News from the Geosynthetic Materials Association.
Highlights from an article about the case for companies to support standardization.
Geosynthetics association’s governing body grows to 11.
For the first time in U.S. history, the phrase "geosynthetic materials" appears in federal law.
WRRDA signed by President Obama Tuesday morning.
GMA is now celebrating its 34th year in existence as a strong trade association.
Factor of Safety to apply to the allowable geomembrane force.
Pros and cons to achieve the task.
Passing the 25% or less requirement?
First recipient, Dave Suits, is namesake for the honor.
GMA announcements, news and updates.
Council members reviewed and assessed GMA’s activities for the past year.
Geosynthetic Materials Association heads to Washington March 4–5.
The GMA is one of a dozen divisions at the IFAI Expo.
Baseball, congressional visits, geosynthetics promotion on the agenda.
The use of geosynthetics—geotextiles, geomembranes, drainage composites and geogrids—is an annual growth market in the U.S./Canadian specialty fabrics industry.
Prior to 2009, the U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market grew 5 to 6 percent per year before the economic debacle of 2009. In 2009, the use of geosynthetics declined about 5 percent in the U.S. and Canada; but growth rebounded to about 2 percent in 2010.
Developments driving optimism in the U.S. market for geosynthetics include:
The 2010 U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market improved moderately in terms of sales and general business conditions. The majority of geosynthetic suppliers/distributors are optimistic that 2011 will yield increased sales and an overall improvement in general business conditions.
This information is taken from the 2011 MarketWatch Geosynthetics Snapshot. For the full report visit the IFAI bookstore: www.ifai.com/bookstore.