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US’ IGS calls on EC for geosynthetics' sustainability benefits

19th May 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has called on the European Commission (EC) to fully understand the enormous sustainability benefits of geosynthetics when considering how to reduce microplastics in the environment. Geosynthetics are part of the solution. US’ IGS has submitted its response to the Commission’s public consultation on...

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UK’s Green-tech launches SoluForm MSE Soil-filled Bagwork

12th Apr 2022

Green-tech has added SoluForm MSE Soil Filled Bagwork to its landscaping supplies portfolio. SoluForm MSE Soil Filled Bagwork are mechanically stabilised earth (MSE) geotextile bags used for the construction of earthworks such as riverbanks, slopes and walls. The UK-based firm provides professional grade landscaping materials and wholesale garden...

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Germany’s Freudenberg Performance Materials develops geogrid composite

14th Feb 2022

Freudenberg Performance Materials, a leading supplier of high-performance geosynthetics for the civil engineering market headquartered in Germany, has launched a new geogrid composite. Aimed at increasing the efficiency of construction projects, the product consists of a reinforcing grid bonded to a separation and filtration nonwoven geotextile.

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US’ ASTM unveils new geosynthetics standard for vinyl sheet pilin

3rd Feb 2022

US’ ASTM’s geosynthetics committee (D35) has approved a new standard that will help engineers and specifiers who work with vinyl sheet piling. Applications for such piling include the construction of seawalls, retaining walls, and chemical cut-off walls. The new standard (D8427) covers material and testing requirements for polyvinyl chloride sheet...

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US’ Seaman launches XR fire-retardant geomembrane

4th Jan 2022

US’ Seaman has launched a fire-retardant XR geomembrane. The XR-FR product is appropriate for use in secondary containment of aboveground flammable and combustible liquid tanks. It meets the requirements of ULC S668, the Standard for liners used for these applications. Seaman is a world leader of innovative, high performance coated fabrics.

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Canada’s Solmax completes acquisition of geosynthetics firm Propex

13th Dec 2021

Canadian company, Solmax, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Propex, a leading North American geosynthetics manufacturer with a strong track record in the construction, transportation, flood protection, and automotive industries. Solmax further reinforces its position as the world’s premier  geosynthetics-solutions provider. 

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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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US firm Layfield Geosynthetics & Skaps release GeoVolt

22nd Sep 2021

Layfield Geosynthetics and Skaps Industries have announced the release of GeoVolt, a revolutionary patented conductive geocomposite that makes electric leak location simpler and more efficient with almost any type of geomembrane. GeoVolt is delivered in rolls and placed directly under the geomembrane to provide a consistent conductive layer for...

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