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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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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IGS North America to host webinar on electrical leak location

April 28th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “IGS Electrical Leak Location Seminar Series Ep. 4,” on May 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will explain ASTM D8265: The new standard practice for covered geomembrane testing. The aim of the newly published standard practice for covered geomembrane electrical leak location testing […]

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E Squared offering webinars

April 13th, 2020

While we are all staying safe during these trying times, we can also take this opportunity to learn. E Squared is offering “No Lunch, Just Learn” complimentary webinars. The company can schedule a webinar for your remote staff. It is essentially the same presentation they provide during onsite Lunch & Learns, except without the lunch. […]

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Coated fabrics for secondary containment applications

March 30th, 2020

The importance of environmental control In the U.S., dealing with environmentally hazardous liquids calls for conforming to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, along with state and local requirements for secondary containment and under-dispenser containment. As part of your response plan in the event of a leak, contingencies are required for leak prevention and […]

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Performance benefits of factory-fabricated geomembrane liners

March 4th, 2020

Geomembranes are meant to provide a practically impermeable barrier for large-scale containment of liquids and gasses. Therefore, geomembrane liners are manufactured for the lowest possible permeability, depending on the application and chemicals involved. However, the amount of seam welding, patching, and other fieldwork that is carried out during their installation can play a significant role […]

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AGRU introduces CleanSeam for geomembranes

February 12th, 2020

AGRU released CleanSeam, a new product configuration for AGRU geomembrane liners that integrates a protective release film on the weld edges of the geomembrane. CleanSeam eliminates or greatly reduces the potential for fine soils, waste materials, and stockpile dust from coming into contact with seaming areas during or prior to geosynthetics installation.  The negative impacts […]

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Automating leak location surveys

December 20th, 2019

Geomembrane liners are engineered to be high-strength and chemically resistant, yet they remain susceptible to mechanical damage, especially during the installation process, transportation and use-related wear. The costs that companies face in combating this problem are significant, as the vast majority of leak monitoring services are performed manually by highly trained professional members of staff. […]

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) updates PVC geomembrane specification

September 30th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) updated its Material Specification for New PVC Geomembranes, previously referred to as PGI 1104 and FGI 1117.  The new specification, FGI 9119, addresses camber or layflat, film gloss, shore hardness, and color deviation within a manufactured lot. The new specification introduces the FGI circumference test which measures the roll circumference […]

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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. This state-of-the- art needlepunched nonwoven line was designed to produce world-class-quality fabrics for geosynthetics, automotive […]

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