Thrace-Linq announces rebranding

October 31, 2012

The performance fabric supplier looks to unify look and feel, highlight identity Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-Linq announced in an Oct. 30 press release a rebranding to streamline and create a unified look and feel and highlight its identity and cohesiveness across its family Thrace Group. Thrace-Linq is a supplier of woven and nonwoven performance fabrics for …

Tensar to build new plant in Russia

October 30, 2012

Geogrid manufacturer continues global expansion with new facility near Saint Petersburg Atlanta-based Tensar International announced in an Oct. 30 press release that it has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing plant in Russia. Tensar is the majority shareholder in this joint venture (JV), with remaining investment coming from Russian partners, including Russian distribution and …

GSE announces three-part coal-ash barrier system

October 26, 2012

Three parts include GCL, leak-location liner, and geocomposite Houston-based GSE announced in an Oct. 25 press release its new three-part coal-ash barrier system. The release stated that this system offers a selection of geosynthetic products that will allow compliance with industry and regulatory requirements and provide solutions to various concerns associated with coal power generation, …

Tim Woodlee joins Colbond as new business development manager

October 25, 2012

Experienced manager now with N.C.-based company Colbond Inc. announced in an Oct. 24 press release that Tim Woodlee has joined the company as its new business development manager. Woodlee brings more than 20 years of textile, performance material, and composite experience to Colbond. The release noted that prior to joining Colbond, he held positions in …

New website offers road builders’ forum

October 24, 2012

Geosynthetic materials included in discussion topics ibuildroads.com is a new website and mobile app forum offering online discussions covering many areas of road construction, including the use of geosynthetic materials such as geotextiles and geogrids. The site promises benefits from learning about ibuildroads.com and how it can help those in the road-building business to communicate …

Innovative geotextile bag technology helps restore reed bed at Salhouse Broad

October 23, 2012

In east-central England, geotextile bags are filled with river sediment to restore eroded riverbank Reports from the U.K. describe how huge woven geotextile bags—8.5m wide with a circumference of 18.6m—are filled with dredged sediment to help restore a reed bed as it was in 1946. The bags are filled with 3,000m³ of sediment dredged from …

Turf reinforcement mats are subject of proposed ASTM geosynthetics standard

October 18, 2012

Next meetings Jan. 30-Feb. 1 A proposed new ASTM International standard, ASTM WK38408, “Specification for turf reinforcement mats,” will focus on mats made only with geosynthetics (no organic materials), according to an Oct. 18 press release from ASTM. ASTM WK38408 is currently under development by Subcommittee D35.05 on Geosynthetic Erosion Control, part of ASTM International …

Leister and Premsco announce partnership

October 10, 2012

Puerto Rico-based company to distribute Leister’s hot-air equipment lines Leister Technologies AG and Premsco Inc. announced in an Oct. 10 press release the selection of Puerto Rico–based Premsco as Leister’s sales and distribution partner in the Caribbean. The release said that Premsco will serve as master distributor of Leister’s industrial heaters and blowers. Premsco also …

EuroGeo5 concludes in Valencia

October 5, 2012

Technical sessions, keynoters highlight quadrennial event By Ron Bygness With more than 50 exhibitors, 38 technical and education sessions, two full-day short courses, four keynote lectures, hundreds of attendees, and a gala closing dinner, EuroGeo5 in Valencia, Spain, Sept. 16-19, was even more than a six-course fiesta. Held at the unique four-floor Centro de Eventos …

GSI fellowships announced

October 1, 2012

The Geosynthetic Institute has announced the students who are recipients of the 2012–2013 academic year GSI Fellowship Awards. To be eligible, students must: focus on a geosynthetic topic. have a passed the candidacy examination leading to a doctoral degree. be recommended by his/her major advisor. The GSI Board of Directors made the selections from a …