EDANA 2013 Numbers on Nonwovens in Europe

31 March, 2014, Brussels, Belgium – EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries today disclosed the preliminary European annual statistics for 2013. This release offers a comprehensive picture of...

Research Associate Needed: LSU

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ASCE's job board includes a call for a full-time geotechnical "Research Associate 3 or 4." The position is with the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) at Louisiana State University (LSU). Among the requirements one finds a desired background that includes "analysis of geosynthetic reinforced subgrade and base materials, and accelerated load testing…." Read more at ASCE's page. Learn more here.;

Mitigating Frost Heave in Alaska

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How to mitigate frost heave and road degradation in cold climates? Tencate Geosynthetics writes on the beneficial impact of installing a woven reinforcing geosynthetic material--Mirafi® H2Ri--along an important stretch of...

IECA on Facebook

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From the Department of Did You Know? comes news that the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has a Facebook page. Facebook and other social networking websites have increasingly transitioned from being teenage communities to more advanced forums, including the establishment of businesses on Facebook. IECA invites users of the service to become an IECA "fan," which is a mark of support and community among Facebook users. Learn more here.;

Letter Concerning Safety of Dams in Virginia

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Sarah McCubbin-Cain has shared with Geosynthetica a letter sent to Virginia-based members of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). There, the state senate has passed legislation that may lead to dam failures by allowing non-compliant facilities to continue to operate. ASDSO asks for help in stopping this new legislation.
ASTM Committee D35

ASTM Committee D35 Updates

With ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics to meet shortly in Indianapolis, we summarize here the most recent updates from the committee. GEOMEMBRANES 4 June 2013 - ASTM International has reapproved D5721...

LyondellBasell Shares Begin Trading on NYSE

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LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) common stock begins trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol LYB for Class A ordinary shares and LYB.B for Class B ordinary shares. "Today LyondellBasell begins writing yet another chapter in our history--as a New York Stock Exchange-listed company," said LyondellBasell Chief Executive Officer Jim Gallogly. "The dedication and commitment of our employees worldwide has enabled us to create a new LyondellBasell, one of the world's premier chemical companies. Having our shares listed on the NYSE provides investors with a more liquid and transparent mechanism to own our stock."

New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

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Containment facilities require multiple geosynthetics, which creates a need to design with a strong understanding of the interface between soils and geosynthetics and between different geosynthetics. The new...

Tour Solar-Powered Landfill at GWMS 2010

New for the Global Waste Management Symposium 2010 event! Tour the United States' first landfill solar energy cover system! Integrating new and existing technologies, the innovative solar cover project at Tessman Road Landfill in San Antonio, Texas, was brought online by Republic Services, as part of the company's ongoing commitment to creating cleaner, greener communities. It generates clean, renewable energy, reducing dependence on nonrenewable sources. GWMS 2010 will be held 3-6 October 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.

Koninklijke Ten Cate NV : TenCate continues upward trend with profit increase of 28%

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NOTE: This is an abbreviated version of the full Ten Cate press release. We have included the introductory notes and the primary details on the Geosynthetics & Grass division's performance. A link to the full release in PDF is also provided.

UDOT Builds Bridges on TenCate Mirafi® Geotextile Reinforcement

The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative method to replace the Interstate Highway I-84 overpass bridge near Echo Junction in northern Utah (USA) to save construction time...

ENR's Video of GeoTubes at Grand Isles

TenCate Geosynthetics is working with the U.S. Amry Corps of Engineers on the rehabilitation and protection of the coastal strip of Grand Isle in New Orleans (Louisiana). Miles of tubes are being installed to correct years of coastal erosion and best defend the shoreline against future hurricanes. Engineering News Record (ENR) has posted a news video detailing the work, how the design has been inspired by installations in Texas, and future expectations. Learn more here.;

Royal Ten Cate listed as option fund on NYSE Liffe

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As of Tuesday, 29 March 2011, Royal Ten Cate will be listed as an option fund on NYSE Liffe in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Each option will represent 100 shares in Royal Ten Cate. These new options will expire on the third Friday of the contract month and will have initial lifetimes of one to nine months. The introduction of options on Royal Ten Cate shares will enable both investors who want to anticipate expected movements in the share and those who own Royal Ten Cate shares to benefit from the opportunities that stock options offer. The ticker symbol that NYSE Liffe is using for TenCate on the options market is: 'TCT'.

