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Dr. Harry Tan, pioneer in geotextiles.

Dr. Harry Tan, Pioneer In Geotextiles

One of the pioneers in the use and installation of spunbonded geotextiles, Harry Tan, Reemay, Kennett Square, PA, died January 8 at the age of 67.

Dr. Tan was a well known figure in the nonwovens business. He started out in the industry as a research chemist with Du Pont in 1962 and got involved in the company's "Typar" geotextiles in 1975. He later continued with Reemay after the split with Du Pont in 1986.

A participant in some of the earliest spunbonded geotextile installations around the world, Dr. Tan is credited with aiding in the acceptance of nonwoven geotextiles in many countries. He was a participant in installations in Europe, China, South America, Indonesia, Japan and the U.S.
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