Good energy at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019

February 20th, 2019

The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 was a huge success in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10–13, with some 1,100 engaged attendees, presenters, speakers and exhibitors contributing to the intellectual and commercial hum felt throughout the Marriott Marquis. “It was good energy here in Houston,” said Richard Thiel, P.E., of Thiel Engineering, the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 chair. “Our goal...

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Solmax-GSE rebrands as Solmax

February 15th, 2019

Solmax-GSE, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity. Solmax acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017. “Solmax is a name that...

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Western GeoSystems’ Jung now represents DRAINTUBE in the western U.S.

February 11th, 2019

Andy Jung is an environmental professional with more than 20 years of field work, operation management and sales experience. He has twice been awarded National Sales Representative of the year by two different organizations: Veolia and Clean Harbors. He has worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2013. In February 2018, Jung started his own company,...

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Thrace-LINQ completes expansion project

February 8th, 2019

Thrace-LINQ in Summerville, S.C., announced the completion of the installation of a new Andritz needlepunched nonwoven line. The Thrace Group invested more than $9 million in this project to satisfy the growing demand for high-performance nonwoven fabrics in North America. Courtesy Thrace-LINQ This state-of-the- art needlepunched nonwoven line was designed to produce world-class-quality fabrics for...

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Tent Expo 2019 shines with education and networking opportunities

February 8th, 2019

More than 500 verified tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January at Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Tent Expo 2019 for valuable education and networking opportunities under dozens of structures featuring the latest tent technology. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 65 exhibitors, including innovative tent manufacturers and equipment suppliers offering hands-on education,...

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Preview Geosynthetics Conference: 2019 Show Guide now available

February 7th, 2019

View the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Show Guide for a preview of all of the excitement going on during the conference in Houston, Texas, next week. As you will see, the conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on fundamental knowledge and the latest developments with the opportunity to earn up...

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EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium accepting abstracts

February 6th, 2019

The China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) and EDANA have issued a call for papers for the second EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS), to be held Nov. 18–19, 2019, in Beijing, China. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the ISO TC 221 annual meetings on Nov. 20–22. The conference and exhibition will cover...

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GSI to host webinar on back drainage design of MSE walls

February 5th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “MSE Wall: Back Drainage Design,” on Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Within GSI’s database of 320 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced...

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Minnesota geomembrane durability study expanded

January 31st, 2019

More than twenty years ago, the founders of the PVC Geomembrane Institute (PGI) and the succeeding entity Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) set out to evaluate the long-term durability of geomembranes in actual field use. They wanted to exhume numerous samples of exposed geomembranes for testing on a periodic basis without ruining the integrity of the...

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Act Global and Solmax release next generation of LiteEarth capping system

January 29th, 2019

Act Global and Solmax announced the launch of the next generation LiteEarth PE capping system. LiteEarth is a patented synthetic-grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash, mining containment sites, and other land reclamation projects. “We have engineered the next generation of a truly sustainable and efficient system,”...

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