IFF Innovation Award winners announced

October 7th, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) has awarded Propex GeoSolutions, Chattanooga, Tenn., first prize in the 2019 IFF Innovation Award competition. The company’s PETROMAT® Enviro engineered paving fabric won in the category of End Products. Propex GeoSolutions was awarded a prize of $5,000, presented at IFAI Expo in Orlando, Fla. PETROMAT Enviro was developed to solve the milling […]

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Oerlikon Barmag opens Chemnitz site

July 15th, 2015

German fiber-technology developer Oerlikon Barmag has opened its new technology center in Chemnitz. The 1,600-square-meter (17,000-plus square feet) building was constructed in just 10 months. The new building will host development and testing primarily of extrusion systems for tapes and monofilaments along with winding/texturing machines, twisting machines and carbon-fiber winders. It also will feature a […]

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Welcome Center springs to life with a vertical garden

July 9th, 2014

A colorful vertical garden greets residents and guests at the Bay Meadows Welcome Center—and offers a garden view from a new angle. The wall was constructed using geotextile materials, and the plants are grown in felt made from recycled water bottles (PET).  The felt is saturated by an irrigation system embedded within the wall to distribute […]

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