Over the two years project programme six months were available for the work on chemical soil stabilisers, review of case studies and fibre reinforced soils. This work was split into three parts and report 5 details the first part of this element of the research which concentrated on synthetic stabilisers. One of the objectives of the research was to form simpler methods of assessing the use of these stabilisers in the field. This could not be achieved due to great lack of independent research information and this research programme was too short to undertake detailed research for preparing simplified assessment methods. It was therefore decided to review the available
information about these stabilisers, form a users guide and a database consisting of product composition, soil types for which they may be used, environmental issues and brief review of case studies. Thirty-eight products were reviewed for this part of the study.