TechFab India’s advanced facility for interface testing of geosynthetics fully operational

June 24th, 2022

TechFab India’s state-of-the-art geosynthetic-soil interaction testing facility is now fully operational at its in-house laboratory located in Rakholi, Silvassa, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This facility has a large pullout apparatus for conducting laboratory pull-out tests on geosynthetics in accordance with ASTM D6706 and a large direct shear apparatus for evaluating the interface […]

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Government of India increasing penetration of technical textiles in domestic market

June 15th, 2022

The Government of India plans to focus on research and development of technical textiles under the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) to increase penetration of these items in the Indian market. Over 500 BIS standards for technical textiles have been developed and 40 more are in the pipeline. “Technical textiles is a sunrise sector, and […]

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Confidence Infrastructure inaugurates geotextiles plant in N’ganj

June 8th, 2022

Confidence Infrastructure Limited (CIL), a sister concern of the Confidence Group, recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art geotextiles plant in its factory premises in Narayanganj to serve local and international markets. Photo courtesy of The Business Standard Confidence Infrastructure, one of the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh involved in the manufacture of mid-tech engineering products, has inaugurated a […]

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Study: Geotextiles market to grow at CAGR of 10.3% through 2031

June 1st, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Tensar Corp. Ongoing large-scale infrastructure projects are fueling global demand for geotextiles in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The growing utilization of geotextiles with improved functional characteristics and cost-effectiveness for erosion control applications are steering revenue expansion of the geotextiles market. Globally, the market valuation is projected to reach US $22.9 billion by […]

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Geotextile grab test methods

June 1st, 2022

Q: I know the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) approves several grips (the requirement is they be “flat”) to perform ASTM D4632 and ASTM D5034. We use a hard, smooth rubber surface for the woven geotextile and a slightly serrated surface for the nonwoven geotextile. One of our customers is using a smooth […]

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Coastal protection with geosynthetics

April 15th, 2022

Naue GmbH & Co. geotextile containers and geotextiles offer coastal protection with geosynthetics along the shoreline of Thorpe, England. Installing Secutex Soft Rock containers along the coastline at Thorpeness, England. Photograph courtesy of Naue GmbH & Co. KG Through a partnership involving the Suffolk Coastal District, the U.K.’s Environment Agency and local residents, work to […]

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GMA new and renewing members

April 1st, 2022

To find out more about these companies and other IFAI members, visit the member directory at www.ifai.com/members. L & M Supply Co. Willacoochee, Ga. www.landmsupplyco.comSupplier of geotextiles, silt fence, landscaping and erosion control products Polyweld USA Inc. Houston, Texaswww.polyweldusa.comManufactures geosynthetics and plastic welding tools

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Calendared nonwoven geotextiles

April 1st, 2022

Q: What is the difference between normal nonwoven and calendared nonwoven (both needlepunched) geotextiles? Where can we use calendared nonwoven geotextiles? A: Calendared nonwoven geotextiles are passed between a set of heated rollers that applies normal pressure as a tertiary process of the production. This process increases the modulus, strength, tear resistance, puncture resistance and […]

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Geosynthetics and sustainability: How is our industry doing?

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Water, necessary for human life, should be stored in a sustainable manner, protecting both surface and groundwater resources. Geosynthetics, including the geomembrane used to line this pond, further such goals. Sustainability is a complex issue, but there are some very simple and direct truths about it. The world’s population is nearly 8 billion […]

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Complex geosynthetic liner system for the 70 Ranch Raw Water Reservoir

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 North end of reservoir showing slope panels transitioned into bottom panels and staged cover soils placement on bottom panels Irrigation water in the western United States has always been a major concern for farming and ranching, especially in drought years. Water can be both scarce and expensive, and planning for future water storage […]

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