GAF Acquires ICOPAL Group

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The world’s largest waterproofing and roofing group is forming. GAF, which has an extensive roofing membrane portfolio, has acquired ICOPAL Group, which is globally involved in roofing, waterproofing, and civil engineering. Siplast, manufacturer of the Teranap bituminous geomembrane line, is part of ICOPAL, which also manufactures polyethylene geomembranes. GAF anticipates that the deal will... »

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... »

INDUSTRY: Heytex Acquires BondCote

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In a January 14 press release, Heytex Group announced its acquisition on BondCote. Heytex is involved in geosynthetics through the industrial side of the market. The company has established lines in flexible tanks, biogas tank covers, and oil booms. BondCote is a 65-year-old textile coating, laminating, and composite specialty company. The industrial market clients may stand to benefit from the fu... »

Sika Explores Options after Surprise Saint-Gobain Takeover Bid

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On December 5, Switzerland-based Sika AG (VTX:SIK), a chemicals specialty company, was surprised by a rival’s takeover bid. France-based Saint-Gobain (EPA:SGO), which has substantial holdings in construction, announced plans to acquire 16% of Sika through purchasing the Burkard family’s ownership stake in Sika; through a unique company ownership structure related to the Burkard’s historical involv... »

Solar Landfills Returning with Geosynthetic Barriers

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The geosynthetics field had a brief foray into system-based, solar energy-generating landfill covers (2009 – 2012), but the waste management market was not fully ready for such a change. Still, the economic advantages of exposed and alternative capping systems (vs. traditional, thick, soil-covered caps) and the long-term performance indicators meant that it would probably not be too long before so... »

GSE Environmental Produces First Prime Roll of Liner at China Plant

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HOUSTON, TX – 28 March 2013 – GSE Environmental, (“GSE” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:  GSEH), the leading global provider of highly engineered geosynthetic containment solutions for environmental protection and confinement applications, is excited to announce that it’s newest manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China has produced it’s first prime quality roll of liner. Construction began in January 2013 wi... »

Anniversaries in Geosynthetics 2013

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Each year one finds a good number of anniversaries to recognize. In engineering, you might recognize company milestones, professional society anniversaries, a particular geotechnical event, the invention of a material, etc. Here, we’ve compiled a handful of the anniversaries in geosynthetics that passed in 2013. NOTE: Slideshow will run automatically. Scroll over and use the arrows on either side ... »