Reinforcing India’s First Vertical Expansion of a Landfill

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The city of Vapi in the state of Gujarat, India, has a deep industrial history, with chemicals, pesticides, dyes, textiles, and other sectors active in the municipal area. Though such heavy industrial activity presents environmental challenges, Vapi is excelling due to its sustained effort over the last decade to continuously elevate its environmental performance. One of the signature projects in ... »

Geosynthetics Asia 2016 Makes Last-Minute Venue Change

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Only days away, the 6th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (Geosynthetics Asia 2016) has had to make a venue change due to unresolvable logistical contraints with the original site. The new site–the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel–is able to hold the November 8 – 11 event on the same schedule as planned by IGS India and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Counci... »

IGS India Ready for GeoAsia 6 in New Delhi

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Nearly 20 years ago, the GeoAsia conference series kicked off with an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) conference in Bangalore. The event was hosted by IGS India. In 2016, GeoAsia 6 will bring the event back to India. The theme for GeoAsia 6 is “Geosynthetics for Infrastructure Development.” Roads, hydraulic structures, reinforcement, ground improvement, and geosynthetics test... »

InterWrap Earns GAI-LAP Laboratory Accreditation in India

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International Packaging Products Pvt. Ltd (IPP), a wholly owned InterWrap Inc. company (now part of Owens Corning), has received GAI-LAP laboratory accreditation for its Silvassa, India location. In an announcement about the achievement, InterWrap noted that it is the first company in India to have received GAI-LAP accreditation in a manufacturing facility. It is also, according to the company, on... »

GeoAsia 6 Extends Abstracts Deadline

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Nearly 20 years ago, the GeoAsia  conference series kicked off with an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) conference in Bangalore. The event was hosted by IGS India, which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2013. In 2016, GeoAsia 6 will bring the event back to India. Organizers have announced an extension to the deadline for abstracts. Due date: 31 January 2016. The theme for GeoAsia 6 is ... »

Project Story: Reinforcing Mine Crusher Walls

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By Maccaferri – Serajuddin Mines wanted to build a central ore handling plant at its facility in Joda, Orissa, in India. Joda is a city in the Kendujhar district of the state. It is an area that has rich iron ore deposits and the economy centres on the large-scale production of steel. SERAJUDDIN MINES To facilitate the construction of the plant infrastructure, access works were required to a... »

ASTM D35 Program for Seminar on Geosynthetics in India

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ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics will hold a seminar on geosynthetics in India 2 – 4 December 2015. The event will be held at the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) headquarters in Mumbai. The program for the full-day seminar and 1.5-day meetings includes: December 2 (Seminar) Introduction and welcoming remark – Dr. Desai, BTRA ASTM International Presentation – Katerina Ko... »

ASTM D35 Announces Geosynthetics Seminar in India

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ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has announced a special geosynthetics seminar and associated committee meetings to held in Mumbia, India 2 – 4 December 2015 at the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) headquarters. VISIT THE D35 EVENT PAGE The move is welcomed. India is home to the world’s fastest growing population and one of the most ambitious and dynamic infr... »

IGS UK Joint Meeting Revisits Award-Winning Reinforced Wall

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On 3 March 2015, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) UK Chapter will offer a joint meeting of the IGS UK and Yorkshire Geotechnical Group. Presenter Dave Crowther (Maccaferri Ltd.) will present on the enormous, award-winning Pakyong Airport MSE wall in Sikkim, India. The presentation, “The tallest reinforced soil structure in the world?”, will profile 550m wide, 1.7 km long, and nearly 7... »

History of CTM Geosynthetics

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A brief history of CTM Geosynthetics – The late Shri Lajpatrai Chatarbhuj Agarwal belonged to Bawanikhera, situated in the State of Haryana. He was one among the few entrepreneurs who dared to take the challenge of leaving his village to set the entrepreneurship at the Textile City, Ahmedabad in the year 1948. After having worked at various places like Aligarh, Nepal, Lucknow, Assam and Shri... »

Strata Announces Geocell Production in India

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Mumbai, Maharashtra – Ever since Strata Geosystems ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.‘s establishment in India, it has striven to provide eco-friendly and economical geotechnical solutions to the Indian construction marketplace. Strata’s relentless efforts to provide better solutions has resulted in an innovative soil reinforcement system in its newly established manufacturing unit at DamanR... »

Indian Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Improvement, Volume 2 Issue 2

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The Indian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has published the second issue of 2013 of its Indian Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Improvement (IJGGI). Volume 2, Issue 2 contains a number of technical articles that highlight the engineering and research interests influencing the practice in India: “Studies on Effects of Pre-stressing the Reinforcement on the Behavio... »

Solmax Active at Geosynthetics India 2013

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30 October, 2013 – Varennes, QC – Solmax, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of geomembranes, would like to take this opportunity to mention its involvement in the Geosynthetics India 2013 seminar that was held in New Delhi from 23-25 October 2013. Organized by The International Geosynthetics Society’s India Chapter, the Geosynthetics India 2013 seminar focused on promoting technical knowledg... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Pietro Rimoldi on 80m High Reinforced Wall

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In a 9-minute interview with Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Maccaferri‘s Pietro Rimoldi discusses an extraordinary hybrid reinforced wall design utilized in Sikkim, India. The result is an 80m high structure at the Sikkim Airport–a critical access point in a region largely cutoff by geography. Further complicating the design is the seismic activity. Despite a 6.9-magnitude eart... »

Seismic Behavior of Hybrid Reinforced Soil High Walls and Slopes

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By Pietro Rimoldi, A.D. Gharpure, and R.R. Mahajan – Reinforced soil walls offer economic advantages over conventional mass gravity wall systems as the height of the wall increases. The cost of reinforcement constitutes an important part of the total cost of a reinforced soil retaining wall and can be as great as about 25% of the cost of the wall, depending on the wall height, backfill type,... »

Geosynthetics India 2013 – Celebrating 25 Years

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This year, the Indian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is celebrating its Silver Jubilee: 25 years of service to the Indian Geosynthetics Community! To mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations and remain abreast of the latest developments in the field of geosynthetics, an international seminar will be held (Geosynthetics India 2013). This event will include a half-day Special S... »

Fiberweb Acquires Control of Terram India

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Fiberweb plc is pleased to announce it has acquired control of its existing geosynthetics joint venture in Gujarat, India, raising its stake from 26% to 65%. Terram India is based in a coastal industrial park in a duty-free zone near Mundra. It was initially established as an initiative of private investors together with assets, technology transfer and investment from Fiberweb’s Terram geotextile ... »