Geosynthetic Institute Ups Webinar Offerings in 2017

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has run a highly successful series of monthly webinars over the past few years. The webinar offerings will increase in 2017, with two sessions per month from January through June followed by one per month from July through December. With January 4, GSI’s webinars will shift their traditional schedule. Instead of hosting a monthly session on the second Wednesday of ... »

Solmax Adds Doyin Adesokan as Technical Manager

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has announced the addition of Doyin Adesokan, B. Eng. MSc. as its new Technical Manager. She brings to the company deep global experience in civil engineering, having held positions in Africa, Europe, and North America. Adesokan is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and has previously  worked f... »

Additive Packages, Resins, and Geomembrane Performance

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How do additive packages, resins, HPOIT and OIT testing, and other components and quality control measures to geomembranes affect material durability and performance? Solmax engineer Mathieu Cornellier led a webinar on these topics earlier this month. The company has posted the presentation on its YouTube Channel. Cornellier focuses on polyethylene (PE) geomembranes, including high-density (HDPE) ... »

Companies to Network with at Waterproof Membranes 2016

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The early bird registration deadline for Waterproof Membranes 2016 is September 2. Save roughly €120 (including VAT) on registration for this 10th edition of this annual conference from AMI. Waterproof Membranes 2016 will be held in Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. Geosynthetica is a media partner to the event. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) COMPANIES ATTENDING WATERPROOF MEMBRANES 2016 Geo... »

IAGI / GIGSA Lecture on Geomembrane Installations

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) will present a lecture on July 22. The topic: “Ensuring competent geomembrane installations and how the IAGI adds value to clients, consultants, and installers.” John Heap will lead the presentation. Heap brings experience from nearly 40 years of geomembrane inst... »

GRI-GM30 Delivers a Woven-Coated Geomembrane Spec

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On May 24, Interwrap’s Jimmie Eloff was discussing a canal lining option with an engineer in Idaho. The next morning, Eloff contacted the engineer with a woven-coated geomembrane specification from the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI). The engineer told him he’d looked for that very type of standard specification from GRI but had been unable to find one. GRI had just officially approved... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Program

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns to Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. The Waterproof Membranes 2016 program has been released. This edition is the conference’s 10th. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) The conference includes a mix of geotechnical/civil and architectural topics, such as membrane durability, water conservation, manufacturing innovations, market sta... »

Waterproof Membranes Readying 10th Edition

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When Waterproof Membranes 2016 convenes in Cologne, Germany, 7 – 9 November 2016, it will mark the 10th annual edition of this ever-growing series. The conference is organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) and brings together film and sheet manufacturers, machine manufacturers, polymer experts, and others for 2.5 days of networking and single-track presentations. Discussions at Waterproof Me... »

Environmental Connection Offer: Win a Geo-U Course

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual Environmental Connection conference will gather February 16 – 19 in San Antonio, Texas. Geosynthetica will be in the international exhibit hall in Booth #428. Stop by and enter our raffle to win a free course registration from www.Geo-U.com. Geo-U offers high-level education from some of the biggest names in geosynthetics: Koerner, Giro... »

Demtech Opens Equipment Warehouse and Service Center in Ohio

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Though Demtech Services, Inc. has well-established itself as an international manufacturer of and parts and service provider for geosynthetic installation equipment, its operations have been almost exclusively out of its headquarters in California. That is changing, now that the company has officially announced the opening of a major equipment warehouse and service center just south of Cleveland, ... »

IGS Barrier Geosynthetics Lecture Added to GeoAmericas 2016

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers has organized a technical lecture to be included in the GeoAmericas 2016 conference program. The topic: “The Contributions of Barrier Geosynthetics: Durability, Consistency, Performance Benefits, and Sustainability.” The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics will take place 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami ... »

CLI Opens Geomembrane Fabrication Facility in California

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Colorado Lining International has opened a new geomembrane fabrication facility in California. The strategic location—Colton, California—will serve customers in the western United States even more efficiently, with excellent access to major roadways. The new facility is also less than two hours from four major ports: Long Beach, Hueneme, Los Angeles, and San Diego. “The additional fabricatio... »

