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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Geocells and geotextiles for separation/reinforcement at an oil-drilling platform

April 1st, 2022

Installing and filling in the GEOWEB 3D Soil Stabilization System at the Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform, Olds, Alta., Canada. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems An Angle Energy Inc. oil drilling platform in northern Canada required year-round access for equipment to service and maintain a conventional wellsite pad. Several new wells were to be […]

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Geosynthetics for stormwater tank encapsulation

March 31st, 2022

By Amy Woods, Technical Product Manager, Layfield Group Ltd., and Prabeen Joshi, Engineering Business Manager, Layfield Group Ltd. Layfield Group Ltd. discusses geosynthetics for stormwater tank encapsulation, including the pros and cons of flat bottom and arched tank types. In a typical urban setting, runoff from impervious surfaces—such as pavement and rooftops—should be managed effectively […]

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BontexGeo acquires Geotexan

March 24th, 2022

Belgium-based BontexGeo acquires Geotexan, which has a strong presence in Spain, other countries in the European Union and South America. Inside BontexGeo Group geosynthetics manufacturing plant. Photograph courtesy of BontexGeo Group The BontexGeo Group of Zele, Belgium, a manufacturer focusing on the production and sale of geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, will acquire 100 % […]

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Geosynthetics innovation gaps and opportunities

March 22nd, 2022

Some see the geosynthetics industry as complacent and slow to change. Is there room to address geosynthetics innovation gaps in the industry? Photograph courtesy of Solmax Solmax said in a prepared statement that it believes there is a fundamental place for innovation in the geosynthetics industry. The company asserts that innovation will be critical in […]

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All about geotextiles

March 17th, 2022

Ocean NoOcean Non Wovens Pvt. Ltd. provides a detailed overview of geotextiles, which are useful for many infrastructure projects. Geotextile roll. Photograph courtesy of Ocean Non Wovens Pvt. Ltd. A geotextile is a geosynthetic material used to improve soil characteristics. It can separate, filter, harden, protect and drain water when used in conjunction with soil. […]

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New erosion control venture combines companies

March 1st, 2022

Clearwell Group's new erosion control venture combines four erosion control services businesses under Valor Environmental. A geosynthetic silt fence for erosion control from Erosion Compliance LLC at a housing construction site. Erosion Compliance is one of the four companies in a new erosion control venture. Photograph courtesy of Erosion Compliance LLC Clearwell Group, an investment […]

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Tentoma geotextile packaging machine for wider rolls

February 22nd, 2022

The new Tentoma geotextile packaging machine handles up to 29.5-foot (19-m) wide roll packaging and packages shorter rolls faster. Tentoma designed the new RoRo StretchPack XL Power machine for stretching wider geotextile tubes. Photograph courtesy of Tentoma A/S Tentoma A/S, headquartered in Broager, Denmark, released the RoRo StretchPack XL Power packaging machine that enables sealed […]

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Flood reconstruction with geosynthetics

February 16th, 2022

The use of geogrid-reinforced earth allows reconstruction of a flood-destroyed German bridge in record time. The Swistbach Bridge in Heimerzheim, Germany, was destroyed by floods in July 2021. Photograph courtesy of Heitkamp BauHolding GmbH With the increase in extreme weather events worldwide because of climate change, such as those in July 2021 in Germany (in […]

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Geocomposite solution for container park in Mauritius

February 3rd, 2022

TenCate Geosynthetics EMEA stabilized the platform for the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT) with the geocomposite solution, TenCate Rock PEC 55-55. The TenCate Rock geocomposite solution optimizes the subbase at the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT), allowing a reduction in the 1.3 foot (400 mm) thick subbase layer to 0.8 feet (250 mm). Photograph courtesy of TenCate […]

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