Andy Durham to Chair Environmental Focus Group

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Owens Corning’s Senior Geosynthetics Engineer, Andy Durham, has been appointed as the Environmental Focus Group Chairman for the Geosynthetic Materials Association. GMA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Durham represents Owens Corning on GMA’s Executive Council. In his new chairmanship role, Durham will focus on positioning geosynthetics as engineered best practice... »

VIDEO: Geomembrane Secures USACE Levee Breach Test Facility

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers controls more than 14,000 miles of levees. An additional 85,000+ miles of levees are privately owned and operated. To help improve strategies for preventing or responding to levee breach scenarios, USACE has constructed a Full-Scale Levee Breach and Hydraulic Test Facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi. A reinforced composite geomembrane lining system from Owe... »

New Adhesive Tape for Geomembrane Repair and Protection

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Owens Corning has introduced GeoLap™ adhesive tape, a taping solution designed specifically for RhinoMat® and RhinoSkin® geomembrane applications. The 4-inch-wide tape’s high-strength adhesive is designed for enhanced performance in geomembrane repair, patching, and protection. It is suitable for secondary repairs, seam protection, pipe boots and penetration sealing, batten reinforcement, and othe... »

GRI-GM30 Delivers a Woven-Coated Geomembrane Spec

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On May 24, Interwrap’s Jimmie Eloff was discussing a canal lining option with an engineer in Idaho. The next morning, Eloff contacted the engineer with a woven-coated geomembrane specification from the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI). The engineer told him he’d looked for that very type of standard specification from GRI but had been unable to find one. GRI had just officially approved... »

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... »

InterWrap Earns GAI-LAP Laboratory Accreditation in India

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International Packaging Products Pvt. Ltd (IPP), a wholly owned InterWrap Inc. company (now part of Owens Corning), has received GAI-LAP laboratory accreditation for its Silvassa, India location. In an announcement about the achievement, InterWrap noted that it is the first company in India to have received GAI-LAP accreditation in a manufacturing facility. It is also, according to the company, on... »