Water does not have to be a major obstacle during tunnel construction. With AGRU’s complete tunnel lining system, you can expect superior water resistance that virtually eliminates the maintenance cost to repair water spots, dripstones from lime diffusion, and external corrosion. AGRUFlex, an integral part of our lining system, is the perfect partner in SEM/NATM or conventional bored tunnel constructions. Its primary purpose is to protect concrete tunnel structures against the infiltration of water and/or gases, and aggressive soils and groundwater. AGRU tunnel lining systems use high-grade resins made with advanced polyolefins, giving AGRUFlex its highly flexible mechanical properties, a long service life, and ease of installation. In addition, polyethylene does not produce toxic fumes which could cause health and safety concerns in the confined space of tunnel environs.
AGRU’s tunnel waterproofing liners are perfectly suited for any type of tunnel construction including cut-and-cover, drill-and-blast (SEM/NATM), and TBM bored methods. AGRUFlex is the preferred waterproofing liner system for all types of tunnel applications including highway, rail, light rail, hydro, and more.
Underground stations, caverns, and cross-passages need many of the same concrete protection as the connecting tunnels. AGRUFlex serves as the primary liner against corrosion and water penetration in these applications as well.
Waterproofing Monolithic Systems
Water stop profiles give the necessary redundancy in waterproofing tunnels throughout the lifetime of the construction. Modern tunnel lining is designed to support discrete repairs of hollow or leaky areas through the use of injection grouts. Water stop profiles are installed between the liner and concrete to create separate compartments. Integrated injection hoses can then be used to inject grout at repair
AGRUFlex is created from high-grade resins of quality raw material. The manufacturing process yields a highly flexible tunnel lining material that is easy to install and weld. No toxic fumes are produced should AGRUFlex come into contact with a chemical or electrical fire. And its high-quality construction and EasyFix system ensures maximum service life.
Efficient waterproofing in tunnels
AGRUFlex is manufactured from very low density polyethylene and supports:
Signal layer advantages
AGRU coextrudes AGRUFlex with a white/colored signal layer.
Advanced installation methods
AGRUFlex supports innovative insulation technologies, with benefits such as:
Purchase liners, water stop profiles, attachment discs, and drainage pipes from under one roof.
EasyFix delivers fast and reliable installation of VLDPE fabric backed tunnel liners.
- No influence of the liner‘s mechanical properties caused by adhesive bonding
- Installation with semi-automatic formworks
- Flexible installation methods
- Up to 40% reduction in installation time with easy and precise placement of the tunnel liner
- Liner widths up to 4m
AGRU Waterstop Profiles
The perfect solution for attaching the liners and concrete protective liners to concrete constructions and compartmentalizing areas in case of future repairs.
- Integrated injection hose clamp for OD 9 – 12 mm
- Defined outlets for even distribution
- Polyolefin based VLDPE resin
- Optimized compatibility with polyolefin based tunnel liners
- Free of plasticisers and halogens
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