Fabricated Geomembrane Institute highlights accomplishments and current activities

June 27, 2018

It has been more than a year since the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) inducted new officers and a new board of directors, which occurred in March 2017 at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando, Fla. Officers and directors currently serving include Patrick Elliott, …

QA/QC for geosynthetics in waste containment is focus of GSI course

June 26, 2018

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host an online course entitled “Course 1: Quality Assurance/Quality Control of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities,” Oct. 16–18, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. Robert M. Koerner and George Koerner will teach the course. This is the first GSI …

SKAPS Industries acquires Matrix Composites

May 16, 2018

SKAPS Industries of Athens, Ga., completed an agreement on May 1, 2018, to acquire Matrix Composites of Henderson, Ky., and Seguin, Texas. The acquisition includes all Matrix Composites technologies, operations and assets, SKAPS said. Matrix Composites, Inc. was started in 1996 in Henderson to produce woven fiberglass fabrics, SKAPS said. Under the ownership of Don …

Layfield Australia becomes exclusive Australian distributor for Seaman XR Geomembranes

May 14, 2018

Layfield Australia along with the Seaman Corp. announced May 11, 2018, that both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing Layfield as the exclusive distributor of Seaman’s XR® Geomembrane product line in Australia. Both companies have shared a mutually beneficial relationship in North America for more than 25 years, with Layfield fabricating and …

Burke announces partners for CSPE geomembranes

September 8, 2015

San Jose, Calif.-based Burke Industries announced in a Sept. 8 press release that it has established exclusive strategic partnerships with Colorado Lining International Inc. (CLI) and Layfield Environmental Systems Corp. (Layfield) for the distribution and fabrication of all Burke chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) geomembrane products and systems. The two companies will manage Burke’s CSPE geomembranes in …

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New ballast system cited in landfill case studies

August 1, 2015

Introduction Exposed geomembrane cover systems such as rain covers and temporary caps are used on landfills throughout the world. While there are numerous benefits associated with exposed membranes, there are also potential hazards associated with insufficient ballasting or anchoring of the cover materials. For years owners and engineers have used various methods for ballasting exposed …

Intertape Polymer Group geomembranes are certified

June 23, 2015

Sarasota, Fla.-based Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) announced in a June 22 press release that its geomembranes have been certified by NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. The release said that NSF has certified IPG’s Aquamaster line of geomembranes to NSF/ANSI 61. ANSI 61 is a certification by NSF applied to products that …

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An approach to approaching zero leakage

June 1, 2015

Panel Discussion: Geosynthetics 2015 Conference February 16, 2015 | Portland, Ore. Session moderator: Ian D. Peggs, I-Corp International Inc., USA Do liners leak? It is said that all liners leak, including geomembranes. They don’t. Double geomembrane liners do not leak into the subgrade. Or do they? What should probably be said is that all single …

Geomembrane would surround buildings

Business asks to test flood-protection shield on former Tuckerton police station By Pat Johnson Since Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) money won’t go far enough to pay for demolition of the former police office on South Green Street that was damaged beyond repair by 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, the Tuckerton [N.J.] Borough Council entertained a presentation …

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Part 2: The first double geomembrane liner 40 years later

April 1, 2015

Constructed in June 1974, it’s been in continuous service ever since then. By J.P. Giroud and J.P. Gourc Introduction The first double liner with two geomembranes was constructed in June 1974 and has been in continuous service since then. The double-lined structure is a water reservoir located in Pont-de-Claix, near Grenoble in southeastern France. The …