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Final Report - ABSORBNET (New concept and technology for high energy rock fall protection fences)

Project ID: 262453
Funded under: FP7-SME


This is the final report of the ABSORBNET project, which is funded under the European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It aims to make a rock-fall protection net to be used as the basis of a kit meeting ETAG 27 (European Technical Agreement Guidelines) requirements. Current systems on the market have two major disadvantages: the strain to be supported by the brakes and anchorages is high; and the design of most nets has not been modified for 50 years or more. The project team has developed new materials and a procedure for the manufacture of oriented high-performance fibres. The threading process has been developed to achieve an optimum yarn and external protective coating. Finally, the net-weaving pattern and design have been optimised.

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