Carthage Mills installs geocell in video

May 2, 2019

Carthage Mills has released a YouTube video showing the installation of a geocell on a slope. The company carries the CX and CXW Series of geocells, which are three-dimensional, expandable panels made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Engineers use such geocells for containment, erosion control and ground stabilization applications. They improve the structural and functional behavior …

GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

November 2, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,” on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadway stabilization works throughout the world. In this webinar, Dr. Jie Han will …

Presto unveils new construction mat

July 2, 2014

Strong, lightweight HDPE cited for GeoTerra GTO Appleton, Wis.-based Presto Geosystems in a July 1 press release introduced its new construction mat, GeoTerra GTO. Presto, known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells and porous pavement systems, has also been manufacturing construction mats for more than 10 years, primarily for site access …

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South Bend recycles a new channel to protect the St. Joseph River

August 1, 2013

We don’t always have to use all virgin materials for new projects. By Kurt Kelsey Introduction Stormwater management is a necessary task that confronts every municipality. But how the stormwater is actually managed can differ. Typical gray-pipe solutions get the job done, but they do not provide filtering of the stormwater and they are not …

New PRS product manager

March 22, 2013

Kevin McIlvaine joins geocell firm PRS-Neoweb announced in March 20 press release that Kevin McIlvaine has joined the geocell company as its North American product manager. McIlvaine brings to this job more than 15 years of experience in the geotechnical/geosynthetics industry. The release also noted that PRS has seen increasing activity in the Canadian market, …

PRS announces customized geocell

April 9, 2012

Citing ‘reverse engineering’ with up to 50% savings PRS Mediterranean Ltd. announced in an April 5 press release its “breakthrough customized PRS-Neoweb geocell.” Using a “reverse engineering approach,” the company said it has developed “a set of unique geocells tailored to four specific project categories, ensuring maximum efficiency and significant cost savings.” The release stated …

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Geocell application

April 1, 2010

From the GMA Techline Subject: Geocell application I would like to know the suitability of geocell as slope surface protection on acidic soil conditions. Can we apply geocell directly on top of the slope surface? (Azilah, Malaysia) Reply: Geocells are regularly used in exactly the type of application you describe. A geotextile is generally placed …

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Canal construction finalized with geocell stability

February 1, 2010

Introduction The primary objective of this project was to protect the banks of a canal that was constructed in front, and throughout the grounds, of a new luxury hotel in Panama. Bristol Buenaventura Resort, located approximately 85 miles west of Panama City on the Pacific Ocean coastline, opened in 2009. The manicured grounds include walking …

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Geocells: The early days with the Army Corps

October 7, 2009

What many people may not know about the early development of the geocell cellular confinement system is that the material wasn’t always black. In fact, early testing of a “grid confinement” system included wax-coated craft paper; a plastic drainage pipe matrix fastened with staples; paper-thin, hexagon-shaped, glued-aluminum; low- and medium-density recycled materials; pure polyethylene without …

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Research and innovation: Seismic performance of various geocell earth-retention systems

August 1, 2009

By Dov Leshchinsky Editor’s note: Feature articles in Geosynthetics magazine focus on projects and how geosynthetic materials are used in a variety ofapplications. Very rarely is the focus solely on a specific product, company, or individual. Professor Leshchinsky and I note that this article—particularly the Introduction and Conclusions—departs from this policy in an effort to …