GSI to host webinar on disposal of coal combustion residuals

November 26, 2021  |  Events, News

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals,” on Dec. 8, 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. Wi…
COMANCO completes Crystal Lagoon lining in southwest Florida

November 24, 2021  |  News

By David Ramirez, project engineer, COMANCO A COMANCO crew led by Superintendent Alejandro Loza has completed a Crystal Lagoon geosynthetics installation in Bradenton, Fla. The COMANCO lagoon liner consisted of smooth and textured 80-mil (2-mm) linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) white geomembra…
Blown-film production line manufacturer Bandera U.S. under new management and organization

November 23, 2021  |  News

Bandera U.S. LLC, the new North American branch of Bandera, a market leader for blown film and recycling production lines, is under a new organization. Mattia Gambarotto has been named general manager. He will focus his activity to strengthen the company’s market position as well as to shape the N…
HUESKER Nederland and partners are developing GeoDuct, a circular viaduct

November 22, 2021  |  News

Infrastructure projects have large ecological footprints with an environmental impact due to the extraction, processing, and transport of resources and materials. However, large parts of the existing Dutch infrastructure are due to be replaced or renovated soon. The demand for innovative solutions i…
GeoStabilization International expands capabilities in rail with cutting-edge technology

November 19, 2021  |  News

The RailJET Subgrade Stabilization System increases efficiency and safety in railway repair and maintenance—while extending infrastructure longevity Railways are critical for efficient and cost-effective movement of commodities across long distances. But they are only as productive as they are ope…
Propex stabilizes the Des Moines River’s bank with geosynthetics systems

November 18, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

The West Fork of the Des Moines River in Palo Alto County, Iowa, had experienced years of erosion and flooding. From 2006 to 2019, the riverbank had receded up to 215 feet (65.5 m) in the middle of the bend. Approximately 3 acres (1.2 ha) of soil had been lost during that time span, and … <di…
Solmax acquires Propex

November 17, 2021  |  News

Montreal, Que., Canada, geosynthetics company Solmax announced that it has agreed to acquire Propex, an industry-leading U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining and automotive industries. With this transaction, Solmax reinforces its positi…
Geomembrane liner health check

November 16, 2021  |  News

By Glenn Eckert, manager of engineering business development at Layfield Group, and Prabeen Joshi, engineering business manager at Layfield Group Experienced geomembrane liner installation crews ensure that strict quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) guidelines and procedures are in place duri…