Geosynthetics companies navigate the infrastructure law

April 1st, 2024

The Indiana Department of Transportation installs Petromat® Enviro™ on a section of Interstate 70 to provide a full pavement moisture barrier and stress absorption layer. Image: Solmax The $1.2 trillion bipartisan InfrastructureInvestment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed more than two years ago to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure, providing funding to rebuild roads and […]

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Oerlikon increases pilot testing capabilities for geotextiles

March 29th, 2024

Oerlikon Neumag is now offering inline pilot testing of its new staple fiber technology in Neumünster, Germany. The plant, which opened in 2022, is available to customers for tests processing various polymers beyond polyester, which was the center’s original scope. The company has already achieved excellent values in joint tests with a well-known fiber producer […]

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Lenzing presents innovative concept combining sustainable glacier protection and circularity for geotextiles

March 27th, 2024

The Lenzing Group, a leading supplier of regenerated cellulose for the textile and nonwovens industries, has created a unique, innovative concept that contributes to the sustainable protection of glaciers while inspiring collective action for sustainable practices and a circular economy in the nonwovens and textile value chain. The presentation titled “Glacial Threads: From Forests to […]

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Navis TubeTex announces strategic partnership with Fibroline

January 26th, 2024

Navis TubeTex, a leading provider of advanced machinery solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Fibroline, a Lyon, France-based technology and engineering company, which develops and patents dry impregnation technologies. Navis TubeTex designs, engineers, and manufactures machinery for the global knit, woven, nonwoven, technical and geotextile industries. The Fibroline technology can impregnate powder form materials […]

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Lignin coating makes geotextiles made from environmentally friendly natural fibers durable

November 6th, 2023

Textiles are a given in civil engineering: they stabilize water protection dams, prevent runoff containing pollutants from landfills, facilitate the revegetation of slopes at risk of erosion, and even make asphalt layers of roads thinner. Until now, textiles made of highly resistant synthetic fibers have been used for this purpose, which have a very long […]

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E-GEOTEX-Pro introduced for cleaning coverings with geotextiles

October 17th, 2023

Terrazza MC Belgium has announced its cooperation with EGO Machines for the development and launch of the Terrazza E-GEOTEX-Pro® machine, designed for cleaning and maintaining coverings with geotextiles. Dany Mestdag, CEO of Terrazza MC, is excited about the cooperation with EGO Machines and stresses that this collaboration is necessary to provide the right service and […]

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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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Geotextiles traceability

October 1st, 2023

Q: We are having a problem with traceability on our project with geotextiles. Does this really matter for each roll and lot of material? A: Yes, it does. The labels must match inside and outside of the product. Insist that the geotextile itself is branded and conforms to ASTM D4873 Standard Guide for Identification, Storage […]

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Airports zone in on geosynthetics

October 1st, 2023

FIGURE 1 Tensar mechanically stabilized the recycled congregate aggregate sublease at Toronto Pearson Airport so that subexcavation and removal of the subgrade soil was not required. Photo courtesy of Tensar Airport runways are not mere roads. They need to be built smoother and stronger to support the loads of jet planes without buckling under the […]

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Solmax offers geotextiles solution for flooding 

September 20th, 2023

A law in the Netherlands requires more and more stormwater management at the municipal level in new construction projects. With MIRAFI® Geolon FW 180, Solmax offers the solution: Rainwater is collected in a buffer system and returned to nature.  Climate change is increasing the intensity of rainfall in many regions. At the same time, the […]

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