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Benefits of woven and nonwoven geotextiles

Woven geotextile fabrics are manufactured through traditional weaving of individual threads into sizeable sheets. Individual threads are made of different kinds of materials, ranging from fibrillated yarns to monofilaments, slit films, etc. They are woven together on a specialized loom to create a large, uniform piece or sheet of geotextile material. Because of this process, [...]

By |2021-03-18T14:33:27-05:00March 18, 2021|

Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. [...]

By |2021-02-17T10:39:30-06:00February 17, 2021|

Sustainable nonwovens for the construction industry

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of everyday life. Geotechnical solutions have long contributed to working more sustainably in the construction industry. The geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE is taking the next logical step with a biodegradable nonwoven. Geotextile nonwovens for separation, filter, protection and drainage functions have been used successfully in many areas of [...]

By |2020-07-14T12:10:26-05:00July 14, 2020|

GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large, factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports [...]

By |2020-05-04T09:18:52-05:00May 4, 2020|

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|

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|

HUESKER to host webinar on GEC systems

HUESKER will host a free webinar on geotextile encased columns (GEC) on Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. EDT. Oliver Detert, Head of the Engineering Department at HUESKER, will lead the webinar. The geotextile sleeve allows the accommodation of high vertical loads by compensating for the lack of lateral support to the granular columns from the [...]

By |2018-10-08T12:55:05-05:00October 8, 2018|

PLOSAB s.r.o. shows cutting open of TenCate geotextile tube in YouTube video

PLOSAB s.r.o., based in the Czech Republic, has released a YouTube video showing the cutting open of geotextile tube drainage bags filled with predominantly organic sediment. The video was shot about a week after the filling of the TenCate Geotubes. The company has been offering a comprehensive range of floating dredger services since 2007, and [...]

By |2018-07-27T11:56:56-05:00July 27, 2018|

GSI’s Robert M. Koerner to host webinar on geotextile filters

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled "Geotextile Filters: Concerns and Issues," on July 11, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. This is the first GSI webinar for which all GMA member companies and their employees will receive discounted rates on webinar [...]

By |2018-06-25T08:09:08-05:00June 23, 2018|

Cirtex video spotlights geotextiles in coastline protection

Cirtex engineer and video narrator Michael Sorensen. Photograph courtesy of Cirtex Cirtex, in Kopu, Thames, New Zealand, released a video on June 19, 2018, that showcases geotextiles used for filtration and erosion protection in coastline seawalls. Narrated by Cirtex civil and geotechnical engineer Michael Sorensen, the three-minute video takes the camera down below [...]

By |2018-06-21T08:22:42-05:00June 21, 2018|
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