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Top 15 Stories, Geosynthetica

Top 15 Stories on Geosynthetica, January – June 2015

With multiple stories published per week throughout the year, a biweekly newsletter, numerous international event partners, and a strong presence in social media, Geosynthetica covers much of the world's...
Gas barrier performance and EVOH layers in geomembranes

Protecting EPS Geofoam in Transportation with Geomembranes

Raven Engineered Films has issued a new technical paper: Advanced Geomembrane Technology for Enhanced Protection of EPS Geofoam in Transportation Systems. The publication is part of the company’s technical...
New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

Geosynthetics CQA Training and Certification Events – April 2019

TRI Environmental will host four geosynthetics CQA training courses and two certification opportunities 7 - 12 April 2019 in Austin, Texas. The events are part of the next CQA Week. Construction...

Third Time's the Charm?

Five years into a two-year plan to cap the Flint Road landfill in Charlton, Massachusetts at no cost to the town, two companies have defaulted and the board of health is preparing a $1.3 million check to hire a third. The 10-acre site has been capped with a geomembrane but still needs a soil cover. Project officials are concerned with the cap's integrity from prolonged exposure. Learn more here.;
USDA Wetland Conservation

USDA Announces New Landmark Conservation Initiatives

ORRTANNA, Pa. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that applications are now being accepted for new, landmark conservation initiatives created by the 2014 Farm Bill. The programs will provide up to...
Andy Durham of Propex GeoSolutions on erosion control material UV performance

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Andy Durham, Propex GeoSolutions

Andy Durham of Propex GeoSolutions discusses TRM durability and UV performance in erosion and sediment control materials--part of the company's "Are you sure?" campaign to improve engineering and construction...
Owens Corning to Acquire Interwrap

Owens Corning to Acquire Interwrap

InterWrap, an international manufacturer of geosynthetics and related waterproofing materials, has agreed to an acquisition offer from Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). Both companies have a strong history of...

TenCate appoints ir. Guido Vliegen as Global Group Director TenCate Grass

The Executive Board of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has appointed ir. Guido Vliegen (44) as Global Group Director TenCate Grass, effective 1 April 2011. Since 1998, Mr Vliegen has held several management positions at TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA (Nijverdal, the Netherlands) and North America (Atlanta, US). In January 2009 Mr Vliegen was appointed as Managing Director of TenCate Grass North America based in Dayton (Tennesee, US). Since October 2009 Mr Vliegen was responsible for the marketing and sales of synthetic turf as Global Commercial Director TenCate Grass. In his new position Mr Vliegen will be responsible for all TenCate Grass activities worldwide and will be a member of the TenCate Strategic Platform.
GSE Environmental

GSE Environmental to Close Plant in Chile

Having determined it can more efficiently serve its South American market through its other international manufacturing operations, geosynthetics producer GSE Environmental has announced it will close its plant in...

Geosynthetics in Diverse Railroad Applications

Stephen Wilk, Colin Basye, Dingqing Li, and Brad Kerchoff write on some roles for geosynthetics in railroad applications, such as for ballast pockets and flooded cuts. A version of...

Waterproof Membranes 2011 Announced

Waterproof Membranes 2011 will be the 5th in AMI's annual series and will take place at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany from 15-17 November 2011. On the first evening there is a welcome reception and registration, followed by a 2-day program of presentations. A specialist exhibition runs alongside the conference. Waterproof Membranes 2011 provides a global forum for all companies involved in waterproofing, including end-users, specifiers, architects, expert installers, manufacturers, researchers, and suppliers to the industry. The conference aims to debate the latest technology in membranes and the extensive potential on offer to the building and construction industry. Abstracts are accepted through 16 May 2011. Learn more. Learn more here.;

New Polymer Patents

Maro Patent Alerts compiled by Roger D. Corneliussen. Maro reviews the US Patents published weekly and copies the patent numbers and titles to Alerts messages.
Bakken - Huesker Geogrids

Geogrids Improve Bakken Oil Region Roads

By Chris Kelsey – The Bakken Oil Boom has been great for America as a whole. The boom has employed thousands with good paying jobs, revitalized towns with new...

