Acquisition News: Raven Industries to Acquire Colorado Lining

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The geosynthetics industry has received some interesting acquisition news: South Dakota-based manufacturer Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire fabrication, installation, and design-build service provider Colorado Lining International, Inc. The final acquisition will align under Raven’s Engineered Films Division, according to a company statement. R... »

EVOH Layers and Better Gas Barrier Performance for Geomembranes

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Geosynthetic barriers perform exceptionally well in liquid containment applications, but gas barrier performance can still be improved. Volatile organic compounds, for example, can diffuse through barrier systems. The rate is low, but the incorporation of an EVOH layer in a geomembrane has shown that the diffusion rate of VOCs can actually be much lower. Applications that utilize geosynthetics and... »

Options Grow for EVOH Geomembranes

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Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) has been a promising addition to geomembrane manufacturing options. A thin EVOH layer has the capability to reduce dramatically the permeability of membranes to gases of all kinds and provide to the geomembrane excellent gas barrier characteristics. This enhances their environmental and functional benefits far beyond any existing solution. But, as with most innovation... »

I-CORP Marks 25 Years of Geosynthetics Consulting

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By Ian D. Peggs – On 21 March 2016, I-CORP will celebrate 25 years of geosynthetics consulting, with particular emphasis on geomembranes, pipes, and other engineered plastic components and materials. In January 1991, I left Geosyntec/Geoservices in Florida to develop a geosynthetics division with Greg Richardson at ENSCI in High Point, North Carolina. That division, however, was shut down in March... »

Raven Industries Announces Acquisition of Integra Plastics, Inc.

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Sioux Falls, SD (November 3, 2014) — Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) announced today that its Engineered Films Division (EFD) has acquired Integra Plastics, Inc., for approximately $48 million in cash and stock. Headquartered in Madison, SD, privately held Integra specializes in the manufacture and conversion of high-quality plastic film and sheeting. With 12-month sales of more than $35 mil... »

Raven Adds New Director of Sales and Business Development

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Sioux Falls, SD — Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN), an innovative manufacturer of specialty plastic film and sheeting, has named Bart Brown their new Director of Sales and Business Development. Bart brings over 25 years of experience working for a Fortune 200 company in private sector consumer electronics. He has an extensive leadership portfolio in sales and marketing, ope... »

Raven’s Next Generation Seven-Layer Barrier Films

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Sioux Falls, SD (6 November 2013) —Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the full integration and qualification of their newest blown film line installed earlier this year: a seven-layer oriented barrier system.  The new extrusion line is next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil up to 10 mil in thickness.  Uni... »