A year since its launch, Tensar International’s innovative TriAx™ geogrid has won a hat trick of awards.

Adding to its UK triumph at Civils 2007, where it was awarded the prestigious accolade of ‘Product of the Year’, TriAx has now scooped two further European wins just six months since the start of its international roll-out.


Gold medals were achieved at the Brno International Building Fair – marketed as Central Europe’s largest building fair, and held in the Czech Republic – as well as Autostrada 2008 in Kiecle, Poland. Out of the 800 exhibiting companies and eight award winners at Autostrada, TriAx was the only geosynthetic product to receive recognition within road construction and took home the coveted ‘Product and Technology’ category.

“The higher performance and cost advantage TriAx offers for ground stabilisation applications is becoming internationally acknowledged,” comments Jacek Kawalec, Tensar’s regional manager for Central Europe. “Its outstanding benefits provide engineers with a great opportunity to create better road structures for less cost, and international interest has been intense.”


Unlike conventional geogrids – which comprise square or rectangular apertures – TriAx has a unique triangular structure which offers proven performance benefits for a variety of ground stabilisation applications.

Extensive research has refined TriAx’ unique design features, resulting in a new kind of geogrid that increases aggregate confinement to offer greatly improved soil stabilisation properties. Such performance benefits are ideal for projects involving unpaved roads and permanent paved roadways, as well as combating differential settlement on weak or variable sub-grades. Economies are achieved through either savings in aggregate layer thickness or extensions in pavement service life; with cost, time and environmental advantages.

Jacek Kawalec continues: “TriAx has been six years in the making and represents what we believe to be the most significant innovation in geogrid technology for decades.”