GSI offers webinar on predicting longevity of covered and exposed geosynthetics

June 12th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “Lifetime Predictions of Covered and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on June 14, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. A most frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that […]

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Advanced materials research in the UK

June 12th, 2017

The United Kingdom is investing more than $290 million to establish the Henry Royce Institute, a national center for advanced materials research and innovation. The institute will enable the UK to grow its research and innovation base in advanced materials science, which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. The institute will […]

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Sean Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

June 12th, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in North America, appointed Sean Wilson as the company's new business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company's Los Angeles office. "I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Shelter Structures America. The leadership and industry […]

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MacClamrock wins AATCC award

June 9th, 2017

Carla MacClamrock is this year’s recipient of the AATCC Technical Committee on Research Service Award. She was recognized for her contributions in the development of a new test method for formaldehyde determination. MacClamrock led the effort to develop a test method that uses a water submersion technique to determine formaldehyde content in textiles. This test […]

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Women and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

June 8th, 2017

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) contracted with Washington CORE to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem model that can be adopted by local stakeholders to evaluate their regional economy, identify significant actors and activities, and provide opportunities to consider how to strengthen the system of support for women business owners. Once the model was developed, NWBC […]

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Your geo questions answered on the GMA Techline

June 7th, 2017

Looking for answers to your geosynthetics technical questions? Contact the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) Techline for thorough answers to the most detailed questions. Dr. Robert M. Koerner, who has more than 40 years of experience teaching, writing about, researching, and consulting on geosynthetics, responds to questions that range from which geosynthetic to use for a […]

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Hellstern named CEO

June 7th, 2017

Americhem Inc., an international provider of color and additive solutions for polymeric products, has appointed Matthew Hellstern as CEO of the Americhem Group of companies. The group includes Americhem, Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds and Vi-Chem Corporation. In his new position, Hellstern will provide strategic direction to the organization and will ensure that the strategic plans […]

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Starlinger unveils eight-shuttle circular loom

June 7th, 2017

Starlinger has introduced a new loom that operates with eight weaving shuttles and features a newly constructed reed. The FX 8.0 circular loom is used for the production of heavy-duty tape fabric. Designed for the production of tubular and flat fabrics with up to 260 grams per square meter, the loom can process polypropylene, HDPE […]

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SEAMS announces new executive director

June 6th, 2017

SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products Industry, announced that Will Duncan and Associates (WDA) will assume daily management and operations of the not-for-profit organization. Duncan brings more than 30 years of experience in management development, process improvement, etc. to his new role. This board level selection of Will Duncan, founder and CEO of […]

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FAA awards $527.8 million in grants to airports

June 6th, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) secretary Elaine Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $527.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). “The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security, and environmental […]

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