IFAI Expo Asia 2011 in Singapore a rousing success

March 31, 2011

IFAI Expo Asia 2011 in Singapore ended Friday, March 25, and based on an initial poll of exhibitors this specialty fabrics trade show premiere was quite a success. Many of the nine technical symposiums held throughout the four-day event had capacity attendance. One of the seminars in particular, the E-Textiles Symposium, was a popular choice …

2011 NAGS student paper competition winners

March 25, 2011

The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) sponsored its biennial conference student paper competition during Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas. The competiton consisted of two parts. The student authors were judged on their written paper and also their oral presentation during technical sessions at the conference. The combined score of the written paper and the oral presentation …

Record-setting attendance for Geo-Frontiers 2011

March 23, 2011

By Ron Bygness A busy exhibit hall, well-attended education sessions, superb lectures, and scores of students—all were but a part of the successful Geo-Frontiers 2011 March 13-16 in Dallas. More than 1,900 participants attended the event, a conference designed to feature advances in geotechnical engineering, among other highlights. Geo-Frontiers was co-organized by the Industrial Fabrics …

Photo highlights from Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas, Texas, USA

March 21, 2011

Photos from Geo-Frontiers 2011 are now available on the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Facebook page. Explore the gallery to get a glimpse of the education sessions, bustling show floor and more.

IFAI Report: North American Geosynthetics Market Snapshot

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has released its “Market Watch: Geosynthetics Market Snapshot” for 2011. The report’s chief focus is on the U.S. geosynthetics marketplace, particularly as it relates to market size and growth, predominate materials/polymers; applications used in the U.S. market, trends, opportunities, threats, and market outlook. IFAI Market Research Manager Jeff Rasmussen …

Boyd Ramsey named GMA’s Executive Council chairman

March 18, 2011

Boyd Ramsey of GSE was named chair of GMA’s Executive Council at the group’s annual meeting March 15 during Geo-Frontiers in Dallas. Ramsey, chief engineer at GSE’s North American headquarters in Houston, succeeds TenCate’s John Henderson, who had served two consecutive two-year terms, the maximum allowed by GMA’s bylaws. Ramsey is a geosynthetics industry and …

Raven introduces new scrim-reinforced geomembranes

March 16, 2011

Raven Industries is now offering a new geomembrane product line—the Dura-Skrim Textured K-Series, described in a recent company press release. Produced through Raven’s Engineered Films Division (EFD), the release said that the “Dura-Skrim Textured K-Series is a unique textured reinforced geomembrane available in polyethylene or flexible polypropylene and is the first of this type in …

Mattex constructing new nonwoven facility in Saudi Arabia

March 14, 2011

Mattex Geosynthetics is currently building a new, vertically-integrated nonwoven geotextile facility in Saudi Arabia, according to a March 10 press release from the company. The high-tenacity fiber and nonwoven geotextiles plant in Al Jubail, KSA, is expected to be operational and ready for orders by the end of the year. The release describes products that …

Geosynthetica.net sold to Minerva

March 11, 2011

Ian Peggs, principal at the Florida-based geosynthetics design and consulting engineering firm, I-Corp International, announced in a March 10 news release the sale of the company’s geosynthetica.net division to Minerva Technology Resources & Information of Austin, Texas. The release described the move as “in line with I-Corp’s general philosophy of finding new technologies for introduction …

Carlisle introduces 72- and 80-mil geomembranes

March 10, 2011

Carlisle has introduced its 72- and 80-mil GeoTPO membrane, according to a March 8 press release from the company. These geomembranes are designed specifically for exposed geomembrane cap (EGC) and exposed geomembrane solar cap (EGSC) applications as interim or long-term landfill closure systems, the release said. Carlisle’s GeoTPO membranes are scrim-reinforced, three-ply thermoplastic polyolefin that …