U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place lower court ruling on Water Transfers Rule

February 28th

On Feb. 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 2nd District in New York on the 2008 Water Transfers Rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Water Transfers Rule, issued under President George W. Bush’s administration and continued under President Barack...

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Atarfil announces acquisition of Garden City Geotech

February 28th

On Feb. 26, 2018, Atarfil, headquartered in Atarfe (Granada) Spain, announced the acquisition of Garden City Geotech of Heatherton, Victoria, Australia. Atarfil said in a press release, “The complementary nature of the Garden City Geotech acquisition is expected to enable us to raise our strengths by combining solid local expertise and presence in the Australian...

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SGL Carbon sells SGL Kümpers holdings

February 27th

SGL Carbon SE sold its 51 percent shareholding in the SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG joint venture to Kümpers GmbH and Franz-Jürgen Kümpers. SGL Group will continue to supply carbon fibers, maintaining its business relationship with Kümpers. With the sale, SGL Group will optimize its carbon fiber value chain in Germany and Austria by...

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Unifrax launches new Insulfrax LTX thermal blankets

February 27th

Unifrax recently unveiled its new Insulfrax LTX Products, lightweight, needled low-biopersistent blankets. The new product has been designed to offer lower thermal conductivity in a variety of industrial thermal management applications. According to the company, Insulfrax LTX Blankets are inorganic and binder-free, which may result in less dust.  The company says the blankets are now...

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When performance matters most

February 26th

Testing is a complex and critical part of the manufacturing process for protective and occupational gear. NC State University utilizes advanced testing equipment designed and manufactured by Thermetrics LLC to evaluate the performance of protective gear used in potentially life-threatening events. Photo: Thermetrics LLC. It may be impossible to guarantee personal protective equipment (PPE) in...

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OTTO invests in Sympatex

February 26th

The office of the Hamburg OTTO family has brokered the new investors of Sympatex Technologies. After having successfully restructured the Smart Solutions Holding (parent company of Sympatex Technologies GmbH) and having evaluated the available purchase offers, Sympatex, the Munich manufacturer of functional textiles, will be owned by members of the OTTO family and advised by...

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Layfield presents April seminar on geosynthetics products and services in Fort McMurray, Alberta

February 24th

Layfield Construction Products announced it will present an on-site seminar on “New Geosynthetic Products and Services for Municipal and Civil Infrastructure Applications” at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Fort McMurray, Alb., Canada, on April 28, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. MDT. The company said the seminar will include multiple presentations throughout the...

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Presto releases GEOWEB ballast research

February 24th

On Feb. 21, 2018, Presto Geosystems, manufacturer of the HDPE GEOWEB® base stabilization system, released results from rigorous railroad-track research performed to quantify the reinforcement benefit of GEOWEB-confined ballast as compared to unconfined ballast. The company said the research was a cooperative effort under the direction of Ben Leshchinsky, Ph.D., P.E., of Oregon State University,...

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G4 combat uniform by Crye, Invista

February 23rd

Crye Precision and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create a new military uniform. According to Fibre2Fashion, the G4 Uniform is made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX rip-stop material and constructed with stretch Cordura Nyco fabric technology. The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design intended to reduce bulk and enhance wearer comfort under body...

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Epson and CIT partner

February 23rd

Epson America, a leader in printing technology, and CIT Direct Capital, the national digital small business-lending unit of CIT Group, are partnering to offer financing for commercial and digital print customers. The collaboration will allow CIT to provide Epson dealers, channel partners, resellers and customers a primary source of financing through a single point of...

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