Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. “This event was born through the remarkable stories of …

Tim Bauters dies while snowboarding

February 21, 2020

Geosynthetics engineer Tim Bauters passed away while snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort in Oregon. The cause of death was not immediately known. Bauters was 47. Bauters served as director of engineering at Slurry Waste Solutions in California. After earning his PhD in soil and water engineering at Cornell University, the Belgium native began …

EPA proposes additional amendments to the regulations for coal combustion residuals

February 20, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities. “This proposal is the last in a set of four planned actions we are taking under the Trump Administration to stabilize coal ash regulations …

Tensar to host webinar on separation materials

February 19, 2020

Tensar Corp. will sponsor a webinar, “Maintaining Separation of Fine-Grained Soils,” on Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. EST. The options available to the designer for maintaining the integrity of granular fill layers which are placed over fine-grained soils to provide a stable surface will be discussed. Multiple design approaches are available for addressing this common …

CETCO launches BENTOMAT DN-HS geosynthetic clay liner

February 13, 2020

CETCO, a leader in geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) manufacturing, has released the BENTOMAT DN-HS geosynthetic clay liner, a new addition to the BENTOMAT product portfolio that uses proprietary, high-density needlepunching technology to generate superior peak shear strength properties for slope stability. The product is ideal for containment systems that exist in seismic areas and high …

AGRU introduces CleanSeam for geomembranes

February 12, 2020

AGRU released CleanSeam, a new product configuration for AGRU geomembrane liners that integrates a protective release film on the weld edges of the geomembrane. CleanSeam eliminates or greatly reduces the potential for fine soils, waste materials, and stockpile dust from coming into contact with seaming areas during or prior to geosynthetics installation.  The negative impacts …

Solmax’s new website ready for 2020

February 11, 2020

Starting the new decade, geosynthetics leader Solmax is launching a refreshed 2020 website. The redesign adds efficiency and advanced functionality to the site to meet the information and specification needs of all Solmax customers, from engineers to installers and business development specialists. Andreea Sasu, global marketing director, says, “Solmax has grown its manufacturing footprint and …

Layfield sponsors Contractor Seminar in Edmonton

Layfield is excited to announce the 2020 Contractor Seminar in Edmonton, Alb., Canada. Layfield will share its knowledge and experience on the following topics: geosynthetic solutions for building roads, pads and yards in Alberta; jobsite erosion and sediment control measures; and geomembranes for containment and vapor management in 2020. The speaker for the day is …

Industrial Fabrics Association International partners with Alliance Funding Group to provide fast financing at competitive rates

February 7, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has partnered with Alliance Funding Group to provide members of IFAI fast financing at competitive rates. IFAI’s Vice President of New Business Development, Andrew Aho says, “IFAI is enthusiastic about offering members access to one more resource when considering financing equipment or looking for working capital. Alliance Funding Group has been providing …

Water-conducting membrane allows carbon dioxide to transform into fuel more efficiently

Methanol is a versatile and efficient chemical used as fuel in the production of countless products. Carbon dioxide (CO2), on the other hand, is a greenhouse gas that is the unwanted byproduct of many industrial processes. Converting CO2 to methanol is one way to put CO2 to good use. In research recently published in Science, …