IFAI Expo 2018 Delivers Valuable and Engaging Event!

November 13, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a wide variety of exhibitors, events and education and was attended by more than 4,850 verified participants! DALLAS, TX— The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for …

Owens Corning releases TV show video on how RhinoMat is made

November 12, 2018

Owens Corning’s RhinoMat reinforced composite geomembranes were featured on the Fox Business Channel TV show “Inside the Blueprint,” and Owens Corning has released the video of the program on YouTube. The video features the manufacturing, fabrication and installation process of RhinoMat. RhinoMat installs six times faster and has double the puncture resistance of conventional high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the company says. …

GSI to host webinar on wick drains, GMA members get discounted rates

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar entitled “Soil Consolidation Using Wick Drains, aka PVDs” on Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Robert M. Koerner. GMA member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Wick drains, …

Propex Holding sells its concrete division to Sika

November 6, 2018

Propex Holding LLC of Chattanooga, Tenn., has sold its global concrete division, Fibermesh, to Sika. Sika is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets. Fibermesh manufactures a complete line of fiber solutions to deliver reinforced concrete from its Chattanooga-based plant. Fibermesh employees located in North and South …

FGI accepting applications for innovation award

Today’s engineers are working to solve environmental issues on a global scale. The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Award pays tribute to exemplary engineers who utilize fabricated geomembranes to creatively solve a problem on an important project. How the program works: An engineer, regulator, owner, installer or contractor can submit a project …

IECA Region One welcomes new executive director

November 5, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One board of directors and staff welcomes Samantha Roe, IOM, as the new executive director of the association. “We’re excited to announce Samantha as the new executive director to take our association in a new direction,” stated Tom Schneider, CPESC, IECA president. “IECA is looking to expand our …

GMA/IGS-NA to present webinar on geosynthetic-stabilized roads

November 2, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America (IGS-NA) will sponsor a free webinar entitled “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms,” on Dec. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. EST. Geotextiles, geogrids and geocells have been used widely in roadway stabilization works throughout the world. In this webinar, Dr. Jie Han will …

MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category …

KMS installs PURON PLUS package system in Canada featuring PULSION MBR

October 31, 2018

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a leader in the development and manufacture of membrane-based filtration technologies, announced the commissioning of a PURON PLUS packaged MBR system in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The PURON PLUS system provides a compact and turnkey wastewater treatment solution that is fully automated and provides consistent high-quality effluent for safe discharge or reuse. …

Registration opens for Geosynthetics Conference 2019

October 30, 2018

Register today and join industry colleagues from the around the world while they gather in Houston, Texas, to explore the Geosynthetics Conference 2019 theme of “Strengthening Infrastructure Safety, Reliability and Longevity.” The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, will include a variety of educational offerings focusing on fundamental knowledge and the latest developments with the …