26th Feb 2021
ASTM International’s geosynthetics committee is working on standard for vinyl sheet piling. There is a need for specification for vinyl sheet piling used for structural walls to hold back soil, separate land from water, mitigate flooding and erosion, and control water flow. The proposed standard will be mainly used by structural, civil, and design...
10th Dec 2020
Rope manufacturer, Gleistein, is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibres. The fibres possess the same strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, yet contribute substantially to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material.
10th Sep 2020
The ITA construction composites research group has successfully developed innovative semi-finished fibre products with leading textile machinery manufacturer, Karl Mayer's, high-performance warp knitting machine, Biaxtronic Co. ITA is one of the top five-institutes at the RWTH Aachen University, which was awarded by the German Federal...
20th May 2020
Coir geotextiles, a permeable fabric, natural, strong, highly durable, resistant to rots, moulds and moisture, and free from any microbial attack, has finally been accepted as a good material for rural road construction. The decision opens up a huge market potential for coir geotextiles in the country and will be a boon to the COVID-19 hit coir...
8th May 2020
Coir Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras, to establish a “Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the application of coir exclusively or in combination with other natural fibres”. The CoE will further the research work so far done in the coir sector with the support of IIT-Madras team of...
25th Feb 2020
The Pentha project in Odisha in which geo-textile tubes from Garware Technical Fibres were used for coastal protection helped the area in withstanding severe cyclones 'Phailin', 'Hud Hud' and 'Fani', that hit Odisha. The geo-textile tube acts as a massive bund that can be used as a protective measure against tidal wave action due to cyclones or...
16th Jan 2020
Global advanced fabrics company Low & Bonar has signed a license deal with EconCore, the thermoplastic honeycomb technology leader, for the use of their honeycomb technology. Using the EconCore’s honeycomb technology in a new and innovative way, Low & Bonar has launched a new underlay flooring product with strong acoustic and lightweight properties.
27th Dec 2019
Patcraft, a leader in high-performance commercial flooring, has introduced its first non-woven composite flooring collection, Dichroic. Designed to create an innovative platform for commercial flooring featuring a new option in materiality, the Dichroic flooring gives the warmth of soft surface and the durability and cleanability of hard surface.
17th Dec 2019
India's coir businesses are preparing to take advantage of the price-competitiveness of coir geotextiles by switching to the use of brown fibre and stepping up automation. The industry will soon sport a diversified basket of products, including needle punched fabric, mulching sheet, coir composite, binder-less board and coir acoustic material.