GSI Fellowships announced

September 30, 2010

An annual commitment by the Geosynthetic Institute to recognize and reward deserving students in the geosynthetics discipline continued this year. The third class of GSI Fellows for academic year 2010-2011, as well as ongoing classes, was announced in September. The fellowship criteria include: Student must have completed his/her doctoral candidacy examinations. Student must be researching …

IFAI receives U.S. funding award to boost exports

September 29, 2010

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is one of five organizations selected in 2010 to receive more than $1.7 million for projects that increase U.S. exports, create jobs and strengthen the U.S. global competitive edge. The awards are given under the Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program …

New Tendrain II from SynTec

September 23, 2010

Tendrain geonets were introduced more than a decade ago, offering performance provided by patented triplanar technology. In a press release today, SynTec said it has expanded on its history with Tendrain, Tenflow, Tenseal, and Roadrain with the new Tendrain II. Within a year of operation as SynTec, a Baltimore-based manufacturer, it is billing its new …

Trützschler Nonwovens restructures management team

September 21, 2010

Organizational restructuring of the nonwovens sector within the Trützschler Group was recently completed, according to a September press release from the company. Trützschler includes two German companies, Fleissner in Egelsbach and Erko Trützschler in Dülmen, as well as American Trützschler in Charlotte, N.C., and six other branches worldwide. Leen Osterloh is the new CEO for …

Black Rock Canyon Mine begins field tests of geotextile tubes

September 20, 2010

Pacific Gold Corp. has announced that its Black Rock Canyon Mine is testing geotextile tubes for dewatering tailings from the mine’s screening plant in north-central Nevada. Previously, the company tested geotextile tubes in a lab setting with gravel ore from the mine to test the ability of the geotextile tubes to contain tailings while allowing …

Lesny departs NAUE America

September 15, 2010

Three years after assuming the presidency of NAUE America Inc., Carsten Lesny in September announced his intention to leave the company and return to Germany, where he will continue to work in the geotechnics field. NAUE America, based in Atlanta, said in a press release that it would “continue to grow based upon the strong …

TenCate’s software to assist in flexible pavement designs

September 7, 2010

TenCate Geosynthetics North America has introduced Internet-based MiraSpec Design Solutions Software, a software program designed to assist engineers in flexible pavement design, according to a Sept. 7 press release from the company. This software also outlines the role of TenCate’s new RS580i woven reinforcement and stabilization geotextile in roadway construction. The MiraSpec software allows pavement …

GMA members comment during EPA hearing in Arlington

September 1, 2010

Following are the comments made by GMA members during the Aug. 30 EPA hearing in Arlington, just outside Washington, D.C.: Today I am representing the Geosynthetic Materials Association, the trade group of 80 companies that manufacture, distribute and install geosynthetic materials, including liners systems. The industry employs 12,000 people throughout the United States. Our comment …

GMA speaks up during EPA coal ash hearing

As hearings continued through September 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks comments regarding the regulation of coal ash containment sites. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was among the first in line to address the issue Aug. 30 at the initial hearing in Arlington, Va. The major issue in the proposed EPA regulations concerns …

New Layfield geomembrane

Layfield Group has introduced Enviro Liner 6000HD describing it as “a premier grade formulation geomembrane that combines the best properties of flexible polyolefin alloys and high density polyethylene (HDPE).” The new product is noted specifically for its UV resistance, tensile strength, and flexibility, according to a company press release. Enviro Liner 6000HD is engineered for …