Geo MEast 2019 issues call for abstracts

January 18, 2019

GeoMEast 2019 International Congress and Exhibition is now accepting abstracts. The conference will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 10–14, 2019, at the Historical Cairo Marriott Hotel. It will be hosted by the Egyptian Government, and supported by TRB, ASCE, CSCE, ISSMGE, IAEG, DFI, ARMA, Geosynthetics Institute (USA), Geosynthetic Materials Association of IFAI, ASTM, IABSE, …

IFAI rolls out new member benefits

January 17, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has created new IFAI member benefits over the past year. The following is a listing of IFAI’s new member offerings for geosynthetics-related organizations, companies and individuals.   Textile Industry Retirement Plan An exclusive benefit available to U.S. IFAI members. By participating in the Textile Industry Retirement Plan, members can …

IFAI will present webinars on California Prop 65

January 15, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host a two-part webinar entitled “California Proposition 65—1986 to Today: What You Need to Know Even after All These Years” on January 29 and February 5, beginning at 1 pm EST each day. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (or, more simply, …

Layfield launches gas barrier geomembrane

January 14, 2019

Layfield Geosynthetics announced the release of VaporFlex® Premium geomembrane. VaporFlex® Premium is a 7-layer coextruded geomembrane barrier with an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) core layer. This high-performance geomembrane is specifically designed to provide an ultra-low permeability gas barrier in a broad range of geoenvironmental applications. When compared to high-density polyethylene (HDPE), the VaporFlex® Premium was …

GSI to host webinar on geosynthetic drainage materials

January 11, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar “Geosynthetic Drainage Materials: Applications, Design, Installation and Performance,” on Jan. 24, 2019, 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. Geosynthetic drainage materials consist of a drainage core …

Reserve your exhibit space now for Geosynthetics Conference 2019

January 8, 2019

Make sure you are exhibiting at the 17th annual Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, February 10–13. This is the largest geosynthetics trade event in North America with more than 1,300 attendees in the geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors and installers fields. This is a great way to showcase your business to key buyers and …

GMA releases schedule for Geosynthetics Conference 2019 meetings, requests RSVPs

January 7, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association announces open meetings at the Geosynthetics Conference 2019, which runs February 10–13 in Houston, Texas. All meetings are open to the public, and GMA requests all those who intend to attend RSVP. GMA meetings include those of the Erosion Control Focus Group, Geotextile Focus Group, Environmental Focus Group, Distributor Focus Group …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 prices increase soon

January 3, 2019

Time is running out to save on your Geosynthetics Conference 2019 registration and hotel. Register for the conference by Jan. 13 to save up to $100 and book your hotel by Jan. 18 to receive the group discounted rate. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in new conversations and valuable networking with 1,300 plus industry leaders …

Intertape Polymer Group acquires Maiweave

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) announced it has acquired substantially all the operating assets of Maiweave LLC for total cash consideration of approximately $21 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Maiweave is a private company based in Springfield, Ohio, and an integrated U.S. manufacturer of engineered coated polyolefin fabrics that employs approximately 75 team members …

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Paper Session Details released

January 2, 2019

The Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Paper Session Details are now available online. The Technical Program was developed, presented and vetted by experts in the geotechnical industry. At the conference, practitioners, professors and students come together to provide high-quality education covering the full spectrum of geosynthetic uses. The conference, which runs Feb. 10–13, 2019, in Houston, …