DEADLINES: 9ICG Early Registration

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The 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics (9ICG) is offering its very early-bird registration rate through 30 September 2009. Add to it the early booking discount for hotel, and those who take advantage of registering now will save more than $700. The 9ICG will be held 23-27 May 2010 in Guaruja, São Paulo, Brazil, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Please register as soon as possible. Learn more here.;

EC10 Abstracts Due May 15

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The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is accepting abstracts for its annual conference through May 15. EC10 will be held in Dallas, Texas 14-17 February 2009. IECA organizes its work into 8 technology sections: slopes, stream restoration, vegetative establishment, stormwater management, wetlands, erosion and sediment control, beach and shoreline stabilization, and wind erosion. The "Hot Topics" for 2010 are LEED for new construction, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process. Learn more here.;

New Video from NAUE

Video has become an increasingly important medium online for disseminating geosynthetics information. The international manufacturer NAUE, an ISO 9001-certified group of companies, has recently produced numerous videos that showcase geosynthetic applications, testing, installation procedures, specific materials, and systems. The latest video is a general overview of geosynthetics in use and being installed. From runways to railways and from walls to the waterfronts, geotextiles, geomembranes, GCLs, geogrids, and other polymeric materials are improving infrastructures, reducing construction costs, and decreasing the carbon footprint of construction activities. See the video online. Learn more here.;

Tensar Expands with New Offices in Sweden and Poland

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As 2016 nears its close, activity in geosynthetics is picking up. Specifically, companies continue to make known the measures they’ve taken in the year to set up 2017’s success....

Penton Media's 2010 Global Waste Management Symposium Announces Special Greenhouse Gas Session

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Penton Media's 2010 Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS), an international forum for the presentation of peer-reviewed applied and fundamental research and case studies on waste management, announces a new special session: "Applicability of USEPA Greenhouse Gas Rules to Landfills," to be held October 4 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Learn more.

Global Construction Expects +5% Growth in 2011

Global construction activity is expected to remain flat during 2010 and then grow nearly +5% in 2011 according to the latest report from IHS Global Insight. Learn more here.;

Prestigious IGS Award for Tensar Development

Tensar International Corporation's innovative TriAx™ geogrid, and the technical developments it represents, has won one of civil engineering's most prestigious awards, from the International Geosynthetics Society. Tim Oliver, Tensar International Vice President Marketing, explains: "The IGS Award is all the more significant because it is presented for achievement in the period since 2005, not just the best in one year. Entry is by invitation following nominations from the industry, so Tensar's TriAx™ has obviously already made a genuine impression on an international stage."

TVA Resisted Improvements to Fly Ash Pond

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In 2003, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rejected more costly solutions to fix the coal-ash landfill at TVA's power plant in Kingston, Tennessee. These solutions would have included the types of walls and containment liners used in other waste facilities but which are not required in most states for fly ash. After rejecting options that cost up to $25 million, the TVA installed trenches and other drainage mechanisms in an attempt to relieve the water pressure. Last month, the walls burst and flooded 300 acres of land with contaminated coal ash. Learn more here.;

NCDOT Updates Geotextile Specifications

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In a letter dated 20 August 2013, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced an update to its geotextile Approved Products List (APL). This impacts all geotextiles to...

Viability of Welsh Coastal Defences Questioned

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A new study suggests that flood defenses in Wales are not keeping pace with environmental change and challenges; and that government may not have the resources to adequately defend Welsh coastal zones in a timely manner. Many people may need to relocate. Learn more here.;

ACG: Mining Update

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) has a number of interesting, international events and deadlines coming up. Geosynthetics may play a significant role in a number of the mining discussions facilitated by ACG. Also, the Centre has now developed individual websites for more of its events, making the key information easier to come by. Further, ACG is associated with numerous other events around the world. Read a breakdown of the forthcoming events.

Tensar Intellectual Property Rights – UK/Foreign Patent

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In a new letter, Tensar Corporation ("Tensar") outlines its intellectual property in regards to its geogrids. The letter notes, "The Patent covers methods of constructing various geotechnical structures including, but not limited to, base reinforcement below roadways and other pavements, mechanically stabilized earth walls and slopes, and other earth structures using uniaxially or biaxially oriented integral polymeric geogrids for reinforcement. The only products authorized under the Patent are Tensar’s own uniaxial ("UX") and biaxial ("BX") integral polymeric geogrids, which in turn are available only from Tensar and its exclusive dealers and distributors." Read more (PDF). Learn more here.;