Jones Family of Companies promotes St. Louis, hires Lado

January 20th, 2021

Jones Family of Companies, a leader in sustainable nonwovens manufacturing, has promoted Dennis St. Louis to vice president of Sales, Bedding and Furniture and hired Anthony Lado as Human Resources Director/HR Leader—Talent Acquisition. St. Louis is an expert in the textile industry, with significant experience as the leader of sales at six major textile companies […]

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Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 19th, 2021

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member since 2008, Shiels serves as chair of the Committee […]

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GSI to host webinar on MSE inspection

January 18th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on February 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The inspection (aka, monitoring) of MSE wall, […]

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Base stabilization at Port of Invergordon, U.K.

January 18th, 2021

A new 365,973-square-foot (34,000-m2) container area was required in the Port of Invergordon, U.K. The area was constructed as an unbound pavement with a crushed gravel surface. Presto GeoSystems GEOWEB geocells presented an excellent solution to minimize the overall cross-section depth through its unique load transfer mechanism while controlling differential settlement in the heavily loaded […]

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Glen Raven expands warranty for Sunbrella fabrics

January 18th, 2021

According to a press release, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be needed.  With the inclusion of replacement costs, Sunbrella fabrics are backed by […]

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Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 announces special sessions

January 15th, 2021

A mix of lectures, paper presentations and panels  Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021, Feb. 22–25, 2021, features 90-minute special sessions and includes a variety of lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions. Many of these sessions are organized by supporting organizations. View the following session names, speakers and moderators and click here to read the full descriptions. Register and secure […]

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Nonwovens Institute will host spunbond and meltblown virtual course

January 15th, 2021

Professionals in the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry are invited to advance their technical skills in a two-day nonwoven short course in the “Virtual Introduction to Spunbond and Meltblown Technology.” The course was developed by North Carolina State University’s The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and launched by INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The virtual course […]

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Precision Textiles earns Greenguard Gold certification for IQFit Natural

January 14th, 2021

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, has received UL GREENGUARD Gold certification for its IQFit Natural line, a 100 percent glass-free, fire-resistant (FR) mattress barrier for roll-packed mattresses. Made with sustainable, renewable cotton, it provides a glass-free alternative to FR barrier solutions made with […]

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ASCE Geo-Congress 2022 issues call for abstracts and special session proposals

January 13th, 2021

The Geo-Congress Program Committee is inviting abstracts and special sessions proposals for the technical program of the ASCE Geo-Institute’s Geo-Congress 2022: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, in Charlotte, N.C., March 20–23, 2022. Submit an abstract by Feb. 12, 2021, for any of the topics posted on the conference website: https://www.geocongress.org/program/call-submissions. In […]

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Thermex-Thermatron Systems acquires JTE Machines

January 13th, 2021

Thermex-Thermatron Systems has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based JTE Machines. JTE Machines designs, engineers and manufactures sealers (radio frequency, impulse and ultrasonic) and serves as the North American distributor for internationally recognized FIAB RF Traveling Welders which are heavily used in the industrial fabric industry and European-based Oteman, a leader in industrial cutting machines. Thermex-Thermatron manufactures high-power […]

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J. H. Whitney Capital Partners acquires Cooley Group

January 12th, 2021

Cooley Group has announced that J. H. Whitney Capital Partners (“Whitney”), in collaboration with Cooley’s executive leadership team, has acquired Cooley Group from its long-time owners, the Siener family.  Whitney is a leader in the private equity industry. Since its founding in 1946, it has invested in more than 400 companies and currently manages approximately […]

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DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution

January 12th, 2021

DSM and Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solution for Dyneema®-based end-products Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, and Clariter, an international clean-tech company, have announced a strategic partnership to pursue a next-generation chemical recycling solution for products based on DSM’s Dyneema®, an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber. As a […]

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Presto offers on-demand webinar dashboard

January 11th, 2021

Presto Geosystems is making it faster and easier to obtain professional development hour (PDH) certificates. With the company’s new Webinar Dashboard, you can easily view on-demand webinars and automatically download a PDH certificate upon completion. The Webinar Dashboard will keep a record of all webinars attended, along with PDH earned. For more information and to […]

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Ascend purchases Eurostar Engineering Plastics

January 11th, 2021

Ascend Performance Materials has purchased Eurostar Engineering Plastics, a France-based compounder with a broad portfolio of flame-retardant engineered plastics and expertise in halogen-free formulations. Ascend, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, gains a full portfolio of UL yellow card certified flame-retardant, as well as water contact and thermally conductive, engineered plastics […]

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Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 announces in-depth short courses

January 8th, 2021

Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 offers in-depth short courses focusing on a variety of topics across the geotechnical industry. These courses are designed to grow your knowledge of the industry and learn the latest information and applications from top geosynthetics experts. Plus, choose from six half-day short courses that all take place on Monday, Feb. 22, […]

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