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... »

Geosynthetic Design Software and Calculator Tools

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It’s no revelation that civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering designs require a significant amount of calculation. The most advanced calculations, supported by due diligence and experience, can never be replaced by freeware and proprietary tools; but on the project selection and record-keeping side, a number of companies offer highly useful geosynthetic design software and calcu... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

Brian Baillie Joins Raven EFD as Lead Engineer

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Brian Baillie, a 15-year design veteran in the geosynthetics field, has joined Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division (EFD) as its new lead design engineer. In a welcome announcement online, Raven notes: He has designed and consulted on a multitude of projects within North America and Europe with specific focus in unique and innovative system approaches. Brian currently serves as a member of ... »

Kolbasuk Receives Award of Merit from ASTM Committee D35

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2 JULY 2014 — ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has honored Gary Kolbasuk, director of innovation and technology at Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the Award of Merit. The Award of Merit and its accompanying title of fellow is ASTM’s highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. A member of AST... »

Raven Industries Greens Downtown Sioux Falls with Planted Green Roof

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Sioux Falls, SD – The renovated headquarters of Raven Industries (Nasdaq: RAVN) will soon be housed under plants. Next week, a living, planted roof will be installed as part of a plan to green the entire facility. The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System was selected for the green roof system, which will be installed on April 15-16, 2014. The modular green roof system will be delivered fully grown b... »

Co-Developed Aqua-Flex Liner Offers Alternative to EPDM

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New Caney, TX – Aqua-Flex is the newest product entry into the water feature and backyard pond markets. Developed by the research teams at Raven Industries and Colorado Lining International, Aqua-Flex is a new highly flexible thermoplastic liner that offers excellent flexibility, puncture and tear resistance and is half the weight of 45 mil EPDM. This weight advantage helps in shipping, inst... »

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... »

Project Loon Takes Raven & Google to New Heights

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Raven Engineered Films would like to share with you our excitement regarding the collaboration between Raven Aerostar and Google on Project Loon and the role we play to provide balloon-powered Internet access for rural, remote, and underserved areas of the world.  Raven Engineered Films is participating in Project Loon by manufacturing and supplying mission critical ultra-thin film to Raven Aerost... »

Raven Industries Installs State-of-the-Art Polymer Reclamation Line

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Raven Industries Engineered Films Division has announced the installation of a new reclaim production line designed to capture and recycle excess polymer material from internal manufacturing processes. The new reclaim line is truly a state-of-the-art system, capable of producing up to 15 million pounds of reprocessed resin pellets annually. This unique design contains a specific line filtering sys... »

Raven Industries Announces VaporBlock® Spec3 Showcase at World of Concrete®

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Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the VaporBlock® Spec3 Showcase, a select under-concrete-slab barrier series. The Spec3 Showcase contains three major categories with key products for superior gas and moisture protection. The showcase includes signature VaporBlock® 15 mil with enhanced low-permeability, eco-friendly VaporBlock® G™ with recycled post-consumer conten... »

Raven Industries Announces Class A Vapor Barrier with Post-Consumer Recycled Content

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Raven Industries Engineered Films Division has announced the addition of VaporBlock® G™, an innovative under-concrete-slab vapor barrier produced with a layer of post-consumer recycled content. VaporBlock G is the first vapor barrier on the market to exceed ASTM E1745-11, Class "A", and qualify under the LEED Building Design and Construction 2009 Edition, Materials and Resources, Credit 4 (Recycle... »