Tiltex completes water infiltration barrier and erosion control protection to reinforced earth wall

September 12th, 2022

Tiltex Australia has completed a major water infiltration barrier and erosion control installation to the Run of Mine (ROM) Wall Crusher A project at the Iron Bridge mine in Pilbara, Western Australia. The team installed a Tiltex 12B Anti-Cracking 80 MPa Compressive Strength Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) over 50+-meter-long steep batters at 1V:1.6H, secured with its soil anchor grid system designed to endure 50m/sec winds. Tiltex 12B […]

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Concrete Canvas introduces lower carbon, high performance product line

June 16th, 2022

High performance, lower carbon T-series product line. Photo courtesy of Concrete Canvas. Concrete Canvas Ltd. has upgraded its Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) - (CC5, CC8, CC13) to a new, lower carbon T-series product line (CCT1, CCT2, CCT3) for lower carbon, higher performance aligned with ASTM D8364. These products are the first GCCMs to meet […]

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Geofabrics Australasia works with Concrete Canvas on Australian highway

November 3rd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Geofabrics Australasia The Geofabrics Australasia team maximized the safety, efficiency and physical integrity of Concrete Canvas by advising project contractors to screw and seal joints on the Warrego Highway development in Roma, Queensland, Australia, a region that typically experiences higher temperatures and humidity. The Concrete Canvas Ltd. Warmer Climate User Guide outlines how to […]

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Hawaii geosynthetic highway drainage application

October 26th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Tiltex Tiltex 7B geosynthetic cementitious composite mat (GCCM) was recently specified by the Hawaiian Department of Transport for a highway roadside drainage upgrade project. Due to its ease of application to existing road infrastructure and hot asphaltic road surfacing to Tiltex 7B, fast application time and 11,603-psi (80-MPa) compressive strength, Tiltex 7B […]

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Preliminary injunction prohibiting Eurobent from manufacturing Tiltex in Poland upheld for third time

August 3rd, 2021

A fresh attempt by Eurobent Sp.z.o.o. to set aside the preliminary injunction that prohibits, within Poland, the manufacture, offering, importing and putting Tiltex on the market has failed. The Regional Court in Legnica, Poland, on June 8, 2021, dismissed Eurobent’s motion for setting aside the preliminary injunction order. This is the third time Eurobent has […]

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Concrete Canvas is first GCCM to comply with new ASTM standard

March 23rd, 2021

Concrete Canvas Ltd. announced that its CC5, CC8 and CC13 GCCMs are the first products to demonstrate compliance with the GCCM classification for Type I, Type II and Type III, respectively. In March 2021 ASTM International published ASTM D8364/D8364M-21: Standard Specification for Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) Materials. This standard is the only internationally recognized […]

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Lake Francis Dam maintenance with GCCM

December 11th, 2020

By Kurt Chirbas Installing the GCCM at Lake Francis Dam The Yuba Water Agency in Yuba County, Calif., was established in 1959 to reduce flood risk and provide a sustainable water supply to the people of the region. Yuba County has historically endured devastating floods, due in part to Gold Rush-era hydraulic mining practices that […]

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New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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Geosynthetics are uniquely suited

October 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are found in the strangest of places. But that just speaks to how versatile and useful they are for a wide variety of applications. Dewatering, energy-site closure, erosion control, reinforcement and stabilization are just a few applications that geosynthetics address in this issue. In addition, many of the geographic areas discussed here are sensitive […]

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Nature area drainage control with GCCM

October 1st, 2019

By Joe Royer, Kurt Chirbas and Ziad Mazboudi The City of Laguna Niguel in Orange County, Calif., has its origins in the Rancho Niguel Mexican land grant, acquired in 1959 by the Laguna Niguel Corp. to develop one of California’s first master-planned communities, which has become predominantly a bedroom community. The city encompasses a total […]

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