Solmax and Solites develop the next generation of pit thermal energy storage

September 15, 2021  |  News

What does the next generation of pit thermal energy storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pitresearch and development project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy based on a resolution by the German Bundestag. Over the project’s four…
IFAI launches first podcast

September 14, 2021  |  News

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian a…
Using geosynthetics in mining heap leach pads

September 13, 2021  |  News, Products

Industrial mining is essential in our tech-driven world. The need to create more efficient and cost-effective solutions has led to the rising popularity of a large-scale mining technique called heap leaching. Heap leaching utilizes chemical reactions to separate desired minerals from raw ore. The te…
Texel to start operations of expanded geosynthetics manufacturing facility in India

September 9, 2021  |  News

Texel Industries Ltd. plans to start commercial operations at its expanded facility for geosynthetics products at Kheda, Gujarat, India, by the end of September 2021. The company is investing $4,100,207 (Rs. 29.92 crore) for this expansion and has already deployed $2,018,584 (Rs. 14.73 crore) from i…
Ramsey advocates for Environmental and Sustainability Policy for Geosynthetics

September 8, 2021  |  News

By Boyd Ramsey Editor’s Note: Geosynthetics consultant Boyd Ramsey is calling for the establishment of an Environmental and Safety Policy for Geosynthetics. The creation of a circular human economy and sustainable infrastructure and businesses have been and are becoming increasingly important to t…
Geosynthetics solve the unique needs of wind energy projects

September 7, 2021  |  News, Products

Four major takeaways from ASCE’s 2020 Code of Ethics updates

September 3, 2021  |  News

By Felon Wilson, Geomembrane Consultant, Seaman Corp. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) first adopted a Code of Ethics in 1914 for the purpose of creating a model of professional conduct for its members. The last major revision was in 1974, with Canon 8 added in 2017. After a multiyear …
Layfield Geosynthetics becomes exclusive Canadian distributor for Western Green’s product line

September 1, 2021  |  News

Layfield Geosynthetics and Western Green announced a new partnership, establishing Layfield as the exclusive distributor of the North American Green product line in Canada. Layfield will also have the rights to distribute the product within the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, California and Nevad…
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, local officials pitch $60 billion proposal to restore western forests, watersheds

August 30, 2021  |  News

By Chase Woodruff, Colorado Newsline Reporter Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet visited Denver’s Confluence Park on Aug. 24 to launch a multistop tour in support of legislation that would funnel billions toward federal, state and local efforts to mitigate wildfire risk and protect vulnerable watersheds…
ARTBA says House to consider infrastructure bill before Sept. 30 deadline

August 25, 2021  |  News

The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a plan to consider the Senate-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) no later than Sept. 27, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The plan emerged Aug. 24 as a compromise between moderate Democra…