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Thrace Linq recieves geotextile compliance

January 21, 2013

Company's needlepunch production undergoes audit.

Thrace Linq , a global supplier of woven and nonwoven performance fabrics for a wide variety of textile applications, successfully complies with AASHTO’s NTPEP Geotextile Technical Committee Work Plan.

On March 1, 2012, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in conjunction with the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) developed an audit program for geotextiles to provide a uniform program which allows for all prime manufacturers and private label manufacturers to be held to the same standards, whether
located in the U.S. or in another country. The program provides assurance that the geosynthetics used by regulatory agencies are produced and tested to high quality standards. The audit program consists of a desktop review of a company’s Quality Management System (QMS) once every five years and a yearly on-site audit of each plant that has products tested thru NTPEP.

“On December 31, 2012, AASHTO’s NTPEP completed its audit of materials and processing used
by Thrace Linq  to manufacture needlepunch nonwoven fabrics for the geotextiles market and
to comply with AASHTO’s NTPEP Geotextiles Technical Committee Work Plan,” says managing
director and vice president operations Davis Taylor, who also congratulated its work assembly for
receiving this industry certification.

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