21st Dec 2018
The state government of Tamil Nadu is seeking suggestions about how geosynthetics could be utilised for infrastructural development in the state. This was said by Kumar Jayant, principal secretary handlooms, textiles and khadi department, at a seminar on geosynthetics at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management...
5th Dec 2018
A seminar on ‘Geosynthetics’, organised jointly by the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Tamilnadu and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SVPITM), will be held on December 19, 2018 at Chennai . The seminar will be part of the Phase-II workshops to be held during December 2018-March 2019.
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...