|Mass Per Unit Area
|Tensile Strength, MD
||N/50 mm (lb/2in)
|Elongation at Max Load, MD
|Tensile Strength, CD
||N/50 mm (lb/2in)
|Elongation at Max Load, CD
|Tensile Strength (bias angle)1
*ASTM D5053 is designed for materials that exhibit <11% elongation (ASTM D5035. Section 1.2).
In paving applications, bias angle tensile strength can be a factor in mitigating multi-directional crack propagation.
Modified test sample is cut on a 45o angle and tested according to ASTM D5035.
NOTE: Conditions for tensile strength measurements:
Sample width: 50mm and Gage length: 175mm
Sample length: 250mm and Crosshead speed: 50mm/min
NOTE: Of the various ASTM test methods for testing tensile strength of paving mats, paving fabrics, and glass grids, none are fully suitable for comparing materials that are dissimilar in construction and materials. For example, under ASTM D4632, it is stated that “the grab test method does not provide all the information needed for all design applications, and other test methods should be used.” Owens Corning utilizes ASTM D5035-95, also known as the cut-strip tensile test method, because TruPave exhibits less than 11% elongation. Unlike the grab method (ASTM D4632), with the cut-strip method, the entire width of the test specimen is clamped and falls within the stress field as the specimen is elongated. Neither method fully addresses performance in the pavement, and Owens Corning recommends that mats, fabrics, and grids be tested when embedded in asphalt.
TruPave™ engineered paving mat is manufactured using a wet-formed process, comprised of fiberglass and polyester fibers blended in an aqueous latex resin. This unique manufacturing process ensures that the fibers uniformly disperse and form a strong interlocking mat that will deliver tensile strength in all directions.
Availability & Packaging
TruPave™ mat is available in North America.
TruPave™ mat is packaged on rolls in three different widths in the following sizes:
• 12' 6" x 360' (500 sq. yd.)
• 10' 0" x 360' (400 sq. yd.)
• 6' 3" x 360' (250 sq. yd.)