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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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Canada’s Solmax completes acquisition of geosynthetics firm Propex

13th Dec 2021

Canadian company, Solmax, has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Propex, a leading North American geosynthetics manufacturer with a strong track record in the construction, transportation, flood protection, and automotive industries. Solmax further reinforces its position as the world’s premier  geosynthetics-solutions provider. 

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Indian ministry approves pilot projects for geotextiles skilling

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,...

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US firm Layfield Geosynthetics & Skaps release GeoVolt

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...

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Soil erosion to push tech textile growth at 4.6% CAGR till 2031: FMI

17th Aug 2021

The global demand of overall technical textiles market grew at a CAGR of 2.5 per cent between 2016 and 2020 and the overall market valuation is expected to reach $183 billion, with total sales of 37,872.2 kilo tonne in 2021, according to Future Market Insights (FMI), which said the market is projected to grow at 4.6 per cent CAGR between 2021 and 2031.

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96.59 km of road constructed using coir geo-textiles in India

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.

Mohamed Meguid (left), Group Leader of the Geo Group of McGill University, and Sam Bhat, M.Eng (Tech Mgt), MIGS VP Global Business Development, CTO Geosynthetics, Titan Environmental Containment
Canada’s Titan launches R&D project with McGill University’s Geo-Group

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.

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US company Core & Main takes over L & M Bag & Supply Co

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...

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö setting up new glass fibre tissue line in US

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...

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