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,...
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...
4th Aug 2021
Close to 96.59 km of road in Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu has been constructed using coir geo-textiles as on July 28. The material is used for improvement of sub-grade soil strength in road pavements and stabilisation of side slopes. About 311.29 km of road construction using this material has also been sanctioned.
8th Jul 2021
Canada’s Titan has announced a new R&D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group, a group made up of graduates, researchers, technical and academic staff involved in geotechnical engineering research and teaching. Titan specialises in high quality geosynthetics, containment systems, and specialty civil engineering products that protect the environment.
6th Jul 2021
Core & Main, a specialised distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, is taking over L & M Bag & Supply Co, and some of its affiliates. The two have entered into a definitive agreement in this connection. This marks Core & Main's 13th transaction since becoming an independent company in August...
17th May 2021
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is setting up a new glass fibre tissue production line in the US to support the flooring industry in North America with an investment of € 58 million. The line will produce full range of glass fibre tissue nonwovens with a focus on luxury vinyl tiles and vinyl sheet materials. Deliveries from the new line are expected to begin in...
12th May 2021
The BontexGeo Group, a European industry leader in the production and sale of geotextiles for civil engineering applications, has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of the Meltham, West Yorkshire (UK) based company ABG Ltd, specialised in the development and sale of geosynthetic systems with a market leading position in the United Kingdom.
27th Apr 2021
Solmax has reached an agreement with Koninklijke Ten Cate (the Netherlands) on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, a leading provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics. Solmax is the one of the global leaders in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, headquartered in Canada.
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...