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April 13, 2016
MIS Applauds ASTM International for Development of New GCCM Standard

Posted by: Jaclyn Deter

ASTM International, a leading organization that defines and sets standards to improve manufacturing performance and more, recently announced it is developing a standard for geosynthetic cementitious composite mat (GCCM). The material is a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens on hydration to form a thin, durable, waterproof and fire-resistant concrete layer.

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions (MIS), a leader and innovator in the development of infrastructure rehabilitation solutions – including Concrete Cloth GCCM – applauds ASTM for its foresight. GCCMs are increasingly used in soil erosion protection and other construction projects, making the decision to create this standard extremely timely.

In a release issued by the international organization, ASTM member and Dison Supply LLC consultant John Paulson noted that existing standards do not directly address the transition of the material from a geosynthetic-like substance to a fiber-reinforced cement composite material.

“We believe ASTM’s recognition of GCCMs as an emerging infrastructure repair solution is a significant milestone for our industry,” said John Hepfinger, Global Market Manager at MIS. “Classifying GCCMs with ASTM standards will enhance quality control measures and simplify the process for specifying solutions that can deliver value to extend an asset’s life cycle, reduce user impacts and lower total project costs.”

Concrete Cloth GCCM is a cost-effective alternative to rip-rap, shotcrete, poured concrete, and other erosion control methods. Available in bulk or batch rolls to minimize installation time, GCCM solutions are frequently used in ditches, slopes, channels and more to protect against erosion and wear.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.

To learn more about Concrete Cloth, visit http://infrastructure.milliken.com/concrete-cloth-gccm/.

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