Maccaferri acquires Linear Composites

October 1, 2006  |  News

The Maccaferri Group, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has acquired Yorkshire-based Linear Composites Ltd. and sister company Epitropic Fibres Ltd. The purchase was completed earlier this year. Linear Composites, a manufacturer of geosynthetics and fiber-reinforced products used in civil engineering…
Low & Bonar buys Colbond

October 1, 2006  |  News

Low & Bonar (L&B) announced plans earlier this year to buy nonwoven textile maker, Colbond Investments, according to the Reuters news agency. Colbond Inc., the textile manufacturer that grew out of the original American Enka, was purchased by the British company, which said it plans to inves…
IAGI’s Approved Installation Contractor information online

October 1, 2006  |  News

The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) announced the application availability for its new Approved Installation Contractor (AIC) program. Installation companies interested in applying for what will become an engineer-specified designation, AIC, can now find complete program …
Geo textbook now available

October 1, 2006  |  News

Fundamentals of Geosynthetics Engineering by Sanjay Kumar Shukla ©2006. Geosynthetics has emerged as an innovative area for designers and specifiers, with an enormous growth in civil engineering applications, making geosynthetics a favored construction material throughout the world. Fundamentals of…
A long-term solution for grease removal

October 1, 2006  |  News

As the Environmental Protection Agency increases its water requirements for businesses, products that are effective and affordable in solving these problems are needed. The old, small, high-maintenance, concrete grease traps that are common in multiple industries are now ineffective because they do …
New release of Geomagic Studio

October 1, 2006  |  News

Geomagic®, provider of digital shape sampling and processing (DSSP) software and services, has released Geomagic Studio 9. As a software tool, Geomagic Studio processes 3D scan data for applications ranging from reverse engineering to design and analysis. This latest release of the digital reconstr…
Retaining-wall dialog: ‘A tale of two walls’

August 1, 2006  |  News

By Bob Barrett Introductory note from the letter writer: Geosynthetics editor, Ron Bygness, originally invited an article from me on the first GRS wall with negative batter in New Zealand. In order to explain why the Kiwis were different, I found it necessary to comment on why the U.S. is so far beh…
Tensar Corporation to acquire Tensar Group Limited

August 1, 2006  |  News

The Tensar Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of technology-driven site solutions, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Tensar Group Limited (TGL), parent company of Tensar International Limited. Founded in Blackburn, England in 1952, Tensar International (formerly Netlon Lim…
New DuPont additive promises enhanced performance of oriented polypropylene and polyester

August 1, 2006  |  News

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced that it is introducing DuPont™ Entira™ Strong, a polymeric additive that helps improve the performance and processibility of tapes, filaments, and films made out of oriented polypropylene and polyester. The addition of Entira Strong, even at l…
Minnesota engineering firm settles copyright lawsuit

August 1, 2006  |  News

Interstate Geotechnical Engineering Inc. of Rosemount, Minn. has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against it by ASFE/The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit association of geoprofessional, environmental, and civil engineering firms. According to ASFE Executive Vice President John …