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Jie Han to Lead Geosynthetics Lecture Series in Australia and NZ

Annually, Geofabrics Australasia brings a top-tier geosynthetics lecture series to Australia and New Zealand. This year's series, which will be held on multiple dates in September, will be...
NAUE Rockfall Protection Wall, France

VIDEO: Rockfall Protection Wall in Val d'Isère

Last year Geosynthetica profiled NAUE's rockfall protection wall design in Val d'Isère, a renowned winter sports region in Southeastern France. Now, the company has released video of the construction...

JOBS: Chesapeake Seeks Geosynthetics Installation Superintendent

Chesapeake Containment Systems, Inc. is a growing geosynthetics installation company seeking a qualified, experienced geosynthetics installation superintendent. Work areas include the Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, and Southeast US. Must be experienced in multiple material types and installation, safety and quality focused, have a positive teamwork attitude, and out of town travel is a must. Benefits include: Salary of $50,000+ (based on experience), safety and safe driver bonuses, year-end performance bonus, cell phone, computer, company truck, vacation and 401k program.

Freudenberg invests in new Spunlaid production line in Taiwan

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive interiors, filters and construction. With the new investment, the Freudenberg Group is confirming its strong commitment to its global spunlaid business and reinforcing its position as market leader on the Asian market.
Podcast - The Coming Wave of Biogeotechnical Engineering - CBBG

PODCAST: The Coming Wave of Biogeotechnical Engineering

Biogeotechnical engineering is adding enzymes, microbes, and much more to the engineer's toolbox Geosynthetics have achieved some remarkable levels of performance in infrastructure. They play a big role, but they...
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Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG...
Solmax Geomembranes, Shale Gas

PE Liners in Unconventional Gas Industries

By Mathieu Cornellier - Natural gas extraction from shale formations has grown exponentially in the past few years in the United States, and all signs show that this trend...
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The GeoWire for the Week of September 28

Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of September 28. WORK SMARTER. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Himanshu Gupta argues that one thing that...

Geofabrics’ Engineer’s Paper Selected for Special IGS Session

Geofabrics Australasia's (www.geofabrics.co) engineer Preston Kendall has been selected to present at the forthcoming 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG). Kendall's paper has been selected by the International...
HUESKER Acquires NBW Mining in Australia

HUESKER Acquires NBW Mining in Australia

For 20 years, Australia-based NBW Mining has supplied HUESKER Minegrid® into longwall mining applications. Now, NBW Mining is joining the HUESKER family. HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, the international headquarters for the...
H2Ri Wicking Geotextiles from TenCate

Wicking Geotextiles Getting Noticed by US DOTs

Roughly eight years ago, TenCate Geosynthetics was involved in a now well-studied project along Alaska’s Dalton Highway. The road served as the only ground transportation route between the oil...
Photo of Graphene-Enhanced Geotextile Installation. Photo by Geofabrics Australasia.

Gilbey Part of New Investment Group for Graphene-Geotextile Innovator

In a short statement, graphene producer and materials developer Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd., has announced that Pacific American Coal Ltd (PAK) has sold its 30% stake in Imagine...
Photo of graphene-enhanced geotextile installation in Queensland

Coal Seam Gas Site Uses Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles

A coal seam gas facility in Australia has become the site of the world’s second commercial-scale use of graphene-enhanced geotextiles. The product utilizes Imagine Intelligent Materials’ imgne® X3 coating,...
Photo of MnDOT Project Using GSE RoaDrain at Expansion Joints

GSI White Paper 40 – Geosynthetics and Pavement Design Methods

The Geosynthetic Institute had a particularly busy 2018 with White Papers, issuing five of them. All of them are worth reading. One that particularly caught our eye, however, was...
Fish Farming, Agru Geosynthetics

Geosynthetics and Aquaculture on the AGRU Podcast

AGRU America’s podcast series explores geosynthetic applications and polymeric material advances that beneficially influence the performance of infrastructure. The latest episode finds Cody Miles discussing geosynthetics in aquaculture. (Listen...
Carbon Footprint Calculator - Tencate Geosynthetics

A Carbon Footprint Calculator for Water Management

In response to the increasing awareness of the positive environmental aspects of geosynthetics and geosystems, TenCate Geosynthetics—business unit Water & Environment—has developed the TenCate Geotube® carbon footprint calculator for...
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Solmax Seeks US Market Development Manager

Solmax is one of the world’s top three manufacturers of geomembranes and affiliated fluid transportation solutions (e.g., HDPE pipes, valves, fittings and accessories). The company operates major manufacturing facilities...
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IGS Conferences – Opportunities in 2021 and 2022

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and its 40+ chapters organize and support numerous conferences around the world, including quadrennial regional conferences and the quadrennial International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG)....
GSI - Solid Waste Landfill Failures Webinar

20 Landfill Failures in Next GSI Live Webinar

On Wednesday, March 9, the Geosynthetic Institute will hold a live webinar on "Behavior and Analysis of 20 Solid Waste Landfill Failures." The session will begin at 11:30 am (EST)...

Raven Industries Announces Acquisition of Integra Plastics, Inc.

Sioux Falls, SD (November 3, 2014) — Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) announced today that its Engineered Films Division (EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics, Inc., for approximately $48 million...
EPA Carbon Emissions, Reduction

EPA on Cutting Carbon Emissions at Power Plants

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is today releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for...

Malcolm Pirnie to Conduct Rochester, NY's New Reservoir Liner

To comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR), the city of Rochester, New York will be making $23 million in upgrades to its reservoir system. Everything from regrading to new pipe installations will be performed. Included in the work, which consultant Malcolm Pirnie Inc. is leading, will be installation of 275,000 sq ft of new waterproof liner. Construction is to be "substantially completed" by November 2010. Learn more here.;

Gettin' Down and Dirty at EC11

From February 20-23, Granite Environmental, Inc., will be getting down and dirty with erosion control at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This local company, specializing in erosion and pollution control product solutions, will be attending the world's largest soil and water event: The International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) 11th Annual Conference, Environmental Connection (EC11), featuring "Environmental Heroes" at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. The IECA calls this conference "the premier educational event for the erosion control, sediment control and stormwater industry."
Technical Note: CCR Closure and Geocomposite Drains

Technical Note: CCR Closure and Geocomposite Drainage

By GSE Environmental - This technical note focuses on CCR closure and post-closure care for facilities closing with the coal combustion residual waste remaining in place. In the United...

Solar Cells That Fix Themselves

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed microscopic solar cells that mimic the way plant cells create energy from sunlight. These solar cells are longer lasting and more efficient than static photovoltaic cells and are able to repair themselves, just like plant cells do, when they are damaged by extended exposure to the sun. Learn more here.;