In memoriam – Richard (Dick) Schmidt

September 15th, 2023

Aaron Schmidt, left, and Richard Schmidt Richard Schmidt, owner of ACF West Geosynthetics, passed away on September 12, 2023. “We are all relieved but heartbroken to lose such an amazing father, husband, grandfather, mentor and human,” his son Aaron Schmidt posted on Facebook. “We are all very aware of how many people’s lives he touched. […]

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Geomembranes for beginners

September 7th, 2023

Geomembranes are low-permeability synthetic membrane liners or barriers formed into sheets used as a barrier to control or mitigate fluid and gas migration into the soil. Common applications of geomembranes include landfills, pond liners, dams, erosion control, sediment control, landfill liners, landfill covers, and for the mining industry among other applications providing a barrier between […]

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AFITEXINOV introduces new logo for DRAINTUBE geocomposite

August 8th, 2023

DRAINTUBE, the geocomposite solution created by AFITEXINOV and dedicated to fluid drainage (liquid and gas), has a new logo to reflect its unique and innovative nature. This new logo will be deployed on the different mediums dedicated to the solution throughout 2023. DRAINTUBE is a multi-linear geocomposite (definition according to ASTM D4439 and ISO/TC 221 – ISO DTR […]

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Biljane Donje Waste Management Center construction includes geomembrane installation

July 19th, 2023

In southeastern Europe, the number of waste management centers continues to grow, increasing the need for efficient, flexible and economic solutions for the treatment of very high-load effluents, also complying with European environmental standards. The new waste management center in Zadar will be built and designed by the Slovenian contractor RIKO.  The operator of the Biljane Donje Waste Management Center […]

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Biodiversity net gain and how geosynthetics products can help make it a reality

June 21st, 2023

Those in the UK construction industry will have heard and read about “biodiversity net gain” or BNG, and the implications that it will have as a part of government policy for future land development and to help meet carbon net zero sustainability targets. It is an approach that those overseeing sustainable drainage (SuDS) and new […]

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Hybrid TMAX Calculating

June 1st, 2023

Q: As of 2020, there are new, updated designs for mechanically stabilized earth walls in AASHTO. In short, there are new methods to calculate the maximum force (Tmax) that incorporates design methods for extensible reinforcements (i.e., geosynthetics). They include limit equilibrium and stiffness methods. I was wondering if you can mix and match concepts from […]

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Commercial Metals Company acquires geogrid manufacturing plant

May 19th, 2023

Commercial Metals Company has acquired a geosynthetics manufacturing facility from BOSTD – America. The facility, located in Blackwell, Okla., currently produces several product lines for Tensar Geogrid under a contract manufacturing arrangement. This acquisition will not immediately increase Tensar's manufacturing capacity, but provides enhanced flexibility in Tensar's supply chain, as well as the opportunity for low capital cost […]

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Conserving natural resources using geosynthetics

May 16th, 2023

Natural resources are finite, or at a minimum, can easily be consumed faster than they can be replaced. As such, the conservation of natural resources is a pragmatic endeavor. Geosynthetics—widely available materials used in construction, civil engineering, and environmental protection—can be useful in promoting the conservation of these resources. When used as intended, geosynthetics can […]

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Titan’s footprint in moderating environmental challenges in mining: An interview with president Juice Lambert

April 11th, 2023

What is the suite of products Titan Environmental Containment has tailored for the mining industry? Juice Lambert, president of Titan Environmental Containment: Titan is a solutions provider and installer of geosynthetic products, which are mainly resin-based materials used in civil infrastructure construction projects. These include geogrids used in base reinforcement for heavy-haul road building and […]

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Wrekin Products reflects on geosynthetics success, announces appointments

March 16th, 2023

As Wrekin Products Ltd. reflects on another year, the company is proud to have grown its geosynthetics division to deliver even more solutions to everyday problems in the civil engineering industry. Being at the center of ongoing expansion plans, its geosynthetics division is home to two of its best-selling products – the FasTrack 609 woven geotextile and […]

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