TenCate Geosynthetics used geotextiles to reinforce locally available soil fill in the construction of an extensive retaining wall supporting a new coal processing plant at the Hetaoyu Coal Mine Complex in Gansu Province, China.
A drainage solution was the first priority in this roadway repair project.
Roadway reinforcement product uses dual layers to provide filtration and drainage.
A 350-acre geomembrane liner project was completed last year in Kazakhstan—in record time.
With the EPT Xtrm Pl geomembranes from Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT), fabricators can reduce the number of seams needed and still maintain high product performance.
Ken Robinson leverages economics and human resource strategies to increase productivity.
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.
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.