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Indian textile ministry clears 15 R&D projects worth ₹32.25 cr

29th Jan 2023

India’s ministry of textiles has cleared 15 R&D projects worth around ₹32.25 crores across key areas such as speciality fibre, protective textiles, high-performance textiles, geotextiles, medical textiles, sustainable textiles, and textiles for building materials during the 5th Mission Steering Group (MSG) meeting held under the chairmanship of Piyush...

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US’ Hanes Geo Components to buy Canada-based company Nilex Inc

25th Nov 2022

American manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic and environmental products Hanes Geo Components has reached an agreement to acquire Edmonton-based geotextile distributor Nilex Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary Nilex USA Inc. Hanes Geo Components, has made this decision with an intention to operate Nilex’s business on a going-concern basis.

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Belgium's Beaulieu International Group to show geotextiles at EuroGeo7

23rd Aug 2022

Beaulieu International Group has invited EuroGeo7 attendees to Stand MS15 Hall M to discover geotextile solutions promoting sustainability for future civil engineering projects. The conference from September 4 will offer specialist insight into the geosynthetic industry state-of-the-art practice and research, with speakers from Europe and all over the...

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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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Belgium’s BontexGeo acquires 100 per cent shares of Geotexan

25th Mar 2022

Belgium’s BontexGeo, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of Minas de Riotinto, Huelva (ES) based company Geotexan, specialised in the production and sale of geosynthetics and fibres with a strong market position in Spain.

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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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