Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE)

Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE®)

Economical Seepage Control In Non-critical Applications

Layfield has used reinforced polyethylene (RPE®) as an economical geomembrane material for over 35 years. With UV and chemical resistance and enhanced performance properties allowing for flexibility in extremely low temperatures, RPE® is an excellent material for seepage control in non-hazardous applications.

A backfilled RPE® liner can provide permanent seepage control in water containment applications. With proper placing and backfilling, RPE® can also provide geomembrane-level containment on sandy soil in carefully prepared sites. Common uses of RPE®’s are canal liners, drilling sump liners, soil remediation liners, tailings dam liners, and interim landfill caps.

Why Choose Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE) Liners?

High Strength-to-Weight Ratio

Due to its woven polyethylene structure, RPE® is powerful yet lightweight, so you can pre-fabricate this material into very large panels.

Ease of Installation

Factory pre-fabrication can eliminate the need for specialized field installation crews. Layfield offers specialized seaming tape to join panels together based on the application.

Enhanced Performance Properties

UV resistance for short-term exposed use, flexible in extremely low temperatures, and has good chemical resistance.

Additional Features

  • Lightweight and easy to work with
  • UV-stable coating
  • Superior puncture and tear resistance
  • Fish and plant safe
  • Remains flexible in extremely low temperatures
Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE®)

Seepage Control

RPE®’s are economical lining materials that help control seepage and permeation and help prevent the loss of precious water from ponds and irrigation canals.

Product Details

RPE®s are economical lining materials for seepage control, soil remediation, and interim landfill cap applications.


Specification Sheet

Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE®) Technical Specification

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Specification Sheet

RPE-15FR Technical Specification

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