2017 EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium

The international nonwovens association EDANA and the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) have partnered to develop the EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 7 – 8 June 2017 at the Regent Hotel in Beijing. The program for the event, which will be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society, has been released. It includes addresses from IGS Past President Daniele Cazzuffi, Hong Kwan Kim (FITI), Parimal Parekh (Terram Geosynthetics), Han-Yong Jeon (INHA University), Loek de Vries (Royal Ten Cate), and many others.
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Download a program copy (PDF) or see the list of presentations and speakers below.


June 7
Welcome Address

  • Lingshen Li, Vice-president of CNTAC/President, CNITA (China)
  • Pierre Wiertz, General Manager, EDANA (Belgium)

Session: Strategic Context for Geosynthetics

  • Application of Advanced Materials in Geosynthetics and Construction Fields – Jianyong Yu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering/Professor, DongHua University (China)
  • The Big Picture: Geotextiles in the Geosynthetics World – Daniele Cazzuffi, IGS Past President, CESI SPA, Milano (Italy)
  • Latest Technology of Geosynthetics in China Civil Engineering – Zhongmin Lu, Chairman of CTAG/Vice president, Shanghai Survey & Design Institute Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Global Trends in Geosynthetics Markets and Industries – Parimal Parekh, Managing Director, Terram Geosynthetics (India)

EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 2017
Session: Engineering Design and Application

  • Overview of Engineering Design and Application of Geosynthetics – Loek de Vries, Royal Ten Cate /Chairman of Fibers & Applications Committee of ITMF (Netherlands)
  • Opportunities of Geosynthetics with the Belt and Road initiative – Qiang wang, Deputy Chief Engineer of China Railway 19th Bureau Group Co., Ltd (China)
  • Testing of Geosynthetics – Global Overview – Hong Kwan (Hogan) Kim, Director Textile Testing Dept., FITI Testing & Research Institute (Korea)
  • Engineering Design and Requirements of Geosynthetics in Highway Construction – Weidong Deng, Chief Expert of China Merchants Chongqing Communications, Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd. (China)
  • From Contract Water-saving Management Mode to Engineering Construction Management – Xinmin Xiao, Vice-president, China Technology Association; Geosynthetics/Chairman, National Contract Water-Saving Industry Innovation Alliance (China)
  • Design and Requirements of Global Drainage Geosynthetics – Dr. Aigen Zhao, Director of Global Drainage and Civil Products of GSE (China)

Welcome Banquet
June 8
Session: Technology Research and Case Studies 1

  • Potential for Wetlaid Nonwovens as Geosynthetics – Klaus Afflerbach, Senior Sales Manager, Voith Paper (Germany)
  • Enhanced Performance for Needlepunch Geosynthetics – Olivier Gerster, Area Sales Manager Nonwovens, ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau
  • Efficient Technology for Polypropylene Nonwoven Geosynthetics – Ingo Mählmann, Senior Manager, Oerlikon Neumag (Germany); Hallwean Zhang, Sales Manager Nonwoven, Oerlikon Neumag (China)
  • Geotextiles for South-to-North Water Diversion Project – Zhanming Cui, Chairman, Hongxiang New Geo-Material Co., Ltd (China)
  • Performance of building waterproofing membrane and its requirement for textile substrate – A Ruiming Jiang, Chief Engineer, TianDingFeng Nonwovens Co., Ltd (China)
  • New Technology and Application of Intelligent Geosynthetics – Xunmei Liang, Chairman, Tai’an Road Engineering Materials Co., Ltd (China)

Session: Technology Research and Case Studies 2

  • Engineering practice and mechanism analysis of high geogrid-reinforced soil retaining walls – Guangqing Yang, Secretary-General, CTAG; Professor and tutor of Ph.D. candidates, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (China)
  • Spunbond nonwovens for advanced road construction – Meng Zhang (Raymond), Technical support engineer, Johns Manville (China)
  • Innovation of Metallic Card Fabrics in Geosynthetics – Yonggang Zhang, Chairman of Guang Shan White Shark Card Clothing, (China)
  • Long-Term Performance of Geosynthetics for Waste Landfill Application – Han-Yong Jeon, Dept. of Applied Organic Materials Engineering, Inha University
  • Conclusions: Future Prospects for Geotextiles – Daniele Cazzuffi IGS Past President, CESI SPA, Milano (Italy)

Farewell Networking Coffee Break
Tencate Mirafi RSi Series for Road Building
In 2013, the Asia Pacific region accounted for 43% of the global geotextile usage, making it the largest regional world market. The demand fueling that heavy use is not expected to dissipate soon, as a significant number of infrastructure projects are planned (and needed).
Both China and India have even identified geotextiles in their ambitious infrastructure growth plans.
“It is natural that this Symposium, the first of its kind, will be held in China,” said EDANA’s director, Pierre Wiertz said in November 2015 when the EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium was first announced. “[China is] one of the most dynamic markets for geotextiles. Our objective is to support the growth of production and deliveries in Eurasia.”
Li Lingshen, President of CNITA, added that the symposium would be “synergistic and beneficial for the entire industry.”
Visit the event website for participant information and registration details.