Incomat Gets Raw and Potable Water Compatibility Certification

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Geosynthetic barriers and systems provide essential containment of fluids in a wide variety of applications. One of the most important is for the protection and management of water resources. Certification for suitability in these applications has become increasingly important, internationally. HUESKER’s Incomat geosynthetic concrete mattress, for example, has been granted raw and potable water co... »

Zinc and Copper Mine Gets Largest GCCM Installation to Date

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In August 2016, over 11,000m2 of Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) was installed as a protective liner for a large diversion channel at an underground zinc and copper mine on Central Vancouver Island, Canada. The project marks one of the largest GCCM installations to date for this geosynthetic barrier system, which is sold as Concrete Cloth in North America and Concrete Canvas in the ... »

Will Crawford to Speak on GCCMs and Erosion Control in Hong Kong

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On February 21, Will Crawford of Concrete Canvas will be a featured speaker at an Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (Hong Kong) engineering event. The lecture, “Introducing GCCMs (Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats): A new material for erosion control,” will be delivered at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. There is no charge to attend and... »

Exports to 50+ Countries Drive Record Year for Concrete Canvas

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In its latest financial results, Concrete Canvas Ltd has revealed another record year of growth for the South Wales-based manufacturer. Its international presence for its primary “concrete on a roll” geosynthetic product has grown significantly. Material has been supplied to more than 50 countries in the past year, including throughout Latin America and in high-profile projects (e.g., LNG facility... »

Petrochemical Industry Fuels Growth for GCCMs

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Concrete Canvas Ltd. continues growing. The company introduced its CC HydroTM product to the wider international geosynthetics and geotechnical community last month at EuroGeo 6, the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. This follows a year in which the company’s unique barrier solutions were sold into 50+ countries and drew considerable attention from the petrochemical industry. CC Hydro™, li... »

A Chemically Resistant Geomembrane on a GCCM

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When EuroGeo 2016 opens in Ljubljana, Slovenia this month, Concrete Canvas® will showcase its new barrier material: CC Hydro™. The product features a chemically resistant geomembrane backing. EuroGeo 2016 is the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. Concrete Canvas® is a Silver Sponsor of the September 25 – 28 event. Nick Kastoumis will present a paper on this new class of containment material... »

Concrete Composite Mat Excels in Railway Project

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In October 2015, a Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) was used to line a series of ditches along a railway in Liberdade, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The site was characterized by severe access issues. Several of the ditches were cut into steep slopes on either side of the railway. Poured concrete was considered for the installation; however, this would have required lengthy line closures and... »

Canal Liner Webinar – June 7

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On June 7, HUESKER will offer a free canal liner webinar focused on the company’s unique Canal3® barrier. The session, led by veteran engineering Roy McClinton, will focus on water conveyance, containment, and conservation performance. Date: June 7 (2:00 pm EDT) Length: 20 minutes (with Q&A time available afterwards) REGISTER ONLINE Canal3®is a composite barrier. Top and bottom layer hig... »

Geosynthetic-Concrete Composite Barrier for Brazilian Mine

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In October 2015, a Concrete Canvas® GCCM  (Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat) composite barrier was used to line a newly constructed drainage lagoon at Votorantim Metais Zinco mine in Vazante, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The site needed to transport alkaline mine water through a series of drainage ditches—also to be lined—to the lagoon where the water would be treated. (EDITOR’S NOTE: See sl... »

Barrier System Profile: Canal3

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HUESKER’s Canal3® product is a composite barrier. Top and bottom layer highly durable nonwoven geotextiles protect a polyethylene membrane core. This structure provides significant puncture protection for the barrier membrane in both smooth and rough installation subgrades. REGISTER FOR JUNE 7 BARRIER SYSTEM WEBINAR It also prevents the need to over-excavate to create a protective sand beddi... »

New Headquarters for HUESKER North and Central America

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On March 11, HUESKER will move its North American and Central American operations into a brand new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new physical address will be: 3701 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 525 Charlotte, NC  28273 The mailing address will remain the same: P.O. Box 411529 Charlotte, NC  28241 The move is part of a steady expansion of the company in the Americas, growth which com... »

HUESKER on Coal Ash and Geosynthetics

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The January 2016 GeoConnect Newsletter from HUESKER has a strong focus on coal ash and geosynthetics, on the updated coal combustion residual (CCR) regulations in the United States and the many solutions the sector is receiving from geosynthetics industry. The company’s focus includes a feature column and a breakdown of relevant products. It also held a successful, free, mini-webinar (< 30 min)... »

