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Canada’s Solmax to acquire geosynthetics manufacturer Propex

22nd Nov 2021

Canada’s Solmax has announced plans to acquire Propex, a leading US geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining, and automotive industries. With this transaction, Solmax reinforces its position as a leading geosynthetics solutions provider, whose products safeguard the earth from waste and...

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Indian ministry approves pilot projects for geotextiles skilling

26th Oct 2021

The pilot project on skilling of design/commissioning technical personnel associated with application of geotextiles in infrastructure projects has been approved by the Indian ministry of textiles. It will be conducted concurrently by Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; and Indian Institute of Technology,...

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Soil erosion to push tech textile growth at 4.6% CAGR till 2031: FMI

17th Aug 2021

The global demand of overall technical textiles market grew at a CAGR of 2.5 per cent between 2016 and 2020 and the overall market valuation is expected to reach $183 billion, with total sales of 37,872.2 kilo tonne in 2021, according to Future Market Insights (FMI), which said the market is projected to grow at 4.6 per cent CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

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96.59 km of road constructed using coir geo-textiles in India

4th Aug 2021

Close to 96.59 km of road in Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu has been constructed using coir geo-textiles as on July 28. The material is used for improvement of sub-grade soil strength in road pavements and stabilisation of side slopes. About 311.29 km of road construction using this material has also been sanctioned.

Mohamed Meguid (left), Group Leader of the Geo Group of McGill University, and Sam Bhat, M.Eng (Tech Mgt), MIGS VP Global Business Development, CTO Geosynthetics, Titan Environmental Containment
Canada’s Titan launches R&D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group

8th Jul 2021

Canada’s Titan has announced a new R&D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group, a group made up of graduates, researchers, technical and academic staff involved in geotechnical engineering research and teaching. Titan specialises in high quality geosynthetics, containment systems, and specialty civil engineering products that protect the environment.

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US company Core & Main takes over L & M Bag & Supply Co

6th Jul 2021

Core & Main, a specialised distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, is taking over L & M Bag & Supply Co, and some of its affiliates. The two have entered into a definitive agreement in this connection. This marks Core & Main's 13th transaction since becoming an independent company in August...

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö setting up new glass fibre tissue line in US

17th May 2021

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is setting up a new glass fibre tissue production line in the US to support the flooring industry in North America with an investment of € 58 million. The line will produce full range of glass fibre tissue nonwovens with a focus on luxury vinyl tiles and vinyl sheet materials. Deliveries from the new line are expected to begin in...

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Belgium's geotextiles leader BontexGeo acquires UK's ABG

12th May 2021

The BontexGeo Group, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geotextiles for civil engineering applications, has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of the Meltham, West Yorkshire (UK) based company ABG Ltd, specialised in the development and sale of geosynthetic systems with a market leading position in the United Kingdom.

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Canadian company Solmax acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

27th Apr 2021

Solmax has reached an agreement with Koninklijke Ten Cate (the Netherlands) on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, a leading provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics. Solmax is the one of the global leaders in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, headquartered in Canada.

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