Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study lifecycle costs and benefits of incorporating geosynthetics into pavement projects.
Geosynthetic materials have figured prominently in providing New Orleans with the best flood protection the city has ever had.
GreenSource combines synthetic turf and water filtration technologies to allow sports facilities to treat and re-use water.
EarthKnit wattle tube fabric from Supertex Inc. offer a simple, lightweight and flexible means of erosion control.
Geotextile pipeline weights (GPW) provide a less expensive and more ecological solution.
New geotextile manages water and soil stabilization issues.
GMA launches new website to better serve its members and the geosynthetics industry.
Geosynthetics 2013—organized by IFAI—is set for April 1-4, 2013, in Long Beach, Calif.
Propex Operating Company's Ringgold, Ga., laboratory has been accredited by the A2LA.
Skaps Industries has partnered with NSC Nonwoven to purchase equipment for a new line.
Dura-Skrim® Textured K-Series is a new line of unique textured, reinforced geomembranes available in polyethylene or flexible polypropylene.
IFAI International Achievement Award 2010 winners demonstrate the versatility and value of geosynthetics in infrastructure projects.
Thrace-LINQ has released the Thrace-LINQ Product Finder™ mobile application.
IFAI has released its "Market Watch: Geosynthetics Market Snapshot" for 2011.
The Burrows Hall Farm’s anaerobic digester is ready to produce energy.
Geosynthetics are a family of civil engineering materials. Their use has expanded rapidly into nearly all areas of civil, geotechnical, environmental, coastal and hydraulic construction. Many durable polymers (plastics) common to everyday life are found in geosynthetics. The most common are polyolefins and polyester, although rubber, fiberglass and natural materials are sometimes used. However, more that 90% of geosynthetics are made of polypropylene.
Since their introduction in the late 1960s, geosynthetics have proven to be versatile and cost-effective ground modification materials. Geosynthetics also have become essential elements as barriers in environmental and hydraulic applications.
There are more that 40 manufacturers of geosynthetics that provide products for the North American marketplace. More than half of the manufacturers are located in the southeastern U.S. or Texas. The industry provides more than 12,000 jobs in the U.S. in manufacturing, fabrication, distribution and installation.
GMA has conducted a market survey since 1996. Survey participation has been open to manufacturing members of the association who report product shipped. The majority of geosynthetic manufacturers participate in the survey.
In 2008, a panel knowledgeable of the market analyzed the GMA data collected. This panel developed the GMA Geosynthetics Market Report by adding to it an estimation of product produced by manufacturers that had not reported in the GMA market survey. The result is the GMA Geosynthetics Market Report-the most comprehensive and accurate measure of the geosynthetic market in the U.S. and Canada.
Learn more and purchase this report at GMA Geosynthetics Market Report.