Sustainable nonwovens for the construction industry

July 14th, 2020

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of everyday life. Geotechnical solutions have long contributed to working more sustainably in the construction industry. The geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE is taking the next logical step with a biodegradable nonwoven. Geotextile nonwovens for separation, filter, protection and drainage functions have been used successfully in many areas of […]

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Milliken and Company publishes sustainability report

July 7th, 2020

Milliken and Company has published its second annual corporate sustainability report. The report gives insight into Milliken’s environmental and social commitments as all global locations work to achieve aggressive sustainability goals by 2025. Using a comprehensive goal scorecard, the 2019 report shares Milliken’s first year of progress towards the company’s 2025 sustainability goals. First introduced […]

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GSI to host webinar on sustainability with geosynthetics

May 29th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Sustainability with Geosynthetics,” on June 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. There is a tremendous amount of infrastructure throughout the world. As it ages, it […]

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Reflections on sustainability with respect to geosynthetic materials

June 1st, 2019

By Robert M. and George R. Koerner Listening to and reading the news, there seems to be regular criticism of all plastics insofar as concerns as to their post-use disposal in light of their exceedingly long lifetimes. Rarely, if ever, is the distinction made as to which plastics are really necessary to society and which […]

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Registration opens for 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

September 24th, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has opened registration for the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13–17, in Washington, D.C. More than 13,000 transportation professionals will attend, including policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions. The program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 […]

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Deploying a geosynthetic mattress ballast layer at an ore-processing site

August 1st, 2018

New applications of geosynthetics are being found that form from overlaps of existing functions, such as protection, separation, filtration and drainage. One new geosynthetic product, the geosynthetic mattress ballast layer (GBL), was first implemented for an ore-processing waste facility protection application in 2015. The GBL is a geotextile containment system that provides a tubular component […]

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2019 TRB Annual Meeting issues calls for papers

May 25th, 2018

TRB standing committees have issued calls for papers for the 98th TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13–17, 2019, in Washington, D.C, and/or the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). Please create or update your profile on https://www.mytrb.org now if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, submit a paper for presentation or […]

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Symposia honoring David Daniel and Robert Koerner at Geo-Chicago 2016

January 26th, 2016

At the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Geo-Chicago 2016 conference, there will be back-to-back symposia that will honor two legends in the geosynthetics community—Dr. David E. Daniel and Dr. Robert M. Koerner. On Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2016 from 2–3:30 p.m., the first symposium will honor Daniel for his research achievements with compacted clay liners, […]

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