New chapter for geosynthetics

July 1st, 2024

With this issue, Geosynthetics magazine begins a new journey. The Geosynthetics staff has spent the last year talking to our readers to find out what they like about the magazine and how we can improve. Working with the editorial advisory board, industry leaders and knowledge experts, the Geosynthetics team will soon be rolling out some […]

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HUESKER Group announces new subsidiary in South Africa

February 9th, 2024

The HUESKER Group is strengthening its commitment in South Africa in order to not only target new customers in the future, but also to expand existing business relationships. By registering a subsidiary and moving into warehouse and office premises, the world's leading manufacturer of geosynthetics and technical textiles, headquartered in Gescher, North Rhine-Westphalia, is consolidating […]

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Geosynthetics mobile app nearing 12,000 downloads

February 1st, 2024

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Aid Support, in a collaborative effort with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), launched the Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker mobile app in January 2023 and by early November the app had garnered close to 12,000 downloads. Trinette Ballard, FHWA Local Aid Support program manager and mobile app developer, tells me […]

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HUESKER team receives awards

January 5th, 2024

The HUESKER team received three awards at the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome. The company received two awards in the Case Study category and one in the Product Development category. The awards were presented by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), a global community of 4,000 members from all over the world dedicated to […]

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AGRU America wins 2023 marketing excellence award

December 13th, 2023

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) has awarded AGRU America a marketing excellence award for innovative and exemplary marketing initiatives from mid-2022 through Spring 2023. AGRU America earned an IAPD Bronze Marketing Excellence Award for the second year in a row for promoting the positive benefits of plastics and leveraging modern marketing tools to […]

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NanoXplore unveils large-scale dry process for manufacturing of graphene: An improvement for cost competitiveness and scalability for geosynthetics

December 4th, 2023

NanoXplore Inc., a world-leading graphene company, announces an interesting achievement in graphite exfoliation with the successful development of a novel dry graphene manufacturing process. With granted patents already secured, this proprietary technology boosts some key physical properties in polymers by 20% compared to existing products for applications with over 20-year longevity requirements. The technology finds potential […]

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Geosynthetics and PFAS: Understanding the role of polymer processing aids in geosynthetics

November 17th, 2023

Like many other industries, geosynthetics manufacturers are navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations. However, in the case of geosynthetic products, an interesting and seemingly paradoxical question emerges: Is it possible that the same products that have been designed to solve complex environmental problems, and even contain pollutants, could also […]

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Core & Main acquiring Enviroscape

November 9th, 2023

Core & Main Inc., a leader in advancing reliable infrastructure with local service, nationwide, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Enviroscape ECM, Ltd. and three affiliated entities (collectively, “Enviroscape”), a provider of geosynthetics and erosion control products located in Ohio. “Enviroscape is an exceptional company whose specialty […]

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Leveraging soil nail technology for MSE retaining wall

October 10th, 2023

Figure 1 The repair involved installing a matrix of grouted soil nails varying from 15 to 40 feet long in a pattern along the many faces of the 610-foot-long wall. The Domain at Phipps Plaza is a luxury condominium development in the well-traveled and populated urban area of Buckhead in Atlanta, Ga. This 319-unit mid-rise […]

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Road link fixed with geosynthetics

October 1st, 2023

Repairs to a crucial roadway using aggregates made from recycled glass and polymeric geosynthetic reinforcements have allowed commuters to get back on the road sooner than expected. An elevated section of Interstate 95 that passes through northeast Philadelphia, Pa., collapsed on June 11 after a fuel tanker crashed onto the road below killing its driver. […]

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