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DateJan 01 0001

Atlanta, GA – January 19, 2010 – Tensar International Corporation, which pioneered polymeric grid for civil engineering applications, has been honored for its introduction of the next generation of geogrid technology. The company recently received Better Roads® Magazine’s “2009 Best New Products Top Rollouts” Award for its launch of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrid in North America. It is one of only 20 products “that enrich the highway and bridge construction industry” recognized for 2009 – and the only one in its category.

“We truly believe that TriAx Geogrid redefines roadway reinforcement, and we’re delighted that the editors of this respected publication have recognized its innovation and potential,” remarked Tim Oliver, Tensar International Vice President for Global Marketing.

First introduced in Europe, TriAx Geogrid features a triangular aperture design. Combined with its square-edged, deeper rib profile, TriAx Geogrid confines aggregate to form a stabilized composite layer that outperforms Tensar’s Biaxial (BX) rectangular aperture geogrid products.

“That is welcomed by engineers,” Oliver continued. “Our experience in Europe, where over 12 million square meters are installed, is that the better performance and value of TriAx Geogrid are appreciated. That’s why engineers are quickly switching from biaxial products to TriAx.”  Research indicates that Tensar International’s Spectra® Roadway Improvement System featuring TriAx Geogrid can reduce asphalt quantities by 15% to 30% and aggregate base/subbase requirements by 25% to 50%. In addition, it can extend maintenance and rehabilitation intervals to increase the service life of flexible pavements up to five times.

Additional information about TriAx Geogrid’s properties and capabilities is available at

About Tensar International Corporation – Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Tensar International Corporation (TIC) is a full-service provider of specialty products and engineering services that offer innovative and cost-effective alternatives to traditional construction methods. TIC solutions are based on advanced soil reinforcement technologies and incorporate proprietary, engineered applications for commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and transportation infrastructure site development. The company specializes in solutions for common site development challenges including grade changes requiring retaining walls and poor soil conditions affecting the cost of roadways, parking lots and building structures. Patented, polymeric Tensar® Geogrids are the primary component of the company’s systems, offering reliable strength and durability. Contracted services include site evaluation, conceptual engineering, design, value engineering and installation advice. For more information, visit

About Better Roads Magazine – Better Roads serves the information needs of governments and construction contractors involved in federal, state, county, city and township highway, road and bridge construction; winter maintenance; roadside and vegetation management; and other highway-related projects. With editorial focus on the government/contractor  project team, Better Roads provides readers with information and ideas from concept through completion for all types of highway-related projects. For more information, visit