Protecting a Caribbean Shoreline and Coal-Fired Power Plant

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TenCate Geosynthetics has published a new video that features how TenCate Geotube® technology was used to repair and protect a Caribbean shoreline. The immediate area included a large utility company, which had seen the shoreline erode significantly over a period of years. Storm surges with waves exceeding 3m had been a major factor in the waterfront deterioration, which had taken 50m of beach. Th... »

Geosynthetic Reinforcement in CCR Surface Impoundment Closures

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By John D. Herrmann, Bruce A. Lacina, P.E., and Stephan M. Gale, P.E. – In-place closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments presents numerous challenges. Common methods of capping include placing 0.46 m (1.5 ft) of a compacted clay soil cap with an additional 0.15 m (0.5 ft) of vegetated cover. Geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners are often considered as viable, cost-effective o... »

Secondary Geogrid Reinforcement in MSE Walls

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By Paul C. Frankenberger, P.E.; Matthew M. Merritt, P.E.; and Mark Myers, P.E. – The concept of secondary geogrid layers located at the face of a mechanically stabilized earth wall is similar to the use of secondary geogrid reinforcement in MSE reinforced slopes. In slopes, the secondary geogrid layers are used to stabilize the slope face between the primary geogrid layers. The result is closely s... »

New Coal Ash Pond Capping Series from TenCate

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One of the fastest-growing markets for civil engineering in the United States is in capping coal combustion residuals. Tencate, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of geosynthetics, has been well involved in the sector and now has added the Mirafi® CR-Series Pond Capping Geosynthetic Solutions to its engineered offerings. The CR-Series features high-performance geosynthetics for the stabiliza... »

TenCate Geosynthetics Launches New High-Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats

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Turf reinforcement mats are engineered to solve more difficult, longer-term erosion control situations on slopes and in channels. These materials retain bare soil and stabilize and nurture vegetation while resist the challenges of precipitation and high-flow rates on soils. TenCate Geosynthetics has introduced two more high-performance turf reinforcement mats. The Mirafi® TM13C and TM14S TRMs are ... »

TenCate’s Water and Environment Website Uses Client-Led Redesign

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By Elizabeth Peggs – TenCate Geosynthetics has been working to up their digital media presence and strategy, and the effort is yielding great results. The company has just launched a revised water and environment website zone. The redesigned segment of their primary www.geotube.com portal is dedicated to geotextile tube technology and solutions. Christopher Timpson, who serves as a Technical Servi... »

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... »

Geotextile Tubes for Breakwaters and Beach Restoration in Mexico

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By Angel Diaz and Chris Timpson – Geotextile tubes help to prevent storm damage and protect the environment through the building of custom marine structures. The installation of geotextile containers can be temporary or permanent, and in most cases the structures are invisible to the coastal environment. The technology involves the fabrication of a large containers made of a specially engineered t... »

Geosynthetic Design Software and Calculator Tools

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It’s no revelation that civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering designs require a significant amount of calculation. The most advanced calculations, supported by due diligence and experience, can never be replaced by freeware and proprietary tools; but on the project selection and record-keeping side, a number of companies offer highly useful geosynthetic design software and calcu... »

TenCate Promotes Beth Wilbanks and Melissa Medlin

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Strong companies are often characterized by stability among key staff. Following its history of internal team development and promotion, TenCate Geosynthetics has announced the promotions of Beth Wilbanks and Melissa Medlin. Beth Wilbanks is an 18-year veteran of TenCate. She will now serve as Director of Product Management, following a successful tenure as Group Quality Manager. In her new role, ... »

TenCate Adds Four Engineering Business Managers

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TenCate Geosynthetics has announced the addition of four new engineering business managers to regional and international markets in the Americas. The four candidates bring strong backgrounds in geosynthetics in the field, as well as research and affiliated construction market backgrounds. The new hires include: Brian Baillie will serve as the Engineering Business Manager for the South Central Regi... »

VIDEO: Geosynthetic Containers in Mining and Mineral Processing

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A new video from TenCate profiles the utilization of geosynthetic containers in mining and mineral processing. TenCate Geotube® containers are being used in a large range of applications, such as pond and lagoon maintenance, tailings management, water resource management, precious metals recovery, acid mine drainage, beneficial reuse, emergency and disaster management, and specialty applications. ... »

Private Equity Comes Calling for Tencate

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One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of geosynthetics seems set to go private. The multinational Royal Ten Cate NV (AMS:KTC), based in the Netherlands and listed on the NYSE EuroNext exchange, has received a buyout proposal from the private equity group Gilde Buy Out Partners. The deal has quickly received a number of irrevocable agreements and cash has been proven on hand to secure an outrigh... »

Unique Anti-Piping Flood Control Experiment with Geotextiles a Success

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On Monday, 24 September, Deltares started a unique experiment with geotextile on the IJkdijk in Groningen on behalf of the Rivierenland Water Authority and with co-financing from the Room for the River program. A 15 m wide and 0.5 m long GeoDetect® filter and detection system, provided by TenCate, was positioned vertically in the clay layer of a test dike. The week-long test was engineered to see ... »

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas completes first ever NTPEP on-site audit for Geosynthetic Reinforcement

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TenCate Geosynthetics announced that the TenCate Miragrid® XT geogrid product line has completed the first ever evaluation by the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) which incorporated an onsite audit of the manufacturing facility. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in conjunction with NTPEP have developed a process for the evalua... »

TenCate Takes a Stake in TigerTurf

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TenCate, which manufacturers materials for industries such as geosynthetics, aerospace, defense and recreation turf, will take a minority holding in Australia-based TigerTurf. TigerTurf has considerable business in the Australasia region regarding professional sports fields, tennis courts, and schools; and works with major organizations such as FIFA. Other recent TenCate acquisitions and agreement... »