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... »

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... »

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... »

Raven Launches 2-Step Oxygen Barrier for Ag Market

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The new 2-step oxygen barrier from Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has been inspired, in part, from the company’s extensive work in gas barrier geosynthetics. It represents another multi-layer polymeric innovation from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based company. The new material (SealFresh™) is designed for the agricultural market and will serve primarily for silage cover operat... »

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... »

Raven Industries Expands Manufacturing Capabilities

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Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (NASDAQ:RAVN) has made its mark with polymeric films and sheets, including well-known geomembrane lines. The company has steadily invested in material development and increased its manufacturing capabilities. Recently, it announced the installation of a 7-layer cast extrusion lamination line. The new line is housed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where the ... »

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... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

IAGI / FGI Geomembrane Installation Guidelines

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) both have a long history of establishing field-improving protocols, such as certifications and standard. Now, they have created a joint project on geomembrane installation. The result is the release of three guidelines ready for immediate use by the field. Focused on factory-fabricated ge... »

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... »

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... »

Raven Launches New Flexible Geomembrane Line

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Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has announced the release of a new flexible geomembrane product line: HydraFlex™. Designed for energy and environmental applications, the new linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) series is being offered in three primary variations to provide more application-specific design and performance options while maintaining a dependable baseline of flexi... »

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 Installation Workshop in Brazil

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Geosynthetica’s partner publication in Brazil—Geosynthetica.net.br—has organized a two-day training session on geosynthetic installation. “Qualidade Na Instalação De Geomembranas” will take place 9 – 10 June 2015 in São Paulo and feature expert instruction from Luduik Rosales, Indiara Giugni, and Julio Ferreira. DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FLYER (PDF – Portuguese) The opportunity has already drawn nu... »

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... »

New Officers and Board for Fabricated Geomembrane Institute

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The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) held its biennial membership meeting in February in Portland, Oregon. The event, which was attended by 37 participants, served as a transition point between the previous board of directors and officers and the new leadership. The FGI Officers (2015 – 2017) are as follows: President – Andrew Mills (Layfield Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Vice President ... »

Layfield Impresses with New Production Line

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Layfield has commissioned the world’s largest combined geotextile sewing and geomembrane welding production line. With this line, dubbed the GeoFab 5X, Layfield has significantly scaled up its plant conversion capabilities to tackle the world’s largest and most demanding projects. Brian Fraser, Vice President of Layfield Environmental Containment says, “The GeoFab 5X is a game changer ... »

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... »

CLI and CDI/Watersaver Announce Factory Fabrication Agreement

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1 October 2014, Parker, CO – Colorado Lining International (CLI) and CDI/Watersaver are pleased to announce a factory fabrication agreement. Colorado Lining International has purchased CDI/Watersaver’s automated factory equipment and will install this equipment in CLI’s Parker, Colorado facility. “This agreement allows CDI/Watersaver to concentrate on their core business in oil, gas an... »

Miller Weldmaster Acquires Sinclair Equipment Product Lines

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NAVARRE, Ohio – Miller Weldmaster, the leading manufacturer of heat seaming solutions for the industrial fabrics industry, has announced an expansion of its business with the acquisition of the Triad Wedge Welder, Spec Wedge Welder, and Roof Welding Tool product line from Sinclair Equipment Company. For over 28 years, the Sinclair Equipment Company has been a world leader in manufacturing po... »