The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) provides engineering support, business development opportunities, educational programming, government relations expertise and industry recognition. GMA influences specifications and lobbies on behalf of member companies. GMA targets key U.S. states to expand the geosynthetics market. The Geosynthetic Materials Association provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.
GMA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.
Latest Industry News
New geotextiles book to debut in March
A hefty new addition to civil engineering and geosynthetics libraries around the world is coming next month. Geotextiles: From Design to Applications is scheduled for official release in March 2016. Number 175 from the Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles, the 640-page book contains 26 chapters by 39 authors, including many of the most- renowned and …
Propex launches ‘Are you sure?’ campaign
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex GeoSolutions announced in a Feb. 1 press release the launch of its “Are you sure?” program that features the company’s turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). The release said that the campaign would focus on the company’s erosion and slope stabilization TRMs, Pyramat and Armormax, products that are designed to control high-flow channels, protect …
January 2016 GMA News
Fall 2015 Lobby Day GMA hosted its 2015 fall lobby day in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29. This was an exciting time to be in our nation’s capitol as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was elected Speaker of the House and U.S. lawmakers were finally putting the finishing touches on a long-term transportation funding bill. The evening …
Comparison testing of geosynthetic drainage products
Unlike ASTM D6364 “Standard Test Method for Determining Short-Term Compression Behavior of Geosynthetics,” ASTM D1621 “Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics” is a testing standard designed to measure the compressive properties of rigid cellular plastics (i.e., foam), not geocomposite drainage products. Unfortunately, the geosynthetic community has been saddled with this test …
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