New Base Reinforcement Brand from HUESKER

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The HUESKER Group has restructured its base reinforcement products, an endeavor that has led to a new base reinforcement brand: Basetrac®. The change in marketing is effective immediately. The Basetrac family includes the company’s well-established products, such as Fortrac® (biaxial), Fornit®, Base, Duogrid®, Comtrac®, Sefitec® and HaTe®. In a statement on the change, the company noted that the r... »

US Commerce Dept Finalizes Geogrid Product Dumping Case

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Two documents were published in the Federal Register on 11 January 2017 pursuant to the lengthy investigation into product dumping of “certain biaxial geogrids” from China into the United States. The case, which originated in July 2015 and collected documentation through the end of December 2015, led the US Department of Commerce, through its International Trade Administration arm, to determine th... »

Geosynthetic Institute Announces 2016 – 2017 Fellowships

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced the winners of the 2016 – 2017 GSI Fellowships. The annually awarded research grants are giving out, in consultation with the GSI Board of Directors, to master’s and doctoral level applicants studying geosynthetics. GSI’s program issues numerous awards, each of USD $5,000, during the fellowship awards cycle. Candidates with a vision of longer-term res... »

Basal Reinforcement Project: Port of Guaymas, Mexico

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The Port of Guaymas functions as a shipping, manufacturing, commercial, and tourism center. It lies on the shores of the Gulf of California on the Pacific Ocean in Sonora, Mexico. The port’s major exports include sulfuric acid, copper, wheat, and other regional crops. It is currently the fastest growing seaport in Mexico. Planned expansions will extend the port into the bay between Guaymas a... »

New Equipment Enables Transparent, 3D Soil-Geogrid Interaction Pullout Testing

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The September 2015 issue of ASTM’s Geotechnical Testing Journal will feature a new article from Dr. Julio Ferreira and Dr. Jorge Zornberg. The focus of their work is “A Transparent Pullout Testing Device for 3D Evaluation of Soil–Geogrid Interaction.” Derived from a new, small-scale transparent pullout testing device—one with transparent bottom plate and sidewalls that fit in load fram... »

VIDEO: Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration

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terrafix® has published a video of a “TBX Biaxial Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration.” It’s a concise, visual demonstration of how and why geogrids are so effective at improving soil stability under load. The demonstration was conducted in a controlled warehouse and utilized a 12,000+ lb telehandler with an axle weight that exceeded 8,000 lb. See it here and view more... »

Riding the Rails: Track Extension on Composite, Biaxial Geogrids

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By Sam Bhat – The Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) wanted to build an additional 6-track extension at the Transcona yard in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Heavy rail cars were expected to pass over this extension area, but the site was not situated on ideal soils for further railway development. CN Rail discovered quickly that the track extension project would need to be delayed while it returned to the e... »

Layfield Awarded U.S. Distribution Rights for E’GRID Biaxial Geogrids

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SAN DIEGO — Layfield Construction Products, a business unit of Layfield Group Ltd., has been awarded the rights to distribute E’GRID® Biaxial Geogrids in the United States, reinforcing the company’s position as a leading provider of polypropylene geogrids for use in road-building applications. The agreement between NewGrids Ltd. and Layfield Construction Products expands on Layfi... »

NAUE Reinforces Big Box Business

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For the construction of a new big box store in Corinne, Utah, the extensive parking lot was found to be located over weak soils. Base course reinforcement was needed. Project engineers asked for geogrid reinforcement, and after investigating product options they chose NAUE Secugrid® 30/30 Q1 on the basis of strength, long-term performance, and cost effectiveness. »