Planning a successful landfill liner installation

March 2nd, 2021

There are many regulations and requirements associated with landfill liner installations. For example, when planning the installation of a new municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF), there are three important federal requirements that must be met: groundwater monitoring, closure and post-closure care, and financial assurance (EPA 2021). These requirements are in addition to state regulations that […]

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Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

February 17th, 2021

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. […]

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Raven adds smooth-edge technology to extruded geomembranes

February 8th, 2021

Raven now offers HydraLine in 23-foot (7-m) wide seamless, smooth-edge, textured mill rolls. Raven Industries Inc. announced that its Engineered Films division has incorporated new smooth-edge technology onto its seven-layer barrier extrusion line for the production of 23-foot (7-m) wide textured sheet geomembranes. The new smooth-edge extrusion process creates a high-quality smooth surface edge on […]

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CETCO’s new RESISTEX Universal GCL Series unveiled

February 2nd, 2021

As a new class of polymer-modified geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) that will be added to CETCO’s existing RESISTEX GCL family, the RESISTEX Universal GCL series performs well against calcium chloride (CaCl2). CETCO can now offer customers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to address a wide spectrum of leachates. Designed to withstand medium- to high-strength leachates, […]

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Environmental Protection Inc. shares tips on cold weather installation of geomembranes

December 10th, 2020

As the seasons change and temperatures shift, Environmental Protections Inc. (EPI) has put together some suggested installation methods during cold weather conditions.  No surprise that location and climate may play a larger role than originally planned in the seasonal changes. With the goal to protect your project and material, the best way to do this […]

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CETCO unveils RESISTEX Universal Geosynthetic Clay Liner series

November 11th, 2020

At this year’s GeoAmericas 2020 Online conference, CETCO paid homage to the event’s motto, “Geosynthetics Solutions for a Fast-Changing World,” by introducing its innovative geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) line extension, the RESISTEX Universal GCL series.  As a new class of polymer-modified GCLs that will be added to CETCO’s existing RESISTEX GCL family, the RESISTEX Universal […]

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IKO to acquire Axter’s waterproofing membrane division

October 15th, 2020

IKO, a global leader in the manufacture of residential and commercial roofing products and insulation, has announced that it has struck a deal in which it intends to acquire Axter’s waterproofing membrane division from the SMAC group. An information and consultation process is currently underway with the relevant stakeholders and will be completed before the […]

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Sustainable nonwovens for the construction industry

July 14th, 2020

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of everyday life. Geotechnical solutions have long contributed to working more sustainably in the construction industry. The geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE is taking the next logical step with a biodegradable nonwoven. Geotextile nonwovens for separation, filter, protection and drainage functions have been used successfully in many areas of […]

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Geomembrane wrinkles: Your challenges and solutions

May 11th, 2020

Wrinkles are all too common when installing a new geomembrane. Small wrinkles can turn into cracks under pressure. That, in turn, can compromise the integrity of an entire geomembrane installation and cause a costly amount of damage. In this article, we take a closer look at why geomembrane wrinkles form and how you can avoid […]

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GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

May 4th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Applications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,” on May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large, factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports […]

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