CETCO unveils RESISTEX Universal Geosynthetic Clay Liner series

November 11th, 2020

At this year鈥檚 GeoAmericas 2020 Online conference, CETCO paid homage to the event鈥檚 motto, 鈥淕eosynthetics Solutions for a Fast-Changing World,鈥 by introducing its innovative geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) line extension, the RESISTEX Universal GCL series.  As a new class of polymer-modified GCLs that will be added to CETCO鈥檚 existing RESISTEX GCL family, the RESISTEX Universal […]

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IKO to acquire Axter鈥檚 waterproofing membrane division

October 15th, 2020

IKO, a global leader in the manufacture of residential and commercial roofing products and insulation, has announced that it has struck a deal in which it intends to acquire Axter鈥檚 waterproofing membrane division from the SMAC group. An information and consultation process is currently underway with the relevant stakeholders and will be completed before the […]

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Sustainable nonwovens for the construction industry

July 14th, 2020

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of everyday life. Geotechnical solutions have long contributed to working more sustainably in the construction industry. The geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE is taking the next logical step with a biodegradable nonwoven. Geotextile nonwovens for separation, filter, protection and drainage functions have been used successfully in many areas of […]

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Geomembrane wrinkles: Your challenges and solutions

May 11th, 2020

Wrinkles are all too common when installing a new geomembrane. Small wrinkles can turn into cracks under pressure. That, in turn, can compromise the integrity of an entire geomembrane installation and cause a costly amount of damage. In this article, we take a closer look at why geomembrane wrinkles form and how you can avoid […]

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GSI to host webinar on geotextile tubes

May 4th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, 鈥淎pplications and Design of Geotextile Tubes,鈥 on May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Geotextile tubes are large, factory-fabricated textile tubes with multiple access ports […]

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IGS North America to host webinar on electrical leak location

April 28th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, 鈥淚GS Electrical Leak Location Seminar Series Ep. 4,鈥 on May 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will explain ASTM D8265: The new standard practice for covered geomembrane testing. The aim of the newly published standard practice for covered geomembrane electrical leak location testing […]

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E Squared offering webinars

April 13th, 2020

While we are all staying safe during these trying times, we can also take this opportunity to learn. E Squared is offering 鈥淣o Lunch, Just Learn鈥 complimentary webinars. The company can schedule a webinar for your remote staff. It is essentially the same presentation they provide during onsite Lunch & Learns, except without the lunch. […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2021 Call for Proposals and Abstracts Now Open

March 31st, 2020

ROSEVILLE, MN 鈥 Proposals and abstracts are now being accepted for聽Geosynthetics Conference 2021. Submissions聽include short course, workshop, training lecture, technical session and panel discussion proposals, as well as abstract submissions for technical papers of all types. Submissions will be accepted through May 1, 2020.聽 The 2021 Geosynthetics Conference takes place Feb. 21鈥24, 2021 in Kansas […]

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Coated fabrics for secondary containment applications

March 30th, 2020

The importance of environmental control In the U.S., dealing with environmentally hazardous liquids calls for conforming to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, along with state and local requirements for secondary containment and under-dispenser containment. As part of your response plan in the event of a leak, contingencies are required for leak prevention and […]

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Performance benefits of factory-fabricated geomembrane liners

March 4th, 2020

Geomembranes are meant to provide a practically impermeable barrier for large-scale containment of liquids and gasses. Therefore, geomembrane liners are manufactured for the lowest possible permeability, depending on the application and chemicals involved. However, the amount of seam welding, patching, and other fieldwork that is carried out during their installation can play a significant role […]

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