TechFab India’s advanced facility for interface testing of geosynthetics fully operational

June 24th, 2022

TechFab India’s state-of-the-art geosynthetic-soil interaction testing facility is now fully operational at its in-house laboratory located in Rakholi, Silvassa, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This facility has a large pullout apparatus for conducting laboratory pull-out tests on geosynthetics in accordance with ASTM D6706 and a large direct shear apparatus for evaluating the interface […]

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OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22nd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, […]

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TenCate Geosynthetics introduces Bidim Bamboo high-strength geotextile

June 22nd, 2022

TenCate Geosynthetics, the world’s leading provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, introduces a high-strength geotextile that can be used with all soil types in dry as well as wet conditions. With a service life of more than 50 years, a particularly high puncture resistance and coating on both sides to safeguard against strong roots, TenCate […]

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Maccaferri constructs rockfall protection system for Sydney Trains network

June 21st, 2022

Maccaferri, a producer of a wide range of geosynthetics including geogrids and geocomposites, recently completed construction of a rockfall protection system for the Sydney Trains network. The rockfall barrier is used to protect and arrest falling rocks and boulders near the Coledale Train Station in Sydney, Australia. This project is one of the winners of the […]

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Core & Main acquiring Earthsavers Erosion Control

June 20th, 2022

Photo courtesy of Core & Main. Core & Main, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of northern California-based Earthsavers Erosion Control, LLC, a full-service provider of geosynthetics products. “Earthsavers Erosion Control has a strong presence in their market and a loyal customer base that asks for their […]

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Formosa Plastics constructing $207 million HDPE geomembrane resin plant in Texas

June 17th, 2022

Photo courtesy of Focus Taiwan CAN English News Formosa Plastics Corp., the flagship entity of the Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group, plans to build a new production site in Texas at a cost of $207 million. The projected completion date is October 2025, and mass production is scheduled for December of that year following a […]

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Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16th, 2022

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups said today. In a formal submission to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office, which is […]

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Concrete Canvas introduces lower carbon, high performance product line

June 16th, 2022

High performance, lower carbon T-series product line. Photo courtesy of Concrete Canvas. Concrete Canvas Ltd. has upgraded its Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) - (CC5, CC8, CC13) to a new, lower carbon T-series product line (CCT1, CCT2, CCT3) for lower carbon, higher performance aligned with ASTM D8364. These products are the first GCCMs to meet […]

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Government of India increasing penetration of technical textiles in domestic market

June 15th, 2022

The Government of India plans to focus on research and development of technical textiles under the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) to increase penetration of these items in the Indian market. Over 500 BIS standards for technical textiles have been developed and 40 more are in the pipeline. “Technical textiles is a sunrise sector, and […]

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International Pittsburgh Coal Conference extends call-for-papers

June 14th, 2022

The 39th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Virtual) has extended its call-for-papers – Technology Innovation and Solutions for Clean Energy. The abstracts deadline is now June 30, 2022. The PCC is the "premier" annual event devoted to all aspects of coal, energy and the environment. It aims at fulfilling the ultimate goal of efficient and […]

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