3rd Aug 2018
ASTM International has released a new standard D8204 to help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for landfills, coal combustion residual storage cells, mining operations, and remediation and environmental protection projects. ASTM’s committee on geosynthetics has developed the...
4th Apr 2018
The committee of ASTM International, a globally recognised leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards, has released a new international standard that supports geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCM), a new family of materials that can help control erosion, protect slopes and berms, and line ditches and culverts.
29th Dec 2017
Coir geo-textile will be used to fortify a 60-km stretch of the Kuttiyadi canal in Kerala under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Forty three village local self-governing bodies or panchayats, three municipalities and the Kozhikode city corporation will support the eco-friendly conservation initiative.
13th Oct 2017
Indian state Kerala has chalked out a five-year plan to create and promote a ‘Kerala coir’ brand, set up of a marketing firm to push traditional as well as modern products in the domestic and global markets and co-brand coir, according to state finance minister TM Thomas Issac. The Rs 1,310-crore plan will be implemented this fiscal with private sector ...
18th Sep 2017
Guyana’s National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) in Mon Repos recently signed an agreement with Georgetown-based Samaroo Investment to install geotextile tubes to form groynes — barriers built out into the sea from a beach to check erosion and drifting — along the foreshore at Reliance on the Essequibo coast to boost sea defence.
28th Jun 2017
To boost research and commercial use of coir geo textiles, Coir Board of India is all geared up for collaboration with an Australian University and Australian Research Council. In an attempt to increase the production of geo textiles of the Coir Board, the Central Coir Research Institute (CCRI), Kerala has developed a fully automatic powerloom.
15th Jun 2017
The geosynthetics committee of ASTM International, a leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards, is set to present its top annual award, the Award of Merit, to C. Joel Sprague, of TRI/Environmental, in Greenville, South Carolina, US. The award is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing...
13th Jun 2017
The Indian Road Congress (IRC) has recognised jute as a geo-textile that can be used in building roads. Its recognition by IRC will help boost the jute industry of West Bengal, which employs over lakhs of people. The industry has been trying for the last 7 years to persuade various states to consider jute as a potential geo-textile for constructing...
18th Apr 2017
Supplier of geosynthetic solutions, Huesker Group has set up an Australian subsidiary Huesker Australia Pty Ltd following the recent acquisition of NBW Mining (Aust) Pty Ltd and has named Morné Breytenbach as MD. Huesker Australia is expected to enable the group to provide its entire high quality product and solution portfolio to clients in Australasia.
29th Mar 2017
Burdens Australia, Australia's leading specialist in supply and installation of Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats, has signed a long term exclusive distributor agreement with Cortex Composites Australia for the Australasian market. The deal strengthens Burdens' product offering in soil stabilisation, ditch lining and petrochemical bund lining...