Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE®) has been used as an economical geomembrane material by Layfield for over 25 years.
Common uses of RPE®'s are canal liners, drilling sump liners, soil remediation liners, tailings dam liners, and interim landfill caps. RPE®'s have UV resistance for short term exposed use, are flexible in extremely low temperatures, and have very good chemical resistance.
RPE®’s are most commonly used for seepage control in non-hazardous applications. In canal liners and water reservoirs a backfilled RPE® liner provides permanent seepage control. In a carefully prepared site on sandy soils RPE® can provide geomembrane level containment, however placement and backfilling of the material needs to be done carefully.