The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

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Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year they tend to be built a little larger. The scaling up of these facilities is not just a matter of achieving better operational economics for the facility owner; it’s also because ... »

Pan-American Mining Opportunities

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. GeoAmericas 2016 is the 3rd Pan-Americ... »

Mine Engineering Presentations at GeoAmericas 2016

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view of geosynthetics in mining: heap leach, crusher walls, access roads, storage yards, tailings management, facility closure, and much more. THE LIST BELOW details a number of the... »

Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies

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On April 10, GeoAmericas 2016 will feature a half-day short course on Current Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies. The session will be led by Dr. Timothy D. Stark (University of Illinois), who will be joined by Allan Breitenbach (AB Engineering), Gary Zych (AEP), Andrew Mills (Layfield), Sam Allen (TRI/Environmental), and Daren Laine (Leak Location Services). GeoAmericas 2016 is the 3r... »

Seaman Launches Major Website Redesign

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Seaman Corporation has launched a website redesign for its XR Geomembrane products, which have more than a 30-year record in the field. Some of the significant changes include: New layout, including mobile responsiveness Quick links to the company’s updated documents library User-friendly ability to sort project profiles by industry, application, and product  New videos  A blog featuring the voice... »

Mining Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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When GeoAmericas 2016 convenes in April in Miami, one of its cornerstone topics will be mining engineering. The scale of mines has increased dramatically in the past decade, which has elevated the need for geosynthetics. The many ways in which geosynthetics help provide safer, stronger yields while enabling more cost-effective approaches—including for some staggering engineering—will be on full di... »

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... »

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... »

CLI Brands Hydro-Cap(TM) Floating Cover System

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Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI) is giving its well-established floating cover system a new brand: Hydro-Cap™. The system has been used in a broad range of environmental conditions for more than a decade in water conservation, evaporation control, oil and gas, and anaerobic digester installations. In a release on the brand update, CLI Regional Manager Andre Harvey noted, “We have been des... »

The Rise of Raincoat Liners in Mining

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Mining operations continue to scale up, achieving previously thought “impossible” designs  every few years. These engineering feats enable new impossibilities to be proposed. While heap leach engineering and technology is driving much of the escalation in mining scale, a rather simple solution is helping make these installations safer and more efficient—which is to say more profitable: raincoats. ... »

VIDEO: IGS Focuses on Sustainable Development

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It debuted in Berlin during a special session at the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) late last September. Now, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has started to distribute and promote its first major video project: “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development.” The project, which was led by the IGS Education Committee, has focused on the strong role of geosynthetic... »

Early-Bird Rate EXTENDED to August 1 for Geosynthetics Mining Solutions

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UPDATE: The early-bird registration deadline for Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014, organized by InfoMine in partnership with SLR Consulting, has been extended to AUGUST 1. This international conference is the first mining conference specifically dedicated to the use of geosynthetics within mining. It will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 8 – 11 September 2014. VISIT THE EVENT WEBS... »

Layfield Awarded Los Angeles CSPE Floating Cover Project

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SAN DIEGO – Layfield Environmental Containment, a worldwide leader in floating cover technology, is pleased to announce the recent award of a contract to fabricate and install a new Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE) floating cover system for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) Eagle Rock Reservoir. The scope of the project includes demolishing the existing cover, furni... »

Geosynthetics Mining Solutions Opens Early Registration

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InfoMine’s Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 will be held 8 – 11 September 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (www.geosyntheticssolutions.com). This event marks the first mining conference dedicated solely to utilization of geosynthetics in the sector, and it has attracted a strong group of speakers and sponsors. The organizers have announced the availability of a special early re... »

Shannon Goodrich Joins Layfield

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SAN DIEGO, California – The Layfield Group is pleased to announce the employment of Mr. Shannon Goodrich as Business Development Manager based out of San Diego, California. Shannon has over twenty six years of experience in geosynthetics engineering, construction management, and third party construction quality assurance services. Shannon will be responsible for business development activiti... »

Liner and Floating Cover for Cleaner California Water

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By Layfield Environmental Containment – The Lee Lake Water District was required by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) to tender the design and construction of a containment structure fully equipped with a geomembrane base-liner (to protect the groundwater) and a floating cover. The floating cover was required to control odor, eliminate evaporation and protect the E.... »

Huge International Interest in EU Biomass Conference 2014

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Editor’s Note: The biomass market has developed steadily, both through government incentives and through alternative energy innovation. Geosynthetic materials have been utilized in affiliated dewatering applications, containment, floating covers, algalculture, and other issues in biomass. The EU biomass market is perhaps the world’s most advanced, and Germany, with one of the most inte... »

Layfield to distribute CSPE geomembranes in Australia

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Burke Industries based out of San Jose, California is pleased to announce that it will be working with Layfield Environmental Systems, based out of Vancouver, Canada for the supply and distribution of its Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE) products in Australia: CSPE geomembranes. CSPE is a highly UV-stabilized, engineered geomembrane, used extensively in muni... »

Floating Covers, Evaporation and Mine Economics

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By Mike Sadlier – Using a hypothetical example rooted in actual project costs, the economic costs and benefits of geomembrane floating cover systems for controlling evaporative water loss in mining and resource projects are compared to systems that make allowances for evaporation. ** Many projects, especially for mining and resource processing, are being developed in areas where water is sca... »

CLI Invites Strategic Partners in Floating Covers

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Colorado Lining International continues its international expansion in floating covers and fabricated products 8 May 2013 – Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI), a full-service geosynthetics contractor offering a range of containment materials, custom fabrication, certified installation and turn-key construction services, announces strategic partnership opportunities in the floating cov... »