Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics, creating the world’s leading geosynthetics provider

June 1, 2021  |  News

Global geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has concluded the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics. With this transaction, the global reach, innovation capabilities and specialties of two recognized geosynthetics frontrunners combine to create the world’s leading geosynthetics provider. “Solmax is …
An interview with Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, president of Solmax, on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics

June 1, 2021  |  News

By Todd R. Berger As will be formally announced Tuesday morning, June 1, the Montreal-based geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has finalized the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, which is headquartered in Pendergrass, Ga. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe, president of Solmax, spoke with Geosynthetics magazin…
GMA honors Jie Han with Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series

June 1, 2021  |  News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, as the recipient of the 2021–23 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for the late Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the found…
Geosynthetics Conference proceedings archive expands and announcing GeoNashville

June 1, 2021  |  Events, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) and Geosynthetics magazine are taking steps to make geosynthetics education and research widely available to the industry. The proceedings from all geosynthetics conferences published by IFAI (exce…
Bituminous geomembrane for a South Australian mine

June 1, 2021  |  Case Studies, Final Inspection, News

The Oz Minerals Carrapateena mine is a copper-gold project located 99 miles (160 km) north of Port Augusta in South Australia. The ore is processed on-site to produce a gold-copper concentrate. A lined tailings storage facility (TSF) was required to receive the tailings by-product and protect the su…
USACE Fiscal 2022 Civil Works budget press conference June 28

May 26, 2021  |  News

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE’s) press conference to release details of President Joseph R. Biden’s Fiscal 2022 Budget for the Army’s Civil Works program is scheduled for Friday, May 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The press conference will be broadcast virtually from the …
Western Green acquires East Coast Erosion Control

May 25, 2021  |  News

Indiana-based Western Green has acquired East Coast Erosion Control, with offices in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. This latest acquisition builds on Western Green’s growing manufacturing footprint, with expanded product and manufacturing offerings along the eastern U.S. regions. This acquisitio…
GMA announces GeoNashville

May 18, 2021  |  News

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced a new geosynthetics industry event entitled GeoNashville 2021: Geotechnical Innovations, Renewed Connections, which will take place Nov. 4–5, 2021, at the Music City Center i…
Presto paver system stabilizes a steep gravel driveway

May 14, 2021  |  News

Living in a hillside home offers breathtaking views and plenty of privacy, but it can also present numerous challenges when it comes to landscaping and accessing the property. For homeowners in Fort Davis, Texas, a winding path provided access to their house, but the steep slope of the driveway was …
“Product Selector” for road reconstruction with TenCate Polyfelt

May 13, 2021  |  News

The digital specification assistant for asphalt pavement interlayers from TenCate Geosynthetics enables product selection for asphalt pavement interlayers. Based on four simple criteria, the best technical solution can be pro…