IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14, 2021  |  Events, News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tou…
Geocomposite lines Anchorage Regional Landfill expansion project

December 13, 2021  |  Case Studies, News

In 2020, the Solid Waste Services department (SWS) of Anchorage, Alaska, expanded the Anchorage Regional Landfill’s capacity by adding a new cell 9 and tying it to several existing cells in close proximity. Alaska Aggregate Products LLC (AAP) was awarded the geosynthetics and piping contract, and …
Building a greener geosynthetics product portfolio

December 10, 2021  |  News

Geofabrics Australasia has been manufacturing geosynthetics for more than three decades at its site at Albury, New South Wales, Australia. The company manufacturers geosynthetics for the building and infrastructure sectors. Geofabrics Australasia increased its use of recycled content in its products…
International Geosynthetics Society launches Young Member Competition for 12th ICG

December 9, 2021  |  Events, News

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Member Committee has set in motion the prestigious Young Member Competition for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG), Sept. 17–21, 2023, in Rome, Italy. Ten of the world’s best young researchers and engineers in geosynt…
TenCate Geosynthetics EMEA announces price increase

December 8, 2021  |  News

TenCate Geosynthetics EMEA is facing record increases in costs, the company says in a prepared statement. In the light of this development, the company needs to adjust the prices of its complete product portfolio by 10–15%. This measure, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2022, is a necessary step to…
Commercial Metals Co. acquires Tensar International Corp.

December 7, 2021  |  News

Commercial Metals Co. (CMC), a leader in the manufacture of steel products, including rebar used in infrastructure construction reinforcement, has acquired Tensar International Corp. as part of CMC’s strategy to expand its leadership in construction solutions. Tensar International Corp. is a leade…
Solmax finalizes Propex acquisition

December 6, 2021  |  News

Solmax completed its acquisition of Propex, a leading North American geosynthetics manufacturer with a strong track record in the construction, transportation, flood protection and automotive industries. An award-winning manufacturer and low-carbon solutions provider, Propex boasts a storied history…
Windfall: Substantial water infrastructure funding is in the infrastructure law

December 3, 2021  |  News

Following the passage and signing of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be making significant investments in the health, equity and resilience of American communities. With unprecedented funding to support our national…
International Energy Agency says renewable electricity growth is accelerating worldwide

December 2, 2021  |  News

The growth of the world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable technologies is on course to accelerate over the coming years, with 2021 expected to set a fresh all-time record for new installations, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in…
Green dewatering with geotextile tubes

December 1, 2021  |  News

When planning a dewatering operation, bridging the gap between efficiency and sustainability is essential. TenCate Geotube helps manage this balancing act.  Not all dewatering systems are equally green. Amongst other things, the amount and source of the ener…