Improving Drainage at Expansion Joints in Rigid Pavements

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By GSE Environmental – Repairing damaged expansion joints in rigid pavements is a costly endeavor. Not only is the cost of the repairs high, but repair projects can go on for miles and shut down vital lanes of traffic important to commuters and local commerce. The primary cause of premature damage is insufficient drainage under rigid pavements. MANAGING EXPANSION JOINTS Expansion joints are partic... »

EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 2017 Program Released

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The international nonwovens association EDANA and the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) have partnered to develop the EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 7 – 8 June 2017 at the Regent Hotel in Beijing. The program for the event, which will be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society, has been released. It includes addresses from IGS Past Preside... »

Edana Publishes Geotextiles Seminar Presentation Videos

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During INDEX 17, one of the world’s largest gatherings for nonwoven material presentations and exhibition, the organizers (Edana) once again held a geotextiles seminar. The presentations from the April 6 event have been made available free for viewing online. These presentations include the Q&A sessions that followed. Each video module allows you to move to any point by powerpoint slide. The p... »

Events Help Machina-TST Expand Internationally

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Machina-TST is one of the fastest-growing geosynthetics companies in Europe. The company has expanded its production space for geogrids, geotextiles, geocomposite reinforcement materials, and turf reinforcement mats. Part of this growth is fueled by how the company uses events to expand internationally. The company will next appear at Project Qatar 2017 and Techtextil 2017. GEOSYNTHETICS EXPAND IN... »

IGS North America 2017 Photo Contest Winners

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The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS – NA) held its 2017 Photo Contest in January and February. Results were announced at the IGS – NA general assembly in Orlando, Florida in March. Congratulations are due to Paradox Access Solutions and Geomembranas y Geosinteticos. Paradox was awarded first place and G&G took home second and third-place recognition. 2017... »

NAUE Asia Achieves SAMM Accreditation for Testing Geosynthetics

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When the international geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE GmbH & Co. KG founded NAUE Asia Sdn. Bhd. (NASB) in Malaysia in 2011, it did so to serve infrastructure markets in Asia and Oceania—and to do so with the same high-quality standards it employs at its renowned facilities in Germany. Now, the NAUE Asia testing laboratory has achieved SAMM accreditation for testing geosynthetics, in accordanc... »

David Zill Joins THRACE LINQ’s Geosynthetics Team

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Thrace LINQ’s geosynthetics team is growing, this time with the addition of industry veteran David Zill. He brings more than two decades of experience in sales and management. He’ll serve as Thrace LINQ’s Western Regional Manager – Geosynthetics. Zill’s hiring is part of a re-energized approach for the larger Thrace Group to the marketplace. In late 2016, for example, the Thrace Group added vetera... »

New Geocomposite Drainage System for Roadways

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Roadway integrity can be undermined by poor drainage on the surface and in the subgrade of the road. The new GSE RoaDrain™ geocomposite drainage system has been engineered to provide high compressive strength (> 50,000 psf), a permeability greater than 10x that of drainage stone, and long-term performance under roads and at expansion joints to provide an effective capillary break that stops the... »

Geotextiles Seminar at INDEX 17 Features Geosynthetics Leaders

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International nonwovens association Edana will again hold a geotextiles seminar at its triennial INDEX™ conference. The event is one of the world’s largest gatherings for nonwoven material presentations and exhibition. More than 12,000 professionals are expected at INDEX 17, which will be held 4 – 7 April 2017 at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. The geotextiles seminar will take place on April 6... »

Imagine IM Wins Innovation Award, Signs MOU with TenCate

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October is turning out to be a month of substantially good news for Imagine IM. The Australia-based producer of graphene has just been recognized with an Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) Victorian Innovation Award. It has also announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with TenCate Geosynthetics to develop and demonstrate a modified imgne® X3 graphene coating for polypro... »

Installing CSPE Geomembrane in the Virgin Islands

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The island of Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is one of the Caribbean’s most popular and cosmopolitan destinations. When an aging lining system began to fail in a well-known resort’s cistern system, Colorado Lining International (CLI) was called in to replace the membrane with a CSPE geomembrane. The underground installation presented a number of challenges. The vertical walls (16 ft.) of th... »

INTERVIEW: Sven Schröer on Growth in Geosynthetics

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 2 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2 is an interview with current HUESKER North and Central America CEO Sven Schröer. The discussion focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th an... »

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... »

Tom Collins Reflects on HUESKER’s First 25 Years

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 1 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2, an interview with current CEO Sven Schröer, focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This two-part story is also part o... »

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... »

Thrace LINQ Adds Market Development Manager

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Summerville, South Carolina-based Thrace LINQ has added Matt Buck as a Market Development Manager in construction and industrial markets for its spunbond nonwoven products. Buck brings more than a decade of experience to the role. Thrace LINQ’s geosynthetics include paving fabrics, silt fence, erosion control materials, nonwoven geotextiles for environmental and civil engineering projects, and agr... »

HUESKER Celebrates 25 Years in the Americas

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The geosynthetics field really took off in the 1990s, and one company that was part of that swift growth was HUESKER, Inc. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company now celebrates 25 years of manufacturing and engineering in North and Central America. The company’s main markets have been in geosynthetics and agricultural and industrial textiles. The company recently moved into a new headquarters... »

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... »

Major Savings in Modular Assembly Yard Construction

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By Nilex – For the Lac La Biche community, located 220 km north of Edmonton, Alberta, the surge in oil sands development has been accompanied by a more disciplined approach to planning and cost controls. A major part of those cost controls is in the design and execution of modular construction. When Lac La Biche Transport required a cost-effective solution for a low maintenance, unpaved yard, Nile... »

An Exemplary GCL Barrier for the City of Barrie

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When the City of Barrie (Ontario) landfill reached capacity, an extensive program was enacted to recycle material from the old cells. Non-recyclable material was then reburied with the additional protection of a multi-layered geosynthetic barrier system. The system utilized an HDPE geomembrane – GCL barrier system. BETTER GCL BARRIER SYSTEMS Terrafix installed the geosynthetic system, which ... »

Greenroofs and Geocomposites Webinar, March 4

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On March 4, HUESKER will host a free greenroofs and geocomposites webinar. The core focus will be on the use of Ultimat® TGS geocomposites and how these geosynthetic materials help plant roots sustain water and help buildings achieve significant LEED-related credits. The webinar will take place 2:00 – 2:30 pm (EST) and will be led by Roy McClinton, an engineer with more than 25 years experie... »

HUESKER Announces an Additional Coal Ash Webinar

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HUESKER launched a series of “mini-webinars” this year, succinct (<30 min) engineering discussions on various geosynthetic applications and materials. January’s coal ash webinar was so well-attended that the company has announced an additional date for the live session: March 2 at 2:00 pm EST.   REGISTER ONLINE DOWNLOAD COAL ASH FLYER (PDF) These sessions are free to atte... »

Four HUESKER Webinars Announced

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The HUESKER webinars have established a good following. The company has announced three more for February and one for March. These concise, free, engineering sessions, all of which are less than 30 minutes, will address pavement interlayers, geotextile-encased columns, mining reinforcement and safety, and coal ash engineering with geosynthetics. The coal ash session (March 2) is a repeat of a high... »

New Sales Structure for Propex GeoSolutions

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Propex GeoSolutions has announced a dual-function sales structure with a market-focused, efficiency approach. Two distinct teams have been create, with one dedicated to a Geotextile sales line and the other to Erosion Control and Specialty Solutions. Ray Bruno, National Sales Leader, has been named the lead of the Geotextile Team. Their product markets will include the Propex GeoSolutions lines wo... »

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)... »