Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Wind Energy

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Subsidies and federal energy policies get most of the headlines, but with the increasing size of wind turbines and the scale of wind farms, few sites can be developed without soil reinforcement technologies. Geosynthetics provide the stable base for construction works and long-term access on wind energy sites. On-shore wind turbine hub heights increasingly crest 100m, and some are approaching 150m... »

Waterproof Membranes 2017 Call for Presentations

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AMI has announced the dates of Waterproof Membranes 2017, the 11th installment in the annual series and issued a call for presentations. The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes (e.g., geomembranes). It will be held 14 – 16 November 2017 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. VISIT... »

Managing Geomembrane Wrinkles: A Manufacturer’s Approach

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On April 27 at 1:00 pm EST, Solmax will tackle a very hot topic with a free webinar: managing geomembrane wrinkles. This session follows the discussion created by the Geosynthetic Institute’s (GSI) recent webinar in which Dr. Robert Koerner spoke strongly against wrinkles left in or left to develop in a geomembrane installation. The GSI webinar highlighted a number approaches that might be used to... »

VIDEO: Flat Die and Blown Film Geomembranes

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Solmax made public its well-received presentation on blown film geomembranes and flat die geomembranes. The July 2016 talk, led by Mathieu Cornellier, P.Eng, addresses the differences between the two plastic extrusion processes, how they influence the final high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane product, relevant standards for selecting these materials, and potential misunderstandings about ... »

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) ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Preview

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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, equipment manufacturers, manufacturing line developers, polymer experts, and other stakeholders for 2.5 days of networking and single-trac... »

HDPE Geomembrane Additives – September 7 Webinar

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Solmax continues its series of deeper-level discussions on how geosynthetics are manufactured and how those decisions—equipment, raw materials, quality control, etc.—translate into successful engineering designs. On September 7, the company will host a free webinar on HDPE geomembrane additives and their link to long-term services lives. Registration links for the webinar are below. HDPE GEOMEMBRA... »

Lifetime Predictions of Geosynthetics Webinar

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Interest in the topic of lifetime predictions for geosynthetics has grown substantially as project records extend beyond 40 years. Research projects on material service life continue to be tracked. And, test methods on geosynthetic durability are enhanced each year. The  Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) makes this topic–lifetime predictions–the subject its next GSI Webinar, to be held Augu... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Program Announced

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. The conference organizers have just released the program for Waterproof Membranes 2015. For geosynthetics companies, there are a number of presentations to take interest in. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) Chief among them: “High-temperature resistance liner opens new applicatio... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Best Rate

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Reminder: the deadline for getting the best rate on Waterproof Membranes 2015 is May 15! This annual event, organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) in Europe, draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. This includes architectural, structural, decorative, and geotechnical applications. Waterpr... »

Geosynthetics Support Wind Energy’s Rapid Growth

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Since 2008, the wind energy industry in the United States has attracted more than $100 billion in private investment. While the first three quarters of 2013 were slow amidst uncertain due to uncertainty around legislative support, the fourth quarter of 2013 added more capacity than the first three quarters combined; and in 2014, that growth continued. The April 2015-published US Wind Industry Annu... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Call for Presentations

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AMI has announced the dates of Waterproof Membranes 2015, the 9th installment in the annual series. The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes. It will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE The Call for Presentations has also been i... »

Five Questions to Ask a Geotextile Supplier

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By Geofabrics Australasia – When considering a nonwoven geotextile fabric for your next project there are a number of elements as a customer you should be considering before you buy. The following will help give you peace of mind that your purchase meets your expectations and will save you time and money. CAN YOU PROVE IT PERFORMS? To ensure your geotextiles perform as required, you should i... »

Dr. Manuel Blanco Receives Honor from King of Spain

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has published news that the Vice President of the Spanish IGS Chapter, Dr. Manuel Blanco, has been honored with the “Encomienda de la Orden del Mérito Civil” (Command of the Order of the Civil Merit). This extraordinary civil honor, given to Dr. Blanco for his scientific achievements, was awarded to him by His Majesty the King of Spain Felipe VI. A rep... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Preview: Speakers, Attending Companies

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Waterproof Membranes 2014 wi... »

Report from the Berlin 2 Workshop on Exposed, HDPE Geomembranes

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By Chris Kelsey – On September 26, immediately following the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG), a high-level, one-day workshop on HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM, Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing. The event brought together field luminaries who represented not only the international practice but multiple perspect... »

The Benefits of Using Reflective Geomembrane

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By David Cao – Solmax Reflective Geomembrane is manufactured using the state-of-the-art tri-layered co-extrusion technology. Its consistent reflective skin layer is homogeneously produced from premium resin with pure white pigment that consists of superior U.V. stabilizers that significantly enhances the geomembrane performance properties in all critical aspects. BENEFITS OF REFLECTIVE GEOME... »

Berlin 2 – Geomembrane Workshop

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Tentative Schedule 09:00 – 10:15 Session 1 – 9 papers @ 8 mins ea. 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break in meeting room area 10:30 – 11:45 Session 2 – 9 papers @ 8 mins ea. 11:45 – 12:15 Session 3 – Create outline of key topics to be addressed in the afternoon 12:15 – 13:30 Lunch on site at BAM Commissary 13:30 – 15:00 Session 4 – Discussion Sessio... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Program Includes Geosynthetics, Mining

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Geosynthetica’s editor, Chri... »

Call for Presentations: Waterproof Membranes 2014

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AMI is pleased to invite you to take part in the next international conference on Waterproof Membranes 2014, which will be held 17-19 November 2014 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. There will be a networking welcome evening drinks reception on 17 November alongside a focused exhibition. A two-day program of market and technical presentations will follow. If you would like to attend the confe... »