Mining & Energy

Titan Times 2017 Year in Review - Geosynthetics
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Titan Times 2017 – Radioactive Waste, New Geogrids, and More

In its Titan Times 2017 Year in Review newsletter, Titan Environmental Containment offers plenty to celebrate and a lot to look forward to. The company shares notes on key projects, revisits some product innovations and product line expansions, recognizes a key employee’s retirement, and more. These updates give glimpses not just at a single company but at some of the larger trends in the field. D... »

Video: Pambula Merimbula Uses Diamond Grid for Access Road

Surface Stabilization Needs Drive Diamond Grid Growth in South America

Polymeric-based, surface stabilization grids have attracted a lot of interest around the world. For stabilization system manufacturer Diamond Grid International, South America has become one of the fastest growing regions of use for its materials. Diamond Grid is utilized in a wide range of sectors in need of surface stabilization solutions, such as trail building, mining, agriculture, landscaping... »

AGRU’s XXL Pipe Facility Offers World’s Largest HDPE Pipe Extrusion
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AGRU’s XXL Pipe Facility Offers World’s Largest HDPE Pipe Extrusion

In March, AGRU America announced its major move into large-diameter plastic pipe. The Charleston, South Carolina facility has been producing HDPE pipe since April, but the company held its grand opening not long ago. The event, which was attended by 160 international customers, revealed further information on the innovative site, including news that AGRU’s XXL Pipe Production Facility is equipped ... »

Understanding the Role of MARV in Geosynthetic Specifications
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WEBINAR: Understanding the Role of MARV in Geosynthetic Specifications

The International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter (IGS North America) will host a webinar on December 19: Understanding the Role of Minimum Average Roll Values (MARV) in Geosynthetic Specifications. Beth Wilbanks (TenCate Geosynthetics) will lead the 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST session. REGISTER ONLINE Download the webinar flyer (PDF) Cost IGS North America Members: FREE Non-members: USD $20 M... »

Diverting Surface Water from Contaminated Spoils - Concrete Canvas
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Diverting Surface Water from Contaminated Spoils at a Former Mine

In June 2017, Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (CC GCCM) was used to line a series of drainage channels at a remediated mining site in Wicklow, Ireland. The channels were engineered to divert surface water around the former contaminated spoils zones. The site had an extraordinarily long history of mining, with copper mining activities having been reported as far back as 172... »

Video: EPI Geomembrane Fabrication Leads to Rapid WWTP Installation

GRI-GM19b Brings a Long-Needed Specification Update to Fruition

In October 2017, the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI), which is part of the Folsom, Pennsylvania-based Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) published the GRI-GM19b specification: “Seam Strength and Related Properties of Thermally Bonded Reinforced Polyolefin Geomembranes/Barriers.” The finalization of GM19’s substantial update was a significant achievement for GSI’s member companies and the overall i... »

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