Welcome to EcoTrough® – 21st Century Cable Troughing
PADS No PA05/06015
Affresol have worked in collaboration with Network Rail to develop The EcoTrough® product range manufactured from TPR® synthetic concrete. This range provides a seamless interface with existing concrete troughing and new infrastructure projects.
Affresol are the lowest price per metre (non-cementitious) trough supplier in the UK.
The whole life costing is also significantly better than other suppliers.
All the Ecotrough product range have full Network Rail Approval status without any restrictions.
Affresol is the nominated Tier 1 supplier to Network Rail.
Ecotrough is robust, it is stable in ballast (unlike polymer), and it is lightweight compared to concrete.
Our comprehensive portfolio of troughing products has been designed to satisfy the needs of the 21st century Rail Network whilst also offering a true value for money solution.
EcoTrough® has been designed around the traditional and well proven concrete troughing infrastructure but is made from non-cementitious concrete. This sustainable innovative material and product design, meets the robust and durable needs of the Rail industry, whilst also considering the manual handling requirements.
The EcoTrough® solution is lightweight, cost effective and will interface with existing working practices.
Each EcoTrough® has an embedded label with icons to highlight manual handling guidelines. The embedded label also has a unique barcode/reference number giving full manufacturing traceability on every trough and lid.
Affresol recognise that many projects encounter problems that can be outside the norm. We have the flexibility to work with the project team to produce timely and cost effective bespoke solutions to overcome these ad hoc situations.
Affresol has an ongoing relationship with the Civils and Manufacturing Faculties of Cardiff University that has allowed both Affresol and Network Rail to be able develop and trial innovation to benefit the Network.
Affresol has also been able to develop an innovative low-cost walkway system under this partnership arrangement.
Affresol products are supported by the Carbon Trust and we are a past winner of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management ‘Sustainable Product of the Year’ award.
We proactively work with the Environment Agency to divert waste from landfill.