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Fablon is a high capacity preformed cushioning pad fabricated using multiple layers of high quality cotton polyester duck fabric, completely impregnated with a high-grade nitrile compound.
Fablon finished pads will withstand compressive loads perpendicular to the plane of laminations of 10,000 pounds minimum per square inch without detrimental reduction in thickness or extrusion.
D.O.T. Federal Standard Specifications for Construction
Administration: of Roads and Bridges on Federal
Highway Projects (1985).
AASHTO: Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges.
Preformed Fabric Pads:
16th Edition – 18.10.2
17th Edition – 220.127.116.11
2nd ED.LRFD – 18.10.2
PCI: Prestressed Concrete Design Handbook
7th Edition (2010) Part 6, paragraph
6.10.3, Bearing Pad.