geosynthetic News

  • Geosynthetics for CCR Containment and Closure

    New federal regulations on the disposal of coal combustion residuals represent new approaches in response to events where coal ash has been inadvertently released from impoundments, the blowing of contaminants into the air and the leakage of potential contaminants into groundwater. “The rule establishes technical requirements for landfills and surface impoundments under Subtitle D of the ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Workshop Dutch Chapter: Playing with Geosynthetics VI: Earthquake Resistant Building with Geosynthetics

    The Dutch Chapter organized her sixth workshop on a sunny day in April, to share the knowledge about the use of geosynthetics in earthquake resistant building. Nearly forty creative souls from principles, contractors, engineering offices and knowledge institutes searched for earthquake resistant solutions using geosynthetics. After two speakers had provided some theoretical background, the ...

  • ASTM D4439 - 11 Standard Terminology for Geosynthetics

    1. Scope Index Terms geosynthetics terminology of; ICS Code ICS Number Code 01.040.59 (Textile and leather technology (Vocabularies)); 59.080.70 (Geotextiles) DOI: 10.1520/D4439-11 ASTM International is a member of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Under water installation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    This October the Vries & vd Wiel started with the under water installation of GCL’s on the bottom of the extended Julina Canal in the south of The Netherlands. Genap supplies the made to measure products. A clear useful animation has been produced for a better understanding of the ...


    By Genap B.V.

  • ‘Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development’ video speaks to ILT’s mission

    International Geosynthetics Society’s new video “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development” perfectly expresses International Lining Technology mission for “containment solutions for a better world.” The video, produced by the IGS education committee, asks “What defines quality of life?” and how geosynthetics are part of discussion around sustainability ...

  • Manufacturing Marvels to spotlight Geosynthetics Industry Pioneer GSE Environmental

    GSE Holding, Inc. (NYSE:GSE) a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, is excited to participate as the leading company in their industry on Manufacturing Marvels narrated by John Criswell. The spot will air on ...


  • A Primer on Soil and Geosynthetic Filter Design for MSE Walls, from geosynthetica.net

    The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) releases White Papers as a way to share information across the industry. The most recent release focuses on geotextile filter design for MSE walls, and was featured on the geosynthetica.net website. Dr. Robert Koerner and ...


    By Nilex

  • ASTM D4759 - 11 standard practice for determining the specification conformance of geosynthetics

    This practice provides a means by which the purchaser can determine the conformance of geosynthetic properties as applied to the acceptance or rejection of a material in regards to a material specification. This practice has been developed with strong emphasis on practicality and the realization that all geosynthetics are subjected to a vigorous quality control program prior to shipping. ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D6364 - 06(2011) standard test method for determining short-term compression behavior of geosynthetics

    The compression behavior test for geosynthetics is intended to be an index test. It is anticipated that the results of the compression behavior test will be used to evaluate product. The results of the analyses may also be used to compare the relative compressive yield points of materials that exhibit a detectable compressive yield ...


    By ASTM International

  • Introducing…Chuck Van Houten as ILT’s newest Project Manager

    We are pleased to introduce Chuck Van Houten as a Project Manager for ILT. Chuck started in the geosynthetic industry in 1994, working as a field technician. Throughout the years, he worked his way through the ranks to become Project Manager for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of geosynthetic materials. During this time, Chuck installed and managed the installation of projects ...

  • Hybrid Geocell Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay

    A Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution was used in a new track foundation over weak expansive clays. This unique solution combines PRS-Neoweb geocells with a geogrid layer to reinforce the sub-ballast layer. Track alignment measurements showed zero degradation, thereby demonstrating the efficacy of the hybrid solution for rail and road soil stabilization and reinforcement applications. ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • GeoAmericas 2016 around the corner

    One of the largest gathering of the geosynthetics industry is happening next month in Miami Beach, Florida. Individuals from more than 40 different countries will gather for GeoAmericas 2016, the third Pan-American regional conference on geosynthetics. Occurring every four years, industry professionals from around the ...

  • CPD presentation approved by CIWEM

    Approved by CIWEM, 'Chemical Resistance of geosynthetic polymers to Hydrocarbons and Toxic Industrial Chemicals' is a one hour CPD presentation: Reviews current geosynthetic materials Outlines hydrocarbon contaminants in environmental risk assessments Provides an introduction to chemical resistance Reviews current industry standards for testing chemical resistance ...

  • Agru America, Inc. Announces Managerial Changes

    Agru America, Inc. is pleased to announce two recent managerial changes. Melissa Grace will be assuming the role of Business Unit Manager for the company’s Fiber and Textiles Business Unit, and Chris Eichelberger’s role as VP-Technical Marketing will be expanded to include the oversight of technical marketing associated with the complete Geosynthetics product line, which will now ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Waterways & Flood Control Expert, Dr. –Ing Michael Heibaum appointed as 2012 – 2013 Mercer Lecturer

    The Mercer Lecture selection committee, chaired by Professor Fumio Tatsuoka, has announced that Dr.-Ing. Michael Heibaum has been appointed as the next lecturer for the 2012 – 2013 Mercer Lecture Series. He will be delivering his presentation on the subject of “Geosynthetics for Waterways and Flood Protection Structures - Controlling the Interaction of Water and Soil”. The ...

  • Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw will feature GSE Environmental

    GSE Environmental, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, is excited to be featured on the program Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw. The segment will air on October 1, 2013 on The Discovery Channel at 7:00 a.m. (ET & PT), 6:00 a.m. (CT) and 5:00 a.m. (MT). The show will highlight GSE's ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

  • GSE Environmental Hosts Coal Ash Technical Seminar

    GSE Holding, Inc., (NYSE:GSE) the leading global manufacturer and provider of geosynthetic lining products and services, held a Coal Ash Technical Seminar on October 18 in Chantilly, VA. The seminar, led by a panel of seven of the world’s top geosynthetics experts, covered a variety of topics of concern to the coal ash industry, particularly in regard to coal ash combustion and storage. ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

  • Booth and sponsorship opportunities available at GeoAmericas conference

    The GeoAmericas 2016, the third Pan-American conference on geosynthetics, has opened to the public booth and sponsorship opportunities to the general public. A few booth spaces are still available in the exhibit hall starting at $3,000 for member organizations. Many sponsorship and ad packages also are available. The gathering of engineers, academic-related professionals, facility owners, ...

  • Specification Resource on the Web

    geosIndex.com is a new online index of geosynthetic material data created to assist designers, specifiers and other professionals in their site materials selection process. geosIndex includes data for geomembranes (e.g., landfill liners, pond liners), geogrids (e.g., for retaining wall reinforcement), geotextiles for unpaved road support, geosynthetic clay liners for environmental remediation, ...


    By geosIndex

  • GSE announces resignation of Executive Vice President and CFO

    GSE Holding, Inc. (the "Company" or "GSE") (NYSE: GSE), a leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, today announced the resignation of William F. Lacey as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lacey will ...


    By GSE Environmental (GSE)

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