NCTO responds to coronavirus and global market uncertainties

February 25th, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas recently issued the following statement on the industry’s response to the coronavirus crisis: “The coronavirus has impacted Asian textile and apparel manufacturing productivity and output, and our concerns lie with the affected companies and workers during this terrible crisis. The U.S. textile industry continues...

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Milliken & Company: one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 14th Year

February 25th, 2020

A capstone recognition for the diversified global manufacturer, Milliken & Company now celebrates its 14th year among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Selected by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, the esteemed designation honors companies with purpose-driven strategies that strive to create positive change throughout...

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Making the world’s first climate-neutral continent a reality by 2050

February 21st, 2020

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 may be the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. The European Commission has presented the European Green Deal, an ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range...

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Tim Bauters dies while snowboarding

February 20th, 2020

Geosynthetics engineer Tim Bauters passed away while snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort in Oregon. The cause of death was not immediately known. Bauters was 47. Bauters served as director of engineering at Slurry Waste Solutions in California. After earning his PhD in soil and water engineering at Cornell University, the Belgium native began...

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The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20th, 2020

The Northeast Canvas Products Association (NECPA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 16-18 in Worcester, Mass. The conference event included a full slate of Friday seminars presented by NECPA in conjunction with the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of IFAI, plus a full Expo day with more than...

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EPA proposes additional amendments to the regulations for coal combustion residuals

February 20th, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities. “This proposal is the last in a set of four planned actions we are taking under the Trump Administration to stabilize coal ash regulations...

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Ehmke Chief Operating Officer and part owner Samuel Stokes retires

February 20th, 2020

Ehmke Manufacturing Company Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) has announced that on March 2, 2020, Samuel “Cliff” Stokes will retire, after 33 years of dedicated service to the company. Stokes leaves the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and part owner at Ehmke. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Fabrics...

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YKK develops new magnetic zipper for easy open-close

February 20th, 2020

YKK Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, has announced the development of a new zipper that closes using magnetic force. The company aims to begin mass production in 2021. Magnet Zippers are open-end zippers designed to be closed easily using magnetic force between the left and right sides. Conventional zippers require engaging the insert pin and retaining box...

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Tensar to host webinar on separation materials

February 19th, 2020

Tensar Corp. will sponsor a webinar, “Maintaining Separation of Fine-Grained Soils,” on Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. EST. The options available to the designer for maintaining the integrity of granular fill layers which are placed over fine-grained soils to provide a stable surface will be discussed. Multiple design approaches are available for addressing this common...

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SBA announces funding competition to benefit female service members and spouses

February 18th, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to $300,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses. Up to six awardees will receive a total of $300,000 in...

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CETCO launches BENTOMAT DN-HS geosynthetic clay liner

February 13th, 2020

CETCO, a leader in geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) manufacturing, has released the BENTOMAT DN-HS geosynthetic clay liner, a new addition to the BENTOMAT product portfolio that uses proprietary, high-density needlepunching technology to generate superior peak shear strength properties for slope stability. The product is ideal for containment systems that exist in seismic areas and high...

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Small businesses with diverse workforces perform better financially

February 12th, 2020

Small businesses with a diverse workforce are more innovative and financially successful, according to data gathered by SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Data indicates that businesses with more diverse management have 19% higher revenue and are more likely to outperform non-diverse businesses. Diverse teams are more innovative, and therefore, perform...

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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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Solmax’s new website ready for 2020

February 11th, 2020

Starting the new decade, geosynthetics leader Solmax is launching a refreshed 2020 website. The redesign adds efficiency and advanced functionality to the site to meet the information and specification needs of all Solmax customers, from engineers to installers and business development specialists. Andreea Sasu, global marketing director, says, “Solmax has grown its manufacturing footprint and...

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Layfield sponsors Contractor Seminar in Edmonton

February 11th, 2020

Layfield is excited to announce the 2020 Contractor Seminar in Edmonton, Alb., Canada. Layfield will share its knowledge and experience on the following topics: geosynthetic solutions for building roads, pads and yards in Alberta; jobsite erosion and sediment control measures; and geomembranes for containment and vapor management in 2020. The speaker for the day is...

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