CEO of Propex.  “It’s a key part of our culture, and we will continue to invest in products and market development to ultimately offer our customers the best geosynthetic solutions.

 

PETROMAT Enviro was developed to solve the milling and recycling issues associated with traditional paving fabric.

It features the strength properties of AASHTO M288 and easily mills and recycles. Unlike brittle glass-based geosynthetic interlayers, Enviro can be placed directly onto a milled surface without fear of breaking or tearing. The flexible design also allows for smooth, wrinkle-free installation, even around curves. Once milled, PETROMAT Enviro is nearly indistinguishable in recycled asphalt pavement.

PETROMAT Enviro was introduced in February of 2019 at the Geosynthetics Conference in Houston, TX. In less than a year, numerous projects have changed spec from traditional or fiberglass-based paving fabric to Enviro.

The IFF offers Innovation Awards in six categories including fabrics, fibers and films; chemical coatings and compounds; hardware, finding and accessories; equipment and tools; services to manufacturers; and end products.  PETROMAT Enviro won the overall top prize.

“Continue to look for new innovations from Propex,” said Mr. Gorey.  “We have several exciting products to launch in 2020.”


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