GSE Holding announces launch of IPO

November 30, 2011

A Nov. 29 press release from GSE Holding Inc. announced that it has commenced an initial public offering of 9 million shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). GSE Holding is offering 5.4 million shares of its common stock and certain selling stockholders …

Goers is new VP–sales at Propex Geotextile Systems

November 29, 2011

Chattanooga-based Propex announced in a Nov. 29 press release the appointment of John W. Goers as vice president–sales for its Geotextile Systems Division. Goers comes to Propex from Firestone, where he most recently was general manager of Firestone’s Specialty Products business, which manufactures geomembranes for retail, residential, industrial, commercial, civil, and environmental industries, according to …

ASTM sponsors workshop on smart textile applications

November 23, 2011

ASTM International is sponsoring a workshop, “Smart Textile Applications,” Feb. 1, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta—a symposium held in conjunction with ASTM’s winter standards development meetings, Feb. 1–3. ASTM is in the process of developing a roadmap relative to potential standards development in the smart textile sector, according to the workshop announcement in …

Profile names Laura Girard technical services manager

November 16, 2011

Profile Products LLC announced the hiring of Laura Girard as manager of technical services in a Nov. 11 press release. As manager of Profile’s technical services department, Girard will assist in the development of marketing and sales collateral while serving the technical needs of customers. Girard will also assume management of Profile Soil Solutions Software …

Tensar adds RoaDrain to its roadway stabilization product line

November 11, 2011

Negotiated exclusive sales and marketing rights Atlanta-based Tensar International announced in a Nov. 9 press release the addition of RoaDrain to its range of road stabilizing products. “Tensar has negotiated exclusive sales and marketing rights for RoaDrain throughout the Americas,” said Dean Ditmar, vice president of sales. “The RoaDrain product complements our TriAx geogrid products …

IFAI names Mary Hennessy interim executive vice president

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has appointed Mary Hennessy interim executive vice president, according to a Nov. 10 press release from the company. The appointment comes in the wake of the announcement by IFAI board chair, Peter McKernan, on Oct. 24 that president/CEO Stephen Warner stepped down from this post. Hennessy has been with …

EPT launches new product line: EPT Xtrm Ply geomembranes

Engineered Polymer Technologies (EPT) announced the availability of its new line of geomembrane products—EPT Xtrm Ply—in a Nov. 7 press release. The EPT Xtrm Ply product line offers fabricators and installers a reduction in the quantity of seams required while maintaining product performance, the release said. These geomembranes are used in applications such as potable …

New ASTM geosynthetic practice standardizes leak-detection method

November 10, 2011

A new ASTM International practice standardizes a geoelectric method used to detect potential leaks in exposed electrically isolating membranes in the field in containment applications. The new standard, ASTM D7703, Practice for Electrical Leak Location on Exposed Geomembranes Using the Water Lance System, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes, part of ASTM …

ASTM D7747–11 standard test method

The use of reinforced geomembranes as barrier materials has created a need for a standard test method to evaluate the quality of seams produced by thermo-fusion methods. This test method is used for quality control purposes and is intended to provide quality control and quality assurance personnel with data to evaluate seam quality. This standard …

ASTM D6637–11 standard test method

The determination of the tensile force-elongation values of geogrids provides index property values. This test method is used for quality control and acceptance testing of commercial shipments of geogrids. In cases of dispute arising from differences in reported test results when using this test method for acceptance testing of commercial shipments, the purchaser and supplier …