TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G


TenCate Polyfelt® PGM paving fabrics are mechanically bonded, continuous-filament, polypropylene non-wovens with optimum bitumen retention capacity. TenCate Polyfelt® PGM is economically more effective than conventional road maintenance methods. Its use retards reflective cracking of repaired asphalt road surfaces by a combination of the functions stress relief, sealing, and uniform bonding between the layers.

TenCate Polyfelt® PGM-G is a high strength glass filament reinforced geocomposite. TenCate Polyfelt® PGM-G is ideally suited to the economic local maintenance of any cracked road surface with a stable substructure. The combination of TenCate Polyfelt® PGM - with its sealing and uniform bonding - and the glass filament reinforcement provides effective maintenance and leads to a sustainable reduction in new crack formation. 

The benefits of TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G at a glance:

  • Sealing:
    Bitumen saturated TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G prevent rain and oxygen from penetration into the road structure.
  • Reinforcement:
    TenCate Polyfelt® PGM-G is used for high load-uptake at low strain (<3%).
  • Stress relief:
    TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G retard the progress of differential stresses between substrate and new overlay. Crack propagation and reflective cracking is therefore reduced.
  • Adhesive bonding:
    TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G provide uniform bonding between old surface and new asphalt layers.
  • Ease of installation:
    When a laying device is used, TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G can be installed easily and quickly without any fixing material, even in bends or over unevenness’s.
  • Recycling:
    Asphalt layers reinforced with TenCate Polyfelt® PGM & PGM-G can be milled easily with conventional methods

Typical applications areas:

  • Road maintenance
TenCate Polyfelt® PGM-G - Material photo