TenCate Geosynthetics, a division of the Netherlands-based Royal Ten Cate, is supplying its
Geotube® technology to Nigeria to reinforce and protect riverbanks in the Niger Delta in Nigeria
and for the rehabilitation and protection of the coastal strip of the Grand Isle near New Orleans.
TenCate’s Geotube technology is an erosion prevention system comprising a large tubular
textile container filled with local sand or sludge. According to TenCate, the system is more
sustainable than traditional shoreline protection materials such as concrete, boulders or stones;
is more effective than sand reclamation; and can easily be integrated into landscape. TenCate is
working with the Niger Delta Development Commission to reinforce the riverbanks in Nigeria, and
with the US Army Corps of Engineers to rehabilitate beaches in New Orleans that were damaged by
Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Pendergrass, Ga.-based TenCate Industrial Fabrics, also a division of Royal Ten Cate, has
named Elkins Park, Pa.-based Lancer Textiles Inc. as Master Distributor for the Industrial Fabrics
division. TenCate’s Industrial Fabrics division develops products for specific markets such as
horticulture, agriculture, containment, filtration, transportation/construction and industrial
nonwovens, among other markets.
“As our Master Distributor partner, Lancer Textiles will stock and sell first quality
products of our most popular styles and put ups and will help bridge the gap for those customers
that have special converting needs, who buy small quantities, or who are unable to buy direct due
to minimum order requirements,” said Kevin Jung, director of sales and marketing, TenCate’s
Industrial Fabrics division.
June 16, 2009