TenCate receives patent for geotextile tube filling system

August 29, 2012

Geoport is new mechanical injection for tube containers TenCate Geosynthetics Americas announced in an Aug. 28 press release that it has developed a rigid, mechanical injection system—Geoport—that virtually eliminates unwanted stress at geotextile-tube insertion ports. The release noted that “within the geotextile tube industry, producing a strong and secure textile injection port system has always …

Special session added to Geosynthetics-2013 program

August 28, 2012

Ryan Berg presentation on new ‘GeoTechnologies Toolbox’ The title of a recently added special information session at Geosynthetics-2013 is “GeoTechnologies Toolbox: Technology Selection Guidance and Engineering Tools.” Well-known engineering consultant Ryan Berg will conduct this session on the third day of the Geosynthetics-2013 conference—Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 3:30–5 p.m. Geosynthetics-2013 is April 1–4, 2013, in …

3M introduces geotextile seaming adhesive

August 27, 2012

Spray-on product promises new bonding alternative 3M has introduced its Geotextile Seaming Cylinder Spray Adhesive, a new method for seaming geotextile fabrics. The new product announcement in an Aug. 23 press release said the adhesive is for geotextile usages including, but not limited to, erosion control, soil separation, and subgrade stabilization applications. The release described …

Seaman named winner of 2012 ‘Perfect Engine’ award

August 24, 2012

Ohio company cited for continuous improvement philosophy Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp., manufacturer of geomembranes and industrial fabrics, was announced via an Aug. 22 press release as the 2012 recipient of the “Perfect Engine” award, recognizing the company’s commitment to a continuous improvement philosophy and success with “lean” enterprises. With manufacturing facilities in Wooster, and in …

Tensar subsidiary acquires Slope Reinforcement Technology

August 23, 2012

Geopier looking to boost market reach Tensar Corp.’s Geopier Foundation Co. (Geopier) announced in an Aug. 22 press release its acquisition of Slope Reinforcement Technology LLC (SRT). The acquisition allows Mooresville, N.C.-based Geopier to offer slope stabilization solutions while boosting SRT’s market reach. Geopier has historically focused on providing vertical ground reinforcement in support of …

IGS’s goal to identify filtration issues

August 22, 2012

Take the technical committee’s survey here In its effort to target regions and topics needing more attention, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Filtration has created a 20-question online survey. Participants from the geosynthetics community are asked to take a few minutes to report on the state of practice from their region or …

New resin to produce ultra-resistant textiles

August 21, 2012

Kynar 705 from Arkema An Aug. 20 press release has announced a new high-flow polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) homopolymer grade, intended for use in standard commercial spinning equipment to produce ultra-resistant textiles for water, chemical filtration, and architectural applications. French chemical company, Arkema, collaborated with Lenzing Plastics GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of fluoropolymer filaments and fibers …

Building Levee WBV-72

August 17, 2012

Post-Katrina reconstruction included 350 miles of perimeter levees in New Orleans By Chris Kelsey Introduction Following the extensive damage of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, legislation authorized and funded the reconstruction and improvement of the levee system in the New Orleans, La. (NOLA) region. This notably ambitious engineering project established a goal to provide 100-year …

Hydraulic fracturing is the focus of new ASTM standards initiative

August 16, 2012

Next meeting in January 2013 An Aug. 15 press release from the standards development organization, ASTM International, said that one of its subcommittees will address the need for consensus standards in the energy-related field of hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D18.26 on Hydraulic Fracturing, which is part of ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, will bring …

Tensar’s geogrids complete new audit for geosynthetic reinforcements

August 15, 2012

Conducted by National Transportation Product Evaluation Program Alpharetta, Ga.-based Tensar International announced in an Aug. 13 press release that its high-density polyethylene (HDPE) uniaxial (UX) geogrid product line successfully completed the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program’s (NTPEP) on-site audit. As the on-site audit was added just last year to the program, Tensar’s UX geogrids are …