Owens Corning to present webinar on geosynthetic leachate reduction

October 9th, 2018

Owens Corning will host a free webinar “Geosynthetic Solutions for Waste Facility Leachate Reduction” on Oct. 11 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CDT. The webinar will be taught by Andy Durham, senior geosynthetics engineer with Owens Corning. Managing landfills and waste disposal sites is challenging, especially as environmental regulations seem to constantly change. Geosynthetic...

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency updates geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management

August 30th, 2018

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota PCA) revised and released new geosynthetic liner guidelines for stormwater management in August. Example of an impermeable liner for a stormwater best management practice. Photograph courtesy of the Philadelphia Water (PWD) Stormwater Management Guidance Manual The guidelines specify where liners are required and where liners are recommended, liner specifications...

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Appeals court orders EPA revisions to 2015 coal ash final rule

August 27th, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision Aug. 21 holding that the first-ever federal safeguards set by the Obama administration for coal ash dumps do not sufficiently protect communities and the environment from pollution from coal combustion residual (coal ash) waste. The court’s decision sided with public interest groups by...

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Propex launches PETROMAT Plus-White

August 23rd, 2018

Propex GeoSolutions introduced PETROMAT® Plus-White in August, a white paving fabric. This technology combines the same performance as PETROMAT Original while minimizing tracking and bleed through and remaining up to 50⁰ F cooler than dark paving fabric. Photograph courtesy of Propex PETROMAT Plus-White paving fabrics minimize tracking and bleed through when using the speci¬fied amount...

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New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2nd, 2018

A newly released ASTM International standard will help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for: Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204) focuses on evaluating both best...

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Extreme Plastics Plus and Mustang Energy Services merge

July 27th, 2018

Extreme Plastics Plus (EPP) and Mustang Energy Services (Mustang) merged in July, creating one of the country’s largest environmental containment services companies. With a presence in most of the major domestic oil and natural gas basins in the country, the combined company will serve exploration and production operators across Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West...

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Fabricated Geomembrane Institute highlights accomplishments and current activities

June 27th, 2018

It has been more than a year since the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors, which occurred in March 2017 at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando, Fla. Officers and directors currently serving include Patrick Elliott,...

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QA/QC for geosynthetics in waste containment is focus of GSI course

June 26th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host an online course entitled “Course 1: Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 16–18, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. Robert M. Koerner and George Koerner will teach the course. This is the first GSI...

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SKAPS Industries acquires Matrix Composites

May 16th, 2018

SKAPS Industries of Athens, Ga., completed an agreement on May 1, 2018, to acquire Matrix Composites of Henderson, Ky., and Seguin, Texas. The acquisition includes all Matrix Composites technologies, operations and assets, SKAPS said. Matrix Composites, Inc. was started in 1996 in Henderson to produce woven fiberglass fabrics, SKAPS said. Under the ownership of Don...

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Layfield Australia becomes exclusive Australian distributor for Seaman XR Geomembranes

May 14th, 2018

Layfield Australia along with the Seaman Corp. announced May 11, 2018, that both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing Layfield as the exclusive distributor of Seaman’s XR® Geomembrane product line in Australia. Both companies have shared a mutually beneficial relationship in North America for more than 25 years, with Layfield fabricating and...

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