abe® ecofelt is a 100% polypropylene continuous filament saturation membrane. It has a highly porous three-dimensional fibre structure, manufactured by needle-punching the fibres to form an homogeneous sheet. It has been proven internationally to be one of the best saturation membranes for improved waterproofing performance. ecofelt is compatible with cementitious composites due to its excellent alkali resistance.
abe® ecofelt is suitable for use with cement based waterproofing coatings for:
Waterproofing of buildings/structures
- Flat roof waterproofing
- Basement waterproofing
- Potable water reservoirs
- Hydroelectric storage reservoirs
- Dam walls
- Emergency spillways
Improved puncture resistance
The three-dimensional fibre structure and high elongation characteristics under load ensure absorption of impact stress and improved puncture resistance. Use of lighter gauge membranes is therefore possible with abe® ecofelt.
Provides good saturation properties
The three-dimensional fibre structure and high percentage of air voids (approx. 90% in uncompressed state) allows rapid radial free flow of liquids in the plane of the fabric, thereby ensuring good saturation.
Improved installation surface
abe® ecofelt provides a clean dust-free surface that is smooth and continuous and facilitates improved panel positioning and overlaps.
Chemically and biologically inert (pH range 2-13)
Does not deteriorate in soils due to microbial attack. Resistant to the effects of long-term exposure to acid and alkali solutions in the pH range 2-13. Does not hydrolyze when placed in contact with damp cementitious surfaces. ecofelt is certified resistant to municipal and industrial waste seepage.
Resistant to effects of heat and humidity
abe® ecofelt does not hydrolyze when installed in tropical climatic conditions.
The polypropylene polymer used in ecofelt is highly UV-stabilized to ensure no strength loss occurs when exposed to sunlight during installation.
abe® ecofelt has been field and laboratory tested in extreme UV-environments worldwide and proven to have one of the best levels of resistance of all saturation membranes tested.
On-Site thermal fabrication capability
The type, size and structure of fibres utilized in the manufacture facilitate bonding of overlaps with simple equipment. This allows the saturation membrane to be quickly anchored especially in windy conditions while providing cost savings in overlaps and continuity between panels.
Clearly marked for on-site quality assurance
Each full roll of abe® ecofelt (1 m wide) is continuously marked along the edge with the product grade and a quality control batch number for ease of on- site inspection and quality assurance.
Compatible for use with all geomembrane types
abe® ecofelt saturation membrane is compatible for use with all types of geomembrane materials.
Proven international performance ecofelt saturation membranes have been proven in all types of prestige installations worldwide.
Surfaces must be sound and free of contaminants.
Temperature & Relative Humidity
Polypropylene reinforcing membrane for a.b.e.® waterproofing systems. The only product to be used with cement-based waterproofing products such as dura.®flex.
The reinforcing membrane will be abe® ecofelt, a non-woven, needle-punched polypropylene membrane applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals. The membrane will weigh 90 g/m2 and have an elongation at break of 40-70%.
Width: 1 m wide and 2 m wide rolls
Length: 250 mm
1 m x 1 m
20 m x 100 mm
20 m x 200 mm
20 m x 250 mm
20 m x 300 mm
10 m x 200 mm
2,5 m x 200 mm
Handling & Storage
This product has a shelf life of 24 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.
Health & Safety
abe® ecofelt is inert and harmless.
This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by the company.
Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.
|Material||100% polypropylene, continuous filament, needle-punched|
|Thickness||Under Pressure 2kPa||mm||1||ISO 9863 ASTM D5199|
|Tensile Strength||kN/m||6.5||ISO 10319|
|CBR Puncture||kN||1.02||ISO 12236|
|Drop Cone||Diameter of hole||mm||40||ISO 13433 EN 918|
|Opening Size||090||mm||0.13||ISO 12956|
|Vertical Permeability||1 x 10-3||m/s||4.0||ISO 11058|
|Vertical Water Flow||100 mm head||L/m2/s||400|
|Grab Tensile Strength||N||380||ASTM D4632|
|Standard Roll Size||Width||m||1|