HUESKER Group launches Fortrac T eco PET recycled yarn geogrid

HUESKER Group announced that the Fortrac T geogrid is now available in the ecoLine version. The flexible, resilient geogrid for reinforced soil structures is made from 100% recycled polyester (PET) yarns. The company had previously introduced another product in the ecoLine, HaTelit C eco asphalt reinforcement, also made from recycled PET yarns. By dispensing with [...]

By |2021-03-15T09:48:07-05:00March 8, 2021|

HUESKER introduces ecoLine geogrids

HUESKER launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). With the introduction of the new ecoLine, the company is focusing on even more environmentally friendly solutions that conserve natural resources during production and offer the same quality as their conventional counterparts. The market launch starts with the HaTelit C asphalt reinforcement [...]

By |2019-07-23T08:20:49-05:00July 23, 2019|

Tenax presents GRAVEL LOCK, a composite for retaining gravel

Italian company Tenax’s new product GRAVEL LOCK is a geocomposite made up of a cuspated, rolled high-density polyethylene geogrid coupled with a polypropylene nonwoven fabric. It is ideal for creating draining and stable gravel floors for pedestrian and vehicular passage, the shape in rolls and the reduced amount of gravel required for filling (less than [...]

By |2019-03-20T09:40:38-05:00March 20, 2019|

Modeling demonstrates benefit of geogrid-reinforced aggregate base

Improved modeling of geogrid for use with the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s pavement design software, MnPAVE Flexible, will allow pavement designers to simulate field tests of stiffness and resiliency in pavements over bases with and without geogrid. The department, known as MnDOT, is using modeling results from a recent study to develop a design input that quantifies the [...]

By |2018-12-21T10:21:40-06:00December 21, 2018|

GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,” on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadway stabilization works throughout the world. In this webinar, Dr. Jie Han will [...]

By |2018-11-02T15:46:11-05:00November 2, 2018|

Two Fleischmann amendments related to geosynthetics included in final FAA reauthorization

Two amendments introduced by Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., both related to geosynthetics, were included in the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2019 that was approved by both the House and Senate and sent to the White House. The House passed the legislation in May, and the Senate passed it 93-6 earlier this week. [...]

By |2018-10-08T07:41:17-05:00October 5, 2018|

BOSTD America geogrid plant up and running in Oklahoma

BOSTD America’s new geogrid manufacturing plant is operational at the company’s American headquarters in Blackwell, Okla. Photograph courtesy BOSTD America The BOSTD Group, based in Europe, includes BOSTD International, BOSTD Geosynthetics and BOSTD America. It is a manufacturer of high-quality geogrids produced on a continuous-production line, as well as drainage nets and composites, [...]

By |2018-09-25T12:54:56-05:00September 28, 2018|

AASHTO committee on construction appoints new chair, vice chair

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) appointed Dallas Hammit and Amy Tootle as the chair and vice chair, respectively, for the group’s committee on construction, which ensures that AASHTO’s guide to specifications for construction is kept up-to-date with the latest best practices gathered from its state department of transportation members. Hammit [...]

By |2018-07-30T15:59:48-05:00July 30, 2018|
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