Fish arches built with geotextiles

October 1, 2010  |  Products

BP Canada Energy did its part for the continued welfare of aquatic dwellers in Alberta, Canada, earlier this year, with the help of geotextile materials. Working in conjunction with the Alberta Department of Fisheries and Oceans, a special twist was implemented during the replacement of road culvert…
Optimization of anchor trench design for solar evaporation ponds

October 1, 2010  |  Products

By Richard Thiel Abstract Ponds with exposed geomembranes on their sideslopes are susceptible to wind forces, which must be resisted by properly designed anchorages at the slope crest. The most common anchorage is an earth-filled anchor trench. This article describes improved methods used to optimiz…
Drainage systems in MSEW

October 1, 2010  |  Products

From the GMA Techline Question on the Geosynthetics magazine article: “Pipeless drainage system” (April 2008) Commenter: Carlos Title: Drainage What is the most used design method for drainage systems in MSEW with geosynthetics? Or what can I do for designing a system for drainage in the…
Availability of Hypalon

October 1, 2010  |  Products

From the GMA Techline RE: Hypalon I am looking for a chlorosulfonated polyethylene AD-007. We used to use Hypalon but we received a notice a few months ago that chlorosulfonated resin will no longer be produced. Can you help us to find some companies that produce and sell this type of membrane? (Jor…
New Tendrain II from SynTec

September 23, 2010  |  Products

Tendrain geonets were introduced more than a decade ago, offering performance provided by patented triplanar technology. In a press release today, SynTec said it has expanded on its history with Tendrain, Tenflow, Tenseal, and Roadrain with the new Tendrain II. Within a year of operation as SynTec, …
Black Rock Canyon Mine begins field tests of geotextile tubes

September 20, 2010  |  Products

Pacific Gold Corp. has announced that its Black Rock Canyon Mine is testing geotextile tubes for dewatering tailings from the mine’s screening plant in north-central Nevada. Previously, the company tested geotextile tubes in a lab setting with gravel ore from the mine to test the ability of th…
TenCate’s software to assist in flexible pavement designs

September 7, 2010  |  Products

TenCate Geosynthetics North America has introduced Internet-based MiraSpec Design Solutions Software, a software program designed to assist engineers in flexible pavement design, according to a Sept. 7 press release from the company. This software also outlines the role of TenCate’s new RS580i…
New Layfield geomembrane

September 1, 2010  |  Products

Layfield Group has introduced Enviro Liner 6000HD describing it as “a premier grade formulation geomembrane that combines the best properties of flexible polyolefin alloys and high density polyethylene (HDPE).” The new product is noted specifically for its UV resistance, tensile strength…
Freudenberg’s second geotextile line in Russia

August 23, 2010  |  News, Products

The Italian roofing insulation company, Freudenberg Politex, has invested $1.6m to install a new geotextile nonwovens line at its plant in Zavolzhie, in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region, according to a press release from the company. The plant’s second line, producing material for the fir…
Building an urban rain garden in Indianapolis

August 19, 2010  |  Products

Stormwater project benefits from Firestone’s donation Indianapolis-based Firestone Specialty Products Company LLC (FSSP) collaborated with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc., Schmidt Associates, and The Athenaeum Foundation this summer to build an environmentally friendly rain garden that serves…