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New ASTM standard for geosynthetic clay liners

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...

ASTM releases new geosynthetics standard for soil erosion
ASTM releases new geosynthetics standard for soil erosion

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.

Coir geo-textile to fortify Kerala’s Kuttiyadi canal
Coir geo-textile to fortify Kerala’s Kuttiyadi canal

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.

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Kerala to create 'Kerala coir' brand, set up marketing firm

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 ...

Guyana’s NAREI to install geotextile groynes in Essequibo
Guyana’s NAREI to install geotextile groynes in Essequibo

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.

Coir Board to boost geo textiles usage and research
Coir Board to boost geo textiles usage and research

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.

ASTM presents top geosynthetics award to Joel Sprague
ASTM presents top geosynthetics award to Joel Sprague

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...

IRC recognises jute as geo-textile for building roads
IRC recognises jute as geo-textile for building roads

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...

Geosynthetics supplier Huesker sets up Aussie subsidiary
Geosynthetics supplier Huesker sets up Aussie subsidiary

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.

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Burdens Australia signs deal with Cortex

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...

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