HUESKER Adds Four Mini-Webinars in January

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Webinars have grown significantly in their use for technical knowledge transfer, engineering training, and product and application introduction. HUESKER, which has run a successful series of hour-long webinars, is unveiling a series of mini-webinars in January. These 20-minute sessions, followed by an open question period, will focus on hot sectors (e.g., coal ash), reinforcement products (Fortrac... »

Two More Canal Lining Webinars Added for October

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After three successful education sessions in September, HUESKER has added two more dates in October for its canal lining webinar. Take part in this free education event October 21 or October 28, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT). Each session is 45 minutes with 15 minutes added for question and answer with the participants. REGISTER ONLINE CANAL LINING WITH GEOSYNTHETICS Geosynthetic barriers are enginee... »

LAST CHANCE to Register for Canal Lining Webinars, September 9, 10, and 17

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Geosynthetic barriers are engineered to provide exceptional containment of liquids. The range of products and systems is wide and they cannot all be applied in the same way. HUESKER is offering three canal lining webinar sessions in September with a special focus water conveyance, containment, and conservation performance. The primary solution to be examined is the Canal3® barrier. The composite p... »

Three September Canal Liner Webinars from HUESKER

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Geosynthetic barriers are engineered to provide exceptional containment of liquids. The range of products and systems is wide and they cannot all be applied in the same way. HUESKER’s unique Canal3® barrier is getting three, free, canal liner webinar sessions in September. The focus is on water conveyance, containment, and conservation performance. Dates: September 9, 10, and 17 (2:00 pm EDT) Leng... »

Sven Schröer on Agricultural Water Security

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In the April 2015 issue of Irrigation Leader, North Carolina-based HUESKER inc.’s CEO Sven Schröer was interviewed for the publication’s “Business Leaders” section. The interview, which begins on Page 28 of the issue, provides a nice introduction to the importance of geosynthetics in agricultural water security. READ THE INTERVIEW (PDF) Schröer’s background is ideal here. He has worked in geosynth... »

SAP Geomembranes at Prague Symposium

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When the International Nonwovens Symposium convenes 3-4 June 2015 in Prague, attendees will learn about polymer-enhanced geomembranes. Nnamdi Amatobi, a Product Development Chemist with H&R ChemPharm (UK) will deliver a paper at event. Super absorbent polymer geomembranes are gaining more attention now. SAP solutions enable a substrate carrier, like a nonwoven geotextile, to be impregnated wit... »

Safeguarding Water with Super Absorbent Polymer Geomembranes

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By Richard Starkey and Michael Aerts – The competition for water resources is growing globally, with the resolution of or the inability to effectively resolve these issues threatening economies, communities, and, in some regions, basic survival. A key objective of infrastructure and water management professionals is to ensure that breaches or breakdown within water resource networks are identifiab... »

Concrete Canvas Wins Queen’s Award

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Concrete Canvas Ltd was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation on the 17 July 2014 by the Lord Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan Mrs Kate Thomas. The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence in each category. Concrete Canvas Ltd. has been presented with this award due to its ground breaking material, Concrete Canvas GCCM*, whi... »

VIDEO: Canal Restoration with Geosynthetic Concrete Mattress

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HUESKER has published a video of its extensive canal restoration work on the Mittlere-Isar-Kanal (MIK) in Germany. The project, which utilizes the Incomat® geosynthetic concrete mattress system and which featured underwater installation, was profiled on Geosynthetica in March 2014. In announcing the new video, the company noted: “The special feature of this construction project is in the und... »

Persistence of GMA Pays off with WRRDA Passage

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The effort to get geosynthetics specifically mentioned in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) extends back many years. It began, in fact, roughly seven years ago following the passage of the last major water resource bill. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) had drafted a strategic plan in 2004 that identified a need for a stronger voice at the federal government policy... »

VIDEO: Underwater Installation of GCL for Flood Protection

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By NAUE – The video “Dam Sealing with Bentofix® BZ 13-B” shows how Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) allow ecological, economical and safe construction, including for underwater installation of a flood protection sealing system. A barrage along the Lech River in Feldheim, Germany is profiled. The Feldheim barrage is located directly in a nature reserve, 40 km north of Augsburg. As ... »

Underwater Installation: Refurbishing a Canal

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By HUESKER – A project to reinstate the lining along a 3 km section of Germany’s Mittlere-Isar-Kanal (MIK) necessitated the installation of approx. 150,000 m² of Incomat® Standard geosynthetic concrete mattresses within the space of a few months. As the canal is used to generate hydroelectricity, one of the main challenges was to carry out the underwater installation of the mattresses ... »