New C-Class geotextiles from Typar

April 4, 2013

Tennessee manufacturer received AASHTO-NTPEP certification Typar Geosynthetics announced in a press release a new addition to its 40 years of Typar geotextile manufacturing: Typar C-Class Construction Fabrics. Engineered for use in AASHTO M-288 applications and to provide strength, uniformity, and durability characteristics, the C-Class provides stabilization, separation, drainage, and erosion control. The release noted that …

Texel invests $15 million in new multifunctional production line

April 1, 2013

New line to increase capacity, offer 5.25m widths Production and finishing equipment designed specifically to hold the different components of its production line for needle-punched nonwoven materials are now installed in Texel’s new $15 million, 35,000-square-foot facility extension in Sainte-Marie, Quebec, the company announced in a March press release. The new multifunctional equipment, manufactured by …

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Use of geosynthetics in wind farm access roads

Case histories from Poland, Canada, and U.S. By Stephan M. Gale, P.E., D.GE., Mark Kurtz, Fred Chuck, P.E., and Dick Janse Introduction The location of a renewable energy project is based on many technical and political issues. Sites are selected because of available wind forces, power distribution, and land leasing issues, but not normally on …

TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs

March 19, 2013

TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs TenCate launches app to assist with flexible pavement designs Company’s first iPad app focuses specifically on design software A new app from TenCate Geosynthetics Americas is described in a March 14 press release as an assist for engineers in flexible pavement design, while concurrently demonstrating the …

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North shore restoration of West Ship Island

February 1, 2013

This project, submitted by Flint Industries, won an Award of Excellence in the 2012 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2013 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

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Transformation of wastewater impoundment into Qingjing Lake at Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city

This project, submitted by TenCate Geosynthetics, won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2012 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in its own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2013 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

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Reinforced levees stand strong

Geosynthetic materials provide hurricane protection through erosion control for Louisiana levees, and a Florida canal By Andy Burran Introduction Hurricanes and other extreme storm events seem to be intensifying, putting the U.S. infrastructure at increasing risk of failure. As the nation assisted the Northeast in rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy last fall, we were reminded of …

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Geotextile compatibility w/typical MSW landfill leachate

From the GMA Techline RE: Geotextile compatibility w/typical MSW landfill leachate We need to respond to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) request for additional documentation that shows geotextile and geomembrane compatibility with typical landfill leachate. The request is associated with a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill expansion permit application in Illinois. We are able to …

Crown joins growing list achieving NTPEP certification

January 24, 2013

Geotextile manufacturer undergoes supervised audit Georgia-based Crown Resources announced in a press release this week its certificate of compliance achievement from the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). This compliance document earned in December 2012, underscores Crown’s capabilities to better serve NTPEP and other transportation projects throughout the U.S. NTPEP is a program under the …

ASTM announces geotextiles workshop in Mumbai

December 19, 2012

Free one-day event is Jan. 22 ASTM International announced in a Dec. 18 press release that it is partnering with the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), to conduct a one-day workshop on geotextiles, Jan. 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at BTRA’s facilities in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The release noted that geotextiles are …