Concerns regarding spark testing

October 7, 2009  |  News

To the editor: While the August/September article on subsurface biofilters was very interesting in demonstrating the wide range of geosynthetics used, I have concerns with the description of spark testing. The method described was: “A probe with a current was passed above the seam with a 25mm …
Tensar Intl. acquires Endurablend

October 7, 2009  |  News

Tensar International Corp. (TIC) has acquired the assets and business of Endurablend Systems. With the acquisition, TIC adds a composite micro overlay system to its product offerings. The newly acquired business will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta and operate as a business unit under TIC&rsquo…
Sibur opens second unit for geogrid production

October 6, 2009  |  News

A new production unit for geogrid manufacturing has opened at Sibur’s Plastik plant in Tula, Russia. The design capacity of the new unit is 3 kilo metric tonnes per annum (kta). According to current forecasts, when the design capacity for geogrid production is attained at the facility, the ann…
New resources from ASFE

September 30, 2009  |  News

While in the self-described process of “reinventing itself,” ASFE has continued to produce an array of new tools during the past six months: A proposal insert sheet and a report insert sheet for those involved with construction materials, engineering, and testing (CoMET) services, plus a…
New green slope product

September 30, 2009  |  News

TenCate Geosynthetics has introduced synthetic grass face biaxial geosynthetic for green slope applications: Miramesh SG, an open mesh biaxial geosynthetic, designed specifically to be a face wrap material for steepened slope applications. The integrated synthetic grass creates a finished face. Mira…
EC-’10 registration now open

September 25, 2009  |  News

Registration is now open for IECA’s Environmental Connection 2010. Billed as the largest erosion and sediment control show and the world’s largest soil and water event, EC10 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. New for EC10: Money-saving dining options—IECA provides refreshments for…
Giroud to speak

September 22, 2009  |  News

Dr. Jean-Pierre Giroud, a key figure in the development of the geosynthetics, and notably geotextiles, industry, will attend Expo Hightex on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Montréal’s Bonsecours Market. <pIn the morning, Dr. Giroud will explain the innovation processes responsible for creating…
Axter establishes Montreal office

September 18, 2009  |  News

Axter, a subsidiary of France-based Colas Group and a manufacturer of the bituminous geomembrane Coletanche for 35 years, has not renewed its contract with Quebec-based Soprema for distribution of the bituminous liner in Canada. Axter has established its own North American office in Montreal. Bertra…
New Strata distributor in Egypt

September 17, 2009  |  News

Strata Systems Inc. expanded its global network in September, naming Veco Ltd. as a distribution partner in Egypt. Egypt is the 13th country where Strata has a distributor company. Veco is an engineering and construction firm that aims to support continuing infrastructure growth in Egypt including n…
Call for abstracts: The 3rd International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Liners

September 16, 2009  |  News

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009 This event will be held in Würzburg, Germany, Sept. 15-16, 2010. Abstracts and papers for the presentation at the conference are invited now. GBR-C 2k10 is organized by SKZ under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The Scientific Committee inc…