Watershed Geosynthetics® Wins Big With 2014-2015 FabricLink Network Textile Innovation Awards

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Leading the way with HydroTurf® ADVANCED REVETMENT SYSTEM

Watershed Geosynthetics® is honored to be awarded one of the Top 10 Innovation Awards by FabricLink Networks for its HydroTurf® CS and HydroTurf® Z products. The annual Top 10 Awards are presented to exceptional textile-based materials and technologies that have launched during the past year and are commercially available. Atlanta-based Watershed Geo® offers permanent closure for landfills and brownfields using their patented products.

“We are very pleased to be honored and recognized as an innovative company that offers solutions which provide compelling economic and environmental benefits,” said Mike Ayers, President of Watershed Geo®.

FabricLink recognizes the research and development effort required to create new products for the specialty fabric markets. The awards honor the companies and researchers who develop the innovative textile products that drive the industry. The 2014-2015 Top 10 winners include: Innovative manufacturing and production technologies, novel insulation solutions, and advancements in textiles for a variety of markets.

"Our Top 10 Awards Panel selected Watershed Geosynthetics®’ innovative and sustainable HydroTurf® products because these cost-effective, high-tech engineered products address the important issues of drainage and erosion, which is an ongoing geotechnical problem,” explained Kathy Swantko, founder and president of FabricLink Network. “We believe that these developments will inspire future cost-effective, scalable solutions for other geotech industry challenges.”

HydroTurf® is an economical, environmentally-friendly erosion control armoring technology, developed by Watershed Geo®, which is designed to reduce up-front construction as well as long-term maintenance costs in hydraulic applications. HydroTurf® combines an enhanced woven engineered synthetic turf layer with an integrated geomembrane locked into place with a specially designed HydroBinder® high-strength cementitious infill.

Offering custom green and tan turf color blends, HydroTurf® provides the aesthetic appeal of vegetation with the performance and maintenance benefits of hard armor. Since it has a lower carbon footprint, HydroTurf® is a more sustainable solution than other hard armor revetment systems.


About Watershed Geosynthetics
Based in Atlanta, GA, Watershed Geosynthetics® is an innovative geosynthetics company specializing in engineered products that solve earth’s greatest challenges with solutions that reduce risks, require virtually no maintenance and stand the test of time. Watershed’s solutions far exceed the performance of traditional methods, with validation through the highest levels of testing. Through best-in-class materials and extreme engineering, Watershed Geo®’s goal is to unearth solutions that eliminate plaguing industry issues while delivering more aesthetically pleasing and effective results. The company's in house polymer scientists, geotechnical engineers and hydrologists have worked with multiple universities and private research labs to achieve unprecedented performance for its products. Watershed Geo®’s stable of products include:

  • ClosureTurf® (landfill and coal ash impoundment closures)
  • HydroTurf® (high hydraulic shear protections - Revetment)
  • VersaCap® (odor prevention, emission control, and leachate reduction)
  • Landfill Gas (LFG) low pressure valves (GCCS system shutdown protection)
  • SynTerra Wall (MSE wall protection and aesthetics)

Ashley Peden            
(404) 931-1394            

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