Milliken & Co. announces acquisition of Zebra-chem

March 3rd, 2021

Milliken & Co. (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials-science expertise, has formally acquired Zebra-chem GmbH (“Zebra-chem”), a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches. With more brands and governments globally setting goals to increase their use of recycled materials, plastics manufacturers are […]

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Planning a successful landfill liner installation

March 2nd, 2021

There are many regulations and requirements associated with landfill liner installations. For example, when planning the installation of a new municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF), there are three important federal requirements that must be met: groundwater monitoring, closure and post-closure care, and financial assurance (EPA 2021). These requirements are in addition to state regulations that […]

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Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 content available on demand until May 1

March 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine thanks everyone who attended, presented and exhibited at the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021. If you could not attend, and you would like to experience the virtual event, you can still register. When you register now, you will get on-demand access to all the content from the live show. […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

March 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: Past-Present-Emerging,”on March 10, 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. Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to present […]

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The World of Coal Ash 2022 announces new dates

February 24th, 2021

The American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research announced the dates for the World of Coal Ash 2022. The conference was originally scheduled for May 2021, but it was delayed due to Covid-19 precautions. WOCA 2022 will be held May 16–19, 2022, at the Northern Kentucky Convention […]

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Impermeable geomembrane for a Baltimore reservoir cofferdam

February 22nd, 2021

Druid Hill Reservoir is a one-billion-gallon (55-acre) potable water storage reservoir that supplies Baltimore, Md., and surrounding counties. Druid Hill Reservoir was constructed between 1863 and 1871 and is one of the largest earthen dammed lakes in North America. In 1971 it was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of […]

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Geosynthetic prices increase due to spike in polypropylene resin costs

February 19th, 2021

Polypropylene (PP) resin and other plastic resins have experienced a rapid price increase over the past three months, affecting the cost of geosynthetic products, according to Fred C. Chuck, P.E., executive director of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) at Industrial Fabrics Association International. “Market conditions continue to remain highly volatile, with resin availability and pricing […]

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IECA Region One aligns association structure with strategic plan

February 18th, 2021

With the reunification of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One and Region Two, the IECA board of directors is making structural changes to support incoming members and to create a solid backbone for the future. Structural changes include: The board promoted Samantha Roe, IOM, to Chief Executive Officer of the association.Members from Region […]

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Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

February 17th, 2021

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. […]

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Twenty-five states introduce transportation funding bills

February 16th, 2021

State legislators in half the country introduced 61 transportation funding measures during January, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC). They are seeking to bridge construction and repair revenue shortfalls created by past failures to keep up with investment needs, economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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