IGS releases new edition of the ‘Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics’

August 9th

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has released the fifth edition of the “Guide to the Specification of Geosynthetics.” The objective of this document is to be a generic guide and aid to those writing geosynthetic specifications. The guide will provide information that is useful to those who use specifications, buyers of geosynthetics and installers. The...

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IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8th

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore...

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Senators and House members introduce bill to spur use of innovative infrastructure materials, GMA plays key role

August 3rd

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Mike Rounds, R-S.D.; and Cory Booker, D-N.J., introduced on Aug. 2 the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, to encourage research and deployment of innovative construction materials in transportation and water infrastructure projects nationwide. Investing in these new techniques and materials would help...

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Propex featured on Success Files with Rob Lowe, first promo airs tonight

August 2nd

On Aug. 2 and 5, the Fox Business Network will air an informational spotlight on Propex GeoSolutions during primetime hours. This is a preview of what’s to come on the public television show Success Files with Rob Lowe. Last year Success Files reached out to Propex to be included in a segment focused on America’s...

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AASHTO committee on construction appoints new chair, vice chair

July 30th

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) appointed Dallas Hammit and Amy Tootle as the chair and vice chair, respectively, for the group’s committee on construction, which ensures that AASHTO’s guide to specifications for construction is kept up-to-date with the latest best practices gathered from its state department of transportation members. Hammit...

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PLOSAB s.r.o. shows cutting open of TenCate geotextile tube in YouTube video

July 27th

PLOSAB s.r.o., based in the Czech Republic, has released a YouTube video showing the cutting open of geotextile tube drainage bags filled with predominantly organic sediment. The video was shot about a week after the filling of the TenCate Geotubes. The company has been offering a comprehensive range of floating dredger services since 2007, and...

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Extreme Plastics Plus and Mustang Energy Services merge

July 27th

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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IECA Region One becomes Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP)

July 26th

The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has been approved under the Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) program, which is managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). “We’re excited to announce our acceptance as an RCEP provider,” Sharan Wilson, IECA executive director, said. “IECA strives to provide the most exceptional, relevant training...

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Fibertex Nonwovens makes a strategic acquisition in Brazil

July 25th

Headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, Fibertex Nonwovens, a subsidiary of Schouw & Co., acquired all activities in the Brazilian-owned, nonwovens manufacturer DUCI. “For many years Fibertex Nonwovens has consolidated itself as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized nonwovens,” said Jørgen Bech Madsen, CEO of Fibertex Nonwovens. “Now we have obtained a unique opportunity for...

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‘Emerging Topics in Geosynthetics’ is focus of free all-day live-streaming short course

July 20th

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI), will live-stream an all-day short course on “Emerging Topics in Geosynthetics,” Aug. 3, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. CDT. The short course is free to geosynthetics industry professionals. Photograph courtesy of Owens Corning...

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