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ASTM announces geotextiles workshop in Mumbai

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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 an important topic in this geographical area, as India plans for extensive highway and railway construction in the near future. The technical workshop will feature two speakers: Sam Allen, vice president of Austin, Texas-based TRI/Environmental Inc. and a longtime member of ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics; and V.K. Patil, senior scientific officer in charge of the geotextile lab at BTRA.

Allen, a member of ASTM International since 1994, has served as chairman of Committee D35 and has led the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 221 on Geosynthetics (D35.96) since 2000.

Patil has nearly a decade of experience in testing of geosynthetics and product development in nonwovens, and is closely associated with standards formulation and test method development for geosynthetics in India. His lecture will focus on “our experience of testing geosynthetics.”

The workshop is expected to conclude with a tour of labs and demonstration of select tests, according to the press release.

Pre-registration for the workshop (before Jan. 10, 2013), contact:
Mr. P. Rathakrishnan, phone: +910-222-500-3651 or
or Mr. V.K. Patil, phone: +919-96901-1046

There is no fee to attend this workshop.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. The organization is based in W.Conshohocken, Pa., USA.

BTRA is the only GAI-LAP approved lab for geosynthetics in India. (GAI-LAP: Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute-Laboratory Accreditation Program, by the Geosynthetic Institute, USA.)

ASTM staff contact: Teresa Cendrowska, +1 610-831-9718,

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