PGI Rebrands as AVINTIV

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Polymer Group International (PGI), which made a big entry into geosynthetics only a couple years ago in acquiring Fiberweb and its key TYPAR Geosynthetics and Terram brands, is changing its corporate brand. In a release, the company noted it will now be known as AVINTIV. The new name combines “advanced,” “inventive,” and “innovative.” “The unveiling of our... »

Manufacturing: Menges Roller Company’s New Website

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30 December 2014 – Menges Roller Company, a leader in manufacturing and maintaining industrial rollers for the nonwovens, geosynthetics, and construction fabric industries, has launched a new website: www.MengesRoller.com. The URL address is the same, but the content is completely new and enhanced. Using a wealth of visuals and language that is inherently technical in nature, but not over-th... »

RFID Smart Geosynthetics Enable a Talking Road

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By Rainer Lugmayr – Passive RFID tags embedded in an asphalt geosynthetic interlayer may be coming to a road near you. The geosynthetic reduces reflective cracking while the uniquely tagged sensors provide roadway integrity and roadwork history for inspectors. The technology received an Energy Globe 2014—the world award for sustainability. Provlies GmbH provides the RFID tag-equipped geosynthetic ... »

On-Demand: A Trilogy of Giroud and Han Reinforcement Presentations

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The geotechnical engineering professional development website Geo-U (www.geo-u.com) has added two presentations from Drs. JP Giroud and Jie Han to its roster of high-quality, on-demand education. A third presentation will be added shortly to complete a trilogy of reinforcement offerings, each of which is worth 1.5 PDHs following successful completion of post-presentation tests. The new presentatio... »

Techtextil North America 2015 Taking Shape

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The 2015 edition of Techtextil North America marks the event’s 12th installment. This annual conference, which is a sister event of the biennial Techtextil in Germany, is dedicated to the North American technical textiles and nonwovens markets. That includes a focus on construction and geotechnical materials. Mike Clements of international geosynthetics manufacturer HUESKER is even on the 2015 Adv... »

Press Release: Techtextil North America Prepares World-Class Symposium

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The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America takes place June 2-4, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas where industry experts will present the most updated advances in the field of technical textiles. The show is once again co-located with JEC Americas, which will result in an unparalleled event creating the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, geosynthetics, and c... »

Last Chance to Register! October 8 Geofilters Webinar

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes end of day, October 7, 2014) Membe... »

October 8 NAGS Webinar – Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

Menges Roller Enables 10m Wide Rolls in Nonwovens Market

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Menges Roller, a leader in manufacturing and maintaining precision industrial rollers for the nonwovens and geosynthetic industries, has extended its size capacity and technical capabilities with the purchase of a large new machine. The new machine gives Menges Roller the ability to manufacture rollers as long as 10 meters. Menges Roller Company purchased this large machine in response to companie... »

Fannin to Present NAGS Webinar on Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

Environmental Benefits of Nonwoven Geotextiles and Crop Covers

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19 May 2014 – Brussels, Belgium – EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, today launched the first two in a series infographics.  These images are drawn from a study of the role different types of nonwovens play in our lives, and their effect and impact, highlighting that nonwovens not only play a huge part in our lives, but in how we live them. TodayR... »

EDANA 2013 Numbers on Nonwovens in Europe

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31 March, 2014, Brussels, Belgium – EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries today disclosed the preliminary European annual statistics for 2013. This release offers a comprehensive picture of the Nonwovens industry in Greater Europe,  information which offers significant value a few days before the opening of INDEX™ 14, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibi... »

EDANA Hosts Geotextile Workshop at INDEX 14

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The triennial INDEX conference from EDANA has announced a special geotextile workshop for the 2014 edition. INDEX 14 will take place 8 – 11 April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland at Palexpo. More than 12,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors make this the world’s largest nonwovens-related conference. The special geotextile workshop—which is being offered at no additional charge—will be held on 8 April 2014 ... »

EDANA – Nonwovens Innovation Academy Completes 7-Year Cycle

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4 December 2013 – The Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA) organised by  EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, on 27 – 28 November 2013 in Tourcoing (Lille Metropole-France) “closed the loop” of a 7-years cycle around European Centres of Excellence for nonwovens. This 2013 edition of the NIA, formerly named NRA, was hosted by CETI ... »

VIDEO: Grab Tensile Testing of Nonwoven Geotextiles

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Geofabrics Australasia has developed a suite of videos that explain various standardized tests on geosynthetics. While these videos focus specifically on Australian standards, they are highly applicable to testing conducted elsewhere in the world (e.g., ASTM, ISO) and provide an excellent bit of insight into how the stringency of testing behind geosynthetic product manufacturing and specification ... »

Polymer Group Completes Acquisition of Fiberweb

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Polymer Group Inc (PGI) has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Fiberweb plc, a global developer and manufacturer of specialty nonwoven products and materials for a variety of industrial end markets. As a result of the acquisition, PGI is the world’s largest manufacturer of nonwovens. The acquisition of Fiberweb marks a critical step in PGI’s stra... »

PGI Increases Offer for Fiberweb

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Reuters has reported that nonwovens giant Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) has gained stronger support from Fiberweb‘s Board of Directors in PGI’s bid to acquire Fiberweb.  Fiberweb is a major international manufacturer of geotextiles, tree shelters, construction products and more. PGI initially made an offer in August 2013; today’s announced acquisition bid comes after the initial bid ... »