Advanced Drainage Systems now carrying Syntec’s new geogrids

March 26, 2012

Products that offer advantages for road, wall, and slope reinforcement projects Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), the Ohio-based producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, announced in a March 26 press release its addition of 11 geogrid reinforcement products, six biaxial and five uniaxial. Each are available in different strengths and load bearing properties to …

Report emphasizes need for transportation investment

March 22, 2012

A new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure, “2010 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance,” points out an increasing gap between current and projected money needed to maintain U.S. highways, bridges, and transit systems. The U.S. Department of Transportation report projects that $101 billion, plus increases for inflation, …

ASTM to host online forum on hydraulic fracturing

March 21, 2012

ASTM International announced in a March 20 press release that it will host an online forum to discuss the coordination of standards activity relative to commercial scale hydraulic fracturing. The April 30, 2012, forum is open to the public and free of charge. Stakeholders at all levels of commercial hydraulic fracturing applications are encouraged to …

GSE acquires Poly-America, Poly‐Flex assets

March 20, 2012

Acquisition of equipment for capacity expansion GSE Environmental announced in a March 20 press release its acquisition of “certain manufacturing equipment from Poly-America L.P. and Poly-Flex Inc. for $7.5 million.” Houston-based GSE is a global manufacturer and provider of geosynthetic lining products and services used in the containment and management of solids, liquids, and gases …

IAGI board of directors and officers elected

Members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) recently voted to fill four seats on IAGI’s board of directors, according to a March 12 press release. Candidates were nominated by industry representatives and those elected will serve on the IAGI board for two-year terms, 2012–2013. Elected were: John Heap, Colorado Lining International, USA; Max …

Geosynthetic Institute’s fellowships for students

March 16, 2012

Request-for-proposals are due by June 15 The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced a worldwide call for request-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There are multiple awards, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third year up to a total amount of $20,000 per …

New website offers geosynthetic-related PDHs

Earn professional development hours online Geosynthetics Consulting announced in a March 15 press release the launch of GeoEngineeringPDH.com, which offers professional development hours (PDHs) on a range of subjects related to the geosynthetics and erosion-control industries. The release described the educational training series that is “designed for the civil engineer and other geo-industry related professionals …

Profile introduces new turf reinforcement mat

March 15, 2012

Next generation of Enkamat Building on the legacy of Enkamat—calling it “the industry’s original turf reinforcement mat”—Profile Products has introduced a new high-performance TRM, Enkamat R45 HP-TRM. In a March 13 press release, Profile said that Enkamat R45 “delivers maximum soil and root reinforcement at low elongations—it will not stretch—due to its high-strength, high-modulus geogrid …

GSE Lining Technology unveils global rebrand as GSE Environmental

March 14, 2012

New brand identity for geosynthetics firm reflects global growth strategy following IPO GSE Lining Technology LLC, a global manufacturer and provider of geosynthetic lining products and services, announced in a March 13 press release the launch of its rebranded identity as GSE Environmental. Following its Feb. 10 listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the …

Top 10 (Fabric) Innovations for 2011

March 13, 2012

TenCate recognized for new water-wicking material The FabricLink Network has announced its Top 10 Textile Innovations of 2011, including TenCate’s new H2Ri geosynthetic material. The specialty fabrics industry “depends on the technical innovations of talented product developers and designers,” said Kathy Swantko, president of the FabricLink Network, a website featuring textile networking, education, information, and …