Presto slope protection system beautifies new Olympics museum

September 22, 2021

Installation of the GEOWEB system. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Every year, visitors from around the world travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to hike the 130 miles (209 km) of trails or drive through the twisting canyons and winding mountain passes. But Colorado Springs now has much more to add to the trip itinerary. In […]

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GMA Fall 2021 Lobby Day registration opens

September 21, 2021

GMA Lobby Day attendees at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in May 2019. Photograph courtesy of the Geosynthetic Materials Association As we continue to deal with the implications of the pandemic, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is making every effort to maintain our influence with federal and state governments to position our industry for […]

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Layfield Geosynthetics and SKAPS Industries release GeoVolt conductive geocomposite

September 20, 2021

GeoVolt testing. Photograph courtesy of Layfield Geosynthetics Layfield Geosynthetics and SKAPS Industries are pleased to announce the release of GeoVolt, a revolutionary patented conductive geocomposite that makes electrical leak location simpler and more efficient with almost any type of geomembrane. GeoVolt is delivered in rolls and placed directly under the geomembrane to provide a consistent […]

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HUESKER introduces new geotextile bag product and provides coastal protection with geotextile container systems

September 17, 2021

Large-format tubes and bags as effective erosion protection for banks, coasts and harbors Coastal protection with geotextile SoilTain Tubes in Ayamonte, Spain. Photograph courtesy of HUESKER Group In the era of climate change, sea level rise and an increasing number of extreme weather events, not only new strategies and solution concepts are required but also […]

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Ceramic fiber industry outlook

September 17, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from USD 2.1 billion in 2021. The growth of the ceramic fiber market is primarily triggered by its increasing use in the refining and petrochemical and power generation industries. A […]

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FGI to host webinar on geosynthetics and stability for heap leaching and tailings dams

September 16, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. CDT. The webinar will discuss the use of geosynthetics and bottom liner systems in heap leach pads and tailings storage areas. This is important because tailing ponds […]

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Zuniga joins MUTOH America

September 16, 2021

MUTOH America recently added procurement specialist Ronald Zuniga to its Phoenix, Ariz., team. Zuniga will be responsible for numerous tasks, including purchasing, inventory control, assisting with order processing, and receiving supplies and parts into the MUTOH system. Zuniga’s background in purchasing and customer service began in the aerospace industry where he worked as a contractor […]

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Solmax and Solites develop the next generation of pit thermal energy storage

September 15, 2021

In Langkazi, Tibet, a 529,720-square-foot (15,000-m3) PTES with a capacity of 700 MWh of heat was constructed and professionally sealed by Solmax. Photograph courtesy of Solmax What does the next generation of pit thermal energy storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pitresearch and development project funded by the German […]

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Glen Raven donates to NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ scholarship program

September 15, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a global textile company based near Burlington, N.C., recently donated $250,000 to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles to support the college’s Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program as well as the Dean’s Textile Innovation Fund. The first needs-based scholarship program at the Wilson College, the Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program aims to identify and recruit […]

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IFAI launches first podcast

September 14, 2021

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian and advanced textile markets. “The Canada division wanted to offer content specific to […]

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Earn 6 PDHs and make connections at GeoNashville 2021

September 14, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Geosynthetics Ltd. GeoNashville 2021 brings the geotechnical industry back together for a day and a half of learning, networking and discussions. This is a great opportunity for professionals in the geotechnical industry to reconnect with their peers, exhibitors and sponsors after a long hiatus of in-person events. IFAI and GMA members get […]

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Precision Textiles launches new website

September 13, 2021

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and health care industries, has launched a new website unifying the manufacturer’s products with its diverse manufacturing capabilities. The revamped site, precisiontextiles-usa.com, positions the company as a knowledgeable solutions provider and a collaborative partner, backed by service, quality and extensive research […]

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Using geosynthetics in mining heap leach pads

September 13, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG Industrial mining is essential in our tech-driven world. The need to create more efficient and cost-effective solutions has led to the rising popularity of a large-scale mining technique called heap leaching. Heap leaching utilizes chemical reactions to separate desired minerals from raw ore. The technique can produce […]

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Dow launches new HDPE geomembrane resin

September 10, 2021

Pit view of landfill. Photograph courtesy of Dow Dow is now offering INTREPID 2499 Bimodal HDPE Resin for geomembranes. Geomembranes offer a critical line of defense against chemicals, toxins and other harmful materials entering the earth’s soil and water. By forming a barrier that helps prevent the transmission of contaminants, they play an essential role […]

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B.I.G. YARNS awarded HPR status for second European plant

September 10, 2021

B.I.G. YARNS has announced the attainment of a FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” Achievement Award (HPR Award) for its yarn production facility in Komen, Belgium. The HPR Award is assigned by insurer FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s insurance partner. A worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of B.I.G.’s assets, helping the […]

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