TenCate receives patent for geotextile tube filling system
Geoport is new mechanical injection for tube containers
GeosyntheticsMagazine.com | August 29, 2012
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 proved challenging. Both the sewn attachment and the final closing method of these ports have never been as durable as the textile tube itself.”
According to the press release, TenCate Geotube® GP filling system was issued U.S. Patent Number 8088117 and [also] in multiple other countries around the globe.
“Our patented Geoport filling system provides multiple advantages over traditional textile injection ports, including higher pumping heights, which increase fill capacity, improved operating factors of safety, and a more secure filling connection,” said Christopher Timpson, TenCate product development/water and environment.
For more information, product description sheets, or technical data sheets: www.tencategeosynthetics.com