New standard will support measuring quality of cement in geosynthetic composite mats

June 29th, 2020

A new ASTM International standard will aid engineers and specifiers looking to understand the quality and strength of cement contained in geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs). ASTM’s geosynthetics committee developed the new standard, which is needed to allow for a consistent industry method for the application of compression strength in GCCMs. GCCMs are flexible, concrete-impregnated […]

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StormCon 2020 is going virtual

June 25th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many do business. But the desire to keep learning remains strong. For 19 years, StormCon has connected, educated and engaged the stormwater and surface water quality industries from around the world. This year, StormCon’s mission will continue—but in a way that best protects the health and wellness of […]

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GSI awards 2019–20 academic fellowships

September 27th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI’s) fellowship program for the 2019–20 academic year includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree, as well as a doctoral degree. With the help of the GSI board of advisors (BOA), the following eighteen winners of the GSI Fellowship awards were selected. The amount awarded to each fellow is $5,000, bringing the total […]

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Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

March 19th, 2019

More women than ever now own textile companies, and IFAI’s recent Women in Textiles Summit brought together many of these business leaders to share their unique expertise within a highly specialized industry. This year’s inaugural summit, held March 6–8 in Savannah, Ga., facilitated what IFAI President and CEO Steve Schiffman calls an “investment in the […]

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Titan ranks high in geogrid manufacturer study

December 4th, 2018

Industry Research News recently ranked Titan among the top three of 31 international companies recognized as key players in the 2018 global geogrids market, the company announced. The report offers a competitive analysis and ranking of the key players involved in the manufacturing and distribution of geogrids in North America, Europe, Asia (Japan, China, India), Southeast […]

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Gardner concludes his time as GMA chair, Chuck steps in

November 20th, 2018

Keith Gardner of Dalco Nonwovens LLC ended his term as chair of IFAI’s Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive council at a meeting of the council in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. GMA 1st vice chair, Fred Chuck, of HUESKER Inc., took over as GMA executive council chair. “Keith Gardner’s services to GMA will be […]

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Layfield Australia becomes exclusive Australian distributor for Seaman XR Geomembranes

May 14th, 2018

Layfield Australia along with the Seaman Corp. announced May 11, 2018, that both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing Layfield as the exclusive distributor of Seaman’s XR® Geomembrane product line in Australia. Both companies have shared a mutually beneficial relationship in North America for more than 25 years, with Layfield fabricating and […]

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International Achievement Awards submissions due June 30

May 9th, 2018

The International Achievement Awards (IAA) are an annual competition with a goal to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape, including geosynthetics. For more than six decades, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, […]

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GSI hosts webinar on MSE wall back drainage design

May 9th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “MSE Wall Back Drainage Design,” on May 23, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Within GSI’s database of 301 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 64% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 73% have been constructed with fine-grained silt […]

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IFAI opens registration for GeoDallas conference

May 8th, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opened registration for GeoDallas, presented by the Geosynthetics 2019 Conference, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 16–17, 2018. GeoDallas is supported by the Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine. GeoDallas provides geosynthetics professionals the opportunity to learn from short courses, panel discussions, case studies and training lectures. Additionally, […]

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