Orton expands production of flat geogrids

August 18th, 2009

OJSC Orton, a subsidiary of SIBUR, Moscow, Russia, has expanded its production of flat geogrids by opening a new manufacturing facility in Kemerovo, Russia. The plant, which has a design capacity of 3,000 tons per year, opened under the Aprolat trademark. SIBUR invested in the project in an attempt to provide local customers with a […]

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TenCate sells Australian associate company

August 17th, 2009

Noel P. Hunt, a distribution company based in Australia, has reached an agreement with TenCate to buy out TenCate's 50 percent share in Geofabrics Australasia Ply. Ltd., also based in Australia. Noel P. Hunt was already a part of the joint venture, which TenCate acquired an interest in when the company took over Austria-based Polyfelt […]

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Checkmate introduces Trigrid EX bi-axial geogrid

August 14th, 2009

Checkmate Geosynthetics Inc. has added Trigrid EX biaxial, a geogrid manufactured by Samyang Corp., to its product line. Checkmate has exclusive distribution rights of Trigrid EX in North America and will also offer design and technical support to customers who purchase the geogrid.

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GSE CEO Samir Badawi dies

August 13th, 2009

Samir Badawi, CEO of Gundle/SLT Environmental Inc., Houston, passed away while traveling in Germany on Aug. 5 at the age of 69. Badawi earned a name for himself in the geosynthetics industry by expanding GSE after he was named CEO in 1998. Richard E. Goodrich has been appointed interim CEO by GSE's Board of Directors […]

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Study refutes landfill leachate findings

August 12th, 2009

A claim made by EgoGen, Vancouver, Canada, stating that the Bonaparte River and residential wells are contaminated by toxins from the Cache Creek Landfill is being contested by the release of an independent third-party review. The new study indicates there is no evidence of leachate from the landfill, but landfill gas could be affecting the […]

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Cell geocomposite ideal for outdoor landscaping and roofs

August 10th, 2009

The AquaDrain, a cell geocomposite for subsurface drainage manufactured by Environmental Sustainable Solutions Ltd, Littleborough, England, features water retention cups to promote plant growth. Excess water is removed via the cell's horizontal drainage capacity, which prevents flooding. The cell, made from recycled materials, also provides ventilation and waterproofing for concrete slabs to prevent cracking from […]

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Print production specifications

August 10th, 2009

Click on the image on right to enlarge. General information The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) provides these specifications to ensure quality standards in advertisement print reproduction and the integration of digital content into our publications. IFAI publications are printed completely with computer-to-plate technology (CTP). Please do not send film. Digital specifications IFAI publications are […]

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FGI offers early registration for short course

August 7th, 2009

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) is offering an early registration for industry professionals for the short course titled ‘Constructing with Fabricated Geomembranes.’ Participants who register by Sept. 25 will receive a discounted rate for the course, to be held Oct. 23. For more information, see the Geosynthetics calendar.

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30-year anniversary for the first hardcover book on geosynthetics

August 1st, 2009

By Bob Koerner, Geosynthetic Institute/Drexel University In the late 1970s I was in the habit of regularly inviting speakers to make presentations to my geotechnical classes at Drexel University. Two were very memorable: Bill Ragen of Mirafi and Bill Witherow of Carlisle. Their respective topics were “filter fabrics” and “pond liners” and, in truth, I […]

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Comments and a question for the GMA Techline doctor

August 1st, 2009

Red or white? I am writing to respond to the April/May issue of Geosynthetics, specifically to the GMA Techline Q & A. The GMA Techline is a valuable element of the magazine, one that I read fervently. I have several comments and a question for Dr. Koerner. The question from Claudia on the comparison of […]

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