The exhibition running alongside the IGS conference will feature services and products from leading geosynthetic firms from around the world.Ground Engineering looks at some of the services and products on display in Nice.
BAK Thermoplastic Welding Technology
The sales and service centre for Leister Switzerland, this firm manufactures, sells and services hand-held and industrial extrusion welders and high production extruders for special applications. It also offers consulting services for liner installation in landfills, tunnels and for general civil engineering.
Chiasso, Switzerland Contact: Alex Bernet Tel: + 41 91 682 15 70 Fax: + 41 91 682 15 75 Email: info@bak-ag. com www. bak-ag. com Stand 99
Bonar Technical Fabrics
Bonar Technical Fabrics, a division of Low & Bonar, manufactures woven and nonwoven geotextile products. Its range includes a wide selection of woven polypropylene, polyester and polyethylene products as well as needle-punched and thermally bonded nonwoven geofabrics.
Zele, Belgium Contact: Luc Castermans Tel: +32 52 457 411 Fax: +32 52 457 495 Email: geotextiles@bonartf. com www. bonartf. com Stands 79, 81
Cetco is a manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), with manufacturing plants in Europe, USA and Asia.
Bentomat and Claymax GCLs are high performance environmental liners comprising geosynthetic carrier components bonded to a layer of low permeability sodium bentonite.
Birkenhead, UK Contact: Neil Davies Tel: + 44 151 606 5900 Fax: + 44 151 606 4687 Email: neil. davies@cetco. co. uk www. cetco. com Stands 9, 10
Colbond is a worldwide manufacturer of geosynthetic products for civil engineering applications including drainage, erosion control, landfill applications, soil stabilisation and soil consolidation. Its range also includes 3D polymer structured mats and composites for use as industrial intermediates. Colbond is a leading producer of high performance polyester nonwovens for the flooring, automotive and construction industries.
Arnhem, The Netherlands Tel: + 31 26 366 4600 Fax: + 31 26 366 5812 Email: geosynthetics@colbond. com www. colbond. com Stands 62-66
Confelt is the largest manufacturer of nonwoven geotextiles in Thailand, capable of producing wide fabrics up to 6m. It also the distributor of a number of other geosynthetic products in Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand Contact: Wuttichai Woncharoensin (Kenny) Tel: + 662 663 0074 6 Fax: + 662 663 0078 Email: sales@confelt. co. th www. confelt. co. th
DuPont de Nemours Typar Geosynthetics
DuPont Typar Geosynthetics offers Typar SF, a nonwoven fabric made from 100% polypropylene with thermally bonded continuous filaments, ideal for separation and filtration applications. Typar HR is a high-strength geocomposite, designed for soil reinforcement applications.
Luxembourg Contact: Jacques Gilbert Tel: + 352 36 66 57 79 Fax: + 352 36 66 50 21 Email: typargeo@lux. dupont. com www. typargeo. com Stands 52, 53
Geofabrics manufactures thick needle punched, high puncture resistance geotextiles designed for membrane protection for landfills and lagoons and for high filter/separators in coastal defence schemes. It now offers geocomposites, produced by its new laminating facility.
Liversedge, UK Tel: + 44 1924 412 477 Fax: + 44 1924 412 375 www. geofabrics. com Stand 89
Huesker produces a wide, application-oriented range of synthetic wovens, geogrids, composites and clay liners as well as nonwovens and drainage composites for various construction applications.
Gescher, Germany Tel: + 49 2542 7010 Fax: + 49 2542 7014 82 www. huesker. com Stands 77, 78
Kordarna produces Armatex woven geogrids and Kortex woven geotextiles. Products are designed for reinforcement of asphalt pavements and slopes and stabilisation of soft ground. All materials are tested by German firm TBU Greven.
Czech Republic Contact: Robert Kadubec, Dusan Jagos or Jan Varga Tel. : + 4 20 518 312111 Fax: + 4 20 518 329240 Email: sales@kordarna. cz www. kordarna. cz Stands 110, 111
Leister Process Technologies
Leister Process Technologies produces wedge welder, Combiwedge and hand tools for welding and prefabrication of geomembrane liners for civil engineering and tunnel construction.
Sarnen, Switzerland Contact: Bruno Zurmuehle Phone + 41 41 662 74 74 Fax: + 41 41 662 74 16 Email: leister@leister. com www. leister. com Stands 25, 26
The Naue Fasertechnik Group is an international firm specialising in the development, production and application of geosynthetics for a wide range of applications for civil and hydraulic engineering, including landfills, groundwater protection, tunnelling and waterproofing. The firm provides high quality solutions to geotechnical engineering problems.
Luebbecke, Germany Contact: Kent von Maubeuge or Adriane Rux Tel: + 49 5741 4008 32 Email: info@naue. com www. naue. com Stands 80, 82
Poly-Flex manufactures, supplies and installs HDPE and LLDPE geomembranes, geocomposites and geonets. Poly-Flex geosynthetic products are available worldwide direct from the company or through its independent dealer network.
Grand Prairie, Texas, USA Contact: George Yazdani Tel: +1 972 337 7314 Fax: +1 972 337 7233 Email: georgey@poly-flex. com www. poly-flex. com Stand 101
Solmax International Inc
Solmax International manufactures polyethylene geomembranes and PVC geomembrane panels. It also offers installation of geosynthetic products (geomembranes, geotextiles, geonets and geosynthetic clay liners) for the containment industry.
Quebec, Canada Contact: Jean Louis Vangeluwe Tel: + 1 450 929 1234 Fax: +1 450 929 1227 www. solmax. com Stand 17, 18
Tenax is an international group manufacturing and distributing a wide range of geosynthetics for civil engineering projects including: uniaxial geogrids for soil reinforcement; biaxial geogrids for soil stabilisation; geonets and geocomposites for landfill drainage; and geocells and geomats for erosion control.
Vigano, Italy Contact: Filippo Montanelli Tel: + 39 039 9219203 Fax: + 39 039 9219200 Email: filippo. montanelli@tenax. net www. tenax. net Stand 13, 14
Tensar International supplies geosynthetic products for a range of civil engineering applications in infrastructure, commercial and industrial development and other areas of construction.
Blackburn, UK Tel: + 44 1254 262 431 Fax: + 44 1254 262 869 www. tensar-international. com Stand 56
Tessilbrenta produces nonwoven geotextiles for the civil engineering industry with weights of between 40g/m 2and 2000g/m 2inrolls up to 8m wide.
Vicenza, Italy Livio Secco Tel: + 39 0424 550011 Fax: +39 0424 808888 Email: email@example.com Stand 88
Wavin is a European manufacturer of plastic pipe systems. In France, the firm also manufactures drainage geocomposites that are now marketed in 20 countries. Products are suitable for roads, railways, land reclamation and for landfill drainage as an alternative to drainage backfill.
Sully, France Contact: Luc Manry Tel: + 33 238 377 102 Fax: + 33 238 364 997 Email: luc_manry@wavin. fr www. wavin. fr Stand 50, 51
Xtex is a weaver and finisher of high modulus reinforcement for modular block walls, steep slopes, embankments and road stabilisation. Its products include woven geogrids, knitted geogrids and woven high strength geotextiles. Xtex has third party independent laboratory product property certification and ISO 9002 manufacturing quality assurance. It has applied for GAI LAP laboratory certification.
Greenville, South Carolina, USA Contact: Peter E Stevenson Tel: + 1 864 277 1209 Fax: + 864 277 4679 Email: pete@xtexinc. com www. xtexinc. com Stand 104