Tips on choosing a high-quality landfill cover

July 8, 2021  |  Products

There is more to shopping for a landfill cover than just selecting materials. While it is important to select a material capable of handling the UV rays and rough surfaces of a landfill cell, it is also a good idea to consider what the manufacturer of the cover can offer beyond just the right polyme…
Biodegradable nonwoven geotextiles from NAUE

July 1, 2021  |  Products

In civil engineering, geotechnical materials stand for sustainable construction. In addition to classic geosynthetics, NAUE, manufacturer of geotechnical construction materials, presented its first biodegradable nonwoven geotextile, Secutex Green, in 2020. This biodegradable nonwoven geote…
Mining tailings management with geosynthetics

June 30, 2021  |  Products

Tailings are by-products, the materials that remain after the process of separating the target mineral from the uneconomic fraction of an ore. They are different from the waste rock or other material that overlies an ore or mineral body, which are displaced during mining without being processed. Tai…
ASCE 2021 Infrastructure Report Card: Five segments where geomembranes offer cost-effective solutions

June 25, 2021  |  Products

By Felon Wilson, Geomembrane Consultant for Seaman Corp. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a report on the state of infrastructure in the U.S. The report is in the form of a report card with an A to F grade and includes details on the overall grade in the 17 &…
Size and application suggestions for polyethylene liners

June 22, 2021  |  Products

Ever since polymers were first conceived as a material in construction, engineers were already creating product variations to hone the physical properties to best fit the needs of a project. In fact, before the term geosynthetics was even coined, the material was being used in projects such as the D…
What is the difference between a woven and nonwoven geotextile?

June 16, 2021  |  Products

By Joshua Venters, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group The use of geotextiles has steadily grown over the past century. Geotextiles were initially derived from existing textiles that were readily available on the market, such as carpet backing and upholstery fabric. Manufacturers have modif…
NAUE and Prosé join forces

May 24, 2021  |  News, Products

Geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE and the Dutch supplier of geosynthetics Prosé Geotechniek announced the joint venture NAUE Prosé. NAUE Prosé will offer the complete range of NAUE products as well as installation services. The joint venture will also offer design services through the NAUE group’…
Innovative solutions for designing and constructing transmission line roads and substations

May 20, 2021  |  Products

By Ashley Beyer When natural disasters, power surges, accidents, or general equipment failures threaten the reliability of the power grid, maintenance crews must be able to quickly and safely access transmission lines and substations to make repairs. Designing resilient energy infrastructure th…
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Effective stormwater management

April 28, 2021  |  Products

Changing climate conditions demanded a comprehensive project that protects Amsterdam’s airport from stormwater. The effects of climate change are noticeable on a global level. More extreme weather conditions require adaptations that issue a special challenge to high-risk construction and critical …
Benefits of woven and nonwoven geotextiles

March 18, 2021  |  Products

Woven geotextile fabrics are manufactured through traditional weaving of individual threads into sizeable sheets. Individual threads are made of different kinds of materials, ranging from fibrillated yarns to monofilaments, slit films, etc. They are woven together on a specialized loom to create a l…