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Geosynthetics & Agriculture


EUROGEO returns!

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Agrotextiles expand the landscape in the fight against food insecurity

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Eurogeo7 takes place September 4-7 in Warsaw, Poland.

The organizing committee presents 7th European Geosynthetic Conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland on September 4-7, 2022. It is the first live geosynthetics conference to be held after the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends in this great setting. Warsaw is Europe’s one of most …

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Beaulieu Straight Fibres - Nottingham Forest natural grass reinforced rootzones.

Mansfield Sand Limited’s sports sand and rootzones are reinforced with polypropylene straight fibers from Beaulieu Fibres International. The technology is being used by many of the leading clubs from the Premier League, EFL (English Football League) and Scottish Professional Football Leagues to maintain the performance of their natural grass pitches. Fibresand and Reinforced Rootzones are …

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Woven nets provide protection for blueberry crops

The coronavirus pandemic could see around 265 million people suffering from acute hunger by the end of the year unless swift action is taken to ensure food supply chains keep running, according to the World Food Programme. This represents a doubling of the 130 million estimated to suffer from food shortages in 2019. The COVID-19 …

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Dr. Ingo Mählman

By Ken Norberg, Editor

Applications, fiber quality and stabilization determine the quality of nonwovens. The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, a proven expert in polymer processing, spinning and texturing, also beneficially deploys its many years of expertise for its nonwovens (airlaid, meltblown and spunbond) and staple fiber technology.

The group’s Neumünster, Germany-based nonwoven business unit is therefore able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbond and fibers for carded nonwovens.

International Fiber Journal had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the nonwoven business unit at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Dr. Mählmann, the demand for nonwovens has been rising since 2002. What is the reason for this ongoing growth?

Huge infrastructure programs, particularly in China and India as well as in other emerging countries, are being implemented,

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More than 900,000 m2 of geotextiles were supplied by Italy’s Manifattura Fontana during the expansion of the Panama Canal.

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

While not generally a field characterized by frequent innovation, a potentially disruptive new technology is being introduced to the North American geotextiles market by Greer, South Carolina-based Haydale Technologies.

Haydale is an advanced materials group with a focus on the integration of nanomaterials into next-generation commercial technologies and industrial materials, with six facilities in the USA, Europe and the Far East.

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