HUESKER Nederland and partners are developing GeoDuct, a circular viaduct

November 22, 2021  |  News

Infrastructure projects have large ecological footprints with an environmental impact due to the extraction, processing, and transport of resources and materials. However, large parts of the existing Dutch infrastructure are due to be replaced or renovated soon. The demand for innovative solutions i…
GeoStabilization International expands capabilities in rail with cutting-edge technology

November 19, 2021  |  News

The RailJET Subgrade Stabilization System increases efficiency and safety in railway repair and maintenance—while extending infrastructure longevity Railways are critical for efficient and cost-effective movement of commodities across long distances. But they are only as productive as they are ope…
Propex stabilizes the Des Moines River’s bank with geosynthetics systems

November 18, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

The West Fork of the Des Moines River in Palo Alto County, Iowa, had experienced years of erosion and flooding. From 2006 to 2019, the riverbank had receded up to 215 feet (65.5 m) in the middle of the bend. Approximately 3 acres (1.2 ha) of soil had been lost during that time span, and … <di…
Solmax acquires Propex

November 17, 2021  |  News

Montreal, Que., Canada, geosynthetics company Solmax announced that it has agreed to acquire Propex, an industry-leading U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining and automotive industries. With this transaction, Solmax reinforces its positi…
Geomembrane liner health check

November 16, 2021  |  News

By Glenn Eckert, manager of engineering business development at Layfield Group, and Prabeen Joshi, engineering business manager at Layfield Group Experienced geomembrane liner installation crews ensure that strict quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) guidelines and procedures are in place duri…
IGS-NA publishes call for applications for Testing Innovation Fellowship Program

November 15, 2021  |  News

The North American chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS-NA) launched a new student fellowship program aimed at transitioning geosynthetics-related research to ASTM International (ASTM) standards and increasing student engagement in the two professional organizations. The fellowship…
IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11, 2021  |  News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. T…
Proposed ASTM geosynthetics standard will aid in road and pavement design

November 11, 2021  |  News

ASTM International’s geosynthetics committee (D35) is developing a proposed standard that will provide engineers with specific information for components necessary for road and pavement design. The proposed standard (WK70888) outlines a commonly used test to characterize the performance of geosynt…
Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority taps Layfield Geosynthetics for floating cover for reservoir

November 10, 2021  |  News

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) chose Layfield Geosynthetics (USA) for the supply and installation of a new chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system for the Highland 2 Reservoir. The project includes demolition of the old liner and cover and fabrication…
Five geosynthetics performance tests to ensure suitability for your application

November 8, 2021  |  News

Technical textiles are versatile with widespread applications. For a product to perform optimally in its application, the manufacturer must carefully consider the technical factors required of the coated fabric in the research and development phase. Performance testing helps determine the specificat…