2018 State of the Geosynthetics Industry

April 1st, 2018

The U.S. and Canadian geosynthetics market includes geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells and erosion control materials. In 2017 the U.S. and Canadian geosynthetics market grew in the low single-digit ranges, and it is expected to grow slightly higher in 2018. Consolidation in the geosynthetics market Due to the weaker U.S. dollar […]

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Atarfil announces acquisition of Garden City Geotech

February 28th, 2018

On Feb. 26, 2018, Atarfil, headquartered in Atarfe (Granada) Spain, announced the acquisition of Garden City Geotech of Heatherton, Victoria, Australia. Atarfil said in a press release, “The complementary nature of the Garden City Geotech acquisition is expected to enable us to raise our strengths by combining solid local expertise and presence in the Australian […]

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Layfield presents April seminar on geosynthetics products and services in Fort McMurray, Alberta

February 24th, 2018

Layfield Construction Products announced it will present an on-site seminar on “New Geosynthetic Products and Services for Municipal and Civil Infrastructure Applications” at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Fort McMurray, Alb., Canada, on April 28, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MDT. The company said the seminar will include multiple presentations throughout the […]

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Strata constructing state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in India

February 6th, 2018

Strata Geosystems announced it had started construction on a new manufacturing facility in the state of Gujarat, India, north of Mumbai, that the company said is aimed at meeting the global demand for geotechnical products. The plant is schedule to open in the second quarter of 2018. Strata said it is designing the 100-Crore ($15-million) […]

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WisDOT issues geosynthetics standards for roadways

January 18th, 2018

In December 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new standards for geosynthetics in roadways, part of WisDOT’s comprehensive Highway Construction Roadway Standards. The new standards include geotextiles for subgrade separation and stabilization, drainage, filtration, subgrade reinforcement, and under culverts and riprap, as well as geogrids for subgrade, marsh and slope stability reinforcement. To […]

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Competence and vision: Knuffinke retiring from NAUE

December 20th, 2017

After nearly 27 years, Thomas Knuffinke is retiring from the senior management team of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG at the end of this year. NAUE News reported the retirement of senior manager Thomas Knuffinke in their December 2017 issue. After successfully completing his studies in business administration, Knuffinke started his career in 1981 with […]

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Titan Environmental tests concrete-reinforcement geogrid introduced in 2017; Release ‘Year in Review’

December 20th, 2017

On Dec. 20, 2017, Titan Environmental released their 2017 Year in Review, including an article on testing of their new TE-SCR100 ConForce Grid for concrete reinforcement, which was released in 2017. Titan said, in pursuit of progressive research, they collaborated with the University of California, Irvine, to conduct testing of their state-of-the-art TE-SCR100 ConForce Grid […]

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Don & Low expands Forfar (UK) facility with state-of-the-art Reifenhäuser line

December 18th, 2017

In line with parent-company Thrace Group’s strategy, Don & Low of the Scottish city of Forfar in the UK has agreed to a multimillion Euro deal with Reifenhäuser GmbH KG Maschinenfabrik of Troisdorf, Germany, to supply a new 3.5-yard (3.2-m) Reicofil 4 bicomponent spunbond line specifically configured for industrial spunbond markets. The new investment will […]

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GSI offers webinar on MSE wall, berm and slope construction inspection

December 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on December 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, berm and slope construction using geosynthetic reinforcement is essential for building a safe and durability system. Such inspection […]

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NEWS ALERT: GMA and SAME seminar in Maryland postponed

November 14th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) have postponed the planned Technical Seminar on Understanding the Critical Role of Geosynthetics Materials and Fabric Structures in Linthicum Heights, Md., near BWI Airport, on Nov. 16, 2017. When the Technical Seminar is rescheduled, an announcement will be made. GMA and SAME apologize […]

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