Maccaferri France presented its current steel geocomposite solutions against erosions at a technical conference in Marne-la-Vallee, organized by the French Geosynthetics Committee.
A Technical Conference, held recently in Marne-la-Vallée (IFSTTAR) by the French Geosynthetics Committee, discussed the importance of geosynthetics for protection against erosion. The conference was attended by dozens of professionals, researchers, producers, engineers, contractors and waste storage companies. The conference provided attendees with an opportunity to present and discuss the many applications of polymer products and receive and provide practical feedback.
Maccaferri France presented its current anti erosion works and solutions featuring steel and polymeric geocomposites. Among other things, Maccaferri explained how it uses complementary steel Geocomposites and geosynthetics to stabilize very steep slopes (45/70 °)—an alternative to shotcrete.
In principle, the bank is soil nailed to ensure global stability and a flexible structural fascia covers it to ensure local stability. The facing consists of a geocomposite of double twisted steel wire mesh enveloped in a 3D polymer matrix that is secured to the ground with the soil nail heads, thereby ensuring the stability of the ground between them. The geomats function for two or three years to promote both natural or assisted re-vegetation work.
Other companies such also contributed to the event with relevant information on Geogirds, Sediment Filtration via Geotextile tubes, landfill, and talus treatment.
Finally, the conference turned out to be an absolute success. The french industry of geosynthetics amounts to 200 – 250 million euros of turnover and 1 000- 1 500 employees.
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