Interface friction info

April 1, 2011  |  News

Question From: Scott Posted: March 8 | 9:16 am CST Is there any interface friction information available between PVC to RCSPE layers? Response Dr. Robert Koerner, GMA Techline Scott, We have a rather large database of interface friction values (as do others) but not for that specific combination of …
The raw material?

April 1, 2011  |  News

Editor’s Note: The following question is in response to “Geotextile tubes provide hurricane protection for Cancún beach,” a short article that appeared in a sister publication of Geosynthetics—Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. A reader asked about the raw material for…
GMA comments on EPA process for Superfund sites

April 1, 2011  |  News

By Boyd Ramsey and Andrew Aho The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) participated in a public listening session held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) March 30, 2011. The session was held in Albuquerque, N.M., and addressed the topic of vapor migration as a component of the sel…
IFAI Expo Asia 2011 in Singapore a rousing success

March 31, 2011  |  News

IFAI Expo Asia 2011 in Singapore ended Friday, March 25, and based on an initial poll of exhibitors this specialty fabrics trade show premiere was quite a success. Many of the nine technical symposiums held throughout the four-day event had capacity attendance. One of the seminars in particular, the…
2011 NAGS student paper competition winners

March 25, 2011  |  News

The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) sponsored its biennial conference student paper competition during Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas. The competiton consisted of two parts. The student authors were judged on their written paper and also their oral presentation during technical sessions at…
Record-setting attendance for Geo-Frontiers 2011

March 23, 2011  |  News

By Ron Bygness A busy exhibit hall, well-attended education sessions, superb lectures, and scores of students—all were but a part of the successful Geo-Frontiers 2011 March 13-16 in Dallas. More than 1,900 participants attended the event, a conference designed to feature advances in geotechnic…
Photo highlights from Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas, Texas, USA

March 21, 2011  |  News

Photos from Geo-Frontiers 2011 are now available on the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Facebook page. Explore the gallery to get a glimpse of the education sessions, bustling show floor and more.
IFAI Report: North American Geosynthetics Market Snapshot

March 21, 2011  |  News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has released its “Market Watch: Geosynthetics Market Snapshot” for 2011. The report’s chief focus is on the U.S. geosynthetics marketplace, particularly as it relates to market size and growth, predominate materials/polymers; …
Boyd Ramsey named GMA’s Executive Council chairman

March 18, 2011  |  GMA News

Boyd Ramsey of GSE was named chair of GMA’s Executive Council at the group’s annual meeting March 15 during Geo-Frontiers in Dallas. Ramsey, chief engineer at GSE’s North American headquarters in Houston, succeeds TenCate’s John Henderson, who had served two consecutive two-year terms, the m…
Raven introduces new scrim-reinforced geomembranes

March 16, 2011  |  Products

Raven Industries is now offering a new geomembrane product line—the Dura-Skrim Textured K-Series, described in a recent company press release. Produced through Raven’s Engineered Films Division (EFD), the release said that the “Dura-Skrim Textured K-Series is a unique textured rein…