Shannon Goodrich Joins Layfield

SAN DIEGO, California - The Layfield Group is pleased to announce the employment of Mr. Shannon Goodrich as Business Development Manager based out of San Diego, California. Shannon has...

Heavy Metal

For decades, the state of Oregon used mine tailings for road and rail beds, reservoir construction, residential driveway paving, and much more. Little was known about the long-term health and pollution problems that might be associated with the tailings, which contained traces of heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury. Today, the old mines are being cleaned and the contaminated soil encapsulated with geosynthetics and buried. Contaminated soils remain in the towns, though. Oregon is not alone. Soon, many cities may need to recover and safely rebury the mine tailings once thought to be safe. Read about Oregon's experience in the Register-Guard. Learn more here.;
Tom Murphy at Great Connections 2014

Great Connections 2014 Announces Keynote Speakers, Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for Great Connections 2014! This new water quality and stormwater management conference from two IECA Chapters will be held 29 April - 1 May 2014 in...
Terrafix Biaxial Geogrid Strength

VIDEO: Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration

terrafix® has published a video of a "TBX Biaxial Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration." It's a concise, visual demonstration of how and why geogrids are so effective at improving...
HUESKER Australia Expands a Global Geosynthetics Brand

Newly Established HUESKER Australia Expands a Global Geosynthetics Brand

In 2016, the HUESKER Group acquired Australia-based NBW Mining. Now, the company has announced the phase in this development: the establishment of HUESKER Australia Pty Ltd. The move is part...
ACE Geosynthetics EcoPark

ACE Geosynthetics Adds Construction Videos to its EcoPark Website

The official website of the ACE Geosynthetics EcoPark has been online since October 2014. Users can explore the park virtually and learn about geosynthetics. Applications profiled on the website...

Sydney Tar Ponds Agency – Tender Issued for Protective Cap

The Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (Nova Scotia, Canada) has released a tender for the construction of a protective cap over treated tar ponds sediment. The cap will lead to the reclamation of nearly 240 acres of land. Construction of the multi-layer protective cap will begin in the fall, and is scheduled for completion in summer, 2013. It will include a grading/bedding layer, a geosynthetic clay layer, a geocomposit drainage layer, protective fill, topsoil and hydro seed. The government of Canada and province of Nova Scotia committed $400 million to ensure the Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens cleanup is completed by 2014.

IECA Deadlines: Scholarships, Registration Discounts, Hotel Cut-Off

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One will hold its annual event, Environmental Connection, 15 – 18 February 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Readers should be aware of a...
IECA Region One Board of Directors Election Results

IECA Update: Hurricane Response, Board of Directors Election Results

As communities throughout the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, southeast Texas, and Florida recover from hurricane flood damage, the International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) has issued a statement, extending...

Singapore's Semakau Landfill Island Profiled in NY Times

The NY Times writes: "Waiting lists for selective colleges, fine restaurants and overbooked flights are familiar enough — but Singapore may have the only landfill with a four-month wait once you sign up to visit." Read about this unique $360 million site with 4.4-mile-long sea wall and polyethylene geomembrane containment measures. Learn more here.;

PODCAST: Coal Combustion Residuals and GCLs

Geosynthetica’s Director, Elizabeth Peggs, interviewed Dr. Craig Benson (University of Virginia) and engineer John Allen (CETCO) about coal combustion residuals (CCRs) and new barrier system regulations governing CCR handling...
Geo Solucoes - A Strata Company

Strata Acquires 50% Equity in Geo Solucões, Ltda.

Cumming, GA, USA – (Oct. 1, 2013) Today, Strata Systems, Inc., a Glen Raven company and manufacturer and marketer of soil reinforcement products, announced its acquisition of 50% of...