Geosynthetic Lining Systems in Fish Farming

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In the oceans, overfishing has threatened several species of fish with extinction. To help preserve more sustainable fish populations in the wild, several countries have made fish farming—aquaculture—an essential industry. Some of the most commonly farmed fish are tilapia, carp, salmon, and catfish. In Norway, salmon farms are an important economic branch of the country’s aquaculture industry. Con... »

Raven Industries Adds Wide-Width Fabrication of Geomembranes

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Raven Engineered Films (NASDAQ:RAVN) has announced the addition of wide-width capacity for fabrication of geomembranes at its Madison, South Dakota facility. The primary focus for the operation will be on wide-width materials with lay-flat characteristics. A new 150-inch-wide lay-flat winding capability enables accordion and c-folded panels to create single-roll panels up to 8,000-lb. rolls. In a ... »

GSE Environmental to Close Plant in Chile

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Having determined it can more efficiently serve its South American market through its other international manufacturing operations, geosynthetics producer GSE Environmental has announced it will close its plant in Antofagasta, Chile. The announcement follows what the company has called a “thorough evaluation of different means to optimize manufacturing productivity, market competitiveness, a... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Early Reg Deadline: September 25

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The early registration deadline for thi... »

Burke Announces Strategic Partners for CSPE Geomembranes

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Burke Industries has long been a leader in chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) geomembranes. The durability of the material has produced service lives in excess of 30 years in containment installations, such as for floating covers and liners on reservoirs. CSPE is a unique material. In a move to continuing focusing on its manufacturing expertise, Burke has announced exclusive, strategic partnersh... »

RELEASE: Burke Industries Announces Strategic Partners for CSPE Geomembranes

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8 September 2015 – Burke Industries, a global leader in CSPE geomembranes, announces exclusive, strategic partnerships with Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI) and Layfield Environmental Systems Corp (Layfield). Going forward, distribution and fabrication of all Burke CSPE geomembrane products and systems will be managed by these two companies in the United States and Canada. The agreement d... »

Paul Barker Retires from Agru America

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After 50+ years in the engineering field, a career in which he witnessed and contributed to the rise of geosynthetic technologies, Paul Barker is retiring. His professional path brought him to Agru America in 1997, where he has been instrumental in the company’s growth. On 31 August 2015, he will leave his position as Senior Vice President and Officer. In a release, Agru America President Robert J... »

Solmax Names Jean-Louis Vangeluwe New CEO

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International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax has announced the appointment of company veteran Mr. Jean-Louis Vangeluwe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vangeluwe has spent nearly two full decades with the company. He will serve as CEO for Solmax International (headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada) and Solmax International Asia-Pacific (headquartered in Malaysia). Mr. Vangeluwe, MBA,... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Offers Summer Special

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany at the Maritim Hotel. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The organizers, Applied Market Informat... »

SLIDESHOW: Brazil Workshop on Geomembrane Installation Quality

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By Bruno Pedroni and Chris Kelsey – On June 9, a two-day workshop on Geomembrane Installation Quality convened in São Paulo, Brazil. Organized and promoted by Geosynthetica and its sister publication Geosynthetica.net.br (a Portuguese-language online magazine), the workshop was held at the Engineering Institute. Expert instruction for “Qualidade na Instalação de Geomembranas” was provi... »

GSI White Paper 32 on HDPE Geomembranes

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The Geosynthetic Insitute (GSI) has accomplished a lot internationally with its generic specifications, often filling a void in or setting the stage for ASTM or ISO standardization developments in geosynthetics. One of the most significant specifications released by GSI’s Geosynthetic Research Institute is the GRI-GM13 Specification for HDPE Geomembranes. GSI White Paper 32, released early this ye... »

Solmax Looks to Add Technical Coordinator

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Solmax, an international manufacturer of geomembranes and affiliated containment solutions, has posted a new position for which it is currently accepting resumes: technical coordinator. Send resumes to RHCanada@solmax.com. A description of the position is posted below. TECHNICAL COORDINATOR – SOLMAX Summary of Responsibilities The Technical Coordinator is the technical expert supporting the ... »

North American Geosynthetics Society 2015 Election

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The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) has issued its 2015 Election Ballot to all members, via email. The voting period, which opened December 3, will close on December 17. All NAGS members are encouraged to participate. Ballots will be cast electronically.  Each member in good standing may cast one vote each for President-Elect and Treasurer. Members may also vote for three open Vice Pre... »