DuPont Biomaterials sponsors fashion program

November 30th, 2020

DuPont Biomaterials has announced its sponsorship of the fashion undergraduate BA Fashion Design program at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. Renowned for its fashion curriculum, Central Saint Martins is among the best fashion schools worldwide and considered one of the most prestigious, spawning some of the greatest fashion designers in the past few decades. […]

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Carbon fiber textile market outlook

November 30th, 2020

According to a report by Lucintel, the carbon fiber textile market is expected to decline in 2020 due to global economic recession led by COVID-19. However, the market is expected to recover in 2021 and it is predicted to reach an estimated $1.5 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 0.5% to 2.5% from 2020 […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in erosion control

November 27th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control,” on December 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The estimated societal cost of various types of landslides in the U.S. is […]

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FHWA proposes more flexible design standards to repair the nation’s freeways and interstates

November 27th, 2020

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to allow state departments of transportation more flexibility with design standards to repair the nation’s freeways and interstate highways. “The FHWA proposes to provide regulatory relief to states to address the immediate repair needs of our nation’s roadways without compromising safety and efficiency,” […]

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Registration is open for the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

November 23rd, 2020

Registration is now open for the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021. Although we were looking forward to seeing you in Kansas City, Mo., in February, we are thrilled to offer the same great education, technical sessions, short courses and exhibit hall within our virtual event platform, Feb. 22–25, 2021. Visit the event website to preview everything […]

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Kraig Biocraft readies shipment for spider silk production

November 23rd, 2020

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. has announced that it has completed production and genetic screening of its latest batch of spider silk silkworm eggs.  These specialized silkworm eggs are now ready for shipment to Vietnam to restart commercial production.  Production operations at the company’s factory were suspended in March due to a mandatory shutdown, resulting from […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in paved and unpaved roads

November 22nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetics used in paved and unpaved roads,” on December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Beginning in the 1930s, geotextiles and later geogrids have been […]

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Ferguson acquires Old Dominion Supply and Atlantic Construction Fabrics

November 20th, 2020

Ferguson PLC announced the acquisition of Old Dominion Supply Inc. (Old Dominion), a wholesale distributor of HVAC parts and supplies in Maryland and northern Virginia, and Atlantic Construction Fabrics Inc. (ACF), a geotextile company operating along the East Coast. “In September we announced that we would resume our M&A program,” said Kevin Murphy, group chief […]

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The Wave project wins BCI Award for ABG

November 16th, 2020

The Wave inland surfing lake near Bristol, England, has won the Cultural and Leisure Project of the Year at this year’s British Construction Industry awards, hosted by NCE Magazine. The lake’s design includes ABG’s Pozidrain geocomposite drainage layer to relieve groundwater uplift pressure at the site. The location is nearby to the Severn Estuary and its floodplains, […]

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IGS sets plans for 2021

November 16th, 2020

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) officers and council committee members met online recently to confirm developments and set priorities for the year ahead. Highlights during the virtual meetings included official confirmation of the IGS’s new charitable body, the IGS Foundation. The organization aims to improve the learning and adoption of geosynthetics worldwide. It will build on […]

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