Newly Established HUESKER Australia Expands a Global Geosynthetics Brand

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In 2016, the HUESKER Group acquired Australia-based NBW Mining. Now, the company has announced the phase in this development: the establishment of HUESKER Australia Pty Ltd. The move is part of significant international expansion for the global geosynthetics provider, which has also opened new production facilities and headquarters in Germany, the United States, and Brazil in recent years. “Going ... »

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... »

Presto’s New Website Highlights Geocells, Video, Construction Resources

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Presto Geosystems® has launched a new website (www.prestogeo.com) with a large range of construction resources for its soil stabilization and stormwater products. Much like the company’s successful international app for iPhone and Android systems, the new website was built around customer feedback and needs. “The way our customers expect to find products and solutions has changed over the past few... »

HUESKER Officially Opens New Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

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In mid-December, HUESKER Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its state-of-the-art, new manufacturing facility in Shelby, North Carolina. The 150,000 sq. ft. facility was built on the site of the previous plant and represents a tripling of the space. The company also celebrated the 25th anniversary in 2016 for its North America operations. In a release on the new center’s opening... »

HUESKER Acquires NBW Mining in Australia

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For 20 years, Australia-based NBW Mining has supplied HUESKER Minegrid® into longwall mining applications. Now, NBW Mining is joining the HUESKER family. HUESKER Synthetic GmbH, the international headquarters for the global HUESKER corporation, has announced the acquisition of its long-time Australian mining market partner. “This is a great opportunity for HUESKER and NBW Mining to combine our str... »

Tensar Expands with New Offices in Sweden and Poland

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As 2016 nears its close, activity in geosynthetics is picking up. Specifically, companies continue to make known the measures they’ve taken in the year to set up 2017’s success. Reinforcement and stabilization geosynthetics manufacturer Tensar is doing it through expansion. The company has confirmed the addition of new offices in Sweden and Poland. TENSAR POLSKA BUILDS UPON TWO DECADES OF WORK Bas... »

Exports to 50+ Countries Drive Record Year for Concrete Canvas

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In its latest financial results, Concrete Canvas Ltd has revealed another record year of growth for the South Wales-based manufacturer. Its international presence for its primary “concrete on a roll” geosynthetic product has grown significantly. Material has been supplied to more than 50 countries in the past year, including throughout Latin America and in high-profile projects (e.g., LNG facility... »

Petrochemical Industry Fuels Growth for GCCMs

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Concrete Canvas Ltd. continues growing. The company introduced its CC HydroTM product to the wider international geosynthetics and geotechnical community last month at EuroGeo 6, the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. This follows a year in which the company’s unique barrier solutions were sold into 50+ countries and drew considerable attention from the petrochemical industry. CC Hydro™, li... »

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 ... »

A Chemically Resistant Geomembrane on a GCCM

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When EuroGeo 2016 opens in Ljubljana, Slovenia this month, Concrete Canvas® will showcase its new barrier material: CC Hydro™. The product features a chemically resistant geomembrane backing. EuroGeo 2016 is the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. Concrete Canvas® is a Silver Sponsor of the September 25 – 28 event. Nick Kastoumis will present a paper on this new class of containment material... »

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) ... »

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... »

Coming Soon: Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles

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On June 14, Imagine IM officially opened Australia’s first commercial graphene production facility. The grand opening of the North Geelong (Victoria) site included Imagine’s team and representatives from Geofabrics Australasia. The companies discussed graphene-enhanced geotextiles. Also on hand were representatives of the graphene production plant’s developers (Austeng), members ... »

INTERVIEW: Sven Schröer on Growth in Geosynthetics

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 2 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2 is an interview with current HUESKER North and Central America CEO Sven Schröer. The discussion focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th an... »

Tom Collins Reflects on HUESKER’s First 25 Years

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 1 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2, an interview with current CEO Sven Schröer, focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This two-part story is also part o... »

Geofabrics Australasia Wins Manufacturing Award

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The 2016 Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards honored Geofabrics Australasia as Manufacturer of the Year during a May 12 ceremony in Sydney. Geofabrics was recognized for its production of Trinet® and Flownet® geonet geocomposite drainage systems. The manufacturing award was given in the Industrial Product category. Flownet® is a lightweight drainage net used for landfill caps, tunnels, r... »

TenCate Promotes Beth Wilbanks and Melissa Medlin

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Strong companies are often characterized by stability among key staff. Following its history of internal team development and promotion, TenCate Geosynthetics has announced the promotions of Beth Wilbanks and Melissa Medlin. Beth Wilbanks is an 18-year veteran of TenCate. She will now serve as Director of Product Management, following a successful tenure as Group Quality Manager. In her new role, ... »

Thrace LINQ Adds Market Development Manager

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Summerville, South Carolina-based Thrace LINQ has added Matt Buck as a Market Development Manager in construction and industrial markets for its spunbond nonwoven products. Buck brings more than a decade of experience to the role. Thrace LINQ’s geosynthetics include paving fabrics, silt fence, erosion control materials, nonwoven geotextiles for environmental and civil engineering projects, and agr... »

Imagine’s First Commercial Graphene Manufacturing Plant in Australia

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Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Limited (Imagine IM) is set to build Australia’s first commercial graphene manufacturing plant. This is significant for the quickly emerging field of graphene-enhanced materials, and those materials include geosynthetics. Graphene offers high electrical and thermal conductivity, hydrophobicity, strength, and impermeability to all gases. Layers of graphene could gi... »

HUESKER Celebrates 25 Years in the Americas

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The geosynthetics field really took off in the 1990s, and one company that was part of that swift growth was HUESKER, Inc. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company now celebrates 25 years of manufacturing and engineering in North and Central America. The company’s main markets have been in geosynthetics and agricultural and industrial textiles. The company recently moved into a new headquarters... »

New Headquarters for HUESKER North and Central America

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On March 11, HUESKER will move its North American and Central American operations into a brand new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The new physical address will be: 3701 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 525 Charlotte, NC  28273 The mailing address will remain the same: P.O. Box 411529 Charlotte, NC  28241 The move is part of a steady expansion of the company in the Americas, growth which com... »

Owens Corning to Acquire Interwrap

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InterWrap, an international manufacturer of geosynthetics and related waterproofing materials, has agreed to an acquisition offer from Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). Both companies have a strong history of material conversion, with synthetics and composites, and a broad presence in construction, commercial and residential development, industrial markets. The US $450 million deal is expected to be compl... »

GSE Environmental Seeks Regional Sales Manager

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GSE Environmental is currently seeking a Regional Sales Manager for the Western United States territory. The candidate should reside in one of the following states: AZ, CA, NM, HI, NV, CO, ID, UT, WY, or MT. The territory of Guam is also of interest, and the company notes that additional states may be included. GSE is a leading, global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining products and ... »

HUESKER Targets Mining Sector, Forms New Partnership

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For more than 20 years, HUESKER has been involved in the mining sector. Recently, however, the company has felt that the market for geosynthetics in mining has not been as well tended as other sectors by the geosynthetics field as a whole. “The mining industry is being underserved,” says HUESKER CEO Sven Schröer. “[We want to] provide the mining industry, their trade partners, di... »